{Marketing Magic} Are you putting a lid on abundance and flow?

Hello & Happy Monday to you!

I’m excited about this week. My second Creating from Flow program is attracting the most amazing coaches, healers, leaders and change makers! I am imagining their Passion Projects this summer. One that is a creative expansion of their business and one that is focused on the expansion of their Be-ing.

If you are intrigued by Creating from flow, don’t wait. It’s filling up fast and tomorrow if the early bird deadline for saving some $. Let’s talk if you are interested and I can answer your questions and we’ll see if it’s a good fit for you!

I’m also excited to share today’s article is about where do you limit your abundance and joy…and therefore your success? I have a great story from my apartment search last week to highlight how sneaky this withholding of abundance we do to ourselves can be.

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


Where do you limit your abundance, joy and success?

Last week I went on a trip to my hometown looking to move back to create a life by the ocean. I met a girlfriend there for a long weekend and we toured my list of apartments and condos I had found online.

The funny thing is, I already knew which place I wanted. There is a new luxury apartment complex that opened last year on the inlet leading to the Chesapeake Bay, not far from the ocean. (water access everywhere!)

Instead of listening to my inner wisdom wisdom of what I already knew my soul wanted, I needed to tour all sorts of other properties and debate the logic of choosing the luxury apartment!

This apartment complex is about creating a community of people who want to connect, create relationships and be active in nature, walking on trails, sunrise kayaking, meeting in their yoga studio, etc.

It’s so in alignment with what I want the next chapter of my life to be all about!

And yet, I resisted.

I debated.

I had to prove it was worth it. They have a co-working space AND a beautiful conference room I can use for free for my private client retreats so I’ll save money there, right?!

While this business use and savings of the co-working space is true – there was something bigger going on underneath all of the pros and cons.

It really was about me honoring my desires. Because I want to. Because it feels good.

I want to be in the beautiful, inspiring apartment with an engaged and active community because this is what I want.

Period.

That’s enough. I don’t have to justify what I want.

And neither do you.

You get to want what you want because life is meant to be enjoyed.

When you are in your flow of joy…it’s crazy attractive and fun!

Before your Inner Protector swoops in and starts saying that you can’t do whatever you want…what about money, what about others?

Just BE with what you want a little longer.

Without shutting it down.

Keep breathing and stay open to what you want.

Then allow yourself to look for the essence of what you want underneath the form.

What I really want…I’m tired of living in places that are good but are not an extraordinary fit for me. I want beauty, safety, inspiration, connection, community, to feel supported, to have ample space and to feel happy when I walk into my home sanctuary and also to know I have room for my business and guests.

This new apartment supports me in living in this abundance.

What a lesson in allowing abundance and flow. In allowing myself to have what I really want.

What about you?

Where do you put the lid on abundance, joy and success in your business? In your life?

Do you stop yourself from creating the program of your dreams because it’s too “out there”?

Where do you stop yourself from charging what feels really good and supportive?

What about in your marketing? Do you keep trying to do other people’s formulas thinking that they know better? What if you allowed yourself to trust your intuition, wisdom and creativity?

Do you stop yourself from planning that amazing retreat you’ve been dreaming of leading for years? Things are opening up…why not now?

Where do you have a lid on what you are willing to receive?

What I know for sure is that when I allow myself to look underneath the form and truly acknowledge what I really desire then the abundance opens up. When I allow myself to accept the abundance and joy then my success expands.

I’d love to hear what you are noticing? Where do you limit your abundance, joy and success?


I’m super excited about my second Creating from Flow program. Flow is about lifting the lid off what is possible for you. Not in a way that is pushing and forceful but in a way that about alignment, ease and grace.

This is the key to Flow: Aligning from your core with your energy, owning your unique Beautiful Brilliance to find your Soul Voice and allowing yourself to be guided by what the universe wants from you. This is your Soul Work.

Together in Creating from Flow we support you in practicing the skills of accessing your intuition and deep creativity as you start to discover and own your Soul Work.

Take a look at this supportive program and if it makes your heart expand and you hear the voice that says…YES, this is the way. Then let’s talk.

Creating From Flow Program

Don’t wait! Over half the spots are taken. PLUS, the early bird deadline is Tuesday, may 4th! So, go ahead and sign up for an appointment to talk with me about Flow. We’ll see if it’s the right fit and get you creating from a whole new deeper place.


Client Love: Elaine Alpert, MindPeace Miracles

When I joined Creating from Flow, my plan was to revamp my online program—very practical. But after a couple of months that seemed way too small. The scary idea of writing a book came up again, but this time it felt really possible. I turned it into an experiment: I’ll say YES to writing the book and see what happens.

Laura kept holding the space for a bigger vision for me and my business, one that I had buried under “too much to do and too little time.” Which had nothing to do with pushing and everything to do with allowing and trusting. Who really does that as a business coach, and gets big results? Laura is the real deal, I trust her business savvy and her intuitive, creative side. She even helped to name my book, which launches in a few weeks! I’m just different now… this whole experience required me to fully own my voice and leadership!


Opportunities to Create & Grow with Laura

May

Creating from Flow
We start May 10th!
Early Bird Special: Ends Tuesday May 4 so let’s talk today!

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.

If you’re looking for a way to grow your business from the inside out, you’ve found the place! Flow program includes – Group coaching, Sangha Circle masterminds, Soul Work Happy Hours, Flow Immersions and more!

Check out the program details here and how to sign up for a Flow phone call with me.

Coach and Profit Gift Giveaway
May 4-16
Are you a coach or use coaching skills in your business? You’ll want to check out these amazing tools and resources to help you grow your business. You can get my new Energy JAM!

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! 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!

BTW, Half of the spots are taken for in this small intimate retreat so don’t wait, ok?


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I am finding my soul voice and sharing it easily.

{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!