Career

MY PRODUCTIVITY HACK: THE POMODORO METHOD

Career, Lifestyle

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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…

LETTER TO HER: #girlboss #geekchick

Career, Intellectual swag, Women of Influence Series

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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…

My Malawian #HeartofAfrica business adventure 

African theory, Travel

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Malawi is rewriting its story with an easily accessible cabinet and  its arms are wide open to business. Its cities are charming and people ready to work. Opportunities abound disguised as challenges. I had the privilege to experience Lilongwe's business side. Malawi represents the possibility that is Africa. I soaked up the possibilities and look forward to working some magic in Malawi as it makes strides to create an economic…

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

African theory, Career

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  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…

Small Ways to Have a Happy and Luxurious Week

Career, Lifestyle, Style

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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…

10 SURE FIRE WAYS TO GET THAT INTERNAL PROMOTION

Career

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It may be a good idea to consider getting a promotion in your current company than to search for another job. Think about it, you are already familiar with the company culture. They are well aware of the value you bring. There are a few critical steps that you need to take to land that job and make full use of your talents. 1. Step up your game in your…

5 LESSONS FROM MY EXECUTIVE COACH

Intellectual swag, Lifestyle

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The best thing about having a great boss is their ability to pace you correctly for career growth. My erstwhile boss Raoul knew I was ready to take the leap in my career but that I also had gaps in my leadership skills. It was critical that this was addressed because I was changing careers and transitioning from one field to another field, which required completely different skills. Enter, Pat…