Why Tooting Your Horn is Encouraged

By Samantha McKenzie

It’s time we practiced tooting our own horns. Yes. Moving forward, it will be highly encouraged to tell people more about your exceptional skills, about the role you played in making something quite the success and how darn good you are at doing what ever it is that you do.

I urge you to make a list of all your awesomeness, your monumental moments, and your incredible abilities to produce. Take time to rehearse if you must because you rock and you know it!

woman-and-trumpetYou are being prompted now to take full advantage of self-promotion. So dig up all of the stories you have tucked away about how you supported your home, how you came up with a solution that increased profits or saved lives at the workplace or how you championed a cause within your community. You did it. You played a pivotal role in someone’s success. Give yourself a round of applause. And take the time to soak it all in.

“Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.” (Bible, Matthew 5:15)

While we would prefer to stay in the background or somewhere hidden away from the cameras and microphones, it reduces our ability to build much-needed self-worth and we miss out on the opportunity to be a “real” role model.

We say things like, “I’m more of a behind the scenes  girl” or “I didn’t do it for any recognition or reward. I just wanted to help.”

Choosing to stay in the backdrop of life not only hurts you and your children, it damages the entire world. By staying unrecognized, we allow history to record itself without us and we become silent contributors to the injustice in our very own lives.

Toot your horn ladies . Toot it louder if you can. Tell others what you’re good at. Take credit for your accomplishments. Shine.




7 Comments Add yours

  1. 1niajoy says:

    This is inspiring and relevant in the new age of social media to encourage others to shine bright. It enthuses confidence and not arrogance.


    1. womenwhohope says:


      I think we need a good dose of confidence and encouragement. Thanks for your comment!


  2. Ann says:

    Just like “Little Boy Blue” I’m going to blow my horn today! Nobody else is going to blow it – unless we perish. Great post, Samantha.


    1. womenwhohope says:

      Thanks Ann! I think it will warm up the world…atta girl!


  3. candidkay says:

    You picked the one quote from Marianne Williamson I come back to again and again–have for years! Amen, sister.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Karen Hall says:

    From a younger generation comes a healthier message. Real change. True progress.

    Liked by 1 person

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