#61 – Getting Back In Alignment With Melissa Machat


This week I have entrepreneur and certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner Melissa Machat on the podcast to help uncover what really prevents us from reaching our goals and living the life we desire. After spending years as a performer in L.A. and Las Vegas, Melissa traded one hustle for another and got into real estate where she sold over $100 million—and realized she was totally miserable.

In this episode you will hear:

  • Why following other people’s rules for success doesn’t ever lead to true happiness
  • The story of her breakdown and how it ultimately led to her breakthrough
  • Why traditional perceptions of success can hinder creatives and artists
  • How she used NLP to get her life back in alignment with her goals and her true authenticity
  • What happens when our unconscious mind and our conscious mind are out of alignment (and the roles they each play in achieving our goals)
  • A mini-coaching sesh where she helps yours truly uncover the obstacles in front of goal I’ve had trouble reaching


Coaching Questions & Thoughts:

The questions below are what Melissa Machat asked me during the mini-coaching portion of this episode. Think about a specific goal you’re unable to reach and use these prompts to uncover why.

What is causing you to feel this way?

What outcome are you avoiding?

What do you actually want?

What’s the first step to make it happen?

Fun Quotes from the Show:

“I wasn’t in alignment with me. I was following other people’s rules, not my own.” – Melissa Machat

“So much of our self worth, at least in our Western culture, is connected to what we achieve or the dollar amount we make, and therefore, if we aren’t achieving, we are worth nothing and feeling like trash. Which is a total mindfuck for the artist.” – Shereen Thor

“That’s my kind of gripe with a lot of personal development things. They almost leave you needing more. So you come back and pay for more things.” – Melissa Machat

“There are a lot of people who are internally suffering and struggling and it’s not necessary. They don’t have to be in that dark place.” – Melissa Machat

“When something would happen, I would process it with a distorted filter, which then created my reality.” – Melissa Machat

“If you say you’re going to do something and you don’t do it. Something is out of alignment.” – Melissa Machat

“Figure out what actually works for you and what you actually want.” – Melissa Machat

“When you’re in alignment, you actually don’t need accountability.” – Melissa Machat


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