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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Gardening & Entrepreneurship

Kitchen Garden

When we moved from Chicago to Waco in the summer of 2020, I left all my plants with a friend. Unfortunately, we ran out of room to safely transport them – being a plant lover, this was especially hard. Some I’d had for ten years or so. But, I had to let them go –…

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Build a Business and a Life That You Love – Michelle Spalding

Soulful Entrepreneur - Michelle Spalding

Learn To Be Present and Enjoy the Journey Have you ever had a big idea that someone told you was impossible? Are you looking for freedom and flexibility in your career and your life? Maybe you’re considering becoming an entrepreneur, or you recently decided to run your own business? If so, this episode of Offer…

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Give that which you wish to receive

As a business coach, one of my client’s biggest challenges is growing their businesses while maintaining their authenticity.  Sharing their services and products with others without feeling salesy or sleazy. The easiest way to increase business for a heart-centered entrepreneur is by staying connected with those that already know, trust and adore you.  Nurturing a…

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Dedication, devotion or just crazy?

As I toured the castle recently I was awe struck by this man and his accomplishment. His devotion to building the castle and to his lost love are apparent everywhere on the castle grounds. What gives someone the passion, drive and commitment to continue to build something like this for more than 30 years?

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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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If only I could work at this pace all the time…

If only we could work at this speed more often. Where we’re getting more done in a day than we did all last week. Where projects that may need our attention while we’re out are getting wrapped up, nice and neat with a bow on top.

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The customer isn’t always right

Often in our careers or businesses we’re given examples or rules or ideas to follow which may or may not feel right. For example:  “The customer is always right.” Well, we all know that isn’t true! While I’m sure the idea behind it came from years where the customer didn’t matter, it’s been taken too…

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Are you using this to make decisions?

Intuition

  Isn’t it interesting that something we’re born with, something so natural to us as an infant is sometimes so distant by the time we’re adults that we’re almost completely out of touch with it? I’m talking about inner guidance, or intuition. Maybe you’ve heard it called instincts, hunches, or a “gut” feeling. The name…

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It All Started with a Bucket List

Living a life of passion and purpose - living freely and doing the things that you'd like

    I use to be the person who always had places and experiences I wanted as well as things I wished to have, but never got around to documenting any of them. No lists, no vision board just thinking of them from time to time with no real focus or faith. Occasionally I’d really…

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