102: Marina Darlow on Using Your Mistakes to Make Progress
Marina Darlow is a project manager and a productivity expert. She views her job as helping impact-driven entrepreneurs get 10-20 more productive hours a week, stop leaking money, and prevent stress-fueled breakdowns. An engineer by training, Marina came to a realization a couple years ago that working for a conglomerate is not as inspiring as she wants her life’s work to be. Marina’s quest for inspiration brought her to found Vision Framework, a company that builds small, purpose-driven businesses from the inside, helping entrepreneurs run their companies with ease by putting effective, easy-to-use and fun (yep!) systems in place.
Playing Small Moment
Marina felt lost, having panic attacks, and was in a confused frame of mind. She signed up for a career coaching leadership program, because she wasn’t certain of her career path.
The Wake Up Call
On a trip to New York City, Marina realized – while lying in bed in a swanky hotel – that she had exceeded her goal. Marina was ecstatic because at that moment she realized she can create her own reality.
Style of Leadership
Independence with support is Marina’s style of leadership. She believes people need to learn how to do stuff on their own. She can guide, but you are the one that has to do the work.
What Are You Excited About?
Marina recorded a podcast mini-series with Cameron Gott. This mini-series is based on the emotional needs related to the creation of systems for global visionaries with ADHD.
Marina believes there are non-negotiable qualities that one must possess to be a great leader: focus, determination, and empathy.
Book to Develop Leadership
Rising Strong by Brené Brown Ph.D.
Advise to Younger Self
Make as many mistakes as you can. Staying put, out of fear, is not OK.
Change is possible. We can change our reality. ~ Marina Darlow