Saying that expats are super self-reliant is an understatement.
The ability to get sh*t done amidst unideal circumstances is a survival skill for many who live abroad.
The dark side of that starts to appear when our strengths become a weakness.
I see this especially true when an expat is less-than-loving their assignment or struggling with how they feel in their current location – but they don´t reach out to anyone who can help them make a shift.
You are so used to doing it on your own, that you don´t lift your head up to look around and ask, “Is there a better way to do this?” “Can I do this in a way that makes me feel more energized? Motivated? Fulfilled?”
In this two-minute video I share two signs that it is time to stop doing it on your own.
So if you are working your tail off but not getting results, or the efforts you are investing are leaving you depleted, it is time for a change.
If you’ve seen these signs, start asking yourself these questions:
- What has to change for me to get results?
- How can I put in effort differently so I start seeing the changes I am craving?
- Who is out there that has done this that can help me fast-track my results?
- Who are my cheerleaders?
You have to do it yourself, but you don´t have to do it alone.
That is what I am here for. Email me right now and tell me where you’re stuck.
Here is to change – together.
Jerry Jones says
Great stuff Sundae. Love what you do.
Thank you Jerry! You are also doing excellent work that mixes intercultural insight with the realities of expat life. I gobble up every article you write.