“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: personal development
Perspective is everything
A problem is only as big as our minds make it to be. Large objects like mountains or even the heavenly bodies (stars, sun, moon, planets) look minuscule to the viewer standing at a distance or on earth. With the proper light, a small object can cast a gigantic shadow and seem very intimidating. IrrespectiveContinue reading “Perspective is everything”
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”
how I stopped looking to others for approval and why you also should stop
I could begin by giving reasons why I felt the need for the approval of others. The reasons will include my childhood being the youngest of many children and constantly being told what and what not to do. Or I could mention my social need to be noticed and acknowledged which has now be digitizedContinue reading “how I stopped looking to others for approval and why you also should stop”
Forgive? Not me…
We all have had the experience of being hurt by someone. It hurts even more when the perpetrators are loved ones. We experience some form of indignation, betrayal, anger and the overwhelming nudge to retaliate. We react in different ways when we are hurt by those closest to us. Some withdraw, bearing a grudge andContinue reading “Forgive? Not me…”
Different, is good.
Image credit: Sports Illustrated Michael Phelps is the most decorated olympian of all time with 28 medals and 23 of them in gold. His success has been attributed to many things including his anatomy. According to Scientific America (SA), “Phelps’s arms extend 80 inches (203 centimeters) tip to tip, and his body measures in at 76Continue reading “Different, is good.”
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.
What is holding you back?
While thinking about my next inspirational post, my thought process was interrupted by the singing of my 3-year old toddler and just then I caught inspiration on what to write. We came into this world without fears, inhibitions or limitations. Over the course of our lives we begin to acquire these for the reason of,Continue reading “What is holding you back?”
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 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)”
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.