{Marketing Magic} Brene is interviewing ME & other visions of abundance…

Happy Monday to you!

So many great things are happening here!

Today I am kicking off my second Creating from Flow program. We have amazing conscious entrepreneurs from all over joining together to support each other in creating a summer of deep creativity, generous support, aligned actions and loads of fun!

Yes! Fun. In your business.

It’s allowed. In fact, it is a Flow Elixir!

Laughing is the best medicine. Giggling is even better! (when I giggle, that’s how I KNOW I am on to something good! #SoulGiggles!)

Oh! Be sure to check out in the events section at the end of the newsletter for the next Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea! We are already half full…and I’d love to talk to you about attending. It’s in one of my favorite beach houses right on the ocean. Think: business + delicious food + dolphin sightings + soulgiggles + creativity +rejuvenation + expansion.

Drop me a note if you want to talk about it!

I’m also excited to share today’s article about getting clear on your own unique picture of what abundance looks like. What makes your soul sing when you think of having an abundance life and business? (like…Brene Brown interviewing you?!)

That’s what we want to create…abundance aligned with your souls work!!

Wishing you a week filled with big flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


What Does Abundance Look Like For You?

We tend to talk about abundance a lot when talking about growing a business.

What does abundance really look like? It’s really very personal, isn’t it?

What is abundance to you – might be overwhelming to me. What is abundance to me might not light up your heart.

So, a great place to start attracting more abundance is to get clear about what it actually looks like in your business and life.

Here’s what I hear abundance looks like for my clients…

I have plenty of clients I love.

I have a handful of high paying clients.

I have a list that is easily growing.

I receive invitations to speak all the time. I just get to show up and do the thing I love!

My marketing is easy.

I have consistent money coming into my bank account.

I smile big when I check my savings account.

I easily bring in $5k a month.

I easily bring in $10k a month.

I am consistently making over six figures each year.

I am making a quarter million every year.

I can travel anywhere I want, whenever I want.

I can sign up for workshops and retreats without worrying about the price.

I easily fill my retreats.

I have my easy, great and heaven money goals and I’m always amazed at how I often I hit the heaven goals.

Clients come to me easily and effortlessly.

I have found my voice and share my message easily and freely.

I get invited to speak at cool places.

Brene Brown is interviewing ME!

I live in a home that feels like my sanctuary.

I can finally say what I do and people get it!

I live in a home on a marina by the water!

I live in a place where I can also hold retreats (#1 most popular vision of abundance!)

I am leading retreats in gorgeous locations.

I am contributing to my family’s needs – college, vacation, and building out that basement!

I feel proud of myself in my business.

I have written a book about my passion and expertise!

I have friends who I laugh with.

I have a loving partner.

Oprah has me on speed dial.

I can easily afford delicious, healthy foods (or a cook!).

I have plenty of support and easily pay for them.

I feel supported in my business and in my life!

The first step in creating and attracting an abundance business is getting clear about your vision.

Go ahead and get out a piece of paper or that favorite journal.

Take a little dream break and ask yourself: If you could have your business and life anyway you wanted…what would it look like for you?


Join me in the Joyful Business Studio!

This is a soulful community of Ripple-Maker business owners who want to grow their business in a soul-nourishing way.

In this creative (and oh-so-affordable) membership program you’ll receive:

  • Connection to an A-mazing community (think: friendships, support, collaborations),
  • Monthly Workshop on marketing/money/money/mojo
  • Monthly Inspiration Call – filled with coaching, creativity and tapping into the Universal Abundance Current

If you are tired of the “hustle-grind-formula pressure model” then you’ll love this elixir of business smarts + creativity + joy + spirituality + integrity + realness!

I know you don’t want to be a full time marketing guru and you want your marketing to be simple and impactful. I’ll share with you how to do that!

When you join us now you get TWO Bonus Guided Meditations:

  • Feel Your Power Meditation
  • Universal Abundance Current Journey

These are powerful meditations to help you align your energy. And you get more of these in the Studio each month!

Check it out and join us for the next workshop: Joyful Business Studio

I hope to see you in the Studio this week!


Creating from Flow Love from Barb Brown, Insight and Healing

Creating from Flow is enormously powerful! I am so grateful, as my new body of work, my new business, all came from being in this program. It excavated what really wanted to be birthed through me with my gifts and unique brilliance. Laura brings healing and transformation to help you align to your business, your Soul Work, at the deepest level. I know I want to make a difference while having fun and Laura holds both so brilliantly.


Opportunities to Create & Grow with Laura

May

Coach and Profit Gift Giveaway
May 4-16
Are you a coach or use coaching skills in your business? You’ll want to check out these amazing tools and resources to help you grow your business. You can get my new Energy JAM!

June

Friday, June 18
Get It Done Day! Virtual Retreat

Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea
Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is back! This will be a place to fill up your soul and spirit of you and your business! You can check out the details here.

If you are interested, let’s have a conversation and I’ll fill you in on the rest! Since it’s an intimate group setting, registration is only by interview to make sure this is a right fit for you and everyone participating.

Read the information, bask in the photos and stories and then reach out and set up a conversation with me to talk retreat possibilities!

BTW, Half of the spots are taken for in this small intimate retreat so don’t wait, ok?


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I am finding my soul voice and sharing it easily.

{Marketing Magic} Are you putting a lid on abundance and flow?

Hello & Happy Monday to you!

I’m excited about this week. My second Creating from Flow program is attracting the most amazing coaches, healers, leaders and change makers! I am imagining their Passion Projects this summer. One that is a creative expansion of their business and one that is focused on the expansion of their Be-ing.

If you are intrigued by Creating from flow, don’t wait. It’s filling up fast and tomorrow if the early bird deadline for saving some $. Let’s talk if you are interested and I can answer your questions and we’ll see if it’s a good fit for you!

I’m also excited to share today’s article is about where do you limit your abundance and joy…and therefore your success? I have a great story from my apartment search last week to highlight how sneaky this withholding of abundance we do to ourselves can be.

Wishing you a week filled with big flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


Where do you limit your abundance, joy and success?

Last week I went on a trip to my hometown looking to move back to create a life by the ocean. I met a girlfriend there for a long weekend and we toured my list of apartments and condos I had found online.

The funny thing is, I already knew which place I wanted. There is a new luxury apartment complex that opened last year on the inlet leading to the Chesapeake Bay, not far from the ocean. (water access everywhere!)

Instead of listening to my inner wisdom wisdom of what I already knew my soul wanted, I needed to tour all sorts of other properties and debate the logic of choosing the luxury apartment!

This apartment complex is about creating a community of people who want to connect, create relationships and be active in nature, walking on trails, sunrise kayaking, meeting in their yoga studio, etc.

It’s so in alignment with what I want the next chapter of my life to be all about!

And yet, I resisted.

I debated.

I had to prove it was worth it. They have a co-working space AND a beautiful conference room I can use for free for my private client retreats so I’ll save money there, right?!

While this business use and savings of the co-working space is true – there was something bigger going on underneath all of the pros and cons.

It really was about me honoring my desires. Because I want to. Because it feels good.

I want to be in the beautiful, inspiring apartment with an engaged and active community because this is what I want.

Period.

That’s enough. I don’t have to justify what I want.

And neither do you.

You get to want what you want because life is meant to be enjoyed.

When you are in your flow of joy…it’s crazy attractive and fun!

Before your Inner Protector swoops in and starts saying that you can’t do whatever you want…what about money, what about others?

Just BE with what you want a little longer.

Without shutting it down.

Keep breathing and stay open to what you want.

Then allow yourself to look for the essence of what you want underneath the form.

What I really want…I’m tired of living in places that are good but are not an extraordinary fit for me. I want beauty, safety, inspiration, connection, community, to feel supported, to have ample space and to feel happy when I walk into my home sanctuary and also to know I have room for my business and guests.

This new apartment supports me in living in this abundance.

What a lesson in allowing abundance and flow. In allowing myself to have what I really want.

What about you?

Where do you put the lid on abundance, joy and success in your business? In your life?

Do you stop yourself from creating the program of your dreams because it’s too “out there”?

Where do you stop yourself from charging what feels really good and supportive?

What about in your marketing? Do you keep trying to do other people’s formulas thinking that they know better? What if you allowed yourself to trust your intuition, wisdom and creativity?

Do you stop yourself from planning that amazing retreat you’ve been dreaming of leading for years? Things are opening up…why not now?

Where do you have a lid on what you are willing to receive?

What I know for sure is that when I allow myself to look underneath the form and truly acknowledge what I really desire then the abundance opens up. When I allow myself to accept the abundance and joy then my success expands.

I’d love to hear what you are noticing? Where do you limit your abundance, joy and success?


I’m super excited about my second Creating from Flow program. Flow is about lifting the lid off what is possible for you. Not in a way that is pushing and forceful but in a way that about alignment, ease and grace.

This is the key to Flow: Aligning from your core with your energy, owning your unique Beautiful Brilliance to find your Soul Voice and allowing yourself to be guided by what the universe wants from you. This is your Soul Work.

Together in Creating from Flow we support you in practicing the skills of accessing your intuition and deep creativity as you start to discover and own your Soul Work.

Take a look at this supportive program and if it makes your heart expand and you hear the voice that says…YES, this is the way. Then let’s talk.

Creating From Flow Program

Don’t wait! Over half the spots are taken. PLUS, the early bird deadline is Tuesday, may 4th! So, go ahead and sign up for an appointment to talk with me about Flow. We’ll see if it’s the right fit and get you creating from a whole new deeper place.


Client Love: Elaine Alpert, MindPeace Miracles

When I joined Creating from Flow, my plan was to revamp my online program—very practical. But after a couple of months that seemed way too small. The scary idea of writing a book came up again, but this time it felt really possible. I turned it into an experiment: I’ll say YES to writing the book and see what happens.

Laura kept holding the space for a bigger vision for me and my business, one that I had buried under “too much to do and too little time.” Which had nothing to do with pushing and everything to do with allowing and trusting. Who really does that as a business coach, and gets big results? Laura is the real deal, I trust her business savvy and her intuitive, creative side. She even helped to name my book, which launches in a few weeks! I’m just different now… this whole experience required me to fully own my voice and leadership!


Opportunities to Create & Grow with Laura

May

Creating from Flow
We start May 10th!
Early Bird Special: Ends Tuesday May 4 so let’s talk today!

This is a special five-month program for Big Ripple Makers (that’s YOU)! The theme of this Flow program is about attracting and receiving abundance. You’ll create a Passion Project to expand your business while cultivating Flow to open up your intuition and deep creativity.

If you’re looking for a way to grow your business from the inside out, you’ve found the place! Flow program includes – Group coaching, Sangha Circle masterminds, Soul Work Happy Hours, Flow Immersions and more!

Check out the program details here and how to sign up for a Flow phone call with me.

Coach and Profit Gift Giveaway
May 4-16
Are you a coach or use coaching skills in your business? You’ll want to check out these amazing tools and resources to help you grow your business. You can get my new Energy JAM!

June

Friday, June 18
Get It Done Day! Virtual Retreat

Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea
Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is back! This will be a place to fill up your soul and spirit of you and your business! You can check out the details here.

If you are interested, let’s have a conversation and I’ll fill you in on the rest! Since it’s an intimate group setting, registration is only by interview to make sure this is a right fit for you and everyone participating.

Read the information, bask in the photos and stories and then reach out and set up a conversation with me to talk retreat possibilities!

BTW, Half of the spots are taken for in this small intimate retreat so don’t wait, ok?


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I am finding my soul voice and sharing it easily.

{Marketing Magic} The 6 Business Energies

Hello Laura and Welcome to a Beautiful New Week!

I’m currently at the beach in Virginia visiting friends and family…and looking at the potential of moving back to my hometown for the next salty chapter of my life! I swear I was a mermaid in a former life…my whole body relaxes as soon as I feel or smell the salt air.

Meanwhile, I’m super excited to be leading a brand-new workshop for you on Wednesday called A Taste of Flow. You’ll get to experience the expansion energy that is possible as we liberate your power and creativity.

This is what will help you differentiate and grow your business! See below for how to get your free ticket!

Today’s article is about the six energies flowing (or not flowing) in your business. Paying attention to these energetic power fields can open up the expansion you’ve been yearning for.

Wishing you a week filled with flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


Pay attention to your 6 Business Energies for Greater Ease, Expansion, Flow…and Fun!

One of my favorite topics to teach about is your Personal Energy System. Paying attention and nurturing your energy makes all the difference in how you show up during the day, your creative productivity, your confidence, whether you dare to create meaningful work you love and your stick-to-it-tiveness.

As you read about these 6 energy systems, take a moment to check in and notice what’s working, what’s missing and what is calling for your attention.

Physical Energy

When you think of the physical energies of your business, it’s really about the self-care of your business. Is it being watered and fed properly?

This looks like having systems in place. When I first left corporate to start my coaching business, I rebelled against systems. I just wanted total freedom. I soon realized that the way I got that freedom was to have dependable systems I place to support the running and growth of my business.

Think about all the things you do in your business over and over again – from enrolling new clients, on-boarding them and writing and publishing a newsletter. Putting systems in place helps you create consistency and allows you to sleep peacefully knowing things are handled!

What about a self-care support team for your business? Working with a virtual assistant, web designer, editor, or bookkeeper can take the stress out of business and allow your business to grow faster.

Environmental Energy

Where is your business’s home? Do you have a beautiful or inspiring space, or are you spread all over the kitchen table with everyone hovering around you interrupting you? Do you allow yourself to hang pretty artwork, beautiful flowers and room for sticky note brainstorming?

What about the city you live in? Does it support a feeling of aliveness and a feeling of connection?

Take a look at your organization. Do your files, papers, supplies, technology have a place to be stored? Scattered energy creates scattered results! (I know this one for sure!)

Emotional Energy

Your business has an emotional energy system. What is yours like? Is it always stressed , anxious and under deadline? Is the energy of your business depressed and languishing?

Or is your business emotional temperature passionate and expanding with a joyful verve?

What is your emotional energy system trying to tell you? Does something need to be changed or expressed? How do you give your business loving-kindness?

Mental Energy

Do you have time and space to use express the creativity your business contains? Is it time to create packages, a new program or a signature system? How does your creativity, ideas and philosophy want to be expressed?

Money Energy

What the Money Energy in your business?

Is it flowing and expanding freely. Is it feeling constricted or perhaps feeling like a faucet turned off and stuck tight?

It’s common for Money Energy to feel like a rollercoaster ride…”Oh! This is scary…weeee…oh no, here we go again…weee.” It’s emotional exhausting to be in a rollercoaster feast and feminine with your money flow.

Are you able to access a feeling of abundance for clients, ideas, creativity, and money?

Spiritual Energy

Is your business connected to a deeper channel of wisdom? Do you allow plenty of time for reflection and deep listening. When you create from the place of Deep Listening to your clients and your inner wisdom – this is where all the best ideas for content, programs and posts come. This is when the wisdom comes for big decisions.

Questions

  1. How is being constricted in a particular Business Energy stopping the flow of expansion and success in your business?
  2. Which one Business Energy area can you focus on that would make a difference?
  3. Who could help you open up the flow of your Energy Systems? Consider hiring a coach to help get your Business Energies all flowing together to support your expansion.

Imagine embracing your intuition and inner wisdom in a deeper way for greater success in your life…and your business!

Yes, in your business!

You have a free ticket to come and join me in opening your channels of deep creativity, intuition and wisdom to support you in creating a business you love through and through!

One that is deeply aligned with your soul’s work.

Claim your free ticket to this powerful free workshop this Wednesday!


Client Love: Carolyn Jones, Holistic Institute of Wellness

Working with Laura West assisted me in breaking the mold of traditional marketing. She taught me to market authentically by bringing my authentic self into my business. These are new times with new energy and women need new methods, not formulas. Laura West is a Creative Catalyst and Expert. Working with her will allow you to open up space for your creativity to shine through thus setting you apart in your field.


Opportunities to Create & Grow with Laura

April

Wednesday, April 28
A Taste of Flow
Free workshop!
12 noon ET
In this free virtual workshop you will experience for you to experience the freedom and expansion that happens when you are aligned with Flow. It’s not about perfecting the super secret marketing strategy – it’s about shifting your energy so you can allow yourself to create from a place of deep wisdom, and creativity. And that is what will attract clients and opportunities to you.

Get your free ticket here!

May

Creating from Flow
We start May 10th!
This is a special five-month program for Big Ripple Makers (that’s YOU)! The theme of this Flow program is about attracting and receiving abundance. You’ll create a Passion Project to expand your business while cultivating Flow to open up your intuition and deep creativity. Group coaching, Sangha Circle masterminds, Soul Work Happy Hours, Flow Immersions and more!

Check out the program details here and how to sign up for a Flow phone call with me.

Coach and Profit Gift Giveaway
May 4-16
Details coming soon! I’m creating something wonderful for you and your business for this giveaway!

June

Friday, June 18
Get It Done Day! Virtual Retreat

Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea
Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is back! This will be a place to fill up your soul and spirit of you and your business! You can check out the details here.

If you are interested, let’s have a conversation and I’ll fill you in on the rest! Since it’s an intimate group setting, registration is only by interview to make sure this is a right fit for you and everyone participating.

Read the information, bask in the photos and stories and then reach out and set up a conversation with me to talk retreat possibilities!

BTW, Half of the spots are taken for in this small intimate retreat so don’t wait, ok?


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I am finding my soul voice and sharing it easily.