The working world; know what your boss expects of you.

In the work environment – you’ll need to have ‘transferable skills.’ Here are some quick tips on self-management, work ethic and humility.

Part of transitioning from youth to adult is learning to self-manage. My friend and author Robyn Pearce’s recommends getting ready first so you won’t get distracted doing that ‘one last thing’ that fast-tracks you from being on time to being late!

Getting enough sleep and laying off mind altering substances are simple but effective habits that will give you a clear, focused head to produce good work.

The last key is humility. Confidence and awesome ideas are great. But not without humility. It is defined as ‘having a modest or low view of one’s importance.’

Laslo Block the past Head of People Operations at Google, explains it well – he says a person’s willingness to learn is more important than their intellectual brilliance.



This is Yvonne Godfrey author of ‘Making it on My Own’ 52 Smart Ways to Smash it in the Real World. Find me on