Find Proof

I’m sure in your life you have done something awesome. You have persevered, faced a hard time, figured it out... what were those situations?

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Laura Olsen
Multi

How then, could we ever fear being like someone else? In competition with someone doing the ‘same thing’? No one is quite like the other. 

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Laura Olsen
Turn It Off

Sometimes I wish I could turn it off. I know what I know, unsee what I see. It would be simpler to be unaware. Less complicated.

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Laura Olsen
Hope For Uncertainty

Trust in yourself is a muscle. You gotta work it. Practice is the most important component of self trust and confidence.  

But how do you trust yourself before you trust yourself?

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Laura Olsen
Accept and Acknowledge

You can acknowledge something about yourself (that you don’t necessarily like or wish to continue) as true. You don’t have to accept it as a part of you forever. Yet, change cannot come without acknowledging what is.

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Laura Olsen
Building An Asset

The energy of my todo list completely shifted! I had a list of items that were helping me achieve my bigger goals! This was not a list of small items that were what I had to get done to make room to do the work of building my brand —this IS the work of building my brand.

I couldn’t be happier to roll up my sleeves this week!  

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Laura Olsen
Can the Opposite Be True?

I ponder... is the opposite of true automatically false? Can two ideas or facts be equally true and equally opposite?

What is the benefit of holding to one side as right, thereby automatically making its opposite wrong?

What if the opposite is true?

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Laura Olsen
More Where That Came From

  “What holds us back isn’t grossly [undervaluing or] overvaluing our work…

… but tragically underestimating our innate, and ever-expanding capacity to produce more (and better) expressions of it.

A stealth, yet silently crippling form of what the modern personal growth crowd would call a ‘scarcity mindset’.”

- Ry Schwartz

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Laura Olsen
The Woo Scale

Recently I’ve been meeting a lot of new people. And so I’ve been introducing the idea of this scale —because, let’s face it, five minutes in and you’re gonna know I’m a bit Woo. And I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how people open up that side of themselves when I give them “permission to go there” by offering it up.

I like the feeling of offering the invitation for others to join me in all things Woo. That’s my jam. 

Are you Woo? Me too!

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Laura Olsen
Energy Planning

Learn to slow down but don’t quit.  

There are days when it’s all just too much. This is my go-to trick to keep moving and not stop. Stopped momentum is harder to overcome than a little slow-roll. 

Be kind, be gentle, be prepared for terrible days.  

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Laura Olsen
Keep It Weird

If you wanna get to where you want to go (“success”) by being proper, right, by the book, normal, or doing what everyone else is doing... you’re gonna bore yourself and everyone else.

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Laura Olsen
Take Up Space

Taking up space is more than just a physical thing. It’s more than an open posture, though it is that too. This idea is more along the lines of taking your time. It’s ok to speak slowly. Take your time. Ask questions. Open up, nestle in. It’s ok.

You are worthy to be here. You are enough in every moment. The more you know this the less you have to prove it.

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Laura Olsen
Writer’s Log Jam

So many thoughts trying to walk through the door at the same time, shoulder to shoulder. I’m talking about big, strong opinions with Johnny Bravo shoulders.

I’m putting this here for posterity to return to often. I hope it helps you too. Refer to it as often as needed.

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Laura Olsen
Fainting Goats

 “Stress comes from making something more important than it is. Failure comes from making something not as important as it actually is.”

- Unknown

Important situations arise and call for full access to all of our faculties not allowing our biology to override our ability to act or a ‘spiritual bypass’ that removes our responsibility to act.

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