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Risk It! How Expats Can Build a More Satisfying Life Abroad

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 09:11 AM

expats life abroad BostonWhat risks have you taken in the last three months as an expatriate? How could your life in the United States be different if you took more risks? Would you learn more? Meet more people? Would you get closer to your goals of speaking English fluently? Would you have new career opportunities? I bet you would! I am not an expert on risk-taking and I won't pretend to be an expert. However, I know a few things about crossing cultures and lately I have been thinking more and more about how important risk-taking is for our success while we are living in a new country. So, I teamed up with Norman at Everyday Expat Support Center to bring you a webinar on how to take more risks as an expat! The webinar was held on Wednesday May 16th but you can still get a recorded version! Keep reading for more details.



expat risk-taking Here is what we covered in the webinar:


  • Risk-taking means something different for everyone! What does it mean to you?
  • What strategies can expats use for managing fear of taking risks such as getting to know the inner critic and understanding what procrastination really means?
  •  How do our views toward risk-taking vary across cultures and how do our own cultural values and norms influence our willingness to take risks?
  • What are some specific risks that you can take in the next year and how you can use the strategies to take those risks?
  • How can you use risk taking to feel empowered and excited about all of the possibilities for your life abroad!?



Learn more about how to get the risk taking module at Everyday Expat Support Center Risk-Taking Module. Also, don't forget to sign up below for free email updates to stay in touch and learn something new every week!



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