Sucking at Self-Promotion Makes Me Self-Conscious

Sucking at self-promotion makes me self-conscious.

Wut?

Short 🧵 for the weekend

One thing I recently learned has been when you fear doing something, it’s probably the best action you could take.

Because fear is a construct of our minds.

It doesn’t actually exist.

Case in point: Nobody in the entire world is waiting around for my social media post saying “Hi friends, I’ve been writing online for the last 350 days, if it doesn’t suck then please share with your friends. Kthankxbye”.

Well, nobody is waiting with bated breath except for me.

Because we never really know when something will either be a hit or be hit by the deafening crickets of the internet’s indifference.

We never really know how close that tipping point just might be.

One of my more persistent obstacles with writing online has been becoming comfortable with self-promotion.

I avoided it for the same reasons I used to avoid sharing my thoughts and writing.

Because it’s damn near impossible to do it perfectly or even elegantly.

At the end of the day, you just have to get in there and do it.

Because in the grand scheme of things, it’s really no more than a trifle.

A whisper in the wind of a loud and busy world.

Even if it represents a terrifying new frontier for us.

The world is busy and needs help separating the wheat from the chaffe.

Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn.

Sometimes, and especially at first, nobody else will.

Show up. Do the work. Maybe get rewarded. Do it again.

Once you start to develop confidence, the real kind of confidence that comes from hard work, you will naturally gravitate towards your fears and insecurities.

Because you are ready to face them down.

And win.

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For more threads like this and daily writing on philosophical dad stuff and sales leadership, follow me @dannyreeves1.

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