In case you missed it, Clubhouse is now open! Meaning, you don’t have to get an invitation to join this amazing app and community of content creators.
This is pretty cool because there are so many amazing, talented people using the app.
While I normally collaborate with digital marketers, I wanted to expand and invite new people to The Clubhouse Creator Show like a variety of content creators, nutritionists, and fitness influencers.
I’m so excited to introduce my latest guest, Ashna Zaveri.
Who Is Ashna Zaveri?
Ashna Zaveri is an actor, model, content creator, NASM certified nutritionist, fitness enthusiast, and all-around amazing person.
She also has an impressive amount of 442,000 Instagram followers and 122,000 followers on Twitter which is pretty impressive in itself.
She’s been acting for more than a decade and uses her social media platforms to help others heal and improve their lives.
Her messages are extremely empowering, so as was our chat.
Here are some of the biggest lessons from our amazing conversation together.
Reminder: Why Health Is Everything
One of the central themes of our talk was the importance that your health plays in life and business.
Because no matter how much money you make, no amount of wealth won’t make up for bad health.
As Jim Rohn said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
But health isn’t just your physical well-being like most people think.
Instead, it’s your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health combined.
Ashna is a fitness fanatic and always makes it a priority, no matter how busy her schedule is.
But another part of fitness, especially for content creators and influencers, that enough people do not talk about is mental health.
Because as I’m sure you know, when you produce content online, you will get judged - both good and bad.
Ashna knows this better than anyone as she’s not only a popular figure on social media but also a successful actor.
Rejection, judgment, and negative feedback are part of the journey, so it's important to not let it affect you mentally.
That’s why you need to have the right perspective when you’re putting out content online.
It’s not to say that some comments won’t affect you (as you’re human), but it’s important to think about whom is leaving them.
As Ashna said, “It’s people who are hurt inside and are projecting their beliefs into the world.”
Social media in general is a double-edged sword. Sure, you can use it to create epic content that changes people’s lives, but it can consume everything for some.
According to Very Well Mind, social media can lead to:
Hurt your self-esteem
Lead to FOMO (fear of missing out)
Impulse control issues
Don’t let social media (or haters online) control how you feel about yourself!
Try to remember, no positive person would go out of their way to leave negative comments on others' content.
Make it a priority to have a schedule and routines that will help not only your physical health but your mental health too.
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The Importance Of Creating Content
Once you have the right practices in place, then you should start creating content.
Because let’s face it, there has never been a better time to share your message with the world with all the social media platforms.
When I asked Ashna about what type of content to create, I loved her answer.
She said, “Create content that comes naturally - not 'what you think’ people want.”
And I couldn’t agree more. If you only produce content that you think people want, they will catch on as your followers will get to know you and are much smarter than you think.
Plus, producing content that you’re passionate about and love is the key to longevity.
People will know if you’re authentic or not as your energy comes through your content.
That’s why it’s so important to create content in a niche that you love.
This is why I love sharing tips and tricks about digital marketing across various social media channels.
And why Ashna has such a massive following by sharing her tips on meditation, fitness, mental health, and more.
We’re both wildly passionate about the subjects, and good energy attracts more good energy.
When you talk about topics you love, you will find your people and establish yourself as a leader in your industry.
The second part of the content creation equation is to make sure your content is omnipresent.
When you’re on various channels, you can attract a bigger audience and impact more people.
But don’t get us wrong, that doesn’t mean you should just recycle your content on every platform.
As Ashna said, “You need to create content for the platform, as audiences are very different across each platform.”
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How To Use Vulnerability To Heal
One of the biggest takeaways from my chat with Ashna was how she views vulnerability.
Most of us as content creators are scared to share certain parts of our lives with the world.
It’s easy to fear embarrassment, the judgment of others, or having it fall flat and people judging you for it.
But as Ashna said, “Vulnerability is healing. It’s a way to express yourself and move past your own failures and downfalls.”
Not to mention, it’s inspiring to others.
Often, people who follow can start to think that you have a perfect life or that you have it all together.
But we both know that’s not true, no one, regardless of how “successful” they are, is perfect. That just isn’t the human experience.
So instead of trying to hide your imperfections, why not just share them with the world?
Why not use it as inspiration for others?
When things aren’t the way you want in life or business, focus on helping others.
As I shared, I do this by jumping into random Clubhouse rooms and put my focus on helping others.
This almost always helps with getting me out of a funk by focusing on serving others. It’s nearly impossible to be in a bad energetic state when you are helping others.
The next time you feel off energetically, whether it’s anxious or stressed, share that with others or give.
As Tony Robbins said, “Success does not mean taking, it means truly growing and giving.”
How To Harness The Benefits Of Meditation
One of the biggest keys to Ashna’s success is meditation.
She talked about it frequently in our chat, and it made me realize I need to jump on board too.
As she said, “100 out of 100 people will find great benefits from meditation.”
She’s not alone, either--top celebrities, entrepreneurs, and athletes all preach the benefits of meditation.
Joe Rogan does a variety of techniques
Tony Robbins uses a 10-minute priming routine
Oprah Winfrey, billionaire investor Ray Dalio, and tons of others use Transcendental Meditation (TM)
If you’re brand new to me, she recommends starting small (even if your mind wants to go elsewhere).
Spend five minutes and focus on your breathing. Then, work your way up to longer intervals as you start to see better results in your life.
Don’t try to be like her and go straight into a 10-day meditation retreat, instead start slowly.
Trying meditation practices is definitely something we need to practice as humans and the benefits are nearly endless according to Healthline.
Here are some ways meditation helps the human body and mind:
Lengthen attention span
Promote emotional health
Not to mention, Ashna discussed how it can also strengthen your own intuition, which is great as an entrepreneur who is constantly making decisions.
But when it comes to meditation practice, please don’t expect miracles to happen in the beginning.
So many people want the “Amazon Prime” service when it comes to any sort of personal development change, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that and takes practice.
Everything good takes time, so instead, make a committed effort to it and you will see results (I know I’m going to)!
As Buddha said, “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”
Final Thoughts + Resources
If there’s one thing you should take away from this chat, it’s this--don’t be scared of failures.
Whether you’re an actor, entrepreneur, or someone in the corporate world, you can’t be afraid to fail.
Keep believing in yourself, focus on your health, share your gifts with the world, and it will all work out.
Life is too short to go to a job you hate!
Ashna is just getting started in her own journey and highly encourages you to keep up with it, as she’s already taught me a ton as a content creator and social media innovator.
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