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Meh to Marvelous Transformation: Day 13

On today’s Meh to Marvelous transformation, Michelle checks in, with a little help, about what she’s up to. Anyone who knows her knows that her kids are a really big part of her life. They’re the reason she decided to go into business for herself and they’re her motivation to be successful. Success to her, in part, means being able to spend LOTS of quality time with her kids.

What does success mean to you? What are you doing all of this for? Take a look below and share your thoughts in the comments:


“Michelle came to me because she was looking to make some huge changes in her life and kickstart her new business. She’s an experienced florist living in a major city and she is totally devoted to her kids, including a daughter with special needs. Michelle’s motivation to start her own business stemmed from her desire to spend more time with her daughters. She’s keeping a video diary of her progress in this 90-day Meh to Marvelous transformation.”

Meh to Marvelous Transformation: Day 12

Michelle checks back in about the day before for her Meh to Marvelous transformation. She talks about Energy Leadership and the different levels of energy. Knowing about this stuff, and actually using it, made a big difference in her interactions and how her day went.

Want to learn more about what Michelle is using to be more aware and have better interactions with her kids and co-workers (instead of living with her default stress reaction)? Sign up for the Get Better Brides Process.


“Michelle came to me because she was looking to make some huge changes in her life and kickstart her new business. She’s an experienced florist living in a major city and she is totally devoted to her kids, including a daughter with special needs. Michelle’s motivation to start her own business stemmed from her desire to spend more time with her daughters. She’s keeping a video diary of her progress in this 90-day Meh to Marvelous transformation.”

Meh to Marvelous Transformation: Day 11

Today’s Meh to Marvelous video is just a quick checkin, since Michelle has a long day ahead of her. In the video, she touches on the importance of her relationships. Michelle has built some really strong relationships in her life over the years.

On those long days, it helps to be working alongside people you really like. How can you show the people who help you get through the long days how much they mean to you?


“Michelle came to me because she was looking to make some huge changes in her life and kickstart her new business. She’s an experienced florist living in a major city and she is totally devoted to her kids, including a daughter with special needs. Michelle’s motivation to start her own business stemmed from her desire to spend more time with her daughters. She’s keeping a video diary of her progress in this 90-day Meh to Marvelous transformation.”

Meh to Marvelous Transformation: Day 10

For Day 10, of her “Meh to Marvelous” transformation, Michelle remembers how fun other parts of the flower business can be besides her bread and butter – weddings. Switching up her routine gets the creative juices flowing as she drives around town. Don’t worry, she promises she’s not actually driving in this video.

 

How can you switch up your routine to get some new business ideas this week?

 


“Michelle came to me because she was looking to make some huge changes in her life and kickstart her new business. She’s an experienced florist living in a major city and she is totally devoted to her kids, including a daughter with special needs. Michelle’s motivation to start her own business stemmed from her desire to spend more time with her daughters. She’s keeping a video diary of her progress in this 90-day Meh to Marvelous transformation.”

Meh to Marvelous Transformation: Day 9

Today, in her Meh to Marvelous Transformation, Michelle shares her takeaways from the Stop Struggling & Start Killing It tele-class. She gets back in touch with her mission and values. She also talks about a new way to look at procrastination.

What’s your mission? Having a powerful, values-aligned purpose for your life and your business will ignite both. Without it, you’ll have to stop and re-evaluate each time a new opportunity presents itself. With a clear purpose, you’ll be able to instantly identify which opportunities fit perfectly and which ones you should pass up. If you need help knowing what yours is and how it fits into your business, email Jeff.
So… What’s your purpose? Write it down and live it!


“Michelle came to me because she was looking to make some huge changes in her life and kickstart her new business. She’s an experienced florist living in a major city and she is totally devoted to her kids, including a daughter with special needs. Michelle’s motivation to start her own business stemmed from her desire to spend more time with her daughters. She’s keeping a video diary of her progress in this 90-day Meh to Marvelous transformation.”

Meh to Marvelous Transformation: Day 8

In today, Meh to Marvelous post, Michelle talks about her great experience with a local yoga instructor. For a long time, she has been meaning to do something good for her and her body and this was just the ticket. She even got a pleasant surprise in the process – take a look!
Have you been neglecting yourself in an effort to “get it all done?” Well, cut it out! Ask yourself how can you be really kind to yourself and maybe even treat yourself this week. Also think about what might be one cool surprise you get out of taking that step?

Meh to Marvelous Transformation: Day 1 & 2

It’s day 2 of Michelle’s 90-day Meh to Marvelous transformation. Today, she shows us her indoor and outdoor workspaces and talks about some BIG opportunities in her life.

Here’s her first video:

And here’s number two:

She talks about the importance of having some outdoor space. What are you non-negotiables when it comes to a daily workspace?

Real Vendor Talks: Genevieve Burruss of The Way We Click Photography

Check out this interview with the super fun, brilliant and blunt Genevieve Burruss, owner of The Way We Click Photography:

We talk about moving your business to a new city, establishing your brand there, the importance of referrals and some tips for getting the most out of social media. Gen tells us why it’s so important to be yourself and to work with the right clients for you. She also drops the F-bomb.

My favorite part is her big surprise after turning down a client who was a bad fit.

Day 1 of Michelle’s Transformation

This is it! It’s Day 1 of Michelle’s 90-day Meh to Marvelous transformation! I’ve created a special coaching program just for her including the VIP one-on-one coaching package and access to the Cake Coaching Client-only Mastermind group.

In her first video she’s just saying hello. Stay tuned for her daily updates on her 90-day transformation.

Looking to make your own Meh to Marvelous transformation? Learn more and register for the business bootcamp: Meh to Marvelous in Six Weeks.

What to do when “Working Smarter” Doesn’t Work

NBC shows the stark change in technology use in the last seven years.

Are you a productivity junkie? I am, or at least I was. Since college I’ve been obsessed by finding the best life hacks, web apps and productivity tools to automate my life, be effective and efficient and simply get more done in less time. I love learning about this stuff, but I’ve lost interest lately. Let me tell you why.

I’m experiencing the law of diminishing returns. When you start learning how to be more productive, you can shave hours off of your work day. After years and years of research, though, the improvements keep getting smaller and smaller. Because I know that the likelihood of discovering a technique that will have a huge impact on my productivity has been dropping steadily, the hope and excitement have started to wane. Continue reading