When we are free from expectations from others we are also free from dependency. So we are able to do everything well and to our satisfaction.We are not bound by the praise that we get from others but there is fruit in doing the action itself. Then of course praise follows too.
When I do something, I first have to ensure that I am enjoying it and keep reminding myself of the joy that I am deriving out of it. Then I am free from the desire for recognition or praise. Then I will find myself succeeding in the task that I undertake and I will be appreciated too.