The transformation from Law to Burlesque, to the Power of Truth and Transparency:
A former attorney turned author, speaker, and radio personality Lora Cheadle empowers daring individuals to drop their cover and show themselves for who they are, not who they think they should be. Her mission is to shift the energy we spend in proving our worth and conforming to external standards into validating ourselves and enjoying the lives we’ve worked so hard to create. With a unique combination of intellect, humor, and emotional depth, she shows people how to dismantle their own constricting beliefs, shed the labels, roles, and scripts that no longer suit them, and embody all facets of who they are in everything that they do. Integrating her unique identities as an attorney, hypnotherapist, minister, burlesque dancer, and aficionado of all things fitness related, Lora works with people and companies worldwide to overcome the frustration and overwhelm of dancing backward in heels. Inspired by her favorite quote about Fred Astaire, “Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rodgers did everything he did, backward and in high heels.” Lora is passionate about getting her clients to turn around and create their own dance.
Quote: Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did backwards and in high heels!
As a Life Choreographer, Lora is the creator of FLAUNT! and Find Your Sparkle coaching programs, workshops, and destination retreats, which utilize the concepts found in burlesque to show people how to playfully release self-judgment and integrate their smart, sexy and spiritual selves into everything they do. She is the founder of the FLAUNT! Follies, a dance troupe for women of all ages and abilities, and the FLAUNT Flock Facebook group.
Quote: If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. ~ Reid Hoffman founder of LinkedIn
Named an Exceptional Woman of Excellence by the Women Economic Forum in India in 2019, as well as being a plenary speaker on Reclaiming Voice With Validation, she is beloved for her ability to provide practical tools as well as profound insight to those facing any type of transition. Her book, FLAUNT! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy and Spiritual Self is available wherever books are sold. She has written for Elephant Journal, Yoga Magazine, Aspire, co-authored the book The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Teenage Parents in law school, and has a top-rated radio show and podcast, FLAUNT! Build Your Dreams, Live Your Sparkle.
Top 3 Hot Point Takeaways:
- Get real and transparent.
- Sexy and Spiritual
- Growth through Transparency
Today’s Resource Links from the Podcast:
Facebook Lora: https://www.facebook.com/lora.cheadle
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/flauntflock/
Lora Cheadle, Life Choreographer FB: https://www.facebook.com/LifeChoreographer/
Timestamped Show Notes:
10:00: What I have kind of come to realize is, most people are afraid of being afraid. They’re afraid of being shamed. They’re afraid of being judged. So that’s why they put that mask on.
22:00: Instead of thinking, my boss is stupid, my employees are stupid, or everybody’s stupid; it’s really me. It’s about me. What can I do to communicate differently to make my employer understand or to make my employees more motivated? What can I do to make my boss hear what I’m saying and understand what I’m eating and to solve this problem? In a way, that is what I need. It’s always on us.
30:00: I often run late because I always think I have time to do one more thing. I’ll return one more email. I’ll check one more thing on Facebook. I’ll do whatever it is until I accepted that about myself. I was always running late because I kept that fallacy alive in my head you do have more time.
41:00: It stokes your fire, it gets you going. So I dinked around with my book for about 10 years writing down stories making it perfect and changing it around. It kind of wasn’t until I had a crisis point that it was like, oh, now, I need to finish it now and get it out now.
50:00: Again, it’s that internal voice, I’m not good enough. I’m not smart enough, I really messed that up. I wasted all this money I wasted all this time.
56:30: Final Words
Our Final Words of the Show:
It’s important to keep pushing forward and to keep looking ahead, and keep getting fired up. It’s important to really remember to take the time to sit with all the things that you have accomplished and to feel a sense of gratitude and accomplishment for everything that you’ve done.
It is really easy to get too fired up, too sparkled up, too enthusiastic, and nothing feels better, even if it’s just for like two breaths. That’s incredible though. I did do my workout today, sure. It might have been a part of my routine for the past 10 years and I do it every day at 6 am. But hey, I did it and I’m awesome because I think it’s really important and for all of us overachievers out there it’s easy to take ourselves for granted and not to recognize how freakingly stunningly amazing we truly are.
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