“Take care of today and let your “REP” take care of tomorrow.” James Dallas
We spend so much time and mental energy thinking and worrying about tomorrow. Indeed, we worry ourselves grey thinking about what others think of us and what tomorrow will bring. Let your work and reputation speak for you. As for your “REP”, make sure your all of your actions and image (the way you carry yourself) are reflective of the “REP” you want to have. For example, I wanted my REP to say “Honest, Authentic, Adaptive, Clear Communicator, and Strategic.”
Give thought to the five adjectives you want your REP to say and then make sure your actions, including the way you dress, are in accordance with them. They will determine your career success because they will speak for you when your boss and others won’t. They did for me. Especially during the times, I was working for the boss that wasn’t a supporter and when I made mistakes. And it's why I was able to retire twice before I was 60.