Archives of Be Your Best Self

Embrace the chaos.

If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...

How to avoid the struggle, when nothing is compulsory…

Not to sound daunting or anything…but uni is full of stepping stones and, while skipping one stone might be easy (like missing a simple lecture), two or three becomes very difficult and suddenly you’ve rolled an ankle or broken an arm…metaphorically *please let that be metaphorically*

The real impression is made during the role.

So you’ve taken in all of our #NoFilter advice and you’ve landed yourself an epic internship, volunteer position or job role. Yas! Kudos to you! We’re stoked to have been part of your journey. But is there maybe one tiny detail that you have forgotten? The hard work isn’t over yet. In fact, I might argue that this is truly where it begins. Because it’s one thing to sell yourself on paper in an application and during an interview.

Criticism does not mean you suck.

As a boss one of the things I actually hate most is having to give someone feedback on their work. Well let me explain. When their work is awesome … it’s great … I get to big them up and make them feel like a giant. But when things aren’t up to scratch, no matter how well intentioned my feedback is, I know there is a good chance I am going to make the person receiving the feedback feel a little bit sh*t.

When sh*t hits the fan, keep your cool.

At genYOU HQ, we're getting ready to enter the busier end of our 2019 ... we also know that you've just come back from what was probably an epic - and well-deserved  - uni break! So what better time to chat to you about all things #timemanagement? Most of the time, you can't fight the crazy ... instead you have to embrace it, and be as prepared as possible, so that you can keep your cool when sh*t hits the fan.

Want to be a strong team player? Harness your soft skills.

While some argue that you need to become hard to be a #boss … we think that having empathy goes hand in hand with being a leader! If you genuinely make an effort to see a problem/statement from another person’s point of view, it will go a long way in the boardroom. This is particularly helpful when diffusing tense situations … whether they’re in person, via email or over the phone.

Our own expectations hit the hardest.

We ALL have expectations of ourselves - and so we should - because they go hand in hand with our goals! The important thing to remember from the stage you're at now, and as you move ahead, is that not everything will fall into place exactly as you planned it. In fact, sometimes your expectations and the reality (outcome) of a situation will be completely different.

A #NoFilter chat on success.

A lot of you will know that a huge part of generationYOU is our events (hopefully you’ve attended one or two)! It means that the generationYOU Team get to meet a lot of you face-to-face (yes the #genYOU team really do exist in real life hehe). What I’m constantly astounded by is how humble most […]

Making 2019 the year of YOU.

Happy New Year to you! Although I am acutely aware that it is already February 1st as I write this ... I wanted to kick off our 2019 Career Hacks articles with a focus on the year ahead.