I’ve known Ania a few years and on every occasion I meet her, she’s doing something that is purely and simply — kind! I’ve visited her in different places that she’s lived along the way and despite circumstances she’s had one constant – a dream of creating a little corner of heaven, a paradise.
And she’s achieved it – and it is truly beautiful. A place for children, families and friends to simply be. In the heart of the mountains overlooking the sea. Ania calls’ it Eco Spirit, but really from the outside, it’s Ania’s spirit. You arrive, you change. In her own words ..
Everyone needs to go away sometimes, to a place where they can feel safe, welcome and at ease with themselves. We use the phrase – to recharge batteries, but isn’t better to say something more natural? What about – a place where you can find your soul and be yourself again.
Ania (Anna) has worked in many countries and places when she came upon an amazing piece of Land in the heart of the Natural Park in Spain, overlooking the mountains of Africa. There she built a home for not just herself but for everyone … she followed a dream and now she’s got even more, she’s sharing it!
Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine Shereen being anything other than great fun. But as a respected Doctor it’s of course only outside the surgery that we see her. And there in all her glory. If she’s not skiing down mountains in the Summer (yes New Zealand why not!) or climbing mountains with her children (a feat, as she insists she’s scared of heights!) or galloping past the pyramids on horseback .. you’ll find her relaxing in the Isle of Aaron or attending to all and sundry in London’s busy A&E.
But it doesn’t stop here, artist, DJ .. and great friend to many. This is a woman who dictates the tick of the clock and it fears her chime!
Life is for the taking and just because someone has what is thought of as a traditional role within society .. does not mean .. you have to step into those ways. Live it! It can be done!
“Two people who started with a few travel stories and a dream of creating an income solely out of our storytelling!” Ruben and Rachael are a couple-travel-bloggers (who knew that was a ‘thing‘!?) and they’ve made living the dream come true. True ‘paradise people’, creating a business around ‘how to get and live the travel and on-the-move lifestyle’. They’ve formed Gamintraveler – a collection of travel guides and stunning inspiration.
Rachel from the Phillipines, is a solopreneur, working in the online scene since 2012. She crafts social media and content strategy for various clients in the US, AUS and the UK. Working remotely, she aims to be a full digital nomad soon.
Ruben left his life as a taxi driver in Spain behind, sold his house to travel the world. In Asia, he met Rachael through Couchsurfing, where they they started their blog – first just as a hobby. Ruben has never looked back .. travel was in his soul and now, with Rachel they are soul mates creating a life of bliss and bonus banking it!
They believe in working for the things that you love, and taking accountability of your own freedom. They are about living in the NOW rather than later.
Sam has gone from a life of strict timeing when an officer in the Royal Marines to a life of his own pace and charge.
After travelling the world (but passport still humming) Sam established one of Europe’s top watersports companies – Tantrum Kitesurf which due to it’s inovative ways of teaching oftentimes results in, not just sporting excellence but life changing perspectives on living.
Like many who take time and tide into their own hands, the world becomes a place where deeper insights are a magnet. This has resulted in qualifications as a Bulletproof Peak Performance Coach and FDN Practitioner. An ability to never stop learning is something that drives Sam and when you’re master of your own time – that’s something that ensures every one of his moments count!
Bianca runs a multi facited company called Girls Love Boards. But it doesn’t stop there. It was easy to step away from the ‘norm’ as Bianca has instead filled her life full of passions. Along with managing three great horses, a business which includes world class events .. and her life. Someone who creates her destiny – working hard – balanced with love, good times and wild horses!
Hela Sikora is one of the 10%! It’s how she describes herself and her experience of being one of the few, leaving her home town behind, successfully! Growing up in Poland, instinctively she knew knowledge was going to be her ally. Learning English after both Polish and Russian, (whilst listening to German TV!) – she expanded her world mentally and then acutally. A talented and realising Graphic Designer Hela traveled the world on her terms. With the experience this brings, she now has a healthy design business balanced with her passion for kite surfing. Hela has designed her life in both senses of the word.