Photo feast from the Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea – and how you can join us in October!

by

I’m back from last week’s Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea, and the report is…

… It was magical!

The sea, the lovely beach house, the people, the art, the luxury of time… even the dolphins supported our big shifts!

I wanted to share with you a few of the pictures (I have hundreds!) to give you a taste of an experience like this.

And… I know many of you have been asking! I’ve already scheduled the next Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea for October 19-21.

The great news is that you can register now for an early bird discount and a very easy-on-the-pursestrings payment plan. (And you do want to get in on this quickly as participants from last week are already booking their space for the October retreat!)

Environment is crucial to the shift and magic that is waiting to happen. I’ve used this particular beach house in Virginia Beach for two of my three retreats, and I’ve booked it for three more in 2015! The place is THAT special!

 

Even in January, the weather was mild enough to walk along the beach. Even from the windows in the beach house, the ocean was a powerful, significant force for our work!

 

I love rituals, and I make them a big part of my retreats. How magical – and synchronous – that I drew this card to launch our retreat time together! (What magic is waiting for YOU to create?)

 

Sacred space, community, nurture… these women came together and created their own magic – that continued even after they left the retreat.

 

As you know, much of the work I do involves helping my clients unleash their creativity and bring that into their businesses. So, of course, simple art projects are a fun vehicle for this kind of transformative shift!

 

What is yearning to be born? Let’s find out!

If you are ready to embrace your creative power at a whole new level and want more information, just email me and we’ll send you over the Information Package for the October retreat. (You’ll be inspired!)

Then, we can set up a time to talk, and I can answer any of your questions. I’d love for you to be a part of this magical life-shifting experience in October. (And again, great discounts and a beautiful extended payment plan is available for signing up early – plus the comfort and excitement of having this be part of your 2015 calendar!)

Creatively Yours,

P.S. This is a very small and intimate experience. There is only room for 7 participants, and at least one spot is spoken for already. So, I know this isn’t until October, but if you are interested, then you want to go ahead and make plans to join us before we fill up. This is the only beach retreat I’ll be leading for the rest of this year (except if you join the year-long Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind). So email for more information today and know you have this amazing experience on your calendar!

15 Abundance Experts Share How to Create Abundance In Your Business With Ease

by

With all the craziness going on in the world, I find it’s easy to let it rock my belief in abundance, expansion, and the dream we can grow our businesses.

I know that is only one side of the coin we see in the media.

That’s why it’s so important to practice rituals for calling in abundance, utilizing tools for creating more flow and ease and receiving the goodness that it’s possible for us to create through our businesses.

I am excited to be a part of a free telesummit that my friend and long time client, Zahra Efan.

Zahra and I worked a number of years together, and it is so exciting and inspiring to see her dazzle in her Abundance in Business Video Summit.

zahra_efan_abundant_in_business

I’d love to invite you to experience and learn at this event.

Zahra is bringing in experts (including me!) who will share their secrets on getting in touch with your intuition, your bodily wisdom, and knowing your dark side to access your inner light along with common sense marketing advice on how to find clients and how to market your business in a way that feel authentic to you.

This event is created especially for women just like you, a heart-centered entrepreneur, ready to have 2015 be YOUR Abundant year!

DATES: February 2nd – February 20th , 2015
INVESTMENT: Free!
REGISTRATION: Register here and get your free eBook, Abundance In Business

 

Reserve your seat here!

 

To Your Abundant and Joyful Success,

laura_signature

[Miracle Marketing Message] Audio & Article: 5 Tips To Get Started on Leading Fun, Intimate and Transformational Retreats

by

You can lead retreats. JoyfulBusiness.com

Audio_ipod_w-logoAUDIO

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: 5 Tips To Get Started on Leading Fun, Intimate and Transformational Retreats

 


ARTICLE

I absolutely love to lead small, intimate retreats in beautiful environments. You probably have seen my pictures over the years of my cceanside, creative business retreats and masterminds. I know that you too have a dream of leading fun, creative, and transformational retreats!

Now is the time. Everyone is looking for smaller group programs where they can receive more personal attention. They are really tired of giant events with a lot of hoopla, but little real value.

It’s easier than you think to get started.

This year you can host a small simple retreat in your hometown in a pretty, inspiring space, and then once you get the design and details down, you can easily move into leading a retreat with travel to a beautiful location.

I want to share with you my top five tips to help you say yes to leading a retreat this year!

Tip #1: Beautiful environments create shifts.

Being in a creative space, near the ocean, in the mountains, or in a dynamic urban environment, gets the energy moving and changes our perspective, our thoughts, our possibility thinking. Spend a day scouting around and visiting cool, creative spaces to see what’s available – the botanical gardens, co-working spaces, retreat centers, or event bed and breakfast lodgings with event spaces are a few options. Let the space inspire you and your clients!

Tip #2: Small and intimate settings build trust for the next step to work with you.

Small retreats allow people to work with you, and get to know and trust you so they can decide if they want to continue working with you. They might not otherwise ever take that step without an easy way to work with you so closely.

Tip #3: There are those in your tribe who already want this!

There probably already is a small group of your clients, past clients, fans, and people in your community who would love to spend a couple of days with you and be able to be in your energy, around your thinking, creativity and experience. Ask around and invite them into a conversation about the possibility of a retreat.

Tip #4: Retreats are easier than workshops.

They are so much less work than lining up hours of training! Creating visions, opening up clarity, discovering a deep confidence and conviction requires as much down time and inner reflection work as it does outer exercises and coaching. Allow the space, the community, and the intention to open your clients up to their power. Then add on the action plans.

Tip #5: Make great money doing what you love where you love.

When you lead a creative retreat in a beautiful space, your clients want to come and are happy to pay you for the transformational experience. You get paid leading a retreat in a place you love… like how I get a week at the beach each time I hold a retreat. You can do this too. And once they work with you at the intimate level – they are sure to want more!

Are you getting inspired? Drop me a note, comment below, or post on my Facebook page and let me know where you are thinking of holding a retreat! I’d love to hear your ideas!

If you’d like more information about getting my coaching for your retreat – read here and then send me a note so we can connect!


 

To get the Miracle Marketing Message delivered to your email every Monday (as well as the Online Success Gratitude Journal), sign up below… so you don’t miss one juicy nugget!

Name
Email

Notes from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

by

I’ve just come back from leading the Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea in Virginia Beach. It was such a beautiful environment and of course, the women attending are so amazing!

We had lots of fun eating great food, laughing, creating art and stepping into big shifts needed for everyone’s business dreams. I can’t wait to see what these ladies do when they get back home! Nothing will be the same!

[Miracle Marketing Message] Audio & Article: Stop with the Flash Mob Dance Marketing Mentality!

by

Audio_ipod_w-logoAUDIO

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: Stop with the Flash Mob Dance Marketing Mentality!

 


ARTICLE

I don’t know about you, but my nervous system cannot take all these spontaneous marketing events, teleclasses that pop up for tomorrow, deadlines that happen in less than a week.

It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating. It’s downright irritating.

As a busy and successful business owner, I just can’t and won’t adjust my schedule to the spontaneous whims of someone’s marketing.

It’s like a flash mob dance just happened in my inbox.

Endless announcements of “Teleclass tomorrow,” “Buy this program now or lose it forever,” and “Listen to this webinar at this time ’cause there’s no replays.”

Grrrr.

There are some really interesting programs and information out there, but I don’t want to get caught up in the excitement of the moment and lose track of my own plans, the programs I am creating, and the clients I am following up with just because someone got a spontaneous idea or worse… they were rushed for time.

Their lack of planning is not my emergency. I refuse to be manipulated to someone else’s priorities.

Plus, the toll it takes on the nervous system!

This practice of short, quick pressurized marketing constantly puts us in high alert, taxing our adrenals, and activating this constant state of overwhelm.
I am committing to treat others how I want to be treated.

I would like to know when programs, trainings, and other big time and money investment programs are coming up so I can plan my commitments with more integrity and a fuller sense of showing up! (Instead of that commitment on the fly; then you kick yourself for joining a program you don’t really have time for.)

So I am committing to treating my community like I want to be treated.

So, you’ll notice I will have more long-range announcements. You can look at my website and newsletter and see a calendar for the year and match it to your own desires for your personal growth, training, and masterminds plans.

Hopefully, this will allow you to relax and actually be excited AND fully committed when you sign up to work with me. (Now THAT sounds like a win-win-win all the way around!)

And, yes, there will still be deadlines and incentives for early sign-ups. It’s true – there is nothing like a deadline to get folks to make a decision.

But I will honor those who want to plan ahead and be in the know about what’s coming up for the year. Plus, this allows for longer range payment plans so you can easily afford those programs… another way of alleviating stress!

Let me know what you think about this anti-flash mob dance marketing mentality. Do you dislike it, too? Does it overwhelm you? Take you off track? What do you think about long-range planning?

This year, how can you be more kinder and gentler on your own nervous system and that of your clients?

I hope this gives you some ideas for your creative thinking and planning for this year!


 

To get the Miracle Marketing Message delivered to your email every Monday (as well as the Online Success Gratitude Journal), sign up below… so you don’t miss one juicy nugget!

Name
Email