Promoting yourself involves being generous, trustworthy, present, open minded and adaptable. These traits are offshoots of the following 3 areas: clearing obstacles, acceptance of others and self, and genuine self expression.
The first focuses on clearing obstacles or embracing challenges in your life. Not taking the risks necessary to address the challenges in life is often what keeps people stuck. Being authentic means rising to the challenges faced.
The second area is to be accepting of yourself and others. Accepting people as they are rather than having the agenda of changing them is a huge step in authenticity.
The third is to express yourself genuinely. That does not give permission to cause a scene or be intentionally disruptive. It does mean to speak your opinion or feelings about a project or process respectfully.
Genuine self -expression takes practice. Let me know how you are doing in that area. I am genuinely interested.
Marie-Helene Sakowski, Transformational Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org