The face behind ANJIALIVING- Dana Wolf
What’s your story?
I am the embodiment of a cross-cultural journey, a fusion of East and West that shapes my very identity. Born amidst the vibrant tapestry of Taiwan, my early footsteps led me to Austria at the tender age of three. A convergence of two worlds became the cornerstone of my upbringing, gifting me with the unique ability to bridge the gap between disparate cultures and languages. Now, as I navigate the realm of business, this cherished advantage serves as my North Star. I am a conduit between the familiar cadence of the West and the deep-rooted wisdom of the East. My understanding of Western ideals is seasoned with the foundation of Eastern principles, granting me the ability to approach challenges from multiple angles. In a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, I offer a fresh perspective that harmonizes the best of both worlds.
How & Why did you start your company/passion work? Did you have a crossroad moment?
Even as a young child, I was drawn to the mystique of feng shui, voraciously consuming every book on the subject that I could get my hands on. But it wasn’t until our transition from Europe to the vibrant heart of Singapore that a pivotal crossroad moment beckoned. Singapore, a thriving hub of feng shui wisdom, became my canvas for transformation. Recognizing the city’s prominence as a feng shui epicenter, I embraced the opportunity to learn from the very best. Guided by three accomplished feng shui masters, I embarked on a journey of education and refinement, honing my skills to perfection. The decision to transition my lifelong passion into a full-fledged profession was a profound one. I realized that I possessed a rare confluence of passion and expertise, a potent blend that could bring positive change to people’s lives.
How do you bring BALANCE to your roles as MOTHER:FOUNDER:SELF?
Firstly, it’s all about prioritization: recognizing that there are only 24 hours in a day and some things will take precedence over others. I’ve learned to pinpoint what truly needs immediate attention in each role, and that helps me allocate time more effectively. Secondly, delegation has been a game-changer. I’ve embraced the idea that I don’t have to do it all alone. Whether it’s at home or within my business, I’ve learned to ask for help when needed. Surrounding myself with a supportive network has lightened the load and allowed me to excel in each role. Perhaps the most important lesson has been self-compassion. I’ve come to realize that striving for perfection in all three roles is both unrealistic and unnecessary. Giving myself permission to acknowledge imperfections has relieved a significant amount of pressure. Being kind to myself and understanding that there will be days when things don’t go perfectly has been crucial for maintaining balance.
What would you like to say to fellow mothers or women thinking of starting a business?
Go for it! We’re already superheroes, juggling endless roles. From dreaming to doing, we’ve got what it takes to make things happen. Our multitasking skills and resilience are a perfect match for business. So, turn your dreams into reality – just as we conquer daily challenges, we can conquer the business world too. Embrace the journey, and let your superpowers shine!
Would you like us to highlight previous/current accomplishments? ( personal/ professional)
I’ve just returned from a rejuvenating holiday in Austria. For the first time in a while, I managed to completely disconnect from work for a continuous two weeks. This time away allowed me to recharge my energy and perspective. Being able to immerse myself in quality time with family and friends was truly priceless. It’s incredible how stepping away from the daily grind can give you a fresh outlook and a renewed sense of purpose. The experiences, laughter, and connections I shared during this holiday were nothing short of amazing. Taking this break has reminded me of the importance of balance and self-care. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle, but moments like these provide a chance to reset and return to my work and responsibilities with a clearer mind and renewed enthusiasm.
What are three words you would use to describe your experience of being a Mother/Founder ?
Empowering, Transformative, Fulfilling
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