“an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud. ‘social media status updates are basically selfies, humblebrags, and rants.’ “
Everyone has an opinion about how you should act. In the example of the humble, you are being told to shut up. You’re being told not to draw attention to yourself or be proud of something that you did.
I remember a client of mine commenting in a critical way that I did too much self-promotion. They try to make me feel as though I was doing something wrong all because I recorded podcasts, created videos and branded myself as “The Big Game Hunter.”
My videos and podcasts of help millions. This is allowed me to fill jobs for clients and now coach people into new roles and leadership in their life.
Other people’s rules don’t have to apply to you. Dissecting their motives and, perhaps, their jealousy that results in them making that statement is important.
At work, they demand conformity. You can comply; you can be great.
The people who demand conformity with never have hired Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg and countless others who created enormous value for shareholders and change the world.
Do it your way and be great!
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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