I’m always fascinated by a little “behind-the-scenes” action.
For example, I’ve loved hearing about all the mechanics that went into creating the Oscar nominated movie, Gravity. In general, I just really enjoy hearing how people come up with big ideas.
So today, I thought I’d take you behind-the-scenes in my own thinking process and share a simple but powerful tool we use on my team to spark our best creative ideas.
You can use this exercise for business or personal reasons (which is why I love it) and it’s especially fun to do with people you love.
Have you ever been sooo impressed by how a business treated you — you could almost cry?
In a world that’s dominated by endless automated phone prompts and sadly soul-less customer care, when a company gets it right, it’s almost as exciting as falling in love.
That’s why I’m introducing what may become a recurring MarieTV segment called “Love Your Branding, Baby.” This segment is about looking under the hood of what smart brands are doing right so that you can put these ideas to use in your business.
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.
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!
This is a big week!
My favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is in two days. Plus, I’m test driving a new recipe for one of my favorite foods — mashed potatoes.
After some extensive research, I learned the perfect mashies are both an art and science. I’ll post pics of my experiment on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to join me there.
Today, though, I’m serving up a true feast for your mind, heart and business. The one and only Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, is on the show today and let me tell you, this man does not disappoint.