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.

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