There is a definite place for a NO and there is a definite place for a YES. What is important is to be clear what you are saying NO to and what you are saying YES to.
All things being equal, people prefer to do business with people they KNOW, LIKE and TRUST. This came out very strongly in the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna. Believe it or not there are some career lessons to be gleaned from that series.
Life is like a cake. The individual ingredients like flour, salt, sugar, milk and raw eggs are gross when taken separately. However when you mix them in the right quantities, you get a delicious cake. Good things only make you pompous. Bad things only make you bitter. The right mix is what makes life beautiful.
Not all opportunities are really meant for you and that’s okay. Sometimes it’s not easy to decide which opportunities to pursue and which to ignore. When I am faced with such decisions as a woman of faith, my prayer is always Lord close and lock the doors that I shouldn’t be walking into. You can trust Him to do that and order and direct your footsteps. Read my personal testimony.
Build meaningful and deep connections before you need them. Yes it takes time, but it’s not as difficult as you think. Check out the 7 ways that have worked for me as a busy mom, wife, sister, friend……Even with endless responsibilities, you can still build a solid professional network.
For most mothers of young children, being sleep deprived is the order of the day. This isn’t a how to or what to do post. It’s me saying I see you. I was there before with 3 children, who were all below three years. It gets better. Hang in there!
Your Line Manager can be a strategic ally to help you meet your career goals. In this post I share how you can make your Line Manager your biggest cheerleader.
A year into the pandemic, I know for a fact that I prefer and love working from home. The flexibility that this has afforded me to have a more integrated life is something I wish to see continuing. I am not naive to the extent of presenting WFH as all rosy. In my case theContinue reading “Why I love working from home.”
In loving remembrance of Simon Rambayi Dongonda Simende 21 December 1937- 4 March 2021. Four weeks ago today we laid my father to rest. The past weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions, sadness, pain, guilt, fear, gratitude, and so many others that I can’t articulate. Even writing about Baba in the past tense stillContinue reading “Today I would have…”
Monday the 18th of January was my first day back at work for 2021 after a three weeks break from the office. With the COVID-19 situation, we had planned a staycation, just being at home, no zoom meetings and no deadlines to worry about. Unlike our other family holidays which are packed with activities, thisContinue reading “Finding your rhythm as a working mom…because well, balance doesn’t exist.”