You can’t always get what you want


Sooooo did you vote? It was the first time since many years I was actually nervous about a Dutch election. The results were not completely satisfying to me, because I am leftie. They made me think of the Rolling Stones singing you can’t always get what you want. When I looked at the story behind that song I noticed it was actually quite political but still personal…

It goes:

“I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
Singing, “We’re gonna vent our frustration
If we don’t we’re gonna blow a 50-amp fuse”
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need”

What I like about this part of the lyrics is the fact that you have to go through a process to discover new things. Things you might actually need. I remember this speech from Oprah where she said : “There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

So instead of looking at not getting what you want as failure. Just give it another try. In a different direction. Like The Stones sang “But if you try sometimes well you just might find….You get what you need”.

The first step in personal branding is knowing what you want to achieve. Then you need to never give up on your dreams to get there.

My dream this year was to go to Spain (one of my favorite countries) and work on myself in a group of other ambitious women. And Renew Yourself Week was created! And I am happy to announce the flights have been booked! There are only a few tickets left for those of you who still want to join us. Be quick because we are not renting a private plane  😉 and the flights are almost full.