“That’s not a real job”.
As entrepreneurs it’s a thought that simmers underneath the surface that many of us have to battle against. When “replace corporate salary” becomes the goal less out of financial need and more to prove to ourselves (or a family member) that it’s “ok” to pursue our dreams. It’s far too easy to find our identity in our resume and believe we have to do something important, social proof our way to Forbes magazine, and have a list of metrics a mile long before others will take us seriously—let alone take our own selves seriously.
Owning our story, believing our worth, pursuing dreams and overcoming limiting beliefs. Well. That’s a storyline today’s guest, Mary Marantz, knows all too well. From a trailer in rural West Virginia to graduating from Yale Law School, her story is captivating and will help us all find more comfort in our own skin.
In the wedding industry, Mary and Justin are two of the most well-known photographers. They’ve spoken around the world and have had their work published in countless publications. I’ve known their names for years and have always wanted a chance to meet them IRL. Today was such a joy because I feel like I got to know MARY, the person behind the brand. She shared so much *real* about their journey as business owners and we got deep quick (like first 5 minutes) about heart matters. This was one of my absolute favorite episodes so far, definitely make time to Press play to hear Mary’s full interview or click here to read the full transcript.
Mary’s first book, Dirt.
Mary’s most recent book, Slow Growth equals Strong Roots
Mary’s Poshmark Business—you’re welcome *wink*
The Best of You by Dr. Alison Cook
Currently Loving: This Children’s Book about Gratitude
Mary Marantz grew up in a trailer in rural West Virginia. The first of her immediate family to go to college, she went on to earn a master’s degree in moral philosophy and a law degree from Yale. After turning down six-figure-salary law firm offers in London and New York and starting a photography business with her husband, Justin— where they were named to the prestigious Profoto Legends of Light— they have since gone on to build a successful online education platform for tens of thousands of creative entrepreneurs worldwide. The bestselling author of Dirt, which was a finalist for the 2020 ECPA Memoir of the Year, Mary is also the host of the highly popular podcast The Mary Marantz Show, which debuted in the iTunes Top 200 and has featured guests like Kathie Lee Gifford, country singer Lauren Alaina, and Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson Huff . Her second book, Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots, released in Spring 2022 and her work has been featured on CNN, MSN, Business Insider, Bustle, Thrive Global, Southern Living, Hallmark Home & Family, and more. She and Justin live in an 1880s fixer-upper by the sea in New Haven, Connecticut, with their two very fluffy golden retrievers, Goodspeed and Atticus.
September 29, 2022