Fintech is engaging Gen Zs and Millennials like traditional financial services never could. What have we seen so far and what else is to come?

If you walk around the internet streets it won’t be long till you hear about crypto, NFTs, GameStop, contactless payments etc. and I can bet it might be from a Gen Z (1996–2010) or Millennial (1980–1995).

Why? I believe this is largely driven by these generations desire to earn more, get things done easier and quicker, and overall challenge the status quo. Gen Zs and Millennials do not accept ‘let me take care of your money for you’ or ‘come into the branch to sort this out’. No.

Instead, Millennials lost trust in bankers, banking and the wider financial services…

Networking hasn’t stopped during the pandemic, but are you keeping up?

The global pandemic has left us with no option but virtual networking. Although networking gets a bad rep, I see virtual networking as simply building relationships online.

If you are currently avoiding virtual networking, waiting for when we go back to after-work drinks, big conferences and social events. I don’t think you should hold your breath (especially in the UK).

Have you seen people with new jobs, side hustles, book deals, partnerships etc.? Do not be deceived, networking is still very much alive and kicking.

I also believe virtual…

There are so many books out there. It is easy to get distracted and just keep randomly jumping from reading one book to the next. It is also one thing to read a book, another thing to recall what you have read and another to think about how the key learnings or lessons will change your life.

Do you agree? It is easy to pile up so many recommendations and read so many random books but not actually implement anything differently in your life.

About my reading strategy: I prefer to read intentionally by picking themes that I want to learn more about and then searching and finding the best books in these areas. …

As we enter another lockdown in the UK, it’s clear that remote working will truly be the new normal. I’ve been thinking and collating some remote working mental philosophies that have helped me adapt to working from home.

9 Mental Philosophies for Remote Working

Working too long without breaks? Find yourself multi-tasking during meetings? Feel out of touch with your colleagues? Remote working provides a great opportunity for us to understand our true motivations, regain control of our schedules and reflect on how we spend our time.

Here are 9 Mental Philosophies for Remote Working that will hopefully help you reflect on how you can make…

Committing time to your personal development shouldn’t have to involve reading books and taking exams. Here are the Top 20 Millennials/Millennial accounts around the world you need to be following if you are serious about continuous learning. So in no particular order, check out these interesting and engaging millennials and the topics they have you covered to learn!

Did I miss anyone out?

This is a list curated by me and I’m sure there are other millennials producing great content out there. Did I miss anyone out? Let me know below or on socials.

1. Now You’re Talking Network

Kicking off with the network I co-run. The Now You’re Talking…

Virtual events are everywhere in 2020 and I have been taking part in my fair share (over 40 since the beginning of lockdown).

This is not an exhaustive list but should give you an idea of what I’ve been up to and provide some interesting content to read and watch!

Here is a summary of some of what I’ve been ranting about.

How to build a Side Hustle alongside a Corporate Job

Do you tell your colleagues about your side hustle and if not, why not? 👀

I spoke to the incredible Shirin Shah who runs SASS — South Asian Sisters Speak about side hustles, work-life balance and time management. Catch up here. …

This blog post is to motivate and inspire the class of 2020 during this difficult time. Do share with any graduates or early-stage career professionals you know!

Dear Class of 2020,

I feel for you!

It is not easy to be graduating amid a global pandemic. Whilst many of us remember graduating as a period of celebration and relief, you probably will not. Some of the best bits of university such as friendships, relationships, graduation, societies, volunteering, sports and socials cannot be replicated virtually.

The world is changing. …

Sharing all the #StayHome Personal development courses and entertainment so you can enjoy staying home.

With lockdown looking like it’s not going to end anytime soon, I thought I would create a blog post that shares all the free courses and entertainment you can use to while away this extra time.

All the #StayHome Freebies! — Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

As you will have seen many companies have been offering free courses and trials of their products to help occupy people’s time and pivot their business to adapt to a much higher demand for virtual connectivity or offer up solutions to people’s boredom.

Do remember though that you don’t…

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Mary here and welcome to Now You’re Talking Network’s March edition titled Future-proofing yourself.

I don’t want to dwell on the current situation around COVID-19, I am sure you are aware of the guidance around attending events or social gatherings. NYT Network’s mission is to create and support female entrepreneurs, students and professionals in real life and online.

In line with this, we will continue to bring you events in virtual form for the foreseeable future, a format the NYT team are already used…

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‘Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.’ — Robert F. Kennedy

Mary here and welcome to Now You’re Talking Network’s January newsletter edition titled: We are all amateurs.

As a blogger and social media enthusiast, I have found that my content that comes from a place of pure honesty and transparency always does well. …

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