Monday, 12 May 2014

Tooting My Own Horn

I am terrible at bragging.  I'm just not one to talk much about my achievements.  I think it's mostly because I legitimately don't like all of the attention to be on me as it makes me uncomfortable.  But I was at this accounting conference this weekend and part of it was about building your brand, and talking about yourself and how we should be proud of our designations.  And I realized that maybe I do need to take a bit more pride in my achievements.  It doesn't mean I need to constantly remind others of what I've done or brag constantly, but I can be proud of myself once in awhile!
I shall prance around and toot my horn where I please!

I'm smart. I have a university degree and an accounting designation.  I worked hard for them. 

I have a good job which is actually a career, so much more than a job.  

I have a fantastic family.  (This is really nothing I've done, I just lucked into it.)

I'm nice.  I may not come across as overly friendly, but for the people who know me I think I'm a pretty nice person.

I am driven.  I have goals and I want to achieve them, and often in my life I have. 

I'm a hard worker.  (Well when it comes to things besides cleaning my house....but at least I can admit that.)

My house is lovely.  We created a home and I love that.

I'm talented.  I can skate, I can play the violin, I may not become famous for either of them but I practiced a lot when I was younger and that alone is a win.

That's enough tooting for today!  I still struggled with this post even after I decided to do it.  But we should be proud of ourselves and our good qualities and accomplishments.  So try it out, what do you want to toot your horn about?

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  1. Maw Maw Estelle12 May 2014 at 05:23

    Love it. Everyone needs to toot once in a while!!!!

  2. I think it's a great thing to be able to toot your own horn every once in a while! Good for you!