049: How to Stop Striving & Start Thriving – with Marina Pearson

By January 22, 2019January 23rd, 2019The Simplifiers Podcast

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Do you ever feel like you’re running in a hamster wheel? Yeah girl, me too, sometimes. Here we are, nearly the end of January 2019 and I’m already starting to feel the pull of ‘hustle and grind’ and the ‘shoulds’ on my psyche. The ‘do more, more, MORE and only then will I reach my goals! Run faster Mary, run faster!’

Stop, pause. Is that little voice serving you, still?

My guest says NO.


Marina Pearson is going to simplify how to stop striving and start thriving in your work and career.

Marina reminds us, “thriving is having fun, enjoying the journey regardless of the outcome.”

And she shows us how.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the difference is between striving and thriving… and why it might be wrong to strive for goals this year
  • How to enjoy and embrace the journey of business ownership
  • What the “joy of being” means and how to create this in your own life
  • The 3 secrets to eliminate guilt and get back your very own quality of life
  • What to do if you feel like you have no life and all that you do is work, work, WORK – she’s got just the thing for you: the Joy Catalyst Scorecard

This year, I’m doing things differently.

Heeding Marina’s advice, I’m starting to reexamine and redefine what ‘success’ looks like to me as an entrepreneur.

Let me tell ya, when you slow down, give yourself permission to rethink what the ‘rules of running a business’ are, you create breathing room in your work schedule and a fresh perspective in life.

I encourage you to give yourself this gift, as well. You might be surprised at what comes up!


My challenge for you this week:

Are you fixed on outcomes and goals? Does how you feel depend on reaching the achievements you are striving for? Think about how you can you set intentions which will allow things to unfold in a natural, explorative way – and have fun!

Share it with me, privately or publicly, by snapping a photo of you doing the thing and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Book: Work Less, Make More: The counter-intuitive approach to building a profitable business, and a life you actually love – James Schramko

Book: Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets of Stress-free Parenting – Dr. Laura Markham.

Complete your Joy Catalyst scorecard: marinapearson.com/scorecard

Favorite quotes from this episode:

[03:33] “If we think that money can give us a feeling, it’s never going to be enough.” – Marina

[05:09] “Thriving to me is having fun, enjoying the journey regardless of the outcome.” – Marina

[19:54] “Go through that process of saying, okay, well what worked, what didn’t work? And lessons learned. Like what do I know now that I didn’t know before?” – Mary

[21:58] “Often when I’ve been working with clients, the one thing they’re not really giving themselves permission to do is just relax, take time out, do the self care. Create space, listen, enjoy, go for walk.” – Marina

[29:20] “Am I really being conscious about how I want to go about doing this? Or have I fallen back into old habits of thinking? Have I fallen back into old habits of doing?” – Marina

[30:43] “How can you even enjoy the business when you’ve got all these rules and regulations about how it’s supposed to look, what it’s supposed to give you.” – Marina

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About Marina:

Marina is a Mama, bestselling Author, Investor, Podcaster and Joyriding Retreat Facilitator.

Aside from being featured on ITV This Morning, Marie Claire, The Guardian and The Daily Mail, she lives her life working on projects that light her up.

When she isn’t spending time with her son at the beach – she is running exclusive Joyriding Retreats in Spain for women and mums in business who want to ditch the overwhelm.

She is the host of the Joy of Being Podcast, where she interviews transformational people, business owners and creatives, sharing how to live a life and business that they can really enjoy.

Marina’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Ann Wilson – The Wealth Chef. Ann helped Marina create financial freedom.

Where Marina hangs out online:

Website: marinapearson.com

Instagram: @marinapearson

Facebook: @marinacpearson

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