Before we get going into today’s episode, I want to thank you so very much for all of the love and prayers you sent our way after last week’s accident.
I’m happy to report we’re all doing so much better, and we’re taking very active (and gentle ) steps to heal.
There’s no doubt in my mind that YOUR positive energy and intentions have, and continue to, help my family tremendously.
Speaking of family, you’ll get to see and hear directly from my man Josh — today.
Josh is an incredible actor, director and teacher. While you can look him up on IMDB to see everything he’s been in, you’ll be able to catch him this summer in the brand new Showtime series, Ray Donovan alongside Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight.
So how does this relate to you?
Well, if you ever struggle with a fear of public speaking, or putting yourself on video, or getting on a big stage, or “putting yourself out there” . . .
This MarieTV episode is a MUST WATCH.
I had no idea I was going to write about this today, but when I thought about whether or not I should mention it . . .
I don’t feel like I have a choice as I’m still pretty shaky.
Sunday afternoon we were hit pretty bad in a car accident.
Josh, myself and Kuma were driving down a quiet side street here in Venice when a driver sped through a back alleyway — without stopping — and slammed into the side of our car.
The impact was horrific. Glass shattered everywhere, and in an instant our car was forced underneath another parked car on the side of the road.
Thank God, we’re all fine (save nasty bruises, soreness, totaled cars, Kuma peed on my pants – LOL etc.).
The most upsetting thing though is how my mind keeps flashing these “alternate reality” scenarios in my head. These horrible, mini movies where if it were just a few seconds off . . .
Either Josh, Kuma or myself may not have survived. That’s really is the worst part for me — everytime I shut my eyes or try to rest, they come up.
So before we get into today’s episode, I invite you to take a moment to connect with and express your genuine love for the dearest people in your life.
Since last week, we’ve been poring through nearly 600 scholarship entries videos for B-School. (That’s a record high for us!)
It’s been an absolute privilege, on behalf of myself and my team, to watch each and every video that has been submitted this year.
We’ve been laughing, crying, hootin’, hollerin’ and sending notes back and forth all week. Most of the time, though, we’ve just been in serious awe of you.
Who you are, your courage, your insight, your creativity and your willingness to go for it.
As you know, we believe in the power of B-School and sincerely hope you’ll join us for it.
But if, for whatever reason it’s not the right fit, know that we’re still cheering you on. We will continue to be here for you: providing education and inspiration each and every week, for free.
I’ll be honest, when I first announced this contest, I didn’t know what to expect. You’ll see that you’ve inspired me to award a lot more scholarships than any of us imagined.
Here are our 31 winners of a full B-School Scholarship for 2013.
Now THIS is a topic I’ve been itching to cover for a long time. In fact, I’ve gotten countless emails, questions and comments about it . . .
But here’s the problem. I’m not fully qualified to address it.
To be fair, I do have some experience in this department, as you’ll hear, but it ain’t nothing compared to what some of you are working to navigate each and every day.
Here’s just a sample of what inspired today’s episode:
“Yeah…all this advice is great Marie, but what if I have a newborn baby at home? Do you have any tips for us working moms?”
“Marie, I love your productivity advice, but I’m pregnant and about to become a single mom. Got anything specific for me?”
“What if my husband doesn’t support my business dreams and he’s the main breadwinner? He wants me to focus on taking care of the baby, but I want more out of my life. HELP!”
If you’re a new mom, or dad, and you’re trying to balance being the best parent you can be with creating a business and life you love, today’s episode of MarieTV is made especially for YOU.
I’m still buzzing from the music high of seeing Lady Gaga in concert this weekend at the Staples Center.
Yup. I wore a blonde wig, a cape and some funkytown glasses!
Whether you’re into Gaga or not, she’s an amazing performer. Her dancers are beyond (smokin’ hot, diverse in shape and color, talented, committed, expressive, unique) and she leaves it all on the floor, without apologies.
That type of grit and bold self-expression is incredible to witness.
One of the most inspiring moments of the night was when she paused on stage and said, “Five years ago I was still waiting tables in New York City. Don’t ever give up on your dreams.”
And with that, let’s roll into this week’s new episode of MarieTV.
Have you ever said something stupid; something you wish you could take back?
Stress can turn us all into “little monsters” (ha ha) who say some nasty things we later regret.
But is it possible to prevent those “foot in mouth” moments from happening in the first place? And if the damage has been done, what’s the best way to clean it up?