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 …

How To Stand Firm In Your Decisions

When last did you make a decision that was difficult to stick to? I’m not talking about skipping the gym workout this week. I mean the more gut-wrenching, heart stirring stuff. Like ending a toxic relationship, choosing to look for a new job or moving cities. Although we know that …

Let The Pull Of Purpose Push You Into Greatness

Have you been pulled by your sense of purpose into areas of personal greatness? What has been pushing you this year to reach the targets you set for yourself at the beginning of the year? Was it your parents, your boss’s perceived expectations of you, your spouse, your own ambition? …

The Seven Slowest Ways To Ruin Your Life

Ruining one’s life is not something most people consciously set out to do. Most people want to achieve success in life. There is an inner drive to excel, to achieve your potential, to have your life count for something. As you’re reading this, there are probably some thoughts and feelings …

Finding The Fun In Your Work

We’re all tempted to press the snooze button one too many times on days we feel like we can’t face the office. Work is challenging, it can be rewarding – but it’s not going to be something that makes you feel like you’re floating on clouds all day playing the …

Don’t Let Regret Eat Your Joy

As long as you are living and breathing on this planet, you are guaranteed to face regret. To regret something is to “feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity).” To be ‘repentant’ means to wish that you could …

A Letter To The Fatherless

Father’s Day is not a joyous celebration for everyone. For many, it is a bittersweet, mostly painful reminder of what’s missing in their lives. As people scroll through all the dad love on social media, there are many silent observers reflecting on what they wish they had. If Father’s Day …

The Secret to Personal Progress

I don’t know whether you’ve realised this yet – or whether you’re still learning this life truth: you can’t figure life out on your own. I think I’ve always known this to some degree but I didn’t always know how to seek the help I needed in healthy ways.  I …