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We are marking our 4th year anniversary today! I can’t believe it’s been this long already! We have grown in so many ways; we have matured in content, grown in team structure, grown in team number and many more.
I’ve learned some lessons in those 4 years that I’d like to humbly share 4 of them with you, in the hope they will help you with whatever journey you’re on:
- I’ve learned that for you to last this long, you need to truly and deeply believe in what you do. Only then, nothing can stop in your way, and you won’t ever be too tired to work on it.
- I’ve learned that it’s all about persistence. Giving up on a business, project, or initiative is easy, it takes a lot of strength to persist and keep going on no matter what.
- I’m learning, still didn’t master it though, not to let a rejection stop you from trying some more. I admit, it still gets to me when we get rejected for certain funds or support for Sail, but I’m trying to minimize the frustration time it takes me and move on quicker to knock some more doors. It’s a matter of time till you find someone who would believe in what you do as much as you do, if not even more. So keep trying and don’t let that “no” stop you.
- I’m learning, and still trying to tone this skill, to trust my gut. Go ahead and ask selective people for opinion, check what is being done in the industry, but listen to that voice within, it often guides you to the right way, try to trust it more often, and don’t let the outside voices dilute it.
We are celebrating our anniversary on the 1st of March, at 4PM in Hugo Café, Jumeira Palm Strip Mall, Dubai. Make sure you make it if you can, we promise you will have a good time, learn a lot, be inspired, and will take home some little Sail giveaways with you!
And now to our issue #48 – March 2014 in brief:
- Habillez Moi – Where Do They All Go And Why?: Reem AlSuwaidi observes the issue of designers leaving their labels.
- Hidden Promises – Inequality Of The Disorders: Women and men have been suffering from inequality for years. In this article Alia AlHazami talks about a new branch of inequality that discusses eating disorders.
- Joie De Vivre – Relationships à la mode; Love Prevails: Haif Zamzam presents interesting survey results that challenge the traditional ideology of relationships.
- Lost in Reverie – Overcoming A Writer’s Block: Alwid Lootah shares ways to overcome an illness us writer’s suffer from, a writer’s block.
- Mental Pondering – Autopilot OFF 2: Budoor AlYousuf researches into how does a person turn the “Autopilot” mode off? Are there things that can help minimize the time spent in “Autopilot”? Is it possible to consciously get out of it?
- Notes of The Night – Sweet Smart: Mustafa Abbas discusses the importance of kindness.
- Out of Copyright – A Letter To My Teenage Self: Muna AlMulla shares a letter to her teenage self. Adults tell us that life gets better, that all our dreams will come true. This letter is the reality; it is the reflection of her.
- To The Point – Say Good or Be Silent: Mohammed Kazim speaks of his experience of impulsive feedback. He walks the reader through 3 steps for optimizing feedback such that the receiver can maximize its benefit.
Enjoy our reads, and don’t forget to check out our illustrations by our creative team: Anood AlMulla, Dana Al Attar, Hayat AlHassan, and Marwa Fadhel.
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Iman Ben Chaibah
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