We had the good fortune of connecting with Yasir Hashim and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Yasir, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
Success will find you when you’re patient, persistent, humble to your shortcomings and never stop believing in yourself. Start by believing in yourself. No two humans on this earth walk the same path, so don’t live your life in the guard rails of the perceptions of risk, happiness or success of others. On my journey, I’ve found the more I understand about myself, what makes me happy, what drives me to pour my heart and my soul into my work, and the clarity I have on where I’m going, the faster I continue to grow. The key is I. Be patient. Instant success is rare. I know from experience that it is difficult to wait. We live in a world of instant gratification, where we want things to happen now. Let that go, grow to trust the process and love the journey. Persistence and humility to your shortcomings go hand in hand. If you wholeheartedly believe in yourself then don’t walk away. During the toughest times of my career, I would ask myself, and my team, 1 simple question. What is the world trying to teach us now? It ok being wrong, I’ve failed more times that I can count. The key is listening to, and embracing, our shortcomings. Figure them out fast enough and we get to continue chasing our dreams.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Lumen is the most convenient and delicious way to stay healthy. Our 2-ounce wellness shots are packed with immune boosting superfoods and your full daily value of plant based omega’s from hemp. We’re so proud that the first feedback we always get on our wellness shots is how delicious they are, and we firmly believe that shots don’t have to hurt to work. We also source many of our ingredients from suppliers that use regenerative agricultural practices that heal our planet, and we’re actively working towards some exciting things here to come. For Lumen, It’s not just about being a delicious and healthy wellness shot, its about healing both people and the planet. The best advice I can give from our journey is also the biggest lesson i’ve learned. Believe in yourself and don’t stop. Look at every failure along the way as a lesson, learn from it and keep going. Look at every win as a time to appreciate the journey, take a moment to let it sink in and then keep going.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We’d start with a sunrise walk on the beach. There’s something special about the sound of the waves crashing on the shore as you walk up / down the coast with your feet in the sand. The ocean goes out as far as the eye can see and meets the coast with a beautiful backdrop of mountains that quickly shifts to an urban metropolis. Next stop is Martha’s in Hermosa Beach for some breakfast, their food is delicious and they have outdoor seating with a great view of the ocean. After breakfast, a scenic drive up PCH with a stop in Malibu for a quick hike to burn off the pancakes and take in the views of the city from above. Then to a quick recharge stop at the Nekter juice bar on 2nd in Santa Monica and a short walk over to the Santa Monica Pier. There would have to be a stop for a walk on Sunset Avenue or Rodeo Drive, and we wouldn’t end the day without grabbing a bite at Gracias Madre. Nothing better than a mouthwatering plant-based meal in one of my favorite spots in L.A.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to start with a shout out to my family. I know it hasn’t been easy for them to watch me step away from my pursuit of becoming a doctor, but they continue to stand by my side as I chase my dreams. I’d like to shout out our Lumen team, the journey hasn’t been easy, but they continue to rise to the challenge with a smile. It makes me so proud to work with such great energy and commitment to healing people and the planet. I’d like to shout out to all our partners that continue to believe in us, as they make it possible for us to chase our dreams. I’d like to shout out every single person that has ever bought a Lumen wellness shot, you are the wind in our sails and mean the world to us. Lastly, a shout out to everyone that has opened their ears to hear our story, opened their minds to help us navigate what’s to come, and opened their hearts to show us love and wish as well on our journey. Thank you.