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What is the formula of success?

What is the formula of success?

You lie awake doing the math and everything adds up to wealth and fortune. After all, numbers don’t lie. Counting the numbers imagining what you could do with all that money. Love sure breaks hearts but businesses break even more hearts! Raised expectations followed by massive disappointments in many cases. Massive debts, unreliable people, disappointing numbers, tested passions and broken dreams. It helps to be positive but it saves a whole lot more to be realistic. In the calculations, do you account for the fact that not everything goes according to plan? There is a… Continue reading →

Me, me and more me! [Part 2]

Me, me and more me! [Part 2]

Co-workers Oh well, what can I say about these people. They are the people I spend 90% of my time with. They are my new past-time. They are fun to go on safari with, that much I will admit. I know you are wondering how did I talk about safari before talking about work! It was deliberate. I am bored with my job at the moment, it does pay well, but since everything is about me, it has become a chore trying to drag myself out of bed every morning. Boss, that explains the one… Continue reading →

Of Rat Races and Fast Cars

Of Rat Races and Fast Cars

It seems everyone these days is trying to get out of the rat race. I keep seeing all these articles shared on Facebook and Twitter about the “golden handcuffs” and the endless fruitless rat race. I guess they are supposed to open our eyes; make us stop being fooled by the flashy cars and surface lifestyles that hide the quiet desperation of employees worldwide. It’s a trap, they claim. Do I agree? Can I plead the fifth? I’ll be Switzerland on this one. Picture a lab rat running around in circles in a maze or… Continue reading →

Broke girl’s paradise

Broke girl’s paradise

I am squeezing coins real tight in my palm lest they fall and scatter and disappear into the night bush like my life depends on it. You see, I am headed to town and specifically at this time, half hour late for work, to save money so you can imagine my near hypertension moment when the bus tout says that the fare is ten shillings above what I so desperately cling to. I stand my ground and make the least diva face I can manage. I am born diva. I have held my head high… Continue reading →

When I grow up, I want to be a…

When I grow up, I want to be a…

The other day I was part of a group that travelled to the Aberdares for a retreat, granted we did some work but mostly enjoyed the full board luxury and decadent desserts to match. The views were amazing and everything else, which truly goes to show what a wondrous awesome country we have. As I looked over the Aberdares, all that flashed through my mind were visions of travelling across the world and getting to tell everyone I could all about it. So where did some of us go wrong with our careers considering 90%… Continue reading →

5 Ways To Work Your Way Up!

5 Ways To Work Your Way Up!

We all try to impress our bosses daily. And we do it with the intention that they should in return consider us for upcoming promotions, give us great appraisals and approve a fat pay rise. It’s always a challenge trying to come up with interesting ways to make the bosses notice you more than other people. So I have a couple of ideas which I have personally tried and tested that can help you get ahead of the pack. 1. Work Smart Ok you may think this is so straight forward that you don’t need… Continue reading →

Cell phone Decorum @Work

Cell phone Decorum @Work

This particular post is brought on because of a fellow colleague here in my office. We were all rather busy into our work, hitting keyboards  and there it goes. The loudest ringtone I had ever heard in our open plan office space. Rule No. 1: When at work there’s really no need to have your ring tone at volume 5 with a tone from some bump and grind hit song from last year. The single beep or vibrate works just as good. Loud crazy ring tones serves no good for anyone because we as your… Continue reading →

Of Men vs Women [Part 4]

Of Men vs Women [Part 4]

Its one of those Wednesdays. Shirley is busy packing her numerous belongings into her hand bag while bidding her colleagues good evening. She often thinks of quitting this Bank Teller job, but some days stand out more than most. Like today for instance. It takes 4 days for a cheque to mature! Simple and Clear. So why would a grown up man, bring his ugly face to the bank two days later!? As if that’s not enough, claim that the bank is too slow, and try to debate bank policy with her, a mere bank… Continue reading →

Quiet Desperation

Quiet Desperation

Sometimes, when I am not too wrapped up in myself, I watch people; notice people. Sometimes, when I look really really closely, I see their eyes and what’s behind them. I notice their clothes, gait, expressions. Body language is the greatest whistle-blower. I see a man, heavy laden, dragging a mkokoteni (hand cart) along a road filled with cars hooting at him for causing an even greater traffic jam, regardless of the fact that whether or not he was there, the traffic pile-up would reduce by, what, a centimetre? Anyway, the man’s body is young,… Continue reading →

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