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Virtual Interview with Michelle Casto The Destiny Discovery

Today I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day 3 of the Virtual Blog Tour of author Michelle Casto whose book The Destiny Discovery: Find Your Soul’s Path to Success launches on Amazon on Tuesday January 17, 2012.

A renowned Life & Business Coach, Michelle L. Casto is an advocate for “everyday enlightenment”, and author of the book The Destiny Discovery: Find Your Soul’s Path to Success. Throughout her 20-year career, she has published over 30 life empowerment and career development books, including Get Your Career on the Fast Track. A former university lecturer and career counsellor, Michelle has worked with thousands of international clientele to find their ideal career path. A natural-born empath and healer, Michelle has become well known for her potent magic that transforms people into knowing & honoring who they are at a very deep level. Michelle’s mission is to awaken people to their soul purpose through her unique Destiny Success Process. She lives in San Antonio, Texas with her beloved husband and two dogs. These days, Michelle’s mission is to awaken people to their life purpose through her unique Destiny Success Process.

Yesterday, Michelle visited Callie Carling at //, where they talked about choice stepping stone, identifying soul purpose and overcoming low self-esteem.

Michelle Casto

Today, I’d like to share with you a recent interview I had with Michelle when I got to ask her some questions on life and soul purpose, destiny process steps and overcoming mediocrity. I hope you enjoy it.


Mal Duane: What is the difference between life and soul purpose?

Michelle Casto: Life Purpose and Soul Purpose are often used interchangeably to talk about the greater concept of PURPOSE.  I would like to make a distinction between them.

Life Purpose is about the human choices you make along the way about who to marry, what job to do, what beliefs you will adopt, etc.  It is about what do I want?  It is about the way of living that you choose.  It comes from the personality.  Life Purpose is important though because everyone wants to live life on their own terms.

Soul Purpose answers those deeper questions:  Who am I?  Why am I here?  How can I help?  It is about your gifts and the growth you are here to experience.  Your divine gifts are the ways of being and the things that only you can do that help or serve others and lift them to a higher level.  It is also about learning your Soul’s Lessons, most especially about how to love more.  When uncovered, your Soul’s Purpose leads to living a life of authentic happiness.

When you are connected to your Soul Purpose, your life becomes easier and more satisfying and rewarding. Why? Because you are no longer operating as an isolated individual out of tune with the Universe.  In my book, The Destiny Discovery, I discuss how to get all of yourself (ego included) on board with your highest purpose. It takes your personality, soul, and heart to design that life that you truly desire, and you deserve to have that!

Mal Duane: What are the steps on the destiny process? 

Michelle Casto: The Discover Your Destiny Process:
Stage 1: Awakening
Without awakening, you will never experience the destiny that is waiting for you.  Learn how to have an “easy awakening” vs a rude one.

Stage 2: Awareness
Awareness is the stage where you begin to pay attention to the fact that you need to find out exactly what your life is meant to be.

Stage 3: Acceptance
Acceptance is the stage where you accept who you are meant to be; your Divinity and your unique Purpose, and then come to terms with what it means to your life.

Stage 4: Articulation
Articulation is the stage where you articulate your life Purpose by putting it into words. It may be very simple or it could be comprehensive, but there will be a clarity that will resonate with you at the cellular level.

Stage 5: Action
Action is the stage where you initiate moves towards the fulfillment of your Purpose. Taking the right action at the right time leads to success.

Stage 6: Allowance
Allowance is the stage where you are in a state of ease, contentment and peace. You begin living in the flow of your greatest life.

I go into great detail about each of these stages in the book. What to expect, what detours to watch for, and how to successfully navigate your way through each stage.

Mal Duane: How does one overcome mediocrity in life? 

Michelle Casto: Too many people let fear and doubt make their decisions in life and end up living a ‘default reality,’ one that they fall into with little conscious choice or deliberate intention.  Stagnation and a feeling of “settling” is all too common.

Historically, we have accepted that life is about mere survival and accepting whatever crosses our path.  With the shift of consciousness that is happening, millions are being called forth to answer the call of their Soul, which desires to live a life of more passion, purpose, and empowerment.

The path of Greatness is about rising from the mainstream to carve out your own unique path.  This way of living is not for the faint of heart, it takes the ‘faithful’ of heart —those willing to dig deep and Find Answers In The heart.  If you are ready to let go of the life you have outgrown and step into your greater Destiny in life, then the first place is to look within at your own heart.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to begin your self-discovery journey:

What does my heart long to experience?

What do I really, really, really desire?

What would make my heart sing?

After you have had a good honest look at what your heart is calling for, then you are ready to take stock of where you are in life and where you want to be.  Gather tools to help you cross the gap including the right information and the right support (books, mentoring or healing), and you are sure to chart a new course for your life this year.

Finally, the greatest key to overcoming mediocrity is to use your power of CHOICE to decide to go in a new direction…and remember to always course correct when your Soul calls for it!


I hope you enjoyed this interview with Michelle Casto and that you’ll check out her book The Destiny Discovery: Find Your Soul’s Path to Success at //  

Here’s why:


The Discover Your Divine Destiny Telesummit

How Can We Discover Our True Destiny in 2012?

12 Destiny Mentors Discuss this Question on this

FR*EE 3-Day Online Event

January 10th, 11th & 12th, 2012

10am Pacific/1pm Eastern/6pm UK 

Over the course of 3 days, we’ll be exploring the journey of AWAKENING to the path of destiny, FINDING the path of true destiny, and SUCCEEDING on the path of destiny.

 Here’s our wonderful guest line-up:

  • Michelle L. Casto – Life & Business Coach; author of The Destiny Discovery
  • Lynn Serafinn – Coach; marketer; author of The 7 Graces of Marketing and The Garden of the Soul
  • Christine Kloser – award-winning author; mentor to transformational authors and conscious entrepreneurs
  • Paul Zelizer – business success coach for spiritual people
  • Brenda McIntyre – healer, business coach, spiritual mentor and award-winning singer
  • Dee Wallace – acclaimed Hollywood actress, acting coach, internationally known healer, author of Bright Light
  • Dr. Roy Martina – world-renowned holistic medical doctor, author of #1 bestseller Emotional Balance: the path to inner peace and harmony, and 40 other books
  • Nan Akasha – CHT Mind over Money Coach, #1 bestselling author of Already Rich! Secrets to Master Your Money Mind.
  • Eva Gregory – master coach, conscious channel, speaker and author
  • Jackie Lapin – speaker, coach, transformational business consultant and mentor in Practical Conscious Creation
  • Gail Goodwin – Founder of, providing free inspiration from world-renowned luminaries every day to members in more than 120 countries
  • Steve D’Annunzio – productivity trainer, life success coach, author, President of the Soul Purpose Institute, member of the Transformational Leadership Council

This special 3-Day telesummit is Michelle’s FR*EE gift to you,

to celebrate the launch of her book, which is coming

Tuesday January 17th, 2011.



When you buy Michelle’s book on Tuesday January 17, 2012, you can ALSO receive the MP3 download of all 3 days of this inspiring telesummit, plus a complete library of beautiful personal development gifts from authors, speakers, coaches and other enlightened professionals from around the globe including one from me;


The Alpha Chick Action Guide for Personal Transformation

To claim your FREE pass to the Discover Your Divine Destiny Telesummit

and read about the free gifts, go to:


Thanks for reading! As usual, please feel free to share your comments and thoughts below. I love reading your feedback.

AND… be sure to follow Michelle tomorrow when the next stop on the Virtual Blog Tour is Paula Tarrant, who will be interviewing Michelle on Work, Career & Soul Purpose.  To visit that “stop” on the tour, go to //

Live Faithfully,
Mal Duane

Mal Duane

 Mal Duane is a Certified Personal Life and Recovery Coach who has overcome devastating life challenges using the steps in the Alpha Chick Process. Her personal mission is to help women excel in all areas of their lives from business to personal relationships.
Please join Mal on February 7th, 8th and 9th, 2012 for her Transformational Telesummit featuring such luminaries as Lissa Coffey, Joseph Rubino, Brenda Adelman and Christine Kloser as her guests. Her book Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power is being released on February 14, 2012 on

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  • Michael David Lawrience January 16, 2012, 9:06 pm

    I agree Soul Purpose involves using our gifts to help others. These gifts come from discovering and developing them through facing and overcoming our life challenges. When aligned with our Soul Purpose synchronicity occur, yet our life may not be easy e.g, Mother Teresa and Gandhi.

    • Mal Duane January 16, 2012, 9:10 pm

      Michael, wonderful comment. Appreciate your contribution and look forward to more.