No matter how low you sink with your reputation, there’s a foolproof art of transitioning back from a doormat to a matador, and it’s super simple.
Stop playing and start respecting yourself, your brand and your mission. Cut ties with people, customers and employees who erode personal and business brand, and do it now. Difficult as it might seem, this course of action is the only option if you want to salvage your sullied reputation.
If familiarity bred contempt, estrangement is the only way to fix it.