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Melissa Van Rossum
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In 1996, Melissa found herself at the top of her field until the company she worked for was bought out by a billion-dollar publicly held competitor. Facing a dilemma that is all too common for many of us today, Melissa decided it was time to become CEO of her own life.
With only a desk, a chair, a phone, and no funding but what was in her checkbook, Melissa started out cold and within 8 months had a million dollar company up and running… and thriving!

How did she do that? By taking charge of her life, tapping into her passion, and tuning into her own inner voice—discovering she already had the answers to the questions she was asking. Combining her business sense and her inner sense produced uncommon success for Melissa’s business and her life.

Trusting both her business acumen and her inner “gut” instinct has allowed Melissa’s businesses to thrive through economic ups and downs, the Twin Towers recession, and even today’s global economic downturn. She has thrived when many others have gone under.

Melissa’s passion is sharing her real-world experiences and insights with others.

She brings her blueprint for success to others in the business world and helps them realize their full potential as business people and as human beings. Through her passion for business and her passion for people, Melissa created Divine Success and The Prosperity Formula.
Melissa’s approach is a full spectrum assessment of her client’s life. Her philosophy is “You need to be happy to be successful, not the other way around”.

Asset analysis for her clients provides not only the key elements they need to add or change in their business or career, but also the elements they need to add to become physically and spiritually healthier.

As an accomplished author, lecturer, and speaker, Melissa has been a featured guests on many radio and television programs.
Melissa lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.

Entries by Melissa Van Rossum

Take That Next Step

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 2:58 PM

You can't entirely predict where certain steps will take you. When you know you're meant to take that step, however, you just need to show up and take it.

Too many of us will hem and haw over that next step, not taking it unless we can ensure its...

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Honoring What Is Brings Confidence, Success and Deeper Connection to Self

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 3:20 PM

Today Jane, one of our team members, interviewed a potential new employee for our team. The candidate's resume was perfect, she presented well, interviewed extremely well, gave all the right answers, but something just didn't seem quite right.

Because the candidate interviewed so well, and since her credentials were...

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Life Is Best Lived Proactively

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 7:30 AM

The demands of daily life often require too much of us, and I've noticed how many of us try to meet those demands as though our reserves are endless. But they aren't.

Our energy, our mental focus and our sense of balance need time and space to replenish themselves....

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How to Keep Your Promises

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Imagine if you knew the people you'd encounter today were those whom you knew you could depend on rain or shine, and whose word was their bond. Think about how that would change you, your family and your life.

The promises we make, if large or small, speak volumes...

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Keys to Flowing Forward, Living a Divinely Guided Life

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 7:10 AM

I remember when I saw Captain Kangaroo at CNN a few years ago. I had dropped in for a client lunch and he was making an appearance on one of their shows. My client shared with me how he had made a company-wide, good morning broadcast on their voicemails. What...

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The Number One Block to Prosperity and How to Overcome It

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 11:29 AM

This week, news reports covered a bizarre brawl among adults belonging to two wedding parties at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. One death resulted.

How odd that such a large group of adults couldn't manage to control their anger and impulse behavior. Seems like mastering impulse...

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How to Find Meaning in Work and Life

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 5:40 PM

First things first," my mother would say when I was young. "Let's not start this project until we know what we need to do first." I, however, preferred to dive in right away, taking on the project en masse.

Flash forward a few decades and I now hear myself...

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The Real Benefit of Affirmations

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 12:56 AM

Last week on CNN's Starting Point, Soledad O'Brien interviewed Joel Osteen on his new book, I Declare. During the interview, Soledad questioned the value that affirmations could really bring into one's life, particularly where hardcore issues are concerned, like resolving debt. Deepak Chopra was on the...

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3 Ways to Stop Being so Hard on Yourself

(3) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 5:15 PM

I made my way to the gym this week for my yoga class and one of the women who works there stopped me with a gentle touch on my arm. "You're moving slowly, Melissa, tell me what's going on." I shared how a running injury was still healing and that...

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The Key to Escaping Chaos

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 6:40 PM

The other day my kids came home from school after what must have been a chaotic day. They were both seemingly irritated and hanging on the edge of frustration. "Nothing went right today," they both said in their own way.

To work off their frustrations they hopped on their...

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Embracing This Precious Life

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 4:31 PM

A dear friend sent me his departure announcement recently, the subject line paraphrasing a Tibetan adage, "With every meeting there is a parting." He was moving to a new country, and due to a serious disease he's battling, was unsure if he might return.

His subject line really brought...

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Embrace the Grace of Letting Go

(3) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 12:18 AM

In every spiritual tradition there is a process that encourages us to trust God or a Higher Being with our worries and challenges. In doing so we rely on a force who is omniscient, some power who is far wiser and more powerful than we.

In Matthew 11, Jesus said, "Come...

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How to Be Truly Happy

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 11:02 AM

A friend of mine was complaining recently about her nephew's lack of motivation. She was frustrated by his poor attitude, his unwillingness to try new things and his general laziness. "He's so miserable. He wants for nothing. Seriously. He's been given everything a child could want. It's too bad. His...

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Pride Goes Before a Fall, While Concern for Others Could Heal the World

(14) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 7:45 AM

My friend Matthew called me several years ago to let me know he was getting a divorce. He had found proof that his wife was cheating. She denied it for several months, hoping that Matthew would overlook her indiscretion and that she wouldn't have to admit to it. But Matthew...

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Is Anger Necessary?

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 4:15 PM

I used to work with a woman that had a seemingly-uncontrollable anger habit. Like a teapot, she would simmer at a low boil for long periods of time, trying to keep anyone from knowing her true feelings. Control was her approach. But, as it always happens, life's circumstances eventually got...

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Whatever You Resist Persists

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 4:48 PM

A few years ago I started running again. I love running. Or I should say that I love the effects of running. No other exercise clears away the stress and the cobwebs like running does. Typically, I prefer to run outside, but during the colder months I like the comfort...

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Healthy Soda Shines in the Midst of Sugar Epidemic

(5) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 12:01 PM

A few months ago, my husband decided to give up sugar. He and I thought that being sugar-free might boost his immune system and help cure his atmospheric allergies. Almost immediately he started feeling more energetic, his memory improved, he noticed a stronger feeling of energy balance and clarity, his...

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Knowing What You Want Is a Guiding Force

(11) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 7:50 AM

Years ago I had a friend who insisted upon giving me gifts on my birthday. Problem was, it was evident that she really didn't want to. She had lots of other obligations, responsibilities and expenses in her life, and she really oughtn't to have gone to the trouble.

I suggested...

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The Key to Inspiring Self-Confidence

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 11:34 AM

I remember visiting a local playground when my eldest was about five. A mother put her twins on a couple of rocking horses, and as they started playing she cheered from the park bench, "WAY TO GO, HONEY! GREAT JOB!" Several of us started looking around to figure out what...

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The Extraordinary Power of Forgiveness

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 4:14 PM

I was talking recently with Stephanie, a friend who had suffered several intense setbacks. She discovered her longtime boyfriend had been unfaithful and that he had lied to her about several financial dealings as well as his past. A former employee who needed money filed a frivolous lawsuit in hopes...

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