171 Diane Forster: Empowering 1 Billion Women

Diane Forster reinvented her own life, escaping a corporate job and a bad marriage to become an award-winning inventor, bestselling author, and keynote speaker. Diane describes herself as an Intentional Living Expert, and her company, I HAVE TODAY, helps women step into the “power of now” and live fearlessly and intentionally through all of life’s transitions.

Melinda Wittstock:         Diane, welcome to Wings.

Diane Forster:                   Thank you, Melinda. Thank you for having me.

Melinda Wittstock:         I’m so excited to talk to you, and thank you for coming on the podcast. I am so intrigued by women in particular who’ve gone through big transitions in their lives, which you have, and now you’re helping so many other women with their transitions. There’s something in the air here about how we’re all remaking our lives, isn’t there?

Diane Forster:                   Yes there is, yes there is. It’s crazy, it’s epidemic, right?

Melinda Wittstock:         Right. Your whole mission is to help women and really step into the lives and businesses that are right for them, and in that we share a mission, and it’s so  important, so why don’t we start, if you could share a little bit about your transition. You made a leap from corporate. You made a big change in the city that you live in. What led, first of all, to your big entrepreneurial leap?

Diane Forster:                   I  spent 32 years in corporate America. I spent eight years in advertising in LA, and then I spent 24 years in television sales in Chicago, and 20 of those years, I was with ABC. I worked in national sales, I sold for the owned and operated television stations ad time for local clients, regional clients, national clients. It was a great career, a great run, but it was an industry I fell into, so while I experienced a lot of success in that business, it wasn’t anything that I had a true “passion” for, so not in a bad way, but it was just a time, a clock ticking down to each and every day, not feeling motivated and inspired.

And I was reaching the end of that journey, but while I was there working at ABC back in ’09, I came up with the idea for a kitchen product, because I love to cook and bake and entertain, and that idea spawned into a product that won innovation awards and got me on QVC and ABC, and opened my eyes to the potential of the world outside of corporate America, and really showed me the world of entrepreneurship. I had no idea what I was doing, Melinda. I will tell you it was just one of those things that happened, and so I was in the kitchen making deviled eggs for a holiday, and I went to put the seasoning on my deviled eggs, some paprika, and too much spice came out of the container and ruined my dish in one second. In that moment I thought, “Oh gosh, if there was only a sifting spoon where you can tap the spice exactly where you want it to go. Everything would look even and perfect, and you wouldn’t get spice on your fingers and no germs on your food. Wouldn’t that be great?”

I set out on a quest to find this product, and I couldn’t find it, and a little voice, I’m highly intuitive, whispered in my ear and said, “Diane, you need to make this.” And so I did, and so I’m out to dinner with friends a couple weeks later and I said, “You know what? I came up with this idea for a kitchen product. Do you know anyone in that industry?” They did, and they introduced me to him, and he became my mentor and said, “Are you sure you want to do this, Diane? This is not an easy undertaking.” And the truth is 95% of ideas don’t get made for this very reason, because it is a process, and my answer to him was, “I just want to see where this goes.”

I followed step by step, and I filed for a patent, and I found a prototype manufacturer, and I had some drawings done, and I created the business, and one thing led to another. One thing led to another, and it led me to doing an on-air TV appearance on ABC with my prototype, which turned into hundreds of orders and then propelled me on this journey that I had no idea what was going to happen, and as I said, it won an innovation award. It got me on QVC, and I thought, “Wow, this is really cool.” While I had the corporate thing going on, I had the … By the way, the product is called The Spifter. Think spoon/sifter.

Melinda Wittstock:         The Spifter, yes. I remember The Spifter.

Diane Forster:                   Yes, yes.

Melinda Wittstock:         What I love about this story is that you heard this little inner voice, and you were open to the opportunity that the universe was showing you, and you think, “How many people pass over those moments?”

Diane Forster:                   So, so many, which I’ll get into as we get deeper into this conversation and talk about that, what I’m doing to change that around. While that was going on, I was also raising my twins, and here’s the part of the story that created what is now my love and my legacy, which is my company called I Have Today. I had married a man and lived in a marriage and a relationship that was really unfulfilling for 20 years, two decades, that was missing key elements, and I kept it hidden to the outside world. I just kept up a good front to everybody that everything was fine, and outside appearances were that my life was great, but inside I was feeling the loneliness and the depletion of my spirit and soul for years, Melinda.

I’m telling you, for years, and I just kept hoping it would get better. It didn’t, and that voice, that intuitive voice started out as a whisper, and it just kept getting louder and louder. In June of 2011, it was June 25th, it was a regular Saturday afternoon. My kids were tweens at the time. My then husband and I were running around all day, to and from sporting events, running errands. We went to some friends’ house for a barbecue that night, and there were a bunch of families there. We’re having a great time, and everyone’s drinking and eating, and the kids are running around in the backyard. When we went to leave, we got in the car and the fighting started, and when I got home, I just literally had a moment and I snapped. I couldn’t take it, and I went upstairs in the bathroom and I locked the door, and I had two full bottles of prescription pain pills sitting in a cabinet from a surgery I had the year before. I took the pills in my hand, and I just said, “I can’t take this pain and loneliness anymore.

I was about to end my life, and a force greater than me knocked those pills out of my hand. My arm got karate chopped, and that voice that I hear screamed in my ear and said, “Diane, you are not ending your life this way. You need to go get help so that you can tell your story and you can help others.” And I don’t know what you believe or what the audience believes, but I truly believe that was my mother, who has been gone for many, many years, screaming at me. I just threw my hands up in the air, tears streaming down my face, and I said, “You need to show me the way, because I don’t know how. I don’t know what to do.” I cleaned up the mess, flushed the pills, wiped my tears, kissed my kids good night, and the next day I left a message for a therapist and said, “I need help. I am changing my life.”

I started this path of helping myself, and a few other things happened in that relationship, and my January I got out of that marriage. I got out of that relationship, and so I had a brief pity party for myself, “Why me, why this?” In February, one morning I woke up, and I had started a meditation practice and a journaling practice. That was part of my healing, self-healing, and one morning in February, I just sat down on the couch and I just started chanting, “I forgive you, I forgive you, I forgive you, I forgive you,” for about 20 minutes. Tears were streaming down my face, and I was forgiving myself, I was forgiving him, I was forgiving the events. It was just a massive flow of forgiveness, and it just was so cathartic and it felt so good.

When I opened my eyes, I just said that, “Okay, that’s it. Enough. I’m the one responsible for the condition of my life. I did this, I was the enabler, I was the ‘allower’, I was the one that didn’t love myself enough to honor what it was I truly wanted, and no more. No more of this. I want an extraordinary life and I’m going to do everything I can to get it.” And that set me down this path of self discovery, and personal development, and spiritual awakening, and really honoring myself every single day, and I was healing in a fast profound way. It was amazing, and people were coming up to me all the time going, “God, you look so good. You sound so good.”

This horrible thing happened. Divorce was happening around me to friends, but I was the only one healing like this, and so along that way, I started really tapping into my creative juices that had lay dormant for many, many years, so I was writing a lot. I was writing a lot of stories, a lot of poetry, coming up with ideas, and then in August of 2013, I woke up with the poem I Have Today in my head. It was simply stated. It was, “I have today to love and be loved. I have today to the best I can be. I have today to pray and meditate. I have today to be gentle and kind.” And it just went on and on like that, and when I finished the poem, I just looked at it and said, “Whoa, this is way more than a poem. This is a movement, and this is what the voice was talking about in the bathroom two years ago.”

This is a platform and a way for me to really help women who were living in quiet hell like I was, who don’t know their self worth to discover their true divinity, power and purpose, because if I was living like this, how many of the thousands and millions of women are living like this too? It was the day I Have Today was birthed and formed in my mind, and I really didn’t know what it was, but I was connecting the dots. Ideas were germinating and peculating in my mind, and I was keeping notes.

Fast forward to May of 2015. My twins graduated high school, and I had decided that was the time I was going to have that leap of faith. Their last day in high school was my last day in corporate America. I quit my job at ABC with no net. I sold my house. I sold all my belongings. I got them off to college, and I moved from Chicago to San Diego with my Spifters and my clothes and a dream, and like I said with The Spifter, I just kept saying, “I just want to see where this goes. I know that I’m destined for more and greatness, and if I don’t take this leap now, when will I do it?” There is never the perfect time. You just have to make it the perfect time.

San Diego was calling me. I had attended San Diego State for a year, so that’s when I fell in love with San Diego, so I just knew I had to make the shift to California, so that’s what I did in 2015. And then I spent a couple of months just getting grounded, because I had never done anything like that, just getting familiarized and started networking and meeting people. In January of 2016, I hired a business coach and joined a mastermind group and really created I Have Today that year. I wrote my book I Have Today. I launched the website and got certified as a coach and a mentor, and mastered my facilitation in NLP. I literally spent 33 weekends in conferences, seminars, trainings, workshops, just dove deep into it, and learned so much along the way.

In 2016 or ’17 actually, I really launched the coaching business and the speaking business, and fast forward to now, it’s been nothing short of extraordinary. I host my own TV show, I’m out there speaking, I’m changing the lives of women, and what I focus on with mostly women, and I work with men too, but I really focus on women in transition who are looking to reinvent their lives, whether it’s after a divorce or empty nesters or leaving corporate to pursue entrepreneurship or trying to elevate to the next level. I really focus on mindset first, because that’s where all the issues lie, right there.

Melinda Wittstock:         Oh my goodness, this is so true. This is why on the Wings Of Inspired Business Podcast, but also my Wings Of Success Summit, the hashtag is #mindsetmojomoney, because it all starts with mindset. Diane, your story, there’s so many questions that I have, because along that way and that path of reinvention, and thank you for sharing so openly about everything …

Diane Forster:                   My pleasure.

Melinda Wittstock:         … you’ve been through, I think one of the things that really stands out though is that really, I just goose bumps in the back of my neck, that moment when you’re chanting and you’re in a spirit of forgiveness. Forgiveness for yourself, because it’s so easy for us to beat ourselves up. We say, “Oh my God, I can’t believe I was in that marriage for 20 years. What was I thinking?” I had a very similar thing. It was 18 years for me. And you go through all of this self-recrimination, but at the end of the day, you can only move on if you find it in yourself to forgive yourself and forgive the other person too, because then actually you’re empowered. You’re not a victim anymore.

Diane Forster:                   Completely, completely. I have three levels of forgiveness in my book, and it’s just what you said. It’s forgiveness of self first, because we do beat ourselves up, and we say, “How could I do this? What could I have done differently? What did I do wrong?” And we just do that, and so we do need to forgive ourselves and let ourselves off the hook, and we do need to forgive the other person or the event, not directly to their face, just from our perspective, because it releases that choke hold on us. Just forget it, let it go. I have a process in the book that teaches that even further, because it’s truly not the person, it’s the person’s behavior.

They’re doing the best from where they are at that moment too. They’re dealing with their levels of self doubt and weakness, and their own list of limiting beliefs as well, so it’s just forgiving the event, the act, the behavior. It’s not anything that we have to do directly to them, just so that we’re not carrying it anymore. The third level is back to self, because we do beat ourselves up again and again. When it bubbles up again, because it always does. You could end that relationship and then the next relationship you get in, if you were married to a cheater, you might start dating another cheater, and then you beat yourself up like, “When am I going to learn how to trust?” Whatever it is, you beat yourself up again, so forgiveness is so so important. It’s really the foundation to moving on. You need to forgive.

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Melinda Wittstock:         Yes, absolutely, but inherent in it too is just taking responsibility. I think in my own situation, I had to really stop and think, “What was it that needed this situation that was ultimately very bad for me?” In my case, my ex was an alcoholic and he was a verbal abuser, and it happened very gradually, over so much time. And like you, where you were saying, “Oh, to the outside world everything’s fine,” I suffered all of this again, same as you, in isolation. There was a certain point that was pretty radical for me where I had to think, “Okay, what was it about me that needed that? What was I actually getting from it?” Inherent in that question, not to … I want to be careful here.

This is not blame the victim at all, but it is taking responsibility because invariably, we have some sort of limiting belief or some sort of thing, probably started in childhood. It’s unconscious or subconscious. We have no idea what’s driving us, but there’s something there that’s driving us, and so what was it for you? What was it that allowed you the a-ha moment? You mentioned letting go, I presume of those limiting beliefs. Did you get all forensic and try and investigate what it was?

Diane Forster:                   I got it down. I got it nailed. I know exactly what it is. Here is the root cause of all of it for me and for many, many women: Low self-worth. I did not value myself, and like you said, there are bits and pieces and moments throughout my life where I could see glimmers of it, but you’re right, it literally starts from birth, the impressions that we get imprinted with. Even from zero to three, 50% of women are already anchored and then by age eight or nine, 85% of them are already anchored in that time. I don’t say that to overwhelm the audience, think “Oh my God, I’ve got to go all the way back to do it.” You actually don’t have to, but I wanted to get to the root cause of it for me, and when I recognized, “I just don’t love myself, I don’t value myself,” I stopped wanting the things that I wanted because I didn’t believe I was worthy of them anymore.

And he had very narcissistic behaviors, and those subtle passive aggressive things that kept everything in. They kept seeping in. It’s like, “Oh,” saying it in passing. Well guess what, the imprint and the damage is done, and so I totally owned it and said, “Why was I the enabler and allower? Why couldn’t I love myself more?” That was part of my journey and my uncovering, and part of the immersion into all the books that I read and the conferences that I went to and the webinars I watched, and all the learning I learned along the way that got me to the point where, “I need to hack this and break this down and make this simple for me, so that I have the triggers every day to keep my mindset in check, and keep me positive and looking forward, and releasing my attachment to the past, and the person I used to be.” It just doesn’t matter anymore. This is who I am today, and who do I want to be today? How do I want to feel today? And that’s why the company’s called I Have Today, because it’s about today.

Melinda Wittstock:         The power is in the now.

Diane Forster:                   Yes, completely.

Melinda Wittstock:         And in today. It’s not yesterday. Having all those regrets, regret is powerlessness really. It’s one thing to look back at failures or mistakes which we all have, and treat those as learning experiences so we don’t repeat them, but the regret is a useless thing. It’s so easy to fall into that trap though, or thinking about way too far out in the future. Right now, this very moment, right now, you and me having this conversation, are setting a lot of things in motion.

Diane Forster:                   Oh, we are, and this is life. This is how it happens, and it’s very intentional. That’s why I focus on being an intentional living expert, really owning your life moment by moment and having intentions for how you want your life to unfold, how you want this day to unfold, how we want this conversation to unfold through showing up really authentically with each other. You said that about my story, sharing it so openly. I just think there’s no other way to do it, because if I’m not open, vulnerable, authentic, then I don’t give permission to others to do that, and then they won’t raise their hand and say, “You know, this is going on with me too.” They won’t reach out for that outstretched hand that’s there and available to help them, so it’s incumbent upon us who are in these roles to step up and be honest like this and share it, just put it all out.

Melinda Wittstock:         Absolutely. I think what’s so interesting too about your story is that you’re still in this marriage, you’re still stuck in this and you’re not happy, but you invent The Spifter, so in that invention, was that the beginning of really finding yourself and your confidence?

Diane Forster:                   It really was, and part of it was honestly just plain ignorance. I didn’t even know what I was doing. I was so naïve about the whole thing.

Melinda Wittstock:         That’s great. That’s the way entrepreneurialism is. My question that I always ask, and I’m a 4x serial entrepreneur, is always, “Oh God, how hard could that be?”

Diane Forster:                   Right, exactly.

Melinda Wittstock:         It’s always much harder than I thought, but I guess it’s like that gene. We have babies, we forget for the next one what that was actually like going through. Same thing with start-ups, “Oh yeah, how hard can that be?”

Diane Forster:                   Right, right. Or just eating the elephant one bite at a time, just taking the next bite and the next bite, and knowing that, “God, I can’t project too far out, because if I do that, then it’s overwhelm, and there’s too many-”

Melinda Wittstock:         Right.

Diane Forster:                   You will get lost in that analysis paralysis, so that’s what it was for me. Inventing The Spifter, at the time, honestly just, “How hard can this be,” like you said and, “I just want to see where it goes.” It was actually a little bit of a childlike curiosity with it, and I believed in it. I believed in it, and it’s proven to me, and trust me, it took again going back to be able to connect the dots backwards not forwards, I had a blind trust and faith in it, and I realize now what a gift it is.

It’s a spoon, it’s a frickin’ spoon for crying out loud. Is it saving lives? No, but it filled a niche that didn’t exist, so that’s what I encourage with my audience, my clients, that you have no idea how many good ideas you have. 95% of ideas never get made, and 25% of searches on Google every single day are brand new searches, which mean there’s so many more problems out there that are seeking solutions, so don’t think that your idea is dumb. Take it and see where it goes. You have no idea. Look where it’s taken me. It’s amazing.

Melinda Wittstock:         It’s so interesting. I think with your story, I think of Kara Goldin, who’s this founder of Hint. It is now a billion dollar company, and it started in her kitchen because she had a Diet Coke habit and she was wondering why she had 40 pounds of extra weight, and she started researching that, and then she decided to drink water. Pounds fell off her, but then she got bored with water. “Well, let’s see. I’ll put fruit in it. Mmm, I wonder if you could buy this somewhere.” And then she realized that she couldn’t buy it anywhere.

It’s those kinds of moments where you have a personal problem or a personal challenge or there’s a gap or a lack. That problem, if you’re having it, chances are there are other people also who are having it, so to be open to thinking, “Yeah, sure. What would it take for me to go and solve this? How many people have this problem? How many people can I solve this problem for?”

Diane Forster:                   Exactly, exactly. I love it, I love it and I love her too. I saw her speak last year at an event, and she’s just … It’s a phenomenal story, and she distributed at a local Whole Foods first, and look at the company now.

Melinda Wittstock:         Absolutely. These things always start small, and they start by really knowing your customer. We both work with a lot of female entrepreneurs or women who are starting out, they’re thinking of taking the leap, or in my case, I work with a lot of people who are on that start-up sticky floor, they’re really struggling to figure out how to get to scale, and only 3% of female-founded businesses, women-owned businesses get to a million dollars or more. That has to change, so I think of what are all the things that stand in the way of that, and it’s perfectionism, it’s not asking for help, it’s thinking too small. It’s this whole series of things like that.

What are some of the persistent things that you find with your clients that you just think, “Oh my God, this is where if this particular thing could change, all these women would be freed from that start-up sticky floor?”

Diane Forster:                   Here it is: They need to stop doing so much and spend more time being.

Melinda Wittstock:         Ah yes, the human being instead of the human doing.

Diane Forster:                   Yes, and in quiet meditation, in creative visualization, this is the biggest challenge, and trust me, I’m guilty of it too, but I’m diligent about my journaling practice, my goals, my vision boards, and going to the beach with my chair and just sitting and staring at the ocean for two hours. I like that. I make it a routine to remove myself from the environment so that I can up level my thinking and my actions, and see the solutions. That’s where it is. It’s not in doing the minutia. You’ve got to hire out. You’ve got to hire forward.

You’ve got to trust … It’s almost like the Indiana Jones movie when there’s this big gap and there’s one set of rocks, and they need to get to the other side and there’s no bridge, but then they take the step out and then whoosh, the bridge shows up. You’ve got to trust that that bridge is going to come there. The resources are going to come, the business is going to come, by being able to step into that and leap off that ledge and stop doing all that busy work that’s not generating the results for you, the cash for you, the business for you, because you’re too much in the day to day operations of your business. Instead of working on it, you’re in it and that is far and away my biggest frustration.

Melinda Wittstock:         Oh my goodness, yes. It’s so true. It’s funny that we were all brought up with this, “You can have it all,” and I think that’s true. You can. We live in an abundant universe. However, that doesn’t mean you have to do it all. I think we confuse having it all with doing it all.

Diane Forster:                   Yes.

Melinda Wittstock:         Do you think that’s true?

Diane Forster:                   I totally do, and I think we all think we’re multi-taskers. There’s no such thing. You’re not. You’re doing two things back and forth, neither one of them are you doing well. Be intentional in the moment, and I am a … This is my belief and this is what I do with my clients. I extract from them all their gifts and their talents, so all the beautiful facets of the diamond they are, and incorporate that, all of those things, into their life. You’re a four time business owner/entrepreneur. You didn’t do all four of those at the same time.

Melinda Wittstock:         Oh God no, and there have been successes and failures. There have been the peaks and valleys, for sure.

Diane Forster:                   Of course, of course, and the same with me. I have two businesses going on at the same time, and for awhile I gave myself the delusion that I was doing them both. And I’m like, “Oh my God, I’m the mother of twins. I can look in two directions at the same time easy. No problem.” Not true at all, so what happened for me was I started, I had The Spifter and I have many other products I want to develop, a beautiful brand in kitchenware space, and I fully see that happening, but that’s not right now. That’s pushed to the side, because I Have Today, the momentum with that took off, so I had to pivot things a little bit and change, and I’m dealing with women who are trying to do too many things at the same time too.

I’m trying to pace it out for them and say, “You know, this could be something that you start in 2021. You don’t need to be doing that right now, because the focus can be here,” and so I’m granting them permission to put it on hold, postpone it. Don’t say you can’t do it. You just don’t need to be doing that right now, and imagine this business and where this business can go if you’re doing XYZ. I don’t want anyone to ever feel like they can’t have it all, because they can have it all. You just don’t need to have it all all in this very moment. There’s a process for hat, and that might change later on down the road, but I am a believer in having it all.

I totally believe you can have the love. I believe you can have the health. I believe you can have the money. I believe you can have the family. I believe you can have the career. I think you can have it all if you really want it bad enough and you create the right environment and bring in the right team members and have the right support, ask for help. Learn how to be a receiver. That’s a challenge with women.

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Melinda Wittstock:         Oh my goodness, that is so profound. We are really quite bad at receiving, and I’ll share a story from one of my early masterminds, where we all had to give a standing ovation to each person in the room one by one, and every single person who was the subject of the standing ovation squirmed and couldn’t take it including me. I found it so hard. I was so embarrassed. It was like, “Stop it.” And it was so interesting how hard it was for all of us to receive.

Diane Forster:                   Yes, yes. It is challenging, but I’ll tell you what happens with the universe. Whatever anybody believes, when you keep putting out and putting out and putting out and putting out, the universe will figure out a way to make you be a receiver, whether that’s knocking you to your knees or making you sick or taking away your job or your money or something, so seriously-

Melinda Wittstock:         So true.

Diane Forster:                   Be a … Learn to receive. Someone says, “God, I love your new haircut.” Just say, “Thank you.”

Melinda Wittstock:         The other way to look at it too is that so many people really enjoy giving, and by spurning their gift, you’re actually insulting them. They do want to give.

Diane Forster:                   100%, you’re taking away. That’s their sole purpose and their work too is to be able to give, give to you, so yes.

Melinda Wittstock:         Oh gosh, this is amazing. I could talk to you for a long, long time. In your road map, you’ve got this wonderful book and this program and you’re helping so many women, and you’ve got a big moonshot mission one I love, because you really want to help a billion women.

Diane Forster:                   I do, I do.

Melinda Wittstock:         That’s amazing. Tell me a little bit about that mission and how you see that’s going to manifest.

Diane Forster:                   When I say a billion women, I looked at it and I said, “You know what? That’s only 13% of the world population. Why not?”

Melinda Wittstock:         Exactly.

Diane Forster:                   I believe that dream big. If your dream doesn’t scare you and make people look at you like you’re crazy, then it’s not big enough, and I believe in the ripple effect. This generation of women … The core of my audience and my clientele are women in their mid-40s to mid-60s range, but I have some men and younger generation too, and by them living in their power and their true divinity and their self worth, and really owning who they are and bringing their gifts to the world, they are going to effect their generation, their daughters, their sisters, the people around them, and so on. The ripple effect will occur, but there’s a lot of things that I want to do, Melinda.

A lot of things, I want to … I see I Have Today as a very large production company with I Have Today TV, which I’ve already started, radio, podcasting, live events, publishing arm, workshops, trainings, and I want intentional living institutes all over the world that teaches this mindfulness and the art of being a creator, the art of living fearlessly, the art of expressing yourself fully and authentically, and really bringing that to light, and breaking that old mold and paradigm that things have to be a certain way, because they don’t.

There’s a massive … You can feel it, the disruption that’s happening in the world, the disruption, the love/hate, the divisiveness. Major shifts are happening, so to be thinking on that scale, that level, knowing that one person can make a difference. I can’t do it alone. I need as much support as possible, but I love the idea of it, and I love that the seed, the acorn becomes the oak, and from that becomes the forest and all of that, so it’s just having a dream and a goal that can be that big, saying it unapologetically, letting the chips fall where they may with people, but God it is a moonshot, and so what if I reached half of that? Or a third of that?

What would the impact on the world be to have people really living the I Have Today way? And releasing their attachment to the pain of their past, not telling those stories anymore. Stop reliving it because it already happened to you once, and stop worrying about the future. Bring everything to the now, all your gifts to the now, and what magic could happen with that? That’s my massive moonshot.

Melinda Wittstock:         How wonderful. How can people find you and work with you?

Diane Forster:                   Please visit my website at dianeforster.com, D-I-A-N-E-F-O-R-S-T-E-R. Go both to Facebook and YouTube. I want to say if you want to see me socially on social media, I’ve got tons of videos and resources there. Go to I Have Today with Diane Forster. Just search that and you’ll find me. And then one thing … Can I offer something to the audience? Would that be okay?

Melinda Wittstock:         Oh, absolutely. Please do.

Diane Forster:                   I have developed, this has been a culmination of all of my years and my philosophies, and then I’ve taken a culmination of the all the concerns that come up with all the clients that I deal with, and I put together a 10 Days To Your Passion And Purpose program. In 10 short days, there’s 10 videos of me with 10 journal exercises, where you get to figure out what is true for you. What is your passion, what is your purpose, and you walk away with such clarity and literally, your Bible, your road map on how you want to live, how you want to feel, and what you want your life to look like.

I’m so super proud of this. It’s $10. It’s literally for a dollar a day, you have all the answers in 10 short days. I highly encourage you to invest in yourself to do it. It’s at ihavetoday.com/passionpurpose, and go there and become part of the community. I’m putting videos up on social media all the time on the group page. You’ll become a part of the tribe, and you can be on this journey with us to really feel the support, find out what your gifts are, what life is meant to be for you, and really illuminate it, and know that you’re not alone, and have all that support. I thank you so much for giving me this platform to share that with your audience.

Melinda Wittstock:         Well Diane, it was a pleasure to talk to you. Thank you so much for sharing your story and all your wisdom, and thank you for doing what you’re doing. I so appreciate you putting on your wings and soaring high with us today.

Diane Forster:                   Thank you Melinda, and thank you for what you’re doing. It’s extraordinary, and we’re all in this together.

Melinda Wittstock:         We are indeed. I like to say that when we fly together, we all soar higher.

Diane Forster:                   Yes, love it.

Melinda Wittstock:         Have a wonderful day. Thank you so much for joining us.

Diane Forster:                   Thank you, you too. Take care.

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