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Most of the time, we only get to hear about people’s successes.

The highlight reels, so to speak. We see the big moments. The impressive stuff.

While I’m all for celebrating wins and focusing on the positive, it’s vital that we don’t feel shame about our mistakes or missteps either.

Because let’s face it. We all stumble and fall. We all have errors in judgment. We all do things from time to time that, in retrospect, make us cringe and say “What was I thinking?”

The truth is, in order to experience growth and progress in any area of life, you’ve got to take risks and put yourself out there. Consistently.

That means you’re going to stumble. You’ll find yourself embarrassed from time to time. And yes, you will have flops. Guaranteed.

The only real question to ask yourself is this.

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Let’s get down to it. How much do you really care about what people think of you?

As social creatures it’s nearly impossible not to care — on some level — about what people think. It’s a core human desire to be accepted, acknowledged and loved.

But on the other hand, caring about what others think — especially about how you look, dress, talk, write, who you love, how you behave, decisions you make or what you do for a living — makes you a volunteer for a caged life of misery and mediocrity.

Lao Tzu said it best here:
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. – Lao Tzu

In today’s episode of MarieTV, we’re answering a question from a young woman in New Zealand who has big dreams, but is feeling crushed under the opinions and doubts of those around her.

If you ever feel like you may care a little too much about what people think of you, this one is for you.

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Have you ever tried to reach out to someone and got nothing back but radio silence? I certainly have. Many, many, times in fact.

Whether it’s an email, phone call, old-fashioned letter (remember those?) or text message — there are more ways than ever to reach out, and to be ignored.

If you want to know what being blown off really says about you, watch this.

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You know, everybody needs a little help sometimes. Mentors, smart friends and yes, even people we all look up to.

That’s why on this Christmas Eve, I’m honored to help one of the biggest global icons of all time.

(Side note:  yet another cool blessing of the Internet — you just never know who is a fan of your work!)

No matter what you celebrate, I think you’ll relate to the struggles this fan brings to MarieTV and to our solutions.

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I just got back from a week in Santa Barbara with Team Forleo.

The fireplace kept us cozy and the shining sun was fuel for my soul. While California is gorgeous this time of year, the best part was just spending quality time with people I love.

Each woman brought so much heart, bravery, vulnerability, strength and focus to each day — it was truly awe inspiring.

Now during these retreats we make big decisions. And we don’t always start out (or end) on the same page.

But getting to the best and wisest path to move ahead often requires respectful but spirited debates.

We do our best to make sure that everyone has a chance to speak up and be heard — which is no easy task with a loudmouth like me around :).

Since you’re likely spending more time than usual with family and friends during the holidays (where there might be some loudmouths like me!!)…

I wanted to give you a simple yet genius technique that will help you be more powerful, charismatic and persuasive — in just 3 seconds flat. Bam!

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