Categorie: Creative entrepreneur

Mentor with Lau

What will you do for your creative dreams?

This question was an instant ‘fire-starter’ for me. In 2018 I started my own business without knowing exactly what it was that I was going to do and without having a solid business plan. I knew, however, that I wanted to do something with creativity, drawing and being of service to help shape a world of creativity, love, peace and harmony.

By giving myself permission to explore this desire and go on an adventure. By giving myself time to grow and try different things. But most importantly, by giving myself permission to play, have fun and receive support my business is now growing. This is a beautiful and natural process unfolding and it’s there for you too. 

Lau

Do you feel inspired by my story? Do you also have a deep feeling of wanting to go on an adventure and surf the waves of your life? Would you love to enrich your life and the lives of many others by creating from your heART? In a way so that comes naturally to you?

If so, perhaps you’re doubting where to start and how to change. Perhaps you even think it’s too late to make any changes to your life. Or perhaps you know exactly what you want, but you find it hard to bring your beautiful and creative plans into practice.

Laurien Baart


From my experiences as a pedagogue, teacher, mother, surfer and artist, I learned that following your (creative) dreams brings happiness, joy and fulfillment, and that it’s never too late to make a change. I also know that receiving support in the process is essential.

I’d be honored to go surfing with you in ‘the ocean of change’ and see you catch the waves of your life.

If you’re interested and think that I’m the right person to help you click here to read more:


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I look forward to catching waves with you!

Laurien Baart
Laurien Baart

 

 

 

 

 
 

Why going on a solo surf trip was the best thing I did for my business.

I’m running my own business from home and have a 15-month-old toddler. I’m organizing retreats in San Sebastián that weren’t selling. I was wondering why? I realized that I was craving exactly what I was offering. I needed a break. Some sunshine. Vitamin sea. Surfing. Good food.

It was a big thing for me to leave my family for five days. I do not take it for granted that my husband supported my desire and took time off from work to care of our son. I do not take it for granted that other women joined my (virtual) creative retreat. I have deep respect for you.

 

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Self-care is a struggle for many women. Guilt often kicks in as soon as we want to do something that is just for ourselves. Just because we want to relax, let go and have fun. ¨What am I thinking? No way! I don’t have the support I need.¨ is what our inner saboteurs tell us. And there’s always work to do or someone that needs our attention. Especially when you’re a starting female entrepreneur who has a family. Like me.

How on earth was I going to sell retreats when I wasn’t giving myself the retreat I needed? So here’s what I did: I booked a solo surf trip to Morocco. And I organized a free virtual creative retreat for people that wanted to learn how to reclaim their creative side and learn how to live more from their heARTs.

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As an entrepreneur and mom you’re not only responsible for your family and business, but you’re also an example to your loved ones. Your kids, your partner, your friends and your clients. What do you show them when you’re not taking care of yourself? How can you show your loved ones that they’re worth the best, when you’re not giving it to yourself?

I enjoyed life to the fullest when I was in Morocco. I felt my whole body, mind and soul relaxing. I felt nourished by the fresh and delicious meals. I made new friends. I felt refreshed by the ocean. I could let go while practicing yoga. Surfing made me feel alive and connected to mother Earth again. I drew in my sketchbook while the sun was setting and the gorgeous colours of the scenery made me realize that I’m very lucky to be alive. I felt inspired, but most of all I felt freedom & joy.

Because of this experience I feel more passionate than I’ve ever been to continue with my projects. With a grateful heart and sparkling eyes, I’ll follow my inner compass. It tells me to keep going no matter what happens. I know that I won’t give up and I feel so grateful for everything that I’ve learned so far on my creative journey. Progress is always better than perfection, and not trying is losing out.

I’m sharing this with you because my journey can be an example to you. I hope that it inspires to follow your own inner compass. You live NOW and how you’d like to create space for you and your desires is up to you. I hope you realize that you can do so much more than you think. Your heART has what it takes. Live by it!

What’s the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself or for your business? 

With all my love, Lau

 

I’m running my own business from home and have a 15-month-old toddler. I’m organizing retreats in San Sebastián that weren’t selling. I was wondering why? I realized that I was craving exactly what I was offering. I needed a break. Some sunshine. Vitamin sea. Surfing. Good food.

It was a big thing for me to leave my family for five days. I do not take it for granted that my husband supported my desire and took time off from work to care of our son. I do not take it for granted that other women joined my (virtual) creative retreat. I have deep respect for you.

 

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