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“7 Habits of a Happy Expat”

Margarita Gokun Silver of Global Coach Center has released an excerpt of an online course for expats. Interesting find talks about the importance of keeping an open mind while abroad. For conciseness, I’ve limited my post to the 7 habits without the details. You can click on the link above for more information. What do you think? All comments welcome.

1. Happy expats are intensely curious.
2. Happy expats accept others as they come, they don’t judge, and they don’t try to change people to their liking.
3. Happy expats look at everything as an amazing learning experience.
4. Happy expats find opportunities wherever they are and they don’t lament those they’ve left behind.
5. Happy expats know that feeling sad at times is part of the game.
6. Happy expats share.
7. Happy expats stay clear of criticism, sulking, and stonewalling.

Copyright © 2010 by Global Coach Center.

  1. Rick Barrett
    April 5th, 2010 at 23:39 | #1

    Mike: I wish I would have had this advice before moving to Paris in 1985… We only stayed for three years but I can tell you all seven of these points are right on the money… absolutely great advice!

  1. April 6th, 2010 at 21:52 | #1

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