She hosted and produced a weekly radio show called, "The Art of Investing" and was a frequent guest investor on a show similar to Shark Tank...
All of this while raising her two daughters BY HERSELF!
|Diana with her two daughters and granddaughters|
Me: "What is the biggest struggle you've overcome?"
Diana: "Learning to believe in myself, it's very hard to accomplish anything in life if you don't believe in yourself."
Me: "What have been your biggest motivators?"
Diana: "When I was in my 20's I was motivated by anger and revenge. My motivation came from wanting to prove to all the people that said I couldn't do it and wouldn't amount to anything, that they were wrong. Over the years that has changed a lot, once I realized that it didn't matter what those people thought of me the anger and revenge faded. What motivates me know is learning to find a better way to do things and then sharing that knowledge with others."
Me: "What are you most proud of?"
Diana: "My independence, the ability to no longer need approval from others... I no longer care what others think of me." "What others think of me is none of my business" she chuckles.
Me: "What advice would you give to other women?"
Diana: "Stop looking to other people and external things for your happiness, look internally and take responsibility for your own happiness. Remove the "if" from you inner dialogue (if we had more money, if we lived closer, if the schools were better, if only ______ then I would be happy."
Me: "If you could go back in time, is there anything you would do different?"
Diana: "Nothing... my experiences (all of them), made me who I am today. I am proud of who I am and really like myself, so I wouldn't change a thing."
Me: "What goals do you have for the future?"
Diana: "I was always way more afraid of success than I ever was of failure, now I am ready to embrace success, be crystal clear on what I want and accept things as they come. I am working of focusing my energy on what I want rather than what I don't want."
Me: "How would you define a Sophisticated Rebel?"
Diana: "Someone who is strong, determined, an independent thinker, has charisma, is focused and most of all doesn't give a damn... does things their own way."
Me: "Is there anything you'd like to see SoReb (the company) do?"
Diana: "No, I love the name, what you stand for and everything you are doing... I can't wait to see what is coming in the future!"
|Diana and me (Kasten Spethmann co-founder of Sophisticated Rebel)|
By Kasten Spethmann