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I want to thank myself

Me, me, me

I'm still a fan of award shows. I know they aren't what they used to be and I long for the creativity of Billy Crystal's opening monologues, but thanks to DVR technology I can take down a 3-hour show in less than 90 minutes. It's a skill people.

We can move on from the atrocious — and I mean atrocious — and misogynistic dumpster fire that was Jo Koy's monologue for the Golden Globes, and instead enjoy the feel good throwback salute to the shows that made us, courtesy of Anthony Anderson for the Emmy's. #nailedit

But of course, the highlight of the night was the stunning acceptance speech by Niecy Nash.


Take the credit

What's amazing about this speech was that Niecy unapologetically took credit for her own success.

Her own work ethic.

Her own hustle.

There was no, "I don't deserve this," or "This couldn't have happened without [list of people here.]"

Instead she acknowledged how hard she's had to work and fight every step of the way to get to where she is.

"And you know who I want to thank? I want to thank me – for believing in me and doing what they said I could not do. And I want to say to myself in front of all these beautiful people, ‘Go on girl with your bad self. You did that.’"


Hell to the yeah

What would it be like if you acknowledged how hard you worked?

If you thanked yourself for believing in you?

If you owned the steps you've taken, the relationships you've built, the roles you've earned and the projects you've accomplished?

What if you stopped crediting everyone else and took the damn credit yourself?

We're always so afraid to toot our own horn, but if we don't, who will?

No one will ever care about your career as much as you.

Isn't it time you started acting like it?


Be a braggart

Who decided that bragging was a bad thing? You just need to do it in a way that serves who you're bragging to.

When we talk about our accomplishments it's because we're demonstrating success. And chances are someone else will value that and need it. Hiding how great you are doesn't help you or potential clients or employers.

After all, would you rather work with someone proud and confident, or someone wishy-washy and meh?

I'm not saying this happens overnight. No one can flip a switch and suddenly start owning their awesome. It takes time. But it's something you can get to.

I promise. And I can help.

Smash that button and I'll send you the details.

Now go out there and thank yourself.


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