Are you a moderator or an abstainer?

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It must’ve been the 100th time I was thinking about starting a diet. I had tried nearly them all, and the result was always the same. Failure.

Looking back, I understand that my perception of dieting was wrong. I was viewing as the combo eat health + exercise. …


Do something social, something physical, and something spiritual.

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I was tired of answering the same boring things every Monday morning at work when people asked how my weekend was.

My choices were:

  • “Ya know, short.”
  • “Nothing interesting.”
  • “I can’t even remember.”
  • *Insert another boring thing.*

Weekends felt like a blur. I felt tired, yet, it seemed I hadn’t…


Losing weight is only half the battle.

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This article is the follow up of this article here:

Anybody who’s managed to lose a lot of weight knows that, once you’ve reached your goal, the journey has only just begun.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), we human beings are creatures of habit, so the second I reached my goal, my…


And why it's a recipe for disappointment

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Reflecting on recent global events, it sparked my curiosity how much the myth of meritocracy is harmful and how it's been shaping people’s behaviour negatively.

When we believe that whatever we achieve it’s only due to a combination of hard work and pure talent, we are ignoring the fact that…


How to spot them working remotely — first impressions matter!

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With this new working from home reality, I've noticed lots of people proudly posting their onboarding kits on LinkedIn.

Besides the usual equipment, I've seen employees receiving welcome boxes with branded stuff like t-shirts, notebook and water bottles.

Although a nice touch, would this be enough to make it clear…


How to say no and still keep stakeholders’ support

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As a project manager, receiving requests outside the scope is a given. It happens more often than I'd like to admit.

Plans and priorities change, but staying true to objectives and making sure that what’s done adds value is essential to avoiding scope creep and ensuring the project’s success.

Although…


How I got a job during the pandemic

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Recently, I had to look for a new job due to the COVID-19 situation. Sadly, my previous role was made redundant. I imagine that a lot of you might be in the same boat.

But I have to say, even though this time around was atypical, it was not as…


Sometimes, all you need to do is the next right thing.

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There’s no one-size-fits-all strategy to build the life you’ve always desired. But there are some initial actions you can take to kick off this journey right now.

Moving away from your comfort zone might seem scary; however, it'll be fulfilling in the long run. …


Listen to Top Writers, they know their stuff

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When I started to write on Medium in May 2020, I knew a total of zero things about the platform. But one day, a lightning bolt struck my head, and I had an idea for a story.

To date, I’ve written 16 articles and curators distributed 50% of those. I…


Patriarchy still has its ways to condemn women's choices

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In our society, personality traits associated with strength are all related to masculine characteristics. Assertiveness, perseverance, leadership, you name it. In stark contrast, feminine characteristics are associated with weakness.

A quick search on Google about this topic gave me the following results:

Mayra Boppre

Brazilian in Ireland | PMP | Avid learner | Harry Potter enthusiast. Sharing what I know about leading awesome teams and Project Management.

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