Lauren has 15 years of experience in the corporate space leading business development and technology platforms for monetization outcomes, including 6+ years at Facebook. She currently runs her own business called Soul Expressed where she works to provide the exact blueprints to productize, attract valuable customers, automate and scale their business without overwhelm.
1. What piece of advice do you wish you knew when you started your career?
Stay in the growth mindset always, which means always open to learning with curiosity. Sounds easy, but when my sneaky ego gets involved, it’s a huge temptation to want to “prove” that I have it all figured out. We never will have it all figured out and people are much more responsive when we are open to what everyone has to teach us.
2. How do you define success?
– Moment to moment fulfillment which I find by looking for gratitude in each circumstance.
– Diverse experiences “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted and experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer” – Randy Pausch.
– Clarity on my purpose and being in action to fulfill that mission.
3. What is the biggest misconception about what you do?
I fundamentally believe that when we are aligned to our gifts in this lifetime, we are abundantly provided for. This shifts the paradigm that many of us were taught to “work hard” to receive. I work with entrepreneurs to get clear on their gifts and purpose, productize and express those and then automate their systems to scale business growth. Most entrepreneurs come to me wanting the systems for growth first, but that’s short-term, because what we are all really desiring is to be “good enough” to be loved and to be significant. The only way to have and sustain those things is with self love and embrace aligned to our true self first. From there, we have a rock solid foundation and growth becomes abundant in alignment with how much we are willing to share our gifts with the world. We’ve got to have the fundamentals down of who we are, what are our gifts are and how we want to contribute those in the world, because otherwise the fancy stuff isn’t going to work.
4. What traits or skills do you believe one needs to have the same job title as you or to do what you do?
TRUST and IMPERFECT ACTION.