134 CDP: When Existing Doors Aren’t Opening, Make Your Own

July 13, 2017


Guest Author Marilyn R. Wilson

Marilyn R. Wilson is a freelance writer and speaker with a passion for interviewing. Her career as a writer began in an unusual way, by answering a Craigslist ad. It was while conducting her first interview the world shifted—she had found her passion. Since 2006, she has interviewed over 150 people from as near as her hometown of Vancouver, Canada, and as far away as South Africa.

Whether through a random encounter on the New York subway or via a one-on-one interview with an internationally recognized artist, the goal is the same—to give wings to the unique journeys of inspiring individuals. In 2007, this goal led the author to co-launch a successful, innovative magazine focused on professionals working in the fashion industry paired with photography and illustrations by local artists.

communicationdiva.comWhat She’s Up To

In 2015, Wilson took her passion to a new audience with the release of her first book—Life Outside the Box: The Extraordinary Journeys of 10 Unique Individuals – highlighting the journeys of real people living extraordinary real lives. A second book – The Wisdom of Listening:Pieces of Gold from a Decade of Interviewing – is tentatively scheduled for release in September 2017.


What We Talk About in This Episode

We talk about opening doors, about how to make your own when existing doors don’t seem to be obvious or aren’t opening. We talk about finding what you want to do in life by connecting with others and hearing their stories and experiences. There is SO much wisdom shared in this show, it’s just easier for you to take a listen!  Marilyn’s story is one of a woman who has made doors that have taken her (and still are) to new and exciting places. Marilyn adores telling other peoples’ stories, and yet hers is equally as captivating. Join us for this delightful conversation. Please tune in and share.

Where to Reach Marilyn

Blog – www.oliobymarilyn.com

Twitter – @oilobymarilyn

Last Chance for our Giveaway!

If you are reading this until July 17, 2017...you can enter a giveaway draw to win “How to Ace a Job Interview (when you haven’t interviewed in a long time)“, my upcoming online course launching July 31st. If you leave us a review in iTunes, and drop us a note so we have your contact info, then your name will go into a draw. The winner will be announced July 18, 2017. The course will be launching at $149, so this is a nice giveaway! You can keep it for yourself or give it as a gift. Good luck!

Until next time, keep listening and watching for YOUR doors of opportunity.

~ Jenn




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Marilyn R Wilson July 13, 2017 at 9:43 am

It was such a pleasure to be a part of this show. We laughed, we got teary and we shared some important points. Thanks for this opportunity to be a part of your podcast.


JennSwanson July 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm

It was a delight to have you on the show, Marilyn! I look forward to reading that book of yours when it’s launched. 🙂


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