Learning How To Toot Your Own Horn

Learning How To Toot Your Own Horn:

When it comes to marketing yourself you can always find the advice “It is important to toot your own horn.” But for most people there is that gnawing feeling that it just isn’t right. The comments of why one shouldn’t be tooting are: “I don’t want people to think I am bragging.”, “Others will think I am self centered.”, or most commonly, “I want to be humble.” Here is what I think. Tooting your own horn is about you sharing yourself with others. If you do not let people know your strengths and talents you are hiding. The crime in hiding is that what you have can make a difference to others in making their lives better and therefore making the world better.

For myself, tooting my own horn does not come natural and I find that I resist doing it because i believe it will turn others off not endear them to me. But then that makes it about me. This is not about me. It is about using my talents and skills which I have spent years and thousands of dollars to develop, on a topic that I am passionate about and can influence others in a significant way.

So here is my commitment to you. I will toot my own horn with passion and commitment in that it is my taking responsibility for the world to be a better place. Even if it with one person for ten minutes, it alters the universe.

Ask yourself these questions:                                                                             

What are my strengths?

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