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Diary #4, Tel Aviv (your financially successful business AND…)

After a good sleep on the flight from Rome, Dolmas while waiting in the long line for the car, my son laughing hysterically and tickling us over and over again because one word — overtired — and signing more papers to rent four wheels than we did to buy our first home, greetings from Tel Aviv!

I’ve been writing diary entries almost every day and have also been writing a piece around moving through trials (loss, new normals etc.), the opposite of what this trip has been, yet a testament to what life trials have shared with me from the time I was a young girl that have brought me to the wisdom and many glorious moments that I constantly find myself in life. This is what I wanted to share from my writing or entry today…

Life is good — my email signature — has huge meaning to me. It is far from a bubble gum or cotton candy “life is good”.

As I wrote this morning as I do most days, I realized that the place to begin — to begin **believing** that you will, in fact, move through whatever discomfort it is that you’re currently experiencing is with your thoughts…

What thoughts are you finding yourself more frequently swimming or marinating in (we ate at a great Israeli restaurant tonight — marinating is on the mind)?  :-)

Life will HAND you lemonade (you don’t even have to make it yourself) when, at every corner, you tell yourself that’s what you’re going to find.

That’s what you’re going to find!

The street may be long, but there is always a corner where someone will be selling a delicious lemonade that, in fact, just wait, they’ll end up giving to you for free. :)

Life is good…ridiculously magical.
Expect it.
And, life. It hears you. 

Start with thought. Specifically, the one below. You can move to calling it a mantra or an intention if that feels good to you, but it’s not necessary. A new thought is good enough, especially if you think it over and over again for a new experience, also over and over again (here she is):

“Joy is not lost and not lost on me. If there is one drop here, there or anywhere ~ and through anything ~ I will find it.

I will find it.”

THIS, Creative Heroine, is your brand of woman!

Sending love from this gorgeous and magical country!

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life.

Life is good,
michelle-black-sig-md-light 

Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

Diary #3, Ciao from Rome (yikes RE: seeing this in my newsfeed (!!) & “staircase of life”)

Ciao Roma…
As we were lounging by the pool on our fifth day in Rome, a rest day, here’s where my writing took me. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I enjoyed

It’s too easy…

It’s too easy to say (or believe) that someone’s response or reaction to you is ultimately about them (sure, if someone is triggered by you sharing your truth or unapologetic expression, it may be about them (maybe), but if a client has disappeared, not paid you or someone, anyone, hasn’t made “good” or completed their part of an agreement or friendship, the most empowered thing besides having a courageous conversation with them is taking a look at yourself).

I’ve found it to be the most rewarding part of, not only my work supporting others, but in doing every day in my own life.

Oddly enough, I see/hear the above being shared as a blanket statement in the personal development industry (and see it in my feed almost daily), enough that I’m compelled to share…

To live a life guided by these sound bites or advice will only continue to bring you more of the same pain (remember that life is like a spiral staircase ~> whatever you don’t learn or change within yourself in this one uncomfortable moment in front of you, will continue to wrap around to find you once again until you finally learn/grow from it).

In other words, no spiritual bypass will ever bypass the real questions to ask yourself or the things to take responsibility for, for real growth.

Sure, it may be part theirs.

And, if you’re in it, experiencing discomfort from the situation or attracting it into your daily experience means there’s a part of you that’s also responsible, energetically, or as a result of your actions or inactions.

Again, we know this but don’t always act on it…

When you start asking “how did I contribute to this situation?” at each turn of the ride up the staircase is when you’ll find that your entire life, prized relationships or simple, everyday interactions with other humans and level of opportunity open up, like double French doors, open up.

You will always find something YOU can do, say or show better when you ask this of yourself and when you ask more of self, period. This you can control: your own awareness, responsibility and, ultimately, your own growth and enjoyment of life.

After you do your homework, you *may* still want to have a courageous conversation with someone around their part in it…maybe. Or, you’ll find that so much of the power of experiencing different is and comes from you, that you’ll decide to move on…

Ultimately, you’re the person you’re able to change, control and recreate or reinvent which is brilliant.

Live for it, live for you…

The sexiest thing you’ll do this Summer is not lose the weight, get flatter abs or take the fancy trip, but lose the baggage you keep adding to your life when you believe it’s about someone else changing for you to be at peace or well-adjusted.

You’ll be able to stomach SO much more on this trip known as your lifetime when you take regal responsibility for any part, tiny, small, medium or big in all pain present, as much as you do for the ridiculous joy in your life.

We get to do the hard things to live an easier, breezier life…

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,
michelle-black-sig-md-light

Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

p.s. Did you receive our email re: the low-ticket programs we are looking to launch in the next six months? If you did or didn’t, kindly DO write us back and let us know — if you were to spend $97-$297 on programs to jumpstart you in some massive movement around your business or brand growth, what 1-2 things specifically would you need MOST support around? We’ve heard from some of you, grazie, Creative Heroines! And, looking forward to seeing more of your responses, xo.

Diary #2, Mid-way through Rome (grab the book Women Who Run with Wolves)

While my man stirs my Aperol spritz by these Spanish steps, I’m stirred by this book once again…

“Once women have lost her [their wild woman] and then found her again, they will contend to keep her for good. Once they have regained her, they will fight and fight hard to keep her, for with her their creative lives blossom; their relationships gain meaning and depth and health; their cycles of sexuality, creativity, work and play are re-established; they are no longer marks for the predation of others; they are entitled equally under the laws of nature to grow and to thrive. Now their end-of-day fatigue comes from satisfying work and endeavors, not from being shut up in too small a mindset, job or relationship. They know instinctively when things must die and when things must live; they know how to walk away, they know how to stay.”

[Alongside, Nolan reads The First World War while Josh reads an article about a futuristic society. Here, there’s something for everyone.]

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,
michelle-black-sig-md-light 

Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

p.s. Calling all creative, wild women: to be sent information on our next round of the CEO Changemaker Mastermind (timing TBD in early 2018) where creativity, femininity and generosity play an integral part in growing your business-turned-movement, add your name and email address HERE. We’ll send you the information as soon as we have it!

p.p.s I can’t wait to keep sharing throughout my trip through Rome and various parts of Israel!