Achieving greatness requires planting seeds of greatness in your mind. Evolving from ordinary to extraordinary, broke to baller, or ho-hum and mediocre to successful high-performer necessitates practicing a basic and fundamental life principle that says, "success starts in the mind." If regardless of current circumstance, you believe your talents, skills, and creativity support your vision to make your dream a reality, then the LaurieTalks podcast is for you.
Fresh Start: Permission to Introduce Yourself as the Person You Want to Be | EP51
The TALK for this episode is about the advantages of traveling to new places and meeting new faces. Changing environments and then meeting new people in the new environment presents an exciting occasion.
Why? Because from the moment you meet a person for the first time, what they will come to know about you is only what you want them to know—that is, what you decide to share with them.
Meeting people who know nothing about you is an opportunity to plant fresh seeds.
Let’s say there’s something you don’t like hearing about yourself but that many people tell you is true.
When you intentionally introduce yourself as the person you want to be, you have a chance to establish the narrative.
You can explore untested approaches with each new encounter and respond to situations differently.
Any opportunity to reshape, refresh, redefine, or refine your manner and present yourself in previously unexplored ways is an exciting occasion.
If you’re picking up on what the TALK is about, I’m grateful.
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Self-Reflection After a Breakup | EP50
What do you do post-relationship breakup? Do you take a minute to conduct some sort of self-assessment, or do you just jump right back in the saddle?
For a long time, I was in the second group. Then somehow, somewhere, I decided that creating a new relationship without resolving old issues was a missed opportunity.
I stopped jumping directly back into the saddle. And that gave me time to look myself in the eye of the looking glass and ask some tough questions.
In this episode, the TALK is about facing yourself—while dealing with disappointment—by looking in the mirror and providing honest answers to some possible uncomfortable questions.
Here are some of the self-exploratory questions.
When you’ve come to the end of a relationship, ask yourself a few, many, or all of them.
The Past: Did you see the red flags? When did you see the red flags? Why did you ignore them instead of following your gut (the first time)? Did you get what you were looking for in the relationship? Do you know what you were looking for? Were you disrespected or taken for granted? Were you able to effectively set boundaries in a way that worked for you?
The Future: Are you able to speak up for yourself? What do you need to do so that, moving forward, if faced with a similar situation, you can make different choices? What can you do? Can you talk about this relationship and begin every sentence with the word I — instead of he, she, they, and them? What did you learn from all this?
Enjoy the TALK with me, your host, LaurieTALKS.
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Stuck in a Rut | EP49
What do you do if you think you’ve got the wrong job, or the wrong relationship, and the wrong life, in the wrong city?
When life feels wrong—like you’re going from one bad situation to another—consider activating your creative thinking skills.
Optimists are creative thinkers.
Optimistic, creative thinkers hold a perspective that sees the silver lining in challenging circumstances. And this happens even when they’re surrounded by others who are overly affected by doubt or fear.
As a creative thinker, when you’re feeling stuck in a rut, you can channel energy into directing your thoughts toward the positive aspects of a moment or situation.
Finding Freedom in Solitude | EP48
I discovered the difference between solitude and loneliness while healing from a relationship breakup.
In this episode, I TALK about how intentionally investing time in yourself can reinvigorate your mind and help you tap into your strengths.
Sending you love.
Thanks for listening.
Avoiding Quiet Desperation | EP47
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Procrastinators, Try Some Positive Pressure | EP46
It’s easy to stall on tasks we find challenging, intimidating, or overwhelming.
Yet stalling creates stress. And soon enough you’re in a horrible cycle of spending time and energy feeling horrible about avoiding whatever you’re avoiding.
Listen now to find out how positive pressure worked to stop my procrastination and get me on track, in gear and obligated to write a book.
What do you want to achieve? Can you name it? Will you claim it?