Back to the THESE “Basics”

During confusing or hard moments, in anything or with any relationship, go back to the basics (which is not too far back):

Kindness,
mutual respect,
dignity and
civility. . .
white to black,
black to white,
man to woman,
woman to man,
boy to girl,
girl to boy,
grown up to child,
child to grown up,
able-bodied to disabled,
disabled to able-bodied,
**anyone to anything you are not**
kindness, mutual respect, dignity and civility are always en vogue.

T h e s e  are the empowering and loving times I believe we live in.

And this is why we ladies, the mama bears of the earth, the ones who need to make sure the family sticks together (seriously, this is one of our tippity-top purposes), this is why we care, this is why we coach, and this is why we are more active in the world, then maybe we’ve ever been.

Enjoy your business and enjoy your life, Creative Heroine + Mama Bear!

Life is good,

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p.s. Register HERE for MGI’s first complimentary training, Design Your Couture Comeback: Soul, Strategy & Brand Honesty in 2017. The training happens Thursday, February 9th, at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern/7pm London/8pm Amsterdam time. The training lasts two hours. I’ll be sharing how you can create your most successful “comeback” from a business hiatus, heartbreak, loss or (fill in your blank). In many ways, we will go back to the basics and will cover off on the strategy and practical support needed within four categories: Business (Revenue), Brand, Relationships and Self. Would love to “see” you there, Creative Heroine!

“Habit Health” (3 questions to ask today!)


This is my client Dianna…her “habit health” is on point.  :)

Gut health.
Emotional health.
Heart health.
Habit health. 
It’s also totally a thing.
How’s your habit health?

Take a few moments and jot down your answers to the following questions:

1. If you were the very best in the world at what you did, how would what you do in the morning, afternoon and evening change?

2. On a practical level, what top two (2) habits and top two (2) actions must become part of your everyday muscle memory to get to where you say you want to be in your business?

3. As the thought leader and CEO of your purposeful and inspiring brand, what relationship-building activities do you need to build on each week?

Once you have your most honest and powerful answers down, take a breath and another moment to check in with the mindset and schedule you currently are working with.

Here’s a bonus question for you ~

4. How will you need to shift or accommodate both your mindset and weekly schedule in order to get where you want to be?

I hope this supports you today, Creative Heroine.

Enjoy your business and enjoy your life!

Life is good,

michelle-black-sig-md-light

 

 

 

p.s. Have you registered yet for the {no-cost} training coming up on Thursday, February 9th at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern/7pm London/8pm Amsterdam: Design Your Couture Comeback: Soul, Strategy & Brand Honesty in 2017. We’ll be covering your 90-day plan with the habits and focus your need in four areas — business, brand, relationships and self. Don’t miss the goodness. Don’t miss the goods. Register HERE.

When My Heart Broke (And Business Grew)

Your beauty is one-of-a-kind, your love is one-of-a-kind, your success is one-of-a-kind AND because your heartbreak, your grief, your divorce, your city/state/country/home move, your sickness, your j-o-b to entrepreneur switch, your health scare, your care-giving of family members and your post-partum journey are one-of-a-kind, your comeback will be as well! 

One-of-a-kind.

This will your brand, your revenue and family will get its directive from…

And let’s make no mistake. Many of us are “coming back” right now  –  in other words, I see you and I feel you (To get the strategies, soul and brand honesty tips in the first complimentary share and give fest of 2017 on February 9th REGISTER HERE).

We all deserve a comeback.

In fact, we deserve and will have many, many comeback success stories throughout our lives.

As Creative Heroines — women who move from problem to solution in hopes of expressing who they really are– our very creativity, that which points to an innate resilience, ability to plan (as well as be spontaneous and intuitive) and our ability to ask for and receive support (as well as fold in generosity into our business model) guarantees that we come back and reinvent ourselves, time and time again… 

What I’ve Witnessed

Over the last 15 years at MGI, I’ve witnessed women re-invent themselves via their personal brands, through the revenue in their businesses, through the life and joy their children give them, as well as through their marriages or bodies, the list is long.

It’s time to re-invent ourselves through ourselves. 

Today we are being asked or invited to do that, in no uncertain terms. JOIN US on February 9th for a complimentary training that will blow your socks off, REGISTER HERE

Though my work as a Success and Brand Coach is multiple-pronged, for example, supporting clients to get clear on their sweet spot, their authentic brand, with revenue strategies, with signature processes, in the launching of programs and, overall, keeping their vibe high to attract what they want, over the last nine months or so, I’ve spoken to more friends and clients, both in the U.S. and abroad, than I ever have about what they’ve been going through…in other words, the who, what, when, where, how of their comeback!

…coming back to business and life after heartbreak, coming back after divorce, coming back after a baby, coming back after losing someone you deeply love, coming back after a health scare, coming back after a move, coming back after quitting a j-o-b you were doing on the side trying to get your business up and running, coming back after care-giving, coming back after just simply not feeling it, either for your business, or LIFE…

Whatever your “come back” story is or what you’re coming back from (and it will BE a success story)…

  • Coming back stronger is what you’re about! Again, it’s as “but of course” and innate as your creativity is (your creativity, which I know is way up there on your superpower list of abilities is not just for the lucky few, it is something all of us ladies, all of us Creative Heroines have that helps us thrive, not just survive)…
  • Coming back to make more money in total alignment is what you’re about!
  • Coming back to do online business or within structures or processes that feel right is what you’re about!
  • Coming back to a business and brand that holds you by telling your story and that holds your honesty (and therefore, more sincere and genuine engagement) is what you’re about!

So, let’s do it, let’s honestly, sincerely and more fully discuss this and give you, in two hours more than you have maybe allowed yourself to receive yet in 2017:

Designing Your Couture Comeback:
Strategy, Soul and Brand Honesty in 2017

Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Time: 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 7pm London / 8pm Amsterdam

Length of the Training/Epic Give Fest: 2 hours

The worksheet that will support you in this training will come to those who REGISTER (+ recording will be up for 48 hours only, so we encourage you to show up LIVE). Beyond the coaching and great programs and masterminds we are known for, I’m happy to say that one of the deliverables we are known for are the well-curated workbooks and worksheets. Register to receive yours and get the goods on the LIVE training!

Remember, what we take the time to design, designs us. 

Let’s design your couture or signature comeback in business, brand, with self and in relationships, the way we will need to do everything best this year — together.

We will cover off on specific how-tos within the above four categories where you will come back stronger and more in alignment, more confident, more honest and with more heart, therefore, leading to feeling more peace and success in your life, as a result. Of course, since this will be your couture comeback, the information given will best be filtered through your values, your goals and where you are in your business and personal development. In short, YOU are the blueprint!

And…you will leave the Designing Your Couture Comeback:
Strategy, Soul and Brand Honesty in 2017 with:

  • A 90-day Review of Your Comeback Areas
  • Feeling Heard and Understood (I see your multi-passionate, multi-dimensional and multi-purpose ways, creative and Renaissance woman!)
  • Knowing My Own Story of Coming Back (I am you, you are me)
  • Hearing from My Husband Around How Your Partner Can Support Your Comeback (we will have a worksheet for your partner to review, if he (and you, both) so choose.
  • Feeling Renewed Clarity of Your Vision
  • An Understanding of What Leadership in Business and Branding Is and Isn’t in 2017
  • Being Anointed a Creative Heroine
  • A Curiosity and/or Excitement Around Getting Better Known by Infusing Service & Generosity into Your Business Model
  • What the Number 1 Strategy is That Works for Driven, Yet Soulful Women Like Us
  • Feeling Like You’ve Cleared Space to Become a Magnet to Magic, Ease and Joy…
  • You will also learn more about My Next Group, the CEO Changemaker Mastermind which includes a focus on all of the above….

So, see you there LIVE, resilient human. Don’t forget to REGISTER to receive the call-in details HERE and mark February 9th at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern/7pm London/8pm Amsterdam in your calendar now. It will be not just what you need, but what we all need…

Talk to you soon, Creative Heroine and Couture Creation.

Until then, and, as always, enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

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p.s. As I mentioned, the recording will only be available for 48 hours. Plan to show up LIVE on February 9th now and let’s be comeback sisters, almost in the flesh. :-) . Let’s design your couture comeback Thursday, February 9th at 11am Pacific, REGISTER here.

CEO Changemaker (3 seats OPEN)

Would you like to be part of the CEO Changemaker Mastermind that begins this March? (*For those of you who had heard about this group before, we have changed the name from CEO Soul Circle).

Though I normally fill my mastermind programs with past clients or ladies, due to transitions and other circumstances of past clients who were set to be part of our group, we have three (3) spots open.

I would love to tell you about The CEO Changemaker Mastermind below (it is very near and dear to my heart).

Though all my groups have received amazing reviews, with clients landing inside their goals and receiving beautiful results, dare I say, this group might top them all…

Here are just two of my clients and their thoughts, Whitney, CEO of a successful event planning company and Emily, creator of the Self Made Woman Way (TM):

As the mothers of the planet and compassionate hearts of the universe, it’s time to keep growing our businesses-turned-movements with all the soul and purpose we can muster (the world needs the beauty, transformation, support and empowerment you stand for, more now than ever), AND use our voices and able bodies in service of the greatest good for humanity yet. Your humanitarianism, or sacred activism, or, in other words, how you actively engage or take action towards what you most care about, outside of you, family and business, is today’s thought leadership.

In this mastermind circle, we will get after it all, business and service, and, ultimately, do for the world what we’d most like to see for our own families. In short, we will grow our businesses from a place of depth and purpose, while we also grow the consciousness and love felt on the planet.

Here’s how…

This is what The CEO Changemaker Mastermind is about and what you will receive in it that’s unique from other group business programs:

–>  BUSINESS/BRAND: Support, Resources and Weekly Coaching to Launch a Small to Medium Business or Brand Goal in 90 days, with 90 Days To Execute (although we will be focusing some time on service, this is still considered a business mastermind).

–>  PURPOSE: Guided Accountability to Connect to Your Newfound or Re-Activated Purpose Each & Every Week (this will be our guiding light, more than it ever has been before).

–>  CAUSE: Support, Resources and Weekly Coaching to Launch a Cause Close to Your Heart (and as a result, get yourself and your brand better known, receiving higher engagement on everything you do, launch and market).

–>  EVENTS: The Ability to Attend Other Industry Events with Your Mastermind Sisters and the Coaching Afterward to Get the Most from That Event Possible.

–>  POWER OF FIVE: The Minds of Five to Seven Other Women to Bounce Ideas Off Of.

–>  SERVICE TRIP: Attending a Service Trip as CEO Changemaker Mastermind Sisters (we will discuss and vote on date and place and service assignment).

At MGI we don’t loooove sales pages, so we do things as high touch as possible, which is why, below we’ve included an extended “cheat sheet” of sorts of what we will cover throughout our six months together, both LIVE and virtually. Dance your way through it and let us know if you’d like to APPLY, by, well, applying. We will send you the rest of the information you need after this step.

You will…

1.    GET AFTER ONE (1) CHOSEN (SMALL TO MEDIUM) BUSINESS, BRAND OR PASSION PROJECT/GOAL WITH SOUL, THE ONE YOU KEEP PUTTING OFF BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW IF THE REVENUE WILL FOLLOW (BUT YOU KNOW THE JOY WOULD), THE ONE THAT IS MOST CONNECTED TO YOUR SOUL AND CREATIVITY, AND THAT IS ULTIMATELY INSPIRED BY ONE THING: YOUR PURPOSE. 

In The CEO Changemaker Mastermind (“Mom to Mogul with Soul 2.0″ for those who were in that intimate mastermind program), we will be using one thing — your purpose — to get clear on and fuel the chosen project/goal/ program/event that truly LIGHTS YOU UP, the one you keep thinking about it, but not moving on for a million reasons (one of which being that others keep telling you it won’t make money or, perhaps, you’re telling yourself it isn’t what you “should” be spending your time on right now). I can tell you this — if you go for the things you actually deeply want to create, you will eventually get the results and happiness you desire, especially if ultimately it’s also grounded in strategy and something that will truly make the world better. Really go for it. Play the whole tape through and let’s witness you get the results you want with a business goal or passion project you’ve wanted to get after for a while.

A note on how the six month timing will work: 

First 90 days: Gain further clarity and receive support with ideas and the overall branding of it, then create it in the first 90 days (March through May 2017).

Second 90 days: Birth it and be in the act of it; accountability. (Pause for Summer, then back on for September, October and November). We will set you up with a plan for Summer success and momentum so that when you come back to the business and cause of choice, you can hit the ground running (please note that there will be two BONUS trainings and BONUS 1-on-1 calls in June to do just that  –  set you up with a Summer Success Plan.

Did I mention that we get to be changemakers yet and be part of changing the world together?

2.    GROW A CAUSE CLOSE TO YOUR HEART THAT TIES BACK TO YOUR PURPOSE AND BUSINESS THAT HELPS COMMUNICATE THE CORE OF WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT (FOLD GREATER GENEROSITY INTO YOUR BUSINESS
MODEL AND GET BETTER KNOWN AND EXPERIENCE GREATER VISIBILITY, AS A RESULT). 

Over our six months together, you will receive support around the plan and specifics to fold generosity and acts of service into your bottom line. In other words, you will use that big heart of yours, the gut feeling you’ve had for a while “to do something” and whatever extra time you have to start or grow a local cause, or grow a national or international cause locally. In short, and as a result, get better known, increase brand awareness, engagement and visibility by diving deeper into a cause of your choice.

To be generous is to be abundant.

You needn’t be a millionaire to give back (please don’t wait until that happens) and you certainly don’t need to abandon your worldly possessions or live and give like Mother Theresa 24/7, but the idea, especially as entrepreneurs and mothers of our own reinventions, is to use the wellspring of creative energy we have to give back, possibly in a larger way than you have ever have, to the community and world you love and are grateful for. In other words, to grow your business not just to get, but to give…

A word from Danielle LaPorte. This aligns beautifully with the soul of this group and the season that I feel so many of us are in. With all the love in my heart and with all due respect, networking and focusing on growing your business only for you is so 2016, a life of meaning is yours in 2017  –  you can and will have BOTH…

You may hear this as an order, an invitation, or as the opportunity of lifetimes.

How you listen is how you live. Can you hear the women crying?

Can you hear the soul gasping for clean air? And did you hear that?

That’s the sound of a good man asking, how can I serve?

Only with all of you. Mostly by being informed. Entirely with your longing.
Root your life so deeply into your Soul that comparisons, and materialism, and

status quo idealism, and the lie called media cannot possibly sway your Truth.

You won’t be a sucker for motivation. You will be a devotee of inspiration.

You want to serve? (Please say yes.) Then do what ambition tells you not to do.
Forget your goals and your regimen. Be very still and lean in to listen to the pain
of the world. And then it will be very clear what to do when you know the Truth.
You will let your heart blaze. And your solutions will be fierce with love,
fast with delivery, and sustaining.

You will walk into any room and you will bring joy to bear on the situation.

And it will sound like this:

I am listening.

I know who I am.

And I am here to serve.

— Danielle LaPorte

3.   BE A WALKING MOMTRA. MAKE WHEREVER YOUR FEET TOUCH SACRED GROUND.

As a group, we will go on one (1) service trip at the end of our time together (date and details to come after. As a group, we will discuss the top three options, both near and far, and vote in early April). I intend for this group and overall experience to change your life. I have felt it with my hospice, my own brand of activism or action support group creation and Syrian refugee work in Greece as of late and now want to bring YOU with me. Figuratively and physically, maybe not as far as Greece (we may stay in the US depending on how everyone votes), but the intention still being to make a huge difference wherever we go, and for however long we go. Note: We would love to get local TV coverage on the service element of the group and/or around our final service trip, so, stay tuned.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

– Unknown

4. ATTEND ONE TO TWO (1-2) INDUSTRY EVENTS AS A GROUP, AND DOWNLOAD AS A GROUP ON THOSE EVENTS WITH COACHING AND MASTERMINDING AFTERWARD.

Different than past masterminds where we met at my home for multiple retreats, MGI will be researching the best entrepreneur events between San Diego and Napa/Sonoma to attend together, then, downloading on it in the evening to leave you with the most relevant and top two (2) nuggets or action items to integrate into your soulful and elegant, purposeful business.

5. PRIVATE BUSINESS COACHING, GROUP TRAININGS AND Q&As, WEEKLY ACCOUNTABILITY, CUSTOM AND PERSONAL RECORDINGS FOR EACH WOMAN IN BETWEEN OUR PRIVATE PHONE SESSIONS. 

See possible weekly and monthly themes below. More detail to come once we receive your application. You can APPLY here.

Did I mention that we get to be changemakers yet and be part of changing the world together?

6. AND LASTLY, FOR NOW, A QUICK NOTE ON THE POTENTIAL THEMES FOR EACH BUSINESS WORKSHEET EACH MONTH. THESE ARE SOME IDEAS COMING DOWN THE PIKE THOUGH THERE MAY BE SHIFTS AS WE BEGIN AND I LEARN WHAT EACH OF YOU NEEDS MOST

(that said, though the MGI workbooks have been one of the most talked about and valuable extras from each of my groups every month, I will only be doing worksheets that are 1-10 pages in length, ensuring that we can all get through them each month, you know, setting you up for success):

  • Brand Review (180 degree assessment by Michelle with private 20 minute feedback via MP3 and one BONUS 30 minute call to discuss your authentic brand to make sure our six months ) Goal: Fine-Tuning Brand Elements For Deeper Engagement.
  • Creativity and How It Can Support Beloved Passion Projects.
  • Elevating Your Social Media Experience (Both For You & Your Audience).
  • Service Elevates Your Personal Brand and Gets Your Business Better Known.
  • Manifesting Magic (How to Take What You May Know to What You DO).
  • Writing (and Humor) That Moves People (Training with Karen Salmansohn, Oprah Columnist with over 1,000,000 books sold).
  • How to Hustle with Soul.
  • How to Make Money With Ease.
  • Tips on Infusing Generosity into Your Business Model.
  • Being Real and Elegant at The Same Time (Elegance in Communication).
  • Service as a Path to Your Greatest Thought Leadership.
  • Growing Your Social Media Following Another 500 people within Six Months.
  • The Difference Between Strength and Soul Strength (Life Credibility/Challenges)  – The Path of the Creative Heroine (and How to Share About Your Challenges).
  • From Idea to Money-Maker on 24-hours.
  • How to Avoid Stress as You Grow Yourself or Your Business

TIMING: We will meet March through May 2017, pause June through August, then pick up again at the start of September 2017 through November 2017. Again, sometime towards the end of our six months, we will take our service trip and there will be strategy, detailed homework and a Summer plan in place for everyone so you feel set up for success during this purposeful pause.

There will be two bonus calls and a bonus private call for each of you in June (dates tbd) to help make sure we are setting you up for success come Fall. I want you to feel prepped, at peace and set up to come back to the group, your goals and your business with gusto come September, October and November and also know that many of my clients take different part of the Summer to travel, be with family and recharge.

TUITION: Because I am firm believer in never letting money be the thing that stops us. I would encourage you to APPLY first, and then we can discuss the tuition (there are so many ways to work this, as past clients know). I can, however, tell you this…it is absolutely a doable amount every month for the value, results, unique theme of the group and how hands on I am as a coach. In short, we are SO happy to share the tuition info with you once we see your application hit our desks. APPLY here.

Did I mention that we get to be changemakers yet and be part of changing the world together?

Please note: this does not include the cost of the events we will attend, though we will research those events that have tremendous value without breaking the bank, then immediately let you know so you can plan. Stay tuned for more. The tuition also doesn’t include the cost of the service trip, however, we will not necessarily (have to) go that far. As mentioned previously, we will research a few options, then discuss as a group early on, to decide where and exactly when we will go and make a difference.

With that, get ready for a growth experience, a joy experience and an experience that will take you and your business to places you may have never gone or been to, as fast as you will in this group. We will bake a generosity of spirit throughout everything you do over the next six months, one that is not easily ignored, and we won’t stop there. It will overflow so much that all those who need it most will also absolutely benefit…

I take my hat off to you, brave ones, changemakers, and Creative Heroines, and bow to you in gratitude for your soulful leadership, your creativity, purpose, passion and service.

We look forward to receiving your application. APPLY here and we will be in touch just as soon as we receive it!

As always, enjoy your business and enjoy your life…

Life is good,

michelle-black-sig-md-light

 

 
 
 
p.s. I would love to have you APPLY for one of the three (3) spots open in this intimate group (maximum — eight women) if you feel that unique brand of excitement in your belly. And, listen to this, if the group isn’t right for you right now (though it’s always the right time to be a part of the change in the world!), I invite you to email us back anyway to let us know that you’d like to be put you on our list of interested ladies for the next round. That said, and, as importantly, I invite you to email me back to ask ANY question you may have on getting more involved in your community or world, I’m all ears and would love to help you! Talk soon, xo!