Here’s Why You Never Follow-Through (And How To Fix It)

Isn’t it funny how we get soooo pumped about our newest projects?

Whether it’s a cleaner diet, blogging consistently, or getting back in shape — most of us have no trouble starting off with a bang.

We’re uber committed for the first few days.

Things go so well that we actually start to believe the voice in our head when it says, “OMG, this time is different. I’m actually going to make this happen. I’m going to stick with this for life!”

Fast forward three weeks into the future. Life throws you a curve ball. You slip off track. A few more days pass and before you know it, it’s the same as it ever was.

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You see…

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How To Make A Comeback After You’ve Let People Down

Your stomach is in knots.

You wish you could turn back the clock and have a do-over.

Your mind doesn’t stop asking, “What the heck were you thinking!?!”

Unfortunately, what’s done is done. The truth is, you screwed up. You made a mistake.

And now you’ve got to figure out how to make things right and have people trust and believe in you again.

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You’re hopeful, but deep down you wonder…

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Relationship Problems: Should you take business advice from your spouse?

Today I’m writing you from Italy about a topic that can get as firery as a good sugo all’arribbiata!

Riddle me this:

Have you ever taken — or totally resisted — business advice from your spouse/significant other?

For many of us, we resist way more than we take. So strange that it’s often the person we love the most that we hate to take advice from.

Well if you can relate to this struggle, watch as I share four simple, but powerful, questions to ask yourself to help relieve the tension.

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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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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.

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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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