5 Reasons People Don’t Take You Seriously

Do you ever feel invisible sometimes? Like your opinion doesn’t matter or what you have to say goes largely ignored?

If your head is nodding yes, I think you’ll really appreciate today’s episode of MarieTV. And honestly…

Communicate powerfully and you’ll be taken seriously. Click To Tweet

Even if you feel pretty darn good about your communication skills, there’s always a next level. I mean, I communicate for a living and I’m always catching little habits and patterns to change.

In today’s show, learn five reasons why you and your ideas might not be taken seriously and easy fixes that’ll make a lasting difference.

Continue reading “5 Reasons People Don’t Take You Seriously”

What to Do When You Feel Useless and Alone

This 15-year old girl’s email really touched my heart. What she’s struggling with right now is something many of us wrestle with — no matter what our age.

What do you do when you feel completely useless and alone?

That mean voice in your head is not you and not true. Click To Tweet

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, how many friends you have or how “successful” you may appear to be.

We all feel disconnected from time to time. And if we listen to (and believe) the voice in our head, we can quickly spiral down into darkness.

In today’s episode, learn three ways you can get back on track anytime you forget your intrinsic value and question your worth in this world.

Continue reading “What to Do When You Feel Useless and Alone”

2 Steps To Build Customer Trust — Without Offering Refunds

There’s one word that’s been buzzing around every bit of my life lately, and I believe it’s one of the most important words in the world.

That word is trust.

Trust is that beautiful feeling deep in your bones when you just know someone is true, honest and real. There’s integrity and reliability that’s born from a mutual sense of humanity, and respect.

Build your business on truth and trust will build itself. Click To Tweet

And if something goes a little haywire, it’s barely a blip on your emotional screen. Because when you fully trust someone, you know you’ll be kept in the loop.

You know that no matter what happens, you’ll be treated with kindness, care and respect.

Trust is big in every corner of our lives, and it’s absolutely vital in modern business.

Continue reading “2 Steps To Build Customer Trust — Without Offering Refunds”

Nobody Needs What You’re Selling (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

I forgot how much I **love** fall until this past weekend.

Josh and I spent some unplugged time in the woods. The temperature dropped just enough to light a fire and bust out some chunky sweaters, but not enough to retire my flip-flops for the season.

It was a cozy weekend that touched my heart and sparked my imagination for other autumn activities I’d like to do with people I love. Which brings me to today’s episode of MarieTV.

Whether you’re a business owner or working within a team, you’ve got to sell. Your ideas, products, services and most often, your point of view.

The best way to close a sale is by getting your customer to open her heart. Click To Tweet

Being able to effectively communicate the value of what you’re offering (or suggesting) is a vital skill in business and life.

It can mean the difference between success and failure in your career, non-profit, fundraiser and even your most precious relationships.

Continue reading “Nobody Needs What You’re Selling (And Why That’s A Good Thing)”

How To Change The World… And Still Have Time For Your Friends.

Do you ever struggle to find time for friends because you’re busy changing the world… or simply trying to keep it all together?

If so, you’re not alone. Friendship guilt is a common issue for ambitious creators.

No matter what stage of the journey you’re at, when you’ve got a fire inside of you to create something new and meaningful, the truth is — building something from the ground up takes time.

True friends can grow separately without growing apart. Elisabeth Foley Click To Tweet

And typically more time than most people (including ourselves!) expect.

Add in our other responsibilities (i.e. full-time job, school, sig. other, kids and fur babies) and it’s understandable that quality friend-time somehow gets relegated to the back-burner.

But is that just how it is? Is there a way to give our best to our creative quests, keep the basics of life running and still have quality time with friends too? That’s exactly what we’re diving into this week on MarieTV.

Continue reading “How To Change The World… And Still Have Time For Your Friends.”