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.
“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.
Most of us work really, really hard to make good things happen in life.
We put in long hours. We take risks. We keep the faith. We constantly work on our craft. We put ourselves out there and do our best to serve others.
But once you start experiencing success, do you ever worry about losing it?
What if everyone stops buying? What if I just can’t keep creating magic? What if people get bored of me (my talents/products/services) and I become yesterday’s news?
It doesn’t matter how positive or spiritual you are, or how diligently you work, because our brains have ancient circuitry called negativity bias. Meaning, we tend to give more attention and weight to negative thoughts than positive ones.
If you find worries about it all “slipping away” mounting in your mind over and over again, there are concrete steps you can take to neutralize them.
In today’s episode of MarieTV, you’ll learn three simple and effective keys for how to deal with the fear of losing it all.
Do you ever feel pressured to dream big?
As though if you’re not trying to save the world, learn four languages or build a billion dollar company, that you must not be ambitious enough?
While some people feel confident with their personal appetite for — and definition of — success, I’ve noticed that some folks are struggling with what I call small dream shame: an insidious angst and drive to aim higher, “think bigger” and strive for more.
But what if dreaming big is actually crushing your soul?
That’s the exact topic we’re tackling on today’s episode of MarieTV.
Crocuses are in full force right now, the weather is finally breaking here in New York City and — a brand new season of Game Of Thrones has just premiered!
Life is good, and I’m grateful.
But when I think back to my earlier self, I often had a hard time enjoying simple pleasures because so much of my mental and emotional energy was focused (umm, obsessed) with figuring out my life’s passion.
In other words, I spent an extraordinary amount of energy trying to figure out exactly what I was supposed to do with my life.
After much self-torture, buckets of tears, loads of “tests” and hundreds of hours of research, I thankfully came to some useful realizations around this idea of finding one’s passion.
If you’ve ever struggled to find your passion in life, today’s episode of MarieTV was made for you.