Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHAT IS BLISSNESS?

Blissness® is a place to come for empowerment. It's a place to explore your innermost desires, and receive nourishment and gentle guidance as you create a life that serves you completely.  All courses are designed to cover fundamentals without being overwhelming.  Receive accountability.  Receive space. Receive encouragement to be as happy as you possibly can be.

Blissness® School offers

- at-home study courses; 

- inclusion into a secret Facebook Group; 

- monthly FaceBook Live sessions; 

- bi-monthly podcast interviews.

ARE THERE LIVE SESSIONS?

Yes! We have monthly live FaceBook sessions with podcast interviewees, and we also feature special live sessions with Blissness® Scool participants who are facing issues that we feel many others will benefit from. In addition, we hostess in-person meetings throughout the country, and live retreats annually.  Check out the FB Page for more information on upcoming salons

AM I TIED TO A CONTRACT?

No. 

But you will be expected to adhere to the terms and conditions. Please make sure to read them for each offering you engage in.  For example, retreats will have special "rules" that you'll be expected to follow which will be different from those of the Live courses, or the in-person meetings. 

WHAT HAVE OTHERS SAID?

We are deeply grateful to have been able to help hundreds of others, just like you.  Are you a new entrepreneurs, or just new to your business? Are you a creative, musician, painter, film maker, and you're uncertain where to begin your journey into the challenging of making and managing money? We can help!  Check out what others have said

WHO ARE YOU?

I'm Melissa.  I'm a mother, a lawyer, an entrepreneur, a yoga teacher, and the founder of Blissness® School. 

After I birthed my daughter, everything changed.  I was intently focused on bringing forth the best of our society -- afterall, this is the world we are gifting our children.  Through my child, I could see this clearly.

After years of successful corporate law, working with companies like Genentech, Adidas, LucasArts, and others, I decided to start my own practice.  I've been guiding creatives, artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs through rough legal terrain for over two decades.  I witnessed for years how those with money could make money, and how laws appeared to apply only to those who had the ability to enforce them.  This is wrong.  The laws apply to everyone, even you -- they are here to empower you.  I am here to show this to you. 

Blissness® is my effort to bring this important knowledge to everyone, at an affordable price.

It's time to lead with our hearts. It's time to lean how to live in Bliss. 

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

The answer above gives the short version.  I see incredible ideas fall to the wayside too often because entrepreneurs feel overwhelmed by the many aspects of business.  The written rules are too much for any one person to simply learn out of context, but then the un-written rules are what most often trip up new business owners.  

I want to provide affordable, accessible information to empower you to help make our society better. WE NEED YOU!

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT MY SITUATION?

I predict you will have specific questions.  Blissness® is intended to give you the basic understanding of how things work in a variety of ways in life. Once you start to understand the basics, your life will move from black and white to technicolor. It's so much fun to witness!  We are here for you.  If you have questions that you want to share with the group, add them to the secret FB Group, but that's NOT the place for confidential information.  If you'd like a one-on-one to talk through your specifics, schedule an Initial Consult

 

WHAT IF I WANT MORE PERSONAL ATTENTION?

If you think you'd like ongoing personal attention, we have options: Blissness® Coaching provides a monthly package of weekly sessions with Melissa.  She will walk you through the Blissness® method personally, and remain available to answer your personal questions.  Given her deep experience as a business and IP lawyer, and as a meditation and yoga teacher, this experience is unlike anything else out there.  Here's what other's have to say after working with her. 

If you have a team you're already working with,  and you like to tighten up any parts that seem disconnected, or if you are interested in joining a group of like-minded entrepreneurs, you can join the "Master Mind," what we call Ninja School.  This is a small group in-person or virtual setting that allows more individualized discussion and support.  Learn More

IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MY TEAM?

Absolutely!  Do you think your company could explode if everyone had the same language, and understood the basics of how to execute your vision?  Do you want a team-building exercise that immediately translates into bottom-line productivity? A personalized Ninja School may be the best option for you. Learn More

WHY WOULD I DO THIS INSTEAD OF JUST CONTACTing AN ATTORNEY?

You certainly can contact an attorney and I hope they can help you  What I've noticed after decades of practicing law is that lawyers are expensive.  The more experience they have the more expensive they get.  I suggest anyone who is new to business take Blissness® School FIRST, so that when you do contact a lawyer, you're n the same page, and can get the most from your time together.  

Also, many lawyers are specialists -- they can understand business, but not the intricacies of intellectual property. Or they will not be able to help you strategize a negotiation method, or hear what your fears are, or be able to advise on other aspects of your life that may be interfering (we call those blind spots). 

If you know exactly what you need help with, lawyers are great.  If you're new to business and don't understand how everything goes together yet -- taxation, employees, revenue splits, etc, then this is an excellent starting place.

Have specific questions? Contact us

WHY NOT JUST USE LEGAL ZOOM?

We do not recommend services like Legal Zoom.  Often, you don't receive what you thought you would, you don't have any better or deeper insights into your business, and at worst, you do not receive what you paid for.  If you don't know what you don't know, then how can you be certain you receive the work? If you're determined to use those services, we highly recommend you go through the Blissness® School intro.  course first. At least that way you'll know how to check and make sure you're getting what you need.  

THIS SEEMS KIND OF EXPENSIVE, HOW IS THIS AFFORDABLE?

Each Blissness® School is designed by seasoned experts in their field.  LAwyers trypically charge $200-$400 an hour, for example.  In the Blissness® School intro. course, you receive 6 hours of curated information,  plus access to the FB Group, the FB Live sessions, invitations to other live sessions, including salons and retreats, and you gain insights from listening to your peer's questions.  By FAR this is the best value you could receive for the investment.  Questions?