Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Kalika Yap. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Kalika, we are so happy that our community is going to have a chance to learn more about you, your story and hopefully even take in some of the lessons you’ve learned along the way. Let’s start with self-care – what do you do for self-care and has it had any impact on your effectiveness?
It’s important to take care of your three treasures, your spirit, body and mind.
For my spirit, have a meditation practice that I tried incorporate several times during the day. This includes a tea practice, Qi Gong, metta (loving friendliness) practice.
I recently returned from a six day, silent retreat. I also have started a mindfulness group and am learning to be a mindfulness teacher.
I also take care of my body by doing regular massages, taking a 10,000 step walk each each day, strength, training, and peloton!
For my mind, I regularly read books on audible and protect what goes in my mind, consuming positive sources of content, like inspiring podcasts where I can learn and grow.
Thanks, so before we move on maybe you can share a bit more about yourself?
Looking back, what do you think were the three qualities, skills, or areas of knowledge that were most impactful in your journey? What advice do you have for folks who are early in their journey in terms of how they can best develop or improve on these?
- Understand the Energy of Money. Read Dr Maria Nemeth’s books: Energy of Money and Mastering Life’s Energies.
- Ask for help. Most entrepreneurs do not like to ask for help. It’s crucial that you become comfortable in asking for help and being humble enough to take it
- Learn tools that can help you coach yourself. I would highly recommend taking the foundational course from Academy for Coaching Excellence. It was life-changing for me! They taught me how to play the game of life with clarity, focus, ease and grace.
“Success is doing what you said you were going to do consistently with clarity, focus, ease and grace.”