5 Success Seeds You Can Sow Daily for Your Career

If you’re the kind of person who craves success in life, then you probably already know that it is cumulative, the sum of your daily choices. It’s the little things you do each day that bring you closer and closer to the success you desire.

Every day, there is something you can do to make a difference in some area of your life. Here are 5 seeds you can sow today and each day, that will yield a harvest for you in your career.

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6 Things I Love About the Book of Esther

Esther is one of my favourite books of the Bible, and if you’ve ever taken time to read it, this won’t sound strange to you at all.

Esther was a Jewish girl who was not only an orphan but also a displaced person- a slave in foreign Persia along with her fellow Israelites. Her older cousin Mordecai raised her, and together they submitted themselves to be used by God, bringing about a great deliverance for Israel.

It’s a short book you can finish in one evening. Here are 6 parts of the story that fill me with joy, wonder and worship.

5 Ways to Help If Your Husband Gets Laid Off

Recession is not just a word. Every day, people are losing their jobs and it’s not a function of their performance. Many companies just can’t afford to keep people on.

Being there for a fired husband is not a walk in the park. Men are expected to and socialized to see themselves as providers, and when a man can’t provide, it affects him seriously. As a result, even if his severance package can tide you over until a new job comes so you don’t have to deal with the financial strain, being out of work is still extra hard for a man’s ego.

What can you do?

10 Questions for Victor Sanchez Aghahowa, Director, Screenwriter and Producer

From his days at Mnet’s Tinsel, to Hotel Majestic, ELTV’s Dowry and the web series #howsheleftmybrother, and most recently Hush on Africa Magic, Victor Sanchez Aghahowa has brought to life many much talked about characters and stories over the years. I had 10 questions for the multi-talented director, screenwriter and producer who is the Principal Creative Officer at TatafoHQ. Read the interview HERE.

5 Traits of Bosses Employees Love

A couple of months ago, I wrote about handling difficult bosses and it got me thinking, what does a good boss look like and how can you ensure that YOU are one when the time comes?

1. Know your onions: To be a good boss, you’ve got to know what you’re doing; none of that barely getting by and cutting corners to get to the top. There’s nothing like a boss who knows their stuff. Oh, the joys of working under a maestro, an expert, a master of the game! If you’ve never had one of those “Nah, MD is good!” moments, I have been there, and I can tell you that this is the kind of boss we all dream of working with and learning from, and this is the kind of boss you want to be, at any level. Read more…

How to Marry Scum

Not a day passes without me seeing “men are scum” on Twitter, and for every person who posts it as a joke, there’s someone who clearly means it.

It used to bother me a lot, mainly for two reasons; I love men, and I am averse to generalisations. I wondered if “men are scum” meant that our fathers, brothers, husbands and sons are generally and inherently filthy. Nowadays, although I still wonder whenever I see it, it no longer bothers me. Read more…