50 REASONS TO WORK WITH ME

  1. It is my passion and my pleasure to help people unlock the best versions of themselves.

  2. Everything I teach, I have done or currently do. I would never tell you to do something I wouldn’t do myself.

  3. I’m not interested in just telling you what to do, I want to show you with my own actions and behaviors, too.

  4. I’ve had hundreds of students over the years of all ages, gender identities, backgrounds, abilities - you name it! So long as you’re a human who likes to put in the work and be mindful of how your actions impact others, I feel prepared to help.

  5. I had the Flow State Freedom program peer reviewed by multiple certified, registered, and practicing therapists to ensure the safety and efficacy of my programs.

  6. Client confidentiality is important to me. Why? Because when I was a teenager, my therapist broke my trust by revealing information I was told would be private. Ever since then, I vowed to make sure I never inflicted that version of trauma on anyone else.

  7. If you come to me with a critique, a concern, or a pain point about anything you purchase, I will be here to listen to you and do my best to rectify the situation. Like I’ve already said, we’re all learning together in one way or another.

  8. I’m not a salesman - I’m a sorter. Meaning, if I genuinely am not convinced my program will change your life, then I’m not going to bother telling you about it. I love having conversations with many people from various backgrounds so that I can have a more profound perspective on who *exactly* benefits most from what I do.

  9. I have been teaching people how to flow since 2014, and have been studying flow since 2009. When working with me, rest assured you’re in the hands of someone who understands and respects the various communities that incorporate flow into their daily lives.

  10. I am self made! The business that you see before you was started and 100% funded by yours truly. It all started when I began collecting my first dirty booty dollar bills off the floors of dive bars and continued through my days as a showgirl on the streets here in Las Vegas. I am living proof that one small step every day towards your goal WILL pay off if you don’t lose focus.

  11. I also got through college on my own as well. I always had at least 1 job on top of being a full time student because no one was around to pay my bills!

  12. I’ve toured all over the country by myself, too. Traveling alone has hosted some of the most empowering and extraordinary experiences - I’d love to help you gain the confidence and skill set to do this yourself, if you’d like.

  13. I am a lifelong student. Best believe I’m always staying up to date on anything I’m teaching to ensure the efficacy of what you’re receiving.

  14. I went to college for mathematics and anthropology. My thinking has been sculpted to adapt - I am always prepared to meet you in the middle in regards to understanding.

  15. I’ve got some certifications and awards under my belt (learn more in my bio).

  16. I have almost a decade’s worth of therapy under my belt, personally. YAY FOR THERAPY! I’m more than happy to share my experience because I believe therapy can dramatically increase the quality of anyone’s life.

  17. I managed to quit smoking cigarettes cold turkey after a decade’s worth of addiction. And while doing so, I also decided to stop drinking alcohol and haven’t had a drop since 2019. I know what it's like to self medicate, use, abuse, ride the highs, crash in the lows, come out on the other side. I’m happy to direct you towards any resources you may need.

  18. People tell me that my communication style makes them feel safe and comfortable.

  19. I’m not afraid of making mistakes and my confidence doesn’t falter just because something didn’t work out as anticipated. I won’t double down if you say something’s not working for you. Instead, we’ll correct the course until we get it right.

  20. I don’t talk about problems unless I’m willing to help you find a solution. 

  21. I come from the glittery and feathery world of burlesque, and there’s a saying that goes “the best part about burlesque is watching people fall in love with themselves.” I get it, not everyone wants to fall in love with themselves by getting naked in front of strangers in random places. That’s why I distilled my creative process into a more generalized flow state and created the Flow State Freedom program!

  22. In my entire performance career, I can count on one hand how many times I’ve called out. Once you’re in my planner, you’re there to stay unless YOU say otherwise.

  23. Anything I write in my journal comes true - I can manifest anything I put my mind and heart to, within reason. Some call it witchcraft, I call it mindfulness and taking control over the variables that are available. I also believe anyone can do this, so I’ll show you how.

  24. I’m in love with Mathematics (btw, this is what a Mathematician looks like. You don’t have to be an old white dood with a beard behind a desk at a prestigious university to have that title). BUT WAIT! I’m not talking formulas and calculations. I’m talking about understanding the fabric of our reality. Math is a language that describes the nature of the universe. Contrary to popular belief, it is not stale, stagnant, or permanent. Not every question has an answer. It is a language that evolves, like us. This helps me become hyper aware of my bias from my experience, so I can set it aside to connect with you.

  25. I’ve been a student of dance for 21 years, and have trained in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, burlesque, pole, animal, and most recently, shuffling / footwork. I look forward to doing this for the rest of my life and showing you how you can, too.

  26. I am a yogi and specifically enjoy kundalini most, but dabble in all aspects. If you are a yogi too, we’ll be speaking the same language.

  27. I’m a WEIRDO. It is safe to say you’re guaranteed to have a unique experience when working with me.

  28. My very first job was being an entomologist’s research assistant. I counted and collected bugs, then would help with some good old fashioned manual labor on the farm to finish out the day. I saw many steps of the research and development process as a teenager, then would end up working in a lab after college as a sample coordinator and technical writer. My combined experience allows me to understand all the different types of hard work, which in turn, better helps me understand where you’re at - regardless of where that may be.

  29. I am relentless. I can’t be stopped when I put my mind to something. This means I’ll always be the greatest advocate for making progress toward your goals.

  30. I know the difference between they’re, their, and there. PRETTY HANDY.

  31. I’m a morning person - I like to think this is why I’m great at working hard, then playing hard. I don’t waste a single second - until it's time to waste time, of course.

  32. I’ve worked the corporate 9-5 life before, and hit so many highs and lows. I understand what it's like to be simultaneously appreciated and under valued. If your work brings you pain, I’m here to help you heal it.

  33. I’m here to shake up the definition of what it means to be a professional. Why would I go into business to work for myself just to turn around and wear a cultural uniform to “show people” that “I am a professional?” Nahh, professionalism is a mindset, an attitude, and a behavior. It is not an outfit or an expensive website. So while I can’t guarantee you that I’ll show up to our meetings red carpet ready, I can guarantee you receive 100% of my attention when you’re working with me.

  34. I can rephrase anything dozens of times - as many times as it takes - in order for you to understand me. I am a poet, a mathematician, a philosopher, an anthropologist, a creative, and a multi-passionate entrepreneur. It genuinely excites me to find solutions and common ground.

  35. I’ve worked plenty of jobs / gigs that I didn’t like. But I knew the end result was greater than the sum of the separate parts, therefore I pushed through it. I recognize that long term success requires short term compromises. Because of this insight, I am better able to assist you deal with the growing pains of life.

  36. I’ve always been on the high honor roll of any school or university I had attended, but two years before I graduated college, I made very intentional decisions that led me from the top of my class to being placed on the academic probation list. It was one of the best decisions I had ever made. It is a long story, but instead of finishing my degree the easy way, I dove head first into the hardest classes offered on campus. Surviving the ULTIMATE test will always be way cooler to me than easily passing an easier one. I’m not afraid of walking into the fire - I’m afraid of what may happen if I don’t.

  37. One time, I took a cryptography class (the art of encryption and security, it is at the intersection of theoretical mathematics and programming). I am not a programmer. While the rest of my class were programmers and they’d built little apps to do their homework for them, best believe I deciphered complex encryptions by hand… and took 4 hours extra each night on my homework by doing so. It wasn’t that I refused to learn programming, it was more about the fact that I wanted to understand the problem at its CORE and not just rush through the assignment to complete it and have a computer do it for me. Look, if you’re a basketball player, you do push ups at the gym, not at the game right? But the push ups help you play the game better. That was the approach I took with math. If I couldn’t solve it on a chalkboard by myself, then I wasn’t satisfied. I don’t take shortcuts, and I won’t let you do so either.

  38. My business coach told me to make this list. While it wasn’t my idea, it was my execution. A good leader should also understand how to be led.

  39. Over the years, I’ve taught so many people how to do so many varied things, that I’ve come to understand my place on this planet as a Sh*t Starter. I seem to always ask the exact perfect questions that get to the root of the problem almost too quickly for some people’s comfort. This makes me an excellent coach but an EXTREMELY obnoxious person to just exist around if you’re not looking to grow.

  40. Speaking of which, I’m EXCELLENT at the art of transition and growth. I am always feeling growth pains. This makes me primed to be your best support when you need it the most. On the flip side, my persistence on continual growth doesn’t make me very popular with people who like to stand still in life.

  41. I’ve f*cked up PLENTYYYY of times and I have no problem telling you all about it. Ya see, I believe life IS a game. We are here to learn as much as possible because we are the universe experiencing itself. Once you’ve unplugged from the matrix, so to speak, and begin to access the infinite knowledge and wisdom that ISN’T spoonfed to you via society and culture - it’ll feel like you’ve been reborn. But step one is owning up to your mistakes, extracting all the valuable knowledge from them as possible, and having grace for yourself when you didn’t know better.

  42. I am very good at making vegan peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. I’ve made dozens of batches until I got it exactly right. And since I grew up a Midwestern, animal product consumer, learning how to bake vegan beginning in 2019 did not come naturally. Now, I’d say I’m about 98% plant based / vegan. The only reason I bring this up is because I know what it's like to have a diet / lifestyle that is not widely accepted (even though I don’t feel like I’m asking for much when I say I just don’t want to eat anything that came from an animal?? There are so many plants on this planet lmao)

  43.  10 minutes early is on-time to me. If I am ever late to a meeting, you can guarantee I’ll make it up to you in some way.

  44. Culture and language fascinate me, which brings me closer to people globally. I consider myself to be a global citizen, not particularly interested in trying to divide people. I’m not here to point out differences, but rather, commonalities.

  45. “Why not?” drops out of my mouth at least a few times per week. Part of being a flow coach means going with the flow. I come from the belief system that nothing is coincidental. If I am being faced with a decision, there’s a reason. And I rarely back down from a good challenge. This makes me a great advocate, when necessary.

  46. Organization is mental masturbation (am I alone in this? lol) AND I LOVE ITTTTT.

  47. Policies are put into place in order to protect the whole. If any of the T&C’s seem a bit ridiculous, know that something ridiculous DID happen in the past that has caused me to create a healthy boundary. If I am not at my best, that affects all of my other clients too!

  48. I know exactly what I want in life, which is why I’m here.

  49. If you don’t like this list, you definitely should NOT work with me.

  50. This list itself is RIDICULOUS right? Do you know how long it took me to get to 50 reasons why you should work with me? Doesn’t matter. I made it to the finish line. And I’m here to help you do the same.

© 2020 byMarina Mars