The Ultimate ROI: Investing in You With Mari Smith

by Commentary, The BK Show Podcast

Curating Your Own Personal Journey

Mari Smith, also known as the Pied Piper of the online marketing world and The Queen of Facebook, is one of the world’s leading social media experts with special expertise in the Facebook arena. In fact, Facebook recently chose Mari to hire and partner with as their Leading Small Business and Facebook Marketing Expert. Forbes has named Mari one of the top ten social media power influencers for four years running. A best-selling author, mentor, in-demand keynote speaker, consultant, and mentor: Mari truly does it all.

Having started her journey 17 years ago when she made the big move from Edinburgh to San Diego with only 50 British Pounds to her name, Mari knows a thing or two about the process of finding yourself and your path. A big believer in increasing your own profound self-awareness as much as possible, Mari shares her greatest strengths and weaknesses with listeners, while offering up wisdom she’s learned along the way from the mentors in her life. Mari speaks about saying no, plus the importance of mentorship, humility, and upping your self-care game to increase your productivity.

In This Episode

  • Knowing yourself inside and out
  • How to say no in an “honoring way”
  • Making the leap and investing in yourself
  • Releasing what is holding you back
  • The value of finding mentors in your life
  • Why you should love your ego
  • Why self-care is the key to your productivity
  • Why we all need something to aspire to and the quickest way to achieve it

Quotes From This Episode

[Tweet “”Some people just think bigger, stretch your mind. See aspects of yourself that you don’t see. It’s hard to see the frame when you’re in the painting.”  —@MariSmith”]

“You can really guide your life by your ability to say no. So then you can say a resounding yes to the things that you really want to do, that are really in alignment with your vision, your strengths, your higher purpose.” —@MariSmith

“I found that part of me over the years would always want to give people a reason or an excuse or kind of explain my way out of a situation. So, “no and here’s why”. But I’ve learned that a clean, “this doesn’t work for me” or “I’m unable to say yes at this time, or at all and thank you.” And just for me when I’m saying no, just keep it very clean. I like to give the universe clear messages whenever possible. I don’t want to attract more confusion. I want to attract just clarity and the right things and the right opportunities and invitations.” —@MariSmith

“We all have to recognize that we have an ego and it’s there to help us and protect us and get us out of situations that may be very dangerous. At the same time, I feel that when we’re on a path of spiritual development or personal evolution, one of the goals is to quiet the ego. We’ll never get rid of it. We’ve got to have that ego, but to quiet it.” —@MariSmith