Five Ways to Rethink Income Diversification
Following seismic job market jolts driven by the pandemic, technology layoffs, inflationary pressures and automation scares, several individuals across the globe, are seeking ways to diversify income streams. Let’s just […]
It's Time to Refresh your Goals
Setting clear goals is one of the single most powerful ways to achieve something meaningful in life. Yet even for those who set goals, and have every intention to deliver, […]
Not very long ago, someone requested my help for a job search. I didn’t know them at all but upon meeting, it appeared that their headcount was transferred to another […]
This is a really difficult piece to write. Perhaps the simplest way for me to get out of this would be to not write it. But I am writing about […]
My Top 10 Reflections From 2019
I always take stock at the year-end. I journal a lot so normally, I write my thoughts on the year that’s about to end and then some on what I […]
How to Make Sense of Inverted Yield Curves and Negative Yielding Debt?
If you have been watching the news over the last few weeks, you are likely to have seen headlines relating to the $17 Trillion negative yielding debt, the inverted yield […]
Which Simba Are You?
I texted a friend. Me: I am going to watch ‘The Lion King’ Him: Hakuna Matata For those of you who haven’t seen the film, it begins with Simba (then […]
My Take on Gender Diversity
So this weekend, let’s talk about a topic we all love to talk about – gender diversity. Make no mistake for I choose my words very carefully – talking the […]
M and I connected on social media a little while back. We chatted a bit, not too much. Then all of a sudden last week, I got a text. Hey […]
Watching Paint Dry
What do you plan to be doing today? I asked Jim*. ‘I’ll fill in the hole in the ceiling and then watch it dry. Then I’ll paint over it and […]
The Leaky Pipe
‘Plop’ I felt the water droplet on my head as I entered my flat late on Friday evening. I looked up. To my horror, the ceiling in my hallway was […]
My Shortest Date
A little while ago I was having coffee with a lady, let’s call her Vicky. Having been divorced for a while, Vicky wanted to start dating. She asked if I […]
My TEDx Experience
It’s been quite a week. I attended the Reg Tech conference at London’s Liverpool Street midweek and then spent the day attending and supporting TEDx London at Royal Festival Hall. […]
Could Volunteering Constrain your Growth?
Saturday morning for me usually means soccer mum – I get a good run around the pitch while my son plays. Yesterday was a little different. I volunteered for TEDx […]
Are you the boss?
It’s the Easter Weekend as people take time off from work, many of us are looking forward to the long weekend! Sadly, some of us are carrying tremendous stress and […]
I am a Timeless Beauty
Often, I write the blog first, then find an image for the cover. Today is a little different. We shot the photo first – then it provoked a thought. The […]
Boldness, Be My Friend
Helsingør, Denmark. 21st February 2019 My son and I are sat at an idle betting shop watching Arsenal v Bate Borisov. The score is 3 – 0 and he’s telling […]
Are You Ready For Your 1-2-1?
So a while ago, I hired John (name changed to protect privacy). Actually, I almost didn’t hire him. Much as he impressed me in the interview, he called shortly after […]
Dear Guilty Parent …
Earlier this week, I was watching an interview where Twinkle Khanna, an Indian author, was chatting to Anupama Chopra, an Indian Journalist as they discussed the launch of her third […]
So What’s The Problem?
‘I need a large storage unit,’ I said to my friend as we browsed Ikea a few years ago. Newly single, I was setting up my home from scratch and […]
Sometimes I Wonder….
A few days back, my son and I were watching the film,‘Wonder’. Wonder is an absolutely beautiful story of a ten-year-old boy, August (Auggie) who suffers from a facial deformity […]
The Power of Small Business
As some of you know, I have set up my own small imports business. As part of the marketing, I had a stand at the Greenwich Vintage Market yesterday and […]
The Data Doesn’t Look Right…
I haven’t written for a few weeks. Not sure if you missed me but I missed writing. I can only go so long without it. So this Saturday afternoon, I […]
Why Aren’t You Proud?
Why Aren’t You Proud? ‘So what are you planning to do in Sintra?’ I asked the elderly lady sat next to me. The train from Lisbon to Sintra was packed […]
Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable!
‘I will be in London on Sunday, do you have time for coffee?’ texted Harry. I had been Harry’s manager for a few years, before he moved to another town. […]
Why don’t people understand?
The sun has been shining in London and schools are closing for the summer break! So yesterday, we spent most of our morning playing in the local park and then […]
No! You’re a misfit!!
‘Sorry chef, I don’t eat fish,’ I said, when the chef asked me to taste the Goan Fish Curry. ‘You’re such a misfit! Kitchens are totally not for vegetarians!’ he laughed. […]
Is It Over Yet?
Earlier this week, I found myself at London’s Olympia Park, scribbling furiously at the the exhibitor’s orientation morning for the Specialty and Fine Food Fair 2018. The event is UK’s leading […]
How High Can you count?
‘I can count to 100!’‘I can count to 1 million!’ As kids, we delighted in how high we could count! Perhaps, that explains, to some extent, our lifelong obsession with […]
Are you still ticking boxes?
‘I’m going to write a book!’, I said to my mum a few years ago. She began getting anxious; and within minutes, questions followed. ‘What do you know about writing […]
So What Is Your Worth?
Imagine waking up every single day, feeling shame, resentment, fear…pulling through every chore feeling overwhelmed; and then as you lay down to rest again, feeling it even more, because regardless […]
A Rainbow of Love
Last week, I had the huge privilege of joining the team to do some community work at a school in Essex, London. Two of our team members were allocating work […]
Reconnecting With RAFT, A Year After The Marathon
This week just keeps giving! Last year, this time, I ran the London Marathon to raise money for RAFT, a medical charity. The lovely Mateja from RAFT invited me for […]
2018 has been anything but calm. As they say, the rate of change today may be the fastest that you have ever seen and yet the slowest that you are […]