Part 6: “Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows” #ForrestGump
The lady sitting next to Forrest on the bench in the movie would never know how fast and far he could run if he didn’t tell her. People in the movie miss their bus to listen to Forest whilst he brags about the various things he did from meeting the president on two occasions or as he puts it “again”, to starting his own business, running for no particular reason from ocean to ocean, etc. All the bragging he did was with style and in context of the movie.
If you want to increase your sales, revenue, profits you have to let the clients know why you are their best option when it comes to purchasing your products or services. Especially if you have done something remarkable or you just genuinely good at what you do then you owe it to the people to tell them about it. It assist them in their decision making process and better solutions than what they would have gotten anywhere else.
I often say the words in the office, “When you GOOD you GOOD” when I’ve solved a problem or assisted a client with something so many others before me tried too. Yep I know you might think that I’m arrogant but there is a right time to brag. In the office we do it to inspire each other and we do it in the right context not to devalue or show off the one or the other. By doing it we inspire each other to know that we are a team with phenomenal abilities and skills.
So when does bragging not come off as arrogant? It’s when you do it in the following manners as per #DerekHalpern:
1) When it’s done in the right context during conversation or someone ask about it.
2) To teach and inspire people that they can also do it.
3) When you can balance it with your vulnerability.
It’s therefore okay to brag if you doing it in style and please don’t rub people up the wrong way too.
Wishing you all the best in going to tell the world what you good at because “When you GOOD you GOOD”