Life should not begin at 40!

Recently, I read that there's a time in your life when money and material things stop becoming a way you measure your worth, success and other things. At that moment, I was reminded of a Public Relations lecturer at the college I attended. She once asserted (I paraphrase): "At your age, you think about parties, …

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A human being is a complex animal

Feelings, emotions, childhood experiences, struggles, triumphs, needs, psychological battles within self, dreams, fears, views, et cetera, render a human being a complex animal. I am convinced many a person walks about proudly — and at times, boastfully — in their pricey Italian wear or whatever takes their fancy, often masquerading their true self. Their true …

Sorry! Reading won’t help you instantly

What does reading — and the learning it comes with — have to do with developing patience? Answer: Everything! Jonga, when you read and learn a new word or piece of information today, you might use it a few months later. I am reading a scintillating novel; astoundingly well-written and the author lyrical in his …

How media contents threaten your smarts and self-identity

Avoid consuming media contents passively. Be engaged, sift, research and verify what you read and listen to. In order to learn and improve yourself, never be a zombie in the process. In an age where media is in your fingertips, use it to improve and broadcast yourself. It is survival of the emotionally intelligent and …

How I learned the importance of great communication

Image: Themba Jay Consulting When I went to study at a media college in 2010, I had a lot of ground to cover to level the playing field with my peers who'd matriculated from prestigious, and thus, better schools. I came short in many ways and at the same time, I loved eloquent communication. This …