{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.

{Marketing Magic} Are you putting a lid on abundance and flow?

Hello & Happy Monday to you!

I’m excited about this week. My second Creating from Flow program is attracting the most amazing coaches, healers, leaders and change makers! I am imagining their Passion Projects this summer. One that is a creative expansion of their business and one that is focused on the expansion of their Be-ing.

If you are intrigued by Creating from flow, don’t wait. It’s filling up fast and tomorrow if the early bird deadline for saving some $. Let’s talk if you are interested and I can answer your questions and we’ll see if it’s a good fit for you!

I’m also excited to share today’s article is about where do you limit your abundance and joy…and therefore your success? I have a great story from my apartment search last week to highlight how sneaky this withholding of abundance we do to ourselves can be.

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


Where do you limit your abundance, joy and success?

Last week I went on a trip to my hometown looking to move back to create a life by the ocean. I met a girlfriend there for a long weekend and we toured my list of apartments and condos I had found online.

The funny thing is, I already knew which place I wanted. There is a new luxury apartment complex that opened last year on the inlet leading to the Chesapeake Bay, not far from the ocean. (water access everywhere!)

Instead of listening to my inner wisdom wisdom of what I already knew my soul wanted, I needed to tour all sorts of other properties and debate the logic of choosing the luxury apartment!

This apartment complex is about creating a community of people who want to connect, create relationships and be active in nature, walking on trails, sunrise kayaking, meeting in their yoga studio, etc.

It’s so in alignment with what I want the next chapter of my life to be all about!

And yet, I resisted.

I debated.

I had to prove it was worth it. They have a co-working space AND a beautiful conference room I can use for free for my private client retreats so I’ll save money there, right?!

While this business use and savings of the co-working space is true – there was something bigger going on underneath all of the pros and cons.

It really was about me honoring my desires. Because I want to. Because it feels good.

I want to be in the beautiful, inspiring apartment with an engaged and active community because this is what I want.

Period.

That’s enough. I don’t have to justify what I want.

And neither do you.

You get to want what you want because life is meant to be enjoyed.

When you are in your flow of joy…it’s crazy attractive and fun!

Before your Inner Protector swoops in and starts saying that you can’t do whatever you want…what about money, what about others?

Just BE with what you want a little longer.

Without shutting it down.

Keep breathing and stay open to what you want.

Then allow yourself to look for the essence of what you want underneath the form.

What I really want…I’m tired of living in places that are good but are not an extraordinary fit for me. I want beauty, safety, inspiration, connection, community, to feel supported, to have ample space and to feel happy when I walk into my home sanctuary and also to know I have room for my business and guests.

This new apartment supports me in living in this abundance.

What a lesson in allowing abundance and flow. In allowing myself to have what I really want.

What about you?

Where do you put the lid on abundance, joy and success in your business? In your life?

Do you stop yourself from creating the program of your dreams because it’s too “out there”?

Where do you stop yourself from charging what feels really good and supportive?

What about in your marketing? Do you keep trying to do other people’s formulas thinking that they know better? What if you allowed yourself to trust your intuition, wisdom and creativity?

Do you stop yourself from planning that amazing retreat you’ve been dreaming of leading for years? Things are opening up…why not now?

Where do you have a lid on what you are willing to receive?

What I know for sure is that when I allow myself to look underneath the form and truly acknowledge what I really desire then the abundance opens up. When I allow myself to accept the abundance and joy then my success expands.

I’d love to hear what you are noticing? Where do you limit your abundance, joy and success?


I’m super excited about my second Creating from Flow program. Flow is about lifting the lid off what is possible for you. Not in a way that is pushing and forceful but in a way that about alignment, ease and grace.

This is the key to Flow: Aligning from your core with your energy, owning your unique Beautiful Brilliance to find your Soul Voice and allowing yourself to be guided by what the universe wants from you. This is your Soul Work.

Together in Creating from Flow we support you in practicing the skills of accessing your intuition and deep creativity as you start to discover and own your Soul Work.

Take a look at this supportive program and if it makes your heart expand and you hear the voice that says…YES, this is the way. Then let’s talk.

Creating From Flow Program

Don’t wait! Over half the spots are taken. PLUS, the early bird deadline is Tuesday, may 4th! So, go ahead and sign up for an appointment to talk with me about Flow. We’ll see if it’s the right fit and get you creating from a whole new deeper place.


Client Love: Elaine Alpert, MindPeace Miracles

When I joined Creating from Flow, my plan was to revamp my online program—very practical. But after a couple of months that seemed way too small. The scary idea of writing a book came up again, but this time it felt really possible. I turned it into an experiment: I’ll say YES to writing the book and see what happens.

Laura kept holding the space for a bigger vision for me and my business, one that I had buried under “too much to do and too little time.” Which had nothing to do with pushing and everything to do with allowing and trusting. Who really does that as a business coach, and gets big results? Laura is the real deal, I trust her business savvy and her intuitive, creative side. She even helped to name my book, which launches in a few weeks! I’m just different now… this whole experience required me to fully own my voice and leadership!


Opportunities to Create & Grow with Laura

May

Creating from Flow
We start May 10th!
Early Bird Special: Ends Tuesday May 4 so let’s talk today!

This is a special five-month program for Big Ripple Makers (that’s YOU)! The theme of this Flow program is about attracting and receiving abundance. You’ll create a Passion Project to expand your business while cultivating Flow to open up your intuition and deep creativity.

If you’re looking for a way to grow your business from the inside out, you’ve found the place! Flow program includes – Group coaching, Sangha Circle masterminds, Soul Work Happy Hours, Flow Immersions and more!

Check out the program details here and how to sign up for a Flow phone call with me.

Coach and Profit Gift Giveaway
May 4-16
Are you a coach or use coaching skills in your business? You’ll want to check out these amazing tools and resources to help you grow your business. You can get my new Energy JAM!

June

Friday, June 18
Get It Done Day! Virtual Retreat

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
Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is back! This will be a place to fill up your soul and spirit of you and your business! You can check out the details here.

If you are interested, let’s have a conversation and I’ll fill you in on the rest! Since it’s an intimate group setting, registration is only by interview to make sure this is a right fit for you and everyone participating.

Read the information, bask in the photos and stories and then reach out and set up a conversation with me to talk retreat possibilities!

BTW, Half of the spots are taken for in this small intimate retreat so don’t wait, ok?


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

More and more I am finding my soul voice and sharing it easily.

Your Business Speaks to You…

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TattoosHave you noticed that your business tries to get your attention?

Your business has a message for you.

It might be trying to get your attention to say that it feels stagnant and stuck. You know it when you feel repelled from the computer to write that article. It might mean that something needs to shift. You will feel the slow down or resistance in your own body and emotions.

Perhaps it’s jumping for joy and trying to get your attention that there is a new body of work that wants to emerge! You may notice amazing synchronicities and messages from people that reinforce an ‘aha’ that you just had!

Your business might be trying to tell you that yes, indeed it wants to expand and first, your systems need to be upgraded and in place. This happened to me recently where every technology thing was breaking down or screaming for attention – expanded internet, new phone, new printer, password hell, mysterious circling when I wanted to go to a certain web page.

What signs, signals, and messages is your business sending you?

A great way to discover this is journal or write a list. Write down all the signs, synchronicities and messages.

Be willing to go deeper than… my computer is slow so I’m just not meant to do this business.

I hear that all too often.

Be willing to go deeper than that typical message.

What does it REALLY want to say?

Maybe that it’s bored with the same message. Or, you aren’t speaking your truth. You need a new environment to work in or to clean the one you are in.

Go deeper.

Remember… the universe is conspiring for our well-being and growth.