Never one to shy away from a challenge, Laura Novak is chasing after what she wants. Now that’s not to say the road has been easy, but she’s learned that if you surround yourself with people who are truly in your corner, and take those missteps you encounter along the way as an opportunity to learn and (sometimes) let things go, the road can feel a little bit smoother.
Ace: What are you up to? ( Your current hustle )
Laura: Entrepreneur/Owner/Operator of Laura Novak Aesthetically Yours. I opened up my beautiful Laser Clinic & Spa in December 2017 and offer full esthetics, laser hair removal, photofacials, and spray tanning.
Ace: Why is this important to you? ( Where did this passion come from? )
Laura: There is something special about making people feel rejuvenated and refreshed. We live in a world where we are always connected and always on the go, which can result in us feeling stressed, anxious, and completely worn out. Opening up my own Laser Clinic & Spa allowed me to create a beautiful, quiet, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere — a place where one can escape the everyday hustle. I love a great conversation, providing advice when needed, and laughing until my face hurts. Self care is so important and at the end of each day I am constantly reminded that I am exactly where I am meant to be.
Ace: What was your dream job growing up? How do you think this has influenced who you are today?
Laura: There was a toss up between three jobs: school teacher, Hollywood makeup artist, and a lawyer. I guess you can say I have always had that passion to help people in one way or another. It took me some time to get here, but I truly believe it all happened when it was suppose to.
Ace: If you could describe yourself in only three words, what would they be?
Laura: Passionate. Strong. Independent.
Ace: Who’s your biggest inspiration and why?
Laura: Definitely my parents; the two people who raised me and played a pretty big role in helping me be where I am today. They have always been so supportive with my decisions throughout my life. For me personally, having a support system helps me to feel and become more inspired to fulfill my dreams and goals.
Ace: What does the term “Boss Babe” mean to you?
Laura: This is seriously one of my favourite terms. It’s so bad ass and speaks to the women who know what they want and won’t take no for an answer. Women from all walks of life should never be afraid to ‘boss up’ and take control of their life.
Ace: How do you empower other women?
Laura: Oh my gosh… what an honour if I do! Considering I am a get shit done, and do what I want kind of girl, I hope other women will be encouraged to do the same. If you want something, put the effort in and just do it. Stop talking about it, it gets you nowhere. There are so many resources out there to guide you with whatever it is you want. You just need to take the time to do the research and connect with people who can help you on your journey. Maybe I am one of those women; reach out, I would be more than happy to help!
Ace: What is the best advice you’ve ever received from another woman?
Laura: This comes from a fellow Ace Class Boss Babe – Lisa Thompson. We were talking about networking, something I have grown to absolutely love doing, and she reminded me that it’s not just about you. It’s about what you can give through connections, advice, a friendly smile and conversation, which can eventually lead to a connection or referral back to you. It gave me a total mind shift on this business strategy.
Ace: Can you share the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a failure?
Laura: Never give up. Learn from your mistakes. Don’t consider it a failure, accept it as something that wasn’t meant to be.
Ace: When you are feeling overwhelmed, what do you do to find peace?
Laura: I will either have a bath, read a book, or do both. These two things can really help calm my mind when it’s spinning. I am (finally) about to start reading Rachel Hollis’ “Girl Wash Your Face” and I’m pretty pumped for it.
Ace: What legacy do you hope to be remembered for?
Laura: I like to keep things simple, and one thing I am very proud of is the strong, independent woman I have become. I don’t take bullshit from anyone, I don’t do drama, and I avoid negativity. I prefer to surround myself with positive, encouraging, like-minded people. Life is too short to be dragged down. Who you become has a lot to do with who you surround yourself with. Be that person.
Ace: Where can we find out more about you so we can continue to support you?
Laura: You can head to my website or any of my social channels.
Stay connected with Laura: @lnmedispa