5 Rules to Socializing as an Introvert

One of my goals this year is to socialize more. For many this is a no-brainer, but for me it takes a concerted effort. As with many people who are introverts, I gain my energy from solitude, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a desire to socialize and be around others. So these are…

Overnight Success Story

Overnight success stories rarely happen overnight. If we look into people’s stories we will typically find years of hard work, persistence, and consistency. We might also find people who positioned themselves for opportunities. Most importantly, we tend to find people who have failed their way to success. Success is not a straight road. There are…

Own Your Power

You are powerful! No matter your life circumstances – your position, your educational level, the amount in your bank account, your ethnicity – you still have power. Power is the possession of control, authority, or influence over others [or events]. Power can come from several sources (IRJRD, 2018). It can come from our position (role…

Temporary Sacrifice

Temporary sacrifice. Long-term gain. I have repeated this to myself several times over the last year. I’ve said it about my physical health and personal finances mostly. I’ve reached out to professionals to help me in two areas where I currently struggle. And the one thing that I’ve learned in both are, saying no today…