Taking back control from your 9-5.

Hi readers, I have been silent for a while so it wouldn’t be right to start this post without a life update.

The last 6 months of my life has been quite interesting. I went from working for myself to working for a company. All choices I made deliberately however transitioning into a full time “9-5” has not been easy.

In case you’re curious, I did a masters in Management Consulting and within a few months of graduation I decided to give contracting as an independent consultant a go. This turned out to be an amazing experience.

I was stunned at the level of confidence my client had in me, truth be told when I sent my initial proposal I wasn’t sure what the response would be. It was one of those decisions I had to talk myself into. The fear of rejection was there but I reminded myself of one of my favourite quotes and decided to proceed anyway.

“Do not anticipate failure before you’ve been giving the opportunity to succeed.”

After coming to the conclusion that I was ready and more than equipped for this challenge, I hit send and the rest is history.

In my short time as a contractor I throughly enjoyed being able to manage my own time and having the ownership to make decisions that would benefit my client. The best part was working with a team who made me feel welcome and supported me throughout the project. It is rare for clients to make you feel like almost one of their own. Transition from a placement student to a paid consultant was interesting. In the process I developed a number of transferable skills that has been instrumental in my current role. I may dedicate another blog to explaining the challenges of transitioning from a student to a professional. To be honest I will most likely ask a few trusted professional to contribute their learnings to this as I am relatively a newbie and still transitioning . I’d love to know if this is something you’ll be interested in reading so feel free to leave a comment.

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Motivation is short-lived, what you really need is self-awareness and discipline.

Dear readers, how is 2019 going for you? The above is not a rhetorical question, I am genuinely interested in how the start of your year has been. Of course, we are all probably experiencing different things but that is what makes life interesting. Have you been able to commit to your new year resolution? or have you come to the realisation that just like … Continue reading Motivation is short-lived, what you really need is self-awareness and discipline.

Be woke in the process of achieving your career goals!!

After a long day at work, I am usually very exhausted. I literally sit on the edge of my bed for 5 minutes before attempting to offload my things. I think…. “in the grand scheme of things has anything I’ve done today helped in achieving any of my future goals.”  This thought usually results in two very different things, depending on the kind of day that I’ve … Continue reading Be woke in the process of achieving your career goals!!

What are you afraid of ??

“Fear cripples you, leaves you distressed and gives you an illusion of helplessness.” TillyJoanAdams  Story Time!!!  I randomly met a lady who told me she had a fear of taking a lift alone. As I left the lift to enter my flat she quickly rushed out and continued her journey on the stairs.  I wondered what she thought would happen to her if she remained in … Continue reading What are you afraid of ??

2016 taught me…

If you are on Facebook, you’ve probably seen “your year in review.” It’s self explanatory really but for those that aren’t on Facebook, its basically a compilation of moments you’ve had in 2016. It’s interesting how towards the end of a year everyone begins to reminisce about the events that had occurred. We begin to see the classic hashtags (#newyearnewme #2016taughtme, #2016hasbeen….). If you look deeply, … Continue reading 2016 taught me…


“Time is money,” I’m pretty sure you know this already. Like many people, that know this, it doesn’t mean I manage my time wisely. I’ve recently started the hunt for a job. Sadly it requires me to spend a lot of my time doing endless application forms. Truth be told I hate it and find it very frustrating but unfortunately, there is no way around … Continue reading Time