366 MINISODE Marie Diamond: Be The Queen of Your Business
Women Innovating Networking Growing Scaling – that’s WINGS … I’m Melinda Wittstock, my mission is to help women soar to success in business and in life – without tradeoff or apology, stepping into the light to have a transformational impact on the world. So on this mentoring minisode of Wings of Inspired Business … we talk about the inspiring and rapid pace of personal transformation in the world … how women can lead conscious change in business …why we must treat ourselves as Queens of our businesses … why it is so vital to find alignment with our soul’s purpose … and practical tips on how to feng shui your business environment … sort of like a 3D vision board … so you can unlock abundance in all areas of your life.
Here with us today to provide her insights and inspiration is …
Marie is a transformational healer who made it her goal at 15 years old to enlighten and bring 500 million people to consciousness.
That was many years ago and Marie Diamond is close to surpassing that goal … over the years … through actions large and small.
You may remember Marie from the law of attraction movie The Secret. Marie is one of the world’s top transformational leaders, speakers, and bestselling authors. A renowned voice on Law of Attraction, Feng Shui, and Dowsing, she truly is a ‘seer' in a modern context, and today on Wings of Inspired Business she shares why “playing bigger” does not mean working harder or in disharmony with all other aspects of life beyond your business or career.
Marie’s clients include billionaires, multi-millionaires, A-list celebrities in film and music including Steven Spielberg, The Rolling Stones, Paula Abdul, Dan Aykroyd, top-selling writers, motivational speakers such as Rhonda Byrne, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, John Gray, Marianne Williamson, Vishen Lakhiani, world-class athletes, leading CEOs, Fortune 500 Companies including BP-Amoco, Exxon Mobil, and other companies such as Herbalife and Forever Young, etc.). Globally, Marie has assisted many governments, government leaders, and governmental organizations in Belgium, Kazakhstan, Russia, Iceland, USA, Canada, and Mexico by providing comprehensive advice and solutions based on her expertise. Marie is a Founding Member of the Global Transformational Leadership Council and is both Founder and President of the Association of Transformational Leaders of Europe.
Melinda Wittstock: Marie, welcome to Wings!
Marie Diamond: So happy to be here, Melinda.
Melinda Wittstock: I am so happy to have you on right now, and I always want to ask on these mentoring Minisodes, what is inspiring you right now?
Marie Diamond: Hm. I think what's inspired me right now is the rapid change of transformation that is happening right now in the world. I mean, so many people are asking themselves the question, “Is this my life, or do I want a better life?”
I think because of all the challenges we see and either if it's environment or business life or personal life, people start asking themself the question, “Is this my life? Or can I improve it?” I think that is what inspires me right now the most, and that's why we see this rapid change and rapid transformation because people are looking for the answers, and I'm sure just listening to you and to all your listeners, they have that question right now. And that is just something that I'm so thrilled about, living this moment of life.
Melinda Wittstock: Marie, me, too. I think it's so exciting that you can have a conversation in a Starbucks line that's, woo! You know? Would have been considered way out there a couple of years ago, or in talking about business and using business as a tool for transformation.
We see amazing things happening right now, and I love that people feel deserving, or increasingly deserving, to live a full life and step into their true potential.
Marie Diamond: And it's interesting because a few years ago, people would not have seen that business could be a journey of transformation, and right now, people that are in the field of transformation or want to change their life, they see business, really, as part of that, as a tool or as a system how they can really go to a next level of dreaming their lives the biggest, in the biggest way.
And by manifesting their goals, they start seeing that business is such a wonderful tool for that.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, I completely agree. In fact, that's really near and dear to my heart, using entrepreneurship as a canvas for transformation and social good. Of course, there are always challenges along the way on our journey; no matter how enlightened we are, it's never really finished, at least in my own experience.
What are some of the challenges that you have in your life or your business right now?
Marie Diamond: I think it's, right now, I feel there's so much information coming, right? And it's like before you stand up, you already have hundreds of emails, so much messages on all different channels. And it's, quite quickly, you can get lost in that and it's two hours later and you're still in your pajamas.
One of the things I really have to be very clear about with myself is that in the morning, I take time for me. I take time to meditate, I take time for breakfast with my husband, I take the time to just first, come into my body, first to align myself before I go into the hectic-ness of business and social media. Because that's the first thing I… Your phone is close to you, and you're picking it up, and you're getting lost already in all the messages.
To really say to myself, I don't do that. The first half hour is for me.
Because if I don't align, then it's so difficult to be able to be the best to my clients and customers. That's a challenge I have, that I really have to take care of, to take time for me.
Melinda Wittstock: Yeah. It's a really conscious choice. We talk a lot about miracle mornings and things on this podcast, that if you are immediately on email or immediately on a social media, you're immediately on other people's agendas, not your own. And you can so easily…
Marie Diamond: That's a really good way to say it. That's a challenge for me that, you know, because I'm running several businesses; I'm a serial entrepreneur like you. I do like, “No, no, first me.” Right?
That's a challenge. I think a second challenge is, I'm traveling quite a bit, so to try to keep really healthy foods in my body, to bring that to me in different countries that are not always so conscious about organic, bio, or vegan, vegetarian. It is a challenge, especially when you're an international businessperson, to find that out. I found a lot of new apps out lately where I can find some solutions on that.
I think, and business-wise, it's also because you're expanding. I'm in a very big expansive mode right now, is to find the right people, to be clear that you don't go with the first that comes along, that you think, “Okay, these two will do, so I can continue to find the right person that fits in with the team,” and fits in with your vision and goals. And even if it looks like it's really good, because then I can go ahead and move to the next level, is to really make sure that the energy aligns between the person, the vision, the goals, and the team. Yeah.
Melinda Wittstock: Ah, yeah, that's a big one for women, actually. Hiring fast enough, hiring the right people, or if they're not the right people, being able to say goodbye. That can be really difficult for women, because we all want to be liked, you know?
Marie Diamond: It is, it is. On that level, I have learned my lessons [inaudible [spp-timestamp time="00:06:07"]…
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, gosh. Me, too! Yep!
Marie Diamond: I have learned to be a little bit more patient on that level, to be honest, so, that's really good. It's still a challenge especially because I'm expanding right now and it's going quickly, that I just to keep my pace and keep my rhythm that, “Okay, everything still needs to be aligned, yeah?”
Melinda Wittstock: Right. Absolutely. Well, I love that word alignment, and it comes up in conversation a lot these days.
Looking back on your career, Marie, and I mean all of the amazing things you've done and are doing and all your amazing clients and everything, what are the top three go-to pieces of advice you would give women entrepreneurs, women in business, wherever they are on their journey right now? What would be the top three?
Marie Diamond: Well, one of the things is that I've talked about a lot in my journey, is for women, see yourself as the queen of your business. We are so easy to first give to people and make sure that the others are the kings and the queens in our business, but you're the queen. I always suggest to people, make sure you sit in such a position. Have a space to sit and to work, even if you're working at home. Create your own little throne, right?
Because I'm a [inaudible [spp-timestamp time="00:07:36"], I'm thinking about, okay, what can you add to that? Always make sure you see the door. When you see the door, your brain goes from beta to alpha. You'll be much more expansive and creative. When you're sitting on your desk, never face the window, never face the wall, against the wall; make sure you position yourself you always see the door, because then you're opening yourself up to be the queen in your business.
Make sure you have a high-backed chair so that you're sitting on the throne. With armrests, so that you feel like, “Hey, I'm comfortable, I'm strong.” Because as women, we need all the strength we can have in this world.
And then, another part is to de-clutter, to organize the area around you because we're so good at taking time for others, but cleaning space around you, cleaning space in your… even online on your social media and your computers, your phones, create some space to bring new energy in. Create space in your closets and your cabinets and your files to bring some new clients in.
The more space you create, the more you will feel less stressed because when you have a lot of things around you in your office space, then your stress level will actually rise. Make sure everything is organized, and even if you need to take some time every week for that, you will see, it really will benefit. You will have a better mood, you will have more energy to move forward.
That's our three suggestions for you.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, those are wonderful pieces of advice. Absolutely! And here's one really quick one, for people who have money issues, no leaky taps, right?
Marie Diamond: Yeah, but you know, that is kind of what I call popular feng shui. I'm not so much into that. It's always good to just to have for the water bill, you know? To stop that expensive water bill.
But it's more important for you to really have a fountain, and especially in this year, a fountain is really good in the west, but you can also put a fountain in the north or the southeast of your office, because these are money-orientated areas. If you want more cash flow, that will help in your business. Southeast. North is always generally good, but for this year, we are on 2019, is to the west.
Choose one of them, feel what is the best for you. A fountain shows eternal flow of money, so it stands for cash flow, and making sure that it's always running. So, I'm not to focus on what is leaking but what is gaining. Gain the money by showing subconsciously this energy.
And also, looking around you, in your business, all the images that are around you, are they reflecting what you want in your business? Are they reflecting your vision? All your products and services, business cards, fliers, are they out in your office? Nobody's coming there as your clients, but still, you're giving yourself, subconsciously, messages because your home, your office is like a three-dimensional vision board.
Melinda Wittstock: Oh, gosh, I love that! The office as a three-dimensional vision board. Goodness, what a powerful way to say that! Marie, how can people find you and work with you?
Marie Diamond: They can, of course, go to MarieDiamond.com and they can get their free energy reports, how there is a little tab there, you can say, Get Your Free Energy Report.
There, if you click on it, you will have to put in your gender and your birthday, and you will get a personalized energy report to know what in your home, in your office, is your personal success direction. Because in your personal success direction, that's where you want to place your logo, your fliers, your products, because you will actually create a much more better energy for attracting all the things you need in your life.
Go to MarieDiamond.com, click on Get Your Free Energy Report, and start practicing what I'm teaching for the last 25 years.
Melinda Wittstock: Wonderful! Thank you so much for putting on your Wings and flying with us.
Marie Diamond: With pleasure! They were great wings.