My biggest barrier has always been self-confidence. It is difficult to believe in yourself in general, unless you are a narcissist or, of course, had the chance to grow up in a nurturing, supporting and loving environment (I am jealous of you!). But when the people around and closest to you put you down often enough and make you feel small and unworthy of praise it is really tough to dream big or even dream at all.
Helping others means I have to first help myself and I am doing just that by taking back control of my soul, my mind and my body.
Kickboxing has been my help line when my cry for help got loud and painful enough to be heard on the outside. Six years ago I could hardly lift my leg up or run 5 metres without being out of breath. Today, though unintentionally, I skilfully kick and shatter the cameras’ filter when the cameraman gets too close (Sorry Arjun!)! I am growing, step by step, and one day I want to be able to help others take back control and empower themselves to become the very best version of themselves.