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Done Is Better Than Perfect



I didn’t want to post anything this week. Had nothing to write about. Had nothing to say. I felt STUCK. Uninspired. Bored. Uncreative.


But I’ve been here before. This ain’t my first speed bump.


Life paralysis happens when I’m too afraid to put anything out in the world that could be imperfect. It’s all the ideas that I don’t pursue because of my deep fear of saying the wrong thing + sounding stupid + making people mad + failing + making mistakes + disappointing others + letting myself down.


It’s what happens when I mixup self-improvement with perfectionism. 


It’s what happens when I make things more complicated than what they really are.


Hola! My name is Mayi Carles + I’m a recovering perfectionist + an aspiring better than good enoughist.


I really hope this post, I mean showing up today, counts as therapy. Does it? Do I get a cookie?


Today’s video is a testament to getting things done to the best of our abilities. Done is better than perfect any day of the week. That’s my mantra after all. I’m also gonna show you a quick trick to get more done + tell Little Miss Perfect to talk to the hand.



You know what to do:

  • Uncomplicate your to do list.
  • Set yourself up to win.
  • Break down these la la land fantasies into actionable steps you can tackle. Hint: The first word should be a verb.
  • Show perfectionism who’s girl boss.
  • And do yourself a favor while you’re at it will ya’? Practice a lil’ self-compassion. You own it to yourself for striving to be your best.


Achievement is never the result of a single action, it’s the build-up of all of our dones.


In the comments, I wanna here ONE thing you did today. And I will celebrate it with you. By doing a dance of course.


Thanks for stopping by. I adore you.



Mayi Carles  




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Do A Friend Check



In recent years, I’ve noticed a pattern amongst happy people making a living doing work they love on their own terms:

  • They are more likely to seek help.
  • They have a support system available to them.
  • They are connected with others, such as family or close friends.


Test it out for yourself. Next time you see someone who radiates positivity + is totally crushing being #girlboss, ask them:

  • Do you seek help?
  • Do you have a support system?
  • Are you close to family + friends?


I bet my vintage toy cash register they answer YES to all three questions. Heck, I bet my panda slippers.


If you’re struggling to quiet your monkey brain + find inner Kung Fu Panda peace, here’s what you need to do:



You know it. When in doubt, do a friend check. Mayi’s orders.


In the comments, I would love to know:

  • Who was the last person you reached out to when you needed refuge from your Apocalyptic brain chatter. Did it help?
  • Who was the last person you helped out by giving solicited advise. How did you feel?


Thanks for stopping by. I do a happy dance every time I see your avatar pop up. I swear.



Mayi Carles  




PS: Want to test drive Life is Messy Bootcamp® for a whole month for only $2.23 a day? Now you can with a Flashpass ticket. Click here to learn more!

Blogging is Dying, So Why Do I Keep at It?



My business partner April Bowles asked me the other day: Do you think blogging is becoming obsolete? 


Here’s what I had to say (my answer might miss you off a lil’):



I obviously have a very strong opinion about this topic. Surprise, surprise. And here’s the thing about opinions: When I have a firm position on anything, I get attacked. And that’s fine, cuz I’m not confident in my stance unless I have extensive data + case studies + personal experience to back it up.


This was a pretty short n’ sweet video, but if you want to know my reasoning behind this conversation, you might want to check out this article I wrote a little bit ago – Is Blogging Dying? This Is What I Think! It’s one of my favorite pieces.


As always, thanks for visiting. Did you know that when you leave a comment an actual person (that would be me) does a happy dance? It’s true.



Mayi Carles  




PS: Want to test drive Life is Messy Bootcamp® for a whole month for only $2.23 a day? Now you can with a Flashpass ticket. Click here to learn more!

How To Make An Extra $1,000 This Month



Are you making a living doing what you love? Or are you funding a hobby?


Over the last weeks hundreds of you have raised your hands + spilled open + shared your BIG dreams + confessed your fears with me. It has been an absolute honor to be the keeper of your secrets (including your money fantasies) + the light in the end of your tunnel. 


I’ve woken up so many mornings thinking of you. I’ve sent you happy thoughts in countless prayers. I have talked about you with hubby. I’ve raved about you during my dad’s famous Pasta Nights.  


You’re the reason I get out of my comfy pajamas + put on waterproof mascara to film episodes week after week. You’re the reason I get over my fear of “what will people think?” + hit publish anyways.


I feel humbled to be part of your journey to the top of your metaphorical Mount Everest. You’ve inspired me endlessly to create things, small things, but MIGHTY things that can make a BIG difference. You bring out the best in me, and for that I will always be grateful.


Today’s episode was inspired by YOU, and the countless women who knock my door every day because they struggle to turn her multiple passions into a profit. They are seeking the “one thing” that will make all the difference… the “one thing” that will give them their big break… the “one thing” that will make things easier.


My advice? Stop putting so much pressure on ONE thing. Start test driving different eggs + placing them in other baskets. See what you like. See what your people like.

Here are 6 totally doable ways to diversify your revenue streams + maximize your earning potential + make an extra 1 thousand dollars (said like Dr. Evil) this month. Ca-shing!!!



Let’s recap all that we covered in today’s episode:

  • Turn your invisible product that’s only exist in your computer into a physical product.
  • Coach the next generation of superstars.
  • Sell subscriptions to a service.
  • Generate referral commissions with intention, also called affiliate marketing.
  • License your goods to go big without spending big.
  • Stop doing that project you suck at. 


There you have it, a handful of revenue streams to add to your money making repertoire. Try them. All. One. A few. And let me know how it goes.


Thanks for watching. Your support means so much to me, you don’t even know.



Mayi Carles  




PS: Want to test drive Life is Messy Bootcamp® for a whole month for only $2.23 a day? Now you can with a Flashpass ticket. Click here to learn more!

8 Words You Need to Use in Your Marketing Copy



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Writing copy is hard.


Writing copy that sells without sounding like a corny infomercial is ever harder.


Today I’m throwing you a towel. Use these eight heavy hitting words to make your copy-writing stronger+ clearer + more compelling (without making you puke-y).


Here’s a quick recap of my fave words when writing sales copy that sells:

  • You
  • Risk-Free / Guarantee
  • Secret
  • Easy
  • Free
  • Limited Time
  • Because
  • Instantly


I use these words in writing my e-mail subject lines + titles for blog posts + ad copy. They must have magical powers, cuz they are total click magnets + sales convertors.


Try using them the next time you’re writing sales copy. Let me know how it goes.


Thanks for watching.



Mayi Carles 


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