Women are remarkable and resilient and it’s never too late to change your life. YOU are remarkable, in case you don’t believe me let me show it to you.
It’s been a while since I shared my story and I was reminded that it has inspired thousands of women and many to change their lives, so I hope it inspires you or someone you know. I hope to draw out your inner little girl who may need inspiration, hope or just to know we all have a little girl inside us that needs to dream and believe and know that is where your power lies……
This is my story excerpt from a recent article:
Marylin Schirmer is an ordinary woman who has had her fair share of failings, misery and excuses and also has a lot to be grateful for. Her father disliked her and her mother had her own problems as she herself suffered violence at his hand and so for her was about keeping him peaceful, at all costs.
Marylin is an eldest daughter of 3 siblings, a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 6. She dropped out of high school at 14 year old to become a check-out chick, a factory worker, packed Coles shelves at night, a waitress and pregnant barmaid with no ambition due to her lack of belief in herself, but she always felt deep down inside of her, an inkling that there had to be more to life.
Statistically however she should be DEAD. She continued the cycle of her mother and hers before her and so the first 33 years of her life were filled with terror, torment, abuse, incredibly low self-esteem and worthiness and she became a frequent dweller of Women and Children’s safe-houses. She was even asked to move on when she became a severely high risk to the others in the shelter as her partner kept finding her.
She hit rock bottom when her and her 4 children fled to a nowhere town; 3,000 + kilometers from anything and anyone she knew. Here she was in hiding for over 400 days. Every day she sat at the window and wondered if this was the night that her ex-partner and his shiny sawn-off stainless steel shotgun that the police never managed to locate, would find her. Her anxiety and fear levels were constantly high for at least 30 years of her life having had guns at her head on many occasions. (Strangely coincidental that guns were involved in the violence of her mother and grandmother. To further understand this phenomena of cycles research the science of Epigenetics or see one of our recent facebook posts called ‘Grandma’s experiences leave a mark on your genes’)
Still years later after she’d returned to her home town her life was still in danger and things went from bad to worse, from destructive relationships to even worse. She knew she was stuck in a cycle but it seemed to be escalating and so her anxiety became severe panic causing major health problems. It was then that she was told by the ‘system’ she couldn’t be granted any more protection orders or receive any more help and it was suggested she move permanently from her hometown.
The last assistance offered was the suggestion of a relocating and they would offer temporary in a town 800km’s away and so she left. She then experienced what she calls a ‘bleep’ moment. After suffering her first ever epileptic fit in a phone box on her way to relocate she awoke in total silence and for the first time ever saw the impact her life choices were making on her 4 children. There and then Maz decided to turn this relocation into an opportunity, so at 30 years old she turned her life around and never looked back.
On a whim she was accepted into a company that was listed as a Fortune 500 company and in the top 10 companies for women to work. Determined to break the generational pattern that her life followed she worked hard but it was the true stories of women who’d overcome diversity that fuelled her spirit.
Imagine the little girl within her as they handed her an award on stage at the Melbourne Convention Centre that said they’d paid her more than one million dollars…… For more than 10 years she experienced continual success in the top 1-7 in that organization nationwide. She had swapped the cycle of doom with the cycle of success.
In 2009 when the world was in the worst Global Financial Crisis, she tripled her income (receiving $27,000+ in just one month) and went on to break a 43 year Australian sales and leadership related records which she still holds to this day. She became number 1 in 10 countries by leading highly motivated teams of women to success through her love of her people, inspirational speaking presentations and setting the example.
Maz is now an author, international motivational speaker and founder of the Institute of Women. Her ‘The Maz Factor’ is a transformational handbook that combines Marylin’s gutsy true life story with the life changing systems that she used to go from desolate check-out chick to Millionaire status; something she openly shares today in her motivational women’s group – Women Determined to Succeed. Maz then went on to write the best selling book ‘I’m Not OK.. WTF Do I Do Now?!’, which is the help we need when we need reminding life’s worth fighting for. W.T.F stands for Worth The Fight throughout the book. This Layman style Life-Saving handbook is for people who feel hopeless and helpless in life. It’s the book that changes you AS you read it. It includes 3 emotional resilient exercises for stress-free living but more than that, it’s written in a manner called STEREO unique to the author that causes the information to bypass the part of the brain that otherwise is pre-occupied with sabotage and maintaining a depressed state.
After 5 years in the planning process, she has finally rolled out her biggest project yet with a big vision for women globally. The Institute of Women delivers a complete success solution through three life changing programs, which have an option for every woman looking to change their life for the better and also for those who want to help other women do the same. For more information on these programs CLICK HERE.
With three businesses now thriving, she openly shares her secrets to success in this three level course with you and in her FREE 1 day events travelling Australia at present.
She is determined to fulfill her mission to transform women globally to be able to ‘live without limitations’ so her courses are designed to maximize the most in each woman.
Maz says “If I can exchange a 30 year destructive cycle into a consistently abundant one, anyone can”