Influencer Militza ‘Milly’ Pandt:  energetic, dedicated and loving

In this week’s blog (7th of February – 13th of February), we will interview Milly Pandt; we will invite you to our next MYM Book presentation on the 15th of February 2022; we will invite you to our next Personal Journey  “Emoshon kiko e ta?” the 12th that starts in March. We will also share some short videos based on “Ideas to start businesses”. We will upload one of these videos every day on our  facebook.com/share2uplift page.

Could you share with us some information about your family life?
I was born on 3 April 1969 in St. Eustatius. My father was sent to work as a police officer for three years and I was born there. We always had the support of both our parents. They never forced us to become how they wanted to see us. Our brother passed away more than 30 years ago when he was 20 years old. Now we are the three of us, and I am the eldest. We also have a sister and a brother (from my father’s side). I was married for 25 years, but I am now divorced. JP and I are still friends, but that is especially because we have two beautiful kids that we both love and still take care of them with our lives. Our son, AJ, is 28 and our daughter Marie-Louise is 26. Both are entrepreneurs.

Could you share something about your educational background and your experience?
In the past, I wanted to become a sports teacher. I passed the test but failed my High School exams. But as everything was already prepared, I went to Holland anyway, to become a sports teacher. But I noticed, I didn’t like practicing sports in the cold weather in Holland. I moved to Zwolle and I wanted to study Tourism, but after a while, I switched to Corporate Communication. I got married just after finishing my exams, so from being a party-loving student, I became a wife, a professional, a mother, and also I stayed a student. As I never stopped studying and learning new curriculums like marketing, management and I have a pedagogical certificate. This was the last thing I did, and then I started a business. I am also a sports masseur and recently started teaching marketing. 

We know you to be an entrepreneur and of late you have ran to be appointed in the Board of the Chamber of Commerce of Curaçao. Can you expand a little on this, but also the why you are an entrepreneur and why you deciced to become a board member?
I think that I became an entrepreneur because my parents were. It is what you are used to because you have seen it all your life. Since I was very young as a child, a friend and me sold fruit and vegetables for the garden of our house. Back in Curaçao in 1992, I and my husband at that time started a restaurant. After that, I worked in the marketing world and at KPMG, after that at DAE, and later at Janssen de Jong. I have always been involved in the business world and by doing that I gained experiences in different aspects of a business. I was fortunate as working at all these different companies I was given enough freedom to make my own decisions on what I considered the best thing to do. Ultimately, I reached a point where I decided to choose for myself and my own company. This was because I saw the opportunities, and I was fully aware of and dared to take the required risks. When I started my own company, I was fully supported by the Chamber of Commerce. I was offered and attended a free course on how to start your own business; how to make a business plan and design the business model, the administrative tasks and taxes involved when you start your own business.

Of late I was approached by different people asking me how I was running my business and also approached with the question: “How to start your own business?”
My first response to those questions was, to approach the Chamber of Commerce and ask for information. As I started reflecting on this, I thought that the reason people were unaware of what the Chamber of Commerce had to offer was a lack of information, due to my communication background this was the first thing that came into my mind. After one of the network meet & greet events, the Chamber of Commerce organized, I finally got inspired enough to change my role, instead of standing at the sidelines telling people how things should be, I decided to join the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and give my contribution and support. I was encouraged by the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce himself to run for a board position in the Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming election. After a very intense campaign I was elected and next week I will attend the first official Chamber of Commerce board meeting. I will learn how the organization works, and I will explore how the board of the chamber of Commerce and I can best collaborate to achieve goals that both of us underwrite.

What is your BIG WHY or driving motivation to be who you are right now? 
I want to myself, dream, formulate goals and take actions to achieve these goals. Towards other people, I would say: “What you see is what you get”.

What are your plans for the coming years and when do you consider that you have been successful in your personal and business/professional life, let us say 5 years from now?
I want to keep enjoying life. I love my work, my friends, and my family. Five years from now, I would like to be in a position not to have to work, but to work for the love of it. I want to be involved in sharing my knowledge and experiences for example…

Where do you want to be 10 years from now with your personal and professional life?
The same as what I answered for 5 years, but then also together with my grandchildren. 

What are the challenges that you are dealing with? And how are you dealing with these different challenges you confront?
My work is all about interacting with people. Every single person is different and that is always a challenge. When I used to work for a boss, that would be a challenge at times, now I work for my clients and they are bosses on themselves.

Do you use your inner voice to evaluate when dilemmas show up? How does that work for you?
Always. With the power of the Higher Source, my inner voice works as my guide.

How are you trying also to keep up with your knowledge and skills levels?
On the job. Once I decide to go for something, then I start researching all that I can find on that subject matter. Via training, workshops, and Google.

What are your strengths?
 I am a very driven person. If I want to achieve something, I become very goal – and result-oriented. I am blessed with excellent communication skills and I have a big and strong network. I am a good organizer and I know the business.

Do you have hobbies or interests that you are also passionate about?
I  love sports. My favorite sport is running. My goal for ’23 is to run a full international marathon. I am proud to be the cover face of the KLM Curaçao Marathon.

If you as Milly would meet a stranger on the bus (let say in New York or Bogota Columbia) and they would ask you to introduce yourself, what would you answer?
Hi, I am Milly, I am a mother of two beautiful children and I am from Curaçao. Then I will stay quiet and wait for the next thing to happen or the next question to be asked.

How would you describe Milly in one word or one sentence?
Energetic, dedicated, loving,

Who are the persons that have inspired you the most in your career?
Raymond Begina en Walter Hofstede.

What is a trait that is still a work in progress?
Don’t take too much hay on my fork.

What was a defining moment in your life?
The moment I decided to out myself as the highest priority and decided to run my company full time. That was in 2013.

What would you want your Loved Ones, family, friends, and others to say about you let’s say 20 years from now?
She has always stayed her authentic self.

What makes you stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao as we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, recession, and in the middle of growing environmental challenges because of the global warming consequences?
I am an optimist by nature. First, the pandemic, especially after the first lockdown, appeared to trigger a downward spiral. But I decided ultimately to see it as a moment of self-reflection. In my head, I took the puzzle apart first and added all the pieces back at their place one by one. This has amplified my vision and I am now open to new challenges. This makes me stay optimistic about the future of Curaçao.

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One of the 250 Influencers of Curaçao

Militza (Milly) Pandt is an energetic, dedicated, loving, driven person, authentic person, that combines her ample organizing abilities to be at the same time very goal – and result-oriented. Blessed with excellent communication skills and having a big and strong network, makes her a successful entrepreneur. Of late she decided to step into the arena and ran and was elected a Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce. As of now, instead of standing at the sidelines telling people how things should be, she will contribute, by sharing her knowledge and experience as a Board member, to the further development of the business environment in Curacao.  All this makes her special, and we consider Milly one of the 250 influencers of the islands representing the business sector. Look at the list of the Influencers we have interviewed or reported on, up to now.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2022

The goal of the Share2Uplift movement is to: “Identify 250 leaders from all walks of life to connect, align and create impactful changes in all walks of life, which includes intergenerational collaboration by the end of 2022.” We will use interviewing Influencers, meet-and-greet events, “train-the-trainers”-programs on “Emotional Mastery” and “Intentionality “as national intervention strategies, to reach this goal on top of our goal to scale up the possibilities to connect, align and create impact via a virtual platform. We believe that by collaborating with Miguel Goede on the virtual Vision 2030 platform, we will accelerate the possibilities to connect the diaspora and others elsewhere in the world and on the island willing to constructively create impactful changes in Curaçao, to join.

As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So, in that sense, we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st-century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage the delivery of the vision;
– Coach and build a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.
These criteria are now being polished. We also consider these 5 values the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:  
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal, we will update you on the progress.

Next MYM-platform session via Zoom

Our next MYM-platform session will be on the 15th of February (the 3rd Tuesday of the month) via Zoom, where we will present the next two chapters of the book “Think and Grow Rich” and the book “Radical Forgiveness”.

Think and Grow Rich
Chapters 13 and 14 of ‘Think and Grow Rich’ will be presented Sidayene Van Tys-Senora. This book has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.”It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself. The most famous of all teachers of success spent “a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort” to produce the “Law of Success” philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one. In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill’s thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers.

Radical Self-Forgiveness
The Direct Path to true self-Acceptance.  By Colin Tipping.How to Fully Accept Yourself―Just As You Are

Most of us have plenty of experience with self-blame and guilt―but we are often at a loss when it comes to forgiving ourselves. According to Colin Tipping, this is because our idea of forgiveness usually requires a victim and a perpetrator―which is impossible when we play both roles at the same time. Tipping’s Radical Forgiveness process allows us to navigate this dilemma for deep and lasting healing. To help us gain freedom from excessive inner criticism and self-sabotaging beliefs, he offers the Radical Self-Forgiveness book and companion audio program. Join Colin Tipping to learn his step-by-step methods for going beyond the level of self-judgment and recrimination to the deeper spiritual state in which true forgiveness occurs.

What’s “radical” about Colin Tipping’s approach to forgiveness? “It’s not about telling ourselves a new story about something that happened,” he says. “It’s about creating a profound shift at the spiritual level.” Based on his world-renowned forgiveness workshops, the Radical Self-Forgiveness book shares clear insights for resolving our deepest internal wounds using Tipping’s five-stage forgiveness process. The Radical Self-Forgiveness audio edition offers a toolbox of exercises, techniques, and guided practices designed to help us break the cycle of blame and victimhood―an empowering attitude that helps us fully embrace every experience.

Many of our fears, anxieties, and even physical health problems originate from the parts of us that we consider unforgiveable. Yet when we recognize that we are worthy of forgiveness―no matter who we are or what we have done―we gain access to the loving energy of spirit that can heal our deepest wounds. Used alone or in combination for an integrated practice, the Radical Self-Forgiveness book and audio program open the doorway to the freedom and inner peace that come from true self-acceptance.

Date: 15th of February
Time: 7.00 – 9.00 PM
Entrance fee: Free

Subscribe by emailing us: sixtaivan@gmail.com and we will send you the Zoom link so that you can participate in our presentation of this book.

New workshop of 15 weeks in Papiamentu on Emotions Personal Journey 12, starts in March 2022

Gran majoría di nos komo ser humano, ta pasando diariamente den un fluho konstante di diferente pensamentu i emoshonan. Esaki ta konta mas aún awor ku nos ta den e gara di COVID-19. Emoshon ta nos kompas interno. No tin emoshon malu ni bon, emoshonan tei pa guía. Nos tin ku atende ku nan i no neglishá, reprimí ni suprimí nan, pa nan no kausa efektonan negativo despues ku ta inesperá. Emoshonan por ta un insentivo pa nos desarojá e potenshal inlimitá ku kada un di nos tin komo persona.

Nos ke yudabo den desarojá esaki, dor di ofresé bo un “personal journey” di 15 siman: • maestría di bo emoshonan:
• kon di deshasí di emoshonan atrapá;
• biba un bida mas intenshonalmente;
• skucha bo intuishon mas mihó pa asina bo por ta mas kreativo i
• kon di laga loke bo a sinja bira un kustumber i transformabo komo persona.

Tuma kontakto ku un di nos ku ta e 3 fasilitadornan pa inskribi for di tempran:
Haydee Hermans Soul Garden na telefón: 5639848. E-mail: soulgardenCuraçao@gmail.com
O’dennis Daal Master Your Mind na telefón: 5130409. E-mail: odennis.daal@mymcur.com
Ivan Kuster Uplifting BV na telefón: 6986437. E-mail: ivan@upliftingCuraçao.com of sixtaivan@share2uplift.

Personal Coaching tips

We will also share some short videos based on “Cracking the codes” on discerning and healing inequalities. We will upload one of these videos every day on our  facebook.com/share2uplift page.

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