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7 Tips to Thriving as a Corporate Expatriate

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A rare privilege Having the chance to be expatriated by a large organisation is a privilege. The opportunities to grow professionally and personally are almost unlimited… you are exposed to other cultures and realities… you get to travel the world… and the financial rewards are usually pretty enticing. It’s a privilege to be a corporate expatriate I was a corporate …

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Always busy? Perhaps you can stretch time…

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We all have 24 hours A famous quip states that “we all have 24 hours a day”, implying that what differentiates people in pursuing goals is how they choose to spend their time. While true enough in a literal sense, you can ‘stretch time’ by making better use of it. And this of course is even more necessary when we …

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New Year Resolutions? Take a Leap of Faith…

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Forget elusive new year resolutions I have always counted myself among the large number of people who make resolutions to better themselves around this time of year. I’ve always known, of course, that the rate at which these so-called “new year resolutions” fail is high. Yet somehow I believed I would beat the odds and achieve all those elusive goals. …

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Power of Exploratory Talking

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Pushing beyond your comfort zone I am an introvert. While I love engaging conversations with people I know on topics I enjoy, I always find social interaction with strangers difficult. Polite social conversation, or ‘small talk’, is something I dread. Quite often, my inclination is to seek solitude and pursue my own interests undisturbed by ‘the need’ to talk to …

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Powerful Change through Conscious Living

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Living on autopilot When was the last time you stopped and thought to yourself “why did I just do that?” It might have been in response to something someone said or did, or to something you just watched on your smartphone, or maybe even to a sound or smell that brought back a memory. Whatever happened, if the thought of …

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Fear of Vulnerability?

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The superhero-model For a long time, I associated very negative connotations to the word vulnerability. I defined being vulnerable as exposing myself to possible emotional harm. The potential consequences of being vulnerable included rejection, ridicule, and various symptoms of undesirable public attention. I had a true fear of vulnerability. I imagine many people have felt this way at some stage. …

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Power of Adaptability

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The ongoing pandemic has highlighted many things, including how adaptable humans actually are. Just think of it: a few months ago, many of us went to work at an office, saw our children off to school in the morning, lived as much as we wanted to outdoors, and actually interacted face-to-face with people beyond our immediate family. How would you …