Inspired by the viral hashtag #lifegoals, Coley Lane created Life Goals Mag to go beyond the highlight reel of Instagram and host a community of Millennial women who aspire to do more, be more, see more and learn more. Life Goals Mag shares all kinds of inspirational and motivational content from women contributors who are positive and up-lifting. Ready to take actionable steps to be your best self? Read on!
1. How did you get started in your industry? What led to your passion for your career?
I started Life Goals Mag in October 2015 because I saw how women were using #lifegoals on Instagram whenever they saw a lifestyle that inspired them but felt it wasn’t achievable for them. I wanted to create a space for personal growth that felt relatable and wasn’t focused mostly on career. I wanted a place to feel like you are with your best friend talking about all the cool things that have made your life better and what you’re learning.
When I first started Life Goals Mag, I wasn’t fully immersed in personal growth myself. It kind of started with wanting to hear opinions from other women who inspired me. I didn’t think I had as much to contribute. And then in February of 2015, I started a new 9-5 job in a city outside my hometown. For a couple of months, I had to commute about 2 hours one way. I was spending over 4 hours a day in the car and started really diving into personal growth podcasts and audiobooks. Then a coworker introduced me to a free yoga spot, and I started going almost every day to yoga to avoid traffic. I hadn’t been able to ever stick to a workout routine, and the way yoga incorporated mindset really shifted the way I was living.
Suddenly, I found myself truly pass