personal responsibility

Personal Responsibility Is the Key to Peace

When you stand before your Maker, He won’t ask you what your race did, what your gender did, or what your religion did. He will ask you how you lived YOUR life. Were you loving? How did YOU treat people? You’ll have to take personal responsibility for your own actions.

Society has misdiagnosed the problem as class, race, gender or religion-based. The problem isn’t with factions or classes. The problem is with individuals who are abdicating their personal responsibility to factions, classes, nations, government.

As long as we keep lumping each other into groups by ethnicity, gender or other factors, we’ll keep pitting one group against another. We’re creating resentment followed by hatred, and violence.

Some individuals are cruel to others. Some would be cruel to their own grandmothers. Other individuals of any slice or segment are the kindest most loving souls out there. Most of us fall somewhere between the spectrum.

We are individuals, not groups. Don’t judge me in a group. That just makes me irritated. THAT is what is truly divisive. Millions of people who have been lumped into various groups are getting blamed for the actions of the few in those groups who fall into the cruel side of the spectrum.

And what happens when you’re unjustly accused? Most of us feel resentment and as if we’re being victimized. After all, WE have done nothing. Why is that group over there blaming us for their problems?

The root problem is our society likes to make people responsible at a group level and not at an individual level. Divide and conquer. True freedom, peace and harmony comes only when each person takes INDIVIDUAL responsibility for themselves.

I am not guilty of your sins and you aren’t guilty of mine. And neither of us are guilty of a groups’.

The Only Solution

The only solution is to help as many people truly get that they are children of a Divine Creator, and we are responsible to Him for our own choices. When we truly get that, we realize our neighbor is also a child of God — our brother, our sister — FAMILY!

We are responsible for the amount of love we reflect in the world. No one can force us to be loving. You can’t legislate kindness or love (contrary to what the government-must-fix-it-all philosophy says ).

The only way to create kindness is with kindness. Kindness and love breed kindness and love. Be the love and your world becomes loving.

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

Let Go and Let God

As you know I’m a goal oriented person. For most of my life I’ve gotten clear on what I wanted and went for it like a heat seeking missile. There was one thing I wanted more than anything. I got super clear on its characteristics and repeatedly stepped out of my comfort zone to find it.

I kept receiving what I was going for only to discover that what I got didn’t make me happy. I kept tweaking and adjusting my wish list thinking I just needed to get clearer. Finally, something came that I thought was what I really wanted, it fit so much of my criteria. But it ended up being a devastating mistake.

Let Go

At that point, I gave up and said “Lord, I obviously don’t know what’s good for me. You send me what’s best for me.”

What came was so much of what I wanted but infinitely more. There were so many things I would have never thought to ask for or to list. I call what came “the gift that keeps on giving” because every day I seem to unwrap a new pleasant surprise. Some new aspect of this gift I never knew was there. Every day I thank God for this beautiful gift.

It’s made me look at goal setting completely differently. It’s more like, “this is what I’m thinking I’d like, but You decide. I trust You to send me what’s best for me.”

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

Celebrating Spring: Embrace Your Freedom!

I don’t know about you, but I love Spring. It’s my season! Maybe it’s cause I’m a May-day baby, but I come alive this time of year. Right now I’m celebrating on so many levels. Not only am I feeling free-er than I have in months, but also I’m celebrating my 23rd year in business.

If you’re ready to break through to shining brighter than you ever have, I hope you’ll join me on this journey. I’m offering a 23% off coupon on three of my flagship programs through May 1st.

Just use ANNIVERSARY in the coupon code spot on these programs:


Create a WOW Book Mentoring Program

If there’s a book in you and you’re ready for some mentoring and accountability on the writing, publishing or marketing process, this program’s for you.

Finding Your Sweet Spot Niche Mastery System

If you’re struggling to identify who you are, who you serve, and what you bring to the world, this program will help you do that. You’ll also start thinking through products, programs and services you can offer.

The Traversiamo System

I’ll be getting real, raw and relevant with a small group of individuals about my journey through the Transparency Phase of the Light Bearer Cycle. I’ll be helping you navigate this difficult phase of the process with more grace, ease and hope. Come on! Let’s cross over!

If you’re ready to embrace and celebrate your freedom to express your truth, your highest and greatest self, I hope you’ll join me in May for one or more of these programs!

In the meantime, enjoy this fun song from Jason Mraz and celebrate your freedom!



About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

Why Stories Are So Important!

WOW! I knew that stories were important in connecting with your audience! I teach authors how to craft stories that engage their readers and how to use collaborative stories to create viral buzz. From experience, I know storytelling works, but this infographic gives you the brain-science behind why that is! Fascinating!

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About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author and marketing and social media consultant specializing in digital content creation and Facebook Ad Management. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.