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5 Things You Need To Stop Doing Now. Seriously, Stop It!


Well Happy Friday Heartmaker. What ya’ making these days? This No-Crust Quinoa Quiche? Or what about these Cute Owl Ornaments? What did you say? You’re building your new (insert name of your supercalifragilisticexpialidocious project here)? Holy smokes Batman! You on F-I-R-E.


Me? I’ve been making butter on cinnamon raisin toast, in my pj’s. Thanks for asking. Like a Captain. Yeah, it’s been that kind of last couple of days. But, don’t worry, I’ve got this Monday coming up to game over + redeem my crown. Oh Mondays, the magical day when all goals resume priority + sh*t gets together. Amen.


Until then, let’s play today’s Friday Video Time episode, shall we? It’s a show stopper, as in yo’-better-stop-doing-these-5-things-now-or-else kinda of show. I strategically designed it for you to think I’m super smart + have all my ducks aligned. Secretly, I filmed it so I could hear it on a loop till it tattoos itself in my hypothalamus. Ready when you are.



your turn

Did you see yourself in any of these? Yes? No? How so?


Know a friend that could really hear this? Pass it over. Thanks for sharing.



Mayi Carles

23 Responses to 5 Things You Need To Stop Doing Now. Seriously, Stop It!

  • Kerry says:

    Love! As usual! Definitely the playing it cool part 🙂 I told somebody recently about your video about social media things that annoy you. I told them how much I loved that you shared how you felt. By sharing your opinions you were ultimately helping others while staying true yourself. Such an inspiration! I will definitely be passing today’s video along. Keep it crazy, girl! XO!

  • I check stats way too much. LOL But to be fair to myself, I have just started capturing emails for a newsletter using MadMimi as you recommended – ooh I like! – and I do have my first sign-ups! But now I think I can relax a bit on checking. You are so right. Time to go write my newsletter and make some more dolls! (closes browser…..)

  • Luana says:

    I worry too much, that’s my problem. I believe if I get some of your sunglasses I may take my life less serious… Seriously!!! Thanks for the videos, they always make me think but with a smile.

  • Alicia says:

    thank you for putting a smile on my face the morning and for the great tips as usual! 😉

  • Bev says:

    OH man, so guilty of checking my metrics. Every. Single. Day. I like the idea of doing it at the end of the month, though.

  • Tabassum siddiqui says:

    (Secretly raising my hand to almost all of these 🙂 ) I would like to also add, Stop checking your comments every 5 seconds on your youtube channel (especially if you just started). That can be a downer if you see that there are no comments or that there are some mean comments. Either way it doesn’t motivate me to be more creative or more productive.

    I loved your “be authentic” message in today’s video. There is sooooooo much info out there in the interwebs and sooooooo many people + websites to compare ourselves too that we can easily be caught up in this copycat game or give up on being true to ourselves no matter how quirky we are. And not shining our light on the world is a true loss.


  • Janis says:

    Super Mayi! Hahahah I thought I was the only one feeling frustrated with Oh Joys’s rainbow pancakes hahahha 😉 Totally true, sometimes we can be our worst enemy by comparing ourselves with others. Rome was not built in one day. I remind myself this every day. We have to remain loyal to ourselves and use our own voice.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Oh No No NO. Me + food coloring aren’t on speaking terms right now. So frustrated. I want to make em’ successfully at least once. That’s not to much to ask, is it?

  • Mayi what an awesome video. My hubby is off work today making pancakes, unfortunately not the rainbow pancakes. He heard the entire video, and loved it!

    Gotta agree with @Tabassum you did a wonderful job throughout the video by pointing out to stay authentic and unobsessed in everything we do. Sometime easier said than done.

    I read somewhere you are suppose to check your metrics (numbers) daily. I like the idea of checking them monthly. So much less of an emotional rollercoaster and more of a fun cross country trip.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Hahahahaha, 2 in 1. Love it!

      As for the checking + re-checking metrics, I can just speak from personal experience. Numbers are depressing. No matter how many subscribes you get it’s never enough. And even when we do get an avalanche of traffic we manage to get depressed over the one person who left. Why do we do that to ourselves? I prefer to focus on the things that really make a difference, like making videos + creating new things. It doesn’t hurt to try.

  • Julieta says:

    Excellent video Mayi! You know what would be nice, 5 tips to speak nice to yourself. How do you deal internally with the spooky phantoms that chase every entrepreneur? (I don’t know if you have give us that advice)

  • Kagan says:

    Oh, Mayi! I am absolutely guilty of no. 1 and no. 4. Especially no. 4. Every few weeks I’m like, “Hey I should redo my website.” Just get me a glittery sign to wear about my neck that says GUILTY because website revamping is my favorite way to procrastinate. Thanks for the fun video today and the much needed reminder to be myself and stop worrying about it!

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Hahahahaha raising my hand too. This video is definitively one of those, say what I say, not what I do type thing hehehehehehe!

  • Alma says:

    I know, I can not stop worrying about if someone read me today, it’s horrible! I promise to try to relax. thanks for be there to remind us what is important in a smart and funny way. Abracitos!!!

  • trish says:

    Omg, thank you! I just found you, and this is the first video I watched, and I’m glad! You made me chuckle, like, out loud! Ha 🙂 ♥

  • Ana says:

    Mayiiiii me encantas! Y estoy aprendiendo inglés contigo :D. Quería descargarme la worksheet pero no la encuentro…

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