changes … how to…

Few nights ago, a friend of mine created a gathering at her place where a Lebanese coach in sales and strategy (Samir Zehil) offered us a lecture on New patterns of thinking and Goal setting. As much as all of what he said sounded familiar (he actually mentioned the fact that coaches reveal to people what they already know), it was kind of challenging and interesting to listen to.

Being a person who always have lists, ideas, goals, projects in the hat; I needed to understand the pattern for a successful goal setting, achievement of projects. And here are some simple principles (that made sense to me) that should be shared with you, as I am sure that I am not the only one struggling with fifty thousand things to achieve!

  • 87% of success comes from character (the rest from techniques); i.e. diplomas and degrees are very nice but not the only ingredients in a successful venture
  • A good character knows how to deal with people that cannot fight back & who are not necessarily doing you any good in return
  • Seeing the good in a situation and person, being able to forgive and to get along with all sorts of people show a Healthy Personality
  • Expecting the best from oneself and from others make us Give the best of ourselves (this is actually proven!)
  • Successful projects need problem solving thinking & an outlook towards the future (not dwelling about the past, failure and what has been)
  • To move forward it is important to look a bit back and see what we have learned

For successful goal setting, 4 principles must be in focus:

  • You need an intense burning desire (if not then forget it, your goal will never be met)
  • The goal must be Challenging & realistic (you cannot lose 5 kilos in 1 week!!! But you could lose 5 kilos in 2 months!)
  • Write down your goals, and have them in front of you always! We tend to easily forget and move on
  • Measure your achievement (step by step)

This board summarizes it very well!!! Happy Goal setting….


new layout…





I love changes….

I have moved at least 15 times in my life and now that i have lived in our home for more than 2 years, i have THE urge of changing things around me. It is not something i control. It suddenly hits me that the chair that once was perfectly placed by the window would be as perfectly placed by the door. So I change things around me. I like waking up in the morning and feel the sense of Newness in my room (the cupboard is now facing the bed instead of my left).

I tell my husband who does not necessarily share the same urge in moving things, that this is my way of travelling within budget! Being a child of war, I have moved and travelled and left and come back many times. I grew up with that nomadic life rhythm. And it can be sometimes a bit “boring” when life settles around me, our house does not change, the country I live in is the same…So, I change colours of walls, display of furniture and today i suddenly decided to change the outlook of my blog!!!

This is a typical trait of the leelou world. I hope you find it refreshing, as I do….

Do you also have it this way?? would love to know…