Reem emigrated to Australia with her family when she was nearly 14, an intimidating and lonely experience that taught her a lot. She quickly learnt, if you have a dream and you focus on it, you can achieve anything.
From a young age Reem always dreamt big, she knew she wanted more, to achieve more, to accomplish her goals. But, getting there wasn't always a clear or obvious path.
When she entered the workforce after her Postgrad degree, swapping and changing between jobs, feeling lost, she knew she wanted so much but was achieving nothing, and had little to show for it.
We asked her a couple of questions to get to the bottom of the what and how she achieved everything she has done so far.
Q1. What is your vision and approach?
To help people realise that they can get whatever they want, can have whatever they want and grow in whatever way they want to - without all the “hardship” and emotional turmoil that we believe...
Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to build a high performing team in your organisation? Or felt like it’s way out of your reach and control? Intellectually, we can all share opinions on how high performing teams are built and what great leaders look like.
Opinions are a dime a dozen especially with social media these days, and leadership as a topic has become like any other national sport or pastime, with many people chiming in on their opinion, criticising current leadership frameworks and sharing what it needs to look like. There is nothing wrong with that. Everyone is entitled to share their opinion and thoughts and many people genuinely do this to help others.
We do need to be aware though that it’s so much easier to look from the outside in and criticise, yet much harder to execute on and deliver results. It takes a special type of someone to gently put to one side people’s opinions and criticism, and focus on truly...
In business, you are only as good as your sales team. Sales teams are a critical part of organisations, and how we view/treat our sales teams will determine how successful they are. Even one recruitment error can have negative impact on overall organisational results if this new team member fails to secure the lucrative contract the company was looking/budgeting for. On the positive side, a team full of A-players can catapult your revenue far beyond your projections.
Many companies struggle to build the dream team they want and that is usually the result of bad decisions, lack of experience, absence of clear processes and systems, as well as unclear expectations and communication.
Building a sales “dream team” begins during the recruiting process and continues throughout the employee lifecycle.
Here are some very simple first steps to take that will help build the sales team your business needs to make it to the next level:
Goal setting and developing life plans. Something that we all naturally do but we all do it so differently at varying levels.
Some people set a plan; others focus on short term goals… Having a written 5-year plan for your personal growth and life goals is such a powerful way to influence your future. You just need to ask yourself; do I want to create my life by design? Or do I want to have it created for me depending purely on circumstances? Do I want to create balance, focus, and flow? Or do I want chaos and noise take over while I hope for the best?
We all have some form of goals for our lives. How clear are they though, and how well thought through or planned are they?
Often, most people set very general kind of wants without clarity, specific timelines, and measurements to pursue. Sometimes people do not even consider what they really want, why these goals are important to them, or even how long they should spend pursuing them!
So, if you don’t...
Life is not a race. It’s not a competition.
Slow down, if you want to speed up your results. The three most essential things in life to look after are the 3H’s.
Health, Heart, and Head.
Do you think there is room for this in leadership or the business world? Is this too "Woo Woo" for people looking to grow their career or their business? Can teams really benefit from following this simple mantra?
According to the American Institute of Stress (Jun 22, 2020), 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful and 25% viewed their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. 75% of employees believed workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago and 29% of workers felt quite a bit or extremely stressed at work.
You just have to do a quick google search to realise these figures apply to many countries around the world including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom to name a few. In the Global Emotional Report (2017), up to 85% of...
They often say failure is the best way to learn and is also vital for our overall growth. Without failure, there is no success. Without the downs, there are no ups. Without the rejections, there is no appreciation for the wins. We have to experience conflict, challenges, rejection and loss to appreciate all of the great things in life and to learn how to help get ourselves to greater heights. I have spent so many years in the corporate world and have always had my eye on the prize and on my goal. I have loved my career, my new ventures and all of the challenges to get there. But along the way, there were so many hurdles and so many obstacles thrown my way. And no one is immune to the falls, the conflict, and the supposed failures.
In my work with teams, I am often asked, so…” How do you get over the challenges? How do you not hold grudges? How do you move on?” Too often, I have seen people being crippled by the way they perceive...
Goal setting is something we all do for ourselves and with our teams. We set goals for our careers, our health, and our lives. Organisations and modern society in general are always encouraging us to think about the next milestone. And there is a very good reason for this. Robert A. Heinlein identifies the necessity for goals so well – “In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.”
Without clearly defined goals, organisations, teams and individuals spend a lot of time being very busy and achieving not very much at all. How many times have you asked a team why do we need to run a particular report or complete a particular routine task, to find out it is “because we have always done it this way” with no thought given to, is it even needed and who is using this report?
So, once we have the clearly defined goal, we then need to start thinking about...