Are you one of those women who feels a little uneasy about tooting her own horn? Maybe it is because you don’t want to come off as bragging, or maybe because you don’t feel you are “there” yet in your business – You know, that place we want to be at that makes us feel more equal to our peers or mentors. Or, perhaps you don’t think you have anything to toot about just yet…any of those ring true for you?
They did for me.
Looking back now, I wonder what the heck was I waiting for. You know why? Because I realized it is okay to toot your own horn in celebration of your accomplishments.
Many of us don’t want to “seem” a certain way, as if we are trying to be bigger than we are. No matter how big or SMALL your accomplishment is, you need to share it with others who will support you!
Think about the last goal you set for yourself in your business. Now, think about how you felt when you achieved it. Felt good right? Of course it did, because you worked hard at it and you got it done. Celebrate it!
You know, as many of us are building businesses online, we need to recognize the amount of weight our social influence has over the way we attract clients and customers.
Honestly speaking, those who are profiting the most online are those who aren’t closed mouthed about what they do and how they are doing it. You have got to learn to get out of your own way and stand in confidence knowing that you’ve got big things (big plans, big goals, big dreams, etc.) going on and it is your duty to share!
Seriously though, wouldn’t you agree you are more apt to follow someone who openly shares more about what’s going on in her business, her new latest whatever and how she’s doing it rather than someone who just talks about their business all the time?
Aren’t you interested in hearing what others have to say and see how they are making a difference in the lives of their clients and customers?
I know I do! Because that is what motivates and inspire us to be better….great even!
So, understand there is a difference between tooting your own horn and just being outright boastful.
I’m telling you today, give yourself permission to Toot Your Own Horn! Acknowledge your successes no matter how big or small. Share them with your support network – we want to celebrate with you and let people know what your raving fans and satisfied customers are saying about you, your brand, products and services!
Step into your greatness, (as my friend LaTersa Blakely would tell you) and believe in yourself!
What is something you have recently accomplished that you are proud of? Toot Your Horn in the comments, I want to celebrate with YOU!