{Marketing Magic} Do you feel crazy?

Welcome to December!

It’s the end of the year! Whew! We have just about made it!

I’m noticing a lot of anticipation, hope and even expectations that 2022 will be the year of a shift. Many of you are making friends (somewhat? Even a little?) of living in a world with more uncertainty and making a choice to move forward anyway.

I’m finding a lot of excitement about what’s possible next year!

Today’s article is perfect if you are feeling the pull of moving forward with your Soul Work and yet sometimes feel like you are crazy! Read on for a new perspective!

The last two days I’ve been meeting with my clients Michelle Goss and Jeanine Mancusi of Coaching Transformation for their annual Creative Business Retreat. We are meeting in a beautiful waterfront home…it’s so inspiring to let the water, clouds and energy of the environment add to the visioning, creating, and receiving while we create a living plan for their next year. Talk about excitement for 2022!

I also hope you join me in some of the creative business expanding opportunities that are coming up to support the expansion in your business!


Do you feel crazy?

Recently I was talking with a colleague friend. We were sharing business and life stuff. Our conversation had a range of topics – mine included talking about my new website and trying to “land” the compelling copy for my home page plus other things about moving back to my hometown by the ocean.

After we’d been talking for a while, she pointed out that several times I had said something about …people might think I’m crazy.

She was gently asking…is that really true? That wasn’t her experience of me.

I laughed out loud!

Last week I had been stretching into owning my message, which as you as a dear reader know, isn’t that of a typical business coach.

I was also feeling the vulnerable courage and bravery of talking about what I do for my website and with lots of new friends and several relatives who still don’t get what I do.

What I was worrying and wondering that people might not “get me.”

I know they aren’t my Soul Tribe.

And, sometimes it feels frustrating and kinda itchy when you are speaking to “muggles” who can’t really fathom the world that you live in – anything or everything from your world view to passion for an alternative way of healing and transforming something in our lives.

I am reminded of how we are all called to do our Soul Work. It is visionary.

You are a visionary. A pioneer. A maverick.

No, you aren’t crazy. You are a rebel. A creative.

I was meeting with private clients at their retreat here in a beautiful house on the water yesterday. In the distance we can see the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. It is 17 miles of bridges and tunnels across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

Think of the person who first proposed that idea. They were probably told they were crazy!

Or the creator of the Eiffel Tower, the elevator or even gluten-free muffins that taste good!

Next time you feel like you might be crazy, just remember you are a visionary changemaker.

There are people ready for what you have. They are ready to fall in love and join you in your passion for this alternative way of being and doing!

Be brave and keep showing up!


Are you ready to expand your Soul Work?

Are really to look at your business in a different way? Rather than struggling with your business…what if you shifted your relationship? Your relationship is a place for your creative self expression, meaningful work and a way to make great money with your passion?

It’s time to set down your fight with business and let it be more easeful, creative and authentic.

You are designed to flourish!

Together we can finally access your deeper true voice, leadership and creativity…while shifting those blocks that are getting in the way of you growing your beautifully successful business.

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 reply to this email and we’ll find a time to talk about ways I can support your success!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

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
This is for Joyful Business Studio members. When you join this month you get the Joyful Business Plan AND you can come to the planning retreat as a bonus! Join the Joyful Business Studio to attend.

December 28
Write Your Reality – Script Your Success!
11am ET | 8 am PT

This is a perfect workshop for fresh energy for visioning 2022! Aren’t you ready for fresh energy! This is a fun and powerful – and hands on workshop where I’ll guide you through scripting your 2022! You’ll step into imagining, feeling, experiencing it already happening! You can sign up here.

January

Starting January 28
*New* Radiance Mastermind & Coaching Program
sign up to be on the notification list!

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.

February

Exciting News! Coming soon!
Brand new Joyful Business Website

Also coming soon!
I’m thrilled to share I’ll be hosting a weekly video tv show on the WIN WIN Women network – a new global platform created by women for women!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-led entrepreneur who creates international impact

More and more I am seen as a leader with a message

I love feeling the freedom of having my own business

 

{Marketing Magic} Are You Afraid You’ll Disappoint Me?

Welcome to a fresh week!

I traveled back to Georgia (again) for Thanksgiving. I so enjoyed seeing my two sons and my Dad. We celebrated at my sister’s with her husband and three sons and my brother even came into town too.

Here is the clan! Lots of laughter, games, delicious food (even if they weren’t all fans of my kale salad!)

Make sure you read today’s article…especially if you are ready to truly step into your power and voice. Like for real. Today’s article is about how important (and brave) it is to acknowledge that you don’t want be disappointed or be A disappointment. You’ll get a glimpse behind the scenes of truly powerful coaching relationships and what’s possible when you let down your defenses.

I also hope you join me in some of the creative business expanding opportunities that are coming up!


Are You Afraid You’ll Disappoint Me?

“I don’t want to disappoint you!”

I hear this quite often from clients. They come to a call feeling like a fraud. At first I hear it in their voice…a defensiveness or a long sigh, or a little girl/boy voice that goes straight into justifying.

They didn’t do as much toward that project as they said they were going to do. Or, they made other choices because life called them in another direction.

Sometimes they want to run and hide and they’ll say that they almost canceled our call because they were afraid to be a disappointment.

But they don’t. They come to our coaching call in all their vulnerability and imperfection.

They soon let their guard down because they remember. This is a safe place.

And mostly they remember their own innate creative power.

You see it’s not about being perfect. Getting the gold star or A+! (although that certainly feels good!)

It’s about being willing to be real and honest…with yourself.

My clients who make the biggest strides? They are the ones who make mistakes, disappoint, make a mess, changed their mind…and own up to it.

They took action, made choices, even when it was messy and scary.

Owning up to your humanness. That’s where the point of real power is.

From this vulnerable, tender, honest, authentic place (that can sting and feel really crappy) is where the real healing, course correction, shifting of beliefs and owning of your true creative power happens.

When you dare to show up and say…here’s where I’m at. It’s not pretty or perfect. But it’s real.

Right there…is the place from where you can make real change and own your creative power.

Last week, I had 3 clients in a row, who said they didn’t want to disappoint me. What they were really saying is that they didn’t want to feel like a disappointment.

They each have a dream and they didn’t make big strides like each of them was intending.

After acknowledging that vulnerable imposter feeling, we went into the real stuff that was happening…other opportunities showed up (which means they made a new decision – hooray!), an impending surgery was worrying one client (once we acknowledged the angst – everything shifted), and for another client, a deep fear of being an imposter had her in its grip (which was mirroring itself in our relationship).

In each situation, the path to moving forward, was through the messy bits.

With each client we went into the healing, coaching, truth telling that needed to happen for them to truly move forward.

We can create action plans, marketing strategies, and new passion projects all day long. But, if you aren’t willing to go into the shadows of what’s holding you back, keeping you stuck or having you play smaller than you are destined to play.

And, those plans, ideas and projects will stay in the land of “that’s a great idea….one day it’ll happen”.

I applaud my clients for finding their courage, being brave and vulnerable…even when they don’t wanna!

This is the reality of the messy process of creating a successful business, writing that book, launching that podcast, and attracting Best Clients Ever.

The shadows are going to get in the way of the best plans and powerful dreams.

When you own it. It’s the path to more personal creative power.

It’s when you try to hide it, in favor of perfection or protecting that vulnerability, then you’re likely to live with constant disappointment.

It’s such a twist from putting on your bullet proof vest and pushing your way forward not ever letting anyone see you sweat.

Here are some questions to get you looking underneath your fear of disappointment or vulnerability:

What are you most afraid someone will find out about you?

Where are you getting stuck and afraid to admit it?

Where do you need help but feel like you “should” know better? (this happens a lot with other coaches! You’ve studied it, so therefore, you should have this aced!)

Who can you open up to so you can truly move into a deeper expression of your voice, creative power and leadership?


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 reply to this email and we’ll find a time to talk!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

November

Writing Your Reality Workshop
Monday, November 28
3pm ET – 75 minutes

This is a power practice! I’ll lead you through scripting your beautiful life and amazingly successful business! This is a hands-on – fun, insightful, transformational workshop – I am so excited about you joining us! Sign up here!

December

Joyful Business Studio
This month’s workshop: Part 2 – Take Back Your Financial Power
Wednesday, December 1
Join me and other supportive like-soul committed entrepreneurs for this month’s workshop in the Joyful Business Studio. Last month we dove into two powerful mindset money practices. This month we’ll focus on the practical aspects of what it looks like to be a good steward of your money! It’s all part of the monthly membership program! Want to join us? Details here!

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-led entrepreneur who isn’t afraid to get messy while creating my dream business!

More and more I know how to trust myself and others.

I love feeling expansive and free.

{Marketing Magic} On Being a Ripple Maker

Welcome to Monday and an all new buffet of fresh possibilities!

I’ve just returned from an extra-long weekend. Meeting potential movers in Atlanta where all my belongings and furniture are stored (except what my youngest son charmed out of me for his college home). I also spent the weekend in Huntsville, Alabama where my eldest son, Nick is finding his way in the world with a job managing a big contract for Facebook server buildings.

Even in my travels I get up a little bit early to journal, connect and reflect. It’s a big part of what keeps me grounded and creating in alignment with my Souls Work.

Today I want to share a piece that came through me in a stream without me giving it conscious thought. It moves me when I read it and I thought it might move you too. It’s about being a Ripple Maker.

Have you been thinking that it’s time to get your Soul’s Work out into the world and change more lives (creating more ripples) while creating a soul-aligned business then let’s talk. I only have a few spots open for July and August and then I know it’s going to fill up fast for the fall. I’d love to talk to you about working together. Just reply to this email and let me know a bit about your business and I’ll send you a link to my calendar.

Be sure to check out the calendar of events below. There are some workshops coming in the Joyful Business Studio that will really WOW and support your business expansion!

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


On Being a Ripple Maker

As I was writing in a channeling process this piece flowed through me about being a Ripple Maker. I wanted to share in hope it would inspire you too…

I matter. My showing up matters. My work in the world matters. I can treat it as though it doesn’t matter or I can treat it as though I matters. What I create contributes and matters adds to the energy that is love and abundance and natural expansion and evolution and bigger growth of the world.

I matter. I make a difference. Sharing stories and ideas… who really knows how I have impacted a particular person and their life, their business and beyond. I may never really know or I may only see the tip of the ripple iceberg.

I’m thinking of an administrative assistant who was riding the train into the city each day for a job she no longer liked. She sat on the train ride home each day going through her Joyful Business Guide page by page making her business dream become a reality. That woman was Suzanne Evans. I impacted that one woman to believe in her dream and start taking action. She has gone on to teach 10’s of 1000’s about business and speaking. Whether her style speaks to you or not – there’s no denying that she has impacted a lot of people and helped create successful businesses throughout the world. I have impacted those businesses and people through the ripple effect of creating that daring creative product back in 2007.

I am a Ripple Maker. My clients have started businesses, podcasts, Facebook lives and YouTube channels. They lead retreats, create programs, products, card decks and workshops. They coach clients on money, health, home and even healing of the land. They teach and mentor about creativity, fine arts, spirituality and energy healing. They help clients find their personal revolution, create legacies, better their leadership style, find their joy and passion, and find love for themselves and others.

They help people love their bodies, their health, and love their spouse and their kids a little bit more each day. They help people embrace the feminine and redefine what it means to be a man in today’s world. They help people find and own their weirdness and find ways to write and talk about their differences and their common dreams and then share it with the bigger world.

I help people show up more authentically and more fully with their voice, passion and mission in their business and live it in their life. I help people show up through hard times, hard days, and stressful seasons. I help people have difficult conversations to make their life, family, neighborhood, business and work a better place to be.

I am a Ripple Maker. I may never know the far-ranging difference I truly make and I trust that I do.

I may never know who they went on to interact with in a new and difference way, or a different choice they made that day when they spoke to their son or daughter or the stranger who cut in front of them in line, and I know I matter and I made a difference today.

I’ve helped people find their depths of their courage. Find their voice and use it to attract clients, interviews, collaborations and find new energy to show up to live their manifesto today!

I’ll never know the true expansion of my ripple effect. Yet, I keep showing up.

I do know that I create a neighborhood where people in my soul tribe flourish. Where they can practice being their best most true self today and tomorrow. And get up again and choose again.

I’m human and can get all caught up in creating the right program and how to market it and all that goes with that and I also know deep in my soul…

If you’re reading this this, I know that you are a Ripple Maker too. Creating positive change in your world with intention it will ripple out to change more lives for the good.

Here are some soul-nourishing affirmations to remind you to keep showing up because you matter.

I am a woman who is using her gifts for good.

I am a woman creating a positive difference in her world with the gifts I have and the dreams I am living into.

I am a woman who doesn’t sit on the sidelines waiting for permission or for everything to be perfect. I am a woman who create ripples even when it’s messy.

I am a woman who creates a neighborhood for other ripple makers to flourish and that makes my heart happy, my soul dance and my future-self smile big!

I am a Ripple Maker making a difference each and every day.

More and more I trust that my work and my presence makes a difference.

I love feeling like I made a difference and I even when I don’t see evidence of my impact…I show up anyway.


Are you ready to work with a business coach…who isn’t like any other business coach around?

I’ve said YES to a big rebranding for my website and message.

My web designer wanted to see examples of similar types of coaches to me. I asked my private clients if they would share examples of other coaches who were doing similar work that I do with them. I wanted to be inspired!

What happened?

Crickets…

Finally one of my clients replied: Ha! The whole reason I hired you is because you aren’t like other business coaches!

Isn’t it time to let go of the internal pressure of hustling, grinding and trying to fit into someone else’s idea of what you SHOULD be doing to be successful.

Instead, imagine owning your own beautiful brilliance magic and being in total alignment of your energy, power and focus so that you are wide open to the field of possibilities.

As one client says…I’ve done a total 180! I love sharing my message now and find marketing is actually fun and rewarding!

Imagine your business where flow is a daily way of life rather than feeling that internal pressure to constantly be hustling for results.

From this place you are so much more potent and so much more is possible for you and your business…with ease and joy!

This is what’s possible when you clear your blocks and limiting beliefs…you create with the Universal Abundance Current supporting you. I know…that sounds pretty woo. Actually, it’s full on woo-woo! But it’s true and surprisingly practical. It’s what makes the practical stick.

If this sounds intriguing, let’s talk about you, your business and liberating your power, your creativity and your success! Just reply to this email and I’ll send you over a calendar link for us to talk.


Client Love: Tim Wise, Tight Lines Consulting & Coaching

Laura is a master of bringing out the best in yourself. The biggest gift Laura provided me was her ability to bring me back to my passions and desires over and over. Her ability to help me create the right resonance and framework for moving by business forward without all the struggle was a true blessing for me. Having been in a hard charging corporate environment for years, the realization that you can run your own business differently without all the stress and overwhelm was pure wisdom for me.

Laura was also instrumental in helping me tap into my creativity, by just being me, not bogged down by the “right” way of doing things, but inspired by your authentic self. I loved working with Laura and came to a new understanding of what it means to own and operate a business based on my personal passions and desires.


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

July

Wednesday, July 7
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Let’s Shift those Limiting Money Beliefs!

Join me as I take you on a deep dive healing journey of shifting your limiting beliefs around money, wealth and moving the needle for how much you will allow yourself to receive! Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

August

Wednesday, August 4
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Let’s Create your Content Strategy to Attract Your Best Clients Ever!

This month in the Joyful Business Studio we’ll dive into your Best Client Ever (BCE) and create a content plan designed to attract them to you and your business programs! Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

August 10 – 13
Laura’s Next Chapter – Big Move to the Ocean!

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 
– We are FULL – Want to get on the waitlist?
Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! We are all filled Up for this experience! You can add your name to the waitlist for the next retreat here.


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I am standing in my power and sharing my message proudly and magnetically!