Month: December 2018

Happiness Vs the illusion of job security

I shared part of this story initially on Facebook on 29th September 2018. I got comments that made me realise that people related with my story. I have now taken the liberty to expand the post into this blog. In October 2017, I quit my job. Neither because I had secured another job nor come up with a revolutionary business idea. I decided to quit my job because I was stressed. I was depressed.  Every week on that job brought with it, its share of nightmares. What started as providing suggestions [...]

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How do they expect fresh graduates to have work experience?

How do they expect fresh graduates to have work experience? There are many ways that you can get work experience as a student. It will just require you to be strategic. As a student, you can get work experience through internships, volunteer experience, hustle, or even self-initiatives. There are organisations that offer both paid and unpaid internships. Every country has those organisations. You must search for them and apply. Utilise your networks (online and offline). The truth of the matter [...]

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I would like to do post graduate studies, where do I start?

Whether you have just recently finished your undergraduate studies, or you finished a couple or more years go, there is a moment when you contemplate doing postgraduate studies. Where do I start? This is usually the question. In this blog, I will provide some of the tips that should help you answer that question. I hope that after this blog, you should begin the process of making an application. Self-discovery/self-awareness Before you make any application, or start drafting any documents, make [...]

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Reflections on Dorie Clarks Standout

If you are struggling with the question, ‘How do I find my breakthrough idea and build a following around it?’ Dorie Clark’s Standout: How to Find Your Breaththrough Idea and Build A Following Around it, is the book you should be reading. This is a three-part, and nine-chapter book that should take you at least nine days to read. Dorie Clark uses a simple language and her examples are easy to relate to. The book is filled with questions that should guide your reflection. According to Dorie Clark [...]

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Young People are the greatest asset for Africa

‘We have something that the rest of the world doesn’t have, and it is not the minerals on the ground, that is the easy stuff, that is the lazy stuff.  The one thing that Africa is the younger generation, the human capital. And we must create the space and opportunity, for young people to feel they can bring their full selves and their capability. If we do that, there is no limit to what we can achieve”- Maria Ramos, Commissioner, Pathways for Prosperity Commission Technology and Inclusive Develo [...]

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I am blessed, but why am I not happy?

If we are to be honest, everyone, regardless, of age, gender, race, or social economic status, wants to be happy. Almost everything that we do in our life, is to help us achieve happiness. The career, physical and mental health, spirituality, hobbies, relationships, and the toys we pursue are somehow expected to lead to our happiness.  Whether these lead to our happiness remains a question to explore. I have a great job, a business that is making significant profits,  a spouse who loves me uncon [...]

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I have passed my MSCE, IGCSE, O level, what’s next?

I have passed my MSCE, IGCSE, O level, what’s next? Congratulations to you for passing your MSCE. Now that you have bagged that MSCE, IGCSE, O level you are wondering, what’s next? They are many options available to you, but for this blog, I will only focus on tertiary education. You qualify to make an application to colleges and universities in Malawi and abroad. If you are making an application in Malawi, you have both public and private universities that are offering different courses. To app [...]

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