GOAL-SETTING: How to set Meaningful Goals With Purpose – Muslim Women in Business

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When you’re looking at creating meaningful change in your life, understand that you have to start by looking at your purpose first. In this episode, you will learn how to define your purpose, how to set meaningful goals, and why you need strategies and habits to make them happen.

 
In this podcast you will learn:
  • The difference between purpose and goals
  • How to find out what type of personality you are more of (goal-setter or purpose-driven person?)
  • To focus better and set less (!) goals
  • The 5 areas you should set goals in
  • How to set both personal & professional goals
  • Building your personal brand

Make sure you understand the difference between purpose or visions and goals!

Are you a rather purpose-driven person or a goal setter? Before you set your new goals, you should understand what kind of personality you hold. One isn’t necessarily better than the other, but you should find a good balance for yourself!

New goals mean you want to grow.  Self-awareness is the first step in self-growth.

 

5 STEPS TO SETTING MEANINGFUL GOALS WITH PURPOSE

  1. DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE

    Understand that there is a difference between a purpose and a goal!

    Purpose-driven people: when they get stuck they can remember the bigger picture, focus on whats the next step and what has to be done to move ahead.Goal-setters: they are driven by logic and find the direction they have to go to fulfil their purpose. They are result-oriented.A hint: did you find yourself being desperate or freaking out a little when you didn’t achieve a goal the way or in the time you wanted? (You’re more of a goal-setter).Or were you able to remember your purpose, the dream, your bigger picture when time got tough? (Then you’re likely an advanced purpose-driven visionary!)

    Goal-setters when they get stuck often misses the bigger picture. Purpose-driven people can remember their dream and move on from failure. The other way around purpose-driven people needs to get goal-setters around them to get direction and strategy to move onto the next level.

    What % are you more of?

    Remember: this is not black or white it’s a spectrum we all move on!

    One of my goals this year is putting out more content and that means I have to live with the lack of perfection (which doesn’t exist anyways) and just give you the good stuff however it comes.

  2.  CHOOSE THE AREAS TO SET GOALS IN

    Figure out in which areas you want to set goals in.My recommendation:1. Health:  What can you do to improve your (mental & physical) health? What goal do you have for your health, do you want to learn a new type of sport & compete in it? 
Do you want to gain or lose X amount? 
Want to meditate? Do you want to become vegan?
 Want to do get into advanced yoga poses?2. Mind: Anything that has to do with developing your personality. Do you want to learn a new skill, language, read more etc.3. Spirit: What can you do to develop spiritually? Is it praying on time? What do you want to learn about the deen, 
what kind of conventions do you want to be part of, what Surahs do you want to memorise?4. Relationships: To whom and how do you want to improve your relationships?
 Who do you cut off and who do you want to invest more time & attention in?

    5. Personal Brand: How are you going to use your skills, strengths & passions to build your brand this year?
 How are you going to start taking the uniqueness that Allah has given you to build something bigger?
 A legacy that fulfils your purpose?
    Want to start a YouTube channel? Create a profitable business? Launch your podcast? Write a book? Host events? Collaborate more & cross-brand? 
Start your career in this field? Create a product?

    Define which areas are most important to you.

  3. SET YOUR GOALS

    Now set 1 (max. 2) goals per area. Make sure they are specific and are result-oriented. They should inform your purpose in some way and play into the future version of yourself you’re aiming to be!

  4. FIGURE OUT YOUR STRATEGIES

    Usually, we set ourselves too many goals. Now instead of that, pick only strategies that support your goals. E.g. you want to become advanced in yoga poses – a strategy is to hit the gym for weight training. That in itself is not a goal, but one strategy to achieve your goal. And guess what, if this one strategy doesn’t work for you, get rid of it and try another one! Make sure to regularly evaluate which strategies work for you and which don’t!

  5. COMMIT TO HABITS

    Your habits are the things that will lead you to actually ACT upon your goals. They are the activities that go directly in your calendar (literally, put them into your Google Calendar!). They could be weekly, monthly, quarterly. Whatever you choose to set for yourself.

     

STOP, don’t leave, here’s my question for you:
What are the goals you are setting and how do they support your purpose?
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To set new goals with real meaning and purpose, Sina Port shares with you the easy and overwhelm-free way to set new goals. As Muslim women in business, you have to understand how to set goals that truly support the purpose of our beings.

GOAL-SETTING: 6 Ways to Stay on Track With Your Goals – Muslim Women in Business

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Goals. Those happily annoying what-ifs flying over us ambitious people.

Whether you’re setting new goals right now, or are still working on achieving past goals, you know this: it’s tough to set and stay on track with them!
When you set goals, you’re likely applying the techniques you should: make them SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely). But apart from that, goal-setting us about much more than simply defining what you want to achieve.

You need to create the right environment to stay on track with your goals! That’s why in this episode you’ll learn 6 Ways How to Keep Your Goals in Sight!

 
In this podcast you will learn:
  • How to set big and small goals
  • Practical routines to achieve your daily goals
  • Design inspiration on creating visions
  • With whom to connect closely to make your goals a reality
  • Hacks to look at your goals at least 52 times a day!

Inshallah, here are my

6 WAYS to stay on track with your goals.

  1. MORNING AFFIRMATIONS 0:32

    You are 30% more likely to achieve your goals when you write them down. So do that! Write your goals down and visualise how you are going to feel before, during and after you’ve achieved them. This way you are making your goals already a reality on paper and your mind, which makes you more confident to make them happen in reality.

  2.  ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER 4:15

    Share your goals with someone you KNOW is going to hold you accountable. She should regularly ask you for progress, so you keep on track with what you want and are not making internal excuses why you haven’t achieved them yet (no time, money, …).
    Best-case scenario: choose someone who knows your area of work and understands what level of commitment it requires to make your goals happen.

  3. VISION BOARD 5:58

    Having your goals visually in front of you when you work, wake up or stroll through your office space is the best way to inspire action. You have troubles to get up early and work on your goals? Hang your vision board opposite your bed! You get distracted and regularly think “Why am I even do this?” – hand it in front of your office. It’s the most fun way of keeping your goals in sight! Who doesn’t love a nice afternoon of doodling?

  4. DOCUMENT YOUR JOURNEY ONLINE 7:40

    You’re probably thinking: I haven’t achieved anything yet, so why should I even talk about it? Well, the reality is often we are more accountable to the outside world than to ourselves. So sharing your journey with others will help you stay accountable to what you promise to achieve. It’s not about creating content on things you’re not an expert in, but rather about documenting the work you are doing to gain that expertise.
    Bonus: you might be able to connect to likeminded people, mentors and peers who can help you get to the next step!

  5. SHARE YOUR DUA LIST WITH SOMEONE 9:18

    You are already praying for yourself? Amazing. But know this: praying for others can be even more powerful! When you let them know what you want and ask them to pray sincerely for you, they’ll be happy to be part of your journey.

  6. MAKE THEM YOUR PHONE BACKGROUND 10:36

Studies show, you look at our phones average 52 times a day and what we look at subconsciously affects us! So instead of looking at your phone and seeing only your screen, try this: change your phone background (wallpaper especially!) so the 3 hours & 15 minutes you spend on your phone every day — you look at least one second of those 52 times at your goals!

Pro tip: use canva to create a nice background
Fast hack: go on your Instagram story, type in your goals and download it

 

STOP, don’t leave, here’s my question for you:
What are the goals you are setting for yourself?
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The Black Muslim Experience of Building a Brand With Purpose w/ Boshia Raejean, Young Black Muslimah

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You think you are passionate about too many topics and you can’t fit them all into a single brand? Do you want to create change through your business and brand? 
If you want to know how to build a brand with purpose, discover and use your full womanhood and own your experiences (and struggles!) to create change, you should listen to this podcast!
Boshia, the founder of Young Black Muslimah podcast, is a NY-based an artist and philanthropist. 

She took the time to speak with us about

  • The importance of intention and purpose in business
    • How to fit all your passions into your brand
    • The unique experience of a Black Muslim woman
    • Afrofuturism and owning your experience to create change
    • Keeping your modesty in the creative industry
    • 5 Steps to creating a brand with a purpose
    • Skills & mindsets you need to succeed in branding
    • How to keep creating content consistently
    • The true role of the woman in Islam
    • How to own & empower your womanhood in business

Comment below! Boshia’s question for you:

What do you want to see happen within our Muslim communities when it comes to diversity?

Leave it down in the comments, and share your diversity with us!

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Boshia Raejean, artist, founder and podcaster of the Young Black Muslimah podcast talks with Sina Port about how to build a brand with purpose. She speaks about her unique experience as a Black Muslim woman,  diversity, Afrofuturism and how womanhood helps her navigate her brands. As a Muslim singer and artist, she hopes to create awareness of Islam through Black art, music and community.

How to Build a Professional Online Presence – Muslim Women in Business

Are you thinking of how to build your professional online presence? As a Muslim woman, there are a lot of things that we think are holding us back from creating a strong profile for ourselves on social media. But listen, sis, there are so many ways!
Understand that when you want to build a strong career and professional life, you have to at least know your options online. Building a professional online presence is not only possible but it’s going to boost your self-confidence, your network and your net worth. Because reputation is the new currency!
 
In this podcast you will learn:
  • How to create a strong online presence and cut through the social media junk
  • That modesty online IS POSSIBLE
  • Content forms you can choose if you don’t want to show your face online
  • Building your personal brand
  • Halal networking
  • Stress-free connection building in your industry
  • Connecting with like-minded professionals
  • The one thing that is more powerful than Sales

Inshallah, here are my 3 TIPS to create a professional online presence:

  1. BUILD A PERSONAL BRAND 0:15Understand that modest personal branding exists and that you simply have to find your ideal content form. Podcasting and writing are two of my favourite forms of modest content creation and they are perfect to build a professional online presence!

  2.  ANSWER PEOPLES QUESTIONS 2:30

    Be of service, help others, bring them value! If you can help answer peoples questions through your expertise, they are much more likely to follow and connect with you. BEING of service is much more powerful than SELLING your service!

  3. JOIN LINKEDIN 3:55
If you want to avoid awkward networking moments, you GOT TO JOIN LinkedIn! It cuts out most of the junk that is flying around on social media today, and people are much less likely to judge you by looks or likes than by your expertise and level of knowledge in your field. Connect consciously with others and make it your favourite networking moment!
 
STOP, don’t leave, here’s my question for you:
What is the insight that you can give to be of service to others?
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How to Turn Your Art Into Business w/ Telisa, founder of Roesseinart

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Do you wonder how you can make money from your art? Having a business mind doesn’t fit your creative brain? Or are you thinking of following monetising your passion but you have no idea how to set up a page or price yourself?
Then you should listen to this podcast!
Telisa, the founder of Roesseinart, is a Canada-based calligrapher who turned her art into a business. 
She is also a mother and built a strong personal brand online without compromising her privacy or modesty.

 

  • The journey from a regular 9 to 5 to creating a business from your passion
    • Self-care vs business 8:00 min
    • How to get clients for your art business
    • Building a website, SEO and setting up a strong online presence 10:00 min
    • Personality-based sales
    • How to build and monetise your personal brand as a creative 23:00 min
    • How to create an online presence without showing your face 25:00 min
    • Why and how to initiate collaborations to fuel your brand 30:00 min
    • Pricing yourself and knowing your value 35:00 min
    • Creating a brand that is true to who you are and what you want
    • Products & service to sell as an artist 43:00 min

Comment below! Telisa’s question for you:

What is your goal this week?

Leave it down in the comments, and share your diversity with us!

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Telisa Roessaptono, Canada-based calligrapher talks with Sina Port about how to make a business from your art. She speaks about her way from artist to business owner and how to create content without showing your face. As a Muslim artist, she sheds light on making a business from your passion.

 

 

Overcome Mental Limitations & Stand Out in Business w/ Nazia Khatun, Fitness Reborn

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You can’t win because nobody looks like you in the industry you want to enter? How can you stand out without losing what makes you you?
You feel defeated and misplaced? It’s completely normal, but know ONE thing: What makes you special are the vulnerable moments.

You can find strength in your experiences (both good and bad). Your surrounding doesn’t define you, your mental blocks don’t make you.

 

Alhamdulillah, Nazia Khatun, award winning fitness specialist speaks with us about:

 

  • Using your vulnerability as your strength
  • How to overcome cultural restrictions & mental limitations
  • Connecting fitness, religion, mindset and neuroscience
  • Why mental health and self love matter in business
  • How to make your voice heard, no matter what they say
  • Building a business in a crowded space
  • Finding and connecting to your right audience
  • How to speak to yourself and affirm
  • Authentic personal branding on Social Media

Comment below! Nazia’s question for you:

What is stopping you becoming who you want to be?

Leave it down in the comments, and share your diversity with us!

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Nazia Khatun Muslim Fitness Influencer Muslim Woman Podcast Shared Diversity with Sina Port
Nazia Khatun, award-winning fitness coach at Reborn UK talked with us about how to stand out and build a personal brand as a Muslim woman in business. She also talked about Sunnah health and how physical & mental health are interlinked with mindset. She gives practical tips on how to start a business while staying true to yourself.

 

 

Build a Career in Tech, Intentions & Growing a Community w/ Arfah Farooq, Muslamic Makers

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As a Muslim woman in business, we are constantly battling to grow our career while staying true to our values. But how can we truly live our full selves in a work environment that is not created to accommodate our Islamic values or traditions?

And what does it really take to grow a career in tech? Arfah Farooq, Co-founder of Muslamic Makers speaks with us about

  • How to build a career in tech
  • What really is representation in the media?
  • Navigating an Islamic identity in a corporate environment
  • Simple hacks to stop compromising your values and have difficult conversations
  • Building a personal brand as a woman of colour
  • Being a proud Muslim in the workplace
  • How to build a community based on trust and service
  • Making intention-based decisions in your career

Comment below! Arfah’s question for you:

Why do you do what you do?

Leave it down in the comments, and share your diversity with us!

Don’t forget to subscribe to your Muslim Businesswoman Podcast & leave us a review on ApplePodcast – it truly (truly!) helps to bring more sisters to this channel & inshallah to benefit from the content!

 

Arfah Farooq talked with Sina Port about personal branding for women of color & how to build a career based on your values and intentions as a Muslim woman in business.

 

Finding Passion & Fulfilment as a Mother in Business w/ Sabreen Wani, Lettersteller

Share Your Diversity 
Share Your Voice

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As a Muslim woman in business, it’s already hard to find your balance and the time to seek your passions.

As a mother, all you try to do is give your best to your family.

Now combine that and where does that lead us?

In a situation, we all are not always equipped to succeed.

But we must at least try to find something for ourselves only.

A passion. A dream. Fulfilment (?)

Alhamdulillah, Sabreen Wani, lettering artist and mompreneur speaks with us about

  • What it means to find a passion
  • Why it is important for women to find time for themselves only
  • How to overcome the feeling of guilt and missing out
  • How to schedule your day for family & business
  • The meaning of fulfilment Turning your passion into a business

Comment below! Sabreen’s question for you:

What is the passion that you’d like to pursue further?

Leave it down in the comments, and share your diversity with us!

Don’t forget to subscribe to your Muslim Businesswoman Podcast & leave us a review on ApplePodcast – it truly (truly!) helps to bring more sisters to this channel & inshallah to benefit from the content!

Tweetables

  1. Allah's timing is the best timing. - Sabreen Wani @sinamichalport #personalbranding #muslimpodcast #ShareDiversity
  2. Don't underestimat yourself and the things you are capable of- Sabreen Wani #wordsbehindasmile #personalbranding #ShareDiversity #MuslimPodcast
  3. It's all about setting priorities - Sabreen Wani #muslimpodcast #personalbranding #ShareDiversity
  4. Better than trying to do big things once, aim to pursue small things consistently.-@sinamichalport #muslimpodcast #personalbranding #ShareDiversity

 

Finding fulfilment in your passion is hard work in itself. Now add being a mother to that. It’s hard – no arguing here. But trust me, it’s possible. Sabreen Wani – motherpreneur – tells us how she finds passion as a mother and builds a business while nurturing a home.

 

Personality Training, Peak Performance & Building a Brand as a Muslim Woman w/ Nilly Naseer-Farooqui from Words Behind A Smile

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Nilly Naseer-Farooqui is a Peak Performance and Personality Development, she is also the author of the blog Words Behind A Smile.

In this episode, we talked about how you can become more effective, build your brand and leave REAL impact.

We covered:

  • Why branding is essential if you want to get the most out of your natural talents
  • How to choose your audience and leave a real impact
  • What is personality development and why it matters
  • How you can get a mindset of JUST DO IT without the fear of judgement
  • How a Peak Performance mindset helps you get more out of what you have
  • TOP books to develop yourself
  • Why you should drop negative people
  • How to create an online presence

Comment below! Nilly’s question for you:

What is the impact you want to leave in this world?

Leave it down in the comments, and share your diversity with us!

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Tweetables

  1. Never underestimate your impact - Nilly @sinamichalport #personalbranding #muslimpodcast #ShareDiversity
  2. Your personal brand explains the WHY behind what a person is. - Nilly #wordsbehindasmile #personalbranding #ShareDiversity #MuslimPodcast
  3. Cut negative people out of your life. Trust me you don't need them. - Nilly #muslimpodcast #personalbranding #ShareDiversity
  4. Surround yourself with the right people. It makes all the difference. - Nilly #wordsbehindasmile #muslimpodcast #personalbranding #ShareDiversity
  5. Muslim woman podcast with Nilly Naseer-Farooqui Building a brand as a Muslim woman is so important. It explains your WHY behind what you do. Nilly talks with us about how to train your personality and create a strong personal brand.[/caption]

Modesty on Social Media. Are we Doing it Right? w/ Zainab bint Younus aka The Salafi Feminist

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As a Muslim woman in media, we’re trying to find and share our voice confidently while keeping your modesty. Is that even possible?

How can we practice modesty while speaking our truths? And is it possible to create a social media presence without showing my face?

Alhamdulillah, Zainab bint Younus also known as The Salafi Feminist speaks with us about:

We covered:

  • What you need to speak your truth and share a message
  • The meaning of modesty beyond the physical
  • Modest branding 
  • The effects of the “Hijabi community” online
  • How to create a Social media presence while keeping your modesty
  • Is a woman’s voice part of her Awra?
  • How to find the right mentors and female role models
  • Muslim Sex Ed and the importance of raising awareness for topics modestly
  • How to navigate family and community perception as a Muslim woman in media

Comment below! Zainab’s question for you:

What’s your intention behind creating content or sharing a message?

Leave it down in the comments, and share your diversity with us!

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Modesty on Social Media is a challenge. How can you create content and speak your truth without showing your face? Zainab bint Younus, aka The Salafi Feminist, talks about toxic hijabi culture, the meaning of modesty and navigating the social media space wearing the niqab.

DO THIS MOST OF THE TIME – Tips to organise your day

Stay here if you want to know 
  • What you should do all day
  • Tips to prioritize your day
  • How to spend your time productively

Holla if you’ve heard this before: “Find out your weaknesses and make them your strengths. You need to balance your skills so, in the end, you are good in everything.” Well, I believe this is NOT the way you should live your life. Especially when you think about the time you have in a day.

I’ve been struggling a lot to understand how I should prioritize my day to get the most out of it. Especially when I was doing things that didn’t come naturally to me, I often felt exhausted and defeated.
Focusing on your weaknesses kills your energy!

In our new episode, I’ll give you the 5min fix on how to my should actually spend your day.

Leave your comment below:
What is YOUR strength that you should spend all day developing?

 

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What most say how you should spend your day, is not true. Let’s explore what you ACTUALLY should do most of the time.

Create Content Without Showing Your Face – MODEST BRANDING

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Share Your Diversity 
Share Your Voice

Way too often we forget that we have power. Not through money, status or other physical things. But through our voice.

Is it modest to speak up? To raise my voice? To be truthful and go against what society expects me to believe? To talk about taboos? To share my journey through the lows just as through the highs? How can I gain momentum without compromising my values? Do I want people to know that it’s ME behind this brand?

All this and more went through my head when I started to build a personal brand while trying to navigate my female Muslim identity in business.

What I’ve learned: Use your voice. SPEAK UP. Share your diversity.
There are so many different ways to create content which don’t include your presenting your beauty (as society experts) revealing your name or even showing your face!

However you might define the term “modest”, we have all at some point negotiated whether we should show ourselves on camera or on photos.

In this video, I show you the most effective content forms to create a brand without being on camera. Let me know in the comments whether you would like more videos on “Modest Branding”, inshallah.

Comment below!

Share your diversity with us, comment:
What is the content form you want to create with?

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How can I create a personal brand AND be modest? I was negotiating for a long time whether I want people to know my name or see my face when I create content. But nevertheless, I was trying to build a strong personal brand. So how can YOU create content without showing your face? Stay true to your values and speak up. Share your diversity.

Overcome the Fear of Failure – Action Steps & Ramadan Mindset w/ Amina from Book Nomad

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How to overcome the fear of failure and rejection and Ramadan mindset hacks to set better goals.
Afraid of risk, to jump into a new project or commit to a goal? Today we’re covering how to get rid of insecurities with realistic, actionable habits that help us to set goals and achieve them, both in business and in private. Especially as we’re starting into a new year, Ramadan 2019 is approaching to test us on our goal setting abilities.
It’s never really “easy”, whether we are looking to grow in our career, establish business or independence as a Muslim woman.
Wearing hijab, praying at work, building your brand on social media are legitimate fears just as having a main and a side hustle, raising children or moving to another country could be other sources of pressure. But apart from bigger fears, there are also day-to-day situations which can make us feel desperate and fearful. 
Amina from the Book Nomad podcast shares with us how she developed the skill to overcome the fear of failure. 
We are covering actions steps on:
  • Changing the way you look at situations
  • Understanding yourself and the way you react and feel in stressful situations
  • Adapting habits which apply to all small and big fears we face in our lives
  • Learning to create a WHY when you’re dealing with pressure
As Ramadan is starting, we are also covering topics of
  • Goalsetting for the new year
  • Establish lasting habits
  • Mindset hacks to get the best out of this month
Inshallah, we would love to hear from you:
How do you overcome the fear of failure in your life?
Leave it in the comments and 
Share Your Diversity with us!
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