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Imagine this.

You’re giving a big presentation, telling a story over Zoom, or pitching an idea. Your audience leans in. They’re hanging on your every word. Instead of staring at their phones, they’re staring at you.

You’re making them feel something. Not because your words are perfect, but because of how you’re saying them.

Want to learn how to do it? America’s top voice coach, Roger Love, is here to teach you the same vocal techniques he uses with his students — students like Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani, and Reese Witherspoon. 

Roger Love is the real deal. Bradley Cooper hired him to learn how to sing for the film, A Star Is Born… and then he won a Grammy. 


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This interview had me jumping in my seat and jonesing for some karaoke. (Josh has Roger to thank for the new one-woman acapella concertos happening at home.)

If you’ve ever wished you could speak or sing with confidence, get ready because there’s so much in this interview:

2:44 — Why the voice you were born with could be holding you back.
6:45 — The common mistake that makes 80% of people sound boring.
13:50 — How to convey *anything* with passion — even a voicemail!
17:45 — Why HOW you say something matters just as much as WHAT you say.
21:17 — The secret to never losing your voice again.
24:21 — How Roger helped Bradley Cooper win a Grammy.

Your voice is the most powerful instrument you were born with. In this interview, Roger Love will show you how to use it. 

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DIVE DEEPER: How to overcome impostor syndrome and how to overcome fear of public speaking with Josh Pais.

Roger Love’s gift:
Ready to harness the power of your voice? As we mentioned in this episode, Roger’s offering MarieTV listeners a $50 gift certificate for his Singing Academy and Perfect Voice programs. Go here to claim it.  

Now Roger and I would love to hear from you.

Did you experience any ‘aha’ moments from this conversation? What was your biggest insight and how can you turn that insight into action now?

Leave a comment below and let us know. Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and motivation, and your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

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Remember, your voice matters.

Or as Roger says, “You were born with the greatest communication tool you will ever possess. No matter how amazing technology is, you have your voice.”

With all my love and gratitude,

XO 

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Puzzle

If you try to tackle a big project and end up getting stuck somewhere along the way, it might mean that some steps are missing.

Imagine trying to complete a difficult, 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Even though it has a thousand pieces, finishing the puzzle requires to complete more than a thousand steps.

You need to spend time sorting, grouping, and looking for edge pieces. You also might have to undo some parts of your work as you go along—which adds more steps, since now you need to override previous tasks that you thought had been completed.

This is all logical enough, but a) it takes time, and b) if you haven’t ever done a large puzzle before, you might get frustrated. You might give up along the way, leaving your puzzle half-finished and sitting on the kitchen table for weeks. Finally, you push the pieces back into the box, swearing off puzzles until the next family holiday gathering or global pandemic.

Maybe the root cause of puzzle neglect could be traced to the beginning: you underestimated the number of steps, as well as the amount of effort that would be required to persevere beyond the easy ones.

Two weeks ago, I asked a question in my newsletter: “Why haven’t you started?”

My theory was that a lot of people (maybe even most of us) have something that we really want to do, but we struggle with making any real progress. The more I investigate this question, the more I believe that the answer is twofold.

First, we struggle in getting started because we don’t really know what the first steps are. Often there are prerequisites, steps you have to complete before the “official” first steps, which effectively means that your list of steps is incomplete. There’s an obvious solution to problem one: we need better lists of steps.

But that’s not all! The other reason we struggle has to do with self-doubt or some other internal obstacle.

In response to my question, a lot of readers said something like this:

  • “I know what to do, I just can’t bring myself to do it.”
  • “I’ve been thinking about it for years, but I still haven’t done anything.”
  • “I failed once, so I’m afraid to try again.”

In these situations, having a better list of steps doesn’t fully solve the problem—or perhaps we could say that step one is “learn to believe in yourself.” This will require some more investigation, so I’ll let you know what I come up with.

Until then, know your steps, and have confidence in yourself. Puzzles are hard for a reason!

P.S. One more thing: in jigsaw puzzles, as well as many other challenging endeavors, some steps are harder than others. Some sections may actually be easy, and even in a hard puzzle, putting in the last few pieces is going to be a lot easier than the ones in the middle.

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How do you feel about Mondays? Do you dread them because they feel hectic? Do you pine after Sunday, feeling like you never truly had time to rest? Sunday should feel like the most replenishing day of the week, but often it escapes us and goes by too quickly.

Having a solid Sunday routine sets you up for a successful week. Here’s some inspiration for a relaxing yet productive Sunday routine!

If you can relate, try giving your Sunday routine a makeover. The best way to start a new week on the right foot begins with the actions you take on the Sunday beforehand. You can use Sundays to relax and prepare for the week ahead so you feel refreshed and clear-minded come Monday morning.

In this post, I’m sharing a look at my Sunday routine which includes some planning, meal prepping, and downtime away from social media and work. If you’re in need of some inspiration for a relaxing yet productive Sunday routine, I hope this post helps!

A Relaxing & Productive Sunday Routine


One of the most important factors of my Sunday routine is that I stay away from social media, my inbox, and computer screens. I set downtime for social media apps on my phone all day so I’m not tempted to check them.

Read this post if you want to learn where this idea came from: Digital Detox: What I’ve Learned From Unplugging Once A Week

At this point, it’s ingrained into my routine to avoid social media so I don’t feel tempted to check it on Sundays. In fact, I look forward to not going on it every week. This has definitely improved my mindset and attitude towards Mondays and has helped to get rid of those Sunday scaries.

Here are the 7 things I do to relax, prepare for the week, and clear my headspace on Sundays:

Morning


Wake up without an alarm

I realize not everyone can do this, but it makes Sundays feel a little more special when you don’t have to worry about what time you have to wake up.


Laundry

I always wash the bed sheets on a Sunday because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as climbing into a fresh bed on a Sunday night. I usually do this as soon as I get out of bed in the morning to make sure I don’t sneakily try to climb back in.


Clean

I try to clean my apartment in under an hour because cleaning is not something I love doing. This includes cleaning the countertops (bathrooms, kitchen, living room) and vacuuming. Recently I did this on a Saturday night so that I wouldn’t have to do it on a Sunday (I know, exciting Saturday plans).

Afternoon


Meal Prep

Cooking is the last thing I want to do at the end of a weekday, so meal prepping has made my life a lot easier throughout the week. There are a few things I tend to eat each week no matter what, so I pretty much always cook them ahead of time on Sundays. 

I’ll dice up sweet potatoes and lay them on a baking sheet, then whip up some easy protein muffins and throw them both in the oven at the same time. I’ll also cook a batch of rice to eat for lunches or dinners throughout the week. If I bought veggies and fruits (I usually grocery shop on a Saturday), I’ll wash and chop those ahead of time. I also like to make at least one full meal ahead of time, so usually that’s turkey chili, chickpea curry, or lentil tortilla soup.


Read

Since I stay away from social media and my laptop, I try to spend a good chunk of the day absorbed in a book. I’ve read more than I have in a long time since I started this Sunday routine. If you want to know what I’ve been reading lately, feel free to follow me on Goodreads.

Evening


Review Goals

I like to review my big picture goals before the start of the week. This is especially helpful when it comes to planning my weekly schedule and making sure I’m being intentional with my time. If it’s a goal that’s easily measured (i.e. pay off x amount of debt), I’ll update my progress to see if I’m on track or need to make improvements.

📝 Get a Free Goal Planning Worksheet here.


Plan My Weekly Schedule

When it comes to planning my week, I start with a big ol’ brain dump to get any ideas and random thoughts out of my head. Learn how to do a brain dump here

Once I have that list, I’ll decide what’s worth scheduling for that week. I’ll also plan these things into my week:

  • Schedule Workouts
  • Plan Dinners
  • Add to-do tasks to Asana and assign due dates
  • Timeblock my schedule for Monday in Google Calendar

What does your Sunday routine look like?

There you have it! I hope you found some inspiration from my Sunday routine. If you want more ideas for how to use your Sunday to the fullest, check out this post: 20 Productive Things To Do On A Sunday.

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The Opportunity in Adversity

By Eckhart Tolle

Life unfolds between the polarities of order and chaos. It is important at this time to recognize these two fundamental opposites, without which the world could not even be. Another word for disorder is “adversity.” When it becomes more extreme, we might call it “chaos.”

We would prefer, of course, to have order in our lives, which means to have things going well. We would like relative harmony in our lives. Yet, that very often is marred by the eruption of some form of disorder. And, usually, we resent that—we get angry, or despondent, or sad.

Disorder comes in many, many forms, big and small. When disorder comes it usually creates a kind of havoc in our lives, accompanied by strong underlying beliefs. “There’s something very wrong, this should not be happening, maybe God is against me,” and so on. Again, we need to understand that disorder, or adversity, is inevitable and is an essential part of a higher order.

 From a higher perspective, a higher level, the existence of order and disorder, or order and chaos, is a necessary part of the evolution of life.

 Many people have found that they experience a deepening, or a deeper sense of self or beingness, immediately after and as a result of having endured a period of disorder or chaos. This is sometimes called “the dark night of the soul,” a term from medieval Christianity used to describe the mental breakdown that many mystics experienced prior to awakening spiritually. There was an eruption of disorder, of destruction. Then, out of that, a deeper realization arose.

 And although that can be very painful, the strange thing is, it’s precisely there that many humans experience a transcendence. A strange fact is that it almost never happens that people awaken spiritually while they’re in their comfort zone. Or that they become deeper as human beings, which would be a partial awakening. It almost never happens. The place where the evolutionary shift happens, or the evolutionary leap, is usually the experience of disorder in a person’s life.

And so your life then moves between order and disorder. You have both, and they’re both necessary. There’s no guarantee that when disorder erupts this will bring about an awakening or a deepening, but there’s always the possibility. It is an opportunity, but often, it is missed.

 So here we are at this time, and our mission is the same: to align with the present moment, with whatever is happening here and now. The upheaval that we’re experiencing at the present time probably will not be the last upheaval that’s going to come on a collective level. However, it is an opportunity—because although this is a time for upheavals, it is also a time for awakening. The two go together. Just as in an individual life, you need adversity to awaken. It’s an opportunity but not a guarantee. And so what looks tragic and unpleasant on a conventional level is actually perfectly fine and as it should be on a higher level; it would not be happening otherwise. It’s all part of the awakening of human beings and of planetary awakening.

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