The Heroine’s Journey of Ligia Zotini Mazurkiewicz

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a Futurist Researcher, working in many projects, but one is special born from the most special part of my being, and it is called Voicers (www.voicers.com.br). And we love there to bring the future to the present by sharing not only my research and papers but mainly by sharing all the amazing voices who not only live in the future, but also have the right moral, mentality & behavior to build up exponential future instead of dystopic ones that’s why I believe keep developing the human beings are as important as develop Technology. Watch the video to understand all the love translated into a manifest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of6lHdcPVYc&t=4s

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect Happiness already meant some things along the journey, but the baseline has always been reciprocity: with the place and with the people I have around me, giving / getting, teaching / learning, help / being helped, love & being loved, that’s is perfect happiness for me today.

What is my greatest fear? Not living fully what I came here for!

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I was a control freak for far too long, and at my the lately journey against fear & ego, I understood that the control part of my equation was the point I needed to understand and let go and it started with my illusory tentative of controlling, when I realized that it is impossible to control anything truly this used to lead me to either stress, anxiety or anger, and make me sick, by being sick fear would make me add more control at the equation, putting myself in a very unhealthy cycle. When I understand that giving up controlling would end the equation, I started exercising trust, synchronicity and flow happened, since then it has been quite a journey!!

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Jason Silva and his plural – ahead of time mind. Love the way he translates technology adding art, science, design, poetry, philosophy and the amazing person he is to explain what progress & future looks like.

What is my greatest extravagance? My desire to know a place and be there physically as soon as I can! Above all things I’m traveler, I’ve been many places, I have traveled around the world, always on the search for something new, either inwards & outwards.

On what occasion would I lie? I live under “no lies code”, but facing unfair situations threating beloved ones, I would. 

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? When you work with Futurism and High Tech, the High Touch is usually aside, because people have a lot of Machine fears & phobias. Meeting dystopic people who usually feed the dystopia is nowadays what I dislike most.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Every time I could help to change situation or a person’s belief about a possible exponential future, it was the when and where I was the happiest.

If I could, what would I change about myself? My Control Mode, but as I explained above, I’m already into the journey to let it go.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Life gave me the chance to live and do some amazing things: from projects with Friends of The World Women Bank in India to Tech Missions in New York & Silicon Valley. But success to me nowadays is: “Admire a person and be admired by he/she”.

Where would I most like to live? You will see me repeating this Mantra: “The best place to live is the FUTURE”, but if I need to choose a geographic location in the planet, I’d love to live in Ireland, I’m sure I was Irish in some other life!!

What is my most treasured possession? My experiences into this amazing journey called life, I don’t regret anything and anyone, they all brought me here to who I am today.

What is my most marked characteristic? Passion

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? My Grandfather’s house by the lake in São Paulo, I have gone every Sunday I’m in town since my 1st month of life.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? O Velhão (http://www.velhao.com.br/) for the amazing food & art heritage the founders gave to the place.

What books influenced my life and how? Many, I am constantly influenced by every book I read, but one is special to me: “Thus spoke Zarathustra”. The brilliantism and deepness of every chapter just shaped many of the things I believe in life today. Besides that, this is not a poetry book, but has in it, one of my favorite poems, if one day I get married or having children is based on this text teachings: “Child & Marriage” (http://4umi.com/nietzsche/zarathustra/20)

Who are my favorite writers? Nietzsche

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? My Way – Sinatra

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My Parents representing every single one before them, I come from immigrant families, who were very brave so I can be here today, holding their genetic & values heritage on.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? The Trilogy Before the Sunrise by the brilliant Linklater

What role plays art in my life and work? Vital, I wouldn’t die without it, but I couldn’t call that life either.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My Mother

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Amazing Voices that are living into the future, that I haven’t met yet!

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018? Jason Silva

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? It’s called Bridges to the Future, but I can’t talk much about it by now, stay tuned!!

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? At Voicers portal: www.voicers.com.br

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? That I will live a life fully, or as Spock would say, a long and prosper life up to the very end!

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Tania Zaccharias, Hellene Louise Silveira Fromm, Jeni Shih, Natasha Bontempi

How can you contact me?

https://www.facebook.com/ligia.zotinimazurkiewicz

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

Spring Journey

eatpraylovebigstill (2)Wednesday 14th March – Sunday 18th March

The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week.

The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals.  The Spring Journey brings together the very best in our storytelling.

We will cover such themes as how to make money doing what you love, how to promote your business, which is you, how to choose our partners more wisely, how to make relationships last, how to find and create your dreamjob by meeting your rolemodels and making testdrives, how to manage your time and organize yourself creativitely, how to focus on our creative goals, how to have the financial freedom to create and how to more regularly experience creative flow and happiness.

You’ll embark on a rich and enlightening voyage, discovering how to make lasting, meaningful change across every aspect of your creative life. By working within a fixed group led by Peter de Kuster over the week, you’ll dive deeper than would be possible in any single daytrip. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.

The Journey is ideal for those seeking a more meaningful, transformative vacation; for attendees of our daytrips who now wish to take a structured journey through our expertly curated material; and for those wishing to save time in the long run by working through the dilemmas of creative life, business, passion, and your own story in a single, high intensity week.

Blending tuition, exercises, meeting with stories of rolemodels, and discussion in journeys in a world city, each day of the Spring Journey will equip you with tools and strategies to help you find answers for your creative life’s big questions.

Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind in Rome

Ticket costs Euro 1250 excluding VAT per person, includes all teaching, materials, light refreshments & additional activities.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl 

DAILY TIMETABLE

09.40    Tea & Coffee on arrival

10.00     Morning Session

13.00     Lunch Break

14.00     Afternoon Session

17.00     Drinks

Read on for a detailed breakdown of the Spring Journey itinerary.

“You are the Storyteller of Your Own Creative Life. You can Create Your Own Legend – Or Not” – Peter de Kuster

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Spring Journey Itinerary

Day One: The first day of the Spring Journey is designed to equip us with the core skills of The Heroine’s Journey and Storytelling. We will learn the power of the story we tell ourselves, why our minds have a hard time understanding themselves, how to map and understand our passions, and how and why we characteristically respond to them.

Day Two: The second day of the Spring Journey takes us on a structured journey around the power of your story as creative professional.  Creative flow is always in essence a mental phenomenon, it is a result of ideas- and a story you tell yourself therefore relies on having to hand a raft of enriching stories about your business, your money management, your self promotion and your time management that can be called upon in moments of truth. The day begins with a Heroine’s Journey Breakfast – considering what three of the greatest creative heroines of all time have as story about the art of creative living wisely and well.

Day Three: The third day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to choose our clients and business partners wisely and make our relationships last. One of the gravest errors we make around business relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at. On this day we will learn to practise and rehearse our skills at working with the people who can help you further your creative business (clients and business partners like agents, publishers, marketing professionals etcera). In the evening, we will attend a Storytelling Dinner in a local restaurant – learning to overturn small talk and master the art of opening up our deepest stories.

Day Four: The fourth day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to achieve our creative career potential. We will employ storytelling tools to be better able to understand our creative talents and to move forward using the opportunities that are open to us.

Day Five: The final day of the Spring Journey explores new business opportunities and markets for you to as creative professional. Many of the challenges we encounter in modern life require us to develop creative solutions to complex problems. And even when we’re not tackling big problems, continuously improving the way we live using invention and imaginative strategy is deeply important.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl 

 

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