Episode 109

The One About Getting To Things 'Late' In Life

In this week's episode, Ebonie chats with Laurence Shorter about 'getting to things late in life'.

Laurence is a creative entrepreneur, speaker, coach and recently - a talk show host! His books include “The Optimist - one man’s search for the brighter side of life”, “A global tour of the world’s most positive people”, and “The lazy guru’s guide to life”, a cartoon book that advocates doing nothing as a new approach to mindfulness.

He lives in East Sussex with his wife and two children and helps stressed-out business owners to relax when he’s not at home writing.

Find out more about Laurence on his website: http://www.lazyguru.co.uk/ or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelazyguru/ 

Fav quotes from this episode:

“I can draw a line before and after I had children in terms of adulting”

“I wasn’t just slow off the mark with my career, I was slow off the mark with everything!”

“You never stop becoming an adult”

‘When I talk about myself and my own woes, it’s funny!’

“It’s easier to talk about sex than God!”

“Sometimes you have to trust yourself to just ‘be’”

“I’m an adult but… I’m addicted to tea and coffee”

In this episode we talk about:

  • The difference between being an adult and behaving like an adult
  • How there is something beautiful in sharing the tragedies and struggles of being a human
  • How that at some point in life you realise you’re never going to read every book, watch every film, watch every Netflix series, and it’s nice to just do nothing!
  • How taking a little bit of time out can actually be the catalyst for increased productivity as well as reducing the risk of burnout.

Plus, we talk about how not having your shit together in your twenties isn’t a sign of what is to come for the rest of your life! 

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Ebonie Allard

I'm Ebonie Allard -Founder of Misfit for Life and Head Coach. I'm a Certified & award winning Master Coach. I am the creator of the 'Misfit to Maven Way' and the 'Value Filter™' system.

I'm a Misfit turned Maven. An Adventurer of life. An Author. An Artist. A Priestess. A Sister. A Friend...

As a teacher, healer and master coach I am passionate about facilitating you in self-actualisation.

I specialise in creating the conditions in which you trust yourself and listen to the inherent wisdom you have within.

I help creative heart-led misfits like you to simplify their lives, and eliminate guilt, shame and fear; allowing you to live your greatest potential and be bolder, freer and happier now!

I know that you crave work that's fulfilling, connected intimate relationships, and time to explore, indulge and express your creativity and authentic expression.

It is my mission to help you live a fully rounded three dimensional, successful and self-governed life.

At my core, I believe that it is your responsibility to shine, to bring your gifts to the world, and to encourage others to do the same.