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.
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?
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.
“Who is this guy?” That’s what I asked myself when I first saw his work. He was passionate, articulate and massively creative.
If you don’t know Jason Silva, please take 2 minutes and 55 seconds to watch this video before diving into our longer interview. You’ll know if this uber inspiring philosophical jam is up your alley.
Heads up: this video still brings tears to my eyes when I watch it because it reminds me of how damn much I love love. How much I treasure life in all its forms and how incredibly fleeting it all is.
Since you’re still reading, I’ll take that as a sign that you’re ready for more Jason Silva.
As a person who is always creating and learning, I love meeting people who can make me even more inspired to stretch my own capabilities, reach farther and dig deeper.
That’s what I admire so much in Jason and I hope he inspires the same in you. In today’s interview we’re talking futurism, technology, spirituality, idea sex and more.
Do you ever struggle to clearly communicate your message?
Whether you’re pitching yourself to get press, a new project, a new client, or a new job — being concise and compelling is vital.
But when you’re multipassionate, or just have a lot of valuable things to say, effectively selling yourself in just a few words can feel near impossible.
But here’s the hard truth.
You only have seconds to get a producer, client, customer or boss’s attention — and keep it.
And in order to do that, you’ve got to simplify your message. If you’ve ever tried, you know this is no easy task.
Never fear — MarieTV is here
And today, my guest has spent over 20 years producing television for big names like Oprah Winfrey and Anderson Cooper. Translation? She knows the dos and don’ts of clear communication.