Why You Need To Stop Feeling Guilty For Doing What You Love

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel immensely grateful for my life.

After all, I was born to a middle-class family and have access to clean running water, shelter, food, and education.

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In a world where nearly a billion people live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 a day), I understand how extraordinarily blessed I am, as are many people I interact with.

That’s why I was particularly interested in tackling today’s question. Because it touches upon something that anyone with a heart and global perspective can relate to.

When so many others struggle, is it really OK to be happy and do meaningful work I love?

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Do You Feel Guilty About Making Money? Watch This.

Money. It can be a really loaded topic, especially within ourselves. I haven’t met one person who hasn’t wrestled with their own beliefs and behavior around it.

Things can get even more interesting when you’re doing work you love and people actually start to pay you for it. A distressing amount of guilt can crop up.

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Whether it’s from a fear that your work’s not good enough, or that somehow you’re unethically “taking” from others…

Left unchecked, seller’s guilt can derail the success and joy you deserve and stop you from making the difference you’re meant to make.

In today’s episode of MarieTV, learn how to kick three of the most destructive money-guilt goblins right to the curb so you can continue to produce great work and enjoy the rewards.

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Should You Open The Kimono: 3 Ways To Deal With Industry Competition

Have you ever felt torn when it comes to the idea of “competition?”

For example, how do you respond when someone in your industry asks you to open your business kimono — so to speak — and spill all of your hard-earned secrets?

While most of us know that there are more than enough customers, love, opportunities and success to go around, and we love to help others…

We also have the right to choose what we feel comfortable sharing, when and with whom.

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Like most things in life, there’s not one right answer here. So much of it is about context.

But the real reason I wanted to tackle this question is because it’s something many of us secretly feel ashamed, conflicted and embarrassed about.

Especially if we’re on a spiritual path.

We worry that wanting to keep some things private makes us ultra-competitive, scarcity-minded, stingy, less enlightened or somehow a “bad” person.

Not true at all.

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3 Ways To Say No To People Who Want To Pick Your Brain

Oh sweet, sweet, mother of pasta!

I’m 2 days away from heading off to Italy for a looooong overdue vacation. This trip is something I’ve dreamed about for years and we finally got our acts together to make it happen.

That means I’ve been waaaay more productive than ever to get everything done so I can totally unplug while we’re away.

Which brings me to today’s brand new episode of MarieTV.

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Here’s the scene: you’re busy as all heck working your buns off.

Through your blood, sweat and tenacity — you’ve gained a lot of experience and expertise.  Things are really starting to come together.  Everyone you know is taking notice, but unfortunately…

You’re now drowning in constant requests from friends who want to “have coffee and pick your brain.”

But the truth is…
a. You don’t freakin’ have time for coffee right now.
b. You don’t want to have your brain picked.
c. And, if you did, you’d wanna get paid for it!

If you’re tired of ignoring these emails and feeling guilty about it, this episode of MarieTV is for you.

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Are You Drowning In Overwhelm? Try This…

Ever feel like there’s just soooo damn much to do that you want to cry?

It’s VITALLY important, especially for creative entrepreneurs, that we learn how to deal with the ever growing demands of running a successful business and a successful life.

 

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