After 14 years working on Wall Street, and struggling with the anxiety and insomnia that came with her demanding job, Susan Chen turned to Vedic thinking as he said, “consistency is found in chaos.” He knows the best way to finish it sad since then he has left the corporate world to study and teach full time. In 2017, after 2 years of training – including a 12-week training program in India – Chen became fully certified. Vedic philosophy. Today, Chen teaches regular classes in New York City and Los Angeles, and hosts retreats around the world, sharing the benefits of this 5,000-year-old practice with others such as the possibility.
Here’s our lightly edited Q&A, from Storytelling Program 1,000+ Stories.
How is your business different from others in your industry?
Many psychological disorders require more activities, more rules, and leaving a normal life in order to “feel better.” My take on Vedic meditation is unique, integrated with your life, so you can enjoy the journey and always follow your unique path. I love coaching people with great lives and watching them move every day from the “skin” to a fun and fulfilling journey.
Tell us about your biggest success so far.
Starting my business and teaching people about the impact of Vedic meditation in their lives has been a great success. If you had told me 15 years ago that this is what I was doing, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Now, I know it’s the best job in the world for me.
What was your biggest problem and how did you solve it?
It can be difficult to tell the difference between Vedic meditation and other practices. And clients who practice living a 5,000-year-old meditation practice seem like a foreign concept. Mixing it with other delicacies, and hosting events and holidays, all really helped to show the impact of Vedic philosophy on modern consumers. . Once people experience rest and recovery from work, there is no going back.
Have you experienced serious personal situations that have affected your business decisions?
I struggled with anxiety while working on Wall Street. I’m going to push myself harder every day, and it’s built up over time because I don’t have an outlet to let go of that problem. Through Vedic meditation, I learned how to change thoughts every day – it’s amazing. I knew I wanted to share with others, that’s why I started my business.
What is your biggest piece of advice for other startups?
It takes more time than you think to achieve your goals. Be kind to yourself.
How do you find inspiration on your dark days?
My daily meditation practice really builds me up, to the point where I don’t have dark days. However, if I’m tired, sick or under the weather, I rest my body and mind with light food, plenty of rest, meditation and activities that make me happy.
What is your go to music to cheer you up on hard days?
I like to listen to and chant the “Gayatri Mantra,” an ancient Sanskrit chant that helps us tune in to the music of nature. It has a great effect and can hook you up quickly. Deva Premal’s version is my favorite.
Who is your most important role model?
My teacher and mentor Thom Knoles has helped me to see the best in myself, and has opened up a perspective of how I can live my life in a more fulfilling way. ◼
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