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Laura Coe, Host of The Art of Authenticity Podcast and Author, joins Entrepreneur Hour to talk about the importance of Emotional Fitness and discovering your authentic self.

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Emotional Obesity: By Laura Coe

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Bio

Laura Coe is an entrepreneur, author, and coach working to bring emotional fitness to our daily lives through practical techniques steeped in ancient wisdom.

Laura co-founded Litholink Corporation, a healthcare company serving over 350,000 patients per month nationally. When Litholink sold to a Fortune 500 company, she left corporate America to pursue lifelong passions.

Now she devotes her energy toward writing and coaching, helping others implement spiritual teachings in their everyday lives. Her first book, Emotional Obesity, is available on Amazon today. She is also the host of the popular podcast, The Art Of Authenticity.

Laura is a certified yoga instructor and a devoted 20-year student of philosophy. She resides in Chicago with her son and partner.

Interview Synopsis

In this episode, Laura and I talk about the concept of Emotional Fitness, how many people have neglected this area of their lives and how you can determine if you are lacking in that area, as well.

Laura tells us a story of when she had everything she thought she ever wanted by found herself on an airplane and in tears as she realized a major void in her life still had not been filled.

We talk about the major challenges you should probably expect in discovering your true, authentic self and what you can do to find it!

To Learn More about Laura, visit LauraCoe.com 

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My Take

Often times in life, we find ourselves pursuing what we should do versus what we were called to do. The very real pressures of responsibility, being successful, making parents and peers proud, etc, weighs on us and sometimes causes people to pursue a life that’s not fully unique to them.

So, here’s the deal. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 31 years of life it’s that we only bring our best self to the world when we are doing the work that fills our hearts with passion and purpose.

Finding your unique self is the first part of that equation.

But Chris, what if what’s unique to me doesn’t present a viable means of income? I now have a family and would like to some day retire. Pursuing my authentic self is maybe something I could have done in my early 20’s but now it’s time to be a grown up.

Look, I hear you and by no means am I saying this transition will or would be easy. However, what if at the end of your life you look back and realize you were never really your genuine self in the world?

What if those dreams you have now never come to fruition? Are you going to be okay with that?

You see, we tend to over-hype change but simultaneously “under-hype” what could happen if we don’t. In my mind, my worst nightmare is to wake up and realize I stole a resource from the world because I was never my authentic self.

What if Martin Luther King Jr. had never been Martin Luther King Jr.?

What if Steve Jobs has never been Steve Jobs?

We idolize these people and put them up on the pedestal of immortality but we categorize them differently than we even view ourselves. WHY? What’s stopping you from changing the world, starting with your own?

In my view, it’s daring to be bold in a world that encourages you to play it safe. It’s trusting the purpose for your life when logic tells you it’s silly. It’s trusting that inner child in you that had it right from Day 1.

So, I challenge you…Are you ready to listen and be bold?

Are you ready to do the work to discover who you truly are and what purpose and value you were made to provide to the world?

I hope you are and I hope you decide to reach out and tell me about it when you do.

Be the hero in your own fairy tale, don’t just watch others live theirs.

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