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 you know that the voice … Read More

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 elle l’a’. This translates to … Read More

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 great Sia. These are lyrics … Read More

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 Dass wrote a book called … Read More