How personal branding adds value to your life

February 27, 2017 | Personal, Vintage meets Present | 2 comments

I’ve been in the 90s mood lately. It all started with binge-watch sessions of Full House. After that I went for 90s binge-listen sessions on Spotify. So I was listening to this song – I know how 90s eurohouse can it get – and my mind wandered away and stopped at the personal branding station. Be somebody is a good motto. Be yourself is even better. Not for the world, but especially for yourself. And branding who you are will add value to your life. I remember when I was a little girl…

10 badass characteristics of the Be Yourselfer

A few weeks ago, I did a little interview on the Dutch lifestyle blog One of the questions actually inspired me to write this blog. It was question number four: What is your life motto? My reply (the short version) was: Be yourself. For the long version: check the interview on
When I was very young, I somehow had the idea that becoming a teacher would be a nice career goal in my life. The teaching vibes faded away as I grew older. Becoming a teacher is probably a great job, but not for me. It didn’t fit my ambitions and the person I had become.

Life is too short…

…to spend on worrying about what other people think of you
…to spend time on a friend who turns out to be a so-called friend
…to listen to everyone BUT yourself
…to spend time on people who give you “bad vibes”
…to remain angry about issues from the past. Deal with it or (try to) get over it
…to change into someone you don’t wanna be, just because people/society expect it from you
…to be sad. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”
…to want to impress people you don’t like, you’ll probably never like and who don’t deserve your attention
…to be a copycat, because you’re best at being YOU