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Be Super Proud of all your Accomplishments But Remember to be Accountable for your Failures!

People don't buy what you do, people buy why you do what you do - Simon Sinek
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This is one of my favorite quote. This post goes out to all job seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs all over the world.

Be Super Proud of all your Accomplishments But Remember to be Accountable for your Failures!

Over the last few years I have witnessed the truth behind the quote - People don't buy what you do, people buy why you do what you do


People never hire you or work with you just for your qualifications or titles but they hire you because you show them why you did what you did.


I show the people I work with why I believe in helping people to be better at what they do. I show them why I coach people to excel, why I hire  a particular candidate and how I inspire change. My job is always aligned with why I do what I do, my purpose in life. Looking back on the journey I've been on, I realize this.

Purpose according to Wikipedia is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. A person's sense of resolve or determination. Have as one's intention or objective. It goes on to say why you do something or why something exists. Why does one exist?


Our values form the base foundation for our purpose, the value we bring exercises our purpose.

For our values help us grow, learn and achieve success. When it is purpose driven, we add value to those we meet who are part of the journey we are on. 


For we do not grow alone we use the immediate surrounding and the people around us to grow and shine. And when we shine we shed light enabling others to see a well defined path - Fatima Williams
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During you job search/entrepreneurial journey one thing you must remember is to be super proud of all your accomplishments and to be accountable for your failures. There is great lesson to learn from both!


Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is YOU who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” ― Les Brown


Remember it takes 365 days to make a year. You will need to take one step at a time, one thought at a time, one idea at a time and one action at a time. 


Believe in yourself!  Say and do the things you actually believe. 


"If you say what you believe and do what you believe, you will attract people who believe what you believe  and you can form a trust with them" - Simon Sinek
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  • Turn your job search difficulties & entrepreneurial challenges into subjects of exploration.
  • Add elements of your passion to a given opportunity or the situation you're in.
  • Input ideas that exhibit your purpose-driven passion in the job you already have. 
  • Find satisfaction and love in the job assigned by looking at the bigger picture.
  • Use them as step-stones to get to where you want. Ultimately you will get to where you want to go. 
  • Bring clarity to what you want to accomplish by letting go of the fear.
  • Measure what you do and learn from what you've implemented. This would keep you better organised
  • Portray your authenticity and draw people forward with your actions and words
  • Most important of all - " Believe in yourself".


Purpose differs from man to man and time to time and the situation you're in. What matters is how well we are able to utilize our existence at any given moment in life. That defines our Purpose.

Rather than asking yourself what is my Purpose in life. Ask the question Why do you do what you want to do, that will define your purpose at any given moment. This will help you in any journey in life.


Sara Jacobovici says "Our beliefs and values give reason and intention to purpose. We can have purpose, but only through choice do we activate purpose". 


You have the choice to make your life better and to decide which journey gives you fulfillment and satisfaction. Choose wisely and believe in yourself.


Have the courage to make the right choices to get to your purpose driven job or business path.
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Victor's caution - The importance of living responsibly. His emphasis on accountability: "Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!  - Victor Frankl 


Share your thoughts and enlighten each other, learn, grow, add value and lead by example!

Wishing everyone a Happy Happy 2018 filled with purpose, love and happiness!

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About me

I am a brand ambassador on beBee, an ardent reader, a Purpose-Driven Career Strategist and during my working hours provide HR & Recruitment Services to many organizations in the GCC. I love life and live to enjoy every single minute given to me. I love to write and do so rarely.

Thank you for reading this article. I welcome your comments. I follow some amazing people from whom I draw my inspiration to write. If you find this article very useful or interesting, please share it with other members of your Social networks.

"To share to learn" Stay awesome always!



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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #29

#33
Thank you Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #28

#35
Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher Laughter is a blessing and makes us feel good. I'm glad you had good fun Lisa much needed to start of this year. Hugs to you :)

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #27

#34
Thank you for the kind feedback Sara Jacobovici I remember most of our conversations during comments. It would be great we if can download all our comments data on beBee like we do with Linkedin. I'm sure we'll have so many good conversations to look back at!

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #26

"For we do not grow alone, we use the immediate surrounding and the people around us to grow and shine." Strong words and so very true . Without others we would fade into darkness and the same goes for ourselves, reaching out to others when they are in need or just sharing fun/laughter together. We watched a NY show last night with a lot of comedy, I laughed so hard and it felt SO good. Laughter is so healing.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #25

Dear , I started to read your post because I was attracted to your message and have always appreciated your writing. I couldn't believe it when I saw that you included a qoute from me in your writing. I had no idea and am profoundly grateful. Thank you Fatima. Looking forward to our continued connection.

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #24

#31
Happy new year Hector. Have a wonderful year ahead

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #23

#18
The golden word is Learning Kamini VyasiVya that says it all. Lovely to meet you here on beBee welcome to beBeeland. Wishing you 2018 filled with happiness

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #22

#17
Thank you Yogesh Sukal Here's to happy happy 2018

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #21

#16
Thank my dear Savvy Raj Wishing your daughter, hubby and you a 2018 filled with all the happiness your'll deserve. 😘🤗😇

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #20

#15
Thank you Geoff Hudson-Searle for adding you thoughts. It is the willingness to accept accountability which is a challenge. A battle each leader/person face everyday. Once we acknowledge the fear of being accountable to ourself everything will fall in place. Here's to a happy happy 2018 wishing you all the happiness you deserve.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #19

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Thank you Susan \ud83d\udc1d Rooks, the Grammar Goddess doesn't box us for all the errors we make. Here's to a very purpose driven happy 2018😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #18

#14
I know that your blessings and wisdom don't come during seasons or a particular time but they are always there for us to recieve.You've left an indelible mark in my life and I will always look up to you. Thank you for the all the wisdom and love you showered on me this 2017 and look forward to receiving, sharing and learning more from you in 2018. Sending you all the good health you need and happiness every single day. Thank you CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #17

#12
Wow I love that this post helped you David. There's so much I've learnt from your career path and experiences. You are on a path of living a fulfilled life with happiness and love. Here's to welcoming 2018 with open arms. Greetings of season to your family as well.

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #16

#10
#11 Thank you Kevin Baker Happy 2018 to both of you

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #15

#9
Very true Laurent Boscherini and when we love and believe ourselves. Everything falls in place. Wishing you more happiness and peace in 2018

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

3 years ago #14

Great article One of the most important concepts I ever understood early in my career is the willingness for leaders to accept accountability. Too many times the concept of accountability is a very one-sided mindset. Leaders must hold their people accountable, that’s for sure, but it goes far beyond that. In order for any organisation to have full trust, engagement, and synergy, each leader themselves must be open to being held to account for their actions and attitudes.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #13

Accounting whether it is accountability or an accountant makes me think of what said in comment #12 about your buzz closing the year out. In the world of business, the existence of a fiscal year is separate from a regular year because not all fiscal years run from January to December. Why is it that in business we can choose to start our fiscal year say in October, but in life we follow the social protocol about when we close the book on the year. The Chinese new year has proponents who like to start it in the Spring. So I am thinking of postponing my New Year by 3 months :-) Maybe i look at this time of the year as George looks at the Story of Festivus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX55AzGku5Y but happy new Year to the bees here and what better page to say that than here because if there is one person here at beBee who has shown amazing growth year on year and in so many ways, it is you Fatima. I don't know what I am counting, hopefully it is as always at all times of the year and not just at the end, my blessings :-)

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #12

cc Kamini Vyas

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

3 years ago #11

Thank you, Fatima, for this brilliant blogging buzz to close out the year. This post is profoundly inspiring and filled with words of wisdom. Moreover, on a personal note, your advice is very helpful for me to contemplate as I examine new job opportunities in 2018. Fatima, I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year filled with peace and love.

Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez

Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez

3 years ago #10

Many and rich honey, Thanks and Happy New Year

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

3 years ago #9

Thank you for sharing your beautiful post.Life is a amazing journey of self discovery, no matteryour path is, at the moment you decide to re-learn to love yourself. Shine Fatima 😉

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #8

#7
Thank you Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for the gift of interacting with you in 2017 Here's to a fruitful 2018 🎉🎈🎉🤗 Sending you happiness and blessings from above!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and inspiration . An excellent read to end 2017 and begin 2018. Happy New Year!

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #6

#3
Thank you dear Irene \ud83d\udc1d Rodriguez Escolar 😇

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #5

#4
Thank you Ken Boddie And how blessed am I to have found quite a few on beBee 😇😇😇😇

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #4

An inspirational post, Fatima, if ever I’ve read one. You’re so right. We only reach full bloom by being fertilised by the force of friendship.

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

3 years ago #3

Great words loaded with wisdom. Happy new year 😘

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #2

#1
Thank you for the kind words Pal I have a lot more to accomplish to become a brilliant human. One step at a time. Thank you for bringing a big smile to my face Pascal Derrien Here's to a fantastic purpose driven year for both of us in 2018 :) :) :) 😇😇😇😇

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #1

I normally don't read this type of article but I always make an exception when it's because one she is a brilliant human being and second she makes a lot of sense 👏

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