Magic Making Business Circle
I found out I was pregnant with Lucas, my third baby, just as I was starting to feel like I was entering the world from a long deep stay inside of raising young children. I got scared that I would lose myself and yet I was so thrilled at the idea of another baby, surprise that he was.
I made a leap of faith to enroll in school to become a health coach. At that point in my life my second, Eli, was eating 'quesadilla pizzas' which were brown rice and seaweed in a tortilla, so food as health and medicine was my thing. (Disclaimer, no longer does quesadilla pizza filled with seaweed fly with my kids!)
I spent almost a year piling my whole family plus our dog into a tiny car (which is why we eventually got a minivan) and spending weekends in NYC going to school during the day, coming back at night to nurse the baby who would boycott a bottle all day long. He was four months old when I started and walking by the time I graduated.
I love food. I love food as medicine. But what really lit me up were the chunks of time at school when they would talk about business. I realized this was my turn-on. Marketing. Sales. Creating your own income based on your passion. Freedom.
My whole life I wanted my own business. I own a lot of domain names. A. Lot.
I come up with a new business idea almost daily.
When I started my business, called Hannah's Harvest, I didn't know how to send an attachment inside of an email. I had only just signed up for Facebook, clueless of the reach it would one day provide for my business. I had amazing mentors and coaches in my life. They patiently taught me step by step how to do everything from writing a blog post to editing a photo to starting a newsletter.
I studied businesses that I adored. I watched. I learned. I saw what I didn't like. I saw what I loved. I was patient. I accepted that I would fail a shit ton before I would succeed. Every 'failure' I flipped into a learning moment.
The second year of business I made about $2,000 and I was out of my mind happy. It took me 4 more years to make an income that provides my gorgeous home, my life, my freedom. More than anything I am so proud of myself. That I kept going. That I knew I would and could do this. I was born for this. I was made to create businesses that make others feel amazing, special, loved, understood, seen, held.
My dharma is making others feel special and know that they can do anything, anything, they dream of.
I am a manifestor of the life of my dreams. I am a magic maker. I am all I desire.
There are days when I worry. When I want to quit and give up and run away. When I am exhausted with single parenting three kids and running two businesses. Those days are part of the magic. The magic of knowing what we want.
I want more ease inside of my businesses and so I am constantly challenging my own business model. I still think most days that I am that tired mama making $2000 in the business she created out of nothing. Because she is my superhero. She is my motivation. She is my muse. I adore what she created for me. Because she never gave up. She doesn't give up. She knows she can do hard things and does them.
"Oh Hannah, I'm so sorry."
The response was becoming one where I was feeling strange share any details of my divorce. I've walked an intuitively beautiful path of truth telling and story telling and knowing what is mine to share and what might be too close to others for me to talk about. I trust my instincts, my gut, around my transparency.
When I tell people I don't get child support the reaction is one of pity or that I somehow am being wronged.
There is a piece of myself that is afraid to share my success, my blessing of being a stay at home mom who runs a business and supports herself and her children on her own. One of the motivators for me in creating a business to support me was freedom. Being able to claim my freedom and move into my next iteration.
When I was in the heart of divorce, even though he and I are quite close and loving, I was falling apart. And in my falling apart holding space for my business was challenging me. I was pulling out my hair, literally. I thought about how I might live in my van and how he would get the kids full time. I imagined and told myself that keeping a business like mine alive long term would be impossible and I would one day find myself without income to feed my kids and my now growing family. I got scared. I lived on fumes. I was scared to run programs, to bring in money because I had no where to hold it, the energy of it. My energy was surrounded by grief and loss and then partnered with finding a new kind of love, loving a man in a new way while surrendering to the pain of divorce.
I was exhausted. My bank account was dangerously empty. I felt stuck like I was walking in mud and I was scared.
Money is energy. When I open to the energy exchange that allows me to do this work and raise my family, the flow of success (my definition of success) is intensely real. Fear stops that flow. I needed to call in a pause and look at who I wanted to be now.
I don't get child support. It is not a statement on my beliefs of what anyone else should be doing. It is not me playing a martyr. It is not anything to feel sorry for. When I knew it was time to end our soul/marriage contract I wanted both of us to be free to create futures of joy and surprise and peace and ease. To be connected by the energy of money felt to me like not being able to release one another.
But the truth is. I don't need it. I need to provide for myself and give myself freedom from this work that I can only describe as pure loving joy. (Also, it is the hardest thing I do.)
I send him money each month for a credit card payment that we still have to make. It is the only piece of our relationship that feels unfinished and I am working to pay it off so we can both be free from that tie that must come undone. We share the kids time and hearts and parent like we always have, including the expenses of raising them. We have found success inside of our untangling and we are blessed with our children, our past, our knowing it was time to let our contract complete.
This work, this life is my blessing. Success to me is being able to work from anywhere in the world that has internet. It is how I can co-host a work event for my beloved while having a live chat with my Magic Making Circle. Success is living and working in clothes that feel like me, leggings and leg warmers and feet in the earth holding my coffee mug. Success is paying rent for a beautiful home, never running out of money to feed my family, and the way the sun is spilling out over my tattooed arms while I type this story to you. Success is every email from one of you, giving me back words and gratitude and fueling me with your hearts so that I can let the fears move through me, thank them, and write the next story. Lead the next circle. Offer my transparency as an offering of hope or change or truth or connection or sameness.
This is the story I will tell today. Sitting in the sun. Typing these words. I want to feel proud of this life I am creating. I want to make tacos (my favorite meal). I want to step back into the energy of my work, open the flow, teach what turns me on.
I want you to look at what success is to you. To find your definition. To write it on sticky notes. To use it as your gratitude.
Success is the kiss from each of our kids as they cuddle down into bed at night. Success is the way I have learned how to love him, take care of him, provide for him and our kids. (And learning how to receive from him.) Success is this business that allows me this life of ease mixed with fear mixed with risks mixed with failures mixed with all the things promising me that it is all OK.
The response when I tell someone I don't get any child support? The one that feels like success?
"Oh Hannah, that is so completely amazing."
I am a magic maker. And so are you.
My invitation to you is to step inside a circle of women who are creating the businesses of their dreams or are dreaming of the businesses that will one day light them up, turn them on, create their freedom.
My invitation to you is to believe in your soulwork. In your dharma. In your joy.
My invitation to you is to become the magic maker who allows failure to fuel them, who tries, who doesn't give up. Who fights for what they know they were put here to do.
My invitation to you is to join our circle and find your magic. Your business. Your heart centered work.
My invitation to you is to say yes to all that you know you can create, inside of the most amazing circle of women you will ever meet.
My invitation to you is to say yes. And yes again. And again.
WE START october 15TH ON THE full MOON AND WILL CIRCLE TOGETHER FOR FIVE MONTHS. WHEN YOU SIGN UP THE FIRST PAYMENT COMES OUT NOW AND EACH MONTH AFTER THERE IS AN AUTO WITHDRAWAL ON THE SAME DATE EACH MONTH FOR THE FOUR MONTHS FOLLOWING.
$89.00 each month FOR FIVE MONTHS
INSIDE THIS CIRCLE ::
- weekly live group coaching calls, which will be recorded and shared
- weekly prompts to help you move forward, take risks, open yourself to marketing, dreaming and creating in a new way
- a circle of women working inside of their heart centered businesses to inspire and support
- live chats inside of our Facebook group circle to ask me anything and share with the circle
- the invitation to celebrate yourself and all that you bring to the world, to celebrate your gifts and superpowers
WE WILL EXPLORE ::
- marketing that allows you to feel authentic and true
- money. yes. money.
- communication with tribe and building that tribe
- blogging, newsletters, bios, sales pages... you know, the writing piece
- how to use social media for expanding and connecting
- failure and success
- upper limit ceilings and sicknesses (oh yes, this is a big one)
- patience and pacing and movement and inspired actions
- and you know, all the things that come up along the way
Community Grace ::
- new ways to think about using your words, images, social media and other resources to build connection and audience
- intuitive strategies to start to create the community you want to guide and be a part of
- gentle pushes to move through the fear of your voice
- a chance to 'play' with your words, images and connections through prompts that open you up a bit
- connecting the word joyful to your writing
- find a new way to view virtual connecting (I adore it!)
- how to see newsletters, social media, blogging and marketing as amazingly beautiful tools, like love notes
- expand your safe boundaries, push your edges, explore how to assemble your community
WORDS WOMEN WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN MMC FOR BUSINESS HAVE GIFTED ME WITH:
"Of all Hannah's courses, this one is my favorite. Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or someone just beginning with a dream, I cannot express enough the magic to be found in her teachings. Hannah explains plain business sense and financial freedom infused with her exquisite brand of creativity and feminine soft edges, which have become her trademark. (And she'll help you find your trademark.)" - Marisa
"Exploring business with Hannah is like doing anything with Hannah – filled with magic! If you are into smart, sexy, sacred work then this is place for you. The ways that this program changed my business (and me) are too many to be named here but I will share that for years the biggest struggle in my business was how to market my work in this world without the ick factor. One of the most important things I learned from working with Hannah was how to connect with my tribe and share my offerings in a way that feels heart-centered and authentic. Hannah’s program is filled with soul-stirring prompts to fuel your business (and your life) and a creative community to support you along the journey. Imagine a virtual living room full of like-minded businesswomen who will become your dear friends! Hannah gathers some of the most amazing women on the planet and the connection I’ve found in her circles is unmatched." - Mindy
"If you are ready and willing for your heart to lead the dance inside of your business... if you are ready to have faith in success that seems to have no roadmap but sure seems to have a lot of happy possibilities... If you are ready to surrender to the beautiful truth that your business, and your life, might in fact be better than you ever believed, then say OH YES and enjoy the ease that follows. -Melissa
"Sometimes the bits and pieces of running or starting a business can feel so dry and overwhelming, but not in Hannah's business circles! She taught me how to bring the magic of manifestation and of loving insight into my business. During our time together in the circle, she gave both loving encouragement and the occasional ass-kicking as needed. As always, she brings her honesty, spot-on intuition, and big, big love to her people. The participants in the group were amazing too and the circle provided such a rich support where I could bring my questions and issues to the table and receive a wide variety of incredible perspectives.
As a result of working in the circle, my own business continues to grow and I began a second one. I always love my work with Hannah and bringing the magic to my businesses has been a whole other level of awesomeness!" - Marisa
“When I registered for Magic Making in 2015 I had no idea what I was in for. I just felt called to do it from the time I read about it on Hannah’s blog. Because, well, hello…magic! Little did I know the life altering impact this experience would have on me and the deep soul connections I would make in the process."
“Being in a magic making circle with Hannah feels soulful and badass, tender and tenacious. There is truth telling and visioning and all the things I never knew I even wanted spill out and come to life. I have been in three circles with Hannah Marcotti and each time something new came to life…from courses I created to my retreat on wheels in my Airstream trailer. Her gorgeous ways of holding a circle create the safety and faith that magic can and will happen. I want everyone I know and love to work with Hannah in some capacity!”
“There are moments in our lives when someone extraordinary comes into view, bringing with them great spirit and the power of transformation. Hannah Marcotti’s deeply rooted authenticity, gentle love and soft caress, creates beautiful spaces for knowing and a safe place for revealing our most authentic dreams and wishes, guiding you toward a realization and manifestation of your true hearts’ desire.”
"Signing up for the circle was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made."
"Hannah is a wise and gentle guide, full of so much love and knowing. And oh the magic!! The magic happens in the connections made and in the prompts given and in the questions asked…. and in all of the spaces in between. I felt so loved, seen and supported in this circle."
“I’ve shed layers and released so much since I began my Magic Making journey. I have grown in alignment with my desires and have gotten really clear on what is most important to me. I am manifesting the life that I want. Thanks to Hannah, and my Magic Making sisters, I am a woman forever changed.”
“She has a magical balance of ferocity and gentleness that speak directly to your heart while not leaving your mind out of the equation. Oh, and she rocks.”
“Hannah is a source of effervescent joy, because she knows the depths of grief that connect all of us. she eases, step by step, into what is…true feeling…authenticity…the most true truths of her at times luminous, at times pitch-black experience. The journey she travels invites all that come near to her into their own. This is an unspeakable gift. A wonder to behold. Her circles, and the precious soul~sisters I have found within them have transformed my world. PLEASE love your soul, your world, your own capacity to make magic *enough* to ease in here. There is goodness and healing, love and wholeness, beyond measure, beyond language.” – Heather Cooper
“What you do is take women who don’t even know how to believe in what they already are, don’t know that they should, and you give them hope, give them the tools, introduce them to a way of looking at themselves, the world, each other – that illuminates ILLUMINATES the path that we failed to notice was beneath our feet all along.”
“Hannah walks her talk, follows the path so that it is illuminated for the souls she guides. She has her finger on the pulse of the universe, and embodies the sacred feminine.”
“Hannah is honest, real, a storyteller, authentic, magical, passionate, gentle and tough all at the same time…”
“This group, you all…this work, is the emotional scaffold I rebuild my spirit upon~”
“Hannah has a gentle way of shaking up every fiber of your being by opening your eyes to who you truly are and how you can bring yourself forward into the life (and spirit) that has always felt just out of reach. She takes your hand and guides you home, to the best possible version of your true self. Once she has touched your life, you will never be the same and you will thank the Universe every day for guiding you to her. xo”
“Hannah is a gentle guide for women, aiding them in allowing the space to see their true calling through visioning and surrender work. Her prompts are transformational, helping women unlock their own unique inner-beauty, and step into the vulnerability of owning it and sharing it.”
“You are an earth goddess creating magic, aligning us all to the powers of the universe.”
“The unique power of Hannah’s circles feels as though I’m sitting in a cozy living room with my most precious, loving friends, with their arms around me.”
“we are all walking a different path and whenever i have reached out to this group i have received an abundance of unique responses. it’s like drawing on the deepest, most beautiful and loving wellspring of knowledge and experiences! when i circle with these women i can be my true self. there is no criticism, judgement or negativity. i have only ever received love, understanding & constructive feedback. i can go deeper with my vulnerability within the open arms of this group and grow even more from witnessing the journey of others.”
“Wherever you are in the world, whatever time of day , if you need to talk, someone somewhere will answer. We are global.”
I hope these voices help you to glimpse what circling feels like. I have such fierce love for everyone of them.
inside the 2016 magic making business circle ::
the voices of previous circles…
“My experience in Magic Making Circle has affected all areas of my life. I am more in tune with my body’s rhythm and flow, feed myself gorgeous food and move my body in ways that are pleasurable. My business is now a beautiful extension of my life, and clients are stepping in who value our work together. I have such a better relationship with myself. I have a greater capacity to listen with compassion and gentleness. But the best part…Hannah’s superpower in curating gorgeous community has been one of the richest experiences of my life.” – Liz Murray
“Hannah and her circle gifted me with the greatest magic I have ever experienced. It has been the key to unlocking the ‘me’ from deep within; the me I had been searching for. While doing this beautiful work I have discovered my shine, blossomed, shifted, expanded and loved with more strength and joy than i could have ever expected. My adoration and appreciation for Hannah and the women I have bonded with during our time together is beyond words. And I am so grateful.” – Jenny Dunham
“Being a part of MMC has been transformational for me. For maybe the first time, I feel worthy of having love and abundance in my life. Believing this, deep down in my soul, has changed everything. I’m so grateful to you, Hannah for guiding me to my own light. Thank you! xoxo” – Carrie McBride
“Hannah has an incredible way of tapping into your magic; and allowing you to nurture and grow what was already there. Just when you think, “oh, I’m not getting it,” or “this just isn’t for me,” BAM! you’re blindsided with clarity and vision and a feeling of knowingness. This girl is made of glitter and fire and intense love that burns and sparkles and grows.” – Tina Kane
“Through magic making circle I have been given the gift of being seen – really seen – by an amazing, loving circle of women. This changes a person in ways that are difficult to name. I have been moved, held, supported, and celebrated through grief, uncertainty, and growth. With Hannah’s guidance and the support of our circle, I have fallen back in love with my life. I have evolved as a woman, wife, mother, friend, and entrepreneur. I am deeply grateful to have been a part of Hannah’s beautiful circle.” – Mindy Scime
“Amongst many other things, I find that this magic circle has helped me to see myself as others see me, to find my magic, to find my happy – and to have somewhere to come for support when I lose my way, and somewhere to celebrate when I find it again. To be seen, to be held, to be supported and guided, to be loved. Thank you.” – Mary McConnell
“Hannah has this way of using her magic to spark the magic that has been dormant inside of others. I’ve been blessed to work with her for many years. In the Magic Making Circle, Hannah helped me re-find an inner strength and courage. Even when it wasn’t what I expected, she was able to see where she could stretch me so that I could grow my wings and fly. It wasn’t always easy, it came with tears and laughter, and it was always so spot on. Her intuition helped me to step into a deeper place of being me by facing falsities that I had convinced myself were truths and by holding me in the gentle caress of love and stretch. It sometimes feels like Hannah can see into my soul in a way that feels like home. She is such a gift in this life of mine and I am forever grateful for the growth that has come in our time together.” – Xandra O’Neill