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Episode Info: Mirna de Hart is a successful businesswoman, social change champion and motivational speaker on her passion topic - From Fear to Freedom. Mirna shares her journey from mainstream business woman to champion of social causes and social change. She is open, honest, funny and downright brave - an inspiration to us all! Mirna, a South African, tells how she and her family were robbed at gunpoint, lost all their worldly possessions, lost their business, went through depression and how she came out the other side with her trademark determination and positivity. She is the owner of Pelo&Hart a social non-for-profit organisation that assists local communities to help women to use their skills to reach their dreams. She has partnered with a local charity that supports HIV positive African women, she offers them employment, nurtures their craft and gives them an opportunity to earn a wage and build a self sustaining business and community all at the same time! Mirna inspiration for Pelo&Hart came from her love of fashion, design, entrepreneurship and passion for social change. Here they make beautiful handmade, award winning, African inspired fashion and decor. Their passion is to unlock potential for women overcome their fears and follow their dreams; to give their youth an opportunity to acquire life skills that will open doors to a brighter tomorrow. She tells of her journey with the women she has worked with and impacted over the last 4 years at Pelo&Hart and how she started this business with a small amount of money, a big heart and an even bigger vision. She sought funding by entering competitions and uses her business skills an experience to teach others how to do this too. Mirna was inspired early on by Jim Rohn, the original motivational speaker! She connected with the way he spoke, the way he delivered his message but most of all she connected with his platform of personal development. She too wants to inspire and motivate others by speaking and sharing her story. From Fear to Freedom tells her bigger story, the hurdles she has overcome to get where she is today and shows others how they can live their life to the fullest, without fear. Mirna is so passionate about sharing her story and how others can overcome their fear that she will feature as an author in a new book, which is currently being written, which shares the “Hero’s or Heroine’s Journey Story” as a Social Impact Entrepreneur. Mirna is one of many social impact entrepreneurs sharing their story in this book and was keen to get involved with the project to share her real life story of overcoming fear and gaining freedom. Her message to readers and listeners is: Follow your dreams Whatever life throws at you keep getting up Overcoming fear leads to freedom You can fail from what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love Fear is a story – it has a beginning, a middle and an end – and YOU are the author. Be the author of your own lif...
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