Traveling educates and experiencing enriches. What makes us a personality worthy of distinction is told by a visionary, entrepreneur, successful and big-hearted woman – Beata Drzazga
You recently received the Outstanding Global Business Personality award, what does a woman feel when receiving such an award?
Certainly what every person feels – that it is not enough to dream about success. It has to be earned. Being successful is a process that requires determination and patience.
In my case, the key to success was to keep a calm mind regardless of the obstacles. From the beginning, I wanted to take care of interpersonal relationships, those with business partners and with employees. Human relations are crucial to the success of projects, as they often determine the success of project activities. You don’t win alone. Along the way there are always people and their emotions, the good ones, but sometimes also the bad ones. How we direct our energy and deal with controlling our emotions in situations where other people’s reactions do not meet our expectations is crucial. I strongly recommend focusing on these two aspects.
Nowadays, when the pace of work but also of life is very fast, we often forget to take care of our well-being. Well-being of body and soul. Such neglect has a destructive effect on our sobriety of mind, on our patience and ultimately on the results of our work. Therefore, it is extremely important to regularly strive to maintain peace of mind.
It proves particularly helpful when difficult situations arise. I strive to maintain inner peace and balance by focusing on the positive aspects of various situations, thinking optimistically, and controlling my thoughts to avoid negative influences. I keep repeating to myself that everything passes, and I only have an influence on myself, and that’s why I cultivate this better side of my personality. Each of us has the better and weaker side within us, but it is up to us to decide which one we allow to determine our behavior.
You are highly regarded for your human face in business, did you always have this attitude, or did you mature into it with the success of your ventures?
Working well with other people is crucial to business success. Therefore, regularly maintaining positive relationships with those around us is extremely important. Personally, I try to find time to talk and meet with both co-workers and customers. I try to be attentive to their needs and problems, but of course this is the result of experience over many years in business. Of course, at the very beginning, like any entrepreneur, I was more focused on the details of the business, but I also knew that I had to keep in mind the people who co-create my venture with me. This approach has paid off. I enjoy the affection that my employees, their families and even just the people who watch my business dealings have for me. A good reputation is at a premium because it makes me feel good looking in the mirror at the person I am. This makes me smile constantly to myself, and I am perceived on the outside as a very positive person. It’s such a self-reinforcing spiral of positivity. Believe me, such seemingly details can sometimes determine the success or failure of a project. I also think it’s good to be open to what life brings and to be able to see the opportunities that present themselves. I travel a lot and observe the most diverse attitudes of people, the mentality of different cultures, and I see that although we differ a lot, we certainly have one thing in common – we increasingly recognize the importance of a positive attitude towards another person. How much this attitude also affects ourselves, whether it is a personal or business relationship. Respect for others, humility towards our successes – this is the direction in which the collective consciousness is going. Every contact is an exchange of positive energy. This is followed by inspiration, ideas, new insights. It is worth being open to receive this energy and pass it on to others.
This is a very interesting approach to life, and it’s good that you are spreading it by having such a large audience of people who follow your actions. Can you tell us how you endure this constant life on suitcases?
For me, traveling is not only a means of entertainment, but also an important part of my work. Over the past few years, I have visited many countries around the world and attended numerous conferences and business meetings.
It is said that travel educates, and there is a great deal of truth in this. I, for one, am constantly insatiable with the world and the feeling that I have seen everything and know everything already. Although this frequent being “on suitcases” is constant repacking is not without stress, I have learned over time that the key is good organization. I always try to plan every aspect of my trip well, from transportation to accommodations and business meetings. When I travel privately, I try to plan my sightseeing time carefully so that I can make the most of my stay in a particular place. Before a trip, I gather information to help me decide what to see and make the most of my time. I like to explore places that are not very popular, places where the typical tourist doesn’t venture. I like to feel like a native, so I often try to meld with my surroundings. I feel best under the guidance of a guide, who takes me to places rarely visited by tourists and known only by local residents. I’m eager to take their advice and explore corners of the country I’ve never seen before.
Have these trips influenced your approach to life in any way?
Definitely yes. Traveling teaches me how to deal with different situations and how to approach change in a positive way. In addition, learning about new cultures and people helps me broaden my horizons and deepen my knowledge on many topics. I am curious not only about the geographic or natural aspects of each place I visit, but also about the social conditions, problems and, of course, issues of spirituality and beliefs. It’s very interesting how differently people perceive the force majeure, how their attitudes towards ecology change as poverty decreases or wealth increases. I am a good observer and I have the makings of a psychotherapist. I like to listen to people’s stories, the sad ones and the happy ones. I like to be able to lift the spirits of someone who happens to be going through a difficult period of his life. When I travel, I get to know different local communities. I often have the opportunity to do so, because I try to show the human face of the newcomer, not just a tourist focused on memorable impressions.
What are your favorite places in the world and why?
There are so many of them that it is difficult for me to choose and even to list. I would certainly single out the United States, where I like the diversity of landscapes and cultures there and the openness to visitors. In particular, I’m looking forward to returning to Florida and Las Vegas, where you can feel the real American vibe, as well as Virginia, Nevada, where the popular series Bonanza was filmed. My favorite places to relax are areas where there is peace and quiet and abundant natural scenery, yet no crowds of people. Examples of such places include. Maldives or Seychelles;