We are often faced with many questions when going somewhere new for the first time. What’s it going to be like? What are the people there like? How should I behave so that they accept me and trust me? What should I do to be successful in this new environment?
How many people in the past year told you about their adventures abroad? How many of your friends have ever been working abroad? How many of them had good experiences?
Learning a foreign language as an adult is not impossible. But, honestly, were you never jealous of those bilingual three year olds juggling two (or maybe more!) languages when speaking to different people? Oh how I’d love to be able to do that without the pain of going through the grammar books and vocabulary lessons!
Many of us when moving homes focus deeply on the logistics, packing, shipping, closing contracts for the internet or other utilities. And that is true not only during an international move. But so many of us forget to look after our mental well-being during this time.
Introversion is not a disease. But those who are introverted know that being that way can pose some challenges in today’s world. There is a tendency to reward primarily extrovert behaviours, such as the ability to quickly build rapport with multiple colleagues during a networking event, express your emotions openly or socialise in a work […]
It seems like these days extroverts rule the world – would you agree? Everyone seems to attend 50 networking events per year, make speeches at TedTalks, record YouTube videos or run their own companies…
The time has come to sum up the goals I set for my holidays in Spain. The plan continues, as I will be in Spain again later this year, but I feel like I really tried and made the effort to be in line with what I wanted to achieve. I’d love to share the […]
For many of us the thought of going somewhere new on a short notice might be quite daunting. There are so many things to plan, things to learn and figure out before going abroad for that one project. On top of all the logistics there’s usually also thinking about the business etiquette of the place […]
Have you ever really thought about the ways in which you describe yourself and your work? Have you ever thought about how you can adapt your presentation to get better results?
This August was all about reflecting and structuring how you think about planning your life abroad. Whether you are only planning your first abroad adventure or have lived abroad for a while now, the below steps can be helpful. If not now, then in a couple of months when you find yourself at a crossroads!