My journey as as Wednesday Web Jammer started shorty after the lockdown - period that I call it the 2020 revolution that united people from all over the world in front of a screen. :D
As I’m a curious person at heart, I was very eager to attend the first session of this amazing Wednesday Web Jam journey that was initially started by Arne Van Oosterom. And what an adventure it was so far.
What I have found in Wednesday Web Jam, was first of all, a lovely community of people joining together from different parts of the world. Meeting all these new people that shared their stories, life/work experiences with people that they’ve just met online for the first time. It was amazing to be surrounded by open-minded people, to learn about different cultures and customs, and learning together as well.
As part of this amazing Wednesday Web Jam community, I have contributed with sharing my success stories. Not only, presenting new ideas and my own thoughts, point of views regarding the topics discussed during our weekly sessions. It felt good to have your voice heard and listened, and to co-create together as a community by simply sharing, collaborating and learning from one another.
What I have learnt so far with Wednesday Web Jam - first of all personally for me - is that I have a voice that wants to be heard. I have a story to share. I have my own successes and my own failures such as all of us. And I shouldn’t let the fear of speaking up to hold me back. I have learnt something from all the people that are part of this wonderful community of Wednesday Web Jammers and that is because - and I will always say this - we are all unique. We all have that WOW factor within us, that spark that makes us unique. If we put all these unique people in one place together, just imagine the possibilities we can create by making this world a better place for all of us and for future generations as well.
As an initiative to start making a change and being inspired by the Wednesday Web Jam community (and first of all by that person that believed in me more than I believed in myself) I have created my very first podcast. I bring people from various backgrounds to talk about their passions and how the same passions are positively influencing their personal and professional life. It’s as a way to give back to the community by offering people a voice of their own as well and face the fear of being heard as I’m no different at all.
Whatever you want to accomplish in your life, never give up despite the fear, the self-doubts, the negative self-talk, remove yourself from all that and do what you’re meant to do. As the saying goes: “The world is your oyster.”