For this week’s edition of FinanciElle “Statements”, I had the opportunity to interview Mariette Hermann, Founder of of Mindful Meetings and Magikmala.
Mindful Meetings’ goal is to alleviate stress for employees by providing an in-house sanctuary-like escape within work environments. The physical spaces created are also accompanied with their own digital component and calendar to further amplify the benefit of an ‘off the grid’ zone.
Magikmala Spiritual Jewelry is jewelry with intention.
Paolina: What has been your hardest experience dealing with your business and finance and what did you learn?
You need to accept that every business will require financial investment. Whatever you think that investment might be, it is probably best to multiply that by 10 and really check in with yourself if this is something you really want to do and why. If you are truly aligned with this project or business you want to create, nothing will stop you from finding the way to make it a reality.
Paolina: what advice do you wish you had gotten about finance when you were first starting your business?
Debt is good. You can leverage debt to work for you and grow your business. We have always been taught that debt is bad and paying interest is a waste of money, where in fact, we should look at it as though we are paying for a service that has been provided to us whilst proving that we can make our money work for us.
I honestly thought acquiring a loan or grants would be much easier than it turned out to be. Perseverance and a true belief in the change my business can create pushed me through all the rejections until someone said yes.
Paolina: What are your thoughts on mindfulness and money and mindfulness and abundance on the entrepreneurial journey?
Money is just an energy exchange. Just like the tides wash in and out every day for a specific amount of time, so will money. It will ebb and flow, but the ocean will never disappear when you realize you are just as much a part of the ocean, that’s what money is. One must be mindful that when we do not allow for the energy exchange, or in and outflow of money to take place, one is cutting oneself off from an infinite source of income.
When I think of Mindfulness and abundance on this entrepreneurial journey it reminds me of a quote my mentor uses: Entrepreneurship is the greatest spiritual journey you will ever undertake – Sheevaun Moran
I will leave you with this thought: You are truly unlimited in what you can and want to do, the only limitations you observe have been created by you, what if you choose not to believe your own limitations…?