A Passion-filled Job Changed Me: Establishing My Online Business

I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it! But you may surprised to know that it's not romance love. (Well, I am in love with my husband but that is not what today's blog is about!)

I am in love with what I do!!! I just lights up my soul every single day!

I’ve been a coach for over 6 years now, but it's not been the same kind of coaching the whole time... It's definitely been an evolution!

I started out dabbling in coaching with a network marketing company. It was low risk and I could easily do it on the side. And it didn't require a new degree or any kind of certification. I could coach just based on my own personal experience with the products.

But the more I did it, I realized I wanted to be my own boss - to be a professionally trained coach and to help at a deeper level. I wanted to build a business of my own where my success was not reliant on another company's decisions. (And I never really was a fan of the network marketing model).

I've enjoyed...

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How I lost 10 pounds over the holidays! 😯

Are you ready to learn about the life-changing method I discovered late last year that eliminated my chronic stomach pain, constant bloating, and burping (ew!), and helped me FiNALLY get the number on the scale to go down? As 2019 ended, I actually felt like a normal human being again!

And that is precisely why I decided to create The Friendly Foods Workshop and share this amazing method with those who are struggling like the 2019 me. 

Registration is officially OPEN so get your spot NOW! CLICK HERE to sign up.

I am off-the-charts excited to share this simple, yet highly effective solution for identifying the "healthy" foods that are actually working against you and making you feel crappy. 

And I can't wait to share my amazing results from just eating friendly foods for the past 30 days - with holiday and vacation imbibing included.

This system will rock your world because it is NOT your typical diet. 

If you are a wine lover, a chocoholic, or a cheese addict, ...

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Check Out My New Office Space!

I love it when an idea comes to fruition! 

About a week ago I mentioned to my husband that I don't like the office space that is set up for me in our basement. And now that I'm home full time, having a good place to work is so important.

Instead of going to "my office" in the basement every morning, I've been working in our family room, on the couch, which is not ideal because I tend to go nonstop...

I just keep going & going from 7 or 8am until 8 or 9p at night because I LOVE WHAT I DO SO MUCH... #alittleobsessed

My husband was all on board with this because he is starting to get jealous of the Mac on my lap that's getting more attention than him! 

So I started thinking about other spaces in our house where I could set up an office and I had this idea that we could add a desk in our spare bedroom which he uses as an office! 

Since he really only uses it to store his files and pick up papers on the printer, I thought it could work... And he agreed!

Since he loves...

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AHA Moments to Inspire You!

I've found my 2nd half, the backside of life as they say, to be the upside, not the downslide we tend to dread when we are younger.

And for that reason, it's my passion to help others get excited about this phase... to have hope and excitement for the adventures to come, whatever they may be! 

So I put together a free workshop called Midlife MOJOO Mastery to teach women how to uplevel their 2nd half and I love seeing all of the AHA moments from the women who are participating... 

Here are a few from the 1st of 3 trainings:

"Eureka - Never underestimate someone's capacity for growth - The 2nd half is the best part of life. Thanks Laurie!"

"I don’t know how I ran across you.... but I feel The universe had a hand in it. I just made a post the other day how I have devoted the last 29 years (well still am) to being a mom. That my twins graduated and I’m a somewhat empty nester. I have a daughter with special needs who is at home for now till she goes back to college. But...

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I friggin' did it!

I friggin' just took action on the 2nd scariest thing I've ever done in my entire 60 years on Earth!!!

I had SO.MUCH.FEAR about this but I did it anyway! 

You want to know why?

Because on the other side of fear is growth, adventure and magic! ALWAYS!!!

I took this scary action because the desire to do it was coming from my heart.... It was an inner voice thing, from deep inside of me. It's hard to explain but it just felt good - even though it scared the s*** out of me!

Being scared doesn't mean it's not right. Fear comes from doing something that you've never done before and usually what your conscious brain (ego) is trying to convince you not to do because it feels unsafe.

You see, your brain tries to keep you in your comfort zone because doing something that you've not done before, and which has a lot of fuzziness around it, does not fall into the safe category according to your logical brain.

I KNOW THIS because I teach it; however, that doesn't mean it comes any easier to...

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3 Tips for Starting a Gratitude Practice

Beginning my day by writing down what I'm grateful for has been a game-changer.

I started this daily activity just a little over a year ago and now have a whole journal filled with gratitude! I love the mental state it puts me in before I start my day.

If you'd like to know the other daily practices I do that are a part of my "Morning Mojo Mindset," click on the link below to learn more about them & why I do them.

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Transformation happens from the OUTSIDE

I’m sure you’ve heard the common phrase: “Transformation happens from the inside out” but I’m here to call bullcrap on that!

It’s bullcrap because who in the heck has the desire or the confidence to work on their inside when they feel terrible on the outside?!?! 

Unfortunately all those male “experts” out there who are telling us to work on our insides, have never dealt with menopause or bat wings!!! I actually had a client tell me that when she complained about her bloated belly, her male doctor told her that unfortunately that’s just a part of menopause.

That’s funny. I’ve had a bit of a pot belly my whole life (pre-menopause) yet my stomach got the flattest it’s ever been at age 55 after intensifying my exercise routine and improving my nutrition. And it wasn’t until I began to see results in the process of that transformation that I even considered the inside needed a transformation too! 

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Having a Plan Does Not Always Spell Success

Most people think success is inevitable once you have a goal and a plan. 

They’ve put that goal, front & center, on their Vision Board, and they are taking action on it. But it’s just not happening!!! 

In fact, it’s been on multiple vision boards and now they feel like a failure because they haven’t been able to achieve it.

Unfortunately they are missing ONE KEY INGREDIENT that will make that goal a reality...

And that is BELIEF!

If most people spent all day working toward a goal but don't believe it will happen, do you really think it will? 

Look at Olympic medalists! Do you think they focused only on the actions towards their goal and didn't believe it could happen? No! In fact, I’ve seen numerous interviews with coaches, trainers, and even players in a variety of sports who said the key to their success was due to adopting the practice of visualization and belief into their training.

If you’re anything like me, switching off...

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How to Create A To-Do List With Oomph!

So you love and swear by To-Do lists, but for some reason, you never seem to make progress on your goals. Hmmmm. Interesting! Well I’m here to explain why….

First off, let me guess... You are a go-getter. You describe yourself as Type A and an overachiever. And you wear those labels probably because it implies you get a lot of s#!$ done.

And you get butterflies in your stomach (the excited kind) when you go by the journal section at Home Goods! You just have to have that cute notebook for your To-Do lists! It even has check boxes built in!!!

Well just because you love to-do lists and checkboxes, doesn't mean you are effective at putting the RIGHT THINGS on them! Take it from me, who's been a master at checking off checkboxes - just because you are madly checking off boxes, don't fool yourself into thinking you are on your way to making your dreams come true.

Yeah, checking off boxes feels good in the moment but it's like that bowl of ice cream you...

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The 5 Most Effective Actions To Take To Reach A BIG Goal!

Today I'm celebrating a HUGE ONE YEAR GOAL that I set back in October...

I'm still on Cloud 9 from the experience, and I'm so proud of myself by the mere fact I even set it as a goal, then went after it and ACHIEVED IT!

My goal was be interviewed by my favorite podcaster, James Wedmore, for his podcast "Mind Your Business!" And I did it with almost half of the year left to go!!! (As of this writing, the episode has not aired yet. Once it airs, I'll update this post with a link to the recording.)

What makes this achievement even more surreal is that, even though I set this goal for real 7 months ago, it's been something I've wanted to do since I first started listening to James' podcast over 2 years ago!

Before I get into the specific actions I took to reach this big goal, it's important to add a little perspective...

A big goal like this is typically preceded by a lot of other little goals that need to happen first. So...

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