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Michelle Read
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  • Sand Springs, OK
  • United States

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Michelle Read's Discussions

What do you think about turning comments off...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Rico Jan 1, 2013. 9 Replies

I have, in the past, fanatically checked the comments section on each blog post.  Constantly comparing it to other bloggers, etc.  But I was getting more personal emails, facebook messages and text…Continue

Comment Swap

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle Read Jan 17, 2012. 26 Replies

We get plenty of traffic to our website, but not a sturdy amount of commenting.  I would love to do a comment swap with anyone interested, if you leave a comment on any article, I'll leave a comment…Continue

Is this legal? A goody-bag giveaway for speaking events

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle Read Oct 30, 2011. 17 Replies

I have had this idea that won't go away and would like to know if I can actually do it and not get in trouble! During a speaking event for young poverty-stricken women, which I will start up early…Continue


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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about the community, where else? The podcast! I am a firm believer in what Zig Ziglar says about You are who you are because of what you put into your mind. And not just once, not just one motivational speach or touching sermon, but EVERY day. Constantly be streaming into your mind information that motivates and inspires you to be better, and to live more consciously. Thank you!
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am a stay-at-home mother of three, and also began writing a few years ago. My first ebook "18 Best Starter Businesses for Stay-at-Home-Moms" was a practive project, and my full-length nonfiction project "How to be Poor" has been picked up by a Christian publisher and I am finishing up with that right now. I also make chocolate covered strawberries and sell them, as well as clean houses in my "spare" time. My other big earning point is that I earn money on the back end . . . meaning that I make my husband's small salary dollars stretch as ABSOLUTELY far as they will go. It's a blast, and I really have a heart for young women in lower-income brackets and those who are living below the poverty level. I want to wake them up, energize them, and break the cycle!
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Simply to reach as many as I can for the Lord. Everything that is good and lovely will come out of that goal.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
My personal goals are too numerous to recall without my list! But a few are as follows: Learn Sign Language and teach it to my children (we're doing that now), become more organized in every area, celebrate becoming debt-free properly with a big fat act of generosity amounting to at least ten thousand dollars, put more positive things into my mind per day-if that's possible, write one well-thought-out book per year that motivates young men and women to break the cycle of poverty, find Christ, and be better parents and spouses to each other, to learn three new languages in ten years, the lsit goes on and on...........
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 a helper. It is what God created me to do, lined out in The Great Big Book of Everything (the Bible), and I believe my best quality is that I strive from before sun-up to after sun-down to make sure I fit that description ("her lamp does not go out at night......her arms are strong for her tasks......she gets up while it is still dark..."). God made me to be a helper to my husband, so even in all that I would like to accomplish for myself, I think every day about how I can help him acheive his goals as well. And sometimes, well, my job as his helper is to just convince him that day to actually HAVE goals. But it's all in the Plan and it's my pleasure to have this role! So fun!
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
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:
My products will be numerous, I believe. But my service is my heart. If I know you, I will serve you.

Michelle Read's Blog

What to do when you get a short check :)

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:54pm 3 Comments

Well, here it is.  Our first short check since John has gone back to work.

Yay back to work!

Boo short check.

Since I knew a few days in a advance that he would be receiving some weird sort of holiday pay check (and not the good weird holiday check way where you make triple time), I had some work to do.  For this week’s groceries, I had to buy more of the…


When you lose your umph!

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 5:12pm 0 Comments

I don't know why I lose my umph sometimes......being a business owner (house cleaning business, scrubbing toilets-oh yeah!), entrepreneur, homeschooling mother of three.....but I do!  And boy was I embarrassed THIS week.


I have fallen prey to the wishes and dreaming part of being a writer, blogger, entrepreneur and just got slapped in the face this week with a little dose of “obvious”.

As I was going over all the big things I have planned for 2012 in my head, big…


Take it easy, you have plenty of time for that!

Posted on October 23, 2011 at 8:46pm 0 Comments

How old are you?


How old will you be tomorrow?


What is on your list of things "To Do" while you're here on this earth?


Are you going to explode if you don't get them done right NOW?


The answer should be no, but sometimes I'm not so sure.  Read the full article here (it's short!) and then I'd like to know the following things!

1.)  Are you where you thought you…


This one's for fun!

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 9:49pm 0 Comments


Staying true to the style of my personal blog, I'm throwing this post in here just for fun!  It's an easy way to blow a few minutes......and if you need it to mean something, or to learn something from it, then just tell yourself when you're done:  "There is profit in all labor!"  (Proverbs 14:23)




As always, feel free to comment.  This one was fun!

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At 8:06pm on July 9, 2013, Wendy Staas said…


I saw your post for going to the "Finding your Voice" launch party.  My husband, daughter and I are going.  You are welcome to share a room with us.  If you do not feel comfortable with my husband being there, I understand.  However, we all look at it as just a place to sleep. .. since we will be spending most of the time at the Sanctuary and with friend in Fellowship.  We would be happy to split it 1/3, 2/3rds with you.  Email me at wcstaas@gmail.com or text me at 314-537-2930.  We are coming in from St. Louis, MO.

At 3:33pm on October 21, 2011, Guy Madison said…
Hey Michelle, great to hear from you!  Things are going great!  Continuing to work towards my goals of absolute freedom and entrepreneurship!  How about you?
At 8:17am on July 16, 2011, Erin Casey said…

Hi Michelle,

I wanted to send a quick welcome to the Write it Forward, Real Success and Profit for Writers group. We're glad you're here!


The group's discussion forum is packed with ideas, and is 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.



Erin Casey


Feeling stuck? Get 5 free tips for overcoming writer's block at www.mywritersconnection.com. Happy writing!
At 7:11pm on July 4, 2011, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Michelle,


We will use either Skype or a regular phone line for the call. What is the best way to get in touch with you?


You can look me up on Skype if you have that on your computer, I am "4 Points Coach".



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At 7:06pm on July 4, 2011, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Michelle,


Thursday at 3p cst works.


Why don't you prepare 3-5 questions that you are passionate about answering, email those over to me 24 hrs prior, and we'll go from there.



author of - One Woman's Journey to the Work She Loves

At 5:35pm on July 2, 2011, Guy Madison said…
Absolutely!!!  I love your spunk!
At 5:11pm on July 2, 2011, Guy Madison said…
Sounds like you have a lot of excitement going on in your family...a new adventure!  Isn't life great!
At 3:35pm on July 1, 2011, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Michelle,


So nice to hear from you.


Let's record a show Thurs or Fri at 3p cst. Whatever is easier.


jer 29:11

At 8:11am on July 1, 2011, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Michelle,


Thank you for writing back. What a noble calling. Good for you.


I'd like to invite you to be a guest on my show. It sounds like you have a story behind your story. Women would be blessed by hearing it.


Here is the link to my podcasts.



author of - One Woman's Journey to the Work She Loves

At 5:03am on June 29, 2011, Joel Boggess said…
Hi Michelle,

Thank you for adding me as your friend.

What have been some of your favorite finds here on the site? You are invited to join us in finding your voice and get in the conversation.

The next issue of our newsletter will be out in a few days. 4 Points Coaching is a weekly. May we begin sending it your way?

author of - One Woman's Journey to the Work She Loves

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