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“Bright Shiny Object” (Something You’ve Never Heard Before)

Stop focusing on the things you’ve already mastered.

If you’re a caring, loyal and loving girlfriend and on top of creating beautiful client relationships in your business that you’re proud of, but don’t feel healed or dialed in with your parents or your body’s wellness, work on those things while you stop ~ for now ~ focusing on the great things you do with great gumption.

If you’re a devoted father and attentive husband, but letting finances slip through the cracks or feeling less than a great friend by not honoring your commitments, work on those while you stop ~ for now ~ focusing on the great things you do with great gumption.

There is such a thing as celebrating those great things too long, while other things in your life continue getting the short end of the stick.

This is the conversation in the car today on our way to Rachel and John’s wedding weekend…

Get to now own the habits or character traits you don’t call yours yet and resist the urge to be distracted by everything you’re doing so well. This is the very meaning of bright shiny object.

The awesome things you do that gave them that name can BE and ARE a distraction.

Relentlessly, diligently and with all the devotion you can muster (borrow the dedication and successful feelings from all that you have in the bag) and look at the two, three or four areas of your life that you keep getting slapped in the face with reality around and work.on.those.areas.

There’s no other way around it.

Start mastering the things you’re not good at to start living the life you were intended to be great for.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,
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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

Pain Has THIS Purpose

Just as your life has a purpose, pain, emotional or physical, has a purpose.

Though we resist it, it comes to assist us in riding the full wave, in course correcting or helping us to take better care of ourselves.

At the end of the day or at the start of tomorrow’s early morning, you can choose for hard things to grow you or take you.

If you choose life and to be part of the living, you are, by default, choosing growth.

Be taken by it, be taken by growth!

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,
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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

The Expressed Entrepreneur

I awoke with almost no voice the last morning of the CEO Changemaker Mastermind

Day 1 was Getting Down to Business Day with purposeful work completed and/or planned for Dianna, Natalie, Meredith, Andrea (she was in from Budapest and was such a trooper missing her luggage — we were also missing our girls Emily, Lindsay and Megan).

Saturday, we covered the inverted pyramid of success: Is this essential / Is this creative and supporting my feminine? / Do I have a structure that supports my financial growth and my masculine?

We discussed the five ways to a grow list authentically, how to actively and non actively grow it, as well as regal retention…

We dove into how to fill programs with ease and the art of private invitations (more on that today), as well as how to, as a creative type, plan your expression spontaneously (there’s such a thing) and how to give generously throughout free trainings and multiple opt-ins…

We discussed the trust we have to have in THE something greater *inside* of us, the “…or something better” mantra and just generally the trust we must have in ourselves that we will follow inspired action.

We talked about changing the coaching industry…

Day 2 was Go with The Flow of Life day… we started off with one of my spiritual teachers Dean speaking, then went into the mindset required to move others into inspired action in their own lives and how to be more high touch in business without necessarily having to increase one-on-one work.

How to show up for ourselves to be able to show up for others was asked to be put on the agenda…

As I sat Sunday sipping tea and enjoying some light music in the background before the ladies arrived for our last day together, it was nice to go back to the deep desire I remember feeling years ago of owning a business AND having a life. Scratch that…of moving others into inspired action in their lives AND doing the same consistently in mine…

With or without a physical voice, the expressed entrepreneur
moves people as they genuinely and from deep inside,
model what they’re selling…xo.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach

DON’T Apologize (A Story for the Women)


A Story For The Women…

Michelita, I look pretty today, my grandmother would say over the years…

Can you take a picture of me? she asked.

It normally made me smile, then laugh, in wild and warm appreciation. Similar to the feeling felt seeing my Mom with my son over the years, it made me fall deeper in love with my Grandma each and every time…

We need to fall in love more with women falling in love with themselves, regardless of how it feels to you (that may just be about you).

Oma and I did this ‘I look pretty today; can you take a picture of me’ dance for just under 20 years. I got really good at taking photos and feeling, maybe, what it felt like to appreciate ourselves in any given moment. (Speaking of dance, she loved the macarena and never met a chicken dance at my weekend German school she didn’t love. In fact, I always wondered if dancing helped her get over the trials and challenges she had lived through…).

Women are creative, generous, resilient and uniquely energetic creatures.

For so many of us who grew up without a Dad present, whether physically or emotionally, women were our life force, always ready to do whatever it took to help us feel loved, heard, strong, empowered, supported and celebrated.

Our ability to recognize our beauty, inside and out, and want to memorialize it in space and time and, in many ways, honoring the matriarchs who taught us to love all parts of ourselves, regardless of what others feel about it, is superpower-esque.

Since ladies, moms and grandmoms are normally behind the camera and because of many other more powerful reasons, I say take as many selfies and capture as much of you on this day of feeling radiant and ready to take on the world, as possible.

Capture this moment in time where the sun is shining perfectly on your face, those gorgeous eyes, the windows to your soul and two mini wells holding your emotion, want to tell your story…

Honor how much you’ve lived in whatever way you choose and feels good…write without abandon, take and ask for photos unabashedly, travel like there’s no tomorrow, sing as if you had the voice of an angel and you will always have a standing date with your soul…

I see you and think you look beautiful.

Enjoy your business, enjoy your life!

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Michelle Ghilotti
Couture Brand Creator & Success Coach