Friday’s Challenge – Do what you love

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you”. Maya Angelou *** We often set limits on ourselves consciously or unconsciously. The limits we set on ourselves are even more damaging than the limits that other people set on us. When you start to believe that you are not good enough, that you are not worthy enough to fulfil your dreams, there is no motivational speaker, no inspirational…

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Effective Time Management | How I manage my time better

The honest truth is that lately I have been struggling with my time. I just wish I had more hours in the day! I mean 24 hours just doesn’t seem enough anymore. My day starts at 5:30 am and it involves taking my daughter to her nanny or to nursery, commuting to work and getting to work by 8:30am. I check my phone regularly during work to make sure that I am keeping up with my emails, managing my other projects outside of work. At lunch, I am either writing a blog post or making…

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Beauty from Ashes | Encouragement

Life is unfair sometimes. Sometimes we face challenges that we don’t believe we deserve. Sometimes we think doesn’t God know that this problem is the last thing I need right now? Sometimes you actually believe that you must have done something wrong to offend the powers that be because nothing seems to be working. While everyone around you seems to be flying to the greatest heights, you are barely crawling. Every day is another struggle; being happy is a chore. I just want to encourage you that beauty comes from the ashes. What are the ashes? That…

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10 things that I have learnt since turning 30

So when I turned 30, I thought I was going to have a mini breakdown! But I didn’t, I did a ‘Kanye’ shrug and just got on with things. Here are 10 things I have learnt since getting older:  *** Accept that you are no longer a spring chicken! We 30s like to kid ourselves that we are still young, ‘age ain’t nothing but a number’ but we are no longer teenagers. We have responsibilities, those bills to pay, and we can’t just wake at random o’clock anymore. Bedtime is 10 or else we will…

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The Key is Acceptance…

Everyone has insecurities, whether it is with how they look, a specific problem or just what people think of them. I have insecurities. I remember the first time I posted a picture of my lips on this blog, I was incredibly nervous because I have always had an insecurity about my full lips…for as long as I can remember. There are times when I scrutinise my pictures with so much detail that it is borderline unhealthy. I have to tell myself to stop…I usually do this aloud like a crazy woman! It is easy for…

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What to do while waiting? | Practical tips for this season

We all go through seasons in our lives where we have to play the waiting game, whether it is for a job, a partner, a big break in your career or business, a child. Sometimes, we are waiting on multiple things at the same time. I have seen so many different pieces of advice regarding this topic, which I agree with. But you guys know i keep it 100% real. Waiting for two weeks is alot different to waiting for 6 months, two years, even five years or more! Sometimes that hope and faith disintegrates…

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