You and an authority figure in your life could come to an agreement. You won’t get everything you want, but you should be happy with yourself for even asking. They certainly respect you for it. Don’t brag to co-workers about the relationships you’re building. Not only is it unprofessional, but it could send the wrong message about how you’re getting ahead. Let your work speak for you. It will convey the right message: you’re a force to be reckoned with.