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Reflecting on 2021

As we enter the last month of 2021, this will be my last blogpost for the year. Don't worry, I will still be blogging in the new year. I...

Set proper goals

A while ago, I posted a video on my Youtube channel about goal setting. This week I want to revisit the concept and talk about why it's...

Get to know yourself

This week I want to talk about getting to know yourself. This is important because the better you understand yourself, the better you can...

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...

Do you sabotage yourself?

Think carefully before you answer this question. Logically there's no reason why you would sabotage yourself, there are enough other...

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...

The thing about promotions

Raise your hand if you know this feeling. You are doing your job and you feel you are ready to be promoted. You speak to your manager and...

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...