Uncertain of what you really want?

I’ve been hearing from so many of my clients and those in the Joyful Business community that they are feeling everything from out of sorts and feelings of overwhelm to being called forth, with all the change, inequities, frustration, and trauma that is front and center in today’s world.

It’s having many of us re-evaluate what is important…at this time.

I hear the stirrings (or strong urges) to help make a difference and create meaningful change but then the HOW question takes over and you feel tired or confused about where to start.

I hear you.

What I know is that we are in a different time.

Having a clear vision isn’t possible right now.

Gone are the days of …here is my future self on a stage, with a book, and the dream is written out with crystal clarity.

The foundations, vehicles and frameworks have all changed. WE have all been changed by what we have gone through and continue to go through.

Here’s what I’m doing….

I’m focusing on who I am being.

Who I am becoming.

Chipping away at the parts of the statue (as Michael Angelo says) and revealing my true authentic self.

Then asking…how can I make a contribution with my gifts?

The exact form in my vision isn’t clear.

But my Being vision is.

Who I am being, and who I am becoming is clear.

“I am a woman who makes a positive difference with my gifts.”

“I am a love-guided entrepreneur who knows the world needs a dose of love, compassion and inspiration right now.”

“More and More I take steps every day to expand my business and make a difference”

I am living into those soul-nourishing affirmations.

I’d like to invite you to create your own soul-nourishing affirmations. To call you forth in what you DO know.

Who you want to BE in the world.

(Trust the HOW will come…..I am a soulful entrepreneur who trusts the how will show up as I take guided action)

You can create these love-layered affirmations with the Energy JAM™. It’s my new product that guides you through creating your very own soul-soothing and soul-calling JAM.

It’s a power script you can read each day to align your energy with your desires.

Yes, it’s a JAM for your soul!

I’ve just launched it and am hearing such positive excitement from clients and colleagues.

You can get yours with the special launch price of only $27.

Go here to sign up!

You also get a LIVE workshop with me to guide you through creating your personal Energy JAM!

The deadline to take advantage of the launch price is Thursday, September 30 and then the price goes up!

My intention is…that this is a balm to your overstressed nervous system while gently calling you forward in making your unique contribution.

If you have any questions…don’t hesitate to ask!

{Marketing Magic} 50 Places to Go for A Inspiration Date to Ignite Your Creativity

Hello & Welcome to a fresh new week!

I had such fun celebrating my birthday last week! Thank you for all your memories, well wishes and fun greetings! I felt like I was bathed in love!

I went to dinner with friends on my birthday and sat by the inlet watching the sunset while we ate. It was so soul loving.

I’m also super excited to share with you my newest product, the Energy JAM™! It is a fun, easy toolkit to help you create your very own loving script of soul-nourishing affirmations! I think you’ll really enjoy it and find it surprisingly powerful!

Your Energy JAM will easily become part of your daily success ritual to help you align your energy for the day!

See the details below for how to get your Energy JAM™ this week with special savings!

I have lots of inspiration to share with you this week. Today’s article I share 50 ideas for an Creative Inspiration Date!

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


50 Places to Go for A Inspiration Date to Ignite Your Creativity

I’m a firm believer that inspiration happens outside the office.

And, implementation happens when you are sitting in front of your computer.

No wonder we have been uber challenged this past year plus! I know I have spoken to many people who feel like their creative well has run dry or their usual places aren’t doing for them.

So if you are looking for fresh new ideas, a different perspective or a shift in energy as you create articles, programs or working on that new project you aren’t going to find it sitting their staring at the computer screen.

It’s time to create an Inspiration Date with yourself!

Much like how Julia Cameron talks about taking an artist date in her book, The Artist’s Way, the Inspiration Date is a planned (or spontaneous excursion) with the intention to fill up your creative well for your business ideas and projects.

It can be as simple as taking an hour and venturing outside your office or get out the calendar and plan a special adventure.

You could even schedule several excursions over the next few weeks to keep that creativity flowing.

It feels very daring in these uncertain times. Do what you need to do to feel protected and safe…and schedule some time to fill up your creative well.

It’s so needed now more than ever to tap into our creativity for a life fully lived and to make your business dreams come alive!

Need some ideas for where to go on an Inspiration Date?

Here are 50 of my favorite places to go for a change of scenery and perspective.

  1. Local park (ok, you may be tired of all the time you’ve spent in the local part – so try a new, fresh park!)
  2. Art Gallery
  3. Café – enjoy sitting outside
  4. Art supply store
  5. Organic or health food grocery store
  6. Guitar store
  7. Library
  8. Look for murals on the side of buildings (locally we have an area of town called the Vibe District and they unveiled 10 murals created by local artists)
  9. Book store (especially those indie ones! They need your support to stay live!)
  10. Thrift store
  11. Music and art festivals
  12. Quilt store
  13. Cooking supply store
  14. Walk a local labyrinth
  15. Farmer’s market
  16. Walk around the neighborhood in a new direction
  17. Flea market
  18. Graveyard
  19. Piano store
  20. Nature museum
  21. Local historical landmark
  22. Walk on the beach or a lake
  23. Used record store
  24. Planetarium
  25. Used book store
  26. Asian grocery store
  27. Aquarium
  28. Fabric shop
  29. Old film theatre
  30. Gem and rock store
  31. Garden center
  32. Walking trail
  33. IKEA
  34. Neighborhood hardware store
  35. Giant hardware store
  36. Drive-in theatre
  37. Park by the train tracks and wait for a train
  38. Downtown
  39. Suburbs
  40. Toy store
  41. New restaurant
  42. Cupcake shop
  43. Amusement park
  44. Office Supply and stationary store
  45. Paint and wallpaper store
  46. Your backyard
  47. Day trip to a new city
  48. Visit a waterfall
  49. Beautiful hotel lobby
  50. Local arts festival

It’s amazing how the Flowmentum starts moving when you shift locations, see beauty, walk in nature or explore something new.

Just getting out of your office will help you see things differently, but when you go on an Inspiration Date with yourself you are setting your intention for new ideas to emerge through the wonderful visual and sensory stimulation.

I’d love to know your favorite Inspiration Date place. Or an idea you have for a place you would like to go.


Here’s your new Daily Success Ritual!

The Energy JAM™!

Last year I created a loving rant of soul-nourishing and believable affirmations that I listen to every morning even now.

Wow! I had no idea how powerful it would be!

These special affirmations gently call me forward into the woman I am becoming. The passionate, creative and successful entrepreneur I am becoming even more of.

I started seeing my business and life shift. Things flowed. Projects were clients. I felt called forth each and every day. Clients and opportunities showed up. I had my best year in 10 years and am on track for that again this year.

Of course, I took action.

But I started my day by shifting my energy, attitude and beliefs…with my Energy JAM™. It became my first priority.

The right aligned actions flowed from there.

Now you can do this too!

You can create your very own Energy JAM™ for your dreams, intentions and special projects…or listen to the one I created for you!

I want Energy JAM!

Oh, and since I’m just launching this you can save $20 automatically! Through Thursday, September 30!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

September

It’s here!
You can create your very own Energy JAM™ to increase those positive vibes and align with your vision of success!

Special pricing through 9/30: Go here for details!

October

Wednesday, October 7
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: 
Open the Creative Power Centers in your Business – Coaching for opening up the blocks, doubts and opportunities.
Join us for this hands on workshop for seeing where you are stuck in your business and what you can do to shift the energy and move into aligned action. Join us in the Joyful Business Studio!

Coming Soon! Creating from Flow 3!
Details are coming for how you can join this amazing group in creating your Soul Work. Everyone will be focused on creating their Inner and Outer Passion Projects that will totally change their business trajectory! Want to get on the waitlist to make sure you get notified first when we open this program? You can do that here!

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

We are all full for 2021~ Would you like to be on the waitlist for future retreats? Just go to the retreat page and sign up for the notifications.

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!

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

Coming Early 2022!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program

It’s coming! I’ve heard your desire to be in a high level community with other Ripple Makers doing your Soul Work! I’m journaling, mind mapping and designing a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for to support you in your 2022 growth and success! 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.


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a passionate entrepreneur who is unleashing her creativity!

More and More I am being a good steward of my money!

I love feeling in the flow!

{Marketing Magic} Giving Yourself Permission

Welcome to a new week of fresh possibilities!

Are you in back to school mode yet? Or are you still savoring the sultry summer? (or if you’re on the other side of the equator, are you enjoying winter?!)

No matter what your rhythm is in your life…I bet you are starting to think about your plans coming up for your business.

My question this week is to think about who you are becoming and where you are holding yourself back? What permission do you need to give yourself to let yourself become who you are meant to be?

See my article below for more thoughts and inquiries…AND for your very own Permission Slip!

This is one of the most powerful exercise you can do for your business expansion right now.

This is also the week for my big move. Giving myself big permission to nourish myself during this time.

More to share….stay tuned!

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!


Give Yourself Permission

Where are you holding back right now?

In your business…are you kinda sharing your voice? Are you kinda stepping into the leadership of your mission and passion?

Take a moment to connect with your Future Self – the YOU – you are becoming.

Notice where you are holding yourself back. (Look for clues in your heart, throat and gut…are they closed or clenched. Are they feeling sad and yearning to express?)

Where could you step into your voice and leadership more fully?

Where in your business or your life could you be more brave?

What do you need to let go of to be more of your true, authentic self?

And, this is a big one…Where in your life are you holding your joy at bay? Keeping that “enjoyment of your joy” small…for fear you’ll be judged, or your exuberance will be stomped on?

What would happen if you gave yourself permission?

I’m getting ready to embrace my dream of moving back to the ocean this week. Early last week I realized I was holding back my excitement, my joy, my dream of possibilities for fear something or someone would squash it.

And that reality won’t be as great as my dream. For fear of being disappointed.

Fear of being disappointed is a big one. The crazy thing is…when you hold back your joy you are more likely to create the very thing you’re afraid of. Holding back your excitement and enthusiasm…means you dim your light.

With your dimmed light you get back an equal vibration…of low level light, energy and power.

You create the very thing you are afraid of.

So, why not give yourself permission to show up fully, powerfully and practice being that YOU!

This week, I’m full on embracing living fully in my flourishing dream and trusting that the universe has my back.

My Future Self has given me permission to trust the Universal Abundance Current and to live from that belief, which means I’ll be curious, laughing a lot, letting go of struggle, and trusting good things are coming my way!

What about you?

What permission does your Future Self want to give you so you can show up more fully, more powerfully, and more authentically?

I have a special free gift for you – download your very own Permission Slip here!

I’d love to see your Permission Slip – if you dare to share! You can share in the Joyful Business Facebook group over here.


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!