While in the Netherlands I had the opportunity to visit this quaint studio called LINgGAN Yoga & Lifestyle. The studio was awesome. I mean, how can you not like a studio which has such cute magnets? (I want!)
The best thing about my visit was talking to the owner of the place, Savitri Thissen Sattoe. What started out as a little hello-how-are-you chat soon grew to become this extremely insightful conversation about yoga as a passion and what we can do with our passion so that it becomes more meaningful to us. We chatted for a long long time, but there are some things that really stuck out in my mind which I think are valuable for a lot of people. Even if you’re not an entrepreneur.
1. Make sure you want to do this. Because if you’re sure then you’re going to work hard. If you work hard then you’ll taste a reasonable bit of success. And then with consistent hard work you will be able to build a body of work you are proud of.
2. Have a plan. And go back to it every once in a while. Because with time your plans can change. When you find you are unable to meet your timelines then change the plan! Be flexible! There is no right or wrong plan.
3. Network with people. That’s the best way to learn. Cooperate with others. Collaborate with them. Brainstorm with them.
4. Be positive because you never know what lies right around the corner.
Oh and I forgot to mention, Savitri Thissen Sattoe is really cool. She runs Yoga Teacher Trainings in Suriname and speaks Hindi also!!!