Tag: working-mothers

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Things to do when Productivity has been Shot

  Recently, I’ve been asked this question: “My productivity has been shot the past two days. I am feeling pretty overwhelmed, alone, and depressed. What do you do when you are feeling this way?” I answered this personally of course, and I thought, this is actually something which we all deal with from time to […]

Prime Time – The Importance of Communication

I share the (quite common) belief that, if you don’t have a habit of open and continual communication with your kids, then neither will they with you. I don’t intend to simplify the syndrome typical to many kids who, upon reaching teenage years, think that the last (cool) person on earth to talk to is […]

More Changes

One change leads to others… Recently I’ve made some changes on my blogs and social networks: first, I’ve created a public Facebook page to separate my professional updates from my personal profile. Then I separated my professional blog from this one, which is more personal and shows my mentor & writer persona. The next step […]

Kids reading - Kindle

Kids & Kindle

  Coming from a non-English speaking background and working in the international arena has made honing my language skills extremely important to me personally and professionally. As a mother, I am very aware of the advantages that proficiency in the world’s first common language, English, will bring to my children.  My kids already understand the […]

Life Changes (and “Customer Service”)

During our lives, we experience many life changes. Some of them we are prepared for and some of them come flying at us out of left field, catching us thoroughly unprepared. Yet where ever they manifest from, and whether or not, we welcome them, these changes have to be accommodated: that’s life! In business, coping […]

Mentors and Models

  It’s a wonderful thing to have a mentor in your life. Someone to whom you can turn for advice, guidance and support is something that I have been privileged to have in my professional life. I’ve also been lucky enough to have great role models during my younger, more formative years. Many of the […]

Juggling Family and Work Commitments

  There’s a good many of us considered to be Superwomen out there. I regard any woman raising her family, contributing to the family income and giving of herself daily to her family, friends, peer group and community, as a superwoman. Women today enjoy freedoms that have been hard-won by generations of aspirational and inspirational […]

Thoughts from a Playground

I’m sitting in my home office, watching the melting snow outside and thinking about playgrounds. No, there’s no playground on our backyard (yet), but I’ve seen a blog post recently that started me having a kind of nostalgia… The story is that my very first “real” job was in the ArchiCAD team at Graphisoft. As […]