The Story Exchange, Jane Whyte, Spirit Journey CreationsYour Name: Jane Whyte

Business Name: Spirit Journey Creations Inc., a creator of art, paintings and sculptures

Type of Business: Arts & Entertainment

Business Location: Toronto, Canada

Twitter   @spiritjourney

Reason for starting
My reason for starting my business is that this has been my love, my heart, my life’s breath since I was 8 years old.

How do you define success?
Success to me is not primarily a financial one. It is more the self gratification of realizing you are doing something you love which in the right hands generates two fold and then three and so on. It is something that grows with each person it touches.

Biggest Success
My biggest success was finally being able to dedicate the rest of my life to doing what I love to do. My artwork.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
My top challenge is probably the same as most. It is finding the financial means to keep my business going. The creativity in my life gives me HOPE and PEACE but it is distracted by the bills and having to say I will have to create that later when I have the financial means to do so.

Who is your most important role model?
My most important role model would have to be The Dali Lama. In one person is embodied the essence of what is right, fair, loving, giving, forgiving, hopeful, inspirational, meek, sensitive. He strives to do and say the right thing always. If we all had just a small portion of his gifts we could create a world that doesn’t need the monetary, we could live the pleasure of existence with others by sharing the gifts we have to offer.