WHAT DOES ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST NETWORKERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LAUREN?
I have enjoyed getting to know Lauren and mentoring her over the years. When I first met Lauren, I realized she was special and had a tremendous amount of potential. She captured Marsha's and my heart on day one. I am 72 years young and have traveled across the world meeting thousands of individuals. Lauren is one of the most amazing individuals I have ever met! She is ambitious, passionate, kind, considerate, intelligent, talented, and very wise.
Lauren’s greatest attributes are her compassion toward others and her passion to make a difference in the lives of everyone she comes in contact with. Lauren has traveled with Marsha and I, and we have seen her share her love with children, elderly people, the homeless, and anyone that has a need.
The interesting thing is, when I got to talk to others in her family, they shared the same type of things with me. They told me when she got money for Christmas or her birthday, she would always use it on others. Her grandparents would give her money to go shopping for herself and when Lauren would show them what she bought, there was never anything for herself.
I was touched to hear that Lauren had been such a special person throughout her life. That is unique in this world. Hearing these things gave me a burning desire to see this young woman become everything God created her to be because this world needs someone like Lauren. We have seen her minister in nursing homes and put smiles on the faces of the elderly who felt forgotten. Every Christmas, Lauren visits nursing homes to make sure the residents know they are important and loved. She sits with them for hours just showing them love. It is so special to see her share God’s love with them in such a personable way.
She was a teacher in a private school I started for disadvantaged youth. When she started working with the students in her class, they were behind for their their age group. By the time she stopped teaching, they were two years ahead of their age group. She poured her heart out for those children, and although she is no longer teaching, they are still closer than ever to Lauren. Her God-given love toward children is one of the reasons she has been ordained as the Youth Minister at the church I founded.
When Lauren felt like God directed her to become a full-time network marketer, I knew she would excel because Lauren excels in everything she sets her mind to. Lauren is selfless in her business experience and is leading a number of individuals to unparalleled success. I look forward to seeing her bring thousands around the world to their peak of success, not only in their networking careers but also in their personal lives.
Lauren is very charismatic and leads with wisdom that is uncharacteristic of a 26-year-old. I can’t imagine where her life is going to take her, but I know it will take her to the top. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lauren became the president of the United States. I have mentored many individuals both spiritually and in the business world. Lauren far exceeds anyone that I have mentored in my 52 years in business and as a minister! -Mike Akins (Gold International Diamond)
20 QUESTIONS WITH LAUREN
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Life is a learning journey.”
What is your favorite form of exercise?
If you could witness any event in the past, present, or future, what would it be?
Jesus being born!
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to be invisible.
When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
Usually, I work on something during this stage of my life. But if I were to do something for leisure for 30 minutes, it would either be studying, reading, birdwatching, or going for a walk outside.
What’s the hardest thing you have ever done?
My journey of transformation, which is developing my full potential of who God created me to be.
What are some of your goals?
My one goal in life is be where God desires me to be and do what God desires me to do. So, my temporary goals change. I like to look at myself as a leaf in the wind, ready to go where God desires to take me.
Who is your best friend?
What is your favorite movie?
The Sound of Music.
What is your favorite food or drink?
My favorite drink is tea! I am a huge tea fan! One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to try their local teas. My favorite food is watermelon.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
If you could paint a picture of scenery from a place you have visited, what would you paint?
I would have to say Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia had some of the most beautiful scenery I have laid eyes on. The mountains were full of flowers and greenery and had the most gorgeous blue waterfalls I have ever seen!
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
To play every instrument known to man.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad, but it turned out to be for the best?
Yes, I have experienced this type of situation multiple times throughout my life. I have learned there is no such thing as a negative experience, only experiences that make you stronger, wiser, and better.
What is the worst gift you have ever been given?
When I was younger and had my second tonsillectomy, my two little sisters brought me a gift in one of Dad’s socks. I should have probably been suspicious when I saw the packaging. LOL. I remember opening it up and a grass frog jumped right out onto my face. Of course, my first response was to scream and that is a BIG no-no with that surgery. LOL.
Who do you feel the closest to?
What is your favorite color?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A missionary, teacher, singer, writer, speaker, and run an orphanage. (I have always been a big dreamer.)
What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
I chose to be love to a person who did something very hurtful to me. This is a hard thing to do sometimes, but I feel like it is an important and precious opportunity. This used to be really hard for me but as I continue to put this into practice and choose to look at others as God’s children instead of through my perception of them, I have gotten to the point that I enjoy getting these opportunities. I believe these are moments when you can really make a difference in someone’s life.