481 Mickra Hamilton:
Mickra is the Co-Founder and CEO of Apeiron Zoh Corporation … what she calls a Precision Performance Ecosystem that Curates Limitless Life.
Mickra is a retired colonel, having spent 30 years in the US Air Force, where she served as a Human Performance Subject Matter Expert. Mickra has a precision, systems-based approach to optimize performance and potential by leveraging genomics and epigenetic lifestyle strategies along with scientific research, advanced biologics, and leading-edge technologies. Her work as a creative disruptor in the field of Precision Human Performance is creating a new paradigm of what is possible for human flourishing. So hers is a message we need in the world right now.
Mickra is a “Human Systems Designer,” and creative disruptor in the field of Precision Human Performance creating a new paradigm of what is possible for human flourishing. Co-Founder and CEO of Apeiron Zoh Corporation, her mission is to Curates Limitless Life. She optimizes performance and potential by leveraging genomics and epigenetic lifestyle strategies along with scientific research, advanced biologics, conscious leadership, performance breathing, and leading-edge technologies. These highly successful strategies address the physiological, emotional, mental, and energetic aspects of the “human system” to enhance life, improving our relationship with the internal and external environment and how this impacts the collective environment.
Melinda Wittstock: Mickra, welcome to Wings.
Mickra Hamilton: Thank you. It’s great to be here.
Melinda Wittstock: It is so good to have you. I always enjoy our conversations. We’re in the same unicorn club together for high performing female entrepreneurs. And right now, we’re living in pretty tough times for a lot of people with Coronavirus. And in that context, what is inspiring you right now?
Mickra Hamilton: Oh, I’m going to say that most everything is inspiring me right now. It’s so fascinating. Inspiration is flowing through our collective, and flowing through my being. I am so excited about being able to be part of this change, to bring in new complex systems, innovation and creativity in ways that we’ve never been able to bring in. Because we haven’t had the time of stillness to actually create it through that lens.
Melinda Wittstock: It’s true. I think it is shining the light on so many things that are broken, but also shifting us whether we like it or not. Because nationwide, worldwide, habits have had the change as we change the way we work. Sheltering in place at home, all these different things. Schooling is changing. It’s shining a light on what’s wrong with our healthcare systems, what’s wrong with our habits, what’s wrong with our supply chains, all these sorts of things.
Melinda Wittstock: And so, for an entrepreneur, it’s actually quite an inspiring time. It’s a time to innovate.
Mickra Hamilton: Well and certainly for me, a time to offer a new perspective of how to view things. And when I say that, what I mean is, we’ve been in process of moving away from what we don’t want. So we move away from being sick. And now we have an opportunity to move toward thriving and flourishing, to actually flip the lens of the way we’ve looked at everything, and create a fresh new lens.
Mickra Hamilton: It’s empowering as opposed to disempowering.
Melinda Wittstock: This is so true. And so in the Minisode as all my listeners know, we always pivot here to talk about challenges. Because we’ve always wanted to de-stigmatize failure, and in business, because it’s kind of often how we learn. And so what are some of the challenges for you right now in your business or in your life?
Mickra Hamilton: Well that’s a, Melinda, that’s such an interesting question, because I would say to you none. And most people would say how could that even be possible?
Mickra Hamilton: And it’s really about perspective. And for me things that are challenges actually mean growth opportunities, a way to see things, a new way to thrive and flourish that I haven’t had access to. And so I think an interesting, probably an interesting thing along those lines would be, when you are … We have a new paradigm for medicine, and it’s complex systems medicine. And when it’s cash pay and when it’s for conscious people who really want to create a new sense of wellbeing and truly thriving health. When all travel is shut down, that creates an opportunity to look at the brick and mortar process and go, “Hey.” While we’re mostly virtual anyway, after they come in for the first visit, can we design new opportunities where anyone across the globe can have access to precision data and not have to actually fly to do it. And so that’s probably what I would consider a challenge in my world at the moment.
Melinda Wittstock: So true. Well, I think it’s an interesting challenging time for us too. But I like what you said that it’s not actually, it sounds to me Mickra, that you were born for this time. And you’re taking it in that spirit.
Mickra Hamilton: Well I’m certainly in a beautiful space of mind and also physiologic thriving, because I have rituals, and I’ve always cared about all aspects of my being. And so I think that I have been able to maintain a balance that many others in the busy go, go, go rat race that our modern environment has promoted, may not have had the same opportunity to. So I do feel like I was primed for this.
Melinda Wittstock: Absolutely. So along the way, certainly in your entrepreneurial path, but also you spent 30 years in the US air force. You are a human performance subject matter expert. You work with these systems based approach to optimize performance, leveraging genomics, epigenetic lifestyle strategy. All of the things that you’ve done along the way in your life, if you had to distill it down to three pieces of advice for women in business, what would they be?
Mickra Hamilton: I think first I would say trust in your inner wisdom. It would be I think my biggest number one for sure. I would also say to be the peace in the room. And that’s so important because so many lose their balance and their ability to stay present. And so being that piece allows us to really modulate the room.
Mickra Hamilton: I say control the room, but I don’t mean it in a controlling manner. And I would say trust in your divine intelligence. And that’s bringing a piece of spirituality into the process. Because I think as women, and especially in high leadership positions, we tend to go along with the more patriarchal dominance of leading through the gut and the mind, as opposed to leading through that integrated system of the gut, the mind and the heart. That integrated, aligned system.
Melinda Wittstock: I think when we’re creating in a, solely in a masculine energy, or solely in a feminine energy, we’re out of balance. When we can leverage both, and I mean that in an archetypal sense, the archetypal masculine like that they get it done, get it done, be very focused, directed. The archetypal feminine, being more empathetic, more intuitive, more of an attraction sort of energy.
Melinda Wittstock: When we leverage both of those together, magic happens. What would be your second piece of advice?
Mickra Hamilton: Oh, I added them all in.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, you added them all in? Okay. Well you can even throw in a freebie. I mean, why not? Because to me, okay, so I’m such a systems thinker like you, they all connected for me. So I thought, “Oh yeah, that’s one.”
Mickra Hamilton: I think the thing that helped me the most is bringing all of yourself to whatever it is. So I being a Colonel and being in that masculine, dominant culture, I took my non-emotional doer side to work. And a few years before I retired I realized that I was leaving a big gift. So keeping a big gift away from that culture. And so I made the decision one day to go in totally whole, and it was amazing. Because in those last three years I made so much of a difference. So much change, because that was my entire focus. It wasn’t about me following the rules and contributing the way everybody else contributed. I contributed through my full being, and that was powerful.
Melinda Wittstock: Mickra, I want everybody to be able to connect with you. You’re doing some really groundbreaking stuff. How can people find you and work with you?
Mickra Hamilton: Well I have LinkedIn is probably the best place right now. And it’s simply under Mickra Hamilton. And I have a website that will be live in a couple of weeks, and that’s drmickrahamilton.com. So drmickrahamilton.com. It’s not live right now, but it’s almost ready. And then we have a website that I also can be contacted through. It’s Apeiron Zoh, it’s ape iron, apeironzoh.com.
Melinda Wittstock: Well, I just want to thank you for putting on your wings and flying with us today.
Mickra Hamilton: Oh my pleasure.
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