Blow your own trumpet!

From the childhood, I have been hearing that your work should speak for itself. Possibly you may have received similar advice!

And then few years into my corporate life, from one of the most trusted mentors I had (he still mentors me), I was told to learn blowing my own trumpet!

This was not done, I thought!

I didn’t buy into the idea and just went ahead with the normal course of action.

Frankly it just took another couple of months for me to realise that it was an optimal advice.

It’s just 20% important as to what you do but 80% important as to how you do and ensuring that people take a note.

What are your thoughts?

Especially willing to know views of youngsters as to what you feel?