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The Day After Today: Tomorrow

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Sometimes you have a bad day, a bad week or a bad month that feels like it is stretching on for eternity. It might appear that the sky is falling all around you and shelter, safety and stability are a distant memory. Sometimes it is a gradual process, it might be a situation where there is decay in your structure with bricks falling one by one and rising damp creeping up on you. Other times it may seem to all cave in at once, like a bad set that was poorly constructed. In whichever way...

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The Sisterhood of Suits & Stilettos

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I once read an article that burned down the corporate ladder principle in favour of a jungle gym. It posited that the road to professional success was less about clearly defined rungs reaching up to the sky, as it was about bars moving both vertically and horizontally which you climb in your own unique design. Even in such a short time my definition of success has changed, evolved, and expanded to agree with this jungle gym theory. The longer we work the more we realize that our definitions of success are flexible and adaptable –...

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Journey to the Goal

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  Imagine a driver is setting off on a journey. She is in a spacious vehicle, perhaps a bus, so she decides to pick up a few passengers on the way. She is travelling from one city to another and her passengers, who she is picking up free of charge, are grateful for the lift. Some of them just want to leave their current locations while others believe such a lovely young woman must be headed to a lovely place and would like to see it too. Then there are those who are heading in the same...

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Mind Your (Own) Business – part 2

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  Mind your business! Most times when we hear this phrase we translate it to mean – do not gossip about others, do not concern yourself with what others are doing, stay in your own lane and focus on what is relevant to your own life. While all this advice is true and wise there is another way to mind your own business. What is it that your hands have found to do? How do you generate income? What goods or service do you provide? How do you think about your business? How do you treat...

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Mind Your Business

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Tina was exasperated. She rolled her almond shaped dark brown eyes as she sprinted up the marble steps and let herself in to the four story palatial mansion. She knew what to expect. And lo and behold, right from the door the mess hit her. There were paw prints where Rex and Andres – the two Dalmatians had tracked mud all across the white marbled foyer. There was a broken crystal vase with drooping damp lilies strewn across the floor. It seemed someone had made a halfhearted attempt to clear up the crystal shards by...

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Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown

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  I could not believe it had already been a year. Time had flown so quickly. As I sat down for hair and make up I flipped through my photo album on my iPhone. Gosh, I was stunning. I had an angelic face, a slender gracefully toned body which I had showcased in cultural attire, bathing suits, and all kinds of high end clothing. My smile was perfect too. Although I couldn’t really take all the credit for that, or my body if I was being honest, but it was mine so therefore I was the...

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P.S. I Love You

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I circled back to you And you were just as beautiful as when I first laid eyes on you My chest constricted with guilt How could I have abandoned you? My heart sagged with regret, How could I ever forget? How alive you had made me feel All the important things you had revealed How important you have always been How much I loved you, even then. . . . But I was busy… But I was tired… But I was conflicted… But I was restricted But I was going through a challenging time… But I had other things on my mind… But I figured you would be just fine… But I underestimated the lapsed...

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Chase Your Dreams

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Shout it from the mountain tops But whisper it in the congregation The purpose is not validation And popular opinion does not grant accreditation . Sing it to your soul in the early morn Feed it with dedication But hasten not to take out adverts It needs no orientation . Build the dream not the team Close your ears to the naysayers Tick the items off your list Open your heart to the prayers . You can achieve Even when it feels crowded The vision will become clear Even though initially shrouded . Don’t let distractions prevail Don’t pick up the heaviness Dig a little deeper within Soon you will strike success . Do what your heart tells you Build what...

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I Had A Dream that Woke Me Up

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It was a Wednesday afternoon and she was sat at her desk with the sunlight reflecting off her computer screen. The ringing phone pierced the rhythmic hum of the computer monitors and she jolted and sat up with a start. The wheels of her chair spun and her chair tilted at a dangerous angle. She steadied her feet tucked into her favorite brown pumps, sat upright and tried to understand what was going on.   The shrill sound of the ringing phone continued to disrupt her thoughts. With her back straight and her arms suspended above her...

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Teaching Women to Aspire to Marriage

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'Be strategic about your dreams Don’t just wake up and start doing anything You must dream with your future in mind You must consider everything How does a husband fit into this? And what about your kids? You must ask yourself these questions Before you begin to dream   You must dream responsibly You cannot simply do what you like Don’t undertake anything That will sabotage you becoming a wife   Are you sure you want to be a pilot? You will always be flying around How can you run the race? When your feet are never on the ground? Where will the man even see you When you’re always on the fly? And even...

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