Showing posts with the label advice

Protecting Hopes and Dream

The title of this post sounds very much like the headlines I often write in my day job. While it sometimes seems like "fluff", we do mean what we say when we tell people to start thinking about protecting what matters to the ones they love.  Of course, protection means different things to different people.  In our family, it is about ensuring our kids complete their education, do what they enjoy and grow up being able to support themselves through life. And this should be whether or not the man and I are still alive.  If we live to a ripe old age, and maintain our ability to provide for them, well and great isn't it? But what if something untoward happens to us?  How about the other people who are dependent on our income to live out the rest of lives, like our parents?  Conversations around death or permanent disability is a heavy one and often a sensitive one. However, the conversation is absolutely be necessary.  From a life insurer's perspective

Mindfulness at the workplace

The weeks back at the office after CNY was nothing but stressful. Hands up those who feel the way I do right now!  I could really use some relaxing yoga session or the likes.  Of course, stress is all part and parcel of work isn't it? However, have you ever sometimes reflected on your day and realised how you handled a particular situation could be the cause of your stress? Maybe it's a case of speaking too much too soon? Maybe it is all relative to other events in happening in your life.

Social Media and Your Career

Social media has become very much a way of life for many of us. As a marketer, the advent of social media is superb, opening up many avenues for us to reach out to our target audience, at a fraction of the cost as opposed to spending on traditional advertising media. Most importantly, it allows for tracking of performance. You know that all important ROI discussions we have in the office, and more so the justifying of marketing spends. Ever since I helped set-up the Facebook page for my then employer some 7 years back, I never looked back.  Social media has and will always be part of my integrated marketing plans. It has also become a part of my life, evident from how I also evolved to be a parent blogger. I am one who cannot get past a day without checking my Instagram, Facebook and Dayre accounts, and the number of platforms I have accounts on is numerous. There are probably some which I have already forgotten about. As my colleague puts it, I have quite an activ