Name: Diana Gremillion
Company: Successful Life Strategies
- What work do you do?
I work as a life coach to help people in times of crisis and stress, in order to turn that situation into one of the best things that has ever happened to them. I am licensed by Mary Morrissey and Bob Proctor to teach courses that they have created. But I have also founded my own company called Successful Life Strategies, and the intent behind that is to really help professionals achieve next level success with less stress as they work smarter instead of harder.
What’s your WHY?
I would say that my why is that I have been through a lot of painful and difficult, traumatic things in my life. And one of the things that I always promised to myself and has helped me to keep going, has been the decision and the commitment that the pain/difficulty was not going to be bigger than me. I was going to turn it into something good. I have a very strong conviction in that as well and for my clients and people in general that whatever pain we go through is here to help us create greater good for ourselves, not to take us down.
Though this is not my passion project, this is what I do full time and I love what I get to do, and I am fully passionate about it. I love teaching, sharing with people and inspiring them. There is really no better feeling than when somebody’s face lights up as they start to understand these concepts, start to apply them to their lives and actually see what a difference it makes.
What do people not know about you?
I think people will often look at me and think that what i’ve achieved or where I am has been easy. I think that’s a really common mistake that many people make when they are looking at somebody else’s life. They think, ‘oh it must have been easy for them’ or ‘oh it is because they have all these things’ and the truth of the matter is that it is not easy for any one of us. We all have our own internal battles that nobody else knows about or understands. You have to bring forth compassion for yourself and for others in those kinds of battles. We are all dealing with difficulties that we might not know. For example, I think that people will think that talking to others is easy for me because of my profession, without knowing that I was extremely introverted and socially awkward and anxious for pretty much my whole life. Or people will look at me and think wow it must be easy for you to lose weight or not be overweight when they might not know that I struggled with my weight for decades. So to me it is important to remember that literally all my current life is a result of growth and decisions I made to face fear over and over again.
Diana is a fairly new member of the Hub. She began her membership in February and has begun to love the community she has grown into. She admits that joining was a new concept to her because she struggled with being socially awkward for so long and the Hub presented itself as a place where she felt comfortable interacting with people.
She wanted to pair her workspace with an event space that she thought wanted to make a positive impact. The Hub, or Impact Hub Honolulu as it was known at the time did exactly that. It created a space for small business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs to basically build a dream. Diana adds that “it is a space to support what I do which involves a lot of helping people build dreams out of adversity and difficult times. It felt very much aligned and I have really enjoyed the events that I have had an opportunity to host there”.
Her favorite thing about the Hub is the people. Everyone she has met at the Hub has been very nice and very open and she thinks that, it is just a wonderful way to learn about the different things that people do. There are so many people that get stuck in the nine-to-five office kind of job, and I think it is so fascinating to know people who are willing to step outside of that. I myself have done it but it is still so inspiring to be around people who are willing to let go of that nine-to-five and the 401K and those kinds of things in order to pursue something that they are passionate about”.
In true life coach fashion, Diana left the interview with this:
“This is not the last crisis we are going to go through. From a standpoint of ‘this too shall pass’; this is not the last time we are going to go through something like this. Therefore I think it is important that everybody realizes that while ‘yes there is this and we are going to get through it’ there is at some point going to be another catastrophe and it is worthwhile to know how to handle crisis so that it doesn’t have to hurt next time, and it doesn’t have to be as painful. That way, they can turn it into something that really shapes you into the next evolution of you instead of having this time be something that shakes you to the core”.