{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} What will you allow yourself to create today?

For those of you in the United States…I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend. I’ve been “in town” around Atlanta. I’ve been looking at my furniture in my storage unit and reconnecting with my furniture! I’m making plans to move at the end of the summer and need to figure out what I have!

I came to live with my Dad “in the country” after my mom passed and Covid hit. It was only going to be for a few months, and it’s been over a year. That’s 2020 for you!

I’ll keep you posted on how I am creating the next chapter!

I only have 2 more spots left for October’s Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea. We will gather at a beautiful oceanfront house – where the dolphins love to play! If you’ve lost your joy, know there is something coming but aren’t sure what it is and want to open up that creative flow – this is the perfect incubator!. You can find out the juicy details and hear the stories from the amazing women business owners here.

Meanwhile enjoy today’s article encouraging you to create every day! …just because it feels good. It will do wonders for your life AND your business!

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


Create Something Today!

I’ve been working with several clients on opening up their creative expression in their business. Using their creativity to communicate messages of love, healing and transformation.

The problem is that they want to create but they don’t. They mean to. They’re fixing to do it. Any day now…

Can you relate to this powerful desire ? And to this mysterious vapor of commitment?

What I know for sure is that creativity fires up more creativity. When you feel the brush lay down a stroke of paint, your nervous system relaxes and new ideas come to you!

When you surrender to baking a favorite dessert, just because you love to bake, it soothes your soul and effervescent creation energy!

The key is to create for no reason other than it feels good.

You have to have an area of your life where you get to do your creative dance with the universe – paint, art journaling, guitar strumming, poetry writing, gardening, making a playlist of favorite songs, cooking, writing…whatever your heart desires.

When you allow yourself to relax and play you open up the creative flow.

Once the creative flow is, well, flowing…the inspirational energy calls in the ideas for the perfect article, inspiration for that fb live or writing that sales page.

It’s right there.

Waiting for you.

You opened the door to Creative Flow just by doing something that felt good to your soul.

You still have to sit your butt down and start writing/strumming/layering/digging.

What will you allow yourself to create today?


Are you ready to open up your Field of Potentiality?

The core focus of our work together is alignment.

Creating alignment of energy, power and focus so that you are wide open to the field of possibilities rather than solely focused on hustling for results. From this place you are so much more potent and so much more is possible with ease and joy!

I have openings for one more private client starting in June – Isn’t it time for us to work together to help shift your field of infinite potential?

This is about allowing your Souls Work. Stop listening to all the “shoulds & hustle” messages.

It’s overwhelming. It actually closes our heart instead of opens our heart to what’s possible.

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.

Reach out and we will set up a time to talk about your Soul Work, your Infinite Field, and what’s possible! (just send me an email!)


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

June

Wednesday, June 2
Monthly Workshop: Newsletter Magic – How to fall in love with your newsletter again!
Join me for the monthly Marketing and Mindset workshop in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, June 4
It’s baaaack!
Pop Up Soul-preneur Café – Atlanta
Alons’s Bakery, Peachtree Dunwoody
9:30 – 11:30 am ET

Join me and other successful soul-preneurs for rich conversation and connection! It’s free…just rsvp and let me know you’re coming so I can save you a space! We’ll talk abundance, flow and your soul work! (just reply to this email!)

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
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! 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 of amazing clarity, transformation, new projects birthed, mindsets shifted… and then reach out and set up a conversation with me to talk retreat possibilities!

Only 3 spots left! Want to talk about the details and see what’s possible?

{Marketing Magic} Scripting your wildly amazing business & life…

Happy Monday to you!

Sending you a warm hug to welcome you into this fresh new week!

Have you been able to get outside lately? I’ve been doing a lot of writing, creating, dreaming and zoom calls from the deck! We have been having an amazing warm, sunny gorgeous spring.

I’ve also been scripting like crazy!

I’m super excited to share with you how I go about Scripting. I’m starting to write a new chapter in my life book. This is how the next chapter comes to life!

This is a powerful tool in your toolbox! Scripting your amazing life and business will help open up new ideas, perspectives, possibilities and confidence!

I invite you set aside some time to dream, script and embody your new image of yourself!

In your wildly successful business script, are you leading retreats? It’s probably the most common dream in my client’s scripts.

So…What better way to get into the energy and start learning about how to lead retreats then to attend one yourself!

I’m leading my next Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea in October. It’s right on the oceanfront on the shores of Virginia – where the dolphins love to play! This will be a great place to rejuvenate and reinvent your business. You can find out the juicy details and hear the stories from the amazing women business owners here.

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


Scripting your Success!

Scripting is one of my favorite and most powerful practices!

Here’s my scripting process for creating my own wildly successful life and business. Yes, it’s about claiming what wildly successful looks like for you!

I tend to go in spells where I will script a lot. This is especially when my business and I are going through a growth spurt. That’s when I script every day.

Think of scripting as though you are writing a script for a movie of your life as it is unfolding right now.

You are literally giving the universe a script for your most amazing success. I guarantee it won’t necessarily unfold exactly like your script, but will lead you in the direction of growth and expansion! The universe is very creative!

Here are some ideas to get you started in creating your own script for your own wildly amazing business and life:

  1. You are describing your life as though you are writing about future self – right now. Be her (or him) now. She’s writing this!
  2. Let yourself dream and imagine. Your imagination is the paintbrush for you soul to flourish!

  3. Write it in the present tense. As though it’s happening right now.
  4. Write acknowledgements (accolades) for what you have already accomplished. Write it from a place of FEELING good about your creations, celebrations and successes.
  5. Add in what you are in the process of creating so that it feels active and alive. “Today I love that I get to….”
  6. Include creations for your business but also include what being successful has allowed you to do and be in your life. How is your business success impacting your life?
  7. Give it realness and depth by adding in how you are taking care of yourself – your health, self-care, energy and positive attitude.
  8. Make sure you include how you can easily afford help to support your wildly successful life and business. What does that look like for you? A chef, landscape help, a nanny, a virtual assistant team, a personal assistant, a coach, contractors who built your retreat center! Let yourself dream full out and align with what feels good!
  9. Have fun with it. Make it playful, real and engaging, rather than stiff and professional.
  10. Let it be over-the-top alive and full of feelings and emotions! You get to go all out with juicy descriptive feelings. (did I mention you get to have fun with this?!)

Here are some of my favorite scripting prompts:

(start with these prompts and let the images and words flow…)

  • I am so loving…
  • I am celebrating…
  • I am in wonder and awe of my life. I am appreciating…
  • I can’t believe how easily I…
  • I love the support I received from…
  • Today I love that I get to…
  • I am so appreciating the flow of money in my life. It’s allowing me to easily…
  • I see how I am truly supported by the universe. The most magical thing happened…
  • Isn’t it amazing how easily this idea came to life…
  • I know my unseen friends (guides, angels, god, universe) have been supporting me because…
  • I love the intuitive messages I’ve been receiving…

Bring in all aspects of your life and how everything in your life is supported when your business flourishes! Your relationships with family, friends and partner and how they are supported. Your health and vitality. Money, wealth, abundance and stewardship.

I like to get myself in the mood to dream, believe and create! Move your body or read something inspirational to open up the imagination.

You can write a long big juicy script and then throughout the week write little snippets about your day – as though it’s already amazingly successful! Allow yourself to write about “success” in a way that speaks to you – make it personal to what really, truly calls YOU!

This practice alone can change everything for you. It will open up new ideas, new levels of confidence and conviction and whole new perspectives about what’s possible for you. And then you can’t help but take new aligned actions as the universe supports your unfoldment.

Let me know how it goes! I love to hear how you are calling in your possibilities!


Are you looking for a soul-aligned business coach?

I have openings for two private clients starting in June – Isn’t it time for us to work together?

Are you ready to expand your Souls Work? 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.

Reach out and we will set up a time to talk about what you are up to and what’s possible! (just email me!)


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

May

May 26 & 28
Private Client Creative Business Retreat

June

Wednesday, June 2
Monthly Workshop: Newsletter Magic – How to fall in love with your newsletter again!
Join me for the monthly Marketing and Mindset workshop in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, June 4
It’s baaaack!
Pop Up Soul-preneur Café – Atlanta
Alons’s Bakery, Peachtree Dunwoody
9:30 – 11:30 am ET

Join me and other successful soul-preneurs for rich conversation and connection! It’s free…just rsvp and let me know you’re coming so I can save you a space! We’ll talk abundance, flow and your soul work! (just reply to this email!)

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
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! 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 of amazing clarity, transformation, new projects birthed, mindsets shifted… 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:

I am a business owner who has chosen success!