21 episodes

There are two main reasons why we don’t take risks and design a life that brings us joy: 1) We don’t believe our dreams are really possible, or 2) We don’t know what we should do to get there. I am Sara Shabana and I am here to provoke you to design your own life, dig deeper into your curiosities, and get inspired from those who created a life they love. This podcast is all about realizing the possibilities, and learn real tactics and strategies on how you can design a life that brings you joy. Find me on: http://sarashabana.me or on Instagram: SaraShabana.me

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There are two main reasons why we don’t take risks and design a life that brings us joy: 1) We don’t believe our dreams are really possible, or 2) We don’t know what we should do to get there. I am Sara Shabana and I am here to provoke you to design your own life, dig deeper into your curiosities, and get inspired from those who created a life they love. This podcast is all about realizing the possibilities, and learn real tactics and strategies on how you can design a life that brings you joy. Find me on: http://sarashabana.me or on Instagram: SaraShabana.me

    #21 1st Year Anniversary/ Difficult Conversations

    #21 1st Year Anniversary/ Difficult Conversations

    Happy anniversary my beautiful friends, It’s been a YEAR! We have been on this journey together for one year now. I had to pinch myself every time I think about it.  
     
    Below are the key highlights from the episode:
    ·       I revealed my birthday fear challenge for this year.
    ·       Why designing your own life will require you to make difficult conversations.
    ·       Why ignoring challenge is not a strategy and what you can do about it.
    ·       Martha Beck's analogy for bold decisions and the two possible outcomes from taking the leap. 
    ·       How our reality is formed from the decisions to make, and why we should always make conscious decisions.
     
    And don’t forget to connect with me and say “Hi” on Instagram (@SaraShabana.me), I always love to hear from you.

    • 10 min
    #20 Dr. Saliha Afridi- Identity Formation, Mental Health, and the Best Resources in Dealing with Adversity

    #20 Dr. Saliha Afridi- Identity Formation, Mental Health, and the Best Resources in Dealing with Adversity

    Dr Saliha Afridi is a leading psychologist and an entrepreneur with a mission to lead the way in promoting mental wellbeing in the Middle East.
    Born and raised in completely different cultures like many of or generation, we discussed individuality and the struggle of understanding where do we belong.
    As an entrepreneur herself she shared her story founding the lighthouse, and how fear and self-doubt were part of this experience especially as the 1st women entrepreneur in her community.
    I loved chatting with her about her journey to finding this personal balance between conventionality and difference. And how it's absolutely ok to be multi-passionate and why you should listen to this whisper that comes from within you.
    Not to mention, she impressed me with her book recommendations!
     
    In this episode from The Sara Shabana Show, we discussed:
    Identity struggles and sense of belonging in a multicultural upbringing.Why it’s ok to be multi-passionate and how can you listen and follow your intuition.The best mental health external and internal resources in dealing with adversity.The self-doubt and fear that comes with entrepreneurship and taking risks.How having a community-driven mission gives a purpose and meaning to your business.How building a personal brand online helps you amplify your mission in impacting thousands and millions of people. 
     Connect with Dr Saliha:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsalihaafridi/?hl=en
    Website: https://www.lighthousearabia.com/
    And don’t forget to connect with me and say “Hi” on Instagram (@SaraShabana.me), I always love to hear from you.

    • 54 min
    #19 Book Recommendations - The Books You Must Read!

    #19 Book Recommendations - The Books You Must Read!

    Today’s episode is highly highly demanded. If you only know how many times I been asked where can one find a summary of the book recommendations from the guests interviewed on this podcast ;-).
    So …. Considering that world book day is coming this week, I thought it will be a good reason to finally create this compilation. 
    I typically ask my guests about their favorite books because I personally love to get book recommendations. I read A LOT and nothing gives me more joy than a book that helps me see a new perspective in life.
    You can find the full list of recommendations on my website. 
    And don’t forget to connect with me and say “Hi” on Instagram (@SaraShabana.me), I always love to hear from you ;-)

    • 27 min
    #18 Sara Almukaimy – The Power of Imagination and Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Less

    #18 Sara Almukaimy – The Power of Imagination and Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Less

    My guest for today is  A REBEEEL
     
    While she grew up in a very traditional Kuwaiti family, she did not accept to fit in the mold.  
     
    She is a dreamer, a storyteller, and sometimes, an imaginary world creator where everyone in this world has equal rights.
     
    Her journey in discovering herself and her individuality led her to realize that being different especially in a society that puts women in frames & expects them to fit in is not always welcomed or supported. 
     
    She rebelled, she opposed the norms, she objected to the laws and still objecting … 
     
    From a very young age, she wrote on her closet mirror with lipstick " Why should we settle for something less than WE think we deserve “and she still lives by this statement till date, 
    In this episode from The Sara Shabana Show, we discussed:
    ·       Our individuality and how to navigate our way without conforming to the social norms. 
    ·       The journey of discovering who you really are. 
    ·       The power of imagination and its impact on our creative skills. 
    ·       How to show up for yourself and handle fear of judgment.
    · Women's rights in Kuwait and Arab societies. 
    ·       How personal branding helps you have a platform to express yourself and help others. 
     
     Connect with Sara:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/salmukaimy
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/salmukaimy/?hl=en
     
    And don’t forget to connect with me and say “Hi” on Instagram (@SaraShabana.me), I always love to hear from you.

    • 50 min
    # 17 Jessy El Murr - Questioning Authority, Public Speaking, and Leading with "Why Not"

    # 17 Jessy El Murr - Questioning Authority, Public Speaking, and Leading with "Why Not"

    As today is a special day (International Women's Day), today’s episode is also a special interview with an exceptional woman. 
    Jessy El Murr is a powerhouse filled with kindness, knowledge, unparalleled energy and so much fun. 
    She is a seasoned field journalist and former BBC and Sky News Arabia, correspondent. During her time as a correspondent, she specialized in military news coverage and filed several exclusive stories. 
     Jessy also interviewed leading international personalities like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Georges Clooney, and many others.


    As worrier as she always been, she jumped into entrepreneurship and its unknowns and now she is an independent certified public speaking trainer and media consultant working with leading organizations in the middle east and around the world. 
    In this episode from The Sara Shabana Show, we discussed:
    ·       How childhood struggles can help you discover your skills. 
    ·       How we should always question authority and never take “No” for an answer. 
    ·       The upside and downside of entrepreneurship. 
    ·       Public speaking and our fear of judgment. 
    ·       Why we should cultivate creativity and how it can help us transform our presence. 
    ·       How personal branding is a necessity and not a luxury anymore. 
     
     Connect with Jessy:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessytrends
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessyelmurr/
    Website: https://jessyelmurr.com/
     
    And don’t forget to connect with me and say “Hi” on Instagram (@SaraShabana.me), I always love to hear from you.

    • 58 min
    #16 Maha Abouelenein - Lessons from leading global executives, creating value and personal branding

    #16 Maha Abouelenein - Lessons from leading global executives, creating value and personal branding

    Maha Abouelenein is such a powerful blend of both soft and strong. Soft with an empathetic heart, and super strong at what she is capable of delivering to the businesses and the people she works with.
    She led the communication strategy not only for the biggest brands in the middle east but globally and worked directly with their executives and she is going to share with us today her key take ways working with the greatest leaders around the world.
    We are talking from regional leaders like Orascom telecom and Careem to global giants like Google, Netflix, even leading governments …. You name it. And last but not least let’s add to this powerful mix managing the global PR strategy for one of the biggest personal brands in the world GARY VEE.
    In this episode from The Sara Shabana Show, we discussed:
    What she learned working with the best executives in the world. How is it like to stand up for yourself in case of unequal payThe evolution of communication and the agility required to survive in this real-time world. What personal branding really is. Why understanding how you are adding value can help you differentiate yourself.What personal branding really is.  Connect with Maha:
    Instagram: @MahaGaber
    Website: http://digitalandsavvy.com/ 


    And don’t forget to connect with me and say “Hi” on Instagram (@SaraShabana.me), I always love to hear from you.

    • 36 min

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Inspiring

Keep going Sara, I love what are you doing, all the best

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The 3rd episode is so inspiring

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