Boost performance and your quality of life as an expat
It is the dawn of a new year – and a time where many set lofty resolutions to improve their lives. You may already be feeling a “hangover” of sorts regarding the energy and enthusiasm you were ready to invest in making change in your own life at year´s end. For some expats and their partners this calendar shift my serve as a sore reminder that they are still feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unfulfilled in their respective roles.
I get how easily one can slip from being enthusiastic about a new adventure to mulling over whether they have made a big mistake. Making a Big Move can be challenging.
In Performance is Born of These Three Things (the second of a two-part contribution for IBI), I will share with you more behind-the-scenes realities from my own move from Switzerland to West Africa. This, together with current thinking on developing intercultural compencies, you will see that not just your happiness but also how effectively you perform in complex cultural contexts is contingent upon an immense amount of clarity, mindfulness and flexibility.
Three areas to focus on, but simple is not the same thing as easy.
That is why I am providing you with three steps worth taking to boost your performance and quality of life. By working through the in-depth questions I´ve created for you, you will effectively move forward and gain important insight for your own life. You just may discover that it’s time to adjust a few things in your day-to-day approach.
The good news is that small regular adjustments are easier than major realignments down the road.
You are the expert in your life — you will know the right place to start. When you are finished reading, jump down to the comments section and share the next one or two small things you can do today to realign with your current priorities.
If you are still feeling stuck feel free to contact me or make sure you spend extra time on the “when a slump strikes” section. That might be just the thing you need to get you back on track.
I look forward to hearing from you!
IBI stands for Intercultural Business Improvement. Sundae Schneider-Bean is a licensed practitioner of IBI´s the Intercultural Readiness Check.