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Mental health and mining

Those of you in the mining industry know that you have to go for an annual medical exam to see if you are physically fit to work. They...

Admitting you are wrong

If ever there was a bitter pill to swallow, this one would be the most bitter of them all. Having to admit that you are wrong. I have...

Diversify your skills

A few years ago I was exposed to a term called "multiskilling" It was a project that was run at the mine whereby operators were trained...

5 More Coal Mining Hacks

Last week's blog was received very well so I decided to drop 5 more hacks from my days at the coal mines. I will just carry on with the...

5 Coal mining hacks

I've worked at the coal mines for 10 years and there are some tips and tricks that I've learnt along the way. I worked at both opencast...

Gratitude Challenge

As if we don't have enough challenges already, lol! Yes, you guessed it, I'm coming with a challenge but I promise this one will do you a...

What is Kaizen?

Last week I had this bright idea of combining my business improvement background with my career coaching. Shock, horror and disbelief!...

Career Paths

Your career path is not always this long or winding road. It will look different for each and every one of us. Some talk about the career...

Keep calm stay safe!

I decided to write about staying calm in these very unsure times. The world is in the grip of a global pandemic and we are caught in the...

Free stuff just for you!

Everybody loves free stuff, myself included! I have put together 10 ways that you can shake up your career in mining. These are practical...

Change is uncomfortable

At some moment you will get to a point in your career that you will feel bored or irritable by your work situation. This could be because...

Take a step back

It is so easy to get caught up in our careers and ambitions but let's take a moment to step back and breathe. It is important to want to...

What is your strength?

If someone asks you what your strength is, how long does it take you to answer? Do you have to think really hard about what you are good...

A house without a fence

Would you buy a house without a fence or a wall? I don't think you would. It's not safe AND your property is open to everyone and...

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