Staying brave & creative: Nadu Placca about entrepreneurial life

I love exploring the world of creativity and things that inspire us, here’s my second interview in the ‘creativity and what inspires you’ series. Nadu Placca portrait

Nadu Placca is an event manager based in London, UK, she organises all kind of events; awards, art exhibitions, tours and she also teach event management. Name an occasion and Nadu comes up with amazing ideas for your event. Here she shares her thoughts about creativity and what inspires her right now.

What inspires you right now? 

“Everything inspires my creativity! I love to travel, socialise, read and take short courses.”

Culture and travel
“My travelling enables me to look at the variety of detail in cultures and apply inspiration to my work. My friends are from a wealth of industries and understanding their perspectives always trigger new ideas.”

WhatsApp group
“I am also a member in a WhatsApp group titled “24/7 Entrepreneurs ONLY”. The title say’s it all! The discussions are often on topics I have never come across which forces me to research and gain additional industry knowledge.”

“Reading – well knowledge is power.“

Learning from other industries
“Studying short courses is a break away from the hustle and bustle of business. Being able to appreciate other industries and crafts and their processes makes the world less small. You’d be surprised at the processes of so many products and businesses.”

Staying brave

“Faith. It’s a weird answer as I’m not very religious, however I have great faith in the universe and it’s power.“

“I’ve never thought about my actions as being brave, I just take control!”

The Celestine Prophecy
“I read The Celestine Prophecy a few years ago and this has completely changed my outlook on life. I can’t explain this feeling if you haven’t read the book, and I strongly believe you can only receive the book when you are ready to, nothing before it’s time. But it has the power to change your life! A friend of mine said is was as if I gave her thousands of pounds instantly.”

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Will Smith
“A line Will Smith said in ‘After Earth’ really put any fears into place. “Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real but fear is a choice.” I tell this to my daughter all the time from going on rides at theme parks to making new friends in a foreign countries.”

What scares the h*ll out of you? 

“Not being a successful role model for my daughter. Something I strive for in every action every day.”

About stepping outside the ‘comfort zone’ and staying sane as an entrepreneur

“Take the leap and don’t look back! Being an entrepreneur is a massive step and it takes commitment, persistence and faith. I, like others I’m sure, have bad days as well as good. I just keep going! “

“I try to speak to as many other entrepreneurs as possible and maintain a good channel of communication, we all need empowering and told we are great at what we do. Often we are too caught up in running our own lives and businesses that we forget to stop and look at our achievements.”

My mentor
“Being able to share experiences and learn from others is important and having a mentor who you can get advice from is essential. My mentor David McQueen kicks me into shape regularly.”

Thank you Nadu, you can follow her on Twitter

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