“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Lao Tzu We can give 1001 reasons why we cannot, for example; Start that journey Write that book, Start that fitness program Start that business Relocate Love somebody or Break that bad habit. All our excuses could seem plausible. Are they really? I think thatContinue reading “Take that leap of faith”
Category Archives: Career
How to Increase Your Value
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” - Alvin Toffler. Increasing your value is tied to what you have to offer which is your value proposition. Your value proposition determines the measure of your compensation. People will only part with their money when theyContinue reading “How to Increase Your Value”
3 Ways to discover your purpose
Everyone is born with this question hanging over them and some never find out the answer sadly. It does not matter what your age is, it is never to late to discover what your purpose in life is. For some, purpose is easily identified and for others it may take a number of years and failed attempts before they find the elusive answer.
How do you inspire yourself?
The only images that can be produced are those which are captured. In other, less cryptic words, your reality depends on what you see. Worlds, countries, houses, architectural masterpieces, sculptures, fine artwork all originate from a single thought in the mind of the creator. But this ‘single thought’ comes from somewhere. In a way, oneContinue reading “How do you inspire yourself?”
How to identify what you are good at
Some of us were fortunate enough to be superstars from childhood. We were put down a specific path in life. Our parents took us through a regimented lifestyle. Our lives revolved around, say, the golf course, music lessons, swimming classes etc. Little wonder we turned out to be excellent at these. Tiger Woods was introduced toContinue reading “How to identify what you are good at”
Another post about productivity (short read)
We’ve all got 1001 things to do in a day. I certainly do! For example, I work a 9-5 and after 5 I write, read, be a father, be a husband (together with running all the errands), prepare for talks or lessons I may be giving at the weekend, make and receive calls, the oddContinue reading “Another post about productivity (short read)”
How I managed to secure multiple job offers
No success story is complete without the stories of failure which came before. I have been very fortunate to have never been out of job. I recognise that this is not common place and would like to see more people share similar experiences of success in the job market. I do believe in entrepreneurship butContinue reading “How I managed to secure multiple job offers”
My Weakness? I notice everything (1 minute read)
I’ve seen this statement several times on social media but only recently did it dawn on me. Yes, I notice everything as would most introverts and for sometime now I’ve seen it as a burden. But as I pondered on it I realised that it is indeed a strength and not a weakness! Everything is aboutContinue reading “My Weakness? I notice everything (1 minute read)”
Why I stopped saying “…but that’s just me”
Very often when we make our opinion known we end it with the phrase “…but that’s just me“. To me, and that’s just me by the way, it reeks of a lack of confidence or truthfulness. I find that a lot of times we shroud our uncertainty, even our evasion of responsibility, in the phrase. Also, itContinue reading “Why I stopped saying “…but that’s just me””
Top Interview Tips
Every job advert is really a cry for help! The employer has a need and is looking for someone to help them meet that need. Believe it or not, it is not charity – they are not looking for someone to make rich.
How to increase your worth – Part 1
“So much depends on reputation…guard it with your life” – 48 Laws of Power Whether you own a business or as an individual, it is important that you are known for something – that you stand for something. This is the value you as a person, brand or business provides to others. Now, let meContinue reading “How to increase your worth – Part 1”