Episode 37: How to Work with your Natural Gifts Instead of Working Against Them To Write Better Books & For Greater Fulfillment & Success with Mellissa Seaman

February 25, 2020

In this episode, Mellissa shares the 5 soul-gift types, how to recognize them and use them to the greatest benefit. By understanding them, you’ll be able to understand yourself and your purpose better which will help you write the right books for your business as well as create better relationships with more understanding and know in advance who is a good fit and who is not a good fit for you as a client. Great stuff!

Resources mentioned

Discover your soul’s gifts at: www.soulgiftquiz.com

Podcast with Sean Douglas Stewart: Rock Your Gift

3 Key Points

Identify your intrinsic gift, and then strategize how to make a business out of that, because then life is aligned.

It’s easier to be successful when you are using your gifts rather than working against them.

It’s never too late to re-evaluate the direction your life is taking.


[0:51] Hi and welcome to Episode 37. Today my guest is Mellissa Seaman. Melissa Seaman is a Stanford-educated, former business- litigation attorney turned intuitively business strategist. She’s worked with Fortune 100 executives, top Silicone Valley tech creatives, and innovative entrepreneurs worldwide.

She’s paid thousands of dollars per hour for her personal advice and private channeling sessions. For entrepreneurs who are following their own spiritual calling and business, she bridges the advice of their spirit guides with their own business acumen to pinpoint their ideal niche, their unique way of marketing their magic, and a tailor-made step-by-step business plan that fits them perfectly, while staying in full integrity with their vision and calling.

She’s the creator of the Soul Gift Quiz, which has helped over 10,000 creatives worldwide to identify their deepest gifts. So, welcome to the call, Melissa.

[1:44] Mellissa: Thanks, Ellen. It’s so great to be here. Thanks for the invite.

[1:48] Ellen: Yeah, we actually met because one of my other interviewees recommended you.

[1:55] Mellissa: Yes, yes. I think that was Madeline Silva.

[2:01] Ellen: No, it was  Michelle.

[2:05] Mellissa: Oh, PW. Oh, my gosh,   awesome.

[2:07] Ellen: Yeah. Yeah. So as I was going over your intro, we actually have the exact same target market.

[2:17] Mellissa: Oh, really? Cool.

[2:18] Ellen: Yeah. And I have also worked with tech creatives and innovated entrepreneurs. So yeah. Yeah. We’re very much in alignment here.

[2:26] Mellissa:  Yeah. Well, it’s something, I imagine that we’re both really devoted to bridging the worlds between the ego-mind and the more creative, innovative aspect. It’s such a fun bridge to walk.

[2:41] Ellen: It is. It is because you’re working with people who have vision but also want to get something done.

[2:48] Mellissa: Yes, yes, yes, yes.

[2:51] Ellen: Yeah.

[2:52] Melissaa: Yeah.

[2:53] Ellen: So why don’t you start by telling us a little bit more about how you made that transition?

[3:00] Mellissa: Well, honestly, I was practicing law in San Diego. I was really active and delighted to be in my Catholic church down there. And I had one baby; I had my house and my husband;  and I kind of had all the things that I had been working for most of my life.

And then, I gave birth to my daughter in the year 2000. And something about that birth really opened me to a more creative, intuitive and even psychic side of myself that had always been there. I’ve always been a pretty intuitive, creative person. But after Clarice’s birth, I found that I could know things about people that I wouldn’t otherwise have known and I could see things, and I could also see energies and, what I now call spirit guides, these energies that are here to help us, but personalized.

And it was kind of crazy to me, Ellen because I really hadn’t believed in any of that stuff previously. So, it’s kind of like waking up and finding myself, one of the woo people. And it was a little embarrassing. It was awkward because my spiritual life and my interests just really opened up radically and swiftly. And so, it’s fun to look back on it now. And it’s kind of funny stories now, but at the time it was actually quite traumatic to suddenly go from living in a very comfortable box, a happy box, to make my ideas of what’s possible really blown open and my limitations that I’d previously placed on the visible and invisible worlds really expanded inside myself.

It felt fantastic. It felt right. It just felt sort of like something I’d forgotten that I finally remembered. But on the external, my husband at the time, was like, “What? What happened to my Catholic lawyer?” And my parents were worried about me because I was suddenly “hearing voices”. And so, it took me a couple of years to really tap into community that understood me and to bridge those worlds because I’m not meant to be just a super woo person who cares more about what happens with the planets than what happens here on this planet.

And I’ve found that what really excites me, and clearly what excites you too, is when we can bridge those worlds of meaning and pragmatism, when we can actually get real stuff done and get it done better while tapping the invisible realms, tapping our extrasensory abilities, tapping whatever we can tap to get stuff done in the real world. That’s what interests me. So, yeah, it was quite a journey, to be honest, Ellen. It was quite a wake-up call, yes, An expansion, yes. An evolution of myself, yes, but it was also a major disruption in my life.

[6:13] Ellen: Yeah. it’s really hard when you make a major change and the people around you don’t know what to do with it.

[6:18] Melissa: Yeah, yeah. Yeah. And that’s part of why I help, now, individuals who are in the professional world who are going through their own sort of intuitive or creative awakening because it feels good to provide that support that I was missing at that time. I had some fantastic teachers that I found eventually, Maria Yraceburu,   ceremonialist, who’s now like my adopted mama and a teacher of psychic arts. It was kind of classic and that stuff.

But the tricky thing was for me to find people who were kind of living in both the professional world and in the deeply intuitive world. And that’s where I live now. Of course, there’s more of us, I feel like now, yourself included, who can bridge the worlds of meaning and results.

[7:05] Ellen: Yeah. Well, people who follow my podcast will already know this, but if people are just listening the first time, they may not know my story. I was in graduate school in architecture.

[7:17] Mellissa: Oh, really?

[7:18] Ellen: Yeah. And the reason I ended up there was because, at that time,  they were trying to get people from social sciences into architecture to make buildings more user-friendly. But unfortunately, once you actually got into the program, it was not like that at all.

It was just the same old “build something pretty”, and my skills were so not what were required for that. And I just felt completely like a fish out of water, and I became agoraphobic and I couldn’t go anywhere or do anything for like six months. I was having one long anxiety attack for six months.

[7:55] Mellissa: Wow.

[7:56] Ellen: And I went into therapy, and my therapist read some of my journals and poems, and said, “Have you ever thought of being a songwriter?” And I said, “No.” That was not in the world I grew up in. I grew up in a family of lawyers and doctors…

[8:12] Mellissa: Oh, really?

[8:13] Ellen: Oh yeah… and judges, but it intrigued me, and it just so happened I was living right down the street from UCLA at the time, and they had a great extension program. And I went there, and I fell madly in love with it.

I left graduate school, which drove my parents insane because I only had a year left, and they were like, “Well, why don’t you just finish?” And I was like, “Cause I’ll never use this ever, ever, ever.”

And I had to leave my boyfriend because he totally didn’t get the songwriting. And every time I’d go out,  he’d say, “Oh, you’re cheating on me.” I’m like, “No, I’m songwriting.” And that was that.  I had to change my whole life,  really.

And luckily, my parents, they weren’t happy at first, but they came to accepted it, and they always believed in me and everything. But it was extremely traumatic. The whole thing was extremely traumatic, but I wasn’t living my life. I was trying to do what other people wanted me to do in order to make them happy and still feel like I could do something creative, but it was the wrong thing for me; it was just the wrong thing.

[9:15] Mellissa: Wow. Thank goodness that you discovered that and that you followed your own path, right?

[9:21] Ellen: I had to.  It was that or die,  and I was only in my twenties, you know, so, yeah. So, I get it. I totally get it.

[9:34] Mellissa: Yes, you do.

[9:35] Ellen:  Yeah. So, tell us, what is soul gifts?

[9:40] Mellissa: Okay. So, it’s so great that you’re asking me that now. Right after you just told your own personal story, and thanks for sharing that, because what I find is we each have a really unique gift that’s just intrinsic to us, that we’ve been giving since we were little, and even when we were little, we were this type of person.

But most of us, like you and I, sort of follow a path that is very reasonable, educated and sent down a path according to our parents’ concerns and what we think we should be doing. And, what we end up doing is we end up working against our gifts instead of really utilizing them and leveraging them. It’s really the common thing is that we work against our gifts and what we want to do is work with our gifts.

And this is a big thing that I’ve really devoted myself to helping people do, to identify what their intrinsic gift is, and then to help them strategize how to make a business out of that, because then life is so aligned. And I’m witnessing what you’re doing here with your work,   and, obviously,  with words of songwriting and everything that you’re up to with your podcast, you’re actually working in alignment with what you’re designed to do. And it can feel effortless, and it can make money easier, and it can make satisfaction and happiness easier.

And so in that regard, I started giving long-distance readings and clearings and the stuff that woo people do. And I had to get used to it, obviously, because previously, like I said, I’d been a lawyer. But when I started doing readings, offering readings, long distance, I wanted to be able to identify people’s gifts really swiftly. And so, I created a system sort of with my guides’ help, with the help of my intuition that showed me before I talked to someone, would show me which of these five soul gifts they have.

And this is kind of like part of my internal system to identify someone’s most intrinsic gift, their deepest soul gift, so that I can reflect that back to them,  and then help them identify which business or how to achieve that purpose in the real world. So, the inspire gift..

[12:17] Ellen: That’s so cool because that’s exactly what I do with the books. People will come to me and say, “Well, I don’t know what to write about.” And then, what I do is tap into say, “Well, what are you doing in your life? What is your business like? So after they’ve identified what their business is with you, then with me, it’s identifying, “Okay now how do we communicate that into a book?”

[12:39] Mellissa: Yeah. A great example.

[12:42] Ellen: And then use the book to move you forward to and leverage it.

[12:45] Mellissa: Absolutely.

[12:46] Ellen: It’s exactly the same idea that we’re starting from. It’s pretty amazing.

[12:52] Mellissa:  And once people know what their soul gift is, which of these five soul gifts they are, it can help them discern what kind of book are they writing, why are they writing their books? So, we can talk about that too.

And I can briefly just go through these five types, and you can also, of course, take the quiz, which identifies which type you are really swiftly. But let me tell you about the five soul-gift types that you would find at the Soul-Gift Quiz. Okay?

So, first one is the messenger, and I’m using that one cause it’s mine; I’ll state my first one first. And those of us who are of the messenger type, we are intrinsically translators. So, we really love translating wisdom into easy words. And we are often the poets or the speakers. We’re often teachers, peacemakers, mediators; we’re people who like to bring people together with our words and to get messages across that might be hard to translate. We just love choosing the words.

And I’m guessing, Ellen, that you might have a messenger…

[14:05] Ellen: Yeah.

[14:06] Mellissa: … secondary because you have that in you definitely as well as your research.

[14:11] Ellen: So, you can be like a slash, right? of two different types?

[14:15] Mellissa: You can, of course, although usually, one is kind of primary, and then the secondary one flavors that, you know? So, I know Ellen, you took the quiz and the quiz identified you as a researcher, right?

[14:29] Ellen: Right, which surprised me because  I thought it would be more what you just said.

[14:34] Mellissa: Uh, huh. Well, I think your approach to words, your approach to communication comes from your curiosity. So, the researcher type is really driven by their curiosity, and the gift of the researcher type is that you tend to be pretty even-keeled. You’re not really driven by your emotional ups and downs like a lot of the other types are.

Researcher types, my son is a researcher type too; even as a young kid, my son, Colin, would just always be watching and taking everything in. He’d always have a little furl on his brow trying to make sense of things and being curious about everything.

You witness what’s happening and you’re able to report what’s actually happening. You’re able to support the truth and not just whatever is exciting to you in the moment, but really what’s solid and true. And so, that’s the researcher type.

[15:31] Ellen: That would be journalists.

[15:33] Mellissa: Yeah, absolutely. That would be a combination of researcher and messenger types, like what you are, and you’re bringing information to us in a really clear way, and details matter, and truth matters. And so, your devotion to truth and your devotion to the quest for truth is really essential to your life.

[15:53] Ellen: Yeah. Definitely.

[15:54] Mellissa: So then, we also have people who are transmitters. Now, transmitters are often the woo people. They’re often people who are healers. They, they are literally here to emanate a certain energy that heals people, that evolves people. And the biggest challenge that our transmitters have is that they don’t really want to work for a living. They’re constantly emitting this beautiful energy that they are. They’re constantly giving their gift in the world, and they really wish that people would just notice and give them some money once in a while. And so I know we all know people like that.

The truth is being around them does give you a little bit of a lift as long as they are really well-resourced and not grumpy because they’re very sensitive. They tend to be very emotionally and environmentally- sensitive people, highly sensitive people. So I work with a lot of transmitters because they’re often spiritually-oriented and longing to create a business of their own, but they need to identify one that’s not going to drain them, that’s not going to exhaust them. And it can be tricky to strategize a business type for them that utilizes their deep gift of transmission in such a way that makes sense to people because these are people that don’t always seem to make sense.

So, it’s good that you as a researcher are here for these people because your clear reflection of what they can do for people is really important for them.

[17:26] Ellen: Yeah. Sometimes, it’s frustrating though.

[17:30] Mellissa: I bet. Yeah, no, those two types often frustrate and grow each other. You know, it can be a real growing experience on both ends when a researcher and a transmitter…

[17:39] Ellen: It’s very difficult I found to get them to understand the business side. I mean, it’s even difficult for me because I started out on the very creative side and not knowing anything about business, so that hasn’t been easy for me either, but people who are really woo woo, like you’re saying, a lot of times, just can’t seem to get the business thing together at all.

[18:02] Mellissa:  So true. I actually have an online business school. It’s designed for those people.  I do believe that people who are gifted spiritually and as healers, we need those people in the world, right now. We really need them making sense. And so, that’s my business school; it is devoted to them;  it helps them really clarify what they’re here for, and then bring it to the world. I feel good about helping those people, but I also really understand what you’re saying cause it’s sometimes..

[18:29] Ellen: Because they would rather be doing their thing, whatever their thing is, and then you can’t pay the bills, you know?

[18:36] Mellissa: Yeah. It takes strategy for sure. It takes a very particular kind of strategy for those folks. And I love creating that strategy with those folks. So, let’s see. We’ve talked about the messenger, the researcher, and the transmitter.

Let’s talk about the creators.  And the creator-type people are not just creative, but creators. They’re the type of people who just understand systems easily and effortlessly from the inside out right from the beginning. So, these are the kids that will not put down the Legos. They’re constantly creating new systems in their head, building things with their hands. They tend to be able to understand complex systems by visualizing them in their minds. Our creators…

[19:20] Ellen: I would imagine that they can be the architects.

[19:24] Mellissa: Yes, absolutely. You’re absolutely right. Yes, I have, uh, one of my clients is a really world-renowned architect, and she’s a mix of transmitter and creator. And so, she’s got this emanation that comes through every structure she builds, but she’s also meticulous, and she has this big vision of how the whole structure works together. So, yeah, so that’s our creators. And they bring through a new evolutionary organizational principle. They’re really here to bring through a new way of organizing things,

And last, but not least, we have our explorers and the explorer’s soul- gift people are people who are here just to stretch the boundaries. They’re here to just try out everything and see how far they can get. These people are often into things like extreme sports or extreme relationship arts and just anything to sort of test the limits and live outside the box. They need freedom. They love to be location independent. So, if I’m helping strategize a business structure for them, it, of course, it’s going to need to be location independent. They need to have a lot of freedom, a lot of space to go on adventures in order to really fulfill their soul.

So, those are the five soul-gift types. And I ended up utilizing these soul-gift types of clients for, I don’t know, a couple of years before I finally said, you know, I should just make a quiz.

So, I stayed up all night one night and just built this quiz, and then I kind of put it out there on Facebook or something and forgot all about it. And a week later I looked in, a couple thousand people had taken this little quiz. It really went viral.

[21:06] Ellen: Wow!

[21:07] So, I made it more a part of my system, my communication system with my clients and new people.So yeah. So, you can take the Soul Gift Quiz yourself at soulgiftquiz.com if you want to. And you might already kind of, just from me talking about these types, you might have an inkling of what type you are, but as Ellen and I can tell you, even the smartest people, it’s like we think we know what we are, but, sometimes, it can be a big surprise when you actually do the work to find out, or even just take this little quiz. It  tends to nail people and leave them with a big aha. Like, “Oh, that’s, Oh, that sounds like me. Oh, you’re right. Oh my gosh.” And it can be a big eye-opener.

[21:58] Ellen: Let’s talk about how can authors utilize their soul gift to clarify what kind of book that they’re going to be most successful with.

[22:04] Mellissa: Yeah, let’s, so, let’s check that out. So, a creator who’s really into bringing a new system into the world or evolving the old systems is probably going to be writing a book that speaks to, that either brings a new system to light in the world that someone who creates their own system for doing something, and then writes a book about that system people can engage with.

Or, it might be a book that’s written to evolve an existing system and talk about how it might be better. A messenger, almost all the messengers, need to, at some point, write a book. We can barely stand not writing a book because we just really want to bring a body of wisdom through, and we probably want to bring several bodies of wisdom through. There may be several books in every messenger, but what a fantastic way for us to translate what we’re really here to translate.

And if you’re a researcher, like you are Ellen, or at least you know your primary thing, soul gift as researcher, your book is going to elucidate something that you are fascinated with, and it’s probably also going to encourage other people to follow their curiosity into areas that are perhaps misunderstood at a great level. A researcher can bring clarity and knowing to areas that haven’t been talked about before.

[23:31] Ellen:  Yeah. Every time I learned something new and it becomes solidified and part of my system or what I’m doing, then I want to write a book about it.

[23:40] Mellissa: Exactly. Exactly. It’s such a great way to birth new information into the world and to bring it through as a researcher in a way that makes sense, in a way that actually delivers the information in a clear, concise way.

Now a transmitter will write a book to emanate their energy. So for them, they’re going to care even more about how it’s laid out, how it appears, how it lands, how the reader will intuit from the book. And the book may be more of an art piece with poems in it that are supposed to leave the reader with a certain impression or artworks that gives  a certain transmission in addition to the words. But transmitters can be very fulfilled in writing a book because it’s a way to give their transmission to many, many people. Everyone who picks up that book reads those words, sees that artwork, receives their transmission. And that can be fantastic for the transmitters.

[24:48] Ellen: I can see that.

[24:50] Mellissa: Yeah, right? I would say that an explorer might write a book about their travels or their adventures or might write a fiction or something that tells the stories that expand people’s minds. An explorer might write an expose about something that stretches people’s minds open. So, you start to understand how your soul gift can really orient you to how you bring your gift to the world in the form of a book or in the form of your business, even in your relationships. It can be so powerful to learn not just what your soul gift is, but if you understand what your partner’s soul gift is, some things will suddenly make sense to you, and you’ll stop expecting them to be just like you.

I remember my son, Collin, who’s a researcher after I had first designed the quiz, and this was, oh, probably eight or nine years ago perhaps.

I said, “Oh, Colin, you have to take this new little quiz I created.” And he was a teenager. “And I don’t know mom, really? What type do you think I am?” And I said, “Well, I’m pretty sure you’re a messenger like me, but I think you should take the quiz and find out.” And he took the quiz and he came back to me and he’s like, “Mom, I’m so not a messenger. I’m a researcher.”

And I could just feel my cheeks getting hot. I got so embarrassed. I can’t believe it’s my own kid; here’s the research. You’ve always been driven by your curiosity. You’ve always been the one who could just tell it like it is, the one who doesn’t get wrapped up in all the drama.

I thought, “Wow, isn’t it amazing that here I am creating this system and being so important, but I didn’t even know.” I couldn’t see it, what my kid was until he took the quiz and told me, “Wow, this is helpful.

[26:47] Ellen: Interesting.

[26:49] Mellissa: Yeah.

[26:50] Ellen: Yeah. I mean that’s why it’s pretty cool. Like I said, I took the quiz and everybody should take it. I mean, why not learn more about yourself?

[26:59] Mellissa: Yeah. It’s an interesting conversation. And when you do take the quiz at soulgiftquiz.com, you don’t have to give me your email, you can bypass that step if you want and just see your short results. But if you give me your email, then I’ll just send you a full report and a lot of information on all the types and all that stuff.

So, it can be a really interesting way to learn not just about yourself but about the other people in your life too, which, of course, can give a lot of peace and help us collaborate with all these different types of people that step into our lives.

[27:36] Ellen: So, let me ask you about channeling your genius in terms of writing. How does that work?

[27:44] Mellissa:  So, the name of my business is Channel Your Genius, and I call it that because I feel like at our very best when we’re doing our best work, we become like open channels. You know, if you’ve had that experience, especially as a writer where maybe you’ve been trying to write, and thinking about writing, and working at writing for a while, and then one day it’s like the clouds part and all this fantastic information just comes pouring through your keyboard into your computer, and you feel like, “Wow, where is this coming from?” You know?

Or, maybe you’re talking to someone and you just feel so inspired, and suddenly you say something so brilliant that you’ve never thought of before and you think, “Wow, it’s like that just came through me.” And you think, “Well, I just need to get out of the way so whatever that is can come through me more often.”

Now I call that channeling your genius, and as someone who accidentally got psychic and experienced sort of channeling feeling more, I realized that a lot of times when we talk about channeling, we think of that weird psychic person like rolling their eyes back in their head and sputtering gobbledygook in a strange-sounding voice, you know,  taken over by some energy kind of really weird experience. And yet I think to myself, “Well actually it happens all the time, that that genius just accidentally pours through us.” And I think that the best thing that we can do is to get out of the way of that genius and let it pour through us.

And as writers, we have this incredible opportunity to stay open, you know, to be open. And when that genius pours through to write it down and to let it really flood through us onto the page, I’m guessing that some of the best books we’ve ever read are created, at least in some respect, in that way. They’re not something that someone planned out to the tiniest detail.

The most inspiring books make you think. You have to read something, and then stop and close it, and actually think about it too because it impacts you so deeply. And those are the books that are often described by the authors themselves as something that just came through them. And so, when you know what your soul gift is, when you know what soul-gift type you are, you have a hint as to what type of genius channels through you when you’re at your very best.

[30:27] Ellen: Yeah. Some of the best songs are like that where someone will say, “How’d you write the song? And they’ll say, “Oh, it just came through me; it was like done in like just a few minutes.”

[20:37] Mellissa: Yeah.

[30:38] Ellen: It came through them. So in other words like, and they’ll say, “I don’t feel like I wrote it.”  It’s like it wrote itself.

[30:46] Mellissa: It wrote itself.

[30:47] Ellen: But,  by the same token, It’s interesting because being a songwriter and being an author in that sense, I found them for me to be very different.

[30:57] Mellissa: Really.

[30:58] Ellen: Yeah. Because when I’m writing a book, I need sort of the structure first, and then I can fill in with it coming through me.

[31:07] Mellissa: Yes.

[31:38] Ellen: But if I just start writing whatever I want, it’s going to end up being a big mess. And then, it’s so hard to put it together that I don’t want to do it. I can’t write that way.

But songs are very different because songs absolutely have come through me.

[31:23] Mellissa: Yes.

[31:24] Ellen: And they’re also much shorter and so I used to say, “I can only commit to three minutes,” because that’s how long about how long a song was.

[31:37] Mellissa: Wow. Interesting. Yeah. And yet I imagine even with the song, you end up creating some semblance of structure because you’ve got…

[31:46] Ellen:  Oh, absolutely. Yeah. It has to rhyme. Yeah, but it just…I can’t explain it, but like I said, just for me, , they’re different because when I start with a song, maybe a line will come to me, or an idea come to me and I’ll start writing it, and then I have to figure out, “Okay, well if I said this, then what’s the structure going to be? Oh, I’ve got to repeat here.”

Whereas with a book, it’s like, “What’s chapter one? What’s chapter two?  Chapter three?” I need that structure, and then I fill it in. So one, I start with the inspiration, and then create the structure; the other, I start with the structure once I know what the topic is, and I may do the research to know what I want my title to be. But once I’ve got that, I need the structure before I can write. So, they’re exactly opposite for me. And yet I can do both well.

[32:36] Mellissa: Well I love what you’re pointing to Ellen because you’re pointing to the fact that we need both the genius and the channel. So, you think about the channel itself, that’s us. And it can also be the business plan, the business structure, the plan, the outline. And when we do think about this, the spiritual weird channel with the eyes roll back in the head, just kind of sputtering gobbledygook, it can be powerful. It can feel powerful; it can feel interesting. But it rarely makes enough sense to have real impact in the world.

And so, it is with our work. When we write a book, for example, some people will say, “Well, I’ve channeled a book. It just came through me.” But then you try and read it and you’re like, “Well, I don’t even know what the hell this means.”

[33:25] Ellen: I’ve seen more than my share of those.

[33:29] Mellissa: Holy moly. How the heck are we supposed to know where to where it begins? Or, where’s this going? Well, no one knows. And I just think that’s not actually helpful.

[33:39] Ellen: Right. It’s a stream of consciousness book; it does not work for a book.

[33:44] Mellissa: Not it doesn’t. It’s not easily received. Whereas you do utilize your analytical mind and your intuitive mind together, your analytical mind can create that outline, that structure, can create the intention for the book, can identify the audience for the book, and then the intuition has something to flow into.

And that, I think, is the true art of channeling your genius. So, you’re not just letting your genius overcome you and pour out as a bunch of hoo-ha. You’re actually creating the structure, the channel for your genius to flow through. And then, it is genius and not just “energy” or “random information”. So listen, this is definitely the art, what we’re talking about, how to give your gift in the world so that it can be received.

[34:42] Ellen: Yeah, absolutely. So, is there anything else you’d like to share before we go?

[34:48] Mellissa: I would just like to share that it’s never too late. You know, it’s never too late. I work with people who’ve achieved extreme worldly success sometimes, and they’re still not feeling fulfilled and that is in great part because they’re not working from their gift. They’re working from something they were trained to do or got started doing, so they figured they had to continue forever.

And so, it’s never too late to stop and take a fresh look at yourself and to identify what and who you really are, what you’re really here to bring a world. And then, to take the simple steps to align around that because it’s always easier to work with your gifts and not against them. It’s always easier, and it’s always possible to create a strategy to include your most intrinsic, deepest gifts in whatever you’re doing.

So, that’s what I encourage you to do in the soul-gift quiz is a gift. If you want to check it out, I hope that it supports you and in just recognizing that you are special, that you do have a unique perspective, and that you might be able to make money and find satisfaction doing that, which is so natural that it seems effortless to you.

The world would be a really much better place if we all aligned with what we’re here to do, and let it be easy, and let it be impactful.

[36:21] Ellen: Well, thank you so much. This has been really interesting. Really enlightening.

[36:27] Mellissa: Thank you.

[36:28] Ellen: I think I’ll really help people. I think it’ll help people really start to think about it in a way that’s going to help them.

[36:33] Mellissa: Great.

[36:34] Ellen: Get clearer.

[36:37] Mellissa: Yeah. Great. Thank you.

[36:38] Ellen: Yeah. So that’s it for today. If you enjoyed this podcast and you’re really interested in this subject, I want to encourage you to check out podcast 31 www.booksbusinessabundance.com/podcast/31 as well with Sean Douglas Stewart cause we talked about rocking your gift, and it goes really well with this one.

So, till next time, bye bye.


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Ellen Violette

Ellen is an 3X award-winning book, including being named one of the Top 20 Book Coaches of 2022 by Coach Foundation. She's also a multiple #1 bestselling author, a 3-time eLit award winner, podcast host, and a Grammy-nominated songwriter. She has been helping entrepreneurs increase their credibility and expert status, become #1 bestselling authors, and make a bigger impact in the world since 2004. Her mission is to make the world a better place one author and one book at a time!



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