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An Iterative Approach to My Blog

I was leaving the corporate world behind and needed to rebrand. I had a hard deadline. I had a new job, a new domain and...


My First Week at CloudAfrica

Stay tuned if you are interested to know what I learned, did and achieved in the past week. Maybe something I did could be of...


Defusing Stressful Emotions

Mark Twain said, "I am an old man and I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened."

It’s unsustainable to experience many...


Rewire your brain (Part 8) - Conclusion

Page 172 of the book Rewire: Changing Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior written by psychotherapist Richard O’Connor says that whatever we...


Rewire your brain (Part 7) - Our habits

Germany Kent says that it's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to...


Rewire your brain (Part 6) - Neuroplasticity

Lara Boyd challenges us by asking how do we learn? And why does some of us learn things more easily than others?

In the part 5,...


Rewire your brain (Part 5) - The Satir Change Process Model

Virginia Satir says that we can learn something new anytime we believe we can. Therefore we can learn to cope with what we are dealing with...


Rewire your brain (Part 4) - Childhood survival rules

Virginia Satir says that you have learned what you have learned very well. It has helped you survive.

In Part 3, Distress Tolerance, we learned how...


Rewire your brain (Part 3) - Distress tolerance

Oliver Goldsmith says that the mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.

In Part 2 we looked at how we can activate five neuro...


Rewire your brain (Part 2) - Activate neuro pathways

Dr. Hilary Stokes says that we have trillions of brain cells, resulting in thousands (if not millions) of strings of lights (chemical reactions) correlating with our...


Rewire your brain (Part 1) - Introduction

John Medina said, "what you do and learn in life physically changes what your brain looks like - it literally rewires it."

You are learning something new...


Practice what you preach

"Your beliefs don't make you a better person, our behavior does."

I have a far way to go on my journey. My journey of self-discovery and...


Who are you and where are you going?

Nathaniel Hawthorne says that happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight...


Know your limits

"Know your limits, know when to give, know when to demand, know when to say no, know when enough is enough"

Face your fears, get out of...


Change starts with you

Mahatma Gandhi says to start changing yourself if you want to change the life around you.

"Change starts with you"... how cliché Clarice. Thanks for that one.



Words define your reality

"Words are free. It's how you use them, that may cost you." - KushandWizdom

How often do you listen to yourself when you speak? Not just...


Discovering yourself

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle

Sometimes I struggle to consciously understand my actions. This makes it hard for me to find out...


The fear behind the scenes

"The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else's highlight reel," Steven Furtick

Think of someone successful in...


Rubyfuza 2017 Conference

I spoke at Rubyfuza 2017 in Cape Town about how Imposter Syndrome impacts my day-to-day decisions and confidence, affects growth by limiting opportunities and makes me feel...


The imposter within

“Did I do anything wrong today,” he said, “or has the world always been like this and I've been too wrapped up in myself to notice?”...


Deliberate downtime

"Do you really squeeze more productivity out of yourself by powering through your weariness?", Caroline Webb

To make good decisions you need your mind to be fresh....


Sustainable living

The aim is simple. I wish to boost my overall sense of wellbeing by living a more fulfilling life day-to-day.

I decided it was time to consciously...


How I got my article published

I am proud to announce that my article got published on A List Apart giving me the chance to share my career experiences with the community.



Coping with unknown outcomes

"I am an old man and I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." by Mark Twain

As software developers we have...


A mindful day of happiness

Everything I did today was done with intent and slower than usual. I was mindful.

Today I had complete control of my day and my emotions because...


The rainbow in our storm sprint

Communication is essential to minimize stress and get the support a team needs to be successful.

We are seven days into our two week sprint and our...


The ego barrier

Be the change you want to see even if it doesn't change anything right away.

An ego is a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance. It...


What it means to be an expert

Accelerate your learning by sharing what you learn with others while you are learning it.

Experts aren't people who know absolutely everything in their field of expertise. Take...


5 Soft skills every developer should know about

"We only grow when we are doing things that makes us uncomfortable." by John Sonmez

I have been following John Sonmez for a while now. He has...


People do stupid sh*t

"If you don’t fail it’s because you did not risk enough, and if you didn’t risk enough it’s because you didn’t put your whole self out...


Reignite the passion

Do you remember how excited you were when you wrote your first program? It's easy to forget when you've been in the real-world for a long...


Escaping the social comfort zone

"I think that we grow when we are outside our comfort zone. If it's not breaking you down, it's not building you up." quoted by Scott...


Dealing with change in teams

It's sad when people leave because bonds are formed but we can't stay in the same environment and position forever.

I had a bad experience. I once...


People oriented software

The art of making software for people with people.

Today the words "people oriented software" materialized in my mind. It's not a new (I Googled it) but...


The “Perfect” Illusion

Are you chasing after unicorns - perfect things that may not exist? Perfection is a subjective perspective. I dive into this "illusion" and how it has affected...