Sometimes I am an Impostor

I recently attended the WimBiz Annual Conference and my favourite session was the Impostor Syndrome one. Why? It reminded me that I’m sometimes an impostor. Impostor syndrome refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. While this definition is usually narrowly applied to intelligence…

Not afraid of the rain 🌧

I had frequent asthma attacks growing up. They were triggered by things like dust, moisture, strong smells, fumes, drastic change in weather and being in the rain for only a few seconds. Some attacks were mild, others left me hospitalized or at home for a few days. In a bid to avoid asthma attacks, I…

Speaking nicely to people

Speaking nicely to people is easy but then it doesn’t come easy to everyone I have observed that how people speak to others is based on how they were raised* It’s important to me and I am working on this with my children, as it’s best when they get it  while they are young If…

Mirror! Mirror!

I love watching my children play, listening to them talk… They are the best of friends most times, they have each other’s backs. You should see them defending each other to outsiders, it is hilarious. The other day, they were talking about marriage and how they cannot marry each other (they are 4 and 6)……

How much do you love yourself?

How much do you love yourself? Do you know what it really and truly means to love yourself? Do you have what it takes to love yourself? Can you take on self love? Are you ready to love yourself? We are all able to love ourselves. Restrictions have however been placed on us by our…

Celebrate 🎉

Celebrate the little things Celebrate the big things Celebrate your wins Celebrate because there’s always something worth celebrating Celebrate even when you don’t think it’s such a big deal There is always something to celebrate Celebrate just because you can celebrate Celebrate even when it doesn’t seem as relevant as what the next person has…

Be a passenger

Last week, I didn’t drive I was driven and I loved it. Why? I used this time to reflect, observe and appreciate all that was going on around me Being able to do this was good In life, we all need to be able to be the passenger every now & then Use this to…

Expectations! Expectations!

We all have expectations and we somehow expect others to know what we expect of them (and expect them to act accordingly). So you want something done a certain way and you have explained this to your spouse, colleague, subordinate, friend… but somehow you do not get the result you were expecting. You get frustrated…

Consistency

Consistency is one of my watchwords for 2018. Yes, I know it’s been on the list in the last few years, but it’s going to keep being there. The why is simple – to excel at anything, consistency is key. Yes, we all know this, but do we really apply this? If only we choose…

Don’t judge a book by its cover

It’s so easy easy to size someone up and assume you know them just by looking at them. This mode of judging someone is not always accurate.

Freedom

This is my third trip to Dakar and my first trip to Goree Island. Seeing the caves (I refuse to call them prisons) that slaves were put in all those years back, the chains and all the other memories of slavery, I really and truly appreciated freedom. I said a prayer of thanks for not…