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Show Miss Lazy + Mr. Stuck Who’s the Boss


Ahem ahem! I’m interrupting the scheduled Vlogging 101 Series to bring you this kick in the pajama pants episode about, well, overcoming stuck + beating laziness.


As chief executive captain of the Life is Messy Bootcamp + self-proclaimed master organizer of the disorganized, it has come to my attention one peculiarity about us multi-passionate entrepreneurs: we’re like Cirque du Soleil jugglers, trying not to miss a beat + trying not to mess up our act + trying so so freaking hard not to let our spectators down. This has got to stop!


Watch today’s Friday Video Time clip to get the full scoop.



When you’re done, click on the banner above to take the pledge. It’s absolutely free. All you have to do is take a proactive stance + commit to the challenge. By doing so, you’ll automatically join a movement of doers + world changers. I hope you take me up on the offer.



I’ve also whipped up this complementary 21 Day End Paralysis Challenge funsheet for tracking + accountability. Just click here to download + print + go + report your progress.


Don’t forget, the challenge kick starts this Monday, April 16 + ends Sunday, May 6 (or never). Save the date!


What else? Oh yeah…
quick announcement
In the spirit of giving MORE + going DEEPER + reaching HIGHER + making REAL transformations in the lives of my clients, I’ve decided to make some BIG changes to my creative business coaching practice. Starting April 15 (that’s this Sunday), I will only jam with 3 rockstars-in-the-rising at a time + my rates are going up 40%.

What else? Oh yeah…


quick announcement

In the spirit of giving MORE + going DEEPER + reaching HIGHER + making REAL transformations in the lives of my clients, I’ve decided to make some BIG changes to my creative business coaching practice. Starting April 15 (that’s this Sunday), I will only jam with 3 rockstars-in-the-rising at a time + my rates are going up 40%.



So, if you’re done wishing + consuming your days, I’d like to invite you to bibbidi bobbidi boo with me. I’m ready when you are superstar!



Mayi Carles

33 Responses to Show Miss Lazy + Mr. Stuck Who’s the Boss

  • Andreia says:

    I was needing this today! I’ve been procrastinating and winning for the last 4 hours. How did you guess?

    beijinhos querida Mayi

  • Andreia says:

    I meant whining…wish I was winning though 😉

  • Kim Gosney says:

    Mayi – CHALLENGE ACCEPTED – 21 day journey into banning Mr. Stuck – I’m peeling him off of me like a bad habit! Can’t wait to see what all of us Friday Video Timers can accomplish in 21 days! I’ll be tweeting, Facebooking and I think a vlog called for STAT.

  • julie biggs says:

    I am in! Thanks for the kick in the pajama pants!

  • Jackie says:

    OMG todo esto de las promesas vomitadas me hace sentir semi-infartada! 🙁

    Me declaro 100% culpable.
    Todo puede mas que yo ultimamente y me siento sumamente incumplidora.

    Y no es que ..oh! mientras escribo esto estoy excuchando lo de que me repertorio de victima tiene que parar! (escribo mientras te escucho, asi de histerica-impulsiva y aludida soy yo).

    Tienes que tener cuidado con lo que me dices porque yo me tomo todo muy en serio 🙂

    (interrumpo para decirte que mi hija Marianne te escucha siempre desde su cuarto -he estado viendo varios de tus videos – y dice que eres “adorable”)

    Esta señorita no-lazy (lo juro) acepta el reto. Necesito ponerme en modo positivo ya mismo. Estas semanas han sido traumaticas pero I WILL SURVIVE!

  • Michelle Ainslie says:

    Your timing is PERFECT!! You got me exactly where I am at and kicked my ass!
    Thank you soooo much Mayi.
    Started a trend #21daychallenge on Twitter. Let’s rock this thing!

  • mayicarles says:

    Andreia: Hehehehehe we all whine sweetie. We just constantly need someone to remind us how ugly we look when we do hehehe. This was as much as a wake up call to me as it was for you believe me 🙂

  • Amy says:

    I love it – me and my SpongeBob pajama pants are in!

  • mayicarles says:

    Kim: Very well ranger. You are welcomed + accepted in the army of doers 🙂 SOOOOO EXCITED!

  • mayicarles says:

    Julie: Hehehe I wish we could all have a virtual pajama party one day. It would ve fun wouldn’t it!

    LIGHT BULB MOMENT! I have something in mind but I don’t want to vomit it before I DO IT 🙂

  • Migdalia says:

    este video me llego!
    soy Miss Stuck ! =)

    estoy alineada con Jackie, porq iba a levantar la mano y a decir GUILTY!!! y leo q Jackie puso 100% culpable! jaja

    voy en el reto! y parte del reto es empezar tu curso! sorry!
    imprimi las hojas y arme una carpeta super bella d corazones, pero no lo empece… he escrito algunas cositas en las hojas, pero no me he metido d lleno en el curso, procrastine! pensando q lo tenia has Diciembre, dije, bueno tengo tiempo… no importa si lo empiezo la semana q viene, en lo q este mas desocupada… error garrafal!!!
    en fin!
    ok. c u on monday
    GRACIAS por brindarnos estos videos llenos d esta energia positiva q transmites!

  • mayicarles says:

    OMG Jackie: Estoy en el pisoooooooo de la risa con tu comment. Es como un ataque de risa tipo chiripiorca jejejeje.

    No sabes cuanto me alegra verte tomar el reto. YESSSSSSSS! Me encanta!

    Y dile a tu hija que le mando un abrazote. Tiene que ser adorablee si salio a su madre. Y por lo que he leido en tu blog + visto, es una rockstar como tu tambien 🙂

  • Marta Costa says:

    Needed this so much… You just can’t imagine! Thank you for beeing such a cheerleader and an inspiration.

  • Kristi *aka* BohoBear says:

    Love the worksheet–and I love that I don’t have to start till Monday! HA!

    I do LOVE this, Mayi. Although, I am absolutely NOT lazy or stuck (I work from the moment I get up until the moment I go to bed, just overwhelmed!

    My biggest frustration at the moment? I’m suffering from carpal tunnel so everything is 10 times harder to complete–and this is the dumbest part–I’m trying to do bootcamp, but I can’t even write with a pen right now, so I’m trying to do my worksheets on the computer (easier to type than grip a pen!). I wish they were fillable! So, it’s not that I’m procrastinating, I just actually can’t do a lot of the work I need to.

  • Haroulla says:

    Amen sista!! Let’s do this! I stuck to the plan Mayi, and filled in my Foolproof Your Goals worksheets this morning as planned! Mr Stuck is slowly vanishing …

  • Kagan G. Byron says:

    I’m so excited Mayi! Sitting here, listening to you, I have to admit I felt a little guilty. I consistently fail to follow through and it makes me feel like a complete loser.

    I’ll absolutely join you in this challenge. It’s a great way to get tough and be honest with myself so I can make powerful changes. It’s great to be able to work on this together.

    I’m printing out my sheet right now and getting to work. No more wasted time!

  • mayicarles says:

    Kristi: I can’t even imagine how suffering from carpal tunnel must be. What I do know is that I have the BEST article EVER for dealing with overwhelm. This article truly changed my outlook + attitude when it comes to overwhelm + I think it can help you too:


    And while I’m in the sharing spirit, I think you will find this interview oh so very inspiring: http://www.yourgreatlifetv.com/interviews/sean-stephenson-interview-a-real-life-hero-leads-the-way/

  • francesca says:

    I must confess to you one thing: even though we’re far away I feel you as close as energy and real support to my work, really+really! Here often people are very pessimistic but, even I can seem you nerdy, I take so much energy from you, yes from you! I feel that this energy is acting for myself and my work. You’re really the chocolate + chili fairy I was looking:)

  • Gabriella says:

    Hi Mayi! I love your playsheets! They are huge motivators for me! Keep them coming!

  • Licia Dantas says:

    HELL YEAH! That’s the kind of energy + commitment the world (myself included) is lacking of. Challenged accepted. *singing along with Freddie Mercury – We are the champions, my friends, and we’ll keep on fighting till the end * 😉 😉

  • Erika says:

    Just what i needed to hear!!! Gracias Mayi!! I commit, no tengo twitter sorry!!!

  • Sharon says:

    I need this so badly … just did laundry so all my pjs are clean and ready

  • Jacolien says:

    Mayi, thank you for this vlog!
    I’m not really dealing with deadlines or promises to others.
    But I’m pretty much always stuck in having too many ideas! I do write them down somewhere, but somehow it’s hard to get started on things. And I don’t know why? Am I affraid that after finishing all my ideas, I’ll have no inspiration for other things?
    What are your recommendations on how to deal with this?

  • Modupe says:

    Preach it! I so needed to hear this today!

  • Jenn says:

    Absolutely what I need right now! I am accepting the challenge! It’s time to get the media kit together for the blog. I’ve been putting it off bc approaching advertisers is scary!

  • Bea @ CancunCOOKIES says:

    Necesitaba esto para darle una patada a la señora Flojilda y al señor Paralizado! Y me viene perfecto, justo una semana antes de mi cumple empezar… wooohooo!!!
    Eso de los 21 días me encanta, y tambien que vamos a platicar aqui los Viernes, y a hacer público esto… me anoto!
    Arrancamos, a darle durisimo!

  • gina says:

    Love this Mayi and it’s exactly what I need right now…..just committed to the challenge and I’m ready!

    thanks for all your great videos and playsheets!

  • Sofia Dias says:

    Hello Mayi. LOVE the video and I knOw so much people that, like me, as stuck in to a point, aparently with no return. But, i understand that moments like Friday Video Time it’s motivating and a progress in my life. I’m the master of complening.I’m always thinking that I have no time, no money, no skills, no this, no that. That my full time job killing my creativity but it’s WRONG! I’m the killer of my own creativity but sometimes it seems so hard take the step forward. But I’m try to do more and best!:)

  • Cathy says:

    Mayi, I take the pledge! And to make this even stronger, I’ve even shared it (and pledged to it) on my own blog: http://patchesofbeing.blogspot.pt/2012/04/im-taking-pledge.html or http://retalhosdeser.blogspot.pt/2012/04/eu-assumo-o-compromisso.html!

  • Tabassum says:

    It’s on!! I got the Rocky soundtrack in my head, got the calendar printed, and I’m getting ready to kick this whiny, procrastinating, overwhelmed, stressed out, daydreaming, can’t-keep-her-promises girl to the curb! Just saying that is refreshing 🙂 It’s time for the potential supa-star that is hidden deep inside of me beneath tons of layers of crap to step up to the plate.

    I love everything you said in today’s video. You totally called my a** out and I needed to hear it. And the C.T.A. ( as Marie Forleo calls them) the Call To Action at the end is perfect. I’ll be checking in with you later with my list of Done Deals…fingers crossed 😉

  • Linda Sparkman says:

    Full of great advice. Gee where do you get it all?

  • Kim Gosney says:

    I had to comment again! I just finished a tutorial on notepads that I kept saying I would do – the challenge pushed me to get rid of Mr. Stuck and just get it done! Thanks for the challenge inspiration!

  • Adelaida says:

    Starting today 🙂

    Thank you for the boost :*

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