Motivation vs. Routine

I’ve been reading stuff. A lot of motivational stuff. Stuff friends gave me because they saw my motivation was gone. A terrible job can do that to you. It’ll drain the motivation and energy from you faster than a thirsty vampire in a blood bank! Just so you know, I’m not a fan of motivational…… Continue reading Motivation vs. Routine

A Life Update

Man! I have been staring at this page for two weeks now. Not because I didn’t know what to write (there’s so much julle!), but I didn’t know where to start. Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~ Lewis Carroll Two months ago I’ll start where…… Continue reading A Life Update

About the Challenges Series

I am loving the idea of creating this series. As with all great ideas it stems from a personal need. My issue was always that in order to find a solution to a female specific question I had to wade through a morass of male oriented books, advice websites and articles. For instance, if I…… Continue reading About the Challenges Series

5 days of Summer Office Chic

Being a business woman and entrepreneur means you’ve always ALWAYS got to look the part. It all speaks of respect for yourself and for the people you’re interacting with.  In the UAE people tend to get dressed up to take their dog for a walk so the stakes are marginally higher.  I’m no supermodel, neither…… Continue reading 5 days of Summer Office Chic

Why Modesty at Work is Overrated

Clarity: I’m talking about false modesty. The kind where you’ve done the work, clocked the miles in professional development, walked the walk and talked the talk. That modesty that keeps you from speaking up, tooting your own horn and being your own damned cheerleader. That’s false. That sense of modesty is false.  Of course, the…… Continue reading Why Modesty at Work is Overrated

Why Competence Always Loses out to Confidence

I was part of an interesting conversation the other day. A good friend and her friend were discussing the recent spate of layoffs in the education department in Abu Dhabi. He moaned and she bitched while I erm’d and ah’d. As with all bitch fests the conversation turned to who was doing what to whom…… Continue reading Why Competence Always Loses out to Confidence

5 lessons I learned in a hostile work environment

Your boss hates you. But he needs you. But he hates you. If it’s not your boss, then it’s someone else in senior leadership. In my case it was the VP, the second in command. TBH, the day I was called for a second interview I felt something was a bit “off” with him. He…… Continue reading 5 lessons I learned in a hostile work environment