Open Mic: Inspire success in your life and business

Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 5:00 PM (CEST)

Open Mics are virtual rapid-fire knowledge-sharing events for Community members who gather together for an online share and learn event.

About this event

Join us on Friday, September 30 at 5:00 pm CET for our next event in our Open Mic series, where our speakers will cover topics around:

  • Your time is your treasure. Build a happy and balanced life
  • Mature your resilience
  • Overcoming limiting beliefs

During our event, you’ll hear from Mónica Vale de Gato, Digital Marketing Strategist and Social Media Expert, Muhammad Abdullah Khan, Full Stack Developer, and Matiya Ndengi, Personal Development Coach. Get takeaways like:

  • The secret to working productively and living a more interesting life
  • The importance of finding and building upon your resilience
  • Learn how to tap into your hidden potential and discover new talents and gifts

Speakers and their presentation topics:

Mónica Vale de Gato, Digital Marketing Strategist and Social Media Expert

Topic: Your time is your treasure. Build a happy and balanced life.

Your time is your treasure. It is tempting to have a lot of jobs, but it can lead to worst results and no time for you to enjoy life. Did you ever feel like this? What if I told you that there's a way to work less and live more?

Sometimes we want to make money and forget the reason why we decided to be freelancers. More time and freedom to enjoy life. So it is important to take a step back and really make the most of our lives in and outside work.

Muhammad Abdullah Khan, Full Stack Developer

Topic: Mature your resilience

From failure, we learn resiliency. It's hard to not learn how to build resilience after a failure, especially if you're determined to overcome failure. Resilience is an important life skill to build. And when you build (and learn) resilience, it helps you in other ways, too.

Resilience is important to keep yourself standing strong specially when you don't get customers after submitting several proposals which makes you demotivated about finding new customers or if you have a customer but the customer is difficult to handle.

Resilience applies to all aspects of our life outcome, and here at Upwork resilience importance for beginners is quite important.

Matiya Ndengi, Copywriter | Personal Development Coach

Topic: Overcoming limiting beliefs

We sometimes think we can't do certain things, Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right,” If we think we can't learn that relevant skill and don't even try we are going to remain on the same level in life. We need to begin daring to do the impossible, pursuing the improbable. Impossible others have put it can be rewritten as I’m possible so get ready to be inspired to soar higher than ever before. It helps us tap into our hidden potential and discover new talents and gifts. 



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    Avery Ocumen


    Expert in Community Education, Learning, and Development