{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.

{Invitation} 3 states of Flow

Hello Laura & Happy Beautiful Friday to you!

Have you seen my invitation to the free workshop yet?

Next week I’m hosting a super fun and experiential workshop called A Taste of Flow.

You may be wondering exactly what is Flow?

It is one of those words that has become really popular lately and I’ve noticed that it means different things to different people.

Here’s how I experience Flow…
It happens in 3 ways.

The traditional way to experience a Flow state is when you are super focused. You are being very productive and “in the flow” of getting stuff done. We love when that happens! This can occur when you are writing but also when you are cleaning or doing your taxes. It’s more about productivity and getting stuff done efficiently. We love that right?

And there’s more.

There’s the second way you experience Flow and that’s when you are creating what you love, when you feel the creation come through you. It’s as if you are a channel for the inspirational flow. The ideas come to you and you can’t shake it. The words come to you without struggle. You may find yourself saying, “I don’t even know where the words came from!”

The third level of Flow is about being connected to the Universal Abundance Current. This is where your Souls Work comes to you and you have a knowing, a vision or a feeling that this is what you are meant to do in the world. You also experience a high level of synchronicities, and surprising support from unexpected places (from your seen and unseen friends). Here is where you tap into deep creativity and wisdom.

The first level requires you to settle down.
The second level asks that you slow down.
The third level of flow asks you to open up to receive.

Next Wednesday I want you to experience a Taste of Flow. Which level? Depends on where you are and what you are ready for.

I know this workshop will open a door to your intuition, creativity and courage for greater energetic alignment in your work.

More abundance and possibilities are available to you when you create in alignment with your true you. (Rather than following someone else’s model of “shoulds”)

You have a free ticket to A Taste of Flow – you can claim it here.

I look forward to seeing you there!

{Marketing Magic} It’s ok.

Happy Monday and welcome to Marketing Magic!

Today’s message is about the messy, tangly journey of being a conscious entrepreneur. Knowing that you want to choose joy, abundance and expansion consciously and fully realizing and (mostly) accepting that the road has twists and turns.

You can only control your reaction and even that takes practice, right?!

I hope you enjoy and that it inspires you to embrace more compassion, acceptance and commitment to what you most want in your business!

May you have a beautiful, and creative week of much ripple making success!


It’s Ok

It’s ok to hold the polarity of contradictions in your business.

In fact, the better you get at being with seemingly opposite ideas and behaviors, the more you will be free to grow!

You can accept the fascinating complexity of beliefs, choices and actions while still choosing to be in your power.

Here’s to having compassion for these common polarities…(as you read them, feel into the reaction in your body. You may notice an expansion energy, commitment energy or a softening energy)

It’s ok to be passionate about your work.

It’s ok to be bored sometimes.

It’s ok to be inspired to make lots of money to fund your dreams.

It’s ok to not be motivated by money.

It’s ok to be hugely dedicated to your client’s success.

It’s ok to set boundaries around how much you give to your clients.

It’s ok to feel creative and inspired today.

It’s ok if tomorrow you’re not.

It’s ok that you can’t wait to get your message out into the world.

It’s ok that a part of you doesn’t want to leave your nest.

It’s ok if you are on fire with your mission.

It’s ok if you forget what your mission is from time to time.

It’s ok if you are open to the flow of an abundance of clients and opportunities.

It’s ok if you turned off the faucet to the flow of abundance and are trying to find the handle again.

It’s ok if your message is crystal clear, flowing out of you easily and with the perfect words.

It’s ok if today your message is hiding behind the gray clouds.

It’s ok to be consumed by the the creative flow.

It’s ok to take a break and fill your well.

It’s ok if you feel connected.

It’s ok if you sometimes feel alone…and maybe even like it.

It’s ok to be real, authentic and vulnerable with your message and your mission.

It’s ok if today you want to nurture your passion and keep it to yourself for a while.

It’s ok to believe in taking action toward your goals.

It’s ok to believe in magic and that the universe has your back.

It’s ok to stop and celebrate the messy, contradictory path of being a successful conscious entrepreneur!


Client Love: Michelle Goss, Coaching Transformation

Laura is part coach-whisperer, part miracle-worker, part greatness-inspirer, part rule-breaker!”

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Laura West is a brilliant, loving, fun, inspiring creative and masterful business coach! My business partner and I hired Laura when launching a new direction for our work. I assumed that we would just need an “accountability partner” and maybe some help with strategic planning. Ha! Of course, we got that but so much more.

If you are a business-owner, you know that running a business is an emotional and spiritual journey as much as it is an intellectual and practical one. Laura has guided us through ALL aspects of this rich journey with such ease and flow. She is very intentional about the space she creates for her clients. Each time we work with Laura, I have the dual experience of relaxing fully into love and safety while also being called forth to meet opportunity and creative self-expression with courage and gusto. It is a joy and an honor to call Laura my coach!


Opportunities to Create & Grow with Laura

April

Wednesday, April 28
A Taste of Flow
Free workshop!
12noon ET, 2 hours
In this online workshop you will experience moving through the friction, unlocking your potential and allowing in flow to your business! You’ll see how your limiting stories keep you from having the success you want. 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, creativity and joy! Sign up coming soon!

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! Details coming soon!

Doors opening soon for the 2nd Creating from Flow program. Watch for details.

Email me if you are curious and want to be on the wait list!

Coach and Profit Gift Giveaway
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! I already have half of the spots spoken for in this small intimate retreat. 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!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I am creating from the Universal Abundance Current in my business and my life!