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“It’s my natural response to just about everything I’m “supposed” to do: Tough titties. I’ve said it to having kids, to driving a car, to doing business the way everyone else does. I don’t feel like it– I don’t want to. I can’t, because I don’t want to.” –Laura Belgray


People say you should use boundaries to protect your energy. I like to say the boundaries are my energy.

As much as I can, I like to lean into desire more than pain.

It’s my natural response to just about everything I’m “supposed” to do: Tough titties. I’ve said it to having kids, to driving a car, to leaving the nest at a normal age, to getting a job right after school, to doing business the way you’re supposed to. Tough titties. I don’t feel like it, I don’t want to, I can’t because I don’t want to.


  • 3:20 Laura’s experience writing her book & feeling behind
  • 8:10 How Laura came up with the title Tough Titties
  • 10:20 Laura’s “lazy launch” approach
  • 13:20 “Flawsome” and fake vulnerability in online business
  • 18:30 Laura’s view on professional boundaries
  • 25:00 The importance of book pre-sales + bonuses
  • 27:50 Laura’s advice on being *you* if you have a personal brand
  • 29:20 Overcoming the fear of people not liking you or your work
  • 31:40 Laura’s biggest boundary struggle

Connect with Laura Belgray:

Laura Belgray is the founder of Talking Shrimp, co-creator of The Copy Cure, and author of Tough Titties: On Living Your Best Life When You’re the F’ing Worst. An award-winning copywriting expert, she helps entrepreneurs find the perfect words to express and sell what they do in a way that gets them paid to be themselves. Through her work with hundreds of clients (including online biggies like Marie Forleo and Amy Porterfield), she’s seen firsthand that putting “you” into your copy and all through your business is pure magic for getting people to love you up, share your ideas, and happily click your Buy button.

In addition to online types, Laura’s list of clients and credits include NBC, Bravo, HBO, TBS, Fandango, and many, many more. So if you watch TV — and don’t skip the commercials –you’ve probably seen her words on air.

Tough Titties, her first book, comes out via Hachette in June 2023.


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