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Why you should write your own story in 2019

Buah!!!  I jumped up and ran around the circle in protest. No no no no no – Boys are stupid. Yuck. Why can’t she just wake up herself? Kindergarten teacher shook her head annoyed. We had been practicing the Sleeping Beauty for the parents’ evening and this was the second time I interrupted the play...

Why your every LinkedIn like and comment matters

And … done! I looked at the computer screen excited and slightly proud. After spending weeks working on the blog post, it was finally ready! I hovered over the publish button, but decided to read it through once more. Just in case. Okay, all good. Publish! I couldn’t help, but to breath a sigh of...

How to get your motivation back

Sigh… I pressed the snooze button for the second time and crawled even deeper under my blanket. I wish I could just stay here all day. Even the thought of facing another day at work filled me with a mix of depression and anxiety. I considered calling in sick, but my work ethic kicked in...

how to manage workload

How to avoid getting overwhelmed by work

Where are you??? We’re all waiting. I felt a bang of stress when I saw a message from my friend popping up. I knew I was late for the Christmas drinks, but there was no way I could leave the office right now. I grabbed the mobile, annoyed. Just start without me, I’ll be there...

how to lead virtual teams

5 biggest leadership mistakes I made in virtual teams (and how to avoid them)

Uh oh. I put my headset down and buried my face in my hands. We can’t keep doing this. It’s not that the meeting had gone badly. In fact, on paper it probably looked like a perfect example of efficiency: everyone was informed and had their actions to do. On paper, that is. In reality,...

how to create personal brand

Top 4 mistakes I made in personal branding

You’re completely shameless. I looked at my colleague amused. We had been talking about the importance of personal branding in career development and success. Seriously. Don’t you ever worry what other people think about your posts? I sighed and smiled slightly. I used to, but not anymore. Believe it or not, I’m an introvert. An INFP...

how to find career you love

What NOT to do when planning your next career move

I feel stuck. I was standing in the morning rush hour tube, lost in my thoughts, having an existential crisis. What am I doing with my life? Is THIS it? Few years back I had got comfortable in my role and stopped growing. I went to the office, did my routine tasks and worked overtime...

how to have a better work life balance

How I screwed up my work-life balance (Part 1)

Stop. I put my fork down and looked at my boyfriend confused. Stop. Can’t you just for once talk about something else than work? It’s just a stupid web page. It was our 6 month anniversary dinner in a restaurant overlooking St. Paul in London. I thought we were having a great time. Apparently only...

how to increase productivity

10 most annoying things you should NOT do if “it’s urgent”​

Tic tac, tic tac, tic tac… I was getting growingly nervous every minute. I refreshed the email again and checked my mobile just in case my outlook had an issue. I went through my spam folder and outbox. Nothing. You know that feeling when you’re waiting for something urgent? When I say urgent, I mean something...

prepare for performance review

4 painful lessons I learned in performance reviews

Sorry, but your daughter is hopeless in math. My dad stared at the almost smug looking primary school teacher in disbelief and took the exam papers. Indeed. I had not only done badly in the last few exams, but I had failed the last one. I was 7-years-old. Heavy-hearted my dad came back home and...