Tatana Gregor Brzobohata is the winner of Miss World. She is the one and only Czech who won this title. She is also one of a few founders of non-profits in the Czech Republic who support the elderly. For many years she has been working in a field that is apparently not attractive for other nonprofits and volunteers in the Czech Republic.
Her Foundation Krása pomoci supports projects that help seniors living alone and experiencing social isolation. The foundation provides social services, such as personal assistance, care service in homes of seniors, and runs programs for their social integration. The Foundation raised 30 million Czech Crowns to aid senior citizens.
Tatana’s work has been praised by the United Nations, where she represents Czech Republic’s non-profit sector. Tatana is the Ambassador SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals).
I attended her presentation at the Equal Pay Day conference where she was talking about women working in the non-profit sector in the Czech Republic, the gender pay gap, and the importance of promoting gender equality.
I want to support women and their activities. I believe that women have the power to change the world for the better. Sharing experience and knowledge are important for inspiring women and enhancing their self-confidence. It is my honor to share what I’ve learned. I believe that life rewards those who love life and have the desire and determination to work and care for others around the world.
I thought Tatana’s work is an example of a real-life application of Viktor Frankl’s philosophy.
Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, he discovered a magic formula for becoming successful and living a healthy and happy life. He actually had ha practical prescription on how we can find the meaning in life: (1) by doing a meaningful work or doing a deed; (2) by experiencing something or encountering someone; and (3) by having the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering and finding something positive about it.
“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.”
There is a real benefit of doing a good deed, of being immersed in something positive, of having a focus on something really beautiful that we are trying to create.