{Marketing Magic} Insights and Healings from the Retreat

Welcome to a fresh new month!

It’s hard to believe it’s November already. The year seems to suddenly have sped up!

I am still savoring last month’s 7th Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea! It was so good! So…needed, desired…and long awaited for since we missed last year with the pandemic.

Here is a picture of these beautiful, powerful, passionate business women!

In this week’s article I talk more about the retreat and the insights, shifts and power transformation that happened to create this multi-layered nurturing experience that healed, rejuvenated and reinfused their Soul Work!

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


Insights and Healings from the Retreat

Last week I hosted and led my 7th Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea experience. I am still savoring the heart expanding conversations, connections, the dreams and deep healing that happened on the edge of the ocean and by the light of the full moon.

Mother Nature was in all her beauty as she supported us with a nourishing environment of morning sunrise light shows (each day was a unique every-changing palette of beauty and surprise), beautiful nurturing sunny days and the most amazing full moon shining down on the ocean with sparkles of moonlight radiating a path on the ocean that felt like it led right up to our fairy light drenched deck!

I want to share with you a few of the insights and healing shifts that took place during this magical experience. You can get a glimpse of the retreat but more importantly you can listen for what resonates true for you too right now.

  1. Beautiful environments matter. They help you relax, they open your heart for greater truth and wisdom and possibilities. It’s not something we tend to get in our every day living. We can get moments but getting away into a new beautiful environment allows more to arise.
  2. We need safe places to dream bigger. Whatever bigger looks like for you. It’s very individual. We need places to go to speak these dreams so they start to take shape and come into being. We can see what is wanting to be birthed by being in conversation about it. We get clear about what it is and what it isn’t.
  3. It’s super vulnerable to share these big dreams. We aren’t used to claiming our deepest hearts desires. We have protective walls built around these dreams and we need safe places to try them on, get support and see the ideas and connections sprout.
  4. In sharing our big dreams, we find our voice. Your voice matters. To take up space. To take the time. It matters. When you do this you step into your powerful identity as a leader in your life, your medicine and your work.
  5. Believe in your medicine. Your medicine is your unique vision, gifts, expertise and way that you would create a balm to help heal and contribute to your part of the world.
  6. It takes commitment to stand in the vulnerability of your rebel message. We all have a message based on our contribution of gifts and expertise and it’s freeing to acknowledge that it is a non-traditional approach. That it’s different, maybe even considered weird by some. And THAT is what is needed and will create new solutions to the struggles we see around us.
  7. Make time for magic, fun and creativity. Giving yourself permission to play is what opens up your creativity, reconnects your head, heart and body so you feel wholeheartedly present and powerful!

There’s more. So much more.

And this is a glimpse into what’s possible when you choose to let go of the traditional pushing and pressuring…and allow yourself to experience your true authentic self, your true power and voice!


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 send me an email and we’ll find a time to talk!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

November

Joyful Business Studio
This month’s workshop: Take Back Your Financial Power
Wednesday, November 3

Join me and other supportive like-soul committed entrepreneurs for this month’s workshop in the Joyful Business Studio – your monthly membership program! Details here!

Pop Up Success Café
Wednesday, November 10
9:30 – 11:30 am

I’ll be in town in Atlanta! Let’s get together for rich connection and conversation about growing your biz! You’ll meet other creative, conscious business owners. I hope to see you!! It’s free – rsvp here so I can save you a seat!

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

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-aligned entrepreneur who is ready to radiate my light!

More and More I trust my medicine is needed.

I love feeling free and creative in my business!

{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} 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!