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Stop Being Humble and Step into Your Power with Lisa Bragg - 277

Dec 14, 2023

We have been conditioned since childhood to keep quiet about our achievements. We are taught things like, ‘nobody likes a show off’, ‘stay humble’ and ‘self praise is no praise’. And the majority of us conform, stay quiet, assuming that our good work will be noticed, and we will get our reward in good time.

When we see those people who are shameless self promoters we judge them and ‘tut’ and assume that they will be smited by the God of Humility… (whilst secretly wishing people knew about the great things we had done).

But then we notice they are not being called out or shamed for being a ‘show off’, in fact they’re getting more attention, and they are the ones getting rewarded with promotions, or new clients.

And then we get frustrated, bitter, and envious, which affects the way we are being and communicating and turns people off. Or … we go out all guns blazing and tell everyone everything we ever done all at once… which also puts people off.

The big question is … why are we told that we should stay quiet and humble when it harms rather than helps? And how can we share our authority, and experience

Well that is what my guest Lisa Bragg is here to answer for us. Lisa has literally written the book on how to talk about success. Her book Bragging Rights: How to Talk about Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion launched in May.

In addition to being an author, she is a speaker, advisor, professional mentor and founder of MediaFace, a Toronto-based content and consulting firm. She was also a

TV reporter and anchor for 15 years.

I hope this show helps you step out of the shadows and share all the excellent stuff you are up to!


What you’ll discover:

  • The catalyst for Lisa to embrace ‘bragging’ and why she had avoided it before.
  • Why Lisa believes that modesty is a negative habit?
  • The double standards at play in society when it comes to bragging and ‘the range of acceptable behaviour’.
  • Why you shouldn’t market yourself for where you have been and what you should do instead.
  • The myths around bragging that could be holding you back.
  • Why finding a partner can help you with promotion.
  • The three biggest mistakes people making around bragging.
  • Three tips for promoting yourself the right way.
  • How Lisa uses speaking in her business.

All things Lisa:

Bragging Rights: How to Talk about Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion

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