Career

GREAT LIFE DISRUPTIONS AND ATTEMPTING TO DEAL WITH THEM ELEGANTLY…

African theory, Career, Healing, Inspiration

My life was perfect, well close to perfect as humanly possible. I had balance - family, work, friends, PhD studies and a blog. Then one day boom! all that changed. My life had to take a different turn and never in my wildest imagination did I think that my life would go in that direction as it went against everything that I had neatly planned for my life. So how…

MY PRODUCTIVITY HACK: THE POMODORO METHOD

Career, Lifestyle

This month I have been keenly aware of the amount of time that I waste chatting to people or being distracted by messages coming in on my phone. I have also made a commitment to work less hours so I can devote more time to my studies and to exercise, without sacrificing my effectiveness at work. I researched the best way to be fully present at work and to work…

Legal Resources -A FREE NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT FROM HLA TO START YOU OFF ON YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL DREAM!

Career, Intellectual swag

Drawing on my South African legal background - I wanted to give you this resource to say thank you for sticking with me on this blog that has become a great outlet and interaction space for me. A lot of conversations with my friends and colleagues have made me realise that the entrepreneurial spirit is stirring deep in a lot of people so we can create wealth for ourselves and…

Why in 2017 you should make the time to attend Business School

Career, Intellectual swag, Uncategorized

Whether you study towards an MBA, a Diploma in Management or a short strategy course, spending time at a business school is worth it. I am biased because my roots are at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), the campus that is alive and located in the heart of Johannesburg business. There is always something going on. Sometimes it is an art exhibition, or a CEO talk or alumni…

BORROW THIS MORNING ROUTINE TO GET YOU TO YOUR A GAME ON!

Career, Lifestyle

As we get towards the end of the year I thought it may be a great opportunity to remind us of routines that make us great that we can carry into 2017. These are routines adapted from legends and great CEOs and can help us reach our own legendary status. They wake up early (5 am or earlier) and get a head start on the day. Waking up early allows…

LETTER TO HER: #girlboss #geekchick

Career, Intellectual swag, Women of Influence Series

Dear Her (she who knows her name and her academic and life triumphs) I remember the day we first got acquainted and you let me know what your frustrations and regrets were. Your biggest regret was that you started studying and you know you could have applied yourself more but you didn't. You wondered if it was too late for you and if you could salvage it so your dream…

YOU ARE AN EXPATRIATE TOO: 5 WAYS TO ROCK YOUR CAREER AS AN AFRICAN EXPATRIATE 

African theory, Career

  expatriate (noun) ɪksˈpatrɪət,-ˈpeɪtrɪət,ɛks-/ a person who lives outside their native country. We know nations develop faster when their boarders are open. The more open and the more porous borders are, the most successful nations will be. Research shows that Nigeria, as an African powerhouse, will not achieve all its glory if it closes itself off to the knowledge offered by other African countries. I am cognizant that countries have…

THE CASE FOR DOING BUSINESS IN BEAUTIFUL AFRICA

African theory, Career, Intellectual swag, Uncategorized

  Africa has an energy and a soul that is unmatched, think of the the organised chaos of Lagos, the palpable energy in Harare. The history of Africa has also made its people resilient and we are able to ride storms; all of this makes Africa a great place to invest in! The African narrative belongs to people who have travelled the pavements of African cities. Our beautiful continent is…

Small Ways to Have a Happy and Luxurious Week

Career, Lifestyle, Style

Mondays are great days to re-commit to yourself and your dreams and stretch yourself that one extra inch. Here are a few tips to start your week off on a great, happy and luxurious note: Recommit to your dreams Write down your dreams and affirmations for your dreams. Remember what you aspirations are and re-commit to working towards making these dreams come true. Only you limit your thinking and the…

#GIRLBOSS in a masculine world

Career, Women of Influence Series

When I started working after university I had dreams of changing the world. I recall using my law degree to pursue meaningful work and meaningful causes. Somewhere along the way I got into South African corporate structures and ended up in a very male environment complete with a heavy machinery, diesel smells,  and 4X4s. I have learnt some lessons along the way, some hard and some easy. Work for a…