There have been times in my life that I’ve felt like my brain was broken.
Whether I’ve had too many ideas swirling around and couldn’t focus, or I just started to feel crushed under the weight of everything that “had to get done”…
I’m no stranger to the frustration that comes when you can’t seem to get your potential to match your performance.
Many folks who are highly creative and intelligent have a hard time channeling all that ambition and energy in a way that’s both productive and satisfying.
Some of us fall victim to destructive, addictive behaviors that harm ourselves and others.
Other times, we stay trapped under a fog of frustration that never lifts, unable to reach the greatness of our full potential.
Have you ever had one of those weeks?
Where there’s just an enormous amount of things to accomplish — so much so that you’re both a bit scared, and excited, to get it done?
I’m in one of those weeks right now. Thankfully, it’s all good stuff going on. There’s just a volume that’s unusually high, even for me.
In a time like this, small tweaks can make a big difference.
On today’s episode of MarieTV, learn a simple-yet-effective one word change that can help you be more productive, no matter what you’ve got going on.
If you were in my house right now, you’d see something pretty typical.
Stacks, and stacks, of books.
I have a huge bookcase over my desk. And stacks of books on my desk. Then there are books on my nightstand. Oh yeah… let’s not forget the book I always seem to have in my bag.
I love books. I also love magazines, newspapers, music, movies, art and videos, too. This all connects back to my love of learning and being inspired by people, stories and ideas.
If you look around, inspiration is everywhere! There’s an infinite source of inspiration online. Newsfeeds, social streams, Ted Talks, design blogs — you name it.
But is there such a thing as too much inspiration? Are some of us so addicted to inspiration that we’re not actually getting things done? No doubt.
Over the weekend, I thought a lot about money.
I read a brave and eye-opening article in the NY Times from a self-confessed money addict, and had a few conversations with friends about the movie The Wolf of Wall Street.
I also did a lot of yoga and meditated on the subject — especially because I’ve started working on my next book, in which money (especially the making of it) plays a vital role.
As I’ve shared before on MarieTV, I feel blessed to have developed a healthy and even loving relationship with money. While that relationship is always evolving…
I’ve come to believe a healthy, respectful relationship with money helps us put it in its rightful place: it’s just one of the many resources we have to offer and share in this adventure called life.
I also don’t prescribe to a zero sum world-view based in scarcity.
Meaning, if you get more money (or love, attention, fill in the blank) — that I get less. Both science and spirituality show us that through collaboration, innovation, generosity and partnership — our collective resources can truly be infinite.
Without going too far down a philosophical rabbit hole, I’m so excited to share today’s MarieTV episode with you. So let me ask…
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.