“This is really important advice for people to not listen to the negative thoughts and to not ever listen to ‘you cannot do it because yes, you absolutely can.”
– Nemanja Golubovic
Meet Nemanja Golubovic
Nemanja Golubovic, owner of Kale My Name, was born and raised in Montenegro. He graduated with a degree in public relations from Mexico, speaks four languages, and lived and worked in several different countries before immigrating to the United States seven years ago. From day one, Nemanja has worked in the restaurant industry and lives by the motto—vegan for the animals, health, and earth.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up Podcast, Koya Webb talks to renowned restaurateur behind Kale My name, Nemanja Gulobovic. Growing up in the small country of Montenegro, Nemanja knew he was meant to go out there and make a name for himself. He started his journey by applying for scholarships abroad and eventually was able to study in Mexico. Not long after, he started traveling around the world by securing a job with Qatar Airways. He first came to the United States by landing in Chicago, where he got married and found success as an entrepreneur. He opened Kale My Name, a vegan restaurant that has since expanded to Los Angeles, California via a partnership with actress Tabitha Brown. Nemanja’s life has been literally quite a journey. Besides traveling across the world, he also found himself to have transformed many times, from coming to terms with his sexuality to embracing veganism. He brings with him his message of positivity and hope for a brighter future, and to never give up on your dreams.
“What did I do better than those people? And I did nothing. Life, it’s a lottery and we win tickets, right? Like, so we got the winning tickets. So that’s what made me realize, okay I feel responsible now towards the less lucky ones.” – Nemanja Golubovic
Get Loved Up with Nemanja
I hope you find an incredible amount of hope, inspiration and value, as I did, in what Nemanja shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @nekac_golubovic, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 03:26 Staying Connected to Family
- 05:37 Different Personas in Our Journey
- 07:11 Sexuality is Not a Choice
- 14:09 Making a Love of Travel into a Job
- 16:35 Turning Vegan and Valuing life
- 19:36 Recognizing Privilege
- 22:30 Life as a Fledgling Restaurateur
- 33:38 COVID-19 Pandemic
- 44:05 Coming up with “Kale my Name”
- 54:12 God is Always in Control
- 56:45 Don’t Take No for an Answer
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Check Out Nemanja’s Restaurant Kale My Name
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership