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My Son Wrote Me This and I…

Dear mamas all across the land…

It made me laugh and cry.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

p.s. for all that you’re nurturing at the moment, make sure to give to the most important person and life project you’re working on: YOU. Or/and…let others give to you.

You definitely want to be racing in the INDY 500 vs. just cruising the 405! 🙂  

Building Community (and who I support)

As I’ve been building community through meaningful groups or services like CEO Changemaker, High Touch, Creative Heroine and the Greater Good Parties now traveling throughout the US, I’ve been revived and enlivened by art.

You knowwww ~> art ~ that which contributes to the optimism and heart present on the planet…

I support art, artists and artistic endeavors (LIFE ~ the greatest one perhaps) — and my work which centers around creative expression and building businesses that, in actuality build and prioritize legacy does, too.

After designing, planning and hosting six events in nine months, I’m even more lit up to continue fusing this into all my experiences and offerings.

Art and creativity in words, movement, song and that which is visual ignites all senses and dimensions and effortlessly creates a space internally ready for transformation, a place where we feel more fully fed to birth our unique ideas AND be known for them.

At Creative Heroine in March, the dynamic duo known as Christina Dunbar and Chaim Dunbar gave tremendous performances.

If you haven’t already seen Chaim’s piece “Where Are the Men?”, you must, must, must: https://youtu.be/JDzuBRSFGdw

And — Christina’s piece — “Where Are the Women?”, written with love, specifically for the Creative Heroine Experience, whose words were so potent, must also be shared (if you’d like to see this powerhouse creative in her traveling one-woman show, she’ll be in SF on June 8th~> https://bitly.com)…

Where Are the Women by Christina Dunbar (an excerpt):

After years of being way too quiet and compliant
After years of hiding this wild soul…
I’m ready to roar with the rest of this world

But…

Where are the women that roar together?
I mean I see the women
Here are the women
Everywhere are the women
But where
Are

ALL the representations of women speaking out

Shy women
Loud women
Asian
Black
And
Latin
Women

Small and tall and curvy women
Young and old and wrinkly women
Women who are free in their skin
That are artists in the way they live
That can say with pride

I have no more shame in this body
I have nothing left to hide

Here are the women
You are the woman
And you are the woman
And she
And me
And we are the women
That will be seen and heard
Leave our mark on this precious fleeting timeline we call LIFE

Let’s own that now
That each of us counts
Let’s take it to the streets
And let these hearts lead 
With our fierce female voices
We declare.
We are the women we’ve been waiting for.
And
we
are
Here.

Here’s to art and what she will always take responsibility for stirring inside us!

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

Just Because You’re Good At Something

Simply because you’re good at something doesn’t mean it’s good for you. 

What things are you good, maybe even great at, that are leaving you more depleted than filled up?

What courageous conversations or decisions can (and will) be made to maximize your daily life experience?

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

Photos, Greater Good Party in NY!

Last Saturday was another night on this journey that humbled me.

I stood or sat in the back watching the magic of the Greater Good Party go down in New York, the first one of many we are planning in the U.S. and abroad, and all I could think/say quietly under my breath was thank you…thank you to all the forces that planted this seed of an idea in my heart and to all the forces that keep it going/growing…

Thank you, Thea Powerhouse Vaughan for the creative collaboration and rekindled friendship. The first Greater Good Party outside Los Angeles couldn’t have been sweeter or more memorable. Thank you for your trust, exuberance and genius.

Thank you to all those who attended and to the speakers, who not only wow’d the room with their brilliance in their zone of clear passion and expertise, but with the way they showed up prioritizing connection and what it means to create, grow and, generally, BE about community and a generosity of spirit.

What is the Greater Good Party?

The Greater Good Party IS a party, one for the socially, sensory and/or spiritually curious (we have art, song, poetry, spoken word and the like as well as presenters on a variety of subjects all working towards the aim of assisting you to use your creativity for great good and *make* great good on the creations, projects or expressions (written, spoken, visual or beyond) that will contribute most to purpose ~> yours).

It’s for those with a special kind of wanderlust; for people who, after the events of the last year plus want to go (expand) as far inside their minds and hearts as they do traveling in their bodies…

We started the GGP in our living room turned loving room in response to a clear need that arose (for us and those we love) after the election for a community/communities driven by optimistic spirit.

We’re excited to have hosted our first Greater Good Party in New York and we head to the Bay Area to do the same on 5/19: to bring more optimistic people together.

We like to call the GGP a salon-like experience (a la the 19th century version) where a diverse group of people come together and keep coming together, over and over again, to learn from engaging experts across industries to share on important subjects like emotional intelligence, creating community, connection, activism, and more, while also supporting up-and-coming artists & having good, old-fashioned fun with cool people outside our computers, text messaging, or social media.

It IS a party, after all, a new-school, old-fashioned house party (it isn’t a ticketed event, a business thing nor is it created for anyone cause).

We do it as our way to give back and as we travel around the country, our co-hosts in each new city, do it for similar, if not, the same reasons.

Our vision is to inspire more couples and communities to start their own version of a Greater Good Party (or similar — optimist(ic), salon-like party that expands minds and the opportunity for more great good) by helping as many people as we can to start…and continue..,

We’re excited to continue to make the GGP a plug-and-play type thing for those who want to start something uplifting and supportive in their community but don’t know how or where to start.

This means we help someone in whatever state, city or country create one (we plan it with you, collaborating on what the greater good looks and feels like to you, we help curate the talent (artists, singers, poets, storytellers, and speakers), then fly in to help you present it on the day…

You then keep the generosity, optimism, good vibes, spirited, top-notch sharing, and creativity going.

The greater good…

It’s going…♥️

What great good do you most wish to unleash with your business, talents or creativity? 

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

p.s. To check out the entire share and the rest of the GGP NY photos, visit my Facebook page HERE.