Angela Lauria {on expanding your container}

This week, we're tackling the topic of expanding your container. By this, we mean the concept of expanding your capacity to hold more in your life... whether it's more abundance, more joy, more intimacy, more responsibility, or more of anything you desire. We discuss our own understanding of how to approach this type of expansion, even though admittedly, we don't {yet!} have all the answers.  Our guest, Angela Lauria, joins us to talk about the ways she has expanded her container - even when it was scary or risky. She shares the revelations she made, the setbacks she faced, the internal work she did, and the steps she took in order to reach a higher level of expansion and be comfortable in that new bigger, bolder space.  

About the Guest

Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and creator of the Difference Process™ for writing a book that matters.  She is the author of the bestselling book The Difference: 10 Steps to Writing a Book that Matters and The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message.

She has helped hundreds of coaches and entrepreneurs write, publish and promote best-selling books and has published books including Michael Buckley’s Help! My Kid Wants to Become a YouTuber, Susan Hyatt’s Create your Own Luck and Elizabeth DiAlto’s UnTame Yourself.

She is the author of The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement with Your Message (Difference Press, 2016), The Difference: 10 Steps To Writing A Book That Matters (Difference Press, 2014) and From Medea to Media: Live Performance as a Vehicle for Social Change (Atropos Press, 2009).

Her clients can be seen everywhere from O Magazine to NBC. Angela has a PhD in Communications from The European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas Fee, Switzerland and holds a coaching certificates from Martha Beck International and The International Institute of Coaching Studies (IICS). She has spoken before audiences at the events including Archangel Academy, the International Coaching Federation annual event, Which Test Won?, Marketing conference, Blog World, and Lean Start Up DC. In 2011, the IICS named her their Empowerment Coach of the Year. She lives in at The Author Castle in McLean, Virginia with her husband Paul, her son Jesse and their ebony and ivory colored Castle cats.

Top Three Takeaways:

  1. Expanding your container is more about approaching your current situation with an energy of expansion. + possibility rather than seeking a way out of dissatisfaction by constantly pushing for the next thing you desire. 
  2. Investigate your desires and the "problems" you want to address in your life. Why do you want what you want? What’s really behind the desire, at its root? That's really what you want to address. 
  3. When making a decision you believe will expand your container, watch the energy around the decision. Are you operating out of dissatisfaction with something that's underlying your desire? What will become uncomfortable if you decide yes?  Are you ready? What is readiness for you? What are you willing to do once you're there?

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