{Marketing Magic} Change Your Story – Change Your Results!

Hello & Welcome to a fresh new week!

I’ve been having so much fun ordering furniture, decorating and setting up my sanctuary. It’s the first time since my early 20’s where I get to set everything up just for me and my preferences! I feel totally in the JoyFlow of it all!

It’s not always easy moving, especially doing it alone. One thing I know for sure is the stories you tell yourself are your paintbrush. Whether it’s in your business or your life, the stories you tell yourself over and over, create your reality on the canvas of your life!

Read on for today’s article for more about creating your reality…

I filled the last spot in the October Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea, but you can get in on future ones! See below for how to get on the notification list for future retreats.

Oh, and this week is your chance to join us in the Joyful Business Studio! We had a couple new members join us last week. I’ll be leading a workshop this Wednesday with EFT Tapping to help you open up your energy for being seen, and being more visible. You don’t want to miss it!

You can sign up for the Studio here. I offer workshops, group coaching and energy alignment tools every month!

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways this summer to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

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


Change Your Story – Change Your Results!

The story you tell yourself in your head is what you see showing up in your life and your business – every time.

Do you tell yourself that marketing is hard and complicated? When you tell yourself a story over and over, it’s what you start to believe. If you to believe (more often than not) that marketing is hard and complicated, then you start to see hard and complicated marketing everywhere. You’ll see examples of people telling you that you must spend 1000’s on Facebook ads and that you must learn how to create complicated funnels.

Here’s the kicker…then you ACT like it’s true.

When you believe marketing is hard and complicated you are sure to see examples everywhere, then you’ll ACT as though it’s true. Either by spending $$$$ on a course you don’t really want to take and won’t follow through with but you think you should, or you’ll shy away from showing up fully in your current marketing.

You will actually withdraw your energy from your marketing efforts and stop short of doing something new because in your mind marketing is hard and complicated and you play right into the story– so why bother, right?

The ENERGY you show up with is communicated.

The marketing you do with a frustrated – this-isn’t-going-to-work-anyway energy…gets communicated.

In person and online. Emails and videos have energy.

It’s important to catch these sneaky stories because they are shaping your day, and your results…in every moment.

What if you believed that marketing can be surprisingly creative, interesting, and fruitful with ease?

What if you looked for examples, stories, and evidence of THAT story being true? I guarantee you’ll see it everywhere! You’ll overhear stories of success from colleagues and clients – where they are succeeding without the “hard” energy.

You’ll see emails in a new light, you’ll suddenly notice a coach who can help you achieve success in a way that is in alignment with your new belief. (Yes, that would be me! 😉 )

And most importantly, you’ll ACT differently. You’ll believe in the power of your efforts. You’ll show up with a different energy that is open, inviting, and lighter…which is highly attractive. You’ll trust coaches that are in alignment with your new beliefs and stories and not those who are playing into your fears and worries.

I can see this playing out right now for me with my move to this new apartment. The living complex is very focused on creating community. It’s part of why I moved here. (That and the easy access to walks by the marina every morning!)

It would be easy to focus my attention on ego fears that I won’t make any friends, I’m too…shy, old, young, single, quiet…blah, blah, blah…

I can look at all the other people who are talking, the people who are having get togethers by the pool or the grills and feed the story that I don’t belong.

OR….

I can focus on all the community activities as evidence that I’ve moved to the right place.

I can focus on the conversation I had this morning by the marina with the guy who has a dog named Sophie – who is very friendly!

I can acknowledge the relationship with the new couple who moved in on my floor at the same time and she made a comment about setting up her art room! Oh yeah….sounds like my kinda friend!

I can focus on small steps of saying hi, connecting, getting to know people one by one.

I even put out a welcome mat in front of my door that says, “Welcome Friends!”

I’m choosing to live into my intention. To see evidence of my new story!

What is an intention you have where you are feeding yourself a disempowering story?

The first step is awareness. To stop and realize that you are repeating a story that doesn’t serve what you want to create.

Then create a new BELIEVABLE story (not one that is so unbelievable that you’re whole being denys it)…one that has to feel more open and in the realm of possibilities!

Then look for evidence of that new story!

Be prepared to be amazed!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – 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

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a woman who loves meeting new creative people.

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who loves marketing with ease and creativity!

{Marketing Magic} Easy Steps to Your Big YES Dream

Welcome to a fresh new week of possibilities and opportunities to grow and expand!

I keep hearing over and over how Covid is calling so many of us to take a pause and ask what do you really want? What do you really want to be doing with your one precious life? How do you really want to be spending your time in your business?

And, what is the meaningful work you really want to be doing anyway?

Read on in today’s article about how to get out of overwhelm of the Big YES dream of what you really want.

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways this summer to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

I also want to let you know that I have ONE spot which has opened up for the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea this October. If you are looking for a soul-elixir for your business – this is for you! See below…for more details. I’m sure this one spot will go quick! Reach out so we can talk about it!

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


Easy Steps to Your Big YES Dream

I know you have a big dream of a project, goal or intention that makes your heart sing.

It might be a little whisper of an idea right now. That’s often how the Big YES Dreams start out.

You may be in a place of huge clarity.

Either way…when it’s a Big YES dream it’s easy get stalled or stuck. It can feel so big that it’s overwhelming or scary. (or both)

We end up saying…I’ll do it – someday.

And yet, a part of us feels like it’s withering on the vine along with our lingering dream.

The way to take back your power is to break your big dream down into little steps.

Baby steps.

Micro-movements.

Easy, manageable steps you can say YES to!

If you want to write a book, you don’t actually start writing page 1. You break it down into little itty bitty steps!

If you have a Big Yes Dream of publishing a book then start with a brainstorm what your book is about. Mindmap a brain dump of everything that could be in the book so you can organize your thoughts. Pick one of these subtopics and write what you know. You might research on that subtopic. You could research other books on your topic to see what’s already out there and get clear how yours is different.

Breaking your Big YES Dream into baby steps is key to being able to start. The book dream feels more do-able in small manageable steps.

Once you start with these small bite-size steps…then you allow the magic to happen.

New ideas come to you.

You start to find your voice.

Support from unexpected places appear.

Conversations suddenly support your dream.

Inspiration flows.

Your research leads to whole new thought content.

But you have to take that itty bitty step first.

What is your Big YES Dream? Make a list of your bite-size steps. And put one on your to-do list for this week.

And, if you feel like it, share it with me. I love to hear about your Big YES Dreams!


One spot just for YOU!

The Creative Business Retreat – join this amazing group of soul-inspired entrepreneurs!

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you!

We have one spot that has opened up. Would you like to have community, connection and coaching at the ocean?

You can check out the retreat here.

If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – 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

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you! You can check out the retreat here. If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More & more I am flourishing beyond my wildest dreams!

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who inspires everywhere I go!

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who says YES to my big dreams!

{Marketing Magic} Dare To Flourish

Greetings from Virginia Beach and my new home!

I’m really feeling the energy of fresh new possibilities! Here is a peek at the place where I’ve moved to. It’s right at a marina by an inlet which is a few blocks to the Chesapeake Bay. 

I grew up in this beach town going fishing and sunning on the ocean, sailing on the bay and boating on the rivers and lots of play on the sand! The salt water is in my blood, my heart and my spirit. I’ve often felt very mermaid-ish…as though a part of me dries up when I’m away from water for too long.

I’m in a program all year that is focusing on Daring to Flourish. This move into my dream is part of my Flourishing! Reclaiming that part of me that loves the relaxed vibe and the grounded inspiration that I feel by the ocean.

I can’t wait to create business and life with the salt air back in my lungs!

I’m curious about you…what would Flourishing look like for you? Where would you DARE to let yourself Flourish?

Read on more about Daring to Flourish!

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways to use this funky summer energy to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

I also want to let you know that I have ONE spot which has opened up for the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea this October. If you are looking for a soul-elixir for your business – this is for you! See below…for more details. I’m sure this one spot will go quick! Reach out so we can talk about it!

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


Daring To Flourish

Flourishing. What does it look like for you?

I’m in a program all year led by my amazing clients/friends/colleagues Michelle Goss and Jeanine Mancusi of Coaching Transformation.

At first the program started off focused on the vision of Flourishing. The fun dreams and powerful use of your imagination.

But what soon came to light was the DARE part.

The Flourishing Vision becomes more clear for you. But do you dare invite it in? Do you dare receive it?

It’s like with my recent move back to the ocean and my hometown of Virginia Beach. Do I dare move back? More importantly (and expansively) do I dare say YES to living on a marina right on the water?

Accepting your Flourishing dream and Daring to say YES means facing all sorts of inner gremlins. Who am I to deserve this dream?

I saw this gorgeous brand new luxury apartment complex on a marina. Obviously on the water, 4 blocks from the Bay and minutes from the oceanfront. It’s a special place with a work out room, yoga studio, co-working areas, firepits to gather round and an emphasis on creating community and being engaged with the beautiful environment all around.

Back in April, I took a friend and visited the area to look at places to live. I went to a variety of other apartment buildings and condos. Houses were going to fast and I wasn’t ready to jump into that fray yet.

We were sitting at dinner at the marina overlooking the boats and water while I through out the pros and cons. My friend, Michele, just smiled. She said I think you already know what you want to do. Ever since I’ve known you, you find a way to the water.

The real answer wasn’t about the logical questions. The list of pros and cons. The real answer came from the question: Will I allow myself to receive this?

Will I let myself Flourish? Full out?!

You would think the obvious answer is yes, of course!

There are all sorts of parts of myself that wanted a say. It was too expensive. Who am I? What if…down the tubes of worry and doubt?

The thing is…I already knew I was going to be in this apartment by the marina. I knew it when I looked at it online before I ever saw the place in person.

It did take extra energy and focus power to stay with that initial gut decision.

To allow myself to flourish!

What about you?

Where do you KNOW deep in your heart or your gut what you truly want in your life or business?

Where are you holding back? Why are you holding back? Instead of resisting or fighting with the gremlins and that part of you who is afraid…give voice and let them say their piece.

Then let that wise one step in and claim what you really want.


One spot just for YOU!

The Creative Business Retreat – is it for you?

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you!

You can check out the retreat here.

If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

August 10 – 13
Laura’s Next Chapter – Big Move to the Ocean!

August 23
Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – 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

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you! You can check out the retreat here. If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who laughs out loud as I joyfully create!

More & More my future self is taking the lead!