Let me apologize for constantly interjecting with”Yup!”, “Yes!” and “Mh mh” all the time. The mindset I went into this audio with was that it was a discussion as opposed to an interview and so that’s why I kept making those interjections.
That aside, I think this interview is extremely valuable.
Repetition of Truth
It is amazing how whenever one pauses to ask questions like:
What holds people back abroad?
You get the same answers again and again and again and again. One of them is:
When people immigrate abroad, they forget that they are not just competing with their peers or learning from their countrymen but competing and learning from people from all over the world.
So listen to this audio and you may pick up something new, but at the very least, you get reminded of the fundamentals.
Some Other Quick Things
This audio is long but I will release it and leave a gap between this and the next post, so listen to the first part today then pick up where you left of tomorrow or when you can.
PS: I am aware of the problem some folks have listening to these audio, and videos, in places where high speed Internet is as real as a Unicorn/Centaur Tupperware party.
I am fully aware of that and am working on it: A solution shall be found.
1) Brief introduction of Coach Caroline
2) We break down the 4 stages of culture shock
3) We discuss our own personal experiences with culture shock (she went straight to the “shock”)
4) Coach Caroline discusses her initial peer group
5) She also tells her story as an immigrant
6) Patterns she has noticed in behavior of Africans in the States
7) “The herd mentality”
8 ) Transitioning and learning when immigrating
9) Losing your identity abroad and the blessing therein.
10) Racism in the United States
11) Cultural differences
12) The importance of having a vision and the challenges of having a vision as an immigrant
13) The power of the Internet and telecommunication
15) Stories on taking action
17) Caroline’s most important piece of advice for people who are just about to leave home and immigrate abroad.
17) Dreaming big
18) What you can tolerate you won’t change
19) Much much more…………….