Conscious Entrepreneurship: May I introduce Mirjam Grupp

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Conscious Entrepreneurship: May I introduce Mirjam Grupp

With Wearable Poetry, Berlin author Mirjam Grupp designs embroidery and print add-ons for existing garments of various brands. Her creations turn deadstock clothing into self-care to wear. Her work focusses around the question: what does it take to be in love? While seeing love as a way of being rather than its romantic aspect. In 2021, her first book about the transformational power of almost love stories will be released. As Mira Roth, she writes screenplays for German TV.

It transfers from the way I (aim to) live: to carefully consider my choices, make choices that are good for all people involved: the customer, the producers, the people I work with — and myself. A holistically happy supply chain makes a good product and serves the customer. This is also true for the writing process.

My childhood pleasures. Reading, writing, clothes. It took some years and an excursion into real estate until I said YES to what I wanted. I studied screewriting and became a screenwriter. What I really wanted was to write a book, or: to live and to write about it. That’s what I do now. Wearable Poetry was born, because I love to create things that I can touch. I also love fashion and am passionate about everything that helps to love ourselves more. Wearable Poetry brings these three things together — while helping brands to upcyle their deadstock garments.

I read a lot of self development and business books. These people have been mentors to me. What I find especially however is if someone in my close circle has a quality or does something that I want, too. Being close to them, I feel that their traits are possible for me, too. And sometimes this happens instantly.

I always share what I learn, sometimes while I am learning. I write non-fiction so this principle is inherent. It brings me joy. What also makes me happy is to connect people who can help each other. Seeing a connection prospering is very beautiful und gratifying.

Know what you want. With “you” I mean the heart rather than the head. Start. Put something out there that aims into this direction. Something will happen. Then take the next step. Continue like this and refine along the way.

No. Or precisely: not any more. It costs a lot of energy to feel bad for what I want. It also takes a lot of courage to say YES to what I want. And it takes time to make the shift. My motivation? I see entrepreneurship or writing a book (which in the case of non-fiction is building an author business) as a vehicle to become more of the woman that I truly am: one with courage, self-respect, a wild sparkle in her eyes, joy in her heart, fire in her body and freedom in her mind. One that can tell her kids with confidence: life is f* amazing.

Dancing and nature and cuddles.

Plenty. Today I feel like picking this author: Ryan Holiday — all of his books, about Marketing and about Stoicism. Calm and considerate. I also like his dailystoic on Instagram.

Reach out to Mirjam Grupp on Instagram.

Read a free sneak-preview of Mirjam’s upcoming book An Almost Love Story.

Conscious entrepreneurship for me is about building a sustainable business that values and respects the resources used and makes an effort of giving back to society.

I believe we need entrepreneurs to really get involved in the causes close to their heart.

This is why I reach out to entrepreneurs that aim for more than generating profit. With this interview, I aim to share entrepreneurial purpose-led passion to inspire others.

Looking forward to learn from you. Reach out to me via LinkedIn.
Demee ❤︎

Serial entrepreneur & Board Advisor. Advocate on conscious entrepreneurship. Introducing purpose-driven founders here on Medium.

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