Underquantified and the Germans

I’m feeling…. underquantified. (I know that’s hardly a word)
Do you know what I do? do you know what I’ve done? Do you know what I can do?

Have you ever met a person who seems to know everything?
Have you had a conversation with someone who tries to one-up you in everything you say?
How to you stop yourself from being ‘that guy’?  I try my hardest to never be like that and if you ever find me doing that please hit be or something.

At the same time, how do you promote yourself in a public/group setting? How do you let others know what you’ve done, what you can do and what you’re capable of?

Promote? Be Proud? Brag?

Last night Alex, Alex’s Wife, Dawn, Mike and I met at the Penn Brewery to discuss some stuff. Or at least try to.  

The Penn Brewery can best be described as a German style Ale House (Haus?) complete with lederhosen clad acordian and bass playing guys and drinking songs.
The food was good, the drinking was (apparently) good as was the company.

Back to my point though. This arose during a meeting last week and was semi-confirmed during some ponderence last night.

While in one of the many meetings I have during any week I was somewhat pleasantly surprised to find that the person I met with thought that I was an affiliate of Tubu Internet Solutions, reselling their services.
No, I founded and am the CEO of Tubu Internet Solutions. 
I guess I’m proud of the fact that an industry professional thought of the company as…. bigger than it is (or something like that).

I’ve done a lot in my life, my lives, a vast range of things. 
I’ve been described as someone who is full of surprises and sometimes useless skills. 

I think I have trouble selling myself because of the things I’ve done and can do. It’s weird.

This post hasn’t happened quite like I rehearsed it last night but it works for now. It’s prmopted me to look into writing a bio to put on here.

What do you think? Suggestions? How do you cope?

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  • http://djsteen.com/wp djsteen

    Andy, I can totally relate.

    I may not run a business or know ‘everything’, but I have a lot of life experience. Surprisingly more than a lot of my peers. I often do find it difficult to convey my knowledge an experience, but I strive to give it my best.

    I try not to brag, but I always tell people what I do and how I could potentially assist their needs.

    I love life and I want other people to love it too!

    I discovered a lot of things I didn’t know about you on your Bio page. You really are a[n Andy] of all trades. ;)

  • http://djsteen.com Derek Jay Steen

    Andy, I can totally relate.

    I may not run a business or know ‘everything’, but I have a lot of life experience. Surprisingly more than a lot of my peers. I often do find it difficult to convey my knowledge an experience, but I strive to give it my best.

    I try not to brag, but I always tell people what I do and how I could potentially assist their needs.

    I love life and I want other people to love it too!

    I discovered a lot of things I didn’t know about you on your Bio page. You really are a[n Andy] of all trades. ;)

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