Client Success Stories: The Curious, Unguided, Young Adult, and Lifelong Learning

English for beginners | Czego szukasz w Święta?

I love making my clients cry.

I’m not mean, well, most times, but I did make them cry tears from sheer wholesomeness, and it gave her a few ideas, too.

A client of mine is a university student in London who is going into her Masters’s program at a mid-tier university

She wants to build her life there, but, has issues with knowing what she wants, or how she can get there.

The culprit? Missing Purpose

She’s smart, determined, but lacked focus and clarity

so I used an old, but amazing video produced by Allegro to explain what a person ”determined to succeed” does to get there and even got a few ideas for her on how to truly master learning and unlock her potential.

So here’s how to learn anything, including language, courtesy of Allegro:

  • Record everything in one place. whether analog with paper and pen, digitally, or both! The general purpose is to have everything contained and accessible to you, it helps with the next point:
  • Repeat key information whether exercises, formulas or sentences. Even if you don’t fully grasp them yet, the purpose is to engrain them in memory.
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  • Once there’s some understanding, play! Put it into use in different scenarios, and don’t fear making mistakes, that’s how you know where something works, and where it doesn’t. This phase of experimentation allows for the pollination of ideas, too.
  • Immerse yourself, make the learning part of your routine, everyday life, and more.
  • Make it Social! whether it is an accountability buddy, a conversation buddy, a MeetUp, or your dog in his case. Get someone that can help keep you on track, and someone you can learn and exchange with too. we’re social animals anyways.
  • Be Consistent. One of my biggest mistakes in life is in my inability to stick to anything or a routine, so I cannot stress this enough from experience. What differentiates people is really consistency, which I think compliments Angela Duckworth’s theory on Grit.

And maybe then, you’d also cry 😢

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Lessons From My Travels: Fulfillment and the drive within

There’s something marvelous about the world that just drove me to explore it. That something was a feeling from within, and I never really understood where it came from or where it wanted me to go, but I grew to trust it. After all, I was just a little girl from a small town in the even smaller country of Qatar who never planned to leave, but was always pushed out somehow:

  • I wanted to Study at a local University and was rejected, though the United States happily took me in. I had an opportunity to stay back and look for work, I inevitably chose to go home.
  • I was offered a short term assignment in the Netherlands and had a visa which allowed me to stay, I chose to go back home and study Law, which my family nor my employer approved of.
  • Finally, the universe decided to give me one last push: either stay behind forever, or explore the world now. I chose to leave.

I always went back home because I wanted to see things change, grow, and wanted to be part of it all. I wanted the home that rejected me to still be my home, and I wanted others like me to feel at home, too.

I am now faced with the reality that I’ve been carrying my home with me my whole life (as cheesy as it sounds).

And I’ve noticed that for many others as well: Not only have they been carrying their homes with them, travelling the world and exploring, but they too, are driven by a desire they don’t necessarily understand.

The more we discover about the world the more we understand that there are people who are happy, just, to be.

They’re beyond agile.

We keep forgetting that beyond agility there’s drive, grit, and the ability to dust off and move forward. There are emotions that are beyond our current mental framing which shape us, give us energy, challenge us and do more for us than conventional society had.

Sometimes we call it destiny, sometimes we call it the universe, often we call it Purpose; whatever we may call it, there is something inside of us that feels beyond us.

It is a source of change, and desire to be part of something bigger.

It is also unconventional.

What I hope to do with this series, “lessons from my travels” is record the lessons I learned in the last 5 or so years not only from personal experience, but the beautiful and often unconventional stories of others.

Because if these lessons helped me become a more fulfilled human being, they’re bound to influence you, too, if you let them.

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