When I was a child I wanted to be several things including a corporate lawyer, a script writer/film maker and an entrepreneur.
I was so confident that I could achieve anything and everything and that nothing would hold me back. This confidence was evident in my teenage years as shown in my yearbook where I was described as “determined.”
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At the beginning of September my friend and I were talking and she said that 2017 had been a great year for us. And even though I agreed I did not really feel that way. That conversation led me to really consider and ponder on what “a great year” actually meant to me.
During this reflection I realised that the reason I felt that 2017 had not been a great year for me was because I was focusing and dwelling on the negative. I was focusing on the challenges I had faced and the goals I had not yet met. I was blinded by negativity.
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I don’t know about you, but the idea of leading a healthy lifestyle had never really appealed to me. I was much more interested in working out sporadically and eating food that tasted good – regardless of the health effects.
It was only in the beginning of 2017 that I became motivated enough to set myself the goal of leading a much healthier lifestyle. And so my action plan began.
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1. That working on weekends was a common practice
My expectations did not match my reality. I did not know that I would be required to work on the weekends and have my days off during the week. This made exploring Shanghai and meeting other foreigners that much harder as people had different schedules. When I was able to go out, some of my friends were not.
Continue reading “5 Things I wish I knew before I went to China”
From a young age I became very familiar with the concept of ‘good financial management.’ My parents had taught me the importance of controlled spending and diligent saving along with many other important financial principles.
But I know that this was not the case for many others. In fact during university I encountered a lot of people that consistently told me that ‘saving was just too difficult,’ and I began to realise that many people did not really understand how to properly plan and manage their finances.
Continue reading “Why is saving so hard?”
“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.” Proverbs 13:20 (MSG)
Who do you walk with?
There are many verses in the Bible centred on the topic of friendship and making sure that we have the right type of people around us.
What type of friends do you have around you?
Continue reading “You don’t need fair-weather friends…”
In honour of Black History Month I asked the following question across my socials and listed below are some of the profound and interesting responses that I received…
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Have you ever asked yourself what your biggest fears are?
When people ask us what we are afraid of we tend to think about tangible/physical things or things that are very obvious to us. For example some people have a fear of dogs and others have a fear of heights.
But have you ever considered what it is that you are actually afraid of?
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As some of you may or may not know I’ve been living in Shanghai, China since July 2017.
I decided to move to China mainly because I wanted a new challenge. I wanted to do something different, outside of my comfort zone that would help me with my personal development and growth journey. I also wanted to experience a different culture first hand. Most importantly I knew that it would provide me with some great life lessons.
So what have I learnt since being in China?
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Before 2015 I had never really considered what it really meant to set myself goals or what it meant to work on my own personal development. The only real goals I had ever set myself centered on my academics. I always aimed high and was only satisfied with grades that reflected this.
Continue reading “Set Goal > Plan > Achieve.”