Dream. Live. Be.

Keri Murphy spent her early years coaching models, actors, fitness enthusiasts and even a Miss America contestant while running a talent agency. With a mid-life career change, she upped the ante and now takes a message of “Inspired Living” to others in need of personal empowerment.

You “started over” in your 30s to follow your passion. Tell our readers a little about that experience.

Keri Murphy: The way it all transpired was like a plot out of a dramatic movie. As I sadly closed the doors to my former business, the window of opportunity opened to follow my childhood dream of speaking and television hosting. I packed my house and said goodbye to all that was familiar. It was both sad and exhilarating. Closing my business was like losing a family, but I had complete faith that there was something bigger and better to come from that experience–and there absolutely was. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is that it’s never too late to start over, and what can seem like an insurmountable obstacle can turn out to be one of life’s greatest stepping stones.

What called you to this line of work?

KM: Motivating people has always been a part of who I am, even from a young age. Helping others find and pursue their dreams is my passion, and I know this is truly my life’s work. I believe we all have natural talents and abilities, and it is when we are using those to our best and highest use that real success happens. The only thing that stands in the way of bringing our dreams to life is whether or not we believe it is possible. I know it because I’ve seen it happen over and over again with my clients. You’ve got to “believe it in,” and that’s exactly what I did.

Share with us a little about the message behind Inspired Living?

KM: Most of us work so hard to have things that we lose focus on who we are being in life. Too many of us live on the hamster wheel of life without experiencing the happiness and success that is possible. Through my work with Inspired Living, it is exhilarating to help people get off that wheel and realize and put into action what they are truly capable of.

The South Bay is a very health-centric community. Why is it important to main-tain a healthy purpose in addition to a healthy body?

KM: A healthy body is important, but a healthy purpose is vital. By discerning and living an inspired life, we can extend far beyond ourselves to have an even greater impact on our environment, friends and family. Physical health is a natural component of life when we nourish ourselves in this way.

Why’s the best advice you can give someone in need of a new jumpstart on life?

KM: In today’s fast-paced society, it is easy to put everything and everyone ahead of us. I often hear things like, “I don’t have enough time” or “I’ll focus on me later.” However, if we don’t take time for ourselves, everything else in our life will suffer … our relationships, our careers, our families and most importantly our health. When we are happy and fulfilled, most often others around us will be as well. 

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