What I love about helping entrepreneurs and business owners define their legacy, is that at any moment you don’t know where a conversation might go. You see as far as I’m concerned every human is looking to define their legacy, even if they don’t use that particular language right now, and you might not.
In this context, we are talking about legacy future, once our souls are no longer on this planet. Some are under the impression that legacy is only to be found in material circumstances. Some are carrying the presuppositions from family as to what a “legacy should” look like.
Some are only focusing on the external shifts that need to happen to create a future legacy, rather than shifting their own internal experience. And for some, which is where we are focusing on today, they are struggling to define their future legacy, from their present mindset and legacy.
Let me share with you a story from my upbringing as...
This blogpost is all about struggling. When we are looking to achieve dreams and goals, whether in business or in life, we all have those days when we are struggling. For me there was a day when the tipping point led to me yelling to the Universe “Really?! I’m struggling here!!”
I was packing my bags for a year of adventure, slipped and grabbed one of the metal rail bars. Almost watching in slow motion, my entire wardrobe fell apart like a Rube Goldberg machine and ALL of the clothes were on the floor and me in the middle of the heap.
If we look at the bigger picture of what happened here, the chain of events that day: My struggle started with an email, What to do in the eye of the struggle hurricane, what was really going on, how to decide to be instead and what to do next, post struggle meltdown.
If I wind the clock back before I even started packing, I know that I went into that wardrobe in a mood. Let’s say not at my...
If we haven’t met before, my name is Laura Payne-Stanley I’m a professional speaker for businesses and organisations, and I’ve been a TEDx Speaker too…… and I’m also an introvert.
Which makes me very qualified to talk about this topic of how to be visible online as an introvert, and well indeed how to be visible anywhere as an introvert.
When I talk about introversion, and being an introvert, people are often shocked.
But you do:
And yes that is all true, but I am an introvert to my core.
How do I know?
Let me explain about introversion; two people go to an event, for the introvert, they experience it as the battery draining down the more they are around people.
For an extrovert, at the same event the battery is being charged when they are around people.
This is really just a metaphor for what is happening at a neurobiological level with introverts and extroverts, and literally...
Welcome to Finishing 2021 strong in business or crawling to the finish line.
Let’s dive in and ask the question – are you finishing the year strong or feeling like you are crawling to the finish line?
Or let’s do a quick reframe of the question – do you want to have an amazing 2022 or if you are reading this in the future, do you want to have an amazing next year?
I used to swim as a kid. When I say swim, I trained 3 times a week and had my first ever coach.
I’ll never forget the wisdom that he taught me. You see I wasn’t and am not your typical swimmer. I’m only just 5.5. now, and as a kid of about 13, I was 5 ft nothing.
I’m a curvy vixen and have been that way since I hit my teens.
So when I used to go to swimming competitions, when the swimmers are on the blocks, you look up and down to check out who else is competition. And I didn’t look like competition.
And that’s ok. But I knew....
It’s time to talk about instant gratification and the impact this is having on those who are seeking to create a legacy.
You may or may not know this about me, but in case you don’t, I love an underdog and especially the underdog when it comes to property.
My husband Mr P and I, are on our second full property renovation which is now completed, the home is sold and we are looking for what is our next project.
When you are looking at a property to renovate, it’s as much about unburdening yourself of your ego and your limitations and seeing the beauty of the masterpiece property within.
And when looking at property to renovate I get nervous, because it isn’t about the sale or profit. It’s about creating something that could have a lasting impact on future families who give the home a new soul and memories.
Because of this when I look at a property, fear is always with me.
Fear if can we create the vision that I see in my mind.
The fear of...
When it comes to reading the words “perfectionist fantasies” my long experience has shown me that 2 responses normally happen.
The nod, that somewhere in your stomach you know that this is something for you. Or the “I’m curious” but it doesn’t land with you straight away.
So what are perfectionist fantasies?
Before we dive in here, let’s go back a stage to what is the problem with having perfectionist fantasies? As such a perfectionist fantasy is a longed-for illusion that can keep you stuck in a negative benefit frustration cycle.
You believe that it is only your illusory perfect self who can accomplish goals, once perfection has been achieved.
Or you believe that only the perfect launch, perfect messaging, perfect USP, perfect copy, perfect audience build, perfect audience identification, perfect need qualify.. will lead to the results that you crave.
I have also seen this emerge with corporate clients and leadership...
More Impact, More Money with a Business Coach for NLP Coaches
NLP or Neuro-linguistic programming is a psychology approach to achieving behavioural change and mind mastery.
As an NLP Practitioner or NLP Master Practitioner welcome to this post and as a fellow NLP Master Coach, I know that you already love NLP and are now looking to grow your NLP Coaching Business.
And I get it...
NLP Coaching is a powerful skillset BUT now you need to grow that skill into a profitable business practice
There is a truth that I see time and time again with my clients, that not all NLP Coaches are great at the business of coaching.
Of course it makes sense, you may have done your NLP training and passed as a qualified NLP expert, but then didn’t know where to start on the business.
The areas to focus on when starting your NLP Coaching Practice include:
We are diving in deep today to talk about money dams and how they are stopping your money flow.
So what is a money dam?
It is a set of narratives or beliefs that is keeping money from flowing to you, AND also from keeping money with you if you don’t have the right barriers in place.
By understanding how you are actually blocking money, you can learn how to remove those dams, eliminate this self-destructive behaviour and rewire your brain with new thoughts and beliefs that will help heal your mind around creating wealth.
We are going to utilise the power of mental rehearsal to change your brain and body around money for the future.
Money dams and limiting beliefs on the unconscious level are where I find the jackpot with most private coaching clients. Most of us have these beliefs that we are aware of unconsciously, even if we might be aware consciously that something is amiss with...
Back in 2003, the award-winning singer & actor Barbara Streisand was annoyed when a blurry photo of her Malibu home was published as part of the California Coastal Records Project.
Her annoyance manifested in her trying to suppress the photo. However, it had the opposite effect. It created a furore above and beyond what the original article had done. Meaning something that was obscure gained substantial attention.
When censorship backfires.
It has since been labelled as a social phenomenon by The Economist that occurs when we attempt to hide, remove or censor information. Sometimes it has the unintended consequence of amplifying it.
Let me share with you a story from one of my clients about how the Streisand Effect showed up in her life.
My client was residing in the UK, having been born in Europe, raised in her home country and coming to the UK when she was a teenager.
She had educated...
Diving straight in today and talking about a topic that many find difficult: death.
You see in the western world death is scary. We can have trauma from the death of a loved one. And death is an uncontrollable event.
I’m not talking about the afterlife or next lives today, so any woo-woo avoiders; don’t worry.
What I am talking about is that if you want to live your best life, go to the end and a very specific part of the ending: your eulogy.
This is not a theory-based blog post today, this is a creative exercise that I’m going to encourage you to do. A note that this experience with clients can have a profound impact on people, with urgency and clarity.
So before we dive into the how, yes overachievers I’m going to make you wait a little longer, let’s talk about why.
We can live in the present day, using our past legacies to influence how we show up in the present-day version of ourselves. In society it can be about immediate gratification...