The Heroine’s Journey of Viktoria Pikovska

What is the best thing that I love about my work? No day is same as the one before, diversity of tasks, meeting people, overcoming myself and never-ending learning. As an entrepreneur, you have to be willing to get comfortable with uncomfortable and to accept uncertainty, and the sooner you realize it and accept it the easier the journey will be.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Great conversation with my beloved ones, great food, great wine surrounded by a beautiful environment.

What is my greatest fear? Stop developing and progressing myself.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Being impatient.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? There is not one person I admire. I truly admire everybody, who sacrificed sleeping time, who gave up those parties, who overcame themselves in order to achieve their goals. But from the most popular ones Gary Vaynerchuk and Grant Cardone.

What is my greatest extravagance? Yellow color and adorable bunny rabbits obsession.

On what occasion would I lie? If the truth would hurt much more than the reason of lying

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? When things keep moving slowly.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Definitely now, working on my own company. It is definitely the toughest journey, but the feeling of satisfaction is the best reward.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I keep changing and developing every single day. So, as far as there is something that I do want to change, I just change it. I do not wish for it.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Starting Victory Art and helping talented uprising artists from eastern Europe.

Where would I most like to live? Very tough question. Somewhere between peaceful forest, noisy NY, and unoccupied island.

What is my most marked characteristic? I never give up.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Citizen M hotel. Victory Art team fell in love with the place and we spend there most of the time together.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Round&round. Matcha tea place. You can choose from so many kinds of matcha and enjoy a wide variety of matcha cakes. And because I am pure teaholic, it is the best place for me to be!

What books influenced my life and how? It is very hard to choose one. But definitely, the ones focused on NLP and shaping a mindset.

Who are my favorite writers? I really enjoy books of a Slovak NLP specialist, Peter Sasin.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Definitely Arctic Monkeys. Or Michel Buble’s Christmas songs depends on the season.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I always used to like Mulan.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Wolf of Wall Street

What role plays art in my life and work? Probably the most important. Victory Artworks with artists from central and Eastern Europe and helps them to connect to the global art market, therefore I am in touch with art and artists every single day.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, the partner in crime? Definitely Victory Art team. They are my biggest motivation and strongest support.

Whom would I like to work within 2019? With talented interior designers and contractors, who are not afraid to try something new and push limits within the industry.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019? Charles Saatchi.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? At the moment, there is just one huge long-term project, which requires my full attention.

Where can you see me or my work in 2019? 2019 is going to be Victory Art year and we are going to start it in the best way we can. By organizing our first exhibition! So in the case, you are in Rotterdam on the 12th of January, we would love you to join us at the opening at 4 pm.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion pulls the switch. being motivated is a short-term feeling. Being passionate is long-term desire.

How can you contact me? Feel free to reach out to me through any social media, no matter if professional linktr.ee/victoryart.eu or personal linktr.ee/lea_derista.

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