5 Important Lessons We Can Learn From The Career Of Elon Musk

Who is Elon Musk, you ask? Does the name PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX ring a bell? If it does, Elon Musk is the man behind those names. First time I heard of Elon Musk was when I interviewed the founder of Smallstarter Africa, John-Paul Iwuoha, and he talked about…

Comparison Really Is The Thief Of Joy!

We all know that comparison is the thief of joy but yet, we can’t help but compare ourselves with people. I want to liken it to carbonated drinks (soda) or junk food; you know its bad for you but you can’t help but consume it. I…

5 Things To Consider When Asking For A Salary Increase

Asking for a salary increase is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, it has got to be one of the most difficult experience for an employee. It is a stressful and often awkward experience and could also be a potentially harmful one for your career if you say…

6 Tips To Answer The Terrifying “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question

In all my years of attending interviews (not a lot of years), the only question I dread answering, outside of “why should we employ you“, is “tell me about yourself“. The reason is, there is really no right answer to it. It’s frustrating trying…

When Is It Okay To Cry At Work? Here’s How To Deal With It

The question should be, is it ever okay to cry at work? I won’t lie, I’ve shed quite a few tears at work. There are days when you feel as if the odds are not in your favour; nasty emails from clients, harsh words from your…

How To Explain The Gap In Your CV After Being A Stay-At-Home Mum

For a stay-at-home mum, explaining the gap in your CV is not fun. It’s like you have to justify why you had to stay-at-home as if that was an an easy decision to make. With the rising cost of childcare and the demands of…

Meet Tosin Ipaye, The Brilliant Lawyer And Caterer Extraordinaire “Alase Eko”

Hey lovely people. Welcome to another wonderful edition of the Be Inspired Series where we speak with young, talented minds who are breaking barriers in their chosen field. They are professionals as well as entrepreneurs; creative individuals who are adept at juggling multiple tasks. In our last edition, we interviewed…

Let’s Talk Domestic Violence – Why Do You Stay After The First Punch? Don’t Be The Next Hashtag!

I know this is out of the ordinary for me, but I just had to say something. It’s like we talk about domestic violence everyday and still yet, the percentage of deaths linked to domestic violence keeps increasing. All over social media you see #saynotoviolenceagainstwomen or #stopdomesticviolence, yet…

7 Cool Blogging Plugins For Newbie Bloggers…And They Are Free!

Plugins…can’t believe that the word “plugin” is now part of my vocabulary, all thanks to the blogosphere. I must, at this point, mention that my blog platform is WordPress, so the plugins featured are those compatible with WordPress. I’m sure some of…

Working Hard Is Not Enough, You Need To Work Smart Too! 5 Ways To Do It

Ever heard the saying “work smart not hard”? Well, I used to hear it a lot growing up and I always wondered what it meant. I mean, back when we were kids, and even now as an adult, it has always been said that to succeed in life…