We had the good fortune of connecting with Maiysha Clairborne MD and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maiysha, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
There are a few habits I’ve built that have helped me to succeed. The first is I developed a mind remapping and mindfulness practices. These practices are sort of my spiritual practices. The mind remapping practices help keep me focused on what I want, and empowered to know I will get there. The mindfulness practices help me to breathe through the tough times of entrepreneurship.
The second habit I developed was structure. The structures I have created have allowed me to operate at my highest level of performance and productivity. People always ask me how do I do as much as I do and still have time to have a life… It’s the way I structure not only my work time but my family, play, and down time.
Which brings me to the third habit… Taking care of the basics: which are for me sleep, food, laughter, leisure & play, exercise, and quiet time – I make sure those things are always taken care of. It helps me to be my best self.
Finally, I’d have to say discipline is the overarching theme.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I focus on helping women and men of color address and eliminate the effects of past traumas, negative experiences, and self beliefs that get in the way of them achieving their highest dreams. What make my processes unique is that they disconnect the negative emotional impact at the source at the level of the unconscious. As well, in this process you don’t have to relive bad experiences to heal from them.
It has been a rollercoaster ride getting to this point in my career. This is my second career, but even as an integrative physician, I was always trailblazing. The price of trailblazing sometimes is having to endure certain struggles. I have lived and thrived through a recession, had to work several jobs in the beginning to support myself as I grew my practice. Furthermore starting a new career after dedicating decades to one is not a simple choice. However, it has been worth it.
I believe my path was designed this way for a reason. My story allows me to relate to those I empower. My medical foundation allows me to more deeply understand the neuroscience behind the brain and why we do the things we do which makes me a better trainer and teacher. My bedside manner as a physician trickles over into my compassion as a coach.
Now as I move forward on my purpose path, my mission is to help others find theirs and teach them the tools to maximize their capacities by removing the internal obstacles could be creating their personal glass ceiling.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love to simple things… parks, mom and pop shops. If I was taking a good friend around the city, we’d go to one of my favorite family owned restaurants in the area (depending on their tastes it could be Carribean, Indean or Asian). Then I might take them to one of my favorite parks so we could walk the trail and experience the beauty of Atlanta’s parks.
Of course for dinner we’d have to go to Season’s 52 or Cafe Intermezzo for dessert. After that it’s visitor’s choice. I’m very fluid when it comes to activities. Whatever they like, I can create fun around.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to Art2Lectual for being so committed to my voice being heard. My son is my greatest motivator and teacher. He inspires me every day at the tender age of 7 years old. Mommy loves you Delsyn. There are so many in my community that believe in what I do and want to see me win, and I appreciate each and every one of you.