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Inspiration For Navigating Social Media

July 25, 2017

Okay, so I’m fairly new to this social media business—really new. I mean, I’ve been writing books since 2009, but only started taking on social media this year. However, in my short run, I’ve learned a couple things, and, I wanted to share it with my fellow newbies. So, if you’re feeling a little …

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Guest Blog by Kristen Martin: 3 Benefits of Implementing a Healthy Routine and Personal Development Activities

July 20, 2017

Hi there! For those that don’t know me, my name is Kristen Martin. I’m a self-made published author, YouTuber, and entrepreneur, and I have a full-time career in the corporate world. I am so thrilled to be collaborating with Mari on this post because it’s something very near and dear to my h…

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Inspiration For The Female Entrepreneur

July 18, 2017

I really can’t believe how far I’ve come since 2009. When I first started my writing career, I never imagined that it would transform my life the way it has. Though I’m still a shy person, the level of confidence that I’ve gained is truly miraculous. Not only have I gotten the courage to publish m…

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Self-Publishing 1.0

July 13, 2017

So, you’ve finished your manuscript! You’re ready for the world to marvel over your words and the creative way in which you’ve told your story. There’s only one problem, you have no idea what's next.

As many of you know, I have self-published three books: two novels and one nonfiction boo…

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Inspiration While at Your Day Job

July 11, 2017

I find that most of us are chasing our dreams while holding a day job. This often causes discouragement and/or a case of the burnt-outs. Because I am currently doing the same: working happily toward my goals and working a 9-5 job, I thought I could offer some tips on how I stay motivated and activ…

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JULY: 3 Things To Try This Month

July 4, 2017

If you’re anything like me, then you probably struggle with balance. However, I’m not one extreme or the other though, I hang very much in the middle and still I can’t balance. I sometimes find it hard to set guidelines for myself because I feel like I can handle it all, which of course I can’t.  Wh…

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3 Motivational Books To Read This Month

June 29, 2017

There’s nothing I love more than listening to a motivation book that makes my mind spin with ideas. I’ve been pretty lucky lately, this month I’ve been blessed with having read 3 books that rocked my world.

First up is “Carrie Green’s”  She Means Business. Green takes us through her …

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What I Learned Shopping at Our Local Farmers Market

June 27, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

So, if you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I’m on a complete wellness journey--mind, body and soul. I’m constantly learning about the mind and soul, and those opinions vary little. I’m really content in this area because I feel like I’m working on an upward…

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3 Inspiring Women That Will Motivate You

June 22, 2017

We live in a world where we're constantly bombarded with information and people selling their products, beliefs and services. This sometimes overwhelms us and we end up missing out on valuable information.  With this post I hope to simplify things for you, at least when it comes to your search of mo…

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Why Looking for External Approval Kills Your Dreams

June 20, 2017

I just started listening to “Kevin Hart’s” new book I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessonsand so far, so good. There are many quotable phrases in the book, but one stood out to me this week: “Stop looking for external approval, when you already have internal approval.”

Perhaps the reason…

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Thursday Words: Believe In Yourself Edition

June 15, 2017

Today, I want to remind you about the importance of staying focused and aligned with your unique purpose. These days, we are constantly accosted by other people's opinion's and dreams, which could cause some confusion within ourselves about our own desires. So today, I'm offering some quotes to remi…

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How Downloads From God Helped Me Understand Creative Expression

June 13, 2017

Lately, I’ve been having what I believe are, "downloads from God" (Universe, Source) that I can’t quite express with words. It’s more like a feeling—a knowing of a certain thing, and when I try to put the thought into words, I can’t translate it properly. Still, I thought I’d give it shot here.…

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1 Tip That Will Transform Your Bad Day Into a Great Day!

June 8, 2017

So, it’s easy to feel uplifted when everything’s going as planned, right? But what about when things are less than perfect? What about when your health is not great, or when money is not there, or when your relationships are falling apart? What then? Is then the perfect time to dwell on what’s happe…

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New Book Announcement! Believe Dammit

June 6, 2017

I have a few things to share with you. I am in the process of creating a business plan that is going to change everything for me. Although the two novels I’ve released are fiction, my blog has always been about motivating my audience to reach their goals and live out their dreams. For a while now, I…

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JUNE: Three Things to Try This Month

June 1, 2017

Oftentimes we get overwhelmed by so much information available at our fingertips. We see something we love and want to incorporate into our lives, but with one quick click of the mouse it’s out of our minds and we’re on to the next thing. Therefore, I thought about slowing things down a bit and only…

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The One Thing You Must Have When Setting Goals

May 30, 2017

Today I want to talk to you about the importance of clarity. For the last five years I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery—mostly, in my career path.  For the first time since I started this journey, I have clear direction for my career and goals, and I did this by applying these old simple tips:…

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Positive Thinking is Bullshit, According to Tony Robbins

May 25, 2017

I enjoy Tony Robbins a lot. I think he’s a powerful speaker and smart businessman; however, I disagree with one of his most popular selling points when addressing his audience. More than once, I’ve heard Robbins say, “I don’t believe in positive thinking, I believe in results. I don’t believe …

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How to Keep Going When Your Goal Seems Too Big

May 23, 2017

Could you get yourself to a place where achieving the ‘goal’ is less important than who you become in the process?

In my own life I’ve had to do this and it’s been one of my greatest discoveries. You see, I want to become a New York Times Bestselling author. I want my novels to be turned …

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5 Films That Remind You Anything Is Possible

May 18, 2017

Nothing gets me more pumped than watching a movie with a message! I have a huge list of movies that I love and use as inspiration whenever I need a little pick-me-up. So, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites with you.


Little Boy was released in 2015 and lucky for us…

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How to Let Inspired Thought Live

May 16, 2017

Are you struggling with finding the motivation you need to fulfill your dreams? If so, I have three simple tips that will help rocket-launch you toward success.

So this is what usually happens to me: I have a thought—better yet—an inspired thought or idea that makes me feel amazing, then, immedia…

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