“You were born with potential… You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings! You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings…. Learn to use them and fly.” -Rumi
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
For me, I kept trying to put my big SOUL into a small hole, in terms of socially sanctioned jobs and career paths, and it never worked out anyway! I once was reprimanded for being too passionate. I realized early on that my creative thinking just did not fit into “corporate work mode,” that my light was a bit too bright, and that in order to be happy, I needed to follow my own unique path to success and destiny. Fortunately, I discovered this early on in my 20′s, where I took some coaching courses, and found what I had been looking for. Soon after, I began writing books, and I knew that I could never go back to a boring, routine job ever again. I knew that I was born to make an impact on the world and that the best way to do that was through my own brand of business.
How have you created your life on your terms?
I love that being an entrepreneur with a virtual business allows me to build my work around my life, and focus on the lifestyle that I want to experience. I spent 8 years living on an island, which fed my desire for simplicity and beach bumming. In addition, when you own your own business, everything you do is a reflection of you, your personality and mission in life. For example, my coaching practice is Bright Light Coaching, and that reflects my belief that we each have an inner light that wants to be turned on and shared with the world. Through running my own Personal Transformation company, I also get to set the way the work gets done, including days on and days off, as well as who I work with. This also gives me a great deal of creative freedom to say what I want — allowing me to develop the platform to get my message about living a life of purpose and destiny out into the world.
What have you learned from role models and mentors in your life?
The word mentor in Greek means “highest advisor.” And I am a huge proponent of working with guides and mentors along the journey of life and especially business.
I have worked with many along the way, and each had a key to unlock an aspect of me, for instance, the ability to clarity about my Purpose, stay true to myself, learn heart-centered marketing, and the ins and outs of social media. I believe success is a team sport and we do much better with the help of a guide to help us get to where we are meant to go. It’s also important to become a master at the inner and outer games of Success, and modeling others who have achieved what you would like, is essential.
Please share one tip for living a full life.
My tip is a question: Why Are You Trying to Fit in When You Were Born to Stand Out?
What would you like your legacy to be?
A world of people awakened to and living their Purpose and Destiny.
What is your overall message to a someone ready to follow there passion?
It is your time to SHINE. Make a plan, get support and go for it. Like NOW.
Please tell us about your new book that will be available at Amazon on January 17th.
“The Destiny Discovery”
Find Your Soul’s Path To Success teaches readers how to connect with their Soul to live their greatest life. This book will touch and inspire people from all walks of life who are looking to wake up to their purpose, access their personal power, and be a contribution to themselves and the world.
The Destiny Discovery is a guide book for humanity’s awakening to a higher way of living that involves loving yourself, others, your life, your work. At this critical turning point in our history, millions of people just like you will finally answer those haunting questions of Who am I? Why am I Here? How Can I Help? You will release the old paradigm, step fully into the new consciousness by discovering your destiny and using the power within you to live that destiny.
You were encoded for greatness and possess everything you need to achieve that greatness in this lifetime. You don’t have to wait until next time around, clear your karma, or any other previously held belief system that limits you in anyway whatsoever.
In this enlightening book, Michelle L. Casto combines her proven Destiny Discovery Process and professional expertise in life transformation, personal growth, and career guidance to take you on an exciting journey of discovery toward the destiny that already lives in your heart. There are more than a dozen practical exercises, tools and insights in this book that will guide you to transform hidden self-limiting thoughts and beliefs, increase your self-knowledge, and empower you be your greatness.
The Life on Your Terms community is invited to sign up for the Complimentary Discover Your Divine Destiny Telesummit, Jan 10-12, 2012.
Whether you are changing careers, making a major life transition, starting or building a business, you can benefit from the support of an expert guide to assist you with navigating the tough spots of walking your highest Destiny. Michelle Casto, known as “The Destiny Doctor”, is one of the most effective spiritual and life transformation coaches in the world.