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This is a big, exciting week in my neck of the woods. Right now, we’re in our Team Forleo summer retreat.

Since we’re a virtual company, it’s important for us to have in person time to connect and collaborate. Plus, we’re a cozy bunch of creative folk and crave long hugs and lingering conversations over delicious meals.

During these meetings, we come up with ideas and make decisions that impact the entire direction of the company and, quite often, my life.

Without a doubt, the capacity we call upon the most to make those decisions is our intuition. How we instinctively feel about an idea, possibility or direction.

Of course, we also do our due diligence, we run projections, we research and we get the facts.

But at the end of the day, the driving force behind our business (and my life) comes from listening to that inner, instinctual voice. That natural knowing that isn’t bound by logic, fear or past experience.

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Do you ever stop yourself from starting a new project because when you think about people you admire you say, “I don’t think I could ever be as good as they are…”

Or maybe you’re a stickler for perfection and want things to turn out **just right** otherwise, what’s the point?

Whether it’s starting a new career, writing a book or expressing your art, the fear of initially sucking at something holds many of us back from expressing our highest potential. Fear keeps us silent and stuck.

But what if the key to unleashing our courage and using our talents to change the world means giving ourselves permission to start small and sucky?

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There once was a girl who wanted to go to school. But some people around her did not want her to learn.

They feared education would give her power. Those people had a meeting and decided to assassinate her. On October 9, 2012, they walked onto her school bus, asked for her by name and shot her in the head.

Her name is Malala Yousafzai.

As you may know, even their bullets couldn’t silence her.

Malala is one of the world’s most courageous leaders, and one of my personal heroes.

On July 12th, Malala will turn 17 and finish another year of school.

We’re partnering with Malala.org and other organizations to celebrate Malala Day on July 14th, and we’d love you to join us.

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Do you ever feel torn between different parts of your personality —  especially when it comes to how you represent yourself in the world?

After all, we humans have multiple personalities, so to speak. At different times we can be humorous, inspirational, sarcastic, kind, angry, authoritative, blunt, poetic, direct, friendly and a million other things too.

Whether you write (a blog, book, newsletter, social media updates, articles, etc.) or speak publicly on behalf of your company, it’s important to consciously choose the tone and language you use to communicate your message.

But with all these different parts of your identity, how do you choose which voice to use out in the world? And is it really wise to show your real personality in a professional setting?

This is the topic we’re diving into today on MarieTV. You’ll learn two simple keys to consciously choosing a genuine brand voice that best represents you, and helps you make the difference you were born to make.

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Money. It can be a really loaded topic, especially within ourselves. I haven’t met one person who hasn’t wrestled with their own beliefs and behavior around it.

Things can get even more interesting when you’re doing work you love and people actually start to pay you for it. A distressing amount of guilt can crop up.

Whether it’s from a fear that your work’s not good enough, or that somehow you’re unethically “taking” from others…

Left uncheck, seller’s guilt can derail the success and joy you deserve and stop you from making the difference you’re meant to make.

In today’s episode of MarieTV, learn how to kick three of the most destructive money-guilt goblins right to the curb so you can continue to produce great work and enjoy the rewards.

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