I’m so excited that today Mara Glatzel is sharing her thoughts on perseverance with us. Mara inspires me with her words and I had to ask her to be part of the “Profiles of Perseverance” interview series. If you haven’t checked out her work – here is your introduction to her Thanks, Mara, for encouraging everyone to love themselves and for taking part in this interview. You rock!
Mara Glatzel is a self-love coach + author of the Body Loving Homework e-course. She works with women who are ready to create the lives they want — and deserve. Her blog — Medicinal Marzipan — has inspired thousands of women to heal their relationships with their bodies, and treat themselves with relentless compassion. Catch up with her on facebook, twitter, or join her body-loving mailing list for secret swapping and insider news.
Mara is even giving away a copy of her Body Loving Homework e-course to one lucky reader who answers the prompt after the interview. So generous – be sure to enter as you wouldn’t want to miss this awesome gift. I love it! Check out her interview below as Mara opens up and speaks from her heart.
1.What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?
Life’s rejection is God’s protection. Those five little words have changed my life. I’m certain that in the moment of receiving them, from my mother, I was primed for a fight, absolutely wrecked by whatever the rejection was. And yet? It made so much sense. When your heart is broken, when you didn’t get the job, when you wanted something with everything you had but didn’t get it – those are moments when there is always something else in store.Choosing to lean into this belief saves me an enormous amount of stress. I prefer to choose to believe that the best opportunities for me are not the ones bank-rolled by my ego, but the ones that come along when I least expect them.
2. How important is mentorship in terms of your success?
Crucial. I love the feeling of learning from someone who has my best interests at heart. My business is built on the beautiful foundation of many favors, well intentioned words of advice, and constructive criticism. It takes a village to step out of your own fear and into a life that is beautifully crafted just for you, and it would not be possible without the supportive community that I’ve found over the last couple of years.
The one caveat that I would add here is to be specific when you are finding a mentor. Invest in yourself by doing your research and expanding your limits. Ask for help. Be an active participant in this process. Read more