Questioning the Questioner: Sara Jocobovici Takes Her Turn
The lovely Sara Jacobovici has taken to interviewing fellow bees and posting her Q & A series so that we may all know each other better. After Sara interviewed me, it occurred to me that Sara should also be interviewed. I have taken the opportunity to ask Sara the same questions she asked of her fellow bees, plus a bonus question at the end. Check out Sara's answers below:
1. What motivates you to get up in the morning?
The hope of a new start, a new beginning, a new opportunity. Even if what I am doing is related to something already started, I experience the morning as a time when I will be able to see that same thing in a new light. This sense of opportunity is a great motivator for me.
2. How do you spend the first hour of your day?
I try my best to first do some gentle stretches and movements while still in bed. I do some breathing and meditate a couple of minutes on gratitude. I then get up, open the door to my balcony, step out, take a deep breath and smile. Then I go inside and have my cup of Turkish coffee! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/swirling-memories Then, I look up my messages and make a plan for the day.
3. What are you passionate about?
I know this sounds cliché but I was the one in my “hippie youth” that would say, “I’m high on life!” I love and am passionate about people and the world I live in. There is nothing like the energy I get from being involved in life.
4. What is the most practical advice you can offer someone in business?
Don’t let the business be something outside of yourself, an external entity that was formed for reasons detached from who you are as a person. There is nothing wrong with being practical and making a living in order to support yourself and loved ones. Just make sure that you know that the work you feel you need to do can be done by you in a way that you can feel proud of; if you need to be in the 9-5 office cubicle, be there on time, with a positive attitude, knowing that everything you do will impact and influence something or somebody else. Make sure you feel the worth of what you do. If you can find the career of you own choosing, make sure it reflects who you are and what you feel passionate about. It has to mean something to you; find that meaning first, then go out and make it happen.
5. If you had the opportunity to ask a great mind any question, what would it be?
If I were able to ask any great mind a question, it wouldn’t be “how” do you do what you do, because it can’t be put into words, or words that I can then emulate. I would ask if I can “apprentice” with them. Ideally, I would love to spend time with someone who does things beyond our limitations, and take it all in. Of course, the dialogues that would take place in that time would be priceless.
6. Name a book that changed your life.
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. This book added another dimension to my ability to understand.
7. Share a quote that inspired you.
“It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” ― D.W. Winnicott
If you could be, have or do absolutely anything you wanted, what would it be?
I will answer this question by saying that I am fortunate to be doing what I want to do but…if I had nine lives, one would be as a Music Ethnomusicologist. I would love to travel and learn about music of different cultures and their histories. Anything from large cities to tribal villages, popular culture to folklore. As they say, “music makes the world go around.”
For those of you who don't know, Sara is a creative arts psychotherapist. Have you seen Sara's website? Here's the link! Also, please check out her video to learn more about what she does.
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