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- "Doubt may look different for different people - for some people, it manifests as the perfectly reasonable and logical-sounding list of reasons you tell yourself why you can't do something. That is all doubt speaking."
- "At this very moment, the world is making room for you and your business idea."
- "Lean into your feelings of vulnerability, AKA let yourself be vulnerable and be okay with learning in front of other people. You do not have to be perfect when you're starting out - you do not have to be perfect ever - but you do not have to look like you have it all together when you don't. Just live your life and make progress."
- "So many people are struggling with the exact same things, and going through the exact same things. Parents who might want to keep whatever it may be to do with their kids quiet because they’re embarrassed or don’t want to be judged, their neighbour is going through the exact same thing. Maybe if everybody just spoke about things بصراحة (honestly), and they were honest about it, maybe it would be so much more freeing for them and their wellbeing."
- "For the longest time I thought being a white girl with straight hair and fair skin is better because it’s prettier and your hair is easier and people will love you more because it’s like “blondes have more fun” - it’s messages you’ve seen throughout movies, television and media. Now, embracing me and where I’m from and, you know, my shape, my size, my colour, my hair texture - it’s like, no I don’t want to be a white girl, I want to be me.
I want girls to feel this way when they are 9 years old, and younger."
- "So many people like us, like cultural misfits, we get the struggle of 'where is home', 'where do we fit', 'where do we belong' - for me, I felt too Syrian for my Irish side and then too Irish for my Syrian side. But then I’m born and raised in the UK, and they don’t see me as part of them either. So it’s a struggle when you’re trying to understand where you fit, and I think, truly, home starts and ends with you."
- "We don’t need to burn out. The answer is in being mindful and building mindful business."
- "You’ve made it, you’ve made it this far. It doesn’t matter at what shape, or what form, how much you’ve been beaten up, what kind of challenges and things that you’ve been through, hats off to you and shout out to you because you’ve made it this far."
- "When I look at ‘what does growth mean’, for me now, it means genuine presence and acceptance because we went through so much in such a constrained amount of time that the world will never be the same and I’m okay with that. Growth has to be now about healing and healing traumas of my past."
4. Let’s Talk Product - #1: Building Middle East's leading music streaming app w/ Elie Habib, co-founder of Anghami
- "If you’re not ready to be wrong, then you’ll never create anything original."
- "For us, iteration beats perfection everything single day. If I wanted Anghami to be perfect I would still be working on it without going live. The point, the massive thing we learned, is that when we iterate and put something out, then at the same time we need to measure everything. Why? Because you want to have a chance at improving - if you don’t measure, then you don’t know what works and what doesn’t work."
- On whether having the latest and greatest technology is necessary for success:
“When you’re starting something, it doesn’t matter. When you’re scaling, it matters. Figure out the community - there might be great technologies but you can’t find people where you are who can work on that technology.”
5. The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast - #326: How to be Productive in 2021 with an Effective Mindset
- "If you do not have a Google calendar that sort of schedules out and structures your day, you’re going to end up having the day run you instead of you running the day."
- "There’s such a thing as passive multitasking: for instance, getting a manicure while you’re listening to a podcast and learning. One requires thinking and one is passive - it’s different from multitasking."
- "Think week is taking a week, you could do a day, you could do just 5 hours, to just think. How many times do you just stop and put your phone down, and think and take notes?"
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