nour el houda youbi idrissi Founder of be human, be you

“no matter what it might be. big or small. trust what you do and have faith in your self.”

Meet nour el houda youbi idrissi


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my name is Nour el houda youbi idrissi, yes a pretty long one right? i thought so too the first time i had to waste 2 precious minutes on an exam to write my full name,

well let me cut it short, I am a 16-year-old Moroccan who sees the world through a different eye.

what can a teenager know about life? you may sarcastically ask, well i can say that along the 16 years I have been breathing this oxygen on this planet, life has taught me more than you can imagine.

for one I am a person that doesn’t go by people’s insight of the world. rules are not my thing. may be a typical teenager saying but I mean it in a deeper way than it sounds.

life? for general people is a process that u go from a child oblivious to the world straight to an adult that has responsibilities then boom you grow old and die. who would you be then? who were you before? who are you now? for me, I want to live a life to remember, to be remembered. i seek no fame or fortune, all I want is to live and say that I am alive not just I am existing. and one day a kid in a communication class will take the initiative and say: ” that girl, she gave the word ‘human’ its justice and for that she is my idol “. I can’t let my country, family, culture, religion or encourage define me. for i am who i am, who i fought to be, yes I am not the greatest person out there but I am the greatest and only version of me. and for that, I can say I am proud to be me so if within these 300 words I have to introduce myself to the world i would just say: Hello, it’s Nour, a stranger with a lot of dreams.Have a nice day and remember to wear that smile!


How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

since birth

Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?

Other

What is the name of your current project/company?

Be human, be you

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

Make the world a better place, start by being you

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

i went through a lot in my life and one day it just struck me that thing have to change but it only will if we work for it
so i decided to make the world better even by the smallest actions
so I started trying.

Why do you do what you do?

Because the world has become such a dark place and people start to lose hope in everything that’s good so they need a reminder or in other terms a candle in the dark.

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

I would wish for her to know that she is worth it no matter how much she thinks she isn’t and that she can be anything she wants to be, dreaming is the key.

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

I would like to tell everybody who is starting something in their life, no matter what it might be. big or small. trust what you do and have faith in yourself. because you can’t make others believe in what you don’t even believe in
life is filled with struggles and obstacles so better tie up those shoes real good because my friend you’re going to have to make the climb!

What is the hardest thing you have had to do regarding your business?

the hardest thing was and still, is trying to make people understand their worth before even understanding mine,  you get to know strangers and hear only a little part of their problems, it takes real courage and responsibility to try and help them because the slightest word can either heal or hurt.

What does your typical day look like?

I am as I said still a teenager and still go to school so it’s basically me doing the routine but within all, I am just my weird self and spread positivity as much as I can.
waking up in the morning and going to school
having to interact with teenagers that are so different
learning from them and about them gives me more knowledge of what life has to offer and what it takes away

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

I had to think about this before and used to say that i would change a lot of things in my life but then i realized that everything I have been through and done is what made me who i am today. so through everything good and bad that i have done. I wouldn’t change a thing. not that I am saying that my life is perfect right now. it’s very far from being that. but i live to be me. strong wings or broken makes no difference.

What is the most important thing in life?

I think by far the most important thing in life is mostly the little things that give it the worth of being lived

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

I had faced many problems but the most severe one was that i sometimes lost faith in my success and was on the verge of letting go of my task and goals but i never did and the thing that made me go this far and never give up is reminding myself that i am doing what I am doing for a cause and that if I give up what example would i be to the future generation and what good would all my work be if I just let it go.
the key to keeping going on is trusting that it’s okay to fail, you only have to get up again and try

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I don’t know really what’s unique about me but I think that I can label it as being different
I am the funky kind of person that just acts weird around everybody and likes to take things at loose.
when something is really serious I deal with it by being serious but life is going to be dull if you are always what people expect you to be.
so I just have fun and take each step at a time, the stairs are better to the heart than the elevator if you metaphorically get what i mean.