Marie Forleo introduction


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Hey, it’s Marie Forleo and you are watching Marie TV; the place to be to create a business and life you love. This is a very special day. Not only is it New Year’s, Happy New Year, but, it is also the second anniversary of Marie TV.

People always ask me all the time, whether or not they should do video, even though they don’t have a big budget right now. They don’t have a fancy set or professional editors or wardrobe stylist. And you know what, if you are thinking about doing video or you have any other endeavor that you want to get off the ground, but you think it has to be high end out the gate, you are going to love this episode of Marie TV. I’m going to take you back in time and show you how we started. And I think you’re going to be surprised. I’m even surprised to see where we started and where we are now. And I think you’re going to find this very encouraging.

Hi there. It’s Marie here. And I want to share a story today that I learned from an unusual source from some street performers.

I first started playing with online video back in early 2010. All I was doing was sitting at my desk, looking into my little webcam on my Mac book and shooting. As you can see, there’s no fancy editing, no good lighting; it was kind of crappy. It was just me talking to the people like you right out in the interwebs.

But here’s the thing, even though I was enjoying it, I knew that if I had people on my team that actually knew what they were doing, we could make this thing so much more. And I was really following a hunch, because I knew deep inside. I was supposed to be doing more video.

And also his beautiful wife-

By late summer, I had found two incredible women, Michelle and Grace, and they started helping me make videos in my apartment. We had some better lighting. Things were starting to take shape, but as you can see, it was still pretty raw and off the cuff. Then I realized to deliver the most value to my audience, I needed to start outlining my questions and answers to get my best thinking out of my head and down on paper. We also wanted to up our lighting game. So we stopped shooting in my apartment and went over to Michelle’s apartment and started shooting against the infamous brick wall.

So now things were really going well. But one of the most frustrating parts of Marie TV for me, was figuring out what the heck to wear. You see, I hate shopping. I especially hate shopping alone, because I get really overwhelmed and frustrated. So that’s when Elsa came on board, style me, Elsa. And she started making me look great and took away that complete headache of wardrobe. The other thing I realized is I could write a lot better and faster if I had someone to write with. That’s when I brought my beloved friend and genius writer, Laura Belgray on to co-write Marie TV.

So that brings us to 2012. And I was itching to things up, so we took our show out on the road and we started interviewing some awesome people. Now, once I got out from the brick wall, I did not want to go back. So our next step was to go out and find some studios and create our own Marie TV set. Then we got even more adventurous and we did our first ever Marie TV cooking episode with our dear friend, Chris Carr.

And that brings us up to today, the very first day of 2013. So as you can see, this whole thing just started with me with my webcam, and we built it step by step by step over time. There is no such thing as an overnight success, so anything that you want to do in life takes a lot of hard work, a lot of persistence, and yes, you will make a lot of mistakes. [inaudible 00:03:46] And this is a very [inaudible 00:03:48]. It’s a [inaudible 00:03:53].

So no matter what you want to create, remember the whole key is just to get started. You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get going, and you will figure it out along the way. When we first started Marie TV, I had a vision for where it could go, what it could become, and I’m so grateful that we are on our way there. And I’m grateful to you for helping us make this happen.

So now, as we’re at the top of this new year, I would love to know more about your vision. Because one of my favorite quotes in the world is about vision, and it goes like this. “Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things, but the absence of vision.” So what’s your vision for the next year? What do you want to create over the next 12 months? What are you excited to dig into, excited to experience or excited to achieve? And most importantly, what’s one single action step you can take right now to help make that vision come to life?

So remember the best discussions happen after the episode at So go there and leave a comment now. Like this video? Then subscribe and share it with your friends. And if you want even more great resources to create a business and life you love, plus some personal insights from me that I only talk about an email, get your butt over to and sign up for email updates.

Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams because the world needs that special gift that only you have. Thank you so much for watching this special episode and I will see you next time on Marie TV. B-SCHOOL is coming up, want in? For more info and free training. Go to

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[crosstalk 00:05:35] Happy New Year, from Marie TV.

You. You. Happy New Year.


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