Embrace Self-Promotion: 6 Easy Steps to Getting Out There

I have made a groundbreaking discovery. Self-promotion is NOT a dirty word!

I have always wrestled with this. It’s not that I’m not aware of what I’m good at– I’m pretty self-reflective– it’s just that unless explicitly asked, I’m not going to tell you about it. This aversion to tooting my own horn has held me back throughout my life. Seriously, who’s going to tell you how amazing I am if I don’t? (I kid! A little.)

Though I am not trying to take myself to Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford levels (seriously, I can’t believe this is the last season of Parks and Recreation), I am taking the time to promote myself and my business and treat my doggone self to success!

Embrace self-promotion 6 Easy steps: Treat Yo Self


Daily Worth is self-described as “the leading financial media company for women.” After stumbling on to the website right before the close of the year, I’m willing to believe them. If you’re not reading Daily Worth¬†every day, then you’re missing out on some truly insightful content.

When I found this amazing article, 6 Steps to Embracing Self-Promotion, I knew it would be wrong to keep it to myself. Here’s the rundown:

  1. Change Your Thinking: Gotta get that mind right.
  2. Be Yourself: You know what they say about everyone else already being taken.
  3. Find the Right Audience: You can say all you want, but it matters not a bit if you’re talking to the wrong folks.
  4. Focus on Your Why: When it’s real to you, it will be real to others.
  5. Know Your Value: You is smart, you is kind, you is important. KNOW it. OWN it. Don’t let yourself or anyone else steal your shine.
  6. Give, Then Ask: Show your heart. Provide value. Then when it’s time to make the sale, you’ll have no problems going for it.

Read the full article now, read the rest of the entire website later.

Hat tip to the Daily Worth for the list.

What are your self-promotion struggles?

 

 

Kerri is the owner, editor, and designer here at The Right Style. She started the blog as the home for her burgeoning career as a makeup artist and stylist and keeps it going and growing because she’s a madwoman. Visit her at her other passion project, SelfiesandSnark.com and check her out on the day job tip at Kerriestella.com

8 Comments

  1. kgstyle
    January 12, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    I used to struggle with self promotion, like I didn’t want to post the things I did or wanted to accomplish on Facebook to my friends and family but I grew out of it and now as my business grows so does my confidence.

    I don’t care if people find it weird or anything of that matter. I’m doing me….

    Thanks for sharing.
    Khloe G.
    http://www.touchedmagazine.com

    • kerriestella
      January 12, 2015 / 4:50 pm

      I like that attitude! Throw caution to the wind! Your friends and family are the ones who love you best– they’re probably more excited than anyone to see your accomplishments. As you see, I’m great at making these things real in my head…

  2. January 12, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    These 6 tips are golden and can be applied in many different aspects of our lives. I intend on intergrating this into my online presence.

    • kerriestella
      January 13, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      I’m glad you found them helpful, Kimberly! Let me know how they work for you!

  3. January 12, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Great tips! I struggle with accepting praise/recognition. I’m always like, “oh that was nothing.” I’m going to try to commit to tooting my own horn a lil’ bit more.

    • kerriestella
      January 13, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      Isn’t that funny? You know you did it, you know you did a hell of a job on it but you’re afraid to let anyone know. Is it the fear of people thinking you’re a braggart?

  4. May 10, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Great tips. Always good to be reminded of what and how things need to be done

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