Truth Purpose Contribution
Hi. I’m Lauren. Although we’ve never met, and may be from different parts of the world, I believe we all share something in common. We’ve all endured struggles in our lives. Some of these challenges come from uncontrollable outside circumstances. However some of the pain and stress we feel comes from deep inside us.
I believe far too many people are resisting living a life where they embrace what makes them different. They are not living their inner truth. As result, they feel as if their lives are not meaningful, fulfilling, deeply happy.
The solution? We all need to embrace what makes us different to make the greatest difference – both in our own lives and in the lives of everyone we encounter.
We are all unique beings. We all have a unique journey to travel and a significant role to play as we fulfill our purpose during our time on this earth.
It is not the job or title or marital status or income or house or car that you have that defines who you are! Instead it’s enjoying a purpose and having the courage every day to humbly live your truth as the greatest expression of every part of your unique self – without editing out the parts you worry others won’t deem as acceptable.
I believe when we embrace our inner truth, knowing who we truly are at a soul level, when we live with purpose, fully understanding why we’re here – that is when we make our most significant contributions. When inspired to live from this place then even the seemingly little things that we do have the potential to bring us incredible joy and impact someone else’s day.
Fortunately, we all have the same opportunity to influence the lives of everyone we connect with! We are all equal in this way! Each and every one of us has it within us to inspire others and set into motion the potential for a happier, kinder and more loving world.
I used to be a people pleaser…now I’m a soul pleaser
For many years I didn’t understand the real meaning of living with truth, purpose and contribution. I was constantly comparing myself to others and seeking perfection. I felt inadequate. I lacked confidence and self-worth and was unsure of my purpose in this world.
From the outside my life appeared to be easy and blessed, and it was. However, growing up in a small South African town, I also did everything I could to create what I believed was a “perfect life.” I was a good kid. I never caused any trouble. I did well at school. I had many good friends. I was an ace tennis player.
Yet despite creating a seemingly “perfect life” on the outside, I always felt that within me something was missing. I put a lot of stress on myself to be perfect and fit in. I prioritized appearing infallible. However deep inside myself I was not happy or fulfilled. I felt boxed in and suffocated by the pressure to fit in and be like everyone else.
By 18, I wound up manifesting my inner emptiness physically. I became obsessed with dieting and exercise. I entered into a nearly two-decade battle with an eating disorder – which included extreme fad dieting, over-exercising plus over-doing diet pills.
My most intense pain became my greatest teacher
Ultimately I came to realize that if I wanted to be truly happy, I needed to treat my deeper issues, rather than just my eating disorder. So in my quest to heal myself and live my truth, I went back to school. I had already received degrees and diplomas in education, fitness and nutrition. Next up were Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Personality and Strengths Facilitation and Assessment and High Performance Coaching. In addition to all of this, I’ve also been privileged to study under one of the pioneers in the area of genetics, specifically looking at the impact of our DNA on personality, behavior and eating patterns. And currently, I am not only one of less than approximately 300 elite Certified High Performance Coaches in the world but am also privileged to be working for one of the most followed and influential leaders in Personal Development arena today.
Although I’ve spent over fifteen years studying in depth a wide range of topics from psychology to physiology and even spirituality, my most significant, life-changing epiphany came from my most heart-breaking experience: the loss of my mom to cancer. It was through this painful loss that I fully realized what it meant to live a truly authentic life and how important this was to me. I saw first-hand the widespread impact it had and the powerful legacy it could leave.
The result? My head, body, and heart all came to the same exact conclusion! I now fully believe – in every part of my being – that the sooner we find it in ourselves to connect with and embrace our inner truth – who we are at a soul level – the sooner we understand our unique purpose in life and recognize how we can make our contribution to this world – the sooner we will feel true happiness and peace.
Living my truth allowed me to put an end to a 20-year eating disorder, overcome a divorce, build a thriving business and begin loving my life and myself. And I’ve helped thousands of others live the life they’ve been dreaming about.
That inner void you might feel can never be filled by anything outside you. Not food. Not money. Not relationships.
Through my journey inward and upward, I’ve learned to live by a few simple guiding principles — principles which may help empower you to find your inner truth, purpose and contribution to this world — like listening to and trusting your own inner authority, taking responsibility for your life and the choices you make, always being kind, aiming high and with intention, owning your greatness, and inspiring others to do the same.
Today, it is my mission to offer you the tools, inspiration and support you need to connect to your inner truth and live it with total passion; to help you live in alignment with your unique purpose – so you are embracing what makes you different to make a difference in our world; to challenge you – so you are consistently living and performing at a higher level – and reaping the rewards.
I believe that if you embrace what makes you different you will make the greatest difference in this world. I believe that if you live from an authentic place of inner truth, purpose and contribution that you will not only improve your life – you will serve generations to come – by leaving your one-of-a-kind unmistakable mark on this world.