Ten Things Great Parents and Great Entrepreneurs Have in Common

I don’t consider myself to be an entrepreneur, but as a teacher of entrepreneurship I am a strong advocate of developing an entrepreneurial mindset and applying it to whatever else you do in life. As a personal development coach, I consider it … Continue Reading

Why Nonpreneurs Matter

Not everyone wants to take over the world. Not everyone wants to be disruptive, innovative, on the front lines (buzzword buzzword, buzzword). And not everyone gets pleasure out of being a leader. The origin of the word ‘entrepreneur’ is … Continue Reading

How Arab Parents Annihilate Their Children’s Entrepreneurial Future

School and society heavily impact how our kids behave and what they think, but the home environment totally takes the lead on what our kids value, believe and do. The messages we constantly receive as kids get ingrained in … Continue Reading

The Only Step You Need to Take Right Now

I heard once that 90% of people want to write a book but in real life, less than 1% actually do. Why is that? And if that’s book writing, how many unfulfilled dreams do other people have sitting in … Continue Reading

Four Genuine Dangers of Personal Growth

This thought must have crossed your mind before: With every gain you make, something must break. Personal development is one of those things that can seem like a thankless practice sometimes. You work so hard to become a better person, to grow, to evolve … Continue Reading

The 7 paradoxes We All Must Live With

A few days ago, I woke up with these words on my mind: the seven paradoxes we all must live with. I have no idea what I was dreaming about but I know that opposites, extremes and contradictions have been … Continue Reading

When Feeling Bad is A Good Thing

My 6-year-old daughter started out her day yesterday with, “Mom, my heart is crying and I’m not myself today.” I was impressed that she was aware enough to articulate what she felt and anxious to help her figure what … Continue Reading

What is Behind Our Not-Enoughness?

I was in India last week to deliver a talk on failure. My talk was the last one of the day and just before the awards ceremony and I was presenting a concept that I’ve come up with to … Continue Reading

Who Are Your Spirit Parents?

It was the kind of day that made you damp under your arms when the salty Meditaerranean breeze dipped for too long between gusts. That’s if you weren’t sweating already because of the labor pains you endured throughout the … Continue Reading

How Much of Yourself Are You Giving Up?

When I was a teenager I found myself wearing thick black eyeliner on the rims of my eyes because my best friend at the time said it was cool. On her that is. On me it looked more like … Continue Reading