Why You Need to Find Yourself in Your 20s

My thirtieth birthday is fast approaching and to be honest… I’m okay with it. I know that’s probably unpopular—I know I’m supposed to be worried that I’m getting “old” and that I should have my life sorted as I approach this important milestone.   But I was never one to do what I’m “supposed” to do. I prefer to not …

Long-Term vs Short-Term Strategies

Recently, a friend said something to me that left me scratching my head… We were at dinner and she looked up from her meal and said “You know, not everyone would wants to live your life Loren.” I still regret that I didn’t ask her what she meant as I sat there slightly confused. In my mind I was thinking …

The REAL Honest Truth About Building An Online Business

I’m over it. Another day, another Facebook Ad telling me about some 22-year old who made $35k USD in her first month coaching online and how she’s typing this blog post sitting in first class flying across the Pacific Ocean to live in Bali and do yoga for a year. All with the promise that I’ll be able to do …

Thoughts // That Inner Knowing

At 11, I chose the High School I wanted to attend despite getting a scholarship at the local High School. My teachers and my parents were shocked by my decision…but I KNEW I wanted the best opportunities. At 17, I transferred universities because the place where I was studying didn’t FEEL right. I wanted a world class education so I …

Thoughts // It’s Rarely About Motivation

It’s easy for us to look at someone’s success and blame our lack of motivation. “I just wish I had the motivation.” “I can never find the motivation that I need to continue.” I’m starting to think it’s rarely about motivation but more about pain. Specifically, the avoidance of discomfort or pain at all costs. Even if the cost is …

Thoughts // The Shaping of Destinies

My grandmother was forced to leave school and became a servant at 8. She cried and cried when they told her she couldn’t go back to school. My other grandmother gave birth to 9 children in poverty. My father barely finished primary school. He never wanted to discuss his childhood. My parents both emigrated to Australia from Croatia when they …