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.

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Conscious Parenting: What Parents Can Do To Raise Conscious Children

Today’s episode is a real eye-opener. Especially if you’re a parent, hope to someday be a parent or — you have parents. Honestly, I believe this show is a must watch for us all.

Because no matter what stage of life you’re at, I can’t imagine you wouldn’t want a more loving and connected relationship with your family.

After all, any iota of “success” (however you define that word) can be empty and meaningless without people you love to share it with.

If you honor the inner voice in yourself, you’ll hold it sacred in others. @DrShefali Click To Tweet

The other reason I think you’ll love this episode is the refreshing level of honesty and transparency of my guest, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of the NY Times bestseller The Conscious Parent.

She offers some delightfully contrarian ideas about parenting, and she’s completely candid about how challenging this path can be — even for her. (Which her daughter is all too quick to point out 🙂 )

Finally, this interview highlights a skill that I believe is the key to greater happiness and fulfillment for us all. The ability to tune in (and listen to) our own inner voice.

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My Secret Weapon For Leading A Happy Team

Over the years I’ve gone from being a one-woman shop to now leading a virtual and growing team of star players.

We’re all sprinkled across time zones and spend at least 80% of our time working independently.

Every day I take time to appreciate the beautiful souls I get to work with and I’m constantly looking for ways to improve our company’s culture. Why?

The greatest need of a human being is to be understood, validated and appreciated. - Stephen Covey Click To Tweet

Because no matter what you do for a living, being a part of a healthy, high-functioning team is vital if you want to feel fulfilled at work.

Now your team may be your family. Or fellow writers, designers, agents, managers, assistants or programmers.

Or even fellow employees if you’re working within a company.

As technology continues to erase the confines of the traditional 9-5 work environment, it’s vital that we all learn ways to become better, more caring leaders.

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How To Win People Over Without Manipulation w/ Bob Burg

The weather has taken a chilly turn here in NYC which means I’m busting out my boots and gloves for the first time this season!

Though I’m not a fan of cold weather, I am a huge fan of the holidays. I live for all the cooking and QT with loved ones.

But if your holiday season is anything like mine, it isn’t 100% elves and egg nog. Truth is, we may have to navigate some conflict, like…

  • Heated political throwdowns at the holiday table.  
  • Shopping skirmishes at Target. (While we don’t do holiday gifts, I’ve seen the insanity on the news)
  • General spats that erupt as a result of too much mulled wine … or not enough!
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No matter what time of year it is, conflict shows up in our life. Rather than shy away from it, or let it take us down, why not learn to be a better communicator?

That’s why I was so excited when my friend Bob Burg wrote Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion.

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Two Words To ‘Win’ Any Argument, Fast

I’m happy to be back in New York after spending a few weeks in Paris and Morocco.

Now the vast majority of my trips in recent years have been work related — speaking, conferences, seminars. You know, productive stuff.

While I love all kinds of travel, I have to say that being completely off from work the past few weeks has been massively healing for my mind, body and soul.

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It was also deeply nourishing to spend extended, almost non-stop quality time with Josh. He’s someone I cherish and absolutely adore experiencing the world with.

98% of the time, we get along like gangbusters. But, like any couple, we get on each other’s nerves, too. You should have seen the fiery little exchange we had in Paris getting lost during my relentless hunt for the perfect croissant!

Conflict isn’t fun for anyone, but it is a natural part of life. The better we can get at dealing with it, the easier life becomes.

In today’s episode of MarieTV, you’ll learn two magical words to help you ‘win’ almost any argument, fast.

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