Career

Finding the work that makes your heart sing

Work that feels meaningful feels like a luxury. When we hit crisis mode, whether pandemic induced or otherwise, we can’t think about what feels good. We just need to work so that we can pay our bills. Once things stabilise, we are grateful to have a job that offers us a sense of permanence, even […]

Career My South Africa

How I found my first job

(You can also watch the video here.) What do you do when there are no real expectations for your life? I was the first one in my immediate family to see my name published in the paper. I got two distinctions and my matric exemption meant that I could apply for tertiary study. I was […]

Career

Re-imagining a post pandemic office

The acceleration of change spurred on by the global pandemic has wearied the world. Employees who were hoping that 2021 would magically make all the COVID-19 craziness go away are grappling with persistent anxiety. Human beings weren’t designed to live in constant stress.  We resist the things we cannot control and try to do everything […]

Career

Journaling offers a mirror to your soul

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.” – Christina Baldwin I witnessed my father beat up my mother from the time I could remember. Living with that monster of fear has a way of stuffing your voice so far down to the far corners of your soul that there is no air left when you do […]

Career Soul

It’s Time For A Wholeness Revolution

We’ve lied to our children. It’s a beautiful lie because it’s one that we’ve told ourselves. All deception is built upon a partial truth. That’s what makes it so believable, so pervasive – and so dangerous. We’ve told young people that they need to work hard at school, get accepted into university, study hard and […]

Career Finances

Need to downsize due to COVID-19? Here’s a step by step guide

We didn’t ask for the COVID -19 crisis to upend all our plans and goals for 2020. But here we are. When we face a time of crisis, what makes it most difficult to manage is the fact that we didn’t have control over it. There is a tendency to resist the changes that we […]

Career Soul

Five (underlying) reasons you hate your job

The more time you clock up as an employee, the more prone you will be to utter the inevitable statement: “I hate my job.” In fact, 85% of the global workforce “hate their jobs.” This means that only 15% of employees actually feel a sense of purpose, work satisfaction and joy when they work. The […]

Career Soul

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 depending on the profession you’ve […]

Career Soul

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 to the office. Were you […]

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Career Relationships

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, you spent four (or more) […]