We had the good fortune of connecting with Diane Halfman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Diane, do you have a budget? How do you make lifestyle and spending decisions?
I have a financial philosophy that is more expansive than a budget. It has been influenced by two books. One is The Millionaire Mindset by T. Harv Eker. And the other is The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Edwene Gaines. These resources have me look more at percentages verses set numbers that allow me to take into consideration lifestyle, spirituality, and philanthropy. The 6 Jar Money System from T. Harv Eker has taught me to look at all aspects of my life when it comes to money, from the amount I set aside, from day to day expenses, to tithing, saving, and for play. Including the spiritual aspects from Edwene Gaines has expanded my viewpoint on tithing. She explains why not only giving 10% is important, she elaborates on giving to the person or organization that spiritually feeds you. There is an energetic flow to universal laws that give a deeper meaning to the energy of money. It’s important to know what your core values are and what you stand for, both personally and professionally. Your values give you clues to your purpose in life. For me, my top values are the people in my life and epic health. As a consultant, connection and collaboration are also important values. I love supporting people to have more confidence, to be strategic, and to make better and faster decisions so they can live their best life. I make lifestyle decisions based on my values and the values of my clients. In doing so, it makes it much easier to make decisions for clear yes’s and no’s.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My first career was as a San Diego Police Officer. My work as an undercover prostitute is what sets me apart from other business consultants. I’m most excited to be able to use these skills to notice things most people don’t’ notice and make quicker decisions and support my clients to thrive better in their work and personal life. My life experience inspired me to help women entrepreneurs find the strength and power to do their greater work in the world. That’s why I created SPAlife, the SPA stands for Seek Power Always. It’s a call for women entrepreneurs to be more confident, to trust themselves, and access their inner power to move through any obstacle. Life is a series of platforms, pitfalls and plateaus. Some of my darkest struggles became my greatest lessons. There is no failure, only feedback. Look at what your “failures” or setbacks are telling you. It’s all part of the journey. Have mentors that help you maneuver the path. When I shattered my gun hand, it was a career ending injury, yet it brought awareness to how exhausted I allowed myself to get and had the opportunity to make changes. You can always hit the reset button and reinvent yourself. I also was in a very unhealthy relationship that had major hits to my self esteem. Even lessons from that now allow me to support others who may be second guessing themselves and need guidance to trust themselves and choose courage over fear. Trust your instincts. Your knowing will always get you further than your knowledge.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would first take a friend new to San Diego to the coast line as we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Some of my favorites are Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, Del Mar at 15th Street, and the PB Pier. Some of the places that we’d go eat are Nectarine Grove, Ki’s Restaurant, and the Naked Café. We would also spend the afternoon at the Pannikin Coffee and Tea, which is the site of the oldest train station in San Diego. We would also go to the Self Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens and the gardens of Balboa Park. Can’t forget the historic Hotel Del Coronado for brunch and a seaside walk. For those who love to hike, we would go to the Torrey Pines State Park and Iron Mountain, where I love to bring a picnic lunch for the top. And some of the best Mexican food is located at Sombrero’s in Scripps Ranch.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shoutout to my team, especially Kerry Mensior, because their endless work allows everyone to shine in their strength for greater outcomes. I’d also like to make a shoutout to the book Ask! The Bridge From Your Dreams to Your Destiny by Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen. This book is a modern day resource to get everything you want in life by helping others and asking bigger questions for bigger impact. I highly recommend reading this book and if you’d like to hear more from them directly, I interviewed them on my podcast and you can listen to it here, it’s episode #183 http://bit.ly/SpaLifePodcast.