We are so excited to introduce you to Wild Web Woman Kisma Orbovich! Kisma is a podcaster, speaker and spiritual catalyst. She does mindset work to help individuals achieve success and high performance, adding a nuance of energy and spirituality so the soul gets attention too.
What inspired you to launch your web-based business? I wanted to travel and work from anywhere; my daughter lived and went to school in Abu Dhabi, Madrid, Morocco and now New York City. If I don’t get to see her I’m not a happy human.
How has your previous employment experience aided you professionally? My first profession was as a classical flutist. I played on stages worldwide and lived and performed in Hong Kong. This meant I figured out mindset at the age of 15. Then I moved back to the states and opened a yoga studio. I’ve been going to India for 10 years and studying with the guru of spirituality and business—I continue to do this so my clients don’t have to.
What does India represent to you? India is a duality of poverty and complacency and high spirituality and wealth – they do not always couple this way either. I’ve traveled quite a bit and appreciate places like the Himalayans and Chennai but my happy place is the Vedanta Academy near Pune. It’s clean and based on developing one’s intellect so that objectivity is the norm and self-mastery is attainable. My teacher there, Swami Parthasarathy, is 90 and a true living saint. Contemplation on the Self is key and puts everything else in perspective. I often threaten to not come home each time I go. 😉
Do you weave your values into your business? Always. You really are your business. Values of how to be an excellent human, treat people and how one treats oneself is essential for holding a space for clients. If I’m not up early and studying or meditating purposefully, it’s unfair for me to ask my clients to do so. Lead by example is my highest value for my tribe.
What is the best part about being a web-based businesswoman? I can have a session with someone in Alabama at 10 am and someone in Australia at 4 pm! But I also LOVE bringing people together in my web-based classes and online groups so they get to know one another and appreciate each other.
What is the most challenging part of being a web-based businesswoman? Not having a tangible product to sell or step into. I recently moved into an office to regain the love of an energetic structure and leave my house for work. I’ll cycle through and likely go back to my house in several months.
What is your favorite way to unplug from work? Either read a really good book on spirituality and philosophy or watch Poldark.
How do you maintain your health? Watch what I put in—no meat, less sugar and little gluten. The energy work really does it for me.
What are some of your proudest accomplishments? My daughter – she gets me. She says I’m like a gypsy and every eight years I change course. ; -)
What is the wildest thing you have ever done? Rented a Vespa in Italy and drove up a mountain outside of Rome. Seriously, I’m not sure how I lived, and the way back down was not fun!
You’re an active Facebook Live user. Whats the best thing about Facebook Live? How often do you go live on Facebook? I do love Facebook Lives…the best thing is that one can reach many humans and share some important and significant information—without it having to be scripted, selling or ‘fitting’ into a conference style. My Soul Energy is Divine Self Expression, which means I do way better when I can get out of my head and share via speak or writing. I go live at least twice a week and lately I’ve been doing my Clarity Challenge for Spiritual Practice daily.
What helps you increase your productivity the most? Energy work – high-frequency energy work!
Do you have any personal “wild web” role models? If so, who? I love Amy Porterfield. I started my online business with her Profit Lab before it was Profit Lab. She’s smart, cares, and is beautiful inside and out. I’m a fan!
What are some risks you have taken that resulted in positive outcomes? I invested in myself in
ways my family would have thought I was nuts.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career to date? Trust my intuition – ALWAYS.
How do you maintain a work/life balance? Well, I kinda work a lot cause I love it. So I’d say I’m not the best person to ask. I’m getting better at leaving the office and unplugging at home with my guy Nick who co-hosts Illumination Podcast with me.
The podcast came about as a platform to share some of the highest truths with as many people who were interested. Nick and I record weekly and do our teachings or banter, and once or twice a month we’ll have a special guest on.
Business-wise, where do you see yourself in ten years? In India quite a bit and running all things smoothly right from there.
Where’s your favorite place to work from? A peaceful mind. 😉 Seriously right now it’s my fun office at Common Grounds in Carlsbad, CA.
Any favorite books or products you’d like to share? For a more philosophical flair, I always recommend Governing Business and Relationships by A. Parthasarathy – a masterful business Guru.
I also highly recommend The Complete works of Florence Scovel Shinn – the energy was way different back when she was writing and there are fewer limitations. For modern pieces, I’d suggest The One Thing by Gary Keller and Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. This book is intense yet so much of understanding what a human can do in life.
And of course anything by Lord Byron. 😉
How do you make your home a productive space to work? Clear the clutter! When working from home distractions can happen so easily. A clear workspace for me is a clear mind.
What is the #1 piece of advice would you give to someone who’s aspiring to run a web-based
business and be a Wild Web Woman? Focus on ONE thing for ONE quarter and be relentless in your pursuit of excellence that contains imperfection 😉 You can tell I’m still working on this too….
Thank you, Kisma!