Birthing An Elephant aka Writing A Book

Nathaniel's Journey by Michelle Spalding

I’m not going to sugarcoat it here; sitting down and writing wasn’t easy, even when I scheduled time for it. It was a struggle to take my ideas and put them into chapters. There were times when it felt like I’d never get it done.

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Reconnecting with WHY as an Entrepreneur

Female Entrepreneur - reconnecting with WHY as an Entrepreneur

With just a few minutes between meetings, I am often tempted to stay at my desk and work. Even when nothing needs my immediate attention, my inner “people pleaser” often encourages me, or should I say, attempts to shame me, not to leave anything undone, even for just a moment. For years I’ve been working…

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Writing a Book and Running a Marathon


Recently I was chatting with a client about some of her dreams and goals. Listening to women tell me about the big things they want to go for is probably one of my favorite parts of coaching. The other is helping them put a sustainable plan into action to make it happen and removing the…

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Is Having a Business Stressful?

Soul Crafted Success

Someone asked me recently if having a small business is stressful. My first instinct was to laugh loudly, and say “are you kidding”? Then I thought a little more about it. And while, yes, it is stressful – it is also enjoyable. It’s been one of the things I’m the proudest of – not because…

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Declaring Your Independence

Independence Day also called the 4th of July, is right around the corner. A day many of us spend with friends and family often around a backyard BBQ, with a cool beverage, enjoying each other and usually some fireworks. Independence Day is the day our founding fathers approved the constitution which declared our independence from…

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Does your marketing make people feel good?

Many of today’s modern advertising campaigns use tactics that make the viewer of the advertisement feel bad about something they hadn’t thought about until they viewed that advertisement.  Once the potential consumer (viewer) is shown what is wrong with him or her or their surroundings, the solution is offered in the form of a product…

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Metaphysics in our Marketplace

In my personal business and my work as a coach, I’ve found that applying many of the lessons I’ve learned in my metaphysical studies has helped to both increases the financial success of the business as well as the personal satisfaction of all involved. Like many, when I began my business, I sought advice and…

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Start somewhere……..but start NOW!

As a small business owner, Mom, coach, and friend, one of the most common statements I hear are “but I don’t know what to do.” It’s not the technical part that holds us back; there are plenty of geeks among us to help out with something until they get profitable and can hire someone permanently.…

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Aim in Life to Which you Aspire

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, taught his students and the readers of his book that “what we can believe, we can achieve“. He detailed the steps to success in his books, magazines and workshops. After reading and rereading this book as well as listening to it on audio numerous times and participating…

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  A great teacher recently left this world however his legacy and teaching will not be forgotten.  The book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  creates a holistic approach solving personal and professional problems.  His book has helped many (myself included) look at things differently and improve our lives. In memory of the late great…

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