I mean that.
What are you proud of today? What have you overcome? Hit reply. I want to hear about it.
What’s an acceptable tooting of your own horn?
I guess you could call that braggy. A reader did.
And I had the thought… Does keeping quiet about our work serve us? Can we conscious leaders celebrate each other wildly without comparing?
Even if you don’t put it in your newsletter, celebrate your wins.
Why? Because celebrating your wins moves you to the next goal, whether you’re just getting through the muddle of 2021 or leading your team through a tough project.
Because, when we can appreciate ourselves AND others, we open the tap for full expression of each others gifts and we all grow professionally and personally.
Here are some braggy tips from my friends:
- Keep a Fabulous File, says Angela Raspass, author of Your Next Chapter. It’s a folder of cards, emails, and otherwise encouraging notes, that you keep handy (preferably printed) that remind you of being appreciated for your best work.
- Make a Best of You list. Then share it with at least one person, someone who you can really let loose with, Sue Heilbronner challenges in her blog. Cultivate yourself to be someone who can listen to your friends brag without comparing yourself unfavorably or making your own lowlights list.
- Tracking your accomplishments is not just for your own puffery. It helps your career because you’ll want to remember the highlights when you go for a new job or promotion, says Anne @mybestfriendatwork.
What are you bragging about today?