Maja Miller is the founder and CEO of Be More Lose More, a movement that empowers female entrepreneurs and innovators to love their bodies and achieve their deeper purpose, thus positively impacting the world. She does this through a suite of online courses, individual coaching, and events, building a community of women who support one another. Since 2012, she has coached over 7,000 women on four different continents.
“I know so many women out there who feel the same way I used to – tired, overwhelmed, anxious and depleted,” says Miller. “You’ve been sold the ‘do more to weigh less’ lie by all the gurus, trainers and nutritionists. But doing more to weigh less is the single biggest mistake women make when trying to lose weight and feel great. Here’s a truth bomb: You can only act like a healthy person when you have the identity of a healthy person. Focusing on the doing before the being is backwards. It puts the cart in front of the horse. If you don’t feel like a million bucks and love your body, then all the things you’ve been doing are not the solution.”
Miller discovered her life purpose – which is to empower women to feel great in their bodies and, as a result, feel great about their lives – when struggling to feel good in her own body. About ten years ago, she was experiencing anxiety, depression, IBS, low thyroid function, hair loss and other symptoms, but traditional doctors either told her this was normal or offered no solutions. Some prescribed medication that helped mask the symptoms but didn’t impact the root cause.
So, Miller started reading books and doing her own research. Years later, she visited a functional nutritionist at Santa Monica Wellness who helped her connect the dots. She was suffering from an undiagnosed autoimmune disease, mold toxicity, heavy metal poisoning, adrenal dysfunction and gut issues. “Almost everything I had been diagnosed with was directly related to my environment,” Miller says. “The food I was eating, the water I was drinking, the air I was breathing, the stress I was subjecting myself to. Once I healed myself, it was as if I had been living in black and white, and then someone flipped the switch to make life technicolor.”
Her personal transformation led Miller to quit corporate life and launch a start-up, Kor180, a boutique Pilates studio chain in Austin, TX. Here, she witnessed many of her predominately female clients suffering exactly as she had. She decided to do something about it. A short while later, she had created Be More Lose More, a 90-day transformational program combining nutrition, rest, exercise, stress reduction and supplementation. It was an instant hit. She sold $20K of the program in the first week and proceeded to generate multiple six-figures over the next 18 months, with a seven-figure predicted run rate in year two.
The best part of running Be More Lose More, for Miller, has been hearing her clients’ success stories. Hundreds of women have stated that their lives have been transformed thanks to the program. As a result, Miller decided to go back to school, expanding her knowledge of health and wellness at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition.
“As women, we are taught to turn ourselves inside out for others, whether that’s for our jobs, spouses, kids, other family members or friends,” Miller says. “We’re taught that we are selfish if we take care of ourselves first. We’re constantly feeling like we’re never good enough and catastrophically burning ourselves out, until we are unable to even function at the most basic level. Sitting here in 2020, looking at the Coronavirus pandemic, toxic politics, the #MeToo Movement, the Women’s March, the Black Lives Matters Movement, and more, it’s clear that women are and will continue to be a big part of creating and executing the solutions that will make the world a better place. But we can do that better if we feel the best we’ve ever felt in our bodies and about ourselves.”