Image of a group of diplomats living in Beijing China attending a professional development group coaching sponsored by DNB Diplomatic Network Beijing and Globerweb Expat community

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Today’s Takeaway from Globerweb and DNB Diplomatic Network Beijing Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 05 November 2019 is:

“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.”

Thomas Kinkade

I had the opportunity to share my coaching with participants from the Diplomatic Community in China to jointly work on breaking through barriers, overcoming obstacles, and making use of your full potential. The overarching topic was advancing your career while being abroad. Together as part of a diplomatic community, we tried on the utilization of the 5 Elements Concept to overcome obstacles through utilization of resources all around us. Many of our perceived obstacles are weaker or less real than they appear. The event was helpful in gaining insight how to avoid complaining about the diverse challenges of living abroad and instead embracing a multitude of cultures and their resources; creating synergy out of variety.

  • What major challenge is your situation being posted abroad putting before you right now?
  • What could you do to master the difficult first step? Or your current step?
  • As the 5-Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) harmonize and regulate each other, where is your balance? Sleep, exercise, food, social…

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