We had the good fortune of connecting with Ismael Pohlert and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ismael, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Work life balance has always been an interesting topic because I used to have to balance full-time school, three jobs, and my social life. After graduating college from SDSU, I had an abundance of free time, which resulted in me overthinking a lot. In the Summer of 2020, my life changed for the better and I snapped out of a victim mindset. As this happened, I began to work on my other two businesses with intent and efficiency. However, I often found myself working late nights and weekends to make ends meet. It was strenuous on my mental psyche despite my enjoyment of the work. In March 2021, I had a big consultation and proposal for a multi-million dollar company. This was through my other business, Inflow Social Media Marketing. I provided a brief plan of action to my potential client and they decided to go separate ways. This made me re-assess my entire business plan and made me discover that I really wanted to get into Spiritual Wellness. As I transitioned my work ethic from both Inflow Social Media Marketing and Share The Wealth Records, I realized how important it is to schedule time for self-care. I purchased a passion planner so that I can focus on my new business. This passion planner helped a lot with work life balance because I can schedule doing what I love for work as well as doing what I love for my mind, body, and spirit. I completely cut out working on the weekend so I can spend that time with my loved one, including myself. I dedicate the weekdays to working on my Spiritual Wellness business and it all comes naturally. I plan out my days the night before next and use it as a guideline, rather than a strict process or list of things that need to be done. I have the whole week to work on 3 main tasks that will come together over time. I have realized it is best not to rush anything that you are working on because time is all made up. We use it to organize our life, but sometimes we get so bent out of shape over time. Going with the flow of the week and listening to my mind, body, and spirit has transformed my viewpoint on the work-life balance. My priority is my business, Alt Dreamscapes, but the ultimate priority will always be my mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I specialize in Spiritual Wellness. I focus on crystal healing, aligning chakras, meditation, and breaking down past traumas within people. I am excited to launch my website in Fall 2021 because I will use it as a spiritual resource that people can learn about the basics of Spirituality for free! I also will be selling metaphysical tools, such as crystals, journals, and more. I will be hosting virtual workshops for guided meditations and offering these services to educational conferences. I would not say that the path was easy, but it was definitely smooth because of how natural spiritual wellness came to me. I have always wanted to make a change within my community and I was always looking at different avenues that didn’t align with my soul’s intention. Now, I have been able to effortlessly work on something I love and enjoy the process, rather than the outcome. The journey is always much more fun and learning to be present in this journey of life has helped me appreciate the true essence of life, which is simply, being. I am excited to make a change within my community, as well as with the collective consciousness of our Universe.

Alt Dreamscapes focuses on healing, stabilizing, and improving the mind, body, and spirit. We specialize in crystal healing, guided meditations, and spiritual wellness. We are dedicated to sharing spiritual wisdom and introducing people to holistic healing practices.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would first take them to Old Town to get some delicious Mexican food and visit my favorite crystal shop, South American Imports. We would then visit Miramar to get some gluten-reduced beer at Duck Foot Brewing! To end the day, we would visit Kate Sessions Park to watch the sunset. The next day we would play some disc golf at Morley Field in Balboa park. Then stop by Bahn Thai for some delicious food. Also, visiting the beach is a must in the hot weather! The next day would be focused in North County and we would have to visit Ciao in Vista. They have delicious Italian food and great deals for Happy Hour! Then we would make a stop at Double Peak Park to hike and enjoy the view. After our hike we can rest and visit Green Thumb Nursery. There are so many great places in San Diego and it will be a fun time exploring some of my favorite places with someone new or who hasn’t been before.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank my parents for being supportive of me although my methods of work are unconventional and not always aligning with their vision of me. Without my parents love and support, I would not be able to have three businesses. I would also like to thank the ancestors that came before us and paved the way for the future that is now. Without our ancestors we wouldn’t have the privileges and freedoms that we have today. It is also important to thank the indigenous communities for their spiritual knowledge, as well as Eastern spiritual influences (most importantly Hinduism). I would also like to thank my soul for it’s continued strength and resilience. Without my soul, I wouldn’t be here today. And lastly, I would like to thank the universe for it’s divine timing and beautiful expression of life on this planet we call Earth.

Website: altdreamscapes.com

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