Episode 16 Interview With Boom Shikha
Welcome fellow Heartrepreneurs. Glad to have you joining me. It’s Terry Levine and I have a really special guest with me. This is going to be a very exciting interview. Boom Shikha is a serial entrepreneur, wander luster, online business owner, yogi, author and avid meditator. She is interested in helping you find your life purpose and get to your level 10 life. She also has a free private Facebook group that I suggest you look at. Go to her site after you have heard this interview. Its whatsyourfreedomnumber.com How about that? So, I know this will resonate with you because we are all about life purpose and having the juiciest life ever. Welcome!
Shikha: Thank you for having me.
Terri: I am just excited to hear a little bit more. What is it that you do to help people get to their life purpose and level 10 life?
Shikha: I began letting people know that you can actually a level 10 life. A lot of people unfortunately have this block that we think if we poorly in business, then we it will carry into our relationships. My first step is let them to know it’s possible to get to get to that level and I can help them remove that block.
Terri: That gave me goosebumps. We want the magic and juice out of life. How long have you been doing it? Take us through.
Shikha: I actually started as an informal thing with my friends and family. Letting them know all of the books that I have read. I wanted to share my information. Officially I quit my job in March 2016 and started this. The new brand and the Facebook page. I decided to do this because I have removed this block specifically through meditation. I started meditating consistently. That reaching into my thinking and how I thought. I wanted to share that with individuals around me.
Terri: That is beautiful. I love when someone steps away from being a wage slave and into the joys of life. Congratulations. That is great. Knowing what you know now, if you could start over, what would your day look like?
Shikha: I think if I did want to start over, I would have a stronger, morning routine. I have a good routine now but I get distracted because there is so much going on in my life and in the world. I recommend to anyone who is starting over is to have a strong, consistent morning routine. To include meditations, journaling, affirmations, visualizations. Following the formula of the miracle morning.
Terri: I do that every day.
Shikha: I love that you seek that consistently. It is really hard.
Terri: It took me about 6 months to be practicing all parts of it. But initially a client sent me the book and said it changed her life. I started incorporating a bit and then a little more. Within 6 months, I have been avidly doing it daily.
Shikha: Wow. That is powerful.
Terri: I want everybody to pick up The Miracle Morning. It’s an amazing book.
Shikha: That’s ok. So, one of the other things I mentioned if you are younger and just coming out of high school, I ask you to focus a little less on getting a degree and more on what do you actually want to do with your life. I recommend if you are interested, take a couple years off and don’t worry so much about a BS or a Masters. Focus on how you can use your skills to make this a better world. The money will follow. I know everybody says this, but seriously it is the way it is.
Terri: What do you say to someone who is in a job, and they really have a desire to amp up their life. They just feel like, well, you don’t know my life circumstance, I can’t right now.
Shikha: I hear that all of the time. They say, oh you have such an amazing life, but I could never do that. I could never quit my job or shut my business, or buy a house. And I always go back to the fact that I almost believed myself that I couldn’t do these things. But I used role models and used people to help me believe in myself. I started doing improv recently. I looked for individuals who were doing it who were similar to me. When I see them doing what I wanted to do, it made me believe a little more that it was possible for me to do it. I always ask people to find role models or people in your circle who is doing what you want to do. Ask them questions. Set yourself free by telling them all of your fears and concerns. AS soon as you do that, you will feel better.
Terri: I just did an improv seminar where I taught people improvs so they can be better networkers. Improv loosens us up and allows so much more. I also resonated with the word possibility. I think just hearing that word reminds people we all have possibility and potential. One of the great things I heard you say was find role models. Find people who are doing it. They have felt the fear and done it anyway. Great advice. So when you say level ten life, what is level ten life mean to you?
Shikha: To me it is a life without limits. Limitless lifestyle where everything is at a point where you want it to be. My relationships with my mother, family, are at level ten. My partner is at a level ten. My career or my business, my health, spirituality, finances, everything I can imagine is at that level 10. But that level 10 will look differently for different people. For me, my spirituality is based on mediation and being connected to my body and mind. For others, it is going to church every day or every week. It is different for everyone. Figure out what does your level look like for you. In terms of every single aspect. Write it out and make it happen. That is what level ten is to me.
Terri: I love it. And what was the reason you decided to start this private Facebook page?
Shikha: You know that itch you have and you want to scratch it but you can’t find anything to itch. I was looking around. A lot of groups about making money. Also about being a Yogi or a meditator but nothing connecting the two. I found that there was a disconnect between spirituality and finance. There is a myth that you can be a millionaire and be spiritual. I completely disagree. I created the Millionaire Hippie Brand to say that you can be both at the same time.
Terri: I completely resonate with that. It is the backbone of everything I believe. I made a great living in corporate America, but I wasn’t connected to my spiritual self. When I started my consulting business, I feel like the two of them have gotten aligned. You are fantastic. How can people get in touch with you?
Shikha: You are so kind. The Facebook group is the best way. Themillionairehippie.com is a great place to read my blogs and leave feedback. In general, I am so grateful to have this conversation with you and share some of my learnings. I am excited and grateful. Thank you so much.
Terri: Thank you so much. I would love to have you back.
Keep expanding your heart to heart connections, fellow Heartrepreneurs.