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Featured Member: Biserka Fluksi, Computer technician & entrepreneur

What kind of work do you do/business do you run?

At the moment I’m working for motorcycle company Ducati as a computer technician but I’m also working to set the foundations for my own business.

What do you love about it?

I love every moment of making new decisions, about learning something different and the challenge of the unknown.

What’s your ‘why’ in life? What drives you?

Maybe the biggest reason for all I am doing now is fact that being vegan isn’t enough and that with my work (making food) I could reach more people and make an impact.

Why are you a member of VIVAS?

I made decision to become member of VIVAS because I’m looking for people that have the same passion as I do. Also I hope to learn more about being an entrepreneur and get some good advice and help.

What’s been the biggest highlight or ‘wow’ moment of your career/business/professional life?

Being awarded as best employee.

How do you handle failures, fear and disappointment?

Those emotions are something normal and I take them as a natural part of life. When it gets really rough I take a moment of reflection and then move on.

What would you tell your 16-year-old self?

I would tell her not to waste time on stupid and irrelevant things, get some self-esteem and go for a better education.

Which women inspire you and why?

I am inspired by Frida Kahlo who, no matter her health or turbulent life, could pull out the best  of herself and pour it into her paintings.

What’s been the biggest obstacle you’ve faced and how has it helped mould who you are now?

Maybe it was financial insecurity that has made me the more practical and thorough person that I am now.

What’s your superpower? What are you amazing at?

Being reliable.

What brings you joy?

Small things can make me happy like a letter from distant friend, good news on TV or a family trip.

How do you define success, and how will you know when you’ve achieved it?

Success is a reward for all the effort you put into your project. You know it when everything starts to fall into place where it should be.

What’s your vision for yourself and your business/career for the future?

My future brings working hard, taking care of my start-up and setting new goals.

Anything else you want to tell us?

Regarding my start-up project, I am working on how to become an entrepreneur while working full time. I don’t have any management education, only what life has taught me but I can learn and have the will to do so.

 

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