I hope your Friday is off to a fantastic start! I'm looking forward to a fun fall weekend here in Greensboro.
Here are this week's five things in no particular order...
1st) If you've been following Yoke and Abundance for a while you know there is not a lot that I love more than sending and receiving good old-fashioned snail mail. I'm always on the lookout for beautiful cards. Of Note Stationers is a company that creates the most beautiful cards. I ordered a bunch so that I can spread love and cheer. Check them out.
2nd) This 66-year-old is the oldest female American Ninja Warrior. This is so inspiring.
3rd) This article 5 Stories From High-Impact Women Leaders also inspired me.
4th) There are 3 spots left in the Beach Retreat "Cultivating Creativity Seaside" and this is the last weekend of the Early Bird Special. I hope you'll join us.
5th) If you're in Greensboro, the best event of the year is happening on Sunday. The Triad Local First Community Table. Some of the biggest names in the Triad Culinary Scene are preparing food for us at the Double Oaks Bed and Breakfast. There are just a few spots left. If you're in Greensboro help us raise money for Triad Local First by not missing this fabulous party.
“When we write about ourselves in the third person, it fools our brain into believing it a bit more. This is called cognitive distance, and it’s a really effective tool when we’re trying to change our thinking or patterns of behavior. The #1 thing I always write is “Lara loves herself.” It sounds so simple, but …”
“Everything you're dreaming, do it!!!”
“Slow down, listen to the wisdom of your heart. When making a decision, play it forward and make the best decision with the best information you have, listen to wise counsel. Be open to different ways of thinking, different people, change is good. Have courage, compassion & commitment.”
Clearly starting this company is risky…very risky…but a life without risks is no life at all. Many things that I have done in my life have taken a great deal of courage. I am glad that I am still willing to risk, and that I have never lost that ability (no matter how scared I am inside of failure…and I am!).
What would your life look like if you could feel more connected to your purpose? What would your life look like if you felt more connected to what gives life meaning for you?
Specially designed coaching with me uses creativity, journaling, worksheets, and strategic questions and reflections to help you identify exactly what you’re dissatisfied with, it will teach you how to identify and strengthen what’s most important to you, and it will help you build the road map from where you are to your biggest dreams and your most impactful life of purpose
“Knowing my children are watching me. I always tell them that can’t is a bad word and once you say it your brain shuts down. This means I can’t say can’t.”
Like a fantastic glass of wine with a delicious meal, a year ahead spread pairs perfectly with a Power Hour coaching session. Looking at a year ahead spread during a power hour gives you a different lens to talk about where you are and where you want to be. It’s a powerful game changer.
“there is no other way to truly get what you want in life than to earn it. I would tell myself that I am good enough just the way I am, I don’t have to be anyone or anything else in order to matter.”
“It is always important to remember why you are doing the work you are doing.
The same is true in life: It is KEY to identify what you want before you begin taking steps to get there.”
“Balance is a good thing, and harder to achieve than it seems like it should be! Be disciplined and do your best, but not to the point of isolating yourself from the world or people around you. In the end, it’s your experiences and the people you meet that will impact you more…”