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Turning Unwanted Change into an ADVENTURE!

Turning Unwanted Change into an ADVENTURE! | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

I spend a lot of time encouraging others to take a risk and leave their comfort zones...  Then one day my husband called and said we'd been asked to move to the only place in the world we said we never wanted to live...

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When have you made the hard choice to leave your comfort zone?  How have you grown?  

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5 Truths To Help You Do “It” ~ Even If You Are Afraid!

5 Truths To Help You Do “It” ~ Even If You Are Afraid! | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

The day my husband called with the news that we had been asked to move “there,” I felt my stomach churn while my mind raced…  I immediately imagined the worst, a brown dusty desert, a compound in the middle of nowhere that looked like a mix of something from the Waco shootout, and a Mad Max Movie.

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Frequently when I share the stories of our experiences, people have commented on my courage while they dismiss their own strength.

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22 Things You Should Never Say To A Multiracial Woman

22 Things You Should Never Say To A Multiracial Woman | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it
"So where are you from?" It's a question most mixed-race women are intimately familiar with.

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The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

As a child, were you fascinated with the idea of being invisible?  Or wondered what it would be like to see the world and not have the world see you? Have you ever played spy games and pretended to be incognito?

 

On the flip side of that is our human need to be truly seen, loved, and accepted for who we are.  And to be allowed to use our brains, our hearts, and our imaginations in any situation we desire.

So what if you were suddenly cloaked?

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This post was written as I anticipated my first expat move knowing that almost as soon as I arrived in that foreign land, I would be cloaked...

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A Career In Your Suitcase - the expat partner's career/work bible

http://expateverydaysupportcenter.com/why-every-expat-should-buy-a-career-in-your-suitcase-for-hisher-trailing-spouse/

 

http://drieculturen.blogspot.nl/2013/04/just-right-book-if-you-are-dreaming-of.html

 

http://expatriatelife.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/one-more-thing-i-would-do-differently/


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Eleanor Brown's curator insight, June 3, 2013 12:30 PM

Latest edition is out now!  I've downloaded it to my kindle, but ashamed to say haven't got round to reading the new one yet.  The previous edition was excellent so I have high hopes that Jo & Colleen will have incorporated all things new & web into the latest one.

Certainly the reviews above would suggest so - and these guys really know what they're talking about :-)

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My Village in Umbria: 5 Crucial Mistakes Expats Make in Italy

My Village in Umbria: 5 Crucial Mistakes Expats Make in Italy | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

I am the first person to admit that life in Italy is not always a bed of roses. Or rather, it is a bed of roses, but someone neglected to remove the thorns. So, just as you get comfy and cozy on this sweet smelling bed, you get pricked, and it hurts. Then, you curse the bed and the whole idea of the bed and whose idea was it to lie down in this stupid bed anyway and why can’t it be like all the other beds and why isn’t it like my old bed back home?


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Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Avoid Making People Lose Face

Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Avoid Making People Lose Face | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

Business leaders of multinational organizations are often confronted with cross-cultural differences. These differences can cause misunderstandings and awkward situations between people. 


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Anne Egros's curator insight, July 22, 2013 6:18 PM

Leveraging cultural differences for getting better performance in multicultural environments

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4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle: What to Do What To Do...

4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle: What to Do What To Do... | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it
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The trailing spouse identity crisis...  It's not an urban legend!  

 

Each one of us has to recalibrate, and figure out how we are going make an impact doing what we can, with what we have, right where we are!  

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4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle: Ten Years Away From Libya

4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle: Ten Years Away From Libya | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it
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The hard, #growth causing side of the #expat journey...

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Are Expats More Resilient? Guest Post Published in 3Plus International Magazine

Are Expats More Resilient? Guest Post Published in 3Plus International Magazine | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

Are Expats More Resilient? 


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Anne Egros's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:46 AM

 “Resilience” is the positive capacity of people to survive and “bounce back” after failures and adversity. 

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4 Types of Expatriates | Djibouti Jones

4 Types of Expatriates | Djibouti Jones | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

What’s an expatriate?

“Someone who used to be a patriot,” my son said.

“Someone who pays double the rent,” my landlord said.

“Someone who eats pork,” my Muslim friend said.

“Someone who can get me a visa to the United States,” my English student said.

“Someone we laugh at,” my neighbor said.

Actually, an expatriate is someone who lives outside their passport country.


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Eleanor Brown's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:44 AM

Stick out, hunker down, blend in or chameleon - what kind of #expat are you?

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Repatriation: 8 causes of "re-entry shock"

Repatriation: 8 causes of "re-entry shock" | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

Repatriation can be more stressful than the outward trip. I am a long term expat with two international moves under my belt. Three if you count the move from England to Wales.

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Expats talk of “re-entry shock” and feelings of reverse homesickness are very common. Re-assimilation can take anything from six months to five years depending on the length of the overseas assignment and the degree of local integration experienced in their expat lives.


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Eleanor Brown's curator insight, September 12, 2013 8:23 PM

Dorothy Dalton on "re-entry shock": as with so much in (expat) life, it's all about managing expectations. Remember how we're always told never to assume? Here are 8 (erroneous) assumptions that will leave you floundering when you return "home".

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Outside the Comfort Zone: In Hot Pursuit of the Vision!

Outside the Comfort Zone: In Hot Pursuit of the Vision! | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it
An new expat outside of her comfort zone, experiencing culture shock but determined to remember why she said yes to this adventure...
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How do you hang on to your vision in the midst of massive change?  

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The 5 Biggest Lies About Expats

The 5 Biggest Lies About Expats | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

It is amazing how much pressure is put on expats to comply to a certain image of the “ideal expat”. The perfect expat does not exist and most recommendations I read on specialized blogs on how to become one are just lies !

 


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Turning Unwanted Change into an ADVENTURE!

Turning Unwanted Change into an ADVENTURE! | The Expat Journey | Scoop.it

I spend a lot of time encouraging others to take a risk and leave their comfort zones...  Then one day my husband called and said we'd been asked to move to the only place in the world we said we never wanted to live...

Chery Gegelman's insight:

When have you made the hard choice to leave your comfort zone?  How have you grown?  

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