5 ways to start a business with no money

I know what you are thinking – starting a business without money is impossible! What if I told you it’s one of the biggest myths about business building. It’s also one of the main reasons why people just never give their business idea a go. I am only listing 5 ways to start a business … Continue Reading

Build a business without giving up your day job

I turned my side hustle into my main hustle at the beginning of 2018. I honestly could’ve never imagined that one day I will run my own business. If you would’ve asked me even just 12 months ago whether I could ‘take the plunge’, I would’ve hesitated. But one fine morning in November 2017 after … Continue Reading

Having a positive attitude at work

In my last article “Work-Life Balance and Positive Wellbeing” I introduced the latest research about having a healthy wellbeing around work, and outlined how “having a positive attitude” is now academically known to be a core prerequisite. Today we’re going to take a look at just how positive your attitude really is. Having a positive … Continue Reading

Work-life balance and positive well-being

Look around you, the case for work-life balance and positive well-being is everywhere. But do you have the skills to make either a reality for you? Over the last two articles I have written some uncomfortable but perhaps relatable words. I painted a rather blue picture in my first article of the chaotic and puzzling … Continue Reading

How to start a side hustle?

If you ever wondered how to start a side hustle, then this post is for you. I promise that both the very practical folk and those working more intuitively will find this article useful. My aim is to encourage more people to pursue their passion and at the same time practice skills that can expand … Continue Reading

What type of day did you have today?

Are you obvious (or turning a blind eye) to situations that result in distress, and those subsequent behaviours that exacerbate this? Do you know the difference between eustress – that positive buzz that comes with those tasks or situations that feel achievable – and distress – the result of challenges or situations where that motiving and ‘positive buzz’ has … Continue Reading

Have you read these business books yet?

I love a good book recommendation just like I love coming across a good Spotify playlist (my latest obsession). Even though I prefer reading actual printed books, I must admit I started listening to audiobooks and I was pleasantly surprised just how much I like it. It’s a convenient way of consuming content and I … Continue Reading

First contributor to designed by life

THE DBL CONTRIBUTOR  Designed by life welcomes its first contributor. The idea of having a writing co-pilot has always been something I played with. In my mind (and heart), it was easy: find someone who embodies the DBL values and writes beautifully with heart and soul all the while bringing value to you, my readers. … Continue Reading