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The time is now! Community and Friendships matter.

Community and relationships are so important- both in business and in your personal life. They take work, grace, self reflection, resiliency and continuous effort.

During this Covid pandemic (it is now dragging into it’s 2nd year) has created more isolation than ever before.

Relationships and mindsets have suffered. Have you lost touch with former clients, friends, or even family members through this time? On the flipside, maybe your relationships have blossomed and grown brighter than ever before.

It’s time to take the personal power back, and focus on the people that fill you up, are truly present and bring joy to your life.

This podcast episode is a wonderful reminder of how we can break free of the stereotypes of friendship, family community…you can create what you want for your own life.

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Exceptional words of wisdom from three of the most influential and inspirational women today.

Thought I would share, so it might inspire you as well today. ❤️ Send me your stories and comments of how you are doing and what brings you joy, fulfillment and a sense of community.

Podcast link here

https://lnkd.in/eNzYBvcM

365 Days of Inspirational Quotes

LPBC Services LLC is thrilled to announce that Laurel Pendle, Founder will be a returning contributing author in The Art of Connection sequel: 365 days of inspirational quotes being released later this year.
Laurel is looking forward to being a part of this amazing project once again. “I met and learned from so many amazing entrepreneurs, business owners and exceptional thought leaders through this exciting endeavor.

We will keep you posted on the release date and launch party details!

BE BOLD! TAKE RISKS!

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This title caught my eye more than a few times. I thought about it all morning long and decided to take ACTION.

I bought a journal that morning with the intent to create some meaningful content. Express GRATITUDE and write down my deepest, darkest fears.. to LEARN from my mistakes and to MOVE beyond my own mental traps that keep me from being my BEST self and taking RISKS in my own business and personal life.

I usually tend to play it safe (with minimal risks) for my clients as a mentor and as a business leader. I tend to look at the overall mission, budget, goals, key objectives and expectations. I analyze risks, layout a strategic plan, help to create VISION and BELIEVE we can conquer anything that life throws at us.. TOGETHER.

So let me ask you WHY is it so difficult sometimes to move past our FEARS to be BOLD, take RISKS and be the best version of ourselves? What is holding us back?

If you had zero money or time constraints, what would you do with the next three months of your life?

What lights you up? What makes you smile? Burn with intensity? Excited to leap out of bed in the morning?

If you can center yourself long enough to hear that small inner voice or visualize what is most important to you… then I would encourage YOU to go for it! If you are like me, then you may choose to start with a few simple calculated action steps to get going, or you could embrace CHANGE, BE Bold and take a much-needed big RISK today.

I would love to hear about your GOALS, DREAMS and the BOLDNESS that you intend to CONQUER today.

Life is too short to play IT SMALL.

Let’s DO IT TOGETHER.

Amazing wisdom & inspiration on every page

Amazon Book Review

Bookworm5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t put the book down. Amazing wisdom and inspiration on every page!

The Art of Connection is a book that has taken the entrepreneurial community by storm. In a year full of uncertainly, this revolutionary book is sure to make you laugh, smile, cry and ponder what is important in business and in your personal relationships.

The quote and thought from Jan 3rd, is a wonderful example of the raw and insightful nature of entrepreneurship. Have you ever thought about what the definition of success is and what it means in your own life? Has the pandemic changed how you measure success? Read on for 365 days of inspiration, hope and words of wisdom from successful business owners, key influencers and entrepreneurs around the globe.

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Our very own Laurel Pendle, Founder of LPBC Services LLC is a best-selling contributing author in this book. The book will be housed at the Library of Congress.

Exciting things are happening in the world of entrepreneurship

The book launch is almost here!

Author-Contributor Of “The Art of Connection” – Interview with Laurel Pendle, Founder of LPBC Services LLC

Be prepared for words of wisdom and insight from entrepreneurs with the book “The Art of Connection” giving 365 days of networking quotes. Learn more on Laurel Pendle’s contribution in a 10-minute interview and how to purchase the book launching February 17.

Have you ever thought about how success is defined and what does it specifically mean to you? Pendle will share her thoughts and original quote from this best- selling book that will be housed at the Library of Congress.

Click below to view the interview

Exciting things are happening in the world of entrepreneurship 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR15msZ8adY&feature=youtu.be
 

Cheers to the New Year!

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As I reflect, 2020 was filled with grief and uncertainty in so many ways for our country politically and also for people that were effected by Covid due to illness, death and tremendous financial strain.

There were moments of happiness, laughter, hope and being with the people I love. I feel grateful for those peaceful moments and know that I am blessed.

This New Year’s Eve I am grateful for my health, wonderful friends, family, clients and the entrepreneurial community.

I look forward to brighter days ahead and rely on the strength of God to bring peace, good health and prosperity for all of you in 2021. And so the adventure begins… Love to you all! Happy New Year!

Local RAVEEN ARORA RECEIVES AWARD NOMINATION FOR THE 2021 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

For Immediate Release

RAVEEN ARORA RECEIVES AWARD NOMINATION FOR THE 2021 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Large Local Community and Global Support for Widespread Humanitarian Efforts

Tempe, AZ, -Tempe’ Treasure’ Raveen Arora has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Award.

This prestigious award nomination comes from numerous local community organizations as well as several international organizations. Nobel Peace Prize winners will be announced in October 2021.

Former President and Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter to Raveen…” Your life as a public servant, leader in humanitarian concerns model Citizen and Philanthropist makes you a splendid candidate…”

Richard Neuheisel, President of AZ Sister Cities Association and former CEO of Sister Cities International stated, “It is with great pleasure and a high honor to support the many nominations already submitted on behalf of Raveen Arora who has done so much to foster international peace and international friendship- not only in his native India but also in his beloved America and around the world.”

Donald Townsend, District Governor of Kiwanis International said, “As Governor of the Southwest District of Kiwanis, I am extremely honored to endorse a fellow Kiwanian and friend, Mr. Raveen Arora for the award. Raveen is the epitome of a Servant Leader who gives of himself to make the world a better place.”2021   Nobel Peace Prize”

Raveen Arora was born and raised in Calcutta, India and believes his life experiences and humanitarian efforts were based on his work with Nobel Laureate, Saint Mother Theresa as a young boy. Some of his strongest fundamental values are humility, dignity and respect for humanity. His famous quote is, “I am human. Nothing human is alien to me!”

Arora serves on the board of several national professional organizations and prominent local associations. He is an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, published author, professional   accountant and has devoted his free time to serving others. Arora is the recipient of multiple local, national and global awards and he “continues to wake up hungry and humble each day” Arora said.

Arora is the Founder of Think Human. This dynamic organization revolves around global conversations designed to target respect, dignity, compassion, empathy through grass roots action and education. Arora is also the current Chairman of the Board for the local United Food Bank. United Food Bank provides food assistance to residents of the East Valley and eastern Arizona. He has been involved with the organization since he  has a passion for homelessness and the prevalent issue of hunger throughout the world.” Hunger is the silent tsunami that has no calendar, color or agenda” remarks Arora.

The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to an alarming number of individuals and families that continue to go hungry. According to the United Food Bank they have seen an increase in need during the pandemic. They dispense close to 25 million meals annually, through 200 partner agencies.

Satish Lakhotia Founder- President of Alliance Clubs International said, “Raveen was honored with the 18th Mother Teresa International Service Award in 2018. Alliance International is honoring him in this December with the Global Citizen Peace Award for his work last 18 years on drug and crime ravaged Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ. His empathy, kindness, compassion and respect have made the area crime free, drug free and incident free. His summer hydration project started in 2003 has now mushroomed into a full-blown county wide program that saves lives during the brutally hot summer months.” Alliance International is a global service organization that serves 25,000 members in 40 countries.

Neal A. Lester, PhD Founding Director, ASU Project Humanities Foundation/ Professor of English said, “as I continue to know Mr. Arora as a community beacon, I witness time and time again his generous spirit, his commitment to integrity and equity, and his deep commitment to servant leadership. Whether serving on community boards, delivering keynotes about compassionate leadership, or facilitating a discussion on success and collaboration, Mr. Arora is out and about doing the work of humanity as it connects with justice. He is disrupting the status quo.”

“The need for international unity, organizational leadership within communities will prove vital in acquiring financial resources to help end the war on hunger. More than ever in history, the need to build stronger alliances is crucial and Raveen Arora is that human “bridge”. We look for him to win this prestigious award, noted Laurel Pendle, President of LPBC Services LLC. 

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LPBC Services LLC is an independently owned business management consulting service agency based in Gilbert, AZ. We offer creative solutions and targeted strategies to help grow and promote your brand. We provide value and extraordinary service by creating awareness and exposure for your business, based on specific goals and measurable results.

Over 28 years of problem-solving experience, passion to create change and lasting impact around the globe, sets us apart and guides our unique purpose. We strive to offer professional recommendations, guidance and actionable solutions to unique challenges to help organizations improve their performance and efficiency. We want to help shape and share your story!

For further information and an opportunity to interview Raveen Arora, please contact LPBC Services LLC at https://LaurelPendle.com or Laurel Pendle directly at 480-382-6382 or via email at Laurel@LaurelPendle.com 

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Fraud Alert. Ok, maybe it’s a little like “impostor syndrome”

Fraud Alert. Ok, maybe it’s a little like “impostor syndrome”

Have you ever felt like you are an impostor or living a double life?

I often think my life resembles a superhero movie where I am portraying multiple characters with different personalities, costumes, makeup, masks and all.

Let me help to paint the picture for you… in one scene of the action movie I look like I am the cool, got-it-together Super Mom that even has been spotted wearing a red cape and boots. A “Supermom” that can make pancakes on Saturday morning, have dance parties in the living room, while also carving out time to help my son with his projects/ homework with immense enthusiasm for hours. That same “Supermom” can tackle the longest IEP Meeting in history with little effort, (a special shout out to my fellow special needs parents out there, God bless you!) then can transport the family to soccer practice and the grocery store in a single bound.

Scene two depicts me as a savvy business entrepreneur by day that can whip up a creative marketing plan like nobody’s business, while multi-tasking for hours on conference calls and attending events with the top industry leaders. Then in the final scene there is one action-packed moment when I fly away into the sky to put out another “fire” in the local press and social media community…all before lunchtime!

OK back on planet Earth it gets real! I feel like a total fraud on some days. An imposter mom, business professional and human. There are plenty of Saturday’s when the pancakes were burned to a crisp, the homework was never completed, the grocery shopping was never thought of, and there were certainly no “Supermom” crime-fighting action moments in sight. An imposter of sorts compared to what is posted on social media as the perpetual happy family and the “masks” that I often wear as a successful PR professional running a business consulting company.

As a blogger and self-proclaimed sales and marketing leader, I have failed to create ongoing content, felt less creative and inspired on some days, and I haven’t even mustered the energy to say yes to being a speaker at an event or on a live podcast in weeks.

Well guess what? We ALL have those days, weeks and even months. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started there have been less “Supermom” days than I would like and less of a desire to dominate the entrepreneurial community than I care to admit. But you know what? I put one foot in front of the other and continue to move forward one step at a time.

When we give each other support, grace and love, I know there will be brighter days ahead. Hey, maybe there will even be more “Supermom” moments in the near future. You may even get a glimpse of my red cape peeking out under my professional attire while on a Zoom Meeting.

I would love to hear about your “Supermom “or “Superdad” moments, as well as the real-life struggles that make us all human. It’s about understanding why you do what you do and continuing to moving forward.

Drop me a line sometime. We can all learn and grow from one another. We are all unique and different. That is what makes us special.

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Kindness Matters!

Kindness Really Does Matter.

I am blessed to work with some of the brightest and best clients around. I am supported by amazing industry partners and colleagues. I have wonderful friends and family that give of their time and money to spread joy. I am personally passionate about helping others.

Here at LPBC Services LLC we are here for you during this difficult time. Please let us know how we can help!

Got Stress? 6 ways to lift your mood & spirit today!

Raise your hand if you ever feel stress or have suffered with a high level of anxiety in the last 3 months? If you said no, I am not sure you are being truthful with yourself or maybe you live solo on a tropical island.

In a recent poll, I have found more than 98.5% of people have felt a high degree of stress/anxiety and even depression as it relates to family, home-schooling, health, finances and our current political climate. I am honestly surprised it wasn’t 100%!

If I am being transparent, I have been overly stressed/ anxious/depressed/moody and certainty not the best version of myself lately. It’s been incredibly hard to focus on my freelance business, staying creative with kid’s summer activities 24/7, keeping an upbeat mood with my family during this isolation period and creating a sense of peace and joy in my spirit during these troubling times.

The world is a challenging place right now, with the widespread health pandemic of COVID 19 and the economic and political conditions our country and world is facing. At every turn, our lives seem shaken to the core with no relief in sight! Then I remember that God is greater than ALL of this and I need to keep on sailing on in the mist of the storm.

I started thinking about how I can change my mindset even if I can’t control the current state of the world. I have incorporated a few simple tips to lift my own snarky and anxious mood. I remembered a few oldies but goodies and have tried a few new ones to help lift my mood and spirit. Hopefully some of these will help you too!

6 ways to lift your mood & spirit today!

  1. Keep a Blessings Journal (I stretch myself to think of at least 10 positive things that I am grateful for on a down day)
  2. Light a candle and pray for others (there is always someone that is worse off and in need of prayer)
  3. Use essential oils to enhance mood (my 3 favorites are Lavender, Peppermint and Lemongrass)
  4. Limit negative media content (news, social media books, or movies)
  5. Try to turn off all electronics 2 hours before bedtime!
  6. Yoga/ Mediation/Exercise (pool time in the summer is fun for the entire family)

What have you added to your daily or weekly schedule that has made a difference in your mood or spiritual life? I can’t wait to hear. Please share!