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How do I overcome the FEAR that it’s too late to chase a dream? How do I get out of being STUCK in perfectionism, worrying that people will judge me, and being caught up in comparison and self doubt? How do I stay motivated and stop procrastinating out of fear of failure, always feeling unprepared and unqualified before I even begin? How do I prioritize and start making consistent progress on my goals and dreams with highly successful habits, discipline, and focus? And the biggest question of all, how do I OWN my muddy story with bravery, courage, conviction and faith?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, take a deep breath, because you’re in the right place.

Welcome to the Mary Marantz Show. Where we answer ALL those questions and more! A space to own the muddy parts of your story, build things that matter, and where slow growth always equals strong roots.

Listen in each week as host, Mary Marantz, brings you honest conversations and her best tips about business, relationships, faith, goals & more... where we feel the fear and move forward anyway.

Along with serving her best business and life tips, you’ll also hear motivating interviews from some of the best in the industry - authors, speakers, leaders, and entrepreneurs like Natalie Franke, Jess Connolly, Jessica Honegger and more– to bring you one step closer to your goals.

You’ll learn business strategies to more effectively serve your audience, receive inspiration to dig deeper and find freedom in relationships, and learn how to build a legacy that lasts.

You’re here and you have scars. You’re here and you have dirt in your story. You’re here and you’re afraid both of those disqualify you before you even start.

But you have a place here. Your story already matters.

Because one day, when we get to where it is we’re going, it won’t be despite these scars we bear. It will always be because of them.

Slow growth equals Strong roots.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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How do I overcome the FEAR that it’s too late to chase a dream? How do I get out of being STUCK in perfectionism, worrying that people will judge me, and being caught up in comparison and self doubt? How do I stay motivated and stop procrastinating out of fear of failure, always feeling unprepared and unqualified before I even begin? How do I prioritize and start making consistent progress on my goals and dreams with highly successful habits, discipline, and focus? And the biggest question of all, how do I OWN my muddy story with bravery, courage, conviction and faith?

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, take a deep breath, because you’re in the right place.

Welcome to the Mary Marantz Show. Where we answer ALL those questions and more! A space to own the muddy parts of your story, build things that matter, and where slow growth always equals strong roots.

Listen in each week as host, Mary Marantz, brings you honest conversations and her best tips about business, relationships, faith, goals & more... where we feel the fear and move forward anyway.

Along with serving her best business and life tips, you’ll also hear motivating interviews from some of the best in the industry - authors, speakers, leaders, and entrepreneurs like Natalie Franke, Jess Connolly, Jessica Honegger and more– to bring you one step closer to your goals.

You’ll learn business strategies to more effectively serve your audience, receive inspiration to dig deeper and find freedom in relationships, and learn how to build a legacy that lasts.

You’re here and you have scars. You’re here and you have dirt in your story. You’re here and you’re afraid both of those disqualify you before you even start.

But you have a place here. Your story already matters.

Because one day, when we get to where it is we’re going, it won’t be despite these scars we bear. It will always be because of them.

Slow growth equals Strong roots.

    On Redemption Stories: Beautiful People Don't Just Happen with Scott Sauls

    On Redemption Stories: Beautiful People Don't Just Happen with Scott Sauls

    Do you carry around regret, hurt, or fear? Perhaps you feel so weighed down by these burdens that you sometimes feel trapped. If you can relate, rest assured that today’s episode will show you how these very same burdens can help unlock God’s healing work in your life. 
    Today, Mary is joined by pastor and six-time author, Scott Sauls, as the two dive deep into Scott’s latest book, “Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen: How God Redeems Regret, Hurt, and Fear in the Making of Better Humans.” Drawing on experience from his own seasons of regret, hurt, and fear—including battles with anxiety and depression—Scot vulnerably shares what it's like to be unfinished and on the mend under Jesus' merciful, mighty healing hand.
    On today’s episode, Scott and Mary engage in powerful dialogue around the discovery of joy, relief, and hope as you become the beautiful human God created you to be. Specifically they cover:
    Why the defining feeling of faith is not strength but dependent weakness
    The freedom that comes with realizing that you are not enough
    The importance of recognizing that there is more to life than achieving 
    Ways to hear God's divine voice over the accuser’s shaming
    How our personal experiences equip us to show up for other people
     
    If you are ready to find freedom, healing, and joy even in the most difficult of circumstances, then make sure to tune into today’s powerful episode! 
    Grab a copy of “Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen” here!
    https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-People-Dont-Just-Happen/dp/0310363446
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    MORE FROM MARY:
    You can find show notes for this episode at marymarantz.com/blog 
    For more inspiration and tips on owning your muddy story: 
    Find Mary on Instagram @marymarantz 
    Find Mary on YouTube by searching for the Mary Marantz channel
    If you love this episode, we bet you would also love Mary’s first book Dirt, all about growing up in a trailer in West Virginia, before going on to Yale for law school. It is a story of redemption and how we make peace with our past. You can find that at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target online or anywhere, books are sold.
    Don't forget to order Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots while you're there, too! 
    Finally, if you are loving the show, will you take a minute to go rate it with five stars and leave a review? Wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This helps us get the show in front of so many more people and continues to help us book amazing guests for you here, like we have for you all season long here in the Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots Season. Thanks friends, we’ll see you again soon.

    • 56 min
    On Being Present: How to Stop Rehashing the Past and Rehearsing the Future with Jeanne Stevens

    On Being Present: How to Stop Rehashing the Past and Rehearsing the Future with Jeanne Stevens

    What is keeping you from being fully present? What really keeps you from experiencing peace in your life today? If you’ve ever noticed an unrest in your spirit, then today’s episode is for you!
    Today Mary is joined by sought-after speaker, leader, and writer- Jeanne Stevens. With a passion to develop people to live boldly and fully, Jeanne writes with honest transparency, hope-filled compassion, and plenty of vulnerable humor in her brand new book, “What’s Here Now?.”
    On today’s episode, Jeanne and Mary dive deep to understand what is keeping us from experiencing peace in our lives as the two tackle:
    What it means to consent to reality
    Ways to embrace the present moment for all that it is
    How to balance the tension between consenting to what is while also holding out hope for what could be
    The importance of practicing slowness, silence, and solitude
    The telltale signs of not being fully present and what you can do about it
     
    If you are ready to stop rehashing the past and rehearsing the future, and start receiving the present, then today’s episode is a must-listen!
    Grab a copy of “What’s Here Now?” here!
    https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Here-Now-Rehearsing-Future/dp/0800740858/ref=sr_1_1?crid=26HLSLQ054XXM&keywords=whats+here+now&qid=1648830347&sprefix=whats+here+now%2Caps%2C99&sr=8-1

    • 50 min
    On Curiosity Over Conflict: How to Find Connection Despite Differences with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

    On Curiosity Over Conflict: How to Find Connection Despite Differences with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

    From friendships to Facebook to far-off countries, what do we do when our lives seem mired in conflict? How do we find connection when our differences are constantly on display? If you are tired of the anxiety, frustration, and fear that pervade your connections with other people, both online and in real life then today’s episode is for you!
    Today, Mary is joined by co-hosts of the wildly popular “Pantsuit Politics” podcast - Sarah Steward Holland and Beth Silvers. Also, authors of the brand new book, “Now What? How to Move Forward When We’re Divided (About Basically Everything),” Sarah and Beth prioritize curiosity over the conflict that often drives political conversations.
    On today’s episode, Mary, Sarah, and Beth dive into the transformative power of hard conversation as they tackle:
    How to engage your family with a spirit of curiosity instead of judgment
    Ways to explore shared values within your community
    The importance of understanding your work as a citizen in a diverse country
    Why you should hold lightly those things that are beyond your control around the world
    How generational experiences and perception of events shape our worldviews 
     
    If you long to be a peacemaker and a positive influence in your spheres, then today’s episode is your door to a future that is characterized by hope, love, and connection despite our differences!

    Grab a copy of “Now What” here!
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/now-what-sarah-stewart-holland/1140355597
     
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    MORE FROM MARY:
    You can find show notes for this episode at marymarantz.com/blog 
    For more inspiration and tips on owning your muddy story: 
    Find Mary on Instagram @marymarantz 
    Find Mary on YouTube by searching for the Mary Marantz channel
    If you love this episode, we bet you would also love Mary’s first book Dirt, all about growing up in a trailer in West Virginia, before going on to Yale for law school. It is a story of redemption and how we make peace with our past. You can find that at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target online or anywhere, books are sold.
    Don't forget to order Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots while you're there, too! 
    Finally, if you are loving the show, will you take a minute to go rate it with five stars and leave a review? Wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This helps us get the show in front of so many more people and continues to help us book amazing guests for you here, like we have for you all season long here in the Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots Season. Thanks friends, we’ll see you again soon.

    • 57 min
    It's Launch Day! Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots is HERE!

    It's Launch Day! Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots is HERE!

    You know her. Maybe you are her. The woman who is always performing. Is this you? If approval-seeking, overachieving, and perfectionism has turned into burnout, emptiness, and exhaustion, then today’s special “Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots” BOOK LAUNCH episode is for you!
     
    Today, the tables have turned as Mary is the GUEST on her own show! That’s right, Mary’s dear friend, author, and fellow ‘slow growth avenger’, Jennifer Dukes Lee takes the role of host today to talk to Mary about her highly anticipated new book that hits shelves TODAY - “Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots: Finding Grace, Freedom, and Purpose in an Over Achieving World.”
     
    When gold stars, highlight reels, and seeking the approval of strangers on the internet are not enough, podcast host and bestselling author Mary Marantz gives the woman who feels like she must always be “on” permission to finally stop striving. “Slow Growth” is a love letter to every woman who has tried to run so hard from failure that she stumbled into success. But now, as Mary writes, “she is doubled over at the pain of a lifetime spent proving, this one truth dawning on her with each new day: no matter how hard you run, you can’t outrun you.” In her signature lyrical and powerful prose paired with her own stunning photography, Mary combines heartfelt memoir with thoughtful reflection to help women reshape their understanding of worthiness. 
     
    On today’s episode, Mary and Jennifer dive into the heartbeat mantra behind “Slow Growth” – you cannot achieve your way into worth - as they tackle:
     

    Why giving up achieving for you worth actually frees you up to go after even bigger goals Why “I’ll be happy when ______” is a death sentence to living a life with purpose The importance of implementing a habit of celebration on the way to the goals we set Why we have to part ways with the stories that previously helped us to survive How the Girl in the Red Cape can make peace with the Wolf If you are ready to stop running, realize that you are not in a race with anyone, and truly believe that good things take time - real things take time, and that Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots, then make sure to tune in to today’s episode!
     
    Grab a copy of Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots here!
    https://www.christianbook.com/equals-strong-finding-freedom-purpose-overachieving/mary-marantz/9780800738464/pd/738461?event=ESRCG

    Take my Achiever-Type quiz here!
    https://marymarantz.com/quiz

    • 1 hr 1 min
    On Ambition: How Striving to be Important Keeps Us From a Life of Purpose with Lee Strobel

    On Ambition: How Striving to be Important Keeps Us From a Life of Purpose with Lee Strobel

    What happens after death? Arguably, this is a question that everyone has contemplated no matter their belief or religion. If you have ever wondered about the evidence for life after death then today’s episode is for you.
    Today, Mary is joined by best-selling author and investigative journalist, Lee Strobel, as the two dive into Lee’s book turned documentary, “The Case for Heaven.” Inspired by his own brush with death, Lee searched for answers to the most profound questions we all have about heaven, hell, and near-death experiences. 
    Today, Mary and Lee invite you to carefully investigate the knowable and respond with faith to the unknowable as the they tackle:
    Why we often let fear drive our behavior and decision-making and how to overcome this
    What it means to be absent from the body and present with the Lord
    Why our heavenly father is not just a magnified version of our earthly father
    How Lee used an investigative journalist approach to bring an analytic filter to the Christian faith 
     
    If you are ready to be challenged, encouraged, and inspired about the entirely credible, believable, and exhilarating life to come, then make sure to tune in to today’s episode! 
     
    Grab a copy of “The Case for Heaven” here!
    https://www.amazon.com/Case-Heaven-Journalist-Investigates-Evidence/dp/0310259193
     
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    MORE FROM MARY:
    You can find show notes for this episode at marymarantz.com/blog 
    For more inspiration and tips on owning your muddy story: 
    Find Mary on Instagram @marymarantz 
    Find Mary on YouTube by searching for the Mary Marantz channel
    If you love this episode, we bet you would also love Mary’s first book Dirt, all about growing up in a trailer in West Virginia, before going on to Yale for law school. It is a story of redemption and how we make peace with our past. You can find that at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target online or anywhere, books are sold.
    Don't forget to pre-order Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots while you're there, too! 
    Finally, if you are loving the show, will you take a minute to go rate it with five stars and leave a review? Wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This helps us get the show in front of so many more people and continues to help us book amazing guests for you here, like we have for you all season long here in the Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots Season. Thanks friends, we’ll see you again soon.

    • 29 min
    On Overwhelm: How to Unclutter Your Soul and Find Peace with Trina McNeilly

    On Overwhelm: How to Unclutter Your Soul and Find Peace with Trina McNeilly

    Do you wish that your life would change for the better–to become the healthiest version of yourself in spirit, soul, and body? Perhaps even though that is what you long for, the thought of getting to that version of yourself is just too overwhelming. And so, you struggle. If you can relate, then today’s episode is for you!
    Today, Mary is joined by author and founder of La La Lovey - Trina McNeilly - as the two dive into Trina’s new book, “ Unclutter Your Soul: Overcome What Overwhelms You.”
    Loaded with discussion questions and a prayer guide, “Unclutter Your Soul” is the ultimate resource for all of us who are cluttered and overwhelmed with loss, fear, chronic stress, unhealthy coping mechanisms, crippling depression, or anxiety.
    On today’s episode Mary and Trina dive into all things overwhelm and transformation. Specifically:
    How to address the “clutter” that we keep on the inside, and how it affects our everyday lives 
    Ways that our souls send SOS signals and what do about them
    What it means to be on a soul pilgrimage 
    The difference between the renewing of your spirit vs the renewing of your soul
    The 4 types of shame and how to break their cycle in your life


    If you are ready to find freedom in your everyday life by releasing limiting mindsets and creating more space for peace and joy, then today’s episode is a must-listen!
    Grab a copy of “Unclutter Your Soul” here
    https://www.amazon.com/Unclutter-Your-Soul-Overcome-Overwhelms/dp/078525000X?tag=lalalovelything-1-bg-20
     
    Take Trina's 1-minute quiz to discover how to overcome what overwhelms you here:
    https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/621fdef238d5bc0018fff5f5
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    MORE FROM MARY:
    You can find show notes for this episode at marymarantz.com/blog 
    For more inspiration and tips on owning your muddy story: 
    Find Mary on Instagram @marymarantz 
    Find Mary on YouTube by searching for the Mary Marantz channel
    If you love this episode, we bet you would also love Mary’s first book Dirt, all about growing up in a trailer in West Virginia, before going on to Yale for law school. It is a story of redemption and how we make peace with our past. You can find that at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target online or anywhere, books are sold.
    Don't forget to pre-order Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots while you're there, too! 
    Finally, if you are loving the show, will you take a minute to go rate it with five stars and leave a review? Wherever you listen to podcasts.
    This helps us get the show in front of so many more people and continues to help us book amazing guests for you here, like we have for you all season long here in the Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots Season. Thanks friends, we’ll see you again soon.

    • 53 min

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