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Sept 2009- Michelle Boudreau



 

Author, Financial Expert, Keynote Speaker, TV Actress, Film Star, Infomercial Host

Hollywood, CA
USA

"Many of my greatest successes have evolved from the ashes of adversity"
~Michelle Boudreau


Discovering Purpose in the Puzzle of Life
By:  Jean Harper

 
From the outside looking in, it may appear that Michelle Boudreau has had it easy; she's beautiful, highly successful and is living the life that many people only dream of.  However Michelle Boudreau has earned every slice of her success.  She knows a thing or two about hitting bottom and now she considers that experience a gift.  By hitting bottom she discovered her brilliant mind and her moxy--  her rebirthing from the ashes of adversity put her on a path that only she could have selected and now she is flying high and living her life to the fullest.

Michelle is best known today as an accomplished businesswoman and real estate investor. She has worked as a spokesperson for various companies developing expertise in several areas of their business, ranging from marketing, product development, to financial strategies. Included in this prestigious list are: The Home Shopping Network, Guthy-Renker, CBS, FOX, Sony, Yamaha, and Sanyo, just to name a few of the companies that have benefited from Michelle’s expertise.

In her long list of accomplishments, she is also a nationally sought after financial and success coach, seminar leader and keynote speaker, and a financial advisor on the CBS News. She encourages women to take control of their financial future and to empower themselves.  Michelle is the author of numerous publications, including her book, “Healthy Habits Of Wealthy Women,” and the guide to “Great Credit In A Snap.” She has also written several feature articles, including, “Rescue Yourself From Credit Debt,” and “Michelle’s Financial Mistakes to Avoid.” Even with her busy schedule Michelle still finds time to give back to the community by implementing a self-esteem program for the kids at the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation.

Stemming from her own personal strife of divorce, career change and the possibility of losing her home, Michelle turned her life around from debt elimination to wealth creation. Drawn to her success, soon others wanted to know Michelle’s secrets to improve their own lives. As the demand for her time grew, she saw ways to use her knowledge to help others move out of financial crisis towards achieving success and reaching their dreams.

In this CBS interview below Michelle offers advice to women about taking control of their financial future and empowering themselves by sharing parts of her own lessons from her book- Healthy Habits of Wealthy Women.

Michelle enjoys a bi-coastal lifestyle between her city townhouse in Los Angeles, California and a serene, beautiful home on the water near Tampa Bay, Florida. She spends her leisure time watching the dolphins from her dock and boating or kayaking on the intercostal waterways. Her offices are located in Beverly Hills next to the world renowned Rodeo Drive and in Florida. 

In Part One of the Video Interview with Michelle she discusses her family life, school days and growing up.  She describes herself as "sassy" which might well describe her today.  From early on Michelle was very active- participating in sports and many other activities throughout her high school years.  She was considered a leader with big ideas; always helping others and offering up her skills as the spokesperson for her group of friends and classmates.  Some of her best memories are those of her high school drill team where she learned meaningful lessons about camaraderie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos above- Top row Michelle with Drill team (Michelle top and center)- Second row (baby and young Michelle photos)-  Bottom row (Michelle with brother and sister) 

In this section of the interview she also discusses her relationship with her younger sister who she was very close with prior to her death. Even though her sister was a few years younger than Michelle they often played twins in TV shows.

 
Photo Above- Michelle with sister Cheryl

Michelle received this note below from her younger sister on one of her last visits before her death from cancer

Part One Video Below

In Part Two of the video interview Michelle discusses her career path and her marriage.  She reveals her views on marriage and relationships and her hard learned lessons on the importance of independence.  It was through Michelle's own personal storms that she learned, in her own words,  "there's no storm that doesn't have an end".  Ironically, the rain begins to pour down during this interview as we sit on Michelle's back patio with a view of the waterway.

Part Two Video Below

In Part Three and my favorite part of this interview, Michelle discusses her mentors and gets deeper with her offerings of advice to women.  She shares her life's lessons, her profound accomplishments and words of wisdom during this hard economic time that we are going through at this time.

Part Three Video Below

Michelle has authored two books- Healthy Habits of Wealthy Women and her most recent book Debt Rescue.  She is working on several more projects for 2010. What amazed me most about my interview with Michelle is her willingness to help anyone who will listen to her. She is on a mission to help people understand that this new economic time is full of opportunity. She believes that America is coming full circle to the era of entrepreneurialism and she wants to help individuals open their consciousness to wealth.

 

 

You can learn more about her books on her website at:  MichelleBoudreau.net

From a young sassy girl to a beautiful and brilliant Moxy Woman, Michelle Boudreau is on the path that she wants to share with the world. There is no doubt that a new world is unfolding and that we must embrace the changes as Michelle and many others are doing.

I was reminded of the prose poem by Max Ehrmann- Desiderata about attaining happiness in life.  It begins:  "Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence".  It is said that the Desiderata was inspired by an urge that Ehrmann wrote about in his diary:  "I should like, if I could, to leave a humble gift--a bit of chaste prose that had caught up some noble moods."

 

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.  As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.   ~Max Ehrmann, 1927


Photo Above- Michelle Boudreau



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