When Inspiration Backfires

If you were in my house right now, you’d see something pretty typical.

Stacks, and stacks, of books.

I have a huge bookcase over my desk. And stacks of books on my desk. Then there are books on my nightstand. Oh yeah… let’s not forget the book I always seem to have in my bag.

I love books. I also love magazines, newspapers, music, movies, art and videos, too.

Don’t confuse getting inspired with getting things done. Create before you consume. Click To Tweet

This all connects back to my love of learning and being inspired by people, stories and ideas.

If you look around, inspiration is everywhere! There’s an infinite source of inspiration online. Newsfeeds, social streams, Ted Talks, design blogs — you name it.

But is there such a thing as too much inspiration? Are some of us so addicted to inspiration that we’re not actually getting things done? No doubt.

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Why I Happily Walked Away From A Million Dollars

Have you ever let go of something pretty good in order to create something truly great?

Whether it was leaving a good-enough job, a comfortable relationship or even closing down a profitable business…

Sometimes the only way to get what you really want in life is to leave behind the sure thing you already have.

It takes courage to begin something, but it can take even more to end it. Click To Tweet

For many, success can be a trickier trap than failure.

After all, if nothing’s really “wrong” — why not just keep a good thing going? Shouldn’t we just keep our head down and be grateful for what we have?

Not always.

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How To Say No To Promoting Others With Honesty & Class

Not sure if you’ve dealt with this before, but if you’re a person who’s committed to achieving greatness and helping others (and I believe you are) eventually, you will.

Imagine this scenario.

You’ve worked your butt off and built a great reputation. People respect and listen to what you have to say because you’re honest, generous, and most importantly, you really care. And one of the things that gets you most excited is seeing others succeed.

Because you’re committed to living life to the fullest, you’ve become part of a vibrant community of go-getters who maintain a standard of supporting each other’s dreams.

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. - B. Franklin Click To Tweet

One day, you get a request from a friend who’s also in this community. She asks you to endorse her and promote her to your network.

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How to Prepare for the Biggest Meeting of Your Life

Imagine this scenario.

You finally land that BIG meeting you’ve been dreaming of. The one that’s been on your vision board (mental or physical) for years…

Good givers are great getters. @UncleRUSH Click To Tweet

The clock is ticking and you need to prepare. But how exactly do you prepare for the most important meeting of your life?

Should you just go with the flow or you should you create something formal? What’s the real secret to knocking it out of the park without coming across as desperate or needy?

If you’ve ever had to get ready for a big, important meeting and you want a step-by-step method to prepare and deliver your best, you’ll love today’s episode of MarieTV.

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Too Much Work & Still Broke? Get A Business Smackdown

I’m not gonna front. I’ve been dying to share this episode with you ever since we shot it. In fact, the whole team has been rubbing their hands together in anticipation of this day.

Of course, the topic is awesome, but it’s the – how shall we say it – “fire” that this question inspired in me that none of us expected.

If you’re drowning in work and still not making enough money in your business, then this episode of MarieTV is for you.

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