Being EPIC with a Dame: Pod notes on episode 30

Being EPIC with a Dame

Expansion, Perspective, Infusion and Contribution



“There is never an instant’s truce between virtue and vice.  Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Higher Laws.  1854.

“A Lady with a Lamp shall stand/ In the great history of the land, /A noble type of good, /Heroic womanhood. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Santa Filomena, 1858.

You know something quite unique is coming when you are about to be inspired by the healing truth, global consciousness, wealth preservation, investor’s guidance and humor of TVTY cast host, Karl Stedman’s friend and guest Dame Maria Simone in Episode 30 of the PSTV podcast series.

Knighted by Saint John's Order of Hospitaller, in an auspicious and humbling ceremony which included a Countess, a sword and a beautiful, big cross that one wears from a ribbon, Maria Simone’s honor was to be recognized for her humanitarian efforts and work that embodies peace, humanity and philanthropy.

Having sculpted her essence and mission as one, Maria and her partner in life and business for the past six and a half years, Chad Warren, are centered on making a difference on the planet, uplifting humanity’s consciousness, via focusing on media, media related technologies, and online content platforms, such as shows like TVTY cast.

Photo by Guilherme Stecanella

Photo by Guilherme Stecanella

In Episode 30 Maria Simone takes the listener upon the expedition of her life, and foundation which she says, is “having always wanted to be of service—to be in healing”.

With a professional background in:

*Critical, intensive, emergency and coronary care units,

*Home-health care business and management,

* Earning her MBA,

*While successfully starting and ramping quickly her own personal chain of dry-cleaners,

* Creating a very successful coaching and consulting practice, showing businesses not just the proper sequence of events, but how to bring in the resources they need, as far as funding and other resources, and how to use your business as a force for good.

* And recognizing “there’s still a disconnect from people doing good and the investments being made, because people have a tendency to focus on the impact and not always a profit, and we want bothDame Maria Simone and Chad are currently in the middle of creating their first $50 million+  fund to work with investors seeking a return on their investments while working with entrepreneurs of positivity and healing the world.

Photo by Guilherme Stecanella

Photo by Guilherme Stecanella

At the heart of Maria’s mission in life and business is this:

“There’s a quickening of the consciousness of the planet. Time seems to be picking up; things are happening faster.  Solutions come faster, messages get out faster, we do transactions faster, and where it used to be like 3 years to ramp up a business, you can have something going in a week or so.  So, things are shifting a lot faster. I don’t know if you noticed that, but I just feel a quickening and I feel a lot of people are being called to step up. And when you’re stepping in to doing some new work or you’re committing to having your own personal joy and happiness and all of that , then you’re even doing it…you’re calling people to be more inspired and have happier lives, so sometimes in order to have a happy life you got to get rid of the crap. But you must let go of the crap.”

Not being one to dwell on the negativity of past heartaches and the emotional and financial explosions she has weathered, Maria’s roads of challenges have been cutting, indeed.  Yet, her resolve and belief in the words, “Keep moving forward”, envelope her conviction of:

“If you start embracing a happier path in your life, I know God is going to put all the resources and ways of getting there in your path, and you have to know that you will be OK.  You just have to keep taking the walk”.

As Karl Stedman says in Episode 30 of PSTV’s TVTY cast, “That just goes to show that the need for uplifting narratives and content is huge right now.

As Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Goodness is the only investment that never fails”, and Dame Maria Simone is the Lady with the Lamp.  

Peace, Love and Om,

Diane