Dipal Shah is an Internationally acclaimed Mindset and Health Transformation Expert, Global Speaker, and Spiritual Mentor celebrated by clients across the globe who refer to her as “The Body Whisperer.” She is also CEO and Founder of Ananda 4 Life. As a recognized expert in the field of Energy Medicine, Dipal has helped thousands in over 92 countries break free from chronic health problems in conjunction with or where western medicine has failed. Dipal has helped her clients create powerful and profound shifts, allowing them to find more joy and inspiration in all aspects of their life. Dipal has worked with celebrities, health care practitioners, thought leaders, and many more.
She has been featured in Authority Magazine, Thrive Global Magazine, The List TV show, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox. She shares her knowledge on various topics on Telesummits and podcasts. Her newest project to help humanity is The Global Gathering, which she hosts once a month. Her Mission is to Empower, Inspire and Teach people to create an abundant life by breaking through their limits so they can live the life of their dreams.
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We are thrilled to have you join us today, welcome to Valiant CEO Magazine’s exclusive interview! Let’s start with a little introduction. Tell our readers a bit about yourself and your company.
Dipal Shah: I grew up in New Jersey for the first part of my life. I had many responsibilities as a child because my parents worked all the time, I raised my brother, cooked meals, and many weekends and summers worked at my dad’s convenience store to help him. When I was 14 years old we moved to Kentucky. Married a beautiful man at the age of 20 years old. I Had the most amazing job as a Pharmaceutical Representative for over a decade. I dealt with many health issues in the meantime but never had time to take care of myself. They got worse and conventional medicine was not helping. I quit my job after 12 years and sought out healing my body and taking care of my young kids. In the meantime, I found complementary alternative medicine to help in my healing journey. Today I live symptom-free and help 1000s of people around the world find healing for their chronic health ailments. My passion is to help people learn to heal themselves. I live in Mooresville, NC with 2 beautiful girls and a loving husband. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, dancing, singing, and Living Life. Today, I am a successful Indian Female Entrepreneur making a difference in people’s lives all over the world.
Who has been the most influential person(s) in your life and how did they impact you? How did that lead to where you are today?
Dipal Shah: For years I watched my dad and mom struggle to make ends meet, going from one job to another, low pay, struggling to pay the bills, working long hours, They were very dedicated, hard-working, ambitious, and motivated people when it came to their career. Anything they took on, they gave 100%. My mom and dad would always encourage each other in their career even when they were laid off, let go, looking for new positions, wanting to create their own business, whatever the circumstances. I felt inspired by their ambition and motivation, I wanted to have something I was passionate about and today I lead that life looking forward to every moment of each day of helping people and doing what I love.
2020 was a challenging year for all of us, particularly for businesses. How did the pandemic impact your business? Please list some of the problems that you faced, and how you handled them.
Dipal Shah: The pandemic impacted businesses negatively and some positively. Some businesses were even forced to close their doors. Thanks to Divine Grace my business was thriving during the pandemic as people were looking for mental health support during the pandemic. Many clients were seeking help for loneliness, weight gain, anxiety, and Covid. I was booked with sessions and speaking programs more than usual. I was able to open up time for those who needed my services.
The pandemic led to a myriad of cultural side effects, including one that was quite unexpected that is informally known as “The Great Resignation”. Did this widespread trend affect you in any way?
Dipal Shah: No the pandemic did not affect my business in this way.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. How do you feel about this trend? Explain.
Dipal Shah: Millions of Americans quit their job in July 2021. This trend was one of the most impactful shifts on the economy and for many businesses a renewed awakening. People quit their jobs in 2021 and found other means of making money or realized they did not need to work. They didn’t need much in life to survive and that they can put their energy towards other things. The pandemic gave people the stillness they needed to recognize what they had but also how much of life they were missing out on. Many people all around the world, not just America made decisions based on what was best for them and their families and what mattered the most. Whether it was spending time with the family, for themselves, or doing things they loved. So many people were able to find new endeavors and create their businesses during the pandemic. If you look at it closely, Americans didn’t quit their job they just found other means of making money and enjoying life.
According to a study by Harvard Business Review, Employees between 30 and 45 years old have had the greatest increase in resignation rates, with an average increase of more than 20% between 2020 and 2021. That can be quite an alarming rate. What advice would you share to increase employee retention?
Dipal Shah: Right now to increase employee retention you have to take care of the employees and make them feel they are part of a team. Too many employees don’t feel this and therefore seek other positions. Look at how you can make the environment a better place to work, what needs to change as the world is changing, how can employees create a work-life balance and still be productive. The best thing right now is for companies to be proactive and revisit the business model. The shift we see now is going to be in effect for a very long time and therefore companies should not wait and see what happens otherwise it will hurt them in the long run.
According to a Nature Human behavior study, In 2020, 80% of US workers reported feeling that they have too many things to do and not enough time to do them – a phenomenon known as “time poverty”. What is your take on the work-life balance? Explain.
Dipal Shah: Work-life balance is very crucial to mental and physical health. There will always be a large to-do list and things to do, it is how you prioritize them. Your time is valuable and life will always play but how are you going to play with life. In addition to the struggles of everyday life now we add social media to the list of things to do. There is never time off unless you create that time. You have to learn to manage your life and work. work is only a part of your life not the entirety of your existence. I have seen too many people with increase stress levels, burnout, and exhaustion leading to physical health concerns due to over dedication to work. If you want to enjoy life there has to be a balance of everything.
A more recent survey by Joblist asked about 3,000 respondents if they’re actively thinking about leaving their job. That survey found that 73% of 2,099 respondents who answered this question on their employment plans are considering quitting. How are you preparing for the future to counter this potentially persistent problem?
Dipal Shah: Thank goodness I don’t have this issue due to the size of my company where a handful of people are on my team. However, for many companies, this is going to be a persistent problem over the next couple of years. The best thing to do is keep the ones you have happy. You can do this by praising them, showing how grateful you are, giving them a bonus or raise, seeking out input or advice from them, motivating them to grow, and keeping doors to good communication. To reduce employee turnover rates be sure to practice getting regular feedback, doing check-ins, and having honest conversations about how work is going. This should be an ongoing practice for all leaders. When you take care of the employees you have then you do not need to worry about them quitting.
Thank you for all that, our readers are grateful for your insightful comments! Now, if the Great Resignation isn’t your greatest concern, what is the #1 most pressing challenge you’re trying to solve in your business right now?
Dipal Shah: The number one pressing challenge in my business is that there is a high demand for my work but not enough time on my calendar. I am well aware of this as an issue I need to address however, in the past I have taken on more than I can handle and it wasn’t worth the physical and mental challenges. I will reach as many people in new ways that I can’t wait to explore in the new year.
Before we finish things off, we do have one last question. If you had 10 Million Dollars to spend in one day, what would you spend it on?
Dipal Shah: I am just going to say that I would just sit with the thought at this time as I do not have any specific plans until it becomes a reality. It doesn’t make sense thinking about something that hasn’t happened.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Dipal Shah for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Dipal Shah or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page
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