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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Three Reasons Why Sewing is a great Balancer

People are often surprised when they discover my rather old-fashioned pastime of sewing. I think they find it a bit at odds with my tech-head professional activities. Yet, what could be a better balance, than that of absorbing yourself in both the old and the new? How fortunate to be living in an era where […]

Birthday Reflections

  This month I turned 36! I can hardly believe that I am nearer to 40 than 30!! Like many people, each birthday tends to be a time for some personal reflection. Maybe I should rephrase that. Like many people who are at an age when a birthday is no longer just about celebrating like […]

Attitude of Gratitude

  I recently shared an article on my Facebook page Aghy’s World “Is Productivity Contagious” by Jessica Stillman. This article caught my eye because I am of the belief that behaviour of any sort is contagious, and, therefore, I found it very credible that productivity is indeed contagious. If you buy into this concept, it […]

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Facebook & Philanthropy

Since we all use Facebook on an almost daily basis, I thought it would be interesting to share an article in which its founder features as #9 of the most powerful people in the US today. (You can read it here if you’d like). What really interested me was not Mark Zuckerberg’s ranking in the […]