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I’m always fascinated by a little “behind-the-scenes” action.

For example, I’ve loved hearing about all the mechanics that went into creating the Oscar nominated movie, Gravity.

Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘wouldn’t it be great if…’ and then do it. Click To Tweet

(Shout out to photographer Duane Michals for the tweetable inspiration.)

In general, I just really enjoy hearing how people come up with big ideas.

So today, I thought I’d take you behind-the-scenes in my own thinking process and share a simple but powerful tool we use on my team to spark our best creative ideas.

You can use this exercise for business or personal reasons (which is why I love it) and it’s especially fun to do with people you love.

In this video, I talk about how this tool helped us conceive of and execute something we’re deeply proud of — our Live Your Dream campaign. There are 40 + case studies and you’ll see how this one simple question created this massive initiative for us.

Check out this episode on The Marie Forleo Podcast

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In the comments below, I’d love you to finish this sentence — Wouldn’t it be great if…

You can put down as many ideas as you want, but give me at least 3 that you feel are “out there” so to speak, and really stretch your heart and imagination in a great way.

Thank you, as always for being kind, giving and creative in the comments.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

oxo

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  1. Love it! Wouldn’t it be great if…

    – I lived in Europe for the summer for some downtime, and an inspiring change of scenery.
    – I could spend a week learning with Thich Nhat Hanh, one of my spiritual teachers, in his village.
    – I hosted that conference that I can’t get out of my head and heart.

    • Thich Nhat Hanh? I’m coming, too!!!!

      • And me…. if I can get a babysitter 😉

        • Where in the world do you need a babysitter Emma? x

        • Where in England? I’m in LIverpool, I’ll babysit!!

          • Carol Carman

            I’m from the Wirral but live in Cumbria now. Nice to find other people from England on here x

          • Angela, that is insanely cool that you offered to babysit for her. So freaking inspiring!

          • Anyone here London based by any chance? 🙂

        • Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t need a babysitter, and could bring your kid along!?

        • Linda

          Hey Emma, Just wanted to let you know – i just tried to sign up for your e-book but it said the mailing list wasn’t working! Let me know when its up and running, id love to see it! 🙂

      • Yeah he’s amazing, and his presence is insanely calming. You’re welcome to come 😉

        • Steve Szubert

          Wouldn’t it be great if…
          I could open up a hotel, here in the sunniest part of England, and invite Tich Nhat to run a retreat here 🙂

          • Anna Boujard

            Wouldn’t it be great if My daugther and I lives 3months in NYC and 3months in LA and meet interesting people?
            Wouldn’t it be great Ro finally get my blogg strated and inspire others?
            Wouldn’t it be great if I finally put my recipebook together and get it published?

          • Wouldn’t it be nice if Steve Szubert opened a hotel “in the sunniest part of England” and I stayed there having a conversation with the lovely and intriguing Tich Nhat….

    • I second that one : I lived in Europe for the summer for some downtime, and an inspiring change of scenery.

      Huuummmm… sounds wonderful and sooooo inspiring!

      • Hey Caroline! question – how do you get your picture to show up in the little box? Mine is just a black box with pink center – Just curious thanks 🙂

        • It’s a link to their websites Sean, hence the picture of themselves :))

      • ~Wouldn’t it be great if I could ride my andalusian stallion through New York and carry a flaming torch, dressed in a gorgeous moroon dress, riding for real love. For women and girls, for people waking up, for the last remaining wilderness, for those who walked before us to pave the way, for a revolution that ignites hearts and turns the world around.
        ~Wouldn’t it be great if my book got published.
        ~And wouldn’t it be great if i could be on stage and my voice was heard.

        • Rosalind

          Nicola, I would love to be beside you doing all of those things! Reading your reply gave me goosebumps!

          • Rosalind
            Amazing that you replied, I just received it and when I re -read my posting I started to cry from deep inside my heart. And when I saw your reply it feels like the universe is saying yes, go for it- I am beside you. And goose bumps I call: truth bumps. I have them so often, when truth is spoken. Having a voice of support, yours right now, makes all the difference. thank you so much Rosalind! It means a lot to me.

        • Sharon

          Nicola … I saw your vision, beautiful vision. Do it!!

        • Jenna

          Nicola, I love your comment about riding for real love!

          • Yes one step and one leap at a time! Thank you for your encouragement, it helps:))

        • “I could ride my andalusian stallion through New York and carry a flaming torch, dressed in a gorgeous moroon dress, riding for real love” – I love that vision! You could make such a beautiful video out of that, too.

    • Barbara

      Wouldn’t it be great if:

      Following The Light was a huge success inspiring millions to follow their own light to realize their dreams!

      to spend a month long vacation in Spain totally free!

      my book Following The Light was published and a New York Times best seller!

      • The title sounds like a best seller!

        • Wouldn’t it be great if you sent your book in to Salt of the Earth Press for consideration! 😉

          • Wouldn’t it be good if I can pick up “Following The Light” wtItten by Barbara at a bookstore in Singapore!

            Barbara, share more about “Following The Light” !

      • Indre

        Barbara, I live in Spain. How can we connect?

      • hi Barbara! I live in Barcelona…. where do you live? we could plan a holiday house swap 🙂
        Wouldn’t it be great?
        un abrazo! Paula

        • Hi Paula
          I am traveling to Spain late May to walk the Camino De Santiago. I will flying into Barcelona and staying for 2 nights to acclimate to time change and see you beautiful city! Any tips on where to stay and things to see and do would be much appreciated!!
          Thanks, Jennifer

      • Gitika

        Love the title too, Barbara.

      • Hey Barbara,
        Wouldn’t it be great if you could flash the Light down under!!!!
        Wouldn’t it be great if you could just add more business/ mindfulness in local schools curriculum !! We are still stuck in the dark ages!!! A bit of Marie Forleo in schools would be fab!!

    • Woohoo! Europe awaits you Natalie!
      I just returned to Canada after 5 years living in Europe ( this time) so I’m happy to connect to with some awesome friends I’ve got in Spain, London and Switzerland if you head there for the summer. I love your videos and believe in the awesomeness that you’re putting out in the world so I’d love the chance to connect you with some pretty cool women in the EU!
      Reach out if I can help!

    • Natalie! I almost signed up for B-school through you, but decided to join your conquer club in a few months’ time instead!

      Would be more than happy to meet up in Malaga this summer (I left cold Denmark for Spain last year – best decision everrr!)

      Wouldn’t it be great if…
      – I could reach out to thousands of young women and inspire them to follow their passion.

      – I could teach English to orphan children in Cambodia while running my business at the same time.

      – I could help my mum financially so she could quit her job and pursue her dream to become an art therapist 🙂

      • Annie

        Hi Natalie

        Check out http://www.ssf.org.kh
        They need English teachers in Cambodia

        And check out http://www.wibws.com
        Something you might be interested to join

      • Dear Kristel,
        teaching English to orphan children in Cambodia is a lovely plan. I just wanted to alert you to a couple of things: one is that foreigners coming for relatively short periods of time to Cambodia to ‘help’ can in actual fact be very disruptive to the children’s learning. A better use of your skills as a native English speaker would be to volunteer with young professionals, with adults, or to partner up with English teachers. Especially in rural areas rather than Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. Siem Reap in particular has attracted a real orphan related tourist industry and you need to be aware that some organizations are not in fact genuine. Tourist/volunteers have come across cases of orphans not being orphans at all but brought to a location to attract tourists/volunteers and the money that the good intentions brought with them. While genuine and longstanding projects (there are a fair bunch once you research) with great outcomes end up losing financial aid to the pop-up ‘orphanages’ that cater to our natural instinct of wanting to help.. Legitimate orphanages / children’s projects will often just allow visitors on a certain day a week. You can help a lot by making sure that orphan tourism isn’t perpetuated and that instead you make really sure that your time and money are going to solid foundations that direct the money to legitimate projects. As I said: working with young adults is the best way as an adult to help. You can share a lot more in a short time and that immediately benefits the adult’s circle of relatives and community. /// Regarding Art therapy: I have looked into this seriously some time ago and there is very poor funding available for Art Therapists wages.. However: one suggestion would be to research into this and perhaps instead of being a freelance Art Therapist there are ways of starting an Art therapy business. THEN I have another idea and I can’t see why you couldn’t do this: You can actually earn a wage (around $10 per hour in Phnom Phen, probably significantly less in rural Cambodia) teaching English. Enough in fact to have a very comfortable standard of life. (we reneted a guesthouse room – huge room) for $6 per night for a month in Siem Reap. I imagine that this indicates that renting an apartment could work out very affordable. Now : you could go and do this: afford for you to support your mum while your mum becomes involved with a local NGO organization working with people who have experienced trauma. Once you are settled in you can probably figure out how to run your business too. In conclusion: I see no obstacle to your dreams. I have spent 2 months in Siem Reap, near Angkor and have friends there and see no obstacle to moving there (or anywhere in Cambodia). If you want it: then do it. Life is too short. You can get a business visa on entry to the country, it will cost you a few dollar but not too many and this will make it legal for you to work and set up business. Check Tales of Asia the website for a first dipping of the toes into the reality of maybe going for your and your mum’s dreams. – I am sure that if you stay long term you can get involved with an orphan organization if your heart is set on working with small humans. Good luck. And do it!

        • Hi Brigit, Kristel

          This is actually one of my long term company/life goals. I provide copywriting services to businesses and eventually want to donate a percentage of my salary to a school in Cambodia (love the place). I would also like to take it a step further by travelling to Cambodia and volunteering my time teaching children how to read and write. That way, corporate Australian companies are contributing back to third world education and I’m fulfilling my passions of travelling, teaching and volunteering.

          Cheers
          Janet

        • Oh, Birgit, thanks for all this great info!

      • georgina g

        Hello Kristen…. Here are a few birds you may want to put in flight..

        Check out http://www.fwab.org –Friends Without Borders –I love this burgeoning non profit that builds and runs a Children’s hospital in Cambodia– perhaps you could create short videos that could be streamed — simplify and educate community on health issues —

        Send your mother to this site and check on art facilitators training
        http://Www.Spontaneouspainting.org from Org for the Arts and whole Brain learning -for motivation read the new book on this method by art educator Susan Bello PhD – Spontaneous Painting – Creating the Symbol Journey.

        4GGL.org “For girls global and local “welcomes ideas how to reach out to the poorest girls in the world. I am sure you have some ideas to share with them!! Have a GREAT journey and make your dreams come true 😉 …

      • Isabelle Aksberg

        Hi Kristel

        Like your ‘wouldn’t it be great if’s ‘..

        Especially the one, to teach orphans English! I’m kind of dreaming about doing something similar. I want to support myself whilst helping others, that’s why I’m pursuing an education to become a social counselor.

        How did you support yourself in Spain?

        Oh, and by the way.. I like your website!

        Isabelle
        from Denmark

      • Judy Yaron

        Love your “Wouldn’t it …’s” Kristel – the one about your mum (she is lucky to have you for a daughter!) and the one about young women.

        My “Wouldn’t it be great” relates to providing Education to young women particularly in countries where they are deprived of it, where violence and exploitation of women are the norm along with child slavery and worst of all the trafficking of young girls.
        Perhaps through this community and B-School I will find enthusiastic partners to make it happen.

        • Indre

          😉 YESSSSSSS, Judy!
          Precisely!

      • Maybe you could get in touch with the inspiring Maggie Doyne (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie-Doyne/161542457201289) who used all her babysitting savings to set up an orphanage in Nepal. Not Cambodia, but could be equally as inspiring.

    • denise

      Love Thich Nhat Hanh. Do it! Know that you have arrived.
      Denise

    • Natalie… I LOVE your site and I’d be so up for your conference. Bring it to the UK please 😉
      xx

    • Suzi

      I adore Thich Nhat Hanh. I’m with you o that!

    • Yes, Europe would be so lovely. Whereabouts would you most love to live? I’ve been dreaming of London!

      • Sade

        London is amazing; make it happen. I left everything I ever knew in SA to visit London and never looked back. 🙂

        • Hi Sade, Can I ask what you loved about London? The reason I ask is it looks like I will be headed there sometime this year! I am an American currently living in Prague, Czech Republic, but my boyfriend lives in London. It’s definitely the right move for me to go there for the long term, but I must admit I am quite scared mainly due to the finances that are needed to live well there and also a bit stuck on what to pursue. I know that London has EVERYTHING so that is the perk but I just don’t know where to begin. Thank you, Cheers;)

    • Donna

      Wouldn’t it be great if…

      I could spend this summer in south of France learning French/European culture for my music,fashion and art concept.

      I could travel beautiful islands and beaches for my beach girl guide concept.

      Finally have functioning websites and monetize $$$

      • What? I’m such a beach girl. I need you to make this beach guide concept happen!

    • Wouldn’t it be great: if my business made money 24 hours a day online

      2). If I was well known for photographing 1 thing and Mastered it.

      3). If I traveled the world and photographed successful woman so they can share their stories

    • Amen to that, sister!

      I just moved to Europe myself and it’s all sorts of inspiring over here.

    • Nathalie, as some other gorgeous ladies said before me – Europe in the summer is BEYOND amazing. Let me know if you need tips about Sweden, Hungary (Budapest IS the best city in the world. It’s so creative and cool) or other locations in central- & eastern Europe.

      My BIG dream is to host a conference/VIP retreat event for artists and solopreneurs in a fab European city. That’s my BIG vision and dream.

      • Great idea about the conference! Come to Berlin – still comparatively cheap and a cool place to visit!

      • Krisztina

        Lina, your website is awesome! Thank you so much for making such a great PR to my hometown 🙂 I got so excited that I immediately shared your event on my FB page and in some groups I’m part of, wish you good luck and let me know if I can help you with connecting you with some people… e.g. I know many from the coaching industry there. Maybe you can give talks in their circles (if you’re not yet doing it).

        Ooooh and wouldn’t it be great if I could also just go home to attend….?

        Will come up with my other wouldntitbegreatif’s further down…

    • Alyssa

      What’s the theme of the conference? I want an invite!

    • – I am healthy, Happy and Abundante
      – I am certified Billingual with the Federal Government
      – I am driving my 2014 Tiguan
      – I am Sucessful in my Esthetics business

    • Patrice

      I could fire my boss today, because I owned my business, teaching others to wake up, and become who they really are!
      I had the money to attend B-School, to get started in that business, to be able to fire that boss.
      I owned and lived, debt free, in a flat near the beach and blue waters, traveling, and speaking in front of thousands, to be who they are.

      • Gaby

        Im so happy to be able to read all great comments inspiring very touchy.

        Wouldn’t it be great if…..I owned and lived, debt free, like Patrice

    • Wouldn’t it be great if……
      ***my beautiful future HUSBAND showed up during this VENUS astrological event in my chart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ***If We (my beautiful man and I) moved into a FABULOUS house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ***If I got re-hired by Brigham Young University for next fall semester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ***If I lost weight this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      ***I became a total vessel for LOVE, MY HEALING WORK AND GOD’S CREATIVE SPIRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • HI Buffy
        I thought it was great to see you that you know about your Venus transit I am a professional Astrologer. So I absolutely time things by the transits of the planets. Very usefull info to know.

    • Lindsey

      Natalie! Were you in Plum Village? I was there for one month last year during the winter retreat. My mantra ever since has been, “this one time at Plum Village…” (I’m always talking about it – the practice, the people – how much I got out of it…and how much I LOVE thich nhat hanh!!). I’ve been meaning to go to the summer retreat which I’ve heard is amazing.

    • Lindsey

      Oh wait – I’m just seeing that you haven’t actually done this (gone to Plum Village). I get it now 🙂 Um, I can answer the “wouldn’t it be great if” question here. YES IT IS THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE YOU WILL EVER HAVE. GO! xo Lindsey

    • Melanie

      I am from Paris and would love to help plan a European retreat,email me if you want help, I have done this for all my American friends!

    • Wouldn’t it be great if I could spend the summer in the States…
      Hey Natalie – want to do an exchange? I live in Zurich (Switzerland)!

    • Andrea

      Wouldn’t it be great if…
      -I sat by the pool every day and worked on my business…just me and my laptop and inspiring ideas!
      -Wouldn’t it be great if I woke up every morning at 5am and meditated
      -Wouldn’t it be great if, I just followed my heart and was completely all-knowing and unstoppable 🙂

      • I like your style Andrea!! I would love to be by a pool to work but with an umbrella. 🙂 I also would love to meditate in the mornings or do qi qong. Qi Qong helps me stay in tune with my heart’s voice.

    • Wouldn’t it be great if Thich Nhat Hanh – who is critically ill and is in hospital for about 1 month now – would be completely well again! So we all could be in his presence.

      May he be happy, may Thay be well.

    • I lived with Thich Nhat Hahn for half a year when he barely was known.
      I am curious about the conference you wish to create???

    • Thich Nhat Hanh lives near where I live (Bordeaux) and I’ve always wanted to go visit! Come to France and we’ll do this together!

    • You ROCK! I can’t wait for B-School!!! 🙂 Oh yeah, and I love the what if deal. thanks…

    • OMG I had the same 2 thoughts—going to Europe and reading (and implementing) the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh!
      Ok, I’ll post my Wouldn’t it be Greats below:) Good luck to making yours come true!

    • Tara

      Oh, I love these! Thich Nhat Hanh is one of my favorite humans and a summer in Europe would be amazing!

    • Thich Nhat Hanh just gave a great interview on the On Being podcast. You would love it if you haven’t already heard it. He is such an inspiration.

  2. Hand thongs are gorgeous…need to get my nails right, though. ☺

    Such a simple exercise but profound. As I like to say, imagination guides your possibilities. So here are my three what ifs:

    Wouldn’t it be great if traveling for pleasure becomes part of my calling?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I attract that TED talk opportunity?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I quit my day job???!!!!!!!!

    Thanks, Marie. Got my wheels turning as usual.

    • Emelia,
      What keeps you from quitting your day job? I am only curious because I haven’t quit mine yet either.

      • Hey Fon,

        In a nutshell, I’m Canadian but live in the US so my visa is tied to my job. It’s probably my biggest challenge but I have faith that if I keep up my end of the bargain (keep working on my true purpose and getting messages out there), the Universe will work its magic with the rest. 🙂

  3. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    … I could create the group programme for mums that has been burning in my mind for weeks
    … I could treat my family to a luxury getaway
    … I could hire a mini-team to leverage my time more!!

    • Emma, your wishes sound just like mine! I would bring a group of friends to my luxury retreat in Costa Rica with my family. I even have the place picked out. Best wishes for you, Elisa

      • You too Elisa… Let’s make it happen!! X

        • Melissa Brooke

          Hi Emma! I want to be a part of your mini-team! It would be amazing to work with someone working with uplifting women – that’s my cuppa tea! Where do you live?! Your use of the word “mums” sadly makes me believe you’re in the UK…Either way, go get ’em!

  4. p.s. Marie – LOVE the dress. Please share….!

    • Yes Marie! Please share!!

    • Hi Emma + Jen!

      Marie’s dress in this week’s video is from Asos.com 🙂

      xx,
      Elsa

    • Yes, that dress looks gorgeous on you, Marie!

      Wouldn’t be great if I made enough money this year that my husband could quit his corporate job?
      Wouldn’t it be great if we could build our home, one of those small, beautifully designed, eco-friendly houses?
      Wouldn’t it be great if we could take our daughter and travel around the world?

    • Yes, that dress looks gorgeous on you, Marie!

      Wouldn’t be great if I made enough money this year that my husband could quit his corporate job?
      Wouldn’t it be great if we could build our home, one of those small, beautifully designed, eco-friendly houses?
      Wouldn’t it be great if we could take our daughter and travel around the world?
      Wouldn’t it be great to perform on The Moth main stage in NYC?

      It might take some time, but these things are going to happen!

  5. Love it!

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    …. I was able to complete my studies without worrying about student loans and working to get by
    …. I could inspire other students to focus on self-care and they get great results
    …. I was able to fall pregnant ;( (A little deep desire)

    • love these!
      Best of luck with them all xx

    • Nelia

      Hi Robyn, I help couples with the last item on your list. Let me know if you’d like to talk more about it.

    • Robyn – sending you sweetness and warm thoughts that you can make all of these things happen, especially that little babe waiting in the wings for you.

    • On the first one, Wouldn’t it be great if I could pay-off my student loans and become debt-free~ if I had it to do all over again, I never would have mortgaged my education~ lesson learned.
      … Wouldn’t it be great if I finally launched my new site and became a digital nomad~ working on it.
      … and lastly, wouldn’t it be great if there was a site focused on social activism and sustainability issues? Oh, okay; launching March 11th~
      http://www.idealist.org/March11

      • Kathy

        How inspiring…an absolutely incredible vision!!!!! May God Bless your huge endeavor here. Kathy

      • Corrie Ann

        Chas – I feel the same about about financing education. Lesson learned for sure.

  6. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    …I would launch my new fashion business by the end of March
    …I could create a team and systems to let me take three months away every year to see the world
    …I would believe in myself 100% of the time

  7. Wouldn’t it be great if our retreat filled with the right hearts who were a total joy to be with?! Wouldn’t it be great if the perfect hearts showed up in my practice this month?! Wouldn’t it be great if I gave my talk at a bigger hall than I can currently imagine?!
    WOOT!
    FUN!
    Thanks Marie 🙂

  8. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    We all treated each other with kindness and respect.

    Personal accountability came before blaming others.

    Our education system was built on the idea of teaching children the basics and then developing their strengths and likes as they get older. Instead of this cookie cutter method.
    (I’m not a teacher or educator but I believe educated children who develop their talents will lead to happier adults)

    • Love your idea about our education system Sandy! I’m a homeschooling (really unschooling) mom.

      Your note made me think:
      Wouldn’t it be great if my children could pursue their passions and become well-rounded adults with or without homeschooling.

      Right now, homeschooling is the only way I see for them.

      Thanks for looking at the big picture, Sandy!

      • Africa,

        I don’t even have kids but my passion is there. I’ve seen the education in several countries including Ecuador Germany and Japan.

        • Hi Sandy,

          Am Ruth Musela glad to hear from you. As the saying goes a child belongs to the village. If you just sponsor a childs education that child will never forget you and let me tell you, you will be sowing a seed and in future you will read what the desire of your heart is. I have several I would love to sponsor but since I am jobless I believe since it is a noble idea as I trust God to send mine to university in the UK He will open the doors if I start by helping those who do not have. May God bless you as you think about this. Bless you

    • An absolute yes to “treating each other with kindness and respect.”
      XO

    • Annie

      Check out willow school
      Google it
      I believe they created a great school that looks at the child first and starts them with the question of “who am I” and one of their core values they teach the children is “responsibility”

      • One system in particular I am intrigued by is Germany’s. It looks at the individual but also benefits the country in the end. I could talk about this for hours 😉

    • Suzye Sheffield

      Sandy – We are kindred spirits. Amen and Amen!

      Wouldn’t it be great if
      – all teachers were living their calling as educators and had the ability to see each child as an individual.
      – if students were placed in class rooms based on ability and strengths and could work at their own pace, rather than incrementally by grade.
      – if we taught our students how beautiful and unique they are and helped them find their purpose earlier in life.
      – if children were taught in an environment that modeled personal accountability before blame so that that culture became the norm and included respect and kindness for everyone.
      – if we could accept our differences as easily as we accept our likenesses.

      • Celine

        Wow I am finally among like minded people!!

        Wouldn’t it be great if:
        -young children could go to a daycare that truly inspired them to explore a variety of environments and relationships.
        -children could be free to make tough decision and follow their passions.
        – schools would fully embrace the individuals that come through its doors.
        – teachers and students would treated as equal and active collaborators in the learning process.
        – parents would also have the resources necessary to actively collaborate with teachers and their children.
        – education really embodied a wholehearted (Brené Brown), full-contact, full body (Pamela Slim) approach.
        -education relied on identifying and exploring the desires and emotions of everyone involved (Danielle Laporte).

      • Amen. Teaching children to honor themselves and not hold themselves up to statistical standards within test taking rather ability and passion.

      • Lenita

        Wouldn’t it be great if our dreams could manifest into reality overnight. And I love Suzye’s dreams for our children to be taught to their individual strengths. (A dream of mine for the past 30 years as a teacher.) Wouldn’t it be great if our school systems encouraged teachers to allow their students to follow their hearts, instead of preaching the mantra of conformity.

        • Melissa Brooke

          Wouldn’t it be great if….we created a school that does ALL of those things? I’m in.

    • Chassey Wallace

      Sandy, couldn’t agree more! If we just concentrated on teaching our children core personal principles, the rest would come so much easier. They would learn early on to be accountable for their own progress. They would learn to be more generous, kind and compassionate. And they would learn to focus on the stuff that really matters in life. Great thought..thanks for sharing! xo

      • Chassey, yes!!!!

        And looking ahead there would be career paths chosen and paved by the individual. I get saddened to see so many students in huge debt only to enter a job that doesn’t cover the bills or a job they don’t like, etc. people become money driven instead of driven by passion= depression. =stress = sadness

        • Wow! You all are giving me goosebumps! My daughter is 16 months old, and I’m already thinking about her education. 20 minutes ago I was just sitting down reading a book on alternatives to the public schools. It made my heart sing — as do all of the comments here. Thank you for giving this new mama hope!

    • I love the 2nd one. I really love all of them actually. Game changers!

  9. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    I could actually get paid for bringing my art workshops into the prisons, instead of always giving them away for free because that is what is expected from a non profit.

    I could start groups similar to MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) but targeted mom’s in the inner cities.

    I figured out a way to turn my non profit into a social enterprise.

    • Kathryn

      I love the MOPS for inner cities idea. I have 4 young ones and we live in Queens. Moms in cities really do need a special kind of support.

    • Lisa

      Love your ideas!!! Go for them!

    • sp

      Lesley-

      Actually, “free” is not what is expected from a non-profit. I’ve worked with nonprofit orgs for 10 years and based on my experience, Here are some suggestions:
      1) Pitch decision-makers by showing the benefits of such a workshop, describing the program, and outlining costs.
      2) Get companies and/or individuals to sponsor the program(s).
      3) Apply for grants.

      I wish you the best.

    • Sally

      Right on. Love it!

    • I like the idea reinventing MOPS! I want to create MOTS, mothers of teenagers! We need a lot of support too!

  10. Now, Marie, wouldn’t it be GREAT if…”You” created a workout dvd series that motivates people to get fit, be inspired by you energy and fun attitude, and provided a companion business tips series! Now, Marie, wouldn’t it be GREAT if…The novel I am working on sells as well as “Fifty Shades of Gray”…Now, Marie, wouldn’t it be GREAT if…I can win a scholarship on the next round of “B-School 2015”, so I can absorb the wealth of invaluable knowledge you offer your students!! Now, Marie, wouldn’t it be GREAT?!

    XOX

    Jai

    • Costas

      Excellent !
      This of course one of Edward de Bono Lateral Thinking techniques.
      See his book Lateral Thinking.

      Regards
      Costas

      • Costas, I’m am sooo glad you reached out and responded in a way that I could comprehend your creative spirit and intelligence…You are a avid reader is see…I will take your advice and check Edward de Bono out…It’s “figureoutable”…I am ALWAYS “employable”…A few parting words from Mr. Bono:

        Lateral Thinking Techniques
        Alternatives: How to use concepts as a breeding ground for new ideas. Sometimes we do not look beyond the obvious alternatives.

        Focus: When and how to change the focus of your thinking. You will learn the discipline of defining your focus and sticking to it.

        Challenge: Breaking free from the limits of traditional thinking. With challenges, we act as though the present way of doing things is not necessarily the best.

        Random Entry: Using unconnected input to open up new lines of thinking.

        Provocation and Movement: Generating provocative statements and using them to build new ideas.

        Harvesting: Capturing your creative output. At the end of a creative-thinking session, we normally only take note of the specific ideas that seem practical and have obvious value.

        Treatment of Ideas: How to develop ideas and shape them to fit an organization or situation.

        XOX

        Jai

  11. Wouldn’t if be great if:

    …I could quit my day job and make it on my own.
    …If all my graphic design clients were health and fitness professionals so I could connect with amazing people that would contribute to my aim of creating a healthier and fitter world.
    …If my job gave me enough time to get back to teaching dance fitness for fun!

    Maybe we can help each other!

    Anyone in the health and fitness industry wanting a new logo, branding or website design? I would love to help you create your dream by helping you design a beautiful brand – and in return for my FREE services you could leave a testimonial for me to put on my website?

    🙂
    So grateful for Marie and the community, as always.
    xxx

    • Hey Joana! Just started my own health, life and fitness coaching business, I have a website but I’m sure my logo and site could use your beautiful touches and expertise! If you’re interested, check it out and let me know if you’d be interested to help me! I’d be thrilled to then write up a testimonial!

      My 3 ‘wouldn’t it be great if’:
      1. I could cause a huge transformation on the planet by teaching empowerment based fitness classes and coaching girls/teens to love their bodies, move better, increase their self esteem and fully embrace who they are. Imagine the world with women who grow up with that kind of self love?? 🙂 A whole new universe…
      2. I could lead wellness and coaching retreats around the country and world, where participants would be able to reconnect to their mind, body and soul, become more in love with themselves and thus be able to share their gifts with others… and where I would make an extraordinary amount of income! 🙂
      3. I could have total flexibility over my career and would be able to spend a lot more time with my adorable cuties (2 children; 6 & 7), my sweetheart and loved ones, and still make a killin’!

      Thanks Marie, I’m new to your channel and videos – must say, LOVIN’ YA! I think we come from the same stock…love what you’re up to in your life! Inspiring beyond belief! 🙂

      In excellent health, and namaste,
      Julie <3

      • Hi Julie,
        Of course I would love to help you! 🙂 I’ll drop you an e-mail soon. You look radiant in your photo by the way 🙂
        x

        • Joana – your website is beautiful! I just sent you an email. Looking forward to connecting . . .

    • Puja

      Joana would love to take you up on the offer to design a logo and brand for a great testimonial. In the process of creating an online ecofriendly wellness, health and fitness store.

      • Hi Puja,
        Sounds great! Just contact me through my website (just click on my name above) or let me know how to contact you.
        x

    • Joana, this was a great place to list that “what if” about designing for health and wellness folks. I am a yoga therapist. Working on my website continually, but I don’t really have a logo of any kind. Would be very happy to work with you on creating one so we could both benefit.

      • Dear Lynn:

        We would be Glad to complete your logo design plus website super responsiveness to iPhone/iPads so your Business grows more n more.

        Take Super Care
        Sarah

    • Sonia

      Hey lovely Joana! I would love to play with you! I soo could use all of that and so would give a testimonial! I ignite a profound knowing and deep connection to your own inner beauty and the world around you. I do that with facials, massage, yoga and awakening coaching. I have been in health and wellness since I was 18 now I am 41. I think it just might be a passion or calling of mine lol so let’s play!

      • Hi Sonia,
        I would love to “play!” Just drop me an e-mail on my website (by clicking my name above) or let me know how to contact you.

        Thanks,
        Joana

    • Hey there. I am a holistic nutritionist as well as a sports and fitness nutrition counsellor who works with many clients via skype. I also teach Balletone and am looking at an online way to reach out to clients… I would love to work with you in return for some ideas on how to freshen up my website and what not. Send me a message and we’ll see what we can put together to help each other out!

      • Dear Brandy:

        We would be Glad to complete your super responsive sports,fitness & nutrition website to all smartphones so your Business performs better & grows more.
        Take Super Care
        Sarah

    • Joana,
      this is also Joana – from Germany!
      I am a dancing teacher and I am offering dancetheatre-classes for adults. I am about to go out there with “dancing and acting for fun classes, teaching women to re-build their relationship to their own body and let them fully express who they are in the world”.
      At the moment I am still figuring out what I really wanna do. So you see, right now, besides my two lacking Cs (confidence and consistency), there is also the clarity lacking.
      I would love to stay in touch with you, maybe we can work together while going through b-school.

  12. It would be great if you be in Amsterdam to drink a cup of coffee of tea with me 😉

  13. Wouldn’t it be great if

    I make that move in west coast of US to check the market for my business ( French girl is coming ..I already plan to spend few days this year and a bigger time next year)
    I have 6 months off to write down all the stuff for my business ( quote book for self development, tarot card, video)
    I find the right partner for my business ( I’m really someone who need exchange to birth my idea, when i speak it out I know that great, in my mind it’s only natural…)

  14. Wouldn’t it be great if….
    ….we offered a pop-up boutique with fabulous, hand picked Italian things and people would shop while sipping prosecco and noshing on italian treats.

    ….we rented a villa in Tuscany for a month and documented our time there on my blog.

    ….I could find a way to speak to big audiences on incorporating la dolce vita into your every day life.

    Thanks Marie! I just copied these and put them on my vision board because I do think that they are “figureoutable”

    • “….we offered a pop-up boutique with fabulous, hand picked Italian things and people would shop while sipping prosecco and noshing on italian treats.”

      Yes please!

      PS: I bookmarked your website as Italy is on the TOP of my list.

      XO

      • Thanks Caroline! Check back often because I AM going to make this happen!

    • WOW!
      I saw myself already there shopping and noshing….
      I hope you make it figureoutable too!!!
      Good luck!!

      • Thanks Diane! I can already see this in my mind’s eye. It has been with me for some time so I know it needs to happen….

  15. This one is Aces, Marie.

    Wouldn’t it be great if…I could start seeing more of my organizing clients via Skype instead of spending so much time in my car driving to them?

    Wouldn’t it be great if…I could earn better money using my gifts of problem solving and organizing and still be able to work around my kids’ school schedule?

    Wouldn’t it be great if…in the time I save not driving all over my huge city I could join a yoga studio and begin my yoga practice again.

    Thanks for this cool exercise! Those things are all totally figureoutable. I’m on it!

    • Sonia

      Well one of my wouldn’t it be great if’s is if I could teach yoga classes on ‘TV’ so people can do at home alone or with friends. So I can have flexible schedule to be with my daughter. I have done a private class via Skype with a custom designed routine for a friend of mine before. That was cool and fun:)

      • Sonia- love the idea of private yoga classes via Skype.

    • Lauren

      Wouldn’t it be great if…

      ~ I started the business I have been dreaming about and it was profitable, soulful, joyous, and empowering

      ~I quit my current job and was able to move in with my boyfriend

      ~I lived on a beach and got to travel more

      Thanks for this Marie!! I needed this today!

      Xo,
      Lauren

    • Edit

      Dear Lisa,
      Just a hint…I drive a lot due to my job, but enjoy every minute of it since I listen to my inspiring books on Audible.

      Wouldn’t it be great if …I would start each and every day with exercise and meditation!

  16. Love this one Marie! Thank you!

    Wouldn’t it be great if
    -my next book- which is due out in June 2014-becomes a best seller
    -the PR team I decide to hire a. Is seamlessly and easily paid for by me and b. does an outrageous job spreading my brand message: Be Your Best Healthy Self!
    -the man of my dreams and I are blissfully happy together… Forever 🙂

    • Oops.. Left out something… Regarding my pr firm AND I work wonderfully and effortlessly together in spreading my message of service.

  17. Wouldn’t it be great if I had my own demo kitchen where I could film cooking demos?
    Wouldn’t it be great if my house was clean and clutter-free?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I ran a group coaching program that changed people’s lives and got them cooking?

  18. wouldnt it be great if…
    -i had 100,000 subscribers on youtube
    -i worked at home doing the things i love instead of slaving away at a 9-5
    -i finished my book!

    • Hey Tracy,
      What keeps you from quitting your 9-5? I am still in mine too, so I am just curious what keeps YOU there?
      Also I have written two novels and published…let me know if I can support you in your effort to finish your book.

    • Meredith Martinek

      Hi Tracy, just read that you wanted to finish (writing?) your book.
      I have just read a colleagues book which is titled “ultimate 48 hour author” The author is called Natasa Denman, she wrote a book about how to write a book in 48 hours! She runs retreats where you actually do this and her book is a written version of how to achieve this , without having to go to the retreat. Go to http://www.ultimate48hourauthor.com.au or http://www.natasadenman.com Good luck! love to hear about your success-go girl!

  19. -if my idea for a business touched millions of people and have them reasons to feel joy
    -if I made so much money that I could pay my husband back and never have to worry about money again
    -if I created hit songs from behind the scene and got to play music with great musicians

  20. Wouldn’t it be great if:

    My spiritual, mental and physical health and well being was THEE best it’s ever been.

    My business systems and people were slick that they would not only get by but truly shine when I’m not there so that I could achieve more freedom.

    I could spend more time just being with my boy, healing, getting massages , walking in nature and reading so that I can allow my creativity to flow rather than feeling guilty because I have so much to do.

    I could actually action the above three starting today so that this time next year these are all key components of my life and my new wouldn’t it be great would be beyond the basic human desires to be healthier, happier and more free xx

    Thank you!

  21. Wouldn’t it be great if:

    1) Everyone was living and doing their dream/ happy job.

    2) If people were more easily inspired and ready to get dirty and do the hard work it takes to grow and succeed in life.

    3) You could drink lots of wine and not have to work off the calories.

    Judi… ;o)

  22. if i could live doing what i actually enjoy doing .. my jewelry desings ..!

  23. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    – I could work and travel at the same time
    – I could earn enough money to live well, treat the ones I love and create a fondation
    – I could live from my business

  24. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    …My list grew exponentially
    …I could travel to the beach regularly
    …I felt successful
    …I could run faster!

    Okay I added a bonus idea, because why not 🙂

  25. LOVE this! Here goes! Wouldn’t it be great if…

    – I could share my passion for helping others with the world.
    – I could publish a book.
    – people could find inspiration through me.
    – people could make their lives better by working with me.
    – people could hear me speak at major conferences.
    – I could share my voice with the world.

  26. wouldn’t it be great if:
    – I could have my husband living here with us in the South of France instead of going back and forth to the Netherlands,
    – we could successfully launch the book series we are planning for with my girlfriend Candi this semester
    – I could finally have the coaching business I long for after having completed B-School 🙂

  27. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    1. I determined how I was going to make BSchool happen financially this year!!
    2. I was able to go to Melanie Duncan’s Paris mastermind session!!
    3. I was able to make over $100,000 in my business this year!!

  28. Love, love, love this! Totally triggers the imagination quickly and focused.

    1. … brilliant entrepreneurs loved their attorney as much as their last great vacation?

    2. … there was a toddler coat that actually worked with car seats?

    3. … I could assemble my B-School tribe on Necker Island.

  29. Danielle

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    …I could use my social work degree and spiritual teachings to make a career I loved and one that made my financially savvy
    ….I could sleep in and do still do meaningful work (because it was actually what I wanted to do, not what I had to do)
    …I could listen to my own advice and run wild with my dream of traveling the world

  30. SWEET. Wouldn’t it be GREAT if…

    1. I had an awesome 2-story studio on my property to really start teaching, guiding, and workshopping?!?!
    2. I traveled alone to Peru for the week-long Ayahuasca Odyssey course?!?!
    3. Oklahoma was blanketed in prairie… we increased prairie habitat in this state by 200%?!?!

    • I clicked on your name (by accident honestly) and I adore (!) your website. So pretty, such an inspiring name.
      Great work!

      • Thank you! I have an amazing creative team who hears what I’m saying (and what I’m not), and makes me look JUST LIKE ME. 🙂 Check’em out: http://www.braidcreative.com.

        • Thanks for the tip! Can’t afford them for the moment but I love what they offer and how they sell their services! Best of luck with your project.

    • Nice to see a fellow Oklahoman here — I sent you an email.

  31. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    – I signed my first 3 clients for my coaching program
    – I found a job I’m really into to work part-time while my business nicely takes up
    – The incredibly awesome scenario I co-wrote was produced into a real live tv show

    • Laure,
      Who is your coaching program for and have you ever considered beta testing it first before fully launching it? Getting three beta testers is a lot easier, but you want to make sure you qualify them first and not just have people wasting your time.
      Let me know who your program is for and maybe I can direct some people your way. Getting clients can be sorta a numbers game, so definitely make sure you share your program with a minimum of 3 people per day.

      • Hi! And thanks a lot for your reply, it’s so nice to hear from people who are already making it work.
        I am beta testing right now with 3 free clients. The program I am developing is made for women who want to quit their day-job to become independant or entrepreneurs and don’t know where to start. I am even considering working with a friend to include creative branding in the basket to let them focus on their unique values and offering.
        If you have any good advice, or ‘things to avoid at any cost’, I’d be more than happy to hear! I’ll look up your website too.

  32. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    I managed to self-publish two books in 3 months time, both selling a thousand copies each before their launch? (May 19th & June 1st).

    The support team of interns and mentees I’ve just established became a wonderful mastermind group for one another and went on to being my long-term dream team?

    The inspirational video-series I’m about to launch on my blog turned out just as valuable and looked just as cool as Marie’s? (Plus, all those wonderful dresses!)

  33. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    + I made my days off as non-negotiable as my client calls.
    + I made time every day JUST to read and enjoy myself.
    + I treated myself as well as I treat my clients.
    + I had enough money in the bank to NOT need a bridge job.
    + The garage was perfectly clean and organized.
    + I had all my debts paid off by the end of the year.
    + I had 10,000 email subscribers on my main list.
    + I taught paid online classes and taught them in my jammies.
    + I started a revolution and had 100 people commit to using a 5 minute forgiveness meditation 2x a day for 30 days with email and FB support.
    + I learned the art of intense and radical self-care.
    + I cured my asthma symptoms through breathing exercises I ALREADY know how to do.
    + I gave myself permission to rest.

    Ok, obviously I’m feeling a little run-down. Today is the last day of my launch for a 90 day program I’m running, and ooooh diggity has it been a wild ride.

    SO the action steps I can take TODAY to help this happen:

    + Read a book for an hour
    + Meditate
    + Put good ideas in a swipe file to revisit after the launch (and rest)
    + Email a client to see if she’s ok with receiving work on Wednesday rather than Monday – she didn’t give or ask for a deadline, so the deadline was self-imposed. If she’s comfy with it, great. I get a day off. If not, I’ll OF COURSE honor my word and deliver on time and make better decisions next time around.

    Thanks Marie! I feel I have more clarity now.

    xoxo
    Erin-Ashley

  34. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    I got six regular clients within the next two weeks?

    I got 50 regular clients by the end of the year?

    I got clients in my hometown and also somewhere in the south so that I can always be combining work and pleasure?

    • Tara

      Wouldn’t it be nice if I got to quit a job that’s not right to work on creative projects that help people live into the best aspects of themselves? Like on Marie Tv!

  35. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    …I could sell enough ads to give my magazine (Sesi magazine) an ad:edit ratio of 40:60 by the end of the year?

    …I could increase my subscribers from a few thousand to a few mili?

    …I could throw a launch party for Sesi magazine’s 2-year anniversary?

    Thanks for the exercise, Marie!

  36. Wouldn’t it be great if
    1. I could not trade dollars for hours
    2. have my own hollywood-styled studio for my video productions
    3. I could help more band directors through my instructional DVDs and videos.

    • Sara

      Love the first one Jeff! Totally resonate with that. Why is that the way our society is set up? Given we only have so much time in a day, in a week, in our lives, it has never seemed like the best option to me!

  37. (LMAO Smurf going for a cocktail in Brooklyn!!!)

    Aaaaaaaaah. Just the beginning of this sentence :” wouldn’t it be great if…” feels so light, expansive & uplifting, I’m breathing better already.

    Wouldn’t it be great if my book became a New York Times best seller…

    Wouldn’t it be great if I had the “perfect” team that would allow me to free my time in my business so that I can focus + stay in my zone of genius…

    Wouldn’t it be great if I spent my winters in California with my fiancé and 3 Schnoodles… (ok, this one is really happening next year 🙂

    Great exercise: I love it!

    • And I would change this quote from Duane a little… “Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘wouldn’t it be great if…’ and then do it.”

      To :

      “Trust that little voice in your heart that says ‘wouldn’t it be great if…’ and then do it.”

      The voice in our head is usually the one coming up with all the excuses and limiting beliefs, so let’s not trust that voice. The “voice” or whisper of the heart (our Soul, our inner guidance) is truly limitless… Let’s trust THAT one.

  38. Wouldn’t it be great if Candid Camera came back and I was one of their actors?

    Wouldn’t it be great if I finally stop waiting for that “perfect” time to start what I know I’d love to do/make/be?

    Wouldn’t it be great if there was a mandatory yoga/meditation break everyday for the entire world?

    Wouldn’t it be great to enrich the lives of ALL children!?

    Wouldn’t it be great if mainstream health-care focused on prevention as much as they do on treatment? (we do still need treatment, but more prevention would require less treatment. feel me?)

  39. Pam

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could afford B-School.
    Wouldn’t it be great if I could get people as excited about what I sell as I am.
    Wouldn’t it be great if I could be a more social person.

    These all sound so needy!! You’re great, Marie, and an inspiring individual. Thank you for what you do!

    • Edith

      Pam, if I were you I would listen all day, all night :)) back and forth, as long as it gets burned into my subconscious: Dale Carnegie’s “How to win friends & influence people ” on audiobook.
      It will definitely help you with your second wish also.

      Good luck!

  40. Jeff

    First of all: Marie you are AWESOME!

    Now, wouldn’t it be great if …… I could quit my job and join a Rock Band and tour the world! I know that’s a big dream, but music has always been my passion, but I never had a chance to pursue it. There’s a story behind that… but I won’t go into it.

    • Jeff, I love it!

      Do it, do it, do it!

      I was on stage with a band for the first time in my life this January and it was such a great feeling. Usually I am acting or dancing on stage, but I had never been making music. I dont even play an instrument, so when I told a musician (friend of mine) in december: “next year I am gonna be on stage making music!” He was like: “Yeah, Joana, but you should hurry up!”
      So, two weeks later I got the opportunity to play chimes with four handsome young men and one incredibly woman. It was the most exciting and intimate thing I have done this year up until now.

  41. Wouldn’t it be great if my photo was on the cover of a major magazine?

    Wouldn’t it be great if I was known for being a great destination photographer?

    Wouldn’t it be great if I owned my dream studio by the end of this year??

  42. Wouldn’t it be great if . . .

    – the world had a larger population of people that knew about self-full love and practiced it

    – I increased my visibility and was able to attract more moms to aid them in rediscovering their joy

    – I stuck to a lifestyle change around diet and exercise

    Great exercise, Marie! Reminds me of The Fresh Beat Band’s Shout asking “Wouldn’t it be cool if . . .” His ideas were typically outrageous, but always lead to something fruitful.

    Peace.Joy.Love

  43. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    I didn’t have any limiting beliefs
    My kids were the most happy children in the world
    I had 1 billion dollars to spend
    xx
    Lena

  44. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    -I could travel around the world doing adventure yoga retreats and visiting my YogaBabes!
    -I could create a premium program for my YogaBabes which would be a year in which they receive my one on one/group health coaching, become certified yoga teachers, and take 2-3 yoga adventure retreats to get outside of their comfort zone and see what they’re made of!! 🙂

  45. Wouldn’t it be GREAT if..
    I had 8 fantastic clients that I gelled with each year– busy professionals who are excited about me making their home decor dreams come true and who are willing to invest between $20-40,000 to make it happen
    AND
    I could have time and money to travel to the south of France, rent a place for a few weeks, explore around, bike, take a paintingclass, shop in the market.
    AND
    share it with someone who makes me laugh

  46. Love this exercise! K- here goes!
    1) Wouldn’t it be great if I created a retreat weekend to help women grow their business, exercise and have some spa time!
    2) Wouldn’t it be great if I lived and worked in Positano one summer with my family.
    3) Wouldn’t it be great if I started a local mastermind to help women support one another, inspire each other and take their business to a new level.

  47. Wouldn’t it be great if….. .

    — I could attract larger clients who took their website & branding more seriously!
    — IKEA or another large shelving furniture maker bought my patented product from me and paid me royalty checks for life!
    — Professional golfers flew me around the world with them to stay in shape and kept their bodies in shape and prepared for competitive golf!

  48. Wouldn’t it be great if……….

    I can all the money we need to get married on the beach in OBX this July and to move back to San Antonio Tx the same month!

    Totally doable track……………
    Pre-Launch LoneStar Holistic mineral makeup by Monday of next week
    paper the town with paper flowers (wild flowers) with samples
    Make up some 50/50 tickets

    Thank you so much for all the work you do to help us 🙂

    • Gaby

      Meredith good luck on your mineral makeup. Very cool

  49. Francie Engel

    Wouldn’t it be great if……….I became the “go to” health coach for balancing women’s hormones and infertility issues.

    Wouldn’t be great if………. I could work from a beautiful tropical beach and still be changing women’s lives for the better and supporting my family while spending quality time with them.

    Wouldn’t it be great if…………I could create a successful business that allows me to have more free time and extra income to spoil my family and charities that I’m passionate about.

    Ahhhhhhh……….that felt good! Thank you! 🙂

  50. Jen

    Wouldn’t it be great if a large company or several large companies wanted to pay me to be on their staff as a wellness counselor to teach their employees how to live in balance and empower themselves through the methods of positive intention and Feng shui!! That way I would have a salary that I could count on and always know where I was headed in the morning!

  51. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    1. I was paid to travel and teach all over the world!
    2. I had the most incredibly joyful marriage ever!
    3. I attracted clients so ready to shift and expand!

  52. Thanks! Another rock solid vid, xoxo.

    Wouldn’t it be great if:
    -I ran girls self-defense & self-love retreats full time.
    -My online courses brought in 7 figures each year.
    – I spent every winter living someplace warm and came “back” to MN for the spring/summer.

  53. Loved this!

    Inam a big beleiver in allowing yourself to consider anything, especially if your intuition keeps screaming it to you, and even if your mind (brain) is trying to tell you its crazy (or the people around you).

    Wouldn’t it be great if:
    – I could have my country house in Ireland
    – I could make my dream business come true and be successful with it
    – If I could create enough financial abundance to have my place in the country and be surrounded by nature

  54. Love this and every weeks lessons ! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    Wouldn’t it be great if:
    1. Icould live anywhere I want with my family 1-2 months every year a d travel/work/play.
    2. I could climb half dome
    3. I could hit my goal of crystal executive with my isagenix business in the next month!

  55. Gary

    Wouldn’t it be great if the world was more peaceful, if people took some time out of their day to do something for another Pearson. If there were no more wars and people just lived in harmony, if people had more time because they worked fewer hours and still got paid a decent wage.

  56. Nikki Halladay

    Wouldn’t it be great if….
    We moved into a big beautiful house with my parents that had separate living in its and all contributed to a loving multi generational household.
    I was able to launch my business to help busy mom’s and dad’s find fulfilling and stable full time virtual positions where they could use their unique skills and abilities to add significant value to the company.
    I got a fabulous opportunity to join B School ( Oh wait a minute. That ones already happening. 🙂 ok then interviewed by Marie…now that would be fantastic!!!

  57. Jen

    Wouldn’t it be great if this Speech therapy website actually worked.
    we could invite people over on a regular basis
    my husband didn’t have to work for someone else.

    • Dear Jen:

      We would be Glad to make your speech website work perfect & make you invite people over regular basis.

      Take Super Care
      Sarah

  58. ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I could travel the world and write travelers’ tales? That would be a dream and passion come true!’ Mahi Solomou

  59. Wouldn’t it be great if I could continue to live my dream, and do what I love to do….(the farm I am at is in foreclosure).
    if I could purchase this farm or another and afford to run it and maintain it with paid help.
    if the projects needed to be done can get done.
    if people in the world could work together.
    if some one would be a philanthropist and guide me to greater success so I could live to tell all about it and how!!!

  60. Wouldn’t it be great if…

  61. Erica

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could change the way my community thinks about the world. Wouldn’t it be great if I could join B school this year. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all put down the pencils, or stylus’ and imagine with a child.

  62. Von-Anise Mccoy

    Wouldn’t it be great if:
    * I made a wonderful living as a successful actress and writer. (EX., black Tina Fay–y’all!)
    * I never had to worry about paying bills again
    * I had the love of my life in my world and we are so blissfully, happy and grateful that we are together everyday.

  63. Love this Marie!

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could create a proven, effective on-line program for people to manage anxiety and create rich, meaningful lives without leaving their homes? Wouldn’t it be great if I could see clients 2 days a week and use the rest of the time to write, study, and create new programs? Wouldn’t it be great if I could work remotely for the entire summer and go somewhere fantastic with my kids?

    I’m going to have my kids and my husband answer this too! Thanks!

  64. Would it be great if…

    …my business had more passive income so I’m not constantly working!
    …I could work from anywhere in the world!
    …I could make everyone’s website dreams come true? =]

  65. Wouldn’t it be great if
    1) I was consistent for 90 days with what I know I should be doing daily to increase my online business
    2) I build the first children hospital in Haiti where the best of the best compete to do their residency
    3) I create a 90 day online program birthed from my personal experience

    • Jeni

      Fantastic notion about hospital in Haiti!

  66. Angela

    Wouldn’t it be great if:
    -I could live debt-free
    -I could make a lot of money while working a lot less
    -My family and I could go on vacation to the Caribbean in the winters and vacation in Europe in the summers.

  67. I’m loving this exercise! Thanks for the inspiration and focus

    Wouldn’t it be great if… I could spend my winters back home in Puerto Rico (or an equally warm location) so I can escape all this now

    Wouldn’t it be great if… I had enough abundance from my work that I can begin to donate my services to causes I’m inspired by

    Wouldn’t it be great if… I could manage my schedule in a way that I feel productive, able to self care and spend time with loved ones

    The great thing is that seeing these what ifs written down inspire me to start plans to TRULY make them happen!

  68. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    My business became of international interest – creating seminars to motivate people in what we do in different countries.

    My business had an investment in order to expand further.

    I had more hours in the day to achieve more.

  69. Wouldn’t it be great if I could break that next income mark in my business this year?
    Wouldn’t it be great if my new podcast was featured when it comes out next month?
    Wouldn’t it be great if my new book hit the charts when it comes out next month?

    This is fun… gets the adrenaline going doesn’t it!

  70. Heather Yo

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    -I could remember to be nicer to myself
    -I was able to write a book
    -I could travel more

    I just graduated college less than one year ago and am still trying to figure out how “life works.” I am overwhelmed all the time and am struggling to just be present.

    Thanks Marie!

    • Hey Heather! Love everything you shared, especially that figuring out how life works part. I remember that time very clearly and so relate. Hopefully our videos here will help you. Since it’s an inexpensive purchase — if you haven’t read my book Make Every Man Want You — DO it. I know it’s a sassy title, but it really teaches you about being present and living your life authentically from the inside out. Grab it on Amazon — should be around $10 bucks. xo

      • Heather Yo

        Thank you for the suggestion, Marie!

  71. Wouldn’t it be great if;

    I had a home by the sea

    I wake up every single day and have my NNT (do yoga and meditate with my spouse) then make coffee and put on a record and work in my pottery studio until noon.

    Finally have a social business that allows me to travel

  72. Wouldn’t it be great it…
    …my online Meditation Training To Find Your Purpose were already be out there and changing lives massively.
    ..four more products were already lined up right behind it.
    …I were out there speaking and transforming the lives of huge audiences and selling my products like hotcakes.
    …my first book were already optioned and they were getting ready to shoot the movie.
    WOOHOOOOOO!!!!

  73. Wouldn’t it be great if we could re write the beliefs we have about getting old and get new beliefs across to everyone with a so called age related illness x

    • Yvette,
      Many cultures have a reverence for their seniors as vessels of wisdom and knowledge~ something our society needs to adopt. Thank you for your post.

  74. Wouldn’t it be great:
    1. To connect with other experts to truly change peoples lives
    2. Give Marie Forleo a ride on the amazing Brenda Lee of http://www.horsesknowthewayhome and then dance !
    3. Be debt free while doing #1 and #2

  75. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    – I had 1500 people in my membership program
    – I was able to work just 20-25 hours a week
    – We had our own house that I could be enjoying with my spare time
    – We could take one nice vacation each year without worry

    • This is all soooo doable Jennifer! I’d take on “everything is figureoutable” — get your priorities straight with your family and have fun making them become a reality!

  76. First Marie, I have to tell you, your hair is gorgeous!

    OK, my three what ifs…

    1) It would be great if I could be more disciplined with my time.

    2) It would be great if I could be 100% debt free

    3) It would be great if I had an amazing nanny and preschool that I could afford.

    • Yes!

    • Thanks Kathryn! I give all credit to my Italian ancestors on the hair 🙂 And all 3 of your what ifs are TOTALLY doable! And I’ll bet as you move toward them, you’ll make amazing discoveries that will further enhance — perhaps even slightly alter the outcomes you’re going for.

  77. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    -I could live on a hobby farm and have my own chickens and garden
    -I could spend my days coaching women on how to stop emotional eating in its tracks and help them learn to love themselves
    -I could make enough money to be debt free and have enough left over to travel with my family

  78. Jen

    Wouldn’t it be great if . . . .
    I could launch my business March 1st, without any money, and still make a profit the first year.
    I could visit my daughter twice a year and sit at the beach and talk to that brilliant child of mine, and see her successful too.
    I could get myself out of debt in 5 years or less.
    I could find and buy a home, with land, and run my life from there 🙂

  79. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    -I could act on my business ideas without the worry of financial restrictions.
    -I had my own gorgeous photography studio with an amazingly talented team.
    -travel could become a regular part of my job.

  80. Dear Marie,

    Thank you for your Video today. Sometimes I also think wouldn’t it be great if I get a job in Microsoft or I get an online business with Net Assets more than 100 Million USD or I had a Supermodel girl friend.

    I really liked your show today.

    Regards
    Rohan Sarker
    Software Engineer, Telecom Specialist & HR

  81. Wouldn’t it be great if I finally stopped listening to those making me feel small and inferior and started pushing foward no matter what everyone else thinks?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I just launched my product, even though I am crazy scared that nobody will buy it?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I moved to a place far away and fully committed to living my life there?

  82. Fantastic prompt, and *really* inspiring!

    Wouldn’t it be great if . . .

    1. I could rent a beach house this summer for 10 days and spend that time doing yoga, talking walks on the beach, cooking healthy meals, and writing, writing, writing.
    2. I could go to one of Linda Sivertsen’s writing retreats this year.
    3. I could get all my client work done in 20 hours a week, working when and where I please, while still earning great income, and have plenty of time left over to pursue other things near and dear to my heart.
    4. I could find the people and resources necessary to help me create the immigrant advocacy center I’ve been dreaming about for a few years.

    Weee!! This feel so good! : )

  83. Love this fun! 🙂
    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    – Everyday was filled with creative inspiration
    – I get to spend every day creating smiles through my business
    – Happiness was a ‘normal’ experience for everyone on a daily basis

    Well, time to get to work! The more of the first two I do, the more likely the third one is! Good luck actioning your dreams everyone! 🙂

  84. Noelle

    …. I could have my own show
    …. Travel the world and teach
    …. Reach a global audience and make my own imprint in the world
    …. Have my brand name extend to wellness centres and merchandise

    :))

  85. 1. It would be great if I could be able to spend all the money and time I wanted in starting a leadership academy for grade school kids.

    2. It would be great if I fully stepped into my power and was able to be financially independent and free.

    3. It would be great if I could implement my “Hands Up” program for single moms to retrain them back into the workforce for better job opportunities and the “Passion” project that once they are trained gets them back to dreaming and living their passion.

  86. Love this!

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    1. I only took on 8 web design projects each year, freeing time up for me to create more courses and books.
    2. I could FINALLY take advantage of working from anywhere, and travel to the countries I’ve always wanted to see: Thailand, India, Italy, Greece…
    3. If my web design clients were all coaches or consultants.

  87. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    •I was able to create my business that allowed for financial freedom this year!
    •I was able to pay off all my student loans and debt.
    •I was able to travel for a month at a time, 3 times a year and really absorb other cultures.
    •I was able to make a profound difference in the world and be remembered.

  88. Hey Marie!

    Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Wouldn´t it be great if I wrote one hour every morning before heading out the door.
    Wouldn´t it be great if I put the finishing touches on my website to offer my freelance writing services.
    Wouldn´t it be great if I started moving INTO fear instead of away from it.
    Wouldn´t it be great if I could create a business that allowed me to live and work on MY terms?

    Oops, I did 4…overachiever 😉

    Saludos!

    • Dear Madeline:

      We would be Glad to make your freelance writing service website responsive to iPhone/iPads also so your business grows more.

      Take Super Care
      Sarah

  89. – if I could live in another state for the summers, work enough to afford to find out “where I belong”
    – write and publish a tutorial I’ve have had knocking around my head for years
    – sew and upcycle clothing

  90. Wouldn’t it be great if ….

    …we could travel with the kids to far away places….
    …I could run my business from any place in the world…
    …I could launch our new Exclusive Filigree Jewelry Collection in an awesome way before July

    • Beautiful piece of jewelry on YOU. Sweet dream list, too.

    • Hey Justine

      I saw your one wish was to run your business from anywhere in the world. Thats what I do!! And I can show you how to do it. Here is my wish. : Wouldn’t it be great if I can find 2 business partners, people that are interested in health and wellness and who wants to have their own home-based business. Someone thats good at building relationships, and who understands the power of plant based medicine.

  91. Wouldn’t it be great if I had a Pallisades Home/Office for my Branded Entertainment business

    Wouldn’t it be great if my clients had grown successful because of my talents and help

    Wouldn’t it be great if I the bad ass Latina had created an App that helped all successful single women get funded?

  92. Soorena

    Wouldn’t be Great if….
    1) My room/workplace/studio was organized and and cleaned up the way I imagine it to be.
    2) I had my own place (yes it would)
    3) I was paid to teach people about their health.

  93. susan

    just the basics here:
    wouldn’t it be great if i got my morning tasks done.., um.., which are becoming today’s tasks:
    get the flex spend in the mail,
    get the trash and recycles to the dump,
    sold the books.
    ooops,there’s like a million more..,like get out for the morning walk [it’s approaching 10:30 already and it’s freezing out!!]
    and…,
    wouldn’t it be great if the wood stove fire finally caught!

    • susan

      fire has started! w/in 15 minutes of my wish;-)
      after having tending to it for over an hour, and it just going nowhere fast this morning. now is a viable heat source. and i was able to stand in front of it and get some qigong done, and 5 bone yoga poses;-)
      okay.., what else did i wish??! okay, mediate and finsih that flex spend/source of reimbursement;-)

      • susan

        okay, you may not think this is much.., but just got the word I needed to resubmit a form.., which is one step closer to reimbursement and beats waiting and unknowing;-)

  94. Great video!
    Wouldn’t it be great if I could have full time care for the kids so I can do work?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I had so many clients I got to choose who to work with?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I could do video blogs?
    For me, those are all a stretch!!

  95. Ahmed

    Wouldn’t it be great:

    If I became the famous designer in my country

    If I mix betwwen photography & design.

    If became super fit & have the money that I get anything with it

    Hell Yeahhhhhhh……..It’ will be mind belowing .
    And belive me am just starting it 🙂 🙂 🙂

  96. Wouldn’t be great if I could…
    Create an arts institute in Burlington vermont that includes visual arts,
    musical arts , culinary arts and more. To work with child as well as adults
    Wouldn’t it be great if my art and jewelry business really took off to the next level, may that be selling out of my home or touring at different shows. I am open

    Wouldn’t it be great if my husband and I Were able to find our dream house equiped with a gourmet kitchen and a wild art studio…..

    • love these! a woman after similar dreams.

    • Ahmed

      You will find your dreams, just put your dream in front to you
      paint it, flip it rotate it, print it & feel it, make it real and when that will happend every things will change.

      Love your true power, It can gives you, exactly what you really wanted.

  97. Wouldn’t be great if…

    -If I could just pick up and move to ATL, GA and buy my condo in the sky and my cool ass car and live life like a success female business owner.
    -If I could travel the world and share my business opportunity with everyone I came in contact with.
    -If I could truly love and be with my soulmate.
    -If I could just live my life wealthy of all things with no worries(love, money, great circle, much support).

  98. Nancy Nelson

    Wouldn’t it be great if….

    – I lost the self-doubt and self-criticism;
    – I stood on a stage and delivered a clear and useful message to my audience;
    – I traveled the world while delivering information that people welcomed and needed.

  99. Connie

    Wouldn’t it be great if:

    -my photo business starts to fly…
    -my house sells quickly for more than my asking price…
    -I find my dream house on the SE coast with a bright, beautiful room for an immediately busy and successful studio, and an incredible view to wake up to each morning!

  100. Really love that most of these “wouldn’t it be greats… involve
    – travel/adventure
    – freedom – from restraints, money and location
    – undone tasks that have been in our heads.

    Thanks, Marie for your videos and all your inspiring words.
    As I suspected I’m in good company.
    And now to the “figure-it-out-able” part! Working on it!

  101. Jo Jo Fildi

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1. …I lived in Costa Rica for most of the year, and could afford to travel with my family 1st class ( anywhere )

    2. ..I looked into the mirror, and didn’t focus on all my physical inperfections

    3. ..I met Marie Forleo one day, and we’d sit and drink camomile tea

  102. Wouldn’t it be great if….
    There were more balloons in the world
    I had a video created for my website
    I had a logo/brand for my website

    Love this creative freedom!!!

  103. Alexandra (Nice, France)

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    -I could create my website quickly enough to offer my inspired translation & interpreting services to individuals and businesses 🙂
    -I could translate into French some books from authors who deeply inspire me like the amazing Dr Wayne D. Dyer 🙂
    -I could work from my laptop anywhere in the world so I could travel to all the beautiful places I’d love to visit 🙂

    In love and light,

    Alexandra

    • Dear Alexandra:

      I would be Glad to complete your translation services website responsive to iPhone/iPads also so your business grows more. I would surprise you over your wish come True 🙂

      Take Super Care
      Sarah

  104. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    I could actually figure out what direction to drive this business (B-school here I come)
    I had the confidence and knowledge to charge more for my work and make enough to pay expenses
    We had a heated shop to work in ( a dream for next winter )

  105. Wouldn’t it be great if…I got a publishing contract for my MS.

    Wouldn’t it be great if…I learnt how to market my published book so that I could help teens and new adults with my fiction work.

    Wouldn’t it be great if…I became a New York Times bestseller.

    x

  106. Erica

    Wouldn’t it be great if I walked for 30 minutes RIGHT NOW!!

  107. The great power of this tactic is that it shifts the perspective from pining or idle wishing into possibility and action!

    **
    Wouldn’t it be great if I could reach more people growing their businesses with Human Resource Tools that teach the Fortune 100 processes for hiring, boosting employee performance, and becoming highly efficient?
    **

    ( Well, I guess it IS figueoutable! I can share my link, for starters. –I won’t pollute the comment block with the link, but it’ll be click-able in my name, if any of you are interested. )

    Have an abundant day!

  108. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    …I could create gratitude walls all over the city to encourage people to share the good things that bring more joy to their lives.

    …I could reach 10000 x more people to encourage them to establish a gratitude practice as doing so made a massive difference to my outlook on life and I am currently witnessing the positive changes in others on a daily basis.

    …I could find more fabulous people to share inspiration and collaborate with in a way that fits into my life, adds value to my business and spreads my message worldwide.

    Phew! That was stretchy, but fun! Thank you Marie for this fabulous exercise. x

    • lets do the gratitude walls… wonderful idea!!

      great idea to create public places for everyone, for peoples momentary grtitude <3

  109. Brenda

    Wouldn’t it be great if….
    I could clearly explain my dream.
    I got to speak to people about my key learnings in life to inspire them
    I was able to get up early enough every day to meditate, do yoga AND go for a run!
    I could reach new people in my community to work with and maybe even collaborate with!

    Thanks Marie!!!

  110. Stacy

    I am so thrilled to be a part of this community and I am looking so forward to B-School. Thanks Marie. Like many others. I love love love your wardrobe! Please share :). I’m bringing sexy back (I mean that in the utmost “professional” kind way.

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    I was so financially sound that I could quit my day job!
    My passions would shed some light!
    I could turn all negative situations and people into positives! (Let’s face it, we don’t always have the option to get rid of toxic people, especially when they’re coworkers).

  111. Arwen

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    I made 1,000,000 dreams come true
    I was completely debt free
    Marie was one of my mentors

  112. Wouldn’t it be great if… I wouldn’t have to worry about my health.

    Wouldn’t it be great if… I had a partner with me.

    Wouldn’t it be great if… I could actually do the things I do well, and also have an income?!?

    Yes.

  113. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    I had my own studio space.
    I created an online conference with health practitioners from all over the world.
    I could travel to visit family as often as I want.

    I’ve had these ideas before, but now it’s time for step two — figuring it out versus just dreaming about it!! See you in B-School, Marie!!

  114. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1. My massage business had it’s own building, with lots of room for things like infrared sauna, labyrinth, reflexology path, steam sauna, floatation tank, etc.
    2. My appointment book was so full that I could afford to hire someone to do the tedious office work, accounting, advertising, marketing, etc
    3. I could afford to work only 4 days a week, instead of 6.

  115. Starr

    Wouldn’t it be great if LLS changed the world and built community.
    Wouldn’t it be great to do LLS for a living and travel around starting other LLS’s.
    Wouldn’t it be great to give away a million dollars a year.

  116. Wouldn’t it be great if my business partner could quit waiting tables and move to California so we can really get this party started.

    Wouldn’t it be great if our healthy cookbook would reach millions even billions.

    Wouldn’t it be great if I had $ for B School this year.

  117. Man, wouldn’t it be great if:

    1) I could find my business sweet spot that combined all of my interests + experiences that would also help someone else (Yep, I think I’m getting close!)
    2) I had a solid home base, but got to travel the world (Answer: Yes!)
    3) I created a lucrative passive income stream that would allow me to take care of the people who have taken such great care of me! (Answer: Definitely)

    • Nikki Halladay

      This sounds better than great!! I love every single one of these.

    • Gloria

      Nikki, you and I are on the same wavelength! Yes, it would be great!

  118. Loving this exercise!

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    -I could set aside a month long writer’s retreat where I can just eat, play, rest, and finish writing my big beautiful book
    -My next home had a built-in studio to record videos in a nice sound proof way with lots of space
    -I got to dance every day in my business and life, and really get into my full embodiment of what it feels like to be happy and free

    Ahhh. Feels better already, and these feel like done deals too!

    • Dancing rocks, Nathalie, good word to put in there! (inspiring). And the concept of feeling that those dreams are not airy fairy dreams but “Done Deals” – mmm! Makes me so happy! 🙂

    • Hey Nathalie!!!

      Yesterday, I created a new dream list, and the title flowed out of me like this:

      What desire is so strong, it is definite I will have it?

      Your comment “Ahhh. Feels better already, and these feel like done deals too!” made me think of my list! So cool.

  119. Su Mur

    Wouldn’t it be great if..
    – there was an app and device that measured fetal kicks on the bump to prevent stillbirths
    – polystyrene and plastic bags were replaced by more environmentally friendly packaging
    – people weren’t so focused on shopping for stuff they don’t need.

  120. Ok, mine start off small and then gather steam (but did give a lot of insight into what I really really want).
    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1) I could spend at least half a day every day creating
    2) I could define/redefine a overlooked niche market
    3) Could finish my book this year

    I think it says a lot that my #1 is so basic…and achievable. From today on I don’t do the business or web bits until after 1 pm…My best hours go to creating.

  121. Rocky Barraco

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    …I put all my fears aside about money and personal insecurities, started selling my products at the farmers markets and grocery stores AND made a profit without being overloaded..
    …I went to a quality baking and pastry school in the next year..
    …I starting hiring employees for extra help..

    Wow what an awesome exercise…I love how Marie says “everything is figure-outable” … cause it is!!

  122. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    – everyone only had to work 8 hours a day so that they could have an abundance of time to nurture their families, themselves and their health. The world would have less divorce and our children would have more support.
    – I could make enough money that my husband could quit his job and become my full-time assistant and travel the world with me.
    – I could have my own farm to grow my own organic food and share the abundance with my community.

  123. Love this, Marie!!

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1) I have a powerful product published that helped people get over fear and resistance — and use technology to make their dreams a reality.
    2) I was a coveted talk show guest, spreading the word that ANYONE can (and must!) learn to master technology in their lives.
    3) I owned a beautiful, comfortable home with plenty of room for BIG entertaining in a family-friendly, soul-enriching community.

    Let’s do this!! 😀

  124. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1. I could focus long enough to get my ideas down in a saleable form and make millions.
    2. I could help students, teachers, and parents all over the world by speaking and teaching through the internet and traveling all over.
    3. The career I choose offers financial freedom to travel to warm locations in the winter, keep a healthy lifestyle, helps me meet my dream man, have a family, and make time for family.
    4. I wrote a book of my life learnings through my experiences.

  125. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    -I was location independent
    -I could help people globally
    -I could change people’s perspective about the things we own/purchase in our lives

  126. Wouldn’t it be great if:

    I could stop worrying forever!
    I lived on Santorini and Santa Barbara!
    I created the business of my dreams!

  127. Tanja Raupp

    Wouldn‘t it be great if…
    … I would trust my gut more than other peoples‘s opinions.
    … I could make a living from my own business within a year from now.
    … my business would work 100% location-independent, so that I can travel while working.

  128. Wouldn’t it be great if… I made enough money online to pay rent, college tuition, savings account, and still had enough to re-invest into my business?

    Wouldn’t it be great if… when I left school, I didn’t have to keep thinking about school. Just like a secretary doesn’t bring office work home, to not have to bring school-work home.

    • With that B School scholarship and your drive Udo, I’m sure that first one is totally doable! 😉

  129. Joe

    I liked the positivity of wouldn’t it be great if and then doing it. I ran my own business for two and half years and loved it but couldn’t manage to make enough money out of it. And then this amazing job came up as MD of a small company came up that fitted all of my skills, I started but it transpired that the owners didn’t actually want to fill the role and their arms had been twisted by the board and the role only lasted three months. I have a lot of ambitions, specifically to work for myself, but its hard to be creative when your back is against the wall. Never the less, I’ll try to take the message on board!

  130. Shantini

    Oh Marie – what would we all do without you? Another fabulous, thought provoking vid.

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    I help people create the lives they are born to live AND make a great living with Pretty Smart Chick
    I spent months on a mind blowing road trip across the USA with my man
    My company funded and built no kill animal shelters around the world

  131. I love this game..Wouldn’t it be great if I could work from home full time. Also split my time between Caribbean in the winter and NYC in the summer.. Finish my book and have it become a nytimes best seller! Time to put these on my vision board 🙂

  132. Wouldn’t it be great if I were able to quit my day job in the next few months and just do photography instead?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I were able to make enough that my husband and I could travel to visit new places and our family whenever we felt like it?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I could coach bloggers online and be an encouraging resource and friend for them while they grow their blog?

  133. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    1. I didn’t work on Mondays and Fridays!
    2. I owned my own brownstone building in Park Slope.
    3. I won $50,000 playing the Plinko game on “The Price Is Right!”

    🙂 <3

  134. Wouldn’t it be great if…..

    * Women all over the world had access to education.
    * We placed more value on connections with others not simply the sales we make.
    * FUN was on the calendar regularly

    • Awesome on all three Michelle – they’re all doable. It’ll take time and commitment, but it can happen. Nice work.

  135. Wouldn’t it be great if I could take a month-long retreat and re-start my dharma teacher training.
    …I could take my hubbie on a vacation
    …I could help every man and woman who needs it to find peace and contentment and relaxation and joy

  136. What a fun exercise!

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    A. I was more confident in my ability to be awesome.
    B. I build a kickin’ log home surrounded by Cathedral Pines and a beautiful lake with my horses grazing by the front porch
    C. my family and I could travel, lean new cultures and new people

    And those, my friends, are my dreams and will be totally FIGUREOUTABLE!

  137. Alicia

    Wouldn’t it be great if a machine was created that brought our negative subconscious beliefs and emotions to the surface using custom made sound vibrations? (Did you see The Story of the Weeping Camel? That happened there in a primitive but very effective way)

    • Alicia

      I forgot to add “AND ERASED THEM!”

  138. sue

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1. I could scoop up my kids on the last day of school and tell them we were taking the midnight plane to Paris and spending the summer in Europe.
    2. Write an ebook that inspired women and stay at home moms to crack that shell wide open so they can live the life of their dreams.
    3. Have a million dollar year while changing other peoples health and wealth along the way.

  139. Pam Smith

    This is such a great video Marie. I can’t wait to start B-School in a couple of weeks!
    Wouldn’t it be great if:
    -I could replace my traditional income and write/teach full-time while not being tied to any particular location
    -I could travel and do what I love and am passionate about
    -I could help other writers live the life of their dreams
    -I could help other writers become more confident and engaged with their writing

  140. Wouldn’t it be great if!

    I become famous.
    I have a team.
    I travel the world collecting antique jewelry.

    Thank you Marie for unleashing my potential. See you in B-School 🙂 MM

  141. I love this, and reading the other commenters is so inspiring!

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    …I sold illustrated eBooks on my website and moved away from trading time for money!
    …I could tour with my band while running my business from the road
    …my business could pay off all my student loan debt within a year!

    So many exclamation points, but this challenge has me stoked!!!

  142. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    1. I could host retreats for multipassionate lifelong learners to share our passions and work on our dream projects.

    2. I could live in Scotland and return home to visit family a few times a year.

    3. I could find and connect with my tribe.

    Love this exercise, Marie! I feel more motivated and excited already.

  143. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    – I could build my business enough to quit my day job
    – I took a 2 week vacation every year
    – I had my ideal body that I fantasize about

  144. Gloria

    wouldn’t it be great if…
    1. I live my life in total health, wealth, wisdom and joyfulness
    2. I feel & am whole so I can give of myself without feeling like the life is being sucked out of me
    3. I am patient
    4. (had to add) I can let go of things I can’t control, do something about the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

  145. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    1. I made six figures this year.
    2. I was extremely productive every damn day.
    3. My fridge was always clean and organized.
    4. I lost 5 inches on my waist!
    5. My name appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine.
    6. My next video shoot is also a photo shoot where I have a hair stylist, make up artist and wardrobe stylist there to take care of all of it for me.

    Hanging this on my wall. 🙂

  146. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    For Business:

    -Road trip across the country to take pictures for my photography project.
    -could get paid to coach people
    -do Bschool

    Home-
    -I could work from home
    -We could travel whenever we wanted to
    -We could finally get the garage organized

  147. Esther

    wouldn’t it be nice if….
    + i made more money than I have expenses
    + i could afford food every month
    + i didn’t have to rely on my parents support when our student loans run out
    + i could feel more free and independent!
    I could go on for days like this! I need change! Bad!

  148. Love this!!!!! Thanks Marie! Wouldn’t it be great if …

    I wrote a best seller
    I did a TED Talk
    I told a story on Moth
    I had an online web show
    I booked 50 speaking gigs a year

  149. Mind if I flip it just a bit?
    Won’t it be great when…
    1) My eating disorder (which I put in remission with a lot of hard work) is a distant memory and the body-size issues it caused (which are slowly melting away with time and the complete absence of food obsessed thoughts) are no longer issues at all.
    2) I can splurge on better quality, timeless wardrobe pieces because I know I am size stable.
    3) I can speak before large groups feeling as relaxed and confident about my appearance as I do about my subject knowledge.

    Flipping back now. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1) I could find the perfect (and perfectly affordable) writing accountability coach (or become the optimum writing coach to myself).
    2) I could feel such intense enthusiasm for my work that I leap out of bed in the morning raring to get to it.
    3) I could learn to respond with immediate positive action to those brilliant impulses that everyone gets from time to time rather than over-examining them until they fade away.

    • Hey Regina, I love that you flipped it around. If your not familiar with Christine Kloser I’d check her out. She works with Transformational authors and I feel like you have a great and powerful story to share and will only pull more out of you as you go forward.

  150. Esther

    what if i could just change one persons life by helping them improve their health?

  151. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    1. I can spice up as many cafes and pretty rooms with my art.
    2. I could finally start travelling and working from anywhere in the world!
    3. I can get other people to dream big too.

  152. Wouldn’t it be great if …
    I can make money from internet and help people to reach like my dream.

  153. Newsha

    Wouldn’t it be great if
    1. I could teach at the Yoga Journal Conference.
    2. I could move all my things out of storage and into my own apartment instead of a sublease.
    3. Me taking classes at studios in my new neighborhood lead to me getting hired to teach there.

  154. Wouldn’t it be great if …
    1- I could afford someone to design my Pinterest worthy hippie backyard. And had the money to build it.

    2- if my idea for team dynamics packaging inspiration comes together during b-school and changes the would. It gives dignity to every home – regardless of who makes up the Framily.

  155. Sonja

    Wouldn’t it be great if :
    1. I joined B-School and create my dream business!
    2. Go for space travel!
    3. Become of service and inspiration for people all over the world!

  156. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    we make cities more greener, more friendly for kids to play, built gardens..
    …make economy more solidarity and support wealth of community and nature, not only profit margins.
    …if we all had fun to work on our self, enjoy being emphatic and understanding.
    …make complex knowledge more easy understandable
    … forget spelling and design rule and just play like child’s in the mud.
    … if we can be authentic and honest everywhere and stop dressing up to faking up for the public.
    …if we as neighbors more care for each other.
    … if rich poor, middle class labels don’t matter anymore.
    … if we try to create places to live without money on a big scale as an experiment.
    …if we try to practice inclusion in our companies. try to bring people together in different life situations and with different personal life challenges.
    .. if we would be totally honest one day in the week.
    … if we would make one day in the month a gift day and try to make every encounter a gift for the person we encounter with or gift her/her something.

  157. Wouldn’t it be great if women loved their bodies because of all the wonderful things they could do with it. (As apposed to hating their bodies because they do not look perfect enough!)

  158. TJ Moore

    Loving this (my first time commenting I’m so loving it!)

    Wouldn’t it be great if:
    1. I could figure out how to get my software on the web.
    2. I were saving instead of paying credit card companies.
    3. i found the resources that saw my vision and either helped me or were at least cheerleaders. Nay-say Nellies need not apply!

    Thanks for all the inspiration Marie! xo

  159. I love to play in my imagination! Thanks for the invitation.

    Wouldn’t it be great if…. my business took off in the next few months, finally pulling in the dollars that bring in enough profit to pay off all my bills and keep more profit than I thought possible, enough to share generously with my subcontractors?

    Wouldn’t it be great if… the actions I need to take to create my course and my product felt exciting and easeful and energetic, that I allowed the flow to carry me without hesitation?

    Wouldn’t it be great if….. I could help people all over the world feel better mind, body and spirit? To reach those who can’t afford one on one sessions with a Pilates instructor, help them with my course so they can know their patterns, gain awareness and strength and get out of pain.

    Wouldn’t it be great if… I could be comfortable sharing the stage with my mentors and heroes? In the business world and the Pilates and fitness world?

    Wouldn’t it be great if…. I could take my husband and kids on a fantastic holiday all paid for by me without worrying about the expense?

    Wouldn’t it be great if…. I could spend more time with my kids doing projects and taking classes?

    Wouldn’t it be great if…. I could free up enough space to dance everyday, to cook healthy foods without stress? To live fully in my body every minute?

    Aaaah!!

  160. Wouldn’t be great if…
    …..I could quit my job to have full time to grow my coaching business
    …..I relocated in Paris while doing the above
    …..I eat healthy on a daily basis

  161. kari

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    I jumpstart my business by offering group classes in my hometown

    I could build a business that supports my family and we could be debt free

    My family could afford to travel and experience other cultures

  162. Tomomi Kojima

    Wouldn’t it be great if I traveled around the world teaching yoga classes to a massive population while Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or Muse played live?

  163. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    – I could live in Italy for a month of each year
    – The book I’m working on (“The Green Hornet Suit and Other Musings”) would inspire people and make them laugh at life’s quirky happenings
    – I got to work at the ad agency that I’ve had my eye on for years now

    Thanks for the inspiration – I appreciate all your videos and great attitude!

  164. This is a great exercise to get you out of your own way. Oftentimes, I talk myself out of what I really want before I can fully flesh out the idea. Starting with “Wouldn’t It Be Great If…” and following that with “Everything is Figureoutalbe” will definitely help me now and in the future.

    Here are my 3:
    1. Wouldn’t it be great if I ran a profitable and meaningful business online so I could have flexibility over my life, while impact people around the world
    2. Wouldn’t it be great if I could travel to new places several times throughout each year without being strained financially
    3. Wouldn’t it be great if I lived in a brightly-lit, modern and nicely furnished high rise condo (this is definitely a stretch for me and my current city, but I can figure it out!)

    Thanks for the tips, Marie!! 🙂

    -Keshia
    http://www.queenlifeblog.com

  165. Amelia

    Wouldn’t it be great if all the time I spent on the internet I used instead to start writing a novel.

    Wouldn’t it be great if I lead a jazz band here in Marseille.

    Wouldn’t it be great if I became fluent in French by May 1st. (which if do-able if I study at least an hour every day…which is also do-able)

    Thanks for everything Marie!

  166. Wouldn’t it be great if….

    I could get paid to JUST create interesting and fun content for Lady Business Radio or Lady Business Media?
    I could grow my audience to huge proportions so more people could be inspired by the women I interview?
    We could all as women entrepreneurs get together and hang out, learn from one another and party like it’s 1999?

    Hmmm…..

    • Gabriela

      Sounds good Jessica!

  167. 1. Wouldn’t it be great if every single thing we designed was appreciated and loved in the world – and our customers would develop an unsatiable appetite for more?

    2. WOuldn’t it be great if our sales on the internet exploded and we had to hire a whole new staff just to deal with the orders coming in the door – or better yet, we had to send all our stock to an awesome order fufillment place?

    3. Wouldn’t it be great if I had such an amazing staff that A and I could take 3 months off to travel, to read and have adventures around the world?

    (I’m going to keep going because it’s fun!)

    4. Wouldn’t it be great if I sold my apartment right at the peak time – and make an enormous profit?

    5. Wouldn’t it be great if I look at the world and consider whether I wanted things or experiences and not have to worry about the money?

    6. Wouldn’t it be great if I could have twins with ease – and continue to participate in my business?

    7. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hire a wonderful nanny and private chef with ease?

    (ok – 13 is my lucky number but I won’t keep going on my own..)

    Thank you all and anyone who read this far!

    Smita

  168. Maria Cristina

    No sería genial si….aprendo ingles para entender el curso y aprovecharlo 100%?

    No sería genial si … puedo vivir cómodamente de mi trabajo independiente divirtiéndome?

    No sería genial si …tuviese mucho tiempo y dinero para viajar con mis seres queridos?

    • Maria Cristina! Hola amiguita! Tienes algo de entendienmiento para poder escribir todos esos deseos? Me imagino que entiendes todo pero talvez te da pena hablar? Una de las mejores maneras de aprender es hablar y extenderse para que las otras te ofrecen la ayuda que necesitas. Yo hablo los dos idiomas y hice el curso el ano pasado, dime en que te puedo ayudar. Las muchachas de B-school son geniales!

      Deseando te lo major, Elisa

  169. Wyn Andress

    Wouldn’t it be great if…..
    1. our renos were DONE, my office set up & everything was neat & organized.
    2. I could do hypnosis exclusively out of my home office & triple my income.
    3. I cleared all our (& children’s) debts & took everyone on a family vacation to Bali.

  170. When our 3 kids were little and started getting antsy and whiney on a long car ride, we would use this “Wouldn’t it be great if…..” technique and it worked magic.
    Kid: I’m thirsty!!!
    Me: Wouldn’t it be great if we could push this radio button and have chocolate milk come out?!?!?
    Kid: I hate chocolate milk! I want apple juice!!!
    Me: Well this button is for the apple juice. Wouldn’t that be great?!?!
    Other kid: What about ice cream?
    Me: Wouldn’t it be great if we could get ice cream out of this glove compartment?!?!
    You get the idea…

    • haha, we always push a magic button that transports us directly to our home!! Like magic, on every single road trip, at some point, someone literally pushes the button to start the transport. lol, the things we do to self entertain and dream.

  171. Anays

    Wouldn’t it be great if I finally started the book I have long been planning to write and it became a success?
    2. If I could buy a house with a front and backyard?
    3. If I could help my daughter achieve her core desire?

  172. Steven

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1. I meet and form a business venture with a make-up and hair stylist.
    2. I meet and form a business venture with a graphic artist.
    3. I meet someone willing to invest, financially, into my business.
    4. I find my ideal home to include my business/studio.

  173. Renee

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    ~ I could travel to the musicians aired on my radio program, interview them and then air the interview on Renee TV!
    ~ I had my own full-time radio gig!
    ~ I could retire early to do with my time what I want!

  174. Karen

    Great episode. Our team works from the belief that the world is make believe and we create it’s reality so we work hard to “wonder up a new one” in our own work and that we do for clients.

    So, wouldn’t it be great if…
    – I could spend 3 months a year living in a juicy, new place (working on it and it’s going to happen in 2015)
    – I could completely give up “time for money” consulting (working on it – hello B-School! It’s going to happen by B-School 2016…)
    – My apartment was clutter-free. (That one rang a bell Marie – and I’m working on it too. Though getting to the moon by next year might be an easier “wouldn’t it be great”!)

    Karen

  175. Wouldn’t it be great if. . .

    1. My husband could retire early (Like at 24 early in a couple of months)

    2. We could by an RV and hitch for both cars and drive all over the U.S. and travel across the world attending conferences for business and personal/spiritual development (connection) enjoying the beauty of the world

    3. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could reach 24 women each month and start helping them change their lives

  176. Alexandra

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    I just walked through my fear and started my real estate business with a bang of energy.

    My real estate business then became so successful I began checking things off my bucket list faster than I could imagine.

    The business did so well I changed the course of history for my family. 🙂

    p.s. – anyone here in Real Estate investment or development? Would love to chat 🙂

  177. Leigh Ann

    Wouldn’t it be great if….
    1. a bunch of creative people got together and solved the problems of food and water for the world
    2. I built a retreat series where these creative people came together to do this
    3. I wrote the book about how we did this

  178. Wouldn’t it be awesome if….

    – I attended BSchool
    – I earned £100,000 in an year
    – We (my husband, 2 kids & I) could go on holiday twice a year (or even once a year).
    It’s going to happen baby!

  179. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    1. I wrote out those stories in my head, turned them into novels and sent them into publishers for consideration
    2. travelled around the world and with my income as a successful story teller and writer
    3. I met amazing man and created an empowering, fulfilling partnership with him

  180. Wouldn’t it be great if I could;

    -Find a team of 7 people who lived and supported my dream and were willing to work with me (probono) to get my message to the masses.
    -I could plan a retreat to Costa Rica for new parents to re-center and find their passion for each other, life and their new roles as parents.
    -If I could create and systematize all the education/purchasing of support products for new moms to blissfully thrive through the first 2 years of parenthood.

    *Just for fun-
    Afford to take my hubby to Spain, Italy and Portugal for 2+weeks with a great nanny at home!

  181. Uche Adegbite

    Love this video!

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could personally meet and take pictures with Marie Forleo, Kris Carr and Marianne Williamson at the Event in NYC Town Hall on March 12th. I think that would make my year!

  182. Wouldn’t it be great if….

    1. I could spend a few weeks (or more) with all the spiritual leaders from this dimension and beyond and learn everything I possibly could and simply bask in their presence.

    2. If I could take what I learned from step 1 and enrich the lives of others through my words and actions.

    3. I could travel the world to learn and experience every culture that exists on our planet both past and present!

  183. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    …My business earned enough money that my husband could quit his job and do something he loved instead (B-School is going to make this happen!)
    –I was able to help millions (!) of women over 50 be happier and healthier
    –I was so successful I ended up as a guest video testimonial for B-School!

    I’m on it!
    Linda

  184. Jumpin’ to the bottom of the comments, because if NOBODY reads this, me writing it means I still declared it.

    Marie, I’ve been revisiting office hours from B-School 2013 and I am so excited to be going through the programme again – finally, after two years, with a business idea that a) is viable and b) I’m so passionate about I can hardly stop thinking about it.

    Therefore, wouldn’t it be nice if…
    … I launched my website by the end of March
    … I ran my first group programme this year
    … I wrote my first book this year. Eek!

    I have done this exercise with my husband many a time, and we always feel closer, more expanded and more full of possibilities afterwards than we did before.

    Love to you Marie and all your awesome team x

  185. Ooooh, I love this episode. Brainstorming like this is like having Christmas in Feb. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1. I could create an online school for writers with fantastic ideas who want to get their books to publication and make millions.
    2. Writing School included massages, saunas, yoga and lots of belly laughs so we felt bliss instead of drudgery when turning to the page.
    3. I could change the way writing is taught so we build up the work rather than deconstruct it.
    Yippeeeee!!!

    • When you launch your writing school, Suzanne, you can count me in!

  186. Daisy

    Have to go take a good shower (where I get all my best ideas!) to come up with my three wouldn’t–it-be-great-if’s, but I just wanted to say THANK YOU, Marie, for bringing cheer, encouragement, and laughter into my life on a regular basis! I very rarely comment online, but I just had to tell you THANKS for all the fun and inspiration.

  187. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    … I would launch my new web design tutorial series by the end of Summer?
    … I would release all fears and anxieties of letting go and finally making the career move I desperately crave?
    … I could run my own full-time business, working from a laptop while starring at a lovely beach?!

    Loved this post, very fun. Thanks Marie!

  188. Wouldn’t it be great if my show “Cirque Side of the Moon” got booked for a National Tour.

    Wouldn’t it be great to travel the world with my family and circus family, bringing amazing circus and art to hundreds and thousands of people.

    Wouldn’t it be great to have a second home in Hawaii.

    Thanks Marie…always inspiring!

  189. Kiea Everett

    “Wouldn’t it be great if “… I started my own online business and made more than I ever have before.
    “Wouldn’t be great if”.. I inspired and touched more lives than I could possibly imagine through starting my own online business.

    “Wouldn’t it be great if”… I could exercise and meditate within 30 mins.
    “Wouldn’t it be great if”.. I could be in San Diego on April 24th to see my oldest son arrive from being on a nine month deployment in the Middle East.
    “Wouldn’t it be great if”.. I could have a fabulous house built for all the elders in my family.

    • Wow Kiea, your post resonated with me. With your son returning, starting your online business, and building a house for your family. Being in the Army for 13 years myself, it is the most wonderful feeling returning HOME. You have to find a way to get to San Diego! Sites like gofundme.com allow you to write your story and have people contribute to your cause, from all over the world! We’ll be praying for him!

  190. Wouldn’t it be great if I had a open, light and bright studio where people could see me create my art and purchase it.

    Wouldn’t it be great if I had a home on the ocean and the free time to enjoy it.

    Wouldn’t it be great if I had financial freedom so I could create because I was inspired, not because I had to.

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could buy my first property and start creating beautiful affordable rental spaces/homes which would fill people/me with pride.

    Wouldn’t it be great if I had a community of like minded individuals to inspire and be inspired by.

    Figureoutable!

  191. Wouldn’t it be great if I could structure my creative mind more and get things done.

  192. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    – I raised enough money via my crowd fund to attend B-School
    – I worked from home and earned more than enough to meet my business and personal needs
    – My handmade lipstick was carried in Whole Foods stores across the country

  193. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    – I could quit my day job within the next year.
    – I could afford to travel 2-3 times per year.
    – people paid me ahead of time to complete a body of artwork…

  194. Anais

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    – I ran that half-marathon in summer
    – I finally finished my thesis
    – I found a better way to deal with emotional issues and reconnect to love

  195. Malcolm

    Wouldn’t it be great if:

    1. I didn’t have to work for a living.
    2. I could write, draw and make videos all day, every day.
    3. I had a gazillion friends.

  196. Makenzi

    Wouldn’t it be great if:
    1. I could enroll in B school this year.
    2. I could use what I learn in B school to make our family business profitable and take pressure off my family members.
    3. I could make our business profitable enough so they could afford to pay me enough to allow me to quit my job and work for the business full time as the Communications Director.

  197. Kenya

    Wouldn’t be great if:

    1. I had giant white board in my room so I can jot down ideas/ inspiration/ to do / deadlines
    2. I went on vacation to the beach this year, by myself, if I have too.

    3. I wrote a book on the woman at the well

  198. Hi Marie,

    Wouldn’t it be great if

    … I could be mentored by an award winning author, a literary brilliant.

    … I could make enough money to not just support myself at the minimum, but thrive and take vacations and own a home and take care of my family.

    … I could sing, I mean really sing, and perform.

    … I could host that cute burlesque-esque YouTube/Video series I’ve been imagining.

    … I could go on more dates and meet a good man.

    !!!

  199. sandra

    Wouldn’t it be great if …

    … I go on and write my first book about traveling and spiritual growth.

    … I have a job I love and which allows me to see the world.

    … I help people to connect with their heart.

    … I have every week one day off.

  200. Malcolm

    Wouldn’t it be great if:

    1. I could create my own content for a living: stories, images, videos.
    2. I was paid to read or present my creative work to others, all around the world.
    3. I had a gazillion friends.

  201. Ooo! I LOVE this one! Man, you have the best ideas and the best team around. The guy in the penguin suit should be on SNL.

    “Wouldn’t it be great if”…one of my clients would land on the New York Times Best Seller List.

    “Wouldn’t it be great if”…my novel got published by a BIG publishing company.

    “Wouldn’t it be great if”…I could hit that 6-figure ceiling by 2015 (or sooner).

    Can’t wait to do Bschool again this year! Lots to brush up on.

    Keep on getting down with your bad self Marie (and awesome Team Forleo)!
    XOXOXO

  202. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    I could go to people’s work places and create pieces of art for them which was exclusively suited to their field and work space.
    I could go to people’s work places and have all the employees make pieces of a giant art work that they would then hang on the wall.
    I could help people use the challenges in their jobs as exercises to work towards inner peace.

  203. Great video, Marie – as always. I usually look forward to Tuesdays!

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    – I could make it into B-School somehow?
    – Live in America
    – Run a company that makes enough money to help those who are not that privileged

  204. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could fix my prices and feel that they are ok with the service I’ m providing?
    Wouldn’t it be nice if I could make some portraits to Marie Forleo when I travel to NY next April? I would love!! You have been a really important part of my life during the last year. You are so inspiring!
    Marie Forleo said that If I wish it I could get it!!

  205. Wouldn’t it be great if …
    … I had a clientele big enough to afford a space outside my house in which to meet clients.
    … I had a photographer for my workshops.
    … my work load was split evenly between teaching classes and working privately.
    — I had professional quality DVDs to sell.

    That was certainly clarifying. Thanks, Marie!

  206. Megan

    Wouldn’t it be great if there was an aspiring musician’s group for introverts that played at their edge in a supportive & loving environment with the end goal being a live performance?
    Wouldn’t it be great if I went to Europe and traveled every summer from the second week of June until the second week of August with my place sublet by a respectful, responsible, cool tenant?
    Wouldn’t it be great if there was a public & private forum for women to share their abortion stories a la Exhale with even more growth, expansion, love, & individual support in multiple cities?

  207. Such a great exercise! I need to do this more often.
    My ifs:

    – wouldn’t it be great if I had a creative side business that could support my studies.
    – wouldn’t it be great if we could go on a honeymoon to Italy or Spain.
    – wouldn’t it be great if I could balance my passions without becoming anxious.

    I guess some follow-through is in order now.

  208. Wouldn’t it be great if . . .
    1. My book would get picked up by a large publisher
    2. I had a super efficient team so I could have more time to allow my idea geyser of a brain to do its thing and less time wasted on the boring techy crap.
    3. I could live in France…soon.
    4. I finally felt satisfied with my website
    5. I could get paid handsomely for just being a creative tsunami.

    I have about 100 others things (like wouldn’t it be nice if my dog didn’t roll in poop this morning and wouldn’t it be great if my teenagers would take out the garbage), but those are the ones that came to mind this morning!

    Have a great day all!

    • I’m so curious…what are you not satisfied with on your website? LOVE your gravatar picture, btw.

      • Hi Melody

        Oh, I have such website envy over say….Danielle Laportes. I love that vibe, love her and love the way there is amazing content there, but the context kicks butt! I’m not really a “10 steps to this and free report that” kind of gal, but I feel like I should do those things, because that is what everyone else does!

        Honeslty, its coming together. I have someone working on a rebrand for me..new headers, footers, etc. That will clean it a bit for my launch.

        Thanks for the compliment about my gravatar!

        • Hey Carrie!

          I spent years diddling with my website, tweaking things here and there along the way as it kept coming into alignment, lol. I hear ya on the getting the vibe, great content and a fabulous reason for people to opt-in! I did several different gifts – from a chapter from an ebook, to “finding more time” tips, to all kinds of other things, but I found that the most successful one has been the simplest one I created of my top 5 office organizing containers. Everyone LOVES getting the dibs on what I use.

          Yay for your website presence all coming together! Your site is very attractive and lovely. Best of luck!

  209. LOVED THIS +1000%.
    I had my statements before you even finished talking.
    The best one gives me SHIVERS!!!
    Wouldn’t it be great if people came to me to create big visions?

    IOU one serving of blazing blue brilliant karma for this.

    • Macrina Newhouse

      Long time watcher, first time commenter.

      This one is so mind-opening. Thank you, Marie!!

      It’s liberating to not have to put the “is this possible” before the “is this what’s best” part. Okay, here goes…

      1. Wouldn’t it be great if screenwriters all over the country sent me their trouble scripts so I could help them improve their writing and overall chances of selling themselves and their material?

      2. Wouldn’t it be great if I could write and create every day without having to worry about making a paycheck?

      (this one surprised me when it popped up!)
      3. Wouldn’t it be great if parents knew how to help their children interact in creative and productive ways with technology, instead of letting them succumb to passive watching?

    • Osama Janakat

      WOW Cynthia!!! I just checked your website. Beautiful work <3

  210. Samira

    Wouldn’t it be great if ….

    :-))) I created a “kind of” Frenchy BSchool for french speaking people not speaking 2 words in English and would REALLLLYY neeeeed Bschool in their lives…

    :-))) I sang all day long ….

    :-))) I could speak chinese 🙂

    Yeahhh

  211. KatheM

    Honestly, this idea is great. But some of the responses are mostly unactionable unless you have a load of cash, in which case, you wouldn’t need b-school. My goals are to have a secure retirement and stop doing a job that I hate and spend most of my time doing art and photography.

    Both my brothers are very successful entrepreneurs — they work in the financial field. One travels a lot, knows titans of finance, and makes a ton of money. His hobbies are bicycle and cooking, but even he has demanding clients he has to answer to.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if I could in the next 10 years (as Marie says you can do a lot in 10 years), I:

    Become a fine arts photographer with an international rep.

    In my present job hone my photography and videography skills and get my employer to pay for it.

    While I’m learning, have my employer send me on a few trips abroad to use those skills.

    Learn how to develop real confidence to sell my abilities.

    Kathe

  212. Marissa

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could serve others through yoga and nutrition and stop cleaning homes I don’t live in?

    Wouldn’t it be great if I wrote that book I’ve had in my head on healing through acceptance from sexual trauma?

    Wouldn’t it be great if our gardens became a place of rest and inspiration for our community?

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could travel the world with the intention of inspiring people to break away from learned habitual and destructive patterns that hurt their heart?

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could sing the songs I’ve wrote without crying?

    Wouldn’t it be great to live my calling as a healer and be able to contribute to this life loving what I do?

  213. I could ride an elephant on safari in Africa.

    I could develop my mediation practice on a trip through India.

    I could wake up in a house on the beach.

  214. debbie

    Wouldn’t it be great if I became a well known professional singer, had enough time to hang around and have fun along with be an important economist so that I could change the world ?
    There are so many dreams marie, and you are doing a great job inspiring people to ‘go for it’!!

  215. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    – I had at least 30 amazing souls register and attend my first Transform Your Life a Detoxification Retreat in Utuado, Puerto Rico April 26-27, 2014.

    – I had an amazing business offer in San Diego, CA before May that is in alignment with my higher purpose and helps me grow my business as a holistic health coach.

    – I hosted 3 transformational retreats in 2015. Another in Puerto Rico, one in Costa Rica and in Mexico.

  216. Lyne Bruneau

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    …I had financial freedom to stay at home with my children and travel.
    …I could start and finish the B-School course on the first shot.
    …I officially started my new business this Summer/Fall.

  217. Wouldn’t it be great if….

    – I earned enough this week to enroll in B school AND pay my bills for the month

    – I built a business that was profitable enough to allow me to stay at home full time with my kids WITHOUT worry of income to support us

    – I had an office with space for a studio to record professional videos.

    – I had a virtual assistant and dedicated web/graphic designer so I can stop doing the stuff I don’t want to do and focus on what I really love about my business.

    – I got a maid to clean my house and fold all the kids clothes on a weekly basis

    – I lost 30 pounds and had a flatter tummy (just sayin… that would be AWESOME!!)

    – Money was no longer an issue so I can do all the things above and more.

  218. Woudn’t it be great if:
    – I could afford B-school
    – my Etsy shop be my main source of income
    – I could live in Tuscany :)))

  219. SB

    Wouldn’t it be great if:

    -I became fluent in Italian (currently living in Italy so not too far a stretch)
    -I could write a book before my 23rd birthday (3 weeks time!)
    -I could write a guestpost for a successful travel blogger

  220. Wouldn’t it be great if we make PEACE in Syria, my homeland and all over the world? Come to http://www.peacemessenger.net to see my 27th day of PEACE vigil that were, are broadcast live nightly at 9:30 PM EST NIGHTLY!

    I try to highlight the obstacles to peace and suggest solutions to make PEACE,
    Thanks Marie

  221. Thank you gorgeous Marie!

    Wouldn’t it be great if….
    I enroll B-school this year
    I find an amazing book about being clear on what I really want as a online business
    I come to New York & do yoga with the gorgeous & so inspiring Elena Brower
    I built an amazing community in the south of France & worldwide

    Love & gratitude
    Cloé

  222. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    1) I could finish B-School and start a steady cash flow doing something that I really love.

    2) I could finish all my pending unfinished projects!!

    3) now that I have a steady income and all my pending projects are completed that I can finally finish remodeling my old house/art studio.

    …yikes, ….but it would be awesome!! 😀

  223. Wouldn’t it be great if
    – my husband & I took our children on a nature tour of Australia for at least a year long adventure
    – I swam with the turtles in Hawaii
    – our finances allowed for our dream home renovations i.e./ decking to sit on & treehouse for the boys, our 80’s style pretty salmon coloured kitchen converted into a beautiful natural & sustainable kitchen space, solar power, water tanks, permacultured garden, with a frog pond our children want that is completely off the grid.
    – I got to interview the woman who has inspired my buns off ! thats you Marie ! : )
    – I could speak 3 languages in 3 years – French, Greek & Chinese to teach my children : )
    – homes were created for the homeless & there was a love-college for people how to rebuild their lives & inspire them to create the life they love
    – people stopped littering
    – unschooling became popular
    – the animals stopped going extinct
    – disease was no longer & suffering stopped

    Oh boy don’t get me started – LOL – I went from holidays to soap box in a matter of minutes…

    • LOL. Your home dreams captured my attention! Habitat for Humanity helps people get into homes. It’s a fun organization to learn from, because when I volunteer, I actually get to help build the structure and learn much about creating homes. I’ve been able to do some of my own updating projects because of what I learned while volunteering!!!

  224. Wouldn’t it be great if:
    1. My fundraising video helps me enroll in B-School, I complete the work, and finally make a living selling my art!!
    2. I create ten new drawings and win the Traveling Scholarship this summer.
    3. I sold enough artwork to purchase a camera and travel to Iceland with my mother.

  225. Wouldn’t it be great if my little family could take a small trip during every season of the year?!

    Wouldn’t it be great if my small business continued to thrive so I could buy beautiful organic and real food with out feeling guilty that I’m spending too much money?!

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could convince myself to get up and walk every day?

    • Lea

      Hi Melissa, I don’t know what I would do without my first thing in the morning walks. My dogs are my inspiration, but even when I’m by myself I have to walk. If you can make a little goal each morning, just around the block to start or give yourself fifteen minutes. It is such a good time to connect with your creative self. I hope you will give this to yourself!

    • LOVE your dreams, Melissa! Especially the first two.

  226. Lea

    Wouldn’t it be great if…
    1) I could move my studio into its own building that I owned.
    2) I had a team of employees that I LOVED working with.
    3) my business thrived and was an inspiration for others.

  227. Wouldn’t it be great if/when:

    My book, I AM: You Power This Life, touches the lives of countless men & women all over the globe, suddenly and magically today!

    People everywhere begin to understand and realize the power of Divine Love within them and choose to embrace a perfect, joyful life now!

    The “New Earth,” Eckhart Tolle speaks of, is born in this lifetime for all to see and experience and prosper!

  228. wouldn’t it be great if…

    I finished my ebook
    I made strong supportive female friendships in this new city
    I used my love of design to live my dream

  229. Hey Marie!
    I love this tip, so simple but seems powerful. It takes the doubt out of the equation and you just get to let your dreams fly. LOVE that. I have one!

    Wouldn’t it be great if, I could afford b-school! I really want to go to b-school but the payment plan option is still too much for my budget. I watch your videos and feel so inspired, and will keep doing so, hoping my if can turn into a reality!

  230. Melissa

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    – I could save up enough money to take both B School and a Nutrition Program this year
    – I could travel whenever the opportunity arises and not have to wait until my hours accumulate at work
    – I could better the lives of people I’ve never even met

    Time to get to work :)!

  231. Gracelove

    this is very inspirational…
    wouldn’t it be great if my husband and kids can come leave with me over here in India.
    wouldn’t it be great if i can send home 250 pairs of shoes for Easter sales.

    wouldn’t it be great if i can own my very own world class online fashion store.
    i actually felt relieved after putting this down.

  232. Wouldn’t it be great if … I could figure out an idea for an online business that feels like home to me.
    One that is an extension of what fuels me, where ideas blossom, people are inspired to be their best, connections are made, answers to problems are discovered, creativity flows in gorgeous waves and prosperity pours in.
    Wouldn’t it be great!

  233. Wouldn’t it be great if…

    – I created all the new products and services I have dreamed up for Your Life In Between AND it was a huge success!!

    – I found that guy, that special someone, on one of these dates.

    – I got to book that trip to London for my birthday!

    – I got to spend loads of time with my Dad before he passes.

    – I got that job to help me out until my business flourishes.

    • Oh Glenda, my friend. My heart burst wide open when I read “spend loads of time with Dad before he passes.” #makeithappen

  234. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to share what the divorced know about divorce with the married so more people would never divorce.

    Or wouldn’t it be great if I could take the lessons I learned from divorce and go viral!

    Or wouldn’t it be great if people would share my book, 101 Things I Learned AFTER My Divorce with those hurting.

  235. Wouldn’t it be great if…?

    1. I could remember to finish my youtube videos every week?
    2. I finished writing one of my book ideas?
    3. I could move out into my own place?

  236. Natalia Stefanova

    Wouldn’t it be great if ..
    * there were 50 people signed up for my webinar by tomorrow, and
    * I could afford to travel as much as my fantastic flexible job allows me to, and
    * there were no people feeling lonely and sad around the world.

  237. Yes, it would be great if the home had no clutter! It’s AMAZING to live and work from a serene, productive environment which has plenty of thinking and creative room to get things done (and be prepared to enjoy the heck out of downtime!!!). LOVE that you mentioned clutter, Marie!!!

    AND, shabam! You nailed another one of my favorite things about being well organized…and doing things my way… creating a schedule/routine around my personality and natural rhythm!

    Wouldn’t it be great if EVERYONE found their natural rhythm of getting things done and lovin’ their boost in productivity and inspiration!?!?

    I want to move my VIP client times from 11a.m. to 1.p.m. I decided this last night, and you freakin’ mention it today! Bless you.

    Wouldn’t it be great if I found an architect that is perfect to design my dream home? (It’s brilliant since I have the experience of being in so many homes, and I know the middle ground that’s absolutely perfect for what so many people want in their homes and lifestyles! I’ve been searching and receiving hits from many architects, but “the one” is still out there somewhere.)

    Wouldn’t it be great if I had a personal chef to create several delicious, mouth watering meals for myself and family, plus some really simple, clean, light meals that I would savor and devour every last bite? mmmm…mmm.mmmm….mmmm

  238. Wouldn’t it be great if:

    – For next year’s B School I could offer a full scholarship for someone belonging to my online community so that they could reap the rewards of learning and expanding their business without financial worry!

    – I could finish my manuscript for my self-help inspirational book by March 15th!

    -I could take my husband and kids on a fabulous beach vacation next fall with the money I earn from my business!

    Love the imagination game, Marie! Lights me right up! 🙂

  239. Gracelove

    wouldn’t it be great if..

    -i can afford to sponsor myself through b-school this year..
    -i can boost the traffic on my facebook pages.
    -i can own a cheaper-than-the-market shopping mall in my country.

  240. Wouldn’t it be great if…
    My family lived on our own schedules every day!

    I could inspire women from tough backgrounds that they can take control of their lives just like I did!

    My online business changed thousands of lives financially and spiritually.

  241. Wouldn’t it be great if I signed up for B-School, put in my best time, effort and energy into the class work and experienced a healthy and awesome change in my business and in my life?

    Oh? Wait! That’s the plan!

    Can’t wait for class to begin!

    Big hugs and love

    Rocco Distefano

    • Osama Janakat

      Nice!!! Way to tack action to transform your personal and professional life.

      See you in class 😀

      With Love & Respect,

      Osama

      • Osama Janakat

        take**

  242. Love this Marie! I do this exercise in my MasterMind Group and the participants always come away feeling so inspired! Here is mine:

    – Wouldn’t it be great if my first online course delivered amazing value over a long-period of time AND put me on the map as world-renown expert in going from “I have a dream” to “I have arrived”?

    – Wouldn’t it be great I had many opportunities to do paid speaking gigs and interviews and share my passion for creating success from within?

    – Wouldn’t it be great to have a post go viral and be shared by millions of inspired readers all over the world?

    – Wouldn’t it be nice to find the perfect accounting, legal and VA support so that I focus only on the parts of the business that I absolutely love?

    -Wouldn’t it be nice to carve out a few months for a delicious writing hiatus and write a cutting-edge, brilliant, uplifting best-selling book?

    Thanks for the opportunity to focus on my vision Marie!

  243. Wouldn’t it be great if:

    I owned a house in Toronto AND in Spain AND in Oregon AND in Thailand, so I could hop over to whichever house had the best climbing temperatures, any time of year!?

    #dreambig

  244. Hicham

    I have never bothered to comment on your blog; never felt that I had the time…

    But this… is different.

    I have tried Nathaniel Branden’s “sentence completion” exercises, recommended by Eben Pagan; and they’ve been very effective in making more aware and conscious throughout the day.

    I know the power of sentence completion… and how it gets you to find gold in your magic garden.

    Anyway, I’m taking action on this right now… I’ll probably add it to my morning and evening sentence-completion sets.

    Thanks, Marry.

    PS: here is mine: Wouldn’t It Be Great If… My Next eBook Was In PDF, EPUB, AND MOBI?

    Cheers!

  245. Wouldn’t it be great if every patient had a room with a view to a sunny place! I ran a successful kickstarter campaign to help make that a reality. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/colleenwalldarby/a-view-for-a-room-transforming-healthcare-spaces
    After working as an artist in residence on the oncology floor at a children’s hospital I was profoundly changed. I once was a whimsical children’s illustrator and today I use my art to help inspire and uplift others 🙂 see my art at colleendarbydesigns.com
    One small act of kindness can have a ripple effect beyond imagine!

    • What a GREAT website and a GREAT gift to the world! I LOVED IT!

    • Thanks Diane!
      I forgot 2 and 3 and added 1 more!
      2. To quit my day job and pursue my art full time
      3. Get published
      4. Start speaking to large audiences about arts and healthcare

  246. Lynn

    Wouldn’t it be great if I had a mentor I trusted, who truly believed in me and supported me in achieving my goals

    Wouldn’t it be great if I could find full time employment that honored me and allowed me to use my gifts and skills

    Wouldn’t it be great if I had a living space that I could easily afford in my current neighborhood that is spacious, safe and serene.

  247. Lucia

    … I could earn lots of money and be totally happy with my dream business helping and inspiring people into the 5th dimension?
    …. My daughter and husband would partner with me at least part time and make our family life richer?
    … I would become enlightened (s.o.s :-)!)?

  248. Well what makes you think it isn’t? That’s the first step to solving that problem. They do have b-school live.
    Here is something from forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/carisommer/2012/02/22/when-youve-got-it-flaunt-it-a-case-study-on-marie-forleo/

    According to other sources, more “unhappy” people: Their main complaint about b-school (and this may be old) is that it mostly covers “basics” and while great for people starting out, it’s not so good for people who have been in the business for a while.

  249. Wouldn’t it be great if….
    In 2014, my clinic generates a six figure income!
    In one year from now I have developed and successfully launched my online consulting business!
    One year after I complete B School Ms. Forleo interviews me on Marie TV!

  250. Chassey Wallace

    Wouldn’t it be great if…

    I could step out of our construction business and pursue my own dreams;
    sharing the positive energy that overflows from me and making a difference in the lives of people who’s paths cross mine.

    I could learn to funnel all my energy and ideas into a practical, useful resource for others…oh wait, that would B-School (said the Universe) So excited!!

  251. Wouldn’t it be great if….Marie & Co. would put out a blooper reel, just for fun? 🙂

    • Osama Janakat

      LOL!!! That would be great. I would love to watch that hehe 😀

    • We do it every week if you watch the end of each video 🙂 But we will certainly note that you’d like a suppppperrr long one.

  252. Terrence

    Wouldn’t be great if I can bring Broadband Consciousness Course from the UK to North America because it is making long lasting impact to a wide variety of people (millionaire to housewife; young and old; males and females) in 5 days.

  253. NYC Gay Bear and IPEC student. Been loving your videos & website for the last few weeks. I think I’ve developed a secret crush.
    Keep up the amazing work and I hope to meet you someday!

  254. Kendra Dare

    Wouldn’t it be great if, after completing this spring’s B School session, I continued down this path and created an amazingly successful business that paid off my MBA student loans?!

    Wouldn’t it be great if my kids threw their dirty clothes in their hampers instead of on their bedroom floors?!

    Wouldn’t it be great if my successful business allowed my family the freedom to travel together more often?!

  255. Osama Janakat

    “Wouldn’t it be great if..” WOW this little (but huge) phrase doesn’t leave ANY room for small thinking… I love it.

    Wouldn’t it be great if my current business can financially support my Dream business?

    Wouldn’t be great if I move to Cali. in 3 years?

    Wouldn’t it be great if I’m driving a burgundy Maserati down on Highway 1 in Cali?

    Now that I have these written down, it’s time to put in the work (in B-School & out) to get the results.

    With Love & Respect,

    Osama

  256. Deanna

    Wouldn’t it be nice if…

    I created a life of passion and service with support from an amazing group of people? Oh, yeah, I