Monday, January 7, 2013
Maybe you need a brag partner
You know--someone who knows what you do and appreciates you.
Sarah Agan wrote about this in Government Executive magazine. She said she got stress dreams--being in college and ditching all classes then being faced with the final, forgetting people's drink orders as a waitress.
She was facing a meeting she had to lead.
But she did well! She told her husband but rushed to tell a friend who always appreciated her successes.
The friend said SHE had exactly the same problem--a big meeting coming up.
They discussed being brag partners--the person who wold never think the other one was a dope for being proud of herself.
There is no shame in tooting your own horn sometimes--people rarely grab it out of your hand and play a tune about you themselves.