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190: How To Take Small Steps Toward A Huge Life with Diane Randall
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Diane Randall is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 190 of “The Beyond Adversity Podcast.”

Diane is Whole Living Consultant, Speaker, College Instructor and Author. She was initially an IT consultant, but she ended up towards as a wellness consultant due to the things that happened in her life. She is also the author of the book entitled Jumpstart Your Life: Find Your Motivation and Change Your Life One Step at a Time.

Diane Randall Consults aims to help people get a healthier lifestyle. It is something she personally experienced in which she learned a lot from. She also travels the world to offer her services to people such as: workshops, speaking, and 1-on-1 sessions with different professionals.

In this episode, Diane will be sharing her personal life experiences and how she overcome the tragic event that happened in her life.

At the age of 19, she lost her sister. She considers it as the most traumatic happening in her life, that experience shaped her to who she is today.

Episode 190 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is a must listen podcast to people who is looking for lessons and inspirations to kickstart the changes in their life for a better future. 

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. 

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Dr. Brad Miller::

Dr. Brad Miller here on Beyond Adversity.

Dr. Brad Miller::

This is the podcast where we help you to

Dr. Brad Miller::

grow through what you go through navigating

Dr. Brad Miller::

adverse life events, to achieve your life a peace

Dr. Brad Miller::

and prosperity and purpose. We love to talk to

Dr. Brad Miller::

people who have a story to tell. That is the case

Dr. Brad Miller::

today, as we have Diane Randall with us she has

Dr. Brad Miller::

a story to tell, that has to do with health and relationships

Dr. Brad Miller::

and all kinds of challenges that she had to face in her life

Dr. Brad Miller::

and overcome those and she talks about those

Dr. Brad Miller::

and jump start your life. Her book called Jumpstart

Dr. Brad Miller::

your Life, Find your Motivation and Change your

Dr. Brad Miller::

Life One Step at a Time.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Diane Randall, welcome to Beyond Adversity.

Diane Randall::

Thank you for inviting me. I'm so happy to be here.

Dr. Brad Miller::

It's awesome to have you. With us here today

Dr. Brad Miller::

on Beyond Adversity. As I mentioned in our

Dr. Brad Miller::

comments, you do have quite the story to tell

Dr. Brad Miller::

you that a lot of things happen in your life,

Dr. Brad Miller::

and you have come to a different place in

Dr. Brad Miller::

life where you are right now making a huge

Dr. Brad Miller::

contribution to folks through your website,

Dr. Brad Miller::

dianerandallconsults.com, and through your

Dr. Brad Miller::

book, but let's hear hear a bit about your

Dr. Brad Miller::

story of how you had to face some real

Dr. Brad Miller::

challenges some real adversities in your

Dr. Brad Miller::

life that you had to come to terms

Dr. Brad Miller::

with let's hear your story.

Diane Randall::

Well, I'll tell you the most traumatic

Diane Randall::

and I'll say that because of that

Diane Randall::

happened when I was really young,

Diane Randall::

even though I've had lots of adversity.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes.

Diane Randall::

My sister was murdered when I was 19 years old.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Oh, my goodness. Can we just pause to say

Dr. Brad Miller::

I'm so sorry, let me just pause right there to

Dr. Brad Miller::

say I'm so sorry about that event of your life.

Diane Randall::

And that, you know, even where I am

Diane Randall::

now, and I look back, that is probably

Diane Randall::

the most traumatic thing that happened in

Diane Randall::

my life. But it also set me on a course to

Diane Randall::

where I am today.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes.

Diane Randall::

So my sister was murdered. And at that

Diane Randall::

time, you know, she died, we went to a

Diane Randall::

funeral and we all just moved on.

Diane Randall::

Well, at least that's what we thought.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes.

Diane Randall::

So I would say in my 20s. And keep in mind,

Diane Randall::

I was very unconscious about this. I was

Diane Randall::

so sad, not knowing that I was depressed,

Diane Randall::

but I was just sad. Just really, really sad.

Diane Randall::

Didn't stop me from getting married.

Diane Randall::

And having a couple of kids, all right,

Diane Randall::

but I was walking around in a fog, I

Diane Randall::

really didn't know how to be happy.

Diane Randall::

I did have something inside of me that

Diane Randall::

said, I just don't want to feel like this for

Diane Randall::

the rest of my life. And I never equated

Diane Randall::

it to my sister's death. That could be

Diane Randall::

why I was feeling the way I was feeling.

Diane Randall::

So I wanted to be happy. But I didn't

Diane Randall::

feel at that time in my life I had

Diane Randall::

anyone that was happier. And

Diane Randall::

that's my perception from 19-20

Diane Randall::

year old, right? No one was happy.

Diane Randall::

So how can I get happy? So I

Diane Randall::

started reading books. At that

Diane Randall::

time, the Internet was not even,

Diane Randall::

you know, a thing, right? I started

Diane Randall::

reading books, I started going to I

Diane Randall::

won't say I went to church, but I would

Diane Randall::

go to like a nondenominational

Diane Randall::

gatherings just to hear about what it

Diane Randall::

was like to take some type of control

Diane Randall::

and power in your life. So I kept reading

Diane Randall::

the books. And then one day over

Diane Randall::

time, I just kept driving and driving

Diane Randall::

and driving and I thought I was past

Diane Randall::

the death. And I just kept navigating

Diane Randall::

around reading, just getting feedback

Diane Randall::

from the world that you know, you're

Diane Randall::

just not in a good place. Didn't like

Diane Randall::

sounds firecrackers any I was very afraid.

Diane Randall::

And I thought I was gonna die at any second.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Okay.

Diane Randall::

But what that did for me, it caused me

Diane Randall::

to look at okay, what is death?

Diane Randall::

What is death about? Because that

Diane Randall::

was the scariest thing for me and

Diane Randall::

I was wearing it every day. So I

Diane Randall::

started going to like workshops,

Diane Randall::

you know, you read then one thing

Diane Randall::

leads to another you go to workshop,

Diane Randall::

I go I went to workshops. I talked to a

Diane Randall::

lot of people about I talked to a lot of

Diane Randall::

people and read about how to heal from

Diane Randall::

Inside Out, which was something,

Diane Randall::

you know, wow, really.

Diane Randall::

So, as time passed, I went on with my life,

Diane Randall::

I got married, I had kids, I had an

Diane Randall::

awesome career. But there was this

Diane Randall::

side of me that was still really depressed

Diane Randall::

and withdraw, even though I faked it

Diane Randall::

pretty good. You know, I got a great job

Diane Randall::

and navigate it. But I wanted to be true to

Diane Randall::

myself, and really figure out what I

Diane Randall::

could do to just be happy. So I started

Diane Randall::

reading, I started soul searching

Diane Randall::

and going a lot to therapy. Okay, see how

Diane Randall::

I could feel better about my life. And it's

Diane Randall::

so interesting, because I never thought,

Diane Randall::

Oh, my sister died. This is why I'm so sad.

Diane Randall::

I was so disconnected from that, which

Diane Randall::

now I think about it, which is kind of weird.

Diane Randall::

But reading, going to workshops, listening

Diane Randall::

to different spiritual teachers put me on a

Diane Randall::

journey myself to healing. I started out

Diane Randall::

going to like personal life coaching classes,

Diane Randall::

I became a life coach, I became a wellness

Diane Randall::

coach just trying to dig in and figure out

Diane Randall::

what the heck is going on with me as

Diane Randall::

I've gone to therapy, and then the and

Diane Randall::

then another thing I did was, I like the

Diane Randall::

way I started to feel as I read as I connected

Diane Randall::

on a spiritual level with groups,

Diane Randall::

teachers, so I ended up going to

Diane Randall::

school to get a master's in spiritual

Diane Randall::

psychology. And man, that was a

Diane Randall::

very experiential experience. Because

Diane Randall::

that allowed me to really dig in.

Diane Randall::

I call it an excavation at the time.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Interesting terminology, I like it.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Really, we're talking a lot about

Dr. Brad Miller::

digging deeper, and you know,

Dr. Brad Miller::

your inner life. So that makes some sense. Yeah.

Diane Randall::

Yeah. So I called it an excavation,

Diane Randall::

because I was aware that I was feeling

Diane Randall::

better. And I was also aware that I had

Diane Randall::

a lot of healing to do.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes. Had a lot of digging to do didn't do you.

Diane Randall::

A lot of digging to do. All my education

Diane Randall::

and training for a long time, it just showed

Diane Randall::

me that I had an awareness that I had

Diane Randall::

a lot of digging to do.

Dr. Brad Miller::

What's that? This what an awesome story

Dr. Brad Miller::

in this kind of legend and a pathway towards

Dr. Brad Miller::

what you do now and teaching and leadership

Dr. Brad Miller::

and writing books about healing and

Dr. Brad Miller::

wholeness and your health? And, so you

Dr. Brad Miller::

took some interesting turns for yourself, didn't you?

Diane Randall::

I took some very interesting turns,

Diane Randall::

because what I didn't realize was

Diane Randall::

all that inner trauma weakened my body.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Okay.

Diane Randall::

You know, carrying all that. And I had no

Diane Randall::

clue. I had a lot of stress at that. You

Diane Randall::

know, at a certain point, I was divorced,

Diane Randall::

I had two little kids, I had to take care

Diane Randall::

of just trying to deal with the challenges

Diane Randall::

of life. So I had a lot of stress. And my

Diane Randall::

body was breaking down at a very young age.

Dr. Brad Miller::

So you had some health challenges that

Dr. Brad Miller::

it sounds like, well,

Diane Randall::

Yes, I had chronic blood pressure, high

Diane Randall::

cholesterol, my doctor said I was on a path

Diane Randall::

to in the future, you're going to have a heart

Diane Randall::

attack if you don't get that metabolic

Diane Randall::

connection together. That's what he used to say to me.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Get your act together?

Diane Randall::

Oh, well, yes.

Dr. Brad Miller::

He became aware of the interconnection,

Dr. Brad Miller::

your physical health and your spiritual life

Dr. Brad Miller::

and your your mental health and all that. The integration

Diane Randall::

It was the integration of all that. So as I

Diane Randall::

learned, and what things that made

Diane Randall::

me feel better, I started sharing it with

Diane Randall::

people. Keep in mind, I'm a IT consultant,

Diane Randall::

technology consultant. I wasn't even

Diane Randall::

thinking about going into wellness.

Diane Randall::

But my journey and my search to

Diane Randall::

help myself, lead me down a path

Diane Randall::

to sharing with others about the things

Diane Randall::

I learned. People notice how, you know,

Diane Randall::

oh, what are you doing? You know,

Diane Randall::

you just look different, you know.

Dr. Brad Miller::

What would you say? What, maybe a

Dr. Brad Miller::

couple of the really? You've mentioned

Dr. Brad Miller::

some already, but what would you say

Dr. Brad Miller::

were some of the pivotal action points

Dr. Brad Miller::

that you took, because you were talking

Dr. Brad Miller::

about where you started from. You had

Dr. Brad Miller::

your depression, your sadness, as you

Dr. Brad Miller::

said, that had to relate it to, you know,

Dr. Brad Miller::

the death of your sister and you had a

Dr. Brad Miller::

divorce and you had just overwhelming

Dr. Brad Miller::

sadness, this sense of fear of death. Fear

Dr. Brad Miller::

seemed like a big part of what you were experiencing.

Diane Randall::

Yes.

Dr. Brad Miller::

But a lot of people stay stuck there. You know,

Dr. Brad Miller::

as you know, a lot of people stay stuck in those states.

Dr. Brad Miller::

For a long time, and you were there for quite

Dr. Brad Miller::

a while it sounds like, but then you made

Dr. Brad Miller::

a couple of decisions, some defining moments.

Dr. Brad Miller::

And if you would like you see if you could

Dr. Brad Miller::

pinpoint some of those couple those defining

Dr. Brad Miller::

moments that set you on the path that you're on now,

Diane Randall::

One moment was, I want it to be happy.

Diane Randall::

I wanted to feel better. I acknowledge that

Diane Randall::

I had a lot going on inside of me that I

Diane Randall::

needed to figure out even though I had no

Diane Randall::

clue where to start initially. So I started doing

Diane Randall::

different things, reading, work, you know,

Diane Randall::

just any just trying different things. That

Diane Randall::

was the first thing. And I took responsibility

Diane Randall::

for my health. I took responsibility for

Diane Randall::

my actions, and not blaming everybody,

Diane Randall::

I thought, cause the these problems.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yeah. So articles, outer influences, and

Dr. Brad Miller::

you turn them around to you to be a

Dr. Brad Miller::

motivation to change your inner life.

Dr. Brad Miller::

In order to be a better person. That's great.

Dr. Brad Miller::

So yet, please a couple things. I'm here

Dr. Brad Miller::

either you took full responsibility, and

Dr. Brad Miller::

you had a bigger vision about what

Dr. Brad Miller::

you know, you want to get better.

Dr. Brad Miller::

You were sick and tired of being sick

Dr. Brad Miller::

and tired of sound like

Diane Randall::

That's right.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Is that a fair? Is that a fair?

Diane Randall::

That is very fair, that is very fair.

Dr. Brad Miller::

So I'm a big believer here that you

Dr. Brad Miller::

got to take action. You got to do

Dr. Brad Miller::

something. You know, you were in a

Dr. Brad Miller::

state, we have to somehow find the

Dr. Brad Miller::

wherewithal, you know, whatever it is.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Your mind state, your physical pain, your

Dr. Brad Miller::

sometimes people are motivated by caring

Dr. Brad Miller::

for the kids or whatever it is that you got to

Dr. Brad Miller::

get out of that state. So that's awesome.

Diane Randall::

I want it out. And not knowing, not knowing

Diane Randall::

how to get out wasn't big, a big enough

Diane Randall::

reason not to do it. Because that feeling

Diane Randall::

of staying where I was, was a deeper pain,

Dr. Brad Miller::

You leverage the pain to to have life

Dr. Brad Miller::

transformation. Let's talk for a second

Dr. Brad Miller::

thing. Diane, you've mentioned a

Dr. Brad Miller::

couple times about you went and

Dr. Brad Miller::

got a some education in spiritual psychology.

Dr. Brad Miller::

And you talked about delving into some

Dr. Brad Miller::

spiritual aspects of your life. And I'm interested

Dr. Brad Miller::

in talking a little bit about how life transformation

Dr. Brad Miller::

how that informed your trance, your transformation,

Dr. Brad Miller::

about sensing something bigger than yourself

Dr. Brad Miller::

a spiritual life, meditation, other practices

Dr. Brad Miller::

like this. Tell me about this spiritual

Dr. Brad Miller::

aspect to your transformation.

Diane Randall::

Well, every time I went to hear a spiritual

Diane Randall::

teacher, or I started some type of

Diane Randall::

educational workshop, I would, I

Diane Randall::

would feel something deep inside

Diane Randall::

of me, I relate it to that, or I aligned

Diane Randall::

with some of the messaging that I was

Diane Randall::

getting. Keep in mind, I didn't know a

Diane Randall::

lot of that time. But being able to see

Diane Randall::

other people share their experiences,

Diane Randall::

and also connecting with people that

Diane Randall::

would be in the audience, when they

Diane Randall::

would talk about their experiences.

Diane Randall::

Sometimes I would just get triggered, and

Diane Randall::

I would relate so deeply to what they were

Diane Randall::

saying. So being in a room, or the energy of

Diane Randall::

other people that also had adversity or

Diane Randall::

challenges in our life really helped me to

Diane Randall::

not only just own what was coming up for me,

Diane Randall::

but to trust that I could share to trust

Diane Randall::

that as I heard others talk about their

Diane Randall::

experiences that I could write, I could

Diane Randall::

navigate through it. I could go get through

Diane Randall::

it, no matter how painful it felt at the time.

Diane Randall::

I could get through it.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes

Diane Randall::

We say over and you have to go through it.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yeah, yeah. I think you had kind of this revelatory

Dr. Brad Miller::

type of experience that you knew that the

Dr. Brad Miller::

transformation had to be not only about

Dr. Brad Miller::

the deal with the pain, but you had to go

Dr. Brad Miller::

to your inner life, your spiritual, deep places

Dr. Brad Miller::

in order to have healing and so it's both end.

Dr. Brad Miller::

You got to take action, you got to, you know,

Dr. Brad Miller::

get going, you can't stay stuck. And that's

Dr. Brad Miller::

part of that exploration process, you know, just

Dr. Brad Miller::

trying stuff. And then

Diane Randall::

Yes.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Part of what you tried and had some residents

Dr. Brad Miller::

for you was the spiritual development and

Dr. Brad Miller::

had you must have thought enough about it.

Dr. Brad Miller::

You went and got a advanced degree in

Dr. Brad Miller::

spiritual psychology. So that's awesome.

Diane Randall::

Yeah, just said one thing kept leading to

Diane Randall::

another, you know, a talk, a workshop, a book.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yeah.

Diane Randall::

And then I just go in here. A lot of speakers.

Diane Randall::

A lot of teachers talk about different things.

Dr. Brad Miller::

That's great.

Diane Randall::

And there was a teacher on stage talking

Diane Randall::

about her experience in spiritual psychology.

Diane Randall::

I heard what she said it touched me so deeply

Diane Randall::

the next day, I looked up to school and I called.

Dr. Brad Miller::

In a way you went.

Diane Randall::

In a way I went, I flew to Santa Monica, California

Diane Randall::

for two years. On a weekend.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yeah.

Diane Randall::

And I say, with having my children, that was the

Diane Randall::

second best experience that had I've had life experience.

Dr. Brad Miller::

So that was a transformational moment. That

Dr. Brad Miller::

was one of those pivotal. Well, those pivotal

Dr. Brad Miller::

moments we've been talking about here.

Diane Randall::

Yes.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Well, let's talk for a minute about I like to

Dr. Brad Miller::

talk about the you know, the action side,

Dr. Brad Miller::

which is taking action in the spiritual side.

Dr. Brad Miller::

I also like to talk about kind of the cognitive

Dr. Brad Miller::

imprint of what you do. What I mean by that is,

Dr. Brad Miller::

how did these experiences in lead to implementing

Dr. Brad Miller::

life changing your life. I'm talking about habits

Dr. Brad Miller::

or practices or the way you live your life, your

Dr. Brad Miller::

everyday life now, as opposed when you were

Dr. Brad Miller::

in that sad state? What are some of the things

Dr. Brad Miller::

that you do now they mean, you may have

Dr. Brad Miller::

learned in your education or have applied in your life now

Diane Randall::

I've learned that I have to stay integrated in

Diane Randall::

some type of upliftment, whether it's group,

Diane Randall::

a spiritual group teaching, and I get a lot from

Diane Randall::

teaching personal growth classes, inner strategies

Diane Randall::

is what I say I teach inner tools and strategies.

Diane Randall::

I get so much upliftment from being in that setting.

Diane Randall::

All that I practice yoga, I practice meditation, I have

Diane Randall::

a lot of physical activity in my life, not just running

Diane Randall::

to the gym. I surround myself with people who

Diane Randall::

I call them my tribe, people that I'm aligned

Diane Randall::

with lots of coaches and creators, people who

Diane Randall::

have small businesses like minded people.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes, yes. Also you mentioned, you mentioned

Dr. Brad Miller::

several things here meditation and yoga and

Dr. Brad Miller::

surrounding yourself with the like minded

Dr. Brad Miller::

people and be in kind of in an environment

Dr. Brad Miller::

that is helpful to you. And that's important

Dr. Brad Miller::

to have an understanding of the need to

Dr. Brad Miller::

have a life change. You've got to implement

Dr. Brad Miller::

new habits. And sometimes that means even

Dr. Brad Miller::

new people in your life or expanding your

Dr. Brad Miller::

environment or expanding your influences

Dr. Brad Miller::

to people who influence you and who you

Dr. Brad Miller::

influence. So let's talk a little bit about that.

Dr. Brad Miller::

I really believe relationships, that emotional

Dr. Brad Miller::

part of this is important part two, and let's talk

Dr. Brad Miller::

for a minute about the power of relationships

Dr. Brad Miller::

in life change for you, and how we can

Dr. Brad Miller::

implement that and others about some people

Dr. Brad Miller::

may been helpful to you, or how you have

Dr. Brad Miller::

used relationships to help empower yourself.

Dr. Brad Miller::

That could have even not only be your

Dr. Brad Miller::

interpersonal, but it could be like books

Dr. Brad Miller::

or tapes, or, you know, people on stage.

Dr. Brad Miller::

But tell me about relationships in terms

Dr. Brad Miller::

of life change for you.

Diane Randall::

I always say I've had several pivotal people

Diane Randall::

in my life. People that just knowing that my life change.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes.

Diane Randall::

I have a best friend and I, my friend Roz,

Diane Randall::

I call her my angel. And she's been in my

Diane Randall::

life for 30 years. She's and she's enough

Diane Randall::

older than me, where she's been a mentor.

Diane Randall::

She's been a big sister. She's been an angel.

Diane Randall::

She's always been in my life as an observer,

Diane Randall::

but she has always, and what I what I love

Diane Randall::

about her now, and I did when I was younger,

Diane Randall::

because she would look at the big picture,

Diane Randall::

she wouldn't side with me. She was just there

Diane Randall::

to observe. And if I asked her questions, she

Diane Randall::

turned around and asked me a question when

Diane Randall::

I'm looking for the answer from her.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes. Okay. Well, that's awesome.

Diane Randall::

She, even to this day, I call her my angel.

Diane Randall::

Depending on you know, what's going on,

Diane Randall::

but she's been there. Because I've had friendships,

Diane Randall::

and I learned the hard lesson that sometimes

Diane Randall::

relationships run their course. It's not bad,

Diane Randall::

it's not good. They just run their course. And

Diane Randall::

she helped me to understand that and be

Diane Randall::

good about it.

Dr. Brad Miller::

And so those relationships are impactful

Dr. Brad Miller::

in different seasons of life, you know, as

Dr. Brad Miller::

well in terms of you maybe have a need

Dr. Brad Miller::

as a you know, as a young person, you

Dr. Brad Miller::

may have dead different ages when you're,

Dr. Brad Miller::

you know, in your 20s or 30s or different

Dr. Brad Miller::

seasons of your career things like this.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Mentorships take come into play and

Dr. Brad Miller::

but it's also good I love to hear you

Dr. Brad Miller::

say about that long term relationship.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Whether Roz which was meaningful

Dr. Brad Miller::

over the long term And that's me,

Dr. Brad Miller::

there's a certain value to that which

Dr. Brad Miller::

is significant. If now you've turned your life

Dr. Brad Miller::

into mentoring and helpful and being

Dr. Brad Miller::

serving others, you know this, they get so important.

Dr. Brad Miller::

You've written a book called Jumpstart your Life.

Dr. Brad Miller::

And you've got several coaching and teaching

Dr. Brad Miller::

and things like that. Let's talk a bit about what

Dr. Brad Miller::

you how you how you've taken your experiences,

Dr. Brad Miller::

Diane, and how you now are taking all these things

Dr. Brad Miller::

we've talked about here; your pain and your situations

Dr. Brad Miller::

and your research and your education and your

Dr. Brad Miller::

everything you've got. And now you're serving others.

Dr. Brad Miller::

So tell us what about that. What are people going to

Dr. Brad Miller::

find in your book? What are people going to find in

Dr. Brad Miller::

what you offer?

Diane Randall::

First people are going to find in my book

Diane Randall::

that started out as a article I wrote for a

Diane Randall::

small magazine about a single mom who

Diane Randall::

stepped out of her comfort zone, and created

Diane Randall::

a life in another city, who with no friends and

Diane Randall::

no family, no support network. So then it evolved

Diane Randall::

into a presentation where, you know, I would

Diane Randall::

someone would ask me to talk to single moms

Diane Randall::

and, and I would do that then I started teaching

Diane Randall::

at an adult enrichment program at a college here in

Diane Randall::

Chicago. And I was able to create my own classes.

Diane Randall::

So I taught that taught the class; it became jumpstart

Diane Randall::

your life because it it teaches people how to

Diane Randall::

navigate through your current situation. There's

Diane Randall::

exercises where you can look at every aspect of

Diane Randall::

your life, figure out what you truly want. And take

Diane Randall::

it to write an affirmation to support what you want.

Diane Randall::

And we walked through several exercises and

Diane Randall::

affirmations to where by the time you leave the

Diane Randall::

class or you read the book, you have at least

Diane Randall::

two ideas or two actions that you can take

Diane Randall::

to start down the path of what you really want.

Diane Randall::

What what life you really want. I was asked a

Diane Randall::

question, what do you really want?

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes, that's awesome. So that's the part

Dr. Brad Miller::

of the Jumpstart, you know, what you really

Dr. Brad Miller::

want is to how do you get things going?

Dr. Brad Miller::

How do you get things fired up? So yes, yeah, well,

Dr. Brad Miller::

that's awesome. So what are what are folks,

Dr. Brad Miller::

let's just say that there is a younger version of

Dr. Brad Miller::

Diane, something with some similar life circumstances

Dr. Brad Miller::

in her life, single mom, or whatever the

Dr. Brad Miller::

circumstances may be. And she is somehow

Dr. Brad Miller::

heard about you, perhaps for this podcast, or

Dr. Brad Miller::

some of the other things you've done? What

Dr. Brad Miller::

are they going to find when they reach out to

Dr. Brad Miller::

you and your website? And what are some of

Dr. Brad Miller::

the resources that you have available to them?

Diane Randall::

What resources I have available? I have assessments.

Diane Randall::

Actually my workshop up my I have assessments.

Diane Randall::

How do I how well do I know myself?

Diane Randall::

What's the right life balance?

Diane Randall::

And those are so you can take and kind of figure out?

Diane Randall::

Oh, and stress? You know, where's your stress level?

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes

Diane Randall::

That's a big one. So just to take these assessments

Diane Randall::

just to kind of see where you are.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes.

Diane Randall::

With each of those things, I talked about

Diane Randall::

launching a whole like wellness community,

Diane Randall::

for people to join, and we talk about how to,

Diane Randall::

we'll all work together on tools and strategies,

Diane Randall::

exploring ideas on how to create a life that we

Diane Randall::

truly want, no matter how busy you are in your life.

Diane Randall::

I have four courses that I offer to the courses that

Diane Randall::

I teach at the college I've also created them online

Diane Randall::

now so that people can in the community can take

Diane Randall::

the courses and have support. And I actually will

Diane Randall::

be doing a Zoom meeting once a month to answer

Diane Randall::

questions, to cover different topics to support the

Diane Randall::

groups. I'm very, very excited about that.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Lots of resources there. I've taken a look at your

Dr. Brad Miller::

pitcher website. dianerandallconsults.com, lots of

Dr. Brad Miller::

good information there. And let's talk for a minute

Dr. Brad Miller::

here about the results. What I mean by that is I'm

Dr. Brad Miller::

sure you've worked with a lot of folks and let's talk

Dr. Brad Miller::

about a example person or persons you may have

Dr. Brad Miller::

worked with where you have seen some real life

Dr. Brad Miller::

transformation take place. Can you share with us

Dr. Brad Miller::

kind of a you know, a example of someone you've worked with?

Diane Randall::

I can share an example of let's say, and I work

Diane Randall::

with a lot of Believe it or not middle aged people,

Diane Randall::

women and men but women mostly. And I have

Diane Randall::

people that, and this is huge that I meet in class

Diane Randall::

or that come to me to talk to me, they want to

Diane Randall::

change their life. But they just don't know what

Diane Randall::

to do. And then when you when when I talk to

Diane Randall::

them, there's so many, just getting them past the

Diane Randall::

barriers that are keeping them stuck are huge.

Diane Randall::

So I would say I talked to a lot of people about

Diane Randall::

boundaries, because that's typically where we start.

Diane Randall::

What are boundaries? Or some people don't even

Diane Randall::

know that boundaries are the issue for them because

Diane Randall::

they're stuck. And they just don't know how to move

Diane Randall::

past them. And if I talk to them about moving past

Diane Randall::

them, I have all the reasons why I can't

Dr. Brad Miller::

So you've seen some profound change in people It sounds like

Diane Randall::

I have profound and it's you know what, it's small,

Diane Randall::

it's one step at a time. Sometimes people talk to me,

Diane Randall::

and change is so painful, they decide they don't

Diane Randall::

want to do it. Because if I have to change, then

Diane Randall::

I'll probably divorce my husband. And I'm just not

Diane Randall::

ready for what that means that that's been a real scenario.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Well, that's all like, you know, there's a lot of

Dr. Brad Miller::

sometimes for some folks, it's take that first

Dr. Brad Miller::

step is how far tiny it is, it's huge. And for

Dr. Brad Miller::

some folks, I got to take one step forward

Dr. Brad Miller::

and step back and then

Diane Randall::

Yes

Dr. Brad Miller::

you know, take, reassess and do some things there.

Dr. Brad Miller::

But some great resources here. So tell us what about

Dr. Brad Miller::

how people can get a hold of you, Diane, if the

Dr. Brad Miller::

through your website tell us what about how

Dr. Brad Miller::

they can make connections with you if they want to

Dr. Brad Miller::

reach out to you

Diane Randall::

People can reach me, certainly at my website,

Diane Randall::

www.dianerandallconsults.com. LinkedIn Diane

Diane Randall::

Randall Consults as well as Instagram @dianerandallconsults.

Diane Randall::

It's really easy to get in touch with me. I do a

Diane Randall::

lot of teaching speaking podcast because I love

Diane Randall::

talking about how to create life. And now I love

Diane Randall::

contributing my story. acknowledging my pain,

Diane Randall::

and a lot of times that connects with other people

Diane Randall::

where they share their pain.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Well, that's a healing part for you as well, isn't it?

Dr. Brad Miller::

So? Yes, it is. Yes, it is. So that's awesome.

Dr. Brad Miller::

So it's all integrated, all comes together,

Dr. Brad Miller::

we become healed as we are seeking to

Dr. Brad Miller::

be contributed to the wellness of others. And that's all about you

Diane Randall::

People are my mirror, they're my mirror.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Well, you, you have a great story to tell Diane,

Dr. Brad Miller::

it's all about taking small steps towards a huge life.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Yes, your book, Jumpstart your Life, Find your

Dr. Brad Miller::

Motivation and Change your Life One Step at a Time.

Dr. Brad Miller::

And she blogs and has all kinds of information

Dr. Brad Miller::

at dianerandallconsults.com. And we are thankful to

Dr. Brad Miller::

have you as our guest today on beyond adversity.

Dr. Brad Miller::

Our guest today on Beyond Adversity with Dr. Brad Miller

Dr. Brad Miller::

has been Diane Randall. Thank you, Diane.

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