Three Sixty Conversations with Sharn Khaira on spirituality, culture and making money
Welcome to episode 27! Today I am joined by Sharn Khaira. Sharn begun her entrepreneur journey with her company Luxury wedding planning business, Desi Bride Dreams after leaving a career in marketing that was very depleting. In 2017 Sharn set up the AFEC (Asian Female Entrepreneurs Collective) to support Asian women achieve successful in business. Sharn is also an international speaker and all round badass!
Sharn talks about her background, growing up with parents that had little or no English and had periods of working multiple jobs to make ends meet. Sharn reflected on being a translator for her parents from a very young age and doing things like speaking to Sky TV at the age of 5 or 6 and helping her parents complete a mortgage application at 11 or 12! We talk about growing up in an area that was characterised by deprivation and seeing her parents experience financial stress. It was really interesting to hear Sharn talk about growing up seeing wealthy relatives and not being jealous or intimidated but inspired to believe that there was more for her than what she was experiencing. We also touch on Sharn paving her own path and braking away from the cultural norms of the Sikh community.
Sharn shares how changing her beliefs was a fundamental part of unravelling the narratives she developed about money so that she could unlearn and re-learn rather than continue to self sabotage and limit her opportunities. This included tracking her money so she knew exactly what her income and expenditure was and getting close to her money. She also created rituals that assisted her to raise her vibrations so that she became an energetic match to the life she wanted to create.
We also talk about how spiritual themes such as being and energetic match and co-creating with the universe can be at odds with our cultural backgrounds.
Resources / people mentioned:
Abraham - Ask and it is given
Rachel hollis - Girl wash your face
Gabby Bernstien - The Universe has your back
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