Podcast episodes talking about life and the things we're learning.
How Our Social Media Break Affected Our Business & Personal Life
We took a month-long break from social media for our business. We were curious to see if it would change the amount of traffic to our Laurent Collective website and if it would change the amount of sales we had in the month.
The social media break was also a time for us to assess how we felt about using the platforms personally. We wondered if we spent too much time on them instead of engaging in our lives.
We’re not ashamed to be in our 40s. We’ve learned so much in our lives so far that we have taken into each new stage and age.
In this podcast episode, we share about what we wish we would have taken into our lives in our 20s. In our 20s, we were really focused on our careers and climbing the corporate ladder because it meant more money to spend on more stuff.
Our perspective has changed as we’ve aged and we share these thoughts with those of you in your 20s, or in your 30s too.
Slow evenings, reading a book, knitting, sitting with candles burning, relaxing…how does that sound to you? There’s something about the idea of slowness that draws us in, that leaves us craving it. Yet we often choose the opposite, giving into filling our schedules to the brim.
In this episode we talk about how we’ve been embracing the slowness and settling into it.
Living in a small space has its challenges but we have found a small space also creates a lot of joy.
A small space has helped our family keep an eye on the amount of stuff that enters our home, makes it easier to keep clean and helps us have family time. Even though we live in a small space, it doesn’t prevent us from hosting in our home.
What does the word brave mean to you? Do you picture knights and swords?
It’s not always about going into battle, rather it’s about being authentically you and trying new things, even if you fail. It’s about stepping out of comfort zones and discovering more about yourself.
Are you in a season where you feel like your focus should close by, right where you find yourself? Instead of big moves or huge goals, you feel the need to settle in and dig deep right in your home or community?
It can be a strange feeling when culture tells us to constantly be going bigger, louder and bolder. We find ourselves in this settling in place and digging deep season. We share how it feels and how we’re fighting against the pressure to do the opposite.
What It’s Like to Get Rid of Almost Everything You Own
In 2016, we moved from the states to London and had to go through every single item in our house. It was hard to look at every item in our house in a new way and make decisions on what to keep and what to sell or give away.
In this episode, we share our experience to help you, whether you’re just trying to declutter your home or whether you’re moving houses. We take you through a set of questions to ask about each item and share how freeing the process can be for you.
Saying no to new opportunities is so hard because we want to be helpful and to help others. However, we can’t say yes to everything. Saying yes to it all leaves us exhausted and unable to help in a positive way.
So how do you determine what opportunities to say no to and how do you say no in a kind way? We discuss this by taking you through some questions to ask of each opportunity and some kind ways to say no.
As a new year begins it can be so tempting to jump in and run after new goals and habits. Most of us are still feeling some type of exhaustion from these past few years and the idea of running into a new year sounds daunting.
We share how we’re approaching this year. Whether you do new year goals, habits or resolutions, you don’t have to hit all of them at once on January 1st. However, you can still make progress one step at time.
Timing is so hard when you really want something to happen in your life. Waiting and patience aren’t easy to apply to situations when you really want something to happen in your timing.
We’ve just gone through a season of not having major life moments happen in the timing we hoped. We’re sharing some things we’ve learned and are still learning as we have waited and tried our best to be patient.
So many of us aren’t able to go home” for the holidays. It’s hard to know what to do during the holiday season because you live far away, work inhibits you from having time off or it’s just too expensive to get back.
We share our experience of being away from family and close friends during the holidays and how we’ve made it less lonely and have invited others into our traditions. It’s made our holidays feel warm and joyful.
We all learn so much when we go after something we believe in and we fail at it. We had a dream of having a non-profit and we went for it, but it didn’t succeed like we thought it would. After closing the doors to the non-profit, we have had years to reflect on what we learned from failing.
Do you find it hard to ask for help? Whether it’s asking for help in your personal life or in your business, it’s just hard to ask for help. We personally struggle with this and recently got to a point that we realized we needed to ask for help. We chat about this and what we are learning in asking for help.
Moving to a new place has many challenges but one of the biggest hurdles is making new friends. We experienced this as we moved to a different country away from the close friendships we formed over the years.
We chat about what it has been like to move into a city and try to establish new friendships. It’s scary putting yourself out there to build new friendships and we have found that is the key...sometimes you have to go first.
We hope this chat is encouraging if you find yourself wanting friendships and are struggling to know how to create those and seek them out.
While we’ve been out of the dating world for a long time, we have plenty of friends dating in this age of swipe right, left and constant texting contact.
We laugh as we realize our dating profiles would not match up and how being in constant contact would cause a lot of stress. Join us for a conversation on some of our observations of the dating world today.
Debt holds you back from so much and for us, being $60,000 in debt held us back from being able to give in the ways we desired.
Debt doesn’t have to be part of your story forever, but it does take time and effort to be serious about stepping out of it. We share our story and what worked best for us to come to a place of debt freedom.
Do you feel like life gets too busy and you don’t have any time to build relationships?
When you’re busy you don’t create space for rest and don’t allow lingering time with others. We talk about what we’re finding as our time opens up in new ways and how we find space to grow deeper relationships and for rest.
It’s so easy to see what other people are doing and want to mimic them, but we all have a unique path. So how do you stay on that path and not get side-tracked to what others are doing? We’re going to talk about that today.