{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!

{Marketing Magic} No More Writing Marketing Prescriptions

Hello & Welcome to a fresh new week!

I hope you’ve had a lovely long weekend! With summer coming to an end, it’s a bit like savoring the juice of a super sweet orange!

I’ve had my youngest son, Sam in town all weekend. It’s been fun to show him around my new home by the marina. I want him to feel a part of my new chapter here and I can tell he’s excited and glad he came.

Please enjoy today’s article where I share with you how I am no longer writing marketing prescriptions! Read on for what I mean….

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways to find your voice and share your authentic self expression in your business.

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


No More Writing Marketing Prescriptions!

I was tired of writing prescriptions for marketing strategies and tactics that my clients didn’t follow.

Take two and call me in the morning.

Create two Facebook videos and let me know how it goes.

Write a newsletter every week and let me know how you are finally starting to find your voice.

And then nothing happens.

Clients have good intentions. They are all enthusiastic and ready to go but then something happens.

Something almost mysterious.

They lose energy. That enthusiasm and commitment they had on the coaching call fades.

Their inner saboteurs got to work and they find themselves stuck in the Doubt Vortex doubting themselves, doing the 2nd guessing two-step about that brilliant strategy.

Maybe this is you, or has been you one time or another?

It’s because it’s not just about having a good strategy, plan or idea.

Those are a dime a dozen.

It’s about your energy.

Are you truly aligned with the strategy, plan or idea? Or is there something in the way?

One of my clients said she felt schizophrenic! There were so many voices in her head and none of them were really her true voice.

Five years ago I started focusing even more on energy healing and alignment work in my coaching. This is the stuff that is so important.

It’s what helps get your energy into alignment so that you’ll actually take action!

It’s similar to a prescription for symptoms. You can take cough medicine for a cough but it doesn’t address what’s making you cough.

Energy healing and alignment works on your beliefs, your stories, shifting the saboteur hijinks while calming your nervous system.

I see a difference with my clients as they take inspired actions that are in energetic alignment with their dream. They are creating signature programs, being consistent with their newsletter, finding their voice like never before, writing books, and receiving more opportunities like never before.

A client told me that I create the environment for her to flourish!

I’ve been a bit quiet about this deeper work. You get a glimpse every now and again as I talk about creating from flow. But it’s ready to be shared in a bigger way soon.

For now, start noticing how when you are super excited about an idea and when the energy mysteriously dissipates! Stay tuned…


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

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

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!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I create from pure alignment.

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

{Marketing Magic} Giving Yourself Permission

Welcome to a new week of fresh possibilities!

Are you in back to school mode yet? Or are you still savoring the sultry summer? (or if you’re on the other side of the equator, are you enjoying winter?!)

No matter what your rhythm is in your life…I bet you are starting to think about your plans coming up for your business.

My question this week is to think about who you are becoming and where you are holding yourself back? What permission do you need to give yourself to let yourself become who you are meant to be?

See my article below for more thoughts and inquiries…AND for your very own Permission Slip!

This is one of the most powerful exercise you can do for your business expansion right now.

This is also the week for my big move. Giving myself big permission to nourish myself during this time.

More to share….stay tuned!

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

I also want to let you know that I have ONE spot which has opened up for the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea this October. If you are looking for a soul-elixir for your business – this is for you! See below…for more details. I’m sure this one spot will go quick! Reach out so we can talk about it!

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


Give Yourself Permission

Where are you holding back right now?

In your business…are you kinda sharing your voice? Are you kinda stepping into the leadership of your mission and passion?

Take a moment to connect with your Future Self – the YOU – you are becoming.

Notice where you are holding yourself back. (Look for clues in your heart, throat and gut…are they closed or clenched. Are they feeling sad and yearning to express?)

Where could you step into your voice and leadership more fully?

Where in your business or your life could you be more brave?

What do you need to let go of to be more of your true, authentic self?

And, this is a big one…Where in your life are you holding your joy at bay? Keeping that “enjoyment of your joy” small…for fear you’ll be judged, or your exuberance will be stomped on?

What would happen if you gave yourself permission?

I’m getting ready to embrace my dream of moving back to the ocean this week. Early last week I realized I was holding back my excitement, my joy, my dream of possibilities for fear something or someone would squash it.

And that reality won’t be as great as my dream. For fear of being disappointed.

Fear of being disappointed is a big one. The crazy thing is…when you hold back your joy you are more likely to create the very thing you’re afraid of. Holding back your excitement and enthusiasm…means you dim your light.

With your dimmed light you get back an equal vibration…of low level light, energy and power.

You create the very thing you are afraid of.

So, why not give yourself permission to show up fully, powerfully and practice being that YOU!

This week, I’m full on embracing living fully in my flourishing dream and trusting that the universe has my back.

My Future Self has given me permission to trust the Universal Abundance Current and to live from that belief, which means I’ll be curious, laughing a lot, letting go of struggle, and trusting good things are coming my way!

What about you?

What permission does your Future Self want to give you so you can show up more fully, more powerfully, and more authentically?

I have a special free gift for you – download your very own Permission Slip here!

I’d love to see your Permission Slip – if you dare to share! You can share in the Joyful Business Facebook group over here.


One spot just for YOU!

The Creative Business Retreat – is it for you?

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!

You can check out the retreat here.

If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

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

August 23
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! You can check out the retreat here. If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who laughs out loud as I joyfully create!

More & More my future self is taking the lead!