The Importance of Feedback

Receiving feedback is always daunting, whether it be professionally or personally. Hearing someone critique your performance, personality traits or general character is unnerving but oh so necessary to personal development. 

You need it to grow, so recognising this, the key is to command how you receive and process it. Primarily, you must optimise the context, such that you are comfortable asking for feedback and confident that it will be beneficial for your growth. 

Mentoring Series Part 1 - The Significance of a Mentor

A mentor is someone entrusted to support and guide you through your journey in life. Many mentors have had relevant life experiences which make them suitable to counsel and advise without spoon-feeding us. This is to stimulate our thinking and allow us to become individuals who can make sound and well-informed choices. Here are reasons why it is beneficial to build a mentor and mentee relationship:

For Entrepreneurs: How to Use the Business Model Canvas

One pitfall many entrepreneurs fall into when they pursue an idea is rushing straight into a business plan. This was certainly one of my biggest mistakes during my start-up. The problem is you spend so much time indoors perfecting your plan thinking it’s the best but fail to engage with your customers early on. In this post, I am going to share with you an amazing tool called the Business Model Canvas and how you should use it.

It's Been 12 Months, So Here's 12 Tips Worth Sharing - #AdzviceTurns1

To celebrate our 1 year anniversary as the you know and surely love today, the team at the Adzvice Hub wanted to give you a present. As sending a slice of cake to all of you would have been a bit messy (not to mention, highly impractical and expensive), we brought you some #tipsworthsharing instead.

12 important lessons each member of the team has learned over the past 12 months that you can learn from.

3 Reasons why the Most Successful People Read

There are people who have dedicated their professional lives to discovering the secrets of successful people. And although there are variations in all of their findings, the impact of reading remains a common denominator amongst highly influential people.

While I am an academic (and proud), so much of what I have learned has occurred outside of the classroom or lecture hall.

So, here are three reasons why the most successful people read.

6 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

A credit score is a rating to describe what type of borrower you are. The higher your score the more desirable you are deemed to be as this signals you can behave responsibly with credit. With a high score, you gain access to the best deals such as better interest rates on mortgages and credit cards.

Men, 5 Things You Should Remember When You're Not Feeling 'Okay'

On Wednesday 8th November, the adzvice team and I had the honour of creating the first ‘Let’s Talk’ event -a safe and comfortable space for honest conversation with like-minded men with good food and drinks thrown in for good measure. I was inspired to write this blog post following the great feedback received. As men, I feel we often internalise our feelings and as a result, can lead to feeling awful.

Here are five things to remember the next time you aren’t feeling okay, as told by someone who understands what it’s like.

A Beginner’s Guide to Branding

Being someone with a First Class Marketing degree and several years in the marketing world, it’s easy to forget that not everyone knows why branding is important. In fact, not everyone even knows what a brand is! In this post, I will address both of these points and hopefully up-skill you with some simple-to-follow adzvice that changes how you perceive branding and the role it plays in your business.

The Uni Adzvice Series #2 - 6 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time at Uni

I like to (and think we all should) think of university as an experience.  University is not only a place where we study for our degrees to become equipped with knowledge that will build our careers. It is also a time where we grow as individuals. It's important that we make the most out of our time so we can use this time wisely to invest in ourselves and equip ourselves well for the future.

3 Reasons Why Autumn's the BEST Time to Travel

So summer’s officially over, we’ve been welcomed with longer nights and shorter days which is even more of a reason to get out and explore somewhere else! We all love snapping up the pre-summer season deals but the benefits of travelling during the autumn months are also something to rave about! Here’s why...

From a Mother: 4 Ways to Help Integrate Your Family and Work Life

So I came across an opinion article titled ‘my generation has to choose between a child or a career. We can’t afford both’. This resonated with me so much as a parent as its is a day-to-day battle trying to balance these two vital parts of my life. The article really put things into perspective, but I was not going to let it discourage me as I felt it would for some. And it was Tony Robbins who said it clearly, that there is no such thing as a home and work life balance. There is only work-life integration. You cannot separate the two, or they will both suffer. No-one said it would be easy, but one thing I hope I can assure you is that it is not impossible!