Category Motivation

Screw perfection: Have the courage to love your own garbage

Messy, tacky and awkward is pretty much how we could sum up life. Yet how many of us are brave enough to acknowledge this fact? What if we held aloft a magic sword and screamed to the midday sun: “Screw perfection! I’m out. You’re unobtainable. Take a hike, you tantalisingly unrealistic bastard.”  The pursuit of perfection drives us to some pretty dark places. It takes us away from the jobs

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Imposter syndrome: Another way of saying this isn’t exactly rocket science?

Social scientists defined Imposter Syndrome in the 1970’s. It referred to that dreadfully unnerving feeling of being unable to internalise success. Some of us have a difficult time accepting our accomplishments. Some to the point where we feel fraudulent. Imposter Syndrome has been linked to the self doubt of high achievers. It’s found itself nestling in the bosom of shame. But no matter where it resides, it comes from the eerie feeling

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Confusing a life for a product is dangerous

It’s trendy to sell the idea of the life you lead instead a product. Business coaches, bloggers, wantpreneurs- they often frame their business experience as “this is what I did and you can do it to.” There are people who don’t know what they want buying the idea of a life in lieu of a business. Instead, they’re buying the idea of being entrepreneurial by following this lead. It’s infectious. It’s quite flattering to

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The warm sunny glow of belief in your abilities

As I sat beneath the grey of pre-dawn light staring at the ceiling, I mulled over some advice I’d received. The advice wasn’t faulty. Indeed, the idea was genuinely intriguing. And yet, I found some niggling burning string of resistance. It burnt and sizzled against me. I felt annoyed at the advice. I felt intruded upon. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why. I thought about old

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When your professional life gives you lemons

Redundancies, being fired, workplace bullying, crashing from stress, leaving a vocation you love through no fault of your own, dealing with strained environments, being surrounded by a toxic culture or people- all these situations impact us negatively in our working lives. Things don’t always go to plan. Whether it’s your personal or your professional life, things can impact how we feel about ourselves and in turn, how we respond and

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Talking happiness with The Happy Project’s Adam Simpson

Last year I watched with quiet interest as The Happy Project circulated amongst my social media friends. If you’re not familiar with the project, it basically gave a group or individual with a sassy idea to promote happiness access to $12,000, legal advice and a wider network through business associates and PR in terms of promotion. As a person who is always looking to see what other entrepreneurs’ birth into

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