Check out our interview with talented Entrepreneur & Bravo’s TV “Shahs of Sunset” star Mike Shouhed.
Mike is known for being a fitness enthusiast and fashion influencer within the industry and now also in the Real Estate world. If that’s not enough, he recently launched his new premium CBD wellness line – Au Sante.
Follow Mike at @mikeshouhed
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Sensitive, Loving, Determined
Name one of your strengths?
I never give up!
What is the key to your success?
It doesn’t happen overnight. You need to keep trying, don’t take no for an answer, value peoples opinion, but don’t let it hinder you from pursuing your goals.
What is fun and rewarding about what you do? And what’s not?
Development is rewarding because you start to see your project come to life, watching an architectural drawing constructed is so cool. But, it’s a lot of work, sleepless nights and early mornings, not to mention all the stress that’s involved.
Tell us about the success of Bravo TV’s “Shahs of Sunset?” How did you got to be part of the show? How was the casting?
It’s surreal, I can’t believe how well the show has done. Eight seasons is such a blessing and a huge accomplishment for all of us. It’s crazy that at first I didn’t even want to be a part of the show. I turned down the opportunity several times before the producers convinced me to join my friends on the cast. One of the only reasons I said yes was because my friends were also going to be on the show and I thought “f**k it, why not?”
What we can expect of the 8th season?
It’s the BEST season yet!
How is your relationship with the other cast members?
Although there is a lot of drama and we have our fair share of issues, at the end of the day, they are like my brothers and sisters.
Do you guys have a script on what to do or say?
LOL Hell NO!
Can you share something funny that’s happened to you while filming?
Season one, the idea of being on camera and being mic’d was all new to us! The producers hear everything! That first year we went to Las Vegas. Let’s just say, even though the cameras may not be following you, the microphones still listen! Use your imagination on what you can think they heard from all of us.
Any advice to other people thinking on share their lives on TV?
Weigh out the pros and cons! Lots of amazing opportunities came from Shahs, but the world also witnesses all the bad too. You have to be very transparent or the audience wont watch. You have to be ok with eating sh*t on TV and not being able to sugar coat it! No more ‘well if no one saw it, it didn’t happen,’ because they will see it.
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far?
Always stay humble, don’t announce your plans to everyone, respect everyone, keep your word & always stay true to your real self!
Now what about your premium CBD wellness line Au Sante?
One of my greatest accomplishments. I have always wanted to create something that makes people feel good and to give the people luxury at an affordable price without sacrificing the quality of the product. All of our CBD is organic & locally grown with the highest mg in each product. There is a reason why our brand is growing so quickly with amazing reviews.
Why did you decided to start this company?
CBD helped me, so I wanted to share it with the world so, we set out to create the best products on the market.
Any advice to entrepreneurs out there?
Follow your dreams! Never let anyone tell you your dreams are too big, those people think small and are dream stealers. Also, never give up!
What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?
I am developing a 24 unit apartment building, and it’s my first time doing ground up construction. I make a lot of hard decisions every day that can make or break this project.
How often do you launch new products?
I have launched two products in my life. A clothing/shoe brand called True Gold and Au Santé, my CBD line.
What do you think is the secret to have a successful brand?
Success comes when you put the customer first. Making money is important, but shouldn’t be your driving force.
We know you are a fitness and healthy person, can you share some tips to our readers to stay fit during this lockdown?
Be careful what you put into your mouth. Lots of people are stress eating, that is a big no no. Try to do intermittent fasting, its worked wonders for me. Also, a lot of cardiovascular exercise, even if its walking around the block a couple of times a day.
What is next for Mike Shouhed in 2020?
Finish my 24 unit apartment building called 1111 North & make Au Santé the biggest name in CBD and wellness.
Something people don’t know about you?
I’ve been on TV for eight years, you guys know everything!
What is your favorite healthy food?
I love salads from SweetGreen.
And your favorite cheat food?
Mexican is my go to!
Which project is still on your bucket list?
I would love to have a speaking role in a movie.
What music do you like?
Hip Hop, EDM & believe it or not, Country.
Do you support any charity?
Yes! Make A Wish and Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
Any show on Bravo!
3 things you can’t leave home without?
My mask, my note pad/pen & a bottle of Perfect Hydration water.
Where we can follow you & your businesses?
Photographer: Alexander Thomas