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.

Come to the 2018 Florida Creativity Conference

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Florida Creativity ConferenceCome to the 2018 Florida Creativity Conference and you’ll be able to find the session that makes your heart go pitter-pat.

Maybe it’s me presenting how to claim and create your unique thought leadership, Michael Kline helping you change the way you feel, or Phyllis Mufson showing you the way to your reason for being, or maybe you’re ready to get personal with Nicole Serra.

Whatever your heart desires, you’ll find it at #flcreativity so register today at http://www.flcreativity.com/2018-registration/.

Laura

Celebrating 17 Years, Remembering My 1st Email… and Other Stories

by Laura West.

I’m so proud to say I’ve been in business as a coach for 17 years!

Happy Anniversary to the Center for Joyful Business!

I made that leap in 2001 from my corporate Marketing VP position with all the travel, benefits and six figure income into my unknown passion – I knew I was passionate about the power of coaching but wasn’t sure how the business was really going to play out!

Over the last month, I’ve been reflecting back through the years to those pivotal moments and all the different learnings.

I thought I’d share some of those with you…

* I will always remember sending my first email. I was announcing my new coaching business to about 100 of my friends, family and former colleagues from my corporate job. This was before I had a shopping cart or list manager so I had them loaded into Outlook and was sending these emails by hand in batches while hoping they wouldn’t get blocked since I was sending to so many people. I distinctly remember staring at the SEND button on my email. I was so full of JOYFEAR – feeling both excited, nervous, scared, and on fire! I remember finally telling myself to stop thinking about it and just do it. And with that email I felt officially launched.

* I can remember being signed up for my coach training certification program (hello – fellow CTI community!) and I had to have 5 clients to “practice” on. I was quaking in my heels wondering where I was going to get clients before my February 1st start date. Fortunately, my passion and courage prevailed and I enrolled clients. My very first client was a VP of Marketing colleague I used to work with from a different company. It was such an incredible thought that someone else believed in my message and in me enough to say YES to working with me.

* My very first teleclass had only 3 people signed up. I remember panicking, thinking it wasn’t enough to have an interactive class. So I cancelled the class. I called all 3 people and ended up enrolling 2 of them in private coaching! You will always have to get creative and find ways of making lemonade!

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