{Marketing Magic} Finding the Wonder and Awe in Your Business

Hello & Welcome to the first Monday in October!

How are you welcoming in the new month? Buying pumpkins or a new sweater?

I have several clients who have been buying new clothes and feeling so energized about it. We are finally getting past only wearing a pretty top or nice shirt for zoom calls. It’s amazing how a new look or pretty blouse can shift your energy.

At first glance, this might seem like a surface conversation. It’s not.

It’s all part of your energy system.

What makes you FEEL good…will help you DO good!

Like a new fall sweater. Or a fun pumpkin. Or words you say to yourself

They all are part of your energetic environment.

Speaking of energy.

You can still get the Energy JAM™! It is a fun, easy toolkit to help you create your very own loving script of soul-nourishing affirmations! To help you affirm who you are becoming in your business journey of sharing your medicine and your Soul Work. See below for details.

Your Energy JAM will easily become part of your daily success ritual to help you align your energy for the day! (that’s priceless, right?)

Keep reading for inspiration on how to spread more love… IN your business!

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


Finding the Wonder and Awe in Your Business

It’s Monday. Are you thinking…”What do I GET to do in my business this week?”

You can choose to think of your business as one draggy list of things to-do, that you have to trudge through, so that you can get to the part you love…which is delivering your expertise…your medicine.

Or you can choose to shift the “business stuff “and have it become part of the love too.

Marketing, making videos, writing your newsletter (ahem!), cleaning your email, organizing your office, even paying your taxes…all that business stuff.

You can shift your relationship with your business when you choose to look through eyes of wonder and awe.

I remember around 1997 I read the book, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I loved the book except for the part where she talked about your daily rounds.

Basically, she was talking about cleaning up your house. Yeah, right…I was skeptical or even felt condescending. That wasn’t my reality with a little newborn baby, fulltime job and feeling the stress of traveling all over the country in my corporate marketing job.

I started shifting that perspective when I was introduced to choosing your thoughts.

You can create your reality with your thoughts, feelings, and expectations.

I started realizing that when I was cleaning, organizing or puttering around the house…I was spreading love.

(ok, I still don’t love cleaning, but I do feel how my soul enjoys loving on my home)

The same shift can happen in your business.

You can choose looking at your business where assuming everything is for your expansion and growth.

Become wildly curious and grateful for the daily ways you can love ON your business.

The universe is set up to naturally expand, grow and create. Think about your garden, the forest or if you’ve watched Fantastic Fungi on Netflix (thanks for the recommendation Elaine!)…you’ll get that the cycle of life is about constant growth, decay, creation.

It’s fascinating when you think about it. (Watch the Fungi movie if you need inspiration)

Your business is included. Everything is!

You are constantly being asked to create, grow, let go, and expand.

Every day.

Why not approach it with wonder, awe, curiosity…and love?

You create when you write that article about a new topic. You create when you design that new package. You create when you hop on video and share your inspired message.

You grow each and every time you step into one of these projects. You are being stretched to be more visible, to share your voice more frequently and to a larger audience with a deeper and more passionate message.

These healthy challenges are what makes life interesting.

Letting go happens each time you decide to say NO. No to a networking group that used to fill your well and it doesn’t have that same feeling. Letting go of old dreams because the world has changed, and you have too.

What if you don’t have to beat yourself up when you let go. What if you look at it as a natural part of the life cycle in business?

This week…

  • Create 2 sticky notes that says “Wonder & Awe” and one that says “I GET to…”
  • Put them on your computer or somewhere where you’ll see them throughout the day.
  • Check in several times a day and let yourself see the wonder, awe and amazingness of what you are up to!

Let yourself love on your business.


Just what you need to start off your week!
The Energy JAM™!

Is your week starting off with a lull of energy?

Have you lost your inspiration?

Maybe you’re on fire about an idea and you want to keep the flames lit!

These are all perfect opportunities to create an Energy JAM™!

An Energy JAM™ is a script of powerful, magical, soul nourishing affirmations.

When you repeat them you can’t help but feel yourself shift into a more powerful version of YOU!

You can write them, speak them, listen in…it works for how you want to add this energy nurturing script to your day!

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 an Energy JAM!

Here’s what Erika has to say about the Energy JAM:

“For me, one of the most effectual qualities of Laura’s work is a sense of earthy knowing. As someone who has been immersed in and committed to inner work for most of my life, there is something quite profound about the movement from ‘faking it until you make it’ to believability to deep, integral knowing.

I met Laura at the onset of a significant transitional season – professional and relational – and when I received the invitation to join an Energy JAM I knew I would be met with her nourishing wisdom and exuberance. The most delightful surprise came to me in the form of believable affirmations, a practice that Laura shares as a way to extend our field of possibility while integrating the adaptive responses that keep us securely limited. This tool speaks directly to a lingering aversion I had cultivated around affirmations and helped me shift into a new way of relating to my own unbound potential.

Another delightful surprise: the generous wealth of practical resources! In addition to the Energy JAM workshop itself, I received an e-book, worksheets, and a library of inspirations and practicable suggestions to carry the tools forward into daily living. Each of these is beautifully designed with Laura’s special energetic signature so that even weeks and months following the Energy JAM, I can easily tune into and refine the frequency of the matrix we created during the live session. What a gift!”


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

Create Your Energy JAM™!
Shift out of ho-hum, negative or overwhelm energies. Create your very own Energy JAM™ to increase those positive vibes and shift your power to one of expansion and possibility. You’ll be more creative, resourceful and inspired. 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!

Thursday and Friday, October 7 and 8
Private Client Business Retreat
 – virtual

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 heart-centered entrepreneur who enjoys creating powerful transformation in my clients!

More and More I am discovering, owning and sharing my voice!

I love feeling like I am riding the Universal Abundance Current!

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!