7 Tips for When You Are Experiencing Burnout

7 Tips for When You are Experiencing Burnout

We are all busy. And we all do more than we probably should. Technology has made it hard to completely disconnect. More than ever, people are at risk of burning out because we all feel like we should do more and be more. Having high expectations for oneself is not a bad thing. But working hard without rest can put you at risk of burnout.

What is burnout?

Burnout is a physiological, emotional, and mental … Read the rest

Soup Secret to Success

The Soup Secret to Success

The Secret to Success

Most people want to be successful. And many people have made a lot of money telling people how to achieve it. Today we are going to tell you our secret to success, which really isn’t that hard. And we are going to use a metaphor to do so.

Making Soup

Have you ever made soup? It’s such an easy thing to make, but to make it right and to make it … Read the rest

good enough

You Are Good Enough

You are good enough. I know it’s hard to believe sometimes. Especially when it seems as if the entire world is telling you otherwise. But you are good enough. Don’t let your fear of not being good enough get in your way.

Don’t Wait for the Right Time

How often have you passed up on an opportunity because the timing wasn’t right or you weren’t ready for it? Yes, sometimes the timing really isn’t right … Read the rest

4 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

4 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

We spend a lot of our time working… Working our regular hours, working overtime, working in the evenings and so on. Why is that? The obvious answer is that we need an income to live. But why is it that we so willingly choose to neglect ourselves and our personal lives in order to work more? We can’t achieve work-life balance if we only focus on our work and it can be difficult to establish … Read the rest

The power of red underwear

The Power of Red Underwear

Red underwear. It’s your secret weapon to confidence and success. Okay. I know you’re thinking: How can an undergarment transform my life? But trust me. It can. Important presentation? Wear red underwear. Biggest job interview of your life? Wear red underwear. Date with someone super cute? Wear red underwear.  The best part? You’ll be the only one who knows that you’re wearing it. Think of it as your Superman uniform under your Clark Kent attire. Read the rest

Name Discrimination

Name Discrimination

I’m Vietnamese. My last name is Nguyen. I’m an immigrant. I’ve been living in Canada since I was a toddler. I don’t have an accent. But I have experienced discrimination based solely on my name.

I remember a situation where I was in the ER, waiting in an exam room. The ER doctor came in and greeted me. I greeted him back. His response was, “Oh good, perfect English”. I was slightly taken aback as … Read the rest

Fail forward

4 Tips to Fail Forward: How to Treat Failure as a Springboard to Success

You will fail. Read that again because the reality is at some point in life,  you will fail. This failure may be because you didn’t put in enough effort or because you gave up too soon or it may even be due to variables that we out of your control. Regardless of the reason why, the result remains the same: you failed.

I know you’re probably thinking right now that this post is sounding a … Read the rest

5 Reasons Why You Should be a Mentor

5 Reasons Why You Should be a Mentor

Everyone knows the benefits of having a mentor and how a good mentor can positively impact your personal and professional life. But have you ever thought about the benefits of being a mentor? Here are five reasons being a mentor is a great choice to make:

1. It’s never too early (or too late) to be a mentor

The first time I took on a mentor role I was just finishing off my first year … Read the rest