Tips for achieving Work-Life Balance

Tips for achieving Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance is the most often talked about topics in corporate life. The advent of technology has made it even more prominent since it makes executives accessible anywhere anytime. That coupled with the competition at the workplace, better incentives for putting in additional hours and increasing workload eats up the little personal time one has at hand. Here are a few tips to achieve healthy work-life balance in your life. Work-Life Balance Make Changes to your lifestyle All of us are governed by our habits and processes that allow us to perform our tasks. Some of these habits may not be as useful as you think they are. Take some time out to analyse and prioritise things. Rank them in the order of their criticality and your expertise. Learn to…
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Mobile Addiction in Children & Teenagers

Mobile Addiction in Children & Teenagers

I had recently gone out with the family for dinner at a restaurant. While we were waiting for the order, I happen to observe that the majority of people sitting on the tables were into their mobile. There was a family of 4, each one having a mobile in their hand and were glued to the screens and were not even talking to each other. A familiar scenario, I guess, that each one has witnessed or have been a part of ourselves. Mobile Addiction is on the rise, especially in children and teenagers. How should we as parents deal with it? Do you know that in research, Microsoft found out that today the average attention span of a human is only 8 seconds, and one of the major reasons for…
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Temper tantrums in Children: Why they  occur and How to respond?

Temper tantrums in Children: Why they occur and How to respond?

Temper tantrums are emotional outbursts that children display mostly due to unmet demands or desires. They are very common in children in their growing years, wherein they are trying to cope with emotions and are not yet very skillful in doing so. Their default reaction in a scenario when their needs are not met – throwing a fit. It is often their anger and frustration from not getting what they want that result into temper tantrums and disrespectful behaviour towards others. As a parent how do you handle it? The most common way is the timeout exercise where children are made to sit alone and are expected to become calm after some time and co-operate with parents. It works for some children but may not work for every child. Parents…
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Excuse Me, My Dear, You Can’t Work Here!

Excuse Me, My Dear, You Can’t Work Here!

Everybody says that Muslim men are very strict. That the one thing they will not do is allow their women to work. Dads won’t allow daughters; husbands won’t allow wives; sons will boss their mothers; brothers in law, families, all the men will say, people assume, you can’t go to work. That is why, people assume, I must be sitting at home, sad and unhappy with nobody to employ me. The men are at fault. They are the ones, people assume, who keep their women backward. Let me tell you my story and you can decide for yourself what is true. So, one day, I rang an office to pitch myself and the work I do. (Man’s Voice) Hello? Hello. My name is Rabab and I’m wondering if your company…
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1 thing common between the Haves and the Have nots !!

1 thing common between the Haves and the Have nots !!

Yes, there is something common between the Haves and the have nots and that is a Setback Story. Both go through ups and downs in life and face challenges and have setbacks. What sets them apart though is how they deal with it. The haves converts their Setback Story to a Success Story whereas the Have nots convert their Setback Story into their Life Story. The way you deal with the setbacks really makes the difference. Everyone successful has had been through tough times and have dealt with tough situations and risen to succeed. So how do they manage it? How do they overcome setbacks? I have broken down their journey of overcoming setbacks into 5 steps that will help people to get an insight into how to overcome setbacks…
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Importance of Business Networking

Importance of Business Networking

As a start-up business networking can help you in achieving the growth you aspire for as an entrepreneur. A face to face interaction with your audience is still the most important thing in this day and age of social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram etc. Networking gives you an opportunity to be out there and meet your potential clients face to face and create connections that may go a long way to help you establish your business. Here are key things that will help you network better Research your niche and network We should approach networking meets with as much planning and preparation as we would for any other business meet. After all, if you fail to plan you are planning to fail. It is very important for you…
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Women Empowerment as we know it is not what it means!

Women Empowerment as we know it is not what it means!

Women Empowerment is the buzz word nowadays. It’s been used to signify a number of things like uplifting women spirits, acknowledging their hard work, the progress women have made and the appreciation of the contribution of women towards the betterment of the society. Modern women are the torch bearers of this notion that other women have to be empowered and rightly so to a certain extent. That said, the entire discussion about women empowerment circles around broadly on how women have made a difference in a male-dominated society. According to me, it is just a small part of a larger pie. A larger part of it is how we as women, are helping and empowering each other to progress ahead in life. Also, another piece of this puzzle is that…
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Interview of Rabab by IWSC

Interview of Rabab by IWSC

Crossing Barriers, Achieving Goals, Scaling Heights, One at a time - Rabab Ghadiali, Life Coach, Mentor, Corporate Trainer - Interview by IWSC Team, September 12, 2018 “Who have I impacted positively today?” seems to be the question guiding Rabab Ghadiali, Life Coach, Mentor, Speaker and Corporate Trainer, every day. Rabab completed her graduation with child in arm literally and credits her mother-in-law for being the guiding force in her life who not only encouraged her to complete her education but also taught her how to manage herself professionally. Rabab Ghadiali in conversation with the Indian Women Start-Up Club: “I had a very strict childhood. Coming from a middle class family everything in the house was calculated. Be it the amount of food you eat, friends you meet, clothes you wear…
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Work-Life Balance – A constant challenge for Women

Work-Life Balance – A constant challenge for Women

Recently I was approached by a woman who was ambitious, driven, wanted to carve a niche for herself professionally and also on the personal front was very loving, caring and wanted to give her full attention to the family. Sounds familiar, right?! The Challenge Her main issue was that her husband wanted to focus more on her household responsibilities which he thought were getting neglected due to her job. They had small children and their proper upbringing was the main concern for both of them. She wanted me to help her out in deciding what she should do in this scenario because due to this difference of opinion she was neither able to perform well at work and there were constant disagreements in the house as well between the couple.…
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7 steps to create a highly motivated and productive team

7 steps to create a highly motivated and productive team

You are as good only as your team. Teams are very important to achieve success in business. As a leader one should be able to mobilize and motivate their team to perform to the best of their abilities. There is often a term used with reference to teamwork – Your team should be able to go through a wall if you want them to. Are you able to motivate your team and get the best out of them? Or do you aspire to have a high- performance team who will always back you up? If not, let me share with you some tips on how to develop an environment where your team would be motivated to work for you. 1. Trust your team: You have hired team members with certain…
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