We had the good fortune of connecting with Adarsh Kaur and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adarsh, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Before I began my own business, I was the Director/CEO of a Yoga Studio. Practicing the skills of running a business gave me the confidence to believe that I could start a business in the first place. Then, opportunities were coming to me that I couldn’t take in my role as a Director. I saw beginning my own business as a way to be more creative in the way I work, and to be able to more fully express my gifts.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The art part of my business is that I create moving meditations that I teach and share. I also love to teach you how to create your own moving meditations. This artistic element is what is unique about what I share as a yoga and meditation teacher and mentor. I was always a creative, artistic focused person. And then I learned business and taught yoga more as a hobby. Now I’ve merged everything into one. For me, the journey has been very organic. Everything I’ve studied and played or worked at in my life, converges in what I do now. My recommendation to others is to enjoy everything you are doing and interested in, and not to worry if it ‘makes sense’. That’s been my overall strategy, and now it is merging into not only what I do, but a full expression of who I am. I think it took a lot of patience in a way, because I knew 20 years ago that this is what I wanted to do. I also think though that to do what we truly want to do, or to fully express our gifts, that we need to learn a lot of other things, practical every day things, how to work well with others, how you work best. There is a lot to learn to be able to do what we want and love to do!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Los Angeles is such a fun city, and I love to show friends around and to occasionally pretend to be a tourist myself. I would take my friend to the beach in Malibu, to Abbott Kinney to eat at Plant Food Wine, and to walk the Venice Canals. We would go to the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, and since more places are opening up again soon, definitely to the Getty and the Getty Villa too. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My biggest thanks goes to my parents, and I dedicate my shoutout to them. It has been their support, and belief in me that I could begin my own business that has made this possible. They have been my cheerleaders, advisors, and have kept a strong positive vision when I have had doubts. My father has excellent business knowledge and strategic skills, and my mother is extremely creative, and they both have nurtured me to be where I am today.
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