The Flight Attendant & The Oxygen Mask

Long before the Covid crisis I paid a visit to a friend of mine in Europe. I traveled by plane, and as we taxi’d to the runway for take off, the flight attendant began the mandatory safety announcement. You know the one – it includes lifejackets, whistles, cabin lights etc. It also includes the “oxygen…

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What Is Your Vision?

What is your vision of the future? Have you a plan? Where will you be in a month, a year or a decade from now? Will you continue to be “locked in the moment” or will you be free and living life on your terms? “Vision is a gift that we all have but seldom…

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New Skills For A New world

Acquiring new skills for a new world is becoming the new normal today. Everywhere you look you find businesses that were trading successfully pre covid 19 have now raced to get online. Or, at least update and invest more in their online presence than before. What applies to business, also applies to us individuals. The…

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How Can I Deal With A Job I Hate ?

This question is asked by thousands of us everyday as we commute to a job that we really hate. It is the question that only a few ever get the answer to. The question itself gives an insight into how we see our world. We view it through a lens that sees frustration, lack of…

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Lost In Isolation

Self isolation, enforced isolation or simply living alone brings either hopelessness or opportunity. For those of us who experience the hopelessness, there is the reassurance that this will eventually pass. However, if we need to, we should reach out for help via our friends, relatives, and even official services, in order to cope better with…

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Covid 19 – The Silver Lining

The saying “every cloud has a silver lining” could also mean “every crisis presents an opportunity”. There are those too that say “never waste a good crisis”. The current extreme, almost apocalyptic conditions that are invading our countries, our homes, and our lives, are like nothing we have ever witnessed before. For some it will…

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Difficult People At Work?

Do you work with difficult and challenging people? Is your day spent avoiding them, dreading any encounters, and wishing you could be anywhere else but in their space? Dealing with people who delight in “being difficult”, is an art from. It involves preparation, skill, and a laser like concentration. Being in their presence is akin…

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Ditch The 9 To 5

Having worked in the 9 to 5 environment (and met some great people who are still friends) I came to a point one day where I realised I hated it. Yes. A strong word, but one that describes how I feel about an environment that uses people for profit. I hated how it pretended to…

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Is Your Job Causing You Pain?

You are a hardworking and tolerant person. You value work/life balance, but your job promotes the opposite. Sometimes we find ourselves working in jobs that are totally out of alignment with “who we are”. We want to break free but we need the paycheck. Sound familiar? Are there aspects of your job that go against…

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Take Back Control Of Your Life

Are you working the “9 to 5” (or longer hours) and hating it? Are you trading your life for a paycheck? Are you missing important family occasions? Is workplace depression, becoming a part of your life? If you can relate to some, or all the above, the good news is – you are not alone….

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