What I wake up for in the morning?
My daughter and my wife.
I am happy seeing smiles on their faces and I want to make sure that I do my best to support and love them.
My passion apart from Prana Chai?
I have been volunteering to teach and mentor kids under 14 as their basketball coach every Thursday. It has been 3 seasons (almost 2 years) and I am really passionate about it. I love seeing them improving their skills and looking at them listening to what I have to say is a very humbling experience. I get overwhelmingly fulfilled when seeing that positive change in them even outside of the basketball court. I used to play basketball when I was in highschool competitively and I can see my young self in them and this brings me back the memories! Very grateful!
I also love reading books from my favorite writers John Fowles, Paul Auster, Orhan Pamuk and last but not least Noam Chomski. Their books allow me to shut my mind off and send me to my own world.
My guilty pleasure?
Netflix and midnight trips to fridge fruit & yoghurt. Oh and peanut butter cookies and mid day coffee.
Who is my role model and what is the qualities I admire about that person?
Elon Musk. No doubt. He creates a very successful business and sells it for a huge sum at a very young age and follows his dream to make electric cars work. When he can not find investors for the initial phase he risks everything and puts his own money to make it work. His self belief and the way he backs himself up every time amazes me.
Also the guy who literally shorted the housing market before the GFC.
Favourite way to enjoy Prana Chai?
Can't beat cold brew. 4 hours of gentle extraction in the fridge and you end up with a sophisticated, layered liquor at the end. I have attended enough trade shows to test this method and I can easily say that it is a winner. Easy to make, fun to drink.
What I am most grateful for:
I am grateful for the people that I have met in my journey because each person impacts my life somehow and I think that is a wonderful. I am also grateful for myself for the effort in finding my inner power to live/change my life the way I like.
Knowing what I know now, what would be my life advice to 20 year-old self?
Just do it, don't be afraid of failure, fail better. (Fail forward)