Education & Career

New Year, New Direction?


Many people start a new year with new goals for their career. This may be to set up a new business or to get a promotion at work. People begin with a plan to make the new year the best for them. However, many people give up on their career goals when they don’t see results as quickly as they ...

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A recipe to success


One key factor that contributes to a person’s success, is organisation. Organising is defined as “arranging several elements into purposeful sequential or spatial (or both) order or structure”. It’s a way of planning how you are going to achieve something. If we are not organised, it can seem as though we are just doing things aimlessly without any real result, ...

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The next Mark Zuckerberg?


In today’s society, where so many young people have ‘big’ dreams, whether it’s to become the next big vlogger or entrepreneur, the world is full of creativity and opportunity. However, as much as we love to dream, we seem to forget that in order to achieve that dream, we need to do something about it. This means getting off of ...

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Genius! Me? Impossible!


Being a student myself, I know that the pressure of achieving optimum grades can become so overwhelming, that your only wish is to have a brain transplant with geniuses, such as the likes of Da Vinci or Einstein. As inconceivable as it may seem, apart from their background and nurture, there wasn’t anything particularly unique that made these figures reach ...

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The difference between an asset and a liability


Recently, I went to a conference which took place at the Hilton Hotel for a seminar for women who want to be wealthy, and learnt a valuable lesson. These two words – Asset and Liability – are twin brothers but are complete opposites. From looking up these two words in the dictionary I found out what they mean and it ...

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Give it a go! What’s the worst that could happen?


It’s much better to fail than it is to have never tried. How will you know the answer unless you asked? How do you know you’re going to be wrong unless you’ve told that you weren’t right? You don’t! If you don’t ask, you’ll never learn and, if you never fall, you’ll never learn how to get back up and ...

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Desperate times call for desperate measures!


Have you ever been in a situation where you knew that if something was done, you would LOSE OUT or FAIL?  You can’t think of one? Here’s an example!  You’ve been ignoring some coursework, assignment or exam – revision that was handed out weeks or months ago, and it’s the last day or hours before the deadline.  In your head, ...

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You are what you think you are


It’s not who you are that holds you back, but who you think you are. If you think you’re the best, you’ll behave, dress, walk and talk as the best.  Sometimes, we’ve already sold ourselves as someone limp, weak and untrustworthy, simply due to our presentation and lack of confidence. I’ve lost out many times because of shyness, nervousness and ...

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