I used to never have a plan for my life...
And what’s so crazy is that my day job was planning! I was a professional project manager and really, really good at that so I planned many huge technology projects, some that involved 3rd parties in other countries!
So why didn’t I think MY life was as important as a work project?!?! Why did I think other people’s priorities were more important than having a life I wanted?
Because I had no clue there was an alternative. And any alternative would take time I don’t have...
I wasted so much time thinking thoughts that kept me stuck.
Then one day I realized I’m more scared to waste more time not knowing what I’m here for than figuring it out!
It’s time to make time and make my #1 priority figuring it out.
And the result of that is a system I created that works for me!!! I call it The S.P.A.R.K. System and I use it every day.
This system is how I found my purpose. And now, every day is now planned around that...
Dealing with a mistake that was made this AM and this old tune by The Mamas & The Papas came to my mind...
“Monday Monday, can’t trust that day.
Monday, Monday sometimes it just turns out that way.
Oh Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ you gave me no warning’ of what was to be...”
As a recovering perfectionist, it gave me a few palpitations, but in the larger scheme of things, it is but a minor hiccup and happens when you are running a business and there’s a lot going on.
I take full responsibility for it because as the head honcho in charge, it’s one I could have prevented by having a better process in place for my team.
So the way I look at mistakes now, even though they still give me angst, is that they are simply lessons that highlight where you and your team can improve things.
So if you caught my podcast episode this AM and heard the uncut version with the doorbell ringing and then me and my guest conversing about how to get...
Don’t ever think you’re too old to step into a new career doing the work you are meant to do!!!
I remember my old cubicle life... desiring something different but not knowing where to begin. I didn’t want to go back to college and start from scratch, but I knew I wasn’t where I was supposed to be.
So I just started putting one foot in front of the other, taking action on what felt right.
And last August THIS was something that felt right. I knew it as soon as I heard about it. And I was able to get in on the ground floor of this new certification program.
So I jumped in with both feet!!! And what a ride it’s been!
I just graduated, after spending a semester learning the science and then a semester of practicum work, and I am now getting to do the work I know I’ve been put here to do.
It may have taken me 61 years to get here but better late than never, right?!?
I am officially a trained and certified Master NeuroCoach!!!! Hot damn!
Thank you to all...
Eleven years today I became Mrs. Wright... The time has flown! But it's been an amazing ride, and I'm so glad I get to do the rest with him!!!
He makes my every day more fun, and I feel more loved than ever.
I met him at 18 but didn't walk down the aisle with him until I was 50. I always knew he was Mr. (W)Right, but the universe had to make us wait until the time was right.
I love this picture of us on our wedding day with my 2 daughters, who were our bridesmaids, looking on... It was a special day as it was my husband's first marriage and his friends thought the day would never happen.
Amazing things can happen late in life, if you just listen and follow your gut, no matter how high that mountain may seem. It IS possible. The dream I had at the young age of 18, finally came true.
Happy Anniversary to us and Happy (almost) Birthday to America!
Have you ever had a great idea that you never implemented?
Well, I’ve had quite a few, but this one was one I finally pushed to the TOP of my priority list and made happen and I’m so FRIGGIN’ excited about it!
When it came in the mail two days ago, I actually jumped up & down and screeched! LOL!
I sat on this project for awhile, since last November! But it’s DONE and now it’s here - right before a new quarter! How perfect was that?!?! #thankyouuniverse
If you’re wondering what IT is, it’s my unique system that I created and use every single day.
I used it to first imagine and then create my passion-filled and purpose-driven online business and soon I’ll be giving one to each of my new students when they join The Second Half S.P.A.R.K. School when I open the doors to enrollment in a couple of weeks.
There are a lot of passions about to be uncovered & realized in the next 90 days and I can’t wait to lead my new...
They say silence is golden, but for me, I completely disagree.
In fact, I've rarely held back from speaking my mind. It's always been innate in me.
I'm not sure where it came from but clearly my parents and the community I was a part of supported that. They allowed me to express my thoughts and I did so freely.
I also was the first to speak up if I saw something I felt wasn't right or that I thought needed some attending to... Like if another person, even a stranger in a store, who was not being treated fairly. I'd speak up without any thought of risk.
I never thought about having to be quiet or stifle my voice. I can't imagine what that would feel like. But lately, what's happening in our country has made me think about it...
As a white woman of privilege, I've never had to worry about expressing myself. I've never had to fear any repercussions or concern for my safety.
And honestly, I've never really thought about how my words, even though they are true expressions of my thoughts...
Got my new backdrop up in my home studio!!! What do you think?!?!
I LOVE it! So much better than the wood paneling.
As I was putting it up and taking photos, I thought how lucky I am that I had the gumption, at the ripe old age of 55, to start experimenting with an online business.
And then when that didn’t go as well as I had expected, I kept being curious and learning more about what was possible.
Something inside of me kept me going and believing I was meant for more, that my corporate job wasn’t what I was put here on Earth to do.
As I was hamming it up for the camera, the thought came to me that THIS is my life! The life I created from scratch!!! All because I hated what I was doing & it sucked the life out of me 5 days a week. And I refused to live that way any longer!
If you are reading this wishing you could feel that way too, all I can say based on my own personal experience, is to never give up on finding out what it is that lights you up and then find a...
Today I'm sharing a secret!!!
Want to know what I love to do in my spare time, that I’m kinda embarrassed to admit… I watch REALITY SHOWS!!!!
For me, it’s more like a psychology project. I LOVE watching people… for 2 main reasons: 1) to watch what lights them up & 2) to watch them interact with others.
I’m REALLY INTO the competition reality show like The Voice, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Survivor, The Amazing Race & Big Brother!!!
I don't watch the Housewives series... Nah! I think that's all fake. They just get drunk & mean and that's not interesting to me.
I love it most, when they get lost in a performance. You feel something inside, like they reached down into your heart & tugged at it. (My husband doesn't get this, but if you're like me, you KNOW what I mean!)
I believe every single person has a passion - even if they don't know what it is, it's inside of them waiting to be tapped. And that passion connects at...
Just had to share this crazy story...
I’ve had this picture for years... It was a gift from my father who bought it for my ex husband and I after our last Bernese Mountain dog died. At the time, we were so heartbroken that we decided to get a smaller dog that would live longer... No more BMDs.
So this picture was special. It gave us amazing memories of our Berners. We had 3 of those amazing dogs before we switched to a Chihuahua.
Not too long after we got that picture, my husband and I split up and I ended up with both the dog and the picture.
Fast forward to several years later...
The picture hangs in the guest room so we rarely look at it. This past weekend, my youngest grandson who is 22 months old was visiting with his parents. As he was playing in the bed with his mommy, he looked at the picture, pointed and said “Moji!”
My daughter looked up and was dumbfounded, as I was when she told me what happened...
The dog in the foreground of the picture, standing right...
Every single one of my dogs has had a name ending with an "eee" sound... like my name: Laurie. #weirdrandomfact
I've had Skeezi, Willie, Gerdy, Snoopy, Burkie, Ziggy, Josie, Chewy, Dobby, and now Moji.
People think that Moji stands for "emoji" but nope... Moji stands for "mojo" but since mojo doesn't end with an "eee" sound, I had to improvise and invent a name!
A unique name for a unique, sweet boy who has brought such joy into my life. My Moji!
And now you know one more weird random fact about me!
Time for you to share one of yours with me!!!