There are many days when I’m so proud of myself. I pinch myself at the thought that I get to do such great work and be of service to so many awesome professionals.
Yet, I’m careful not to be too over the top about it. I don’t want to make others feel bad or seem snooty. And that’s coming from me- the one who teaches this stuff!
After all, it’s important to be humble. Or is it?
In the world of brand development, it is important to self-promote in a healthy way so others notice you. The problem is that human nature and our egos dictate that we stay humble and not “bragg” too much.
However, we end up being the best kept secret, our self-confidence low and our dreams, just a little bit out of reach- always. This is all because we couldn’t self promote well.
On the passing of Muhammad Ali, I kept going back to one thing: his phrase, “I’m the greatest”.
Who do you think was the first person to say Ali was the greatest? Do you really think it was someone other than him?
It was often said that Ali started that phrase, “owned” it and then others believed him, too. The rest is history.
What does this mean for you?
- Do you own your greatness? If not, why?
- How will you self-promote in a healthy way and stay humble?
After all, perception is reality. If you believe it, utter it, it will become your reality and others will believe it, too.
Source: Katy Puris