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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Make Better Decisions: 3 Steps To Decide What’s Right For You

Last week, I did four interviews to support the launch of this year’s B-School program, and one question came up again and again. The essence of that question was this:

Marie, when you make big decisions– how do you do it? Who do you call to help you figure out the best thing to do? What’s your process?

Whether it’s deciding between ordering the kale salad or a tuscan panini, or deciding whether to make a bold move in your business — all of us face a million choices every day.

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Big choices. Small choices. And many seemingly “insignificant” choices. As you know, every decision we make helps shape our reality. Compounded over a lifetime, those decisions create our ultimate destiny.

So what’s the key to being a great decision maker? What’s the “secret” to always knowing the best thing to do? Well, I can tell you one thing not to do.

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4 Ways To Sharpen Your Intuition – Even If You Don’t Think You Have It

This is a big, exciting week in my neck of the woods. Right now, we’re in our Team Forleo summer retreat.

Since we’re a virtual company, it’s important for us to have in person time to connect and collaborate. Plus, we’re a cozy bunch of creative folk and crave long hugs and lingering conversations over delicious meals.

During these meetings, we come up with ideas and make decisions that impact the entire direction of the company and, quite often, my life.

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Without a doubt, the capacity we call upon the most to make those decisions is our intuition. How we instinctively feel about an idea, possibility or direction.

Of course, we also do our due diligence, we run projections, we research and we get the facts.

But at the end of the day, the driving force behind our business (and my life) comes from listening to that inner, instinctual voice. That natural knowing that isn’t bound by logic, fear or past experience.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Reasonable

Have you ever gotten stuck being “reasonable” about life?

A few weeks ago I almost got snookered. Here’s what happened.

I was speaking to a group of entrepreneurs about productivity and well-being at a conference in Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida. I was thrilled to share the power of transformation as it relates to productivity, wealth and well-being.

Being a gal who likes to balance business and pleasure, I built fun time into the last day of my trip. Since my flight back to NYC wasn’t until 5PM, I had time for roller coasters and Mickey before heading home.

On Sunday morning I woke up at 8:30AM and headed down to the concierge desk to find out my options.

I asked the woman behind the desk for advice on visiting the parks. I said, “I really want to get on the new roller coasters in Hollywood Studios AND I would love visit the Magic Kingdom. Do you think I could visit both parks before I have to leave for the airport at 2PM?”

She quickly answered, “No way! Two parks in one day before 2PM? Impossible! Just pick one and have a good time sweetheart.”

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