I didn’t ever dream to be an entrepreneur. I have always known that I want to help others, which is also why I did four years of volunteer work for various organizations. I realized that I have a passion for spreading the knowledge, educating and creating the change that I believe in. I’ve been lucky as during the last years, I’ve been able to work with many influential people who have believed in me and guided me forward in my career. Then in 2016, I went to study and I became a certified human rights trainer two years later.
For me, it has been challenging to label myself as a professional and start selling myself after being a volunteer for so long. Asking money for my work and setting the price for my expertise have been personally hard for me. What I’ve come to learn is that my work really creates value to others so I shouldn’t feel bad to value my work either. During these years, I have understood that I first have to believe in myself and what I’m doing, to make people believe in me and see me as an expert that I am.
Everyone who’s having doubts about whether to start a business, there’s never a perfect time to start. Do it now.
For me entrepreneurship is a lot about freedom. The freedom to choose my own work schedules and to be able to decide who I work with. Besides the mentors that I’ve had in the human rights and public speaking field, I have for example learned a lot from my girlfriend who has been an entrepreneur since she was 14 years old.
Everyone who’s having doubts about whether to start a business, I want to say that there’s never a perfect time to start. Do it now. The longer you wait, the longer you give time for your brain to build prejudices and self-doubt. Stop letting the old you talk you out of who you are becoming. We all doubt ourselves and that’s normal. No one has it all figured out.
Stop letting the old you talk you out of who you are becoming.
Anyone can be an entrepreneur. If it sounds like something you would like, just go for it and try. Don’t let anybody stop you.