Community Update: DREAM, GIRL Film

Last August, I stumbled upon a Kickstarter campaign and instantly fell in love.

It was for a documentary film called Dream, Girl by Erin Bagwell, aiming to redefine what it means to be a boss by telling the stories of female entrepreneurs. If you missed it, you can catch it right here.

From the moment I saw that video, I knew I wanted to be involved and lend whatever support I could to make sure this powerful project would be brought to life.

Because the unfortunate truth is that mainstream media doesn’t celebrate strong, successful women. And narratives about women in the media are less than 40% of all content.

The mission of this film is to give women and girls a more complex, diverse and honest look at what it takes to be a leader into today’s business world. It’s not just about telling them to dream big, it’s about showing them how it’s done.

While you know my work is not gender specific, I’m a proud advocate for girls’ and women’s rights.

They’re the most underserved and undervalued resource in the world – making up over 70% of the world’s poor and earning only 10% of its income, despite producing over half its food.

And research shows that women and girls reinvest an average of 90% of their income in their families (compared to a 30-40% reinvestment rate for men). So making sure women continue to rise benefits us all.

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5 Steps To Change Your Life And Make It Stick

Sometimes people say something that just really hits home.

That’s what I felt when my friend Todd and I first talked about the biology of change.

Where growth and confidence intersect, we get momentum. @todd_herman Click To Tweet

Meaning, what actually happens inside our bodies on a cellular level when we consciously work to form new positive habits.

He shared ideas from his work with athletes (from Olympians to passionate amateurs) that helped me better understand why some people successfully form new habits, and others seem to slip back into old patterns again and again.

It’s fascinating stuff.

If you’ve ever struggled to change your life — and make it stick, you’re going to love today’s episode.

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Arianna Huffington & Marie Forleo on Redefining Success

Waking up in a pool of your own blood isn’t something most of us aspire to.

But when you constantly push beyond your limits in an effort to “get ahead” that’s exactly where you might wind up.

Combine our change-the-world ambitions with a diligent work ethic and 24/7 technology, and we’ve got a recipe for chronic exhaustion.

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That’s why it’s so important to me that you watch today’s episode of MarieTV.

My guest is the legendary Arianna Huffington, author of the new book Thrive, and she’s here to help us redefine success on our own terms.

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Personal Growth: The Right — And Wrong — Way to Share It With Others

Ever experienced something like this?

You: “Mom, you should read this book. It’s totally life-changing. It’ll help you be happier and less negative and judgmental.”

Your Mom: “Who the heck says I’m negative and judgmental?! Maybe if you listened to me more and actually did something useful with your life…”

YIKES.

When you find yourself growing by leaps and bounds after discovering self-help, it’s natural to feel an urge to share it with everyone — especially people you think could really use it.

Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice. - Unknown Click To Tweet

But as you may have discovered, spreading the good word ain’t always welcomed.

In fact, sharing anything in the realm of personal development can spark fights and cause some major relationship problems.

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How To Stand Out From The Crowd

Do you ever wonder why some people and brands stand out from the crowd while others remain unknown?

What makes one person or business remarkable, while others all seem so “vanilla” and forgettable?

Nothing will kill your business faster than being lost in a crowd of sameys. Click To Tweet

I’m fascinated with this topic because, on the surface, many people appear to be selling the same kinds of products or services.

But as you know, there are always people and brands that rise above the rest and become leaders of their industry.

If you’ve ever wanted to be one of those people who stands out in a crowd, today’s episode of MarieTV is for you.

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