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blog post 31
February 17 2018
What is Financial Freedom and how to achieve it. 
you can have it all
I always ask this question of my audience during my talks and trainings: “Which one of you is financially free?” ... And usually people in corporate jobs with a steady monthly salary raise their hands. And then I ask the second question: “ If you stop working today, will you have enough income to cover all your expenses?” And hands go down, one by one … 
blog post 30
January 26  2018
Mona 16
I took a break from Whatsapp … here is what happened… 
I don’t like the word addiction in general, but I don’t want to sugar coat our current reality. Most people are addicted to something in this world, from food, to alcohol, tobacco and TV. The modern addiction of our current era is Technology, social media and being ‘Busy’ all the time …
blog post 29
January 13  2018
Mona 16
A letter to my 16-year-old self - Part 2
I wrote a letter to my 16-year-old self last week as I just turned 36 and wanted to share my top 20 life lessons with my younger self, one for each year that has passed. 
This is the second part of that letter...
blog post 28
January 6  2018
Mona's Birthday
A letter to my 16-year-old self
I love January as everything feels new to me, new year, new age, and new beginning … I just celebrated my birthday and let’s see for how many more years I enjoy adding a candle to my birthday cake! For now, I am still enjoying it and I feel wiser each year…
blog post 27
December 30  2017
my 2018 notebook
What do you want to master in 2018?
This is my last article in 2017 and I decided to write more about the upcoming year and also create a New Year gift for you. 
Each year, I write my goals for the upcoming year in different areas of my life. I dedicate a diary... 
blog post 26
December 23  2017
The highlights of 2017 and what I learned from them
We have a week to the end of 2017, what a wonderful year it was, full of learnings and experiences, ups and downs and full of growth. I was reflecting on the last 355 days and decided to share my top learnings with you. 
blog post 25
December 1  2017
5 Steps to tap into your Spiritual Energy to live a more Fulfilled Life
Spirituality is a broad topic with many perspectives. I had a conversation with an old friend last week and we mainly talked about spirituality. It made me realize that we all have a different point of view and vastly different pictures in our mind about this topic.
blog post 24
November 25  2017
Your Network is Your Net Worth 
There is a famous quote by Jim Rohn that says “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” There is a very deep meaning behind this quote which is worth a moment of pause and reflection. 
blog post 23
November 18  2017
6 Time Management Strategies to achieve more in your day
One of the questions that I get asked the most is “How do you manage your time?”. As a mother and entrepreneur, I have many responsibilities during the day and I’d like to share some of the techniques that I use in this article. I hope they will help you to achieve more and be in control of your time. 
blog post 22
November 11  2017
All you need is clarity
We have 50 more days to the end of 2017, which means that 315 days are already behind us, with all of the ups and downs. Each experience, whether we label them as good or bad, were there to teach us something and make us grow. Now let’s focus on what’s ahead of us … 
blog post 21
November 4  2017
Jump for your business
Top 12 reasons businesses fail, have you bullet-proofed your business?
We had our Financials session last week at the Mompreneur Rising and it made me realize again that as entrepreneurs, most of the times, we don’t know what we don’t know. 
blog post 20
October 28  2017
The world I envision for my sons by empowering women
QI was at Women in Leadership Economic Forum last week for two days and I was really inspired by all the conversations that took place around women’s empowerment and women in leadership initiatives. 
blog post 19
October 21  2017
Busy Lady
Are you working for your business or is your business working for you?
One of the main reasons entrepreneurs start their own business is to have more freedom in their lives, to be their own boss and live life on their own terms. 
blog post 18
October 14  2017
Dubai fitness challenge
Join me on a 30 Day Fitness Challenge 
I am very excited to invite you to join me on the Dubai Fitness Challenge starting on October 20th to November 18th. You actually don’t have to live in Dubai to join me, but if you do, then there will be loads of activities and free classes in town which you shouldn’t miss! 
blog post 17
October 7  2017
Marks wardrobe
 Why Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama wear the same clothes to work everyday and you should too! (4 Step Productivity Hack)
Oh wow, are you really willing to wear the same outfit for the rest of your life? Now I’m impressed! And I’m not gonna really ask you to do that! Specially if you are a women and we all love our different dresses and colors, right? Instead, let me give you 4 steps to be more productive...
blog post 16
September 30  2017
mompreneur market
What to do when you feel down or unmotivated?
In today’s world, we see the glorious moments of everyone else’s life. We see their success, their parties, family get-togethers, magazine features, luxurious fashion brands, over the moon vacations and so on … We get into strangers’ lives and houses through Insta stories, snapchat, Facebook and Youtube. Which makes us wonder, do these people ever feel down...
blog post 15
September 23rd 2017
mompreneur market
Are you running a Business or a
Cash-generating Hobby?
I have interviewed many entrepreneurs for our Mompreneur Rising course and the first question I ask them is: Is this a business or a hobby?

It’s absolutely fine if you are doing what you do as a hobby, you might enjoy creating art to sell at markets...
blog post 14
September 16th 2017
money bridge
3 things you need to have ready before going to an investor 
Ask any entrepreneur their number one challenge, 9 times out of 10, they are going to tell you its money! “There isn't enough funding available” “its too difficult for SMEs to get loans” is what you hear them say. But that isn’t really the case. There is actually a lot of money out there, and a lot of good people willing to invest in good ideas, but you need to know how to approach them...
blog post 13
September 9th 2017
entrepreneurs around a table
Don't go at it alone - Where to get support as an entrepreneur
They say that the most difficult part of being an entrepreneur is the loneliness. You have no one to share your fears with, no one to share your victories with, and in most cases, no one to ask for support when you need it most. Im not just talking about financial support either, Im talking about having someone who you can ask for advice, talk your plans through with or just ask a second opinion from.
blog post 12
September 2nd 2017
successful entrepreneurs around a laptop
Do you have what it takes to be an Entrepreneur? Download this free questionnaire to find out! 
Entrepreneurship has become a trend recently and there has been a huge advancement in the Middle East in the past couple of years. We had exists such as souq.com and massive investment into unicorn start-ups, such as Careem. 
blog post 11
August 26th 2017
big mess on paper
3 Mistakes I made in my Business that You Should Avoid 
Well, now that you are here, I have a confession to make … 

I have made a lot more than 3 mistakes in the past 7 years since I established the first of our 4 businesses. I actually made many many mistakes, but I am glad to say that I learned from each and every one of them. 
blog post 10
August 19th 2017
The Kids
Letter to my sons – Why mommy works
This article is a personal one, I am writing it mainly for my sons and also to share my feeling with you. It’s also for myself, as a reminder for years to come. Thank you for making me feel so close to you that I can share my feelings with you. 
blog post 9
August 12th 2017
Having it all
You Can Have it All - Follow this One Step
First off, lets discuss “Have it all”. This is a topic that Im going to go into a lot deeper later, but for the sake of this blog post, I'm not necessarily talking about perfection, Im talking about being perfectly happy internally at a particular instant.

I strongly believe that we all can have it all by following one simple step... 
blog post 8
August 5th 2017
Mona's ideal desk and view
Why Now is the Best Time to Start Your Business 
We are living in an era of booming entrepreneurship. There is no restriction for anyone of any race, nationality or age to come up with an idea and pursue the entrepreneurial journey. There was a time that the average entrepreneur was a 50 – 60 year old CEO who had enough savings or connections with banks to secure funding, as well as all the experience that he or she would need to run a company....
blog post 7
July 29th 2017
chalk board strategy
One of the Five Steps to Start and Grow a Successful Business
There are many factors that make a business succeed or fail. Starting a business comes with a lot of risk, 90% of businesses fail within the first 3 years of their existence. This means that 9 out of 10 ideas will not exist no matter how much time and energy was invested in preparation to...
blog post 6
July 22th 2017
books, feed your mind
5 Ways to Feed and Grow Your Mind
Our Mind and Mental Energy is one of our main resources to grow. It is essential to feed the mind with new and useful information on a daily basis. Your future is shaped based on what you feed your mind today. Here is the list of 5 things you can do to feed and grow your mind. Some of them can be done instantly and I encourage you to pick at least one and do it TODAY. 
blog post 5
July 15th 2017
Mother and son looking out to the sea
Prioritize Your Life in One Simple Step 
We all wear different hats in life and each of them comes with a set of responsibilities. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed, stressed and unaccomplished in our lives, and one of the reasons for this could be because our priorities are not aligned... 
blog post 4
July 8th 2017
Person under a pier
Ask Better Questions to Get Better Results
Are you aware of the questions that you ask yourself? Are they empowering or disempowering? Are they motivating you or bring you down? You might not know the answer right now, so I want you to be aware of the questions you ask yourself, because they are the foundation of the result you get in life. If you are not happy with the results, you need to ask better questions.
blog post 3
July 1st 2017
girl in a field feeling the energy of the universe
Your Energy Determines Your Outcome
Today I want to talk to you about one of my most favorite topics: Energy. We are all very aware of our time during the day. There is a clock in almost every single room, we all wear a watch and the first thing you see on your phone is always the Time. What if I tell you that your Energy is more important than Time, that your performance and productivity during the day, always depends 100% on your level of energy...
blog post 2
June 24th 2017
Beach  through a lens - clarity
The single most important step to create your dream life
We often know the things that bother us, the list of things we don’t like, and it is easy to blame our spouse, employee, employer and others for not living the life we want to. There are always difficult people in our lives, external factors that are easy to blame in any situation...

blog post 1
June 17th 2017
How to add more time and efficiency to your day
If you often get that nagging feeling that there aren’t enough hours in a day, don’t worry, you are not alone. Everyone feels that way from one time to another. It sometimes feels like no matter how fast you run, how much you try, you just can’t get everything done that you need to do. And all those apps and gadgets that are supposed to save the day?...
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