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act of arrogance

Do you criticize people who do it ?

Or does it depend how it’s done ?

 

Self-promotion is NOT self-adulation; there is a distinct & meaningful difference.

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I have worked in Sales & Marketing for 18 many years and have realized I am often more comfortable promoting someone else’s product than I am promoting my own.

And I wonder why that is …

uncomfortable

Perhaps it is too personal..
Perhaps we aren't convinced of our own value.
Perhaps we are afraid of appearing arrogant.
Perhaps we confuse self-promotion with self-flattery.

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I have recently created my own website where I explore The Art of Authenticity. I blog about authenticity & transparency in life, love, & business..

My site traffic is dependent (in part) on my ability to spread my ideas.

I don’t expect my ideas to resonate with everyone.

I don’t expect anything.

… except the freedom to share ideas.

People who appreciate my ideas and/or my voice promote me too and though I don’t expect it, I am always grateful.

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But, I do promote my ideas (and by extension – myself) and in doing so, have had some interesting conversations about how & why people self-promote.

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What is self-promotion ?

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Well…

… it isn’t bragging.

… or an endless list of accomplishments.

… or an unrelenting self-focus.

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It is knowing, embracing, & sharing your unique view. 

 

It is stating what your value is, with confidence & humility.

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AND, then viewing others with the same positive, supportive, abundant lens.

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believe in me

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We all promote ourselves to some degree – don’t we?

… in a job interview.

… at the bank.

… on social media.

… in the early days of dating.

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benefits of dating me

(this makes me laugh. love it!)

So, the question is ….

promote myself

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Here’s the thing :

There will always be people who criticize you, that’s how they feel better about themselves and their world.

They will find a reason to criticize.

.They will find a reason to be negative.

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Be grateful you are not one of those people.

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We all have our own self-doubt. We don't need to entertain the negativity of others too. .

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.steve maraboli quote

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 Focus on the reality that there is a whole world full of people who will choose to see the beauty in others, in their world, and in you

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Surround yourself with those people, because it matters.

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Support each other.

Enjoy conversation over coffee.

Share your story.

Cheer each other on.

Call each other to more.

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It changes everything, because …

 

Beauty begets beauty.

Positivity begets positivity.

Abundance begets abundance.

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Your turn. What do you think? I would love to know …

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Do you self-promote?

How much is too much?

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