It matters to conduct yourself in a professional manner because this will affect your ability to get hired, have clients and opportunities to advance yourself and your career.

Some people excel at exuding professional traits and others struggle. If you want to be taken seriously as a professional, there are a few things that you should stop doing.

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You Always Show Up Late

If you are consistently late for work and assignments, you show others that you do not value their time. It is disrespectful and unprofessional for you to always be late.

It’s understandable that at times, life just happens and gets in the way. However, if you know that you might be late for something you are meant to do, it is courteous to let the person that you are receiving know ahead of time. …


Procrastination is the act of constantly putting things off. It happens to all of us.

As we’ve started off this new year with new goals to accomplish, not everyone will get there.

The truth is that some of us will want to give up. Others would talk about it but not do what is needed to begin.

I can honestly tell you that when I set my mind towards something, I usually see it through. Whether it’s a success or failure, I still see it through.

If procrastination is your problem, I am here for you. There are a few ways that you can stop procrastinating and finally be the person that always makes things happen. …


When young professionals leave the premise of the academic world and head into the workforce, it can be a very exciting period in their life.

However, the process of entering the workforce carries with it a lot of different challenges. There are some mistakes that young graduates make on their quest to secure a job.

Do Not Rush Into Any Role

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A big mistake that some young professionals make is that they hurriedly dive into any role they see available. Don’t get me wrong, it matters that as you are starting out, you truly are open to different roles and the learning process. …


I’m sure most of us are glad to walk away from 2020. It has been quite a year. As we move on to this 2021, it can be difficult to summon the courage to be optimistic.

It’s possible that your plans have not worked out? Or maybe you are not seeing the fruits of your efforts? If you find yourself feeling dejected and deprived of hope, this post is for you to not give up on yourself. It’s time to get your fire back. Here is how you do so.

Understand What Drives You

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If you feel as though who you are and the life you are working towards is not worth it, you need to go back to the drawing board. You need to understand what it is that drives you. …


At times, we can find ourselves in a rut. Life doesn’t seem to be working out the way that you want. Maybe, you keep questioning why life is unfair? Maybe, you’re feeling tired and upset over being unhappy? Maybe, you wish for once, you had something big to celebrate?

There’s nothing wrong with having moments when you feel negative. It happens to all of us. However, the most important thing is that you don’t allow yourself to remain stuck in your pain. Here are some tips to change your perspective.

Consider What The Bad Experience Teaches You

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When we go through difficult moments in life, it’s easy to wallow in self-pity. You can do that for a little while but give that a time limit. I know you lost the job but consider what the experience taught you? What did you learn about yourself and others? …


As we approach the end of another year, you find it common that people start to re-assess their life. They look forward to new goals. They resolve to do better in different aspects of their life from work, family and relationships.

It’s good to reflect on your year and life. As you re-assess, there are a few things you could do to add a touch of positivity to your life. There are a few traits that you could get rid off.

Judging Others Before You Know Them

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Give others a chance by getting to know and understand them before you draw a conclusion. When you treat others based on assumptions or things you heard, you’re not operating from your own analysis. …


As we round up the year, there is a mixture of emotions to feel. Some are excited and others might be miserable. The ending of the year can unfortunately bring up certain negative emotions.

Maybe you didn’t accomplish all the goals you wanted? Maybe you live far away from home? Maybe your social and romantic life is non-existent? Or maybe you’re in a cold region and it’s getting you down?

All of these are understandable reasons to not be in a good mood. Believe me when I say that I get you because I’ve experienced it all. …


People often tell me that when I speak, I’m passionate. They also say that I present myself well. Apart from writing, speaking is another way that I enjoy sharing messages. It is fun for me to communicate with others, especially about topics that I care deeply about.

Having good communication skills matters in every facet of life. It matters in your workplace. It matters in your family. It matters within your social circle and relationship.

Having good communication skills is crucial.If you need help developing your communication skills, there are a few things that you have to work on.

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It matters to live your life in a way that feels true to you. It matters to live your life in a way that feels good to you.

To me, authenticity simply means that what you say and do is in line with who you are and how you live.

Living in an authentic way can bring you peace and freedom.

Yet, not everyone understands that. Not everyone pursues what makes them feel at home and alive. We get scared of failure and rejection. We get scared of how society will view and label us.

If you want to live in your authenticity, I’d like you to consider some of these points. …


We all seek meaning and purpose in our days. We thus pursue it in different ways. We find it in ambition, love, children, church or on a foreign island.

Others struggle to understand how to obtain it. They walk around aimlessly and have this deep sense of emptiness that hovers around them.

If you belong to the latter category, I’m here for you. I want you to understand that you don’t have to continue to live in that vast space that makes you numb. You can come out of it.

There are a few ways for you to create some form of meaning and purpose in your life. …

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Isioma Ononye

I’m a Writer. I discuss personal development, women empowerment, mental health & communications. Contact Me: isiomaononye@gmail.com Follow me -IG: @isiomaononye

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