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Artists for Great Good (Annie Galvin and CA fires)

We had Annie Galvin (Anne Galvin) as one of our speakers at the NorCal edition of the Greater Good Party last May.

An outstanding human (an outstanding, talented and humor-filled human). Her talk was uplifting, colorful and valuable for all.

As many Californians did when we first saw it, I loved her bear hugging CA art. When I found out how much money she had raised for those devastated by the fires last October (150k + if I remember correctly?), I was grateful to her and her husband, impressed and, generally, excited by how much good our creativity — our art — in whatever way that comes or is expressed, can do…

This year is no different. Her studio continues to do so much for California; for our neighbors.

Thank you, Annie and all artists, creatives and talented humans across industries who continue to use their creativity for great good!

You can find these print editions and more on her site at 3fishstudios.com.

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

Video from Shanghai (Taking Too Many Courses?)

I have a message for you from China today.

Join me outside the temple HERE.

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating. May you enjoy it immensely with those most important to you (I’m grateful our paths have crossed).

And a wish: as a woman on a mission of meaning, may you take what’s been idle and continue to make great, great use of your divine talents, xo. 

As I share in the video, let’s learn to live out that learning!

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur 

Death. LIFE.

You Continue…

These are the types of messages that I consider happy Friday material these days.

I’ve spoken to Josh and Nolan about the topic and questions below quite a bit, but I’ve never gone public with it.

There are many different reasons why, but as I’m slowly accepting the role of a woman who has a thing or a book to say about death or waking up to live beyond disappointments or any kind of loss (something daily I’m also getting better at understanding how it integrates into my identity work), I know all of it is a good example of how purpose means to learn and stick with integrating our life experience (mainly that which has stung or hurt) and our professional experience into one expression (mainly this: how do we give BACK from both places all the time?).

Our “genius” zone doesn’t solely come from our God-given talents or mastered skills, it comes ~ and ignites ~ when we’ve crashed in life, but not burned…

Loss and the topic of death found me at a young age NOT so that I wouldn’t talk about it, but so that I would (+ so I would feel the freedom to say now, to express NOW what it is that I value/believe/want to say).

What does *your* life experience beg you to say, give or do that you don’t?

Our greatest work in expressing ourselves or our “brand identity” lies in saying what it is that we don’t want to say for fear of it not matching up with what we “do” or for fear of others, not understanding. It’s ok if someone doesn’t understand. We’re not meant to get it all, agree, value or believe it “all.”

Questions are good and not knowing is fine, but keep asking…

Find comfort in the questions, in your questioning. You’re not doing life wrong if you have a lot of them right now, in fact, you now have the chance to do it mostly right for the new, more fully integrated you.

You Continue…

What if you continue?, I’ve asked my guys. What if death is merely a continuation of a different type of you?

What if the gains you make in your development and growth here — in this particular version of life — you take with you to help with your development and growth there? What if what you say, and how much more authentically you express yourself, too, matters for your expression, energy and elevated, wise vibe there?

(I remember vividly the first time I shared something like this with Josh, specifically, many years back): the “work” you’re doing on yourself now isn’t solely for how you want this life to go, it’s how you want what lies beyond to go, so prioritize it.

We act as if we are body/mind/spirit in that order, but we are more like spirit/mind/body. When we forget how important it is to bring in life experience, to allow more of us to speak, is when we feel off, disconnected and when our expression feels stifled…

What if?

You Continue…

So, continue.

Make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…enjoy your business, enjoy your life! 

Life is good,

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Michelle Ghilotti
Success Designer, Brand Activator & Social Entrepreneur