Note to Self #1

Hi Guys Thank you so much for your support so far! Note to Self will be a new feature where I share inspirational quotes or pictures which have really encouraged me and I hope they inspire you as well. Sometimes all it takes is a small phrase to remind you of how great you are… 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 »

5 things you need to do if you are heartbroken

Heartbreak is nuts. There isn’t anything worse than it (in my experience). It’s not just about a relationship break down – a failed business and a failed job are things which can also cause heartbreak. My main issue with heartbreak is there is no guaranteed recovery time: it’s not a 30 day guarantee. It can… 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 »

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 »