The paradox of being in charge of your reputation Circa 2005. Not sure who took the photo. Small room, but full house. The coolest thing about being organized to be your own boss is also the scariest thing. You’re in charge of your reputation. You can do anything you want. This can serve you extraordinarily well. It can also ruin you. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.