After the exam

Irrespective of your performance on an exam, don’t take it personal especially if you’ve just bombed it. Your grade on an exam isn’t a true reflection of your intelligence or identity. It probably demonstrates your readiness for the exam,  and hopefully you’ll do better as you get more prepared for subsequent exams. Having said that,…

10 things to do during the exam (play game!)

It is the day of the exam, you are ready to smash it, but you are a little bit tensed (or maybe not) – now what?  Here are my 10 basic considerations to keep in mind when taking an exam. 1. Arrive early to the exam hall: Show up for the exam at least 15-20 minutes…

10 things to do before the exams

The mention of the word alone, is capable of sending shivers down students’ spines. In some cases, it keeps them so nervous that they abstain from food as well as games. To worsen the case, students can’t escape it if they want to graduate, at least. Surely you know what it is by now; it…

The Big 5s: the school life plan(road map)

Embarking on a  college or university journey can be likened to starting out on an adventurous trip , say, to a distant, unfamiliar land or to a park outside the city. For the adventurous trip – if you’ve gone on one before – you’d have to ask yourself several questions before you hit the road;…

Making each day count (here is how)

Everyday may look the same, but everyday isn’t the same – a minister at my church always says. In other words, each day is uniquely designed. The days cluster up to make the weeks, the weeks make up the months which combine together to form the years and the years are the constituents of our…

Understanding, releasing and maximizing your potential

Do you understand what you are capable of doing? Do you know about those hidden talents and abilities that are dormant in you, screaming to be unleashed? Right! Do you know how to release and maximize your full potential? If you responded ‘yes’ to any one of those questions, cheer up because I’ve got good…

Here is how to make 2018 one of the best years (forget about New Year’s resolutions)

It’s that time of the year when everyone is  composing New Year’s resolutions – “lose weight”,  “secure a new job”, “spend more time with family and friends”, “make better financial decisions”, … and the list goes on.  According to a research by the University of Scranton,  Pennsylvania,  only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolution…

‘Tis the season… for what?

The ground is carpeted in snow, the streets are decorated with colourful lights, the stores are attracting a horde of shoppers with their mega promos and sales. Everyone seems caught up in the euphoria of the celebration, the gift exchange, and, of course, the wining and dining. I suppose that’s just what this season calls…

Think and Grow Rich

Have you ever heard the saying, “you are what you think” ? That’s another way of saying that you become what you think about most of the time. In other words, your dominant thoughts – whether positive or negative – can actually become your reality. This holds true in just about every area of life,…

Living Forward: A proven plan to stop drifting and get the life you want

It is very easy to drift and journey through life without purpose, direction, and concrete plans. And, in fact, the end result can be devastating. Even with a sense of purpose and direction, it can be tough balancing the different areas our lives (spiritual, career, social, family, finance, etc) in order to achieve a well-rounded…

Crushing that job interview – Part 3: After the interview

This article is the last of the 3-part series on “Crushing that job interview”. Part 1 focused on tips to consider before the interview and Part 2 revealed some nuggets for during the interview. This article, being Part 3, will deliver some tips to consider after the job interview. 1. Reflect on your performance: It…