{Video} Creativity in Business

by Laura West

Yesterday I did the Joyful Business LIVE Show on Facebook about how to use your Creativity in Business.

In case, you missed it and want some creative inspiration – here is the link.

FB Live

To watch the show, you need to be a member of my Big Ripples Facebook group. Here’s the link to join and you’ll see the Joyful Business Video Show right at the top.

I hope you get inspired with all the ways you can add creativity into your business to stand out, attract clients… and enchant the clients you have!

Find out more on the show!

PS: Speaking of getting inspired… what if you could get away from it all and be with like-minded joyful business owners who want to create their Big Ripples in the world? Come to the oceanfront on the Virginia Coast with me and a small group of cool, creative spiritual, fun women! We only have 2 spots left for this a-mazing retreat! We actually have 4 women coming back – that’s how good this retreat is! You can find out more details at: JoyfulBusiness.com/retreatbythesea and just email me to set up a time to talk more about it!

Friday – Free Joyful Business LIVE Class

by Laura West

Live classI’ve had a full morning of creative business planning for myself, ideas are a flowing and I even did an interview for an upcoming summit – on Creativity in Business.

I am super excited about some new things that I am creating that will help you with you be seen, known and be more authentically masterful!

Meanwhile, tomorrow, on Friday, I am leading a free class and I’d love for you to join me. I’m going to share how you can use your creativity in your business to amp up your own energy, attract attention of potential clients and opportunities, and how to use your creativity to create products and programs and cool tools!

You will be filled with creative inspiration for your business! It’s the perfect summer time class topic to inspire your own creativity!

Here are the details:

It’s a FB LIVE Joyful Business class in my Big Ripples Facebook Group – you’ll need to join the group if you aren’t yet a member. Here’s the link to the group!

Friday, June 14

2:00 ET – 2:45 pm ET

No RSVP needed… but go ahead and join the Big Ripples group so you’ll be all set for Friday’s Class!

I’m going to have some Show & Tell so it’s going to be a really fun idea-filled class!

See you then!

PS: Speaking of getting inspired… what if you could get away from it all and be with like-minded joyful business owners who want to create their Big Ripples in the world? Come to the oceanfront on the Virginia Coast with me and a small group of cool, creative spiritual, fun women! We only have 2 spots left for this a-mazing retreat! We actually have 4 women coming back – that’s how good this retreat is! You can find out more details at: JoyfulBusiness.com/retreatbythesea and just email me to set up a time to talk more about it!

Why I Did a Firewalk…

by Laura West

FirewalkLast week I was at a creativity conference in Santa Fe called Creative Reboot.

The biggest reason I went was because the iconic Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, was speaking. I’ve been doing morning pages for about 20 years since being introduced to this concept.

There were also several of my early creativity inspirations including Melody Ross from Brave Girl who helped me years ago create my very first homemade art journal soul book. Also, Flora Bowley who taught me Intuitive Painting and opened up the door for me to paint without worry and without attachment to an outcome. These ladies all shared with me practices to allow me to feel more free and expressive over the years.

Then of course, I justified the trip as a birthday gift to myself! (Coming up this weekend – woohoo!)

What I didn’t expect was that on the opening night there would be a firewalk!

I’ve always heard of them but I’ve never seen one. It’s when they prepare a fire and a bed of hot coals and you walk across 8 – 10 feet of those red hot coals… without burning your feet.

I immediately was thrown into a pendulum of swinging emotions. Thinking… I always wanted to do a fire walk. Mark one off the Life List! This will be awesome!

To: Oh Sh*t! What if I can’t do it? What if I get burned? What if I’m the only one who gets burned? What if I chicken out?

Oh the JoyFear!

I decided to go with the crowd outside and to trust.

I was in the first group to go. I watched as several people crossed without getting burned. (See, they can do it!) Then I felt a little panic rising up.

I checked in. I knew my desire to do this was bigger than the fear.

I went deep inside to my core where my belief in my power and my strength lives…and I walked across hot coals!

It was amazingly freeing on the other side!

Here’s some pictures one of the participants took (that’s not me walking) of the firewalk. You get it’s hot!

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