Ep 200 – REWIND: Marissa Q Coleman Paine: The Courage to Shift

We have to stop settling for a more practical dream and instead find the willingness and courage to jump out there.” – Marissa Q. Coleman Paine

About Our Guest
Marissa Q. Paine is hopelessly addicted to helping accomplished leaders make the shifts they need to create the life and business results their hearts truly desire but their heads struggle to make happen.

Once settling for a status quo existence and living well beneath her true potential, Marissa has transformed her own life and business many times.

She’s Shifted from secretary to CEO, from separated and seeking divorce to celebrating twenty-five+ years of marriage and from being overworked and unfulfilled to doing her life’s work: facilitating transformational shifts for individuals and organizations.

A proud social worker by trade and expert in intra- and interpersonal relationships, Marissa’s clients include service-based business owners, nonprofit CEOs and other executive leaders; plus couples, business partners, management teams, boards of directors and beyond.

Marissa holds a masters degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis and a professional certified coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation.

Prior to starting her company in 2012, Marissa worked in the strategic staffing, global diversity and public affairs division of a Fortune 500 agriculture company before settling into a fifteen year career in the nonprofit sector. Marissa served as chief executive in both large and small nonprofits and advised numerous boards of directors as the interim CEO responsible for managing organizational turnaround and transition.

Episode Summary

This REWIND episode is powered by Move to Millions Live (and the Million Dollar Intensives) 

This episode originally ran earlier this season. One thing I know for sure is that building a business to and beyond the million-dollar mark is full of expected and unexpected transitions in most areas of your life.  Deciding to step into the CEO God called you to be will often call everything you believe and desire into question.  I have shared for years that it’s hard to have a booming business when you have a busted life. And while I believe that is true, what I have come to learn is that your ability to manage during the “busted” times in life all boil down to one phrase: Make Shift Happen.  I remember when I got to the million-dollar mark and hated every minute of it.  I had to find the courage to step back from my business so that I could shift it into one I could run with my whole heart. During that difficult time, after achieving what I said I wanted more than anything, it took courage to walk away from the goal I had accomplished. Every day, CEOs on the Move to Millions encounter shifts that if they are being honest, haven’t really panned out the way they hoped and have to decide if they continue down the path or have the courage to shift. In this episode, I am excited to share the ONLY person I know who can give you a blueprint for how to do it in a way that honors your gift, worth and value. The courage to shift, as my guest Marissa Q. Coleman Paine shares, is the only option when life is life-ing.  From how to navigate major transitions to how to shift when your business isn’t serving you authentically, this conversation is so rich.  If you are a business owner who is also navigating life, this episode is for you.  Grab your Move to Millions Podcast notebook and your favorite pen and listen in now to discover:

  • 3 keys for shifting with the grace and dignity that your next level requires
  • Why taking a sabbatical during your shift actually sets you up to come back stronger
  • How to navigate growing your business while you are experiencing your toughest times without shutting down or going back to work
  • How to ignore the naysayers who want to keep you safe on your journey
  • And so much more

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Powerful Quotes from the Episode

  • “We had become transactional; I was called to transform.”
  • “It wasn’t authentic and in alignment.”
  • “I started afraid with low pricing self-esteem.”
  • “Don’t suffer in silence.”
  • “Do it afraid.”
  • “I took a sabbatical and got quiet.”
  • “We go from shift to shift to shift.”
  • “When your best times collide with your worst times, you are on the verge of your next level.”

How to Connect with Marissa Q. Coleman Paine  

Website:  https://www.marissaqpaine.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/marissa.paine.90 
Linked In:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/marissapaine/ 
Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/marissaqpaine/ 

Book Marissa Recommends: The Big Leap by Gay Hendrix

Favorite Quote: Service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy on Earth.  Her Grandmother

Tool Marissa Swears By On Her Move to Millions:  A microphone and Zoom

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