Is it a gender thing? Article after article claims that women are not comfortable with self-promotion. I am not convinced this is a “female” problem. Though Sally Helgesen in her book, How Women Rise, states it as the first habit that keeps women from reaching their goals, I think we can all find the right balance between being a braggart and claiming credit for our accomplishments.
I must admit, I struggle with it myself. I have been sending out a newsletter for years and typically put the “here’s what I am up to” at the bottom in the More with Michelle section. It’s comfortable.
Well, I am stepping out of my comfort zone because there is so much going on that I am proud of and want to share with you. You will be hearing from me a little more over the next month as I share all that is going on.
It’s not permanent and I hope you will stick with me.
BIG EXCITING NEWS #1: The Connector’s Advantage launches in just a few weeks! Mark March 5th on the calendar.
BIG EXCITING NEWS #2: I just got a makeover, two, actually. My websites have been revamped! Both MichelleTillisLederman.com and ExecutiveEssentials.org are redone and I am ready to share them with you. I would love to know what you think. Anything missing? Any typos? I appreciate you letting me know. After working on it for months, I can’t see it clearly anymore.
|That wasn’t too painful. I shared my accomplishments. We all need to do that a little more and not apologize or minimize. There are other people in the world that will try to minimize you but typically there aren’t many people highlighting you.|
So here is my advice… think of it as sharing. Sharing is a positive action we can feel good about. Sharing what I am proud of feels very different from self-promoting or even the humble brag. It’s so easy to find yourself content, comfortable in a certain place or with the status quo. But sharing your accomplishments may just open up eyes, minds, and doors to new opportunities. So keep talking, keep sharing. Be proud!