7 Lessons Learned from 256 Episodes of MarieTV

Holy pumpkins, time flies. When I checked the calendar, it was hard to believe that we’re in our fifth year of writing and producing MarieTV. That’s 256 episodes and counting!

Throughout this experience, I’ve learned some hard-won lessons that I wanted to pass along to you.

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It’s a little peek behind the curtain of our show and the philosophies that drive our decisions, behavior and ultimately, the work we share with you week after week.

I know you’ve got something beautiful in you, that’s just waiting to come to life.

Whether it’s a book, a recipe, a painting, a new career or even your own show, my hope is that these lessons will fuel you ahead on your creative adventure.

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My Secret Weapon For Leading A Happy Team

Over the years I’ve gone from being a one-woman shop to now leading a virtual and growing team of star players.

We’re all sprinkled across time zones and spend at least 80% of our time working independently.

Every day I take time to appreciate the beautiful souls I get to work with and I’m constantly looking for ways to improve our company’s culture. Why?

The greatest need of a human being is to be understood, validated and appreciated. - Stephen Covey Click To Tweet

Because no matter what you do for a living, being a part of a healthy, high-functioning team is vital if you want to feel fulfilled at work.

Now your team may be your family. Or fellow writers, designers, agents, managers, assistants or programmers.

Or even fellow employees if you’re working within a company.

As technology continues to erase the confines of the traditional 9-5 work environment, it’s vital that we all learn ways to become better, more caring leaders.

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Control Freak? How To Delegate Like A Pro In 5 Steps

Are you a control freak about your business, holding on to every single task to make sure it gets done your way?

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all herself. Andrew Carnegie Click To Tweet

Have YOU become the bottleneck in your business?

If your lack of delegation skills has you struggling and overwhelmed, you’re not alone.

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What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Outsource To Grow Your Business

Ever struggle with knowing what you should hire out and what you should do yourself?

Yeah.

It’s a tough one that almost every entrepreneur wrestles with.

I certainly have.

While there’s no reliable formula to follow, there are some basic outsourcing guidelines that will help, especially when money is tight.

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How To Grow Your Business Without Working More

Today is a pretty exciting day for me. I’ll tell you why in a minute….

But first, I want to talk about a really important issue for anyone who’s starting “their own thing” or who’s been running a small business and wants to take it to the next level.

This is one of those rookie mistakes that many of us make (I certainly did!) and it can put you out of business fast, unless you get it handled.

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