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Open Your Eyes to Opportunities

This segment of Marnie’s Motivational Moments is about the O in A.C.T.I.O.N. for Open Your Eyes to Opportunities. When you set your feet in motion, doorways of opportunities start to open. But you may also run into challenges and roadblocks.

What if your answers are right in front of you? all around you? and you’re just not seeing them? In my experience that’s EXACTLY where they are. The answers to your most pressing problems are in the little things all around you.

There are people, events, resources, and opportunities within reach for you to achieve your big aspirations.

But, if you don’t open your eyes to see them, you will miss out on them. Watch this short video which explains how to open your eyes and see opportunities and answers.

Are you feeling inspired to put your work or message into the world? Let me show you how with Marnie’s Marketing Mondays.

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Trump’s Lewd Comments

Recent political hoopla over Trump’s lewd comments and all of the crimes and indecencies of the Clinton’s is symptomatic of a society with no morals. People lie to get what they want. We watch and read smut and call it entertainment. The majority of men have (or have had) a porn addiction.

Women are no better. We throw ourselves at men in hopes of some morsel of acceptance in our misdirected quest for value. People use any excuse to murder and loot in the name of some “cause.”

Trump’s Lewd Comments Are Symptoms of a Corrupt Society

As a nation we have no integrity. Why do we suddenly claim we have moral high ground to stand on when we discover candidates are cut from the same cloth as ourselves and have said or done things that are immoral, vulgar, irresponsible, deceptive or downright traitorous?

We can sit here and argue over who is worse or we can take a long hard look at ourselves and get our own houses in order and decide what we need to change in our own homes and families to DESERVE a better America. “He that is without sin, cast the first stone… go and sin no more.”

Making wrong choices narrows our selection of good choices. This election is the culmination of decades of wrong choices we have collectively made as a nation. We get what we deserve and at this point we’re going to have to use our own personal discernment to decide which candidate is most likely to stop some of the bleeding and which will continue to carve on the corpse.

I recommend we all go humble ourselves, self examine, repent of our own misdeeds, and ask God who that candidate might be.

Running for President: Not For The Faint of Heart

Running for president would take a brave soul. Every move, every word, every choice in your life would be sought out and scrutinized. Then, only your worst moments would be shouted from the housetops. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

As much as I’ve tried to live a clean life and make good choices and help people, there are moments I’m not proud of. There are some seasons I got so off course I look back and think “That wasn’t me. Surely I didn’t do and say that! What would possess me to do that? I would never do that now. That’s not me.”

But that wouldn’t matter would it? Yep, running for president definitely is not a pursuit for the squeamish.

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Logic Behind the Electoral College

There has been much debate over the Electoral College. For example, when Bush and Gore were fighting over the Florida vote and Bush won, he actually had fewer popular votes than Gore, but had more electoral collage votes. Many felt this was inappropriate – that the majority of the people should rule.

Why did the Founding Fathers incorporate the Electoral College into the Constitution? Some say, ”Well, they didn’t think about something like this happening.” Actually they did think about something like this happening, and it is the very reason they developed the Electoral College.

What the Founding Fathers were trying to do was create a system of checks and balances between the popular vote and the state vote. The Founders continually debated over ”states rights” and federal power. If the United States of America were a democracy, then we would go simply on the popular vote, but the United States of America is not a democracy. It is a republic (see the Pledge of Allegiance).

Now, I’m not talking about political parties here, I’m talking about systems of government. A democracy is rule by majority. A republic is rule by law. In our case, the law is the Constitution.

The Electoral College is in place to prevent the majority vote of densely populated states from overpowering the rest of the nation. It is in place to give an equal footing for the states. In the Bush-Gore election year, Bush had 30 states while Gore had 20 states. So, Bush did have the majority of states, while Gore had a slightly higher number of individual votes.

This is one of the few times in American history that the Electoral College influenced an election in a powerful way – a way that the Founding Fathers intended. It protected us from a pure democracy, which the Founding Father’s feared.

As James Madison stated, ”Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths… A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” (James Madison, Federalist Papers, the McClean Edition, The Federalist Paper #10, page 81, 1788 )

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Recognize Inspiration: How Does It Feel to You?

When you are aligned with personal and universal truth, you open yourself up to a channel of inspiration. Inspiration looks and feels different for each person. That’s why it’s important to learn to recognize inspiration and how it shows up for you.

Some people hear a phrase in their minds. Others see a vision of clarity. Others have a sense or a knowing that they need to do something. It can come as strokes of ideas accompanied by a great feeling.

In this segment of Marnie’s Motivational Moments, I talk about I for Inspiration in the A.C.T.I.O.N. acronym.  I share the way inspiration shows up for me and how it is married to action.

How does inspiration feel to you?

Are you feeling inspired to put your work or message into the world? Let me show you how with Marnie’s Marketing Mondays.

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The Truth Will Set You Free

Jesus said that the truth will set you free. Why is this?

In this vlog I share the concepts of personal and universal truth and how they play into the type of A.C.T.I.O.N. that leads to your greatest aspirations being fulfilled.

What Is Truth?

Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” That’s a very important question! There are two types of truth. First there is universal, absolute truth based on universal laws. The Law of Sowing and Reaping (aka Cause and Effect), for example, is a universal truth. What you send out, eventually comes back to you and rarely from the place you sent it.

The second type of truth is personal truth which has to do with your life purpose, your path. What works for you may not work for someone else. What’s right for you  might not be right for someone else when it comes to your  life path and purpose.

The Truth Will Set You Free

When you align your personal truth (your highest purpose) with ultimate universal truth, you put yourself on a channel of inspiration. If you follow the instructions from the inspiration channel, it will lead you to take actions that lead to ultimate freedom. Aligning yourself with your personal and universal truth opens doors of opportunity, raises up friends, and pours out peace.

This ultimate freedom creates an environment where the fulfillment of your highest aspirations is possible. Remember “aspirations” are more than amassing fame or fortunes. Aspirations are higher objectives that involve you becoming the person you’re here to be, being of service to your fellowman, and experiencing joy in your life.

It’s been said, “Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy.” That means that the object and design of our existence as men and women (children of God) is to experience joy! That happens when we align our personal truth with universal truth and live in harmony with both.

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Releasing the Outcome: Care, But Don’t Care

We’re going through the A.C.T.I.O.N. acronym. If you missed A, go here.  Today is the letter C for “Care, But Don’t Care.” In other words, you need an aspiration you truly care about, but releasing the outcome is critical.

What do I mean by that? Watch this video, because I’ll share an example of a time in my life where I had to learn what it means to care, but not care. I think it will help you see what I mean.

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The key is to set a clear intention for something you truly care about, take inspired action toward it, and then let go of the outcome.

Remember that you can’t control other people. You want an outcome, but who else is involved is not your call to make. Other people have their own freedom to choose.

Also, you can’t always choose which opportunity will be the one to materialize. That’s something else you need to release — when, how, or where your pieces come from.

So,s care about your big aspiration — care big about it — but don’t care whether this person or this opportunity is THE ONE to make it a reality.

If your big aspiration has to do with business, join me for Marnie’s Marketing Mondays here.

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Aspire to Become: Becoming Precedes Achieving


Welcome back for another Marnie's Motivational Moment. We're going through the A.C.T.I.O.N. acronym. Any goal, dream or aspiration requires ACTION. In this segment we're talking about A for Aspiration. Aspire to become more!

When you take action based on your highest aspirations, you tap into a power to achieve great things. When all your actions are performed with your highest aspirations and big dreams in mind, there isn't much that can stop you.

Aspire to Become More

In this segment of "Marnie's Motivational Moments" I share insights on the first step to inspired action.

If your aspiration involves leaving a legacy or building a business, join me for Marnie's Marketing Mondays.

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How to Make Your Dreams Come True


achieve your dreamsDo you have big dreams? Do you have something that your heart longs for? Is there something you've always wanted to have, do or become? If so, this series of Marnie's Motivational Moments is for you.

I am a firm believer in the fact that we create our realities. We play a significant role in the things that happen in our lives.

Sure, there will always be surprises, challenges, and setbacks, but they are all part of the process of helping us become who we desire to be on the most deepest of levels. It's the becoming that allows us to achieve the results we seek.

Yet, we can desire all day long, but if we don't take action, nothing is going to happen.

It's like the prosperous farmer who was told, "God has really blessed you with an abundant piece of property. The farmer replied, "Yes, but you should have seen it when God had it all to Himself."

God gives us the raw materials to work with, but it is up to us to take action on those materials to transform them into what we envision.

The great thing about action is that all of nature responds when you go into action toward your heartfelt desires.

So, I ask you, "Are you taking A.C.T.I.O.N?"

In this segment of Marnie's Motivational Moments you'll discover what it means to really take inspired action that makes your dreams a reality.

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Obama UN Speech: Give Up Some Freedom

Obama UN speech — Speaking at the United Nations in September 2016, President Obama made this statement:

“And we can only realize the promise of this institution’s founding, to replace the ravages of war with cooperation if powerful nations, like my own, accept constraints.  Sometimes I’m criticize in my own country for professing a belief in international norms and multilateral institutions, but I am convinced that in the long run, giving up some freedom of action, not giving up our ability to protect ourselves or pursue our core interests, but binding ourselves to international rules over the long term enhances our security.”

My reply comes from Benjamin Franklin:

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

(Quote is 38 minutes into the video.)