Marie Forleo introduction


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I had no idea this was going to be such a gut wrencher.

Over the past five days I’ve been watching, reading, crying, laughing and then re-watching and re-reading in absolute awe of YOU.

From the rapping, to the singing, to the incredible use of animation, graphics, music and the pictures you’ve painted with your words, you’ve inspired me to the core.

Your businesses and dreams are so unique, so gorgeous, and so needed in this world.

Many of you are succeeding wildly right now and need help expanding to the next level, and many of you are just beginning your journey.

Wherever you’re at, I want you to know I believe in you. I’m cheering you on and I know you can do this!

The amount of time and effort you’ve poured into your entries is fully appreciated.

While I do have an amazing team supporting me, I want you to know that I’ve reviewed every entry.   With over 260 entries this year, it’s taken me a wee bit of time :).

Thank you for having the courage, the creativity and the chutzpah to publicly declare your dreams. Simply by sharing your story, you’ve made a deep impact on me.

But what really stopped me dead in my tracks, though, is the beauty and generosity of our community.

The connection that’s formed from this, ahem, “competition” is just awesome. I use sarcastic quotes there because this has been the most non-competitive competition I’ve ever seen!

To witness strangers sharing such deep support, love and respect for each other’s dreams is a clear demonstration of what our world can be.

It’s a small taste of the kind of community we are collectively creating together right now.

Without further adieu, here are the winners this year.

Grand Prize Winner

A complimentary ticket to RHH Live, two nights in a hotel and a snazzy ride from the airport to the event goes to…

1. Marlo Balmanno– She’s an incredible designer, mom and wife who fully deserves a weekend at RHH Live to recharge and strategize her next level of growth. Be sure to read her entry!

Additional winners!

As always, it’s impossible for me to choose just ONE person. The following women are awarded one scholarship ticket to RHH Live.

1. Paloma– I love her “challenge” to me and it’s officially GAME ON.

2. Genevieve Cote– Genevieve with her purple hair and love of herbs, won us over.

3. Share Ross– Share perfectly illustrated the “fear” that can hold us all back, plus, she rocks. Literally.

4. Joanixx Ochart– Joanixx will represent for our Spanish speaking sistas!

5.  Corinna Hood– The 22 year-old owner of Jitters Coffee House and lounge in Kansas. I love supporting young entrepreneurs.

6.  Katrina Padron– Open heart, clarity in her message and gentleness in her delivery.

7.  Rebecca Berdel– Motion Graphics artist. Probably the quirkiest of the crew, and, we love supporting female leaders in media and tech.

Please give our winners some love in the comments below!

My promise to you…

I will continue to pack as much value as I can into my free weekly videos and find new, creative ways to bring you the best tools, strategies and resources to help you achieve your dreams.

Thanks again for all of your support and I hope to see you at RHH Live October 21st – 23rd!


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  1. Sabine de Cock

    Congratulations to the winners!!! I’m so happy for you! And congratulations Marie for making this happen!
    I have no doubt you will have a SUPER AWESOME time together next month. Party time! 🙂


  2. Hooray for all the women who won!!

    Marie, somehow you managed to honor all the women I would have chosen myself.

    There were, of course, some others who I would have loved to see there:

    Suki Baxter, Nathalie Salles, Shenee, Rowan 2 Sisters, Nara, Karen Christensen and Ann Moller…just to name a few. 🙂

    To everyone who won’t get to go, I hope you will be as inspired as I am by this quote from Tut:

    The very most that you now dream of having, doing, and being, will be the very least that you get.

    • Beautiful quote Stacey! (Go Sukie Baxter!)

    • Ann Moller

      Stacey, you rock. So look forward to meeting you one day!

      And big congrats to all the winners! Glorious!

  3. Congratulation to the winners! You ALL Rock! You too Marie and your fabulous team!!!!

  4. Luetta

    Hi Marie,

    I could not get the links to work?? Thank you!

    • Louise

      It’s Louise from Marie’s team. All the links are up and kicking so try ’em again!

  5. Congratulations sweet ladies!!! Especially to my own B-School sista Paloma!!! Cheers to you all! Xo

    • Paloma

      Thanks, Karen! Thanks for having a vision both for yourself and for a larger community of women doing big things! We are so lucky to know you!

  6. Thanx Marie for viewing my video and giving me the push to be myself publicly. You have helped me overcome a fear that I desperately needed to throw out. Keep on rockin and dropping the very practical knowledge!

  7. Stacey, wow! Thank you for that! Means a lot and a total surprise. Xo

  8. Congratulations everyone!!! Have a fantastic time in NYC 🙂

  9. Marlo!!!!!!!!! So excited for you — your work is beautiful and this is going to be a game-changer for your business! 🙂

    Congrats to all the other winners too and everyone who went out of their comfort zone to share their personal stories!

  10. Congrats ladies!! You’re in for the ride of a lifetime. 🙂
    I’ll see you in October!

  11. Congrats to everyone! I can’t imagine how hard it was to choose Marie. It was such a blessing just to apply and it really got my butt in gear. Thanks so much for the opportunity and everyone who won and is going, have an amazing time!

    Also, Marie is there anyway all of us could have the option to buy a recording? If not, I understand, I just thought that would be great!

  12. Congratulations to the happy winners !!!

  13. Congratulations to all the winners, and to everyone here!

    We are building the future, this community of strong, authentic, visionary women that I am proud and grateful to be a part of.

    Thank you, Marie, for gathering us together and sharing your deep wisdom.


  14. Congrats to all of the inspiring winners + entries.

    Paloma + Amanda – So incredibly happy for your Empire State of Minds! The Power is in Paying it Forward.

    Love, light + world wide webs of hugs! XoXo

    • Paloma

      Big ups to everyone and thanks, Leona! It is truly a joy to know you! We send big hugs!

  15. Paloma

    I just wanted to say thank you to Marie and her team for their hard work putting together the contest and reading/watching everyone’s amazing entries. CONGRATS to Marlo, Share, Genevieve, Joannix, Corinna, Katrina, and Rebecca! And congrats to everyone who took the time and effort to put together an application. It was a tough process, no? But I know I learned a lot about myself, my biz, and my goals through doing it.

    Mil gracias again to Marie + the team!

    • In case anyone is curious, I’ve linked my ITgirls Tech Support website to my name here since I forgot to put it everywhere else. I guess I’m a little dazed!

      • i told you i’d be seeing you there ;)!! congrats lady!

  16. Congrats to all the winners and I can’t WAIT to meet you at RHH Live! xoxo

  17. Congratulations to all of you! And to everyone who entered. It took courage & vulnerability. You rock! ~ Loralee

  18. Congrats Ladies and have fun at RHH…

  19. Congratulations to all of the winners!!!! YAY!!!!

  20. Awesome! You ladies are killin’ it and are going to have a BLAST at “Live”!!!! My love is with you all!


  21. Congrats to all the amazing winners!!! I just went over all your entries and they re FABULOUS!!! I am thrilled for you guys and just know you are going to have a blast at Rich Happy Hot Live.


  22. Congrats to all of you! Can’t wait to meet you and learn all about your biz!

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  23. Riikka Rajamaki

    Congratulations to all you amazing STARS!!!! Keep shining you Light!!!!!!!! Love, Riikka

  24. Congratulations, Marlo!!! And congratulations to Paloma, Genevieve, Share, Joanixx, Corinna, Katrina and Rebecca!
    And a big congratulations to you, Marie. This huge response to your competition and all of the amazing women you’ve attracted is a testament to the work you do.
    See you in October….I’m gonna get myself there one way or another!

  25. Jalanda James

    Congrats to you all!

    Thank you Marie for having such a contest. It was so fun. I’ve connected with several women on YouTube alone. I can only imagine how it would’ve been live.

    Well good luck to you all. I won’t be seeing you this year but will be next year. I’m putting it the universe that I’ll be a speaker next year. Which means I better get cranking on the awesomeness;). Have an amazing rest of the year!

  26. a heartfelt congratulations to all you beautiful ladies! see you here in october :)!

  27. Rachel Eppinga

    Absolutely fabulous women! Congrats on the winners!! Marie you are bringing all of us together, whether at the event or not, near and far to admire and support each other and that right there is changing the world. May we all continue to shine bright and have faith in ourselves and each other to be our very best, awesome selves. I am inspired, thank you.

  28. I was wondering how many entries there were-I can’t even imagine having to choose. (especially as a woman who loves to cry-loves it.)

    Congratulations to all the winners, I can’t wait to meet you and shake it together in October! xo

  29. Thank you, Marie, for providing this opportunity. I am amazed that you went through all the entries yourself – you are such a rock star!

    Thanks to all of those who submitted entries – I’m so impressed by your stories.

    And congrats to all the winners!!! I can’t wait to meet you at RHHLive.

  30. CONGRATULATIONS winner girls!!

    I think Marie did such an awesome job with the winners.

    I feel so inspired to step up my game and create something incredible and brave next year like you ladies have done!

    This challenge has taught me so much. I have taken value form it in amazing ways.
    – I learned about my personal fear and sabotage.
    – I realized my patterns of always needing to feel safe and being cautious are impacting my business negatively.
    – I also learned that pulling through and “shipping” isn’t all that scary which has made feel more confident in putting my stuff out there. I have content filmed, written and created that is just sitting on my computer (yeah, I’m “that girl”)
    – So, I have learned how to hit “POST” 🙂

    Thank you for this contest, Marie. Thank you amazing supportive community (I would by up all of the tickets to send every b-schooler if I could!)

    Possibly I will still make it to NYC this year. There is still time to hustle!!

    With so much love,


  31. Congratulations to the winner and to those that made runner up!

  32. I just watched all the winners’ videos – soooo inspiring. I don’t know how you chose, and although I can’t make it to the event, I am glad so many fabulous and diverse women can. What an amazing community!

  33. congrats to all the winners! the creativity and heart you put into it, very deserving! 🙂

  34. Natalia

    Yowsers! What a great lineup of WINNERS! You all just made my day. I can’t wait to meet you all the RHH Live. Marie, what a great job you did, hand picking some inspiration messengers for all of us. Excitement is building … and I CAN’T WAIT! Congratulations!

  35. YAYYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Congratulations ladies and to all of us who submitted for this 😀 Thank you Marie, you have definitely chosen great visionaries and this has been an amazingly fun opportunity to share my visions with you, your team and with this awesome crew of Goddesses!

    Love and Blessings,

  36. SO EXCITING!!!! Congratulations to the winners and to all of you who pushed through your fears and entered the contest! You’re ALL amazing. xo

  37. SO Excited for all of the winners!

    Especially excited that Katrina Padron and I will get to experience NYC and RHH Live together!!

  38. Wow – congrats to the ladies who have won. You’re right… Marlo is an amazing designer. Have fun in NY, ladies!

  39. I am moved and inspired by all of the winners! (Makes me want to be there even more badly just to meet THEM!). Thanks again for an incredible challenge; participating taught me a lot. For example:
    1) My ‘elevator pitch’ could use some more polish. Just because what I do and what I dream about is clear to me; doesn’t mean I’m conveying that well to others.
    2) I want to learn some video edit skills (loved when others added graphics and photos and such to their videos).
    3) I can re-think how I think about time and money.
    4) I am fortunate to have people in my life (those behind camera!) who are willing to support my dreams.
    5) I want/need more community in my life. Being an entrepreneur can be a very isolating experience, and I am now aware of how much I crave interaction with like-minded business owners and how much inspiration and knowledge I can gain from them.
    Thank you, Marie, for creating such a beautiful community. I’m honored to be a part of it and look forward to active participation in the future.

  40. Congratulations to all of you, for putting yourselves out there. Seriously, that is a huge gift to yourself right there. Things really shift out of doing that and taking action.

    Lots of love! See you in NYC!

  41. LMBO! I love it… Rebecca Berdel is awesome. Congrats to all the ladies! Thanks for being brave enough to share with all of us. I want to encourage everyone who submitted a video to keep shooting for the stars. Fight the fear…Love ya’ll : )

  42. Congrats to all the winners! You all have inspired me with your beautiful experiences.
    Its good seeing you picked someone from another country 🙂 like me, I´m from Brazil
    Thank you Marie, for this great opportunity!
    Have fun ladies!

  43. Congratulations to all the winners and all the wonderful people that put their hearts and souls into their submissions. I watched many of them and they were truly inspiring and moving – some moved me to tears! Cannot wait to meet you all in NYC!!

    See you there!

  44. Huge congrats to the beautiful winners! And to everyone else who shared… so many people doing so much beautiful “work”.

    Sending love!


  45. Congrats to the winners and everyone that entered!!! what an honor to be involved in this community of awesome-sauce women!

    You all rocked it!


  46. Cam

    Congrats to all the winners! Rock it out ladies! 🙂

  47. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners! My fav was the rocker Share; her video totally rocked.

    Love to all,

  48. Debbie G.

    Congrats ladies!!! You are obviously all women who inspire, so enjoy RHH and I look forward to seeing where you go from there. Awesome success to all of you! – Debbie G

    • Debbie G.

      OK – I have to add to my previous comment because I just watched and read all the entries from these ladies and… Nice job, Marie! All these ladies rock! Your RH&H is going to be SO enhanced by their attendance. Have fun!
      – Debbie G

  49. Purna

    Congratulations to everyone who won as well as entered the contest for all your time and efforts. Continue pursuing your goal and dreams – we’ll all get there gradually! = )

  50. Congrats to each winner … I watched your videos & was truly inspired.
    Enjoy RHH & NYC ; – )

  51. Marie, I LOVE your picks. I wish all of them and you every success. I was a bit too chicken to apply this year, but I’m very inspired to apply for the next one. Woo Woo!

  52. I am so freaking proud of all you lovely ladies and CAN’T wait to meet you all in NY!

    Big hugs to all the ladies who applied – you’ve got to be in it to win it, so be proud that you entered – many didn’t. And if the disappointment of not getting a scholarship shows you how much you want to be there – just DECIDE that you’ll be there NO MATTER WHAT.

  53. Sooo excited and thrilled and honored all at once. My breath is taken away and for once… those nasty voices had to shut up! (Thanks, Marie.)
    Looking forward to meeting many of you in person and will continue to love the community that has grown out of this ‘contest’ which has been one of the most unusual and emotional weeks of my life.
    With Lurv & Respect. xoxo

  54. Congrats to all the winners. Be warned – you are in for one of the best experiences EVER!

  55. Congratulations everyone!!!! LOVE that Joanixx will be representing my motherland, Puerto Rico! GREAT JOB EVERYONE who entered. It takes a lot of courage to put ourselves out there! xoxoxo

  56. Congrats to all the winners! It was so much fun to exercise my creativity by participating in this marvelous “contest.”

    Best always,

  57. Congratulations + well done everyone! x

  58. Hi Marie,

    I almost have a heart attack waiting for the winner and you surprise us with 8 winners. Sssiiiiiiiii!!! =)

    I’m very happy (super happy) to have been selected among 260 amazing women.

    Love all the stories… and see all in NYC. ¡YeY! ♥ ♥ ♥

    ¡Muchas Gracias Por La Oportunidad!

    Joannix Ochart

  59. Monica Zimmerman

    Hey Fantastic and Congrats to the winner and winners! What a gift for those extra 8 who will attend. I don’t much like contests, however, this one has truly been a blessing. I know those women chosen will spread the “Marie” vibe and lift other women/men upwards and share the experience… we all win in that case!
    Looking forward to next year…Monica Zimmerman

  60. Absolutely loved, am moved & inspired just reading, watching & listening to everyone’s voices, words & creative juicy hearts! Huge props to Marlo, Paloma, Genevieve, Share, Joanixx, Corinna, Katrina & Rebecca… see you ladies in October!! Marie, your generosity inspires & creates things FORWARD. Thank you~

  61. Hi everybody..

    It was a pleasure to see all the entries that won, congratulations to all you beautiful women out there!!
    For me it was just a great challenge to write down my story and seeing all of your stories and videos i see that i still have so much to learn.. So maybe next time my entry will be a winning one and until then, i stay in tune with Marie who is a great inspiration to me…
    Love to all, yeah!

    • Ps my website is in the making and it is going to be awesome! So stay tuned… <3 x

  62. Congratulations to everyone who entered. Even just the process of taking time out to think about your biz, where you are, and where you want to go is a powerful tool.

    And a big contrats to all the winners!!!! I have no doubt you’ll be inspired, razzled, dazzled, pumped and taught some of the most powerful, authentic teachings out there in the arena of marketing and business from the heart. Have an awesome time!!!! xxx

    (See you there next year when I’ll know not to schedule a course right over the same time as RHHLIVE !!!)

  63. I feel like a winner just having participating in such a contest and meeting you women that will be representing YOUR DREAMS at RHH LIVE! Thank you for sharing your vision, courage, and what you inspire for your life and for the world. Marie Forleo did I tell you, you are the Queen Honey Bee! Bless you for making this opportunity possible for these fabulous women. I look forward to hearing about the wonderful experience and share your wonders with us women who will be cheering you ladies on! Woo Hoo Hoo. Yes. Bless you all.

  64. These woman are awesome!!! Nice one.

  65. This is so wonderful. It is an incredible group of women! So blessed to have had the experience with b-school ~ coming away feeling inspired and in awe of the many women doing their thang!!! Making it happen and sharing their gifts with the world.

    Congrats to all of you!
    Carol Coronis

  66. Wow, such an amazing group of women…funny, inspiring, driven, profound! See you in NYC!

  67. Congrats everyone! Such an amazing cast of creatively powerful women! Love and blessings to all going to NYC!!!

  68. Danny Fortes

    I’ve been a fan for quite some time and very recently got to read your book. It’s pretty depressing watching all those great videos from all of those talented and hot women!! This year has been one of tremendous growth that I could not even begin to explain. I’ve been quietly inspired to drastically change my life (it hasn’t all been for the better either). It’s obvious RHH is for women. But Marie, I’m #Imjustsayin yo! You ARE obviously 1 of the best out there and I would love to to attend RHHL! So I’m gonna give you 56 weeks notice that I’m in the contest next year!! I have confidence that you’ll be able to get it figured out 😉


  69. veronica

    This is such a good choice! i find these women amazing.
    So much abundance of great women and great projects is so powerful : i don’t know how you made it to read & “receive” so much good vibes and talents and feminine power, all this in a week only! It shook me so much to receive all this positive and beautiful energy, this motivation, this sense of sisterhood too, WHAOU!!!
    Congratulations to the winners! and congratulations to the women who dared do it (i was scared to post…. i did not do the video but still sending my profile was a huge thing for me to do so thank you for giving me the courage to do it Marie) and to those who did not dare yet, things unfold one day at a time…
    thank you to Marie’s team also! so much generosity….

  70. Congratulations to all the winners. So much creative energy in one place!

    I learned a lot from the entry process by improving my video skills and by watching how Marie arranged for us to promote her event and our own businesses at the same time. Genius!

  71. Congrats to all the winners. We are blown away by the diversity of projects and businesses you all have dreamed and brought to fruition. Have a brilliant time in NYC! To all of you who entered the contest – it was lovely to be in the challenge with you. You are all so fascinating and full of heart. Best of luck to you all.

  72. You had a tough job, Marie, and you did it very well!

    Congratulations to all you fabulous entrepreneurs. I know you will make that weekend matter, take your businesses to the next stratosphere, and use your success to change the world for the better.

    As for me, just engaging in the process was a wonderful experience for me. How is too much too say right now, and I don’t want to make this comment about me, lol! Suffice to say that the mere opportunity and making the decision to act upon it was transformative for me so thanks again, Marie!

  73. Oh, I forgot one thing. It was awesome to learn about so many diverse kinds of women engaged in so many different forms of heart-based business. It was very heartening and inspiring to me as both a buyer and seller And as a potential consumer of some of the products and services being developed and offered, I got my eye on some of y’all and you might hear from me in the near future. 😉

  74. Thank-you Marie for making losing seem more like winning! And to all the amazing women, thank-you for inspiring me to keep on keepin’ on!

  75. Marie,
    I am so overwhelmed by the love. All the entries were brilliant I am humbled by the ingenuity and honesty the other applicants have shown. Thanks for the opportunity!

  76. Nancy Gentry

    I was totally impressed by your choices and it was a big Aha moment for me about why I didn’t win! I loved how clear all the winners messages were. It helped me realize that I need to be more clear on what I am trying to accomplish! So I appreciate the opportunity and the growth from this single experience and just by putting myself out there I have already been contacted by a publisher about my husband and my’s story! I am still coming to your event and I even enticed a friend from Paris to come too! So it’s still a win win and I really looking forward to it.
    Now I have a super duper treat for you…Can Louise or someone from your office contact me so that I can get it to your office? If you like it, it will actually be a treat for all the women at your event. Hope I’ve intrigued you….

    • Louise

      I will email you on Wednesday to connect up, absolutely!

  77. Marie – I want to thank you again for the opportunity to participate in this. You have inspire me to include a video response entry for a sweepstakes I’ve been working on for the last month. It goes live this weekend. I didn’t originally plan to include a video response but I had so much fun creating mine for your contest and I enjoyed watching the other videos so much – it got me thinking about using it for my promotion. Thank you for the extra push to finally finish it and for a creative way to get the word out locally. You rock!

  78. Yay for all you ladies who won!

    Paloma ~ I love your cause!
    Genevieve ~ I can’t wait to talk natural health with you in NY!

    Looking forward to meeting all you lovely ladies in a few weeks!

  79. congratulations to all winners!
    i wish i could join you all..
    maybe next year 🙂
    rgrds from Israel

  80. Argh; I was too busy/lazy to apply and now I regret. Poopipoo poo.

  81. Congrats to everyone! I just watched all your vids and/or read your pitches for the contest. I’m blown away. Amazing woman, stories, and businesses. Can’t wait to meet you all at RHH Live soon!
    Yrs in solidarity,
    Rachel Resnick

  82. I’m not sure what this contest is all about, but Congrats to all the winners!!

  83. Congratulations to the winners!

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