Happy Thanksgiving 2016

My thoughts for Thanksgiving

Here in Hungary, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. But I truly believe, we have to be grateful for what we have every single day. We have food to eat. We live in peace. We are healthy. Even when we have flu in the house, like now, I consider it to be “normal” with three children. Moreover, […]

Be a successful entrepreneur in your small business

My Five Tips for Small Businesses

When establishing a new business, excitement is one of the key motivators. Of course, you are excited! I am not an exception either. When I quit my job to start working on my won, I was super excited. I was also scared. I wanted to do everything at once. But at many times, I was […]

Public speaking in English as a second language is sometimes frightening

Public Speaking in English as a Second Language

  As you might know from my previous post, I was over 20 when I started to learn English. Before that, I had to study Russian (yeah, I was born during the years of communism in Hungary), German as well as French in the school – but you can guess I don’t really speak any […]

Focus

Focus Triggers

I have to admit it’s not easy to focus here while I’m writing these words. Although I’m sitting in my home office, there are too many distractions. My youngest boy is sleeping in the room next to me, and there’s a good chance he wakes up in only a few minutes. My eldest son is […]

Guilt Management

Guilt Management for Mothers

In the last few days, I was reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book: Lean In – Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. (Thank you my friend, Vanessa for the recommendation!) I am planning to write a separate post about the book itself, but one sentence of Sheryl resonated me a lot. She writes: “Guilt management can […]

Business trip luggage

Five Things I Learned while NOT Traveling for 403 days

  Being quite addicted to traveling (yes, I have to admit that!), I love taking my luggage and heading to the airport, visiting new countries or getting back to familiar places. Although I was over 25 when I took my first flight, travel became an addiction soon. I’ve been to more than thirty countries in […]

Women helping Women #IStandByYou

#IStandByYou – My Pledge to Mentor Young Women in Technology

When I read Cathy’s story first, my very first impression was: “This is so much me!” I kept following her and the #IStandByYou campaign, and as soon as it got officially announced, I decided to make my own pledge here. You already know my story of How I Got Started in IT. I am a […]

How I Got Started in IT

Everyone has his/her own story of life, and I’d like to share mine here. I was born as the first child of a very poor family, living in Eastern Hungary. My mother is a seamstress, my father is a metal worker. I inherited my father’s skills at problem solving; he had been always good in […]

book: The Year of Living Danishly

Book Recommendation: Year of Living Danishly

Denmark has been the world’s happiest country. When Helen Russell was given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, Denmark, she decided there’s only one way to find out the secret to their success: she would give herself a year, trying to uncover the “formula” for Danish happiness. She examines childcare, education, food, […]

Life is not Perfect

When you read blogs and social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you might have the impression that everyone else’s life is easy and much better than yours. People tend to post their positive feelings, emotions, and experiences – and their lives tend to be enviable. I am not an exception either. “Good for you!”, “Easy […]

How to Support your Spouse if he/she is an Entrepreneur

Early in my career, everything seemed to be so simple. I interviewed for a job and got it. I worked hard, got a raise. Then I wanted something else, something different – interviewed for a different job at a different company, and got it again. I worked hard, got a raise. This happened several times. […]

Ditch and Delegate

This is what I am doing! And it feels great 🙂 I make no apology for writing quite often about being a working mom – it’s a big part of my life, and the same for many of you I know. On that note, I’d like to share this piece 25 Things Every Working Mom […]