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Permission to Brag

by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt on January 31, 2014

Screenshot 2014-01-30 05.10.09I’ve had the best month of my life. Everything went great – from the job to my personal life. I was just on a high. And yes, I’m not afraid of bragging about how much I rocked.

But bragging about ourselves isn’t something we often do, right?

I mean, we feel self-conscious celebrating our successes and we’d rather focus on and talk about all the stuff we haven’t done right – it feels way easier.

Research shows that men are far more likely to brag than women. While men will sometimes exaggerate their accomplishments, the data shows that women feel anxiety and discomfort about bragging and tend to subscribe to a more traditional idea of modesty.

We have no problem bragging about our friend’s successes and victories, but the ones we celebrate? No way will we mention them.

I say we change that and how can we do that?

Find out in today’s edition of Brag About Yourself Friday! 

So, today, I challenge you to brag about yourself as often as you can. Write about it, talk to your friends about it, talk to yourself about it and share at least ONE brag in the comments here. I want to hear from you, seriously.

You are amazing. You are worthy of being seen, heard and bragged about.

Hugs and love,


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Mica January 31, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Thank you for letting me brag and starting the discussion!

I can happily brag that I am a woman who truly cares about my children’s welfare and have worked so very hard to offer them all of the opportunities they ask for and I believe will help them for their future. I think that’s pretty awesome and that is something I feel really good about. 🙂


Anne-Sophie January 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm

That IS huge, Mica. As a mom-to-be I can imagine how much work it is to really create the best life possible for your kids. Nice brag!


Brenda Oelbaum February 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I’ve been following you Anne-Sophie for a while now, and finally this is something I feel I can do safely….I am a mother of two college students, I am about to take up my new role as President of a National Arts Organization, I’m in three exhibitions this month and I am being interviewed by NZZ Folio by Anja Jardine for their “DIET” issue coming out in April. ( about my anti-diet art ) Keep up the great work Anne and healthy and happy pregnancy to you! Keep up the great work.


Anne-Sophie February 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm

@brenda_oelbaum:disqus, wow, wow, wow, that’s amazing. YOU are amazing. I also can’t believe that you’ve been following me as I follow your work too – and LOVE it. Thanks for doing what you do and being who you are.


Brenda Oelbaum February 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

You are a very happy and positive force, you are hard not to follow…as someone once said to a friend of mine…”Girl You Sparkle”


Anne-Sophie February 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

You’re too sweet. Made my day. 🙂


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