5 Things Entrepreneurial Light Bearers Need

Have you ever felt like God told you to do something? You set out to do it and you hit one obstacle after another. And you’re wondering, “What in the world is He thinking?” Or perhaps you begin to doubt you heard right. Maybe my story will be of some comfort to you…

In 2009, while enjoying some spiritual time, I heard these words in my mind, “Help the Light Bearers. The world can’t see Me, but it can see them.”

I wasn’t exactly sure how I was supposed to help the Light Bearers, but what was coming to me at the time was an understanding of who Light Bearers are, and the process we go through to become an instrument in God’s hands.

The first solid thing that came for me was a book — a roadmap to help Light Bearers understand who they are, what’s happening to them, and what they’re here to do — Light the World, How Your Brilliance Can Shift the Planet.

In the fall of 2012, I guess God wanted me to “get down to business” with His instruction because that’s when the internet completely shifted. My bread-winning site became obsolete, and I chose to make my “Light Bearer passion” the central focus of business.

I immediately went to work trying to assist Light Bearers. A funny thing happened… which really wasn’t so funny to me… I hit one obstacle after another. What I used to know and how I used to do things were not working.

I felt like I dove off a cliff expecting to fly. Only I didn’t fly. I plummeted like a stone. I had no system. No clarity. I had a roadmap of the Light Bearer process, but that wasn’t a system. It wasn’t a clear deliverable that I could build a business around. And believe me, I tried.

extraordinarydestinyI think Light Bearers do this a lot. We have this ethereal “aha” or insight and think that’s enough to build a business around. It’s a wonderful thing, but it’s not solid. People need something practical if they’re going to invest their time, energy and money to work with you or learn from you.

I knew I didn’t have a clear system. But I knew, somehow, someway, I had to get one! To begin with, I wasn’t sure what system the Light Bearers needed. Over the course of two years, I did quite a bit of private consulting with Light Bearers and created a lot of products and programs. To me (and for those who follow me) it probably looked like I was jumping from one thing to another — everything from creating your own amazing life, to your amazing body, to breaking through to radiance, to book consulting and now product development.

Maybe you’re looking at me wondering, “What in the world do these things have in common?” The funny thing about the way God leads (at least the way He leads me) is it’s rarely linear. And He rarely says, “Ok, here’s the big picture of what we’re going to build.” Only after the fact do you step back and say, “Oh, NOW I get what we were building!”

I’m at one of those vistas now. Finally, I can say, “I have my systems in place! Yay!” And the pieces fit together. So I’ll share what I’ve discovered from talking to, consulting with, and training Light Bearers over the last two years. Hopefully, in iterating it to you, both you and I will gain some added clarity about the method to God’s madness. :)

There are 5 things an Entrepreneurial Light Bearer Needs:

1) Clarity about who you are and what you’re here to do.

2) A clearly defined, tangible, duplicatable system that is conveyed in programs, products, books, training, etc.

3) Enough energy and stamina to live out your mission. Your body’s got to be healthy enough keep up with the vision!

4) Get out of God’s way and let Him work through you. Meaning, release the limiting beliefs, fears, and past trauma so you can move forward and fulfill your life’s work.

5) Get the word out about what you have to offer — in a word, “Marketing”

I hope you’ll join me for one of my upcoming trainings. I’m excited to help you shine as brightly as possible and deliver your brilliance to those who so desperately need it!

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.

My Favorite Summer Sandwich

Yum! Here’s one of my favorite summer sandwiches…

 

avocado tomato pita

 

avocado

tomato

cucumber

lettuce

baby dill (optional)

on a wheat pita

with a smidgen of Ranch

 

 

Create Your Amazing Body! Join me for my workshop here.

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.

I Look To You

My sister told me about Amy Perry’s weight-loss story and introduced me to Selah’s version of the song, “I Look to You.”  I love Amy’s story because it illustrates three principles I’ve found to be true in my own life:

– Any dream we choose to co-create with God activates a power beyond our own, to make the impossible possible.

– God will prompt other people to reach out and help you with your dream.

– In order to release the weight, we often need to let go of old baggage and emotions that we’re carrying. They go together. The mindset and the emotions are every bit as important as the exercise or the food we eat…. probably more so.

I hope you enjoy Amy’s story and her amazing voice as she sings this inspiring song, “I Look to You.”


Isn’t it time you created your amazing body? Find out how, here.

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.

Yummy Dill Chicken Salad

I’m a bit of a chicken salad connoisseur. If I’m eating lunch at a new restaurant and they have chicken salad on the menu, 9 times out of 10 I’ll order it. I guess I’m on a quest for the perfect chicken salad.

My all-time favorite chicken salad was at the Flying Star in Albuquerque, NM. It’s this yummy dill chicken salad that knocks it completely out of the park.

chicken salad on pitaI’ve worked on my own chicken salad recipe and integrated the dill. It may not be as good as Flying Star, but this chicken salad is pretty dang good, even if I say so myself.

First, I boil 2 chicken breasts, let them cool, then shred, and dice them.

Then put in 1 stalk celery, diced.
2 slices of Vidalia onion, diced
Red grapes cut in half and
Fresh baby dill (a couple sprigs diced)
Low fat Mayonnaise
Salt/Pepper
Chill/serve.

I like mine served on whole wheat pita or pocket bread. Enjoy!

Btw, having the energy you need and the body you want doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself. It’s as simple as making healthy choices. For me it meant getting in touch with the big vision for my life … that dream that keeps me up at night … and integrating my healthy body into that goal. Join me for my Create Your Amazing Body Workshop this summer and you’ll get a FREE private 50-minute belief shifting session with me. We’ll move any of the energetic and mindset blocks out of the way so you have a clear pathway to achieving your amazing body. Join me here

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.

Are You Numbing Yourself?

walmart alcoholic kool-aidAs I walked through Walmart this morning, I thought for the umpteenth time what a sad state it is that the equivalent of alcoholic Kool-aide is sold like candy at the front of the store.

Is it just me, or is this a screaming statement about humanity’s inability to process their emotions. Are we finding so little joy in our lives? Are we so unhappy that we must constantly numb ourselves in one way or another?

As I’ve been consulting people on their weight issues, I’ve noticed a common reason that people overeat or consume too much junk food or sugar. In a word — comfort. It soothes them. It numbs them to their problems.

Raw foodists say that as you move to a raw food diet, you’ll start to feel a lot more emotions that you’ll need to process. Eating clean allows you to feel more, sense more and see more. The processed foods and sugars we consume numb our ability to feel, see and hear. And for many, this is just too painful, so it’s easier to eat poorly than process the emotions.

Processing emotions doesn’t have to be difficult or painful. There are ways to get down to the root emotions without dredging up all the painful memories. That is what I do with my clients. Virtually every person I work with ends a call commenting on how light and free they feel … ready to move forward.

For example, by the time my “amazing body” clients stop working with me, they’ve gotten down to the root causes for hanging onto the weight, are craving less junk, are living healthier lifestyles and have the motivation and capacity to take care of their bodies going forward. They also have an increased awareness of the emotions they’re feeling and healthier ways to process them.

It can be done. You don’t have to numb yourself for the rest of your life! Take a look at your own life. Where are you numbing yourself? Hours of TV? Sweets? Junk food? Alcohol? Over-the-counter or prescription drugs? How much time and money do you waste trying to stuff down emotions that just want to be be acknowledge and released so you can move on with your own amazing life?

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.

Chocolate Strawberry Snack

strawberries and chocolate
Here’s one of my favorite snacks to eat when my sweet tooth gets going. It’s delicious, nutritious and doesn’t stack on the pounds (unless you eat mounds of it).

3-4 large fresh strawberries (diced)

1 TBSP dark chocolate chips or some other diced dark chocolate

Mix and eat.

Eating healthy and finding your ideal weight doesn’t have to be a white-knuckled nightmare. Shift your thinking and energy around achieving your ideal weight, add in some simple lifestyle changes and you can be looking and feeling great too.

Join me for my next workshop: Create Your Amazing Body – Look and Feel Fantastic,

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.

Make Eating Healthier Easy on Yourself

Are you like I was? In the past I was bad about grabbing a snack or a handful of chocolate chips with peanut butter when I was busy throughout the day. Not the best way to keep your girlish figure or rediscover it if it’s gone!

Here’s a fast, healthy alternative I like to use now…

Quick and Easy Healthy Taco Salad

I buy those plastic containers of salad at SAMS, Costco or the grocery store. They tend to keep better than the plastic bags. Then one night while I’m cooking dinner, I’ll fry some extra Turkey Burger and add some of my favorite taco seasoning. I let that cool and put it in a plastic bag in my refrigerator.

Then when I want a quick lunch, I’ll …

Heat some of the taco meat in the microwave.

Put some salad mix in a bowl

Add some diced tomatoes

Perhaps add some salsa

A squirt or two of low-fat Ranch dressing (optional)

and then top it with the taco meat.

Heck, I even add a little grated cheddar cheese.

I know the cheese and ranch aren’t “diet”… but I never dieted to lose weight anyway! Just remember to use them in moderation.

Find out how I lost 46 pounds by shifting my energy & mindset and making simple lifestyle changes… no dieting. Get my free audio, “How to Create Your Amazing Body” here.

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.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Naturally

One of the first things most people decide to do when they set out to look and feel better is reduce their sugar intake.

healthy sweet snackI don’t know about you, but I have a sweet tooth and going completely no-sugar is tough. And honestly, I didn’t do that. What I did do, is start replacing some of those unhealthy choices with healthier ones. Here’s a recipe I love that is fast, easy and a healthy alternative to grabbing a bakery item.

In a food processor, finely chop the following:

A small handful of pecans
1 date
(optional) dash of salt
(optional) dash of cinnamon

Now, put some of your favorite fruit in a bowl… like chopped apples, strawberries, blueberries, etc. Top the fruit with the nut/date mixture.

If you have a little extra of the topping, save it. You can also put it atop a fruit smoothie. Yum!

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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.

Is Your Body Image Hijacking Your Dream?

Your weight affects every interaction you have with yourself and others. In your business it determines what photos you put on Facebook, whether you feel comfortable making videos or not, being on stage, leading a retreat, or even putting your pictures on your website. Personally it impacts your dreams, traveling, sex, relationships, and basically showing up for life!

The only way to eliminate the excess weight and maintain a healthy, vibrant body is to get down to the root of WHY you’re hanging onto the extra pounds. If I were to give the root issue a name, I’d say it boils down to one main thing for most people. Find out what that is in this FREE Audio, “Create Your Amazing Body – Look and Feel Fantastic.”

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.

How to Create Your Own Amazing Body

For those of you on my “How to Create Your Own Amazing Body” call today who are interested in my ongoing mentoring and accountability program, here is the link for that.

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.