Self-promotion SUCKS. It never feels right, and it makes people – AND ME – feel uncomfortable, naive, and worse intolerable.
How can I truly say, “I’m going to empower 1,000,000 entrepreneurs to get ahead in business and life” with a straight face to someone I just met?
That’s why I’ve always liked Dale Carnegie’s sage advice: “Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.”
And when I meet new people, that’s my GO-TO strategy. But here’s the BIG problem with that:
How to Be Self-Promotional (without making people hate you)
You’ll make people like you, but they won’t necessarily respect your work. They’ll like you, but they won’t refer clients to you. They’ll like you, but they won’t work with you.
And that’s the problem.
How can you eliminate this nasty problem?
By becoming self-promotional. Not the obnoxious kind of self-promotional – you’ll trigger people’s “full of crap” radar – but the RIGHT kind of self-promotional.
I cover this in my new video:
Now here’s what I want you to do:
How do you feel about self-promotion? Is there a right time for it? Share a personal experience in the comments below.