Are You Ready to Be the Creative Inspirational Leader You know You’re Meant to Be?

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Creative Inspirational Leader.

When you reach deep into your heart and let out your deepest dream, does this phrase describe you?

Are you yearning to take your meaningful work and touch more lives?

Does your soul whisper, “Yes, that’s me”?

Creativity. It’s a big hot word these days. Everybody wants it, but are you really accessing your truest and deepest creativity? Are you willing to put that creativity to use in your business? And once you do, can you handle the attention, the intuitive urges, the Flowmentum™ it will bring on?

Inspirational. Do you love it when you help others shift into a new perspective where they really believe what’s possible? Are you the voice of positivity and possibility for your tribe? Who keeps you inspired? What happens when you’re having a rough day and it’s you who feels like a fraud? Who holds your vision alive for you?

Leadership. What an interesting idea. Have you thought of yourself as a leader? Maybe as a leader in your community or your kid’s school, but what about as a leader in your business? As a leader with your tribe? As a leader of ideas and new approaches?

Creative Inspirational Leader.

It’s time for you to step in your destiny!

icon - groth flowerI have a few openings starting in April for new private clients who are stepping up and claiming their Creative Inspirational Leadership. Will one of them be you? I’d love to talk to you about coaching if you feel I have described you and where you are with your commitment to your creative dreams.

I have three coaching packages designed to help you at whichever phase you are in your Creative Dream Growth:

Awaken Your Creative Leadership Six-month Coaching Package:
An affordable, private coaching program designed to work with you on awakening your potential, embracing your brilliance, and truly stepping into the destiny that you know… or have had a glimpse of… that you are here to live and share in this world. This includes six focused calls and six open coaching calls, an in-person retreat in the Atlanta area, worksheets, audio recordings, and an upcoming 30-Day Passion Project.

Virtual Creative Strategy Retreat:
If you’d like an in-depth review of your business – without the travel expense – you’ll love the Virtual Creative Strategy Retreat. We’ll spend four hours together reviewing your business: what’s working, what’s not, where the potential is, where the immediate, low-hanging fruit is, your customers’ experience, and more. You’ll be clear about where you need to make changes, shore things up, juice up, add, and what needs to be let go.

Passion Project Coaching Package:
Perfect for the short-term, get-it-done-with creativity-and-inspiration project. With five coaching calls, we’ll uncover your passion project (a program, product, or marketing initiative) that you would like to get completed and launched.

I’m excited about these packages… all designed for what you need in your personal and business growth.

Whether it’s the bigger “I want to move into the Creative Inspirational Leader I know I am” desire, a review of your business with a seasoned marketing and business coach, or focused work on one specific project, I want to see you shine!

To make it easy, let’s set up a time for the two of us to chat – no obligation, no cost.

I want to hear about you and your business, and we can see if one of my packages will be just the ticket to catapult you into your Creative Inspirational Leadership!

Just send a note to my team telling them that you’d like to book some time with me, and we’ll get you all set up!

Book your complimentary consultation with me today.

I’m looking forward to talking with you soon!

[Friday Joy Infusion] An easy way to stop procrastinating…want to join me?

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97% of the population procrastinates.

Hey, I do it! (I don’t know who is in the 3% that doesn’t procrastinate, but I bet they are just trying to look good!)

I’m not a big believer in the idea of procrastination. I think there’s always something else going on behind the scenes. Sometimes it’s because we’re letting ideas marinate, to sprout, to bloom, to come out. Often we are overtired, overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or just plain scared. (We could so talk about this one!)

But there are times when we put off doing things that are right in front of us, and we can’t figure out why. We just don’t take the actions when we know we want to.

For entrepreneurs it causes real problems. Sometimes, the easiest projects to put off tend to be the ones that are most likely to move our businesses forward.

Whether it’s designing a new program, writing copy for a new marketing funnel, or emptying your inbox, you know that getting “it” done, whatever “it” is, will clear the decks for massive growth.

But you still haven’t done it.

I get it. It’s going to take time, it’s easy to get distracted, lose motivation, feel discouraged and find yourself stressed and overwhelmed.

That big project that will move the needle in your business is important, but it’s not urgent. So it sits in the corner waiting to be finished. Waiting to transform your business!

Would you like some help?

I’m excited to share this with you. I think it can help you.

Carrie Greene, of Carrie Greene Coaching and author of Chaos to Cash: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Eliminating Chaos, Overwhelm and Procrastination So You Can Create Ultimate Profit, is hosting a live, virtual, 2-day workshop in April where you can Finally Get It Done.

I will be a guest speaker during this workshop where everyone is working together to complete their most pressing projects (and you know I’ll be bringing in joy and passion so it’s not just a heavy, get-it-done kind of thing!).

This is not another “information gathering” workshop. The whole group will alternate between strategy and “doing” sessions as we walk you all the way through to getting your project done on whatever you need to finish.

The program is FREE… you just need to register to attend. It will be streamed live to your computer from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET April 2-3.

Find out more and register for Finally Get It Done here.

Please join me, and let’s Finally Get It Done!

En-JOY!

Laura

Are You Putting Too Much Content Into Your Products?

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LauraWestCreativeDoodles-297x300Can I just say… “I’m guilty!”

I’ve done it plenty of times and it is all in the spirit of wanting to help a customer.

You put everything you have on a subject into an article, ebook, products or webinar even though you are thinking…wow, this is a lot of information!

What’s the harm? you say.

Well, your wonderfully generous spirit soon turns into confusion, overwhelm and frustration for your client.

When a potential customer reads, sees or hears your message they get inspired or excited about what you are up to. Then they buy your product or come to your program.  You have created a relationship of engagement and trust.   When you are generous with your content and expertise they are still feeling good.

But there is this moment when it shifts…when your content becomes too much for them to consume.  It tilts over that bell curve into overwhelm and then they feel stuck.  They stop consuming your program and then they feel guilty or like a failure.  They feel like something is wrong with them that they don’t get it or can’t keep up…

You’ve put too much content into your product…

They may still love you…but they stop reading or watching your content because they have hit overwhelm or worse yet doubt. The real kicker is that then they won’t buy anything else from you for a while because they still need to finish this work.

I would venture to say that you could pull back on the content you deliver and it would still be plenty for someone to experience your work and create results.

How to get your customer through overwhelm

If you just can’t help being a generous spirit I have are several recommendations for you to help your customers consume your generous content and not get frustrated:

  • Break down your content into bite-size action steps.  Create steps that are do-able and achievable.
  • Develop checklists to help your customers keep track of their progress and action steps.
  • Devote time on a call or in a program to actually do an exercise so they get “into “ action and they aren’t just learning about stuff to do.
  • I do this one a lot – Give them success tips. Let them know how to get started, give them a jumpstart guide or tips for what to do when you get stuck.
  • You can also include “Get It Done Days” where everyone works on going through the product or program, offer open office hours for spot coaching and mentoring, or  Q & A time to help them do the work not just read over the work.

Make sure to look over your content creation and see if you can focus on smaller doable information.  Then develop some ways that you can help someone go through your program or content more successfully by taking out the overwhelm and getting them into action sooner and easier!

Let me know if you ever have customers who love you but get overwhelmed or stuck.  Also, I’d love to hear ways you help your customers consume your information easily and quickly.