by Laura West
Come to the 2018 Florida Creativity Conference and you’ll be able to find the session that makes your heart go pitter-pat.
Maybe it’s me presenting how to claim and create your unique thought leadership, Michael Kline helping you change the way you feel, or Phyllis Mufson showing you the way to your reason for being, or maybe you’re ready to get personal with Nicole Serra.
Whatever your heart desires, you’ll find it at #flcreativity so register today at http://www.flcreativity.com/2018-registration/.
by Laura West
This is a business truth: When YOU grow, your BUSINESS grows.
Sometimes you are clear you are ready for growth but quite often it sneaks up on you. Catching you unaware and wondering what the heck is going on with me?!
I had this happen recently where I was feeling really irritable with the weather, the flu going around, and generally anything that came in my direction for a couple of days. And I just wanted to nap! Finally I gave in and realized over the weekend that something was brewing underneath the surface and that I needed to stop forcing it and just let it come through. Let me say it involved a lot of binge watching “This is Us”, napping, journaling and getting coached!
There are very distinct signs that it’s time for focusing on what is going on under the surface that wants to be seen and heard that needs your attention, your reflection, your time and your energy so that you get out of the low level energy of stagnation or frustration and make room for what wants to emerge.
Here are the five signs that something needs to shift:
1. You are CRAZY BUSY – This one is the most obvious. If you are crazy hair-on-fire busy then it’s time to grow so your business can continue to grow. What are the systems you need to put in place to get more done in less time? Where can you delegate? What team or support do you need? Is it time for a coach to help you leverage your work so you can make more money, reach more people without the craziness?
2. You are feeling IRRATIONALLY IRRITABLE – You don’t understand why you are so dag-gone irritable but it’s there. In all its itchy, venom-filled glory. You may find yourself irritable with others for no real reason but what’s happening is that you are pissed at yourself! You might feel pissed at your business. This is actually a good sign (good coaches get excited at this kind of energy!) It’s a sign that you need to express. You have something pent up inside and it’s time to let it out. It may be in writing or speaking a new message, it might be time to stand in your leadership or it might be that you finally need to focus on that new body of work that is desperate to get created and is trying to get your attention.
3. You are SO BORED – When you have to drag yourself to the office or the thought of writing another email feels like the keyboard has leprosy, then you are bored. You might even want – to – take – a – nap. Again. Let yourself nap. It’s good to nap! Research shows that the shifting work gets done in our brains during nap time. Then you need some time to reflect, write, and talk it out so it makes it’s way to your heart. That’s when the real action will finally happen.
by Laura West
Ever feel you need to get away from it all so you can think? So you can be? So you can hear where your business wants to go?
I know I do.
I create lots of opportunities to get away so I can hear what the soul of my business wants to say.
Your business really does speak to you, if only you’ll slow down enough to really hear it.
It will tell you where it wants to expand.
It will nudge you in little whispers and if you don’t listen those gentle whispers will turn into heavy weights on your heart… calling you into what you want to step into next. It might be a bigger stand for your clients, a new message or slightly evolved message, or maybe bigger visibility or making more money and reaching more people.
You business will also tell you when you are not aligned with your truest expression of you.
It shows up… in your marketing when it doesn’t work. You won’t be able to write or find the energy for that facebook live video.
It shows up when you feel like you are ready to jump out of your skin if you don’t actually get your big idea out there!
Or you may be so low in energy that you feel you’ve lost your way. And you know your business is asking you to slow down so it can point to where it wants to be reinvented.
This is why I created the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea!
So you can slow down to go fast.