What’s Holding You Back from Promoting Yourself?

Jodi Detjen | Featured in Boss Mag

When my co-authored book, The Orange Line, first came out, I felt intimidated. What if people don’t like it? What if they think it’s not good quality? What if …? I was worried that I would be judged.


Self-promotion is like that. We have to get past our inner critic and promote ourselves anyway. For our book, I had to get on social media, talk to anyone and everyone, and ask for what I wanted. There is so much ‘noise’ both in and outside of work that the only way one can gain visibility is by asking.


But women are especially unwilling to self-promote. We saw in our research that women are reluctant to self-promote for two reasons: 1) they believe that they are not good enough yet—they need to perfect their skill, their product, [insert your choice] and 2) they believe that hard work will automatically get rewarded.

Continue Reading


2 responses to “What’s Holding You Back from Promoting Yourself?

Share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.