Day 1: Welcome to my Personal Branding e – course!

Hola chicas!  What an exciting time to be a blogger, entrepreneur or just to be alive! The wonders of technology have made it possible for someone like me, someone who has a lot to share, to help others in a way that doesn’t require a classroom! It’s amazing isn’t it? I’ve been blogging for a…… Continue reading Day 1: Welcome to my Personal Branding e – course!

5 days of Summer Office Chic

Being a business woman and entrepreneur means you’ve always ALWAYS got to look the part. It all speaks of respect for yourself and for the people you’re interacting with.  In the UAE people tend to get dressed up to take their dog for a walk so the stakes are marginally higher.  I’m no supermodel, neither…… Continue reading 5 days of Summer Office Chic

Why Modesty at Work is Overrated

Clarity: I’m talking about false modesty. The kind where you’ve done the work, clocked the miles in professional development, walked the walk and talked the talk. That modesty that keeps you from speaking up, tooting your own horn and being your own damned cheerleader. That’s false. That sense of modesty is false.  Of course, the…… Continue reading Why Modesty at Work is Overrated

Why Competence Always Loses out to Confidence

I was part of an interesting conversation the other day. A good friend and her friend were discussing the recent spate of layoffs in the education department in Abu Dhabi. He moaned and she bitched while I erm’d and ah’d. As with all bitch fests the conversation turned to who was doing what to whom…… Continue reading Why Competence Always Loses out to Confidence

How Comparing Yourself to Others Stops Your Progress

You’re on a roll. You got your morning routine down, kids are eating breakfast without killing one another, lunches are packed, that report for work is amaze-balls, your outfit is rocking and you feel totally in charge of all that is you and your world.  You decide to take a breath, have a cup of…… Continue reading How Comparing Yourself to Others Stops Your Progress

Why my Reality is Not Who I Am and Doesn’t Define Where I’m Going

This post was  really hard to write. I struggled with how personal this would be, how ashamed I am that I failed at something that others find so easy, how much I’ve put my family through, and I struggled with how to paint this so I don’t come across as a complete egomaniac with narcissistic traits.…… Continue reading Why my Reality is Not Who I Am and Doesn’t Define Where I’m Going

Finding your Motivation after Falling off the Fitness Bandwagon

I love working out, but not working out working out if you know what I mean? I’m not ever going to be that person that has to plan to go to a class or a gym.  A personal opinion on gyms: yuck! A dumping ground for the collective germs and bacteria from every epidemic movie.…… Continue reading Finding your Motivation after Falling off the Fitness Bandwagon