“ Challenge yourself to discover your own creativity because you will be surprised what a TimeChanger is hidden inside you. ”
My journey to become a young entrepreneur: Marieke Peters at TEDxRoermond.
Two years ago I was a little bored. I had no idea what I should do but suddenly I realized, that I have a lot of dreams and wishes. I also like to make short movies so I made a movie about my dreams and wishes. After that 1st movie, I’ve made two other movies and imagine what happened: a lot of people started to watch them. I sent my first movies to my teacher of “ Well-being “ mr. Theo Wismans and he found them totally awesome. He sent it to TEDxYouth@Amsterdam and they invited me to speak about it on the TEDxYouth event the 20th of November 2011. I got so many nice reactions on my story and many people said that I had inspired them. That was what I wanted.
I want to inspire people with my movies. I want to inspire them to be creative themselves because I think that everyone can be creative. I also think that we pay too little attention to creativity. You can reach a lot when you show your creativity and it makes you feel happy. I also think that if teachers on schools would use this whole idea during their lessons, if they would not only push on absorbing facts and knowledge but would challenge their pupils more to discover their own creativity, the pupils wouldn’t get bored in class and wouldn’t loose their attention. Look at refreshing and eye-opening concepts like our lessons in Well-being. For me and many classmates that was pure enrichment and look where it brought me? I call that time-changing for sure.
“My name is Marieke Peters and I am 15 years old. I live in Kerkrade in the South of the Netherlands and I attend the Charlemagnecollege in Landgraaf, a place nearby. I love making photo’s and video’s, besides that I am always busy with creative things. Two years ago I spoke at TEDxYouth in Amsterdam. Due to my story at TEDxYouth in Amsterdam I now have my own website I may call myself an entrepreneur since I started my own company.”
“Ik ben Marieke Peters en ik ben 15 jaar oud. Ik woon in kerkrade en ik ga naar het Charlemagnecollege in Landgraaf. Ik maak heel graag filmpjes en foto’s en ik ben veel bezig met creatieve dingen. Twee jaar geleden stond ik als spreker op TEDxYouth in Amsterdam. Mijn verhaal heeft ervoor gezorgd dat ik nu een eigen website heb en een eigen bedrijfje.”