I know your business is fueled by your passion.
The BIG LOVE for the work you do…
The HUGE DESIRE to change people's lives…
The HUNGER to share your gifts and be seen…
The BIGGER IMPACT you crave by touching more people's lives!
The biggest frustration I see is how to make that BIG WAVE of PASSION tangible. I mean... what do you do on a daily basis to make that passion real?
That's where The Passion Project comes into play in your business.
Imagine selecting ONE project to funnel that passionate message into… what would be different in your business?
Imagine having one project that will help put you on the map in your market!
You will finally stand apart. Be noticed. Be talked about.
But where do you start? Which project is the RIGHT project?
I want to help YOU find YOUR Passion Project at my Ignite Your Joyful Business workshop taking place in Atlanta on Friday, April 27.
The workshop is a new Passion Project for me.
Talk about affordable local Atlanta area meetings! If you're in the area, you won't want to miss this!
I'll help you get connected to your passion. Then, we'll discover your Passion Project... the vehicle/structure/project that is going to make that passion real. And you'll have an opportunity to connect and network with other like-minded women entrepreneurs who are discovering their Passion Projects, too .
Want to read more about ideas for Passion Projects and how to sign up? (Don't miss your coupon savings below!)
You can have all the passion in the world, but until you do something bold and creative with that passion, the people who need and want someone like you will never know you are there! (Oh, sad, sad story! We don't want that!)
If you're in the Atlanta area or want to be (it's not too hot down here yet!), you don't want to miss this amazingly affordable, fun, creative, and... yes, passionate workshop.
Date: Friday, April 27th
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: The Workspot – Downtown Duluth
It's only $40 for the workshop, and if you sign up by Tuesday, April 17, you can save $15 off the already waaaaay-low price. Just use coupon PASSION to immediately get your $15 discount.
Let's find where your sweet spot of passion is and bring it out into the world!
I just had to share one more cool event from my way creative colleague and ArtellaLand.com founder, Marney K. Makridakis.
In a few weeks, I'll be participating in the Virtual Blog Tour for the release of her new book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life.
This book is BEAUTIFUL. CREATIVE. FUN. PRACTICAL.
(You have to get it just to be inspired about what you can do with a book - plus it's just a really helpful book for us creative thinkers.)
In the meantime, to celebrate her book launch, Marney is leading The Creating Time Mega Event... three FREE weeks of inspiration as people all over the world will come together and welcome the ending of time as we know it... and the beginning of an exhilarating new life!
This event will shift you from ever saying again, "I wish I had more time."
Not having "enough time" is one of the things that holds us back from living the lives we were born to live. I see this all the time in my work, and I imagine that you do, too!
The Creating Time Mega Event is FREE, and it all starts April 2, 2012 and runs for three amazing, life-changing weeks.
Do you know what the biggest hurdle is in creating sales pages?
Think about an upcoming program or product you're getting ready to promote. It's now time to write the sales page.
What stops you?
I know... I've heard it all.
"I don't really wanna do it" --- "It's hard" --- "I don't know how" --- "I'm SO afraid I'll be salesy." --- "It's just not fun!" --- "But what if it doesn't work?" --- "What if it isn't good enough?" --- "To be good enough - don't I have to sell my soul?"
These old stories keep you stuck.
They keep you from ever getting started.
Most clients I know get so busy with these stories that they don't even try.
Getting started is the biggest hurdle to creating a sales page. Once you get started, believe it or not, the ideas start to flow... a sales page emerges... you get more ideas... you tweak.... you add.... you delete... you reorganize.... and you get back that excitement about putting your work into the world!
TIP: Want an easy way to get started? Just start gathering information. You never start by actually writing the sales page… you gather first! (even if you think you do - at least mentally you're gathering fodder to start writing with later).
TAKE ACTION: Gather photos of you or your product.
Gather compelling words and phrases.
Brainstorm your customers' pains and dreams.
Look at the checklist we sent out yesterday, pick one item, and start gathering things you need.
It's hard to do it alone… that's what my clients tell me, and it's why I wrote and created The Business Goddess's Guide to Creating Powerful Sales Pages.
If you liked this quick yet powerful tip, then you'll love the information-packed system with a handbook, checklists, visualization, examples, interviews...
I'm known for easy ways to shift your energy and get you started - that's what you'll find here!
And when you order the Business Goddess's Guide to Creating Powerful Sales Pages, you get a FREE 60-minute sales page consultation with me as a bonus.
I'll give you feedback to get started on your sales page or review what you've already created to make it better! That alone is a $297 value!
But this special bonus is only good if you order by tomorrow, Thursday, March 29.
Let's make your sales pages beautiful, creative, and successful - and easy!
Look at what my friend, Michelle PW, a renowned copywriter, shared with me about which sales pages are more successful:
Does this surprise you?
I've been a proponent of making sales pages engaging, compelling, creative, and beautiful for years.
Especially if your audience is women.
I mean... do YOU like to read ugly sales pages? Not me! I'm more engaged when the page looks beautiful and pulls me in....
So how do you make your sales pages beautiful and engaging to authentically promote your products, programs and services?
TIP: To make your sales pages beautiful, pay attention to other people's sales pages YOU like. Why do you like them? Is it the colors? Use of graphics and photos? White space? Formatting? Font size?
TAKE ACTION: Now that you've analyzed other sales pages, what one change you add to your own?
If you liked this quick tip, then you'll love the information-packed Business Goddess's Guide to Creating Powerful Sales Pages system, with a handbook, checklists, visualization, examples, interviews...
And lots of ways to make your sales pages beautiful and powerful!
And I'm doing something I haven't done before... when you order the Business Goddess's Guide to Creating Powerful Sales Pages, you get a FREE 60-minute sales page consultation with me as a bonus.
You don't have to create sales pages alone! I can give you feedback to get started or review what you've already created! That alone is a $297 value!
But this special bonus is only good if you order by by this Thursday, March 29.
Let's make your sales pages beautiful, creative, and successful!
You may have noticed that I write... a lot. There are weekly Friday Joy Infusions, articles, inspirational blog posts, emails about cool things my colleagues are doing, sales pages, campaign emails... And that's just what YOU see. What you don't see me writing are books, future blog posts, program materials, responses to private emails, and the like.
It might look easy. It might look as if words are pouring out of me. You might like what you read – and feel like it really resonates with you.
How do I do that? How do I write what I write so that you actually read it, resonate with it, and want more by taking action? Either by answering a question, clicking on a link to find out more, to buy a product, or even saying yes to flying in for a retreat?
It's because I write from my soul.
I tap into what my audience (that's you) needs and wants to hear. And I want to be authentic doing it.
It's not as easy as it looks. You can’t just flip a switch or load an app to write from your soul! (Cool idea though!)
I couldn't do it the way I do without the guidance of Dawn Goldberg and her Writing From Your Soul process. Yes, as you may know, she's my business manager, but she's been working with language and the writing process all her life. Together, we use her Writing From Your Soul process to write all the amazing stuff that runs my business.
Yes…you can write from your soul IN your business. It’s not just for fiction books, poems and self-help books!
Writing from Your Soul in your business will help you connect at a genuine, deep, rich place with your clients, and you’ll feel proud to share your business with the world!
I so believe in the work she is up to that I wanted to share Dawn’s Writing From Your Soul private packages with you! As you can imagine, she only has a limited number of spots available to work privately with her.
I love her tagline: Be Bold, Be Brazen, Be YOU! So, if you want to bring more YOU in your business writing, make more of an impact, write compelling marketing material, Write From Your Soul with Dawn.
You can check it out here and sign for your own private session Write From Your Soul – and see what that does for your business!
I can’t wait to see what you are up too!
As you’ve noticed, telesummits are all the rage, and you might be thinking about how you could host one in the upcoming year.
You’ve also undoubtedly noticed that there's a great way to do them, and a not-so-great way to do them.
My good friend and southern belle companion, Ellen Britt from MarketingQi, has led over 11 telesummits – all very successful, creative and very collaborative!
As part of Ellen’s mastermind group, I and the rest of the group have convinced Ellen that she is so great at this that she MUST put together a short program for our clients for how to lead successful telesummits.
So if you'd like to learn to create your own telesummit, make it authentically reflect your brand, help you build your list, AND be a unique experience that your tribe will WANT To attend, see what Ellen has to say...
(Literally, see what she has to say - she records these great videos - in her car, no less. If nothing else, you'll have fun listening to her lovely southern accent. Plus, she has more experience putting on telesummits than anyone else!)
Plus, you'll get her top three secrets on telesummits!
And to just go straight to the meat, register for Ellen's 4-part Live Telesummit Training Course, Telesummit Success Secrets starting November 22nd, at http://www.marketingqi.com/laura and use coupon code ORANGE to save $100.
Here's to a great telesummit!
This is a telesummit with a twist! It’s connected to raising awareness and money for a special organization (that’s the Santa gift part!).
Before I share the telesummit info: Here’s how I think about telesummits… sometimes they can be just plain overwhelming with all the speakers and info. But just think… if you listen to even ONE interview and gleam ONE nugget of much needed inspiration or practical idea – your whole day could shift – maybe even your whole business!
So – look for your ONE big shift!
OK, here’s the lowdown on this cool event…
I’m sharing the virtual stage with 20 other experts at The Santa Coach Event. During this virtual event, we’ll share with you how we uncovered our true calling and how we managed to bring it to life in a major way.
You'll gleam golden nuggets whether you are finding your way or you already have a successful business and want to go bigger!
In this series of free calls, you’ll learn how successful coaches and entrepreneurs have discovered how to convey their unique gift and reach their target market.
This event will bring you 20 amazing experts who will share with you how they DID it.
|Annmarie Cross||Christiane Holbrook||Christine Gallagher||Christine Kloser|
|Gina Bell||Kalyn Raphael||"ME" Laura West||Marilee Ann Snyder-Nieciak|
|Meredith Liepelt||Natalie Sisson||Sandra Martini||Sarah Newton|
|Shannon Cherry||Shawn Driscoll||Simon Jordan||Stacy Karacostas|
|Stephanie Pollock||Therese Skelly||Tracy Lawton||Zahra Efan|
So, look for who you want to learn from. EXPECT a golden nugget that will help you transform your business!
All you have to do is register (for FREE!) to claim your spot. So join me in the joyful adventure at www.santacoachevent.com.
P.S. The event starts Monday, November 14, so sign up now so that you don't miss a thing! Be sure to let me know YOUR gold nugget!
I never fail to be inspired by Oprah and Ali Brown.
Oprah talks to us as women, encouraging us to find our calling, to follow our joy, and to live the life we are meant to live!
Ali Brown (I just got back from her powerful Shine Event in Dallas, Texas!) encourages us to embrace that we are women of influence. It's by simply following our calling, truly reveling in our joy and shining our light in our businesses and our lives that we influence others. From our children, to our husbands, to our friends, to our clients and beyond.
These messages so speak to me.
I have been on a mission since I was a teenager to honor our feminine energy and strengths. It may have looked like I moved away from that calling in my corporate days when the masculine qualities of logic, focus and quick decisions were revered. One of the gifts of those days was that I left corporate knowing there HAD to be a way to include joy in business.
I knew in my soul that what lights us up, that work we are put here to do and is ready to move through us, is powerful. By accepting our own creative power, we will change lives. We are women of influence.
Or, to say it another way, we are the ones we have been waiting for.
If this message lights up your heart and touches a place in you that is yearning to get out…aching to show up bigger and brighter… then I invite you join me and a small group of other creative women entrepreneurs who are ready to play their bigger game.
The thing is (I know this from experience) that we can't always do this alone. It's hard to see what's getting in your own way. So during the Business Goddess Bigger Game event, these two days will help you identify where your creative power lies and what is blocking it.
You can read all the details here… it's coming up quick (November 15 and 16)… I'm leading a small group coaching intensive in Atlanta, GA.
If you are ready to put your work into the world in a bigger way and want some support in igniting your creative power, then this will be the perfect place for you.
Read on… and be sure to register by Wednesday when I close out registration for this event.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me back (just hit reply - it's that easy!) and ask!
I look forward to hearing more about what you are being called to put out into the world!
Not sure where to start, but you know something needs to shift?
Here’s my model for what I use when my clients (or even I) need a big shift: These are the 10 Creative Power Centers that, when ignited with intention and your creative energy, will expand (not constrict) your business:
As you look at each Creative Power Center, which one calls to you?
What area do you need more Creative Power?
Where are you yearning to show up bigger?
What Creative Power Center would allow you to re-ignite your business, your passion, your enthusiasm... your Bigger Game?
It’s a small intimate group of creative women entrepreneurs who are ready to tap into their creative power in a bigger way… want to join us? The deadline is coming up fast – Wednesday, November 9.
PS: Email or call me if you would like to talk about this exclusive event and see if it's right for you!
Laura Howard West is a certified professional coach, writer, speaker and the President and Chief Creative Officer of The Center for Joyful Business. She is the creator of The Joyful Business Guide™, a business attraction system blending law of attraction principles with smart business designed for solo-entrepreneurs and business owners.