Why engage, when you can block?

Over the years we have seen how, many celebrities, media personalities and businesses intentionally create drama and do ignorant and racist things to incite outrage, thus leading to free advertisement. This lazy but very effective phenomenon is called outrage marketing. OUTRAGE MARKETING 101 Brand does something ignorant/racist/outrageous. People are outraged and share what the brand has done. Brand goes viral = free marketing. Brand may give a superficial apology. Reputational damage is often low and it’s business as usual until next time. The cycle continues. A few brands/ people that are great at this technique: Katy Hopkins Previously used outrage […]

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Mason Book Review

The Subtle Art of not giving a F*ck by Mark Mason is an intriguing book full of swear words where Manson argues that life’s struggles give it meaning, and that the mindless positivity of typical self-help books is neither practical nor helpful. Manson is bold, blunt and extremely honest while essentially challenging all readers to understand that life’s struggles are what makes it meaningful and that people need to care about the right things. Manson explores various topics such as hyper-consumerism, death, immortality, exceptionalism and values. What I liked about this book: I liked how blunt he was. There wasn’t […]

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The importance of planning your day.

Sometimes life feels like it’s going a million miles per minute. You wake up, check your socials, watch Money Heist and make some breakfast, suddenly it’s 2PM. You shower, take a nap, an unexpected issue or opportunity arises, you address it, decide to make some food and watch some more Money Heist because who doesn’t like hearing Bella Ciao repeatedly and suddenly it’s 11PM. The day is gone and you’re upset because this happens repeatedly, sound familiar? To prevent the feeling that time is running away from you, you need to plan your day in advance. A plan is a […]

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Staying positive whilst adapting to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Millions of people worldwide are self-isolating due to COVID-19 and a lot of us are finding it hard to believe that this is our reality, how our plans have been put on hold until further notice, there is no end in sight, and for now, there’s nothing we can do about it. There’s a lot of uncertainty and worry for the future but in times like this we have to be optimistic. Not optimistic to the point that we’re oblivious to reality and we try to suppress our sadness for our plans being cancelled (we’re human we’re allowed to have […]

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Things to do whilst self-isolating at home. Coronavirus edition

If you’re like the millions of other people self-isolating or on lockdown worldwide you’re probably bored out of your damn mind, so here are some tips that will keep you busy.   Redecorate Your home, like your body, is your temple, it is the place where you sleep, eat, read, rest, laugh and recharge. You should feel comfortable in your home. You can rearrange your space by: painting, buying new furniture or having a spring clean.  Workout at home The gyms are closed, start exercising indoors. Regular exercise has excellent benefits, it keeps you healthy, it’s a wonderful stress reliever/energy booster, […]

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My experience: the advantages and disadvantages of taking a career break.

My Career Break: Last year I left my job because I needed a change. I wanted to explore more exciting opportunities, get a job in a new area and take a well deserved break because life is short. During my four month career break I looked for a new job, slept, went on holiday, painted my room, went to a few concerts and workshops, relaxed and spent most of my mornings in the gym. I haven’t had that much time to myself since I left university and it was so peaceful. It sounds silly, but I didn’t realize how much […]

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Why wait until the new year to execute your goals? 🤸🏾‍♀️

Today is Saturday 21st of December 2019. There are only 10 days left of the year. You don’t have to wait until the new year to start executing your goals. If you start laying the foundations now, it will be easier for you to start the new decade focused. Yes, the new decade. Welcome to the 20s. If you want to get healthier, why not start going to the gym once a week from now, if you want to start a business, why not start a mailing list now so people will get notified when you finally launch. If you […]

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I’m the love of my life

Love of my life. A few months ago, I came to the realization that I’m the love of my life. Sounds weird and a bit narcissistic, but hear me out. Fairytales Whilst writing my Life after Graduation post, I remembered how we’re expected to find the love of our lives in uni, just like the movies and have a romance like the Notebook, High School Musical or like Awkward before Jenna cheated on Matty Mckibben and then you live happily ever after. Yeah?! Life has a funny way of reminding you that fairytales only exist on Disney and Fox. Instead […]

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The Book Review of Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.

The book I’ll be reviewing today is Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Cal Newport is a very interesting and well accomplished man. He is a Computer Science professor at Georgetown University, the author of six self help books, published 60 peer reviewed papers and a TEDx speaker all before the age of 40. Most interestingly, he has never had a social media account.  Book summary The book focuses on how fragmented our attention and concentration has become due to the use of social media and networking tools. Cal explains what deep […]

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Is Self-love the best love? 

Self-love is the “regard for one’s own well-being and happiness” — Oxford Dictionary Having a regard for your happiness and well-being means making the active effort to participate in activities that enhance your well-being and make you happy, while saying no to things that don’t bring you joy and cause you pain. Self-love, to me, is making my happiness and well-being a priority whilst learning to love my strengths and flaws. It’s taking the time to rest and recover to prevent burning out. It’s making the conscious decision to commit to being the best possible person I can be, saying […]

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