Krasnodar, 26 December – Yug Times. As long as she can remember, Olga Gorkhiyan has always been planning and organising different things. When she was 13, she together with a dance ensemble went on a tour to Poland, where she bought tape-recorders and then resold them with a good profit.
“All tape-recorders were bought in a while,” she recalls. “Dad saw it and said, ‘You will be an entrepreneur’.”
At first, Olga dreamt of becoming a journalist, like her mother. But her father, a known insurance broker and human rights activist, noticed that she had good entrepreneurial inclinations. She insisted upon her entering the Law Faculty, explaining that any successful businessperson must know law.
From her childhood, Olga liked travelling. At first, she went hiking together with her parents, later she began to travel to other cities and countries. Her husband was also a fan of active pastime, which was why journeys became their good family tradition. They dreamt of travelling around the world. Now she has been to about 40 countries.
“At a certain moment, i understood that I want to recount my new places to other people,” she says.
“In order to become successful in some affair, you have to have a black belt on your internal state - most results are achieved mentally. It is not less important to be able to focus on your aim, without squandering your time and energy for millions of offers and information, and to keep the information diet. You have to ask yourself, ‘What value can I provide?’ rather than ‘What profit shall I gain?’” Olga says. “These would be the 80% of your success; your competences and skills would account for the rest 20%.”
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