3 Reasons Why It’s Crucial To Gain New & Fresh Career Perspectives

.. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius .. When we transited from the naivety, innocence and immaturity of University life and entered the workforce, we felt an amalgam of conflicting and confusing emotions. Scared, excited, worried and whatever.  We started to hear rhetoric being…

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A Straight Talk On Working For Passion vs. Money

. “Life is like Google. You just need to know what you are searching for.” . At one of the companies I used to work for, there was once a dialogue in the office between the associates and a representative of the management team. Various matters were discussed, including the direction of the company for…

Understanding The 5 Phases Of A Relationship

.. ‘Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.’ – Aristotle .. Love can be a roller-coaster of emotions. Makes you laugh and feel blessed. Makes you wanna tear your hair out sometimes.  We are aware that there are different stages in a relationship which will bring forth vastly different experiences… and challenges. And these make…

Misleading Advice About Finding The Love Of Your Life

.. “It’s impossible,” said Pride. “It’s risky,” said Experience. “It’s pointless,” said Reason. “Give it a try’” whispered the heart. – Anonymous .. I’m reaching that stage in life (late 20s) where lots of people in my social circle are getting engaged, married or having babies. Every now and then, you hear of such joyous news…

Why Some Overspend On Weddings & Other Major Life Milestones

“Overspending occurs because some people are living lifestyles not justified by their incomes.” I once had a friend who worked as a personal banker at a local bank. Every once in a while, this old lady selling tissues on the streets would walk into his branch and deposit some cash into her savings account. Her account has…

5 Reasons Why People Get Ahead At Work & In Relationships

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi Some people seem to be high achievers in multiple areas… career, relationships and whatnot. Love or hate them, you just can’t ignore them. There probably isn’t a standard recipe…

Signs That You Are Working For a Crappy Company

 “Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.” – Byron Dorgan There’s an old adage that goes: ‘People leave bad bosses, not companies.’ There are also circumstances where there is simply a misfit between employee and employer with regards to work / business interests, company culture or work values.  But independent of these factors, it can also…

The Importance of Being Patient

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasow  About 2000 years ago, a young Carthaginian general named Hannibal was facing the mighty Romans during the 2nd Punic War. He hated the Romans to the core and was close to squaring off with…