Growth

The Number One Asset You Need To Invest In – Yourself

Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down, and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you all about how I became — Nah, just kidding. Sadly, I’m no Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But my life did get flipped-turned upside down. My First Grey Stray It …

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The Underrated Introduction Can Determine Your Success

The Power of “I am” Entrepreneurs, professionals, students, graduates, you name it — so many of us limit our own success simply through the words that we use. How we introduce ourselves to others determines that person’s first impression of us, and sets the tone for the rest of our relationship with them. When we make a …

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What You Can Gain from Living Like an Introvert

I once asked a zookeeper why the orangutans were kept on islands surrounded by moats; “can they not swim?” He responded that, actually, they could swim; they just didn’t know they could swim (both tragic and adorable). Throwing me into isolation was like throwing an orangutan into water — I felt panic, desperation, and despair — until I realized I could …

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5 Lessons to Manage Impatience and Enjoy your Career Journey

It’s often proclaimed that us millennials and Gen Zs are more impatient and entitled than previous generations. It’s true that we’ve generally had things easier than previous generations. We grew up not having to buy DVDs because we figured out how to stream films online (and by we, I mean, initially, nerds), how to download …

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My Powerful Conversation with Upcoming Actress Anna Demetriou

Anna and I went to high school together (one which, much to my disappointment, was nothing like Saved by the Bell). Anna wasn’t one of “the” popular kids, but she was “a” popular kid; she was liked by everyone, teachers and students. She was always smiling, she had an infectious energy, and she could make …

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Compare Yourself to Boost Your Confidence, Not Ruin Your Self-Esteem

To compare or not compare? No, that’s not the question. The question is, against who? We all compare ourselves to others; to people we know and even to people we don’t know. This tendency is completely normal and in some instances can even be beneficial. It serves as a way to learn from our surroundings, …

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Turn Your Toxic Comparisons into Constructive Comparisons, for a Better You.

The potential downsides to comparing ourselves to others are blatantly apparent. Making comparisons can often make us feel inferior, excluded, alone, and unfortunately, it’s never before been easier to do thanks to the internet and social media. However, there’s a potential psychological explanation for why we do this, and it’s particularly relevant to young adults.