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#APodcastADay – Cultivating Resilience

These two are the definition of resilience when it comes to my photo taking antics. And their forced smiles just kill me.

Resilience is a powerful skill.

Rana Nawas interviews Najla Al Midfa, CEO of Sheraa, a government entity that has been tasked to turn Sharjah (a cultural city in the UAE) into a bustling entrepreneurship hub — and they talk about how: “Resilience is now deemed an extremely important trait in future proofing yourself in this rapidly changing job market and world…nobody is born resilient, experiences make people so”.

Najla gave some tips on how to cultivate resilience, mainly around two themes:

1). Change the way you perceive failure, and look at the situation as an opportunity to learn, reflect and grow. Whenever a situation doesn’t go your way, it’s important to be willing to step back and understand what you’re supposed to learn from what’s happening. And take those learnings, and use them to change. 2). Always have a growth mindset. Constantly look for ways to develop and improve yourself, and never stop learning. The world is constantly changing and we all need to look for ways to continuously evolve and develop ourselves — the people who do this, who chose to be adaptable, are the ones that thrive. Learning is everywhere, not only in books and academic settings, but also in places like the gym when you decide to learn from someone who’s working out harder than you, and with your kids when they teach you a lesson about empathy or kindness. Be a student of the world. And lastly, friendly reminder: you are the product of the 5 people you surround yourself with most. Choose wisely.

I highly recommend checking out this clip, and more from their great library of inspo from “When Women Win” — Totally pumps me up on the way into work!

xx, Danielle

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When Women Win is a podcast where female role models and boss ladies from around the world share their inspirational stories and practical tools and strategies they used to succeed. It is currently the number 1 most listened to podcast in the Middle East.

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