How Will Women Save the World?
Let us count the ways …
* This blog is part of Absolute Love Publishing’s ongoing series celebrating Women’s History Month and the book that honors women everywhere, “Women Will Save the World.”
“Confidence, sexiness, femininity, and radiance do not have a size requirement.”
Michelle Hastie is a Certified Personal Trainer, Master NLP practitioner, and Master hypnotherapist. She is a speaker, author, and coach who works with overworked, stressed-out entrepreneurs to reduce tension around food and exercise, remove weight naturally, and return to freedom in a body that truly expresses who they are.
In the book, “Women Will Save the World,” Michelle writes about beginning her career in health as a personal trainer who counted calories and worked out hard. Instead of feeling good, her body was stressed and overworked. It wasn’t until a very bad accident—she was hit by 5 cars!—and the ensuing weeks of recovery that she discovered there is a more natural way to staying healthy. She now works to help others lose weight naturally with little to no effort.
We caught up with Michelle to see how she has saved the world lately and discovered she has had a lot going on!
Michelle: “I have had THE year of growth in 2012! Even though I had a lot of learning lessons, I came out of it clearer and more focused than ever. I also had the opportunity to take my understanding of my value and my voice to the maximum which has been super powerful. Lastly, I launched a sister brand to my company [Total Body Health Solutions] called Total Business Strategies, helping women entrepreneurs take a spiritual approach to business and get lasting results without struggle.”
ALP: That sounds exciting! Please tell us more. What kinds of lessons have you learned?
Michelle: “I now have a new sense of value and worth like I have never had before. I had the unfortunate experience of being bullied and began to put myself last in order to please someone else in the business world. I learned that you should always investigate what type of results the person you are looking to invest in actually has before making the bold decision to spend your money with a mentor.”
ALP: It sounds like you pulled through. As we know from reading WWSTW, you are a very strong woman. What kinds of opportunities have you had over the last year?
Michelle: “I have had various articles published online and I am also now partaking in an online reality show called ‘Prosperity’s Kitchen.’ I work in a team and take on missions for points. The person with the most points wins a $10,000 package. I also soft-launched Total Business Strategies last month. I have not done a full launch yet, as my focus is on rebuilding my practice in light of my circumstances from last year.”
ALP: You are such an inspiration to others. What motivates you to continue to save the world in the ways that you do?
Michelle: “My inspiration comes from my absolute clarity in my purpose. I have had some really tough months. Months where I didn’t even have money to eat. I was so focused on chasing my dream for my business to reach the masses. I never gave up. It only told me I needed to study faith more, that there was something about money and success I didn’t fully understand yet. I truly believe in absolute abundance, and not hustling to get it. The more fear I felt, the more faith I grew. I know I am meant to shout this information out to the world and no roadblock can get in the way of that, no matter how real it feels.”
For more essays and insights on feminine Strength – and all of the other characteristics helping women to save the world – get your copy of “Women Will Save the World” by Caroline A. Shearer. And be sure to check in to the ALP blog, as we will be bringing you more updates and profiles in honor of Women’s History Month!