Creating Social Change With Maria Nemeth



welcome to the conscious pivot podcast with international speaker business mentor best-selling author of pivot and your host Adam Markel the conscious pivot shares the stories and wisdom of people who have successfully reinvented some area of their business and personal life you'll gain powerful insights into how you can fully embrace new opportunities increase your performance and master the art and science of innovation and resilience so please join Adam as he guides you on your conscious pivot welcome everybody to another episode of the conscious pivot podcast and I am so blessed to be with you today as every day I got to wake up and I don't guarantee that that's uh or there is no guarantee that that will happen every day so it is truly cause for celebration and I am in celebration mode right now as I sit here I get to be with all of you I get to I get to speak into this microphone what's on my heart and at this moment what's on my heart is to be grateful and to remind myself just how important each and every day it is to be in gratitude and to start the day off that way it's so my grandmother would say it means I'm getting off on the right foot so I feel lucky then we get to have this opportunity today to meet with somebody to speak to someone I get to interview her and have a conversation really more than an interview anyway but she is a remarkable woman and I'm gonna read a little bit about Maria Nemeth bio and her background in just a second but um when I met her recently as the first time I had met her we had met on zoom' and was introduced through a mutual friend I was just so impressed with her as a human being and invited her to be on the show so she could share some of her wisdom with all of you the depth of her own pivot journey we're all on a journey of a kind and oftentimes those pivots in the journey can be painful sometimes they can be joyous I mean there they're a mixed bag of things but all of it every bit of it is intended for our growth every part of it is required and therefore something that we can appreciate and be grateful for especially if we're able to utilize it and that's that's really the key to me and that's why we renamed this show the conscious pivot podcast because it's not just about the pivots in our lives but the way that we use them on a conscious level to advance it's an evolutionary process none of its random in my opinion anyway and it's none of its without its purpose they may not be what we want in the moment change is something that sometimes we don't necessarily want to embrace but yet all of it is is profoundly important not just to us individually but to our to our world so with that I will share a few thoughts read a few things about Maria's background and then we're gonna get right into it Maria Nemeth helps Purpose Driven people everywhere see their greatness and bring it all to life how beautiful as founder and director of the Academy for coaching excellence she has trained thousands of people worldwide in a non profit profit space and in government sectors as well she's an expert in leadership excellence personal and professional development and financial empowerment her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show among others she's a lifelong lifelong agent for social change this beautiful marie has contributed in the areas such as civil rights racial justice women's empowerment Health and Human Services LGBTQ rights and climate justice Maria is also the author of two highly acclaimed books the energy of money available in five languages and it's follow-up mastering life's energies both of which have given people everywhere way to begin putting success principles into immediate practice in their lives that's a wonderful wonderful buy oh it's a beautiful explanation of some of the work that you've been committed to for so many years Maria and just as the show as beginning right before we hit the record button you and I were chatting about the fact that BIOS don't tell the whole story and and it's kind of a funny thing on some level to listen to our own BIOS and realize that that there's a lot that's missing from that and so while we don't have to fill in all the all the gaps I would love it if you would fill in a gap or two first of all welcome welcome to the show thank thanks being with us today I'm thrilled I'm just thrilled to be here you know and I was thinking as you were saying that thank heaven some of the things are missing too because some of the things we wouldn't want to show up on our bio it gives us pause makes us you know as you were saying earlier the pivot points in our lives can be sometimes happy ones sometimes difficult ones and so as I said I'm glad not all of it shows up on one's bio bottom line I'm a clinical psychologist as well as a master certified coach and I have been in the human service field supporting people as a psychologist and then as a coach and as a trainer for 50 years now and it's it's really interesting Adam to to wake up and think about all the time that we put into something you know was just my birthday a few days ago and thank you and of course I like to joke with people that I was I was a child prodigy when I started but you know I was 24 then and I'm 74 now and so it's 50 years and to tell you the truth sometimes I love to thrill my age around because if I get a comment from somebody how do you know these things Maria or you know where do you get off telling us something or whatever like that I can just say well honey as some of my mentors used to say to me honey how old are you and you know I've been doing this since before you were born and it's and and not always but sometimes it stops the conversation or we can laugh about it and that because that whole thing is just relative isn't it so you know I think that's probably enough to know about me for the moment in terms of my bio yeah well physical age is one thing and mental age is another thing emotional emotional age is yet another thing maybe there's even something like spiritual age spiritually so I was just thinking that mm-hmm yep so we are you know our our physical age is not always the the indicator of how mature we are or how much will we've gained what we have to share so I think it goes both ways I think people that are are younger sometimes aren't taken as seriously as they they ought to be I think Millennials are getting a bit of a bad a bad rap but these days I don't know exactly why that is really I have two daughters we have four kids but two of them two oldest children are not children they're young beautiful young women in their pills in their impeccable like they're incredible and I of course I'm incredibly biased because I'm their daddy but I also see how they are showing up in the world and what people say to us about the work they're doing and who they are as people and they're incredible and I just dare say that some of the things that are said about Millennials you know whatever those things I won't even repeat them I think are broad generalization and and highly inaccurate in in ways and then there's the way that seniors or people that are in their 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s how far have been treated forever I mean seniors have been marginalized in so many ways in our society for so long anyhow and and that is it's not even a matter of right or wrong it's just it's it's wasteful and I can't personally can't stand waste part of the pivot the whole thing that we talked about with pivot is that nothing goes to waste it's nothing our pivots in life changes they're so useful so in any event thanks for sharing it's a wonderful it's so wonderful to hear how proud you are of your of your daughters too that's that's really important for them to know that that their parent is proud of them and you know in my in my work and in our courses at the Academy we have a wide range of Ages of people who come for for initial training and lots of Millennials and then lots of people in their 50s 60s 70s and when they come together in a room for four days after a while we see that there are virtually no differences we're all here we're all living we all have our goals and dreams desire to make a difference and so the question only becomes how is it that I'm going to make my contribution so you know once again good to hear how much you appreciate your kids Thank You Maria yeah it's interesting you bring that up I've done as part of my my own last 10 years of work is a lot of it's been inside hotel rooms and in hotel space seminars and trainings anywhere I'm sort of on the on the three-day side tooth to the five or or seven-day side and and I couldn't agree with you more that in those those training environments people come in sort of in their in their own in their own space their head space we create heart space and there's a context and within hours there's almost no difference between zactly their their ages we've got kids in there we've had teenagers and Millennials and people in there you know well into their 90's as well at times and yeah there's it's it's such a community where those the differences that you see more out in the world the don't exist necessarily I think it is a special environment very special and Yogananda said long ago that environment is stronger than will so creating an environment and what what an environment creates is so important would you agree I think it's absolutely true and and at the same time you know I love quotes like for example from George Bernard Shaw who said you know there many people who wait for the right circumstance before they take action you said the people who are successful if they don't find the circumstance they just go out and create it so while environment is is a big factor sometimes it's just stepping out and seeing that you can create your own environment and that I think has been one of the single most empowering aspects of work that's been done over the past 10 15 years seeing that we do have the ability to choose how we're going to live our lives and the question becomes knowing that how do we gain some tools to be able to make it happen so that we're just not frustrated all the time but we see it we see where we want to go and we actually have tools to take us there and so a lot has been done over the past few years in empowerment and building in a neurophysiological base for example that shows that we can actually change how our brain works you know what I want to I want to come back to the neurophysiological conversation in just a second Maria you inspired me to pick up a book that's sitting on my desk and and typically it's upstairs because I I refer to it confer with it each night before I go to sleep and it's this old book it was written in maybe 71 or 72 hours to check it out but augmentee knows the greatest salesman oh okay great book he's written so many had written so many like the greatest miracle in the world but in any event what I love in in one particular section is this quote where he says weak and I'll change the the pronouns just a little bit here but weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions strong is she who forces her actions to control her thoughts and I think that's the point that you are making there or at least in part is that it's it is really important that we allow that we have a that we empower ourselves to take action and you know people have heard this many times so action in spite of fear and all that kind of stuff so I won't repeat what has been said so much and and is fairly obvious at this point but the idea that cultivating good thoughts is crucial to be the the Guardian at the gate of your mind is everything and I learned so much from Emmet Fox's work and spend so much time in that process of cultivating better thoughts and yet it's it's actions that actually create thoughts often so when we want to break free of something that's a pattern interrupt a pattern or a habitual way of seeing the world whether it's to see it with with eyes that you know complain or with eyes that are looking looking at what's missing or eyes that that are seeing the world through a lens of regret or fear about the future any of those things often it's we want to get be able think to think more in a more empowered way to think more rightly righteously right thinking and yet action can be a catalyst for for new thoughts for better thoughts for thoughts that are outside of the box you know that's the old adage or at least it's become an old adage that you know people want to think outside the box and business and yet it's not necessarily about thinking outside the box at all it's acting outside of the box which then creates new thinking that didn't exist before does that make sense to you yeah it doesn't make sense one of the people I have been studying it quite quite at length as wallace wattles who wrote the book as the signs of getting rich and in Chapter 11 of the signs of getting rich and if you're interested I'll tell people about my Wallace Wallace challenge that I suggest people go through but in the science of getting rich chapter 11 he says by thought your vision is brought toward you but by action you receive it and he said there's so many great metaphysical teachers who's you know their their dreams land on a shipwreck in life because they are waiting to take action whereas thought and action are both together they have to be together and we see this in the teachings of other people because for example mother Teresa one of her chief you know mottos was love in action so it's always in visionary or metaphysical reality we have the thought but it has to be married with action in physical reality and in that bridge between metaphysical and physical reality in that bridge is what we would call the meaningful life living life in accordance with what's important to you what you love rather than waiting for what you love to show up and then you'll live into it so I think what you're saying is absolutely absolutely right love in action it's it's so funny that's a definition for us of service that we share before such a beautiful thing that it came from Mother Teresa I didn't know that so thank you let's turn turn back just a couple of minutes ago we were talking about the way the brain is wired yes and I'd love to have you share some of those thoughts and then and then we're going to dig into a pivot story of yours in just a few moments – yeah the the favorite thing I talked about Adam in that regard you know when I was getting my PhD at UCLA in psychology one of my sub specialties was neurophysiology and so I became interested in how the brain works many many years ago but the latest research is so interesting Adam we've discovered that our brains your brain my brain is hasn't changed much in over 5,000 years that the only way the brain actually changed between seven and nine thousand years ago is that we started having blue eyes but other than that our brain is essentially the same brain that's been around for a hundred thousand years so to look at it from that bandaged point gives us a certain way of looking at how we react in life for example let's pretend that you and I were living in a cave and a thousand years ago and we're buddies we decide that we're going to go out and get some breakfast so when we leave the cave together to go outside for some breakfast it's a hundred thousand years ago we leave and we're standing into the opening of the cave what's the first thing our brain is going to start looking for probably something growing on the ground or on a bush well even before that believe it or not our brain will start looking for danger a predator because you know we didn't have things we didn't have fur and we weren't very robust as animals but we did have a brain that could look for danger and plan for danger so many neurophysiologists now we're beginning to see that our brain is wired for danger wired immediately to look at what is wrong with a situation where there's a predator where I'm going to get hurt and when we see that the great thing about that is that we see that our doubts and worries are absolutely normal meaning most of us have them and natural meaning we don't have to be trained in order to have these doubts and worries so we can relax but if you and I have a doubt or a worry or scared it means essentially that we have a well-functioning brain there was a woman many years ago they wrote about her who was born without an amygdala the admit dole is that part of the brain that's always looking for you know so is concerned with fight flight or freeze and she really was never afraid she doesn't have fear and people had to look out for her because she'd walk into situations without checking things out and she could get herself into a lot of trouble so number one our fear is normal and natural number two we have the ability to shape our brain we have the ability to decommission those aspects of our brain that no longer interest us and literally build new synaptic pathways for things that do interest us and so the question becomes how are we going to then learn to create these new synaptic pathways I think that's what a lot of your work is up to I know that's a lot of what I've been working on for the past that's a long period of dying but anyway so when people hear this about themselves in the brain they actually relax because they see there's nothing wrong as a matter of fact if you had a brain that was not wired for danger you might get in trouble you know you might not react to a situation in which you need it to plan for danger fear has its place in a very important place the question is where's the where's the appropriate place for fear for each of us and sometimes I'll describe it as we're driving in the car and the question is it if fear is in the car with us which it is it's with us all the time is that fear driving the car is the in the front seat holding the map back in the day when there was a map is it programming the GPS you know where is it in the car and to me asking that question is both an acknowledgement of the fact that fear belongs there we have a it's it's healthy for us to look twice before we step out into the street and get oncoming traffic etc and at the same time for me and and this is as you say we both have have our good chunk of our work is in this area of how it is that we are able to see see fear in in a way that empowers us to not be stopped by it when we don't want to be stopped by it yes and and that's both the conscious response to it a more conscious response to it as well as recognizing there's unconscious programming and wiring those neuro pathways have been set long ago as you say that goes back to sort of the reptilian brain and the way it's it's wired to keep us safe so so what do you do about it well for me it's not driving the car I don't want fear to be behind the wheel I don't want fear to be even programming the destination for me in my life and yet and know it's got to be in there so it's maybe sitting in the back seat it chirps up here and there it does a little backseat driving from time to time and and and that helps so in any event I would love Maria for any any thoughts that you want to share with our with our listeners and our viewers people watching on YouTube other folks listening know wherever they are potentially now you know walking outside or on a treadmill or maybe they're at the office etc maybe driving a car right now in fact so keep your eyes open everybody and just know you're safe and sound and and the fears are normal that's the first thing I think we've we've heard from you Maria that that's helpful that we know that just because you have fear thoughts doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you or the way your brain is wired but that you can decommission certain parts of your brains share a little bit about that I think that would be important for people to know what that's about well I'll tell you decommissioning is so simple Adam let me set the context you've probably seen the movie brilliant mind and in that movie it's about a man who was brilliant and paranoid schizophrenic and so he had hallucinations part of the movie had to do with how he could control his reaction to the hallucinations and this important because the hallucinations didn't necessarily go away it was how interested he became in them actually decommissioning his interest so at the end of the movie someone is talking with him about does he hallucinate still and he looks in a corner of this hall where he's giving this speech and he sees the hallucinations the man is a little girl and and he simply turns away from them and begins to take his wife out to dinner and it's the turning away from it's the refocus of your attention so what we might look at is what is more interesting to me what is it for example that I want to be known for to to talk about a vulnerable time in life I remember when I was 60 and having my birthday cappuccino with myself and I was thinking about all my issues and all of a sudden I got this notion Adam what do I want to be known for do I want on my tombstone do I want it to right right here lies Maria she had issues is that what really I wanted people and it really it wasn't true here lies Maria she loved us we loved her and life was just a little bitter placed because she was in it and that's what I wanted and and I've come to see over the years that's what that's what virtually all of us want we want to know that we've made a difference and that life was just a little bit better because we were there so the question becomes what do you then focus on well one thing you can focus on and if you're willing to shift the focus of your attention which doesn't change anything you see any time you try to change how you think how you think becomes more embedded because you're focusing on it so when you shift the focus of your attention how do I want to be known for example life's intentions I have something called a life's intentions inventory and at the end I can let you know how to get in touch with it if the listeners want but a life's intention is that something that I want to contribute like to be a contributor to my community to be a loving family member to be physically fit and healthy to be spiritually developing there are so many of these life's intentions and if I were to simply focus on one or two of them how might someone who is going to be a loving family member act right here and right now you see I'm shifting I'm not listening to my doubts and fears they just are less interesting to me because you and I ultimately will be known for that upon which we focused our attention if I focus my attention on my issues my dilemmas my problems my fears that's literally what's gonna be on my tombstone perfectly's figure figuratively but if I'm doing to make a contribution to do something with my life then you see then that real journey begins like it did with Buckminster for when he was really almost about to commit suicide because he was so depressed with how his life turned out he was about to drown himself and at that moment he said you know what my life is already a throwaway life so I'm not gonna even focus on my life I'm called dead to me so given all that what am I willing to focus upon and out of that came some of his most brilliant inventions and ways of making a difference for others because he wasn't paying attention to himself does this make does this make sense what I'm saying Oh makes perfect sense to me I wish we could ask everybody who's listening right now does it make sense but the way you can indicate whether whether that's the case of course it's you not up and down with whatever whatever you're up to and then and then the opportunity to comment on the podcast and on the blog that the podcast will will the blog will flow out of the podcast is a great way to let Maria and myself know if this did land for you I think what you're saying is it's profound in its simplicity in so many ways in that where we put our focus is everything it's I don't know that there's anything it could be the first in the last chapter of every book on on achievement or success or how to parent how to live really that because it's where we where our energy ends up going we are where our focus goes it carries our energy there as well absolutely I can't help but produce some result some consequence yes so yes it's it's fundamental and yet it is profound at the same time and worth Worth's I don't think we can stress it enough but I loved how you you drew in the example of Bucky fuller as well and how it is that when he did feel as though his life had had run upon the rocks and was for all intents and purposes over so to speak or dead that his focusing changing the focus for himself where he was looking looking outside of himself gave him a new life gave him a new future I mean he became a futurist the geodesic dome you know the thing that Epcot Center that you may not know who created that but that's Bucky Fuller's work and and so much work beyond that that wouldn't have is wouldn't have existed clearly if he had taken his life but but even if he hadn't taken his life but he hadn't changed his focus where where he was looking he was just looking inward again what's wrong with me and why change in me and all that kind of inward inward focus he might not have changed the world the way he did so what a brilliant example of that thank you I and these are four for the lat you know because it's it's part of our body of work I I'll call it pivots that's a that's a pivot a change in direction of our of our of where we're looking our focus is a pivot and and part of what I believe is the foundation of our work or I I know this to be the case is that it doesn't have to be a very sweeping large change in in the in the focus or you know doing 180 degree change in what we're looking at to create some significant movement often it's just a tiny change it's could be a 1 degree change or a 2 degree change in where we're looking or and our focus in the moment that over time is I use the example of a straight line if we take a straight line and and then on the end of any of one of the ends of that line we simply change the direction by a degree even one degree it doesn't look like much at the time it's not much at the time but then you you over time see that those two lines diverge and they continue to diverge they never come I mean you know there's no straight lines in the universe anyway we know so though there'll be other things happening but those that those lines diverge and they move further and further apart until six months later or two years later 20 years later you could hardly know that they were ever that started in the same place and that's the essence of the pivot is this idea that we that changes is profound and and that when we want to change something or we are thrust into change there's a great creative opportunity and again that's a change of of how you see what you see is it is it is are you curious about it for example or is it something you know that you give a different label or that you're in fear of and that creative opportunity that presents itself when we're we're thrust into change or there's an opportunity for us to be more deliberate and design focused when we were wanting to change certain things that that's that's a great area of curiosity for me and for our for our our communities so I would love it if you would lead us through one of the changes in your life the pivot point or story and we'd love to get a sense of what you gained from that process it may have been tough well it was very tough and it happened about 40 years ago I loan someone $35,000 on an unsecured promissory note now for listeners who may not know what an unsecured promissory note is it's it's not worth anything because it's something that says you're giving me this money and if I don't pay it back there's no recourse so I loaned this person thirty five thousand dollars on an unsecured promissory note someone who had only known for about three months and I borrowed the 35 from a family member at ten and a half percent interest because the man to whom I gave this money said that I would earn thirty five percent thirty two percent on my investment he was gonna invest the money for me and of course it was a Ponzi scheme it's one of those schemes where like Bernie Madoff where obviously you're investing but you lose all the money and I actually did lose all the money and I remember that as I was signing that check over to this man thirty five thousand and zero zero over a hundred because I didn't want him to catch it for more this little voice of wisdom and side of me was saying Maria this is too good to be true but I didn't listen because I was just my god this is a way to make money and it was just I was so excited you know it's that bling factor bright shiny object and even my family member my family members and and my colleagues said don't do this because I talked to them about it so I did it and I lost the money and instead of facing it I ran psychologically into my office and began seeing more clients and families and groups because I wanted to make this money up as quickly as possible and I just wanted to be done with it not even looking at what is the lesson for me you know and about three months into this and I wasn't speaking to my family members or my my friends at all or if they asked me what had happened I changed the subject really quickly and it's always clear that I wasn't learning anything from this and one thing that happens when you don't learn from your lessons of course and as they come after you and they come after you yes and that's what happened three months later I get a call from the Sacramento Bee and there's this woman saying you know dr. Nemeth we've been given your name from UC Davis because at the time I was an associate clinical professor in psychiatry she said you're well-known in the community we need to ask a question that's been bothering us in our community and of course I remember getting all you know filled with my professional self and you know yes I'd be very happy to talk with you and you know it's amazing when you don't see your lessons that are about to hit you she's in dr. Nemeth a lot of the people in Sacramento where I live have been taken by this Ponzi scheme and we need to know from someone of your stature what kind of a person gets taken by those schemes you know what's wrong with them do they have unresolved issues and of course she was talking about me because I had been taken by that same scheme and in that moment Adam is when I shifted the focus of my attention because I remember thinking to myself I may as well just tell the truth let her know because you know if someone else can avoid doing what I did it'll be you know I will have made a difference and so I told her the truth I said I was one of the people who was taken by that Ponzi scheme and and I started telling her but I how I lost thirty five thousand dollars and I was ashamed and embarrassed and to her credit she did try to shut me up she said dr. Nemeth you know I'm writing an article about this and I remember telling her you might as well just say all this because I just if it can be a contribution to someone else so she did you know and it was in the paper the Sacramento Bee you know dr. Maria Nemeth lost thirty five thousand dollars to this Ponzi scheme and my friends and colleagues and relatives called me and they didn't ask me why I had done it what happened was they started talking with me about their own relationship with money and Adam I discovered that no matter how much or how little money people had the story was always the same that they were disempowered you know there's one woman who was a multimillionaire and she said Maria every time whether my daughter's calls me I don't think it's because she loves me I think it's because she just wants more money and then there was one real-estate mogul in Sacramento who said to me anonymously I don't want people to know how little money I have because I you know spend it as quickly as I make it and so I decided to start the seminar called you and money too you know for me to heal my own relationship with money and you know that old saying if you want to learn something teach it and so that was by a good thirty nine years ago and that's how the journey began doing the you and money course and then the energy of money course and I wrote that book and then mastering life's energies and then I wrote that book and then people coming to me saying Maria you've been coaching people this is even before coaching was popular back about thirty years ago you know if you thought of a coach it was like a singing coach or a sports coach but I'd been teaching people coaching that I had begun to pick up along the way studying with people that I considered to be masters and so we opened the academy for coaching excellence because a lot online is I see as a psychologist Adam that coaching is as important and powerful as psychotherapy and coaches still I'm going to tell you still do not get enough training to work with their clients in order for me to get my PhD to practice therapy I had to put in 3,000 hours and I decided that I wanted to throw my hat into the ring and give coaches as rigorous training as possible so that they would learn where to coach and where to refer and interestingly enough over the years the coaches from our Academy who have been rigorously trained these are the coaches who are earning the most money because they're they know that as a coach they really have a fiduciary obligation with their client to at first do no harm and second of all provide a space for the client to see their goals and dreams in life so it's like a Hippocratic oath exactly exactly do no harm first Tennant exactly and so for me it was really mortifying to go through losing that money but if I hadn't lost it now in retrospect I might not even be here talking to you today yes one of those amazing opportunities that doesn't always come wrapped in the bow that says I'm an amazing opportunity Shane oh hi there was a grieving process for you for some length of time oh yeah oh yes you know I was like what did I learn and that really gave impetus to develop this the seminar I told 22 of my friends look come with me in this seminar that I'm going to develop because I need it and I promise you we'll all have breakthroughs and and we did because we were willing Adam to ask ourselves difficult questions when it came to money to unpack unpack everything that had us making the money decisions that we had made and once you unpack them and look at them you can say to yourself have I had enough of doing it this way is there something else I'm more interested in focusing upon and so I might say in talking with you I'm realizing this right now for the past 38 years I've been teaching people to shift the focus of their attention hmm just didn't call it that in those days but nowadays we do call it that indeed thank you for sharing that appreciate and I know folks are listening now appreciating your vulnerability and honesty about it because when we lose money or we make poor decisions around money there is a lot of shame there's a lot of feeling of self-loathing that comes up judgment of course judgment of ourselves as well as judgment of maybe someone that got involved in taking the money from us but we were the willing participants yes very rarely is it a gun to the head I mean we know what that's caused and so robbery is one thing but but poor investing in and investing in people that weren't trustworthy or violated our trust and things like that you know it's very very much a personal a personal thing so it is we ourselves are responsible for it is it is in what I just what I discovered Adam is that when that the reason I look with people at their relationship with money although that's not everything that we study at the academy that just one 1% of what we study but if you have a shift a focus in your relationship with money it will affect your whole life because money is just a form of energy but how you relate to it how you use it to either invest in goals and dreams or wasting it you know it talks to you about your life and there are six forms of energy that we're here to use in life there's money there's the energy of time the energy of physical vitality the energy of creativity the energy of enjoyment and then the energy of relationship and if we had a couple hours you and I could have a conversation without this but but of all the energies if you look at money first that's where you're going to have a breakthrough that affects all the other energies wonderful well the energy of money was your first book yeah and how long is that but book been out approximately oh it's been out since 1999 beautiful beautiful in it and that's in five languages and mastering life's energy is was the follow-up yeah that's been out for about eight years uh-huh awesome so in the in the show notes folks you'll be able to get information about Maria and where you can find out more about her academy of coaching excellence as well as the books that she's been mentioning and there is something I think you said earlier that some folks could I don't know if it's an assessment of some kind yes can i yes please if you go on to ace coach training forward slash blueprint you'll get something called your life's blueprint and it's a way of not only seeing what's important to you but having you discern various ways of bringing what's important to you into physical reality and it's something that people love it's easy it's simple and ace coach training dot-com blueprint little print that'll get it yeah beautiful Maria last question for this particular conversation has to do with rituals practices and things that help you to be and I'll stick with that with the example you've given which is to change your focus to shift what you're looking at in you know where you're feeling disempowered so do you have rituals for that I do I do one is meditation I follow Padma Hansa Yogananda so I I study I him and meditate I also read things that are very important and this is the Wallace Wallace challenge I wanted to talk with people about Wallace wattles writes this book 1910 the science of getting rich which really arguably is the book that has affected all the thinkers in the 20th century Napoleon Hill oh yeah w Clement stone I mean I I will stick by it because if you read his book especially chapters four seven eleven and fourteen and they're short the science of getting rich chapters four seven eleven and fourteen read them every day for 90 days and if you miss a day you start over that's the challenge and about three or four times a year we launched from the Academy the official Wallace wattles challenge in which I read parts of the of the book and this is for free but right now where you can get started is signs of getting rich chapters four seven eleven fourteen everyday mmm ninety days 90 days it will shift to focus of your attention I promise you mmm Maria thank you so much I really appreciate you being a guest on the show today and I personally enjoyed the conversation I'm sure as well love your energies well we have we're part of a group called TLC and and there's a lady that's also a member there Lynn twist who wrote the soul of money and yes there's there's just so much that we can do with that topic just magnificent so I will end our our show and it's not an ending of course it's always just continuing this opening so a beginning but we'll bookend our our show by bringing bringing to our attention again how important it is to be grateful and I will wave my magic wand which I love to be able to do it's the privilege of having this microphone that I get to express outward into the world an intention and a wish a hope a prayer even that we all wake up tomorrow it there's no guarantee of it so it's a prayer and I wish it for you for every one of you that is listening now or watching even that you wake up tomorrow that I wake up and you wake up Maria that you wake up and and that is both the physical waking up as well as this metaphoric one that we wake ourselves up a little more each day beautiful beautiful yes thank you just a little bit more oh because it's in that higher consciousness that we'll get to serve find out more and be able to serve at a higher level so three parts to our ritual for waking tomorrow first wake up that's the biggie alright and and in the moment that you realize yes yes yes I am actually waking up now taking that first deep breath recognize too that there are people who will be taking their very last breath in that moment as well and babies being born that are taking their first breath so it's a sacred moment special no accident at all that you are getting that breath and so the question is what is your assignment what's your assignment in that moment ask yourself I sit in bed just for a few moments in the morning they I do this every day I'm waking up I realize how special that is I'm grateful so I cultivate that feeling being grateful for the breath and and for all it means including the assignment that I have for the day and maybe from lucky days beyond today and then I say something out loud which I invite you to try I've gotten to share this with a lot of people around the world it's made a big difference for me and for a number of others as we understand and that is that you declare out loud I love my life I love my life I love my life I'll leave you with that I wish you all a beautiful rest of your day your evening your morning or afternoon wherever you are in the moment being gratitude for that and it's blessing to have you be part of our community of course if you've not yet subscribed to the podcast you can go to Adam Markel comm and subscribe please leave a review we love the feedback love the reviews on iTunes please do that as well and our Facebook community is growing we'd love to have you be part of it it's magnificent it's the start my pivot community on Facebook and you can get there by going to pivot fb.com/poopee FB com and again we'll have show notes and things about Maria and her work as well and Maria it's been a pleasure thank you so much again for being on the show and you are such a gift Adam thank you I'm very grateful that you asked me to be here with you today thank you thank you again bye-bye everybody ciao for now thanks for listening everyone we hope you now have the tools and greater insights to navigate your own pivot help us inspire others by sharing this episode and leaving your comments over at Adam Markel com forward slash podcasts for more tips strategies and support as you consciously pivot into a new business and lifestyle you love join our pivot community on Facebook at pivot FB com

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