Pretty Hurts

They say it’s all about perception and that first impressions matter. Now, I am not denying that these things aren’t true, but it’s like Beyoncé sang:

“Pretty hurts
Shine the light on whatever’s worse
Perfection is the disease of a nation
Pretty hurts
Shine the light on whatever’s worse
Trying to fix something
But you can’t fix what you can’t see
It’s the soul that needs the surgery”

You gotta look what’s inside. What feels good to you! You can change people’s perception of you but does it make you happy? Or are you just wearing a mask?

“Blonder hair, flat chest
TV says bigger is better
South beach, sugar free
Vogue says
Thinner is better”

I am not knocking all of these things, especially not if they make you happy. But the last few months I have been doing some soul searching. That started with asking myself the WHY questions.

  • Why do I want certain things?
  • Why do I want certain people to like me?
  • Why do I think that changing that about myself will make me happy?

Simon Sinek once said: ‘Start with the WHY’. What will motivate you? In personal branding to me that is the real question you need to ask yourself before you start building your personal brand: Why do I want to be seen this way? Is it really what I want or is it based on other people ideas of who I should be?

“When you’re alone all by yourself
And you’re lying in your bed
Reflection stares right into you
Are you happy with yourself
It’s just a way to masquerade
The illusion has been shed
Are you happy with yourself
Are you happy with yourself
Yes”

Right?

XOXO,

Nancy

PS. This completes my perfection series. Next week lets talk about reaching our goals!