As I look back over the last decade of my life and observe many personal and professional pains and wins, I wish to share what I’ve learned with other people, especially mentees. Not everyone wants or needs this advice. Most don’t even consider the idea that they may be making a bad decision that will… Continue reading Lessons for someone in their 20s
Here are a few things you’ve always known yet been too afraid to implement. In this short blog post you will find the need to diversify your income, and how you can start the process for yourself THIS WEEK. Yes, this week. The Why The most important lesson I learned during the pandemic was to… Continue reading Diversifying your income
Why becoming a mentor is just as important, and even more so, than being mentored.
I recently re-read Sheryl Sandberg’s first book, ‘Lean In’ and found that it resonated with me just as much in 2022 then it had in 2015, when I last read it. For those of you haven’t read it yet, you are missing out on a wonderful and quick read. I was able to finish the… Continue reading Leaning In with Sheryl Sandberg
About 6 months ago, I started figure skating again. This was after a gap of nearly 15 years. I never intended for the gap to be that long, but life got in the way, and I kept delaying going back to the rink. The truth is, I always had an excuse. ‘Work, the rink being… Continue reading Why we give up
Ever wonder how some people manage to succeed despite all odds? They have kids, have an active home life, the same set of errands as the rest of us, yet they achieve much more with their time. How is it possible? Life-hacks! They have help. I always knew that most executives have a lot of… Continue reading Life-hacks
There are a lot of life skills that we were never taught in professional schools. Negotiating your pay, advocating for yourself in the workplace and networking with others, are just the tip of the iceberg. It takes the average professional, years to learn the above and make it a critical part of their toolbox. Even… Continue reading Negotiation 101
If anyone had a blueprint for what exactly any dental school was looking for, you wouldn’t be reading posts like this on the internet, would you? The answer to this question is complex. While I do not know the ‘real answer’, I can share an idea of what schools expect, based on the students I… Continue reading What are dental schools looking for?
Now that I have Persevering ready for launch later this week, I have a few thoughts to share about the book writing and publishing process. I’ve been getting tons of questions over the last few months on how to go about writing a book, so here are some of my answers. Book writing may take… Continue reading How to write a book
It took me years to learn what career advocacy meant. As an immigrant, I spent the first several years in America, trying to ‘fit in’. I was quiet, often taking criticism personally, and afraid of sharing my gifts with others. I was reluctant at the thought of expanding my comfort zone. What does advocacy mean… Continue reading Self-advocacy