Office Talk Interview | Tanja Noteborn-Nikolić

Name: Tanja Noteborn-Nikolić
Age: 35

First job: at age 14 I started with harvesting cucumbers : )

Current job: Founder & Therapist at Innergy

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"You can’t buy health, so practice self-care like your life depends on it."

Tanja Noteborn-Nikolić

WORK VS PRIVATE

Describe your average work day:

It’s funny for me that I don’t really experience a difference between work days and days off any more, since I started Innergy. I love working on my purpose and have the freedom to change my schedule if that feels right. I have enough variety in my days that most days don’t look the same, but there are some recurring themes in my daily life. I typically wake up after 6 or 7 hours of sleep and start in my bed with a moment where I focus on what I am grateful for / gratitude for a brand new day. With the kids we get ready, they go to school and I meet with clients who come to recharge, do a breath work, reading or healing session. Afterwards I make sure I check-in with myself and if necessary recharge myself before dinner. I enjoy spending time with my family and the bed rituals with the kids (they grow so fast, cliché but true). When they sleep I have time to journal / read / listen to inspiring podcasts or just relax and do nothing.

Describe your average day off:

When I have a day off, basically I spend time on some same recurring themes like spending time with family / healthy food / exercising. I can spontaneously walk a day in the forest or enjoy a massage. I regularly spend time reflecting on how I show up in life, how I can be of service and how I can be the best version of myself. Self-development never stops for me and I love it. This brings me to my life dance between wanting to do a ton of things and realizing I don’t have to do anything, I can just be.

PERSONAL

What makes you really happy?

  • Feeling love & connection with people makes me really happy. I believe the “awesome sauce” in life is created by connecting, sharing and caring.
  • Getting excited to grow with others, achieving our goals and celebrating.
  • I love to have fun / laugh out loud with my kids, husband, family and friends.
  • Tasting raspberries.
  • Feeling warm sand underneath my feet at the beach.
  • All the different colours in the trees during spring and fall.

What irritates you the most?

Haha I try to minimise this feeling in my life. In the past I could experience this for days (yes, I can be stubborn). Since Tony Robbins (who is able to have it for 90 seconds) I train myself to feel the emotion, understand why I feel it and what it means. Asking myself if i did something in order to create this emotion and then let it go / change the meaning. Of course I get irritated sometimes, but way less than in the past and when it happens I can get myself in a better state usually in minutes. For me life is too beautiful to stay in a negative state of mind.

Also changing perspective helps. Fun example: nose-picking of my husband, it used to irritate me, but I have accepted it. He is 85% my ideal man, so I can focus on wanting to change the 25% and get irritated / disappointed or just accept this as part of who he is and count my blessings. Now I can really laugh about it and it doesn’t irritate me at all.

I would like to invite you to try it next time you get irritated. Can you change your state of being?

Who inspires you and why?

My parents, Sadhguru, Deepak Chopra, Master Stephen Co, Tony Robbins, Keith Cunningham, Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Anita Moorjani, Antony William, Suzanne Leclaire, Celine Charlotte, Vasco Rouw, Deisy Amelsbeek, Tibor, Marieke van Meijeren, Wiggert Meerman, Michael Beckwith, Bill Gates, Joe Dispenza, Heleen Ytsma, Tinneke van Laar, Jeroen Saris, Janneke van den Brink, Dzanella Tihic, Gabrielle Bernstein.

These people inspire me each in their own way but if you peel the onion, the core is that they inspire me to remember that life is to be lived every moment, it is not given to us to just pass.

What is your favourite place in the world?

My favourite place in the world is the place I find myself where I am clear at mind and experiencing deep inner peace. I reach this place, or maybe better to say state, regularly during breath work or meditation sessions. It is a magic place to be and the best thing is you could do it anywhere.

If I would have to pick a physical place it would be Vlasinsko Jezero in Serbia. For me that is a magical place in nature where the energy is so high and the beauty of nature is just awesome. I love nature, the forest and water.

VITALITY

What is vitality to you?

Vitality for me is my inner-, emotional-, mental- and physical health and my energy levels.

How do you take care of your own vitality?

I believe in the holistic approach and that it matters what you eat / drink / watch / think / your environment etc. So I make sure I feed my body, mind and soul on a daily basis as healthy as possible.

Which must read/see/follow do you highly recommend?

What is (are) your best tip(s) to share with others?

  • If you have never tried it, please book a breath work session (with me or with any other breath work coach) it can change your life.
  • Let’s release tension from the body before it turns into physical pain. Re-establish communication with your body.
  • Don’t get caught up in the drama, the world is not going to end. It’s a new beginning.
  • You can’t buy health, so practice self-care like your life depends on it.

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