73 episodes

We all think and talk about what we’ll do someday, but what if that someday could start right now? If there’s a change you want to make in yourself, in your life, or an idea that you have that you want to make real … this podcast is for you. After 20 years leading and coaching innovators, Certified Coach Marie McDonald is breaking down how great change-makers think so you can do what they do and take your ideas out of your head and into the world where they belong. We’ll teach you how to stop trying to get other people to like you and your ideas, and how to be your own biggest fan instead. You’ll learn how to ditch the drama and have fun with failure, to stop taking things personally, and to get out of anxiety and into decisive action when you don’t even know how or what you’re doing yet. Marie has used this work to go from bar tender to Vice President, to create the family of her dreams, and to start a multiple six-figure business from scratch within eight months. Whether you want to change a relationship, a habit, write a book or start a movement, it starts here on The Bloom Your Mind Podcast. Find me on Instagram @the.bloom.coach to get a daily mind-bloom, and join my weekly list. See you inside!

Bloom Your Mind Marie McDonald

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 81 Ratings

We all think and talk about what we’ll do someday, but what if that someday could start right now? If there’s a change you want to make in yourself, in your life, or an idea that you have that you want to make real … this podcast is for you. After 20 years leading and coaching innovators, Certified Coach Marie McDonald is breaking down how great change-makers think so you can do what they do and take your ideas out of your head and into the world where they belong. We’ll teach you how to stop trying to get other people to like you and your ideas, and how to be your own biggest fan instead. You’ll learn how to ditch the drama and have fun with failure, to stop taking things personally, and to get out of anxiety and into decisive action when you don’t even know how or what you’re doing yet. Marie has used this work to go from bar tender to Vice President, to create the family of her dreams, and to start a multiple six-figure business from scratch within eight months. Whether you want to change a relationship, a habit, write a book or start a movement, it starts here on The Bloom Your Mind Podcast. Find me on Instagram @the.bloom.coach to get a daily mind-bloom, and join my weekly list. See you inside!

    Ep 71: Compliment Tolerance

    Ep 71: Compliment Tolerance

    Compliments are like beachside stones—lovely but we want to be able to have that feeling of calm and peace that we get from the beach, with or without the stone.

    I use this metaphor to say that we can enjoy compliments that we experience, but we can't use them as a measuring stick for how we're doing.

    In this episode, I'm going to offer you four different angles to look at this from. And then I'm going to talk to you about how we can follow our own hearts, to create new ideas, and to make change in the world by developing the tolerance to take compliments.

    If you're ready to break the cycle, stick with me, y'all!

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    Strategies for maintaining autonomy over self-perception and life choices despite external validationWhy compliments and positive feedback shouldn't be a measuring stick for progress Techniques for sustaining motivation and progress toward goals, independent of others' approval or disapprovalThe role of childhood beliefs and self-perception in how feedback is receivedMentioned in this episode: 
    Ep 68: Taking Criticism with GraceHow to connect with Marie:
    On the Web | The Local Bloom Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree JOIN THE BLOOM ROOM!
    We'll take all these ideas and apply them to our lives. Follow me on Instagram at @the.bloom.coach to learn more and snag a spot in my group coaching program!

    • 22 min
    Ep 70: Making Requests

    Ep 70: Making Requests

    So, you want to turn your ideas into real things. I'm always with you on that! But this will require you to make requests, and when we make requests, we tend to do a couple things that make life a little bit harder for us.

    In this episode, I'm going to give you a new process, a new way of thinking about making requests to make life a little bit easier for you. You'll discover the strength in clarity and directness, and how to protect your emotional landscape while you reach for success.

    This is game-changing y'all, so make sure you tune in!

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    Why you should pair requests with boundariesThe importance of making clear and direct requestsTaking responsibility for our own emotional reactions to responsesStrategies for ensuring that you're heard and respected while maintaining emotional well-beingMentioned in this episode: 
    Ep 42: Boundaries, BabyHow to connect with Marie:
    On the Web | The Local Bloom Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree JOIN THE BLOOM ROOM!
    We'll take all these ideas and apply them to our lives. Follow me on Instagram at @the.bloom.coach to learn more and snag a spot in my group coaching program!

    • 11 min
    Ep 69: Mood Boosters

    Ep 69: Mood Boosters

    Telling a good story has the ability to move minds and shift perspectives, and this podcast is a powerful way that I’m paying that forward each week. So, in the spirit of impactful storytelling,  I’m sharing three stories that will ignite little “mood boosters” that I hope will help when you’re stuck at a low point, and lack confidence in the world around you as you go out there turning ideas into real things.

    And what sparked the inspiration for this episode, was a chat with my podcast producer, Kara Gott Warner. She told me that she loves my storytelling, and the way I connect stories to the topic that I'm teaching and my ability to tie that all back to a transformation for you, my dear listener.

    I’m am a big believer in generating the emotion to create the result you want in your day, in yourself, in your own system and in your life, and I think you’ll find my “emotional hacks” useful so you can make it a little bit easier to show up for yourself and re-wire your mood no matter what life throws your way.

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    How to empower yourself to remain resilient in the face of life's ups and downsHow to act as catalysts for a positive mood shift in challenging discussionsHow to maintain emotional sovereignty throughout the dayThe magic of the Gradients of Agreement tool Mentioned in this episode: 
    My podcast producer, Kara Gott WarnerHow to connect with Marie:
    On the Web | The Local Bloom Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree JOIN THE BLOOM ROOM!
    We'll take all these ideas and apply them to our lives. Follow me on Instagram at @the.bloom.coach to learn more and snag a spot in my group coaching program!

    • 20 min
    Ep 68: Taking Criticism with Grace

    Ep 68: Taking Criticism with Grace

    We've all been there—criticism that feels like a knockout punch, leaving us questioning our path and purpose. But criticism doesn't have to be a synonym for defeat.

    Today, I want to give us a refresh and a new four-step process to help guide you through taking any feedback gracefully and putting you back in the driver's seat so you don't feel like it's this tidal wave washing over you.

    Whether it's a personal jab or a professional critique, we explore the importance of filtering feedback through an empowering lens, ensuring it fuels rather than foils your progress.

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    How to handle feedback and criticism with grace and resilienceA four-step process for considering feedback objectively and using it to growAssessing the value of feedback and integrating actionable insightsMethods for requesting and fostering more positive feedback in your relationshipsMentioned in this episode: 
    Brené BrownHow to connect with Marie:
    On the Web | The Local Bloom Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree JOIN THE BLOOM ROOM!
    We'll take all these ideas and apply them to our lives. Follow me on Instagram at @the.bloom.coach to learn more and snag a spot in my group coaching program!

    • 21 min
    Ep 67: The Impact You Can Have

    Ep 67: The Impact You Can Have

    You have to give yourself the same love and support that you'd give somebody that you really care about, who has an idea they want to make real. You might not know what yours is, but we all have things that are little twinkles of possibility in our life or something we could do differently or something we could literally create and put out there. That's what today's episode is about.
    I'll show you how to make your ideas real in a doable way, with the steps that it takes to turn something from this little twinkle of hope in your heart into something magical.
    I want every single one of you who is listening to take your ideas, whatever they are, for your own life, your own world, your own family, your own friends, your own community, your own body. Whatever they are, nothing is too small.

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    How we all have little twinkles of possibility in our lifeMy recent encounter with amazing people turning their ideas into real thingsDoable ways to make sure your ideas happenWhy it's important to align your actions with your valuesHow to connect with Marie:
    On the Web | The Local Bloom Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree JOIN THE BLOOM ROOM!
    We'll take all these ideas and apply them to our lives. Follow me on Instagram at @the.bloom.coach to learn more and snag a spot in my group coaching program!

    • 18 min
    Ep 66: Ground Rules and Expectations

    Ep 66: Ground Rules and Expectations

    What does potting plants and washing dishes have to show us about slowing down and being more present? What's the dimension that adds more appreciate and joy, and what does this have to do with relationships?

    In this episode, I'm laying out some ideas from my personal "idea factory" about what it means to create ground rules with a "kickoff"conversation or meeting, and how to set the stage for the questions you ask, and how to understand the communication preferences of your friends, colleagues and family members. 

    Tune in to apply these tips to your life— and send me a DM  @the.bloom.coach on Instagram and let me know how they've made a difference for you!

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    The kinds of questions to ask for your "kickoff" conversationsHow we learn and process information - are you a fast or a slow processor?  Why sharing values and communication preferences builds stronger connections How to bring out the best in others and avoid actions that bring out the worstSo dip into my idea factory to see which ones resonate most with you. Pick 1 or 2 of the questions and put them into practice this week, then send me an email or hit me up on Instagram and let me know how it goes.
    How to connect with Marie:
    On the Web | The Local Bloom Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree JOIN THE BLOOM ROOM!
    We'll take all these ideas and apply them to our lives. Follow me on Instagram at @the.bloom.coach to learn more and snag a spot in my group coaching program!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Chessfriendly ,

What an inspiration

I love this show. This fun and playful take on opening up our minds and hearts is super beautiful. Such a great reminder of the joy of being my individual self. Thanks Marie!

Dr. Maryna ,

Very inspiring!

I love Marie’s podcasts! Love her energy and the message. I always feel charged and motivated after I listen to her podcast. I often find myself needing emotional and motivational support when I feel overwhelmed and depleted and I turn to the people who hold high frequency and channel positive message. Bloom Your Mind is my secret therapy tool 😁 thank you, Marie!

Simone Ressner ,

Thousands of dollars in coaching HERE

In a world full of good words and info, I find Marie’s podcasts to be full of transformative and inspiring bites that I can put straight into action in my life. I’ve had the blessing to work with coaches and mentors and have to say that I feel like I’ve received thousands of dollars in coaching right here! Thank you Marie 🙏

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