Monthly Archives

July 2017

Magazine

Ufuoma: Business Specialist & Travel Blogger (23 Countries & Counting!)

Ufuoma is one of those people that inspires me to actualize my travel goals. Asides the fact that she is a travel blogger and writes really well on travel related topics that I can relate to, she also works full-time.

I like the fact that she’s so down to earth through her posts and always willing to share.

Some years back, my mom ensured that she took my sister and I for our first trip outside the shores of Nigeria. We visited London, UK. That was when I fell in love with travel and vowed to travel often.

Continue reading
New Worker

Making a Good Impression on your First Few Days at a New Job

I’m sure many of you know that I’m in my early twenties at least for now before October approaches. At that time, I’d most likely edit this post to read “in my mid-twenties”.

Or maybe not.

No, I won’t.

I want to remember that I really wanted to grow old in the past, get a job, etc. But now, I’ve realized that adulting is not an easy feat. And I want to go back to being a ‘mommy’s girl’.

Or better still, I want to remember my younger days.

Continue reading
Workplace

These are the Top Workplace Distractions

A few years ago, we completed a project, and I remember how rewarding it felt. We had to research on workplace distractions, other HR issues, and possible solutions. Sometimes it’s not about the achievement or any of that.

It’s remembering the silly arguments you had just because you wanted to have a great project at the end of it all.

Refusing to forget the late evenings we spent with people we never imagined we’d stay that long with. It’s recalling that afterward, we all planned to spend the night at one’s house just baking.

We called it a ‘baking party’ at the time. I remember I fell ill and couldn’t make it to the party. Honestly, I wish I made it to the party.

Continue reading
Magazine, New Worker, Workplace

Communicating with Dami: Cyber Security Specialist, DJ & Lecturer!

Communicating with Dami was interesting and inspiring. I’ve known him for some time but I’ve never really had these deep discussions, so this was great to do.

Damilola Adenuga-Taiwo fondly known as ‘DJ Damiger’ started out his career wanting to be an Engineer. He went to the University, graduated from Systems Engineering and not long after, he branched out into Information Technology ‘IT’.

Continue reading
New Worker, Workplace

How to Deal with a job you Hate/ Career Change – Q & A

In this week’s video, I’m answering a reader’s question on how to deal with a job you hate while transitioning to another career.

If this topic is of interest to you, I’m sure you’d like the points I’ve raised.

Please don’t forget to let me know your thoughts in the comment section and please remember to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

Have a splendid week ahead!

Continue reading
Inspiration, New Worker, Workplace

No Motivation to Go to Work? Find it Here (Easy Peasy!)

Everyone loves to talk about how they lack motivation on their jobs. Okay, not everyone, but almost everyone.

Sometimes, I think some workers have become so used to complaining  so much that they don’t realize that it’s become the norm. Like, one can even hear their thoughts.

In a previous article, I discussed how to discover if you lack motivation, because I was of the opinion that that was the first step to take. But, I also feel that inspiration has a way of influencing motivation.

That explains why I started out the inspiration category on the blog. I was of the opinion that we all need something or someone to inspire us to seek out the best in life, which of course, would include our jobs!

Continue reading
New Worker, Workplace

Does Culture Affect Your Writing or Communication at Work?

Before I relocated, I was the type that would send a casual email, write or communicate in this format:

“Dear Sir/ Ma,

I hope this email finds you well?

I am sending this email because I am….”

And then, of course, I’d end the email with a “Yours sincerely”. Actually, I think I frequently used “Best regards” Haha!

Did you notice that there was no form of abbreviation or nada?! I’d read and re-read my email to be sure that I had made no errors and to ensure that the email depicted me to be a formal person.

Maybe it was the culture, now that I think of it.

Continue reading
New Worker, Workplace

Never Say “No” to Work Assignments (even if you don’t know how to do it!)

Hi Guys, in this week’s vlog I’m sharing a fun fact about my past and why you should never say “no” to a new assignment at work.
It’s pretty interesting and my alter ego came visiting! Haha.

Let me know what you think and please leave a comment behind. Will you ever say “no” to a new assignment?

Please let me know what video you would love to see in future!

Continue reading