A lot of Investing advice online focuses on the stock market.
Which makes sense. The stock market is an accessible way for everyone to invest in the market.
You can buy one stock or even partial shares in a company. There are a lot of platforms that cater to smaller investors.
However, there are also a large number of investment options available to everyone.
As a beginner investor, even if you have done your homework and decided that investing is the right next move for you and your money. Now you must make a few more decisions. Where exactly in the stock market should you invest? …
Usually Labour Day weekend marks the end of summer, and the beginning of back to school, and back to work season.
It’s the feeling of new goals, new routines, renewed hope — and also a season I usually dread.
End of year deadlines, the last push to get your targets and quotas met for the year.
Of course this year, nothing seems the same. 2020 has thrown a wrench in any semblance of routines or plans.
But somehow, this is the year I started to crave a routine and embrace the monotony of structure.
I always hated having to wake at the same time every day, having a “morning routine” and anything else that forced some form of structure in my life. …
I used to think I had no creative bone in my body. Despite being a mostly straight-A student in grade school, I had to go to remedial art class in grade 3, because I was failing art class.
I could never figure out any kind of musical instrument and was too shy for drama class. There were no creative skills that I had ever had success with!
So I had subscribed to the idea that I was not creative at all. And in fact, might be the reason I succumbed to calling myself an accountant.
In reality, I was just confined to the generic idea of creativity. Here’s the thing though, drawing, painting, music, and acting are “traditional” forms of creativity. As I grew older, I found myself searching for other creative outlets. …
Successful content creators are talented and creative, but they also have the discipline, systems, and a mindset that helps them become successful content creators!
It’s been about 2 years since I left my corporate desk job.
Admitting that is terrifying. It means that I have intentionally been out of the job market for two years, which is not something the corporate world recommends.
I left my job because I was unfulfilled, burnt out, and maybe was going through a quarter-life crisis.
I have to acknowledge that I do have an immense amount of privilege and a supportive husband. This allows me to work on creative projects that I enjoy, to find work that inspires me, without worrying about how I’m going to pay rent or for my next meal. …
There are too many different issues impacting us in today’s world: climate change, systemic racism, diversity, healthcare, government, data privacy — really the list could go on!
It’s hard to keep tabs on the issues, and even harder to actually feel like you’re making a contribution in helping alleviate the problems.
It feels insane how much has changed since 2020 started.
I have hope that we will continue to challenge existing systems — whether it is the systemic racism that exists, police brutality, ethical supply chain management, how a company treats its employees, customers, and suppliers.
Business is not conducted in a silo. We all know this. But it is possible to demand change when organizations are choosing to exploit existing structures for their benefit. …
Productivity is an addiction. At least, it is for me. I’ve read about all the methods, the tools, and even tried a lot of them.
Batching tasks, the Pomodoro technique, 80/20 rule, time blocking, brain dumps, just to name a few.
None of these ever work 100% of the time!
I’ve tried every new technique that came across my feed but never stopped to ask what I was really looking for when I was searching for productivity.
Productivity is that holy grail for many of us. We are constantly either hustling or feeling guilty for not working hard enough. We’re constantly busy, constantly tired. It’s what we’ve been trained to do, for years! …
Do you want to retire early? I think the vast majority of people would answer this question with a resounding “Yes!”
There are numerous studies about how the vast majority of the workforce is not happy at work. More than half of U.S. workers are unhappy in their jobs!
But most people swallow the pill just to pay their bills. Your rent/mortgage, grocery bills, and utility bills don’t care that you’re unhappy at work.
Every now and then, when I come across a story about a couple who has quit their jobs at 30 to travel the world, their story piques my interest. …
My quest for the perfect planner has been a life long process. Maybe it’s because I’m a perfectionist who schedules her life in 15-minute blocks.
If there’s a planner out there, I probably know about it. I’ve probably researched it. I might have even purchased it.
The pretty covers always lure me in. I convince myself that this time will be different. I will definitely write in this planner. The blank pages are waiting to be filled with goals and tasks, hopes, and dreams. The tasks will be crossed out promptly on the deadline. …
Corporations have found success in capitalism. We have just realized, that’s not what we wanted.
Corporations can be good. They help feed us, get us dressed, help us communicate across the globe and even binge-watch our favorite TV shows.
And corporations exist because of capitalism. Capitalism is great. I mean it CAN be great.
From a very simplistic, theoretical perspective, there is a lot of good that has come from capitalism.
Capitalism is the reason for many of our medical advancements. Capitalism has helped us expand production capacity. Capitalism is the reason we have social media platforms.
At the heart of it, capitalism is about competition and success. …
A little while ago, Buzzfeed News had an in-depth piece called How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation. Of course, there was quite a buzz about it, and there was even a quiz that helped you judge how burned out you are! The gist of the article was that Millennials are unable to “adult” and the reason for it is because we’re burned out!
But the idea of millennial burnout is not new. Before this article, in mid- 2018, Gallup even released a study which highlighted that Millennials Are Burning Out faster than other generations, despite being younger. …