It takes only two or three events to get a reputation. Good or bad, if you do something, something out of the ordinary, something notable, do it two or three times and people will expect it of you or know you for it.

I show up to work wearing a bowtie, next wednesday my co-workers are asking where the bowtie is and that is how ‘bowtie Wednesday’ got started. Next thing I know I’m expected to wear a bowtie for a video shoot and that the big finance guy has been talked into wearing a bowtie and I have to do so when he shows up.

The takeaway is don’t squander your reputation.