An interview with Žiuljenas Galeckas: “Qoorio focuses on maintaining true human connections”

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Qoorio is the place where you can meet inspirational people and receive a piece of advice that could instantly change your life. With all the people on Qoorio, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and grow together with our community. One of the Qoorio users and the CEO at RE/MAX, Žiuljenas Galeckas sat down with us for an interview. He shared his experience on Qoorio and provided some magnificent insights about the platform and the whole idea of sharing knowledge among communities!

Why did you choose Qoorio?

After my two years in the Netherlands, where I worked at a startup accelerator, I have realized that the whole culture was based on sharing, communicating, and helping each other. Unfortunately, upon returning to Lithuania, I have realized that people are more closed and unwilling to share their success with the rest of the community. I wanted to inspire people to take matters into their hands and start forming a new culture, which invites openness and transparency. That’s when I came across Qoorio, a platform that shapes a new culture of sharing our talents and wisdom. So, I have started following and using Qoorio ever since I found out about it.

What is the biggest value of Qoorio?

There is no other product like Qoorio. The biggest value is that all the open humans openly state that they are prepared to share their knowledge. And most of the time, people who openly share their experiences, do it because they love it. It is not about boosting their ego or looking for something in return. So Qoorio is the best tool for people who want to approach a new level of consciousness when it comes to mutual growth and sharing. Of course, you can look for interesting people in all fields and businesses on LinkedIn, as well. However, those people do not state that they want to share their wisdom, and the platform is not created to support that functionality. That’s why Qoorio becomes the primary source of looking for people who could answer your questions and provide fresh perspectives.

What do you think about Qoorio's vision, "closing the knowledge gap"?

I don’t think that it is only about the knowledge as knowledge associates with information, and we already have plenty of it (even too much). Qoorio is something more. As all other social media platforms are taking the social aspect from them and become some sort of ego-boosting spaces, Qoorio focuses on maintaining that true human connection. That’s why Qoorio’s knowledge is not about just teaching, but more about sharing information through genuine human interactions. So, the gap is not about certain knowledge, but about the potential to materialize that knowledge. By connecting, humans create and unleash that potential. Qoorio’s vision should be to inspire the creation of that positive field of potential that ignites the growth of everyone involved. There are plenty of people in the world who have enough love to inspire others – Qoorio is the platform where they can share that love.

Getting paid for sharing your experiences. What do you think?

The monetary aspect of Qoorio is completely fair. We all value our time, so it makes sense to monetize on it. You start investing your energy from the second that you receive the first message. After all, you have to understand the problem, find more about the person who contacts you, and think if you are able to help. Think about it – by taking money, you also accept a lot of responsibility, meaning that you will think carefully before saying yes to a meeting. Sometimes it might be wiser to back off and maybe recommend someone who can actually help. Also, a person who is paying for your knowledge shows that they are valuing you and your time.

In fact, Qoorio has huge potential to become the main source of income to many people, who are able to sell their wisdom and plan their schedule accordingly.

What type of people can benefit the most from Qoorio?

Open Humans (supply) should be conscious and understand that someone needs their know-how. After all, nobody owns know-how. Instead, it is a phenomenon that uses people as a tool to spread and benefit us all. So, we have to share it.

People who are buying the wisdom (demand) should be curious, concentrated, ready to invest, and are not focused on feeding their egos. And I believe that such people deserve a chance to access the resources that Open Humans can offer.

And the dynamics are pretty simple – you either share your knowledge or not. I either accept it or not. If we can agree and find common ground, Open Humans share their experiences – curious people pay for it. And nobody owes anybody.

What are some of your experiences from Qoorio Meets?

When I came back to Lithuania, my goal was to surround myself with conscious people. Before Qoorio, I have met a lot of businesspeople and clubs which promoted toxic ideas. From my time in the Netherlands, I knew that I wanted something different.

On Qoorio, I had met people who I already knew from before and admired their results. Of course, I hoped to connect with them as we shared similar values. I really had clear goals when going to meetings. For example, I need know-how on various processes or insights on how to grow my startup. One of the people I met on Qoorio became my regular consultant!

Even though everyone values their time, Open Humans are pretty flexible and do not count every second of the meeting. In some cases, short half an hour Meets lasted at least three times longer as we developed a great connection and wanted to continue our sharing our insights.

I have also met others as an Open Human. People who wanted to talk with me were mostly young startups owners with ambitions. When selling my experience, it was interesting to see what other people are dealing with. I have also had a great time communicating universal truths that brings us closer to creating a healthy and beneficial culture.