Standing for Beauty Over Fear

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

― Maya Angelou

It takes courage to achieve our beautiful potential.

After years of painfully struggling on my own as an aspiring entrepreneur, I finally accepted I was losing the battle and things had to change. I had a choice to make: stay on the same path and risk the very likely chance of never seeing my dream come true.

or…

I could choose a new path, accept help and allow a trustworthy guide to walk by my side who could uplift and support me with the confidence, faith and practical strategies I needed to grow beyond my very comfy, comfort zone.

(For some that comfort zone is being a hyper-achiever, controller, or hyper-rational… for me it was being an avoider, stickler and pleaser).

I remember the courage it took to step beyond my financial comfort zone when I finally made the decision to invest over $18,000 in professional coaching services to help me reach my next level in service for others through my business.

I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made!

When I look back and wonder what took me so long to give myself the relief I needed, I realized the answer is this:

It took time to build that level of confidence of believing in myself enough to take bold action toward unfolding my untapped potential, professionally and personally.

Just like pennies add up to $1, each step I took in the direction to build confidence and faith in myself, mattered.

I understand the labor pains of change and the value of confidence throughout the process. I’ve also experienced the beauty of transformation on the other side of fear.

If you’re struggling through a season of change in your life that’s leaving you feeling drained, unproductive, and plagued with self-doubt…

If you’ve felt stuck for weeks, months… or even years….

Then I invite you to join me for a very special, intimate group coaching opportunity to powerfully fast-track your journey to building self-confidence called Mental Fitness for Creative Women Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Teachers-At-Heart. 

This isn’t a quick-fix solution but I promise it’s a powerful process that’s having a positive impact on people’s lives around the world.

Let’s face it: transformation is messy.

Which explains why we usually avoid change whenever possible.

…until it simply becomes impossible to do so.

We arrive at the moment when we realize it’s time to change, or someone else in our life decides to change… or life itself creates unexpected change (like a global pandemic).

For some of us, just hearing the word “change” provokes anxiety, frustration and overwhelm in our already busy, complex lives.

Yet resisting change by keeping our head firmly buried in the sand, relentlessly staying busy, shopping our cares away, and all the other ways we manage to occupy our attention on unproductive activities, eventually leaves us feeling trapped between a rock and hard place with no place left to go…

Except up, like the butterfly ?

I believe in beauty over fear.

If you’re ready to take your life to the next level, I’d be honored to support you on your journey of becoming your best self so you can create the impact and income you dream about.

Click here now to learn more about how you can join me on a 7 Week journey this summer with a small group of other like-minded passionate, heart-centered women entrepreneurs like you committed to achieving their professional and personal 2021 goals. 

It would be an honor and joy to support you on your transformational journey. I hope you join me on July 24th! ?


P.S. If there’s a special women entrepreneur in your life who may benefit from this special opportunity, I would greatly appreciate you sending this information her way, or please feel free to have her reach out to me directly at marlene@marleneelizabeth.com.

If You Don’t Win, Who Will Lose?

During dinner one weekend, my ex-husband shared a Facebook photo of his nephew, wife and 5 children standing in front of a U-Haul truck. 

In the text beneath the photo, his nephew thanked the friends he was leaving for all the love and support they’d given throughout the decades. He expressed excitement for the new adventure he and his family were beginning, thanks to his new job promotion. 

Out of the blue, my heart suddenly swelled with emotion and my eyes filled with happy tears over this photo of a young man covered from head to toe with tattoos whom I’ve never met.  

But I know of his warm-heart, sense of humor and very hard life through stories I’d heard over the years.  I felt so much joy for this talented young father without a father, who’d made it out of a personal dark place in his life where he’d almost lost everything.  

In that moment, I realized how deeply I value our human potential to thrive, and how happy I feel whenever a person wins their life back.  

This is especially true when it comes to hardworking, under-earning women entrepreneurs who dream of creating impact and income doing what they love yet are struggling through overwhelm, anxiety and doubt.  

It’s my mission is to help creative, spiritual women solopreneurs move from fear to freedom through the power of a positive mindset.

Why? 

Because when a woman has the courage to make her dream come true, every “impossible” becomes possible. 

I understand the frustration of spinning your wheels and feeling like you’re getting nowhere; 

I understand investing in business training after training to learn the magic key to success and nothing changes; 

I understand feeling alone and isolated working on your business and wondering if you have what it takes to be your own boss; 

I understand resisting the most important part of your business- enrolling (and re-enrolling) new clients; 

I understand feeling like you’re running an expensive hobby instead of a business and it’s negatively, impacting your personal relationships and/ or financial life. 

I understand wondering if maybe it’s just time to call it quits and reply to that “now hiring” employment opportunity that caught your eye this week.

But when I learned how to move from fear to freedom, everything changed and I promise it can change for you too when you truly understand this simply (not easy) principle: 

Success is a MINDSET. We create what we believe. And our thoughts — positive or negative – directly impact our emotions, actions, habits & results — especially if you are an emerging (or aspiring) entrepreneur.  

I can’t emphasize this important lesson enough with every struggling, under-earning woman entrepreneur I meet: success is an inside job.  Each business challenge I face improves as my mindset improves. 

Now, it’s tempting to believe that all you need to do is push negative thoughts out of your mind to increase positivity, right? 

But this is actually not the case for two reasons: one, why waste any more of your precious time and energy on negative thoughts? Two, have you ever noticed that what you resist, persists… yikes). 

So here’s a MONEYWINGS™ Tip about a wiser path to follow…

Focus on what will attract (pull) your energy upward and forward.  

Instead of exerting your energy to push negative thoughts out of your mind (which are fear-based), invest all of your precious energy and time on these love-based, super-powers instead: 

Action.

Purpose.

Creativity.

Curiosity.

Empathy.

In the end, these are the only things that matter and move the needle forward.

As women entrepreneurs, our energy is pulled in many directions away from this deep inner mindset work that is the key to to shifting external results dramatically.  It’s a challenge many women entrepreneurs face as we work to make our dreams come true.

However, if you are committed to succeeding , it’s essential to practice a positive mindset daily as the CEO of your business, such as implementing the tip I gave above. 

I heard an entrepreneur share that for her it came down to this question:  

If I don’t win, who will lose?

It’s a hero’s / heroine’s journey. I’m continually reminded of the daily courage it takes to believe in your dream enough to make it happen…. courage that is fierce and beautiful in the heart and faces of those who win. 

Own your moment. ?

P.S.  If you’re ready to finally break-through negative self-talk and dramatically improve your business performance, relationships and wellbeing, then I’d love for you to join my upcoming “From Fear To Freedom” LIVE online 7 Week Mental Fitness Training for Women Entrepreneurs via ZOOM.  There are only 5 spots available…. so please act soon if this feels like a good fit for you. I’m offering a 100% Money-Back Guarantee, no questions asked if you aren’t satisfied with the value you receive from the program.  Learn more here and save your spot today! I hope you join us 🙂

Paging Creative Female Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Teachers-At-Heart…

In my earliest days as a fledgling, new entrepreneur, I heard the following quote by Simple Truths and Successories founder Mac Anderson:

“I’ve been in business for over thirty years, and I’ve come to realize the difference in success and failure is not how you look, not how you dress, not how much you’re educated, but how you think.”

In other words, self-mastery over our mind is the greatest factor for achieving professional (and personal) success and happiness.

The problem is that in my experience, none of the mindset mastery secrets, tools, techniques and strategies I’ve tried ever worked for long.

positive affirmations…

developing thicker skin…

“learning to shake it off and just keep pushing forward”…

reading more books…

listening to more podcasts…

or even simply passion and grit!

I’m a fairly positive, confident, and responsible person, but I’ve learned that entrepreneurship requires a much deeper level of positivity, courage, and commitment to not just start the journey but to succeed, and thrive!

According to a recent article from Entrepreneur magazine “The True Failure Rate of Small Businesses: Understanding How and Why Businesses Fail Can Help Prepare You for Success”, approximately 20 percent of small businesses fail within the first year. By the end of the second year, 30 percent of businesses will have failed. By the end of the fifth year, about half will have failed. And by the end of the decade, only 30 percent of businesses will remain — a 70 percent failure rate.

But I’ve learned it doesn’t have to be this way.

When I discovered and experienced the emerging approach and impact of Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness on my professional (and personal) development, everything changed.

What I feel now is a 5x more confident, focused and productive in my business.

I want the same for you!

That’s why I’m excited to share that as part of my coaching practice, I have partnered with Positive Intelligence, Inc. to share a 6-Week program offered by the CEO and Founder, Shirzad Chamine.

If you aren’t familiar with Shirzad, he’s the author of the New York Times best-selling book, Positive Intelligence., and a Stanford lecturer. He’s taken his breakthrough research in neuroscience and the data he’s collected from over 500,000 people to create a 6-Week program that helps people re-wire their brain for more happiness and success.

If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t miss this opportunity to join me for this exciting new FREE event I’m leading…

Positive Intelligence® FREE Masterclass, “Mental Fitness for Female Entrepreneurs”where you’ll learn how to stop self-sabotaging your success for improved performance, greater happiness and successful relationships.

TO REGISTER, click here now!

You’ll also learn how to secure one of 5 seats I’m offering to participate in my next powerful new 7 Week LIVE training with me that starts JUNE 26th to finally breakthrough negativity and 5X your positive mindset!

PQ Mental Fitness is the most effective, practical, fastest and sustainable path I’ve experienced to date for letting go of negative self-talk and creating the confident, focused, positive mindset that successful entrepreneurship requires.

REGISTER HERE for my FREE MASTERCLASS and you’ll receive the ZOOM link to join free!

I promise you…negative self-talk is something you can control and convert into improved performance professionally and personally. Through recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and technology, you can now have the game-changing tools, and strategies to understand what’s actually stopping you from creating a business and life you love and learn how to disrupt those negative patterns for good.

I hope to see you there!

P.S. If you can’t attend my FREE LIVE Workshop, but would like to learn more about how to 5x boost your positivity through mental fitnessthere will be a recording available and sent later for those who register. So be sure to register here so that you can receive the recording. 🙂