by Laura West
I’m back home in between creative adventures.
Last week my 16 year old son, Sam and I, were in Atlantic Beach, Florida. I am a program coach for another coach and this was where we were holding a 2 day Immersion. I turned it into extra vacation for me and a week long vacation for Sam and his friend.
Next week I’m off to New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Being home in between trips feels both grounding and unsettling at the same time. I like “home” and how it enfolds me – encouraging me to rest and nurture. But I also feel another urge. To be out in the world. Especially in nature.
So several mornings this week before coaching calls and classes I’ve taken myself down to the beautiful Chattahoochee River. Sitting by the river I feel I can breathe fully. I feel expansive. I feel connected to the bigger world. Then as I take a walk in the woods nearby I can feel my body relax into what I most want to create and how I want to BE in the world. I can feel the PUSH feeling ebbing and shifting into a surrendering of what I really want.
As I started creating this post, I wasn’t expecting to write about this.
And yet, this is what is so present for me. Surrendering to life.
Circling back around to our message for today about how it takes more than Passion to create success.
Passion PLUS Practice.
For me, it’s a practice to surrender. Being passionate about my work, my message, my business and my life gives me energy but it’s a type of raw energy.
You have to practice your passion to refine the energy.
by Laura West
Hello Creative One!
Yes, I’m talking to you! You are creative. I know because we all (every single one of us!) have the power to create in our lives and businesses.
We all create experiences, environments, relationships, self-talk, conversations with others.
We create gardens, cakes, dinners, an impromptu summer cook-out.
In our businesses we are creating all the time… your unique experience of a webinar, a program, a workshop, even emails such as this one.
We create joy, ease, delight, beauty, appreciation, and compassion.
This is all part of the Creative Alchemy ™ process. Being conscious that you are always creating… and choosing what you are creating.
In your life.
In your business.
And using this Creative Alchemy to create new adventures. New programs. New books. New messages… deeper, richer messages. And new experiences for your clients to work with you and achieve success.
I’ve been working with Creative Alchemy™ for decades and have just put a name to my process. I’ve unveiled this to my private clients – they are all very excited and like… “YES! Right on, Laura! This IS what you do and who you are! And we want more!”
by Laura West
So you have your work you are passionate about.
But you also may be feeling…
– you aren’t making any money at your passion
– your passion is shifting, evolving and you don’t know where it’s going yet
– a strong urge to do bigger work – to make a bigger impact, to influence the world in a bigger way… but you’re not sure where to plug in.
What you need is Passion PLUS Success Habit #3!
#3: Passion + Container
What I mean by this is that you need a place to put your passion – a vehicle to start getting it out into the world.
A container could be a…
- short workshop
- article series
You need to have a vehicle, or a container, to start putting your passionate work out into the world.
I like to think of them as Passion Projects.
When you have a Passion Project – it gives you a sandbox to play in.