Hey hey, fabulous lady!
We have lots in common
Heya! I’m Marie-Louise, founder of Successfully Single.
I’m 48 years old, and I’ve lived a lot of life, made a lot of mistakes, and learned shitloads from them. My mum died when I was 30. Since she died, I’ve gotten married and divorced, diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and found out I was infertile, and more. It’s a lot when I list it like that, but I’ve always looked for sunshine and positives, and tried to learn something from every situation, and every experience I’ve had. I’ve tried to look at life as an adventure and I’ve taken chances when I could – some of which other people questionned and envied, in equal measure.
How I’ve learned from the past
How I'm good at what I do
They say that the world is made up of book learners and life learners. I’m the latter.
I’ve learned on the go. The way I learn is on the job, in situ. I’m not a sit down and study kind of chick; I’d rather be shown something and then start doing it straight away. Learn a lesson and action it.
That’s how it’s been in my work life. I didn’t go to uni, as study was never really my thing. Instead, I’ve worked. I’ve gone to a new workplace, and learned how to do the job and started doing it. I never did like long engagements, in that regard. Let’s get stuck in and going! Life is short, and I’d rather not spend years learning something and then have to remember it later on when I need it, under pressure.
The more I practice something, the better I get. Are you like that?
My experience with people comes from the many jobs I’ve done and workplaces I’ve been at. I can stay in the one job for a long time, but I’ve sought adventure too. I’ve attacked life and put myself into roles and industries from which I could gain as much as possible. There’ve been some fascinating experiences, encounters with interesting and influential people, from whom I learned a lot. I had my share of trying times, and learned my worth. I’ve overstayed some jobs, and made tough decisions about others.
In building my business, I’ve realised the importance of networking, and putting myself out into situations which will help me to expand and grow. I’ve learned to utilise skills I’ve learned through living and working, and put them to use for my own business, and for my clients.
No matter where I am, whether I’m working or not, I always like to enjoy myself. Why spend my time in the doldrums when I can be laughing and having fun? I bring that to Successfully Single as much as possible, because life is meant to be enjoyed, with fun and bloody good times!
All of this is why I won’t bore you with course after course after boring course (unless that’s what you want, in which case, email me and I’ll hook you up!). I share my knowledge regularly and through visual, and actionable means, with examples. That way, you’re able to practice it and understand it, hopefully before you need it.
Why I'm different and right for you
What am I? What am I not?
(Yes, this is a disclaimer)
I am not a qualified anything. I’m NOT a
● life coach
● social worker
● anything along these lines
This is in bold intentionally.
● controversial, at times
● your biggest cheerleader, I want the best for you!
● going to change your life! Are you ready?
My life hasn’t been conventional; I’ve resisted the norm and gone against the grain. I’ve learned on the go. I’ve never thought of myself as book smart or street smart. I’m something else. The way I learn is on the go, on the job, in situ. I’m not a sit down and study kind of chick, and I won’t bore you with course after course after boring course.
I’ve listened to the women I’ve met over the years and they want bigger circles, more friends, opportunities to advance themselves. Often, we don’t feel seen or heard, in the other areas of our lives, and forced to toe the line to fit in, and, be boring, in some ways. But this is my world and we’re trying to improve our lives but let’s do it with fun and flexibility.
Style your life and:-
- get yourself out of the job you hate
- do the things you want to do, rather than spending time alone
- get what you want from life
- achieve the feeling of satisfaction in your achievements- and roll around in it!
Learn how to:-
- make friends
- create that family you want
- plan and achieve goals
- gain confidence in yourself and your decisions
You can also find me....
I was invited by Your Career Down Under who supports newcomers to Australia. They asked me to give some tips about How to Overcome Communication Barriers to expedite feeling comfortable in their new home.
I’ve contributed to Intimacy TV magazine, on topics such as bullying, what it’s like to be childless, a moving observation of parenting, long distance dating, whether Valentine’s Day should be celebrated and how to survive it as a Single, my thoughts on New Years resolutions, celebrating your successes in life, starting over from a breakup, job, etc by reclaiming your power.
I was also asked for some tips and some ideas on what it takes for men to date successfully.
My happy clients had this to say:-
Thank you! Your energy is so bubbly, and defined strength in boundaries- hope to get there myself.