Reputation building involves telling and retelling your story to get your account of events out there and to explain your downfall. Be consistent.
Could you tell me please what's the meaning of "get your account of events out there"?
It would be so grateful if you could explain the sentence meaning too.
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One of the most important steps on the route to recovery is to confront and acknowledge failure. This can be as simple as understanding the Machiavellian politics of others. So as you set about rebuilding your career, make sure you:
• Remember that failure is a beginning, not an end. Comeback is always possible.
• Look to the future.
Preemptive actions are often more eff ective than reactive ones—even if they only take the form of standing back and refl ecting on what to do next.
• Help people deal with your failure. Even close
friends may avoid you because they don’t know what to say or do. Let them know that you are ready for assistance and what kind of aid would be most useful.
• Know your narrative. Reputation building involves telling and retelling your story to get your account of events out there and to explain your downfall. Be consistent.