Having worked at Rambutan for 7 months now, in a marketing capacity, I’m building up a list of achievements that I’m proud of: designing and implementing a marketing strategy, generating leads for new business and revamping our social and digital media.
However the little talking voice inside my head (we all have these surely?) is constantly challenging me…”Don’t be too proud. Pride comes before a fall. Don’t be too self-centred, you’ll start to look arrogant”. However are these actually true or are they part of an old-fashioned British culture character flaw about being ‘backward at coming forward’ that we learnt from our parents, who learnt it from their parents? In fact the origins of the above sayings date back to the 1611 King James version of the bible (according to Wikipedia anyway!) Rambutan is an amazingly creative place to work with talent and skills overflowing.
I do feel a sense of accomplishment after achieving my marketing activities as I know I did something well. It’s about taking pride in my work and a job well done. I always aim for a positive outlook to move onwards and upwards to the next marketing challenge and attack it with gusto. In all the time I’ve been working here I’ve always been exceptionally proud to say when asked by anyone; friends, family or strangers, that I work for Rambutan. It’s a fantastic company who genuinely do try to make a difference to the clients they work with. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of something so positive and uplifting? Several friends have openly commented that they’ve never seen me so happy with my work and what I’m achieving. So yes, in answer to my original question it really is good to be proud of what you’ve achieved and I’ll continue to shout it from the rooftops (or should that be treetops) whenever I can!