{Marketing Magic} Are You Afraid You’ll Disappoint Me?

Welcome to a fresh week!

I traveled back to Georgia (again) for Thanksgiving. I so enjoyed seeing my two sons and my Dad. We celebrated at my sister’s with her husband and three sons and my brother even came into town too.

Here is the clan! Lots of laughter, games, delicious food (even if they weren’t all fans of my kale salad!)

Make sure you read today’s article…especially if you are ready to truly step into your power and voice. Like for real. Today’s article is about how important (and brave) it is to acknowledge that you don’t want be disappointed or be A disappointment. You’ll get a glimpse behind the scenes of truly powerful coaching relationships and what’s possible when you let down your defenses.

I also hope you join me in some of the creative business expanding opportunities that are coming up!


Are You Afraid You’ll Disappoint Me?

“I don’t want to disappoint you!”

I hear this quite often from clients. They come to a call feeling like a fraud. At first I hear it in their voice…a defensiveness or a long sigh, or a little girl/boy voice that goes straight into justifying.

They didn’t do as much toward that project as they said they were going to do. Or, they made other choices because life called them in another direction.

Sometimes they want to run and hide and they’ll say that they almost canceled our call because they were afraid to be a disappointment.

But they don’t. They come to our coaching call in all their vulnerability and imperfection.

They soon let their guard down because they remember. This is a safe place.

And mostly they remember their own innate creative power.

You see it’s not about being perfect. Getting the gold star or A+! (although that certainly feels good!)

It’s about being willing to be real and honest…with yourself.

My clients who make the biggest strides? They are the ones who make mistakes, disappoint, make a mess, changed their mind…and own up to it.

They took action, made choices, even when it was messy and scary.

Owning up to your humanness. That’s where the point of real power is.

From this vulnerable, tender, honest, authentic place (that can sting and feel really crappy) is where the real healing, course correction, shifting of beliefs and owning of your true creative power happens.

When you dare to show up and say…here’s where I’m at. It’s not pretty or perfect. But it’s real.

Right there…is the place from where you can make real change and own your creative power.

Last week, I had 3 clients in a row, who said they didn’t want to disappoint me. What they were really saying is that they didn’t want to feel like a disappointment.

They each have a dream and they didn’t make big strides like each of them was intending.

After acknowledging that vulnerable imposter feeling, we went into the real stuff that was happening…other opportunities showed up (which means they made a new decision – hooray!), an impending surgery was worrying one client (once we acknowledged the angst – everything shifted), and for another client, a deep fear of being an imposter had her in its grip (which was mirroring itself in our relationship).

In each situation, the path to moving forward, was through the messy bits.

With each client we went into the healing, coaching, truth telling that needed to happen for them to truly move forward.

We can create action plans, marketing strategies, and new passion projects all day long. But, if you aren’t willing to go into the shadows of what’s holding you back, keeping you stuck or having you play smaller than you are destined to play.

And, those plans, ideas and projects will stay in the land of “that’s a great idea….one day it’ll happen”.

I applaud my clients for finding their courage, being brave and vulnerable…even when they don’t wanna!

This is the reality of the messy process of creating a successful business, writing that book, launching that podcast, and attracting Best Clients Ever.

The shadows are going to get in the way of the best plans and powerful dreams.

When you own it. It’s the path to more personal creative power.

It’s when you try to hide it, in favor of perfection or protecting that vulnerability, then you’re likely to live with constant disappointment.

It’s such a twist from putting on your bullet proof vest and pushing your way forward not ever letting anyone see you sweat.

Here are some questions to get you looking underneath your fear of disappointment or vulnerability:

What are you most afraid someone will find out about you?

Where are you getting stuck and afraid to admit it?

Where do you need help but feel like you “should” know better? (this happens a lot with other coaches! You’ve studied it, so therefore, you should have this aced!)

Who can you open up to so you can truly move into a deeper expression of your voice, creative power and leadership?


Are you ready to step into your Soul Work?

Let’s set up a time to talk about how you can get your Soul Work out into the world in a bigger way that feels natural, authentic and even fun! Together we’ll access your deeper voice, leadership and creativity…while shifting those blocks that are getting in the way of you growing your beautifully successful business.

(Beautifully successful in ALL ways – meaningful, impactful, financial)

I’d love to talk with you about liberating your true voice, intuition, energy alignment, creativity, along with the practical doing stuff that gets you engaged with your Soul Tribe.

Just reply to this email and we’ll find a time to talk!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

November

Writing Your Reality Workshop
Monday, November 28
3pm ET – 75 minutes

This is a power practice! I’ll lead you through scripting your beautiful life and amazingly successful business! This is a hands-on – fun, insightful, transformational workshop – I am so excited about you joining us! Sign up here!

December

Joyful Business Studio
This month’s workshop: Part 2 – Take Back Your Financial Power
Wednesday, December 1
Join me and other supportive like-soul committed entrepreneurs for this month’s workshop in the Joyful Business Studio. Last month we dove into two powerful mindset money practices. This month we’ll focus on the practical aspects of what it looks like to be a good steward of your money! It’s all part of the monthly membership program! Want to join us? Details here!

Watch for the 2022 Joyful Business Plan!
Coming your way so you can capture your creative ideas, create a soul-led marketing plan and planners galore to help you align your day with your dream and take aligned action to make that dream a reality!

December 5 and 6
Private Client Retreat – 
Virginia Beach

December 17 – Save the date!
Joyful Business Planning Retreat

Details coming soon!

Starting January 28…details coming soon!
*New* Radiance Mastermind & Coaching Program

The details are shaping up and I’ll be announcing it more fully soon. This is a high level community of passionate entrepreneurs who are ready to take their Soul Work to a new level. It’s not business as usual…the hustle & grind and marketing strategies of old don’t work for us.

Welcome to the new, soul-refreshing aligned way to liberate your voice, share your Soul Work, make wonderful money with conscious energy and wisdom! More to come…think Flow + Healing + Energy Alignment + Living Your Manifesto!

Would you like to be on the waitlist to find out more? I’ll be talking with each potential member personally to see if this is the right program and community for you for your 2022 growth and support. Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-led entrepreneur who isn’t afraid to get messy while creating my dream business!

More and more I know how to trust myself and others.

I love feeling expansive and free.

{Marketing Magic} Non-marketing Marketing

Welcome to another Magical Monday!

I love Mondays…it’s the beginning of a fresh new week full of possibilities, rich conversations, deep transformational coaching, creative expressive and expansion energy.

Do you feel this way too?

If NO – let’s talk! You are too valuable and have amazing work that needs to get out into the world and we can’t let the “dreads” stop you.

If YES, let’s definitely talk! Let’s ride that expansive wave together…imagine what’s possible when you keep your energy aligned with your personal energy system, your soul’s desire and create and expand from deep inner wisdom. You don’t have to do this alone!

See below….for how to contact me to talk about upcoming private coaching and mastermind opportunities.

Ok, that was a lot of enthusiasm for the opening to a newsletter! That’s because I am feeling so aligned and expansive. It’s all about connecting, allowing, and receiving the enthusiasm, passion and joy of showing up fully alive in my business and life.

Last week+ I did a road trip down to and around Georgia. It was part of filling my well of connection, joy and passion.

I got to spend the weekend with my son, Sam, at his college and meet his fraternity brothers. They have two amazing houses many of them live in…think…big old Georgia colonial houses, redone for 8 – 15 young men, complete with big windows, hard wood floors, hand painted bedsheet signs on the walls from their special events and loads of couches everywhere for impromptu gatherings.

His fraternity is known for being a bit more serious and focusing on leadership. Yes, they have their fair share of fun for sure!

I was so impressed with his friends and how much they obviously cared about Sam and meeting his mom. In walking by Sam. they would stop and say hi to Sam and then want to meet his mom. They were present and intentional. (and it made my heart leap with faith in the younger generation!)

What really hit me was how much they are a community that leans into each other. Each young man has his own Beautiful Brilliance. They know who to ask for help and support. I know these are lifelong friends and the friendships will continue to be supportive throughout Sam’s life.

It’s exactly what we need in our business. Deep connections with supportive business owners who are champions for each other. Someone who gets you and the entrepreneurial journey you have chosen.

That is one of the reasons why I decided to create my new Radiance mastermind.

It’s more important than ever to have a “nest” of like-minded soul-led business owners where you can lean into each other. Expanding, growing and creating your business, being visible, allowing your Radiance to shine brightly so you are seen and attract the clients and opportunities to you. This is not a journey to do alone.

The details are coming soon for Radiance…I’m giving first options for this intimate high-level group to my current clients and then I’ll share more. If you’d like to get on the waitlist for details…you can do that here.

In this week’s article I talk about how to shift your relationship to marketing. Marketing isn’t something you do TO people….it’s something you do FOR people. What IF you treated your marketing as a force for good? What IF your marketing alone changed people’s lives? What if they naturally wanted more? Read below for more…

Wishing you a week filled with abundant creativity, focus, rich connections and imperfect actions aligned with your soul!


Non-marketing Marketing

What would be possible if you shifted your relationship and perspective about marketing?

Instead of thinking about marketing as a necessary dread you have to do to get clients or a manipulative thing you do TO someone…

What if your marketing is something you do FOR for Soul Tribe?

Feel what that would be like for a moment…

The most powerful marketing is sharing something that engages. Engages = educates, makes the reader/listener/viewer think bigger, shifts a perspective, has them stop and wake up, makes them laugh, and share.

They experience you in some bite-size way…and they want more! (like a great show on Netflix!)

Yes, they want MORE marketing from you, not less! (imagine that for a moment!)

You know it’s possible.

Think of that person you ran across on a podcast, in a book or at an event that piqued your interest. You went to their website, got their free eBook, listened to their podcast and then listened to 3 more! You checked them out on Facebook and then went to their website to get more.

I had that happen with a poet/coach on Insight Timer, the meditation app. I listened to a 2 minute poem. Two minutes.

I was intrigued. I loved her voice, her perspective, her depth.

I immediately wanted more. I listened to more of her poems and meditations on the app.

Then I went to her website. I got her free journal and more meditations/poems.

I followed her on Instagram.

I bought a short course.

This is non-marketing marketing.

It’s what I hold for myself in my own marketing. Sometimes I’m successful and right on…and other times I’m a work in progress.

To me…your marketing is part of your Soul Work.

You don’t want to separate them.

It’s not about doing your Soul Work (your medicine, changing lives, being authentic) and then shifting into a different identity to market.

What IF you marketed using your Soul Work?

Sharing your medicine, caring about people and letting it show in your marketing?

Educating, getting people to think beyond what they are told is the common path, (Seth Godin is a great example of this, right?), wake up their creative power, help them in some way by giving them great information, share a story to illustrate the empathy you have with their situation, make them laugh, dream and want to take action!

Redefine marketing as something creative you do FOR people!

Keep imagining what would be different for you and for your members of your Soul Tribe!


Are you ready to step into your Soul Work?

Let’s set up a time to talk about how you can get your Soul Work out into the world in a bigger way that feels natural, authentic and even fun! Together we’ll access your deeper voice, leadership and creativity…while shifting those blocks that are getting in the way of you growing your beautifully successful business.

(Beautifully successful in ALL ways – meaningful, impactful, financial)

I’d love to talk with you about liberating your true voice, intuition, energy alignment, creativity, along with the practical doing stuff that gets you engaged with your Soul Tribe.

Just reply to this email and we’ll find a time to talk!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

November

Writing Your Reality Workshop
Monday, November 28
3pm ET – 75 minutes

This is a power practice! I’ll lead you through scripting your beautiful life and amazingly successful business! This is a hands-on – fun, insightful, transformational workshop – I am so excited about you joining us! Sign up here!

December

Joyful Business Studio
This month’s workshop: Part 2 – Take Back Your Financial Power
Wednesday, December 1
Join me and other supportive like-soul committed entrepreneurs for this month’s workshop in the Joyful Business Studio. Last month we dove into two powerful mindset money practices. This month we’ll focus on the practical aspects of what it looks like to be a good steward of your money! It’s all part of the monthly membership program! Want to join us? Details here!

Watch for the 2022 Joyful Business Plan!
Coming your way so you can capture your creative ideas, create a soul-led marketing plan and planners galore to help you align your day with your dream and take aligned action to make that dream a reality!

December 5 and 6
Private Client Retreat – 
Virginia Beach

December 17 – Save the date!
Joyful Business Planning Retreat

Details coming soon!

Starting January 28…details coming soon!
*New* Radiance Mastermind & Coaching Program

The details are shaping up and I’ll be announcing it more fully soon. This is a high level community of passionate entrepreneurs who are ready to take their Soul Work to a new level. It’s not business as usual…the hustle & grind and marketing strategies of old don’t work for us.

Welcome to the new, soul-refreshing aligned way to liberate your voice, share your Soul Work, make wonderful money with conscious energy and wisdom! More to come…think Flow + Healing + Energy Alignment + Living Your Manifesto!

Would you like to be on the waitlist to find out more? I’ll be talking with each potential member personally to see if this is the right program and community for you for your 2022 growth and support. Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-led entrepreneur who finds marketing surprisingly fun!

More and More I am a money magnet.

I love feeling free abundant and generous!

{Marketing Magic} Insights and Healings from the Retreat

Welcome to a fresh new month!

It’s hard to believe it’s November already. The year seems to suddenly have sped up!

I am still savoring last month’s 7th Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea! It was so good! So…needed, desired…and long awaited for since we missed last year with the pandemic.

Here is a picture of these beautiful, powerful, passionate business women!

In this week’s article I talk more about the retreat and the insights, shifts and power transformation that happened to create this multi-layered nurturing experience that healed, rejuvenated and reinfused their Soul Work!

Wishing you a week filled with joy, wonder, awe, imperfect actions aligned with your soul!


Insights and Healings from the Retreat

Last week I hosted and led my 7th Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea experience. I am still savoring the heart expanding conversations, connections, the dreams and deep healing that happened on the edge of the ocean and by the light of the full moon.

Mother Nature was in all her beauty as she supported us with a nourishing environment of morning sunrise light shows (each day was a unique every-changing palette of beauty and surprise), beautiful nurturing sunny days and the most amazing full moon shining down on the ocean with sparkles of moonlight radiating a path on the ocean that felt like it led right up to our fairy light drenched deck!

I want to share with you a few of the insights and healing shifts that took place during this magical experience. You can get a glimpse of the retreat but more importantly you can listen for what resonates true for you too right now.

  1. Beautiful environments matter. They help you relax, they open your heart for greater truth and wisdom and possibilities. It’s not something we tend to get in our every day living. We can get moments but getting away into a new beautiful environment allows more to arise.
  2. We need safe places to dream bigger. Whatever bigger looks like for you. It’s very individual. We need places to go to speak these dreams so they start to take shape and come into being. We can see what is wanting to be birthed by being in conversation about it. We get clear about what it is and what it isn’t.
  3. It’s super vulnerable to share these big dreams. We aren’t used to claiming our deepest hearts desires. We have protective walls built around these dreams and we need safe places to try them on, get support and see the ideas and connections sprout.
  4. In sharing our big dreams, we find our voice. Your voice matters. To take up space. To take the time. It matters. When you do this you step into your powerful identity as a leader in your life, your medicine and your work.
  5. Believe in your medicine. Your medicine is your unique vision, gifts, expertise and way that you would create a balm to help heal and contribute to your part of the world.
  6. It takes commitment to stand in the vulnerability of your rebel message. We all have a message based on our contribution of gifts and expertise and it’s freeing to acknowledge that it is a non-traditional approach. That it’s different, maybe even considered weird by some. And THAT is what is needed and will create new solutions to the struggles we see around us.
  7. Make time for magic, fun and creativity. Giving yourself permission to play is what opens up your creativity, reconnects your head, heart and body so you feel wholeheartedly present and powerful!

There’s more. So much more.

And this is a glimpse into what’s possible when you choose to let go of the traditional pushing and pressuring…and allow yourself to experience your true authentic self, your true power and voice!


Are you ready to step into your Soul Work?

Let’s set up a time to talk about how you can get your Soul Work out into the world in a bigger way that feels natural, authentic and even fun! Together we’ll access your deeper voice, leadership and creativity…while shifting those blocks that are getting in the way of you growing your beautifully successful business.

(Beautifully successful in ALL ways – meaningful, impactful, financial)

I’d love to talk with you about liberating your true voice, intuition, energy alignment, creativity, along with the practical doing stuff that gets you engaged with your Soul Tribe.

Just send me an email and we’ll find a time to talk!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

November

Joyful Business Studio
This month’s workshop: Take Back Your Financial Power
Wednesday, November 3

Join me and other supportive like-soul committed entrepreneurs for this month’s workshop in the Joyful Business Studio – your monthly membership program! Details here!

Pop Up Success Café
Wednesday, November 10
9:30 – 11:30 am

I’ll be in town in Atlanta! Let’s get together for rich connection and conversation about growing your biz! You’ll meet other creative, conscious business owners. I hope to see you!! It’s free – rsvp here so I can save you a seat!

December

Watch for the 2022 Joyful Business Plan!
Coming your way so you can capture your creative ideas, create a soul-led marketing plan and planners galore to help you align your day with your dream and take aligned action to make that dream a reality!

December 5 and 6
Private Client Retreat – 
Virginia Beach

December 17 – Save the date!
Joyful Business Planning Retreat

Details coming soon!

Starting January 28…details coming soon!
*New* Radiance Mastermind & Coaching Program

The details are shaping up and I’ll be announcing it more fully soon. This is a high level community of passionate entrepreneurs who are ready to take their Soul Work to a new level. It’s not business as usual…the hustle & grind and marketing strategies of old don’t work for us.

Welcome to the new, soul-refreshing aligned way to liberate your voice, share your Soul Work, make wonderful money with conscious energy and wisdom! More to come…think Flow + Healing + Energy Alignment +Living Your Manifesto!

Would you like to be on the waitlist to find out more? I’ll be talking with each potential member personally to see if this is the right program and community for you for your 2022 growth and support. Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-aligned entrepreneur who is ready to radiate my light!

More and More I trust my medicine is needed.

I love feeling free and creative in my business!