{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} 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!

{Marketing Magic} Letting Go to Move Forward

Welcome to a fresh new week and month!

Can you believe it’s April already? It feels like 2021 drank a Red Bull as the calendar is speeds along. Actually, while the calendar zips along, it feels like the rest of us are like horses waiting to run the derby…so close to freedom!

Can you feel that expansion energy calling you too? That desire to be free, to be at choice to go where you want, when you want and how you want…or not.

I’m feeling it for sure. I’ve been living in a small town with my Dad since my mom passed early last year. I thought it was going to be for the summer and well, again, the calendar is zipping by! It’s been incredibly special to spend this time with my dad and I can feel the call.

The next chapter of my life is calling to be written.

My Future Self – she definitely lives the Salt Life, near the ocean, around water. I’ve planned a visit to my home town of Virginia Beach to check out what’s possible and see how it would feel to come back creating anew. I have a couple of other places in mind I want to check out but that place still has a strong pull for me.

What I know is that to move forward you have to let go of where you are now. To write the new chapter, you have to finish this chapter and be satisfied with it so you can move into a new world of possibilities.

Today’s message is about letting go to move forward.

I hope you enjoy and that it inspires you to let go and start a new chapter in your business or your life!

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


Letting Go To Move Forward

You can’t move forward while hanging onto the side.

We know this logically, right? It’s physically impossible to walk forward without leaving the spot where you were standing.

And yet, when it comes to making big decisions, saying yes to big Passion Projects – we can forget this. We try to stretch into the new thing, while having a death grip on where we are at…waiting for that guarantee that we will succeed in the new project before we let go.

There is no guarantee.

There is no guarantee that it will work out. That you’ll be happier. That you’ll be successful.

There is a risk and we have to find that deep inner well of courage to loosen the grip.

You have a vision, for that new business, new program or big life adventure but you can’t always see the whole path for how to get there. Rarely will you see each step to take along the way before you take them.

Not until you take a step forward will the next stepping stone become clear.

Last week I was working with a client during his Creative Business Retreat. He has a successful consulting business in an area where he has decades of expertise. But he’s not feeling alive, engaged, and certainly not like the adventurous self he knows is inside of him bursting to get out.

He has been holding onto a dream of a coaching and retreat business for leaders for a few years. He wants to take men into the wild for a fly fishing adventure accompanied by reflection, real conversation while creating an experience where they can figure out what’s missing in their own lives so they can feel fully alive again.

Visioning the new business venture is powerful, but it’s not enough to move you through the inertia.

Identifying what you need to let go of is an important part of the process of moving into the new.

Sometimes there are real pieces that you will let go.

I’m looking at moving to a place by the ocean. In reality, I am letting go of my Atlanta hometown where my kids grew up. I am moving further away from my two sons. That is reality.

The bigger part of letting go is identifying the stories we make up about the reality.

Like that my boys will forget me if I move further away. Or that I am somehow a “bad mom” for moving away. (Meanwhile, they are cheering me on and are excited to have a place by the water to visit!)

This applies to business, too.

If you want to write a book, then you have to let go of the old image you have of yourself as someone who plays within a certain playing field – not shining too brightly, you don’t have anything unique to say or who am I to write a book?

You have to let go of “I want to write a book” and step into “I am writing a book.” It sounds obvious and yet this identify shift is profound.

As you identify what you need to let go of then you can start feeding the expansion. This is where all the visioning, Energy JAMs, and taking baby steps comes into play.

What is your next Passion Project? What do you need to let go of to embrace this fully?

Then let’s start feeding the Expansion!


Join me in the Joyful Business Studio this week!

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!

Wednesday we have our monthly workshop. It’s all about how to Simplify and Amplify. 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 can get in on this Wednesday’s workshop AND 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!


Opportunities to Create & Grow with Laura

April

Wednesday, April 7
Joyful Business Studio
This month’s workshop: Simplify. Amplify.

Join me in the studio for this month’s workshop on Simplify. Amplify. You’ll get to learn how to apply this to your business and leave our zoom gathering with a plan for your business! This is an amazing supportive community! You can join the monthly membership program here.

Thursday, April 8
Joyful Business Sandbox:
Unlock Your Creativity in your Business!

Special workshop for clients only. I love giving surprise opportunities!

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!

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. If you want to be on the notification list then just reply to this email and I’ll share the details with you soon!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a woman who is guiding by her Wild Creative Heart!