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Daily Inspiration: Meet Paige Loehr

Today we’d like to introduce you to Paige Loehr.

Hi Paige, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
After high school, I went directly into the workforce with the aim of working full time and being able to write on the side. I wrote and published my first book when I was 19. It was a fun learning experience that taught me so much. I knew that I had a lot that I needed to learn and work through to eventually become the writer I wanted to be. I began getting access to successful mentors in the area who helped me with financial strategies to gain more flexibility with my time. When I was able to walk away from traditional employment, I stepped into doing things that I was passionate about, trying to fill the needs that were felt in our community.

I started Common Ground Collective LLC in order to build community and create events for aspiring leaders and business owners in the Kansas City area. I wanted to be able to provide a non-competitive environment where people could grow together and support one another. We had a successful launch, retreat, and a few small business master classes’ before covid hit.

Since we have been providing mostly virtual gatherings and book clubs to maintain community, we are excited to be launching back into events and retreats, with life safely going back to normal. We are also excited to be offering an event for Writers who are wanting help writing and publishing a book. I just recently published my second book, and I am passionate about others being able to share the story that is on their hearts.

My book is called The Roots In A Woman and I am so happy to be able to share it with others so that I can share with them the healing I have found in areas I feel most women struggle.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Hosting events for Common Ground Collective is fun, easy, and fulfilling. I like that we are not in one niche or box and that we can host an event with any theme or objective. Events that inspire, motivate, inform, heal, encourage, connect. It also provides a space where I can share the things that I am passionate about and helped to build a community around my writing. As far as being a 2nd time published author, that has been more of a journey. I have now published a book with a publishing company and I have also now published a book myself. There are pros and cons to both of these experiences.

With my first book, I had high hopes of how quickly my writing career would take off. When things didn’t pan out as I expected at first, I pointed fingers anywhere I could. I blamed my community for the lack of support; I blamed my co-author for unfortunate timing in life circumstances. I wanted to blame anyone else when really the fact was that I had a lot of personal growth that needed to take place. I need to mature, I needed to learn a lot about myself, and I most importantly needed to adjust my goals. I had to really focus on why I wanted to write. I geared my goal this time around purely towards helping others and filling needs and that has changed everything.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am most known for my recent book, The Roots in a Woman. I have been able to be interviewed on many podcasts and I have joined several virtual summits in order to talk about this book. This is normal; this is what you do as an author to promote. But I think what separates me from others is my communication style. So I guess you could say my book is the bait but hearing me and feeling me, that is the hook. I am passionate about helping people live happy and free lives. My faith plays a big role in everything I do and it is my fuel. There is nothing more important to me than being vulnerable enough to let someone into my life so that I can tell them what has helped me feel a little less crazy. If my writing and speaking can have only one effect, my main goal is that anyone who hears me or reads my words feels less alone.

What matters most to you?
I like to call myself a freedom advocate. I have been able to find a life that feels free, a life that I can enjoy. I am not so bogged down by life and the trauma that happens to us in this life. God is the center of that freedom for me. So when I say freedom advocate, what I mean is I am passionate about pointing people to the freedom that I have found in my faith.

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