Back with more Connecting the Gaps movie magic.
In the first video, April + I talked about how we got to where we are today, not just the fun + happy parts but also the mess-ups. We wanted to show you that neither one of us followed a linear path. We hit many potholes + took a number of detours.
Through building our businesses + confronting our inner-gremlins + outer-resistance, we’ve tackled lots of big hairy and audacious goals.
We get how overwhelming giant goals like launching a website + releasing a new product line or getting healthy can be.
That’s why we’ve dedicated this second video to telling you exactly how we conquer those intergalactic missions.
We’ll share the three most important things we do to avoid the apocalypse before reaching the top of the summit. And, we divulge how we break down our crazy ideas that seem utterly impossible into manageable tasks we can actually conquer.
Neither of us would run the businesses that we’ve built today without some goal setting superpowers. With this video, we’re entrusting them to you!
Too often, we think about the things we want to accomplish like writing a bestselling book or launching an Etsy shop without taking action.
We want to help you move from the ‘sitting on your butt’ phase into the ‘done like a B-O-S-S’ phase. Pow!
You want your body to look like Heidi Klum when she’s strutting down the Victoria Secret runway? Stop daydreaming about losing twenty pounds and actually sign up for that hot yoga class and buy yummy healthy foods at the grocery store. Say no to Cheetos and yes to a raw mango coconut pie.
The time to start is RIGHT NOW. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Now.
Brew yourself a cup of herbal tea and hunker down to watch today’s video for the inspiration to get started. Then, we want to hear about your world domination plans in the comments below the video.
What are you waiting for? Click here to watch.
Mayi Carles (with April Bowles)
Boo! It’s not Halloween just yet but I wanted to
scare surprise you by popping in a little earlier than usual. It’s Wednesday Video Time!!! Well, sorta’.
So, what’s the special occasion? Has quitting sugar made me delusional? Hmm, not yet.
No, it’s not my birthday either. That’s on Monday, October 21. I want sugar-free virtual cupcake recipes in my inbox. You’ve been warned.
This is about me. I mean, it’s really about you, about us.
You + I were born with these unique gifts. Don’t try to play it cool now + downgrade your awesomeness. I can see right through you missy.
Deep down I know you know you we destined for T-Rexness. For books + for big stages (with raving fans) + for TV + for Oprah. It’s in your DNA. Greatness is.
But somewhere along the road we hit a crossroads. Then stop signs. Followed by the never-ending-sequence of red lights. Darn. And last but now least, the infamous bird poo on the windshield whipper, despite your Grand Plan to conquer the world before Christmas.
Mess happens + it smells like public bathrooms. But we tuck it below the Welcome mat so no finds out.
I’ve given you small peaks inside the junk trunk, but oh no, never like the one I’m about to spill. Never so raw that it hurt. Never so open that it made my fingers fight for the “delete” button.
I’ve had to work through a lot of “stuff” to get here. I’m not sure I’m even ready to share the shame stories out in public, but my biz super-partner is making me. Blame April.
Oh yeah, cuz it’s not just me. Oh no! April + I are both unmasking the Great Big Magical Wizard of Oz of our personal business journey. A video with our back story, E! True Hollywood Story-style, with the good + the bad + the very very ugly.
Will you come along for the ride to make this less scary for us? Click here to watch it now.
We open up about the fears we had about laying the foundations of our businesses + how we ended up doing what we do.
We talk about combining our many passions into businesses that permit Anthropologie shopping sprees.
You’ll see us doing some crazy things like teaching actual stuffed animals + dancing in tutus.
Grab your 3D glasses (or not) + click here to watch the video.
Psst… expect to hear from us very soon. We’re opening up a 21-Day Mission that starts on November 1, so save your confetti + mark your calendars.
If you want to make a giant leaps in your life + business before 2014 rolls around, you’re going to want to join The League of Supers for an all-out movement from busy to happy.
I like big comments + I cannot lie.
And yo’ e-mails too.
But replying to them is getting harder + harder by the second as I approach my busiest time of year. My production factory is swamped designing new toy. SOS! Calling all minions to the Mayi Pole.
In the meantime, for my pajama bottoms convenience, I decided to piled up a list of frequently asked questions + spill the beans right here… right now.
It’s a FAQ-a-thon Friday Video Time – 15 questions + 15 answers + 1 yellow ukelele.
Let’s do this thing!
let’s do a lighting round
Shall we? The comment floor is open for a Speedy Gonzalez round of Q+A’s. Hit me with it!
PS: Special thanks to Karina Pallares for styling this hot mess + doing my make-up this week. Seriously, where do I sign the check to hire you for life before Chanel steals you away?
I had a mayor breakdown/breakthrough this week. I hope it’s a little bit less down than through thou. Break-through is good. Breaking-down, not so much.
Crazy decisions are being made at the Mayi Carles HQ. One day I’m praying for the demolition to end. The next I’m in rebirth frenzy. I’ve never felt this brave + nauseous + alive. Holy-guaca-moly!
Revolutions always feel a little dramatic, don’t they?
Choosing to live + take risks is an act of defiance. I bet you know all about being both brave + afraid. You warrior you.
Today’s Friday Video Time episode is a lesson in leaping without ruining your piggy bank. I know it sounds ridiculous + contradictory + that’s exactly why you’ll want to turn up your speakers + jam with me.
I want you to think about what you create. Look with a magnifying glass. Are there any leftovers you can turn into hefty profit? Find + repackage + conquer!
There’s good money to be made everywhere, so you can keep doing what you love, F-O-R-V-E-R!
PS1: The biggest McFattiest hug to my BFF Marlene Franco for inspiring today’s show. I absolutely adore you to a galaxy far far away + back!
PS2: Full credit for this smarty pants concept goes to Jason Fried, president of 37signals + co-author of the book REWORK.
You can paint me a picture of a cat + a T-Rex high-fiving another T-Rex or a what about me, dressed up as a Minion? That would be fun, but it’s got nothing to do with today’s video.
Hit play to get the goods. Yeah, it’s another one of those crazy episodes.
The floor is open for comments + questions + rants with kindness + sugar-free cupcake recipes + of course, your painted picture of the future. Gimme details. I’m glued to my screen with the popcorn.
PS: Loved my necklace? My good friend + amazing artist Chabela Sicz made it for me. You can check her stuff out here. She’s from Argentina, so say HOLAAA!