The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So, write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.Neil Gaiman
Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about things you wish you'd done?
Do you wish you could spend more time doing the things that you're passionate about?
What's stopping you from starting today?
Tell The World
When we ran our Outdo Yourself contest last year, we asked you to share your goals and dreams with us with the purpose of helping make your dream a reality.
At Ferratum, we know that money can be the key that opens locked doors and that often money can be the difference between saying yes to an opportunity and having to say no.
Sharing What Is Dear To You
To enter the Outdo Yourself contest, we asked you to record a video pitch explaining what your goal or dream was, why it was important to you, and what you needed help with.
For some entrants, the dream was something they've always held but for had never started to make it a reality. For others, it was a goal they'd started, but didn't have the tools or resources to make steps forward.
As an incentive, we offered three lucky winners a generous grant along with the mentorship needed to help achieve their goal.
Responding To The Call
The response to the Outdo Yourself contest was incredible. We received over 130 videos from 18 countries. From those videos, we then had the enormous task of selecting just three winners.
The moment we selected our three winners, we immediately realised that there was such great momentum from the contest and we felt the entrants deserved to have their dreams and goals shared further.
Dance With Purpose
When it comes to your dreams, set no limits and let nothing stand in your way. That's exactly the message we got from the video we received from Jane in Finland.
Jane's goal is to live in Los Angeles, CA, immerse herself fully into the city's dance community, and to become a full-time dancer and athlete.
Two summers ago, Jane spent four months training in L.A. and had applied to study there. Just as she was on the cusp of making the move, Jane ran into some financial trouble which meant she had to postpone her move.
Despite the obstacles she has encountered, Jane is still relentlessly pursuing her goal to dance, train and work in the city where her heart belongs.
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.Osho
Dream, Believe and Persevere
Jane's video is a reminder that to achieve our dreams, we need to believe and we need to be persistent.
We, here at Ferratum, love Jane's determination and spirit. Remember, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Be brave, dream big.
Stay tuned for more inspiring stories from Outdo Yourself next month.
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