How To Deal With Criticism

I’m writing you from the clouds. More precisely…

I’m about 10,000 feet up on a Virgin America flight en route to Los Angeles for our company’s annual summer retreat.

Since our business is completely virtual, it’s vital that we all get together in person a few times a year for strategic planning and — big ol’ slumber parties!! (don’t you miss those??)

It's easy to attack an act of creation, it’s a lot more difficult to perform one. @ChuckPalahniuk Click To Tweet

Back when I first started my business, I dreamed of the day when I’d be lucky enough to work with really talented people like this.

I fantasized about having these kind of work/play “getaways” in gorgeous places with tons of healthy food and ample supplies of markers and flip charts.

But that was a fantasy I didn’t tell many people about for years.

Why?

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Marianne Williamson: On Work, Money and Miracles

Have you ever been in a really tough spot in your life and a book practically saves you?

Years ago, when I broke off an engagement and found myself struggling to grow my new business, one woman’s words made all the difference to me.

Her book was a real turning point — and I’ll never forget it.

Little did I know that a few years later, I’d have the chance to thank her personally for writing what was one of the most important books in my life, A Return To Love.

While I was in Los Angeles this winter, I had the honor of sitting down with the legendary author, Marianne Williamson to dive deep into her latest book — The Law of Divine Compensation. On Work, Money and Miracles.

The universe is set up to work on your behalf @MarWilliamson Click To Tweet

Join us as we dive deep into the hot button topic of money, career and doing what you’re meant to do in this world.

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How To Overcome Fear Of Public Speaking w/ Josh Pais

Before we get going into today’s episode, I want to thank you so very much for all of the love and prayers you sent our way after last week’s accident.

I’m happy to report we’re all doing so much better, and we’re taking very active (and gentle :)) steps to heal.

There’s no doubt in my mind that YOUR positive energy and intentions have, and continue to, help my family tremendously.

Speaking of family, you’ll get to see and hear directly from my man Josh — today.

Josh is an incredible actor, director and teacher. While you can look him up on IMDB to see everything he’s been in, you’ll be able to catch him this summer in the brand new Showtime series, Ray Donovan alongside Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight.

So how does this relate to you?

You’re a vibrator. @JoshPais Click To Tweet

Well, if you ever struggle with a fear of public speaking, or putting yourself on video, or getting on a big stage, or “putting yourself out there” . . .

This MarieTV episode is a MUST WATCH.

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Feeling depressed – like something’s missing? Try this.

I had no idea I was going to write about this today, but when I thought about whether or not I should mention it . . .

I don’t feel like I have a choice as I’m still pretty shaky.

Sunday afternoon we were hit pretty bad in a car accident.

Josh, myself and Kuma were driving down a quiet side street here in Venice when a driver sped through a back alleyway — without stopping — and slammed into the side of our car.

The impact was horrific. Glass shattered everywhere, and in an instant our car was forced underneath another parked car on the side of the road.

Thank God, we’re all fine (save nasty bruises, soreness, totaled cars, Kuma peed on my pants – LOL etc.).

The most upsetting thing though is how my mind keeps flashing these “alternate reality” scenarios in my head. These horrible, mini movies where if it were just a few seconds off . . .

Either Josh, Kuma or myself may not have survived. That’s really is the worst part for me — everytime I shut my eyes or try to rest, they come up.

So before we get into today’s episode, I invite you to take a moment to connect with and express your genuine love for the dearest people in your life.

Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. - John Wayne Click To Tweet

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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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