Be Your Own Number-One Fan
“Have you ever noticed that women tend to downplay their accomplishments, while men routinely highlight their achievements and use them to advance?” asks Vickie Milazzo, author of Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman. It can be hard for women to toot their own horns. “To a certain extent, we’re actually wired to nurture and care for others and to put the good of the whole over our own personal interests. While these impulses aren’t inherently bad, it’s time for a newsflash: if you don’t announce your own achievements, you can bet that no one else is going to do it for you. Clearly, we females need to take a page from the male playbook and make sure we’re getting the recognition and credit we’ve earned.” With humility, make sure you’re keeping your name, your accomplishments, and your skill set in front of everyone.