All posts tagged: planning

How I afford to travel

Originally posted on Sitting Pretty In The Queen City:
I get asked a lot how I afford to travel so I wanted to share with you how I’m able to go on all these trips! Sorry to disappoint but I don’t have a sugar daddy financing these excursions and my parents are not paying my way : ) The biggest thing  I do is go on a financial diet when I’m home. I don’t have a large disposable income but I joined mint.com years ago for free and it keeps track of my spending and I can see where my weaknesses are in my budget (for instance eating out for me was adding up to be a lot so I joke about how I eat ramen noodles to afford travel.) I’ve been learning to cook more and it’s definitely saved some money. I also realized I’d be happy sacrificing a few things to set aside travel money. I only get my hair done maybe 2 or 3 times a year now and pay to get…

How to Manage Staff (For Beginners)

Originally posted on The Graduate21:
By Debisi Desalu Today’s graduates are ambitious and want to climb the career ladder quicker than previous generations. Graduates employed in start-up companies and small charities (such as student unions) will have management responsibility very early on in their careers. Management training is limited but you are still expected to deliver. Check out my top tips for how to manage staff. Get them on board A good induction is vital. This ensures that staff members have the knowledge and tools needed to do the job. Nothing is more dis-empowering than having to do something or being expected to do something you haven’t been trained to do or been given the tools to do. Making sure your induction and training is relevant increases the likelihood of success.    Expectations and Accountability Be clear on your expectations from the start, so each staff member understands their role. Once the expectations have been set ensure you are transparent about how performance will be measured. Hold staff accountable for their results without being dis…

A wandering heart and mind…on the first day back to class ;)

Originally posted on Oh, the places you'll go :
I’m a person of simple pleasures.  I like daydreaming, plans and travel, to name a few. Whee, planning! Admittedly, doing these three things in my first two classes of Phase 3 is probably unwise. I feel like the fact I’m pretty sure I’ve used this gif before says something about my life… But yes, we had our first “real class” of phase 3 today. Phase 3 is the Chronic conditions, and pretty much everyone has already informed us that this phase is a lot more intense than phases 1 and 2 which is something that I don’t even want to touch right now, let me tell you that!  Today was a pretty light day, frankly; we had our intro to phase lecture, then a “real” lecture, and then half of us had clinical skills, myself being in that half.  I didn’t particularly mind having clinical skills today, though the scheduling for it is utterly bananas this phase.  Usually all of the groups had the same sessions…