Diana Murphy, Executive Coach-Wellness & Mindset
After a lifetime of struggling with my weight and self-esteem, I lost the weight for good and began a journey of knowing that my self-worth was not defined by how my body looked but how I showed up in the world. I truly NEVER thought this was possible, I was on my first diet at the age of 9 and gaining and losing 35 pounds my entire life. It was a dream come true.
Since losing the weight for good and becoming a powerful mindset coach, I not only have kept the weight off but am creating the life and business of my dreams. As my kids left our nest, I had previously thought this would be a season of travel and taking care of grand-babies. But now I work with powerful CEOs to realize their dreams.
This did not come without struggle and hard work, but it has been worth every minute and dollar invested in myself. What I have learned is to manage that self-critical voice (she can be SO mean) and build trust in how I take care of my physical body. But that is a small part of what has happened to me since I started my business.
I have learned that I am in control of my future. I can create the business that I dream of, I can enjoy the relationships in my life that are important and I can realize all the dreams of travel and achievement. Why? Because I have learned to stay committed to what is important no matter what and see when some of my old patterns get in the way.
We often will say that we are getting in our own way. It is so true, but what most of us have not learned to do is to out of the way and move forward. I’ve learned that it must start with not only self-compassion but curiosity. Not the type self-compassion where I say it’s ok to give up on my goals, no. The type that knows that I’ll take brave steps if I believe in myself.
Curiosity is an amazing and powerful tool. I’m still learning that when I stay curious about what is not going well in my life or my business, curiosity busts the judgment my brain offers and creates inspired solutions.
I’ve invested the time, taken brave action but at the foundation of my success is how I take care of my physical health. I’m learning that self-care is the best business plan. I have learned to eat in a powerful and intuitive way, keeping the weight off but also creating energy to work as hard as I do.
I now trust my decisions around food and exercise in a way that I NEVER DREAMED was possible. It’s so freeing, I don’t have to think hard about this, it has become very natural after investing in some new habits and great tools. Intuitive eating and powerful wellness habits clear my mind to be the creative force in my business.