Meet Meesha Salaria, a Seven-year-old Author and Entrepreneur

It’s amazing what you’ll find on Google+ at 4:00 a.m. Last night (as of this writing), I stumbled across a live hangout taking place between Kim Beasley (a member of our Gnomies community) and Meesha Salaria, a seven-year-old author. What makes this particular young writer so inspirational is that her first book, Start, was written when she was only six and contains no editing on the part of her mother or any other professional editor.

Her book tackles one of the most fundamental philosophical principles of business. In order to accomplish anything in life, you have to take that first initial step. Start explores the principles of creating your own reality, taking action on your dreams, and simply making what you want to do in life possible.

About Meesha

Milan Salaria, Meesha’s mother, said: “We recognized early on that she has a knack for it (writing). All we did was provide the space for it.” At the age of six, Meesha was waking up with an immediate need to continue writing this book based on her life experiences to date, even though Meesha herself is technically just getting started with her own life.

After Kim Beasley’s interview with Meesha and her family, I was invited to take part in a post-interview discussion with Meesha. During the discussion, she revealed that her favorite books aren’t really children’s books at all, but more serious spiritual books with topics ranging from past lives to inner purpose. One title she mentioned by name, Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a well-known guide detailing how someone can achieve financial security through smart investing, real estate, and other financial growth and protection tips. Obviously, not your typical reading material for someone her age.

It surprised me just how many questions she had for us, asking about life in America and the thoughts of several other individuals taking part in the hangout. All the while, Kim Beasley smiled and shook her head at just how incredible this individual is that she just interviewed. In many ways I was just as pleasantly surprised.

Oh, and she made her own website after learning how at UIBC14 (Ultimate Internet Boot Camp) Melbourne. While the idea of someone so young learning how to design their own website might sound far-fetched, speaking to her will convince you otherwise. If anything, it’s clear she is going to leave a very big impact on the world during her lifetime.

About Start

Start is Meesha’s first book, a 54-page guide to understanding not only how parents can better relate to their children, but how getting a good start in anything is key to its success. Meesha explained in the interview and during the post-interview hangout that she intended the book to be read by anyone and everyone from age six up. Kids, parents, grandparents, and entrepreneurs (another word Meesha uses to describe herself on her site) could feasibly learn a thing or two from this book.

In the book, she details some of the lessons and what she refers to as miracles she has experienced during this early stage in her life. Through these experiences, her thoughts on philosophy and spirituality are formed, giving her a unique perspective on how the world works. She explained how important the lessons have been to her in understanding why things go wrong so that they may yield more positive results later on.

The book itself isn’t heavily edited. In fact, per Meesha’s request, the book contains no real editing at all. You see the words exactly as Meesha intended them to appear. This would normally be a big no-no in the world of literature, but to Meesha it’s a way to draw the reader into her world, frame of mind, and way of thinking.

Final Thoughts

Whether you decide to pick the book up or not, I think her story is an important one to tell. One child, hardly old enough to study multiplication by American school standards, has published her first self-help book filled with lessons from which even the most experienced entrepreneur might draw inspiration.

Perhaps Meesha is right. Perhaps we as adults really should act the role of facilitator and pave the way for our children to create something of their very own. This is one lesson I’m taking to heart, and I haven’t even read the book yet.


13 comments On Meet Meesha Salaria, a Seven-year-old Author and Entrepreneur

  • writerlisamason

    Adore this girl. She is great!

  • That is very profound for a child of 7.  Wonder how old she will be when she graduates from business college!

  • That is very profound for a child of 7.  Wonder how old she will be when she graduates from business college!

  • how often do we try to skip ahead, instead of beginning at the beginning ‡¡‡

    • I used to skip ahead until I authored the book.
      Start Now, it’s never too late to Begin at the Beginning.

      Thank You. Regs, M <3

  • Meesha, I met your beautiful mother today at the nest cafe.   Proud she was and after having a look at your site I understand why.   You are a beautiful, smart young girl with a gorgeous attitute towards life.   I will buy a copy of your book and I will START reading this to my children.  Congratulations and lovely to have had the opportunity in meeting your Mum and being part of your START in life.  Im sure I will be seeing alot more of you….  Regard Sue 

    • Thank you so much. I love NEST cafe, and Mark and his staff are so good. I even get two marshmallows with my Baby Chino. Join me at the Happiness Telesummit at 12pm tomorrow … just google Happiness Telesummit as we wrap up the event with Debra Ponemon (Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul). Love, M <3

  • Meesha has a fantastic attitude. She is also very fortunate to have parents who wish to help her succeed. I just hope that her success doesn’t cause the parents to attempt to live through the daughter & the daughter’s talents. I can see that her parents are excited & proud- but I hope they take the role as supporters & allow Meesha to find her own groove. Good on ya, Meesha!

    • Thank you Tis Moi.  Very thoughtful comment, point taken. 
      We intend to create the space for Meesh to find her own groove.
      Meesha says a BIG Thank you.Love, Milan(Supporter)

  • Very bright little girl. My only concern is that people around her may expect things from her that are far above her capabilities further along in life and she’ll lose interest in writing.

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