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Let’s Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever!

Well boys and girls, 2016 is in the books. Before we turn the page and start a new chapter in 2017, I'd like to talk to you about true goal setting and making 2017 your best year abroad! If you are like most people, you probably thought hard and strong about how 2017 is going to be a new year and a new you. I hear you... But then life happened... You know what you need to do, you just can't seem to do it. Life is busy and you don't have enough time. You struggle with consistency and can't seem…

The Expat Gift – The Power of Starting All Over

  The Expat Gift Becoming an expat is all about the endless opportunities out there and the drive for a better tomorrow. Yes, it might be scary at first. You might have had a job that you loved but left behind. Instead of obsessing about “what could have been,” grab this chance to open your eyes to the true and unique value you create – or can create. Embrace this international experience with both hands, because this is your chance as a multicultural professional to build a thriving…

Humble Beginnings, Big Dreams

Few people can point to a specific defining moment in their lives. I am fortunate to remember a few. One of those life-changing moments was 2 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…

The Best Career and Motivation Speech

Steve Jobs was a visionary and cult figure who inspired millions. His quotes almost attained the attributes of a scripture. I’ve seen Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech dozens of times, and it is no doubt the best career and motivation speech ever. I keep it saved on my phone, and for a while, I watched it monthly. I recommend the same practice to you, and whether you’ve seen it before or not (I assume many of you have), take a few minutes right now to watch it again. Throughout…

Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do

  Creating a life abroad that fulfills all the starry-eyed potential you imagined in the beginning can… get a little muddled after a while. You have an idea of what you want, but when it comes to putting it into action, you find that your result isn’t as balanced or fulfilled as you imagined. There’s just too much to do, and as you draw closer to your dream, you realize your mind has played a cruel prank. It was perfect and refined in your head, but no such refining had been done in real…

Expat Circle of Success – How do You Get There

  There are many bits and pieces that fall into an expat life, and juggling all of them takes, well… a lot of juggling. All the things that would wear out a normal person are still there, but now you have a new environment and culture to contend with too. It’s the most exciting life to lead – and one of the most prone to getting disorganized. get to those, are you enjoying them, or is it just another thing on your list? There are just some things that are getting pushed to the back burner…

How to Create the Career of Your Dreams Abroad (Even if You have NO Experience, NO Qualifications and NO Hope)

  Are you happy with your status-quo abroad career wise? No? Didn’t think so. Yes moving abroad can be an amazing opportunity, but after crossing off all the sightseeing and the must-dos, after the kids are well integrated into the new school systems… It’s time for some “me time”. But wait, it feels as I you almost forgot what it is that you want to do for YOU. So if you are tired of being tired. You’ve had it with just-getting-by, going through the motions, without any sign of…

The Ten Commandments of a Productive Expat – Getting S*#^ Done :)

One excuse I often hear from clients is: I don’t have enough time for a makeover. Sure, we’re all busy. I get it… I really do. Between the kids, running errands, work, friends, working out, cooking and so on… who has the time to breath? My husband is away on a business trip in Australia this week (#howdidInotjoinhim?!) and I’m home with 2 kiddies under the age of 6. No school. No summer camp. Not even pay dates…. But guess what, due to some productivity hacks I still manage to get to…

Why You Should Start an Expat Blog… Now

Everyone’s starting a blog these days. The only requirement is that you have something to say, and that the “something” offers actual value to your readers. As an expat who’s experienced career change, the upheaval and relocation of your life, and all the details, tricks, roadblocks, and funny stories along the way, I’m here to tell you: You have something to offer readers. Right now. Here are six solid reasons why you should start an expat blog – and should do it right this instant.…

Your Teacher was Right: Home-Work is Important

Let’s all swallow our pride and apologize to our teachers, because they were right – homework is important. Especially so for the expat career changers. Let’s be honest; no matter how long you’ve been out of school, you still cringe a little bit at the word “homework,” don’t you? Thinking of your career change probably has the same chilling effect. The transition is all too big, unknown, and scary. But this is where homework swoops in – because it can actually take off the heat and…