Lauren Smith - Business & Marketing Strategist, Author, and Podcast Host
Lauren Smith is a Business & Marketing Strategist, Author, and Podcast Host of Master Your Mind, Business & Life Podcast.
As an entrepreneur who embraces all facets of life, Lauren makes a home in Florida with her two daughters while immersing herself in the world of business. With a BS in communication and minor in marketing, she initiated her own business in college, but when she uprooted she was forced to start over again. She then began a job as a Social Media Specialist for a Fortune 500 Company, but soon left to pursue her own business.
Lauren is a force like no other - and I’m continuously inspired by her. With her determination, passion, and goal-oriented mentality, she ramped up her own company to aid like-minded entrepreneurs to grow their businesses - and she continues to do that today through the content and inspiration she shares.
Lauren is the co-author of ‘The Whole Professional‘ which is currently being used in a career prep program at University of the District of Columbia. In 2018, Lauren released her book, ‘Mindful Love’ and the rapidly growing podcast, Master Your Mind, Business, and Life. Master Your Mind, Business, and Life is a weekly podcast; each week you’ll get a fresh dose of life mastery tools, tips, and wisdom that are no doubt going to help you vibrate to the next level!
Lauren has a deep love for education, empowering women, and technology. She continues to make a name for herself as a successful woman entrepreneur as she fashions her dreams into reality, and it’s truly been so wonderful to connect with her and watch her shine. I had the incredible opportunity to be on her podcast last year, and we clicked right away! The opportunity to be featured on Master Your Mind, Business, and Life was one of the best interview experiences I’ve had, and I’m so grateful that Lauren and I have connected! You can tune in to the episode here.
I’m so excited for you guys to connect with Lauren, check out her work and her podcast, and follow along as she continues to grow and shine!
I'd love it if you'd introduce yourself, what you do, and what you're working on.
Hi, I’m Lauren Smith! I’m the author of the book, Mindful Love, host of the Master Your Mind, Business, and Life podcast, and mama to 2 girls. Pretty soon I’ll be able to add Energy Healer to that list, too.
I am dedicated to helping others push past boundaries, shift their mindset, implement profitable strategies, turn their purpose into your paycheck, and begin living with intention.
Right now, I’m working on an online program for spiritual entrepreneurs in the start-up phase. I’ve also got a retreat and many workshops in the works!
How did you get started?
My entrepreneurial journey began when I was in college when I started a digital marketing company. I had my LLC in hand before I even had my diploma. Nearly 10 years later, I found myself abandoning my marketing company that I built with love to immerse myself into spirituality, healing, and personal/professional development.
What inspired the work that you're doing?
True shift started happening for me about 2 years ago in the midst of a burnout. I had overworked myself and found myself loathing my job. Which, was a crazy concept to me considering it was my own business. I always knew my purpose in life bigger and had deeper meaning than marketing.
I wanted to inspire and teach others; I wanted to help them transform their life. But to do so, I had to dig down deep and learn everything about he REAL Lauren. This meant putting in the work.
The start of that, meant using my voice and connecting with others. I chose the podcast as an outlet to do that; it provides me with a way to both learn and teach. It also connects me with experts from all over the world, who have amazing stories and the best energies.
The podcast started a ripple effect of change and brought so many light workers and healers into my life who kept encouraging me to “lean in” to the more spiritual side of me and unleash it within my business.
What is your biggest passion? Do you feel like you're living your passion and purpose?
I stay human optimization obsessed. Things that help expand our minds, connect deeper, and grow exponentially is what gets me pumped! I nerd out on all things Numerology and Astrology as I believe they’re tools to help us understand ourselves and our purpose on another level. I know my purpose in life is to heal and transform myself + others; I’d say I’m pretty aligned with my purpose.
What is your joy blueprint? What lights you up, brings you joy, and makes you feel the most alive?
My kids bring utter light and joy into my life. They remind me on the regular to channel my inner child, and my inner child is so full of joy. Good music + dancing is an utter joy combo in my book. But most importantly, living a life that’s full of intention, love, & play is my real blueprint!
How do you live intentionally? Are there tools/resources/practices that you rely on to help you stay mindful and grounded?
Living with intention is something I’m continuously working on. Journaling has really helped me become more mindful; I’ve tried to become more gratefully obsessive with the little things in life and journaling allows me a place to practice that daily.
What would your younger self think about what you're doing now?
I’m 100% sure that younger Lauren would be like, “Heck yeah, girl. It’s about time you felt ALIVE and lived aligned!”
…or something like that. ;)
Do you have a go-to mantra or affirmation?
“Every level of life, is an opportunity to grow.”
I have learned as much from my dark times, as I have from my happy times (if not more). This reminds me that we are always faced to treat each situation as both a lesson and a blessing.
What is your biggest dream?
My dream is to continue living my truth while fulfilling my mission and purpose. I want to be able to leave this Earth knowing I brought love and light into lives of many, however it is achieved.
To learn more about Lauren you can connect with her on her website laurensmithbiz.com and on Instagram @laurensmithbiz Facebook @laurensmithbiz and Twitter @laurensmithbiz and to learn more about her podcast, Master Your Mind Business & Life you can visit mindbizlife.com and connect with the podcast on Instagram @mindbizlife Facebook @mindbizlife and Twitter @mindbizlife
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