WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GOOGLED YOURSELF?
We use Google for many things. We use it for e-mail purposes (Gmail), to satisfy our video-watching habit (YouTube), and to find great deals on the things we are shopping for. Most often, however, we use it, for the purpose for which it was originally designed, which is as a search engine, to search for anything and everything we either need or would like to know, such as how to plant a garden, how to shingle our own roof, or how to start our own business. That said, there is one thing that most of us have never used it for, which is something we should all be using it for, starting right now, which is Googling ourselves.
Let me ask you this—and this is a very serious question: When was the last time you Googled yourself?
In other words, when was the last time you pulled up Google.com, typed your own name (as well as any variations of it, for good measure) into Google’s search bar, and clicked “Search” to see what, if anything, comes up?
If your answer is “I can’t remember” or “I’ve never done that”, then you, my friend, are potentially in for a world of hurt, both financially and reputationally, going forward—that is, unless your behavior changes immediately. And this is especially true if you’re an entrepreneur or someone whose business or income-earning ability depends heavily upon his/her reputation...
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