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May 2012 Archive


Stop wishing you were living someone else’s life. Stop looking over at the grass that you think is greener on their side. When we compare or often dream about being somewhere else and doing something else, we think we are being productive. Sometimes we even think we are inspired. But what really are you doing? 

You aren’t living in the present. You aren’t being grateful for where you are now. Who you are with now. 

Now don’t get me wrong, I think we can be inspired by others lives and their successes. But instead of envying their lives (which typically leads to paralyzation thinking we could never do that) and just drooling over their circumstances. 

Let’s try this exercise. Instead of putting “Successful Suzy” on a pedestal  

Ask yourself these questions.

  • What about Suzy’s life I you admire?
  • What about her circumstance is attractive?
  • What is my heart really saying when I want to be like her?

Honestly, I think we can become paralyzed by wanting what others have. We want more money, a bigger car, to be our own boss. Sometime those things are out of reach at this moment, so we just give up. Think we are not good enough. 

I challenge you to get deeper with this. Why do you want more money? What is your heart really asking for? Reasons could be to have less stress. To be able to give more. To be able to feel secure. Now these are things that you CAN do something about, right NOW. 

Take steps towards less stress in other areas, maybe look at your budget and see if you can give or donate your time. These are just a couple of examples. 

You want to be your own boss so that you can be creative. Be creative right now in your current circumstances, don’t wait. Yes you might not have a 100 hours a week to work on creativity, but isn’t 1 hour after work better than none. 

Take it one step further and get to the core of where your yearning is coming from, it might just surprise you. 


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Life is Too Short
Life is too short

Hi.  How are you?  Busy, overwhelmed, tired, overwhelmed?  Did I say OVERWHELMED twice?  Why, yes I did.  I get it.  I have so been there and am there a lot.  Do that thing that has been weighing you down.  That thing you have been putting off out of fear.  Or laziness.  One of the two.  That thing you know you need to do for all the right reasons.  Do it.  Yes, you.  Do that thing today.  What are you waiting for?  Someone to push you off the cliff?  No one is going to do it for you.  You have to take action on what you really want.  Physical action, not just thinking about it.  There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills  Plain and simple:  If you want to make things happen, take the reins and make it happen.   – Lara

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Making Things Happen Tour 2012
MTH 2012

What a week!  Emily, Lara and Gina finished off a PHENOMENAL Making Things Happen Spring Tour yesterday!


Making Things Happen 2013 will be held in just two cities next spring and fall (likely in Raleigh).  We’re excited to take MTH to the next level with a full three-day intensive for new attendees and alum!  Details to come.

Announcing the final 2012 city for the Fall Tour: Atlanta Yes, we’re coming back to the South to finish off the 2012 Tour.  Atlanta is easy to travel to for anyone coming in from afar.  We’re almost sold out on all other cities – Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Chicago (there are just TWO seats left in Chicago!), so register ASAP!

A huge welcome to all the new MTH alum from the Spring Tour!  Here are a few posts from the recent attendees.  I’m so inspired by these! 

Madi Reid: Renewing Focus

Elizabeth Glessner: Making Things Happen

The Happy Family Movement: The Family Tree + MTH

Sarah Anne Watson: Making Things Happen + Fear

Victoria Quinn: Making Things Happen

Olga of OMD: Making Things Happen

Jennifer Blair: Making Things Happen

Briana Lynn: Feeling the Fear

Kelly Cummings: MTH Atlanta

Nakeia Homer: Making Things Happen

April: Making Things Happen and Trust

Nikki Zawol: Making Things Happen

Karen Schlink: One Year Later

Have one of your own?  Leave a comment and we’ll be sure to add it.   So, what are you doing to set yourself up for success, friends?  Make it happen.  – Marissa

P.S.  If you are viewing the blog here, be sure to change your bookmark to the NEW 2012 Blog.  This is our old one : )

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