Relationship Problems: Should you take business advice from your spouse?

Today I’m writing you from Italy about a topic that can get as firery as a good sugo all’arribbiata!

Riddle me this:

Have you ever taken — or totally resisted — business advice from your spouse/significant other?

For many of us, we resist way more than we take. So strange that it’s often the person we love the most that we hate to take advice from.

Well if you can relate to this struggle, watch as I share four simple, but powerful, questions to ask yourself to help relieve the tension.

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Personal Growth: The Right — And Wrong — Way to Share It With Others

Ever experienced something like this?

You: “Mom, you should read this book. It’s totally life-changing. It’ll help you be happier and less negative and judgmental.”

Your Mom: “Who the heck says I’m negative and judgmental?! Maybe if you listened to me more and actually did something useful with your life…”

YIKES.

When you find yourself growing by leaps and bounds after discovering self-help, it’s natural to feel an urge to share it with everyone — especially people you think could really use it.

Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice. - Unknown Click To Tweet

But as you may have discovered, spreading the good word ain’t always welcomed.

In fact, sharing anything in the realm of personal development can spark fights and cause some major relationship problems.

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Working Moms: How to Balance Being a Great Mom w/ Growing Your Business

Now THIS is a topic I’ve been itching to cover for a long time. In fact, I’ve gotten countless emails, questions and comments about it . . .

But here’s the problem. I’m not fully qualified to address it.

To be fair, I do have some experience in this department, as you’ll hear, but it ain’t nothing compared to what some of you are working to navigate each and every day.

Here’s just a sample of what inspired today’s episode:

New moms, don’t victimize yourself. Learn to shift from “woe is me” to “WOW is me!” @GlowMaven Click To Tweet

“Yeah…all this advice is great Marie, but what if I have a newborn baby at home? Do you have any tips for us working moms?”

“Marie, I love your productivity advice, but I’m pregnant and about to become a single mom. Got anything specific for me?”

“What if my husband doesn’t support my business dreams and he’s the main breadwinner? He wants me to focus on taking care of the baby, but I want more out of my life. HELP!”

If you’re a new mom, or dad, and you’re trying to balance being the best parent you can be with creating a business and life you love, today’s episode of MarieTV is made especially for YOU.

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I Made A Mistake: What To Do When You’ve Said Something Stupid

I’m still buzzing from the music high of seeing Lady Gaga in concert this weekend at the Staples Center.

Yup. I wore a blonde wig, a cape and some funkytown glasses!

Whether you’re into Gaga or not, she’s an amazing performer. Her dancers are beyond (smokin’ hot, diverse in shape and color, talented, committed, expressive, unique) and she leaves it all on the floor, without apologies.

That type of grit and bold self-expression is incredible to witness.

One of the most inspiring moments of the night was when she paused on stage and said, “Five years ago I was still waiting tables in New York City. Don’t ever give up on your dreams.”

Beautiful, right?

And with that, let’s roll into this week’s new episode of MarieTV.

Have you ever said something stupid; something you wish you could take back?

An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything. - Lynn Johnston Click To Tweet

Stress can turn us all into “little monsters” (ha ha) who say some nasty things we later regret.

But is it possible to prevent those “foot in mouth” moments from happening in the first place? And if the damage has been done, what’s the best way to clean it up?

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How To Deal With Jealousy & Being Intimidated By Another’s Success

First up, THANK YOU for your incredible support last week during Hurricane Sandy.

In the West Village we were without power, cell service and heat all week, but things got back on track over the weekend.

I’m deeply grateful to be safe and for your notes of love and concern via email, Twitter and Facebook.

Friends took great care of us and we were extremely lucky. In fact, I had some of the most rich and enjoyable experiences that I’ve had in years (limited access to technology tends to do that!).

However, the devastation from this storm, like all natural disasters in recent years, has left tens of thousands of people homeless. It’s demolished places I love dearly so please continue to send your prayers and support to the folks who truly need it.

Now onto today’s episode, which is something I think we can all relate to: feeling jealous.

There’s always room at the top. - Daniel Webster Click To Tweet

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