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Want to Hire Your Dream Team? Offer These 5 Unusual Perks ?? ? ?

Did you know that people rarely leave Team Forleo? (Not in a Hotel California kinda way, just in a super happy employees kinda way ? ? ? ?.)

We have a phenomenal team and I love them like family. But getting here hasn’t been easy.

Over the years, I’ve made a lot of painful mistakes and learned even more about keeping your team motivated and inspired.

I’ve always been creative with my company incentives — because I had to. Today I’m sharing five unusual ways to motivate employees by giving you a peek inside the best perks we offer at Team Forleo.

One of the biggest lessons is this:

Motivating employees isn’t all about money. These 5 perks make for a happy, productive team.

If you can’t offer big salaries, but still want to grow and hire your dream team, this episode’s for you.

You’ll learn:

✓ The easiest perk almost every company is ignoring
✓ Why you’ll catch my team making wacky sounds at each other
✓ How to make employees excited to tackle big problems
✓ The one benefit everyone fantasizes about and how you can make it happen

Even if you’re not looking to grow a team, what you’ll learn in this video can help you re-think what it means to be an A-player at work.

Pay special attention to #5 — you can incorporate this in your office without anyone’s permission and it can radically improve the quality of your worklife, fast.

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

Thank you so very much for adding your voice to the conversation. The dialogue and connections that happen in the comment area are truly priceless (and yes, we read them all).

If you have friends, clients or colleagues who struggle to find the right people for their team, share this post. The world needs more happy, engaged and passionate teams!

All my love,

XO

Franchesca Ramsey Gets Real About Creating a World-Changing Career

You might know Franchesca Ramsey from her MTV web series, Decoded. Or maybe you’re one of the thousands anxiously awaiting her new show on Comedy Central.

When a mutual friend connected us, I was so delighted to learn that Franchesa’s been a MarieTV viewer for years.

One of the countless things I love about Franchesca is that she’s the perfect example of a thriving multipassionate entrepreneur.

She’s built a flourishing career combining beauty, comedy, activism and graphic design. Not everyone would think they’d be able to put those together, but they work in tandem beautifully.

We sat down to talk about her multipassionate career and how she found the courage to run with it. In this episode she shares:

  • The impulse that convinced her to start vlogging, even though more than one person thought she was nuts
  • Why her wide-ranging interests helped her stand out from the crowd
  • How to keep doing the work, even when people don’t like you (and how to define success for yourself)
  • The 4-word mantra she uses to turn jealousy into action

If you want to use your many gifts to change the world, but still feel like you “have to choose just one,” this episode is for you.

Once you’ve watched, I’d love to know:

Has there been an idea you’ve been harboring in your heart or something you’ve wanted to create but have been too afraid to try?

If you’ve got something you want to put out into the world, please tell us about in the comments below.

There’s undeniable magic is writing things down, especially in public. The simple act of declaring it in writing can often help you start seeing progress towards your dreams.

Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration, and your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

Thank you so very much for adding your voice to the conversation. Your kindness, support and enthusiasm are genuine soul food.

All my love and appreciation,

XO

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid

This past weekend, I had friends over for a scary movie night. We screamed, jumped and ate more than our fair share of popcorn. That kind of fear can be exhilarating and fun.

But fear can also be debilitating. Especially when it holds you back from doing (or continuing to do) the big things you want to do. From tackling those important projects, tasks and changes that you know, in your heart, must be done.

All of us, no matter how experienced or accomplished we may be, have fears that can hold us back. It’s part of our shared humanity.

But the quality of your life and, ultimately, your destiny will be determined by whether you’re willing to continue to face those fears and move through them — or not.

And second, describe how your life will be different if that fear was a non-issue.

First, you’ll become aware of what you’re truly afraid of.

In this MarieTV, I’m asking two powerful questions that can help you continue to stay on a path of growth, learning and contribution, even if fear has kept you frozen in the past.

First, you’ll become aware of what you’re truly afraid of.

And second, describe how your life will be different if that fear was a non-issue.

You can’t change what you’re not aware of. You owe it to yourself and the world to keep growing.

Now I’d love to hear from you. In the comments below, answer both questions:

  1. What’s the exact fear that’s holding you back?
  2. What would you create or attempt to change about your life if that fear wasn’t an issue?

Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration, and your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

Thank you so much for reading, watching and allowing me into your world. Your willingness to contribute to these conversations makes this one of the bravest communities in the galaxy.

If you have friends, clients or colleagues who want to move past their fears, please share this episode.

With so much love,

XO

Why Play Is More Than Fun

In our productivity obsessed culture, we’re either constantly working or feeling guilty because we think we should be. Scroll your social feeds and you’ll probably find references to #hustle, #nodaysoff or some type of work related #grind.

Don’t get me wrong. I work very, very hard. Always have and always will. It’s part of my DNA. But I play hard too.

In recent years, our society has put such a high valuation on productivity that we’ve developed a pervasive failure to appreciate the transformative effects of play.

As Dr. Stuart Brown, a pioneer on the research of play remarked, “The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.”

The benefits of play go far beyond fun. Play helps us improve brain functionality, stimulate our imagination and deepen our relationships. That’s why I take an unapologetic stand for play in all its forms. Quirkiness, silliness, playfulness, laughter and humor — whatever helps you enter this magical state. In fact, I’ll argue that play is one of the most undervalued strategies for creative entrepreneurs.

Consider the word recreation. Re-creation. Which means to create again, to refresh, restore, make anew, revive or invigorate. What legitimate entrepreneur couldn’t benefit from more of that? To be clear: I’m all for focused work, long-term effort and consistent hustle. Those are 10,000% required to achieve your goals and keep growing.

What I am not for is a one-dimensional, narrow formula for success. What I am not for is burnout, depression and suicide. These are serious issues among creatives and entrepreneurs and we’re not talking nearly enough about them.

Amidst all our busyness, here’s the punchline so many of us miss. There is no destination in business or life. It’s all journey. All of it. Think about that before blindly opting in for a punishing, lonely version of grind till you die.

In this episode of Unplugged, join me as I get my play on. As long as you’re subscribed to our list, you’ll get a link to the next vlog which continues on this theme of play.

Now, I’d love to hear from you. A two-parter today:

1. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being play anemic and 10 being a total playaa, where you at?

2. What are some of your favorite play activities?

Leave a comment below and let me know. Remember to share as much detail as you’d like in your reply.

Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration, and your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

Thank you for taking this August Marie Unplugged adventure with me. Your love and support mean the world.

New to Unplugged? Watch episode #1 here, then #2 and #3  ? .

With so much appreciation,

XO

Self-Care Strategies for When You’re Overworked & Underachieving

Chances are if you’re human, you’ve felt overworked. Like there’s never enough time and you’re stretched to the max.

When you’ve got big dreams and you’re juggling deadlines, work, health and family — the last thing you want to hear is about the benefit of slowing down. But here’s the thing. Innovative breakthroughs rarely happen when you’re burned out.

My best ideas often appear in ordinary or even playful moments. They rarely (if ever) happen when I’m trying to force them. Nor do they appear when I’m in hyper-focused-got-to-get-it-done mode.

But making time for self-care strategies is easier said than done though, right?

Latham Thomas, author of Own Your Glow, is here to help. My dear friend and celebrity wellness guru was inspired to write her latest book after watching so many women prioritize everyone and everything above themselves — to the detriment of their own health and mission in the world.

Latham is no stranger to having a crazy-busy schedule. She runs her own business, has been named one of Oprah’s Super Soul 100 and one of Mind Body Green’s Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness. And, she’s done it all while raising her young son as a single mom.

In today’s episode of MarieTV, we cover:

  • A surprising and much needed upgrade on the popular, “Fake it till you make it” mantra
  • 3 powerful questions to ask yourself when debating whether to prune something (or someone) out of your life
  • The #1 way to reboot and reset yourself while you’re deep in work-mode
  • Why giving yourself white space is key to growing to your next level

After you’ve listened to this episode, Latham and I would love to hear from you.

What’s the single biggest insight you’re taking away from today’s conversation and how can you turn that insight into action right now? If you’ve got more than one, fantastic.

Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your observation may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

Important: share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

And don’t forget…

Self-care isn’t just some airy fairy, self-indulgent concept. It’s a core component to becoming your most joyful, creative and effective self. Not to mention, you’ll be enormously more patient and present with family and friends, too.

This is about less force and more flow; less stress, more synchronicity. When you’re able to do that dance of hustle and flow, you’re less likely to get sick and more able to make the difference you were born to make.

As always — thanks for reading, watching and sharing. The conversations that happen here are true nourishment for my soul.

With tons of love,