Mindset / 4 posts found

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 [...]