We had the good fortune of connecting with Nona Djavid and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nona, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
As a mother, an entrepreneur responsible for several million dollar companies, and an individual on the path of constant growth and self-development, work/life balance is an
ever-evolving concept for me. In fact, I would go as far as to say that achieving work/life
balance is actually akin to having a spiritual practice. Today, I don’t think of balance like
a mathematical equation in which all of my tasks and responsibilities are proportionately
categorized, allotted and carried out. Early on in my professional life, however, the
concept of “segmented time-blocking” is exactly how work-life balance was presented to
As time progressed, I discovered that the many roles I play—in my own life and in the
lives of others—required a more dynamic approach. For me, “balance” was not
achieved by simply “becoming more organized.” Some of the advice that I was given
early on, which was to block out equal segments of time for each role in my life (mother,
professional, mentor, friend) was completely counterintuitive to helping me actually feel
balanced—in fact, it often contributed to more stress. As I continued to expand my
professional and personal reach, I discovered that I felt much more balanced when
relying on intuitive self-guidance rather than careful calculation and planning.
Now, my approach to achieving work-life balance is simpler than it’s ever been—I take it
moment by moment. With so many revolving projects and demands for my attention at
any given time, present moment assessment of my desires, tasks, responsibilities, and
well-being provides the feedback I need to guide me in the direction of what I should be
doing next. Questions like “is this the most valuable use of my time right now?” are
critical components to my self-guidance system.
I no longer think of balance as a black-and-white checklist that equally distributes my
time across a series of personal and professional categories. Instead, I base the quality
of my balance on how inspired, prolific, and energetic I feel in any given day, and allow
myself to gravitate toward the tasks, activities and responsibilities that help to generate
The most valuable piece of advice I can offer to anyone seeking to cultivate work-life
balance is this: know yourself in every environment, task, and role, and then give your
energy to the roles, tasks, and environments that bring out the best in you—with the
complete awareness that they will continue to change.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’ve developed several businesses over the course of my professional career, all united by the common thread of certain prioritized values. What I believe makes my businesses powerful forces for social change, as well as makes them million dollar companies, is my focus on the maximization of human potential.
All of my business enterprises are designed to transform the perception of what is achievable, whether that be personal or professional. My businesses SoulScale and Elivate Club are devoted to helping individuals catapult their potential on a personal level—which, of course, always translates into career and other areas of life. My Part Time Million Dollar Cash Practice programs empower chiropractors to trail-blaze in their niche and reach their ultimate professional goals. All three of these companies revolve around the concept that anything is possible, with the right tools in hand.
I believe that it is my focus on growth and personal development that defines and differentiates my businesses from others. One of my business slogans is “health, wealth, and connections”—a phrase that utterly epitomizes my idea of what life is about. I don’t just teach these values, I strive to live them every day. This is precisely what sets me and my enterprises apart from others.
It’s taken a lifetime of challenges for me to arrive where I am today, both professionally and personally. Overcoming obstacles early in childhood and adolescence, including complete changes to my way of life, helped to provide the tenacity and strength that I have relied on in business, and allowed me to uncover my own limitless potential. I rely on continued growth and self-development to motivate me, as well as deep connections with mentors and guides who have accomplished goals similar to my own. If I can leave the world with a singular idea that encapsulates both myself and my brand, it’s that anything is possible if you’re prepared to embrace both the challenges and the journey—not just the rewards.
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.
When my best friend comes to visit me in the Newport Beach, CA area, the first thing I do is arrange for a delicious dinner at ARC Restaurant or Zinqué. I love anything and everything healthy and light when it comes down to food.
I love starting mornings with stimulating rituals to kick off the day, perhaps with a yoga class, meditation, reading, and journaling.
One of my favorite things to do is to stroll the pier, or walk the beach and discuss upcoming dreams and goals, present experiences and revelations, and our personal growth journeys. Only a few things are more beautiful, soothing, and healing than our Southern California beaches. An inspiring and deep conversation on a walk on a beach is my love language.
As an introvert who gains energy from deep connection and quiet, low-key environments, I have collected a handful of friends who all love to relax. And there is no better place than to do this than at home with a glass of wine.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This shoutout is dedicated to speaker, leader, and teacher Michael Beckwith, who has contributed greatly to advancing my evolution over the years and allowing me to dive deeper into self-development and growth. Michael’s attitude of abundance and his introduction to the process of life visioning have helped me flourish personally and spiritually, while also fortifying my professional accomplishments and experiences. When I released my first publication, Michael was gracious enough to write a book blurb endorsing my work, which has undoubtedly been inspired by his influence and teachings. I wouldn’t be the same person without his contributions to our world. Thank you, Michael Beckwith!