Interview with Oussama Kassouri (@ayyogoddi)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I enjoy travelling the world as I want to motivate people to travel and inspire them also! And help them with location ideas As I’m always on the go. Also want to get my music producing out there to the world! And give people good music to listen too! As I’m always making new sounds and experimenting.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

So 3 years ago my cabbie stopped in the middle of the road in “panama” when he spotted a large iguana on the shoulder. He began to chase after it as I sat in the front seat watching the drama unfold with my iPhone.

Losing the lizard in the dry leaves, I gave a whistle to the cabbie and pointed to the spot where the reptile sat motionlessly. The Panamanian lept down on the iguana like Spiderman from above and returned to the truck, lizard in hand.

Then I said “Comida?” That means (Food in Spanish).

“Si…la cena! Ha ha ha ha.”

He tied the iguana up like a chicken and then put him in the cab with us, under his knees. I am sure it was dead by this time, and couldn’t understand why he wasn’t placed in the BACK of the little pick-up truck. Cab rides will never be the same, and I am grateful for the Panamanian experience. I love exploring!

And when it comes to music producing let us just say I’ve been banging pans/tables from when I was in nappies! I also made a drum kit out of kitchen stuff as I didn’t have a proper one! so I’ve always been into making beats from a young age and really enjoy doing it in a creative way!

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Exercise can help alleviate stress and create a sense of well-being.

Practicing deep breathing, meditation, and other relaxation techniques can help you calm down when you’re experiencing stress.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Well at first I was really scared of travelling alone I kept on thinking like what if I get lost or stuck abroad. So I always used to be on Instagram watching my friend’s posts and I had 1 good friend called jack he was always travelling and posting it on his Instagram profile so I kept on watching then actually 1 year later I decided to go on my first trip to Barcelona alone! And was amazing like after that I started travelling around America and Switzerland! He inspired me from his videos and gave me the guts to travel alone and enjoy life! So I want to do the same as jack and help others get through that fear.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

Well! I’ve always been motivated and always brought positive vibes to everyone! Even replying to peoples DM’s to help them! With any questions and inquiries.

You just have to be yourself and express your feelings.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.

When I was in India for 2 weeks I gave these random kids some pocket money as they were asking me for some so I did. then I asked them where was the nearest Souvenir store so they took me to a store and I started looking at the items in the store “I didn’t know them kids knew the owner of the store so I was asking the owner about prices of items but the owner and the kids tried to scam me And charge me more luckily I know a bit about prices so then walked away and didn’t return to that area After that event.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

By typing ayyogoddi on Instagram and clicking the follow button.

And they can use the hashtag #traveling #travel and they can find posts there.

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