Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Your Public Image

Your Public Image


Motivational Power Quote




Your Public Image

“Associate yourself with men of good quality,

if you esteem your reputation;

for it is better to be alone

 than in bad company.”

George Washington, 1st US President



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

Your public Image


We will be known by the company we keep and the company you keep with be a reflection of your public image.


People will see us as a mirror image of the company we keep and they will judge us by those associations. Based on your public image people will make a decision if they want to be associated with you or do business with you.


Many times those decisions are made with out our input; they are making the decision based on your public image.


How people see you either will either become the calling card that opens the doors to greater success. Or your public image will become an obstacle in blocking relationships and in doing business with a person. 


Pick your associations with care as people will judge you by the company we keep.  Let the people that you associate with be a reflection of your personal values and the type of person that you want to be.


Associate with people that will bring out the best in you and will stretch you to become the best that you can be.


To protect your public image and your reputation it’s far better to stand alone then to be in bad company. In time we will be known by the company we keep.


©2011 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author






Comment balloon 14 commentsLou Ludwig • July 30 2011 10:43AM


Lou - good solid advice. Too many times we may be deluded into believing people don't notice or won't care about the company we keep.

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) almost 8 years ago

Well said, and since the company we keep includes our colleagues on activerain, I am pleased to find professionals like yourself contributing to this community.

Posted by Rachel Rabinowitz, The Baltimore Realtor (Guerilla Realty) almost 8 years ago

Lou ..What a wonderful quote to start the weekend with


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 8 years ago

My mom always said "birds of a feather stick together." Good quote and great advise.


Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) almost 8 years ago

Lou you write the most inspiring thought provoking posts!  It's better to stand alone than to be in bad company!  What a great line to remember!  Thanks again for always writing great blogs!  

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) almost 8 years ago

Another great quote Lou.

It is better to be alone, than in bad company of men.



Posted by Nor Yeretsian, Envoy Capitol Realty Inc., Brokerage Toronto (Envoy Capitol Realty Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Better to stand alone than be in bad company -- that is a good message for the teens in the house!  Have a great weekend, Eric

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) almost 8 years ago

This is a good one to tell my kids!

Posted by Shannon Coe, 916-597-3818, Lincoln, Rocklin, Loomis, Roseville (Keller Williams) almost 8 years ago

Great advice for us all. Many parents have said that to their children over the years!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 8 years ago


Something my Dad always instilled in me.

Thanks for your post.

Enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move" (ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group) almost 8 years ago

This is great advice Lou, thank you for sharing. I love the George Washington quote!


Thinking of you in Costa Rica!

Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) almost 8 years ago


Great quote. This is especially true in the real estate business.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Greate quote, Lou - we will be known by the company we keep....

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 8 years ago

This was one of the key rules I learned when I was in management.  I surrounded myself with experts in their various subjects and made sure I let them do their jobs.  The more top people I'm around, the better I look.

Posted by Bryan Robertson almost 8 years ago