There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing” – Aristotle

So… Who am I?

My name is Katherine and I am a world citizen. I was born and raised for part of my life on the beautiful diverse South American country of Colombia. After a few years, I move to the warm, sunny caribbean island of Sint Maarten, where I grew up and lived most of my teenage years. After having lived 8 years on the friendly island, I moved to the Netherlands, where I studied Business and specialised in Human Resources. Throughout this time, I traveled A LOT. I visited a lot of different countries and learned a lot. Throughout this period, I lived for half a year in the south of Taiwan. Having traveled and lived throughout so many culturally, socially and financially diverse countries as well as having been raised for part of my life throughout many different scenarios led me to question everything that I know, question what society and cultures believe and consider to be true, as well as the values we are taught and what we believe “the right thing to do” is.

Why do we do the things that we do?

Having experienced all these different cultures and having met a few significant individuals that challenged my thinking, belief system, way of being, habits and more forced me to change my perspective and views on life, work, and more. All these experiences forced me to put down my guard to show and be the real me. Although there are still many things I can improve on, I am always me, no matter how that behaviour is.

I consider myself to be very diverse, astute and culturally aware. I am a knowledge and wisdom seeker. I love to inspire and question things. I am curious and ask a lot of questions, especially in new situations. I sometimes believe people question my motives, but those who know me know that I never intend any harm. I adapt extremely easy and learn fast. I love traveling, learning, meeting new people, trying new things. I am constantly changing and I love a good challenge and having fun. Most importantly, I want to positively impact those who meet me and leave a good message every where I go by inspiring others to be better than they were before, which is why I decided to start this page.

Why am I doing this? Why am I here?  For 2 very simple reasons. 1) I want to be great and 2) I want you to be great as well. I want to inspire you so that you dare to be great as well. I want to share my journey, my story with you, so you can see that we do not need to have it all figured out in order to be the best we can be. I want to challenge you, to make you think, to inspire you, to force you out of your comfort zone, I want to disrupt your current mentality and belief system so that you too can be great. You are already great! My goal is to make you see how great you already are and act upon it! We do not need to be perfect to achieve our dreams, we do not need a million dollars to make it work. We do not need all the things that the world and society tells us we need in order to be great! We do need to decide that WE ARE great and that we are going to achieve greatness! We need to commit to being great, to improving ourselves, to being better. We need to dare, to take a risk, to do, to take a plunge into the unknown and hope for the best. At the end of the day, we do not know if anything we do will ever turn out how we hope it will be, so we must dare to do in order to be the best we can be, to discover our potential and be able to grow.

Nothing in life is ever guaranteed, so why not dare to do?

I am daring to write this here for you, to get my message across, to be critiqued and maybe even ridiculed. However, I am daring to be great and that is all that is important, especially if it helps you.

What is the content about?
The content for this page will vary. It is not defined to one topic as there are too many interesting subjects to write about. The intention for the content is to be “insightful”, “inspirational”, “refreshing”, “thought-provoking” or “important to know”. Therefore the content of topics will vary from life, work, knowledge, success, etc. Any topic that I believe is important to share will be written. If there is an interesting subject, you as a reader would like to request or discuss, feel free to comment or share it below; or even better, create something of your OWN so that you can share it and inspire others! Become the disruptor. However, if you are not ready yet, you as the reader can always provide suggestions for new content. Why focus on one topic when there is so much to learn or discuss?

Comments or feedback?
You can leave comments or provide me feedback via the outlets mentioned below. I encourage you to comment or write me :), especially if there is a particular topic or subject you are interested in and would like to discuss. I am a very open person, therefore I am open to different opinions and points of view. The only thing I do request from all my readers, writers, comments, feedback, messages, etc. is respect. I aim to create a peaceful, inspiring, thought-provoking, knowledgeable website where knowledge, inspiration, mutual understanding, love, and respect is shared. No disrespect is tolerated or accepted. Feedback and different points of view are appreciated, and I encourage them 😉

Where can you find or contact me? You can follow or contact me anywhere!  Or… almost everywhere. Based on your taste and needs you can find me here:

  • Goodreads: Katherine G.
  • Twitter: kat_gran
  • Instagram: kathe.reen
  • LinkedIn: Katherine Granada
  • WordPress: kgranada
  • Google+: latinvanity
  • Email: katherine.granada@gmail.com
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