In a world that’s constantly changing, it is inevitable for our lives to take different paths, or for us to lay down different plans. But what happens, amid paradigm shift, in your pursuit for excellence, you are unable to find what you are truly passionate about. When you struggle to find a work/life balance. Most importantly, what happens when you experience self-doubt- the constant chatter of self-questioning.
Like you, I have struggled with finding my passion throughout my career. Having been brought up in Kenya, East Africa, I often enjoyed the warm cloudless days and star-filled skies as I soaked in the sound of roaring lions in the distance. As dreamy as my days were, on the other hand, my life’s journey was filled with uncertainties of the future.
I started my career in the Beauty Industry as a make-up artist. I was privileged to work on many “all-time” classics and aside from being part of film work, I also built and managed Safari Camps, which gave me the ability to become the single-preneur that I am today.
I then ventured out to do something completely different and went to build and operate my hotel in the world’s newest country, South Sudan. During that time, I set up a reconstruction company for post-conflict areas in the East African region.
In retrospect, all these taught me the life skills that I wouldn’t ordinarily have and being able to adapt, find rapid solutions in an ever-changing environment, test and try different options has helped shape my personal and professional life.
I, like many, have failed time and time again, but I have risen, and each time I have become better and better.