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Archive for October 28th, 2018

Comments and Notes posted on FB and Twitter in Arabic/Lebanese slang. Part 10

Note: These are notes and comments are mostly local (Lebanon) and events in Middle-East. Written in Lebanese dialect with Latin characters and with numbers (2,3, 5, 7,8) representing vocals and consonants Not available in Latin or Saxon languages.

T3ebt: ketret al 7azazaat. Heda ma bi yel3ab ma3 heda. Heda ma bi yelyab ella iza heda le3eb bi fari2o. Heda ma 3endo raghbeh yel3ab sa7: biyel3ab 3afshika le2enno modtarr yefel, wa bi hott al mishkleh 3ala rfi2o bi team al boule/petanque.

Kaasiroun wa 3aajizoun bi hal moujtama3 al moutakhalef, mahma e3takadna ennana ta 7ararna fi al moughtarabaat

Mnarvaz, jou3aan, nharo sayye2… Iza  ma baddak tel3ab min kel alba2, fel, wa ma tsamem al jaww

Bi fout 3al khaymeh. Bi yo23od 3al kerseh. bi rakkez al tarboush. bi 3ayyen 7alo rayyes 3al faree2. Wa  bi oum min kersto bi sou3oubi ta yel3ab 2 boules ta3issaat.

His performance in playing petanque moush 3ala moustawa “7alo” bi farz al laa3ibeen wa al 3ayeet (Kornet Chehwan)

Ya 3ammi, shou mna3mel ma3 Sa3d? Koulou la Sa3d enno western colonial powers “7alabo al namleh” ba3d 300 sanat min este3maar al shou3oub, wa ba3do bi koul: Lah, lah, bi 7ebbo al Loubnaniyi wa baddon salamat wa amen Loubnan

Moustanadaat rasmiyat fi wizarat al Maaliyat (finance ministry)  toukab fi moustaw3abaat  al zbeli: hal wizarat badha al e3laam yekteshef fassaad al dawlat?

Mafia al moteraat (private energy providers) fawtarat $2 bn hal sanat

Kel manssab elo markazo: Ra2iss baladiyye moush mouhemto yet dakhal bil le3b wa ye sannef al laa3ibeen. wa al anka, ma bi ya3ref yel3ab.

Bent tawileh, sort of mahyoubeh, khafifat al wazen, labsi sport collant aswad, mollets au vent, serieuse bel mashi, 3al raaye7 was al raaje3, 7akeh moustadam 3al cellular “7abibteh, on dejeune demain?”



Frustration is the brightest mirror you will ever look into. The reflection is unguarded and unvarnished.

Frustration usually points at people and circumstances. But frustration is also an opportunity to look at yourself, to elevate and expand your leadership.


Your frustration is ABOUT you, before it’s about others.

The source of frustration seems to be “out there”. But frustration is about your strengths, values, plans, priorities, and expectations.

Anger drives you to look outside yourself. It takes humility, courage, resolve, and skill to engage in self-reflection when you’re frustrated.

Frustration and reflection:

Reflect on frustration to see yourself, even though you prefer to see others.

  1. What makes this person/situation frustrating?
  2. What does your frustration say about you?
  3. What do you want that you aren’t getting?
  4. What’s important?

Frustration and judgement:

You’re frustrated with people when they don’t think or act like you. As if you’re the standard!

You’re frustrated with team members who don’t follow-up because YOU’RE great at follow-up. But you ignore their lack of people skills because you’re a turnip when it comes to building relationships.

I get frustrated with the way Doers respond to new ideas. Why can’t they be more like me?

A Doer responds to new ideas with concern, even skepticism. They love to finish what they start.

I respond to new ideas like a dog chasing a tennis ball. What are you waiting for?

I could be listening to people who know how to get things done, rather than judging them.

Frustration and triggers:

Use frustration as a trigger to open your mind, rather than judging or correcting.

Use frustration to trigger curiosity.

  1. What’s happening?
  2. What’s important?
  3. What am I missing?
  4. What makes this better?

Don’t blame others for making you frustrated. Your frustration is about you.

How might leaders use frustration to enhance or expand their leadership?




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