Sept. 24, 2020

12. Taking Your Dreams Seriously & Finding Success, with Lauren Sapala, Author & Writing Coach.

12. Taking Your Dreams Seriously & Finding Success, with Lauren Sapala, Author & Writing Coach.

This week Elizabeth talks with Lauren Sapala, author and writing coach, about how one person’s words derailed her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. After deep inner work Lauren was ultimately able to become the successful writer she always wanted to be

✍️ Lauren always knew she would like to be a writer. 1:37

😲 Her college professor said writing is not for her. 2:13

😞Lauren stopped writing for 7 years. 3:25

👣Taking baby steps by just showing up to write with a group. 5:00

📖 Self-publishing of transgressive fiction opened a whole new world to Lauren. 8:05

🙋 From author to writing coach. 10:12

🔥 You don't have to come up with a brilliant idea, the brilliant idea will find you. 11:13

💜 The root of perfectionism and how to overcome it. 12:33

✌️ Don't do things you hate. Watch closely on how you feel. 14:52

🎭 Detaching your personal value from what you produce.  16:38

☝️ Shame inhibits further growth and is a toxic emotion.. 19:09

💎 Being an entrepreneur, it's not about you. It's about the people you're serving. 24:22

🧚 Writers are in the relationship with the story: the writing process is different for intuitive people. 25:15

🎯 Build your own belief system. 27:43

🆓 Sign up on Lauren's site to get a free copy of Firefly Guide for Sensitive writers. 29:52

Connect with Lauren:Website: laurensapala.comTwitter handle:  @losapalaSign up for Lauren’s mailing list at: https://laurensapala.com/newsletter/  and receive a free e-book copy of Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers  Looking to learn more about your host, Elizabeth Miner?You can find her on Instagram: @ElizabethMinerOfficial and @ThriveThisDayInformation about coaching is here: www.ThriveThisDay.comContact Elizabeth@ThriveThisDay.com and let her know what you think of the show or reach out and just say hello!