On Learning To Seat At The Table
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On Learning To Seat At The Table

I’m currently reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. The first few chapters are dedicated to empowering women to learn to sit at the table, seize every opportunity and make better negotiations. Every time she mentioned something about demanding for better working conditions, I kept nodding at the accuracy of it because I could relate to some …

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The Best Financial Lesson I Learnt In 2016
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The Best Financial Lesson I Learnt In 2016

On the first of December, I received an email that would change the course of my life. At least in the short run. One of my biggest clients was giving me ( and a few of us) one month notice. Which meant by the end of the year, exactly on the 31st of December, we …

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4 Things I Learnt From Loosing Potential Clients
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4 Things I Learnt From Loosing Potential Clients

Since the beginning of my writing career about four years ago, I have always challenged myself to take on new clients every year. With my short attention span of about six months to a year, I realized that I got bored and restless immediately the novelty of the job wore off. This year was not …

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Productivity Hack: Write Everything Down
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Productivity Hack: Write Everything Down

Last week, LinkedIn ran a Week of Learning. For one week, all the courses of the LinkedIn Learning app was free. (It hasn’t changed though) I heard about it rather late - about four days in - but I was still able to take advantage of a few courses. So, for the next two/three days, I binged …

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Writer's Diaries: How Routine Kills Creativity
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Writer’s Diaries: How Routine Kills Creativity

The other day, I was at a meeting with a potential client. Just before the end of the meeting, he asked me, ‘what inspires you?’ I was numb for a minute before mumbling something along the lines of money, success, and results. Not necessarily in that order. He then probed a little more. ‘Do you have …

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