We are excited to share a topic that we think will resonate with many of you.... We are going to focus on how to celebrate and share your accomplishments WITHOUT feeling like you are bragging. We coach many clients and while working together they are able to achieve a new found sense of self and confidence. Our girls have extremely transformative experiences and in many cases... that dream job is achieved, the CEO became their mentor, they uncover their core passion etc.
When these moments happen - The Brand Girls Team (and their awesome mom) get the excited email + call...both parties jump for joy! However, in many cases... that moment passes all too quickly and is only shared with her inner circle. Many girls feel that if they share their accomplishments with their network it will come off as "bragging." We STRONGLY disagree your accomplishments need to be recognized, rewarded and reflected upon. There needs to be a celebration or you run the fatal risk of burning out.
Picture 5 years in the future that every mini success you brush under the table - you will feel exhausted, overwhelmed and under-appreciated.
We believe in taking a moment to treat yourself and take a look back at how far you have come. We believe in owning what you have accomplished. Take the time to… consciously decide how you will celebrate that success - decide if you want to go out to dinner with a loved one, take a hot bubble bath, purchase yourself some flowers etc.
If you want to share your accomplishments with your network or on your Facebook etc. DO SO! You will serve as an inspiration to many. Quit using phrases of self-doubt in your status like "I can't believe they actually hired me for an internship at ABC" OR "Here is a picture of me on the job...looking awkward as usual!" That kind of post is a self dig! You are only giving yourself half credit - it is obvious... you are excited about the opportunity but fearful on how your network will react so you throw in a little self-doubt to not come off as bragging. In this case... you are NOT standing in your full power. Be aware of these moments and make a conscious effort to edit.
It is so important to always treat yourself with self-love and honor how far you have come. Your future self will thank you.