Thriving in an international career whether you are a migrant worker or expat, requires a great deal of self awareness, personal and professional development. It's not simple but it is rewarding. In this session I talk to one of my longest friends, someone I consider a sister, based on our shared experiences travelling throughout Latin America together as part of an internal audit team.
Why is the idea of getting back into employment so taboo for entrepreneurs? And why do friends and family have so much riding on binary outcomes of failure and success? If you want to see into the window of the souls of the people around you, become an entrepreneur. Let’s dig into this a bit, as I believe it affects everyone, and prevents people from not starting great ideas, and also not knowing when to stop an idea not worth developing further.
They are our present and our future, although it's not quite in their hands. This is the generation that’s already bringing change to pale, male and stale boardrooms around the world, but will they run out of time? We talk about careers, sustainability and the journey of these young women to create a future they want to be a part of.
“This book is a revelation in so many ways that I cannot enumerate. Each chapter had me go to places I hadn’t considered going; to my experiences, my biases, my joys, and my gifts foremost among them! This book doesn’t just recommend what I should consider in my journey to building a net – positive life, it puts the steering wheel in my hand, with a road map and tangible actions to plot out what’s meaningful to me! I have lengthy notes. I highly recommend it!”
Don't ask what gives you purpose, ask what gives you energy. Listen to this clip from this fantastic recording I had with Shane Ward, agroecologist and founder of Action Ecology. My wife introduced me to this idea. She's an organisational psychologist by training, and has been working in basic development and all these other things, so she came home one day was talking about an exercise that she was involved with where people were asked to try and find one word that described what energised them and for some reason, this captured my thinking in a way that nothing quite like it ever had.
" in 2015, when I did my MBA, I read a book called Frugal Innovation written by Navi Radjou about how Indians create low cost solutions, like baby incubators and fridges using the most limited means. So all of these types of solutions were coming from a place of need, they were solving real problems in the world. And I started to look at what sort of my organisations were doing in terms of innovation. And it felt like they were trying to solve problems for the brand, but not problems for the world. And I thought, This is not what we need to be doing here. Like there needs to be a real change in how we approach solving problems."