How to Add Value at Work

Success means a lot of different things to different people, but I would put a safe bet on being valuable in what you do – whether that’s being great in your team, making money for your business, helping others, or some other value – being a large part of what success means to most of us.

Adding value has huge benefits. Not only the buzz of knowing you’re absolutely rocking it, but it may line you up nicely for a promotion, get you noticed by the right people or maybe win you an award at work. There’s a lot of pay off to working on your value.

You don’t have to just be a climber for this to be relevant to you. We all want to be good at our jobs (right?) Thriving in what we do greatly helps with job satisfaction, and even in less than perfect work situations, adding value can see you reap as much as you sow.

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What you need to know about Apprenticeships


I was watching the BBC2 documentary series School last night. In this episode, about behaviour, an adult-looking teenage boy had been excluded from school due to repeated terrible behaviour.

The camera met him in his bedroom, where he was playing video games. “What will you do next?” we hear from behind the camera. “Uh, I’m hoping to just get an apprenticeship” he shrugs and replies.

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Promoting Better Financial Skills

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Recently, I was on the BBC. Yup, national BBC – not just local. It turns out that 1/3 of millennials will be renting for life and they wanted someone to come speak about it.

What I said was simple; I choose to work in a sector that I love, making the world a better place. And that means that not only do I rent but I also live in a houseshare.

After having relative financial freedom in Japan and Germany, coming back to the UK I had to relearn how to be frugal. I’m always on the look out for better ways to stay on top of my finances and I am really passionate about giving students the skills to manage their money. [Read more…]

Keeping Acne Away with Sk:n


I have said it before and I’ll say it again – there should be a law made to say that anyone who pays taxes should not have to have acne. And yet, here I am.

When I was younger, I could get away with buying whatever was cheapest at Boots and just using that, but as I’m older and the cause of my acne goes from teenage skin to high stress and a busy life, I need to put a bit more thought into what I put on my face. [Read more…]

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