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From the moment I saw her on stage, I was gobsmacked.

Never before had I witnessed someone so quickly, so completely and so ingeniously embody such a diverse range of characters — spanning a spectrum of age, gender and culture.

But what was most impressive wasn’t the spectacle, it was the substance.

Her multicultural message of connection, compassion and understanding is exactly what we all need right now. Perhaps, more than ever.

The NY Times calls her a “master of the genre”. She’s a Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright and performer. Her Ted talks have received millions of views. Meryl Streep is a fan and supporter.

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I’m so honored and excited to bring you this one-of-a-kind interview with my friend, the infinitely talented Sarah Jones.

In this inspiring MarieTV episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why worrying about your self image (vs. your true self) is a recipe for getting lost
  • How laughter is a deceptively powerful tool that can lead to more open minds
  • Why art matters for human survival more than ever. You cannot starve our souls and expect us to thrive
  • How we all can practice kindness and compassion in a culture that’s mired in separation, fear and self-alienation
  • An exploration of the notion that, “Hurt people hurt people. And free people, free people.”
  • How we’re all born with innate creativity and insight from Sarah on how she continues to access hers

And so much more. One of my core beliefs is that every one of us is here for a reason. We each have a unique set of strengths and gifts that we’re meant to share with the world.

If you’re ready to connect with your creativity, yourself and others more compassionately, this episode is a must watch and must share.

Check out this episode on The Marie Forleo Podcast

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Once you’ve had a chance to digest the musings of the endlessly creative Sarah Jones, I’d love to hear from you. In the comments below, let me know…

What was your biggest takeaway from this conversation and what can you do right now to turn your insight into action?

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Thank you so very much for reading, watching and sharing your voice. Most importantly, thank you for continuing to welcome me into your world.

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With so much Tuesday love,

XO

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228 comments

  1. This was just DELICIOUS. I am so moved. Marie, thank you for bringing Sarah into our lives. I appreciate how you both were not afraid to bring up the sensitive issues of our time. Biggest take-away, the quote about laughter which brought me to tears. xoxoxox Amy

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      We’re SO happy to hear today’s interview with Sarah resonated deeply with you, Amy. We admire her grace in confronting sensitive issues with laughter so much, too! Thank you for watching and being an amazing part of our community.

  2. AMAZING. Thank you so much Sarah for your art and Marie for facilitating this!! ‘Free people free people’ stunned me because it’s a paraphrase of my life’s purpose – I feel like I was truly meant to see this at this time. Hugs and blessings to you both xoxo

    • Second this!
      I’ve been going after something for almost 6 months now and while it’s a little slow going, I can’t stop because it feels like important work. I totally agree: free people free people.

  3. I LOVED this episode! I first heard about Sarah over a year ago but haven’t been able to see any of her live performances. So I’m super excited that she’s got her own podcast. Yay!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      We’re incredibly excited about her podcast, too, Meghan! So glad you enjoyed this episode 🙂

  4. This is so awesome. I met Sarah in the 90’s during her spoken word chapter of performing. As a fellow female performing artist, I am so inspired and thrilled for Sarah that she is bringing her smart and funny way of delivering world truths to a larger audience. Her boldness and perseverance, encourages me forward in my own special way of merging art and activism with my storieslovemusic inc program. Cheers!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Awesome, Ilyana – we love that Sarah is an inspiration for you in your own art and activism. We’re wishing you all the best with your storieslovemusic inc program – keep up the amazing, important work that you’re doing in the world!

  5. Wow! I have never heard of Sarah Jones, but she is one of the most talented people I’ve watched. Her ability to become a character is spellbinding! Great video Marie. You know how to deliver quality 100% of the time.
    Ok, now it’s my turn. What is the one ‘aha’ I can turn into action:
    Sarah Jones was afraid of bringing her characters to the public for fear of ridicule, to go against status quo, etc… and she did it anyway.
    I will continue down the path of most resistance as that is what my heart, my higher self and my guides are calling me to do… so be it.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      YES, Kristin! We love the “a ha” you had while watching Sarah tell her story. This is huge, and takes a lot of courage, but know that your gifts are truly needed by the world. Keep listening to that still small voice within and following your fear – this is such a powerful shift! We’re cheering you on as you go for what you’re being called to share with the world.

      Thank you so much for your kind words, we’re thrilled that you enjoyed today’s episode with Sarah!

  6. I think the biggest takeaway I have from this immensely interesting, inspiring and entertaining episode (good job selecting Sarah Jones as a guest!) is to follow your heart and just do what your ‘inner voices’ are telling you to do. And that could even include expressing each of those inner voices in different ways. I for one, am going to pay more attention and show more respect for my own inner voices – my businesswoman voice, my charity work/social worker voice, my inspirational/life-coaching voice, my crazy animal lover voice, my sing like no one’s listening voice, my sexy poetry-reciting and sultry voice-over artiste voice, my insanely inappropriate but insightful funny-girl voice, and my no-voice support for those with no-voice sign language speaking ‘voice’.

    Thank you for giving me just the push I needed to give myself permission to let these voices up and out.

    xoxo
    Simona

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      LOVE this Simona! What an amazing array of voices you have within. We’re excited to hear that this episode has inspired you to trust and express these in new ways – have fun!

  7. Thank you for bringing Sarah Jones for her many inspirational voices speak to the diversity that our great nation was founded upon. We NEED to keep these voices front and center.
    The term ‘inspirational’ only touches the surface of her genius … brilliant!

  8. Sharon

    Wow! I had not heard of Sarah Jones but I am totally impressed that she is so free to express herself through characters and through her real self. Thank you for lightening the load and spanning the chasm that exists today. I especially like the end quote of the people taking care of ourselves until the government can help us again.
    Thank you for this interview. Loved it!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wonderful Sharon, we’re so happy to hear this episode with Sarah resonated with you! That quote speaks so deeply to us, as well. Her humor and authenticity really are powerful gifts that we can all learn from in order to take care of ourselves and each other during this time in history. Thank you for watching!

  9. Amazing interview. Thank you Marie and Sarah Jones.
    I’m in a crucial spot on this path of creative work/life and this was a beautiful reminder of authenticity. Being connected to myself and doing what feels natural and playful. Sometimes vision and all that becomes quite simple in moments of true grounded-ness. Thanks!
    Jen b

  10. Marie,
    Your best ever.
    And I enjoyed all of the guests that you hosted today.
    Alvin

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Thank you for these kind words, Alvin! We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed today’s episode 🙂

  11. One more thought… Sarah is spot on as she speaks to our innate creativity.
    This is where it’s at, this is our birthright people– Our innate creativity IS our souls voice.
    … listen.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Absolutely Marcy, listening to that voice of our soul and unlocking our innate creativity is such a powerful reminder for us all of the important, unique gifts we have to share with the world. We’re thrilled that Sarah’s words and voices were inspiring for you! Thank you so much for watching.

  12. This was mind-stretching and so creative! I loved Sarah’s reminder to nourish our souls first. Both you and she spoke to the expansive avenue that opens up when we give ourselves permission to listen to our intuition and play with our gifts. I would love a whole topic on what it looks like for you (and your guest) when you trust your intuition. I’d love to hear more and hear more examples!
    What a nourishing segment; thank you.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      So glad this was nourishing and mind-stretching for you, Victoria! It’s incredibly powerful what opens up as we begin to trust our intuition. Please feel free to email us at info AT marieforleo DOT com if you’d like to officially submit a topic idea for future MarieTV episodes and we’ll be glad to share with you how to do so!

  13. Follow your still, small voice and have the confidence to do something different from others. I feel like that is just what I needed to hear right now. I need to find my courage to do what I was meant to do and I am finding it. I think the importance of making people laugh is a good one too. I’ve never been very good at making people laugh, but I find that as I become more comfortable with myself and become less guarded, it happens naturally. That’s a good thing because I’m in the business of changing people’s minds. I loved this whole interview and I’ll be watching it again!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Allison, we’re glad that this spoke to you so fiercely. I love that you’re recognizing that the more you relax into yourself, your natural humor and zest come forth and impact people in such positive and profound ways. We’re wishing you all the best in courageously going after your dreams!

  14. Hassel Aviles

    This was incredibly powerful, entertaining, uplifting and full of inspiration. Thank you Marie – and YES PLEASE run for office!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Merel Maier

    Thank you very much for this episode, Marie! I always enjoy MarieTv and this episode was extremely entertaining and inspiring, seeing Sarah Jones’ characters fly by with such ease. So my compliments to her as well. Great to see two beautiful, inspiring women do what they love and be great at it! I hope to join the movement with my business start-up in the Netherlands. What stuck with me was the way you both describe following the flow, your intuition, your bliss. I’m just beginning my business and there is a flood of things to do, to decide, to realize and accomplish. It’s a good reminder for me that your intuitive instinct leads you to the most special places. Keep the faith, is something I take away from this episode. So thank you very much for your inspiration. Love that and love you.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Merel, we’re so happy to hear today’s episode with Sarah was inspiring for you! Absolutely, keep the faith that you will continue to be guided by your intuition and bliss as you build your business and you’ll be lead in the right direction 🙂

  16. OMG I love her so much! I am West Indian and she nailed the accent. I am now a fan too! Her talent is off the charts and how she uses it in the world is inspiring. We can bring all of who we are to the art we create.

  17. Yasmine

    Thank you for featuring a woman of color on this show!!!! Her family reminds me of mine (my family is comprised of Jewish, West African, Caribbean, and European earthlings), and I happen to be the daughter of a physician. I can’t wait for families like mine to become the norm in America, and for more artists to use creativity to tackle diversity anxiety, internal prejudice and color bias. Thank you again for this episode!!!! It took a lot of courage going by the comments I’ve seen so far that wash over one of the primary points Sarah is getting at.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Our absolute pleasure, Yasmine! We’re SO glad to hear that today’s episode resonated deeply with you and that Sarah’s family reminds you of your own. Her courage in blazing this trail of tackling difficult subjects with her creative gifts is absolutely paving the way for many more talented artists to come – and we can’t wait for this either! Thank you for watching, we’re honored to have you as an incredible part of our community.

  18. Marie, you are an inspiration. I love your work. I particularly loved this episode. Sarah is amazing and I can’t wait to to listen to her podcast. The “one thing” this episode made me want to do is to use storytelling and humour in my work of inspiring personal development. Thank you!

  19. Mel

    Sarah & Marie – wow! I was feeling pretty low yesterday after watching just 5 minutes of the news on TV. This episode was really refreshing and good for the soul 🙂 In a time of increasing fragmentation, thanks for building beautiful bridges. My biggest takeaway was the phrase: “stay connected”. Along with medicinal laughter it reminds me to stay connected to myself, not be afraid to care, and to continue to connect. Thanks!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Mel, we’re happy to hear that today’s episode was able to brighten things for you a bit! We completely agree, that building bridges, staying connected, and genuinely caring are incredible important in today’s world. Thanks so much for watching!

  20. Sarah Black

    I heard Sarah Jones perform Your Revolution years ago and it really spoke to me. Marie, thank you so much for putting her back on my radar! You are both exactly what we need in the world to inspire and give us hope.
    Many thanks for the work you both do,
    Sarah Black

  21. Lorna

    Just love the statement: “We can take care of ourselves as a country, until our government knows how to do it”! YES! “of the people, for the people, and BY the people”. It is a golden time in America again, for each of us to stand up, and rise to the challenge of creating / re-creating our firm commitment to the values of sharing and supporting humanity that made us the envy of the world in the first place. Sarah Jones coming ” to the kingdom at such a time as this” is a sign to encourage us that we can and we will do it! Thanks so much, Marie, also for your commitment to maintaining these kinds of avant garde moves at this crucial time.

  22. I am literally moved to tears. Thank you Marie for sharing Sarah Jones with us. She is an inspiration.

  23. I never knew about Sarah Jones and I’m so grateful to you for bringing her to your show! She is truly amazing and I plan on keeping up with the work from now on. Maybe the two of you should do stand up comedy together! Great show.

  24. This was EPIC! Loved this episode Marie. Wow! So good and inspiring! Thank you!

  25. What an inspirational, funny and charming woman! Sarah – thank you so much for being part of this episode. What wonderful messaging. We need more people like Sarah in this world…(and you, too, Marie!).

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      She’s incredible, isn’t she, Brett!? So glad you enjoyed today’s episode with Sarah!

  26. Wow! I needed these powerful reminders. My soul is singing right now with joy and that quiet recognition that comes from receiving contact with great truths. My biggest takeaway is about the “still small voice” inside of us and allowing that to be our greatest guide. I loved what Sarah said about how our gut is our greatest financial advisor too. And everything about laughter, connection, medicine, empowerment, and becoming re-oriented to the present moment through our shared humanity. The way Sarah is is so inspiring and how naturally she allows her gifts to come through. What a gift to get to listen to your conversation! I will be sharing this one. Thank you so much for all that you do, Marie and Sarah! (And I had never heard of Sarah Jones and I can’t wait to listen to her podcast!!!!)

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Arielle! We’re excited to hear that these powerful reminders from Sarah were just what you needed to hear right now. Definitely check out her podcast – you’ll love it! We appreciate you sharing this episode with others who could benefit, too 🙂

  27. Lovely interview. I adore stand-up comedy and would go to your show in a heart beat Sarah. Let me know if you come to Just for Laughs in Montreal!

  28. Yes! I just watched the Sarah Jones interview.

    I found it very inspiring and thought-provoking

    Thank you for having her on your show

  29. I just posted a blog post about how fiction is not just for entertainment — that it has a bigger job — and then, I watched this episode! One of the best ever, Marie and team. Sarah Jones is amazing and gave me the extra boost to stand in my beliefs — that entertainment can (and should) be a pathway to community, connection, and healing. Thank you.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Absolutely, Ann Marie – so glad this reaffirmed your conviction! Art of all kinds is such a powerful tool for creating connection and healing. Thank YOU for spreading this important message!

  30. Marie !! what a beautiful person … Thank you so much !

  31. Wouldn’t it be great if Team Forleo was in the White House? I feel like the U.S. would really benefit with someone like Marie in charge.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Thank you SO much for those kind words Marina – that truly means the world to us!

  32. This was AWESOME!! I remember watching her TED talk a long time ago and being mind blown but then I lost track and I’m so happy to have found her again here! 🙂

  33. Thank you. How inspiring. It’s amazing how she was able to take the talent she has along with her desire to help people and turn it into an amazing future that can touch and teach so many. I admire so much people like Sarah and Marie who are able to do this and find that path which inspires me even more to “just do it.” And I love, “you have to laugh at yourself” which has stuck with me luckily since I was a kid. Believe me, if you don’t, others will anyway. Have a beautiful day.

  34. Marjorie Weir

    I loved this – and Sarah Jones in all her entities! This was amazing and special, she is incredibly talented and spot on. I just started doing stand up (LIKE JUST a few weeks ago!) and will continue because of those very reasons – humor brings people together and can get a message across in a way people will listen to. I was very sick last week and have been searching for female comedians on youtube, Netflix and Amazon. There are very few that are actually funny without constantly talking about vaginas. She needs more key words – I never heard of her !
    I hope she gets that Sell / Buy / Date movie done – would love to see.
    As always, thanks Team Forleo.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      That’s awesome, Marjorie – how exciting that you’ve started doing stand up! Keep up the great work sharing your gifts with others, humor is such a powerful tool of connection and getting important messages across as you said. We’re glad that today’s episode introduced you to Sarah and her work!

  35. Karyn

    Thank you soooo much for that video, it truly spoke to my soul. I saw Sarah Jones when she was starting out many years ago in NY, loved her then and love her even more now!! There were so many wonderful words of wisdom, I couldn’t stop smiling and feeling inspired throughout the entire talk. I am super motivated!! Thank you both so much for emphasizing the importance of following your true self.

  36. Shona

    Thanks Marie for having Sarah as a spectacular guest!! Her quest and gift of bringing laughter and humor across cultures is very familiar. I am so grateful she is sharing and creating content that uplifts the soul and brings us all together as HUMANS –
    I lived for over 30 years in Hawaii, talk about melting pots! There are so many cultures and beliefs shared in a very very small physical space – but although there may be undercurrents of race beliefs, most everyone respects each other and comes together. One of the MAJOR reasons this is true stems from a brilliant comedian who has been doing work very much like Sarah’s. Frank DeLima is his name ( please share this with Sarah – although she probably is familiar with his work.) He would poke fun at all the different cultures in his shows where all of these people were sitting in the audience and we could all laugh at ourselves and at our neighbors different quirks and beliefs. Sarah go forward and conquer with laughter, joy, hope, and love!!

  37. Lisa

    OMG! This. Was. Amazing. I haven’t heard of Sarah Jones before, but I am absolutely now in LOVE with her and very inspired by her work and her heart. Thank you for bringing her into our awareness, Marie! I’m so excited to listen to her podcast and learn more about her. Thank you!

  38. This is the first time I’m seeing Sarah Jones and what a great surprise:)
    Thank you Marie for introducing another brilliant soul to us!
    I loved many things. I loved that she talks about the turmoil and multiculturalism without anger. You know, how so many people in the States are expressing anger towards the government right now. I’m in Canada, and I’m an immigrant from Brazil. I agree with her that we all need to find solutions together. I loved her peaceful and loving approach.
    I also loved that she mentions that art and creativity is in everything! Like the coal miners and banjo! I never thought of that! I was raised to believe art is more like a hobby (it doesn’t put food on the table) and I struggle to support my own artistic creativity! Her perspective/statement made me have an aha moment: we can be artistic and analytical business people. I’m a business woman and I’m creative and artistic. Who knew???!!! I always rejected the artistic label.
    Thank you Sarah and Marie!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Claudine, we’re so happy to hear that this conversation with Sarah resonated with you on all these levels! How fantastic that her words helped to bridge the gap between your business/analytical side and your artistic side – these two absolutely do not have to be mutually exclusive and there are endless creative, powerful ways to combine them.

  39. Ah-mazing interview! I took massive notes! Thank you!

  40. How beautiful! Sarah, I am so happy for the work that you are doing to make a #positiveimpact! – Much love and humor, Tanya from Chicago

  41. Cheryl

    Thank you so much for introducing me to such amazing people.

  42. Love this so much, but here’s the question I’m stuck on: You both mentioned letting that “still small voice” guide your priorities and opportunities you choose to go after (Marie specifically talks about NOT pursuing a show on network, etc). What suggestions do you have for CULTIVATING that still small voice? If you are feeling like over the years it’s gotten lost. For me, I think I followed the gut intuition INTO my career, but now 7 years later, trying to sort out what pivots to make, where to focus, etc…. It’s getting lost. Help?

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hi Rebecca, GREAT question! I think we can all feel a bit disconnected from our intuition at different times in our lives, and we have a great episode of MarieTV about how to sharpen your intuition which I think you’ll find really helpful: https://www.marieforleo.com/2014/07/intuition/

  43. My take-away from this interview is for sure the point where Sarah emphasize to follow the path from our inner voice (higher-self) no matter how unpopular the path is (seems not giving much money). * It’s when she said she got a chance to meet Meryl Streep. Because that’s the way we meet our true platform to evolve as a person.

    Btw, interesting idea about Marie run for Government office 🙂

  44. OMG I want to be her friend! Impressive and so open and talented. I get it! Multicultural is my family, we are mix up one pot, Caribbean, UK, Irish, Welsh, Swedish, German.Italian, French plus more. lordy! You can come on over for dinner any day!

    Thank you
    Marie

  45. Lucia

    Thank you so much for this interview, for the humor and for the very needed advice of following our intuition. You girls rock!

  46. This is my favorite episode ever! Love it!!! XOXO! I’m sharing this with my sister too. JML

  47. Samira

    Thank you Marie for bringing Sarah into your show. Actually, I should call it our show. She is truly is a miracle as you said. So many insights, if you follow your inner wisdom, the right career will find you. You don’t even have to find it, it will find you. I had abandoned my art (drawing and making collage) for so long. I am going to revive it. Because, now, I really do believe that art is the food for soul. Thank you for this perspective Sarah! Laughter can really be the key to open minds. So much good stuff!

    Thank you Marie and your incredible team for the work you are doing.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Samira! We’re SO happy to hear this – keep making your art!! It’s so very important. And yes, this is absolutely OUR show 🙂

  48. Mary

    Hi Marie;
    Loved this episode and getting to know Sarah-what an incredible talent!:) The take away for me was….curiosity mixed with intuition is a great recipe for allowing one’s talents to flourish! YES!!!
    Thank you again,
    Sincerely,
    ~Mary

  49. Marie Run For Office, Marie Run For Office, Marie Run For Office, Yes Yes Yes, which is What the world needs now!
    And thank you for bringing us Sarah Jones, what a beautiful gift for the experience and understanding of all of those people in one. We Are All Connected, We Are All One, she makes so much sense in such an incredibly loving and beautiful way.
    And as an Artist/Animal Artist and Animal Whisperer I will also be checking out the Hewlett Foundation.
    Love and Light Christine Kowal and The Animals

  50. Wow. I have never…. Marie, I love every single one of your interviews, but this one was so so special. On all kinds of levels, heart, mind, soul creativity. Just wonderful. Thank you.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Ulrike – SO glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  51. Anna-Maria Galante

    This is my new favourite episode, and I think Sarah is right, Marie. You should both run for president. But maybe one at time, so you can take turns. ♥️ Love your show.

  52. Hi Marie, my biggest take away from this conversation was that about donating and when I finish using WiFi I will go to donate at McDonalds

  53. I absolutely loved the fact that Sarah spoke about how your gut can guide you…..it truly means that we should follow our bliss! Very inspiring. Awesomeness! Keep up the great work!

  54. Mary Anne Hjelmfelt

    I’m about to hit replay! I truly hope these important messages get shared, especially about the NEA. This was so incredibly moving, hilarious, and inspirational! What a talent you are Sarah, and to be able to put your views so eloquently is a whole other beauty in itself. I loved her comment about the “higher advisor” being our gut instincts, so very true. I know Marie has impressed that idea but it helps to be reminded. Thanks a bunch you two authentic ladies!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Awesome, Mary Anne – we’re happy to hear this episode and Sarah have inspired you! And glad that this reminder from her to trust your instincts was a helpful one. Please do feel free to share this episode with anyone who you think would also enjoy the message!

  55. Marie, what a wonderful interview. Sarah is an incredible woman – I could have listened to her for hours! My biggest take away has been to ‘be yourself’.

  56. Greatest take “Still small voice is my GPS” am loving it. Its True!

  57. AWE-someness all around! “I have to forget myself and give the some space.” Love this quote from Sarah. I, too have “voices and characters” and will put them back in my motivational keynotes.

  58. Thank you for this luscious episode. Especially loved listening to Sarah describe how she is guided by her soul (intuition, higher power) in all of her creative (and life) endeavors. As I am personally perched to cross a huge threshold right now (this summer solstice), I feel this call to slow down and listen even more deeply to Her (my soul) as a new dream is being realized (after years of struggle). With so much gratitude and love to you both (and Team Marie). xo

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Melissa, we’re so glad to hear that this episode gave you some pause to slow down and listen to your own soul more deeply. We’re wishing you and your new dream all the best; thank you for sharing!

  59. This interview was pure magic. Thank-you for all that you do and be.

  60. Thank you Marie for bringing Sarah in my life!
    What I’ll remember (aside from the million characters that Sarah creates – you go, girl!) is that saying:
    “Hurt people hurt people and free people free people.”
    I’ll try to remember that when someone wants to hurt me is because they are hurt. This reminds me of Tony Robbins’ lesson: the response you get from someone is either a loving response, or a cry for help.
    Thank you for that saying – your rhymes and it’s easier to remember 😉

  61. Katie

    I’m just hitting “play” now, but I’m so thankful to see some people of color here. Adds richness that draws me back to your site. Great!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      We hope you enjoy it Katie – it’s already become one of our absolute favorites!

  62. Wow, I’ll join the group of didn’t know about Sarah Jones. What a wonderful woman and messages for us all.
    I am also a part of the group of folks that sat in shock with the most recent election and I continue to be shocked just about daily with what is going on. But I agree with the outcome of what is going on, has brought movement and growth to the voices of the people. Maybe Making America Great Again will come about because We The People will come together, with or without the yahoos in government. Stay where you are Marie and Sarah ~ you make more impact doing what you’re doing than you ever will getting wrapped up in the racket we call government.
    My take away is to band together with like-minded people and get/give the support we all need to get through each day…together and LOVE WINS.
    Thanks for this show Marie!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      What a beautiful take-away Dawn. We’re always big advocates of people using their unique talents and gifts to make positive shifts in the world, so rock on!

  63. oliver rojas

    I am most impressed by Sarah Jones espousing that our gut is our best financial adviser.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Oliver – we had the same feeling. She truly has a way with words and images that makes so much sense, and we’re glad you’re seeing that too.

  64. Stephanie

    This was so refreshing to watch. I’m currently working on writing a series of cartoon characters aimed at delivering messages in humourous ways (part of what stemmed out of my B-school experience!) Thanks for the reminder to just follow your inner guide! Art truly is needed now more than ever.

  65. Mahal

    This session brought tears to my eyes. It makes me feel like I’m not alone. Thank you, Team Forleo.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Mahal, we’re so glad that this episode spoke to you. Thank you for being a part of our world; you’re not alone, and we appreciate you spending some time with us and sharing your thoughts here. Sending you all the best.

  66. candy

    lots of nuggets in this one,
    love the foundation concept, very innovative approach. Going to check out the podcast now…

  67. Thank you!!! I needed to be reminded that difficult topics and times can be approached with humor AND sensitivity……it’s a both/and thing not an either/or things! Can’t wait to listen to Sarah’s podcast!

  68. Marie and Sarah I really enjoyed today’s episode. I am in the baby stages of creating a business designed to uplift and support women. I believe that women must give each other a hand to the top and that we do not need to step on each other to get to the top. I appreciate your political comments and I try to understand all those who have different views and backgrounds. Bless you Sarah for your efforts to open minds. With that being said I am a Trump supporter and politically conservative in fact one of the main beliefs of conservatism is to be able to thrive without government help. I would just ask you to consider that as a woman who didn’t feel at all represented by the women’s march that maybe I am one of the marginalized in today’s political climate.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad that you took the time to comment and share your thoughts here Pam. Your mission of creating a business designed to uplift and support women, and your vision of women helping one another reach the top, are both beautiful and much needed in our society today.

      These conversations are so important to have, especially between people with differing beliefs and ideologies, so we’re thankful that you felt empowered to share your own point of view here. We’re so glad to have you in our world Pam, and we’re cheering you on so hard!

  69. Thank you Marie for sharing Sarah’s creative wisdom with us!
    Two very relevant points she made resonated with me, namely the importance of humour and humanity. I would add one more humility. Appreciating and actualizing these three skills have become the foundational mainstay in life’s tool box for living as a creative human being.
    Many moons ago I read a book The Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernie Kurzt, a collection of stories told by a variety of people for many walks of life. He talked about how important it is to have a deep love and appreciation for these three tools, and that they are essential to living a good and a happy life.

    He also told a humourous story relating to how the root word to the three words humanity, humour and humility, is humus which is, worm s_ _ _. I’ll let you fill in the blanks. 😉
    Thank you once again for a super show with a great message!
    Catherine Meyers

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Catherine, thank you for sharing that book with us! I can already tell that it’s right up our alley, and anything with a poignant sense of humor is definitely worth reading. Thanks for watching today’s episode!

  70. Love this! Absolutely amazeballs. My favorite point was that we can take care of ourselves while wait for a functioning government – and that applies to listening to the small voice to get on our path to financial security. Thanks for letting me hang out with such smart and creative people during my Tuesday lunch breaks.

  71. K

    Hurt people, hurt people. Free people, free people. Because of our political climate, we can focus on the positive, expand it, and stay connected.

  72. Thank you, Sarah and Marie! This episode gives me a renewed faith in being ALL of me (and my voices), instead of only the niche-me that makes it easier for the business world to understand who I am and what I offer. The part about continuing to follow our bliss instead of the louder voice that talks about practical things to be afraid of, has been very timely.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad this came at the perfect time for you Manjit. Yes – embrace everything about yourself – if you were to take away even the smallest, seemingly insignificant part, then you wouldn’t be you. The business world is much better off with the whole version.

  73. OMG – The different accents cracked me up so badly, great episode. I personally don’t know who Sarah Jones was but glad that I know her now. I will definitely check out her Ted Talk. It’s so refreshing to see smart, beautiful and funny woman who took risk and succeed just purely being herself. It’s very inspiring for me to become better every day. Thank you!

  74. I love, love, loved this! Hurt people hurt, free people free! If I was to choose one element to implement it would be humour. I work in a health advocacy non profit in Western Australia, and we’re about keeping the patient at the centre of our health system. There’s a lot of dry, dull meetings involved – like, a LOT. Over the years I’ve honed the art of making the bureaucrats laugh and feel free. I think it lets in the very human element of healthcare. I think it helps better decisions to be made.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      What a beautiful approach to healthcare and advocacy Pip! We love the image of you lightening the mood and brightening up those dull rooms with laughter. Keep it going!

  75. Sparklin' Dee

    WOW!!! Just WOW!! This is DEFINITELY one episode I will watch again & again. And already signed up for the Sarah’s podcast… think I’ll be doing a marathon tonight. 😉 She’s been around for soo long, how have I never heard of her?

    I have to say, I love Marie’s gift of asking the questions that we want to ask even though we didn’t know we wanted to ask them & getting down to the nitty gritty!!! <3 <3

    1st Round Take-aways: Listening to that small voice-your gut and answering your calling regardless of what you or others think will be more popular; Free people, free people; laughter opens minds; and the sense that Sarah recognizes it's not necessary to always be on the attack when issues such as diversity, multiculturalism & race, etc. come up… you catch more flies (or is it bears) w/ honey… & laughter. 😉

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Love these takeaways, Dee! Sarah’s podcast is pretty great––I’ve been binge-listening, myself. 🙂

  76. This was an amazing interview ! – My biggest take away: trust your intuition and follow it.

  77. Esther Kim

    This was absolutely beautiful! Thank you both Marie & Sarah for your wisdom and grace. 🙂

  78. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous artist- Acting is soooo powerful. We all learn from one another. She is adorable, honest and her sharing of these nuggets is a GIFT. XO

  79. What a great video! I am a new fan of Sarah Jones! I love how she can bring out so many characters that relate to such a wide audience.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      What a gift to have all of those characters inside her! You can really tell how observant and detail-oriented she is in her characters’ accents and personalities. 🙂

  80. I don’t think art is something I can talk about, it happens. Being much more interested in canvas than performance that’s my opinion. Thanks.

  81. I am blown away by Ms. Sarah Jones! I haven’t laughed like that in ages! What a clever and brilliant person.
    Can’t wait to check out her website and the podcasts, too.
    Biggest takeaway? we are all one big family…that makes my heart sing!

  82. Harmony Whalan

    OH MY GOSH!! Genius. Pure Genius!

  83. Veronika

    What an episode!! I will keep this one in my inbox so I can tap into its wisdom, warmth, humour, inspiration and love again and again. This was the first time I have heard of / seen Sarah Jones, and my oh my what a WONDERFUL woman she is! The talent, the kindness beamed through my screen. Just through half an hour of listening to the conversation, she’s made me feel like I’ve known her forever.

    I know I need to listen to that little voice more. The one that actually isn’t that little because it seems like it’s screaming inside my soul for attention nearly every day… my true passion, my calling, the one that frightens the pants off me! And I also know that I could listen to so many inspiring talks but at the end of the day, it is me who needs to sit down and start creating that extension to my being. It is me who needs to stop self-sabotaging. It is me who needs to do the hard work and try. Try my absolute best, even if I feel as though the shadow of failure is strangling me.

    Connecting! Yess!!! I believe in this so much. It is so important in a world where senseless people do senseless, cruel things. It can however be difficult for some to find those likeminded people who actually want to connect, who want to open up, who want to accept you as you are, who want to create friendships. It isn’t easy where I live. Many times I have failed (perhaps because I am an outsider, an immigrant living in a rural community; perhaps not), but I still hope that there is a tribe of amazing women whom I will find one day and we’ll do some serious connecting!! 🙂
    Till then, much love!
    Veronika

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      It means the world to us that you enjoyed this episode, Veronika! Your tribe is out there––definitely online, but maybe in person and closer than you think, too. We’ve got our fingers crossed you’ll find the amazing women you’re looking for. I know they’d love to meet you! If you haven’t tried Meetup.com, that could be a great way to find your tribe. When I moved to a new city that’s how I met a lot of my friends.

      • Veronika

        Hi Mandy, Thanks very much for that suggestion. I have never heard of Meetup, so I’m eager to see if there are any groups in my area 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  84. Wow! I’ve never felt the desire to comment on previous Marie TV episodes like I did on this one with Sarah Jones. Sarah, you are a “Personality Linguist”. Watching you embody the characters you shared with us on Marie TV made me see you as a linguist of persons, or personalities. I LOVED IT!!

    Watching you perform the different characters was like watching you speak different languages. And, I love learning different languages. I can speak three and want to learn two more. I look forward to following you as you bring this type of entertainment to many. My best to you and all those who have made you what, and who you are.

  85. Mary Rodriguez

    Marie, I enjoyed your interview with Sarah Jones until she brought up the recent election. She was funny, insightful, extremely talented and I believed and cheered her thoughtful ideas about acceptance and understanding of ‘others.’ Then she segued into the election and just like that that same notion of understanding and inclusion got turned upside down. Is there only one way to view the state of our nation and D.C.? Are not the voices of thoughtful people on the other side worthy of at least a hearing? I was extremely displeased and opposed to much of what had gone on policy wise during the past eight years in Washington. I wasn’t afraid nor did I hate anyone nor did I think the administration was crazy or malicious. I just disagreed with their vision for America. So when Sarah characterizes what I believe is a more positive vision for our country as almost ‘doomsday but not’ and assigned many negatives to the current administration, I doubted her message of multi-cultural acceptance. It seems her acceptance ends if you disagree with her political views. Doesn’t she realize how narrow-minded that can be?
    Thanks for sharing the interview and maybe it’s true that when we’re laughing we’re more open. When she wasn’t laughing strangely enough nor was I.

    • Debbie Evans

      Mary, this is exactly how I felt. That part of the conversation was hurtful and seemed so out of place with what her mission seems to be… 🙁

      • Mary

        Debbie, I was so disappointed. Until that moment in the interview I was inspired and I felt that there is hope for unity and understanding. If a woman of her background (multi-cultural) could show the way through her immense talent to acceptance of people of all persuasions, I thought, wow that’s the way! And then it happened- the message of inclusion suddenly wasn’t meant for me. I felt like the last girl chosen for kickball.

  86. loved this interview thank you to both Marie and Sarah biggest take aways
    -let the parts of you write
    -get at those truths
    -let it be okay to take the risk
    -hurt people hurt people , free people free people – totally resonates!!!
    -Im just reading joseph campbell heres journey so loved that she mentioned follow your bliss and have def been doing that as I do voluntary radio presenting alongside running my Coaching /writing business…
    Marie – great great questions and watching you follow your bliss is always inspiring too! with love and thanks xxx Bernie

  87. My biggest take away was to listen to myself…my inner voice……

  88. Christine

    Sarah Jones hit the nail on the head. It broke my heart when Hilary lost the election but Trump (ugh) was necessary to galvanize millions of people to conscientious action. We will reap the benefits long after #45 has gone. Women signed up in unprecedented numbers for Learn to Run for Office sessions. Young girls and boys witnessed their parents marching in cities all around the globe for women’s rights, planned parenthood, LGBTQ rights and in anti Muslim ban protests. People who love planet earth are joining together to support Eco energy initiatives, environmentalist movements, animal rights protections and standing by the scientists that are leading that charge. I agree with Sarah– as grim as it seems, I think, if we can keep our purest intentions front and centre- through humour and compassion, this can be a time of great spiritual awakening for our whole society including our politicians and media. Bravo Sarah for fearlessly giving voice to the marginalized. It’s all so beautiful.

  89. O.M.G. What an unbelievable woman!!! I am so grateful that you have brought her to us. And may I say, I LOVE this show, Marie and team, and am glad you’re just rolling the way you want to roll. I ADORE that you are – and these shows are – online. Thank you!!! You inspire me to no end.

  90. christine simeone

    This was exactly what I needed to hear. I’ve seen Sarah’s TED talks but hearing her ideas on how we can deal with the current goings on in the government was brilliant! “We can take care of ourselves as a country until we have a government that knows how to help us”. People need to understand this. And how it means take care of others not just ourselves. Thank you!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Exactly, Christine! It’s so important for us to love each other, be there for each other, and have each other’s backs. It’s always a good thing to do, but it’s a life-altering, necessary, absolute must-do thing in times of fear and pain.

  91. Bless you Marie & Team for introducing this amazing woman to me! It feels like I was meant to watch exactly THIS episode at this point of my life. No coincidence. For sure.
    I am excited, thrilled and extremely curious where this is gonna take me!
    Love, Kasia xxx

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Your enthusiasm and energy is leaping off the screen here Kasia! We’re so glad this came at the perfect moment for you, and we’re thrilled that you found a kindred spirit in Sarah. We think she’s pretty rad too.

  92. Ray Strano

    Congratulations Marie
    Sarah Jones is wonderful because the integrity of her soul shines like a bright light
    on her amazing talent through her heartfelt presence.

  93. Debbie Evans

    I love you Marie and I enjoyed Sarah’s talent and listening to the authentic way she seeks to give voice to those we might not normally hear. But when the conversation turned to the American election and the current government, suddenly that desire to hear and understand people who are different went out the window. I was very hurt by her assumptions and negative comments, and it made everything she had said up to that point seem very empty. She does not know me and yet she judged me based on my political affiliation – isn’t that what we’re wanting to move away from?

  94. SN

    LOVED THIS! She is so inspirational. I loved the “hurt people hurt people, free people free people. Also, I loved her self-acceptance.

    xo. SN

  95. I loved hearing Sarah’s story and enjoyed her and her characters thoroughly. The one thing that stuck, because of where I am at with my life, was to truly listen to my gut and trust. I already know this, but we always kind of have to hear it again, so it sinks in and get that push to put it into practice.
    No more fear!
    Thank you very much, Marie and Sarah, for this show.

  96. I really loved this interview. I am in tears right now, I cannot put my finger on why but
    it was the medicine I needed…:) Sarah, please keep doing the work you do in this toxic environment that seems to be moving in. I have to say if it were not for entertainment, comedians, in particular, I would be a complete basket case by now. Thank you, Marie, for your consistent inspiration in the world, if it were not for you I’d still be stuck in the world of “I should and I shouldn’t.”

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank goodness for artists and creators––they really do make the world a better place. I’m so glad this interview with Sarah really spoke to your heart and was just what your soul was looking for.

  97. Safena

    hope restored…thank u

  98. sam

    WOW, what a beautiful soul! I can completely relate. I grew up in Byron Bay, Australia, which is such a hub for cultural, religious and ethnic diversity so as a kid I thought it was normal that everyone was different, Byron’s rainbow people. What a shock I got as I grew up to learn about the conflict this can cause. Diversity makes the world a better, more interesting place! One love yo!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Absolutely, Sam! We’re all part of one big human family. 🙂

  99. Jude McColm

    WOW, that was truly inspiring! Thank you Marie for sharing Sarah with me. What a unique talent she is :).
    I loved the conversations around following your own intuition on all things business and finance.
    I also loved how important it is to be and feel connected and supported in this challenging time. This episode was a beautiful gift this morning, thank you with all my heart for all you and your team do!
    Love Jude xx

  100. Loved it! So neat to hear all the voices and learn more about Sarah’s path. Looking forward to the podcast!
    ~Laura

  101. As a Voice Dialogue facilitator, it’s fascinating to see Sarah give voice to her inner characters without doing so in a Voice Dialogue session. In a session a facilitator would interview a person’s inner voices to enable the person to fully embody each voice and hear what it has to say. People use this technique for becoming aware of how our inner selves are affecting our lives and for dealing with personal issues, and not only the broader societal issues Sarah is exploring. I wonder if Sarah’s heard of Voice Dialogue?

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s so cool, Astra! Voice Dialogue sounds like an incredible healing practice and it’s wonderful that you’re a facilitator. Although I’m not sure if Sarah has practiced her characters in a therapeutic setting, I’m so glad she discovered the characters within her and are sharing them with all of us. Her talent is a gift to us all. 🙂

  102. Julia

    What a wonderful, powerfully creative human being. Thank you Marie for bringing Sarah to your show.
    All she said was so inspiring. For me, specially, the importance of following your “gut” and her personal experiences around that are so meaningful. This interview has really inspired and cheered me up.
    Thank you both.

  103. Janet

    This is my first time ever meeting Sarah Jones and I am both delighted and wiser to have met her. She embodies and encompasses a cultural spectrum of just about the whole world. Sarah has strenghtened my belief in thinking that it might not be such a terrible thing if we take another look at ways in which we engage kids in curriculum. Inspite of being surrounded by and immersed in so much professional stakeholders Sarah stood her grounds and emerge to become the person she came into this world to be. How often do we lose a child because we are not able to ‘lift out’ or extract from deep inside the greater part of who that child really is and to surround the child with opportunities to share those giftings with the world. I believe that it is for this purpose we came into this world. Thank you.

  104. Simply SPECTACULAR.
    Sarah is stunning. Just stay with me here for a moment- because often, when a male says that a female is stunning whom they have never met before, they kind of get called out as being sexist, or any other “ist” going around.
    Sarah is stunningly beautiful.
    Beautiful in appearance,
    Beautiful at heart,
    Beautiful in soul,
    Beautiful in the NOW,
    Extremely intelligent (intellectually and emotionally)- hence her incredible ability to be totally engaging.
    And above all, extremely REAL- totally comfortable within her self; ability to find joy within her own heart, and those whom she comes into contact with.
    Such a Blessing and a Precious Gift to the Universe.

  105. wendy b.

    the story of her character the homeless woman made me cry because i am always at a total loss as to why and how people can ignore and just walk by people sleeping in the street as if they are invisible and dont matter. Thank you Sarah for the richness you share, the humour and the beauty.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So true, Wendy. It takes such empathy to embody a character, especially of someone who is often ignored in society. It’s clear you have a lot of empathy too––thank you for sharing your heart with us.

  106. This interview with Sarah Jones was such a delight! I too believe humor and laughter helps signal an openness. My college students love it and it makes for interesting classes. Thanks again for sharing the complex people with us.
    Dr. Harriette

  107. Another wonderful inspiring guest on Marie TV! What an amazing talent Sarah Jones is!

  108. Ana

    I loved this episode and, particularly, the quote about laughter and an open mind. Marie, you are amazing! And yes, I also think you should run for office!

  109. Yes! LAUGHTER. Oh my goddess… so important. Thanks for sharing this wonderful woman/women (!) with us!!

  110. I rarely comment. But Oh. My. Goddess. She is a genius and I needed this. Thank you for tackling political issues head on. Thank you for being a voice of leadership. Thank you for giving me some hope and some smiles and some courage to keep putting creativity and love out in the word. And oh yeah- Marie Forleo for office!

  111. At the end of last week I decided not to finish writing book 5 in the fiction series I have published. I love the characters, I am invested in them… but I felt too alone. (No family… lost friends because of my responsibilities as the carer for my late husband. Besides, Christian historical fiction is not exactly riveting for most people. Like Sarah, I live with my characters.
    Someone (email friend) asked me how it would make me feel to stop writing – relieved or sad. I would feel lost! But I still could not push through the way I felt.
    After this episode, I will pick myself up and start again. What a positive, encouraging pair of ladies you are!
    Thanks, Susan

  112. Pamela Hoback

    The idea that ” living from your gut”, and that your inner voice is your compass/financial advisor, is what spoke to me. We turn to the outside for answers, when often we have an innate “knowing” we choose to ignore! Thanks for an inspiring ‘wake up’ call! (Listened at 6 A
    as I was perusing emails!😉)
    I also loved the inclusiveness and advice ‘that we can support ourselves until we have a government and leaders who become part of the answer rather than a personification of the problem’…Empowering!!!
    ….Just great entertainment and advice on all levels!

    Pamela

  113. This is awesome. I’m Sarah’s new biggest fan. Better a late discovery than not at all. Your journey is so inspiring. I am looking forward to your comedy development.

  114. Lenka

    Thank you so much for this episode, i enjoyed it so much! What really resonates with me is the ,,wisdom nugget” about taking care of ourselves until we have a government that can help us. It´s so true, wise and universal too. I am not from USA, I am from Slovakia, country of 5 milion in the middle of Europe. We also have a lot of dissapointment with government and with results of elections. Bad thing is that people lose motivation so quickly, when things go south, or if there is no positive change for a long time. Despite the fact that they put some energy out there, they don´t get the results they want and it creates this sad wave of apathy .
    Do you guys have any advice how to motivate people and what arguments to use to bring them back on track, away from the apathy and grievance train?
    Thank you so much again, Marie and Sarah, you are both incredible and insipiring women.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is such a great question, Lenka, and I’m really sorry to hear people in Slovakia are disappointed with the government. Marie made a MarieTV episode about fear, hopelessness, and the courage to keep going not too long ago: https://www.marieforleo.com/2017/04/courage-to-keep-going/ I hope you’ll find it inspiring and uplifting.

  115. Wow!! Deep GRATITUDE Sarah and Marie. I’m going over to follow Sarah and start laughing more!! I’m grateful Sarah is addressing women’s empowerment as many of the same conversations have been happening in my mind. Thank you both so much for doing this extremely important work!!!

  116. Omigoddess! I have met Sarah Jones in a different context, watched her TED talk, but this was over the moon! Why? Because I am an actress/singer/writer (also a grad of SWA) who has written a solo show and cabaret show about women and sexuality. Yes, they were fun/funny and got good reviews, but I have put all that on the back burner to go get a REAL job. This inspired me on so many levels to get back to my art and my humor, to keep moving it forward. Sarah, you are a freakin’ genius, and Marie, I LOVE what you are bringing to the world!!! Much gratitude to both of you fabulous women.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Wow, Karen! It sounds like you and Sarah have a lot in common and that your creativity is bubbling inside you, ready to be let out. We’re so glad you’re feeling inspired by Sarah’s wisdom and we’re so proud of you for getting back to what you love!

  117. Wow you both are amazing .
    I love that you both follow your inner voices/gut . That’s actually been in my mind a lot lately .
    When I don’t listen to mine or ignore the red flags, I just dig myself a deeper hole . After a couple of decades of marriage I just found out my husband who seemed so faithful was cheating .( wow but you just can’t find a woman of a certain age who HASNT been cheated on )( WTF is up with that )
    What advice can you give when, as an artist , I have been tripping along singing and taking photos and things start to happen then they come grinding to a HALT ( yes that had to be in capitals .. a screaming HALT ).
    Why does that happen ?
    I’m torn between thinking of it as ” meant to be” or ” damn I should have been truer to myself “. I really feel though that everything has its own unique timing .
    Often we expect things to done/achieved/attained by a certain age and it’s just not what happens or life alters course ( DRASTICALLY) when you are older. There seem to be a lot of women waking up when they hit 50 and saying -WTF !
    Anyway
    I will continue on my path , stay true to myself and keep the faith .
    Thank you to you both for your inspiration.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      I’m so sorry to hear your husband has been cheating, Anna. We’re sending so much love and healing wishes your way during this challenging time.
      We believe you’re never too old to do what you love (Marie talks about this in a MarieTV episode: https://www.marieforleo.com/2011/09/are-you-too-old/), so it’s wonderful you’re embracing your art! Everything really does have its own unique timing, as you said (there’s an episode on that too: https://www.marieforleo.com/2015/10/feeling-behind-in-life/). Thanks for tuning in and making the world a more beautiful place through your art!

      • Thank you so much for your support ! It means a lot . In fact the most wonderous side effect of this blip( well what else to call it hey ) has been the beautiful solidarity and support for people . ( especially women ) ( we really are glorious creatures )
        I will get into those links asap .
        A zillion hugs to you all
        XxxxxX

  118. Dear Marie,
    I am a B-School student and I look forward to your videos every Tuesday! They enrich so many different areas of my life, thank you. I am enormously grateful for your interview with Sarah Jones. She is a light the world needs desperately. My takeaways: Be culturally inquisitive; identifying with “strangers” dissolves the “us vs. them” mentality that is so rampant in our culture; connection is vital to well-being and exposes the love that is at the center of all people. THANK YOU!

  119. LOVED IT!!! Very inspiring

  120. Thank you so much Marie and Sarah for that great interview. It is very important that people dare to live their creativity and you both are an inspiration. I love what you said about humor…beside bringing people closer together, laughing is one of the most healthiest things in live.

  121. I love the way the banter between two confident, intelligent, and compassionate women brings out so much wisdom to ponder. Thank you!

  122. Giovanna

    Wow!
    Dear Marie and Sarah,
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and your journey from life to career. That was truly enlightening! Sarah, bravo to you for listening to your intuition and following each step to be able to bring such work to the masses. I loved hearing your family stories and think more people in mixed cultural families should share theirs as well. I loved your quote regarding making people laugh <3 . Marie, this was such an easy, beautiful interview! Listening to you both, was like listening in on a friendly conversation. We need to hear from more amazing women! Bravo!!
    xoxo
    Giovanna

  123. Julie

    Brilliant! Marie Forleo for president!

  124. Tia Carr

    “If you can make people laugh, an open mind can’t be far behind.” ….
    Love this quote Sarah! I’m constantly making goofy mistakes and everyone gets a kick out of them! However, I never made the brilliant connection that the reason why a lot of people trust me could be from my ability to make them laugh. I find it’s so important to laugh at your silly mistakes and brush them off because I believe it makes people understand you are human too.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So, so true, Tia! Laughter is a common language that brings people together. 🙂

  125. Clover

    Oh wow!
    This is the most amazing episode EVER! I was so moved. Sarah Jones is just incredible. I’m speechless right now.

  126. Taylor

    I can’t tell you how much I needed to watch this video. I am an artist (actress/dancer) myself and I’ve been feeling a bit stuck in my pursuit. This was the inspiration I needed to let go of some of the limitations I’ve been putting on myself. I need to stop thinking about the “how” and just listen to that “small still voice”. Thank you. xo

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Love it, Taylor! We’re thrilled you’re feeling inspired and that you’re putting your limitations behind you. The world needs your art and we’d love for you to share it! 🙂

      • Taylor

        Thank you! Your kind words and support mean so much.

  127. Constance Holdip

    Sarah has her finger on the pulse of humanity. She is refreshing but oh so relevant to what’s happening in our world. I am so in agreement with not wasting time being depressed; instead use your gifts freely to help heal some of the ills of this world. She is adorable, but seriously powerful, using her gifts to advance us and to remind us of our core sameness. It was wonderful viewing in.

  128. Elena

    So many nuggets were shared, but the one that struck a strong and harmonic chord in me: our gut, our instincts are a trusted financial advisor.

    She shared this to remind ourselves that when we make choices that appear to be lucrative, but cause clear signs of internal conflict, we need to heed those signs and make the choice to remain aligned. That takes faith and courage.

  129. This had me laughing, thinkong, maling big hairy realizations., this was good Marie and Sarah. Thank you very much for sharing and giving us the space to enjoy this. Amazing!!😊

  130. I loved this show, it was so fun. I was looking around for something that was hard hitting but also fun and something I could relate too, all the way from the UK. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I will defiantly be following my instincts and gut rather than following the stereotypes!!!!
    Thank you…
    Just downloaded the podcast 🙂

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Karm, we’re so glad you’re tuning in all the way from the UK! We’re big believers in following your gut and your instincts, and we’re so glad that this interview with Sarah met your desire for something fun, relatable, and hard-hitting. Enjoy devouring her podcast!

  131. So fabulous!!!! On so many levels. Thanks so much Marie and team! And Sarah! Btw what was the name of the jeweller? 😉 Much love x

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Hi Susie, we’re so glad you loved this episode! Sarah’s wearing some gorgeous pieces from Rebecca Nadler Designs; check her out!

  132. Cynthia Hamilton

    I saw her show on Broadway! It was beyond unbelievable!! So moving!! ♥

  133. Sarah Jones is an oh so refreshing creative being.

    I too have fun with my sense of humor & speaking in other dialects. are gifts that I intend to weave into my messsage about the importance of self care.

    Thanks Marie!!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      We love hearing this Pamela. Rock on with your creative self; the world definitely needs more voices like yours (and definitely more self-care).

  134. Such a fab video. This was amazing. Thanks team Forleo!

  135. Julie

    Love love, Love your show and this particular show with Sarah Jones. I woke up this morning feeling a bit depressed as people are dying around me and the current government situation feeling like our freedom as a country is being taken away and secrecy and confusion and chaos is being formulated as one acts out their mental illness in a high public arena. Thank you for lifting my spirits, speaking the truth. I took away so many pearls and feel so inspired. Thank you for all that you do to empower, to educate, to bring humor and awareness. My favorite take away is Follow your inner guidance!! With so much gratitude!!

  136. Adriana Petit

    Marie, I consider you my friend as you’ve been in my life for years. 🙂
    A soul to soul conversation as you have brought another friend to our tribe. It’s so inspiring to watch a conversation between two women who own themselves, your authenticity, ladies is wonderful and palpable. I was so impressed by Sarah’s strong presence …waw
    Thank you Marie! Thank you Sarah! …for being here and sharing your soul’s message.

  137. A

    I’ve been feeling sooo lost for sooooo long…now i know why! I’ll never worry about my self image vs. my true self again and i’ll try to never dismiss my inner gps and my higher self again. I’LL NEVER EVER TRY TO HIDE MY TRUE SELF AGAIN!!! <3
    Thank you SO much! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      A, we’re thrilled to hear that you’re finding the courage and resilience to own who you are; that’s beautiful to behold! If you ever experience those moments of feeling lost again (which we all do from time to time), remember that your inner GPS is always there to help you course-correct and get back to your true self. Thank you for sharing your thoughts; we’re so happy to have you in our world!

  138. Loved the show with Sarah Jones. Thank you so much, Marie. Even though I watch Charlie Rose most days, I had missed the interview with Sarah. Very inspiring and love what she’s doing in such an entertaining and non-preachy way to help people understand others and the issues. Fabulous!

  139. I cannot think of a better way to have spent a bit of my afternoon. Such inspiration. I had never heard of Sarah…I know, how is it even possible! Can’t wait to learn more from her and about her and the work she does. I do know exactly what bit of information she shared today that I needed to hear and use more than anything else. It was in the remarks about “capturing her ideas”, letting the characters speak for themselves, she said her “life is self organizing”. She used to fight against that, feeling that she had to “do” something. That is how I feel. I love the term self organizing. If you just learn to listen to the GPS, that guidance will take you exactly where you need to be. Of course I have heard this so so many times from wonderful teachers, but something about the way she said it, or maybe just that I heard it “today” has really resonated.

  140. Monaco

    I am from London and had no idea who Sarah Jones was. I do now. I simply adored her well spoken, middle class UK accent. I laughed at how spot on she was. I know someone just like her. That used to be me! Sarah’s words spoke volumes; as did her characters.
    Even if a couple of viewers did not agree with her sentiments, her position on the current state of the USA holds much resonance with many people around the world.
    Her cultural linkage and insight is a joy to listen to. No matter how awkward if makes One feel. The hidden messages from societies comes through talented individuals who take the risk to hold a mirror up to the world and show us all the ‘flaws’ and the beauty that can come through the ‘flaws’.
    I am looking forward to seeing Sell By Date. So apt in today’s consumer led, selfish, judgemental, gratification of Self mentality.
    Well done Marie for a wonderful interview, with insights to place well needed ‘mojo’ momentum at our feet and become ‘unstuck’ from the stagnant chewing gum of life.

  141. Anati Bloch

    You are both gorgeous and Sarah – wow!!!! You embody the entire world ♥
    I loved what you said about listening and following your inner intuition, or higher self. True that.
    Thanks so much for this inspiring talk.

  142. Kathleen Walker

    Hi Marie, I love what you do you are a great inspiration.
    I really loved this interview with Sarah Jones. I can relate to many of her comments.
    Not least of which is Hurt people hurt people and free people free people. It’s like if you try and change your life your friends try and stop you. If someone is hurt, that is all they know, so that’s what they give to their world. Sometimes even worse.
    On the issue of acceptance of different cultures etc. I can’t remember Sarah’s exact comment but I think of it along these lines. Everyone worries about their kids and family, including foreigners. They are all human and they all have foibles just like me.
    The extremists aren’t representative of the average immigrant. The people under the veils are humans. ( I find it scary when I can’t see someone’s eyes) Sorry to rave on

  143. Ela

    What an amazing woman! I’m still processing all those nuggets of wisdom. I love how Sarah Jones pointed so many times towards her intuition and following the inner voice. How else can you find your truth and your calling? Thank you so much for this interview. I’ll be re-watching for sure and taking notes.
    Marie thank you so much for bringing her on the show as I hadn’t heard of SJ before and it would be such a shame to miss out on her work any longer. The issues she raises are important not only for the US audience – it’s an international conversation, it’s a global thing. I’m from Poland and we also are going through some tough times politically. There is a lot going on in Europe as you may know and being vocal about issues like race, religion, nationality matters. However, I’m certain that we shouldn’t be looking as much into our differences, as we should focus on our similarities. Yes, let’s protect ourselves, our countries and the people, and yes sometimes some dramatic actions are necessary but let’s not generalise and punish the innocent. Peace, Love, Unity and Respect – the key elements of hip hop culture, which is so dear to me, should be spread now more than ever.
    To finish on a lighter note, thank you so much for filming this and I’ll catch you next time on MariveTV 😉

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful thoughts here Ela – all the way from Poland! I love that you emphasize focusing on our similarities, rather than our differences, as people in this world; there is so much more that connects us than separates us. Keep spreading the hip hop message far and wide, and keep following your inner voice. We’re so glad that you shared it with us here.

      • Ela

        Thank you Jillian 🙂 I love the atmosphere in this community. You guys are my inspiration for the community aka support system that I want to build around my business 🙂

  144. Dear Marie!
    I am just feeling so gooood after watching this episode.
    I have to start by saying that i am grateful to the model of communication you have developed. I receive your emails and even though i have not opened them all when i do, i do find a jewel. Today that was again the case with the great follow up that i decided to write to you for having felt the impulse of inviting artist Sarah Jones to your show.

    Today was such a meaning full day to watch it for me. June 23, coming from solstice while going to a new moon in cancer…. yes i follow astrology and because of that my daily mantra is humor so that i reconcile many of the aspects of my life and personality with the beautiful absurdity of this human and colorful experience of being alive.

    I identified very much with everything that Sarah shared. I come from a very diverse family and cultural tree. Finding my voice, even though this one is loud, has been a zig zag experience… off and on constantly.

    Definitely what i take from today’s video is to hear my intuition and let joy be the guide to my decision making and value system. I have trained as a performer artist, i love movement and the beauty an artist brings forth on stage. I found you looking for writing skills so today i will make sure to write some (besides this) and review some of the emails i have not opened from you.

    Now, i guess that if i were to ask you question, something that i have always wanted is a production team, a team where i can feel that i lead and that leads me… you know, where the trust and active feedback is always there so to have to feel that becomes a common vision for which everyone feels that is contributing and receiving what they want.

    Thank you for doing what you do. For investing constantly in maintaining the light of creativity on!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Melissa! It’s wonderful to hear Sarah’s work resonated with you and that you’re a performance artist too. We’re honored that you’re enjoying Marie’s messages and we can’t wait to share more jewels with you soon. 🙂

  145. Thank you for this important reminder about the importance of creativity.

  146. Mary Mansfield

    This is my first time to comment on your videos Marie. I had to comment this time, because I can so relate to Sarah Jones. I have so many voices in my head, accents, stories and experiences and find it really easy to relate to culturally diverse people. I imitate them all the time around the house. I’m not saying that my calling is the same as Sarah’s, but she has definitely given me something to think about. I have experimented with acting myself, but solely within a single type of environment and nowhere else, whereas Sarah’s voices seem to have taken her everywhere. I really like the idea of being culturally inquisitive and will take this and sooooooooooo much more away with me.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s so cool, Mary! Wherever your talents lead you, know that our community is behind you all the way. 🙂

  147. Truly inspiring! I believe, Sarah, you may be the epitome of what Marie means when she says “the world truly needs that special gift only you have”…you really do have a special and unique gift. Thank you for sharing your story + speaking for the people.

  148. Latricia

    This was AMAZING!!!! So many nuggets. My two takeaways are 1) let my inner voice guide me and 2) laugh a lot more.
    Thank you so much Marie and Sarah for such an inspiring episode!

  149. erika stehl

    This episode literally brought me to tears. Sharon Jones is a beautiful force of nature. She spoke to my heart , mind and soul. She is exactly what America needs now…honesty, wisdom, openmindedness and of course, humor. Sharon Jones for President! Can’t wait to see and hear much more from this fascinating woman!
    Thank you for sharing her!

  150. Loved this! So talented….so funny and you are right. GENIUS!
    I love your more natural look….beautiful!
    xo

  151. Bambi

    What an inspiration! Thank you. A great reminder to listen to the still small voice within – our GPS.

  152. This is one of my favorite interviews. As a multicultural woman, I love seeing another woman embrace the multifaceted aspects of her family and personality. And in such a fun way. Bravo #LaughterISTheBestMedicine

  153. Rachel F

    Loved, loved, loved this! Thank you so much for introducing me to Sarah Jones. Starting a busy week with this episode was perfect. I think the most important takeaway and item I’m going to act on is the idea that we have to look after one another until there is a government in place that understands that concept. Ultimately, politicians will never be our solution–we’re the solution.
    xo
    Rachel

  154. I loved her and her talent is amazing! Your interactions were perfect and helped me look at what’s been motivating me as well. Am I following my true still small voice or instead just doing what’s expected of me? Being an artist and entrepreneur for the last 45 years, I’m very interested to find out that perhaps I haven’t yet blossomed in my strengths.
    As far as the political point of view goes…she lost me there. Easy to talk this way when both parents were doctors and opportunities and choices were there. Coming from Germany and a blue collar background I have the immigrant thing in my family ( my mother was a LEGAL alien for over 60 years and I was born in Germany as well) and both parents were hard working laborers, my father in heat treating and my mother in food service. I’m personally very excited about the direction the country is going where more accountability in government is happening and small businesses are being recognized for their importance and large corporations are not being rewarded for taking jobs out of the country and selling their goods here.
    Thanks for all you do Marie and you are very motivating and inspiring to me. I have shared your Marie TV with many of my friends as well.

  155. Marie you always keep me on my toes and I so appreciate you always introducing me to incredible human beings that you bring on to you rhosw. I loved todays show!

  156. Sarah Jones Interview that was great really great on many levels Tracey Manchester UK

  157. This was nothing short of AMAZING!

  158. Huge “A-ha!” moment for me when Sarah talks about feeling afraid to let different personalities flow from her, and how when she pushed aside the fear of people responding negatively to her art, she experienced the freedom of being true to herself. There are so many times when the fear of criticism keeps me from doing what I really feel called to do, but Sarah’s story has inspired me to always listen to my soul voice and express my creativity in the way it’s begging to be expressed; not in the way I think people will like.

  159. Definitely going to pay attention to my intuition every day and practice more flow. Also, I agree with her – Marie Forleo needs to run for office! XO!

  160. Pamela

    Dear Marie & Sarah,
    how delightful to see how much you both care about what really matters. I too, love how the challenges of today’s fragmented world, gIves us as individuals the opportunity to choose the higher way. Even if humility requires we recognize our limitations, we show there is no excuse for the selfishness & pride, that causes so much of the injustice around us.
    The sense of humor comes from believing in our own need for mercy, and therefore makes it easier to have it for each other. It also fascinated me that you both recognize that we do need good leadership. What every country is suffering, flows from the top. I look forward to the time when our beautiful creator, gives Christ that role over the whole earth. You both would love life in Paradise! : )
    In the meantime he is doing the work, you see the need for, in the midst of his enemies. Successfully worldwide, and for free. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. A worldwide brotherhood that has overcome prejudice, egotism and selfishness. Yey!!!!
    Love from Pam

  161. I laughed and I cried with Sarah, and I instantly fell in love with her and her characters.
    One of the most amazing things that I love about Marie TV, is that you’ve introduce me to all these wonderful people that I didn’t know about before. Thanks to knowing you, and getting to know them too, I confirm and re-confirm my believe that there are so many of us good people in the world, that if we all get together and connect with each other, we might actually be able to improve our lives and the life of so many others around the globe!.
    You’ve changed my life in so many ways Marie, thank you!

  162. Lynelle Paulick

    THIS IS THE BESSSSST podcast I’ve ever heard — just because I (personally) relate so much.

    Up front, I want to say that regarding the comment about “we can take care of ourselves until we have a government that’s capable of taking care of us” (my paraphrase, I think) — Donald Trump IS helping us! It’s so unbelievably difficult to see under the surface, but come on, Marie, we need to look at this “possibility” at some point, at least look.There’s a positive side of every single dark side. Trump is ALLOWING US TO TAKE OUR OWN REIGNS.

    On that note, you asked a question in another video on, it might’ve been “overall productivity” maybe? Where you asked us to make comments IN CAPS stating something I DON’T [xyz] as of this moment. My answer to that one is this: I AM 61 YEARS OLD, O.M. GODDDDDD…I DON’T IDENTIFY WITH THE STEREOTYPICAL WORLD AND EXPECTATIONS OF A 61-YEAR-OLD FEMALE. But outside of that, I’m really afraid that I’m out of time. I know, pretty weird, but it’s just one of those moments we have, like your wearing of a thong at some earlier point and it was expected and okay and whatever else. So I’m going through that.

    Thanks, Marie, I rely on your material more than ANYONE else and let me tell you, there are suddenly about 5,000,000 people trying to do what you’ve been becoming a master at. Yes, they’re all millennials, too….

    xoxo

    • Lynelle Paulick

      I should add that what I mean by Trump’s allowing us to take our own reigns is this (and please, read to the end, eh?):

      Of course we can take the reins. Of course Trump is allowing us to do that. But which reins we seize hold of are the choice of us alone. Right now? We — as those who “hate” our president, call him a traitor, insane, unfit, unconscious, ad nauseam — are seeing him as such a literal anti-Christ that we Are taking our reins, but they are the reins of pure negativity, Resistance (which translates to war, as you know and the capping of which goes to Stephen Pressfield), and childish reactionism. Either WE take the correct reins or We Blame Trump for being the one who handed us the wrong reins. Trump is doing what he was hired to do, the best he bloody knows how, taking the fallible chance of working within his own belief structure (as WE should be), willing to fail, but he believes, through this dogged confidence from years of getting eaten alive himself, that he’s doing the right thing for his (obviously beloved) country AND its people. He’s a human. And WE — what exactly are We doing?

      What you said, with Sarah, about taking care of each other (and ourselves) until we get a leader who Takes Care Of Us is handing over our reins to him while we play at reality, since we’re still saying we Want Someone Else to Take Care of Us just so he can prove to us yet again that our leaders are the conspirators. We can continue being the victims, the naive children, we are acting out. No. I don’t really think it’s been thought about deeply or enough.

      Marie, bottom line — I don’t like what you both said. I love you both; you are Both creative geniuses and everyone has the Greatest Respect for you. But you exposed the child in you (which is good, I’m not saying anything about that) that wants to be taken care of no matter what, unconditionally, Just IN CASE you make a mistake on your own and need someone else to break your fall. Last time I checked, there were no fallbacks available in the real world.

  163. Jillian - Team Forleo

    Hi there Lynelle,

    Your passion and energy are deeply felt and appreciated here, and as we’re living in a world where so many things are possible, we hope you know that you still have so much time in your beautiful life to take the reigns and create absolutely anything. We’re big believers in letting your spirit shine as brightly as possible, whether that’s through your relationships, your career, what you say, or even what you wear. As a 61 year-young lady, you’ve got all the permission in the world to sport whatever sets your soul ablaze!

    What we love so much about our global community is the diversity of perspectives and beliefs represented through all of our viewers. That’s also why Marie brings on a wide array of guests; so that interesting and engaging conversations get sparked here in the comments. So thank you for sharing your voice with us, and for being such a dedicated MarieTV viewer!

  164. Janne

    thank you for the reminder to listen to my inner “still small voice” for guidance and inspiration. Doing it now! Love your show, Marie!

  165. Laura

    What a talented person Sarah Jones is! Thank you for the episode Marie. Blessings to both.

  166. Today I was so excited because I finally launched the first edition of my email newsletter, a project I have been working on for months. The first response I got was someone who was upset that I had put her on my mailing list without asking her first, even though I made sure that anyone could easily click to unsubscribe.
    The effect was instant- the negative self-comments that I thought were gone came rushing back. I started to doubt myself and my ability to make a living doing what I love.
    Then I watched this episode of Marie’s show with Sarah Jones. Sarah said what I know in my hear to be true. If I keep on doing the next best thing I can think of to share who I am and what I have to offer- from my heart- my business will grow. I cannot let anyone talk me out of this for any reason! I am here to stay! Thank you!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Love this, Beverly! And congratulations on sending your first edition of your newsletter out into the world. That’s amazing!

      You may have discovered this already, but since we want you to succeed I wanted to quickly mention that it actually isn’t okay to add people to an email list without their permission even if you have an unsubscribe link. This is actually a great thing however, as it means over time you’ll build a curated list of people who have raised their hands and want to hear from you, so you can build your tribe of loyal fans!

      Of course you can absolutely send people a personal email with a kind invitation to join your list if you think it’s something they’ll be interested in.

      I know we all have that negative voice in our heads (I definitely do!) so I also thought I’d pass along a great MarieTV episode with some tips that have helped me a ton when I have that little voice telling me I’m not enough: http://marieforleo.com/2012/03/feeling-not-good-enough/

      Keep up the great work – we’re cheering you on ♥

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