Angga kara inspire
Indonesian born, living in the north of England.
Citizen of the world.
MY EARLY JOURNEY
I started journey in 2003 when I was 17, devising and facilitating my own project using fashion as a way to help under privileged young men express themselves, discuss barriers, inspiration & aspirations with the aim to take positive steps in life with better mental health. The area back then was the 6th worse area in England for gangs, drugs & violent crimes. This sparked my interest in social enterprise and where it all began.
This expanded into various industries spanning from fashion, education, dance, theatre, printing, events management & consultancy.
Early Personal Development Journey.
In 2006, I started my personal development journey after being identified as “one of the top 20 young social entrepreneurs in the UK” to attend residential training in creativity & leadership in London.
This sparked my interest in personal development exploring a variety of methods to understand my brain, expand my knowledge and to serve others as best I can.
The trap of success.
My journey as a social entrepreneur & creative consultant led me to work with great people, brands & organisations spanning across many disciplines.
I helped to build multiple fast growth 6 figure social enterprises and was pushing hard in life without thinking about my own wellbeing.
I bottled in negative emotions all my life, as a man I held a belief that "I should be strong and handle all my s*** together and crack on" and I played a persona who I think the world wanted to see.
This lead to what I call a quarter life crisis. I had several burnouts before but this was different.
My health, mind and relationships was in turmoil.
When different areas of my life collapsed it lead me into severe depression, self destructive behaviours and a dark depth journey into my mind.
At some point of the journey, I was even scared of my own brain and felt like I couldn't control it.
I even questioned multiple times whether it was worth continuing my journey at all.