Hey, I'm Andreea Mercurean, and I work from Romania & Austria.
Tell us all about your business...
I am a multimedia artist and retreat facilitator. My work combines artistic expression through the implementation of ritual and spiritual practices. I guide women in getting to know themselves through photography and raise their vibration.
What's your background and motivation to get into the solopreneur life?
Photography and art have always been a big part in my life. From an early age I have discovered the therapeutic effects photography has for me. It made me be more aware of the world around me and about my role here. Few years ago I started doing retreat photography and I have discovered another tool for self discovery. By combining my way of expressing myself through photography with those gatherings I've gained a greater understanding about the significance of community, rituals and the coming together to understand oneself and raise consciousness.
Through the art, photography and ceremonies I do, I aspire to inspire. I wish for everyone to learn to see their true potential. The Cacao we drink in ceremony helps to connect with ones heart and the sound baths help align the body through frequency. Offering a full-body experience to awaken the life-force energy. Knowing how this work has helped me and seeing the changes in the people around me makes me keep continuing my mission and dream to awaken something deeper within.
As a business owner, what does success ultimately mean to you?
Success to me means seeing real, conscious changes happening within people and in the environment. It is something that is sustainable and memorable. Of course success in terms of financial stability is important too but in my work I primarily see success in the change I help create.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Creating strategies to promote ones business. I see the challenge in balancing all different skills to successfully unite them to add value.
What are the top 3 tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a business today?
1. Analyze entrepreneurs/ top businesses you admire.
2. Find your own way of doing things.
3. Start somewhere! Don't be afraid to fail.
If there was one thing you could do repeatedly to help grow your business, what would it be?
Create a webinar to share my knowledge with a broader audience and create a source of passive income.
What are some of the things you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to keep it all together?
I wake up at 6 am to have some hours for me, my body and mental health. Starting the day with sport and meditation gives me the necessary clarity and energy for the day and work.
Who are some of your favorite entrepreneurs and best business resources/books?
Jay Shetty combines behavioral science and ancient wisdom. I love the way he makes a positive impact by sharing his wisdom.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Don't wait for the perfect moment. Make the moment perfect. Take chances. What you believe you'll live.
Where can people find you online?
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