Dina is a life and business coach, inspirational speaker, and best-selling author of Madly Chasing Peace: How I Went From Hell to Happy in Nine Minutes a Day. After hitting emotional rock-bottom, she -quite unintentionally!- created a process called 3×3 Meditation (3 minutes, 3 times a day) that enabled her to transform every aspect of her life. From weight loss and banishing addictive cravings to reconstructing relationships, this simple and yet incredibly effective method has gained the support of Jack Canfield and Dr. Bruce Lipton, and is now helping thousands of others around the world improve their lives.
KIMBERLY: Dina, what was the first steps in moving forward with the business?
DINA: I was writing at four or five o’clock in the morning at a coffee shop before work trying to finish the book that was my first goal. I realized I couldn’t do both the book and the secretary work. I wanted the writing to express itself and couldn’t hold a full daytime job as well as write my book. I had to work with Jack about managing work and the book because I was terrified that if the book wasn’t finished, and I didn’t have a job, how was I to obtain an income? I transitioned into to part time work and then leaving it altogether because I could split my mind between business and spiritual Dina throughout the day. I was able to get over my fear of quitting my job 2,5 years ago, and the book came out a year later.
I thought then how can I get 3×3 Mediation to help people. The first thing I did was become a certified success coach. It was really for me to feel purposeful. I had to validate myself to become business orientated. I was now ready to teach and help persons instead of being the student. I don’t use most of the technique I was taught. The techniques were very good but I wanted to rely on my modality to coach people.
KIMBERLY: What challenges did you find in marketing?
DINA: My biggest challenge was that I was not recognized by society, and that I was using a modality that people weren’t familiar with. To overcome me being unrecognized, I started my own podcast. It was a great way for me to connect with people in the Mind Body Spirit community and have them follow me. It also created the possibility of me inspiring people to the point where they want to share my work to inspire other people, which in turn increased the number of people who knew of me. I held interviews with established people who have really inspired me, those I value, for example Jack.
I don’t interview people who are simply established, the interviewee and I have a connection. They would recognize me on the street, call me on the phone, they are people that I have cultivated a relationship with. I want to be authentic and create friendships and share information and not obtain a hollow endorsement. It allows me to share information easier between friends we are bouncing ideas around in the interviews, and we learn from each other. In this method, I also had an opportunity to get people familiar with my modality.
INSPIRATIONAL BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi
MARKETING AND BUSINESS RESOURCES
“I want to be authentic and create friendships” ~Dina Proctor
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