Martha Beck: “This Is the ONLY Lasting Cure for Unhappiness”

Living a lie will make you sick — literally.

“The second you leave your truth, your immune system function goes down, your heart rate goes up, adrenaline spikes, and stress hormones increase.”

How do you fix it?

Stop doing what you’re “supposed to.”

Martha Beck, bestselling author and Oprah’s go-to life coach, says all humans long for the same four things — joy, love, freedom, and peace — but we’re looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places.

“Integrity is the cure for unhappiness — period.” @MarthaBeck Click To Tweet

Martha holds three degrees from Harvard University, including a PhD in sociology, and has written multiple bestsellers like Finding Your Own North Star, Expecting Adam, and her latest book The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self.

On today’s MarieTV, she explains why your everyday little lies keep you stuck and suffering — and shares the one-and-only cure.

You’ll learn:

  • Why Martha ignored her doctors’ advice and “threw her life away.”
  • How to tap into your intuition.
  • 6 tell-tale signs you’re out of alignment.
  • The popular sex tip that can actually make you successful in all areas of your life. 
  • Why big leaps don’t work — and the power of one degree turns.
  • The ONLY lasting cure to unhappiness.

If you long for a life that’s aligned with who you are and what you want, this episode is a MUST-WATCH.

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DIVE DEEPER: Learn how to be true to yourself and answer these 4 simple questions to reverse any negative thought with Byron Katie.

Now Martha and I would love to hear from you.

In the comments below, answer these two questions:

  1. What’s one area of your life that feels out of alignment to your heart’s deepest desire?
  2. What’s one small action you can take to move towards a path of integrity today?

Remember, no matter how out of whack you feel, you don’t have to do a 180 overnight.

As Martha says, “Positive transformation happens more quickly when we do it in small steps rather than heroic leaps.”

Pay attention to the signs and symptoms, and don’t underestimate the power of one degree turns.

XO

Squeamish About Selling? How to Fall in Love with Sales & Marketing

Does the thought of sales make you squirm?

In today’s MarieTV, I answer a question from Bettina who runs a social enterprise in Australia, but struggles with the selling part of running her business. She asks:

“How do I get my audience to understand the value of my business and its mission? I’m trying not to be too salesy and at the same time be firm about my price.”

Bettina’s not alone. Big-hearted business owners get tripped up SO often when it comes to selling. But if you want your business to thrive, you must fall in love with sales and marketing. And trust me, your customers will thank you for it.

In this episode, you’ll learn three timeless principles of selling with authenticity, integrity, and heart.

When you believe in your products, making sales isn’t a “necessary evil” — it’s a gift.

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Like this:

Right now our flagship writing program, The Copy Cure, is open for enrollment. I don’t just want to tell you about it, I want to shout it from rooftops, knock on your door, and throw a dance party in your living room about it. Why?

Because The Copy Cure has helped tens of thousands of people get BIG results. Like Miana, who tripled her online sales and grew her community to 70k people. Or Avital, who started a global parenting movement and grew her YouTube views to a whopping 2 million. And Natalie, who made $12,000 teaching people how to pair wine and cheese.

If you want to learn how to write influential and persuasive messages in a way that’s true to your heart, you need to get your butt in The Copy Cure now. But hurry, doors close Wednesday, April 7th!

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Now it’s your turn.

In the comments below, let me know your biggest insight from today’s episode. 

Remember, having a big heart doesn’t mean settling for a small bank account.

I want you to embrace making a difference — and making money.

Stand in your power and be the most effective, prosperity-minded, abundance-generating business owner you can possibly be.

XO

Why People Ignore Your Writing — and How to Fix It with Cole Schafer

This is the most important sentence you’ll ever write.

The fate of every click, share, like, and sale rides on one little line…

Your hook.

Why is it SO important?

Because whether you’re a business owner, creative, or professional, we all need to use our words to influence and inspire people to take action.

If you can’t hook your reader, it doesn’t matter what else you have to say.

Cole Schafer, creative copywriter and poet behind Honey Copy, is a master at crafting hooks and headlines that grab attention and get results. He’s a featured masterclass teacher this year in The Copy Cure, and today he’s on MarieTV to teach you how to write words that accomplish the #1 goal of all copywriting — getting your reader to take action.

It’s all material — the good, the bad, and the ugly. ~ Cole Schafer @honeycopy Click To Tweet

But Cole didn’t start out as a copywriting king.

He quit a cubicle job in advertising to earn fifteen bucks an hour sweating it out as carpet tech while honing his copywriting chops on the side.

After an entire year of ripping out old, dusty, cat-stained carpets by day and writing by night, Cole launched Honey Copy and scaled his freelance business to six figures within five years.

In this episode, Cole shares his best advice on how to hook your audience, hold their attention, and get results.

You’ll learn:

  • The 20% rule to writing world-class headlines.
  • How to use pain as a motivator (without fear mongering).
  • The *only* two reasons people buy anything.
  • A copywriting exercise to pinpoint exactly what motivates your audience.
  • How to know if you’re on the brink of a breakthrough.
  • 7 examples of the best hook sentences of all time.
  • How to turn your life experiences — good and bad — into genius writing.

If you’re ready for more clicks, shares, and SALES, watch this episode — and take notes! 

Then join us for The Copy Cure to watch Cole’s class, plus 7 other advanced trainings taught by award-winning writers at places like HBO, Nike, and Intuit. Plus, writing feedback and support too.

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DIVE DEEPER: Learn how to overcome resistance with Steven Pressfield and try this one tip to improve your copywriting fast.

Now Cole and I would love to hear from you.

In the comments below, let us know your biggest insight and how you will put it into action in your life or business.

Remember, whenever you’re trying something new, you probably won’t nail it the first time, or the second, or even the twelfth…

To bridge the ambition gap between where you are now and where you want to be? Focus on progress not perfection.

Or in Cole’s words:

“Make do, then make better later.”

XO

Stuck in a Creative Slump? 2 Steps to Take Control of Your Life After a Year in Quarantine

One year ago today the world went into lockdown.

Businesses were put on hold, schools closed, events cancelled, and life as we knew it changed forever.

To cope, many folks hit the pause button on their dreams and ambitions because it was tough enough to keep up with the ever-changing status quo.

While this might not be an anniversary to celebrate, it’s an important one to remember. Because one year later you still have dreams — and those dreams still matter. You don’t have to wait for the world to “go back to normal” to pursue them.

You can take control of your life again — starting now.

In today’s MarieTV, I answer a question from Toni, who describes the “quarantine slump” we’ve all been feeling SO well:

During this quarantine, I hoped to make major progress on my projects. It turns out that it was just another year of living in an intensely reactive mode… and having my creativity and will beat down a little bit. I would like to hit the ground and be ready to take things on, but I’m still feeling paralyzed.

It’s time to break free from that creative slump and dust off your dreams!

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to create massive momentum in just 14 days.
  • My secret to showing up with passion everyday.
  • How to get crystal clear on your #1 priority.
  • 2 simple steps to feel energized and motivated again.

If you follow these two steps consistently for 14 days, you’ll feel on fire.

Keep reading below the video for a chance to win a free copy of my #1 NY Times Bestseller Everything is Figureoutable.

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DIVE DEEPER: Keep stalling on your ideas? How to start before you’re ready — plus one question to motivate yourself to do anything.

Now it’s time to turn your insights into action — with a bonus book giveaway — because you can’t take control of your life with wishful thinking alone. You have to take action.

Your first action? Leaving a comment below for accountability and a chance to win.

Three lucky winners will be chosen to receive a free copy of Everything is Figureoutable.

In the comments below:

  1. Tell us what dream, goal, or project is your #1 priority right now and why.
  2. Make a public commitment to the 14-day #MoveItMoveItChallenge, follow and tag @MarieForleo on Instagram

Whether you join us for the 14-day #MoveItMoveItChallenge or not, remember this:

Creativity, passion, and clarity live in your body, not your mind.

XO

3 Ways to Have More Fun Today (And Everyday)

You’re working hard on all the right goals… so why does it feel like there’s something missing?

Because fulfillment comes not just from achieving your dreams, but enjoying your life along the way.

If your day-to-day feels stale, stressful, or just lacks that spark of inspiration you used to feel, it’s time to bring back the missing ingredient —

FUN!

Having fun shouldn’t be something you have to earn, but a daily practice. Research shows that being playful actually makes you smarter, healthier, and more creative. It also helps you avoid the #5 regret of the dying. But most importantly, prioritizing fun simply makes life more enjoyable.

In this MarieTV, I answer a question from Leona, who asks:

Fun is an inside job, always within your control, and a choice that you have to make every single day. Click To Tweet

Though I’ve been a single mom and gone through some pretty difficult circumstances, I have very few regrets. But I do have one thing I need to correct at once, otherwise I will regret it very much… How do I have a ton more fun in 2021?

If you’d like to have more fun this year, it’s time to rediscover that silly, playful, childlike part of yourself.

Watch this episode to learn three science-backed strategies to de-stress, be spontaneous, and start enjoying life again.

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DIVE DEEPER: Learn how to be ambitious without stressing out all the time and avoid the five regrets of the dying with Bronnie Ware.

How are you feeling in the fun department these days? Are you a little fun-anemic? Do you need to turn up the dial on play? Or are you already enjoying your everyday life to the fullest? No judgement here — just be honest with yourself.

Whether you’re feeling stuck in a rut of stress, work, and responsibilities or you’re already a walking piñata bursting with whimsy and joy, turn your insights into action now.

In the comments below, let us know:

How will you #BringTheParty to your life today?

Remember, it can be as simple as a dance break or playing your favorite music while you do the dishes. The more you bring the party, the stronger your relationships will be, and the more enjoyable life becomes.

Don’t wait for permission. You deserve to enjoy your life — today and every day.

XO