I had a blast chatting with Maria Kellis, intuitive business coach, on the latest episode of “The Burnt Out Entrepreneur” podcast. We talked about how she went from an uber successful MIT grad to being diagnosed with a degenerative disease almost overnight. Here are three big nuggets that got Maria out of that wheelchair with the power of her own mind:

1️⃣ The Power of Reprogramming: Maria opens up about her experience of growing up in an abusive family and the impact it had on her self-esteem. Despite achieving academic success, she still felt unhappy and miserable. She eventually figured out she could ditch that negative baggage and make her life way better.

2️⃣ The “Empower Method”: Maria introduces us to her unique approach, the “Empower Method,” which consists of intention, belief, action, and reflection. She used it to overcome both physical and mental hurdles, including a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The big secret? We’re in charge of our own lives, so let’s own it.

3️⃣ Rethinking Success and Well-being: Maria challenges the societal notion that pushing ourselves to extreme physical and mental limits is heroic or amazing. She shines a light on the unhealthy habits and imbalances often prevalent among entrepreneurs and discusses the importance of prioritizing self-care and balance in order to maintain creativity, happiness, and overall well-being.

I pray that Maria’s story reminds us that we have the power to change our lives, embrace true success, and find fulfillment, even in the face of adversity. If you want to hear more about Maria’s inspiring story, be sure to listen to the full podcast episode!. 🌟


About Maria:

Maria Kellis is a Leadership Coach, Intuitive Business Consultant, Inspirational Speaker, and Best-Selling Author with a robust background from MIT. Through her global enterprise, Maria Kellis International, she empowers leaders worldwide, emphasizing alignment with one’s true voice. Originally from Greece and now globetrotting, Maria is dedicated to guiding individuals towards independence, freedom, and accelerated success.


Website: https://mariakellis.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariakellis/ 

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