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Marie Butler on How to Create Confidence in the Pursuit of Your Dreams 

On this episode of Passion Struck, host John R. Miles delves into the captivating journey of Marie Butler, a woman whose life story embodies the essence of passion-driven transformation. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Marie’s path is a testament to the power of embracing change, pursuing personal excellence, and living with intention at every turn.

Marie’s story is one of resilience, ambition, and unwavering determination. From her humble beginnings, she has graced the pages of magazines and competed in national bodybuilding competitions. Join us as we uncover the secrets behind Marie’s success and glean invaluable insights into what it takes to crush barriers and pursue your passions relentlessly.

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“You can 100% do anything you put your mind to. Anything! But if you don’t think you can do it, of course, you’re never going to achieve it.

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Unveiling the Journey of a Passion-Driven Bodybuilder and Real Estate Pro

Dive into an electrifying episode of the Passion Struck Podcast featuring the awe-inspiring story of Marie Butler, a dynamic force who shatters norms and seamlessly juggles her business career, motherhood, and her intense dedication to bodybuilding, all culminating in her journey to the Olympia stage.

In this episode, Marie shares the wisdom she accumulated along her path, motivating you to own your distinct path and chase your dreams relentlessly. Don’t miss out on this captivating conversation with Marie Butler as she takes us through her remarkable adventure of self-realization, empowerment, and success

In this episode, you will learn:

  1. Importance of small wins: Marie emphasizes the significance of focusing on small victories each day to achieve larger goals.
  2. Balancing priorities: Marie discusses the importance of prioritizing self-care, family, and career to maintain a successful and fulfilling life.
  3. Dealing with self-doubt: Marie shares insights on overcoming self-doubt and staying motivated in the face of challenges.
  4. Setting intentional goals: Marie’s journey highlights the value of setting intentional and specific goals to drive success.

Why is this a must-listen?

Marie Butler’s story on Passion Struck is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration and practical advice on achieving personal and professional growth. Her journey showcases the power of determination, resilience, and intentional goal-setting in pursuing one’s passions and overcoming obstacles. Whether you’re interested in bodybuilding, real estate, or personal development, Marie’s insights offer valuable lessons and motivation for listeners.

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Inside Marie Butler’s Path to Pro Bodybuilding and Beyond: Exploring the World of Fitness Titans

In our captivating conversation, Marie Butler illuminated her remarkable odyssey through the realm of professional bodybuilding, sharing intimate anecdotes that underscored her aspirations to grace the stage of esteemed competitions like the Olympia.

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Her journey began as a quest for self-empowerment and identity in the face of personal adversity, starting humbly with local bikini contests and steadily evolving into international competitions, a testament to her unwavering determination and love for the sport.

Throughout our discussion, Marie unveiled her unwavering pursuit of professional bodybuilding, fueled by a burning desire to attain the highest honors in the field. She emphasized the transformative power of consistency, dedication, and purposeful action in conquering the fiercely competitive landscape of professional bodybuilding. Moreover, Marie drew poignant parallels between her own journey and the iconic legacy of Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose indelible imprint on the sport continues to inspire generations of aspiring athletes. In essence,

Marie’s narrative embodies the essence of passion-fueled metamorphosis, where personal growth, resilience, and unwavering dedication intertwine to propel individuals toward their loftiest aspirations in the hallowed arena of professional bodybuilding.

Through her remarkable journey, Marie exemplifies the resilience, grit, and unrelenting commitment required to ascend to the pinnacle of success in the fiercely competitive world of professional bodybuilding.

Thanks, Marie Butler

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About Today’s Guest, Marie Butler

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Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1984, Marie Butler’s journey took her from the heartland to the vibrant shores of Florida in 1998. After graduating in 2002, she ventured to North Carolina with her best friend, embarking on a path that would lead her through an eclectic and successful career. Marie’s dynamic work ethic shone at Hooters, where she quickly ascended to their corporate training team, traveling the nation to inaugurate new locations.

Her adventurous spirit led her to Virginia briefly before returning to Florida, transitioning to marketing with the Original Hooters franchise. Marie’s charisma catapulted her into the spotlight, gracing calendars, magazines, and the airwaves. In 2009, she captured the title of Best Damn Dream Girl with Fox Sports, making appearances on Fox News and etching her mark in the entertainment world.

Yearning for stability, Marie welcomed motherhood in April 2010, which coincided with a new career chapter in St. Petersburg with Budweiser. Her ambition, however, was far from quenched; she soon dived into real estate, where she has enjoyed a thriving and fulfilling career.

Outside her professional pursuits, Marie’s passion for fitness took a formidable turn towards bodybuilding, leading to her first competition in October 2022 and achieving pro status in September 2023. Now, she’s laser-focused on qualifying for the prestigious Olympia.

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