How Do You Know When It’s Time to Uplevel?

Your business is always evolving. It changes and grows as you do.

One of the things I found out pretty quickly with all of my business expansions is…

What got you here, won’t get you there.

You can’t grow to a new level of success with the same systems, team, and message. Or even with the same YOU.

Right now, my business is going through a big growth – upleveling in all areas. New website, new mastermind program, new team.

It fits with my own evolution. My boys are out of the house on their life journeys. I’ve got my personal foundation more in place as I moved to the ocean over the last year.

My message and Soul Work are taking on a deeper level of transformation as I work with successful changemakers who are stepping into their leadership in a more visible way.

I am ready for that next uplevel leap to share my Soul Work in a bigger way.

How about you?

These are a few of the areas in your business that might be ready for an uplevel expansion:

  1. Income – Almost everyone says YES to this one! Are you ready to make more money, more profit, or maybe it’s more money in less time?
  2. Visibility – Have you done the healing work to allow yourself to be seen and heard more frequently or on bigger arenas/stages.
  3. Impact – Are you doing deeper, richer work now? Your transformational work is getting more powerful results.
  4. Your Leadership – Stepping into being seen as a leader of your mission and passion
  5. Type of Client – Is there a new, more experienced or committed client on your horizon for some of your programs, or your whole work
  6. Systems – I have a saying that Systems = Freedom. If you want more free time to play, write, go on adventures, meditate, and to make more money, etc…then you want to put better systems in place.
  7. Support Team – You can’t expand alone and expect to be an expert at all things. There just isn’t time. And who has the interest? There are people who are amazing at the things that are not your strengths. Isn’t it time to focus on your genius work?
  8. Marketing Message – Your message is ready to evolve. This happens every couple of years in most businesses. Which means it’s time to change your marketing look or style and step into a fresh message.
  9. Lifestyle Shifts – Your life supports your business and your business supports your life! If you want to expand in your business, take a look at your life and see what needs to shift to better support your growth.

Which areas are calling to you to go to the next level of expansion?

Remember…
What got you here, won’t get you there.

What needs to change so that you can grow your business?

This Year – Let Love Lead

A well known, spiritual mind shifting book, A Course in Miracles, encourages us to embrace the idea of “I don’t understand anything.” Meaning to really truly grow and savor life you need to let go of your old stories and beliefs about what something or someone means.

It happens all the time, often quite subtly. You might see a video summit with all these experts lined up with their happy shiny faces and say to yourself, I’ll never be with that group.

Or as you are finishing up your financial books for the year, you have a constant hum of, it’s not enough. It’s never enough. It’ll never change.

Embracing the practice of “I don’t understand anything” means letting go that you know how things are or will unfold. Example,… You are a procrastinator. You’re not creative. You only make X amount of money – you can’t go higher.

Identifying these powerful stories that run your life is a first step in stepping into new possibilities.

When you start identifying these underlying stories that run underneath your dreams, plans and actions then you start loosening up the potential for what’s possible.

The second step is to let go of these old stories and beliefs and how they shape everything you do. This is where healing, forgiveness practices and working with a coach can help.

The next step is to embrace new empowered stories and beliefs that better support your expansion, dreams and desires.

As Marianne Williamson, author of the best seller, A Return to Love, says, the key to this is to give love a chance.

Loving yourself enough to own your unique beautiful brilliance and gifts.

Loving yourself enough to say that your preferences and desires matter.

Loving yourself enough to claim your dream to creative positive change in the world with your business, presence, and leadership.

Loving yourself enough to know that you are enough.

Loving others enough to claim your voice so you can provide better solutions for your soul tribe’s aches, pains and struggles.

Loving others enough to let go of wondering if you matter and your work matters. Treat yourself and your work as though it already matters.

Loving others enough to be vulnerable enough to step into your authentic leadership.

Loving the world enough to show up and make your unique contribution.

Loving the world enough to stop questioning is your contribution enough. Like the Little Drummer Boy who gave his beloved music, trust it is exactly what is needed.

Loving the world enough to be open and curious to where leading with love will take you.

This year we are finding our sea legs. We’ve hibernated and re-evaluated, and now it’s time to step out and be a contribution. Balancing, dancing, pivoting…being nimble with all the uncertainty and changing waters.

You can’t control the ocean, but you can show up day after day and adjust your sails to navigate the ever-changing winds and water.

With love as your guiding light.

You never know whose life you’ll change. Starting with your own.

{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!