1. Please introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where are you from?
I’m Bree Marie from livingbreely.com. I was born in San Diego, California. I am a blogger, online course creator, mindset and success strategist and as of late, a podcast host.
2. What is your business about?
I help women grow their mindset so they can live more fulfilled, mindful and purpose-driven lives. I love to work with millennial women who want to learn to capitalize their skills and build an online business. I focus not only on business strategies but also with the mindset growth that is required to become successful.
3. What made you get into this line of business?
I first started with my blog, livingbreely.com, as a way to document the things that I was doing to heal my anxiety. It then morphed into course creation and 1:1 coaching and I’ve just launched a podcast a few weeks ago. I learned to re purpose my pain and use it to help other women who are looking to take their knowledge and turn it into an online business.
4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?
What makes me get up in the morning is my dog Cleo. Literally! That is my alarm clock and a quick 10-15 minute walk is always on the agenda. I’m very big on morning and evening routines. I get the blood flowing during my walk then I come home and meditate, eat breakfast and journal for about 10-15 minutes. I always sketch out what my day is going to look like the night before. This really helps me stay on track with projects, interviews and deadlines. Anyone who wants to work from home needs to have a routine that works for them especially because the middle parts of our day can be very spontaneous.
5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
The best advice I have ever been given was “messy action is better than inaction.” I had a mentor tell me this when I was about 18 years old but it never really resonated with me until I started to build my business. It’s very easy to get caught up in trying to make everything perfect before you launch it or try to have the perfect outline or plan for something but experience has taught me that nothing really goes according to plan. So I’m much more relaxed when it comes to trying new things in my business because everything is, as Marie Forleo says, ‘figureoutable!’
6.What is a book you would say everyone must read?
I am a huge bookworm! I read about 3 books a month so this is a tough one for me! This year, a few books that have really stood out to me are: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and This Thing Called You by Ernest Holmes. I also love anything written by Malcom Gladewell or Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
I have two courses that are open all year round. One is called MindfulnessU Stress Mastermind and it’s all about using the mindfulness practice to redefine your relationship with stress. If you’re not familiar with Mindfulness, I have a ton of free resources on my blog and I also go over it in the beginning of the course to catch everyone up to speed. I also have the 21-Day Mindset Shift course, which I share, tested and proven practices that are designed to shift and grow your mindset in 21 Days. If you’re new to mindset work – this is a great place to start!
8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?
1 thing I do to shift my mindset instantly is – take a walk. I really undervalued the power of a quick 20-minute walk when I first started my mindset journey! Whenever I’m feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious – a walk behind these trails that I have behind my apartment are where you can find me! But beyond that – I think that shifting your mindset is gradual. I know it’s easy to look for MAJOR shifts or changes in our lives but sometimes it’s the little things that you do consistently everyday that add up to a making a big difference. Anyone who has worked with me will tell you that before we do anything else – I will have them start drinking a gallon of water every day. They think I’m crazy but this accomplishes 2 things; 1. It’s a health thing, you’re flushing out toxins, hydrating, and helping your liver detox and just all of the wonderful things that water does for our body and 2. It’s about them proving to themselves that they can actually DO something and be consistent with it. So many women come to me and say that they can never be consistent or stick with something and this tiny shift of drinking a gallon of water everyday gets them in that headspace of ‘I CAN do this.’
9. What do you love most about helping others?
The thing I love most about helping women is seeing them breakthrough limiting beliefs. It’s the power of human will at its finest hour. When someone comes to me and they tell me is ‘Oh, I could NEVER have a successful business’ or ‘that’s just impossible for me!’ or even ‘there is no way that could work!’ And then they do the thing that they said they could never do …that sparkle in their eye, the power in their voice and the energy they give off – that is the most rewarding part of what I do.
10. Your favourite quote?
My favorite quote by Theodore Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
My modern-day interpretation of this quote is to forget the haters and critics (this is especially important as an online entrepreneur!) Be brave. It’s better to try something and fail at it than not try at all.
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Have a wonderful day.