I’m leading my Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea starting today. I always get so excited preparing for everyone’s arrival! The gift bags, yummy nutritious meals, creative art project supplies organized, agenda reviewed and ready, and creative alchemy infused throughout this beautiful house on the ocean…
Hopefully you can plan on coming next October! Talk to me at the beginning of the year!
Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you this audio recording of an interview. I was the guest on the Share Your Shine series with Marie Fratoni of GetClientsEverywhere.com. (You might see us together on facebook a lot… we like to create and explore in Atlanta!)
Listen in as I talk about how important passion is… and how you need more than passion… you need Passion Plus!
It’s about 30 minutes and is fun and high vibe! I hope you get inspired and it gets your thinking!
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.
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!”