All in Personal Development
You have a job but it isn't stimulating you. You don't just hate Mondays, you hate the whole damn work week. You've contemplated taking up smoking just to earn more breaks away from your desk. Many of us have been there, in fact, the fact that you're reading this article would mean there's a good chance you're in this very position now. If anyone would know what this feels like, it's myself.
From my own experience, here are 5 things to remember when you're feeling frustrated at work.
You often hear that you should be networking to build relationships, increase your knowledge and create more opportunities for yourself, but have you ever asked yourself "how do I actually network?" If your answer is yes, then keep on reading as I share 14 tips on how to make the most out of networking events for those who are new to the world of professional networking or want to network more effectively in person.
I had the privilege of meeting Sian Fisher and we discussed her career as well as the different opportunities which can be given to young people to raise their career aspirations. I will share some of the advice given from our meeting to propel us all to become great leaders and to encourage everyone to develop a positive attitude towards success. Our discussion reminded me that we can all have an inspiring career story by learning from other people and always striving for excellence.
Speaking and presenting is a key part of my job, and if I really want to progress in the media industry I need to be able to impress with my presenting and public speaking. I have clients who need to see a confident person running their social media channels, not believing in myself will only cause others to not believe in me. The whole point of public speaking is to get people to buy into what you are saying, right?
Here are five things I did to conquer my fear of public speaking:
Making sure you look employable to employers can sometimes be difficult, especially when you don’t know what the employer is looking for. But fret not because as someone who works in recruitment, I have 10 great tips and tricks that can help you stand out from the crowd.
The previous post- Mentoring Series Part 1 - The Significance of a Mentor, touched on the benefits of having a mentor and how it contributes to our personal development. However, I’m aware that the process of finding a mentor is not always so simple, so here are some tips to help you on your journey.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Whether you believe in New Year’s resolutions or regular goal setting, we all have our intentions for 2017. With just four months remaining, it’s perfect timing to look back and be purposeful about the remainder of the year.
As Oprah often confesses, her ultimate goal is to fulfil the highest, truest expression of herself, and although this is a beautifully constructed statement, the human experience often makes excuses for why this can’t happen.
The journey towards securing your dream career can be quite daunting, especially when you feel as though you are not quite qualified. Sometimes we just don’t know what direction to take and quite frankly sometimes we are just too scared to do so.
So it’s that time of the year again where people make new goals and resolutions. Things that people aim to change or upgrade about themselves in the new year. More often than not, we see these goals fall apart by the beginning of February; at most perhaps March.
At the beginning of the year, many of us get excited (myself included) and start setting goals and resolutions hopeful that this is the year that we will be able to achieve them. Unfortunately, many of us do not achieve all or any of the goals.
There are many setbacks that can occur in life when we least expect it. Although we may be used to personal setbacks, professional ones can sting that much more when we are still trying to find our way through the workforce. Here are 3 ways to deal with set backs in order to come back stronger.
Once in a while we receive a setback or experience failures, something that kicks us down, and refuses to let us up.In that moment you have 2 choices; 1, you can wallow in your grief and stay down; or 2, you can get up, brush yourself off and start again.
I, like many twenty-something year olds suffer from a bad case of Quarter Life Crisis. For the record, I own no medical diplomas, didn't study medicine at school and quite frankly I have 0 qualifications that would justify me giving out a diagnosis.