Y.O.L.O is a myth.

I quickly learned that ‘You Only Live Once’ is a very limiting philosophy. In fact, you can live multiple lives in your lifetime.

My story is proof of that. I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fifteen years ago, I moved to the UK, and spent the last ten years building one of the most successful video game companies in Europe. Bossa Studios won multiple awards including a BAFTA, on its way to becoming a multi-million-dollar business. Its games are loved by hundreds of influencers and played by millions of gamers worldwide.

It turned out I was a multipotentialite – someone with many talents & interests. My eagerness for experimentation first led me to become a computer scientist, then turned entrepreneur, turned angel investor, turned content creator, turned public speaker. I’ve never lost any of these skills, but I neatly added them to my toolbox, realising and accepting change is the only constant in our lives.

People say ‘you can only be what you can see’. I agree.

My mum divorced when I was six years old. She single-handed supported my sister and me, making considerable efforts to give us the best education she could afford so that we could venture into the world prepared. All this while she worked full-time to build her own career. My mum, my first leader by example, showed me if I applied my heart & mind and worked hard, I could be whatever I wanted.

Another multipotenitalite, Bjork -musician, artist, producer, actress – further inspired my boldness. Her refusal to be pigeon-holed, but instead to keep evolving, always resonated with me. To keep exploring.

Alan Watts, renegade Zen teacher and academic puts it beautifully, “We thought of life by analogy with a journey, which had a serious purpose at the end, success or whatever it is. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played.”

As a keynote speaker, I myself now stand up to be seen.

With my own story, knowledge and energy, it is my job to inspire, provoke people to adopt an entrepreneurial, multipotenialite mindset – a future with more than one life.

For information on my public speaking, (Futurism, entrepreneurship and leadership), go to Speaking.

Young entrepreneurs looking for practical lessons on leadership, can head to my YouTube channel or listen to my latest podcasts launching soon.

To learn about my mission as a human, businesswoman and keynote speaker, visit My Mission.