{Marketing Magic} On being filthy rich…

Happy July 4th holiday in the U.S.!

Wishing everyone more freedom in their lives and work!

Speaking of freedom…be sure to read today’s article about freeing yourself from those unconscious vows and stories we have running around in our heads about money. You may wonder why you don’t make the money you dream about, well, did you know you have all sorts of stories about money, being rich, and rich people?

If this topic speaks to you then consider joining us in the Joyful Business Studio on Wednesday. This is my monthly membership program – an affordable loving kick-in-the-butt creative approach to growing your business. This week, I’ll be leading a workshop in the Studio to help you shift the constricting energy around these success-crushing money beliefs. This is not-to-be-missed. It could be the thing that starts to open up your ability to create, attract, and receive financial success!

Be sure to check out the calendar of events below. There are some workshops coming in the Joyful Business Studio in the next few months 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 Filthy Rich and other Success-Crushing Money Beliefs

We were talking about houses on the oceanfront. “Yeah, well, those people must be filthy rich”, says my Dad.

“Are they really filthy?” I asked.

“Ok. They’re just rich. Really rich.”

We both laughed because we realized we were making them out to be big bad and dirty people because they had a lot of money. We knew it wasn’t true and was just a habitual way of talking about people with lots of money who live on the ocean.

What was really happening was a process of separation. Unconsciously, my Dad was pointing to “those people over there,” while putting them down and making us separate from them.

We all have a natural tendency to do this. We often will put people into a category that makes them different from us.

Earlier in my life I would have nodded right along.

We don’t even realize we do this process of isolating ourselves away from “those people over there who drive a certain car, live in a certain part of town or take luxury trips.” (insert your family favorite here)

It becomes a part of the family dynamics, those unspoken money beliefs about people who have more or less money than the family you grew up with.

As Margaret Lynch talks about in her book, Tapping into Wealth, all of us tend to commit to two money vows in our childhood.

The first is the unspoken vow about how these are things our family believes or our family does. It can show up like…we stay in hotel like these but not the fancy ones. Or our family is responsible and buys houses/cars like this.

They become these invisible boundaries that hold us in place. Our deep seeded need to belong to the tribe in order to survive is so ingrained that we don’t even realize that we will nod our head in agreement at the family stories. Money doesn’t grow on trees -one of our family favorites.

The second vow is an innate desire to rebel against the family mores and to break out of the situation you grew up with. What??? Yes, we have innate competing vows! We often see children who were the first in their family to go to college. I know I picked up a huge value around independence swearing to never be like my family in certain ways. It drove me for years.

The problem is both of these unconscious vows are running at the same time. One pushes us out of the nest and one keeps us firming intrenched so we don’t get kicked out!

Talk about confusing!

A classic example are the stories you hear about someone winning millions in the lottery and then they lose it all. There are also many stories about entrepreneurs making their millions and then losing it – you probably know some of them.

We all have an internal thermostat for the amount of money and lifestyle we are willing to receive. Even when we expand, our saboteurs will sneakily create a way to bring us back down to homeostasis.

Our saboteurs are creatively sneaky! They will create drama, crisises, demands on our time, or have us widdle away our time and energy on less important tasks instead of following through on our intention to get new clients, follow through on the marketing ideas and grow our business.

This can make it super frustrating to create more financial success! Well, no wonder this money thing can seem so hard!

It’s part of why you keep making the same amount of money as you did the last 3 years or you’ve never made over a certain magical number, and of course, the ever-classic, it’s why you haven’t made it to six-figures!

This is just one example of an unconscious money belief holding your hostage in your own business. (ugh! Don’t you just hate that?!)

It can be soul-crushing to work hard, create the programs, the marketing and put yourself out there and then the money doesn’t quite come to you like you see on your Vision Board.

I know as a soul-fed business owner money isn’t usually your #1 driver. In fact, in a survey I did with my community, money usually comes in 4th – 5th place behind: freedom, flexibility, meaningful work, and creative expression.

Just because it’s not your #1 value in your business doesn’t mean you don’t have needs, dreams and desires.

And, sometimes we use the idea that we are heart-centered and soul-guided to say it’s ok that you’re not making a ton o’money, because, you know, you’re all spiritual.

As though soul + money can’t belong in the same business!

Again, another unconscious money belief holding you back!

Here’s the thing… when you make more money, you have more freedom to make choices, you can create more safety, and invest in yourself, your family, your community, and your soul-fed business.

This week…play a game with yourself, your colleagues or even your family (if you dare!).

Notice when you say things or think thoughts about money that you take for granted. Write them down.

Creating awareness about these success-crushing beliefs is the first step to taking back your power around money.

And join us in the Joyful Business Studio this week to identify and shift some of those soul-crushing beliefs to open up your ability to receive more financial success!


Join me in the Joyful Business Studio!

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!

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 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 Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

July

Wednesday, July 7
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: 
Power Shifting 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:

I am a woman/man who loves making money! I am a woman who delights in knowing my bills are handled and my dreams are funded! I am a woman who pays without worry!

{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!

{Marketing Magic} doubt vortex, lily pads and courage

Welcome to a fresh new week of possibilities! What are you creating this week?

I hope you are enjoying some outdoor time this summer. I’m enjoying starting my mornings by working on the deck before the southern sun has it’s way with us!

My creativity is in rhythm with the summer abundance flow. All the greenery, gorgeous flowers (the daylilies are poppin’ now!) and lots of savoring.

I’m excited to share that the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is filled up! I experienced many synchronicities with this retreat. I kept seeing one of my clients already there. I even kept saying she was coming and we hadn’t even talked about it. I just saw her there so strongly. Needless to say she IS coming! That was just ONE of the magical ways people said yes to the retreat. (btw, you can get on the waitlist for the next retreat HERE!)

I love it when you can see the universe supporting you in flow!

And…sometimes it isn’t always like that. Read this week’s article to hear how I was caught in the Doubt Vortex for a few days last week and what I did to get out!

I hope it helps you to recognize when you’re caught in the Doubt Vortex and how to shift to a more resourceful place.

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


How to get out of the Doubt Vortex

Last week I was caught in the Doubt Vortex for a couple of days. Not in a big way but in a much more subtle way that was hard for me to realize.

Those of you who know enneagram, I am a 9 who can digress over to the unhealthy 6 and start worrying and ruminating. I don’t do it as much any more but it shows up when I’m making big moves.

And literally I am moving.

I’m planning my move to the ocean in August. I’m super excited about this next chapter in my life. And…I found myself unconsciously going into my old default energy of ruminating and worrying.

I was going through my week with these thoughts running underneath…What if the movers cost 5 figures? What if the movers don’t show and I have it all planned out. The moving company reviews are full of reviews about movers not showing! What if they steal stuff?

It was unconscious and yet powerful. I was caught in what I call the Doubt Vortex and as I was thinking about hiring a moving company. I started wondering…if they can move from storage unit and my dad’s house to my new house 4 states away and then to another storage unit. (logical mind, says of course they can! But, this isn’t a logical process)

Then friends start sharing their moving company woes.

I kept going deeper into the spiral in the Doubt Vortex. For me, it’s wasn’t a full blown anxiety attack, it was more subtle. And that underlying anxiety was casting shade on my day. A tightness in my stomach seemingly “for no reason.”

Yesterday I realized the cause of this unidentified angst.

That I was worrying about the unknown.

It was time to shift my energy.

It starts with recognizing the behavior and the belief with curiousity. For me it was…Oh…look at that! I’m in the Doubt Vortex with my concerns about the unknown… about hiring movers.

Step two is to acknowledge the impact it’s having on you. Wow. This sucks. It’s totally tainting my joy and making it hard to enjoy anything else. Its making me irritable and grumpy.

Step three is to bring in the Nurturing Parent – that part of you who can face reality with kindness. (Just say No to the Critical Parent who said I should already have this figured out – what’s wrong with me already!). My Nurturing Parent talks to me with compassion.

When I’m doing some brave act and taking a risk I compare it to crossing a pond. In order to get to the other side, you have to step on a lily pad. Only once you step on a lily pad will the next pad light up and it will be obvious which way you need to step to get across.

So my NP reminds me that I’m feeling anxious because I just don’t know the facts. I don’t know the process. Nothing is wrong. I just don’t know.

My Nurturing Parent reminds me that the antidote to all this anxiety is my courage and curiosity. To courageous step on the first Lily Pad – take one miro-action.

The next step will become clear and it will “light up! But only once I’ve moved forward.”

Today I’m courageously and curiously calling two moving companies to find out how it works and get an estimate. I am breathing easier already.

I’ve taken back my power. I can feel the energy loosening up and I’m feeling more resourceful.

In fact, I’m back to being excited about this next chapter in my life!

Questions for your Reflection Time:

  • How does the Doubt Vortex show up for you in your life and business?
  • Do you end up spending so much time ruminating and worrying in the Doubt Vortex that you never move forward with your big idea or dreams?
  • What is the price you pay for this?
  • What if you brought your Nurturing Parent into the discussion? What would she say to you right now?
  • What’s that first Lily Pad step you could courageously take?
  • Where could you be curious?

Let me know how your reflection questions go! I would love to hear about your process.


Are you ready to shift those limiting beliefs, align your energy and open up your Field of Potentiality for greater, richer, more sustainable success?

The core focus of our work together starts with alignment.

Imagine creating alignment of your energy, power and focus so that you are wide open to the field of possibilities and flow is a daily way of life, rather than feeling pressure to constantly be hustling for results.

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

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.

You can believe in attraction principles but if you are still holding beliefs and energy that hold you back from speaking your message and passion fully, sharing your truth, being visible and actually making great money…then all the positive thinking won’t really work…or it’s working a very low level.

So much more is possible for you.

Believe me, I’m a huge Law of Attraction fan and have been for decades. I’ve always done well in my business….but I’ve also always had bigger dreams of changing more people’s lives and making an even bigger difference. Of making bigger money so I can fund my dreams of travel, a beautiful house by the water and knowing I’m going into retirement years (whatever THAT means) with loads of options instead of limited possibilities. The more I clear my disempowering beliefs, calm my nervous system and align my image of being a woman who lives by the water (for example)…well, that’s what I’m stepping into at the end of the summer!

The opportunities, the synchronicities, the ideas and the inner power and courage to create opens up!

If you are ready to immerse in shifting your field of energy – inside and out and creating the business and life of your dreams..let’s talk about working together!

I have an opening for one private client in July. This could be you!

This is about allowing your Souls Work. Stop listening to all the “shoulds & hustle” messages . Let’s be more discerning about your marketing strategies and business model.

Let’s start with how to calm your nervous system so you are in alignment with your thoughts, choices and actions for a more fuller success…and let’s face it…it’s way more fun too!

Together we can liberate your voice, power, and mission so you can grow a business that provides you the freedom you desire, meaningful work and the income to fund your dreams.

I specialize in working with passionate ripple makers, who are good at their work, and want to change more lives without creating a maddening marketing machine, but know you’re playing small and can’t quite figure out their way around that!

Reach out and we will set up a time to talk about your Soul Work, your Infinite Field, shifting the blocks and let’s dive into what’s possible! (just send me an email!)


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

June

Thursday, June 17
2pm ET
Interview Series and Podcast guest Mastering Your Money Mindset Series

Want to join us for a conversation about Money & Business? Dr. Davia Shepherd is interviewing me as part of her Mastering Your Money Mindset series. I can’t wait to share more on Thursday, 6/17, at 2pm ET!
Register here!

Friday, June 18
Get It Done Day! 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

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea 
– Want to get on the waitlist?
Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is back! This will be a place 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.