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

Day 3: It’s more than Personal Branding 

Your goal should be about more than just self-glorification. There. I said it. If you’re about the Personal Branding because you want to be Kim K. or Blac Chyna, then move on. You should be about being the best you, which is always better than being a copy of someone else. I know, I know,…… Continue reading Day 3: It’s more than Personal Branding 

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

How I come up with Blogpost Ideas 

I post 5 days a week. As such, someone asked me where I get ideas for posts from. My answer? Everywhere, anywhere. Everyone, anyone. I don’t have a magic formula for posting, just lots of inspiration. My inspiration dictates my posts.  My life My family, my husband, our relationship, my daughter, the things she does…… Continue reading How I come up with Blogpost Ideas 

How to be a Great Accountability Partner

I’m really trying to be better. At life in general but more specifically, at this blogging thing. I’m posting everyday, promoting on Instagram, Twitter and far less on Pinterest than I should be.  I really have a problem keeping my head in the game. I can schedule and calendar with the best of them, but…… Continue reading How to be a Great Accountability Partner

How to know when people are using you and what to do about it

There’s a running joke in our house about people that we’ve helped when they needed us and how they suddenly lost our number when they had what they needed.  The colleague who didn’t have a cent to her name, who’s rent we paid in advance because she didn’t have a place to live after 3…… Continue reading How to know when people are using you and what to do about it