There was a middle-aged woman who worked, worked, worked, and had little to show for it.
Locked away in a cubicle inside a tall tower near Central Park in NYC, she yearned to be free.
Every day for one hour, she would be let out of the tower to walk through the park. After her one hour of freedom was over, she would return to the tall, gleaming tower until 5 o’clock, then released into the dark subway forest to try to get safely home ... only to return to the tower the next day.
Nevertheless, she had hope
She would wish upon the lights of the Empire State Building, dreaming of another life. She knew that she could make a difference in people’s lives. She wanted to have fun, and to use her talents and skills to create a life she truly loved: to be nearer her daughter; to live and do whatever her heart desired.
"But," she told herself, "I don't know how to start. I'll never be able to make an income on my own!"
Then one day, the middle-aged woman got fired.
She panicked. She had no money, no source of income, no plan, no idea what to do.
She had a dream that maybe she could earn an income the way she wanted to -- as a coach. In her head, she kept hearing things like ...
"But I'm too old to start something like this. Will anyone hire me?"
So then, she said ...
"I'm doing it, anyway"
Within 12 months, the middle-aged woman had started her new career as a coach and moved to her dream city of lights, macarons and croissants, Paris.
Now, she begins her day whenever she wants, she lives closer to her daughter, and she can go to a museum any day of the week.
In case you haven’t guessed it, "she" is ME.
I bring my whole heart and soul to everything I do.
I'm ALL IN.
Take everything I have to offer -- all my experience, all my expertise, everything -- and run with it. I'm here for you.
XO Mary, aka Mary in Paris
Since 2016, my books and programs have helped thousands of people give themselves permission to live the life they want to live
What people say about working with me
"Mary has helped me immeasurably. Honestly, it’s hard to put into words. She’s introduced me to the idea that what I want is valid, achievable and, actually, easy! I would strongly recommend Mary to anyone considering working with her. She is direct, uncompromising, kind, generous, very smart and altogether wonderful!"
"I really enjoy working with Mary. She has a kind, calm but forthright approach that I appreciate. Mary is also my most ‘quoted’ coach! Some things that Mary has said to me over the time I have known her have really stuck with me and still help me to this day, and I tell other people about them!"
"If you ever have an inkling that there’s more to life (in your work, your business, your relationships) if you could just work out how, Mary’s the coach you want!"
"Mary, I enjoy hearing your perspective on money, business, wisdom, success and life, and your move to Paris is a beautiful example of following your own wisdom — walking the walk. I would recommend Mary’s services without hesitation — and actually did so this morning — to anyone who wants to move out of being stuck.”
Dr. Nikki Crawford
7 random facts about me ...
1. I eat chocolate daily. Literally.
2. My two siblings are nearly 20 years older than I am (with the same parents, yep).
3. I’m an unapologetic cat lady.
4. I’ve been to Disneyland (the real one, in Anaheim) at least 100 times. Maybe 200.
5. Although I pretend it’s not true, I really have no sense of style. Case in point: my daughter chose these clothes for me so I'd look my best in the photos.
6. I'm a huge fan of Billie Eilish. Favorite songs right now: Getting Older, Billie Bossa Nova.
7. I can't sing, but I sing, anyway. I try to contain myself when out in public listening to Billie on my iPhone and singing along!
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"I like Mary's light-heartedness, her ability to make it look like fun and also the fact that she is not negative or judgmental about wanting to make money or seeing that as something bad or greedy."
"Mary is a brilliant teacher and also an inspiration because she is talking from real personal experience — not just delivering a hypothetical formula she’s picked up somewhere."
"It was fantastic working with Mary. She really helped me to realise that I could charge premium prices. Despite all my excuses, she kindly but firmly made me realise they were just that! Excuses."
"Mary is a clear, wonderful teacher.
I was able to create $3,275 in just a few days by being open to inspiration and acting on it and having fun."