Episode 163

Key Mindsets Essential for Your Success in 2024 and Beyond

by Business of Aesthetics | December 14, 2023

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The podcast delves into a crucial aspect of personal development, leadership, and mindset by the aesthetics expert, Michael Walker. Through a comprehensive conversation, it sheds light on imposter syndrome, a common challenge experienced by many successful practitioners in the field. The discussion uncovers the underlying anxieties contributing to this syndrome and explores how childhood experiences and upbringing can shape one’s self-perception. Key focal points revolve around the concept of wounds and vows, highlighting the significance of understanding both to navigate personal growth effectively. The podcast emphasizes that while many might recognize their wounds, identifying their vows—unconscious promises or beliefs—can significantly impact their behavior, choices, and overall success.

Moreover, it underscores the importance of self-awareness, challenging limiting mindsets, and consistently striving for personal development. The podcast presents valuable insights into holistic leadership, not only in professional settings but also in personal relationships and mentoring roles. For aesthetic professionals, this discussion provides a unique lens through which they can introspect, recognize, and address the deep-seated factors affecting their confidence, decision-making, and leadership abilities. By leveraging these insights, professionals can enhance their self-awareness, leadership prowess, and overall effectiveness in the aesthetics industry.

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Key Highlights

  • 00:10:54 –  Discusses the power of mindset
  • 00:23:20 – Delves into the concept of creating agenda-free space
  • 00:31:00 – Highlights personal experience with wounds and vows
  • 00:36:49 – Emphasizes the holistic view of leadership and personal development

Links: Naren Arulrajah

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/naren-arulrajah/

 Instagram : Instagram.com/narenarulrajah/

Website: www.ekwa.com

Links: Michael Walker

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/coachmichaelwalker/


Host Naren Arulrajah

Naren Arulrajah is the founder and CEO of Ekwa Marketing, which brings together global experts in digital marketing to an online presence of approximately 200 practices across the globe–from start-ups to growing businesses, including those going through mergers and acquisitions. He was honored by AceTech Ontario in 2014 with their Leadership Initiative Award.

Giving back to the medical community has been a vital component in Naren’s career, and he believes deeply in fostering a philanthropic environment.

Naren is also known for his services as a speaker, consultant, author, and inspirational innovator.


Michael Walker

Michael Walker is a seasoned Leadership Coach and Analyst (Q.MED) passionate about adding value to individuals and helping them unlock their untapped potential. With over 35 years of diverse business experience, he specializes in organizational development, succession planning, conflict resolution, and mediation.

As a Qualified (Q.MED) mediator with the ADR Institute of Canada and an Analyst (WFA) with the Workplace Fairness Institute, Michael has a strong foundation in conflict resolution and workplace dynamics.

His expertise extends to providing workshops and seminars that equip participants with practical tools to apply immediately for improved relationships, fairness, innovation, productivity, and profitability.

Michael is dedicated to supporting personal and professional transformations and is committed to helping individuals achieve greater financial, relational, physical, spiritual, and emotional prosperity through his coaching and advisory services.

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