Creative Laura Burns is ready to claim her business is a complete failure and she’s happy about it.
Who said life had to feel like a struggle?
Given all the possibilities in the world, being a mind-body coach isn’t for everyone and I accept and happily let that go. I discovered that through connecting and creating in my amazing business that what I really wanted was to perform: act, improvise and host my own podcast.
What’s a 51-year-old to do?
I stop doing stuff that makes me less happy and do the next thing that I know is going to make her heart sing and her financial advisor’s cry! Personally, I feel 51 is the perfect age to do a 180-degree turn.
What caused the shift?
In 2020, I began my studies with various Life Coaches in Europe who are changing the world with understanding your identity. The principle is so many people have based their identity on a reflection of the others and they push away what they don’t want while never embracing who they really are. What is resisted, often persists.
I’ve been studying this as professional development for my Life Coaching and Stretching Program and my own liberation was the gift!
What was the gift?
The small voice inside my soul is the one I needed to listen to.
And if I’m honest with myself, I’ve always lived an improvised life: living in a foreign land, living on a boat, learning from thought leaders around the world, loving different people, learning new careers.
Now I feel alive and no longer have to prove my worth in the world.
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What will you do?
In 2020, I felt unleashed by the pandemic and hired a coach to help me build my podcast dream and started acting and improvisation classes. I am so proud of this venture because who knows what will happen next?
So far, I’ve connected with women through the Pursuit 365 project and interviewed them on my show, Secrets Your Mentor Never Told You.
However, the majority of episodes are a document of all my learning for how I create(d) awareness in my life. That’s how my own personal consciousness grows. I have to share it so the whole world grows with me. What’s the point of sitting on top of the world alone?
Your reflections so far?
I’m glad that I’ve tried and experienced many places, things, careers, and friendships. I don’t want to stop. Experiences are what life is for; small or large, near or far. It all matters if I learn to listen to my voice. And she’s not telling me to prove my worth. My place in the world is my birthright, therefore, I know I am already a success.