"Over two years ago, I was on a plane on my way from Berlin to Bali." Laura Malina Seiler is a coach for Mindful Empowerment. The YouTuber, blogger, podcaster and successful author found her vision in working as an expert for mental strength and mindfulness. But it wasn't always like this: "At the time, I had just quit my job in music management. I still had about 500 euros in my account and no idea about business management or marketing."
Thinking back, Laura remembers sitting on the plane and looking out the window, "You know that moment when you're above the clouds, the sun is shining, and you feel like you're limitless?" Quite intuitively, three questions arose for Laura at that moment. Find out what they were and why Laura's questions can also help you to recognize your vision.
Laura: "The first question I asked myself back then was: What do I want to create? The second question was: For whom can I make a difference by being in this world? And the third question was this: In what ways will the world be a different place because I have been here?"
Laura's plan was to take a month in Bali to find her own personal answers to the three questions. Laura: "A month later I flew back to Berlin - with even less money in my account. But what I did have were answers to those three questions."
Two years later, Laura loves and lives her answers. "When I got off the plane, I made a promise to myself to live those answers - no matter what. I promised myself I would find a way to live into those answers. Although, at the time, I had no idea what exactly that might look like."
Today, what you see on the outside is Laura's professional success. She is one of the most well-known German coaches for self-discovery. She has created a podcast that has been downloaded over seven million times. Laura also has a best-selling book and a huge community of people motivating each other to her credit. She says, "I am living the vision that was growing in my heart at the time. I wanted to be a person who got other people excited about themselves and their own lives again. Those are the things that happened on the outside."
But what about in Laura's heart? She says, "When you start living into your answers to these three questions, magic happens. Because suddenly you get in touch with something inside of you that you didn't even know was there before. I think it's an illusion that your calling is something that comes totally easy to you. Your calling is something that comes to you, and you initially say to yourself, "No way am I doing this!"
For example, Laura was terrified of writing a book and recording a podcast. "I'm scared to this day because I wonder if what I'm doing is good enough." But the pro knows, "Whenever you encounter that call in life, whenever life tells you that you're here to do this exact thing, and that thing scares you, you know you're exactly right."
Laura has gained three insights and realizations along the way that have completely changed her life: "The first realization is that my time is infinitely valuable and limited. We live in a society where we sometimes act as if we are here forever. But eventually the moment will come when we are no longer here. And that's a good thing, too. Because it means we start to value the time we have." Your life is not a rehearsal. It's the original performance and it's waiting for you! Your time may be limited, but you can make wonderful use of it.
Laura says, "The second realization I had is that I am the creator of my life. Your life is exactly as wide and as broad as you allow it to be. You yourself set the limits. Depending on what you believe is possible or impossible, it will be possible or impossible." When you tell your mind where you want to go, you manifest your goal. So you bring it out of your thoughts into your reality.
Laura's third insight is: I am an original. She is certain: "We learn relatively early in life that we are not right in some way. As a result, we start wanting to be like others. I've found that one of the biggest problems with our society is that we compare ourselves to each other. But when you start doing things that work well for others, you lose your uniqueness and your gift to the world." But you can't find your original if you're comparing yourself to others all the time.
Laura: "I think we need a world that is more colorful. A world where people stand up to do what they really believe in. A world where people make a real difference. When you start thinking of yourself as an original, you get in touch with yourself in a way you didn't even know existed before. And then you start thinking about how you can share that and pass that on. That's the magic we all need."
What is the highest possible thought you can think about yourself? What is the answer that your heart gives you? Laura: "Let that answer rise up in you. It may surprise you. Maybe it's a phrase you've never said about yourself before. Whatever the answer is, it comes from your heart and it's right."
Imagine how you take this thought and how it flows like a golden seed into your heart. Now plant this highest possible thought about you in your heart. Laura: "Feel the energy spreading through you in this moment. Imagine this golden seed arriving in your heart and being allowed to grow there. Imagine how your life changes when you begin to live the highest possible thought of you."
How will your relationships change? Wo possible will your job change? How will your whole life change when you start living this thought about yourself? Laura knows, "If you'd like to create an extraordinary life, then you have to start thinking in an extraordinary way - about yourself first and foremost. Because what you think about yourself will be what you bring into the world."