Author Archives: Susan Lucibello

Oh, WOW!!! You Won’t Believe This…

 

Doing a little dance over here!

The 5th video of our conversation series is ready for you, and with it you won't believe this, but we are serving up THE BIGGEST glass clinking surprise!

Zsuzsa and I are taking a trip down our entrepreneurial memory lane, busting the biggest myths of our expert arena and most importantly sharing with you something truly magnificent. 

http://thebrandingretreat.com/video-5/

We are certain you have never seen anything like this before…

Life is good,

Michelle & Zsuzsa

Don’t miss THIS (details INSIDE)

Your mindset is the gift that keeps on giving!

And speaking of, we are giving YOU another gift and I don’t want you to miss this one!

Another hour-and-a-half complimentary Q&A is coming up tomorrow Wednesday, February 10th at 9:30am Pacific!

Register by going to → www.TheBrandingRetreat.com ← and clicking on the “Show Me More” button.

Your Five-Star Dream Q&A Call #2

February 10th, 2016

9:30am-11:00am Pacific

Primary dial in number: (503) 205-8988
Secondary dial in number: (323) 476-3997
Pin code: 594969#

OR
Access via your computer.

We will be answering your questions on “The Inner Work” (what the above Video #2 was about), and really about anything that has you stuck, excited or in need of clarity on…come and take advantage of two success coach and brand strategy minds that are giving you 1.5 hours with them!

Here’s what just a couple of ladies said during or after our last complimentary Q&A:




We hope to have you on the call!

Again, here is the call-in or web listening info:

February 10th, 2016

9:30am-11:00am Pacific

Primary dial in number: (503) 205-8988
Secondary dial in number: (323) 476-3997
Pin code: 594969#

OR
Access via your computer.

"See" you there!

Life is good,

michelle-black-sig-md-light

p.s. Enjoy the some amazing meditation apps we've included at www.TheBrandingRetreat.com under Video 2, too!

SECRET Tips to RELATIONSHIPS (biz or life)

As the saying goes, people may not remember what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

But first, I have to ask you: how do YOU feel?

Let me re-phrase that, you have to ask yourself: how do I feel on a consistent basis?

Constant monitoring how you feel is vital to the success of your business, body and life.

Are you repeating empowered thoughts or disempowered ones?

It's no secret that you need to be the first one in the chain who is feeling high vibe, empowered or (fill in the feeling word you'd love others to feel after they've had an interaction with you), in order to be able to inspire that in anyone else.

You need to focus on your state of mind in order to inspire engagement, connection and more genuine relationships to come flooding into your life and/or business.

Relationships, remember, are what grow our businesses. It's not the numbers of fans or how many likes we get on Facebook, it's relationships!

To create great ones, we need to be feeling good more consistently, and be making mindset magic. 

Because if you're not feeling "it", no one else is going to be feeling it, or be engaging as fully with what you have to offer.

As promised, here are three tips for feeling "it". Or, in other words, for feeling high vibe and being a magnet for good things and good people:

3. Make a commitment to own the energy you bring to every room! Good and "bad", own what you are bringing to each and every situation, party, session and conversation.

2. If you are pointing the finger at someone else because of something that went wrong, stop. In that very moment, stop, and, instead, ask yourself, "How did I contribute to this situation?" Find at least one way you played a part or contributed, because nothing is ever just of one person's doing. We normally have also played a role. Accept and own that role. Responsibility is regal and so very sexy. 

1. Last, but not least, without question, make looking forward to ONE thing every day a must. Sure, you may love to give and to work, work, work, however, our emotional and physical bodies need joy. Straight up. So, with that in mind, what one thing, whether it lasts a mere 10 minutes or an hour, will you give yourself each and every day to signal that you honor all that you're making happen in your life and business. Let's see it  enjoy the fruits of your labor!!

Before I bid you adieu, I'd love to invite you to check out Video 2, the Inner Work, in my business bff's and my new series. It will connect and extend our conversation:

www.TheBrandingRetreat.com 

Make sure to click on the "Show Me More" button to dance over to that latest video.

Until next time, here's to high vibe living…enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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p.s. Keep those beautiful eyes peeled for a new complimentary Q&A Zsuzsa and I have planned for you this week! SAVE THE DATE: February 10th at 9:30am-11:00am. Hop on the list to stay in the know: www.TheBrandingRetreat.com.

A mantra/momtra you can use in business or in life (and another personal story)…

Speaking at the dedication ceremony on November 13th

Today, I wanted to share something with you that I shared with friends on Facebook yesterday. Though it's not about the how-to of branding , it IS about expression (or, more specifically, we could say it's a show OF authentic expression that I'm a stand for, for all women), and that's something, of course, that connects you and I — the desire and 'how-to' of authentic expression in business and in life.

Ah, music to my ears…

In light of the recent tragic goings-on around the world, I also believe the expression below appropriate to share with you, my community of Creative Heroines, because you are a woman devoted to continuing to move more gracefully from problem to solution, in hopes ofexpressing more of who you really are. And, really, that's what my personal story genuinely has baked into it.

You stand for your authentic expression and solutions in business and life, and I proudly stand with you! (Thank you for being you).

I intend for the sharing to do three things:

1) Energize you to share more of you really are (People engage and connect with you (the real you), long before they engage with your products and services).

2) To support you to step even deeper into gratitude, the thing that can support you to land smack dab in the middle of your greatest business and life vision quicker, and with a lot more joy.

and

3) Allow you to see that the personal is professional and the professional is personal. Remember that what you make the opportunity for in your business, you also create in your life, and vice versa…what you make room for in your life, you also continue to nurture in your business…

Enjoy.

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On Friday the 13th, my high school's art building was named after my brother and one of the studios inside was named after my Mom.

It was a beautiful afternoon, fitting for two creative souls.

Before sharing my thoughts and a blessing I was asked to give, they handed me the microphone that had just worked outside. Only this time it didn't work.

I joked that my Mom never needed a microphone to share what she wanted, believed or felt and we laughed. In many ways, it was fitting that I didn't have or need a mic either. (Infinite love + gratitude, Mom).

As usual, I went off piste from what I had written for a bit, and part of what came before heading into the blessing, was this…

About 30 minutes after my Dad called that July morning to give me the very unexpected news that she was gone, I was back home from dropping Nolan off at Summer camp.

Sitting at the dining room table, I wailed. After I caught my breath, I grabbed a piece of red paper and a pen, my version of Kleenex and the thing that, for me, most appropriately holds the overflow of emotion…

The very resilience and inner strength my Mom exhibited in her 57 years, I shared with the 60+ people in attendance, was the very thing that in that moment moved me to start writing everything about her I was most grateful for. I wrote until I couldn't write any more, a pouring out and a swimming in the truth of all that still existed.

I continued…

I wrote what I was most grateful to her for and I also wrote what I was grateful to have created alongside her, particularly over the last nine months (our relationship had grown another set of brand new, beautiful wings).

As we head into Thanksgiving, one of those days we can create in the every day, I am evermore aware that what has made way for my healing, more and more, is this: the looking inside of myself, and outside too, both left and right at all there still is, and at all they have left behind in me that will stay with me for my forever.

It's mighty — and so is gratitude.

Life-giving and life-affirming, just as one of the mantras/momtras included in a new workbook to clients beautifully states, "The more gratitude I feel, the less it hurts, (repeat at least 3x)."

And that's the real blessing.

The more gratitude we feel, the less it hurts.

Enjoy your weekend, Creative Heroine and may your your greatest freedom, healing and the biggest expression of you in business and life lie in your honesty and heart.

Transparency truly is the bridge to connection.

Speak with you soon…

Life is good,

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