In other news… setting strategies, self care, and ladies get sued

I like to share the stories of other people who inspire me, even if the topics aren’t strictly related to writing and editing. What are your favourite non-writing topics? Let me know here or connect with me on Twitter.

Productivity

One of my favourite Medium writers, Ayodeji Awosika, released 5 Signs You’re MUCH Closer to Your Goals, Dreams, and Vision than You Think (story for members). I won’t spoil it, but I love his explanations around goals, strategies and vision.

If you don’t know Ayo’s work, he’s the down-to-earth version of your favourite personal development gurus. I say down-to-earth because his suggestions are always attainable to me (he doesn’t advocate jumping out of bed and into a cold shower at 4am, for example). If you need a boost of clarity and inspiration, give this article a read and a clap (or fifty, because that’s how I show my appreciation).

If, like me, you prefer reading away from your screen, Ayo has released two books.

Amazon.co.uk link for Ayodeji Awosika's You 2.0: Stop Feeling Stuck, Reinvent Yourself, and Become a Brand New You

Ayodeji Awosika – You 2.0: Stop Feeling Stuck, Reinvent Yourself, and Become a Brand New You

Amazon.co.uk link to Ayodeji Awosika's The Destiny Formula: Find Your Purpose. Overcome Your Fear of Failure. Use Your Natural Talents And Strengths To Build A Successful Life.

Ayodeji Awosika – The Destiny Formula: Find Your Purpose. Overcome Your Fear of Failure. Use Your Natural Talents And Strengths To Build A Successful Life.


 Self-care

Jordan Makelle, the leader of Creative Revolt, released a no holds barred look at taking care of yourself when working for yourself. Those who know me are probably aware of my own past struggles with burn-out (Or not. We all know the stigma attached to these topics), so hearing people talk about a similar topic so openly is incredibly powerful. I applaud Jordan for being so frank and open about something that is so often quietly swept under the rug. It’s a longish video, so do save it to your watch later list so you can watch it without distraction.


Women

Earlier this week, news finally broke that the Ladies Get Paid group had been sued by activists and are in danger of closing down. They are looking for help with funding to keep the doors open.

Here are just some of the reasons why a group like Ladies Get Paid started up in the first place:

I’ve lived for most of my life in South Africa, the most unequal society in the world, so when I see groups that are actively helping others help themselves, I’m inspired. Despite the negativity of this news, I still hope that more people will be able to see the benefits of groups that provide a familiar and open space for similar people to teach, learn, and grow with each other.

After all, a candle loses nothing by lighting another.


What have you been reading this week?

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