Remember Smooth? It was on the comeback album of Santana in 1999. The album that earned him 9 Grammy Awards in 2000. I was his dutch label manager at the time. 

Here I am below handing him Platinum award for the Supernational album and gold single for Maria Maria backstage at the Ahoy in Rotterdam. He was so nice to us. It was really the easiest meet & greet I had had with an artist.

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So why am I telling you this? Well I am a perfectionist like most women are…. right? So can you imagine the stress I feel when things that I had nicely planned out don’t work out the way I want them to. When they don’t go SMOOTH?! 

Monday is B Day, the first BrandedU seminar of 2016 and like always I am nervous as hell and trying to do a thousand things at the same time. So a couple of balls are bound to drop. But still I keep pushing forward. Until yesterday when my body said, you need to stop and take a break. Really it couldn’t have come at a better time. I am a notorious hard worker even-though I keep telling myself to work smarter and not harder. But I know so many women in the same position who do the same. We strive for perfection, even-though we know it is impossible. For me it is part of my limited believe that it is never enough, never good enough. 

That is why I am so looking forward to Wencke Ester-Lorber’s workshop on monday. She will talk about getting getting rid of your limited believes. You know : your unconscious bias. You can see her talk about her journey here.

Finding out what your limited believes are is step 2 when you start building your brand. Unless you know what is holding you back, you will never really start moving forward.

Ok well I am outta here…. But wait not until I tell you that I am giving away the last 2 tickets to the seminar. Go and get yours here :  The deadline is today so be quick!