Melissa AuClair
  • Female
  • Sacramento, CA
  • United States

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Melissa AuClair's Discussions

Are you struggling with Burn Out?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa AuClair Aug 19, 2014. 9 Replies

Hello 48Day Members :)Have you or ARE you struggling with burnout?  In being a nurse for over ten years, I've struggled with burnout a number of different times for different reasons. While I new…Continue

Looking for nurses who want/are looking for non-traditional RN jobs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Chewning Aug 31, 2014. 7 Replies

Hello all!I'm working on developing a course for nurses who want to work outside the traditional world of nursing (hospitals, clinics and doctor offices).  I've successfully moved out of the…Continue

Tags: coaching, program, new, nurses

If you could outsource an undesirable task/job/chore during the holidays, what would it be?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa AuClair Nov 16, 2013. 16 Replies

Hello all.The holidays are upon us...I am starting a holiday helper business while I continue to work on my side business and look for work.Listening to some successful entrepreneurs made me re-think…Continue


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Latest Activity

Melissa AuClair commented on Alan Jackson's group Jump Start
"Jeremy, that's wonderful! I'm hoping your article gets published as well. A great way to start 2017 :)"
Jan 4
Melissa AuClair replied to Paul Black's discussion Passion for improvement in the group Purposeful, Passionate, and Prosperous
"Paul,  I completely relate. I sense there is a bit of a confidence issue at stake as well, which I know all too well. When I decided to start my business  I took on a few pro-bono clients to build my confidence. I didn't call them…"
Oct 15, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on David Weiss's group Creative Ministry
"Love that quote David! "
Oct 15, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on Alan Jackson's group Jump Start
"Hi Billie!  Wow, these are great. This looks like a good starting point, but I'm not your target market :) People treat their pets like they treat their kids, right? (at least some do). Consider comparing pricing with some kids…"
Sep 30, 2016
Melissa AuClair replied to Tamara Lynn Grgas's discussion Too many directions? Or is that OK? in the group Purposeful, Passionate, and Prosperous
"Love those questions Stephanie :)"
Sep 14, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on Alan Jackson's group Jump Start
"Hi Jumpers.  Wanted to let you know about online summit for speakers some of you might find useful, especially if you're new to speaking outside of your day job (like I am). I don't have aspirations of being a key note speaker…"
Sep 14, 2016
Melissa AuClair replied to Alan Jackson's discussion Halftime Report in the group Jump Start
"Hang in there Dean.  My circumstances are different, but I can certainly relate to the frustration of major setbacks and trying to gain momentum again (as can so many of the people in the 48days community). I'm convinced that will make the…"
Jul 2, 2016
Melissa AuClair replied to Alan Jackson's discussion Halftime Report in the group Jump Start
"I allowed some family issues to take up the majority of my focus for the first quarter of 2016; then I spent the 2nd quarter trying to regain momentum and shed projects that were not working.   I consciously made the choice to slow down for the…"
Jul 2, 2016
Melissa AuClair replied to Alan Jackson's discussion Halftime Report in the group Jump Start
"Wow James, your progress is incredible! That's quite the productive first half of 2016! Hoping you are able to take time to replenish your energy and vision. "
Jul 2, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on David Weiss's group Creative Ministry
"David, interested in hearing how the creative arts camp. I'm guessing we'll be able to read about in your blog?  "
Jul 2, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on David Weiss's group Creative Ministry
"Hi David and the Creative Ministry group :) I'm working on a series of paintings around the themes of friendship. I'm using the Hebrew word for friend, Sharayah, as the whole theme of the paintings.   The other project I'm…"
Jul 2, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on Alan Jackson's group Jump Start
"Great quote Alan! I was sitting next to a college-aged women today while waiting for my car to be serviced. She's trying to figure out what to do with her life and her interest in arts/animation. She's not thrilled in her current life…"
Jun 20, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on David Weiss's group Creative Ministry
"I read this article yesterday and it resonated deeply within me. It might encourage someone else. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/june/bridging-gap-between-church-and-arts.html"
Jun 6, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on David Weiss's blog post Don't Push the Process
"Great post David. It's essential to do the work- there's no getting around it. My impulsive side wants to take short cuts, but that never ends well!   I think you make a good point of the continual process of finding where you fit…"
Jun 6, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on David Weiss's blog post Just My Imagination
"Ahhh....what I meant is your reminder of God's call of us to be faithful to Him.  "....God is really good at chains of events."  There's been a few things on my heart that have been tugging; they're defintely out…"
May 20, 2016
Melissa AuClair commented on David Weiss's blog post Just My Imagination
"Great post David. Your call to us being faithful is making me think. "
May 20, 2016

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
48 Days Podcast.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I'm currently in a day job; I'm a RN working with a medical device company. I coach the staff in MD offices and hospitals how to use our product and build a program.
My side business is working as a Brand Stylist, helping businesses look their best in order to create long-lasting connections (and profit) with their best customers.
Occasionally I create illustrations for small businesses, but most of my art work is for my blog and for gifts for other people.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Just like you hire a personal stylist to help you look your best, I help "style" businesses so they look their best, connect with their best clients and grow so they can make more money.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
2 big goals right now: buy a home, travel to Europe
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am gifted as an encourager as many have told me in different walks of life (career, personal, friends, church). I excel in the soft skills- helping people in their areas of need, listening to their concerns, helping them change from a "I can't" to a "I can" attitude. Other skills include writing, some artistic ability, talking to all sorts of people, cooking, finding and creating beauty and a presence of "home."
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
Are you interested in finding a better job, starting a business, growing your current business, writing a book, blogging, podcasting, coaching, speaking, sales & marketing, or something else?
Interested in growing my business and finishing my book :)
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I'm currently offering workshops around California. There's an online course coming soon :)

Melissa AuClair's Blog

Meet Marisa Ray, artist, author & encourager!

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

I love interviewing artists and featuring them on LYCL. It has been waaaay too long so I'm thrilled to introduce you to Marisa Ray!

Mysterious. Playful. Inviting. Cozy.

That is how I describe Marisa Ray's work. I love her art and I think you will too; her art invokes a variety of feelings and emotions.

Marisa and I met via Deby Dearman's artist forum at 48Days.net, then we starting chatting via email and finally, we got on the phone and talked! We had a…


Let go of the Good so you can Chase Something Great

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 7:45pm 2 Comments

Lately I can't seem to shake the sense that I have to let go of some of the good things in my life in order to chase (and fulfill) what is in my heart to do.  This morning I wrote down the 3 things that, in my gut, I knew I needed to let go. Oh, it hurt in a good and bad way!…


Getting Out of Stuck

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:44pm 3 Comments

After realizing the many times in life I've been stuck, I noticed something else- I've also been able to get out of "stuck."  In this post, I write about what I've learned, insights from Dr. Henry Cloud's book, "Necessary Endings," and the funny way I now move from stuck to moving on.

"Ouch," I said, rubbing my chest as I looked at my striped bedspread.

No, I wasn't having a heart attack. Or an anxiety episode. I was taking an inventory of the past decade of my…


Baby Step your Project from Start to Finish

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:59pm 6 Comments

I introduced one of my very favorite movies to my roommates over the weekend:  “What about Bob.”

If you aren’t familiar with the classic 1991 film, it is about a very likable, obsessive-compulsive psych patient (Bill Murray as “Bob”) and the psychiatrist he drives absolutely crazy (Richard Dreyfuss as “Dr. Leo Marvin). 

In the beginning of the movie, Dr. Marvin, confident in his ability to “fix” Bob, gives Bob a copy of his latest bestselling book “Baby Steps” and teaches Bob…


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At 11:06am on June 5, 2014, Kristianne Wargo said…
Thanks Melissa! Still trying to develop the site further. I appreciate your friend request! Look forward to getting to know you more! Blessings :0)
At 1:41pm on May 14, 2014, Diana Bader said…

Really, we weren't friends until now? How'd I miss that? BTW love the new profile pic.  Everything is falling into place.  It's taken me awhile to really hone my niche, but now that I have, the rest of the year should be a launchfest. 

How about you? I feel like I have been a little AWOL form 48Days, but if there is anything I can help you with, I'd be happy to.

At 3:14pm on March 7, 2014, Montina Portis said…

Hi, Melissa!  Thank you so much and God bless you! Did you publish your books last year or are you publishing this year?  Let me know if you need anything, I published 3 last year and plan on self-publishing 4 more this year too!

At 1:13pm on February 26, 2014, Jeremy Sabacek said…


Thanks for the feedback on the website. I just recently updated my about page and working out the kinks out on my contact page. Let me know, if the about page helps you get a sense of who I am as a designer and illustrator.

In the near future I am looking to upgrade to Wordpress; and provide more content.

Have you started reading Art & Fear? If so, what chapter are you on?




At 10:21am on November 4, 2013, Sarah Meece said…


I am ordering my first copies of A DOSE OF HOPE today!  The book launch celebration is December 3rd.  Thanks for offering to help though.  Several months ago, I might have taken you up on the offer. :))

Thanks for adding me as a friend, I appreciate it!



At 5:06pm on October 18, 2013, Erin Shaw said…

Hi Melissa,

Thanks for adding me as a friend! I am enjoying your posts on jump plus. Thanks so much for sharing so freely. Have a great weekend!


At 4:12pm on August 15, 2013, Melodie Kenniebrew said…

Hi, Melissa ~ Realized I'd only responded to your post here at 48 days, so I've just posted a comment on your blog, launchyourcreativelife.com regarding location independence. Fun post and fun question! 

At 9:39pm on February 5, 2013, Deby Dearman said…


Thanks so much for your sweet encouragement! I really appreciate that you took the time to tell me how you've appreciate my work. If I can help you in any way,
 please let me know.


At 9:39am on November 5, 2012, Joel Boggess said…

Good morning Melissa, 

So good to hear from you.

The best way to learn how this community works is to get involved in the discussion. We have an exciting one going on right now. We are encouraging and holding each other accountable in journaling our "successes" and "safety steps". Just like life - no lurkers, only participants. 

They'll be an option for you to join the group if you haven't already. You'll probably find that option at the top middle or right hand side of the page once you get there.

See you in the discussion.


Hear our podcast with leadership expert Mark Sanborn.

At 7:14pm on November 3, 2012, Erin Casey said…

Hi Melissa,

I want to welcome you to the Write it Forward, Real Success & Profit for Writers group. We're glad you're here!

The group's discussion forum is packed with ideas, and is a great place to get feedback on your work, ideas and questions. Jump into the conversations and let us know how we can help you reach your writing goals.

Happy writing!

Erin Casey

Feeling stuck? Get five free tips for overcoming writer's block at www.mywritersconnection.com.


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