Coach Marla Beck

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Thank you for the wonderful notes you sent to me after I published “The Best I Could Do”, I’m very happy to hear that my stories resonate with you, and appreciate all the encouragement to keep writing to you from the heart. As promised, today is Part Two in my new series, “3 Quotes that […]


I promised you last week that I’d tell you about my relationship to vengeance. We’ll certainly get to that in a moment. First though, a quick introduction to this new blog series: “The 3 Quotes That Changed My Life.” *** In graduate school, one of our classmates told us how she’d often memorize long poems […]


Lots of writers I know think of “creative time” as something that happens only at the writing desk — not when they’re on the job, running errands, or moving from thing to thing. I’ve found that the key to staying creatively alive and agile is to pay more attention.  In today’s video, I’ll teach you a […]

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Your best productivity hack is one of the hardest to do: setting time aside to allow yourself to take an expansive, deep and real break from daily demands. What would you do with a few days entirely to yourself?  In today’s video, I’ll share with you my challenge with taking time off…and the choice I’m […]

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One of the best things about writing these weekly articles is hearing from you:  I love hearing how these ideas help you to get inspired and bolder in life and writing! I cull these insights and ideas from countless hours of heart-to-heart coaching conversations with writers just like you:  smart, but stuck.  Loads of potential, […]

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“Be unafraid of consummate wonder.”   – Danna Faulds When was the last time you felt genuine wonder? Were you listening to the complex song of rushing water in a nearby creek? Were you watching a loved one breathe and sigh in sleep? Were you pushing phrases around — patiently, intently – until at last you […]

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Today I’m sharing with you 2 of my favorite tips to help you drop into focused, creative space…fast. Enjoy! With love from your coach,

Start Stall Stop-Marla Beck 16-03-17

What’s underneath your unproductive habits?  Last week we talked about the perils of living and working by Cruise Control. Today  I’m going to introduce you to the 2nd most common “stuck syndrome” I see in my coaching practice. 2 Kinds of Stuck (part 2) Stuck Syndrome #2 – Start, Stall, Stop. Have you got an […]

Time For Growth

When I first started out as a coach, I was fascinated by what I thought were the many ways smart people seemed to keep themselves feeling unproductive, sluggish and stuck. I thought I could spend my career discovering and remedying all the many ways we humans can stand in the way of our passion, purpose […]

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