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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

Stop Pausing These Types of Projects

Using your creative talents for the greater good is an honoring of the life force and boost of energy (aka blessings) those talents bring you every day.

If you believe this creative power has been gifted to you (in other words, it’s not all solely yours), give it away (it’s meant to be given away).

Stop pausing your passion projects or having great ideas land in you, then doing nothing with them.

If you have the ability to freely use your right to speak, write or create, feel free to express the gratitude for these sparks and abilities by mobilizing them by giving them wings.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

How To Stand Out

You’re not the traditional or typical anything. 

The second, maybe a minute before the second we start to feel boxed in by something or like we “are all of the sudden” part of the expected, it’s time to change. 

A change — the change — you’ve known you’ve needed to make, but ignored for enough time that continuing on this way, following rules, yet still not ‘making happy’ made you feel there was something wrong (not with the situation but with you).

Whether this is by an online business or an industry — by a relationship, a family, a political party, by whatever to whatever extent — ONCE YOU BECOME AWARE [of that expectation or that you’re on or have been on a hamster wheel of doing what everyone else is doing, thinking or showing because you haven’t asked more of yourself] — YOU BECOME ACCOUNTABLE. 

Remember that you’re not the traditional or typical anything — follow the rules of who you naturally are, follow/run wild with the ideas that come to you. 

It all helps you to reinvent, not get too complacent. [Reinvent Regardless — could be a show or it could be a life path. Reinvent regardless of what everyone else is doing (and that they, too, are not loving)]. 

Our values may hold strong and steady, but we are not typically anything — we are not the expected. 

We are human (not the expected…we change our minds all the time and we are multi-passionate and multi-everything all the time). 

And, we are soul (not the expected…we follow what feels right, what lights us up and that’s never the same thing all the time and it’s not doing what other souls have deemed their thing). 

I’m not the traditional or typical [fill in the blank] woman, man, mother, father, daughter, son, Democrat, Republican, business owner, creative, advisor, nurse, manager, marketer, health nut, coach, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather, lover, forgiver, thinker, student, teacher, leader, consumer, thinker, doer, devotee to the creative/expressive life…

Sometimes the toughest thing we can do and that also holds the most weight — value — is holding strong to unique values and ideas and moving on them with the confidence that it’s all going to work, no matter how strong the tide is to move like the masses.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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 Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach