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Becoming a Mindful eCommerce Entrepreneur with Nikki Mocerino, Co-founder and CEO of The Ohm Store

Nikki Mocerino

Nikki Mocerino is the Co-founder and CEO of The Ohm Store, a company that sells mindfulness tools such as singing bowls, journals, and Matcha green tea. In 2015, Nikki and her brother Frank co-founded The Ohm Store by partnering with an artisan in Kathmandu, Nepal, to bring ancient mindfulness modalities to the modern world. Today, their purpose is to share mindfulness rituals from different parts of the globe to help people cut through the clutter and enjoy the present moment.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Nikki Mocerino’s entrepreneurial journey and how she identified her mission
  • Nikki talks about balancing mindfulness with digital growth and transformation
  • How to juggle both full-time employment and an entrepreneurial side project
  • Why Nikki started The Ohm Store
  • How The Ohm Store brand measures its success
  • Nikki shares the philosophy behind building The Ohm Store team and how she invests in her employees
  • The biggest challenges Nikki has faced while growing her business
  • Nikki shares some tools and practices for cultivating happiness every day
  • The lessons Nikki has learned from the past year

In this episode…

You’re in the ecommerce space to generate revenue and make a profit. However, if profit becomes your only mission, you may be left with stress and anxiety rather than success. According to Nikki Mocerino, the Co-founder and CEO of The Ohm Store, there’s a better way to run your company and grow your business.

Nikki found success as an ecommerce entrepreneur by staying present and prioritizing her larger mission: serving others. She realized that there was no milestone that could solve all of her challenges, so instead she let her mission dictate how she ran her business. By staying focused on what was most important to her, Nikki was able to effectively build her team, measure her success, and grow a profitable ecommerce company.

On this episode of the eCommerce Profits Podcast, Joshua Chin interviews The Ohm Store Co-founder and CEO, Nikki Mocerino, about how she became a mindful and successful ecommerce entrepreneur. Tune in as Nikki talks about the biggest obstacles she overcame while growing her business, the lessons she learned from the pandemic, how she stays present while running a company, and more.

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Episode Transcript

Intro 0:04

Welcome to the eCommerce Profits Podcast where we feature top founders and experts in the eCommerce industry and take an in depth look at the struggles and successes in growing e commerce brands profitably.

Joshua Chin 0:21

Josh Chin here, I’m the host of the eCommerce Profits Podcast where we feature top experts and founders in the eCommerce industry. And we go behind the scenes of the struggles and successes in growing a brand. Now this episode is brought to you by Chronos Agency. If you’re a direct to consumer eCommerce brand, that’s ready for next level growth and to unlock the optimal lifetime value of your customers through email marketing. Chronos is your company we’ve helped hundreds of brands get over $17 million in return from email alone, and our clients get an average of 3500% ROI from our efforts for productive brands like Truly Beauty, the UdI gidea and many more. Now, the next step is to email us at sales@Chronos.agency or we can go to Chronos.Agency to learn more. Now, today’s guest, Nikki Mocerino is the Co-founder and CEO of The Ohm Store. Brother and sister Frank and Nikki Mocerino co-founded The Ohm Store in 2015 when they partnered with an artisan in Kathmandu, Nepal, to bring ancient mindfulness modalities to the modern world. Today, the purpose is to support people’s spiritual development by sharing mindfulness rituals from different parts of the world, so that more people learn to enjoy the simple beauty of being present. Nikki, welcome to the show.

Nikki Mocerino 1:44

Thanks so much for having me, Josh. And I loved in the intro, you know, your mission to share the not just the successes of the business, but also the challenges because I, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that ended up being I think, some of our greatest gifts. So thank you, and thank you for the show that you’re you’re putting out there for people.

Joshua Chin 2:04

Thank you for being here. And I think that’s, you know, the stories of personal stories of both the highs and the lows. And the media portrays the highs all the time, but we don’t talk about the lows enough. And I think that’s where most of the learning happens, as well. So Nikki, for those of those of us who are listening who don’t know who you are, give us a quick introduction of your background, we talked a little bit about this before we can record your background how you ended up in entrepreneurship.

Nikki Mocerino 2:35

Yeah, so my, my career began in the emerging tech industry. And I was working with fortune 500 companies across the United States on building out their tech strategies for 510 years out. And something that I really fell in love with was not just delivering the technology, but I became super interested in building the machine. And, you know, when I say machine, I don’t mean it in a in an inhuman way. I mean it in the structures and systems and processes that people thrive within to create amazing products and services in the world. And so my, my career took me down this path of becoming more interested in the people and, and high performing people and teams and having everybody win. And that led me to building a consulting firm on behalf of the company I was working for in Argentina, and taking on a chief of staff role and really investing in developing people. And as that journey continued on, I was building my business side by side. And there was kind of this tipping point where my greatest path to impact had me leave the tech world and, and jump fully into e commerce so that I can really serve my mission in the world which was bringing peace, harmony and happiness to people

Joshua Chin 4:06

love that bring peace, harmony and happiness to people. I know for a fact that not many people have clarity of what their mission in life is how do you get to a point where you understand you acknowledge that? This is this is why I am this way I am here on this on this earth. How do you get to this?

Nikki Mocerino 4:30

I think, you know, I think a lot of it is letting go of that search for for the mission. You know, when we when we can stop seeking something outside of ourselves. You know, I see it so often people are looking for their mission, and it kind of paralyzes them and so instead of being in the flow of life and moving forward, it’s a stopping point. And so I really love just instead of of needing to find the perfect thing. Just going out and living a life that you’re really, really proud of, and getting clear on what’s really important to you? And the answers come, you know, I think it’s less about what the mission is and more about who you become on that path in life to, to uncovering work that lights you up. I think that is, you know, I think I can serve my mission. In my business, I can also serve my mission and taking my dog for a walk or playing with my dog outside. Because it’s just so clear. For me. My mission is a world that works for everyone and a world where everybody wins.

Joshua Chin 5:45

It’s amazing. And well, The Ohm Store. And The Ohm Store is this very successful brand. And the dichotomy between what you’re doing today, and being a proponent of mindfulness and enjoying the present, very different from what you used to do in the emerging tech world where it’s all about speed and change and digital transformation. How do you balance that? That that to, especially when I guess most of those in the working world are thinking about growth and change in speed? Now, how? How do you kind of think about that, that difference?

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