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Voice Said To Me (@ 4am!)

There’s been one time in my life that a “voice” has said something to me.

You can call it what it is, but that’s what happened.

It was about four or so in the morning and I was not dreaming and I also was not awake, but I heard this loud and clear: It’s only when you show who you really are that more is revealed.

I took it to heart. It’s tucked away there and, at the same time, it’s in my pocket to readily use and work with everyday.

It’s not lost on me that identity is what I help women with every day…giving an identity to their business foundation and to the expression of that business in the world, but most importantly, helping bring a voice and a language to their values (at the end of the day, this is what it is).

Everything you do in business or in life, essentially comes back to the values you have & hold, whether consciously or unconsciously.

What do you value most? Fulfillment? Service? Relationships? Creation? Wellness?

How do you want to bring *this* most to life through the work you do?

As importantly, and/or if you don’t have a business, how do you want to continue to bring your top values to life as you walk and talk each day?

Show who you really are, the more fully integrated you, not the quarter or the half or the 75% you, but more of all of y o u ~> the more you do the more that doors — the “right” doors, French doors, even — will swing open giving you the answer to where to go next…

Is this not what we’re all looking for…the answer to what is next?

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good!

Photo From Tulum (We Are Made Up Of Water)

Photo From Tulum

The water in you…

Water doesn’t force itself, yet it is a force.

It surrenders and flows with the river or with the energy passing *through* it to produce waves in the ocean, it fills whatever cup or cold tray it’s in and always provides for life which is a most surrendered process…

It gives itself the permission to be what it is and where it is (the definition of grace), which ends up making it a strong element ~ a force to be reckoned with ~ smoothing rocks in a stream effortlessly after weeks, months and years of it passing over, under and around them. 

Water is grace.

You are made up of water*.

YOU are grace.

Tap into it.

Give yourself permission, too, to be WHO you are and WHERE you are right now.

Let the sweat sweat, let the tears tear up. And if it’s joy you feel, let that flow, too! Don’t stop, diminish, pretend or contain any of it away… not for anyone or for any reason.

Let it in, let it out, let it in, l e t i t o u t (this is flow), knowing that whichever you are naturally in or choose, you are letting it get good. 

Tulum, Mexico. Chamomile tea, no sugar, no milk in the cup, basically…water. (-;

[*The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, the lungs 83%, the skin is 64% water, with muscles and kidneys being 79% water. Quite literally you are water…grace].

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good!

Sessions Available! (See How They Work)

Sessions Available! (See How They Work)

CENTERING SESSIONS AVAILABLE (more open!)

Centering Session is exactly that…it centers you and moves you forward from that center of clarity. We’ve had a long year and it’s no wonder that so many of us don’t know where to go next or — maybe we know exactly where to go, but still need guidance on certain pieces of the idea of project that doesn’t necessarily call for a few months of coaching…

This hour and fifteen minute session (which is the first time I have offered one-off sessions in 15 years) takes all of the thoughts and ideas you have swirling about your business, your next offering or the next step to take with your brand and gives you the map for what’s next and why…

Here’s what Cindi had to say about her session a week and a half ago:

“Before working with Michelle, my brain was feeling as scattered as scrambled eggs, unsure about how to move forward with my online program.

With Michelle’s guidance, during and after our centering session, my brain felt lightbulbs, aha’s, clarity and inspiration!

Michelle helped ground this very personal program into a detailed outline with terminology my ideal clients can digest, implement and feel excited about. 

I can finally take this idea out of my head (and many worn notebooks) and help thousands of women go from feeling damaged to divine!

I love that Michelle is experienced in her field AND that she leads with her intuition.”
~ Cindi Lee

I started offering the following Centering Sessions during COVID realizing that many people felt either stuck or a renewed charge or sense to do what they really wanted to do versus what they thought they had to do (or keep doing).

These were sessions, I had hoped, that would support a current business owner, a NEW business owner or creator in creating ANEW, all aligned best to what was true for them in this NEW moment (we are not the same people we once were)…

To my elation, this was, in fact, the case (!): new clients received the direction and clarity they most needed. A good 50% of them simply needed that one session to spark them into clear and directed action, while others began working consistently with MGI towards a launch, the complete plan or the brand language and messaging.

I haven’t offered them in some months, because I was focused on serving my ongoing full-time private clients, however, I’m making room for another handful of sessions to support you in understanding what’s next inside your business and/or brand evolution!

It’s time to e v o l v e.

Let’s get you energized to finally move in the direction of what’s most passionate, profitable and, we could say, even playful for you. 

If last year taught us anything it’s this ~> don’t go back to what you were doing…just because you might’ve been good at that something, doesn’t mean it’s good for YOU anymore.

Do what you’re MADE for and finally ready FOR…

~>>> A Centering Session might be for you if you have been:

  • Mulling over different things you’d like to do with your business or creative project but are stuck or feeling stagnancy getting the best of you…
  • Need help answering brand-related questions
  • Can’t figure out what to do first on the list you’ve been compiling for over a year 
  • Know that you need/want to fold the “different” parts of you or NEW offerings INTO what you do moving forward (all under one cohesive umbrella)…

As mentioned, the Centering Session will get you unstuck, centered and moving! 

Let’s welcome your next three (3) exact steps for the business or brand…

Here’s how it works:

1. You register for the hour and fifteen minute session ($250) and choose a day and time that works for you.
3. You fill out a quick questionnaire (I’ll walk you through the different things I need to know via the questions we ask inside).
4. We hop on for our hour and 15 minute call (over the phone or over Zoom).
5. You leave with your plan of next steps as well as clarity around the overall path the business/project and brand should take. 

Let us know if you’re interested in a Centering Session spots by simply hitting reply (we will likely not offer these again for some time). 

I’d love to support you in moving your ideas forward, not to mention your ENERGY, too (stagnancy is an energy thing!).
Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good!

Men (Video)

When we hear the truth, it compels us to almost immediately retell what we heard, write it down or, as in this instance, turn on the camera and ask him to say it aaagain (when he’s not done chewing just yet).

To all men and women involved romantically or wanting to be involved romantically, this is for you. It’s for all of us and I think it especially important hearing it from a man.

I’ll add. Ladies, think of yourselves longer and deeper than the excuse you make for why he is the way he is, add yourself and your wants, ideas and opinions into the conversation from the get-go (as my mother-in-law told me the day before her son and I got married, “be weary of what you start today, because you will continue to do it for the rest of your relationship”), don’t accept any threat to your self-worth (or freedom), nor a melancholy mismatch to your evolution or life vision.

Stop trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. There *are* men who will value you deeply, but you won’t meet them staying with the ones who don’t.

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life!

Life is good.