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Dressed Up for This…

The other day, I got dressed up to go to an allergist appointment (handmade Guatemalan beaded and tassel extravaganza). Losing both my brother, Dino, and my Mom to tragic circumstances in a few short years has further launched me into what’s new, next and NOW (this is actually a tagline my client came up with for her brand [Hi Jackie!])… 

I use the fine china for breakfast.

I use the crystal to hold the water I drink as I work.

I sometimes nap in said dressier clothes.

I tell Nolan to kick the ball around the house (ok, maybe I don’t tell him that outright but one day, long ago he started kicking a ball around the house and I saw how happy he was and, fighting the knee-jerk to say, “Why don’t you kick it outside? No ball in the house” that I thought I was “supposed” to say, I went with what felt better and let him keep kicking it.

Today, he kicks it inside all the time and here’s what I continue to think: the life it brings me to have a child here being exactly who he is a gift, not a nuisance — in other news, love is elegant and messy and sometimes loud (p.s. as a Buddhist saying goes, the glass was already broken)).

I drink the finer wine that was once saved, also with no special occasion, except for that today is the day I’m living.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti

Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

My Teacher Said This (It May Help You)

I appreciate what my TM teacher said to us a couple years ago ~ you don’t meditate for the feeling you get while in meditation (it doesn’t always feel good/isn’t always easy and sometimes you’re actually agitated while doing it), you meditate for the feeling or results you get after you meditate.

The same can be said for writing a book or going after any big project…you don’t sit down to write or create X for the feeling while doing so, you do it for the impact it will have on you and others once it’s completed. 

Most of us stop doing the thing we most want at some point in the creative process because we think it has to feel good every time we do it, but that’s not real ~ it’s not the case. 

We get to keep going despite the feelings of not wanting to get up that day, we get to walk right passed not wanting to write or work until the alarm goes off, and so on…

Many times and moms know this well, the very things that bring us the most joy, growth, and purpose are the hardest to bring to light. But we stick with them and the confidence gained as a result is worth gold, worth life…

Do the thing you’re committed to because you are a person who is committed and do the thing not for the feeling while working on it, necessarily, but for the feeling of knowing you are working purpose into your every day. 

Showing up for you, for others — for this life — means this (you must mean this) and it means everything. 
 
Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

Husband and I Celebrating (funny pic of vegetables)

We just got back from the market and soccer practice and have to quickly make these veggies for our tired soccer player but not before we celebrate with you (celebrate with us!) ~ today was an epic day growing the Greater Good Party!

We spoke to two people — one in NYC and one in the Bay Area who will be hosting editions of the GGP.

Josh and I will fly out for each, speak and moderate and will be assisting to plan/ design each one.

To end the night, we also emailed with a third person in NorCal who had reached out a bit back about doing one…

You’ve seen us start it and now we’re giddy (giddy ~> goofy) to continue to share with you how it grows ~ how anything grows.

What you, too, want to build will come together if you:

  • stick with it,
  • bring other passionate people in to help you build it and,
  • best of all, believe from the second you start that it will happen and be even more magical than you imagined.

And, let’s not forget that small is beautiful. Just look at your young children. Resist the urge to judge the size of anything as you’re growing it!

In other words, if you’re passionate about that certain something, that big heart/vision/belief will lead you to the impact you’re meant to make and it WILL be big.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach