Self-promotion – are you a slave to your cultural hang-ups? 😉
“A university lecturer, huh? So, how much do you make?”
I almost choked on my wine, narrowly avoiding showering my shirt with red droplets . In the UK, where I lived at the time, this was a question you would never, ever ask – even your best friend. And yet, the cute girl from abroad had no qualms about it, although we had only just met. I managed to slip away at the first chance I got, rattled by what I perceived as a regrettable lack of manners.
A Confident Friend
I was reminded of this when I recently fell out with a good friend. She is the kind of person who enjoys announcing her worth to the world. She will tweet about her book daily, and promote it to everyone who’ll listen.
I, on the other hand, immediately shy away from anything remotely seen as blowing my…
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