Great Thursday!

It’s been a MINUTE since I’ve written on my own blog! Yes…I know…life can sometimes get insanely crazy, but I will no longer neglect my responsibility here!

Thank you for being so patient…and thank you for your support! Got plenty of updates for you:

  1. I am now a Brand Ambassador for Voice Of Hair! Follow them via Instagram as well! I am not a Contributing Writer for their blog, and I also submit pictures via their site to show case the newest and latest hair styles.
  2. I also have a published piece via Jet Magazine! I was able to submit a post regarding a few simple business tips.
  3. I am an official third quarter blogger for The Boss Network! This is a network that has been sited by Forbes and Inc Magazines as one of the top ten networking sites for women in business!
  4. I am back into runway modeling, and loving it!
  5. I am also back in the studio singing and recording, with a show this month with my Uncle Kirk Whalum!

To say that I have been busy, is an understatement, however it is NOT a complaint! My gifts are making room for me to move and grow, and I appreciate being handed the opportunity to serve in such ways. I will be posting more on my opinions about some of the things that are happening in the world as well. So much has happened since I last SERIOUSLY blogged, and my views on so many things are different…would LOVE to share and get your feedback.

Have an amazing Thursday! Feels so good to be back!

Follow me via IG at @lauranslane.

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Open That Door

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and in all honesty, it’s been by design! I needed to take a mini break to get settled in my newest role…

FULL TIME ENTREPRENEUR.

Yes…as of April 1, 2013 (April Fool’s Day lol) I quit my job in “corporate America”. It came out of nowhere. Nope…I didn’t give two weeks notice; nope, I have not a single regret. I politely told my mgmt person this simple phrase: “I think I am going to have to make my last day here TODAY”. Imagine the look of shock on his face when I said that! I was confident in my decision, had already taken a peak at my financial situation, and decided that I had to act NOW. And I did!

I’ve been happy ever since.

Thing is, in order for me to truly get the weight off of my shoulder, I had to open the door of LEAVING that job. I was MISERABLE (I’m sure some of you have viewed past posts which made reference to my disdain for that place…), and I could not “find joy” in having to be there for seven hours and forty five minutes of my life, day in and day out, anymore. I thought about how much money I had been making there, and let out a sigh…the money was great, but not enough to keep me from being unhappy. I just know that I could no longer take the misery!

I left…and not 10 minutes after I was gone, I received two referrals to manage social media for their brands. For a while I had been working full time on BOTH–the corporate job and my career–and I was completely worn out. One had to go…and it was NOT going to be my PR Firm…

In order for me to receive the vision TOTALLY, I had to open that door of “the money is good at this job though”, walk ALL THE WAY out of it, and activate my faith. My spirit is free now. I may not be making the same amount of money that I was bringing home from the corporate job, but my clientele is picking up tremendously, and I have yet to be worried about making ends meet. I refuse to worry about what God has already done!

I challenge you to Open That Door. The door to working out, establishing your place in society, being open to love, mending a friendship, saving more money…whatever the “door” is for you, go ahead and open it. A huge part of your life’s work is to strengthen what already exists inside of you.

Be free to be who you are; my testimony is simply that I chose to Open That Door. Here’s a look at my door: http://www.prbyelle77.com

BizTipsbyELLE!

Today is Saturday! Which means that #BizTipsbyELLE will be posted throughout the day at the PRbyELLE77 FB Site! Make sure that you “like” the page!

Also, PRbyELLE77 will turn one on March 1st! We will host an anniversary photo challenge via Instagram, and we are also celebrating a phenomenal man in the month of March! Information regarding the competition will ONLY be posted via the PRbyELLE77 FB Site!

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I certainly appreciate your endless support of the blogs and my business!!

Sincerely,

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ELLE

7BLOGGERDAYS Jan16: Picture of me

Lauran hiding her face

Lauran hiding her face

Here is a photo of me at a restaurant called Waffles in the South Loop area of Chicago, IL. My significant other took this picture, trying to catch me on the sneak, but I am always watching…so this is the shot he took! And I was being bashful! LOL

7BLOGGERDAYS Jan15: Describe what I cooked last

I took no pictures…probably because it was GONE before it really hit my plate!!

The last meal that I prepared was salmon croquettes, scrambled eggs, and  grits!

When I make my croquettes, I used Pankos Italian Herb bread crumbs to coat them, I mix in diced green onions and an egg! I always purchase the canned pink salmon.

I scramble my eggs w Kraft Shredded Four cheeses, a dash of salt, pepper and garlic salt!

My grits are seasoned w pepper and Country Crock butter…talk about DELISH!! Breakfast food for breakfast? That’s fine…but FOOD IS FOOD!!

We ate good last night! I actually could stand to eat those again tonight! I will refrain LOL!!

 

7BLOGGERDAYS: JAN12: Your favorite part of a really good movie and what you learned from it

My favorite part of the “TV show” Good Times is when Florida was dead set on fixing Wilona up w a man, thinking that her being in a relationship would “complete her”.

What I learned from that particular episode is that some ppl will judge you based off of what you DON’T have and thinking that if they push you in a direction of their choosing, you will be better off. That’s so far from the truth! But the best part of that episode is the fact that Wilona let Florida know that she was fine/content w who SHE was…only Wilona can decide when she will enter into a relationship, and not on anyone else’s clock! Being true to YOU will bring confidence!

Whether it’s relationships, going back to school, quitting a job, or buying a home…what do YOU say about all of this? It’s your call on YOUR life!

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Lauran

Tangibles That Excite!

Check these out!

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Love “browns”, “tans”, and fur on boots!

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A great handbag will accentuate any outfit!

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Accessories! Spikes! Bows! Simply fun!

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Beautiful Pomeranian puppies! Two is twice as nice!

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A great flat boot…where oh WHERE will I find my perfect flat boot??

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Two Starbucks rewards waiting for me to use! I am a Starbucks snob, yes indeed!

What makes you smile?

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Elle
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