Former Blue Jays’ Manager John Gibbons

Your reputation is more than just a reflection of your accomplishments, just ask former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons- it’s a reflection of your character, values, and integrity. And that matters. Why? Because how others perceive and treat you, as well as the opportunities that come your way, are all influenced by your reputation.

Think about it: people form opinions based not only on what they see, but also on what they hear. Online reviews, social media, and word-of-mouth can all shape how you’re viewed by others. So, it’s crucial to build and maintain a good reputation.

Here’s the thing: while results are important, they don’t define you. Luck, timing, and competition can all play a role in your outcomes, and those things are beyond your control. But your reputation? That’s in your hands. It’s based on how you consistently act and behave.

And the best part? Your reputation has the power to impact your future results. It can open doors or close them, depending on how others perceive and trust you.

A shining example of someone who understands the importance of reputation is John Gibbons. The former Toronto Blue Jays’ manager, Gibbons is known for his laid-back demeanor, Texas drawl, and unwavering passion for the game.

But it’s not just his baseball IQ that has earned him respect. Gibbons is renowned for his honesty, loyalty, and dedication to his craft. Players, fans, and colleagues all admire him for his unwavering integrity.

In fact, John Gibbons considered one of the most beloved managers in Blue Jays history, and one of the most authentic personalities in baseball. He’s left a lasting impression on everyone who’s had the pleasure of working with him or watching him in action, and to Gibbons, that means more than anything.

“That means more to me than anything. I had two stents there (in Toronto), it wasn’t all hunky-dory, the team wasn’t that good, I was kind of an unknown, people didn’t really understand me. The second go around things kind of changed, naturally, the team got good, and we started winning and that always helps, but I think we connected. I was in professional baseball for over 40 years and my greatest memories and the things I enjoy the most (are) the friends I’ve made in the places I’ve gone and the connections. That’s what you take away from you.”

So, take a page from Gibbons’ book. Invest in your reputation, because it can truly make a difference in your life and career.

Former Blue Jays’ Manager John Gibbons


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