Notes from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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Today is absolutely freezing here in Atlanta… a great day for the creative business planning time I had planned for myself! Got my cozy sweater and socks and plenty of markers, sticky notes, and a big foam board to play on! Watch out, 2015… some great ideas are turning into reality!

My 13-year-old, Sam, is home sick today. It makes me feel very grateful that I work from home, and my family is able to be a priority. Now that they are a bit older, it’s easy to keep my business moving and give them some great nurturing as well. #lifestylebusinessrocks!

[Miracle Marketing Message] Audio & Article: Inner Wisdom + Outer Knowledge = Sweet Spot of Success!

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Here is your Miracle Marketing Message audio. This audio is designed to help you start your week with inspiration, reflection, positive intention and some smart marketing ideas!

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Inner Wisdom + Outer Knowledge = Sweet Spot of Success!

I get a lot of questions from clients about what is the “right thing” to do when designing a program. What is the right time of day to hold a teleclass, right day of the week to publish an ezine, what is the right price, and on it goes.

These are all great questions.

But instead of relying on a proven formula, I use a mixture of inner and outer wisdom and knowledge for the “right answer.”

Take the teleclass question: what is the right time of day to offer a teleclass? I always encourage my clients (and I make decisions this way, too) to go inside first and determine what feels good to them.

Many marketing experts say that you need to poll your market first and plan according to their needs. That is good information, but it won’t be sustainable if it doesn’t work for you and your schedule, your values, and your lifestyle.

So if you have little kids and think you could lead a teleclass at night, but this stresses you out because you know how difficult it is to plan an evening without kids, then don’t do it. Unless it is lined up with grace, ease, and a “Oh, yes…I am excited about this,” you’ll be stressed, or you won’t even get around to doing it.

Start with what works for you and then add in smart knowledge from your tribe and what they are looking for.

Find that perfect overlap of your needs and values… with their needs and desires, and you have the sweet spot of success!

I hope you create an amazing week!


 

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[MIracle Marketing Message] Creative & Inspiring Thought Leaders – Your #1 Most important Empowering Belief

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Happy Beginning of the Week!

I am back in the office for a few a while after leading a couple of creative business retreats. The first one was in the amazing Outer Banks of North Carolina where I hosted my Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind-by-the-Sea women and then last week I co-led Ellen Britt’s Pink Coattails at the beautiful Inn at Serenbe.

 

In thinking about the women in these retreats what I know for sure is that they are all Creative Thought Leaders. They are certainly at different points in sharing their genius work out into the world, but they all have the vision to make a difference in the lives around them.

I realized that no matter where any of us are on the journey to sharing our meaningful work that there is one important belief you must have. One belief you must keep coming back to every time you start a new project, send your newsletter, or decide to keep on sharing that new program you just launched.

Read my latest article below or listen in to the audio message to find out what that one belief is.

En-JOY your week!


Audio_ipod_w-logoAUDIO: Creative & Inspiring Thought Leaders – Your #1 Most important Empowering Belief

Here is your Miracle Marketing Message audio. This audio is designed to help you start your week with inspiration, reflection, positive intention and some smart marketing ideas!

Listen to: Creative & Inspiring Thought Leaders – Your #1 Most important Empowering Belief

 


ARTICLE: Creative & Inspiring Thought Leaders – Your #1 Most important Empowering Belief

I was writing in my journal this morning. Clearing out all the to-do lists, the shoulds, coulds, and want to’s. Then I settled in to writing about what I am feeling deep down inside.

Lately for me, it’s that calling… that calling to be well used… to help women dream about possibilities for themselves, to believe in themselves, and to begin creating that most compelling possibility.

What I realized in the essence is that what will help you the most, throughout your journey into your dream, is the deep-seated belief that You Matter.

You Matter.

Your thoughts. Your ideas. Your unique way of seeing and talking about the world matters.

When you show up and share your voice, your life, your art… it matters.

It changes the people around you.

And when you are hiding, go missing… it matters. Life isn’t what it potentially could be without you.

Because YOU matter.

If I can encourage you to work on ONE thing in your life and business, it’s to start believing you matter.

If your newsletter shows up in my inbox, it matters. Whether it’s read or not isn’t the issue at this point… it’s that you care enough about what you have to share to show up.

When you matter enough to you to show up, then the world around you can meet you with opportunities: people, responses, new clients, new ideas, new opportunities, and invitations.

This week, whenever you feel yourself creeping toward that Doubt Vortex, remind yourself that YOU MATTER. And engage, connect, do it anyway.

Because you matter.

You may never know how you impacted someone’s life, or maybe it will be really obvious by their emails, phone calls, conversations or desire to be a client. Either way… show up.

Because you matter.

I can tell you from experience that the more you remind yourself that you matter and show up, the more you will see evidence of it all around you.

Keep believing that you matter and keep showing up.


 

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[Friday Joy Infusion] Do you Hop, Skip, or Jump?

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I love assessments and quizzes of all kinds… they each give you a different language to help you understand yourself – and maybe even others – better.

I’m inspired by this spunky new guide by Marney Makridakis, called HOP, SKIP, JUMP: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life.

And, of course, she has a fun quiz to find out if YOU are a Hopper, Skipper or Jumper (this all has to do with your manifesting style). Take the quiz and get your custom Productivity Pack – free!

Hopping, skipping, and jumping right along with you,

Laura