Monthly Archives: September 2011

How TEDxBeirut taught me to delegate

I’ve been a perfectionist all my life. “If I needed something done right, I’d do it myself.” I’m aware of it. I fight it hard. I loose most of the time. I win sometimes. Because of TEDxBeirut, I think I’m now equipped to win most of the time. With… Continue reading

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Why saying ‘Yes’ to opportunities means setting up yourself for failure

Hanane is telling me about how she has this work opportunity that she doesn’t want to loose. Both she and I know that she doesn’t have the time for it right now. The reason many of us fail to succeed is because we can’t let go. We’re afraid to loo… Continue reading

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Understanding why it’s called depression helps you overcome it

Have you ever wondered why it’s called depression? Because in your daily life, your problems and unmet responsibilities create stress. This, in turn, creates a lot of pressure on you. And so, you have to decompress, or depress. Thus the word depre… Continue reading

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How TEDxBeirut revealed the secret ingredient to inspire a team

It’s Friday. The day before TEDxBeirut. I’m driving to the venue. I’ve barely been sleeping for an hour every night for the past week. I’m exhausted, and have little energy left. Today is the final rehearsal with all the speakers, performers, and … Continue reading

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The definition of stress

Stress [stres] -noun:Unmet expectations.–Think about it.Yours,WillTwitter: @williamchoukeir Continue reading

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How I fucked up so I could realize this

I’ve read many times about the importance of motivating your team. About how vital it is to make them feel appreciated. About how crucial it is to educate them. To build their skills. To empower them. To inspire them. And I think most importantly,… Continue reading

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Wait…

We wait to finish school to start our lives.We finish school and go into university.We wait to finish university to start our lives.We finish university and get employed.We wait to get enough money to start our lives.We never get enough money. Sta… Continue reading

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