Yes You Can! A Success Story

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strengths-blogI just got off a call this morning with a lovely client who is a Marketing Manager for successful entrepreneurs. She was a little down as she felt like she hadn’t accomplished very much since our last call.

When she checked in – I was amazed! She’s raised her prices and got 2 new IDEAL clients at the new rate.

A month ago she wasn’t feeling confident about raising her prices. Now it’s totally a done deal.

Part of the benefit of working with a coach is that you stretch beyond your comfort zone until the new paradigm/idea becomes your current reality! It’s easier to do with a coach who champions you and your work! Celebration dance!

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I just gotta rant… Debunking an urban business myth

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“Money Loves Speed!”

Every time I hear someone say this I cringe inside.

Actually, that quick and ever-so-popular soundbite makes me want to throw up! (Sorry for the graphic talk, but really, it does.)

It’s been around for so long that everyone believes it without question. In fact, people often say it without thought. It’s like those things we were told as a child that now spill from our mouths on automatic speed dial… “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “Don’t be too big for your britches.” “Because I said so…”

Money Loves Speed. I call this an urban myth – for business.

First of all, there is an incongruency because “money” doesn’t really love anything. Money doesn’t care.

We instinctively know that, so when I hear that phrase, I automatically doubt it.

Bold Action Attracts Money.

This is closer to the truth… wouldn’t you agree?

You see, I’m an action person, but I’m not necessarily a fast action person. Move fast, move quick, get it done now… that puts pressure on me. I’ll be honest; I resist pressure…. as a matter of fact, I avoid pressure. Sometimes I crumble under pressure. I go into second guessing under pressure. I have so many people in my life that need things from me (as many of us do) that it feels like one more rock on the load I’m carrying.

Now talk to me about being in alignment with my strengths and passions and taking bold, creative action.

I can get behind that!

And I’m all for a deadline, a focus, making decisions. I believe that’s really what this urban business myth is all about. It’s really about taking bold action… making sure it’s in alignment with your true self, allowing your creative voice to be heard and seen, and, yes, you gotta take action if you want to make money and attract clients.

But it doesn’t have to be wild, crazy fast.

Unless you want it to be!

You have permission to slow down, take time to breathe, and go rich, deep and be authentic to your heart’s message. That is a big part of my Courageous Creativity in Business message.

Honoring your authentic style… in your life, in your marketing, and throughout your business.

That is authentic business success.

This also takes practice. These urban business myths have been around for years. It’s easy to feel guilty because your intuitive sense tells you there is a different way to be in business.

That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with like-minded creative people… who believe like you do and will support you in running your business with your heart… and your mind.

That’s what the Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind-by-the-Sea is all about…

Following your heart AND your mind.

Easing into the natural rhythm of you (not what someone else says you should be doing).

Taking bold, creative, authentic action.

Having the courage to do it differently.

Your way.

It’s about the courage to immerse yourself into your purpose, your passion, and your business – your way – while being supported with an intimate group of women entrepreneurs who believe in bold action, not blind speed.

This is what we’ll be doing in my new Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind-by-the-Sea program.

This is a program for a select group of seasoned entrepreneurs who want to take their creativity, courage, and message to the next level of visibility, authenticity, and success.

If you’d like more details, send me an email and ask for the Information Package. I’m happy to share it with you. (I am sure it will inspire you!)

Once you review the program in more detail, then we can set up a time for a phone call to find out if it’s truly the right program for you.

The deadline to sign up is this Friday, February 28, as we are getting started next week! So if you are ready to do things differently – your way – and not fall into the trap of the urban business myths, be in touch with me.

I’d love to support you in this!

En-JOY!

Laura