If you know me personally or have read my blog you know that I'm a bit of a natural worrier. As my dear friend Angie says, I "hum anxious." But I've also come to accept that a little bit of worry is a fundamental part of what makes me, Me. I've even come to see it, dare I say, as a predictable, albeit somewhat untrustworthy, friend. I thoroughly believe that getting up close and personal with my own worries has actually made me worry less and has enabled me to better support my clients who are facing worry.
So - when tasked with choosing the topic for our latest episode in our video series, Life, Money and Globetrotting - I could resist. Worry! Who knew talking about worry could be so fun?
In this episode we talked about how to:
prioritize tasks that contribute to our sense of limited control,
recognize the up and down nature of worry and
find our own worry limits, support systems and strategies for addressing worry.
I think you're going to love Episode 6! Watch it here.
Thanks for joining us! Our October episode will be live on October 17 at 10AM Tokyo time (GMT +9) and 9PM EST (Sunday, Oct. 16). We're still deciding on our topic for Episode 7 so please stay-tuned (by connecting with us at one of the places above). We've also changed platforms (bye-bye Blab) and are now live streaming our episodes on YouTube through Google Hangouts. Subscribe to Hui-chin's YouTube Channel above for easy access to past episodes. Thanks for listening!
Oh my! We are already five episodes in to our Life, Money and Globetrotting Series! It has been so fun to have these discussions with Hui-chin. One of the things I keep finding is that even though she and I come from different professional backgrounds, we have very similar views on how to address common expat challenges. In that sense, Episode 5 - Celebrating Failure, really embodied the interconnectedness of all aspects of the expat experience.
So...FAILURE! That's a big one, no? Who really wants to talk about failure? We do! We do! The truth is, both Hui-chin and I believe that failure is really just a stage in the learning process. The biggest challenge we face is not learning how to avoid failure, but rather learning how to grow from it and adjust our choices for the next time.
I think you're going to love this episode! Watch it here.
Thanks for joining us! Our September episode will be live on September 20 at 10AM Tokyo time (GMT +9) and 9PM EST (Monday, Sept. 19). We're still deciding on our topic for Episode 6 so please stay-tuned (by connecting with us at one of the places above). We've also changed platforms (bye-bye Blab) and are now live streaming our episodes on YouTube through Google Hangouts. Subscribe to Hui-chin's YouTube Channel above for easy access to past episodes. Thanks for listening!
I'm so behind on getting this latest episode of Life, Money and Globetrotting up here on the blog! We've moved (again!) and it always seems to take its toll on my professional focus. I'll admit it - like most people I think I'm a much better multi-tasker than I actually am!
In this episode (our fourth) we talked about Creating a Sense of Home. I love this topic! I am one of those people who thoroughly believes that home is where the heart is. If you can find peace and belonging with yourself, you can bring that into every aspect of your life - no matter where you go. I loved hearing Hui-chin's perspective on living and working across cultures as a multi-lingual, multi-cultural Tawainese-American and how that colors her sense of home - from food, to work to clothing and everything in between. I also enjoyed sharing tips from my own experience and from that of my most successful clients on how to create a sense of home even as you face move after move after move.
Thanks for joining us! Our August episode will be live on August 25 at 9PM Tokyo time (GMT +9) and 8AM EST. In Episode 5, we'll be taking a look at Failure. What does it mean to fail in money and in life? How do we redefine failure so that it works better for us moving forward? How do we come back after our mistakes, big and small?
I am really loving my conversations with expat financial planner Hui-chin Chen! Last week we recorded Episode 3 of Life, Money and Globetrotting. Despite a few technical glitches we had a great time.
This time around we were talking about everyone's favorite expat recommendation - Flexibility! How do you rank on the flexibility scale? What helps you be flexible? When are the time that you find yourself accessing your deepest level of flexibility and when do you feel like you just need to keep things consistent and well under control? How does this effect the way you think, feel and plan (personally and financially) for the future?
Expat Financial Planner Hui-chin Chen and I are still having some great conversations! Last week we recorded Episode 2 of Life, Money and Globetrotting.
In this conversation we enjoyed looking at life and financial habits from the global life perspective. What makes you stick with some habits? What makes others more challenging? And most importantly - does a life lived around the world make it easier or more challenging to maintain the habits that most benefit you?
Expat spouse, financial planner and blogger Hui-chin Chen and I have been having some fabulous conversations over the past two years. We have enjoyed getting to know each others' perspectives on the ups and downs of international living and how our unique professional positions enable us to support expats in a variety of situations.
Have you ever considered pursuing life coaching? Financial planning? Are you curious about how the two compliment each other? Have you ever asked yourself, "What does a life coach do exactly!?" (Come on, I know you have!) When you look at your bank account, do you think, "I could really use some help here."? This short 30-minute conversation will give you some answers to these questions.
We talk about financial planning and life coaching in general, the specifics of that type of support in relation to the expat experience, and our own individual perspectives on what we offer our clients.
This is the first of what we plan to be a monthly series. You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get updates about the next episode (scheduled for May 19th). And be sure to check out Hui-chin's blog Moneymatters for Globetrotters here or follow her on Twitter here.