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 […]

Finances Soul

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 in my tummy. Just weeks […]

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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) […]

Career Relationships

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 everything they said and did […]

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Career Relationships

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 looking for ways to grow […]

Career Spirit

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 open. Do I put it […]