7 Lessons Learned from 256 Episodes of MarieTV

Holy pumpkins, time flies. When I checked the calendar, it was hard to believe that we’re in our fifth year of writing and producing MarieTV. That’s 256 episodes and counting!

Throughout this experience, I’ve learned some hard-won lessons that I wanted to pass along to you.

Just because something’s an “opportunity” doesn’t mean it’s the right opportunity for you. Click To Tweet

It’s a little peek behind the curtain of our show and the philosophies that drive our decisions, behavior and ultimately, the work we share with you week after week.

I know you’ve got something beautiful in you, that’s just waiting to come to life.

Whether it’s a book, a recipe, a painting, a new career or even your own show, my hope is that these lessons will fuel you ahead on your creative adventure.

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Why It’s Smart To Start Small and/or Sucky

Do you ever stop yourself from starting a new project because when you think about people you admire you say, “I don’t think I could ever be as good as they are…”

Or maybe you’re a stickler for perfection and want things to turn out **just right** otherwise, what’s the point?

Starting small and sucky beats staying stucky. Click To Tweet

Whether it’s starting a new career, writing a book or expressing your art, the fear of initially sucking at something holds many of us back from expressing our highest potential. Fear keeps us silent and stuck.

But what if the key to unleashing our courage and using our talents to change the world means giving ourselves permission to start small and sucky?

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How to Start an Online Business with No Money or Tech Knowledge

Sometimes, I just have to stop and praise the sweet heavens above that I was born during this particular time in history.

The Internet continues to be something I’m deeply grateful for.

Specifically, I appreciate how this miraculous and magical vehicle revolutionizes the way we think, live, learn, work, create and distribute art, connect to each other and the world, and express ourselves on a daily basis.

My friend Peter Diamandis, author of the fantastic book Abundance writes,

“Right now, a Masai warrior on a mobile phone in the middle of Kenya has better mobile communications than the president did 25 years ago. If he’s on a smart phone using Google, he has access to more information than the U.S. president did just 15 years ago. If present growth rates continue, by the end of 2013, more than 70% of humanity will have access to instantaneous, low-cost communications and information.”

It’s not about your resources, it’s about your resourcefulness. @TonyRobbins Click To Tweet

One of the most exciting things about technology is how, in many ways, it’s leveled the playing field — especially when it comes to entrepreneurship.

The barriers to entry are lower than they’ve ever been. And if you don’t know how to do something, you can start to figure it out — largely for free.

If you, or someone you know, ever finds yourself stopped by a lack of technical know-how or financial resources, this episode of MarieTV is for you.

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What’s Your Vision For 2013?

Welcome to 2013!

I’m really really excited about the next 12 months.

I’ve made some major changes in my business to open up a lot more space to give birth to new projects and challenge myself creatively and spiritually.

You’ll be in the loop on everything I’m up to, of course.

In fact, there’s an exciting project we’ve been working on for months that you’ll see come to life in February!

But for right now, I want to talk about you.

I’ll bet you’ve got some exciting new projects you want to see come to life in the year ahead.

Things you’ve been dreaming about for a while that you’re FINALLY gonna make happen. If so, I want you to remember this.

You don’t have to be perfect right out of the gate. You just have to get started.

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Chris Guillebeau on The 100 Startup

As I’m writing you, the only sounds I hear are the gentle rustling of bamboo leaves and the song of a happy bird outside my window.

It’s truly a magical summer here in Sag Harbor and I feel extremely grateful to be here and share a bit of my joy with you.

Location freedom is one of the things I wanted most in life. While it took me a number of years to make this a reality, I gotta say it was worth the wait.

The choices we make now affect the opportunities available to us in the future. @ChrisGuillebeau Click To Tweet

In today’s episode of MarieTV, you’ll hear one of my favorite tweetables of all time about the power of taking action today in service of your bigger future.

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