My first ever job interview was a flop because I didn't know I was walking into an interview at the time. I had just completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) three weeks orientation program and I was posted to a bank.
Have you ever felt like a fraud, like you were living a lie, like you weren’t worthy of your position, salary or degree? Like you shouldn’t be the one receiving all the accolades because you don’t deserve it? Well, my friend you may have imposter syndrome.
If you're in paid employment, you most likely have a boss you report to. Every organization has a line of hierarchy; you may join a company as an intern but become a manager one day.
Remote working is not a new work arrangement and as much as working from home was already being implemented by most forward-thinking companies abroad, a lot of companies in Nigeria preferred the conventional way of working.
Money is a necessity of life; everyone wants and needs money to survive. We thirst for more money even when we have some because no one can ever have enough money. I mean, this is money we're talking about here. This is why the richest man in the world has not stopped trying to make money.
I'm a Muslim by birth and practice and I had only ever been to a church for a wedding ceremony until recently when I went for a midweek service. Christianity and Islam are the two dominant and organized religions in Nigeria and in most cases, every Nigerian is identified by one of the two religions.
Is there someone you feel like you can’t live without? Have you uttered statements like “I don’t think I can exist without you”, “I can’t live without you” “if you leave me, I wouldn't know how to exist” and meant it from the bottom of your heart?
The concept of taking care of yourself is in our faces daily, from the books we read to the ads on the radio, to what we see on TV, and quotes on social media but do we really remember to take care of ourselves? When was the last time you took care of yourself? If you have to think to answer then clearly you aren't. To help you, I compiled a list of self-care ideas you can adopt.
Adulting is hard, very hard and so is finding a work-life balance. We spend so much time at work or working that we often forget that "work" is just a part of our lives.
Have you ever thought about simply living in the moment instead of focusing on a future you haven’t seen? We tend to pay more attention to tomorrow, next week, next month or next year and little attention to today.