{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!

{Marketing Magic} Are you Excited about Your Offer?

Hello & Welcome to a fresh new week!

My question for you today is, “Are you excited about your main offer?”

Take a moment to check and see if you are feeling enthusiastic about your main package or service. Are you excited about sharing it? If not, why would your clients be? LOL, seriously though.

Know that if YOU are excited, it’s being communicated through your energy, presence and actions(or lack of!). Read on to see what could be happening for you and what to do.

Stay tuned for something special this week…it’s my birthday week and I am excited to share with you my newest vibe shifting product on my birthday! Watch for emails coming from me on Thursday!

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


Are you Excited about Your Offer?

Are you excited about your main service, package or offer?

If not, what’s going on? It’s time to get curious because if you’re not excited then how in the world do you expect to attract clients?

If you find yourself uninspired or even forgetting what your main service is then you definitely want to check in with these four common energy blocks. Then commit to making changes.

Your energy, presence and leadership make a difference!

#1: Is your main offer outdated?

Has the industry changed significantly? Well, actually, what industry hasn’t changed significantly after the last year we’ve all had?

Take a look at your offer and see how you could update what your client’s problems, struggles and aspirations are. Do they have new dreams that they were ignoring before the pandemic and now they can’t ignore any longer? It’s time to include that new yearning and hunger!

People and companies are looking for more support with emotional agility, resiliency and stress management as we all adjust to this new way of being with uncertainty and rapid changes. What could you add to your package to help address these needs. Think: bonus meditations, mindfulness tools, emotional resiliency apps.

Many people are finally at the point where they can no longer compromise their values, gifts and passions. There’s a big opportunity to help your clients get clear on what those inner motivations are and add these components to your offers in a way that makes your work even deeper and the transformation even greater.

#2: You’ve outgrown your Main Offer.

Maybe your core service doesn’t reflect the work you do now. It worked a couple of years ago, but now you’ve changed. Your business evolves as you grow and evolve in your expertise and your Unique Beautiful Brilliance.

For example, if you are studying intuition and spirituality and your offer is 100% practical, then there is going to be a disconnect.

Perhaps you’ve been focusing on bringing more creativity into your life and business and you see there is an opportunity to bring a more creative approach into your business. Make sure you include what this new depth will add to your client’s transformation and results.

#3: Your Best Client Ever (BCE) has changed.

It’s common for your clients to shift and change as your business grows. One of my clients is a Leadership Coach who started out working with professional women. It evolved into a specialty for women in top healthcare roles. Her packages and programs have changed to be more specific for their struggles, opportunities and dreams – both in her descriptions and also by what she includes in her packages.

It’s common when you first start out that you focus on one niche or type of client and then as you become more aware of your passions, strengths, and soul’s path that your clarity about your Best Client Ever increases and you see your sweet spot of impact…and income!

#4: Sometimes you are just bored.

Have you been doing it so long that you get bored with it even though the clients keep coming? You might love your clients but be a bit bored with the same thing over and over.

Now is the time to give your package a makeover! What would make it more engaging for YOU? If you’re not sure – go back and look at the other options above! Your answer is probably that you’ve evolved, your interests, focus and passions have shifted or your clients have.

Now is an ideal time to make a big leap! Create a Dream Offer – You know that package you’ve only dreamed about sharing? Including a retreat to a beautiful location, or like one of my clients who wanted to take men on fishing trips – get them away from work and daily pressures to talk about what really matters. Adding in an intuitive reading, partnering with a colleague who has another expertise.

What would your Dream Offer look like?

So, back to the original question. Are you excited about your Main Offer? If not, what’s going on…don’t let it keep drifting. It’s time to get creative and make a change!

It’ll make you more alive in your business again – which is the uber client attractor factor!


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

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 and 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. Where when you wake up in the morning you can feel your presence in the Universal Abundance Current and you can’t wait to share your gifts to help your clients’ lives!

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 the new marketing paradigm that is available to you. Let go of the hustle and doing what works for someone else. It’s time to lead and market – being Beautifully YOU!

If this sounds intriguing, let’s talk about you, your business and liberating your power, your creativity and your success! Let’s have a call about you’re your soul-led business! No high pressure – it’s a conversation to see what’s possible! Reply to this email and I’ll send you over a calendar link for us to talk.


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

September

Coming September 23 – Happy Birthday to me and YOU get the special celebration!
I am releasing a new product you’re going to love! I just can’t wait to share!

Get your positive vibes on! I know I’m still sharing this little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

October

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 loves sharing my new packages!

More and More I am following my Soul’s Path!

I love feeling excited about my work and how I make a difference!

{Marketing Magic} Change Your Story – Change Your Results!

Hello & Welcome to a fresh new week!

I’ve been having so much fun ordering furniture, decorating and setting up my sanctuary. It’s the first time since my early 20’s where I get to set everything up just for me and my preferences! I feel totally in the JoyFlow of it all!

It’s not always easy moving, especially doing it alone. One thing I know for sure is the stories you tell yourself are your paintbrush. Whether it’s in your business or your life, the stories you tell yourself over and over, create your reality on the canvas of your life!

Read on for today’s article for more about creating your reality…

I filled the last spot in the October Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea, but you can get in on future ones! See below for how to get on the notification list for future retreats.

Oh, and this week is your chance to join us in the Joyful Business Studio! We had a couple new members join us last week. I’ll be leading a workshop this Wednesday with EFT Tapping to help you open up your energy for being seen, and being more visible. You don’t want to miss it!

You can sign up for the Studio here. I offer workshops, group coaching and energy alignment tools every month!

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways this summer to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

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


Change Your Story – Change Your Results!

The story you tell yourself in your head is what you see showing up in your life and your business – every time.

Do you tell yourself that marketing is hard and complicated? When you tell yourself a story over and over, it’s what you start to believe. If you to believe (more often than not) that marketing is hard and complicated, then you start to see hard and complicated marketing everywhere. You’ll see examples of people telling you that you must spend 1000’s on Facebook ads and that you must learn how to create complicated funnels.

Here’s the kicker…then you ACT like it’s true.

When you believe marketing is hard and complicated you are sure to see examples everywhere, then you’ll ACT as though it’s true. Either by spending $$$$ on a course you don’t really want to take and won’t follow through with but you think you should, or you’ll shy away from showing up fully in your current marketing.

You will actually withdraw your energy from your marketing efforts and stop short of doing something new because in your mind marketing is hard and complicated and you play right into the story– so why bother, right?

The ENERGY you show up with is communicated.

The marketing you do with a frustrated – this-isn’t-going-to-work-anyway energy…gets communicated.

In person and online. Emails and videos have energy.

It’s important to catch these sneaky stories because they are shaping your day, and your results…in every moment.

What if you believed that marketing can be surprisingly creative, interesting, and fruitful with ease?

What if you looked for examples, stories, and evidence of THAT story being true? I guarantee you’ll see it everywhere! You’ll overhear stories of success from colleagues and clients – where they are succeeding without the “hard” energy.

You’ll see emails in a new light, you’ll suddenly notice a coach who can help you achieve success in a way that is in alignment with your new belief. (Yes, that would be me! 😉 )

And most importantly, you’ll ACT differently. You’ll believe in the power of your efforts. You’ll show up with a different energy that is open, inviting, and lighter…which is highly attractive. You’ll trust coaches that are in alignment with your new beliefs and stories and not those who are playing into your fears and worries.

I can see this playing out right now for me with my move to this new apartment. The living complex is very focused on creating community. It’s part of why I moved here. (That and the easy access to walks by the marina every morning!)

It would be easy to focus my attention on ego fears that I won’t make any friends, I’m too…shy, old, young, single, quiet…blah, blah, blah…

I can look at all the other people who are talking, the people who are having get togethers by the pool or the grills and feed the story that I don’t belong.

OR….

I can focus on all the community activities as evidence that I’ve moved to the right place.

I can focus on the conversation I had this morning by the marina with the guy who has a dog named Sophie – who is very friendly!

I can acknowledge the relationship with the new couple who moved in on my floor at the same time and she made a comment about setting up her art room! Oh yeah….sounds like my kinda friend!

I can focus on small steps of saying hi, connecting, getting to know people one by one.

I even put out a welcome mat in front of my door that says, “Welcome Friends!”

I’m choosing to live into my intention. To see evidence of my new story!

What is an intention you have where you are feeding yourself a disempowering story?

The first step is awareness. To stop and realize that you are repeating a story that doesn’t serve what you want to create.

Then create a new BELIEVABLE story (not one that is so unbelievable that you’re whole being denys it)…one that has to feel more open and in the realm of possibilities!

Then look for evidence of that new story!

Be prepared to be amazed!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

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

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! 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!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a woman who loves meeting new creative people.

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who loves marketing with ease and creativity!