Always Try Before Asking for Help

When I was a young child, I used to spend a lot of time with one of my older cousins. We shared a love of music and reading, and she was always ready to educate me on different areas of life. We were watching the now-defunct TV show 'Video Hits' when the words 'debut' hit the screen. I was an … [Read more...]

Success Means No Excuses

Imagine you're going for a job interview the next day. It's for a position you've had your eye on for a while. You've been preparing for weeks, practising your responses, laying out the right outfit. You've got everything down pat. Then you get a phone call. Maybe someone close to you has passed … [Read more...]

Self-Validation: Learning to Love Yourself

I've spent most of my life looking to others for validation. I've always been preoccupied with wondering how others saw me and what they thought of me. As much as I had become accustomed to this, engaging in such behaviour wasn't healthy for me at all. I was looking to external factors for my own … [Read more...]

Why Success Requires Sacrifice

As I write this post, my household is dead silent. My three young children are asleep in bed and it's almost midnight. Tomorrow will be another day that I balance being a stay at home mother, writer and entrepreneur. Although this is the busiest I have ever been, it's also been the happiest. And I … [Read more...]

Envy: How It Limits Success

I've always believed that in order to be successful, you must focus less on others and more on yourself. A person learns to perform at their best through challenging themselves and reflecting back on their weaknesses. That is why I think 'envy' has no place in success. To be envious of someone … [Read more...]

The Importance of Believing in Yourself

I never quite comprehended the importance of self-esteem until I was at the lowest point in my life. Before I met my husband, I went through some experiences that made me look at life differently and question the way in which I saw myself. I began to believe that I wasn't worth anything, without … [Read more...]