November 7, 2023

Behind the Glittering Facade: The Hidden Struggles of Innovative Leaders and Visionary Entrepreneurs aka HighPerformers

In today’s fast-paced world, serial entrepreneurs and disruptive innovators aka high performers are often placed on a pedestal. Your accomplishments, wealth, and influence are celebrated, making you the epitome of success in the eyes of many. However, behind this glittering façade lies a reality that few are privy to – a world of internal struggles, unmet desires, and profound emptiness.

The Double-Edged Sword of Success

Success, as alluring as it is, comes with its own set of challenges. You as a High performer know this. You often struggle with the pressure to maintain a flawless image, constantly living under the weight of  expectations of family, friends and fans and followers. You find it difficult to express your  vulnerability and the need to always “keep up appearances” can be mentally exhausting. You yearn to strip the mask off but cannot. It is so tightly plastered on. You don’t know how. 

Wealth Without Fulfilment

You smile when you see that most understand that wealth is  equated with happiness  you know as a high achievers find that having alll this wealth has not brought contentment. The lavish lifestyle you have for example the luxury cars, and opulent homes  offered you temporary pleasure, but they do not fill the void inside.

The Surface-Level Quest for Personal Growth

So you try to fill it with some personal development and seeking spiritual experiences and for a while that was enticing. Yet you know you have only flirted with Spirituality and this dive into personal development has been superficial. You know you have only skimmed the surface, attending seminars and reading books, buying a few digital courses and attending conferences but the fear of feeling your vulnerability or expressing your vulnerabilities keeps you from diving deep into genuine self-exploration. And yet you yearn not to feel so empty.

Relationships: The Silent Victims of Success

Success you know can sometimes come at the cost of personal relationships.  Your marriage has borne the brunt, with your partner feeling disconnected. Parenting, too for you from the very start has been a challenge as the pursuit of success leaves little time for you to  bond with your child now nearly a teenager leading to tension in the family.

Health: The Often-Neglected Pillar

In the relentless chase for success, your health often takes a backseat. The physical toll of long hours and the mental strain of constant pressure has lead to a plethora of health issues. It’s a stark reminder that what you yearn for is holistic solution that encompasses both mental and physical health.

Finding Genuine Fulfilment

For what you seek is to feel truly fulfilled. Perhaps, a paradigm shift is needed on your part. It’s about embracing your vulnerabilities, and prioritizing your connection to your partner and your children instead of chasing success and giving into the demands of what others want from you. Perhaps it is your turn to ask yourself what do you truly want and to dive fully into your personal development by seeking holistic well-being solutions.

True success is a balance between external achievements and internal peace. It’s about recognizing and addressing internal struggles, seeking genuine personal growth by diving deep into the depths of self exploration.  I believe when you commit to this and open up to the possibility of having a guide when you explore on this journey….only then can you as a high performer  truly enjoy the fruits of your labour, both personally and professionally.

If you are ready to dive deep then I would encourage you to book a Consultation with me.


  1. Why do many high achievers feel unfulfilled despite their success?
    • External achievements often come with pressures and expectations, overshadowing genuine personal fulfilment.
  2. How can high performers find balance between professional success and personal well-being?
    • By realigning their values, seeking genuine personal growth, and prioritizing holistic wellbeing that promotes spiritual, emotional, physical and psychological health.
  3. Why is there hesitation among successful innovative leaders  to delve deep into personal development?
    • Fear of vulnerability and confronting deep-seated issues deter genuine self-exploration.
  4. How can high achievers maintain healthy relationships amidst their challenges?
    • Open communication, seeking a guide and prioritizing emotional connection to nurture relationships.
  5. What are the first steps towards addressing internal struggles for high performers?
    • Acknowledging struggles, seeking professional guidance, and committing to genuine self-growth as opposed to superficial personal development.


Taniya Hussain qualified as a Social Worker in 1991 from Coventry University in England. She has been working on the front lines, consistently holding space for individuals and families for three decades especially, children and young people on the margins of society. Taniya studied Psycho-dynamic counselling from 1991 to 1993 at Goldsmiths College in London. Taniya met Sheikha Halima Krausen in 1992 and has been studying Islam with her ever since especially Mystical Islam, Tassawuf (Sufism) and walks on the Chisti path. Taniya really started using the power of Jungian Pyschology and Mystical Islam when she started her Online Coaching and Consultancy Business in 2018 and discovered she was a powerful healer. When she discovered Shadow Alchemy in 2019, she started developing this modality into Muslim Alchemy in 2020. She now brands herself as the Muslim Alchemist because she is constantly integrating her knowledge of the Quran and Bible with her vast Social Work experience and her extensive ability of applying Psycho-dynamic, therapeutic techniques to organisational settings, team dynamics and when working with individuals and groups. This has both Online and Offline. Taniya uses skillfully her understanding of the Shadow, that Jung constantly talked about and her Mystical Training plus her experience in inter-faith dialogue since 2003, to help individuals and groups become conscious of what they previously were unconscious of leading to rapid success in their Business, Health and Relationships. Taniya has a great skill in being able to see the blind spots in others and in untanging energetic knots (a term she uses for Shadow) to promote healing from mental and physical disease. She uses her vast expertise and skills to help her Online Clients to get rid of decades of anxiety causing insomnia, depression and suicidal thoughts and marital problems. Clients usually are healed in a short amount of time never needing to invest in Therapy again. She really is the Muslim Alchemist as she turns the shitty experience of clients into golden experiences where they manifest upgraded, wealth, health and relationships all at the same time. Taniya got married in 1995 and has three sons born in 1996, 2001 and 2003 and lives in Surrey, England and when she is not developing Muslim Alchemy, she loves to spend time with her family and write fiction stories, songs and poems. She speaks fluent English and Urdu and basic German and French and is learning Arabic and Hebrew.


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