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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…

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…

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…

#GIRLBOSS in a masculine world

Career, Women of Influence Series

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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…

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…

RAISING YOUR A-GAME: BALANCING FULL-TIME WORK AND PART-TIME STUDIES

Intellectual swag

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The past weeks have personally been very challenging. Over six weeks the demand on the PhD Programme has been submission of 30 assignments, interviews and transcribing, commenting on other colleagues' work and responding to feedback on your submitted work. Then there is work, deadlines, meetings, reports, A-game demands and customer demands. I have had to find methods to cope. A lot of people do not have the luxury of either…