My love and affection for exploration and my need to feel deeply connected have led me on a very interesting life path: I became one of the first social media managers in my country, the first self-published best-selling writer in 2012, one of the first bloggers to reach a new level of success: reaching 1 million people on Facebook each week, being on TV, becoming a published 9x bestselling author by 2018, and also a HuffPost contributor discovered by Arianna Huffington, and also included in Forbes’ Influential Social Media Personalities list.
As I’ve started transforming my life, I realized I am going through things that no one ever talked to me about while growing up in the middle of Eastern Europe. Burnout. Isolation. Depression. The extreme highs and lows. A smear campaign. Creating balance. Taking care of my creativity, and myself. Doing everything on my own. Dealing with five people’s jobs. Not to mention the extreme amount of pressure. There was no instruction sheet to guide me through these difficulties.
What are you talking about, your life is amazing. These are not real problems."
that was the usual response from people around me.
I wanted to find people who would know what I was going through and could give me great advice. In 2016 I decided to invest in traveling and meeting outstanding people like Dr. Oz, Martin Garrix, Fedor Holz, Philip Zimbardo, Matt Komo or Jake Paul to see if their wisdom and experience could help me in my journey. They kept telling me “I love talking about this topic! Finally, someone understands me.” That made me dig way deeper to have more information about every tiny step of their experience.
The interviews I conducted helped me to understand the commonalities in this journey, and showed me that no matter how much money, or how many followers you have, there’s a huge chance that you are facing the same difficulties as other entrepreneurs and digital creators. If you know how to react, and how to get yourself back on track, you will be able to continue achieving your goals.
I am forever grateful for Arianna Huffington.
She discovered me on Instagram and invited me to blog for HuffPost in 2015. The fact that I’m published on HuffPost opened up so many doors for me. Behind all the doors were people like Philip Zimbardo, Martin Garrix, Fedor Holz, Dr. Oz and Jake Paul, waiting with the tools that could help me to grow. Since then, I have traveled the world to do in-person interviews and speak at international conferences, no matter the distance. Here you can read more about my interviews.