YOU DESERVE MORE THAN MEDIOCRITY! I know it's "comfortable" and "safe" - but you are an amazing human being, with a brain that's capable of so much more! I've been fortunate enough to meet some truly amazing people in my life. Both online and in person. Some are CEOs of companies they built from the ground up. Some are worker bees. Some are women who choose to stay at home and work on the side. Some are men … [Read more...] about Facing Your Entrepreneurial Fears – Part 1
I'm so NOT good at resolutions, and to be perfectly honest, sometimes I find myself feeling more overwhelmed on Jan. 1 and even more anxious for the year to end, come Dec. 26. Like, every year. But I've made some decisions. Some plans. I'm taking some time the rest of this week to really lay things out with concrete goals and targets. What about you? Have you seen my end of year review? It's a couple years old, … [Read more...] about What Do You Dream for 2014?
It's really difficult to come back from some of the crazy, curve ball black eyes we get in life sometimes. Throughout most of my life, I was able to bounce back from just about anything. I never worried, I didn't ever second guess myself. I was always positive that the "next thing", that proverbial opening door after the one that closes, was going to be even better than the last. I went to college to pursue … [Read more...] about Figuring Out The Art of Re-Invention
Or... Remembering Your Inner 10 Year Old's Bravery. Do you remember your first lemonade stand? I do. Vividly. Where I grew up, we had well water. An Artesian Well, which to me always sounded so sophisticated. Our runoff went into the creek across the street, while my neighbor's runoff came out of a pipe at the end of his driveway, into the rain ditch. People used to "sneak" up in the middle of the night and … [Read more...] about Finding Your Childhood Audacity
It's so funny how when your life changes, people on the "inside part of outside" of your life change too. Many of my colleagues and friends have stuck with me, stayed in touch, actually interacted with me, but to be honest most have not. And you know what? That's okay. Because my life, my passions, my plans... have changed quite a bit since you probably last talked with me. And I'm SUPER THRILLED about it! :) So, … [Read more...] about The “What The Hell Is Going On With Lara?” Post
I'm by no means a "resolution" making type person, but I do know when I've had enough and am ready for a new chapter, and changing the calendar is always like turning the page in the book of my life for me. Kind of like when I was a kid and school supply shopping was the highlight of my year, because there was something about fresh, blank notebooks and pens filled with ink that just felt so good to me. As I aged, it … [Read more...] about Hey, 2011… Good Riddance! (Or: What I Say Every December 31st)