My Powersheets for 2016 - a Make it Happen Book Review!

Here we go again with another year - it's big, beautiful 2016! If you're like me and treasure the idea of living an examined, deeply meaningful life, then I think you'll adore the ultimate goal-setting planner, the 2016 Powersheets by Lara Casey. I used them last year to make 2015 extra impactful, and this year I really want to share about my experience of using the #powersheets with you!

In this video, I tell all about what it's like to really use the Powersheets, I even let you in on what my daily goals are and why!

In the video, I discuss how without good goals, life can turn into an auto-pilot mess, like in "Click" the movie: - after sharing about my own goal setting process, I recommend checking out the Lara Casey Shop, where the Make it Happen book and Powersheets are sold:

As promised in the video, here is the special giveaway:

One winner will be selected to get this beautiful postcard from the Lara Casey shop which I've matched to this gorgeous glass frame with gold edging. This postcard - and frame- could be yours! Just leave me a comment below, and click the orange button below to enter. When you enter, you're also subscribing to the blog. Thank you so much for reading!

Enter to Win the Framed Postcard!

Never stop learning, growing, and reaching!
~ Laura

How Your Coffee Habit Could be Sabotaging Your Career

Coffee is a subject of controversy every new year. I'm personally working to cut it out now that I've learned it actually increases the stress hormone cortisol. (Talk about sabotage!) I'm replacing my morning coffee with healthy homemade green juice which has given me more stable energy!

But regardless of what you choose to drink in the morning time, I want to share with you one key thing I've learned from working in a professional office environment. This one took me years, ladies!! Listen to me: not all workplace mugs are created equal. Let me save you the pain so you can learn from my mistakes...

Great Gifts for the Women You're Secretly Afraid Of

This year - if you're a newlywed or just landed a dream job, or if you're actively networking and building your connections, you may find yourself holiday shopping for several people you don't know well but are desperate to impress. It could be a boss (check!) if you're a newlywed it may be a sister in law or mother in law (yep I've got those too!) Maybe it's a mentor. A wonderful Grandma. The list goes on.

My 5 AM Club Morning Ritual - a 3 Step Habit Hack

If you work super hard and regularly push yourself, you'll soon realize that you really need to learn how to be your own best friend to avoid burn-out. To do so, installing great habits is the only way.

Staying Fit, Stylish, and Prepared for Anything - the fun way!

So you have a shopping itch, and an ultra busy schedule that keeps you on the run? Me too. Good news- I have a few ideas that could help you scratch that shopping itch and be fabulously prepared for last-minute gift giving. This will be HUGE with lots of gatherings, birthdays, showers, and holidays coming up...

Looking Your Best in The Office (fashion advice)

You know you were made for big things. You have the brains, and you know you want to look the part. But it can be expensive to get a work wardrobe going, and many of us don't even have a sense of personal style to begin with... it's hard to know where to start! Even if you don't have the money to invest in clothing upgrades, these three tips will keep you looking your best stress-free.

What Coconut Oil REALLY Does Best

I've tried so many Pinterest uses for Coconut Oil. Here are a few that actually worked! And some of the uses might surprise you...

3 Simple Steps to Passionate Purpose (free printable!)

It's been so amazing being on this journey with you. What started as my personal blog 10 years ago has helped me reach women all over the world with my best thoughts on business, relationships, and health.

As you know I love clarifying challenging subjects and breaking them down into "3 simple steps" but now it's time for a very powerful and important 3 - and it's all on a topic we don't talk about nearly enough - giving and higher purpose.

What is a Mastermind Group, and Why Should You Join One?

Before I even take a breath, I need to make sure you know what a true Mastermind is. So many business greats credit membership in a great Mastermind group as their #1 secret to tremendous personal shifts and rapid business growth. In fact, Napoleon Hill first gave the phenomenon a name in his timeless classic, Think And Grow Rich defining a Mastermind Group as, "The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony... No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind [the master mind]."

Now that you know what a mastermind is and how passionate I am about sharing this with you, it's time to share my...

3 Best Reasons to Join a Mastermind Group

3 Best Things I've Learned from Marie Forleo

I have heard so much business and life advice online, but often it's "in one ear and out the other." Thankfully, there is one source of great insight with sticking power that stands head and shoulders above anything else I've found. Marie Forleo and her amazing YouTube channel for women entrepreneurs is a MUST watch on the weekly. Here are my top 3 favorite Marie Forleo lessons to share with you - the ones that over the years have made the biggest difference for me!

Read on!