How to Conquer Indecision, Attract Ideal Customers & Follow Through On Goals — 3 Questions Answered

Have you ever struggled to make a big life choice and felt torn between your heart and head?

I’ve been there. And so has Marie, an anthropologist. She wants to know whether she should quit working for her PhD — which she loves! — to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut.

Avoid confining yourself to a limited idea of what your life is going to be about. @MarieForleo Click To Tweet

On this week’s MarieTV Live Call-In Show, I tackle her question and talk with two chefs about their big career ambitions. Tune in to learn:

If you’re ready to make some traction on your dreams, this episode is for you. You’ll hear my As to these 3 listener Qs and snag my best practical tips for conquering indecision once and for all.

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Your dreams deserve to see the light of day. You can’t get there if you don’t start today. Now, I’d love to hear from you.

In the comments below, tell me:

  1.  Which of the three questions resonated most with you and why?
  2.  What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Please share as many specific details as possible.

Your share might be just the insight that someone else needs to have a breakthrough. Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be removed.

Thank you so much for being so honest and brave in our conversations. You inspire me more than you know.

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With so much 💕 love,

From Fired to Forbes: How Jaclyn Johnson Turned A Career Setback Into A Multimillion-Dollar Company

In her early 20s, Jaclyn Johnson was on the fast-track in her career. She was an early social media adopter, working at highly competitive firms in NYC and moving quickly up the ranks. One day, she got an incredible opportunity to transfer to LA. This was a chance for more money, prestige and growth.

Three months later, she was fired.

If you’ve ever been blindsided by a devastating career setback, you’ve probably asked yourself: How do you move on after you’ve lost everything? Where do you even begin?

Rock bottom is the best place to start. @JaclynRJohnson @CreateCultivate Click To Tweet

Today, Jaclyn’s got the best career advice you’ve never heard: “Rock bottom is the best place to start.” She went from fired to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in just a few years.

She’s now the CEO of the multimillion-dollar brand, Create & Cultivate and author of WorkParty, a fantastic new book filled to the brim with detailed, practical career wisdom from the trenches.  

Jaclyn credits that crushing setback to her current success. This episode is packed with smart career advice that can help you create the career of your dreams — even if you’re starting at square one.

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Now we’d love to hear from you. A 2-parter today.

In the comments below, tell us:

  1. What’s the biggest insight you’re taking away from this conversation and how can you turn that insight into action?
  2. What’s the best career advice you’ve ever gotten?

Share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of beautiful souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may be exactly what someone else needs to turn a setback into a stepping stone.

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The world really does need that special gift that only YOU have.

Thank you so much for reading, watching and sharing your voice.

With all my love,

XO

Can’t Achieve Your Goals? How To Stop Making Excuses And Get What You Want

Do you have trouble achieving goals? Do you start things but rarely, if ever, finish them?

Whether you’re struggling to write a book, stay on track with a fitness goal, get your finances in order, start a new business or anything else, chances are this one word is in your way.

By the way, this one word can stop any of us — including me — from achieving goals. Nothing to be embarrassed about.

That word? Excuses.

If it’s important to you, you’ll make the time. If not, you’ll make an excuse. Click To Tweet

Those sneaky little lies we tell ourselves about why we can’t move ahead until we have more time, more resources, more support — yada, yada.

If we’re ready to achieve our goals and do the big things we want to do, we must, must, must raise our standards and say, “No. More. Excuses!”

On this MarieTV the one and only #JerseyMarie is here to help. In her own special way, she wants to make sure we stop making excuses, once and for all.

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Once you’ve had a chance to watch, we’d love to hear from you:

  1. What’s one area of your life where, if you stopped making excuses, you could create radically different results?
  2. What specific excuse do you need to drop like a hot pocket?

Leave a comment below and let us know. (And yes, by “us” I mean Regular Marie AND Jersey Marie.)

Share as much detail as you can. Tens of thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough.

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Thank you so very much for reading, watching and joining in the fun.

If you have friends, clients or colleagues who could use some support in the “NO EXCUSES” department, please share this post.

With fist bumps and so much Jersey love ❤️,

XO

“Your Website Offends Me”: 3 Branding Strategies From A Company That Doesn’t Give AF

Angry Twitter users have called him “offensive.” His professional website talks about STD tests, rash creams and hangovers.

And still, his app inspired the internet and makes us all more successful!

Personally, when I first saw it, I laughed so hard I nearly fell off my chair.

It’s not just me, their founder said: “The app is good, sure, but without the, ‘Oh my God you have to see this website!’ element, we would never have spread beyond a small circle of friends and maybe a few of my followers.”

THAT’S the power of a great brand and memorable copy. Because even the best ideas don’t spread unless they’re messaged right.

Which is why I think you’re going to love this MarieTV “Love Your Branding, Baby” episode which highlights a simple, free and genius app that hit a copywriting and branding home run.

Your job isn’t to make everyone happy, it’s to stay true to yourself. Click To Tweet

Not only do they provide an incredible service, but they’ve done what many companies find nearly impossible — captured everything about themselves on a simple, one-page website.

You’ll learn how to stay true to your voice, despite the haters. Plus, learn 3 smart strategies you can use to make your brand unforgettable, no matter what you sell.

As mentioned in the episode, if you’d like even more on this topic — take our free copywriting workshop at TheCopyCure.com.

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After you’ve watched, I’d love to hear from you.

  1. Which lesson would help you the most and why?
  2. If you’ve ever had an embarrassing notification pop up on your screen at the exact wrong time — let me know!

Share as much detail as you can in the comments below. Remember, tens of thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough.

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Thank you for reading, watching and sharing your thoughts. I hope today’s episode inspires YOU to keep sharing your gifts, despite the criticism.

XO

3 Science-Backed Habits That Will Help You Live A Longer, Happier Life

Do you want to be happier? Live longer? Be healthier?

If you’re human, my guess is “Yes!” so read on…

Today I have THE expert in happiness and longevity. This man has helped no less than 5 million Americans. He’s been on the cover of National Geographic and written bestsellers on the science of longevity and happiness.

When I started reading his first book, The Blue Zones, I loved it so much that I immediately ordered all of the subsequent Blue Zones books in the series.

In this episode, we deconstruct what it really takes to live a long, happy and healthy life — according to decades worth of painstaking research.

Your environment is the biggest, most important, and most impactful thing you can change to favor your own happiness. @BlueZones Click To Tweet

After studying the world’s happiest people, Dan Buettner found 3 “types” of happiness. Today he’s sharing the habits that keep them that way — well into their 100s.

I’ve found these findings fascinating and, most importantly, accessible. These are practices, habits and changes that virtually all of us can make.

You’re about to learn:

  • How a strong sense of purpose in life has made Okinawa, Japan “the land of immortals.”
  • Why your environment – aka where you live and how you shape your surroundings — is the most impactful thing you can adjust to stack the deck in favor of happiness.
  • The biggest determiner of whether or not you like your job. Hint: it’s not how much money you make or recognition you get.

This information has the potential to be life changing for you and those you love. Dan has so much to teach us about health, happiness and purpose, no matter where you live or what you do. Watch now.

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You can find the meals planner Dan mentions at Meals.BlueZones.com.

Now, we’d love to hear from you.

What’s the biggest insight that you’re taking away and, most important, how can you put that insight into action right now?

Leave a comment below and let us know.

Share as much detail as you can. Tens of thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. may be removed.

Thank you, as always, for reading, watching and diving into the discussion with kindness and passion.

You deserve to live a long, happy and healthy life. My hope is that this episode helps you make it happen.

P.S. If you want to take the Happiness assessment Dan mentions in the episode, here’s that link. It’s free!