Please introduce yourself and brand to our readers:
Hello! I am Srebrenica Lejla and I am a Lifestyle Blogger and Creative Empowerment Coach. I am also the owner of The Lively Creative, LLC. My goal is to teach others to tap into their creative skill and live life more purposefully.
I began my journey as a Creative Writer in which later turned into a lifestyle blog, Be Free, Live Creatively , which focuses on mental health and life inspiration! Writing has always been a passion and great skill of mine; being able to further delve into that after finishing college pushed me into walking into my purpose.
Currently I work in healthcare full time, specifically in Oncology Pharmacy. I enjoy being multi passionate. However by no means do I treat my business as a side hustle-this thang is a lifestyle! Life is about balance and as a Lively Creative I have mastered that well!
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
I am all about allowing your creativity flourish! There is freedom in being creative, in every way possible.. While I do focus on Writers and expressing stories through compelling words, the foundation of
encouraging creativity remains the same. Everyone has a unique story to tell and a unique way to showcase.
One of my biggest frustrations is seeing a Creative stuck in that "starving artist" phase. This is why I created The Creative Harmony ProgramTM. There freedom within your creative skill and it is imperative that you align yourself and unleash that. Being a starving artist is unnecessary and it is possible to overcome it. Also, I have personally experienced and embraced the process of simply being free and living creatively, my life has been transformed ever since! I want others to achieve that same freedom.
What 2 professional tips would you share with readers who desire to be successful in your industry?
Research is key as a creative or in any industry. In order for you to showcase your skill and talent in the best way possible, you must do your research and know who your competitors are. It is also necessary not to view competitors as a negative thing; think of them as your peers. Everyone has room to succeed and elevate.
Time management is also essential. So many Creatives I have spoken with are burdened with the idea they don't have the time to do what they love. Learning effective ways to put yourself first, even if it is just 30 minutes a day, can create healthy habits for transformation.
If you could give yourself one piece of advice 10 years ago, what would that be?
The advice I'd give myself to the Srebrenica 10 years ago is enjoy the moment and not overthink. The Creative's VMA 3 Day Online Course positions creatives to overcome that overthinking and work with what is in front of them. Sometimes we get so caught up in what our future holds that our vision gets blurred to where we may not pay attention to what is right in front of us. I remind myself of this often expressing gratitude of where you are now, no matter how difficult the time may be.
What is next for you in 2019 and how can readers connect with you online?
I have some ah-mazing things happening in 2019! I am currently finishing up my graduate degree to obtain my MBA, self publishing my FIRST book for Lively Creatives, becoming a contributing writer for an awesome anthology releasing in August for Queen Bosses, and launching an exciting group program for Creatives who are ready to position themselves to level up in their work!
You can connect with me via my website: www.thelivelycreative.com