for the #rawisthenewblack Authenticity 5 Day Challenge
My name is Biljana Karamehmedovic and this is where I am hiding - in my favorite part of the home - my home office.
I love black, I wear it often and now I accept the #rawisthenewblack challenge .
My headset is on for the biggest part of the day - for interpreting, for coaching, masterminds, lectures, teleseminars, chats. I admit I use it for socializing too :)
Passion and addiction
Foreign Language Interpreting is my passion and specialty for two decades - since I started learning English as a Bosnian war refugee coming to States. I also think it made me addicted to itself in the process - addicted to instant results - instant authority, professional feedback and above all instant emotional rewards knowing exactly how much I helped and how grateful and happy my clients say they are with my excellent work. "Instant" as "in a present moment", very positive even though sometime painful.
As much as emotionally rewarding, it is also extremely demanding work which takes its toll quickly if you don't learn a lot about your self, others, and how we operate in general.
Everything I learned and went through to come to the point to be successfully full-time self-employed for 8 years (in two months) is the base to shoot for increase.
I am multipotentialite and the idea of doing the one same thing regardless of how demanding it is, simply is not appealing if not broadened. On my repertoire for last five years is teaching in person healthcare interpreting group classes 1-3 times a year, teaching other (also in person) classes quarterly and last three years coaching and consulting part-time in person and remotely.
Am I hiding?
I am saying this to drive the point - when my dear friend Maru talks about hiding - I ask myself - Am I hiding? In my opinion not really. I work on what I want, when I want, with whom I want, which is definition of success I accepted from Tony Robbins.
On the other side - maybe I sometime do, thinking that nobody would be interested, that I am another one "wanting more", asking my self "do I reallly really want it".... so yes, those things creep up a lot and among so many things that I love doing, my priority often shifts back to instant gratification from interpreting versus delayed or no gratification from marketing. And then I don't promote sufficiently even that which I know and see many others could benefit from.
I bet you can say "I don't know much about you" and I'd say "of course, confidentiality of my work, made me confidential my self". So - "confidential no more" could be my hashtag for this year (if it wasn't the title of someone's book :) I truly intend to let you see me as I really am.
Leaps of faith
I am born and raised in Croatia, married and lived with family in Bosnia from where war sent me on a journey and the biggest leaps of faith in my life - resettlement in the new country whose language I did not speak and this entrepreneurial journey thriving in that very language.
You gotta love life however you turn it, it works in our favor whenever we allow it :) I am so ready to allow it to work in mine on bigger scale of inspiring and moving others to do what they dream and say they want. If I can - others can as well or even better.
So there it is - I said it, as the #rawisthenewblack, I am now interpreting me in the spotlight. And am open to hear/read how do you see me?
With love to all world and especially light-workers,
Dr. Biljana, ND, CoreCHI