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Being myself. Most of the people are afraid to show their true self that I decided to be myself even if that means being alone for time or being a victim of gossip. After a while, people recognise that and start getting inspired. That's what I hear often. I don't have many Instagram followers, but I still get daily messages from people who tell me that I inspire them. And I love that. I love people and their storeys. I Love to support people in being themselves as it was a hard way for me and I'm still not there where I want to be, but closer every day. :)
Pina, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Blogger?
More Peace and Love on earth and Oneness. More Self-love and Beauty. If People loved themselves more, they would do more of the beautiful things. They forget how beautiful Mother earth can be. They forgot about the leaves, the roses, the squirrels and all the other beauties out there... they forgot that every morning the Sun rises just for them and the moon starts to shine in the night just for you. .. The rivers flow and -I could go on and on and on. So my passion is our Planet and his beauty. I would love to show people that in between all the pain and the struggle there is still a lot of beauty. I had to learn it all myself, and I'm good in human psychology helping people was always a passion for me often I don't need to say much I look at their eyes and say the right thing. So this is my aspiration I would say, bringing people back to themselves. Showing them a World they had forgotten.
Who is your inspiration in life Pina? How do you keep inspired?
Nature and animals. And .. Magic. I believe in Angels. So I got inspired by them a lot and by Love with a consciousness which is God for me. A higher something, energy. I am open. I could say I believe in everything you could talk about. I try not to shut many doors so that I stay open-minded. I like to go with the flow and try to understand things and if I find someone or something who/what touched my heart or my soul I try to learn as much as I can from this person/thing. The most important person for me is Leo Buscaglia, a teacher of Love. This sentences from him changed my life:,, you are the drawer of your life.'' from his book: living, loving, learning. A lot of new people entered my life in 2016 and 2017 as this was the most important time of my life I would say. People like: Joyce Meyer, Louise Hay and Infinite Waters inspire me a lot and watching nature, animals and people.
We all make mistakes Pina; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Blogger; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I think I sometimes trust too much. I didn't like the fact that my editor from my London video used music which rights I don't have and that made me a bit angry/sad? That I didn't tell him enough or that I wasn't more strict in telling him not to do so. It is sad as I couldn't use it the way I wanted because of that. I don't know any other situations with blogging but maybe with youtube. Because of the opinions of others, I stopped being a youtube in a time where I was going to be successful I allowed people to talk me out of it. I just started and had in 3 month already 2k followers and was in the newspapers and worked with famous brands. I was too weak at that time and allowed people to talk me out of it, so I stopped my channel exactly at that moment when I got an offer for collaboration from a youtube which I thought makes amazing videos I said: I really would love to but I stopped being a youtube. This person now is the most successful Youtuber in Germany; he has over 3 Million Subscriber. I still have a wall post on my youtube Channel from him :-) I don't know if I regret it because I learned a lot of other things until today which I may wouldn't learn otherwise. And I don't think its too late, so I just started again this year with blogging and let's see where it takes me this time :-) This time I know one thing for sure I won't let anybody again let me talk out of my ideas and dreams. I will stay faithful to myself, my ideas and passions and I LoVe collaborations !!!
Pina, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Blogger, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I wouldn't take much offer at once, or I would have someone who helps me with that. It is better to accomplish the ones I worked with first before going to the next ones as it is important to provide good service and being in a good relationship as most of the next jobs will go through recommendations. At the moment I did a lot of collaborations with photographers and designers, so it was important for me to take the day off today and just sat down to complete everything. So the only thing apart from that I did today was cooking and taking the dog for a walk. I would say the priority is important and if I get to busy with offers, then I would focus on the ones who are more combined with my passion and goals. The ones which would bring me the most into my life. (These are really good questions by the way. I'm getting to know myself better: 'D )
Please tell us, Pina, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Blogger?
Now is the time :-)
Pina, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
When I wanted to be a flight attendant, my English wasn't enough, but I successfully persuade three people who were in control of the decision. It wasn't easy though.. I had to be creative I wanted that Job. They told me even if they accept me I won't pass the tests (25 tests in 5 weeks!!) because they are all in English and all the books I have to learn from as well. But somehow I succeeded, and they accepted me for the vocational training, but during this time I was a living dead... I was struggling a lot because my English was way too less. The day when they said that three people from 16 didn't make it everyone looked at me: 'D But 5 points more rescued me! So I made it. Puuh.. that was good. :-)
Pina, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Blogger. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I would say that my proudest moment is now. Because I'm building everything from scratch and got honest and faithful followers. I get lovely messages and support in being myself. Last week I got a photo from one of my followers it was a feather. I'm collecting feathers, and he wrote: thanks for inspiring me. So he started collecting feathers as well. I thought that's cute. I also like that I started to collaborate with photographers and brands and I'm looking forward optimistic to the future.
Pina, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I wrote an own script. I loved that idea. It was a short movie. , Maryann's Dream.'' I was excited to shoot a trailer for a crowdfunding page, and I had to do everything on my own, finding the people, place, cast, etc. The day of the shooting and especially at the end of the shoot I was amazed. Everyone was happy and optimistic and went with a smile on their face back home and even I. I was the first time director and producer, and somehow I made it. Even if it was only for a Trailer. The hard part was with the editor. It took longer to edit it. I think 2/3 month for a 5-minute trailer for a crowdfunding page. I dont have luck with the editors. :-( I couldn't gain enough money to shoot the short movie but that was okay. I was already exhausted by all the process and time it took me. I'm still glad I did it. At least I tried.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Blogger?
Everyday a little bit, everyday a little bit. Keep going. Don't listen to other people. Don't compete with others. Only compatible with the version of you, you were yesterday. Only trust those for advice who love you with all their heart. Be honest with yourself. Do your own thing. Take time to charge yourself with positive thoughts, may a walk in nature, meditation or yoga. Take time for yourself before you start the day and also when you end the day. It may be a lonely journey, but you have to stay focused if you want to succeed. You have to prioritise. You cant dance on five weddings at once. So Focus on one thing first and get to the next one then. And as I said before to do every day a little bit if you do so, in a year you will be surprised about your accomplishments.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes! I love beautiful clothes, brands, jewellery etc. I would love to collaborate with different brands of clothing, cosmetics and beauty products. But I also would love to collaborate with Hotels and Travel companies etc. and everything that would suit my character.