Leyla Abdullayeva


Intellectually curious Sociology department student and peaceful human being who enjoys reading, writing, dancing, swimming, traveling, film photography and guiding people.

5 Reasons Why Focus Is A Necessary Prerequisite For Success

By Leyla Abdullayeva
While walking into a bookshop a few days back, I saw a book titled, “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence” by Daniel Goleman, on a shelf of high-selling books. Since I am trying to achieve excellence in everything I do, the title intrigued me. As…

4 Reasons To Consider Taking An Unpaid Internship

By Leyla Abdullayeva
On November 4, Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz gave an interview to Bloomberg, where he made comments regarding unemployment of young people in Canada. Mr. Poloz assertively implies that unemployed young people should really go for…

The Truth About Intelligence: Is It Genetically Inherited Or Earned?

By Leyla Abdullayeva
According to the dictionary, intelligence is the ability of acquiring and applying knowledge and skills. However, it's not that simple, since intelligence is a notion that is often misunderstood. Some people believe that intelligence is the…

7 Characteristics That Separate A Boss From A Leader

By Leyla Abdullayeva
While a leader can be a boss, not every boss is a leader. Although leaders and bosses have nearly identical definitions, in effect, they are different in today’s competitive world. Just the term “leader” evokes more positivity than that of “boss.”…

Loneliness: Should We Escape Or Embrace It?

By Leyla Abdullayeva
As you look at your Facebook timeline, you may see photos of people hanging out together or checking-in at fun places. You may then look at yourself, sitting alone, in front of your computer and ask, “am I doing something wrong?” You may Google…

The Power Of Unplugging: Why You Need To Live Your Life Outside Of Technology

By Leyla Abdullayeva
When was the last time you turned off your computer or smartphone and stayed away from all your social media accounts for at least a few hours? This question is a difficult one for the many of us who check our social media feeds regularly. These…

The Most Important Rule In Sales Is To Believe In Your Product, So Never Sell Yourself Short

By Leyla Abdullayeva
Many people falsely believe that by reading personal development books, they can easily and quickly improve their lives. Sure, this is partially true: books can both change the way you think and the way you act, so they hold the power to change the…