Defining Your Price Tag

Most people have high expectations of their first paycheck. The promise of getting your first job is like a treasure chest containing wonderful jewels of life — like independence from your family, a ticket into real adulthood, the promise of defining your own life and finding your way in the world. And …

Who Are You Working For?

As the champagne bubbles from the New Year celebrations fade into memory, something else is rising on the inside of you as you face the work year ahead. What is that feeling? Is it anticipation? Dread? Anxiety? Excitement? Pay close attention to those feelings as you make your way back …

I have contributed to barbaric consumerism. And it kills me.

I’d finally found the perfect pair of black trousers. The fit was great, even though it wasn’t on sale. (The large sale signs were what drew me into the fast fashion store in the first place). I was standing in line to buy it but couldn’t ignore the gnawing sensation …

Own Your Uniqueness

You have something unique – and immensely valuable – to bring to your workplace. Even as a graduate starting out with huge learning ahead of them, the energy and passion that you bring to your team will determine how much your current environment will add to your personal growth. Yes, …

Your Manager Is Not God

I hate to be the one to break this terrible news to you: your manager is not God. I wish someone sat me down and told me this when I’d started working. To begin with, I did not have healthy experiences with authority figures in my life. So I just assumed that …

Do You Want Real Help?

I wasn’t sure how to start writing about this topic. Challenging people’s blind spots often means that you’re exposing your own. So here is my disclaimer: I fall into each of the categories below at differing stages of my life, even though I consider myself as someone who is constantly …

Give Yourself Time To Grow

I’ve recently started living on avocados. It’s part of my healthy eating plan and despite the price, I do relish a ripe avo that satiates my appetite. I just hate waiting for them to ripen. I never know what to do with a half ripe avo once I’ve cut it …

Your Work Is A Gift

    It’s weird how most of the information we receive about work these days is how much we need to escape it. There are whole industries dedicated to enticing you on expensive holidays to some exotic destination – all to escape the evils of work. Work is not some …

Kick Yourself Out Of That Work Slump

We’ve all been there.  And we’re likely to get there again. It’s the dreaded work slump and like burnout, it can sneak up on you. Of course we all want to feel fully engaged in our 9-5 (and you can bet that your manager would love that too). There are …