What Nelson Mandela taught me...
We live right in front of this amazing volcano that I'm so in love with. It's cloudy today and we can't see it, but I'm not on vacation I'm here to live my life so I don't mind there's rain every day. I don't mind that I can't see this like majestic volcano in this moment because this is my life. It will be a surprise when I'm going to be able to see it again next and so my whole perception has changed. It's not like we need to do all these crazy fun activities. It's simply living my life and learning. The highlights of our day are meeting locals, listening to the roosters and not these touristy things that I used to always do. It's just our life.
One quote that I spoke about in my business networking meeting today was one of my favorite quotes by Nelson Mandela. He says, if you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart. I can confirm how often I see that every day. When I live in Quebec and I speak French, people seem to open up so much more easily when I speak to them in their first language. Currently being in Costa Rica and saying the few sentences I know in Spanish, we already have friends because of that. It changes the whole experience.
I just love being able to manage my company wherever I am. My whole team is there even though my company is 100% online now and it doesn't change anything. I chose to do that in Costa Rica. I just love being an entrepreneur and I worked so hard to be an entrepreneur to create this lifestyle. It's taken me many years to get here and now I'm here. I'm living a simplified life, since we moved into a much smaller home. This all we need. Even though it's a rainy day, we're going to enjoy the day by going to some really popular hot springs. Simply work in the mornings and enjoy our day in the afternoon. And that is our life.
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JADI KINDRED is the founder of Accent Unique Inc. Since 2011, Jadi has helped hundreds of business professionals and entrepreneurs from all industries improve their confidence speaking English. Her mission is to inspire greatness in others. One way of doing this is by her helping people become more culturally aware through communication and understanding. She is passionate about travel, spending time in nature, constant learning, and growing her company. She is a native of Saskatchewan, but in 2008 moved with only two suitcases to Quebec, where she began her new life and journey of entrepreneurship.