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Diary #5, PLAY in Biz (Camping in Israel!)

My son, Nolan, ran up to hug me twice for planning this experience in Israel.

He loves being outdoors and doing so in such a new place, had him vibing high.

When we started to cook dinner, we went off to find him high on one of the mountains taking photos and building this rock sculpture. It reminded me of spending Summers in Kentucky where we’d run outside and catch fireflies for hours and hours with new friends.

For many of us, city living and technology has changed things a little bit, but the great news is that we still have nature and can grow our connection to her (especially when we take care of her)…

We can and our kids can also still experience (childlike) freedom by searching out things that get us ALL out of our head and into our bodies — into laughter…

And, of course, we ALL know that we will never lose our truth of being creative beings living our human art if we stay connected to experiences like travel, hiking, camping, running, splashing in water, writing, painting, tickling (and an all-around playfulness), generally exhibiting a unique presence with our kids and, therefore, with the essence of life itself.

In short, showing our kids how we, as adults, express all of the above in our everyday lives is one of the greatest forms of purpose and expression there is.

Today, I hug and thank you, NLM, for teaching me so much about the little girl I still have inside. She’s always so pleased to see you every morning. ;)

Whether you’re a parent or not, the idea here is play…play more in your life and infuse more of it into your business by allowing more of this part of your personality naturally come out (what would SHE do in her business or in her expression?), will always help you in making happiness your business and will also attract in more of your tribe because, well, light or lightness is magnetic.

You are magnetic — simply be you…

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

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

Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

Paying For You To___, My B-day Gift To You (The Mind, Body & Spirit Experience)

Stepping outside of my norm in Israel
and took an aerial class…

For my birthday this year, I’m doing something I was passionately guided to do while in Rome and Israel (I hope you’ve enjoyed the diary entries so far)…

As part birthday gift to myself and as part gift to YOU (it truly is a gift to step outside my norm, surprising myself AND, in turn, surprising you!), I would love to do something I’ve never done or done like this before.

I’ve shared so, so much of myself with you over the years, months or weeks we’ve been connected and the opportunity below, in my mind, is simply an extension of that relationship in so many ways…

I have four (4) spots available for this invitation to L.A. and we’re calling it MG’s Mind, Body & Spirit B-day Experience, you’ll see why below…

Hang with me to the end (and — don’t worry there’s something for ALL of you below)….

1. HOTEL:
First, I’m going to pay for your hotel or Airbnb reservation for one night in inspiring and creative, sunny Los Angeles…something lovely in either Santa Monica, Venice, Brentwood or Westwood. More details to come if you’re one of the first four to email us back that you’d like one of the spots as explained below. Time to get really excited!

2. MIND, Extended VIP Half Day Session:
Secondly, on the day of your choice*, we will spend an exciting extended half day together focusing on growing income in the most purposeful way AND refreshing or refining your brand to one that you’re excited to put out into the world every single day. The day, as all of my VIP days are (see thoughts from clients below) will be filled with clarity, decisions and forward movement BOTH on your business and brand.

Normally, my VIP days consist of a total of four (4) hours, but for my birthday this year, I’m adding an additional two (2) hours to the purposeful work day.

Four (4) hours~> moves to six (6) hours for MG’s Body, Mind & Spirit B-Day Experience). 

*My assistant Susan will be in touch after you email us letting us know you’d like one of the four spots re: your ideal dates between now through September 15th. Please let us know you’d like to take one of the spots by July 22nd at 5pm Pacific.

3. MIND, Business AND Brand Clarity Precedes Growth:
What’s come through for me hearing from so many of you recently is this: I’d love to get you clear on one (1) additional stream of revenue that is in full alignment for you and create one (1) new program all before lunch at my home. :-).  And there’s more…

Here’s an idea of what we will work on:

  • Your One Main Goal Over the Next 90 Days (a questionnaire sent to you beforehand will help us understand what you most want to walk out with (as in — completed!) before you leave your Body, Mind & Spirit day!
  • Helping You “Bring It All Together” (Yes, helping to bring all your current ideas of what you want your business to be, but also bring together who you are as a multi-passionate entrepreneur).
  • That said, How to Create a Brand As a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur (we will get this figured out by working on your brand story together, piece by piece).
  • Anything else you’re curious about? Let us know. Book a time to have a 15-minute session with me about what you’re looking to get out of our time together. Book that session HERE.  Other questions answered during our time together:

What’s my genius and how can I infuse more of this into a signature and exciting offerings that match what my ideal clients need? What’s my message/ movement? What is the split of offline to online offerings for me (and how can I keep it ALL as high touch as possible)? What about my tagline, website, and naming of all my programs and title etc? What’s the overall business plan and weekly schedule moving forward that will support the goal I shared with you that is most important to me right now?

4. BODY, Yoga/Meditation Session:
Together, we will yoga or meditate in a beautiful LA studio or beach together, either on the day you arrive or the day you leave.

5. SPIRIT, Healing Session:
I’ll also be setting you up with a session with my healer, Dean, that you can take advantage of over the phone or in person if you are here with sufficient time (for over six years he’s been a part of my success team. His work is what we could call mindset magic and goes straight to the releasing of old, subconscious beliefs! More to come on him and his work before you meet with him, of course, to make sure you are comfortable and feeling supported — he’s been properly “checked out” though.)

6. Extra credit:
If you respond by July 17th at 5pm Pacific and officially receive one of the four (4) spots, I’ll also be gifting you a peek into my CEO Changemaker Mastermind that is starting up again in September. You can think of this as a full bonus month of LIVE group coaching and training! Something, just like the other elements added above, that I’ve never done before. More to come on this as well, however, simply know that you’ll be invited to listen to each training as well as receive one of my popular workbooks (the September workbook will be a fresh content around business building and brand engagement). As if this wasn’t enough, the bonus September inclusion into the mastermind also includes one (1) 30-minute private session. The value of this private session alone is $325. I’m so confident of how ridiculously amazing every element that’s preceded this is that I don’t even need to share the value or cost of everything else listed above. There is no tactic or strategy here except for I want to do something amazing for a few of you in my community and this feels like exactly it. Thank you for being a part of my community!

7. Timeframe:
Again, MG’s Body, Mind & Spirit Birthday Experience stands between today through July 22nd (email us before July 22nd at 5pm Pacific). However, you can come to LA anytime within the end of July through September 15th.

IMPORTANT: You’ll simply have to let us know if you’d like to take one of the four (4) spots by July 22nd. Again, Susan will be in touch to work with you around what dates would work best for you and to schedule your stay.

Remember, if you’re one of the first four to grab one of the four spots by July 17th at 5pm Pacific, you’ll also gain entry into the CEO Changemaker Mastermind training for the month of September.

INVESTMENT: $3997k (the rate for one four-hour VIP day only). Payment plan available. 

Take a pause to feel if this is for you. If it is, I’ll welcome you with open arms and with body, mind, and spirit.

As promised above, for a larger group of you, I’d love to do the following…if you’re like many of the beautiful people in my current Brand to Success course, you might be wondering how to bring together all your multi-passions into your story or business.

I will happily do a one-hour free training for you to plan around how to move forward. If you’re interested, kindly reply back and let us know and we will add you to this “inner circle” training (something I won’t be promoting outside this MGI Creative Heroine community but that I’ll be doing just for you, xo…also as a thank you for being a part of my community).

In short, let’s feel into the gift that is life and how magical it can be when we open ourselves up to it and all the surprises in store ;-) Let’s have some fun and get some purposeful, passionate and poignant work done!

I’m sending you love from my travels in Tel Aviv! Again, be sure to email us back by July 22nd if you’re interested in MG’s Body, Mind & Spirit B-Day Experience and/or the free one-hour training. And if you want to keep the surprises and gifts coming, respond by July 17th at 5pm Pacific if you’d like to also gain access into the CEO Changemaker Mastermind group for the month September.

Happy birthday to me…through you!

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

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

Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

p.s. If the above isn’t right for you, no worries! Just promise that when you’re in Los Angeles next, you’ll let me know…I’d love to meet you over a cup of tea or a cocktail. :)

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.