If Anne Hathaway’s Oscar campaign taught us anything, it was that there is a fine line between humility and ambition. Failure to to properly align yourself on the side of the humble “little ole me” routine, leads to being called “try-hard,” “disingenuous,” or even “bitch.” Because of this, women are constantly playing coy about their accomplishments and their ambition.
This is not the time to pretend we aren’t proud, confident, and great. It’s community icebreaker/trust building time:
SAY SOMETHING YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF. BRAG. IT IS AFFIRMATION TIME.
Example: While nothing I said above is particularly funny or witty, I can be pretty hilarious (even if most of it is self-deprecating and weird).
Here’s something that gets me feeling great about myself, because Julie Andrews has that effect on everyone: