I’m Diahana, and I’m a recovering workaholic.
What are the moments I live for now?
Time off spent with my family. Because when you know your spiritual attributes and are in complete harmony selling your programs and services is easy, you don’t have to work so much.
If I’m being honest, I’ve always identified as that driven corporate woman with the prestige, money and ambition that came with it. My husband was home with a flexible, fun business we co-owned, so he was always with the kids while I was at work.
At the time, I really didn’t think I could leave it behind to work for myself. My company needed me. My team looked to me. My family relied on me.
I was waiting for the “perfect moment” to quit my day job— that imaginary future when everything was in its place with my online business, so the transition could be totally seamless.
But the problem was I couldn’t do it all at once: the mom thing, the wife thing, the boss thing, the entrepreneur thing. They were all fighting for the driver’s seat, and I had to make a choice.
Deep inside I knew I wanted more than my 9-5... My inner cheerleader and the process I had used for years to be, "always fabulous" was begging to get out, so she could help women be super successful on their own terms.
Football games. Swim meets. My daughter’s volleyball games. School dances. While I stressed and exhausted myself at work, the moments with my family were all passing me by.
I started to hear that spiritual inner voice loud and clear, like she had a megaphone and a pair of pom-poms. “Give me an Q! Give me a U! Give me an I! Give me a T! What’s that spell? QUIT, QUIT QUIT!”
I knew I could build a business. After all, I’d already done that...not just the 6-figure one my husband was running, but the $40 million teams I was in charge of at my day job were proof enough of that. I knew harmony. Even in the most stressful of times I had a tried and true process for staying centered and ready to receive the good that was always there.
My love of harmony is something I came back to over and over throughout my life.
In every career move, every promotion, every award, I always came back to the spiritual foundation I had.
What I’d learned from my 23 years as a sales team leader was just begging to be shared with entrepreneurial women everywhere along with my process for staying centered, happy, fulfilled.