What a feeling!

What a feeling Bein’s believin’ I can have it all Now I’m dancing for my life Take your passion And make it happen Pictures come alive You can dance right through your life Remember FAME? The series I mean, not the movies. I used to love this song ‘What a feeling’ by Irene Cara. It gave […]

Music

Madonna once sang: “Music makes the people come together Music makes the bourgeoisie and the rebel” And this is the truth. I saw this video recently of this Saudi woman rapping her way about finally being able to drive her own car. And it just made me think about how we are all affected by music, […]

Mamma Mia

“Mamma mia, here I go again My my, how can I resist you? Mamma mia, does it show again My my, just how much I’ve missed you?” Here we go again! 10 years after the first Mamma Mia film was released in 2008, they released a sequel this week. I was invited to see the […]

One Way Or Another

I was at the Modefabriek last Sunday, which is where retailers meet designers and brands, and it made me think of iconic fashion looks of the past and that made me think of Debbie Harry of Blondie. She had the most iconic punk style. There was no other. She was a brand. Her style was a huge example […]

Moving On Up

‘’Cause I’m movin’ on up, you’re movin’ on out Movin’ on up, nothin’ can stop me Movin’ on up, you’re movin’ on out Time to break free, nothin’ can stop me, yeah’ OMG, this song was a huge hit back in 1993 and was by this British band called M People. I had to think […]

Flawless

So I went to see Beyoncé again for the 6th time on Tuesday! Remember her song Flawless? ‘We teach girls to shrink themselves To make themselves smaller We say to girls, “You can have ambition But not too much You should aim to be successful But not too successful Otherwise you will threaten the man”’ Did […]

It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

‘It don’t mean a thing If it ain’t got that swing (doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)’ This song was made famous by the most delightful voice and extraordinary singer that ever existed in jazz: Ella Fitzgerald. Like the famous hit from the eighties: ‘Ella […]

The Greatest

Personal branding is mostly about staying relevant (to your preferred audience) and being unique. So let’s focus on your uniqueness this week. ‘I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest The greatest, the greatest alive’ Who better to use as a great example than the […]

Sound of Silence

‘Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again’ This song (written by Paul Simon) is about our inability to communicate effectively with one another and about how we easily accept the opinions of the media. The song reminds me of this saying by the spiritual teacher Ram Dass: ‘The quieter you become, the more you can hear.’  Ram […]

Stand By Me

“Whenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me, oh now now stand by me Oh stand by me, stand by me” Of course I had to start with the royal wedding song! Did you watch it? Well I was in Spain with 12 other lovely women for the BrandedU business retreat, but we stopped […]