During my 3-month Creative Power Sabbatical, I upped my commitment to big passion, lots of fun, and easy, creative energy.
One thing I also know for sure is that I love working with strong, powerful, creative women entrepreneurs - in person!
Here's what I'm adding into my business this year!
In person -- Atlanta area -- short and powerful trainings.
TAKE ACTION: If you are near or in the Atlanta area:
Click the link below to send us an email, and we'll be happy to keep you informed of the creative trainings happening in person with me and the Center for Joyful Business!
(Whisper.... there's one of these cool trainings... coming up in a few weeks. Only $40... maybe less if you're watching your email! Be the first to know....)
Lets play with our phone camera and street photography?
I'll share something I've learned personally about taking leaps in your business. If you really want a big shift...you can't keep doing the same thing over and over again. It's not about "do more" harder and faster.
The truth us you have to change it up. Do something different. Be willing to rock your refined schedule, ditch the urgent emergency only actions. Youve got to Take time for you...to grow personally.
Because when YOU leap....your business leaps.(and so does your personal life but I know you probably have to justify this personal creative growth I'm calling you to by making it all about your biz!)
When you open up your creativity within yourself it gets translated in all sorts of ways into your business...more confidence, practicing that muscle of being courageous, creating from the heart, opening up your vulnerability in new exciting ways which are scary and yet make you more accessible and relatable to your clients, readers and fans.
That's why I'm starting off this year with more emphasis on my own creative growth rather than just focusing on business how-tos. (Those are important, but we're talking about how to grow by leaps and bounds).
I want to share a cool creative program I'm going to be a part of. It's called the Photo Essay Project. It's led by Bindu Wiles who is helping me open up my deeper creative reserves in many ways. In this program we are going to take photos with our iPhones and droid mobiles of people around us. Reminescent of street photography we used to see in LIFE magazine. It's part about the creative process but what I'm learning about Bindu it's really about finding mirrors of ourselves within others.
I'll share that for me it sounds like fun and yet I'm scared. Its vulnerable to bring your creative mess, er, process to a group...and yet I know it's a valuable part of being able to break down my own barriers for a deeper sense of connection...with others, myself and the creative spirit.
What I know is that my growth will show up for you too. It'll help me access a deeper wisdom and creative wellspring to be more of service in my life and through my business.
Want to join me for a creative escapade in street photography? I'd love to share about our creative journey..you can check out Bindu's program and let's see where our courageous leaps take us!
[I'm please to share this guest expert article with you from my colleague Adela Rubio…]
Joint venture strategies and tactics aren't rocket science. They're not difficult to grasp, or even implement, though they may take some elbow grease.
Navigating the inner landscape, is another story. More often what holds you back in approaching a potential JV partner is the perception that they are so much further along than you…
They are more successful.
They are well known.
They are experts!
Why would someone who has SO much together want to partner with you? There are plenty of ways to position the answer so that you feel comfortable, and justified, in approaching JV partnerships. There are even tools that you can use to muster up enough energy and confidence, to bridge the momentary gap.
The truth is that nothing is more compelling than certainty… your certainty. Certainty does not live in your intellect, it resides in your being. You could go off on a tangent and find ways to increase your sense of self worth, but you'd be walking on shaky ground. Self worth lacks the substance to sustain profound vision. It is a surface exploration devoid of the depths of your Essence.
Your Essence is not powered by fame, fortune, or fulfilling a legacy. Your Essence is powered by Life and awakens in creative expression, cosmic communion and cascading abundance.
Here are some recommendations for partnering with others who reflect your light:
Life is always in partnership. You are in partnership with your own essence, your partner and your vision. In the end, the only sure thing is YOU and the force that propels you to embody what you are here to do and be.
You are a child of an infinite Universe, here to engage and express your unbounded BEing. Embody your Essence and gift it to the world! The power of partnerships will help you reach more people. The more people that reclaim their light, the sooner we bring a new world into being and that's an extraordinary vision to partner on!
Interested in getting ready for your own Juicy JV's? I'll be sharing details soon on my upcoming Juicy JV Bootcamp where you'll receive training and personal mentoring to help you package your brilliance and set up everything you need to share your message with more people, in less time, through the power of Juicy JV's. Want to know more? Join the early registration list and I'll keep you posted.
Written by Guest Author:
Adela Rubio is a Joint Venture Strategist who helps coaches and creatives share their message and build their tribe using engaging listbuilding strategies. She is an expert at creating experiential online virtual events that position you to free your Unique Essence, share your Authentic Message and power boost your reach with Joint Ventures. Let Adela teach you how powerful partnerships can be. Download Adela's free audio "Creating Powerful Partnerships" at http://adelarubio.com today!
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!
Not sure what's happening in the world, the economy, your business.
Do you throw in the towel or step up to your bigger game?
What you want is to get reconnected to your business, to the passion that inspired your business in the first place.
You need something different.
You want something different.
You're ready for something different.
The Business Goddess Bigger Game 2-Day Coaching Intensive is that different experience you've been looking for. This in-person event will re-inspire you. You'll rediscover the passion in your business. You'll regain your passion and enthusiasm.
Even more, you'll get an infusion of other cool, creative women who are playing their bigger game. What will that do for YOUR bigger game?
You can still get the 2-pay option for this event that will change the way you see and do your business. The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 9.
Step up. Be inspired. Shift your perspective.
P.S. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to talk to me to see if the Business Goddess Bigger Game is for you.
Authentic Rich Success.
Beautifully Alive You.
Like those words? You can have them – even live them – at the Business Goddess Bigger Game 2-day Coaching Intensive in Atlanta November 15th and 16th.
I only have two spots left in this in-person, powerful workshop. Is one of them yours?
You – playing your bigger game – living your joy – feeling your creative power – filled with confidence – making the possibilities a reality.
Note: The deadline for the Get-In-Now pricing is Wednesday, October 26. If you sign up now you can still get the super affordable 3-pay plan.
Join me in Atlanta in November. Feel Your Power. Reconnect to your Joy. Discover the Possibilities.
I hope you’ll join us!
P.S. You can see the powerful video testimonials on the Bigger Game page, but here are a few snippets of the power of the Business Goddess Bigger Game Coaching Intensive for the women who attended over the summer:
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.