I Started to Feel Like I Didn’t Belong…

February 05, 2016

When I was young, I was curious about the world and I wanted to “help hearts”. I didn’t’ know how and I didn’t really know what that meant, but I would be so moved by the idea that someone on the other side of the world was living a life and I wanted to “know” them and I wanted them to “know” me…I wanted to connect and I wanted to share. It kept me up at night…and so it kept my mom up at night. “How do they know we are here?” What is our life for?” “People can’t just be born and then die, without anything else. Right mom?” I remember feeling so lonely in my world. I couldn’t find someone who understood what I was trying to say. I started to feel like I didn’t belong.

Then I started learning about school and how the teachers “like” you if you do well. I learned how to learn very well. I don’t know what my young mind was thinking at the time, I just know that I was focused on “doing life” well. It became all about the grades. That, combined with a teacher telling me I wasn’t creative or artistic pretty much shifted my world to one of tangible results, like grades and benchmark accomplishments. My passion for the world became partially buried as I learned how to “fit in” and “do well.”

When I was about 12 years old, I remember I wanted to live in another country, speak another language and learn how another culture lives. My parents didn’t have a lot of extra money and family trips involved a station wagon, camping gear, a camp stove, a cooler and a lot of miles. Friends thought I was silly and my parents couldn’t see a way to make it happen. Yet… I could see it already happening. I stopped telling people who seemed not to understand and I focused on making it happen.

At first I thought my dream had come true when out of the blue a family in Mexico contacted my Spanish teacher looking for an exchange with a family with a young daughter. I set everything up (with the help of my beloved teacher) and begged my parents to let me go. In this era before cell phones and computers, we set up a flight by talking with the family in Mexico. They were to pick me in Mexico City. I would be alone. The night before I was to leave, we called to confirm and they said they could no longer do it. My dream was crushed, momentarily...

For Christmas a couple of years later, my dad gave me a huge book of colleges in the US (I love you, Dad!). I was determined to find a college that would allow me to live in another country, study in another language and have this not cost my parents anything extra besides the plane trip (which I would ask for as a birthday/Christmas present).

I applied to one college, UCLA, because it offered a yearlong education abroad program requiring full matriculation into a French university. It was a magical day when I hugged my family goodbye and got on an airplane to Europe for the first time in my life, alone. I had seen it happen years before, in my imagination. It was only a matter of putting the most powerful plan in place to have the tangible reality in front of me.

I was so passionate about my dream of living and studying in another world that events aligned around bringing this reality into my life. I wish I could say these dreams always worked out that way: Focus on my dream, figure out a plan and execute it… then live it. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always happen that way.

My dream of being married and creating a loving beautiful family didn’t go as expected. I guess I didn’t spend enough time going over the plan (or I just ignored the red flags that pointed in a different direction) My husband, at the time, had a different vision (or plan), one that was more rigid, less loving, less fun and less peaceful than mine. On the outside it all “looked good”, inside we were all dying day by day…After 20 years, it was clear we had different dreams of what marriage and family looked like. The pain of this realization hits hard and deep. It took years for me to accept it and to learn the lessons I needed to create the love I always dreamed of (more on that in our free Love Advance Webinar…)

Given my education, my training, my client results and my own personal experience I know that life doesn’t always go according to plan and I also know that disregarding the values and passions that are so important to you is never the answer. The answer is in clearly acknowledging what is NOT in your control and letting that go, while simultaneously clarifying what IS in your control and finding the plan that allows you to live your dreams, your passions, your values as beautifully as possible!

This is my dream, to help you heal your heart and live your life fully.

xx Laura

If this writing inspires you or makes you curious, please signup for our free Love Advance webinar to learn more about opening your heart! 

 

 

 

How Can I Love Better Today?

January 26, 2016

This is a guest blog about love on this website from Bill Poett, my partner and Co-Founder of Life Advance International

I’m leaning against the side of my small ranch cabin…. well it would be more accurate to say that my little cabin is holding me up because I don’t have the strength to stand by myself. Tears are streaming down my cheeks and my heart once again feels shattered and broken beyond all possibility of repair. I’m watching my wife of seven years, and my two daughters, drive away from me, ending our marriage, my dreams and my hopes for our family.

The beginning of the end took place about two months earlier, we were slogging through our seventh year of marriage (itch anyone?) and the truth is, neither one of us was happy. We had become complacent. We had lost the passion and any joy we had known years earlier and we had settled into a weird reality of being bad partners and good co-parents.

So three days before my birthday and five days before hers, and being the proverbial optimist, I thought, “you know what? We could make something really special happen for our celebrations and maybe bring the fire and life back to our home”.  So I said,” look, I know things have been tough lately, but let’s doing something really special for our birthdays this year! What would you love to do?” There was a pregnant pause and then came her response…..”I want to move out….”

I’d be lying if I said that I was completely surprised, after all we hadn’t been happy for a very long time. I just didn’t see this ending, without some middle ground, one last fight for our life and our dreams…..

After a few days wallowing in the black pit of despair, unfortunately a place I’ve visited far too often in this lifetime, I made a decision. I would take this pain, and I would use it. I would use it to rebuild a life far more beautiful than any I had known before. I knew at my very core that my daughters and I deserved something beautiful. I would, like the Phoenix, rebuild a life from the ashes of my previous one.

I started doing the craziest things. I started honoring, loving and taking care of me! It began with my bedroom and fresh flowers. I’d always enjoyed getting flowers for guests and now I started getting them for me. What a wild idea, right?. I started using my good china and making my favorite meals and I continued creating more beautiful and sacred spaces around and in my home. After a few months I was a completely new man living in a beautifully re-created home.

And then things got really weird. I started every morning by imagining and experiencing the most beautiful visceral daydreams. I’d always loved the work that I do, but now I loved my home and myself  in a new way and I began seeing and feeling a woman lying next to me. I couldn’t see a face, I only felt her presence and it was the most beautiful, loving, soothing feeling I had ever known.

Can you guess what happened next? I had been interviewed on Dr. Laura Ciel’s radio show years earlier when my first book, The ABC’s of Peak Performers came out and her memory and her Facebook posts began swirling around more and more frequently in my mind, until I couldn’t take it any longer and I called her.

It took some time for us to connect, but when we did a storm of future memories, lightning bolts and pure joy assailed my being. Our first phone call began at 10:00pm and ended more than 7 hours later at 5:30 am.

We met the next day briefly for a walk on the beach and within a week, I knew that I had found the woman from my morning dreams.

Having lost a marriage to complacency, malaise and energetic gravity I made one more decision and I believe this to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. When it comes to loving Laura, I will never rest on my laurels. It doesn’t matter one iota how well I loved her yesterday, the ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS HOW WELL I LOVE HER TODAY!

One of my greatest joys and the most empowering daily Love exercises  I know of is to ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every single day: How can I love better today?

The answers and actions born from this simple, powerful, profound question have led me to a love and life more beautiful than any I could have ever imagined. And the very best part is the knowing that after a year and a half together we have just touched the tip of the iceberg of the life, love and joy of our dreams.

And now we come to the real point of this story which is YOU! We know that you deserve all the love and joy that you can imagine and that’s one of the core objectives of the work Laura and I do at Life Advance International. Our mission and our joy is to provide you with powerful tools and training to create the life, love and business of your dreams.

And we want you to take our 30 day challenge:

If you want to Advance your Love ask, answer and joyfully act on this question everyday for 30 days “How can I love better today (my kids, my spouse, my partner…)?” and watch the love, passion, romance and joy grow.

If you want to Advance your Leadership ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every day for the next thirty days: “How can I love and serve my team and my clients better today?”

If you want to Advance your life ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every day for the next thirty days: “How can I love myself better today?”

With Love and appreciation,

Bill

PS: If you are really serious about experiencing more love in your life, join us online on February 9th at 11:00 am PST for a very special FREE live training.

Do You Want More Love, Passion And Romance Now?

In this exclusive live online training you’ll discover Love’s 6 universal principles and learn exactly how to begin manifesting and feeling the love you’ve always wanted, whether or not you are currently in a relationship!

Single, Married, Divorced, Engaged, Separated, Dating, Lonely. Everyone is worthy of experiencing more love.  Sign up for our live training and take the first step toward attracting the love of your dreams.

Space is limited so reserve your FREE space today by clicking here!

I’m leaning against the side of my small ranch cabin…. well it would be more accurate to say that my little cabin is holding me up because I don’t have the strength to stand by myself. Tears are streaming down my cheeks and my heart once again feels shattered and broken beyond all possibility of repair. I’m watching my wife of seven years, and my two daughters, drive away from me, ending our marriage, my dreams and my hopes for our family.

The beginning of the end took place about two months earlier, we were slogging through our seventh year of marriage (itch anyone?) and the truth is, neither one of us was happy. We had become complacent. We had lost the passion and any joy we had known years earlier and we had settled into a weird reality of being bad partners and good co-parents.

So three days before my birthday and five days before hers, and being the proverbial optimist, I thought, “you know what? We could make something really special happen for our celebrations and maybe bring the fire and life back to our home”.  So I said,” look, I know things have been tough lately, but let’s doing something really special for our birthdays this year! What would you love to do?” There was a pregnant pause and then came her response…..”I want to move out….”

I’d be lying if I said that I was completely surprised, after all we hadn’t been happy for a very long time. I just didn’t see this ending, without some middle ground, one last fight for our life and our dreams…..

After a few days wallowing in the black pit of despair, unfortunately a place I’ve visited far too often in this lifetime, I made a decision. I would take this pain, and I would use it. I would use it to rebuild a life far more beautiful than any I had known before. I knew at my very core that my daughters and I deserved something beautiful. I would, like the Phoenix, rebuild a life from the ashes of my previous one.

I started doing the craziest things. I started honoring, loving and taking care of me! It began with my bedroom and fresh flowers. I’d always enjoyed getting flowers for guests and now I started getting them for me. What a wild idea, right?. I started using my good china and making my favorite meals and I continued creating more beautiful and sacred spaces around and in my home. After a few months I was a completely new man living in a beautifully re-created home.

And then things got really weird. I started every morning by imagining and experiencing the most beautiful visceral daydreams. I’d always loved the work that I do, but now I loved my home and myself  in a new way and I began seeing and feeling a woman lying next to me. I couldn’t see a face, I only felt her presence and it was the most beautiful, loving, soothing feeling I had ever known.

Can you guess what happened next? I had been interviewed on Dr. Laura Ciel’s radio show years earlier when my first book, The ABC’s of Peak Performers came out and her memory and her Facebook posts began swirling around more and more frequently in my mind, until I couldn’t take it any longer and I called her.

It took some time for us to connect, but when we did a storm of future memories, lightning bolts and pure joy assailed my being. Our first phone call began at 10:00pm and ended more than 7 hours later at 5:30 am.

We met the next day briefly for a walk on the beach and within a week, I knew that I had found the woman from my morning dreams.

Having lost a marriage to complacency, malaise and energetic gravity I made one more decision and I believe this to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. When it comes to loving Laura, I will never rest on my laurels. It doesn’t matter one iota how well I loved her yesterday, the ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS HOW WELL I LOVE HER TODAY!

One of my greatest joys and the most empowering daily Love exercises  I know of is to ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every single day: How can I love better today?

The answers and actions born from this simple, powerful, profound question have led me to a love and life more beautiful than any I could have ever imagined. And the very best part is the knowing that after a year and a half together we have just touched the tip of the iceberg of the life, love and joy of our dreams.

And now we come to the real point of this story which is YOU! We know that you deserve all the love and joy that you can imagine and that’s one of the core objectives of the work Laura and I do at Life Advance International. Our mission and our joy is to provide you with powerful tools and training to create the life, love and business of your dreams.

And we want you to take our 30 day challenge:

If you want to Advance your Love ask, answer and joyfully act on this question everyday for 30 days “How can I love better today (my kids, my spouse, my partner…)?” and watch the love, passion, romance and joy grow.

If you want to Advance your Leadership ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every day for the next thirty days: “How can I love and serve my team and my clients better today?”

If you want to Advance your life ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every day for the next thirty days: “How can I love myself better today?”

With Love and appreciation,

Bill

PS: If you are really serious about experiencing more love in your life, join us online on February 9th at 11:00 am PST for a very special FREE live training.

Do You Want More Love, Passion And Romance Now?

In this exclusive live online training you’ll discover Love’s 6 universal principles and learn exactly how to begin manifesting and feeling the love you’ve always wanted, whether or not you are currently in a relationship!

Single, Married, Divorced, Engaged, Separated, Dating, Lonely. Everyone is worthy of experiencing more love.  Sign up for our live training and take the first step toward attracting the love of your dreams.

Space is limited so reserve your FREE space today at this link: http://billpoettnow.com/loveadvancelive/

- See more at: http://billpoettnow.com/how-can-i-love-better-today/#sthash.v4SX62Ul.dpuf

I’m leaning against the side of my small ranch cabin…. well it would be more accurate to say that my little cabin is holding me up because I don’t have the strength to stand by myself. Tears are streaming down my cheeks and my heart once again feels shattered and broken beyond all possibility of repair. I’m watching my wife of seven years, and my two daughters, drive away from me, ending our marriage, my dreams and my hopes for our family.

The beginning of the end took place about two months earlier, we were slogging through our seventh year of marriage (itch anyone?) and the truth is, neither one of us was happy. We had become complacent. We had lost the passion and any joy we had known years earlier and we had settled into a weird reality of being bad partners and good co-parents.

So three days before my birthday and five days before hers, and being the proverbial optimist, I thought, “you know what? We could make something really special happen for our celebrations and maybe bring the fire and life back to our home”.  So I said,” look, I know things have been tough lately, but let’s doing something really special for our birthdays this year! What would you love to do?” There was a pregnant pause and then came her response…..”I want to move out….”

I’d be lying if I said that I was completely surprised, after all we hadn’t been happy for a very long time. I just didn’t see this ending, without some middle ground, one last fight for our life and our dreams…..

After a few days wallowing in the black pit of despair, unfortunately a place I’ve visited far too often in this lifetime, I made a decision. I would take this pain, and I would use it. I would use it to rebuild a life far more beautiful than any I had known before. I knew at my very core that my daughters and I deserved something beautiful. I would, like the Phoenix, rebuild a life from the ashes of my previous one.

I started doing the craziest things. I started honoring, loving and taking care of me! It began with my bedroom and fresh flowers. I’d always enjoyed getting flowers for guests and now I started getting them for me. What a wild idea, right?. I started using my good china and making my favorite meals and I continued creating more beautiful and sacred spaces around and in my home. After a few months I was a completely new man living in a beautifully re-created home.

And then things got really weird. I started every morning by imagining and experiencing the most beautiful visceral daydreams. I’d always loved the work that I do, but now I loved my home and myself  in a new way and I began seeing and feeling a woman lying next to me. I couldn’t see a face, I only felt her presence and it was the most beautiful, loving, soothing feeling I had ever known.

Can you guess what happened next? I had been interviewed on Dr. Laura Ciel’s radio show years earlier when my first book, The ABC’s of Peak Performers came out and her memory and her Facebook posts began swirling around more and more frequently in my mind, until I couldn’t take it any longer and I called her.

It took some time for us to connect, but when we did a storm of future memories, lightning bolts and pure joy assailed my being. Our first phone call began at 10:00pm and ended more than 7 hours later at 5:30 am.

We met the next day briefly for a walk on the beach and within a week, I knew that I had found the woman from my morning dreams.

Having lost a marriage to complacency, malaise and energetic gravity I made one more decision and I believe this to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. When it comes to loving Laura, I will never rest on my laurels. It doesn’t matter one iota how well I loved her yesterday, the ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS HOW WELL I LOVE HER TODAY!

One of my greatest joys and the most empowering daily Love exercises  I know of is to ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every single day: How can I love better today?

The answers and actions born from this simple, powerful, profound question have led me to a love and life more beautiful than any I could have ever imagined. And the very best part is the knowing that after a year and a half together we have just touched the tip of the iceberg of the life, love and joy of our dreams.

And now we come to the real point of this story which is YOU! We know that you deserve all the love and joy that you can imagine and that’s one of the core objectives of the work Laura and I do at Life Advance International. Our mission and our joy is to provide you with powerful tools and training to create the life, love and business of your dreams.

And we want you to take our 30 day challenge:

If you want to Advance your Love ask, answer and joyfully act on this question everyday for 30 days “How can I love better today (my kids, my spouse, my partner…)?” and watch the love, passion, romance and joy grow.

If you want to Advance your Leadership ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every day for the next thirty days: “How can I love and serve my team and my clients better today?”

If you want to Advance your life ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every day for the next thirty days: “How can I love myself better today?”

With Love and appreciation,

Bill

PS: If you are really serious about experiencing more love in your life, join us online on February 9th at 11:00 am PST for a very special FREE live training.

Do You Want More Love, Passion And Romance Now?

In this exclusive live online training you’ll discover Love’s 6 universal principles and learn exactly how to begin manifesting and feeling the love you’ve always wanted, whether or not you are currently in a relationship!

Single, Married, Divorced, Engaged, Separated, Dating, Lonely. Everyone is worthy of experiencing more love.  Sign up for our live training and take the first step toward attracting the love of your dreams.

Space is limited so reserve your FREE space today at this link: http://billpoettnow.com/loveadvancelive/

- See more at: http://billpoettnow.com/how-can-i-love-better-today/#sthash.v4SX62Ul.dpuf

I’m leaning against the side of my small ranch cabin…. well it would be more accurate to say that my little cabin is holding me up because I don’t have the strength to stand by myself. Tears are streaming down my cheeks and my heart once again feels shattered and broken beyond all possibility of repair. I’m watching my wife of seven years, and my two daughters, drive away from me, ending our marriage, my dreams and my hopes for our family.

The beginning of the end took place about two months earlier, we were slogging through our seventh year of marriage (itch anyone?) and the truth is, neither one of us was happy. We had become complacent. We had lost the passion and any joy we had known years earlier and we had settled into a weird reality of being bad partners and good co-parents.

So three days before my birthday and five days before hers, and being the proverbial optimist, I thought, “you know what? We could make something really special happen for our celebrations and maybe bring the fire and life back to our home”.  So I said,” look, I know things have been tough lately, but let’s doing something really special for our birthdays this year! What would you love to do?” There was a pregnant pause and then came her response…..”I want to move out….”

I’d be lying if I said that I was completely surprised, after all we hadn’t been happy for a very long time. I just didn’t see this ending, without some middle ground, one last fight for our life and our dreams…..

After a few days wallowing in the black pit of despair, unfortunately a place I’ve visited far too often in this lifetime, I made a decision. I would take this pain, and I would use it. I would use it to rebuild a life far more beautiful than any I had known before. I knew at my very core that my daughters and I deserved something beautiful. I would, like the Phoenix, rebuild a life from the ashes of my previous one.

I started doing the craziest things. I started honoring, loving and taking care of me! It began with my bedroom and fresh flowers. I’d always enjoyed getting flowers for guests and now I started getting them for me. What a wild idea, right?. I started using my good china and making my favorite meals and I continued creating more beautiful and sacred spaces around and in my home. After a few months I was a completely new man living in a beautifully re-created home.

And then things got really weird. I started every morning by imagining and experiencing the most beautiful visceral daydreams. I’d always loved the work that I do, but now I loved my home and myself  in a new way and I began seeing and feeling a woman lying next to me. I couldn’t see a face, I only felt her presence and it was the most beautiful, loving, soothing feeling I had ever known.

Can you guess what happened next? I had been interviewed on Dr. Laura Ciel’s radio show years earlier when my first book, The ABC’s of Peak Performers came out and her memory and her Facebook posts began swirling around more and more frequently in my mind, until I couldn’t take it any longer and I called her.

It took some time for us to connect, but when we did a storm of future memories, lightning bolts and pure joy assailed my being. Our first phone call began at 10:00pm and ended more than 7 hours later at 5:30 am.

We met the next day briefly for a walk on the beach and within a week, I knew that I had found the woman from my morning dreams.

Having lost a marriage to complacency, malaise and energetic gravity I made one more decision and I believe this to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. When it comes to loving Laura, I will never rest on my laurels. It doesn’t matter one iota how well I loved her yesterday, the ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS HOW WELL I LOVE HER TODAY!

One of my greatest joys and the most empowering daily Love exercises  I know of is to ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every single day: How can I love better today?

The answers and actions born from this simple, powerful, profound question have led me to a love and life more beautiful than any I could have ever imagined. And the very best part is the knowing that after a year and a half together we have just touched the tip of the iceberg of the life, love and joy of our dreams.

And now we come to the real point of this story which is YOU! We know that you deserve all the love and joy that you can imagine and that’s one of the core objectives of the work Laura and I do at Life Advance International. Our mission and our joy is to provide you with powerful tools and training to create the life, love and business of your dreams.

And we want you to take our 30 day challenge:

If you want to Advance your Love ask, answer and joyfully act on this question everyday for 30 days “How can I love better today (my kids, my spouse, my partner…)?” and watch the love, passion, romance and joy grow.

If you want to Advance your Leadership ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every day for the next thirty days: “How can I love and serve my team and my clients better today?”

If you want to Advance your life ask, answer and joyfully act on this question every day for the next thirty days: “How can I love myself better today?”

With Love and appreciation,

Bill

PS: If you are really serious about experiencing more love in your life, join us online on February 9th at 11:00 am PST for a very special FREE live training.

Do You Want More Love, Passion And Romance Now?

In this exclusive live online training you’ll discover Love’s 6 universal principles and learn exactly how to begin manifesting and feeling the love you’ve always wanted, whether or not you are currently in a relationship!

Single, Married, Divorced, Engaged, Separated, Dating, Lonely. Everyone is worthy of experiencing more love.  Sign up for our live training and take the first step toward attracting the love of your dreams.

Space is limited so reserve your FREE space today at this link: http://billpoettnow.com/loveadvancelive/

- See more at: http://billpoettnow.com/how-can-i-love-better-today/#sthash.v4SX62Ul.dpuf

It’s a Gnarly Beautiful World

January 20, 2016

You know the beauty of a fresh snowfall… where the pure, white snowflakes cover the dirt and grime left by the world? In that silent, pure moment when what existed all around you moments before is now completely covered? You almost don’t want to walk on the path because to do so, means forever changing that silky, delicate purity.

And there is a part of you that also yearns to run through it, lay in it or scoop it up into a snowball as well. You see options in front of you…it is a canvas waiting to see what you will do.

The beginning of a year can feel like that fresh layer of snow. The holidays and the end of the year rush at work and at home can get messy, emotional and gnarly at times and the New Year brings in a freshness, possibilities, a new canvas for you to paint. You say goodbye to the messiness and unrealized dreams of the last year and open up to what might be possible for you in your relationships, in your career, in your life as you start fresh in this new year.

As the days go by those hopes, dreams, “resolutions”… start to look and feel less “pure” and a little messier. The fresh layer of the new snow is starting to be a little less white and you can start to feel frustrated and icky about what you see in front of you. We tend to forget that whatever lies in front of us is a canvas, no matter what it looks like (no matter how messy it is).

Yet, we always have an opportunity to create, in each moment.

She’s lying in the hospital bed, still conscious, yet so very tired. Her organs are shutting down and although she isn’t ready to say goodbye to her husband and her children she knows she must. Her anger from seeing her life end more quickly than she had anticipated, actually brings her energy. “This isn’t fair!” “My kids need me… I can’t die!” she says out loud.

As she struggles with feelings of impotence and at times guilt, she remembers her baby girl being born and all the hopes and dreams she had that morning 13 years ago. “What happened?” she wonders. “Nothing is how I dreamed” and she starts to cry, waves of yearning flowing through her, alternating with fear of the unknown.

Her canvas is unwanted and looks dirty, yet within it is the opportunity to share her heart deeply with those she loves in ways she might never have seen before.

*********

He drives home slowly, wondering how to tell her. She is ready for that trip to Hawaii they have been planning for so long. “I’m worthless” “I’m a loser” “Why would anyone want to be with me.” Briefly, he imagines ending his life knowing that he would never follow through with it, but enjoying a moment of thinking of a clean slate.. all done… no more worries… no more letting people down. Ten years working toward a dream and suddenly the dream is ripped out from under him with one conversation “the company is folding, you no longer have a position.”

This possibility was not his dream, yet with an open heart and the ability to show up in his vulnerability he might forever shift his relationship in deeply powerful ways and discover a hidden passion for service work in his community.

Professionally and personally, we face transitions all the time. Life gives us an opportunity in each moment to create from what is. Yet, with all the fears, failed dreams and messiness of life, it is often difficult to find a way to see the canvas in front of our eyes.

This is where the beauty lies… in the messiness. A mother creating a videotape for her angry teenage daughter, sharing her most precious memories and hopes for her as she lies dying in an ICU unit (and the daughter watching it years later when she misses her mother at her wedding).

The beauty lies in a devoted, loving husband opening up to his wife about his lost job and how he needs her love right now and her holding loving energy for him as he mourns one dream and opens to another one. It lies with a single father laughing with his children while yearning for a partner to share these moments. It lies with a once hostile board uniting around a shared vision for the organization.

Life is messy, but what beauty will you create from that messiness?

This is why I do the work I do. This is why my partner Bill does the work he does. You are worthy of living in joy and love, no matter what your reality is right now. This is why we want to reach as many people out there as we can who want to create and who want to live and love as joyfully as possible in this gnarly world we live in.

xx Laura

If you would like to learn more about How to Live Joyfully in this Gnarly World we would like to share a very special New Year’s gift with you.

Bill, my partner and co-founder of Life Advance International, is giving away as many FREE one hour private introductory training as he can schedule over the next two weeks.

He will be sharing the 6 core principles of our Born Worthy – The Journey Home course. We know you know life can be messy and we want to invite you to learn how to live joyfully in that messiness.

To claim your free training email Bill as soon as possible at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your phone number and some available training times.

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