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Covid-19: Time to Rethink and Reboot Your Career?

With recession looming, we have to be as adaptable as the Swiss Army Knife As I write this, Covid-19 is wreaking havoc around the world. Many of us are looking at business losses, sudden redundancy, investment and financial losses. It’s anyone’s guess how long this pandemic will last. It could be months before a cure and vaccine can be found. And even if we manage…

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5 Ways to Express Your Love this Valentine’s Day without breaking your wallet

Ignore the marketing hype. Learn the Language of Love. Someone once said that Valentine’s Day was invented by Hallmark and I’m inclined to agree. Just before February 14th of every year, florists, hotels, airlines and online retailers go into overdrive.  The price of a dozen red roses shoots up. We’re suddenly bombarded with images of exotic vacations, luxurious staycations, jewelry and candlelit dinners in fine…

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How to deal with Negative Labels

I really hate labels. Yet labels are what we give to ourselves and what we stick on other people. Labels such as “She’s a doormat,” or “She’s super aggressive,” are often pinned on women – the first describes women who are passive and the latter, for those who are assertive and outspoken. We really can’t help labelling people because it acts as a form of…

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Why it’s better to forgive

You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive’. I’m finished with it. – Maya Angelou Maya Angelou was brutally raped as a young girl by her mother’s boyfriend. Growing up poor and black, in an era of racial discrimination, she was looked down upon and treated with…

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Finding your Purpose is Key to Winning in Life

Purpose. A word which my dictionary defines as ‘The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.’  In my 20s, I never thought about who I was, why I was born and to what purpose I was designed to accomplish during my allocated lifespan on this planet. Really, why focus on such a profound and irrelevant question? Why not walk the well-trodden…

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