Thursday, February 8, 2018

You’re Unprofessional, They said.



Back in the days, someone once told me I’m unprofessional.

I took it hard, then, and I thought they were right; that it’s my bad. I should have tried harder, done a better job, went an extra mile to prove them wrong. Although, I already did all that, and more.

But later, life happened… I’ve been here and there. I’ve met new people, had more experiences, got my heart broken.. I simply grew up.

Ultimately, God proves you wrong. He shows you how you’ve belittled yourself, how you’ve forgotten it’s worth, that people can be wrong about you: you’ve done your all. He sends little packs of blessings; a prayer, a thank you note, a kind gesture from a trusted friend, etc., to push you forward and allow you to embrace life.

Trust these signs, and indulge them. Have faith that there’s a bigger world out there; larger than your mind, your prespectives, and beliefs.

Know that you always reap what you sow. It’s never too late. Good things will happen to you, only if you believe you deserve them and do your best.

These are not words of an NLP mimic.

I’ve lived, and breathed this. I’ve bled and had my share of sufferings and defeat. But as the band OneRepublic says, "I swear, I lived!"

#Self_Reminder #LessonLearned #CountingBlessings #PracticingGratitude

Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to Become a Writer




As the Writing/Editing industry is rapidly growing in Egypt due to the high demand for the Copywriting and Editorial Writing in general; nonetheless any content related to digital marketing services, I usually receive inquiries on how to start pursing this career.



Here are few tips on How to Become a Writer 
and start earning money for your efforts;

1- Experience Yourself First — Try different writing pieces; an article, an essay, a social media post, a blog post, a short story, a company profile, etc.

2- Know your Specialty — Writing what exactly? THAT, you have to know! There are different fields in the market, so you need to do your homework and start studying different writing styles and techniques.

3- Practice Free Writing — Start a blog, even if it’s not published, to help you with your flow. The coolest platforms in the market are Medium, Blogger (supported by google), and tumblr — they’re all accessible on mobile apps as and support Arabic Language as well.

4- Read more about Ideation & Brainstorming Techniques (Creative Thinking) — Developing ideas is like working out. Your mind is a muscle that needs push ups from time to time.

5- Find a Mentor — Someone who’s willing to guide you and give you prompt and useful feedback.

6- Apply for an Internship — It’s the fastest way to learn and build a portfolio in a short time. Look for digital marketing agencies or media/news organizations for business opportunities.

7- Walk the Walk — Don’t ignore any opportunities to grow and develop yourself. It’s okay to start small. You’ll unleash your capabilities the more your practice your skills.

Last but not least, you can join our Egyptian Writers Community to start networking with fellow writers and check their work as reference.

I’ll be posting more tips in the future in shaa Allah. Feel free to connect with me on Linkedin or Facebook for further help. Good Luck :)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Confessions Of A Writer


The funny thing is.. I do miss writing. Miss the thrill of it, Not the "writing for a living" attempts. Not the ugly, commercial side of it.
Not the stress that comes along.And yes, it's turning into one of my fears that I know I have to face sooner or later. I'll lose it for good if I don't do something about it soon, if I don't fight its urge of dragging me down to a loop of silence & blocks.

Writers live in constant battles with themselves and others to stay sane. Yes, it's beautifully damaging in a way. Yes, sometimes we lose ourselves in the process of creating something unique. The ugly truth is.. it's worth it every time! It's like drugs, but more indulging & engaging.

Will I write like before? That, I don't know.
What I know is, it'll stay part of who I am even if I forgot about it for a while, and I hope it stays special. It may come knocking on my doors someday.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Perks Of Live And Let Live


I aspire to inspire myself before others every moment of every day to make it count.

I don't settle for less than what my heart and mind desires.

I won't admit to the perceptions you lay upon me whenever we talk unless you have a reasonable point, in which case I'll agree.

I won't allow you to transform me into an another identical version of you.

I will..
live as I wish..
do my best to stay kind..
breathe the air God grants me..
choose a path and know its consequences..
expect you to be responsible..

I don't need you to..
dictate me..
control me..
govern me..
suppress me..
discourage me..

I want you to..
support me..
motivate me..
help me get through life..
give me space to evolve..
love and accept me for who I am..

Only then, I'll consider having you in my life. ^_^

#ThePerksOfLiveAndLetLive
#SelfReminder

~ Noha Abdel-Tawab

Friday, July 22, 2016

One Day ...



"One day I'll break free from all your chains, fears, and misfortunes.
One day I'll watch you burn, as you turn into ashes.
I'll fly far away from your memories, coward mistakes, and mistreatments.
I'll breed. I'll evolve. I'll live the life you deprived me from living." ~ Noha Abdel-Tawab

‪#‎SelfReminder‬ #‎HabitBreaker‬ #‎SelfMotivation‬

Monday, May 23, 2016

She Lives a Life of Value



"She always aspires to live a life of value. It's brutality hard sometimes, yet highly rewarding in the end. That's not a lesson she takes lightly. It's a lesson she'll never take for granted." ~ Noha Abdel-Tawab

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Creating a Community Group For Egyptian Writers



Hello Everyone ^_^

I have created a group on #Linkedin for #Egyptian_Writers to get to know each other and build a strong network of friends based on mutual respect -- for the sole aim of networking and sharing experiences.

Let's #Pay_It_Forward and help others find the available opportunities out there. If you're into any type of #Writing -- whether #CreativeWriting,#ContentWriting,#Copywriting, #Editing,#Publishing, etc. -- or know someone who is interested to join our field, kindly #Share this link with them.


Have a Good Day. :)

Be Ready To Explode



"Usually the ones who keep it tight, are the ones who are on the edge, waiting to explode."

~ Noha Abdel-Tawab

Friday, February 19, 2016

For The Love Of Inspiration



"Some people are born to inspire you to be better, and some knock you down & leave you to the gutter.
If you have at least ONE person who genuinely supports you and loves you for who you are no matter what, don't let them go no matter what. They're your true life's treasury in this world.

Kindness always rules above all." ❤ ~ Noha Abdel-Tawab

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

عن المعافرة




ناس كتير بتقول عليا هبلة عشان بحكِّم قلبى مع عقلى فى أمور حياتى .. شايفين إن دى سذاجة وإن توكلى على ‫#‏الله‬ سبحانه وتعالى مش منطقى ولا عملى فى الزمن ده .. بيقرأوا صبرى على إنه ضعف .. وفيه منهم اللي بيشوفه غرور .. أه وعهد الله بيحصل :)


مع إن جل جلاله يقول فى كتابه العزيز فى سورة الأنعام { قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ [١٦٢] }




ويقول أيضاً فى سورة التكوير { وَمَا تَشَاءُونَ إِلَّا أَنْ يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ [٢٩] }
يعنى من الأخر كده، مهما الواحد لف ودار وشاف وقابل ناس وقرر قرارات، الأمر بإذن‫#‏المولى‬ وفقط ..
ما علينا غير السعى لتحقيق الغايات فى طاعته والرضا بقضاءه والثبات على دينه ..
المعافرة فى جهاد النفس كل دقيقة من كل يوم شئ نعتز به مش العكس .. ولجوء الواحد للدعاء ده مش عجز .. القوة الحقيقية هـتلاقيها وهـتستمدها من اللي خلقك وعارفك أكتر من نفسك ..


عايز أمورك تتيسر وتحقق اللي نفسك فيه؟

صدّق ربنا قبل أي حد تانى .. صدّقه بقلبك قبل عقلك .. ببساطة هو ده الإيمان بالله بالنسبة لى .. إن ‫#‏رب_العالمين‬ لازم يكون له الأولوية فى كل شئ وإنه مش بيظلم حد ولا حقك بيضيع أبداً إذا لجأت له حق اللجوء :)

‫#‏بس_كده‬

Monday, November 16, 2015

‫قنطرة المظالم‬



سبحانك ‫#‏ربى‬ ما أرحمك .. ما أكرمك ..
إذا كانت الحقوق تضيع فى الدنيا، فلهذا خلق الله ‫#‏قنطرة_المظالم‬ على طريق الآخرة ..
سيقتص كل من ناله أذى من قريب أو بعيد .. ستنكشف عورته أمام الخلق أجمعين ..
سيُعرَف من هو المنافق الحقيقى .. من سكت عن الحق .. من عاون على الظلم .. من لم يؤتى كل ذي حق حقه .. من أفسد حياة آخرين، بل الأقربين ..
يوم لا ظل إلا ظله ..
عند ‫#‏الله‬ تجتمع الخصوم ..
هو حسبنا ونعم ‫#‏الوكيل‬ ..


اللهم ارزقنا اليقين والبصيرة وقول الحق عند الشدائد .. اللهم ثبتنا وارزقنا معينك ونصرك الذى وعدت .. اللهم كن لنا فأنت مولانا، لا ملجأ ولا منجى منك إلا إليك .. أنت ‫#‏الخبير‬‫#‏العزيز‬ .. أنت ‫#‏الرقيب‬

‫#‏جمعة_مباركة‬ ‫#‏اللهم_تقبل‬

Monday, September 14, 2015

#كن_أنت_نفسك



على فكرة .. مش محتاج تستنى حد يقول لك إنك قوى عشان تعرف إنك فعلياً أقوى من أى تهديد معنوى أو فكرى ..


‫#‏إنت_قوى‬ لوحدك من غير حاجة لأنك ‫#‏حُر‬ بالفطرة .. بس فيه ‫#‏حروب_نفسية‬ شغّالة عليك ليل نهار من وإنت صغير عايزة توصل لهدف واحد بس .. "إنك ضعيف وما تملكش قرار نفسك" .. منها نفسك الأمارة بالسوء ومنها الإحباطات اليومية سواء من العيشة واللي عايشينها ..


ومفيش غير حل واحد لكل ده .. ‫#‏كن_أنت_نفسك‬
من غير ما تستنى رأى غيرك فيك ..
#كن_أنت_نفسك لأن إنت اللي عايش حياتك مش حد تانى ..
#كن_أنت_نفسك لأن فى الأول وفى الأخر إنت اللي هتتحاسب على قراراتك مش غيرك ..


‫#‏لله_الأمر_من_قبل_ومن_بعد‬ ده أكيد .. وربك هو اللي بيقول لك ‫#‏توكل‬ ولو قرارك طلع غلط ‫#‏توب‬ + ‫#‏إستغفر‬ + ‫#‏إعمل_الصالحات‬ عشان قرارك يكون إيجابياً مؤثر ..

أية أحبها :)






إِنَّ الَّذِي فَرَضَ عَلَيْكَ الْقُرْآنَ لَرَادُّكَ إِلَىٰ مَعَادٍ ۚ قُلْ رَبِّي أَعْلَمُ مَنْ جَاءَ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَمَنْ هُوَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ

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‫‏كلام الناس مش قرآن‬



لو ناوى تحكى حاجة لحد، إختار الشخصية اللي هتحكيلها بعناية شديدة شديدة !!

ابعد عن اللي بينصحك بغِلّ ..

دور على اللي قلبه قلب خساية وعاوز يفرح لك بكل جوارحه

لو هتطلع بمعلومة مفيدة وإيجابية ونقية، خير وبركة .. لكن غير كده، وفّر مجهودك ووقتك وحرقة دمك لأن ‫#‏الناس_طاقات‬ ومش كلهم عندهم ملكة الإحتواء والحكمة فى التصرف ..


والأهم من كل ده، ‫#‏كلام_الناس_مش_قرآن‬ ..

يعنى لازم لازم لازم اللي تسمعه تعقله الأول ..

تشوف إذا كان ينفعك ومقتنع بيه ولا لأ .. ومفيش مانع يجيلك الوحى إنك تغيّر فيه حاجة أو إتنين .. عادى جداً


الخلاصة: دى حياتك وده قرارك وإنت ادرى واحد بالحل .. بس الحل اللي يرضى ربنا، مش العكس ..