Women in Business | 6 tips on how to be a successful woman in business

There is a wealth of information about women who are successful but it is equally important to provide key tips on how to navigate through your career as a women especially as a woman of colour. Sometimes I wish I knew these tips at the beginning of my career, to help me navigate through those rough seasons in my career. Now, I know these things, I will share it with you.  *** Work in a good organisation I think this is really important. Work in an organisation that supports and encourages personal growth. There are companies…

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GRWM…with a twist!

*** I wish I could say that my alarm on my phone wakes me up, but my phone alarm has been replaced…by my daughter who loudly wakes up between 5am and 5:30am. She sometimes wakes and immediately starts chatting away or sometimes she wakes up with a loud cry, just to let us know that she is present…as if we could forget. Funnily enough when she is still sleeping at 6am, I start checking her to see if she is ok, and making sure she is breathing! Oh the weird emotions! Once she is up,…

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How do I do it? | Top tips for managing a busy schedule

How do I combine blogging, with being a wife, a mother and working full time and being heavily involved in church and community activities? I get asked this question frequently so I figured that it will be good to do a blog post on it. I work in an investment bank, and I am constantly seeking to better my career such as training, and networking sessions. I have a toddler who has recently discovered her legs, and learnt how to say no! I have the loveliest husband who encourages and supports me (I don’t think I would…

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10 things that I have learnt about life…

 1. I am turning 30 next month (gasp!). Please don’t tell me that ‘I don’t look a day over 21’ because I know y’all be lying! I don’t have the stamina for the late nights and all nighters anymore. When it gets to 11pm, I am practically in my bed, snoring away. I think about those days when I was 21 when I could stay up to 3 am and still get to work at 8:30am and would still be coherent and smiling. Now, if I lost my sanity and decided to stay past 1am, I…

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When you are having a crappy day…

I am going to talk about what to do when you are having a crappy day, week, month, or a period in your life. Recently, I have been hit with what seems like a barrage of disappointments which have left a massive dent in my positivity and my faith. It is annoying isn’t it, when everything should be going well but it isn’t. It gets annoying when you have made plans, you have prayed (if you are a Christian like myself), you have been really positive, and it all comes crumbling to one big fat pile…

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The Strength Within

“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” [C. JoyBell C] *** As I have grown older, I have started to appreciate my mother so much more. I have come to realise that there is so much I can learn from her wisdom, which is from her experiences, her disappointments, her successes. Now that I have a…

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Fabulous Fridays…why do I blog?

This world of blogging can be quite ‘weird’ one. I say ‘weird’ because I find this world different from what I am used to, fascinating as I have learnt so much about myself and others, tiring because it takes time, from finding what inspires me, to writing the post and then taking pictures. I kid you not, it takes me 4-6 hours for each post, and I try to post four times a week. So why do I still blog? I have a career in a completely different line of work, I have a husband…

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