{Marketing Magic} Scripting your wildly amazing business & life…

Happy Monday to you!

Sending you a warm hug to welcome you into this fresh new week!

Have you been able to get outside lately? I’ve been doing a lot of writing, creating, dreaming and zoom calls from the deck! We have been having an amazing warm, sunny gorgeous spring.

I’ve also been scripting like crazy!

I’m super excited to share with you how I go about Scripting. I’m starting to write a new chapter in my life book. This is how the next chapter comes to life!

This is a powerful tool in your toolbox! Scripting your amazing life and business will help open up new ideas, perspectives, possibilities and confidence!

I invite you set aside some time to dream, script and embody your new image of yourself!

In your wildly successful business script, are you leading retreats? It’s probably the most common dream in my client’s scripts.

So…What better way to get into the energy and start learning about how to lead retreats then to attend one yourself!

I’m leading my next Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea in October. It’s right on the oceanfront on the shores of Virginia – where the dolphins love to play! This will be a great place to rejuvenate and reinvent your business. You can find out the juicy details and hear the stories from the amazing women business owners here.

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


Scripting your Success!

Scripting is one of my favorite and most powerful practices!

Here’s my scripting process for creating my own wildly successful life and business. Yes, it’s about claiming what wildly successful looks like for you!

I tend to go in spells where I will script a lot. This is especially when my business and I are going through a growth spurt. That’s when I script every day.

Think of scripting as though you are writing a script for a movie of your life as it is unfolding right now.

You are literally giving the universe a script for your most amazing success. I guarantee it won’t necessarily unfold exactly like your script, but will lead you in the direction of growth and expansion! The universe is very creative!

Here are some ideas to get you started in creating your own script for your own wildly amazing business and life:

  1. You are describing your life as though you are writing about future self – right now. Be her (or him) now. She’s writing this!
  2. Let yourself dream and imagine. Your imagination is the paintbrush for you soul to flourish!

  3. Write it in the present tense. As though it’s happening right now.
  4. Write acknowledgements (accolades) for what you have already accomplished. Write it from a place of FEELING good about your creations, celebrations and successes.
  5. Add in what you are in the process of creating so that it feels active and alive. “Today I love that I get to….”
  6. Include creations for your business but also include what being successful has allowed you to do and be in your life. How is your business success impacting your life?
  7. Give it realness and depth by adding in how you are taking care of yourself – your health, self-care, energy and positive attitude.
  8. Make sure you include how you can easily afford help to support your wildly successful life and business. What does that look like for you? A chef, landscape help, a nanny, a virtual assistant team, a personal assistant, a coach, contractors who built your retreat center! Let yourself dream full out and align with what feels good!
  9. Have fun with it. Make it playful, real and engaging, rather than stiff and professional.
  10. Let it be over-the-top alive and full of feelings and emotions! You get to go all out with juicy descriptive feelings. (did I mention you get to have fun with this?!)

Here are some of my favorite scripting prompts:

(start with these prompts and let the images and words flow…)

  • I am so loving…
  • I am celebrating…
  • I am in wonder and awe of my life. I am appreciating…
  • I can’t believe how easily I…
  • I love the support I received from…
  • Today I love that I get to…
  • I am so appreciating the flow of money in my life. It’s allowing me to easily…
  • I see how I am truly supported by the universe. The most magical thing happened…
  • Isn’t it amazing how easily this idea came to life…
  • I know my unseen friends (guides, angels, god, universe) have been supporting me because…
  • I love the intuitive messages I’ve been receiving…

Bring in all aspects of your life and how everything in your life is supported when your business flourishes! Your relationships with family, friends and partner and how they are supported. Your health and vitality. Money, wealth, abundance and stewardship.

I like to get myself in the mood to dream, believe and create! Move your body or read something inspirational to open up the imagination.

You can write a long big juicy script and then throughout the week write little snippets about your day – as though it’s already amazingly successful! Allow yourself to write about “success” in a way that speaks to you – make it personal to what really, truly calls YOU!

This practice alone can change everything for you. It will open up new ideas, new levels of confidence and conviction and whole new perspectives about what’s possible for you. And then you can’t help but take new aligned actions as the universe supports your unfoldment.

Let me know how it goes! I love to hear how you are calling in your possibilities!


Are you looking for a soul-aligned business coach?

I have openings for two private clients starting in June – Isn’t it time for us to work together?

Are you ready to expand your Souls Work? Together we can liberate your voice, power, and mission so you can grow a business that provides you the freedom you desire, meaningful work and the income to fund your dreams.

I specialize in working with passionate ripple makers, who are good at their work, and want to change more lives without creating a maddening marketing machine.

Reach out and we will set up a time to talk about what you are up to and what’s possible! (just email me!)


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

May

May 26 & 28
Private Client Creative Business Retreat

June

Wednesday, June 2
Monthly Workshop: Newsletter Magic – How to fall in love with your newsletter again!
Join me for the monthly Marketing and Mindset workshop in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, June 4
It’s baaaack!
Pop Up Soul-preneur Café – Atlanta
Alons’s Bakery, Peachtree Dunwoody
9:30 – 11:30 am ET

Join me and other successful soul-preneurs for rich conversation and connection! It’s free…just rsvp and let me know you’re coming so I can save you a space! We’ll talk abundance, flow and your soul work! (just reply to this email!)

Friday, June 18
Get It Done Day! Virtual Retreat
Come join us! My clients LOVE this!
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 rejuvenate the 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 of amazing clarity, transformation, new projects birthed, mindsets shifted… 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:

I am a business owner who has chosen success!

{Marketing Magic} Languishing, Flourishing or Dormant Potential

Happy Monday to you!

Welcome to Marketing Magic!

I just have to share! Last week we finally got to celebrate my son Nick’s college graduation! The ceremony was pushed back to May due to the pandemic (he graduated in December). I’m so proud of him. He majored in Engineering with a minor in architecture (not the easiest of paths!).

We had a wonderful celebration together. I can’t wait to see where his journey takes him.

That is what happens for us all. Being curious about the path. Taking the next step in front of us even when we can’t see the whole vision.

Are you ready to go on retreat?

I’m leading my next Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea in October. It’s on the oceanfront on the shores of Virginia – where the dolphins love to play! This will be a great place to rejuvenate and reinvent your business. You can find out the juicy details and hear the stories from the amazing women business owners here.

The last year+ has required a lot from us. Mostly it has caused us to get uber clear about what is most important. I’ve heard from many that it’s YOUR time to dedicate yourself to what is most important.

If you are ready to claim and truly own your message and your movement – then let’s talk! Whether it’s together in a group retreat or working together 1:1 privately I’m happy to talk about what’s your next step.

Hit reply to this email if you are tired of doing it alone, you’re ready for expanding your Soul’s Work in a way that nourishes your soul.

I hope you enjoy today’s article. I wrote it in response to the widely passed around article about Languishing. I’ve heard several colleagues and clients say how they resonate with it. They aren’t quite at a place of Flourishing even though their life is (fortunately) going pretty well. Still, they feel like something is wrong.

For many, it’s not languishing as much as being in a natural cycle of being dormant (the potential is gathering inside, unseen). It’s a concept offered by one of my favorite authors, Austin Kleon. Read on as I share my thoughts and my antidotes!

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


Languishing, Flourishing or Dormant Potential

I love this article from Austin Kleon (author of many fun books like Steal Like An Artist). He was inspired by the article in NY Times about Languishing. I had so many clients and colleagues send that article to me, and yet, it didn’t quite fit what I was hearing from many of you.

As Austin shares, languishing is actually defined as failing to flourish. When you expect you SHOULD be flourishing, now that the pandemic is opening up, spring is here and it’s easier to get outside…it’s easy to feel this pressure that you SHOULD be flourishing.

I think that many of us are experiencing a form of PTSD after the pandemic. Ready to go and yet feeling a bit shy of truly getting out. I know many of you (and me) are questioning what you really want. You know you don’t actually want it to go back to the “normal” it was before the pandemic.

The cream has risen to the top of the milk bottle. What you really want in life and in your business (the cream) has made itself seen from all this down time.

And yet, maybe you aren’t quite ready to go ALL IN or you don’t know exactly what this means for you. You just know you want it to be different.

Austin Kleon gets it. He points to the idea that many people are actually experiencing feeling “dormant.”

Small things/desires are happening inside but you’re not yet seeing it on the outside. He points to natural rhythms in nature when it’s natural to have dormant periods.

Many of the people I talk to are in a period of wintering…where it looks dead, desolate, flat on the outside, but inside…things are churning, ideas are marinating, desires are stewing.

Here are some anti-dotes when you feel that you are in a place of dormant internal brewing:

  1. Extreme self-care – Whenever I’ve gone through big life shifts and feeling the stagnation or desire without the clarity, self-care is the first step. More water, massages, pedicures, nature and yes, keeping some of that isolation time in place!
  2. Small Passion Projects – What is a small project that gives you pleasure if you committed to it wholeheartedly? Set aside time to play or practice. Love to play the guitar, write a memoir, art journaling, golf, gardening? I have gotten fascinated with poetry over the winter and am giving myself daily time to just read or write one more thing around this fascination.
  3. Free the Chi – When I was leading 30 Day Passion Projects, (100’s have gone through that program) participants would commit to a project they wanted to do in the next 30 days. The vast majority would start their project by cleaning and clearing out the clutter. Clearing out space so something new can come in. The universe can support you if you’ve got loads of stuff blocking your energy flow.
  4. Find your Flow – There are three levels of Flow. The first level of flow is about Focused Flow. Find something that gives you pleasure and where you can lose yourself…and that pressure of performing. For me, I love the freedom of art journaling. I can lose track of time and feel no pressure to MAKE something. Sometimes it’s getting lost in a good series on Netflix. What’s yours?

I would love to hear what is going on for you. Are you languishing, flourishing or in a place of dormant potential?

Creativity is viral. Jumpstarting your creativity in one area runs over into other parts of your life or business!


Are you looking for a soul-aligned business coach?

I have openings for two private clients starting in June – Isn’t it time for us to work together?

Are you ready to expand your Souls Work? Together we can liberate your voice, power, and mission so you can grow a business that provides you the freedom you desire, meaningful work and the income to fund your dreams.

I specialize in working with passionate ripple makers, who are good at their work, and want to change more lives without creating a maddening marketing machine.

Reach out and we will set up a time to talk about what you are up to and what’s possible! (just email me!)


Client Love from Melinda Thomas, Melinda Thomas Creative

Working with Laura has unlocked so many answers to help me define my business. She is an amazing coach who has so many ways to get to blast through mental and emotional blocks that are holding you back. She’s empathetic and gives actionable ideas to help you find the path that’s right for you. She is unique, creative and powerful!


Opportunities to Create & Grow with Laura

June

Wednesday, June 2
Monthly Workshop: Newsletter Magic – How to fall in love with your newsletter again!
Join me for the monthly Marketing and Mindset workshop in the Joyful Business Studio!

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:

I love feeling powerful and aligned when speaking my truth.

{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.