How To Leave A Job (Without The Dramatic Background Exploding Scene)

The moment has come again. It’s time to tender your resignation and take the next step in your career. Although this is something that you have been planning for (and most likely looking forward to), be prepared for a deluge of mixed emotions. I used to be under the illusion …

Be A Brilliant Worker Bee!

You’ve done it. So have I. We’ve told ourselves that when we get the next job, then things will be perfect. Because we are humans (and not bees), we have a tendency to pine for a perfect tomorrow instead of live in the messy opportunities of the moment. But (unlike …

The Secret Power of Stewardship

Stewardship. Not the sexiest word in the world. But its like a secret dynamite if you have it. You might recognise its fruit: a good work ethic;  accountability;  integrity. The modern day picture of a good steward is that guy who just seems to be unshakeable, not matter what happens …

Hope For My Fellow Futurists: Finding Peace In The Present

Visionaries. Big picture thinkers. Dreamers. People who are always leaning into the future, always scanning for possibilities; making meaningful  connections from their perpetual big picture vantage point; straining with hope for an ideal future. If futurism is not your natural bent, you either wish you were like the amazing visionaries …

Don’t Let Burnout Sneak Up On You

It’s a brand new day. You’ve snoozed the alarm at least three times (if you’re that kind of morning person) and dragged yourself into the shower. Before you can barely grasp the soap, a deluge of your undone action lists stream into your consciousness. A slow mumble begins to build …

Tribute to Simba Mhere

I only met Simba Mhere once. That’s all it took for him to leave an indelible impression on me. I didn’t ask for his autograph during our hour-or-so interview. I wanted to play it cool and not come across as an over-eager groupie. He’d just been selected as Top Billing …

Are You An Ageless Student?

The youngest person in my English Honours class is probably 21. The only student with a wedding ring, I am more than a decade older than the talented and promising post-graduates that I share a learning space with. And I am privileged to be there. I have tried this before, …

The Day I Killed My Credit Card

14 July 2014. A day that will be engraved in Cheryl history as the day that I won a small but significant battle in my fight for financial freedom. I’ll be honest. I’ve closed credit cards before. There have been cycles in my life where I used to get mad …

Organisations Don’t Owe You Anything

The sooner we understand that organisations don’t owe us anything, the sooner we start making a real contribution in the working world. I have been working for 16 years. I started at the delicate age of 17, fresh out of high school, looking for work because I didn’t have the …