zzz Who is Laura

When Laura Schmidt decided to harness the power of positive thinking, she didn't just talk the talk. Laura walked the walk by letting her line of inspirational socks tell the story.

Putting the power of positive thinking into action (and on people's feet!) was the driving force behind her notes to self ® socks. Laura's enthusiasm to help others improve their self confidence and reach their goals comes in the form of a simple message for anyone to see - whether that message is "I am blessed," "I am perfectly me" or "I am smart."

"I like the idea that someone wearing the socks sees a phrase such as, 'I am awesome,' first thing in the morning when they are putting on their shoes, and at the end of the day." Throughout the day, that positive reminder is there and easy to share with others. Or it can be private. Either way, that positive phrase is influencing thoughts and actions.

Laura's other passion is her family. Married, and the mother of three children, she continues her entrepreneurial spirit through notes to self, llc, in Prairie Village, Kansas.

In the summer of 2011, Laura's daughter wore one of the first prototypes, "I am confident," to volleyball practice, and gave her mom great feedback. The inspirational socks were an overnight sensation, putting an extra spring in the step of people of all ages (and sizes!).

Laura hopes that notes to self ® socks give people, especially the young, encouragement and confidence to become the best that they can be!