Groningen’s Got Creators
By Jessica Araus
“Do whatever brings you to life. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert on Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Last weekend I attended the Zeldzaam Mooi Markt (Rare Beautiful Market) in Groningen, a province in the north of the Netherlands.
I got inspired by all the beautiful things I saw there.
You could feel the creativity, passion, and dreams coming out from each of those tables. Being there made me reflect on something. We all have a gift, something to share with the world. It’s just a matter of how we combine that gift that determines what makes someone successful. When it comes to starting your own business, the best combination I have found is talent + doing + creativity. Of course, there is more than that. Passion is really important, as is investing money and relationships, but without the three elements mentioned above, your foundation is lacking.
Don’t worry about the competition. Instead, get inspired by your neighbors. When it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s all an exchange. I promote your business, and you promote mine. Successful entrepreneurs know that collaborating is such a powerful tool.
So what skill or idea do you have in mind?
You could bake the most delicious fudge in town…
Sell your art…
Design fun baby clothes…
Make cooking fun…
Or sell the shit out of these beautiful hats…Whatever it is, be your own boss and build your empire.
Whether you are a full time or a part-time entrepreneur, you rule! Thanks for putting yourself out there.
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