This article was originally published here: Sasha Laghonh – Founder of Sasha Talks
Sasha Laghonh’s innate curiosity has led her to creating an entertainment and learning platform.
What’s your story?
As a business professional I was challenged in the market to birth a creative form of services derived from my existing skill sets. Sasha Talks was born from a place of turning growing pains into meaningful purpose. Initially it was a counseling site that soon integrated my other business activities and ideologies into practice. It has evolved into a global platform where I can leverage my professional and life experiences to assist global clients from individuals to organizations. It shines the light on the ambitious willing to learn and succeed.
What excites you most about your industry?
There are many new innovative ways to learn, connect and grow when you’re in the people business. One size doesn’t fit all. It’s always wonderful to come across different messengers who present ideas from a fresh perspective. There resides a healthy bandwidth to explore and learn new ideas that can assist people in refining their characters which in essence is reflected back in their lifestyle, principles and strategic outlook on life. Those hosting a competitive advantage understand that you have to actively engage in life. You need to stand on your own merit for better or worse.
What drives you in business to push beyond what other people consider normal?
I was born with a childlike curiosity that lives on to this day. This allowed me to explore various interests from a young age that I was introduced to professional opportunities from the age of 12. It granted me an opportunity to acquire skills in dynamic work environments. I was smart to embrace these milestones which I earned them through hard work, dedication and speaking up for what I desired to learn. There’s a pipeline of ideas always brewing in my mind. I’m a closeted junkie who revels in studying economics and industries outside of my lane.
What have been the most useful skills you have learnt and applied in your journey?
Relationship building and communication skills play a monumental role in my work regardless of how many industries and roles I entertain among all my career obligations. This has contributed to my ongoing development as an entrepreneur, speaker, educator, a professional and civilian in society. It’s important to maintain human ties without permitting technology to diminish the value of live engagement. It’s important the true core of communication isn’t curtailed to emojis, acronyms, idioms and random gestures that substitute proper speech. I value proper thought formation with a subject, verb and predicate. How you communicate depicts your degree of effort.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Remain true to yourself. The right people in life will find you.
Who inspires you?
My mother’s tenacity has always intrigued me since she’s life smart as well a highly attuned intuitive. She’s not easily phased by success nor failure at this stage in her path. I believe such perspective is a choice that comes with living. Both success and failure are crucial ingredients to living a meaningful life, or else you’re living a limited life.
What have you learnt recently that blew you away?
I believe the recent years have exposed the choices of individuals and their lifestyles exhibited through a significant spike in counseling of various sorts. The prior year & current events forced people to be left alone with their thoughts which meant to face the consequences of their life decisions from their relationships to how they’re investing their resources (time/energy/emotions). It’s never a good time to make changes yet society needs to understand that it’s not wise to leave on-going challenges to mother nature. Life goes on no matter what. Life isn’t meant to be easy.
If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
I wouldn’t change anything in my path from the personalities to the opportunities that forced me to become who I am today. It’s not a bluff. Believe it or not, I exercise gratitude even for those who haven’t earned it in my life. Sometimes life stagnates around us forcing us to soften our rough edges, or to adjust our perspective thus granting us an opportunity to grow into the person meant to embrace the next chapter with grace. I’m still exploring my relationship with grace. All I can say is … I’m a work in progress.
How do you unwind?
Aside from spending time with loved ones, I’m often preoccupied with activities. It can be spending time in nature, working out, exploring global music, food tasting, cooking, reading, travel, and administering self development experiments.
What is a major mindset change, belief shift or ‘ah ha’ moment that you’ve experienced in relation to your business?
There will always be a healthy bandwidth to continue learning if you remember you’re a student of life. Learning comes in all forms from people to hands on activities. I only ask that people are mindful of sources they rely on for acquiring education. Think for yourself.
Everyone in business should read this book:
It’s Not About the Money by Bob Proctor.
Shameless plug for your business:
Visit Sasha Talks, an entertainment and learning platform that welcomes collaborations through diverse engagements that deliver messages before a global audience. Need a speaker on niche management, leadership and entrepreneurial topics? Contact Sasha Talks.
How can people connect with you?
Drop a hello by visiting www.sashatalks.com.
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This interview is part of the CallumConnects series.