Ever get the feeling life is passing you by? You think, Where has the time gone? And the next thought that comes to your mind: Am I using this gift of a life well? How we spend our time is how we spend our lives. We all want our lives to add up to something. But,…

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In 2009, I posted a blog entry answering a question I’d recently been emailed: “How do you make things happen?” That blog post (“How to Make Things Happen“) started making waves. Those waves grew quickly into a movement of women who wanted to finally do the things they’d always wanted to do. A friend suggested I…

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The Making Things Happen Conference began in 2009 after I posted a blog entry answering a question I’d been emailed. I was running Southern Weddings magazine, doing brand consulting, and producing high-end weddings (wow, how life has changed since then!), and the woman who emailed wanted to know, “How do you make things happen, Lara?” At the…

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The best things in life are cultivated little by little. Hello, friends! Welcome to my new weekly series. Each week, I’ll give you a quick update on life around these parts, and Ten Things to Help You Make Progress on What Matters, little by little (with some fun ones thrown in too!). On Monday, life changed. The…

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Eight years. Eight years! I was thinking to myself that “MTH,” as we call it, is the longest running creative conference, but it isn’t. Because we’re not just for creatives. The Making Things Happen Conference began in 2009, after what seemed like a small leap of faith at the time: I posted a blog entry answering a question I’d…

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