I was taught that bragging was a bad thing, that it meant you had a big ego.
You’re supposed to be humble, right? And if someone compliments you, you brush it off.
Turns out, that’s not a good thing.
First of all, if you’re out job hunting and you don’t tell your interviewers that you can do a good job, how will they know?
Not bragging has been a detriment to building my business as well. If I don’t show that I’m confident in myself, how will my potential client have confidence that I can meet their needs?
Here are 5 tips for building self-confidence with healthy bragging according to How To Build Self Confidence With Healthy Bragging:
1. If you’ve been taught to put a lid on your victories, rip that sucker off.
2. Align yourself with people who lift you up, not tear you down or want to bond through wallowing.
3. Do it with class and share the stage.
4. Stop comparing.
5. Like attracts like—focus on the good!
Maybe instead of bonding over the negative, we should bond over the successes in our lives.
What do you have to brag about?
Lori St Kitts says
Love, love, love this! Thank you for publishing this. It took me 3 Google pages to find a no-BS article about healthy bragging. Short and sweet. Nicely done!