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Two Years Later… *plus

“I wandered everywhere,

Through cities and countries wide,

And everywhere I went, the world was on my side… “

Hahah! This is me being corny trying to say I am back… Mainly because… Well. Long story. Let’s say life happened.

All in all the feeling is like coming back home from such a loong long voyage… which serves me right because I am miles away from home (for work – yay! I got a job 2 years ago too) in Tanzania and adult homesick is real! When did we stop crying when we felt homesick? Coz I’m just basically bored of everything and tired of doing the countdown to going back and consoling myself that this is not homesick. Continue reading “Two Years Later… *plus”

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Let’s talk cologne today (Paco Rabanne’s)

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Whereas the likes of Christian Dior could write and write about perfume and say many things about them that made the whole issue about colognes sound like some classic French affair (of course minus any fancy dress ball or maids running around) I cannot dare equate myself to them on these things. What am I saying? Continue reading “Let’s talk cologne today (Paco Rabanne’s)”

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The Fault in Our Stars

I could be probably late in this considering it is a book that was published in 2012 but it was honestly better late than never, in this case especially. Boy!!! I have not read a comparable to this in my entire life! Why lie? If you haven’t already read this book, do yourself a favor and get it. And read it!

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I do not have the words to push it through but just go read it. There is the movie I know but the book was better. Continue reading “The Fault in Our Stars”

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Secrets to winning at office politics – a must read title

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“Playing politics is like having sex. Almost everybody does it, but nobody is comfortable discussing exactly what they do.” Begins Marie McIntyre, PH.D., the author of Secrets to winning at office politics.

“The political side of work quickly becomes apparent as soon as we take our first job. To succeed, we not only have to do outstanding work, but we also have to deal with quirky bosses and annoying co-workers. Colleagues get defensive when we point out their mistakes, unscrupulous rivals try to stab us in the back, and managers make decisions that seem totally unfair or completely idiotic. Learning to deal with these realities, and succeed in spite of them, constitutes our on-the-job political education. Every office is a playing field for the game of politics.  And when you take a job, you’re automatically a player.” she adds on.

Many people feel that playing the political game involves devious plotting or blatant self-promotion. In reality though, politics is what naturally happens whenever people with different goals, interests and personalities try to work together.

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In this absorbing, captivating, fascinating and addictive read, the author will leave you with no option but to shine at your work place. So far it is the best book I have read on navigating your way to the top at the work place. I have read it more than once and I sure will read it again and again.

In the book, Marie covers a wide range of work place related concerns. Some of them include;

  • Political Intelligence and the facts of life – she leads you into developing political intelligence and explains to you the impossibility of fairness at the work place and instead what you should build on,
  • Using your energy wisely at the work place,
  • Political pitfalls and how to avoid them,
  • Political games and how each should be played. She gives a guideline on how to identify political games and gives you the counter moves that you so much need,
  • Toxic workplaces (this was one of my best parts) and how to identify them,
  • Increasing your political power at the work place and
  • Sharpening your influence skills at the work place just to list a few.

This book is available on amazon and can be bought here.

Get yours now and know what it is that you need to do to get it right.