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Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

“I’m just afraid I’m not doing enough as a mother—and maybe I’m not even doing it right at all.” A young working mom, her eyes misty and tired from little sleep, quietly shared that with me. And I’ve had a version of this conversation with too many women recently. But I’ve been there, too. To […]

Guide To Mastering Work/ Life Balance

Guide To Mastering Work/ Life Balance

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life,” so said Dolly Parton. Waking up feeling like you haven’t slept, constantly juggling home and work, and never feeling like you’re quite doing either properly – no wonder that a recent survey by the Health and Safety Executive in the UK […]

Wage Fight Sets South Africa On Course For Engineering Strike

Wage Fight Sets South Africa On Course For Engineering Strike

South Africa’s metalworkers union said on Friday it has requested a certificate to strike in the engineering sector after wage hike talks deadlocked, and expects a decision by 15 July. The union – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, or NUMSA, wants wage hikes of 15 percent across-the-board in the metal and engineering […]

Tips for Work-Life Balance

Tips for Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is like a unicorn: no one knows whether it really exists, but vague hope persists. Balance is particularly difficult for entrepreneurs because we wear so many hats. More often than not, work-life balance is like a seesaw, with life on one end and work at the other. One side is always either up or down, […]

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

Staying home from work when you’re sick is a no-brainer. Sure, we all know those people who still come in with a nasty cold because they want to prove that a virus isn’t going to stop them from performing their role—we’re a country of chronic workaholics, after all. But for the most part, we know that […]

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

It’s 2 p.m., and time is ticking away at snail speed. But all you can seem to do is watch the clock, waiting for 2:01… and then 2:02… Seriously, where is 5 o’clock? When productivity starts to wane and those cubicle walls just aren’t inspiring you anymore, get out of the office. Leave. And go […]

4 Ways To Be Productive At Work – Always

4 Ways To Be Productive At Work – Always

Life at work is hectic. There is so much happening there—new projects, client meetings, internal discussions, etc. It’s good to be busy. It’s also essential for you to be productive at all times. However, there are times when you do encounter some sort of a ‘block’ at work. Even though everyone encounters such a block, […]

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Day Job

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Day Job

When you think of an “entrepreneur,” which personality traits do you think of? For many, the idea of an entrepreneur conjures the image of someone who has risked it all to pursue their passion. Someone who quits their day job, sleeps on friends’ couches, works out of a garage, and eats ramen for breakfast, lunch […]

5 Ways To Connect With Your Spouse At The End Of The Day

5 Ways To Connect With Your Spouse At The End Of The Day

A typical scene when my husband gets home from work: I’m trying to finish up transforming ramen and broccoli into something that will pass as “dinner.” Sadly, the kids’ screen time has just expired and they are acting as though they’ve never had the TV shut off before. My husband enters in and my first […]

How To Say No And Still Get Ahead (Without Guilt)

How To Say No And Still Get Ahead (Without Guilt)

I hate saying no. Just the thought of having to say no triggers this all to familiar three-phase process: PHASE 1: I get a pit in my stomach. PHASE 2: My inner critic appears with a series of thoughts that go something like this: “If I say no, they’ll never hire me again; they won’t […]

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