Michelle Prince is the bestselling author of Winning in Life Now . . . How to Break Through to a Happier You! She has been endorsed by and worked for some of the most influential, successful motivational teachers and authors in the industry, including Zig Ziglar.
Michelle has embraced personal development and goal setting since the age of 18. With those attributes, she has transformed her own life and the lives of millions who want to also create lives of purpose and greatness.
Aside from being an author, Michelle is a sought-after motivational speaker, oneon- one mentor, and host of the “Winning In Life Now Radio Show.” She owns Prince Performance Group and also Performance Publishing. She is the host of Zig Ziglar’s Live Success 2.0 webcasts and is the Dallas Life Coach writer for The Examiner.
I am a Chi Omega
—by Michelle Arnott Prince, Alpha Alpha/U of North Texas
Realize Your Biggest Dreams, Live an Extraordinary Life
What is your dream? What is so important to you that
you can’t let another year go by without accomplishing
it? What legacy do you want to leave your children, family,
friends, and community? What mark do you want to
leave on this world? As you contemplate your answers to
these important questions, also consider how you can apply
the wisdom of our Symphony to guide your actions
and to help you achieve your goals.
In 1989 when I pledged Alpha Alpha Chapter at the U of
North Texas, I had no idea the impact this one decision
would have on my life. I was surrounded by extraordinary
young women who had a common purpose. I was exposed
to and experienced extraordinary opportunities during
my college years because of the values I learned through
Chi Omega. As a result, I went from being a naive freshman
to a confident woman in the four years I spent with
my chapter and am so grateful for these experiences.
I recall reciting The Symphony with my Sisters but I didn’t
fully understand its importance until I was much older.
One particular verse still resonates with me: “ . . . To be
womanly always; to be discouraged never . . . ”
Like everyone, I’ve had discouragements and challenges
in life, but I knew they were only temporary. I discovered
personal development at the age of 18. It’s a funny story I
share in my best-selling book, Winning In Life Now. The
brief version is that I was “forced” to attend a motivational
seminar by Zig Ziglar the weekend before I left for
my freshman year of college. As much as I didn’t want to
admit it, my parents knew what they were doing by insisting
that I attend because I had a few “a-ha” moments that
totally changed my perspective on life and how to live it.
However, just learning personal development skills was
not enough. It was in applying them in my Chi Omega
experiences that enabled me to reach higher, go farther,
and achieve my dreams.
My big dream.Just a few years ago I had a dream . . . a BIG dream! I
dreamed of becoming an inspirational author, speaker,
and life coach. I didn’t know how I would make it happen
but I knew that I just had to find a way.
I’m proud to say that I did find a way, and you can, too!
Looking back, I now see that Chi Omega’s purposes and
standards helped me realize my life’s passion and purpose
and prepared me for my life’s work. Specifically—
• Serving as G.H. prepared me for my motivational
speaking career by giving me the courage and confidence
to speak in front of a room full of people, motivate them
to action, and lead them to success.
• The study habits I learned as a Chi Omega taught me
perseverance and the desire to work hard to achieve the
most possible with my life. Now, as a best-selling author,
I’m grateful for the importance grades played in our chapter.
We were held to a higher standard than many others
because we were Chi Omegas, and I have taken that same
standard and applied it to all areas of my life.
• Finally, the friendships and relationships created
through Chi Omega taught me the importance of teamwork
and that we need one another to succeed in life. As
personnel chair, I gained tools that I could directly apply
to my coaching business.
To say that Chi Omega shaped me as a woman is an understatement.
However, just reciting The Symphony during
our college years does not create the kind of success
that may be possible personally. It is in living out these
words daily that we can see the full impact of what Chi
Omega really means to each one of us.
I am proud to be a part of a huge organization that is literally
changing the lives of women all around the world.
Life is too short to live an ordinary life. As Chi Omegas,
we have the tools to live an extraordinary life, which is
what I want for each and every one of you! Discover more about this Sister at Winning in Life Now.