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 […]

Everybody loves the sunshine

“My life, my life, my life, my life in the sunshine Everybody loves the sunshine” So I am here in Spain and girl, I am loving the sunshine. The impact it has on me is just amazing. Am here for my business retreat ‘Renew Yourself Week’ and the week is turning out to be even better […]

Thank you!

I feel honored to keep you as a friend. XOXO, Nancy    


It’s been a pleasure to send you my weekly news and inspiration. I’ll miss you, but hopefully we stay in touch! XOXO, Nancy

Make it happen

Sunday is Mother’s Day and I thought that was a good time to tell you about the lessons I learned from my mother. I have the best mom in the world. Really. She reminds me of that Mariah Carey song ‘Make it happen’: “If you believe in yourself enough and know what you want You’re gonna make […]

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

The title is an intentional sensational spelling for “thank you for letting me be myself again”. It’s from an old Sly & the Family Stone track. Janet Jackson sampled some of it on her Rhythm Nation Song. What I love about this band from the 60-ies and 70-ies is that they were very innovative. The band consisted of […]