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…
Whether we like it or not, children connect to the big bad world of the internet all the time. If anything, the current pandemic has heightened children’s skills online.
My sister is only four years old and can already operate a tablet. Without knowing the names of apps, she can get to youtube and scroll through to find her favourite song.
You may be shocked, but it is normal. According to the stats, 41% of children aged 3–5 use the internet. And as the children get older, they are more likely to, with 71% of children between 12–17 using it.
I find it interesting that those who value the team most tend to make the best leaders. Team members can instantly tell when someone cares more about the team than themselves. Part of that is because they are focused on making decisions for the benefit of everyone.
It is no surprise then that these individuals have an easier time being heard. They hardly ever have to argue their point of view with others because people naturally tend to want to follow.
The problem is, whether someone is a team player or not, everyone in the team sees themselves as one…
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
I am not sure about you, but happiness is something I think deeply about regularly. I have found that my definition of it has changed over the years as I have matured. If anything, more things are getting added to it as I learn more about life.
What happiness means to you is vital to the way you live life. According to most of the early western philosophers, it is what we are designed to pursue. And whether we agree or…
I found it interesting to find out that many successful individuals attribute their success to adversity at a young age. According to Johnathan Haidt in The Happiness Hypothesis, it tends to be between the ages of 15–25.
It is a fact that when happy and successful people are asked for the turning point in their life, they often resight a story between these ages. So it is clear, young people benefit the most from facing adversity.
However, they are also the least likely to face it. Due to parents and society, young people tend to be the most protected from…
There are not many things I hate in this world, and I do indeed love education. For the most part, I enjoyed school. It was great to play with my friends every day, and I was lucky enough to have some good teachers along the way.
But I would be lying if I said I enjoyed every part of it. As a student, there were some things I did not quite understand then that I do now. However, to write this article, I need to go back to my student mindset.
Before I jump into it, I need to clarify…
I was fortunate enough to be involved in three pieces of charity work that my schools offered students. At each stage in my schooling career, I learned something new about being of use to those less fortunate than me.
Unfortunately, when I speak to my other friends, they do not have as many experiences. As students, they spent much of their time going on school trips and doing other fun activities. But hardly any of them remember doing something that involved volunteering or helping others.
Although they do not believe they missed out on anything, I tell them they did…
I have always found romantic relationships interesting. The bond of romance is strong and keeps two individuals entwined together. It is wonderful to see how separate beings can co-ordinate over a lifetime.
However, romance is not the only thing that keeps these two people together. Initially, the joy of finding new things about one another and passionately falling in love keeps them interested. But after a while, this dies away, and they must start working to keep their relationship alive.
That work involves communicating well, planning their future and keeping the spark going. …
As a leader, trust is one of the core things you need from your team. Without it, people will not believe in your vision and will certainly not follow you. I have found trustworthy individuals tend easily convince others to follow them.
At the beginning stages of my leadership, I found it hard to get people to trust me. Of course, after years of experience, people tend to trust you more. When you are at the top of your field, people buy into your results rather than you.
Now, if you are looking for customers, that is great. Selling your…
Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.
It has been a long time since we looked at the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs. The last level we did was safety needs, and you can find it here if you missed it.
Today, I wanted to explore the level above safety needs which is known as love and belonging. Although it is an obvious need for society, it seems harder to find every day. The dilemma we often face is a battle between authenticity and the love and belonging we need.
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