Rodrigo and I started a podcast about people we find inspiring (more on how it started and the details in another post!)
Carla was our very first guest this month and it’s been so much fun interviewing her and equally fun to go through the whole video again to write this!
If you are on an entrepreneurial journey or if you are thinking about it, this podcast is for you!
Headphones on: listen to it HERE
About Carla :
She is originally from Lake Constance. She used to be in event management in Hamburg and landed in Basel a few years ago where she created Localholic, a company that makes you experience Basel differently – a beautiful way to discover the city as well as local products & services aka Local Heroes. She also brought Creative Mornings to Basel and has many more projects in the making!
This is how her week looks like:
- 3 days/ week Localholic (office in the AM and meetings in the PM)
- 2 days/ week Creative Mornings
- Sunday Carla-ME-Time (likes to go for a run in Dreiländereck, spends time in Nature & with friends, likes to cook, read or listen to podcasts!)
What she learnt on her entrepreneurial journey :
- Focus on yourself
- Give yourself time, don’t rush towards a goal that you think you need to attain
- Business Visions change constantly if not every day!
- Constantly ask yourself: what do i really want? Keep this question in mind but keep moving forwards.
- Reflect your work in small steps and know that you can do it from past experiences.
- Know your strengths (she lists 5 in the podcast!)
The best investment she made:
- Find out about herself and her skills
working for yourself = working on yourself
Advices to anyone wanting to start a business or project :
- DO IT! Don’t let your doubts stop you, invite your doubts as questions. Give yourself deadlines and go fully into it!
2 words to your younger self :
- TRUST YOU
Listen to what she does when she experiences fear. It’s brilliant!
What would she do with more money?
- Invest in more skills
(when I talk about my friend ‘the social media pro’: it’s Bianca Fritz)
What would she do with more time?
- Start new projects
What she does when she gets stressed :
- She comes back to her weekly schedule and writes it again. This helps her refocus (with a coffee or a tea)
How the world will look like in 20 years and what we can do to make it better:
- Come back to local products /services
- Travel less > people travel to find themselves but it’s important to find yourself at home and in your ME-time
- Reduce your needs > minimalist mindset
- Take the speed out *
The 2 books she is currently reading:
- ‘Schön dass es dich gib’ Laura Maria Seiler
- ‘Start something that matters’ Blake Mycoskie founder of Tom shoes.
One podcast she listens to:
- LESS IS MORE
*My fav quote or one of them:
‘The speed is in the head but if you are yourself, if you know yourself better, focus on yourself, know your skills, needs and fears maybe you don’t need the speed anymore?! When you know your skills, you focus on them and your network is full of people who can do things better than you which makes it easier to let go of what you are not good at, because then you just ask your people!’
The power of knowing yourself and community!
Meet her at Creative Mornings this Friday!!!
If you missed it, connect here:
Facebook @localholic.ch & @CreativeMorningsBasel
IG @localholic & @cm_basel
One more thing that you won’t hear in the podcast:
The magic behind our first encounter
Carla was visiting one of her Local Hero Haenowitz and Page and having coffee. I was finishing a photoshoot for Yoga, Coffee & Journaling. She saw my yoga mat and we started chitchatting about yoga. I invited her to the event with H&P and she gave me her business card and that’s when I went like: ‘Wow!!! Let me introduce myself again!’ (I didn’t actually say that or maybe I did who knows?!). Why it was so awkward: a few months prior to that weird introduction, I did my very first Yoga & … event. It was Yoga & Wine at Vinigma, a wine company in Gundeli. Valentin, the owner, advised me to connect with Localholic which I, of course, never did! I went on the website though but never reached out. That’s why I was so surprised by Carla’s business card! Synchronicity or the fact that Basel is so small, you always bump into people you know? We’ll never know but I like to think it’s the first one.
(You can find the projects we did together in the ‘Past Events’ Section of this website. Bad Taste Yoga Party & Flohmi and Yoga auf dem Rhystärn)