Martha in the News


New book defends quitting as a valuable life skill
Chicago Tribune

Martha Beck Joins Sister Jenna to Discuss Finding Your Way in a Wild New World
America Meditating” Radio Program

Nationally-known life coach & O Magazine columnist Martha Beck on being happy
WTIP North Shore Community Radio

The 100 Most Influential People In Fitness, Health, and Happiness

Martha Beck moves to California

The Merchant of Just Be Happy
The New York Times

This year, resolve to make yourself, your world better

Best Ways to Turn Money Into Happiness
Aly Bank

The Power of Disconnection

Fear of Missing Out
The Craig Fahle Show

Do you want to tap into your true power?
how she really does it with Koren Motekaitis

Go Staight for the joy and follow your purpose
SUCCESS Magazine

The Armature of Success
The Huffington Post

Concepts to Calm and Comfort
The Chopra Foundation

Creating a Life You Love

Martha Beck
Christine Upchurch Show

Martha Beck
The Laura Longley Show

How to Switch Off
USA Today

Turn On Your Inner Light
Debbie Mandel Radio Show

Wild New World & Less Stress Holidays
The Deb Colitti Show

How To Be Less Sperm, More Egg: Martha Beck’s 4 Technologies of Magic – Part 4
Lissa Rankin, MD

Martha Beck
The Dr. Pat Show

Interview with Martha Beck: Author, Coach & an Inspiration

Martha Beck
Planet Sark

Keeping active, engaged
Arizona Republic

Secrets to Becoming Confident

Martha Beck
Where is Your Heart

Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit Books

Martha Beck
Mind Body Spirit

Martha Beck in Conversation with Suzy Greaves

Martha Beck’s Whistle- Stop Tour of London
Piatkus Books & News Blog

Discover Your Passion
HEALTH Magazine

Martha Beck
Conscious Talk Radio

Finding Your Way In the Wild New World
the aware show

Finding Your Way In the Wild New World
the aware show

Finding Your Way In the Wild New World
Duct Tape Marketing

Are You In Service To What I Serve?
Owning Pink

Recording of How to Change the World with Martha Beck, Lissa Rankin & Amy Ahlers
Owning Pink

Life Coach Martha Beck
Good Morning! Arizona

Women On Leading, Mentoring and Changing the Face of Business
Duct Tape Marketing

Getting Positive Energy to Go Viral On the Energy Internet

Author, life coach Martha Beck inspires others to conquer fears
Arizona Republic

Tracking Your Right Life: Interview with Martha Beck
Escape from Cubicle Nation with Pam Slim

Find Your Tribe
Psychologies Magazine

Martha Beck Webinair from Chopra Center on Vimeo.

How to Keep Your Vision Alive
John Jantsch of Ducttape Marketing

Interview with Martha Beck
The Dr. Pat Show

The Wayfarer: An Interview with Martha Beck
HuffPost Healthy Living

Into the Wild
The Sunday Times UK

Get Out of Your Head and Find Your Way
How She Really Does It with Koren Motekaitis

This Is The Year To Track Your Passion

Are You Ready to Get Wild?
Elle Magazine

Interview with Martha Beck
Allergy Moms

Martha Beck & Regina Brett on Positively Incorrect!
Positively Incorrect!

Reading the Truth

Martha Beck Book Excerpt: Wild New World
Your Life After Trauma with Michele Rosenthal

Martha Beck talks to Piatkus about her inspirations and what the future may bring
Platkus Books News & Blog

3 books on self-improvement
The Washington Post

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World with Martha Beck
Garden of the Soul Talk Radio

Martha Beck Interview: Finding Your Way in a Wild New World
Have Fun, Do Good

Why Everything is Possible-An Interview with Martha Beck
A Multitude of things

Meet Your Rhinoceros, Heal Your Life
Love Your Life Magazine


Sarah Ferguson meets with Dr. Martha Beck to create a vision board for her ideal future.


Oprah’s Life Coach on Achieving Your Goals by Jean Fain
Huffington Post 

Romney’s Mormonism up for debate?
The Washington Post

The Dream It! Launch It! Live It! Global Conference for Women Entrepreneurs Kicks Off Simultaneously in New York City and Seattle November 8
Digital Journal

Ikea: From Home Improvement to Life Improvement

Martha Beck’s 10 Steps to Living Your Best Life
O You! 2010 

The Life Improvement Project
Presented by IKEA

O You! 2009 in Kansas City
O You! Online

Health Watch: Fibromyalgia Seminar
my fox ATLANTA

Martha Beck Battles Fibromyalgia
AOL Health

Martha Beck on Fibromyalgia: This Week on AOL Health
AOL Health

Creating the Life You Want!
How she really does it with Koren Motekaitis

Go with your gut
Mail & Guardian Online

Steer by your own star
Mail & Guardian online

Steering By Starlight: Interview with Martha Beck- June 29, 2009
Empowered Living with Steve Maraboli

Mental Floss: True happiness is an inside job
SUCCESS Magazine

Get to Know Fibro on National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
National Fibromyalgia Association; Eli Lilly and Company

Search for mothering figures

Martha Beck: The Secret to Setting & Keeping Resolutions!
On the Home Stretch

Pain Doesn’t Hold Back Buoyant, Busy Author
Arizona Living

Martha Beck’s “O You 2008″ Seminar Presentation: Rules To Live By

Martha Beck’s Recommended Reads
The Arizona Republic

From Pain to Unexpected Fame: One Woman’s Journey to Know Fibro
PR Newswire

Lessons We Can Learn From Suffering
The Weekender

“How She Really Does It” with Koren Motekaitis
KDRT 101.5 FM, Davis, CA

The Survival Specialist
The Guardian

Author Wants to Lead Readers to ‘Starlight’
Scottsdale Tribune

Notable Leaders….Relationships, Encouragement & Gratitude

The Scary Reptile in All of Us
The Buffalo News

Open Up to Intuition
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Steering by Starlight
The Boston Globe



Starting from Rock Bottom


Hello again!  I hope you’ve been practicing your Love Zone and Spider Sense skills, for three reasons: first, because it’s wonderful to learn that you can do real magic; second, because “leading up” requires such magic, and third, because if you’re in any relatively sane systems, using your magic will create rapid, exciting changes in your life.  When this happens, please write to me about it ( so that I can ooh, aah, and write you up in future “Team Profiles.”

Assuming that you’re getting in touch with your magic, let’s talk about exactly how you can begin leading from the rock-bottom of a sane system.  Remember, we defined a sane system this way:  “Situation X, and its leaders aren’t perfect, but on the whole they’re just, fair, responsive, and well-intentioned.”

Caveat Dux (Leader Beware)

Ironically, a healthy, sane system, with kind and intelligent people above you in the power structure, is the place where you’re at the greatest risk of failing to develop your essential Team leadership skills.  Your most probable “failure mode” is falling into the role of the faithful, childlike follower, waiting for your superior to give you assignments, fulfilling those assignments, and getting rewarded with money, privileges, approval, or whatever.  

dux following their dux (leader)

Ducks following their dux.


If the powerful people in Situation X are just and kind, you may go on and on playing Follow the Leader, expecting others to come up with all the right instructions for your life.  And nobody has those instructions except you.  No parent, mentor, or guru, no matter how inspired or motivational, knows what your superpowers are, or how you’re supposed to save the world.  Because you have a natural urge to fulfill your destiny, this means that your leader will eventually disappoint you.

I can’t count the number of clients who’ve told me, “I expect you to give me a clear map of my future and make it easy for me to follow the map.”  I’ve also had dozens of people say, “I want to do what you do, so clearly, I’m meant to work with you.”

There are all kinds of problems with this logic.  Aside from the fact that I have no idea what your destiny holds, I have high anxiety, generalized bewilderment, and the attention span of a gnat.  if you really want to “do what I do,” that doesn’t mean tucking in behind me or anyone else; it means making up your life as you go along, relying completely on your intuition and internal compasses, always terrified of the unknown but constantly sailing into it, having no other captain to chart the course or steer the ship. 

So remember this:  Your destiny is not to be with the “powerful” people you admire.  Your destiny is to be like them.  


[Read more...]

From Impossible to I’m Possible

  (It Doesn’t Take Much for a Team Member to Turn “Powerlessness” Into Leading From Below)  If you’ve been reading along with these posts, you know that according to my reckoning, all members of The Team are basically entrepreneurs—literally, people who bring (prendre) something into (entre) being.  This means that none of us has the read more…

How are you feeling, really?

by Pamela Slim If I were to attach a giant magic probe to foreheads across the U.S. right now, what emotion do you think would be off the charts? Fear, anyone? Market meltdowns, government bailouts, war, natural disasters and election uncertainty make this point in history a pretty unsettling one, at least for those of read more…