Sarka’s business experience
Sarka founded Distinct in 2013, having gathered nearly twenty years’ experience in the property industry. She cut her teeth investing personally when she was in her twenties, but worked in other commercial areas for some time before heading off to pursue her dreams starting Distinct Property Consultants. It’s been quite a journey, and one that often inspires those who hear her speak about it.
She came to the UK in 2004 and shortly landed an exceptional career working for a high profile millionaire as an Operations Manager, managing business operations of the company based in London Knightsbridge, travelling often to Italy and looking after high profile clients. Prior to her moving to the UK, she was the International Production Manager.
Sarka has won a number of awards, the most recent ones were Business Person of The Year at Cherwell Business Awards 2018 and national award Exceptional Estate Agent 2017-2018 at ViewAgent
Five questions, five answers…
What has been your most pivotal moment in business?
Starting it. I was governed by fear for many years and when I finally took a leap of faith, all my life changed.
If you could send a text to yourself the day you started out in business what would it say?
‘Screw it, let’s do it!’ Never ever give up. Always adjust. You’ll get knocked down. When you do, feel sorry for yourself for a bit but then go, get up and carry on. Running business is a life choice.
Who has been your biggest inspiration and why?
Richard Branson, he is a true entrepreneur. He has an idea and follows it even if he doesn’t know about the subject. He just hires the right people.
What book should all business owners read?
It all depends on where you are at your business journey but I would suggest universally to read biographies. They are really inspirational. Talking about Richard Branson, I love his books.
What is your favourite quote?
“Screw it, let’s do it!” “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” “Eat life otherwise life will eat you!” – you get the gist!