When I was a university student, I thought having a full-time corporate job in the field of human resources would be exciting. When the time came for me to say goodbye to student life, the job hunt began. It did not take long for me to land a talent acquisition job at a multinational pharmaceutical company. I accepted the job offer because, given the dire economic situation resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic that was (and still is) plaguing the nation, having a job was better than no job.
I did not think of embarking on a career path that relates…
“The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself.”
— Warren Buffett
I believe in that quote, and it is one of the guiding principles in my life. When you apply it in the context of relationships, it means for a healthy relationship to thrive, one should not spend all his or her energy attempting to alter another’s identity because the permanent changes start from within. You cannot coerce someone to change for your benefit or even to have the desire to change.
I have applied Warren Buffett’s words of wisdom in the context of my relationships and…
An employer approached you to offer you a full-time job as soon as you completed your studies at the university. You were beyond ecstatic, and rightfully so because you had worked hard to get to this point of your life.
Then, on graduation day, if not the day after, you realise that the time has come to face the devils and horrors of reality. On top of starting a new chapter of your life with a new job, you have student loan debt to repay as well as other adult responsibilities. …
“Stop making debt and going broke and calling that ‘living’. That’s not living, it’s lying.”
— Michelle Walker-Wade
The decade of our twenties is filled with numerous life chapters, such as careers and relationships.
However, every twentysomething has to battle the torments and devils that come with financial obstacles. The struggle to create and maintain financial wealth is real for every twentysomething, unless, of course, you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth.
Whether those financial nightmares come in the form of student loans, gargantuan rent, or wages that one thought could only be found in black markets…
“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.” — Susan Cain
Google estimates that there are 7.674 billion human beings on this planet as of 2019. While introverts make up 25% to 40% of that figure, the rest of the population doesn’t really understand introverts or what keeps them going. Unfortunately, some people out there still can’t tell the differences between an extrovert and an introvert.
World-renowned psychologist, psychiatrist, and therapist Carl Jung popularised the concept of introversion and extroversion in the context of personality. So, you can be an introvert or an extrovert (or an ambivert).
By now, I have already read eleven books since the beginning of the year. Usually, at this point in the year, I would have typically gone through about twenty books.
The reason for this variance is the obligations that come with being an adult. I’m still working on my career in writing and photography; and sometimes, after a day’s work, I feel too tired to read and want to retreat to bed because sleeping doesn’t require me to think.
I have a friend who claims he can read all seven Harry Potter fantasy novels in one day. Whether…
“If you feel the need to constantly post on social media documenting your every move, chances are you’re either addicted to social networking or there is a void somewhere in your personal life.” — Germany Kent
The Internet is perhaps the greatest invention humanity has ever made. We are so reliant on it, especially in this time and age, that if the Internet infrastructure was crippled for even a day, we could not proceed with our daily lives normally. Talk about another “new normal.”
Since the beginning of the 21st century, social media platforms have been conquering the world’s population…
Leaders of great businesses need to be great at pitching their stories that induce a sense of urgency for their customers to respond. These leaders usually have some of the best marketers (who are also writers) in the business to help them succeed.
Whether you are a content creator, work for a digital marketing agency, tasked to write comprehensive reports for the senior management or given the responsibilities to write viral posts, almost everyone in the workforce needs to possess a certain degree of writing professionalism.
However, even professional writers need to rely on resources occasionally to obtain ideas and…
(T)ravel to discover the world and cherish the gifts of life that makes you come alive.
(R)emember, your closest ally and your own worst critic is you.
(U)ncover your passions, hobbies, and interests.
(T)ake all the time you need to look after yourself.
(H)elp others discover their own definition of TRUTH.
Chasing after the life you want should not be advice everyone should give to each other, to begin with; it should be everyone’s vision. …
Here’s a fun fact about me: I hate drinking alcohol. Approach any one of my friends, and they will probably tell you that my relationship with alcohol will never work. Hand me a glass of vodka, and I would not drink it. Even if you give me a million dollars to drink just one drop of it, I still would not. Whether me not drinking alcohol is a good thing or otherwise, I do not care.
Despising alcohol has never caused any damage to me or those within my circle. It does not inflict the slightest of pain onto me–I…