Kids change your life — that’s a given. It is not only about practicalities, but mostly about mindset. However, both the practicalities and the mindset are in your power. You will need to adjust and adapt, yet you don’t have to forget who you are.
A while ago I have written an article for the School for Personality development ReFresh (article is in Russian language) entitled “Balancing on the new verge: What should you think about when moving on to a role of parent” (see link here). Of course, it is mostly relevant for those who are only about to become parents for the first time, yet might be interesting also for long-time parents, who are sometimes feeling a bit lost and in search for harmonious balance of their inner roles. This post will talk about the same subject as the article mentioned, so if you master both English and Russian — you can pick which version you prefer to read. It is not an exact translation, yet the essence is practically the same. Continue reading The new reality: Becoming a parent without losing your own identity
One of these days I was trying to sort out my archives and stumbled upon notes of 2009 about Galleon (the huge insider trading scandal). I never actually got to assembling them into an article, yet I think that this subject warrants attention. This is even more so in the context of the psychological issues involved. Thus, in this post let me address both.
To begin with, imagine, New York City, 2009. Continue reading Reflections on “good” and “bad”: insider trading and ethical dilemmas
How do you motivate yourself to move forward in life? When you get up in the morning and start your day, is it just a routine and the feeling of obligation that makes you do certain things? And what about the BHAGs (big hairy audacious goals)? There are always ups and downs on the way to them and it is only strong motivation that can get you through the valley and on to the uphill road. So where is that magical “on” button for motivation that will help you achieve the best potential in your life? Related to that is also the question how you can find that “on” button to help your kids move forward and achieve the best potential in their lives?
Continue reading Motivation: Where is that magical “on” button?