Be your Biggest Cheerleader

Sometimes we look for reassurance from those around us. We want those around us to rate or like what what we are doing. Now, if your friends are anything like mine, they will support you and encourage  and when launching this blog I received a lot of support from my friends and still do til… Read more »

Why I won’t just see how it goes

“I’ll see how it goes.” I hate this phrase. I can’t tell you one dream I have achieved seeing how anything was going to go. Some people say don’t force things and I agree. We all know what it’s like when we have forced a relationship or tried to push something through at the wrong… Read more »

Bounce Back

I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. At work, in business and in collaborations, the list goes on but as you already know, the long term effect of a mistake on your reputation and on your confidence can be limited if you take the right action ASAP. Honesty is the best remedy for a mistake. Once… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

No Half Measures

Throughout my career and working life I have received a lot of feedback, one particular point that continued to come up was that I never really completely finished things off. At the end of the deal, I didn’t focus on sorting out the documents neither did I finish my filing until I was pushed to…. Read more »