I’ve always been a do-it-yourselfer (not sure if that’s even word). Fiercely independent, and at times stubborn, I always wanted to do things on my own. In the past it was difficult for me to ask for help. I always believed I could do it myself. Then along my journey I realized that trying to do it alone makes it much more difficult than it needs to be.
A part of me still thinks it’s true that you can do anything yourself, but the other part knows there’s a true power and a greater outcome when you ask [...]
“A life lived in fear is a life only half lived.” -Unknown
I came across that quote this week and it really struck me. Fear is a driving force in so many decisions that people make and though it can be healthy at times, most of the time it leaves us in a state of half satisfaction, half deciding, and not really where we want to be. We fool ourselves into thinking that it’s safe because it feels good and then we get to stay exactly we’re at.
It also confuses our bodies which want to be fully alive, not just [...]
Never say never… After years of avoiding, then months of dipping her feet in and looking longingly at ducks, I watched a once terrified dog jump in the water and swim! In human terms: FEAR + INTENSE DESIRE= TAKING THE PLUNGE !
** The dog pictured is not my dog Aspen, though she looks almost exactly the same!
In his book “The Tipping Point”, Malcolm Gladwell states that we make snap judgments all the time and generally are right on with our first instinct, which we then ignore. These judgments come from our mind, but our instinct is working from our body’s reaction to a certain situation, person, or environment. Most of the time we are not conscious of the fact that it is happening at all. If you can learn to tap into the instinct part that is making a decision for you, this is the first key to success in your career or business. To [...]
We all have our own measure of what we see as successful. We may know what we want, but the hard thing is getting there. I generally encounter two types of people in my coaching practice: “the want it so bad it hurts type” or “the I want it but not enough to make the time to make it happen. Both of these groups have a difficult time getting to their destination because they both have difficulty allowing things to happen.
The “I want it so bad it hurts” folks are in a constant mode of doing and overdoing everything. They [...]
It’s not that you don’t have the idea; it’s that the big F word is standing in your way. FEAR. I spend a lot of time working with my clients on their fears and developing strategies they can use to move past the roadblocks that fear creates. This week I found an inspiring way to look at the fear that may be holding you back.
If you are interested in Entrepreneurship or are ready to finally take the first step toward your ultimate goal, I found some wonderful advice from Jonathan Fields. Jonathan Fields is a multi-time health & fitness industry [...]
A large part of being successful is realizing what you can control and what you can’t. There will always be annoying bosses and pushy co-workers, and a never ending list of deadlines. Even if you are a solopeneur (self employed) there will be parts of your career that are frustrating. The trick for thriving in any environment is learning to not take anything personally. You may not be able control what happens, but you can choose how to handle it.
I have worked with some clients who are people pleasers and will say or do anything to make their co-workers happy. [...]
I often get e-mails from readers who want advice on how to get motivated and move forward in their careers despite the nagging fear that follows them in every endeavor. It’s as if we believe that a magic wand can fix our circumstance and suddenly experience success with little thought or effort. Though I am a believer in serendipity, creating success in your life doesn’t happen with a quick twist of the hand, it actually does take effort.
Before you get worried that I am going to give something else to add to your to-do list, take a moment and pause. [...]
You are smart, motivated, and success oriented. You know exactly what you want to do, but somehow it’s not happening. Or you are doing a lot and not yielding the results you are desiring? It’s the toughest spot to be in, the middle. You have past the point of uncertainty (or maybe you never were uncertain) and can see what you want so clearly, but somehow you feel motionless, feet planted firmly on the ground.
There are a myriad of reason that you may feel stuck in the middle. Here are some examples from clients I have worked with:
I attended an amazing workshop that focused on using right brain tools to succeed in the current economic situation. A part of me expected a huge revelation, some new scientific data analyzed to prove success without any measure of failure. I guess that part of me was looking for the miracle pill that creates the perfect outcome in the smallest amount of time. I was reminded again that it doesn’t exist. Success really comes from practice and lots of it.
What does this have to do with right brain tools? When I think of practice, I think about some [...]
I’ve worked with Laura several times over the years on goal setting and not letting my fears and perfectionism get in my way. Most recently she helped me get through all the stuff that was keeping m…
Amazing what coaching can actually do to the mind. I described the invigorating feeling to my husband as “felt like someone has come and cleaned our house.” Funny analogy, but it certainly felt like I…
I admit that I was apprehensive to work with a coach at first, but once we got started that apprehension went right away. I am reminded with every session as to how intuitive, genuine, and intelligent…
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You held a safe place and were a skilled guide as you lead me into my body and emotions. You were brilliant in getting me in touch with my inner superpowers to shift an old message of shame out of my …
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Laura was a gift from my daughter, literally. She thought the session would help me get through the barrage of interviews I had recently been on, but not getting the job. After years of therapy, books…
Laura is a naturally insightful and intuitive coach. She seemed to effortlessly tune into my issues and quickly help me navigate my way through things that were previously difficult for me. She helped…
Laura is a warm, intelligent, and inventive coach who’s especially good at taking people to new levels… I’ve benefited from Laura’s coaching, and I’m betting you will too.
Martha Beck, PhDAuthor of Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, and O! Magazine Monthly Columnist