Archives of Be Your Best Self

Embrace the chaos.

If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...

How to avoid the struggle, when nothing is compulsory…

It is so easy to become complacent and stop checking in on yourself – realising just how comfortable your pillow actually is and reinstating your dislike for any time before 11am. As I’ve discovered, however, this is a dangerous habit and attitude to get into and it is important to realise that the ownership of our future careers is in our own hands.

The real impression is made during the role.

So here’s 5 tips, tricks and hacks to make sure that you take this opportunity, meet expectations, exceed them, and continue building yourself into being a strong graduate, young professional and all-round legend!

Criticism does not mean you suck.

As a boss one of the things I actually hate most is having to give someone feedback on their work. Well let me explain. When their work is awesome … it’s great … I get to big them up and make them feel like a giant. But when things aren’t up to scratch, no matter […]

When sh*t hits the fan, keep your cool.

Lisa and Saara have put together a special guide just for you, with all their tips, tricks and hacks on how to best manage your time and energy when the crazy hits (and to keep yourself sane amidst it all).

Our own expectations hit the hardest.

Whether that's maintaining a certain GPA; passing all of your subjects; landing an internship; managing a side hustle; working on your networking skills, being on the executive team of your university club; graduating ... the list goes on. We ALL have expectations of ourselves - and so we should - because they go hand in hand with our goals!

A #NoFilter chat on success.

Think about this: In our career journey or general lives ... when we have goals we set out to achieve or ANY task where we apply effort - regardless of the outcome - it means we didn't only or just do anything (these are common success-belittling terms). It actually reflects that we took small steps in our careers.

Making 2019 the year of YOU.

Happy New Year to you! Although I am acutely aware that it is already February 1st as I write this ... I wanted to kick off our 2019 Career Hacks articles with a focus on the year ahead.