{Marketing Magic} Easy Steps to Your Big YES Dream

Welcome to a fresh new week of possibilities and opportunities to grow and expand!

I keep hearing over and over how Covid is calling so many of us to take a pause and ask what do you really want? What do you really want to be doing with your one precious life? How do you really want to be spending your time in your business?

And, what is the meaningful work you really want to be doing anyway?

Read on in today’s article about how to get out of overwhelm of the Big YES dream of what you really want.

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!

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!


Easy Steps to Your Big YES Dream

I know you have a big dream of a project, goal or intention that makes your heart sing.

It might be a little whisper of an idea right now. That’s often how the Big YES Dreams start out.

You may be in a place of huge clarity.

Either way…when it’s a Big YES dream it’s easy get stalled or stuck. It can feel so big that it’s overwhelming or scary. (or both)

We end up saying…I’ll do it – someday.

And yet, a part of us feels like it’s withering on the vine along with our lingering dream.

The way to take back your power is to break your big dream down into little steps.

Baby steps.

Micro-movements.

Easy, manageable steps you can say YES to!

If you want to write a book, you don’t actually start writing page 1. You break it down into little itty bitty steps!

If you have a Big Yes Dream of publishing a book then start with a brainstorm what your book is about. Mindmap a brain dump of everything that could be in the book so you can organize your thoughts. Pick one of these subtopics and write what you know. You might research on that subtopic. You could research other books on your topic to see what’s already out there and get clear how yours is different.

Breaking your Big YES Dream into baby steps is key to being able to start. The book dream feels more do-able in small manageable steps.

Once you start with these small bite-size steps…then you allow the magic to happen.

New ideas come to you.

You start to find your voice.

Support from unexpected places appear.

Conversations suddenly support your dream.

Inspiration flows.

Your research leads to whole new thought content.

But you have to take that itty bitty step first.

What is your Big YES Dream? Make a list of your bite-size steps. And put one on your to-do list for this week.

And, if you feel like it, share it with me. I love to hear about your Big YES Dreams!


One spot just for YOU!

The Creative Business Retreat – join this amazing group of soul-inspired entrepreneurs!

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!

We have one spot that has opened up. Would you like to have community, connection and coaching at the ocean?

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

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:

More & more I am flourishing beyond my wildest dreams!

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who inspires everywhere I go!

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who says YES to my big dreams!

{Marketing Magic} Give Yourself Business Dream Time

Welcome to a new week of fresh possibilities! It’s like you just received a bouquet of fresh flowers – how are you going to enjoy them this week?!

Late summer is the perfect time for some Business Dream Time. Read on for inspiration. It may be the best thing you can do for your business expansion right now.

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!

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!

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


Give Yourself Business Dream Time

Summer is the perfect time for Business Dream Time! For me, I have been spending an extraordinary amount of time on the deck and on the porch swing just feeling into what wants to happen next. What wants to be born? Really letting myself dream.

When you are at the pool, walking along the ocean, or just sitting on the deck catching an early morning sunrise….let your vision get a little fuzzy and let in the muse.

The key word here is LETTING. Letting yourself be in a state of wonder. Asking…I wonder….

I wonder…what’s possible for the rest of this year?

I wonder…what makes my heart expand and my energy be inspired?

I wonder…what would be fun to create this year?

I wonder…where my business wants to grow next?

I wonder…what am I ready to let go?

I wonder…what movement is waiting for me to lead?

Let the ideas and visions come into your awareness. Don’t shut them down or edit yet. That’s the hardest part…allowing the ideas and possibilities come to you without shutting it down too quickly.

Have your journal nearby so you can free write or mind map the ideas that come to you.

You’ll want to do this more than once. Keep capturing the ideas…big and small.

You never know what idea will come alive and spark action. Or, the universe will deliver synchronicities to support your expansion with this idea.

Once you have some ideas harvested from your Dream Time then you it’s time to pay attention to your energy alignment with each idea. Is this the right time for THIS idea.

THEN…decide which ones are your Big YES Passion Projects for this fall (which also means you have to say NO or NO NOT NOW to some ideas) and create your 90 Day Plan!


One spot just opened up!

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!


Client Love: Susan Convery, Fine Arts Teacher and Creative Adventurer

As a creative person I need a coach who understands the creative process. I looked high and low for someone who would support me with more than spreadsheets and accountability lists. Laura West is THE coach for creatives! She has a gift for building community among her clients, guiding them into their unique and beautiful leadership brilliance, and into creating a business that resonates with their own personal soul mission.

Laura is warm, funny, supportive, empathic and creative in her own right. She is constantly inventing new exercises for her clients to tap into their soul work, to recognize flow and friction and to connect with and support each other while sharing the journey.

Because of Laura’s support I was able to leave a job that didn’t fit anymore, to put my artistic passion projects into the world and to create a new business that feels easy and joyful. Laura has lead me to the conclusion that I am my business and my business is me. What I am creating is who I am. I hope you will allow Laura to work her joyful magic on your business too.


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

Wednesday, August 4
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: 
Let’s Create your Cornerstone Creative Content Strategy to Attract Your Best Clients Ever!

Stop winging your content! This month in the Joyful Business Studio we’ll dive into your Best Client Ever (BCE) and create a content plan designed to attract them to you and your business programs! Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

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-led entrepreneur who loves expanding my business with business dream time!

More & More my imagination fuels my joyful expansion!

{Marketing Magic} Easy and Smart Summer Marketing

Welcome to a fresh, new, juicy week filled with possibilities for expansion, growth and creativity in your business!

I hope you are enjoying your summer time!

I’ve taken many walks – by the lake here and down on the beautiful trails with friends in Atlanta. We also have an abundance of watermelons, cantaloupes, blueberries and peaches! I made my first peach cobbler too!

If you’re like me, you’re looking for each ways to keep your business growing while enjoying some relaxation. Read today’s article for ideas for easy and simple ways to create content for social media, video or your newsletters…from content you already have!

That way you can keep connected to your Soul Tribe AND enjoy your own fruits of the summer!

I also recorded a special video with some additional ideas for creating from what you already have. That video is available over in my Facebook Group. See below for that link too!

Last but not least…if you are looking for a business community to connect into so you aren’t on this entrepreneur journey alone…join us over in the Joyful Business Studio.

There are some workshops coming in the Joyful Business Studio in the next few months that will really WOW and support your business expansion! I’d love for you to join this amazing community! As I often hear – I join for the teaching and coach and stay for the community!

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


Easy and Smart Summer Marketing – Use What You Already Have Created!

In this weird summer of kinda sorta post covid coming out – but maybe we shouldn’t energy…I’m sure no matter how you are feeling about getting out this summer, you are probably feeling that pull of the I-wanna-take-it-easy-summer-energy!

I also know you’ve spent a lot of time and energy growing your business and you don’t want to lose the Flowmentum created so far.

It’s important to stay in touch and stay visible with your Soul Tribe community and yet there is a way to do it that’ll take minimal effort and maximum impact. This is all part of my new Simply. Amplify. approach to marketing.

One of the easiest summer keep-in-touch method is to use content you already have created. I tend to forget all the good, rich content I’ve created for years! How about you?

Here’s some places to look…

  1. Past articles and newsletters – it’s totally ok to recycle or as I like to call it Upcycle! Use something old and give it a new polish! Pull out an old article and make it relevant to your current message or these current times.
  2. Pull out content bites from a class – Every class you teach or when you coach is loaded with content ideas! You can look over your outline and pull out an idea or get your class transcribed at HappyScribe.com. You can usually get 3 – 10 ideas for one article, blog post or live video. Super easy!
  3. Content from speaking engagements – Remember this past year how all meetings and organizations went virtual? The great news is most of those zoom meetings were recorded. Go through the recording (or get your part of the presentation transcribed) and pull out your A-mazing ready-to-go content!
  4. Revive your book or ebook – Remember that book you wrote a few years back or that collaborative chapter you contributed to a book? Many of my clients who have written a book have a tendency to think that once they’ve published – it it’s time to move on. There is a goldmine of content inside! Pull it out and use a content piece from each chapter. You can turn it into easy and quick tips, articles and posts AND it might renew interest in your book too!

For more ideas on how to use what you’ve already created you can watch my Joyful Business Show! It’s available in my Joyful Business Community Facebook group.

Let me know how it goes! I love to hear what easy and simple ideas this article inspired for your creative productivity this summer!


Join me in the Joyful Business Studio!

This is a soulful community of Ripple-Maker business owners who want to grow their business in a soul-nourishing way.

In this creative (and oh-so-affordable) membership program you’ll receive:

  • Connection to an A-mazing community (think: friendships, support, collaborations),
  • Monthly Workshop on marketing/money/money/mojo
  • Monthly Inspiration Call – filled with coaching, creativity and tapping into the Universal Abundance Current

If you are tired of the “hustle-grind-formula pressure model” then you’ll love this elixir of business smarts + creativity + joy + spirituality + integrity + realness!

I know you don’t want to be a full time marketing guru and you want your marketing to be simple and impactful. I’ll share with you how to do that!

When you join us now you get TWO Bonus Guided Meditations:

  • Feel Your Power Meditation
  • Universal Abundance Current Journey

These are powerful meditations to help you align your energy. And you get more of these in the Studio each month!

Check it out and join us for the next workshop: Joyful Business Studio

I hope to see you in the Studio this week!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

Wednesday, August 4
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Let’s Create your Content Strategy to Attract Your Best Clients Ever!

Stop winging your content! This month in the Joyful Business Studio we’ll dive into your Best Client Ever (BCE) and create a content plan designed to attract them to you and your business programs! Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

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

August 23
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 
– We are FULL – Want to get on the waitlist?
Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE 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.


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I love feeling so creative and productive.

I am a woman who makes money while I have fun!

I’m tapped in, turned on and totally aligned with sharing my message!