How to pick your next project

I rarely find that someone has one idea only. If I look back, I have had so many ideas and have wanted to get involved with so many different projects and areas be it law, diversity, this blog, political awareness, networking etc. You might know what your areas are but how to go about picking… Read more »

No More Fear

“Resist your fear, fear will never lead you to a positive end.” (T.D Jakes) Many of us are motivated by fear and it influences the choices we make in our lives and especially in our relationships. The fear that things won’t work out,  that we will be used, humiliated or we worry about what people will say… Read more »

Leave your anger behind

Anger isn’t all bad. We need to get angry sometimes. Anger demonstrates passion and (when used positively) can push through change. My anger pushed me to stand up for myself, fight for others and got me noticed when I was younger but it wasn’t always cute. Using anger to solve an injustice is one thing,… Read more »

You Can Do Better

I had an uncomfortable conversation with a friend. It was more annoying than uncomfortable to be honest. See, I had developed this habit of making excuses for not exercising and didn’t like to get pulled up on it. When I was asked “How bad to you want it?” I nearly flipped. Eh excuse me, obviously… Read more »

Microaggressions at Work – Keep it Moving

Listen, unconscious bias is everywhere and it is usually working to the disadvantage of young black women in their professional lives. Think, if it is happening to us at clubs, restaurants, on the news and in your day to day life, it maybe, just maybe, be happening to you at work. I know for a… Read more »

Emotional Hangovers

We all have emotional hangovers for different reasons. Whether its due to a failure or a rift between you and someone you care about or something you just can’t let go. Just like a hangover, these periods slow you down and moping about doesn’t help you it just prolongs the bounce back. The idea for… Read more »

What to do when you hate your manager

I started a new job and it became obvious to me that I hated my boss. Yes, I know hate is harsh word but that’s really how I felt. I dreaded everyday going to work knowing that I would have to sit next to him for the next 7 to 10 hours. He seemed nice… Read more »

Your work is your service

People will only know you from your actions. When people speak about what you do and the quality of your output unless they are unusually favourable to you, they will look at your past work as evidence of your capabilities and your commitment to your craft. Every time you start a piece of work, or… Read more »

No more false promises

We all make false promises – my number 1 is about timing. I will always say I am only ten minutes away when I know I am about 30 mins away. Ok, so it’s annoying for the person waiting for me but its not totally harmful. However some false promises are harmful and 9 times… Read more »

Criticism at work

No one likes criticism. Not from friends, family, strangers or colleagues. It is what it is. However, the way we work means that we will have appraisals, receive feedback and our work will be reviewed and on many occasions criticised. Criticism at work seems to sting more because it is never a purely transparent process…. Read more »