The 24 Hour No Phone “Challenge”

Today, I came to the end of a journey few would bother to venture. After 23.5 hours of disconnect, I turned my phone on.  Continue reading “The 24 Hour No Phone “Challenge””

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How To Solve Your First World Problems

Generation X and Y have redefined the meaning of a problem. There are now two categories: real problems and then first world problems. Sure, life’s no bed of roses, but generally speaking, we’ve had the luxury of creating more frivolous concerns to keep. We’ve turned collecting parking fines, ripping suit pants exiting taxis and battling fast food cravings on bikini body diets into a full-time occupation. Continue reading “How To Solve Your First World Problems”

5 Skills To Better Manage Conflict

Co-written with Sarah Dukes, Director of Peymac Mediations.

Whether you’re a solicitor or President of your local Spanish Club, you’re bound to run into a conflict of interests, the clash of opinion, or perhaps even a full-blown war with someone at work. Life’s too busy to be putting out fires. That said, occasionally, we can’t avoid bumping into highly flammable people. Continue reading “5 Skills To Better Manage Conflict”

The 3 Lessons All Universities Need to Teach

Some days, I wish I was at university again, so I could naively look forward to being an adult. I thought I’d be a kickass lawyer wearing Versace shoes, driving a Mercedes and dining near Sydney Opera House. Alas, what I really discovered was Continue reading “The 3 Lessons All Universities Need to Teach”

Old-school practices: Can they teach us how to break bad business habits?

For Generation Y and our modern first world problems, battling a Candy Crush addiction, or choosing what to have for dinner on Tinder may be the most arduous tribulation contemplated all day. In between managing our daily stresses, we may begin to wonder: how did we get from allowing three business days to respond, to expecting an email reply within a few hours?

Continue reading “Old-school practices: Can they teach us how to break bad business habits?”

Boss Talks: Nicole Billet from Teddington Legal

Nicole Billet, Boss Talks

Nicole is the CEO and Managing Director of Teddington Legal, a Legal Virtual Practice and Chambers that provides legal solutions for corporate and commercial law lawyers. I sat down with Nicole to get her take on creating and directing a business from scratch in a competitive industry, and what it takes to manage and foster a successful working environment. Continue reading “Boss Talks: Nicole Billet from Teddington Legal”

Why your worst fears are nothing to be afraid of

Fear needs no invitation to rear its ugly head.  Fear takes many forms: from fearing heights to a severe case of arachibutyrophobia (fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one’s mouth, a common enough phobia to have it’s own name). Continue reading “Why your worst fears are nothing to be afraid of”

Three cheers for men on International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day (8 March 2017)! It’s an important day, and at the very least, a great opportunity to mock misogynistic Facebook memes, enjoy the odd feminist rap battle, or participate in aggressively passionate poetry slams down at your local library. Continue reading “Three cheers for men on International Women’s Day”