Lesson 1: Take risks.
So there I was, a college dropout with almost no work experience…now what? The first thing I did was to identify my strengths. Using intuitive guidance I knew that my proficiency in languages (five of them in total) was my biggest asset. I searched high and low and was lucky enough to interview for an internship in a finance company based in Switzerland. Not only did I get the job, but I was elated and finally felt like I was in the driver’s seat of my life.
Lesson 2: Know your strengths.
Always an adventurer, I decided after my internship I would pack my bags and move to London. Timing wasn’t on my side though and unfortunately, I landed right when the financial crisis hit. The energy of this megacity was also overwhelming. I didn’t know a soul, didn’t have any connections, was unemployed and was living out of my suitcase. Interview after interview I still had no luck and I found my savings melting away much quicker than I expected. After suffering from the worst flu of my life, I was ready to throw in the towel. I wanted to go home to the warmth and comfort of my town. I decided to have two final interviews though, and after the first fail, the second was a winner and I scored the perfect job at a private equity firm.
Also, I realized I was not Mark Zuckerberg after all and getting a degree is not such a bad idea. I am now a proud holder of BSc Development and Economics from London School of Economics.
Lesson 3: Never give up.
After my time in London, I was pulled towards the wonderful city of Dubai. This couldn’t have been a more perfect place for me to call home. After all, Dubai dreams big. The young, vibrant city gave me the opportunity to start making my dreams a reality.
One thing I had realised along the path of my life, was that I had been coaching myself all along. I was taking charge of my own life, I was open to learning and taking risks and I held myself accountable for successes and failures and followed my own path. I began to realise quickly that as humans, we have so much more power and potential than we give ourselves credit for.
As a result of my journey, I decided to take all of my experience, drive and optimism for creating an incredible life and share it with others through my coaching. After graduating as a certified Life Coach I finally feel like my path is aligned with my values. I love partnering with clients to help them overcome their own limiting beliefs, embrace themselves fully and build the life they truly desire.
Lesson 4: Follow your passion.
Are you ready to start your journey with me?