As I write this, half of 2020 has gone and most of us spent the first half of the year dealing with the curve-ball of figuring out how to deal with the pandemic.
Now that countries are slowly opening back up, we are all trying to determine how to get our lives back to ‘normal’. During this period, some of us got more present to how lives can be reset. Others, like me,...Read More
Many teenagers and young adults are now exploring trading as another way to earn money. It’s thus imperative that they know how to trade and what it is. It was heartbreaking to read the news of Alexander E. Kearns’s suicide! Imagine feeling you had to take your life because of $730,000 in debts. Worst, this was a temporary balance before settlement. Subsequent revelations...Read More
We want more independence as we grow from children into teenagers. Some of us start looking for part-time work as a way to increase income. Straddling between life as a child and as an adult, we then need to learn the different ways to earn money as a teenager. Not learning this in school, this is often an art as we trial and error to figure it out. Here are some ideas:
1) Getting A Job
Motherhood is scary. It’s a responsibility felt from the moment of your child’s birth and you can’t simply expect to be FREE!
Motherhood is not for all women. It requires sacrifices beyond what one can conceive, yet sadly societal norms have created guilt around women who choose not to have kids, or not place kids as their first priority.
It’s OK if your children are...Read More
The traditional classroom assumes that learners take in new knowledge the same way. Yet research has uncovered that there are numerous learning styles which influences how we retain and process information. This has impacted the way lessons are delivered as we now get exposed to mind-maps, group activities and even writing journals in class! You would have probably found some activities more...Read More
From young, I never really liked the roller coaster nor thrill rides. Due to peer pressure, I found myself on such rides more than once but each time not quite sure why I subjected myself to that kind of trauma! Perhaps you are like me, or perhaps you swing to the other end where you embrace the adrenaline that comes from the unknown/fear factor. Our ability to stomach risk will determine...Read More
I recently had a conversation with a 17 year old who told me that she and her friends knew they needed to save. They even went to the extent of setting up separate bank accounts to isolate money that they try not to touch. However, that didn’t work! They always found themselves dipping into the account to buy stuff.
This experience is not unique. Many of us have been taught to save and...Read More
It’s been 6 months since we got ourselves present in Perth, Western Australia. So far, it’s been a steep learning curve for me. I got myself acquainted with the culture here, and tried to figure out how to set up a business in all sense and aspects. Australia is very different to Singapore. As I like to say, I probably learnt more in the past 6 months what didn’t work than...Read More
I used to think of networking as a dirty word, but now looking back, I can better appreciate the benefits of building networks. Adam Grant’s Give and Take was instrumental in causing this mindset shift. I used to view networking as full of takers, just wanting to see how they can benefit. Now, networking to me is a bunch of people who come together to both give and also take,...Read More
Find support who will extend reciprocity where safe space is created for one another. There is power in shared experiences and communicating through challenges. adulting communicating
“We have been gifted with 2 ears and 1 mouth – that surely shows us the ratio of talking and listening we have to do!” This has been a common refrain for those complaining about the...Read More