How to Build and Repair Your Reputation at Any Age

Your Actions + How Others Perceive You = Your Name (Reputation)

The goal of the book Your Name is to help readers understand and improve their reputation by aligning their actions with their values, thereby enhancing their personal and professional relationships.

This simple formula is the most powerful leverage you have in life. While people tell you not to be concerned about what others think, that advice only goes so far. Today, we have to worry about how we present ourselves, both in person and on social media. Being sure your actions and words represent your good reputation can help you in all facets of your life.

There is something appealing about someone whose actions are consistently in line with their beliefs. When people know that you are a person of integrity who stands by your word, they will back you up, no matter what. Politics and popularity come and go, but men and women of principle remain.

Your Name includes guidance for people of all ages and walks of life, including children from birth through college, young adults, parents, working professionals and grandparents. There is also information on how your name plays a part in everything from adult friendships to dating and marriage, and how outside influences can impact your reputation. Finally, there is a section that includes tips for rebuilding your name if it’s not saying what you want it to about you.


Excerpt from Your Name © Copyright 2024 Mike Siver


Our roles in life change over time, both through various choices we make and sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control. The way to take charge of your life and build a solid foundation for your name is to exert control over the choices you make, and pay attention to how you play the roles life hands you.

If you are trying to increase the value of your name, it is important to ask yourself: “Why did I do that?” when looking back on bad decisions or actions, and “What role do I play?” when thinking about your part in various situations in your life.

Author Mike Siver uses a practical, down-to-earth style to explain the oftentimes complex problems people encounter in their lives. He presents examples and provides real and simple to understand information to better equip you with the tools you will need to bring about a change in your life.

It is a pleasure to know Mike and the wonderful work he does for families and people in need. The book you’re about to read will capture your attention and help you better understand why building respect for the name you are given is so important.

I remember asking Mike what made him choose the topics he writes about. His answer was, “If you can empower kids in destructive environments and show them how to learn about trust — you can work wonders in the world.” Those words inspired me to continue my studies, and interestingly enough, I now work in Pediatrics, specializing in Indigenous Australian’s health.

Mike also openly talks about his past problems and behaviors that led him on a destructive path early in his life, and then describes how he found a new path to success and service for others.

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