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 …

Finding Your Voice In The Workplace

(This post is dedicated to my sister, who like me, is learning to amplify her voice in the corporate arena). We all have an intrinsic need to be heard. We want to know that our opinion matters. In the corporate space, we want our voices to be heard, we want …

7 Leadership Traits We Can All Learn

Leaders are not born. They are made by the choices they constantly make. Every person has the ability to learn to become a leader. We have to lead our own lives, otherwise we will be led by others. Servant leadership is a style of leadership that places the benefits of …

Why Maturity Is The New Super Power

I caught myself typing “how to remove oil stains from satin” into the Youtube search bar when it hit me: “Oh my goodness! I’m fully adulting right now!” Gone are the days when I would take stain-ridden items of clothing home to mother dearest, only to have it returned to …

How Getting Married Can Change Your Financial Landscape

“I used to be a shopaholic”, I tell people. My emphasis on the past tense is a way to reassure myself that my financial life is changing. That I am changing. And in many ways, I am. What has changed is the fact that I now use cash instead of credit …

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 …

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 …