Walk and Improve the Mind
When was the last time that you took a really long walk to clear your mind? I find that walking is a great way to get my body moving, to lessen stress, and to provide myself with a much-needed sense of calm.
With that in mind, today’s guest is a woman after my own heart. Diana Liberto is a big proponent of getting up off the couch and walking. So much so that she founded Walk My Mind, a platform that provides walking, learning, listening and community all in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle. Walk My Mind focuses on engaging the mind with walkcasts, audiobooks and live guest speakers, which you listen to while you’re up and moving. Prior to launching her platform, Diana was an in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 company.
Diana shares how her life has impacted her career, her definition of success, and the power of going for a nice long walk.
In This Episode
- The profound impact taking a simple walk can have
- Challenges women face across industries
- How Diana’s childhood influenced her career journey
- Different paths a person can take to become successful
- Weak link thinking versus strong link thinking
Quotes in This Episode
“I thought, well, if I could just get outside and take a walk—you know, breathe the air, take a walk on the beach—it would help me.” —Diana Liberto
“If starting a company was easy, everybody would be doing it… If it’s not challenging, it’s probably boring, and you wouldn’t want to do it anyway. ” —Diana Liberto
“I know now what’s driving me is to try to help other people. I do really want to do that. I want to do it on many levels and in many different ways. My mind really runs with that.” —Diana Liberto
“What is success? Is success just pushing yourself and grinding yourself and climbing and trying and punishing if you don’t make ‘this’ or you don’t make ‘that’? …You know, I think you don’t quite know what success really is going to be for you.” —Diana Liberto
“You know it’s a real balancing act too. When you get to this point and you look back I think one of the really important things is don’t beat yourself up because you did what you thought you needed to do when you did it.” —Diana Liberto