She works hard for the money

Ever heard of Donna Summer? She was big in the disco era, they called her the “Disco Queen” because she had a top 40 hit every year between 1975 and 1984. You might also know her from the sexy song “love to love you baby”.

Well, I love how she released a song based on the struggles of a real life woman she met at a restaurant.

“She works hard for the money
So hard for it, honey
She works hard for the money
So you better treat her right”

The grass ain’t greener on the other side
When I listen to the song I think about all the women judging other women when they become successful. When a sister moves up the career ladder we should be joyful and cheer her on. Instead, some women tend to get into the emotion of why not me? I always believed the grass ain’t greener on the other side, so never mind those jealous emotions. You have no idea how hard that person might have worked to get where she is.Perception is reality
I know I work my not so little behind off every day. And step by step I am getting closer to my goals. Unfortunately, I tend to say a lot that I work hard and this has affected my personal brand. Especially with my family and relatives. They tend to assume I won’t make time for them because I come across as always too busy. So now I am trying to say it less. Perception is a reality.That is also a lesson learned from Karlijn Visser who is going to be speaking at the BrandedU seminar on the 19th of June. This week she is featured as our real life role model. She talks about how people viewed her differently than how she felt from the inside. Now with her company, Holistik things have changed. The way she feels matches the things she shows. And that is what we want with our personal brand. No gaps. Just realness.

You can see her video below.

You can also come and hear her speak at the seminar in June, hope to see you there!