Happy International Women’s Day 2022!

I can still remember graduating college 30 years ago with my I.R. college degree in hand, and people scratching their heads asking “International Relations? What the heck is that, Marlene? And how is it going to help you get a job?”

Today, global life is a daily reality. My weekly business mastermind alone includes members from Wales, Brazil, Canada, Austria, the U.S. and at one time Romania, not to mention other weekly meetings on my calendar with attendees from all over the world.

Sometimes, we can see something long before others can. 

In 2016, I led a money mindset workshop sponsored by our local Women’s Business Center. I used a little-known video conference technology to connect all attendees together from the West Coast, East Coast and France, simultaneously LIVE and online. At the time, this international format was inconceivable and unheard of for an average workshop presenter, like I was. Today, ZOOM is a household name.

Sometimes, we can envision something long before others are able to. 

Like when we as a parent, friend, or colleague can see the enormous potential in someone else we care about long before they do. Or when they can see our potential in us before we can see it in ourselves.

Today is a beautiful and powerful reminder to keep following your inner compass, and that still, quiet voice inside you… more than the doubting voices around you. Instead of second-guessing yourself, remember: Your heart knows the way. Trust your intuition. 

I marvel at our achievements and progress made as a nation and world in un-tapping the marvelous potential we all have inside ourselves to not only dream but to take action on our dreams. 

For those of us in the U.S., the news below is particularly exciting, especially for our daughter’s and sons growing in their own relationship with money:

Watch your pocket change, because poet Maya Angelou may be showing up there any day. The U.S. Mint has started shipping quarters featuring Angelou and will roll out four other new quarters celebrating trailblazing women in U.S. history starting later this year, the Mint said Jan. 10.

I’m grateful for the role-models who inspire and motivate us to carry the change forward (literally 😉 ) in small ways, and large, for the good of all.

May you walk with courage, self-compassion and community for your dreams-come-true in 2022 🌎


If following your heart and trusting your intuition is something you’d like to explore further, consider booking a free 45 minute discovery call with me here so you can gain clarity and laser-focused, mini action-steps for unfolding your natural strengths, authentic purpose and untapped potential!

moneywings™ mindset minute: Bird of Humanity

You may have seen me in a room chatting up a storm with INSPIRATION sometime but typically never sitting at a table with DISCIPLINE.   

That is, until ENTREPRENEURSHIP knocked. 

When I answered the door, it was love at first sight… and right on time.

E’s vision with action reeled me in and swept me off my feet.

I had been thinking about the importance of healthy female leadership and about sustainability in our world.  I felt tired and drained being around THEORY’s theories.  

That’s when ENTREPRENEURSHIP called my name, said we were made for each other, and whispered the following story in my ear about “The Bird of Humanity”:

The bird of humanity has a male wing and a female wing. 

It has been flying for centuries with primarily only its male wing.

Meanwhile, the female wing has been un-fully extended, somewhat truncated, somewhat shy. 

So the male wing has had to keep the bird of humanity afloat. In doing so, it has become over-muscular, over- developed, and, in fact, sometimes violent. 

Thus, the bird of humanity has been flying in circles as a result. 

When the female wing fully extends and expresses itself fully in men and women, the male energy can relax and the bird of humanity will soar.

I later confessed, “ENTREPRENEURSHIP, you had me at wings” and the rest is this story.

Together, E + I are changing the world, one brave feather at a time, while making great friends and income along the way.  

Today, DISCIPLINE, COURAGE and I are becoming close friends, together with VISIBILITY, POSITIVE MINDSET & PLANNING AHEAD (who each like to use both their first and middle name) 

….all thanks to dreamy, bold, purpose-driven, trailblazing ENTREPRENEURSHIP.   

Dear reader… what’s your entrepreneurial love story?

What is your “why” that keeps you showing up rain or shine, continually stretching beyond your comfort zone? 

In what way can you “marry” your feminine energy with your masculine energy to help you reach the next level for your business dreams and goals? 

Because, the truth is that it takes the unique gifts and strengths of both feminine and masculine energies to meaningfully and financially reach your desired destination. 

In the words of Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money: you are the key to the bird of humanity soaring. Express yourself. Fulfill your destiny. Allow that wing to fully extend in your life and in the lives of men and women everywhere. That’s what’s missing and when that is fulfilled violence will relax. We all play a role… we all have a chance to blossom.

If unfolding your potential and pursuing your purpose as an entrepreneur is something you’re struggling with despite all your hard work and training, I’d love to help! Consider booking a 30 minute From Fear to Freedom strategy call with me and learn how to start illuminating the brilliance of what you do best into the world.

Own your moment. ?

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.


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 [email protected]

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.


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: 






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. 🙂

When Optimism Is No Match For Your Inner-Critic (and What You Can Do To Win!)

I’ve always thought of myself as a positive person and others have often commented on this natural strength in me for as long as I can remember. 

But the positivity and confidence that professional and personal success requires is much deeper than just a “sunny, optimistic, “I can do it!” outlook”, as the following personal story illustrates from my own life… 

Eh, it doesn’t matter if I don’t attend… it’s not required and no one will notice anyway… there’ll be plenty of other people there… I won’t be missed….

and I didn’t attend the employee event that evening.

The next day, a caring and perceptive colleague who noticed my absence, unexpectedly took me aside and gently explained that when I don’t show up, I’m missed. My presence matters. When I participate, it makes a difference. And no one else can fill my seat at the table except me.  

This was #newsflash to me… and to be honest, I still only half-believed him at the time, but certainly appreciated his kind feedback and received it more as a compliment than than the deeper message and truth revealed to me that day. 

Looking back, I wasn’t even aware of the low self-worth and self-esteem I carried around within myself. 

I also wasn’t aware that I’d learned how to use my “positivity strength” as a survival mechanism to avoid negativity and negative feelings like the plague as much as possible whenever I could.

I’d been brave in other ways though, and typically felt a sense of belonging, admiration and respect around others. 

I enjoyed appearing on camera as a weekly TV co-host of a popular Catholic program in front of 110 million homes across the globe broadcasted on a highly successful Christian network.   

The introvert in me never blinked an eye… it was a great honor, privilege and fun experience. 

Before long, I was offered the chance to launch my own Catholic TV ministry show under the umbrella of an already highly successful brand.

Yet when it came time to raise money and ask people for donations to support this exciting opportunity in front of me, I froze.  I simply could not get past the thoughts running through my mind:  

How can I ask people to donate their hard-earned dollars to support something so “non-essential” as a Catholic TV show I’m hosting?  That’s ridiculous… who would pay for such a silly project?  How selfish.  I’m not one of those awful, unethical televangelists scamming innocent people.  The viewers tuning in are already struggling, perhaps, even financially. I can’t burden them more. What a hypocrite I’d be. I’d feel too guilty asking for donations. They should be able to turn on their TV and hear the Word of God free.  

Never mind the few hundred thousand dollars it cost to run a TV Ministry at that time over 20 years ago.

Looking back, grants would have been the way to go. However, being new to the financial side of nonprofits at the time, and triggered by my own invisible money fears and limiting beliefs, grants didn’t even cross my mind. 

The inner-critic can be brutal {even when you’re an optimist}. 

The overwhelming fear and doubt that all the negative self-talk created, took me out of the game, so to speak, and the opportunity dissolved into thin air.  My self-esteem sank a little lower (though I was still unaware of it’s role and silent impact) and the television airwaves carried on… without me. 

I later reflected back on the words of that special colleague who had noticed my absence at the employee event. His words reverberate in my mind:

Marlene, when you don’t show up, you’re missed. Your presence matters. Your presence makes a difference. And no one else can fill your seat at the table except you.  

Perhaps you can relate to being a positive person too, and the negativity that still bounces around in your head, leading to tunnel vision, limiting creativity and holding you (and others) back from experiencing your beautiful contribution, gifts and potential? 

Fortunately, life is about learning from mistakes and missed opportunities.  New doors open.  Fresh invitations arise. Hope is renewed. Different possibilities and experiences take shape for reaching our dreams and goals. 

Over the past 5 years, I’ve built a private coaching practice as a money mindset coach for women solopreneurs and successfully published my book Moneywings™: Unfolding Your Financial Potential in 2018. I’m excited to continue equipping women with an empowered mindset to pursue their dreams and goals.

Because dear heart-centered female entrepreneur, when you don’t show up, you’re missed! Your presence matters. Your presence makes a difference. And no one else can fill your seat at the table except you.  

What I’ve professionally and personally learned is this: 

The #1 most valuable skill that separates unsuccessful vs. successful female entrepreneurs is learning how to let go of negative self-talk.   Only 20% of individuals achieve their true potential due to the destructive nature of negativity. I can honestly say that I’ve come this far, and will only reach my bigger dream and financial goals, because of a positive, rather than negative mindset. 

I care deeply about the unique challenges new (or aspiring) women entrepreneurs face in the early stages of launching and growing their business which cause stress, frustration, doubt in their ability to have the freedom, flexibility and income potential they dream about.  

I’m passionate about helping them feel more confidence, ease and joy on their entrepreneurial journey (yes, it’s possible!) so they can succeed in creating a business and life they love. 

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 grow 3 core mental muscles to thrive in challenging times for improved performance and happiness. 

TO REGISTER, click here

You’ll also be the FIRST to hear more details on how to secure one of 5 seats I’m offering to participate in a powerful new 6 Week LIVE training with me that starts June 5th 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! 

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! 

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

Join Me At THE WOMEN’S SUCCESS COLLECTIVE: April 30-May 8, 2019!


Are you a woman who dreams about owning her own business in the wellness, beauty, coaching or creative industry and you’re not sure where to start? 

Or… do you already own a business, but, you are struggling to make ends meet?

Are you feeling exhausted and disappointed at how hard it is to be financially sound?

The truth is, your feminine energy is a very influential force with a natural ability to create, nourish & make most things grow, but, not if you have constant negative inner dialogue that makes you feel there is never enough – or worse – that you’re not enough.  

You’re not alone! In fact, the most accomplished women I know have come up against severe self-doubt, anxiety & struggle in business. Smart and gifted women just like you!

Money, time, health, love and a sense of peace and belonging should never have to elude you. I want to support you on how to thrive in both your life and in business. 

That’s why I was so delighted when Tina Dowdy, a Transformational Business & Mindset Coach in New York, asked me to join forces as a speaker in this free online series

The Women’s Success Collective

How to Gain Confidence, Clarity and the Mindset to Grow a Business You Love. 


I am very honored to be featured in a lineup that includes internationally acclaimed author Tumi Frazier (and co-author to Deepak Chopra & Jack Canfield) among a very strong and inspiring panel of successful women that include: coaches, doctors, media, lawyers, authors & holistic health & beauty industry practitioners.  

You’ll walk away from this free training summit ready to connect to your zone of self-worth and make the inner and outer changes to be more successful every day.

In this content-rich collective you’ll:

  • Feel compelled to step out of hiding and feel more confident to be fully seen, supported and valued in all of your brilliance as a woman & as a professional;
  • Discover steps to build a legally legit & authentic business that attracts your ideal clients;
  • Learn to avoid burnout so you can make meaningful progress by developing strong mindset muscles of resilience and self care & positive community support;
  • Find out how to convert the top fears that silently sabotage your growth into a focused and clear vision of a life and business that thrives!

I highly encourage you to register for this free online event right here at: https://thewomenssuccesscollective.com/MarleneE

Enjoy the wisdom and please share this with the women in your life so that they can thrive with you! 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

When I became a Mom late in life, it was love at first sight… and two more dreams were also born! 

#1 to be a stay-at-home Mom because I didn’t want to miss a thing.

#2 to raise a money-smart daughter so she could live in freedom and peace without the financial anxiety, stress and shame I had experienced in my own relationship to money.

I didn’t know how I would make these dreams come true at the time, but it became my mission to learn how to grow moneywings and unfold my financial potential one brave feather at a time.

Because I deeply believe that when we have a treasured dream in our heart, LOVE finds a way to unfold it.

I’m very grateful for the support I received along the way to help me wrap my brain around success.

If you are curious how to grow your moneywings, please enjoy one of the following Valentine’s day gifts available for you to choose from {depending on whether you prefer a private or group experience}: 

Book a complimentary Private One-On-One MONEYWINGS Breakthrough Coaching Session with me ($150 value) at www.MeetWithMarlene.com


Attend our 1-Day Retreat for Women in Riverside, CA THIS SATURDAY and enjoy a very special Valentine’s Day scholarship savings on the investment. 

*** Just send an email to [email protected] to let me know you’ll be attending and we’ll send your special link to register *** 

For more retreat details, click here. 

Wishing you a magical Valentine’s Day full of love, laughter and beautiful memories! 


“Wrap Your Brain Around Success” in 2019 1-Day Retreat

Join me LIVE Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

I hope you’re feeling excited, engaged, and energized achieving your goals during this first quarter of 2019.

If so, congratulations on your focus, consistency and progress! As a Certified Money Coach®, I’m always happy to hear positive stories about New Year resolutions going well, especially when it comes to financial self-care.

Many people make resolutions, but only 8% actually accomplish them. So know that I’m celebrating with you in spirit!:)

If you’re not feeling so thrilled about how things are going with your financial self-care goals, take heart and know you are not alone!

According to studies, 92% of the big “this is the year” promises we make in January are forgotten or ignored by February.

Don’t let this happen to you… join us THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 2019 in Riverside, CA! }

There are several reasons why this happens, but here are four big ones: 

#1 You know what you want but you don’t know WHY you want it. 
Yes, you want to have a better relationship to money, but why is your goal important to you? As viewers often hear me say on my podcast, money is about so much more than just money. Knowing the “why” behind your 2019 money goal(s) is key for being one of the 8% who do know.

#2. You’re trying too hard. 

If you’re depriving yourself of pleasure and fun, chances are slim you’ll succeed in keeping your goals top priority for the long haul. One of the simplest ways to stay on track is to make the journey enjoyable, and one the best ways to do that is to act from your naturally-wired gifts and strengths – instead of apart from them – when it comes to finances.

#3 You don’t believe in yourself. 
If you’ve tried (and failed) to achieve your goals in the past, I know it can be hard to believe you can do it. Growing beyond your comfort zone takes courage, but it’s so much easier when you discover without a doubt that “you are fearfully and wonderfully made” for success!Understanding your unique brain personality and the psychology behind the science of how your brain is naturally wired is essential for you to become one of the 8% who do achieve their financial dreams and goals. 

#4 You don’t have a support system. 

It’s challenging to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news is that you are not alone! There are multiple channels of support available to you when you are truly ready to receive it including private coaching, online programs, free social media groups of like-minded women, workshops, retreats, accountability buddies and more. 

If any of the above reasons are standing in the way of you being one of the 8% who succeed this year, then you’ll LOVE Wrap Your Brain Around Success 1-Day Retreat for Women THIS SATURDAY in Riverside, CA. Join me LIVE along with beautifully talented artist Shellise Berry (www.BerrysDivineDesigns.com) who will lead a powerful mind-map and vision-board experience throughout the event. You’ll walk away knowing your WHY; learn how to make your valuable goals so much easier to achieve; understand at a deep, cellular level that you already have everything you need to thrive, and be surrounded with the love and support you need to truly thrive in 2019. 

You can find all the details and registration page for this exciting day right here. I’d absolutely love to support you in being one of the 8% who have learned how to wrap their brain around success! 

Don’t miss this special retreat experience where you’ll learn all about your unique brain personality and leave FOREVER changed and beautifully equipped to transform your challenges into opportunities.

Join like-minded women all focused on achieving their goals for creating more income while sharing their beautiful gifts and strengths doing what they love.

Register today at www.WrapYourBrain.com!

Not sure or have questions? Just hit reply and I’ll be happy to help! Or call me at (909) 562-2159.

We hope to see you there!!! 

Happy International Women’s Day, With Love

What better way to celebrate, than pausing to simply appreciate the love women contribute to the world, despite great obstacles in their way.

As Maya Angelou once poetically said:

In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.

ALL-YES to Maya’s heart-felt words!

Each of us has a dream meant to come true, for a purpose.

And yet, many dreams never see the light of day.

Fear comes knocking, but many don’t say, “Fear, I’ve got this, go away!”

So fear takes its course — in many ugly forms

Until love steps in, and keeps fear at bay.

That’s why so many women pray,

for courage to lead the way — no matter what critics say —

and transform fear into freedom, day, by day, by day.

(Maya’s lovely poetry always gets me going this way 😉 )


What I’m really trying to say is, I appreciate and celebrate your love that makes a difference!

It takes big love to break through big fears that threaten our pursuit of happy-ever-after.

But women show up with that big love, again and again.

And miracles happen.

My financial happy-ever-dream is to raise a money-smart girl and positively influence future generations of our family tree.

My love for my daughter gives me strength and courage to unfold my financial potential beyond my comfort zone, one brave feather at a time.

I persist through the many challenges of mama-preneurship, in my devotion to empower her to live her financial happy-ever-after, whatever she decides for it to be.

As it turns out, my success is not about me at all. It’s about my daughter’s well-being. This is so often the case for women, that their dreams arise to serve a greater purpose, than for personal gain alone.

Ironically, when it’s no longer just about us, it becomes all about us.

The universe begins to support our dream, in more ways than we imagined possible, helping us to make our vision, a reality.

Doors that were once firmly closed, start to open. The right people begin to arrive. We discover a check in the mail that we never expected. A positive opportunity arrives out of the blue and changes our lives forever. The rest is herstory.

What fuels your strength and courage to keep on loving and growing?

What keeps you from giving up, throwing in the towel, walking away from your dream that’s meant to come true, for a purpose?

Whatever it is, I encourage you to share it with another woman who might be struggling to follow her dream.

And if you are that person struggling, remember…

“Ring the bells, that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
– Leonard Cohen

Experiencing freedom from fear, takes time. And new fears surface, just as soon as old ones fade away.

So be very gentle and kind with yourself.

Love has a way of persistently showing up, tugging at you, like a child, encouraging you to choose life beyond your fears, again and again and again.

Let love ease the sorrow, anxiety and suffering that fear brings.

Because the world needs your dream to come true, with its purpose.

Where is love tugging you to grow beyond your comfort zone today?

What support do you need to start unfolding your dream?

As a strong, sometimes stubborn, independent woman, I was never comfortable reaching out for help. It always seemed easier to grind my way through challenges. I didn’t realize that this mindset actually made life much harder, not easier at all.

Starting my own business, required me to shift into a new mindset that was unfamiliar, but golden for success, which is this:

It’s not only okay to reach out for support, it’s essential for the big dreams, the big results, the big love you wish to pour into the world whether you own a business, or not.

Plus it’s way more fun! And fun is allowed 😉

As with any fear, the key to stepping beyond our comfort zone is, tiny, baby steps. (And we’re all in “baby phase” anytime we begin something new).

In addition to empowering my daughter, my dream is to help women share their love, gifts and talents in the world now, more than ever, in their own unique way.

The world needs the dream in your heart, to come true.

So… next time, fear holds you back from doing something your heart is calling you to do, I invite you to try these 4 tips instead:

# 1. Trust your heart. Science proves that women are designed with incredible intuition powers! There’s wisdom dropped into us long before we understand it, but others can sometimes cause us to doubt it. When we follow our heart, “the how” will present itself along the way. This is what it means if you’ve ever heard the phrase, “we walk by faith, and not by sight”.

# 2. Tend to your emotions with deep breaths and self-care (try lighting a candle, reading an inspiring quote, or passage in a book, enjoying a warm shower or bath, nibbles of dark-chocolate, taking a brief stroll, calling a supportive friend, writing, doodling, mind-mapping, watching an inspiring film, positive, positive, positive self-talk… you get the idea. Be good to yourself.

# 3. Take tiny, baby steps in the direction of your dreams. This is very important! Your “critter brain” needs proof all along the way that you will be A-OK as you shift into a new place in your life. So, always take small steps to experience small results, first, as you work your way steadily forward. If you jump in too far, too fast, you’re mind will kick into over-drive with all its fears, and doubts that are usually not even true, but will nevertheless work to keep you “safe” in what’s familiar. Safe, but unfortunately, limited from enjoying your full potential.

#4 Try finding the support of a person or group for accountability, positivity, valuable resources, strategies and/ or professional connections that can help you reach your goals.

To your beautiful dreams and happy-ever-after.

With love,
Marlene 🙂

About Marlene Elizabeth

I’m a Financial Self-Care coach, Mama-preneur, Founder of MONEYWINGS™ and #1 bestselling co-author.  I believe every woman needs a safe harbor for her journey into financial freedom.  I lead conversation, education and transformation for women and their relationship to money on my podcast, Let’s Get Tender: Money Conversations that Matter (Coming Soon!}


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