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Even Better Than Money: The One Thing You Need for True Happiness This Holiday Season (And Every Day of the Year)

This is a special time of year.

No matter where you are in the world or what you celebrate you celebrate, the holiday season gives us an incredible opportunity to slow down, spend time with loved ones, reflect on 2018 and plan for 2019.

So I want to be the first to wish you Happy Holidays!

I hope this holiday season is filled with love, light, laughter. 

That is my wish for you.

But there’s one thing above all else, that I hope you feel this Christmas — and that’s connection.


The new science of human connection has revealed an astounding fact…

When you’re in connection with another human being, your entire physiology changes — everything from the speed of your breath, to your heartbeat, to how you feel, the movement of your facial muscles and even the way you express yourself.

I was talking to Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, a friend and client of mine — Susan runs Bright Line Eating, an incredibly effective weight loss methodology that’s turned into a global phenomenon.

She explained that you enjoy a significantly bigger boost to your happiness and sense of well-being if you join a social club that meets just once a month than if you doubled your income.

I know this may be kinda hard to believe because so many people think, “If only I made more money then I’d be happier!” but I think Susan’s message is extraordinarily important.

Yes, making money is awesome, and yes it’s an important part of being in business, and yes it’s super important to cultivate a money mindset that allows abundance into your life…

But so often, the pursuit of money, the pursuit of profit, the pursuit of wealth sends people — especially entrepreneurs — into a downward spiral where they lose connection with themselves, with what they want, why they want it and the people they’re here to serve.

I’m happiest in my business not just when I’m connected with my family, my peers, and my team but also with my tribe…

When I’m interacting, and engaging with them on a regular basis and when I get to hear their needs, challenges and frustrations so I can support them and help them achieve their goals and their BIG vision in business and in life.

And so today, I want to encourage you to take a few minutes and really dig deep and reflect on this:

Your happiness and success in business isn’t just driven by money but by connection.

We’re just about to get into the Christmas holidays and to me Christmas is all about that connection.

Whether you believe in Christmas or not, whether it’s something you celebrate or not, chances are you’ve got a few days off right now.

How you fill that time and space is completely up to you but I’d like to encourage you to fill it with connection…

Not just online but out in the real world 🙂

I want to thank you for your support, for your attention, for your connection and for all the work that you do in the world because I wouldn’t be here without you. Your success and your happiness are the greatest gifts I could ever ask for…

It’s the reason why I do what I do.

At the end of the day it’s not about the money for me — even though I’m grateful for it — it’s about the connection.

There’s no other purpose for this message and for this video than to give us this moment of connection where we can feel each other and I can pass on my gratitude to you.

Over to you…

How can you connect with your tribe in the next few days and who can you reach out to for some real world human connection? Let me know in the comments 🙂

We all need each other to grow and to experience true happiness…

And I need YOU. We’re in this together. I’ve got your back!

Now go out there and Live Your Message.

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  1. Dinesh Desai Avatar
    Dinesh Desai

    Great, I am in business in Melbourne for last 2 years. I never thought of making this connection with my distributors. I promise you that I will do my best to connect them. Marusa- Thank you very much for sharing your valuable thoughts with me. Wish you all a very marry Christmas and very happy new year.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      I love that Dinesh! Great opportunity to connect. Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! <3

  2. Leon Avatar

    Love the message, thank you very much! Best wishes, have a blessed Christmas and an awesome 2019 Marisa and team. Take care, Leon

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Thank you Leon! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!

  3. Jaime K Sanders Avatar
    Jaime K Sanders

    Thank you for having my back, i realy appreciate it. Let 2019 be the best year ever.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Yes, Jamie! Let’s do this!

  4. Akhilesh Avatar

    I’m glad to read your message and appreciate your concerns. I have been living that way and connecting to people, animals, nature and the world around .
    I shall try to develop a lifestyle as suggested by you.
    God bless you all.
    Thanks and good night.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      That’s awesome! Thank you so much and you too! <3

  5. Jean Marchand Avatar
    Jean Marchand

    Thank you Marisa for this wonderful reminder. I will be spending alot of time my time this holiday season connecting with family and friends. I truly appreciate you and all that you do to serve this tribe of ours. I look forward to connecting with you one on one at our appointment in the new year. Best wishes to you and Murray for a happy holiday season and Fulfilling New Year ahead.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Thank you so much Jean! And I hope you have a wonderful holiday and new year as well! <3

  6. brad Avatar

    Right on target….right on time….thank you Marissa! You’re an inspiration and may the good Lord Bless you this Christmas season…

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Thank you so much Brad! You too!

  7. Dr. George A. Massey Avatar
    Dr. George A. Massey

    Wow, Marisa…as an old friend of mine used to say, “may the light that shines through you call out the light in others.” Thank you so much for being you, for being so authentically sincere and candid with us, your Tribe. May all of you and those close to you have a truly spectacular new year.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Thank you so much! I love that quote 🙂 Happy New Year to you as well!

  8. Patti Dobrowolski Avatar
    Patti Dobrowolski

    Love this! Yes connection is everything! ?❤️?

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Totally Patti! <3

  9. Susan McCracken Avatar
    Susan McCracken

    Oh wow, Marisa! The thought of having a tribe I am responsible to has been an intimidating thought for me. However, your message just changed that. Connecting with and supporting the people in my life- specifically teaching and coaching them- lights me up big time. As I get ready to share online what I love to do, I can now look forward to experiencing that same fulfillment building and engaging with my own community. Exponential overflowing happiness. A wonderful Christmas gift you just gave me, Marisa.
    Thank you. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Hi Susan, I know it can be intimidating but it’s so worth it. Being the ambassador for your brand, embodying your message and connecting with your audience is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have in your business. I wrote a monster blog post about this — it’s really more like it’s own masterclass — if you want to check it out! I think you’ll get a lot out of it 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!

  10. David Boateng Avatar
    David Boateng

    Love it. I’ll still connect with you and the rest of my tribe members from mind valley and ever coach.Thank you Marisa.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Great idea David! I love it!

  11. Francisco Avatar

    Feliz Natal Povo!??

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Você também Francisco!

  12. Raquelle Avatar

    Thank you Marisa for such a powerful message. I have received a telephone call touching on the same and I believe this is the essence of life.
    Happy holidays to you and your family and a prosperous 2019.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Thank you Raquelle and happy holidays to you and yours as well 🙂

  13. Clement Avatar

    First,connecting with people begins with what exactly you want from them – business,relationship,etc. The purpose should be clear. Second, I like to reach out to people of similar vision such as you!

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Yep, knowing what to expect is key. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Brian Morgan Avatar
    Brian Morgan

    Keep living that message, pocket battleship! Seek out the good people and blast away the boundaries that stop them from connecting with each other. Together, we are not just stronger, broader and deeper, but we become ‘belongers’ – we have an epicentre (MM), a tribe and the warmth of that common connection.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      Love this Brian! Connection is SO important, it’s true <3

  15. Michael Avatar

    Thanks for your sincerity and bold thoughts
    This live your message has been a great challenge for me personally
    But I am so impressed with the support and connection in the tribe
    Keep up the fabulous work

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      I’m so happy to hear that Michael! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Deepak Bhattarai Avatar
    Deepak Bhattarai

    Loved this article very much.

    1. Marisa Murgatroyd Avatar
      Marisa Murgatroyd

      <3 Deepak!

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