It is better sometimes to do nothing than do lots of things that are not yours to do, or are a distraction from your main purpose.
Padma Aon Prakasha is an award-winning author, vibrational media producer, and evolutionary guide. He has 6 books published worldwide based on the wisdom of different sacred traditions and 5 albums of vibrational medicine music. Padma Aon started making and performing global fusion music at the renowned Blue Note Club, Hoxton, in London before being offered album deals and tours worldwide.
Padma Aon Prakasha’s books arose from his meetings with Elders in different countries and traditions and he has since taken thousands of people to these sacred sites worldwide. His book Womb Wisdom was voted one of the top 30 books you must read. His music takes you on a journey, like a soundtrack for the soul, moving and deep, transporting you from this world to worlds within. Padma‘s most recent album, The Soul’s Birth, merges the science of psycho-acoustics with the musical arts of India and the Kaballah. Padma’s film work involved working with PeaBody Winner Stephan Ollsson on ‘Sounds of the Soul,’ creating content based on the worlds sacred sites for the Moscow Youth Olympics and helping bring to light the world’s first found Tibetan Mummy for Discovery Channel.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
My name was given to me by a Tibetan Buddhist Rinpoche and a High Priest of Shaivite Hinduism in the Himalayas. Two different traditions. Curiously enough, both gave me a similar name in different languages without knowing what my name was! My name means ‘the First Light of Creation that extends from the highest heaven to earth.’
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I wake up at 7am and meditate for 90 minutes to start my day. After breakfast, I focus on writing and connecting to friends and colleagues around the world in their different time zones to discuss projects and plans. The world is a small place! Time zones play a major part in my day, so after a walk in nature and exercise, I continue in another time zone communicating to people worldwide. Later in the day, I may be involved in music and composition, trying out new ideas and mixing totally different styles of music and language together to see what fits. I will also be coaching others with their life issues, editing books, articles and web based offerings, as well as organizing projects. I travel a lot to teach and research, as well as spend time with my family who are all over the world, so inevitably this is also part of a day.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I bring ideas to life by seeing what is possible right now, and what is needed to do them. The more I can do myself, the more likely it is to manifest, so I have quite a toolkit of skills I taught myself to be able to do this in todays world. The bigger the idea, the more is required to bring it to life. I Am a visionary so to have the right balance between grand vision and ability to execute is important. We cannot restrain our dreams but neither can we live in an idealistic world. The right people are crucial in implementing different parts of an idea, so having a good team around me is important. Inspiration and energy derives from the deeper meaning or intrinsic value behind an idea- this brings the raw energy to manifest it, and gets other people magnetically involved in it.
What’s one trend that excites you?
The use of technology to expand consciousness and well being in a fun, engaging and mind opening way. Using the best of the past with the new and cutting edge.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Efficiency and inspiration. No time wasting. It is better sometimes to do nothing than do lots of things that are not yours to do, or are a distraction from your main purpose. Time off allows other ideas and parts of you to breathe, so sometimes I will deliberately do something different to take my mind off work, so I can return refreshed and with an empty mind. Short bursts of focused work over a few days gets more done than long hours in one day. This make it more enjoyable and efficient, and I actually save time by working like this.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Focus more on one thing that brings you the deepest joy and fulfillment, and train yourself more in that direction to become the best at it.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
The value of our lives can only be measured by how you feel within.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Focus on what you enjoy most and keep refining the ways you express and share this vision. Be creative in expressing this in multiple different ways. Share what you genuinely feel and are moved by and hopefully this will be your business. Then you are congruent and your product will feel more authentic to others.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Word of mouth, good service and great content that has been refined and used well by target groups before releasing it to the general public.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Without enough time, investment, resources and care put into each product you create everything else will suffer in your inventory. Focusing more on each single product will create more avenues for other parts of your business to flourish automatically. Do one thing, and do it well.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Use new technology to create joy and fun for users that benefits their peace of mind and well being. This is a rapidly growing business with a lot of room for innovation and no clear leader in the market. The market is wide open for this kind of content.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Cheap Air tickets round Europe. You can go from country to country in hours and be in a totally different language, food, environment and culture. This stimulates creativity and inspiration, and brings fresh energy to whatever it is you are creating or visioning. It is a lot of fun to connect with all kinds of different mentalities so quickly, and this can shake up old ways of doing, to see things in a fresh perspective. Adventure is part of a creative persons bag of tricks.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Facebook is still the most resourceful and easiest way for me to connect to others.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
The Power of Shakti, to discover some of the deeper aspects of our feminine self.
What is your favorite quote?
“When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” Rumi
- It is important to focus on the thing that you enjoy
- Showing your true and honest self with provide the right network that believe in you
- Focus on your true aspirations
- Use technology to expand your knowledge
Carlyn runs the day-to-day publishing operation here at ideamensch and interacts with our awesome customers and entrepreneurs. She is likely editing this with a cat on her lap.