Life is filled with secrets.

Some perhaps never revealed.

What is the secret to building a great reputation? article, Nancy Zambrano photo

You need to behave in a way that you become a person who deserves one.

This philosophy is highlighted so well in the enthralling new television series, Designated Survivor. article, Disney-ABC Domestic Television photo credit

Designated Survivor is an American political drama television series created by David Guggenheim, and starring Kiefer Sutherland, airing on ABC. The project skipped the pilot stage and was ordered straight to series on December 14, 2015, followed by a formal announcement on May 6, 2016. The first episode premiered on September 21, 2016, with a full season order of 22 episodes coming eight days later.

As the story goes, as a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary — who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event — finds himself promoted to leader of the free world.

Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, President Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.

Very gripping.

The keys to his success will include the country’s belief in his reputation to lead.

Not always an easy task. At Psychology Today they share, “We only ever have influence over our reputation—never control—as is the case with all things external to us, but it remains one of our most precious assets (far more important than any one job, house, car, or even, some would argue, money).

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”… Abraham Lincoln

In our competitive female grappling world many of our Fem Competitors fight hard to develop, enhance or protect their reputation. article,

This is often the case when someone with formidable skills wrestles for the first time and wants to prove that she belongs or when one Fem Competitor lost in the first encounter and wants revenge to avenge her combative reputation.

Here are two matches where the issue of reputation is very important.


“This is Mistress Kara’s coming out party. Previously she shocked our San Francisco Bay Area Fem Grappling Community by upsetting and defeating the great Isamar. Most of us had not heard of her. Thus, in this match she takes on mat rising star, the gorgeous brunette Bryn Blayne who previously destroyed Eden Cox and Evadne. This should be a good test for Kara or will it be? Kara brings her game face and her A game and completely dominates feminine Bryn in close up energetic action in front of a Dojo crowd. You will love this battle.”

Make no mistake about it. For those of us who witnessed this great match, Kara was a girl on a mission.

We travel to the San Jose, California region to view another situation where a protégé wanted to prove that she belongs in the big leagues.


“Isamar Gutierrez has been a tutor to many a student in the San Francisco, San Jose Bay Area. Today she faces shapely, now rarely seen Olivia D’ Angelo in an intense wrestling match. With big strong beautiful thighs, Olivia is as eager as she is sexy. As with this Bay Area producer, the match is up close and intense. Wrestlers out of breath in pink and blue bikinis. To take on Isamar is a tall order. Will Olivia hold her own or get completely dominated?”

Purchase the match to find out how things went down but all we can say is that once it was over, Olivia wanted a second chance.

And she got it.


“Isamar met her young protégé Olivia in battle previously and in a fierce contest extracted a victory. Olivia is gaining in stature, completely dominating Division Three fighters like Eden Cox and Dana Vixen and even an experienced Division Two fighter with extensive experience like Samantha Grace. No contest. Lots of pain. So Olivia’s pride came into play here where she badly wanted a rematch. She got off to a great start but as expected, Isamar tactically gained the upper hand, destroyed Olivia’s confidence and began to methodically dominate the shapely brunette with gorgeous strong feminine thighs. This one is a passionate methodical ground struggle between two shapely beauties, Isamar with the muscles and Olivia with the curves. Wonderful.”

Our beautiful Fem Competitors are willing to sacrifice much to protect their sporting reputations. article,

Sports so often is a metaphor for life.

“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.”… Dwight L. Moody

How are we managing our reputation in our everyday life?

We have a doctor in the house with informative news.

By Dr. Bruce A. Johnson 

Submitted On April 24, 2016

Are You Managing Your Career Reputation? If Not, Pay Attention article, photo

For many careers, people want to be perceived and portrayed as someone who is professional, reliable, ethical, trustworthy, open-minded, adaptable, flexible, and willing to learn, along with many other similar qualities and characteristics. This is a significant aspect of developing a career reputation, which serves as a representation of a person while they are at work, on the job, and developing their career through new jobs and opportunities.

From a personal perspective, many people are not seemingly as concerned about the reputation they have as a person. As a society we are cataloging our personal lives, sharing details through posts, profiles, and photos. Private moments are being shared, along with personal beliefs, opinion statements, and sometimes intimate details through social media websites. For some people, they are providing a chronological overview of most of their waking moments. A question to ask those who are so heavily involved in the use of social media to document their personal lives is this: Would you go up to a stranger and hand over this information?

The same question needs to be asked about providing the same type of personal information to an employer, and more importantly, to a potential employer. If an employer, hiring manager, or recruiter were to conduct an Internet search now and find a person’s photos, posts, and profiles on social media websites, would that influence their career reputation?

For anyone who is attempting to build or develop a career, especially those who are seeking a new job, they must absolutely be concerned about their professional reputation and the influence of their personal reputation – which is significantly influenced by online and easily accessible sources.

A Personal Reputation

Before starting to develop a plan for managing your professional reputation, first consider your personal reputation. Begin by asking yourself how you want yourself to be portrayed by others, including your present employer, if they were to conduct an Internet search now. It may not be a concern for your friends and family; however, do you post information or photos that could have a negative impact on your career if viewed by employers or recruiters? There have been several incidents in the news over the past few years related to people who were fired from their jobs due to personal messages and opinions that were stated on social media websites such as Facebook.

Also, consider the specifics of your profession and what someone in your line of work is expected to demonstrate as a person. For example, as an educator I am expected to have strong ethical values and anything that is publicly posted on social media should reflect that point of view for me as a person. In other words, what I post should not be in direct conflict with how I am viewed professionally. If I were to post something that creates a conflict between who I am as an educator and who I am as a person, it could have a negative long-term impact on my career. The impact can be difficult to accurately assess, given that a reputation is more subjective in nature and based upon perceptions, which means that if there are any doubts a person should always “err on the side of caution”.

This is not to say that you do not have a right to state your opinions or share posts and photos that are personal in nature. What it does mean is that you should consider the potential conflict it could cause for you professionally, especially if you are in a position or career field that requires you to demonstrate strong ethical and/or moral values and characteristics. If you are concerned about what you have posted from a personal point of view, try conducting an Internet search and examine the results. People are often surprised by the outcome, and possibly alarmed as well. If your profession could be impacted in any manner, consider adjusting your privacy settings. Facebook and Instagram likely contain the most personal information out of all of the social media websites, although it is possible to be highly opinionated on other websites such as Twitter and LinkedIn.

A Professional Reputation

The reputation that a person develops in their career is easier to control as it involves the actions and behaviors that are displayed while on the job, along with the interactions had with colleagues and customers. When a person first begins a new job they usually put their best foot forward and demonstrate the best of who they are and the talents they possess. Over time, and as work habits set it, a person will generally fall back to their normal patterns of behavior. A career reputation is then influenced by actions, work habits, forms of communication, work product, and other subjective factors that include the associations made with other employees on the job. While a reputation is often perceptual in nature, and often linked to how credible a person is viewed, it can be controlled by considering the nature of the job and the professional expectations or code of conduct. It is also a matter of aligning personal values to the values of the organization, and being ethical in all forms of communication, transactions, and activities.

You are always in control of your personal and professional reputation. You can decide that how you present yourself personally and professionally matters at all times, or you are free to act however you would like to as you have a right to your personal forms of expression. However, if you are developing your career and want to ensure that employers and potential employers view you in the best possible light, then you should develop a proactive plan to manage your career reputation. You can accomplish this goal by considering the impact of what you post and what you share online, along with how you behave and act while you are on the job. Your reputation is a reflection of who you are and what you stand for – and that can have a significant impact on your career and how many new opportunities become available to you. If your career matters to you, pay attention to how you may be perceived as an employee, and as a potential new employee.

Dr. Bruce A. Johnson is an innovative educator with experience in higher education as an online instructor and college professor, along with work as a corporate trainer and manager of a corporate training development.

Dr. J has developed expertise in his career with adult education, distance learning, online teaching, faculty development, organizational learning, and instructional design.

To learn more about the books and resources that are available for professional development from Dr. J please visit:

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