Mindset / 6 posts found

THE WORST CAREER MISTAKES TO AVOID (or how to stop wandering in the dark and make your dream career a reality)

Successful careers are complicated. It’s a world of unknowns with a huge risk of failure, not to mention that half of the time you don’t even know if it’s worth the fight or if you are making the worst career mistakes. In fact, you could be making worst career mistakes now without even knowing it. If you keep on without a change, you will join the club of job-ladder travelers with big dreams and good intentions who just couldn’t make the cut. But if you can identify the mess-ups now and pull up – you can be a part of […]

HOW I SPENT OVER 10,000 HOURS OBSESSING ABOUT “What Do I Want To Do When I Grow Up” – AND WHY YOU DON’T HAVE TO

As a kid I really struggled with this “what do I want to do when I grow up” big question that grown-ups love to through at your corner. I’m guessing you probably had a few answers in mind; probably along the lines of “ballerina,” “astronaut,” “scientist,” or “dinosaur” if you were like me (hey, they said dream big!) After being told that was a fat chance, I answered “lawyer.” But let me tell you something – the more I answered the question, the more it got me thinking about what I really wanted to do when I grew up. And […]

THE CIRCLE OF SUCCESS (OR THE ONLY 10 ELEMENTS YOU NEED FOR A FULL, RICH and THRIVING LIFE)

There are many bits and pieces that fall into a full, fulfilling life and juggling all of them takes, well… a lot of juggling. Running around in circles trying to make sense of it all… and figure out how to reinvent yourself in the midst. Ough… exhausting! There’s always a sense of something being forgotten, even if the day’s tasks are completed, isn’t there? And let’s be honest, how often does your entire to-do list get handled? Not to mention the shortage of “me moments”, so you feel like you’re developing and growing as a person. There are days when […]

8 THINGS THAT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME ONCE YOU MOVE ABROAD

Moving abroad is a big change – not just to your environment or your career, but to you as a person. I’m talking about more than finding out what a “siesta” is or learning a new language. I’m talking about little habits you took for granted no longer applying; strengths you didn’t realize were strengths until you visited home again; even the words you use every day changing their meaning. Having changed my own zip code several times (Russia, Israel, US and now France), I’ve gathered the 8 things that will just never be the same as an expat… 1. […]

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, BIG DREAMS (or what made me finally take action and follow my passions)

Few people can point to a specific defining moment in their lives that made them take massive action and follow their big dreams. I am fortunate to remember a few. One of those life-changing moments was almost 3 years ago, reading Yuval Yuval Abramovitz’s ‘The List: Shout Out Your Dreams! (Motivation & Inspiration For Success & Happy Life). In a very relatable, simple and non woo-woo way the book tells the author’s remarkable story of triumphing over paralysis, drawing up a list of life dreams and pursuing each one to success. But the book isn’t just a story; containing a […]

EVERYTHING YOU WANT IS ON THE OTHER SIDE (OR HOW TO GET OVER THE SELF-DOUBT GREMLINS AND FEARS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK)

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? I am scared. I have always been scared… that I will fail, that I will disappoint others, that I will ruin my life (whatever that might mean). For most of my life I let myself be guided by this fear and others’ expectations. I did everything right. Checked all the boxes… A lawyer with a master in public policy, a husband, 2 kids and an “important” job with six figures salary. But something was not working. It wasn’t till I found myself curled up in the corner of the couch snuggling my […]