Let’s talk for a minute about what it takes to accomplish something important.
Writing and selling a book. Starting and running a profitable business. Reaching your ideal weight, and staying there. Working your buns off to create lasting social change.
You know. Bringing any seemingly out-there or even “impossible” creative idea into physical reality.
Most of us start new endeavors with total optimism. We’re either super confident. “I soo got this.” Or at least, enthusiastic and hopeful. “I think this could really work!”
But during any project, there comes a point when the proverbial shiz hits the fan.
Plans go haywire. You get sick or creatively blocked. Key players disappear, have accidents or meltdowns. Technology decides not to work. In other words, you get slapped hard by Murphy’s law.
It’s usually around this point when the thought of giving up crosses our minds. We wonder…
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When I first read today’s question, my heart melted.
Knowing a 16 year-old boy was struggling with something nearly all of us face got me super fired up to help. Plus, knowing creative kids are fans of the show got me a little misty eyed too.
So let me ask…
Do you ever have trouble finishing what you start?
Do amazing ideas come to you all the time but — after the initial excitement wanes — you struggle to follow through? If you’re creative and ambitious, the answer is likely yes.
Being multipassionate can be an energizing gift, but it can also crush your confidence if you’re not able to push your projects through to completion.
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Ever faced a big life decision and felt unsure about which way to go?
Whether it was leaving a relationship, moving to an unfamiliar place, quitting a safe job or spending a large amount of money — many of us find ourselves facing big life decisions with little or no tools to help us make the best choice.
Sure. You can ask family and friends for their opinion, but often you leave those conversations more confused than when you started.
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I’m still buzzing from the music high of seeing Lady Gaga in concert this weekend at the Staples Center.
Yup. I wore a blonde wig, a cape and some funkytown glasses!
Whether you’re into Gaga or not, she’s an amazing performer. Her dancers are beyond (smokin’ hot, diverse in shape and color, talented, committed, expressive, unique) and she leaves it all on the floor, without apologies.
That type of grit and bold self-expression is incredible to witness.
One of the most inspiring moments of the night was when she paused on stage and said, “Five years ago I was still waiting tables in New York City. Don’t ever give up on your dreams.”
And with that, let’s roll into this week’s new episode of MarieTV.
Have you ever said something stupid; something you wish you could take back?
Stress can turn us all into “little monsters” (ha ha) who say some nasty things we later regret.
But is it possible to prevent those “foot in mouth” moments from happening in the first place? And if the damage has been done, what’s the best way to clean it up?
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