Column: La vida es un carnaval!
Life is a carnival!
And so it is... carnival in the streets of Granada, carnival the last few days in the south of The Netherlands and carnival in the life of the social entrepreneurs of Hotel con Corazón throughout the year.
As a social entrepreneur you wear another costume every day. From a suit, for giving presentations to entrepreneurs, schools and investors to a sporty outfit to get sponsored for running. My most recent costume is also the most colourful one. I am in the privileged position that I, as a social entrepreneur for Hotel con Corazón Mexico, joined the experienced team of Hotel con Corazón in Granada for a couple of months. I experience many different things here and learn a lot. Every day is different. The team is a well-oiled machine and each team member can work in several places. I am learning all the ins & outs of the hotel industry. Great are the enthusiastic reactions of tourists when they see how big and beautiful the hotel is. The last two years being team Mexico, we found out all about crowdfunding, business plans and building a network. Now it's rolling up my sleeves to work at the front desk, serve breakfast, do technical checks, talk to guests, draw attention to the expansion plans of Hotel con Corazón and get to know the education project.
Like a real Holandesa I ask a lot of questions and yesterday I just reversed roles. I gave a presentation to the team about our expansion plans and the responses were luckily so enthusiastic, that everyone offered to share their knowledge again. After all, they are the example! The enormous helpfulness of the people here.... to me, to the guests, to each other... I take my hat off for that and put another party costume on!
Saludos con Corazón,
Social Entrepreneur Hotel con Corazón Mexico