We had the good fortune of connecting with Milica Krstic and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Milica, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It’s a very interesting story. So, I did BA in Psychology, MA in Digital Marketing and Social Media, at the same time I was running my fashion & lifestyle blog and I was helping my parents in their family company, we produce paper bags. After psychological studies, I did an internship in Military Medical Academy and at that time I was 22 years old. To be honest I was scared when I realized that I am too emotional and I was not able to separate my feelings from the patient’s feelings. Because of that, I decided to continue my education in digital marketing. After all, at that time I thought that I am not able to work as a psychologist because I am too emotional and sensitive.
So, while I was growing up I was researching what is my call, what will I do with love and passion. And after all that researching, being a blogger, social media manager, and digital influencer I realized that my passion is psychology and working/helping people.
In 2019 and 2020 I did Heal Your Life education to become a licensed Workshop Leader and Coach.
In May 2020, when COVID started I decided to stop doing all the jobs that are not fulfilling me.
Back in May last year, I created a profile on the freelancing platform Upwork and I knew that on UpWork there are IT experts, graphic designers, web developers etc. but I decided to try to offer psychological support and Life Coaching services.
What happened? I made It, I found so many clients there. Also, In 2020 I became Top Rated Upwork life coach and psychologist. That was just the leading star that showed me that I have grown up and that now I can control my emotions and help clients in the best way.
In September I created my brand called Feel Calm and I started to find new clients on social media.
In October 2020 I decided to raise my knowledge and skills to a new level and I enrolled in education for the body-oriented psychotherapy.
Finally, I am constantly working on my self-development and going on psychotherapy to be in a good place where I love and accept myself and I can help my clients in the best way.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a psychologist and Life Coach. I help entrepreneurs locate and create a sense of peace and balance around and within themselves. The thing that sets me apart from others is:

– I first take care of myself, I make sure that I am at a good place, I work on myself every single day, and then I work with clients

– I constantly improve my knowledge and skillset

– I am empathetic and real and my clients feel that

I am most proud of becoming a Top Rated psychologist and life coach on the Upwork freelancing platform in 2020.
Today I am an expert because I studied psychology for 4 years, did an internship in Military Medical Academy, upgraded my knowledge with Heal Your Life method, and became Heal Your Life Workshop Leader and Coach, then I am a caring person with a developed sense for empathy, with open heart and mind. As well, I am constantly working on myself and improving so I can hear and understand clients on a deeper level.
Was It easy? No. But, I would prefer to say that my path was fulfilled with challenges that I successfully overcame. Those challenges made me the person I am right now. So, I am very grateful for all those storms because If they weren’t there now I wouldn’t be a successful, satisfied, and wiser Milica.
I learned one important lesson along the professional way and that is first work and improve yourself, then start to work with people/clients.
On the other hand, I’ve learned along my personal development journey, we all have many different parts of our personality, and when we accept and fall in love with all of them, the ones we love and show other people as well as the ones we don’t like and we hide them or even hate than we can be fulfilled and live an authentic life with balance and peace within.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my friend to Cappadocia in Turkey. Cappadocia, The land of whimsical fairy chimneys and peculiar rock formations. Coming to Cappadocia is almost like visiting another planet. The landforms are so unique that it’s hard to believe they exist until you see them with your own eyes. We will take a hot air balloon ride. We will wake up at 4:30 am to be able to enter the hot air balloon at 5:00 am. We will together fly with a hot air balloon, enjoy the silence and absorb the energy of the Sun.
The hot air balloons only fly early in the morning, so you can watch the sun rising from the ballon.
In this magical ride, we will enjoy the silence, because in this busy world where we are all bombarded with obligations, deadlines, notifications, etc. we all need to take a break and just be with ourselves in the present moment. So, we will use this time to connect with nature, the sky, and the Sun. Also, we will be breathing fresh air and calming down ourselves.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My professor from university Mirjana Divac Jovanovic, Ph.D. made me fall in love with psychology and personality dynamics. Sinisa Ubovic was my Heal Your Life teacher and mentor and he taught me how to love and accept myself on a deeper level and also to be able to first heal myself than to help others heal.
Body-oriented psychotherapy helped me to understand how the strong and important is the connection between emotions and the body.
Finally, shoutout to my parents who believed in me since day 1 and they are always supporting me to live an authentic life fulfilled with joy and love.

Website: https://www.finallycalm.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feel.calm/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milica-krstic-1338b0127/

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