Lou Ludwig Success Tips: What’s More Important Then Money?

What’s More Important Then Money?



Motivational Power Quote


What's More Important Then Money?


"My Father taught me that reputation,

not money,

was the most important

thing in the world."

William Rosenberg, Dunkin Donuts founder


As I see it. . . . . . . .

What's more important then money?  

Our reputation is more valuable asset then money; people will judge us by our reputation not by how much money we have.

Others will choose to do business with us based on our reputation. Our reputation will precede us and readily open doors or keep them closed.  

We can recover from a lost of money, but it's almost impossible to recover from a lost of reputation.  

Protect your reputation with all your being as others will see us and judge us based on your reputation.  

®2009, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Executive Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author




Comment balloon 12 commentsLou Ludwig • September 28 2009 09:30PM


Me first!  This is where I'm coming from when I say that it's not about selling real estate.  First things first and the business and money follow along.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 10 years ago

Very good post! Our reputation and integrity should always come first. My father once told me " you arrived in this world with nothing but a good name. If you leave in the same manner you will have been a success".

Posted by John Rakoci, North Myrtle Beach Coastal Carolinas (Eagle Realty) over 10 years ago

Great Post and Quote.  I will incorperate it into one of my favorate Suze Orman quotes. "People first, Then Money, Then Things"  In this industry if you don't have a good reputation you will find it hard to have good business.

Posted by Michael J. Gallo, Florida Luxury Realty - Gulf Home Sales Team (Florida Luxury Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Lou,  Money falls toward the bottom of the list if we really think about what's important - yet I like this quote.  Without a good reputation, doubtful there will be any money!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 10 years ago


My Grandmother used to tell me the same thing! Good Old Fashioned values go a long way today too!

Thank You,


Posted by Judy Schneider (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

I hope you can have both...
What a great day to be alive!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 10 years ago

A decade late and Lou's inspiration still thrives. I miss him!

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) 8 months ago

Miss you Lou.. happy to know your wisdom lives on. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 8 months ago

Money is nice but there are so much other "stuff" that truly makes a difference. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 8 months ago

Perfect.  Reputation is number one!  Thank you.

Posted by John Henry, Florida Architect, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 8 months ago

Another wonderful re-post from Lou. Reputation really is one of the most important things we can focus on.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 8 months ago

Great Message. Reputation is important in every facet of life. Without a good reputation we cannot have true success.

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) 8 months ago