One of the things I’ve been journaling about and calling in more of is the opportunity to speak to groups. The more the merrier. I love the energy, the feedback and the impact the engagements make on both the organization and individual levels. And as I help my own clients be clear about what their desires are, hone in on those goals, and watch to see the universe provide in abundance… I see the power of that practice here with myself and all the new speaking engagements starting to pour in for 2019. It’s very, very exciting. A few I’d like to share with you:

1) I’m one of two breakout session speakers that Ohio Business Magazine selected for its upcoming Ohio Success Awards at the Ohio Statehouse on March 15. Click here to learn more about it! I’d love it if you could come, enjoy my breakout session and celebrate some of Ohio’s most successful, emerging businesses and organizations!

2) I was also selected to be the featured speaker throughout the day at the Women in Business Expo on March 9 in Columbus. It’s going to be a big day where I’ll be doing three sessions throughout the day, but I’m very excited about the opportunity, engaging with the Central Ohio audience and helping other women in business go from STUCK to UNSTOPPABLE! Click here to learn more about that event.

3) I was also asked to be involved with and grow the H7 networking group on the East Side of Cincinnati. Click here to learn more about that group’s next event.

These are just a few among many new opportunities that I’m grateful to have open up for me in the past couple of months, in addition to my 1:1 coaching sessions, motivational speaking, and interactive workshops I do for corporations. Click here to learn more or contact me!

What Are You Saving?

What are you saving for a special occasion? Clothes, dishes, shoes, purse, jewelry, bottle of champagne/wine?? Ask yourself WHY? Journal about it. You may be surprised at what comes up — perhaps you’re thinking I don’t want to....ruin it, lose it, might need it later, ashamed I paid so much, what will people say, on-and-on! Now consider these reasons and journal what you discover and how it may be a match to what keeps you stuck in your current situations and circumstances 💫 And most importantly remember “being alive is the special occasion” so don’t wait use everything you’ve been saving—now!

Questions? Need an activation in your life? Click here to contact me.


Attitude Adjustment

#JournalFriday Welcome February 1, 2019! 

As I mentioned in yesterday‘s post, the month of January went really quickly for some folks and for others it seemed to have dragged on. Not knowing what the circumstances were for those who felt it drug on, I felt my month of January what extremely fast.

It’s in the times that we judge our situations and circumstances based on what we think we should have and not recognizing what we do have.

What I mean by this is just like the quote says below you can’t always have a good day but you can always face a bad day with a good attitude. The same message applies for any day, a month, a year and 10 years —or a lifetime. I think this quote really applies to everything. It’s all in the ATTITUDE. 

So today take out a piece of paper or open up your journal and just write down everything that you received in the month of January. This may be the electricity in your home that kept it warm, it could be a loved one celebrated a birthday, it could be a gift that came unexpected, you may have won on a lottery ticket, you followed through with your to do list, you stuck with that exercise program, you laughed out loud often, you enjoyed spending time with friends— whatever comes up just reflect on it.

Go back through your calendar and see what appointments you had and places you have gone. You might be surprised that whether the month went fast or was long you created magic in your life by being here. Don’t forget that. You’re a bright soul. Keep shining and keep playing the game of life. 💖

Before starting your plans moving into February finish January with a heartfelt —Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Then begin to write what you desire to have more of in February and what you are willing to release. And take ACTION for making it happen. 

♥️ #february #love


Who Are You?

#FridayJounaling as you continue to watch and learn here on my page I hope that you feel that the statement of I am slowly becoming the person I should’ve been along time ago is appearing. That you know deep in your heart that the life that you desire to live it’s just a thought away. Give yourself permission to live A life by design and start to incorporate all that I’ve been sharing with you.

If you need to go deeper into your current life situation and circumstances I would love to support you. It’s just a message away and from that one decision your whole life will begin to change!

Go to your journal and continue to write what you see yourself as not now but who you’re becoming. And just like the caterpillar 🐛evolves to the butterfly 🦋 you too will evolve and people will notice and say wow s/he has really changed. 💫


I'm Excited for You!


When you find yourself saying “how amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things going on in your head” you have found the right coach/mentor! 

Stop waiting to hire someone to support you through the game of life. Even athletes know the value of a coach. The time is now —the clock is ticking. 

What will you tell yourself 6 months from now about the goals and desire you have now? 

Will you still be trying to figure out a way to accomplish them? 

Will you be discouraged with your results? 

Or maybe you will have just given up completely? 

It’s doesn’t have to be like this. If you’re ready to break the cycle once and for all and rise higher then let’s talk about my 6-month stuck to unstoppable program. 

Together we work 1:1 every day which also includes a call each week. As your personal life coach and private mentor, I will support and celebrate you as you take the journey to where you want to be. Acting as a built-in accountability partner, I will help you work through roadblocks, breakdown the barriers that have been holding you back and take the steps needed towards your goals. And I will also provide you with resources and connections to help make reaching your goals easier. 

Message me for a free conversation and program details.

Year in Review

Melissa (& Mr. Find Your Own DRIVE, Dusty)

Melissa (& Mr. Find Your Own DRIVE, Dusty)

Dear friends,
I love this time of year. It's a time of reflection, celebrations, goal-setting, and new beginnings. It's something I try to do -- and help others do -- throughout the year with my coaching services. I love walking side-by-side with my clients on their journey to reach new levels they only dreamed of before. I reflect, celebrate, goal-set, and help them write and stay focused on their new chapters of life. As you reflect on 2018 and goal set for 2019, I hope you'll reach out to me if you'd like an experienced coach to help you stay accountable and navigate any road blocks that may stand in the way of getting you where you want to go this year. As for me, get ready to see a fresh look and new offerings on the site soon -- I'm ready to blossom big time! “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin 
Love and light,


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New Year, One Hour, New You


What do you BELIEVE to be the truth? 
You know the saying —is the glass half full or half empty— well the answer is different when you ask an optimist and pessimist. 

OR what if it’s just all in the perception?!? 

You may want a lot of things ....but can you BELIEVE you can have them? See we manifest what we believe —not what we want. 

Are you ready to dive into a 60-minute Activation Session with me where you will break through the barriers that keep you stuck and ignite the magic in creating what you want NOW. 

Don’t let another month go by without diving deep into your mind and heart with my support to discover the answers you are seeking and make them your current reality. 💕 If you’re ready to finally live the life you’ve been dreaming about, let’s connect, and get ready to turn one hour into your best year yet!

Living YOUR Best Life in 2019

We are quickly approaching the New Year 🥂
This quote made me think how many of us desire change for ourself especially around the new year and yet we continue to keep living the same “way” as before. It’s called the comfort zone. 
Today, in this moment I encourage you to stop and think how you desire your life to be lived —unapologetically!
If you believe it’s not possible think again. I know first hand how to shift the mindset and create the dreams of my heart. 
Want to know how? Then let’s connect. No longer stay stuck in your story. Let’s get you aligned and on target for the next level you! 💓


Letting Go

As I continue journaling about what I am releasing in 2018 and calling in for 2019 I come across this quote from Marie Forleo. 
“It’s not until you let go of something that you see how it’s been holding you back”. 
Wow how this is so true. The key is in “letting go” 
Whether it’s thoughts, material objects, weight, fear, etc., when you have had enough and can let it go things change. You will no longer held back. 
Your focus changes when you can release the “old way” to finding a new way that allows you to go from stuck to unstoppable! 
Get that notebook out and write about what you can let go of so you won’t be held back. 

I’ll share more tomorrow on Tune Up Thursdays video on ways I’ve learned to let go. 



How are you doing when it comes to setting priorities? Are you too busy? Or just not seeing the value. 

Since the journaling began I realized I needed to make it a priority. It felt in alignment with my heart. I know the power is writing my thoughts, dreams and experiences. 

So with the journaling I’ve discovered how important it is to prioritize and set goals in order to move forward with my desires and take clear action. 

I continue to work on my journaling and opening up to what’s no longer serving me. Asking “am
I busy or is this not a priority” —I know what I want to call in for my reality and I am really digging deep into my thoughts, taking the time to journal (without excuses aka priority) which is allowing me to be more productive. 

The journaling is giving me a place to offset the mind chatter and clutter and in a way offering me accountability. 

Now I see clearly that as I work on being in service with my motivational speaking and workshops, along with my rebranding for my business, I see where I’ve been shrinking and distracted—up until now! I’m not too busy — this is a priority that I happily accept. 💞


An Invite to Join

Hello! Last week, I talked about the power of the pen and how journaling can help you personally, professionally and everywhere in between. This week, I’m inviting you to join me in some journaling. This weekend, take some time to write a journal entry focusing on the year to come. What are your hopes for 2019? What elements of your life and career would you like to see change in 2019, and how would you like them to change? Take some time to really connect with yourself and envision the coming year in terms of your life and career! View yesterday’s video for some added support 🖊


Q: Who journals? 🙋‍♀️ (but I’ve not been consistent lately) 
Today I had several conversions with clients and associates and the theme around journaling kept coming up. 
It reminded me how powerful keeping a journal can keep me on task and in action. It also allows me to offset some of my thoughts so I can make room for new ones or find clarity. 
Pictured below I’m sharing a small collection of my own personal journals because I want to encourage you to take on the practice of journaling with me.  
Together you will discover how writing consistently can bring forward new ideas, plans, and clarity. 
And to help you even more —I’m excited to share with you that I am going to be offering you a weekly journal prompt here so you can begin the process. You won’t be alone 👊🏻
For now go out and purchase a new journal that speaks to you and let’s get ready to write your future into existence. ✨♥️✨
Believe in Yourself 🥂 ✍🏻💫


Your Next Chapter

Let me say this—when you are supported on your journey in life and have someone who can help you re-read the story and learn from the experiences so you can thrive moving into your next chapter in life, you hired a coach. Just as an athlete does when preparing for competition or event. 

Let’s connect. I have THREE spots available for 1:1 clients and would like to connect. 

As your coach you will receive:
- weekly phone/zoom 30 minutes
- daily email/text
- accountability check in
- resources and recommendations 
- mindset activities
- ongoing motivation

If your ready then let’s connect. Message me or drop a comment below. 

Stop “waiting” for the perfect moment, time or money. Once you say yes everything will align.


Being Grateful -- Even in the "Middle"

It’s a choice to be grateful. Not always easy and often harder when things aren’t aligning with your goals and aspirations. However let me remind you of a quote from one of my all time favorite movies—

“Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.”

Do you know the movie? 👇🏻 drop it in the comments. Something special for those who reply ✨

I’ll be back later with your TuneUp Thursdays message.



?? Do you feel like you are struggling to figure out what it is you want? 
?? Are you finding you want more for yourself and yet you have no idea what that might be? 
?? Do you feel if you could be dipped into a pool of water and pulled back out, releasing all the gunk and stuckness, you'd know more and have clarity of what to do?

Here's your sign --> ACTIVATION -- several years ago I discovered a gift of mine in that I can support others in bringing them back in alignment with their souls purpose and found their passion, getting the from stuck to unstoppable. 

Does this sound like something you desire?

Then you are ready and cannot lose by investing in 1-hour of your time to have an experience like never before.

Being supported and guided during this offer is how you'll find your way back to what lights you up, gives you direction, and shows you the next steps to take to move from stuck to unstoppable.

Ready? Here you go....... www.findyourowndrive.com/activation

A Clear Vision


The magic of being up at 4 am because my vision is so clear it makes me jump out of bed in the mornings knowing my service to others is potent and powerful and deeply fulfilling. 

Supporting others on their journey, allowing them to believe in themselves, and teaching them the magic in releasing the past to create the future through their thoughts and conscious language —priceless. 

I challenge you to find what lights you up and start your day by jumping out of bed with drive and happiness! 💞

You're Invited to My Online Webinar!

I’m so excited! I’m hosting an online webinar Nov. 11 from 1-2pm that will be available to those who register. A link for the live event will be sent prior to going live (click here to get more details!). A replay is also available but only to those who register. If you have been thinking how in the world have I gotten to this place in my life -- and don't know what to do next. Then this event is for YOU. Find whats holding you back, keeping you stuck, and identify what needs to happen to move past the stuckness into your full potential of unstoppable. Enough said -- see you soon <3


Trust the Process


May this be a gentle reminder to those who are worried, stressed, or anxious. Everything is working out in your highest and best good. Trust the process and believe it is already done. 

Start now and see the result you desire in your minds eye. Just like you did when you were a child and imagined what life would be like —all good things, right!?!

And if you aren’t able to see the goodness and want a nudge then reach out to me. I’m here and would be honored to speak with you. 

The time is now! 💜🧡💜
Message me 💫

Building Your Foundation

This photo reminds me how we build our businesses. Starting with a large foundation is key and takes time and patience. Often, though, a foundation is the strong, deep and UNSEEN part of the structure. Think about that.

We usually envision what we want the building to look like, but rarely do we think of what the foundation will need to be, look like or how much work will go into it. But a strong foundation is essential for a strong building. Once it's there, then the only way to grow is up. 

For me, relationships with others builds a solid foundation. Everyone likes to be heard, valued, supported, and encouraged - including me. Build your relationships - then build your business! Click here if you’d like to connect.