Out of all the articles I have written this has been by far the hardest one to write. I even had to get some help from those who know me well to put this one together. It is extremely hard to write about yourself whilst trying to also add value to you the reader.
Nevertheless, I have finally worked up enough courage to write an “About Me” story. Without further to do, I hope you enjoy this deep dive into my short story of how I came to write.
Being born and raised in the city of London teaches you…
One of my worst encounters with procrastination was when I was 15 years old. I remember being told countless times that my geography exam was coming up and had a tonne of time to prepare.
Even one week before the exam, my teachers were grilling me asking me why I had not done any work to prepare. Funny enough, it was not like I was busy or anything. It was one exam in the middle of the week that I had ages to prepare for.
It got to one day before the exam, and I still did not feel the…
So, you have a product or service, and now it is time to sell. The only problem is, you do not know where to start. You may have even tried some selling strategies already, and they have come to nothing.
As entrepreneurs and leaders, it can be hard to get people on your side. For the leader, you have to convince people that you are going the right way. And for the entrepreneur, you have to convince people that your product or service is worth their money.
One of the essential things I learned in economics is this:
“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.”
We have all seen movies that stereotype intellects. They are always a smart kid and appear to see things differently than everyone else. From the way Hollywood portrays it, you would think all intellects are wizards or mysterious beings that are wired differently.
Fortunately, intellects are nothing like that at all. If they were, they probably would have taken over the world or been treated like mutants in X-men. Although we do like to think that they have extraordinary abilities, they are not that much different to you and me.
We have all heard of “Jack of All Trades” and have all wanted to be one at some point. After all, it would be amazing to be a master of all things.
I remember my younger self watching James Bond and being mesmerised at how good he was at everything. He could publicly speak, fight, gamble, and not to mention had dress sense and could get every girl.
James Bond was the picture of someone who seemed to be a master at everything. He was intelligent and appeared to know a way out of everything. …
Unfortunately, we have seen a rise in myths about what a leader is in today’s world of work. It has led to people being confused about what leadership is.
Leaders experience a lot of pressure every day, and much of it is due to myths. To not put too much blame at the top of our organisations, some of it is due to the individual misunderstanding leadership too.
What I have found is people get promoted to a “leader” for three reasons:
There is no question that business is changing. We are starting to find that the tools we once used no longer work. Gone are days where setting targets for each worker was enough to motivate them. Now, people want more from their day job.
They want to be themselves and grow as a person at work. With new tools entering the business world every day, it can be difficult for leaders to understand it all.
On one hand, leaders want to do what is right and implement them. However, they also have to focus on the most vital things. …
“Growth and comfort do not coexist.”
Although I like the idea of James Clear, the 1% rule may not be enough. In my article, consistent growth — becoming your best self 1% at a time, I highlight the argument. In a nutshell, improving by 1% every day can lead to massive results in the long run. Due to the compounding effect, we can see exponential results over 5–10 years thanks to our consistency.
However, after a bit of re-thought, I read some critics of the idea. They pointed out a few blind spots in the argument and were…
What is the typical black guy might I ask? What was your intention behind clicking the article anyway? Maybe you want to find out what the typical black guy is? Even worse, you might want to find out what the non-typical black male gets up to?
The reality is, there is no typical black guy. That black male or female that has a distinct personality and living traits live in your head. We are all different, hold unique views, and yes, we have disagreements.
My aim in this short read is to show you that a typical black guy does…
I will never forget the day I decided to become a fake version of myself. I was only seven years of age, and I loved watching Power Rangers. Upon joining a new school, it was time to make new friends.
My first day in the playground was tough. I forced myself to play football with some of the boys. Thankfully, I managed to score a goal, and they started speaking with me.
And then, it happened. Whilst on the way in from lunch, one of the boys asked me if I watched Dragon Ball Z. Now, my mother restricted me…