[Creators Spotlight]: For me, success is the freedom to work on what I want and how I want without worrying about others- Marty de Jonge
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Marty De Jonge. Marty, agile project manager at AddVision, talks about growing up in a small urban city in the south of the Netherlands and shares an important piece of advice for all content creators out there!
Marty de Jonge
Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day, it's only fitting to bring out their journey for the world to know.
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us.
Today we have with us Marty De Jonge. Marty, agile project manager at AddVision, talks about growing up in a small urban city in the south of the Netherlands and shares an important piece of advice for all content creators out there!
Continue reading to find out more!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? What lessons did that person or those people teach you?
On a professional level, that would be a former manager I was honoured to work with. She not only taught me to be strict and clear in setting up the expectations and boundaries but also taught me to provide my colleagues with the necessary tools to do the job.
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
I grew up in a small urban city in the south of the Netherlands where I had all the space and freedom I needed to grow- and educate myself.
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
Creating content for me is a way to spill my thoughts and experiences on ‘paper’. It is a way for me to process things that are on my mind.
By writing them down, I empty my own head, which is 'therapeutic' for me, and on the other hand, I have noticed that it helps others to gain insights.
What’s that one aspect of being a content creator no one talks about?
That you are not seen as a valuable content creator overnight, it requires commitment and determination. Even more so when you do it in English which is not your native langage.
What’s the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
People's reactions and follow-up questions.
What are you up to currently and what are your long-term career goals?
I kind of live in the moment and am not afraid to stop something and start over somewhere else when there is an opportunity. Until now, this approach has paid off for me.
What drives you to create content regularly?
My experiences in the daily corporate/organisational jungle.
What’s the most challenging part of being a content creator?
Not really, I write when I feel like it and don’t write when I don’t. I feel no pressure to MUST create.
What's success for you and when you would consider yourself to be successful?
Success for me is a state of mind and feeling. Let’s be honest, I DO enjoy when people tell me they like and admire what I create. I’m just human.
But for me, I’m successful if I have the opportunity to work on what I want and when I want it without having to worry about what people think of me.
Who’s your favorite creator? Why?
Steven Covey keeps being my ultimate guide!
To every individual who’s planning to start out as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
As long as you love creating content, people will love your content. As soon as you do it for money or fame, find another hobby.
Marty de Jonge
Few maintain consistency, few remain unique, and fewer are the ones who do both of these right, and earn a spot in Tealfeed Spotlight.