I felt all the fear, but I did it anyway.

Before I started my journey as an entrepreneur a lot has happened. It was a rollercoaster ride to become the person I am today. I felt all the fear, but I did it anyway.

In 2013 when I was 21 years old I jumped on my first plane alone for a research project on global development to Dakar, Senegal. The most Western point of Africa. In 2014 I jumped on my first plane to my first real job working for Vogue, Glamour and different High end brands as a producer assistant in New York City. In 2015 I jumped on my first plane to backpack solo to South-East Asia. In 2016 I started my Working Holiday Visa in Sydney, I started working for the Four Seasons. In 2018 I decided it’s time the rat race was not for me and I started my online business and moved to Bali. Now I am 29 years old and have been living a digital nomad lifestyle for 3 years and visited more than 34 countries.

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Sounds like a great life doesn't it?

It wasn’t always like this. I was dealing with a lot of things when I was younger such as being bullied for years and dealing with depression and anxiety attacks. I had no confidence at all and rather locked myself up in a room than going out. I felt alone, not understood and I felt different. I didn’t want the same things in life than most of the people in my surroundings.

It was a challenging period to start deciding what I really want and let go of the overthinking and start living from with my (wild) heart. I was such an overthinker and making choices wasn’t easy. I had a lot of negative patterns and my past traumas were holding me back from going all in and believing in my dream life. I worked a lot to become the person I am today. From being an insecure  girl with a lot of negative patterns and being controlled by trauma to a women that feels freedom mentally, fully confident and living her best life. 

After a break up something switched within me. I was not living my life and felt I was following the crowd of society. I start asking myself why am I not going for what I really want? What do I really have to lose? If it doesn’t work I will find a way back into the “normal” life, but then at least if i turn 80 I can say I tried. And so I did. I quit my job, left everything behind and jumped on a plane with NO CLUE of what kind of business I was going to start or where I will be in 5 years. It was scary but also super exciting. For the first time I felt alive, which came also with a scary feeling not feeling safe or feeling secured.

I decided to take a leap of faith and just go for it.

I started creating my dream life by trying new things. Living in your head doesn’t bring you anywhere but worrying.

I have learned so much starting those businesses. I didn’t had any experience with being an Entrepreneur even in my family or friend groups nobody did what I was doing. Therefore I know that it can be an overwhelming rollercoaster being an solo-entrepreneur not having someone to hold you accountable.

A Freedom lifestyle is possible for: everyone who is willing to take a risk to invest in themselves and is open to make mistakes and learn from it. Who believes they’re made for more. 

I follow my heart even though everyone told me not to do it. That’s why I experience the most beautiful adventures.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.Don’t listen to people who are not where you want to be in life. Ask for help and learn from people that are already where you want to be. 

I don’t believe in living in the society box, I’m an out of the box thinker. If everyone goes left, there’s a good chance I’ll go right.

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I believe that your heart knows the way. A lot of people make up excuses to stay in their comfort zone and overthink too much. With as result not living their dream life.

If you knew me you would know that…

  • I love making popcorn, but I always burn half of it.
  • I have lived and worked all over the world since I was 21 and I am now in my thirties.  
  • I have already achieved a number of dreams  (Living in Bali, Building my own business, coaching, living in New York, volunteering in Africa, Traveling the world like a Digital Nomad, getting to a healthy weight and feeling fit).

If you want to know more about me feel free to look around on my website, read my blog, my reviews, listen to my podcast or download my freebies. Also, don’t be shy to reach out to me! Send me a DM on instagram or fill in my contact page.

Love & Gratitude,

Selma Aouichaoui

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