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How to Overcome Today’s Pain to Grow Tomorrow’s Business (RECORDING inside)

Something that you might have been afraid of is something that I used to be afraid of as well…

This idea that losses, health challenges or setbacks or of any kind would not allow me to grow my business to where I truly wanted.

Have you ever felt that? Do you feel that way right now?

If you’re fearing that you just may never get there because of what has sidelined you or caused a detour of sorts, you’re not alone.

You and I have both gone through times that hurt…that have detoured us…that have paused plans or that, at the very least, made us FEEL like we HAD to detour or HAD to pause our plans.

You and I have both gone through times that hurt…that have detoured us…that have paused plans or that, at the very least, made us FEEL like we HAD to detour or HAD to pause our plans.

We may have even felt (or currently FEEL) like we’d surely never get back to doing our purpose work or living the dream.

But the truth is it’s all purpose work. Your pain — those trials and tribulations — just as my trials and tribulations have been purposeful.

They have led you on a path, to a career, to a soul mate, to our full-bodied yes OR more full-bodied no. In other words, it has all brought you right here and right now, to you reading this — to me doing this work and you doing yours.

Weeks back I talked about purposeful pain and it’s true…this is how I see today’s pain. It eventually helps us (if we genuinely desire it) to grow tomorrow’s business.

Want to grow tomorrow’s business?

If you have ever felt like today’s pain was not going to move you forward or allow you to grow tomorrow’s business, let me tell you my story, not necessarily by telling you about what happened (though if you’ve been reading my work/words the last few years you will already know) but by sharing with you how I got through and still get through today’s challenges with the least amount of suffering.

It’s what’s worked for me.

Between experiencing three years of debilitating arm injuries as I started to write the Walking Momtra book, then back-to-back grief journeys with my brother and mom’s tragic passings (or simply said, one longer grief journey), I can assure you that going down this path in exactly this way on a daily basis with the “little things” and even with the big emotions has supported living inside my purpose and dream…

Let’s take a walk while we chat, shall we?


The B-SIDE: You’ll love this…we had to end the recording where we did because though my dog Holland never barks when he’s near me, he started barking loudly when I was about to conclude and say my official goodbye…

Here’s to your inner strength and resolve, Creative Heroine, keep moving from problem to solution in hopes of expressing to the world who you really are.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,
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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

p.s. I can tell you exactly where I was when a fellow entrepreneur friend said to me, “I feel like your business has actually grown since Dino passed away…is that true?” It shocked me as I hadn’t made much time to think about it through the journey. But she was right, it had. Through the work I had done on myself and what I had learned from wonderful teachers and healers, I had discovered something that moved me through the pain that really did work. Check it out HERE. xo

Discomfort in Business (My Burpee Story, VIDEO).

Working out always teaches me or reminds me of the lessons I already have learned.

Like this one: You always start before you’re ready.

If you’re in a place or a season in business that has you doubting if you’re ready to continue, go BIG or experience more blood, sweat, and tears, I trust this video will help you feel like a) you’re not alone AND b) hopefully support your forward movement toward the dream…

Watch it HERE.

You got this. Move from problem to solution in order to express the world who you really are.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life, Creative Heroine.

Life is good,
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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

p.s. To catch more live-streams around branding/expression, conscious living and growing your business in more full alignment with who you really are, join us here.

How I Found My Purpose (you won’t be confused on yours anymore!)

My Mom and I, my Creative Heroine…

There will only be one day in my entire life when I can say that by morning I was living in Guatemala City, set on a path for one life (with all the joys and challenges it might bring) and by that afternoon living in the States (with all the joys and challenges it might bring).

I wouldn’t find out we were staying until later…

Change has been and will be the only constant, but not because it is thrust upon you, but because you choose and keep choosing to change, consciously asking for it to keep finding you, please keep finding me, because you know — you’ve been shown, time and time again — that it’s both training and immediate growth all in one, the duo that will continue introducing you to what’s great, what’s next and what’s most on purpose.

It’s a beautiful thing to own your story.

You can either do exactly that ~ own it, as in, YOU “run” IT, you’re in charge of it or you let it run you, allowing it to be the excuse why you’re stressed, why it’s hard, why you’re not creating the meaningful life you know you were meant for and/or why you don’t feel loved…

Your story can be that — a story you tell others from a place of yes, that’s where I came from, all sorts of awesome…I came from trial and tests so that I would always know how to be reborn, reinvent, find joy and help others do the same.

Your divine purpose and final chapter in your story here is not to come from trial and testing and forever more sing the tune of I am still IN trial and testing. No. You’re given experiences and opportunities in life so the rest of it, once you become aware, can be exactly the opposite.

See that. See that?

Insert what you’ve gone through, witnessed or told the story of HERE and stop for a moment to reflect on what, then, this means that you’re called to now DO after having already seen the ashes.

It’s you rising from here, from there and from those stories…

RISING.

You were given these experiences so you could spend the rest of your life showing others what it’s like to live and be the spokesperson for the opposite.

If you’re confused as to what your purpose is, this is it.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,
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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

Diary 8, People Pleasing (Landed in the US of A and here’s what I have to say!)

Success and legacy (the feelings of) comes from keeping our word, to ourselves.

It’s a theme today in the live streams and blog I’ve created today, so it obviously needs to be shared here, too.

We say we want something — we commit to an idea or a path and then just as soon as we have, someone asks something of us and poof, just like that, we’ve sold out and made someone else’s ask, want, favor or task more important than the commitment we’ve made to stay on course for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave behind.

Borrow the commitment you feel in that area in your life where things are healthy, consistent and growing — pour it into those other areas where your consistency to commit, day in and day out, is struggling.

The following is a note my longtime client, Tanya B. posted yesterday inside one of my private Facebook groups and is a GENIUS example of what happens when we follow-through on the commitments we’ve made to ourselves to build something meaningful in our lives and impact as many people as we can with that work.

Others are important and yes, they need you. But you need you. In fact, you showing up for yourself is how you find the ecstatic energy and space necessary to give to everyone around you.

In simpler words, people pleasing doesn’t grow movements. Your commitment to that movement does…

“Today I got the opportunity to be a guest on a TV show. Drawing on the strength of my new purpose statement, I said a big YES! I had a clearly defined message that needed to come forth. Once I started speaking about health and wellness and women’s health, everything fell away. I stepped into my Wellness Warrior shoes and put on my WW cape and gave. I shared from my heart and it felt so good. Thank you, Michelle, for helping me get back in touch with my message. Can’t wait to see what magic lies ahead.”

Your message, messaging and brand will always be important, but you have nothing without a staunch commitment to self!

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,
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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

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