I was triggered by something the other day and felt called to share it in the hopes that it will enlighten others...
Before I start with the story, let me remind you that I am not here to judge anyone else's beliefs or to push my beliefs on you. I am just attempting to share my own personal experience and my processing of what is happening in the world today.
I am well aware that my processing is all wrapped up in the lens I see out of, which is unlike anyone else's because we all have our own unique lens we look out of, and unlike our eyeglass prescriptions, no two lenses are alike!!!
Here's what happened...
I heard a very tragic story about a police officer, and as reported, a very good cop - nothing like Derek Chavin, the monster who killed George Floyd. Steven Gutzwiller was ambushed and killed, leaving his 2 year old child and a pregnant wife.
And it triggered in me the fact that, if this was all happening in the 80s or 90s, that widow could have been me, and those babies could...
Has your road to fulfillment been a conventional one?
I took a conventional path to a conventional job where I punched the proverbial ticket of success which led to an impressive paycheck and an even more impressive title but every time I got promoted, I became less fulfilled.
My bosses would reward me with new titles and generous salary bumps, often with nice stock options, but they never once ASKED me what role would most light me up. And I, unfortunately, didn't even have the answer so I just let my ego lead the way.
As my resume got more impressive, I got more disconnected from my purpose, from my zone of genius, from the work I'm here to do.
I didn't know then what I know now, but that's okay. I give myself grace because it was that journey that led me where I am today. And I'd definitely say what I do today is unconventional!
In fact, an online business wasn't even a possibility when I started my career!!!
There’s no set way to get where you’re meant to go... Our...
My cup is so full! I just finished doing updates on my course and I’m excited to be rolling out the new version officially TOMORROW after my free LIVE workshop.
What I’m even more ecstatic about is that my course now ALIGNS PERFECTLY with what I teach about Sparketypes in my workshop. In fact, I'm so passionate about what I teach in my workshop that I've changed the name on my signature course to "The Second Half S.P.A.R.K. School" How PERFECT!!!
I love how it has evolved and become even BETTER, just like ME!
The updated version of my course is jam-packed with video trainings about The S.P.A.R.K. System I created and that I use every single day, with downloadable & printable worksheets that you can use right away to develop your heart-centered action plan.
You'll immediately feel more productive and energized by using my system! ...AND you'll be well on your way to a sparked second half!
Click the link in my profile to sign up for my "Spark Your Soul in Your Second Half"...
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).
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.
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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, ...
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...
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...
"Judgment comes from a place of fear, disdain, or even hate." by Rachel Hollis from "Girl Wash Your Face"
No judgement here if you are "judgy." This comes from my and a place of love because I want to be a force that makes a difference. I want to inspire positive change.
Part of the reason is because I used to be the most judgmental person so I understand. And I know change is possible no matter who you are or how old you are.
I'm a work in progress trying to get better every day. If you ever see my judgy side come out, call me on it please!!!
Here are a few tips from Rachel:
1. "Find nonjudgmental friends. We tend to become whoever we surround ourselves with. If your friends are full of gossip & vitriol, I promise you'll start to develop the habit. When you are looking for a community of women, look for ones who want to build each other up instead of year each other down." (or talk shit about others - those are my words! Rachel didn't cuss. )
2. Police yourself. "If...
This is the first official, professional interview I've ever done, and man, was it fun!!!!
I even stopped to smell the roses!
I got to share what Marketing Impact Academy has done for me as an online entrepreneur over the past 12 months.
The last 3 days have been nothing short of incredible. Most of us were in tears as the conference closed because of the power of the message that Chalene Johnson shared with us...
"Things happen FOR us, not TO us."
And it is our responsibility - each of our's purpose - to help others figure out what we already have, through our experiences. That is how we can best serve.
And THAT is what I intend to devote myself to doing!!!