Marianne is the founder of Free Range Humans, she gave the TEDx Talk “the hidden power of not always fitting in” which has been viewed over a quarter of a million times, and she is also the author of the bestselling book “Be A Free Range Human“. Featured in The Guardian, Business Week and more, it is all about finding your right direction and making it work for who you are so you don’t have to fit yourself into someone else’s box in order to get paid… and has just been released in a heavily revised second edition!

From the UK and Australia, Marianne spent years travelling the world chasing the sun with her business in her laptop and now lives between London and sunny California.

Find out more about her over at https://mariannecantwell.com/

Fav quotes from this episode:

“True freedom is the freedom to dance with the changes that will come your way.”

“Life on your terms can look any way that you want it to.”

“Community is so vital if you want to succeed.”

“Who would you be without your business?”

“If you try to be everything, you end up being nothing.”

“If we don’t do the self-development work, you can ride a wave and you’ll hit a wall…If you want to be in business and love what you do long term, you’ve got to do the work while you’re riding the wave.”

In this episode we talk about:

  • Learning to make decisions that really feel right, rather than being influenced by other people’s expectations and assumptions
  • How your perfect life is going to be radically different from anyone else’s, and the importance of embracing and honouring that
  • How so many entrepreneurs find themselves overworked and miserable, and what to do to avoid that trap
  • How rebelling against something often ends you up in yet another limited box – how to break that cycle and find true freedom 

Plus, we talk about embracing the full spectrum of who you are, trying on ideas for size, and allowing yourself to really experiment until you find what fits.

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