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They Broke You UP ⬆️

The hard moments didn’t break you down, they broke you UP. ⬆️

The Creative Heroine Experience is almost here and if you’re not joining us Saturday, please know that I will be doing a share around it and the highlights soon! Look out for it…

The Creative Heroine = the woman who moves from problem to solution to express to the world who they really are…this is who we will speak to and *about* come March 3rd and, to me, this is who YOU, the creative woman, IS.

I’ve been keeping most of my guest’s names under wraps but ran across their photos in my CHE folder the other morning and couldn’t help but share their beautiful faces n this collage…

This idea I had to create a complimentary immersion event that moves and speaks like a paid event as a gift to my community (which quickly grew to a gift to the creative/entrepreneurial/ socially-active community in LA and beyond) has come to life and it feels like (IS) the start of something completely new and fresh — for us ALL.

We can, without a doubt, change industry/society, but we can’t do it keeping the ideas (or gifts) meant to be shared, to ourselves…and we also can’t do it without sleep. 🙂

One of my biggest tips besides get adequate sleep in your create-ive life is this: if you have a “crazy” idea (that we title crazy only because it will *drive* you crazy sitting on it any longer!), choose any one micro or macro movement and get on it within 24 hours.

The moments just after the urge or spark strikes are the most important. You won’t do it later, so, don’t write it down on a list, don’t google calendar it, don’t even vision board it (!), create the first real movement towards it now… start the creation in motion (that’s how creation earns its “tion”) — so you can’t back down from the life you’re meant to live…

Because it’s that very life — in other words, that energy, infectious or otherwise — that you’ll be gifting to others.

Want more engagement? Get more engaged in your life by following your best ideas (ahem, use that creativity for great good) vs. simply having the best ideas.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

p.s. Keep your eyes peeled for what more is new and fresh at MGI!

How to Reinvent Yourself

This is one way to reinvent yourself:

1. Throw a big party/event. 

2. Put that date on the calendar marked something like “everything will be different after this.”

3. Throw out blueprints given by others.

4. Look at your thumbprint.

5. Play/business/create/test out new experiments, adventures, and challenges accordingly. 🙂

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

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