HOW TO CHANGE YOUR CAREER IN YOUR THIRTIES

255b7a2d2e487295edaedfca0b2b5a2fI am not one for reinventing the wheel, so I thought I would share an amazing article that was sent to me by a friend a few weeks ago. On that note, I love it when you send me things, keep doing that – I read and watch it all.

At the end of last year, I was feeling lost in my career. I had spent so much time studying and had just exited a temporary contract that could not have been more wrong for me. Yet when I applied for it, it seemed so right. It was perfectly in line with my study – yet I was utterly miserable. I had a sinking feeling – what if I have been heading in the wrong direction all this time. I lay awake at night contemplating my next step – when we are not happy in our work, the negativity dilutes our happiness in every other area of life.  Read the rest of this entry »

HOW TO TURN OFF SELF-DOUBT

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In my life, I would say the biggest demon I have had to contend with, was self-doubt. It is the reason I procrastinated at times when completing my PhD and the reason I started websites and then stopped posting for weeks at a time.

To achieve our goals, we must have faith in our abilities. To second-guess ourselves at every step slows us down considerably and to constantly berate ourselves for each slip-up will cause us to close our petals and hide. When doubting ourselves, a change of mindset is required; however, what I have found incredibly unhelpful throughout the up-ward slog of my career was the following piece of advice: just think positive. Isn’t that a slap in the face. Read the rest of this entry »

ARE WE DROWNING IN INFORMATION?

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Good Monday morning Friends,

I hope your coffee has kicked in as you face the week ahead. Last week I posted about a new site I will be starting by the end of the year called The Curator. The support I received was amazing and I just wanted to say how much it means to me. You guys are my compass showing me when I am on the right track.

Tired of the mountains of information on the net, with no regulation around what can be said, I decided to start a site where people can trust the message. I was ranting to my boyfriend in the car this morning about the internet. About how I love love love it. How I am guilty of feeling a little less happy if I am somewhere without fast wifi – however, it has offered a platform for opinions, many of which are ill-advised or come with ulterior motives. As a researcher, I was trained to back up the opinions I share, with some sort of evidence, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions – giving the power back to the content consumer to think for themselves. In my PhD thesis, my supervisor would strip any conclusions I drew that were too left-field or lacked real evidence. I learned the difference between stating a theory and stating a fact – and how important it is to let the reader know which is which. They are trusting me and like any relationship, even  one between the writer and the reader, that trust should never be abused.  Read the rest of this entry »

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR SAVINGS – PUT DOWN THE MARSHMALLOW

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There is a very famous study that was conducted with child participants. It is called the Stanford Marshmallow Study. In the 1960s and 1970s, a Professor at Stanford University wanted to investigate delayed gratification. Each child was offered the choice between one marshmallow immediately, or a larger reward of two marshmallows if they waited 15 minutes. Watch this adorable Youtube video of kids engaging in this experiment. Through longitudinal analysis, the researchers discovered that those children who were able to delay their gratification and wait for the two marshmallows, had better life outcomes. Read the rest of this entry »

I’M STARTING A NEW WEBSITE!

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Today, I thought I would share a quick post with you about my dreams for the future and a few of the ideas that have been floating in my head. Some of you have been reading my little blog since I started with Sweet Apple at Uni! It’s only fair that I let you in on my master plan. By the end of the year I hope to launch a brand new site. I have a domain name and am just working out a few other details to make it as professional as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

LEADING AS AN INTROVERT – PART 2

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This is part two of my article on leading as an introvert. Last week I discussed introversion and how it can be a great asset if managed properly (read post here). This week, I thought I would offer some tips to navigate work life for the person who considers themselves introverted or highly sensitive. Once I got writing, I had many tips and decided to break up the posts. Next Wednesday I will post about managing introversion in your personal life. Read the rest of this entry »

SUNDAY BEST

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There ain’t nothing better than a soft, oversized shirt that is creased from a full weekend of wear. Nor can you beat a cheapy bomber jacket from Cotton On and a pair of black ripped denim. Read the rest of this entry »