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10 Tips for Creating a Winning Social Media Marketing Strategy

Creating a social media marketing strategy is a cakewalk, right? Fire off a Facebook business page with a snazzy-looking banner, follow a few influencers on Twitter, dish out a couple of Instagram stories and you’re done! If only it were that easy… Here’s the skinny: Creating an effective social media marketing strategy is a concentrated … Read more

Simplicity Scales: Why Giving Your Customers Too Many Choices Kills Growth

I started Live Your Message in 2011 and it’s hard to believe that we’ve hit our 10th anniversary (get my top 10 learnings from 10 years launching and growing my business).  10 years is a long time to be online! You may have seen the memes: what happens in an internet second… but what happens … Read more

Taking Massive Action: 5 Steps to Creating Unstoppable Momentum in Your Business

Let’s try an experiment together 🙂 I’d love if you could answer this question: Are you ready to take massive action so you can move to the next level in your business (and in your life)? So what’s your honest answer? Was it a big, resounding, “air-punching” hell yeah! Or do you feel a little … Read more

How to Start with the End in Mind: Key Elements You Need to Achieve Your Biggest Business Goals and Your Greatest Vision

Years ago, I was part of a group of up and coming entrepreneurs and we were excited about learning how to run a successful, profitable online business from the leader of the group (he happened to be a world-famous entrepreneur). I clearly remember him asking, “Who wants to know how I got a million-dollar book … Read more

Why Your Entrepreneurial Journey Isn’t Going the Way You Want it To (and What You Can Do About it)

In early February, I hosted a dinner party for a group of my friends who happen to be entrepreneurs (this was back during pre-Corona days… feels like a lifetime ago!). As the host I wanted to start a meaningful dinner party conversation, so I asked my guests to answer 3 questions that reflected how they … Read more

How To Create an Online Course with Just the Right Amount of Content


Recently, someone asked me on Facebook, “Hey Marisa… how do you know how much is the right amount of content to put in your online programs, courses, masterminds, whatever you’re selling?” And I like to think of this as the 3 Little Bears Question: How do you put not too much or not too little … Read more

[Entrepreneurial Survival Kit] What To Do When The Sh*t Hits The Fan

In January, I was invited to join Plat Plus, an intimate Mastermind led by Jeff Walker for 50 of the top online business and internet marketing minds on the planet. It felt crazy to take 3 days out to attend the first meeting just 2 weeks before our big annual live event — Message to … Read more

Moving Mountains with Quarterly Rocks: Why October 1st is your 4th & Last Chance to Make Big Things Happen This Year

We all get excited when January 1st rolls around. We create grand plans for the year to come. We create huge lists of what we’ll do and accomplish. Big goals and even bigger resolutions. – “I’m going to get into the best shape of my life!” – “I’m going to build my business to $100,000 revenue!” – “I’m going to … Read more

Playing the Long Game: What I Learned from the Best Customer Experience of My Life

My husband Murray and I are pretty health conscious…  but on occasion, we make “the choice to cheat.” Sunday night was one of those moments. I had just wrapped an important 4-day video shoot and I had been extremely disciplined going into the shoot. I wanted to look, feel and perform at my best… So … Read more