I was recently reading an article on Oprah.com, “What It Means to Have a Soul Mate in Different Religions.” The first one struck me, "In Hindu culture, there's an idea that you have a karmic connection with certain souls. In the Gujarati language, it's called lehnu: the link with another soul that causes you to keep crossing paths, positively impacting each other. It describes someone who helps you lead a life that serves a higher purpose.”
This basically sums up my relationship with this week’s lady boss feature, Laura Nardi! Not only do we share the same first name, we also speak the same language when it comes to so many things in life (work, family, passions, etc.).
When we first met in a class during our Master’s programs at Columbia University, we instantly became friends. It was like we were twins separated at birth. Many years later, even when an ocean was between us, we continued to stay in touch and make an impact on each other’s lives.
What inspires me most about Laura is the way she approaches and handles change. She has always been able to throw herself into new territory with such ease and dedication. Never afraid of the unknown! And believe me, she is no stranger to trying new things! She has rocked it as a school teacher, a beautician, a wife, a mom, and now as a bad ass real estate agent helping you find the home of your dreams! Whatever role, she always shows up with a positive spirit and a can do attitude.
This is why I am honored to celebrate Laura as a lady boss and share her amazing energy with the world! I would also like to congratulate Laura and her husband, Larry (a very talented musician), on their newest addition to the family. On July 21st they welcomed a handsome baby boy, Lorenzo Richard Nardi!
For a taste of Laura’s life and to see the Sensorial Mood Wheel I designed for Laura, take a peak below!
In a few words describe what you love best about your job?
I love the sense of commitment that I feel to a client. To be able to go up to bat for a family, young couple, listing, or first time home buyer brings me much gratification. I love when my clients feel supported and truly know their voices and concerns are heard. The home buying/selling process is a stressful time in one's life but I make sure to go above and beyond in order to make this process as smooth as possible. I've always been passionate about real estate and design, so being a part of others' dream making is honestly just awesome! Even though the real estate business is a 24/7 commitment, it still allows me to be home anytime I need to for my children and not be confined or constricted to an office. I love being the lady boss of MY life!
What 2-3 tips would you give to other lady bosses?
Since communication is key to my business, and is an essential part of our lives, my three tips focus on how to communicate effectively.
- Learn how to communicate with facts and leave emotions out. Do this by thinking "high impact and low drama."
- Hold yourself accountable. Don't play the victim. You will be wasting your time by playing the victim. No one likes a victim. Be a solution seeker, not problem starter.
- Stay clear of words of absolute. Get words like "always, everyone, never, and no one" out of your vocabulary. Words of absolute tend to steer you in the direction of playing the victim!
How would your life taste and why?
A burst of every single flavor imaginable in the shortest time possible - that's just my personality. There's no hiding much. What you see is what you get and that's just how I like it...very flavorful!
WORDS THAT INSPIRED ME FOR laura's SENSORIAL MOOD WHEEL
Glamorous, sweet, passionate, sparkly, and bold!
To read the full article on "soul mates", located Oprah.com, click here
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