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Before we dive into this week’s show, a huge thank you for the love about last week’s episode of Unplugged. I sincerely appreciate the support — 880+ comments, texts, emails and ridiculous enthusiasm on social. If you’re an MF Insider, you’ll get a heads up when the next one drops 👍

On to today’s episode.

Do you ever feel like you might be too old to launch a new career, start a business or dive into a creative endeavor?

No matter what your age, this is a very common issue. When I write and produce MarieTV, I sift through thousands of questions and I can say unequivocally that folks in their 20s all the way through their 70s battle this ‘I’m too old’ fear.

A woman’s worth does not decline with age. Her stock only goes up. Click To Tweet

The easy response is “It’s never too late.” But sometimes, it’s hard to become what you don’t see. Which is why I got very excited when Lynn wrote in because she was struggling to find female role models who launched something new and meaningful later in life.

Even though Lynn asked about successful female entrepreneurs, my research uncovered some remarkable late bloomer success stories from women across a variety of fields.

If you ever let the fear of being too old stop you from starting something new, watch this now. You’ll meet 10 inspiring women who prove that age ain’t nothing but a number.

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Program note: I wrote a new tweetable after we shot this episode. If you prefer to share the one from the video, here it is: Any age is the perfect age to follow your dream.

Collectively we need to do a better job of recognizing, respecting and celebrating women at every stage of life.

This whole episode was sparked by Lynn’s desire to see other women launching big things in their 60s, 70s and beyond. We shared a starter list, but I have no doubt there are countless more women out there who we can celebrate and be inspired by.

In the comments below, give a shout out to a woman you know who could be a role model for Lynn and others.

And/or, let me know what dream you’re inspired to go for now that you know age is not an issue.

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Thank you SO very much for watching, commenting and sharing.

Your light is a gift to this community and the world.

If you have friends, clients or colleagues who wonder if they’re too old to start a business or anything else, please share this post.

With so much love,

XO

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  1. Thanks so much Marie! I loved this episode, of course I love all your episodes. I’m 58, almost 59 and have been working on my next career for that last few years. It’s taking me a bit as I’m working on my transition from my day job and am not taking loans. It’s so important that women know we all go thru a ‘change of life’ literally, physically, emotionally and mentally. Just as men go thru a change at 40, so do women. We call it the empty nesters, but it’s really a time of reevaluation of life, starting the next stage where we are doing it because we want it, not because society says this is what you are supposed to be doing. There is more freedom, creativity and fun starting the next one, and who knows, the next one, the next one and the next one!!!! Let’s go women, there are no rules anymore!

    • So true!
      THANK you for such wise words and thank you Marie!!!!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      This deserves an amen, Teresa! ♥

    • Yes, let’s go!

    • karen

      Love this Teresa, you are so right!!

    • Ann

      I am soooo struggling with this.

    • AMEN SISTER! I am 56 and took the leap into my own business 3 years ago. It’s been rocky but right now I’ve never felt better, more confident and creative. I’m in the process of launching my passion business and two additional websites that have emerged from listening to my instincts and nudges from my spiritual influences. Let’s ROCK this world!!

    • Gina

      Thank you Teresa for your words. They resonated with me today as I’ve been going thru this “stage” lately, literally, mentally and emotionally as you say. Finally time to start thinking about what it is I want to do and what makes my heart sing! I’m pretty sure I’m on the right track now as I’m doing something I love, but was good to hear your words today.

    • Great comment Teresa! I love my new life of freedom. My husband was unsure at first but when I explained he is free as well, he started painting again at 67. I am 54 and just starting my business. I think my experience and maturity are what will make my business fabulous! Good luck in all you do..

    • Maryanne Paul

      I call these our reclaiming years.

  2. Elena

    Thank you Marie, this is just what I needed right now! You and your time are gooollllddddd.

  3. Permission. I know I don’t need it from anyone else but myself, but goodness it’s nice to feel it from others. I feel like I just got permission to think bigger at 50.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Love it, Tammy!

  4. Chris

    Beautiful! Made me cry. THX a lot!

  5. This was a great episode, Marie. I started B-School when I was 60 and have been developing my business for the last three years. It is definitely a longer road than I expected. The learning curve was enormous but I have come a long way. You mentioned stamina as a necessary and beneficial quality, I would also add flexibility as a benefit because we need to shift our ideas easily as we adapt to the demands of our business. I think age can sometimes bring resilience to change. BTW, you are an inspiration to me, despite being younger, because I love your authenticity.

    • Hi RonaLynn, I’m so glad you shared this comment. I was also inspired by Marie’s video on ‘it’s never too late’. You mentioned your ‘longer than expected’ learning curve. I would love the opportunity to chat with you for a few minutes. I am just launching a business to help women, 50 and beyond, to launch their own businesses and I am gathering details about the challenges faced. Would you be open to me calling you? I did send you a private message in Facebook and I tried to find you in the B School FB Group, but did not. Cheers, Colleen Kochannek

    • Dee Draper

      Ronalynn I am so with you, I am 2017 B-School class – – turned 61 in March and sometimes I feel like a tortoise – – yet I am not deterred and because of all my life experience I am grateful do have the necessary stamina and ability to preserve to fulfill this dream that I have to give back of what I been so fortunate to have received from the universe. So true about Marie. She is a breathe of fresh air.

    • Rosalynn, I’m a recent B-School grad too – and have been focusing on my dream business since I was in my late 50s. Yes, both stamina and flexibility are essential. Curiosity and a sense of humor help, too. Marie & team, thank you so much for encouraging us ALL to “create a business and a life that you love”. I’ll walk with my head held a bit higher, and watch this episode again if I start feeling “too old”.

  6. This episode made me cry. Thank you Marie, you always find the silver lining in every cloud and make us walk away feeling on top of the world x

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      What a beautiful note, Fiona! xoxo

  7. Greetings to you from the tip of Africa. This has been my favourite episode of Marie TV to date. It left me feeling uplifted, encouraged, endorsed and understood. And I have 10 new role models whose lives I can explore online when I need a push. I am 55 years old, have been running my pesto manufacturing business for 19 years and feel as if I’ve just got started! There is no way I could retire at 60. Marie, thank you.

    Kathleen

  8. Rmj

    Thank you so much for this! I spent the last 9 years in a decision making stalemate and not launching my dream business. I just completed your program on starting a new business and reviewing the last couple modules. LIFE CHANGING. Not only is this helping me with my business, but also in my confidence to have another child at an older age. Thank you again.

  9. Marj

    This made me cry – YEah! I was so happy to see they really were people that started later in life, not ones that were already well known and started a new business. I’ll be 56 this month and my life and biz are exciting! I agree with Cindy Joseph – your prime of life is where you are now. Wouldn’t it be a sad life if the highlight was high school?

    Thank you for another thoughtful vid – Happy Tuesday!

  10. Yessssss! This topic must be in the ethos. So many brave friends are dropping out of the corporate world in hopes of living bigger, happier lives. And in my case… bolder. I walked away from Ad Agency life last October and I must say I’m excited about building @moneyinstigator — a new platform focused on empowering women to really own their worth. So many of us still think we should work for free (loved your video on that) and that’s crazy! We are valuable, and when we can own that, nothing is going to hold us back. Thanks again for being the light you are.

  11. Good Lawd! I needed to hear this. I’m 46 and feeling too old to start the personal development empire that is on my heart. Guess that just got swatted down like an annoying fly. 🙂

    • Jennifer Tinsley

      You go, Sean!!!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      It’s never too late, Sean – we’re cheering you on all the way! 🙂

    • Tammy

      Empire! I am open to starting to think on these terms… you younguns’ inspire us older ones. Wink.

  12. I was moved by this episode – in fact I feel like it was just for me! I’m 54 and at a crossroads in my professional life. I’ve been entrepreneurial for the last two decades, first as a freelance journalist and then as a silversmith/goldsmith selling my handmade wedding rings online. I’m moving on to new things now but I’ve had the sense that so much of what is relevant now is directed at the millenial generation. I had begun to question my usefulness! I know there’s a book in me and a brand new career focus too. I just needed the divine inspiration contained in your video, Marie, to reassure me that I am still relevant and I have a lot to offer. I feel energized and confident after watching. Thank you so much! -Tina

  13. I’m 45 and at the risk of sounding braggy… I am killin it up in here! I took Marie’s B-school last year and as a result I opened my own coach training school! My mission has always been to inspire parents to raise emotionally intelligent kiddos who are well equipt to deal with life’s challenges. I had been trying to do it one parent/child at a time until I decided to create my own coach training school! Now I teach and certify people to become coaches themselves! They combine their own life experience with my training to impact their own families, friends, and communities! It’s given us the ability to reach FAR more people and it’s making a real difference in families! Yay!!! So anyway… yea, I am 45, I have 6 kids, +4 “bonus kids,” and an active life! Passion for what I do fuels my energy! Age is nothing more than a tally of years!
    PS: My mom, Marie Forleo, and Byron Katie are some of my inspirations too!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Heather! Keep up the great work 🙂

    • Priscilla Patti

      Heather, the work you are doing is so important for our world today. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 30 years and you inspire me! Continue to do great thing for children and families!

    • Marie, this was amazing. Thanks for sharing her question and providing such inspiration and showing age is just a number. I have a number of people who inspire me, you included. At this point, I no longer let my age keep me from moving forward, so that’s progress. Now I just need the business knowledge to reduce the fear factor. Keep it up everyone!! And let’s keep supporting each other. Thanks and have an inspirational creative day. 🙂
      Mary

    • Mary Lahti

      Heather, is that you? The all impressive go-geter Heather I so admire? Hi! Congrats on your progress and success so far. It’s wonderful. You for sure are an inspiration.
      Mary

  14. Tom

    SOOO INSPIRATIONAL…. so many FABULOUS LADIES. I am 58 and I have been inspired to start a part time business. Not sure what business just yet, but I am trying to learn the whole social media thing because I think an online business is the way to go. Thank you Marie SO SO VERY MUCH! YOU ARE A TRUE INSPIRATION TO ME.

  15. Ero

    This come on my birthday… Much appreciated!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Happy birthday, Ero! We’re sending big birthday wishes and hope you have a fabulous day and amazing year ahead! ♥

    • Tom

      I hope you have the happiest of birthdays today!!!

  16. This is amazing! I started Field Botanicals, my cruelty free skincare brand, two years ago at 45. That seems so young when compared to the women highlighted in this Marie TV! One of the mantras in my business is “there is no anti-aging, it’s about aging gracefully.” Life is organic and leads to new inspirations daily. Every day I’m older and every day is another exciting new adventure.

  17. Love this Marie! Perfect timing!
    I left the world of finance after 25 years and I am now in real estate and home staging and I have a lifestyle blog. I turned 60 in January! I so needed to see this episode of Marie TV today.
    Thank you so much!!!
    Ellen

  18. Debra

    Thank you, Marie, for all the wonderful inbox wisdom you send me weekly. My mom is my inspiration and hero. She went back to college in her mid-fifties to study what she had always wanted to do and her passion, art and fashion design. She started a new career in custom dressmaking and alterations and was quite successful at it in her fifties and sixties. I’ve been a graphic designer all my life and freelanced for the past 30 years. I’m now mid-sixties and am having trouble landing the freelance jobs I used get so easily. I’m sure some of it is age as I often pitch to much younger folks these days. I went back to school last year to learn how to code, starting with front end web development since it relates so closely to what I already love and do. With so many older folks not able to retire or starting their own businesses later in life, my hope is to transition my successful design practice to helping older business owners market their businesses through traditional and new marketing channels and to help them build their websites and have a social media presence. I’m now learning everything and hope to launch the additional services and retarget my own marketing to continue to run the studio successfully. If it wasn’t for my mother’s example, I might not have been fearless enough to start this new journey.

    • Hi Debra, Good for you! Will you share your website address with us?

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      So amazing, Debra!

  19. Hi Lynn…Well…I am the poster child for it never being too late. I received my Ph.D. at 59 and have gone on to designed art e-courses at 60. I left my full-time job in education two weeks ago to claim myself as an artist!!! I took Marie’s B-School recently and it literally transformed my life. My first e-course had 68 students; this round I am close to 200. 80 of these students are alumni who want to learn with me again and some for the fourth time. I cater my classes to women in their 50’s and some are in their 80’s. I am fully inspired by my students’ desires to make it “ME” time and to forge a creative journey no matter what their age. I love getting older and the wisdom I gained is empowering. Marie says, “How would you behave if you were the best in the world at what you do?” I keep this quote right on my computer as I prepare my lessons each day. I also am giving a scholarship to girls from “She’s The First” an organization to help girls living in poverty be the first in their families to graduate from high school. I learned from Marie that is about more than your own financial gain and much more about the contributions you make to help others. I did not want to stay small any longer and decided I needed to go big and invested in my business and myself. I’ve had steep learning curves and at every step of the way, I just keep going knowing I could do it. Perhaps getting a Ph.D at 59 was the greatest experience of my life – persistence and grit and the growth mindset rather than fixed has helped me more than I ever thought possible. Alexis

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      So amazing, Alexis! We’re thrilled to hear you’re doing so well, and it’s so wonderful that you’re also giving back to “She’s The First” too – we’re big fans of their work. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and being such a beautiful example!

  20. AMAZING! #tearsofjoy

  21. AJ

    Thank you so much for this Marie. A few years ago I left my corporate job to pursue for gift of being a classical soprano singer. I have so many emotional and psychological issues to overcome but I’ll get there. I can’t quite face my age having never worried in the past and maybe I’ll get back to that but I have always believed that age shouldn’t be the excuse or reason for not living the way you want to live and so I love this episode for showing that I’ve been right all along.

  22. Rime

    Can you please make French or Arabic subtitles to this video? I wish my mom could watch this but she doesn’t understand Englisb. She is 52 and believes it is too late for her to start over.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Hi Rime, you can absolutely turn on French or Arabic subtitles for all of our episodes!

      YouTube has a translated captions built right in. It’s not always 100% perfect, but we always transcribe every single episode in English and upload the full transcript, so that when YouTube translates it to another language, it comes through as accurately as possible.

      To turn on those captions, press play on any of our episodes, then click “CC” in the bottom right corner of the YouTube player to turn captions on.

      Once they’re on, click the gear icon next to CC and select the option that says: “Subtitles/CC,” then select Auto-translate. Then you can choose from a long list of available languages that YouTube offers translations for, including French and Arabic!

      I hope that helps and you can share our episodes with your mom now! If you have any questions, you can reach out to our team at info AT marieforleo DOT com.

  23. Hi,
    I’m Martha… no I’m joking: I’m Andrew, a man, breaking into this all woman video-update. I’m 58 and I would still like a couple of thing i my life:

    find a girlfriend and start a family
    finally get succes at my company (which didn’t come earlier… ) for which I have to work really hard…

    that’s it, simple. The video counts for men and women… I hope… 🙂

    Love,

    Andrew

    • Hey Andrew/Martha 😂 of COURSE it counts for both men and women.

      When I’m answering these very real Qs, I do my best to focus on the individual, knowing that the lessons we talk about on the show are often universal.

  24. Louise

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you for reinvigorating my thinking, my passion, my energy & my desire to be the best I can be at any age! Yep I’m getting up there & instead of thinking my ship has sailed I’ve got to get back on shore & take action because now is my time…

  25. Thanks for this. I am 62 1/2 and need to hear this most days. I am rebuilding and need to mKe money more now than I have ever had to in my youth. I would like to find a way to work less but need the income due to many reasons. I am learning new technology skills ( I am a tech support person already) in order to demand higher rates.
    But often feel I am too old for the hustle.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      You’re absolutely not too old, Darleen! In fact I believe the more years we’ve been around, the more efficiently and intelligently we can hustle. I hope this episode inspired you on your journey to deepen your tech skills and keep rebuilding!

  26. Oh my, how timely is this. My new business is on the verge of launching. I am helping women, 50 and beyond, launch their own business: from ideation to implementation to launch. B School was amazing, but my goal is to fill in where I saw gaps. We 50+ ers come to the online world and technology from a different place than those younger than us. It can feel overwhelming.

    Marie, these models are inspiring. Thank you. ~Colleen

  27. Thank you Marie! As always great and inspiring. I would like to give a shout-out to Mimi Kirk from youngonrawfood.com Mimi found her passion in the raw vegan lifestyle. She writes books and travels the world giving talks on the subject. Well into her seventies Mimi is a great example of living healthy and living your passion at any age.

  28. Marie,
    awesome. so glad I am not alone. just turned 60 healthy, rich, sexy and fabulous in May. I am on fire with what I am doing in this next chapter. Being mindful but not slowing down in my self-care or doing a business I love. In fact, I have upped the ante on everything including ME.
    I must share with my facebook group The Courageous Ageless Woman’s Club where I share and engage all things inspirational and there is still time so use it!

    thank you for this.

  29. Barry Hall

    Great talk today Marie really enjoyed it. – Barry.

  30. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Marie! Preach, sister! Shout it from the rooftops, all y’all. This is what I coach women on and I’ve witnessed some amazing transformations happen as women launch their encore careers. (And at 50 I started TV hosting, modeling and writing for TV– so I can confirm that it’s never too late to embark on something new, ladies. If you have interests, drive and a pulse>> you have the opportunity to become impassioned in your life and career!) I absolutely LOVE that you are affirming this truth and helping women break through the imaginary cobwebs, Marie. You provide inspiration, support, and all the steps necessary — and what a gift that is to the sisterhood. Thank you! -Michele Gillette

  31. Nora

    These women are amazing! This will inspire all of us to keep going.

  32. Thanks for this inspiration, Marie! This episode brought tears to my eyes. It’s exceptionally helpful to hear stories of other women my age, because I have struggled with the notion of being too old a lot. I’ve spent my career as a photographer, and last year, at 59, I launched a totally different venture for me: a blog that I write and photograph about women farmers. I’ve had to learn so much about blogging, social media and all that; it’s been like learning a new language! My goal is to change our narrative around women farmers (and women, period). All around us are phenomenal, strong, adventurous women who have chosen the challenging path of growing food. They inspire me to no end. Most of the women I profile are much younger than I, but that doesn’t matter. I learn so much from them.

  33. Mona Kelly

    Aaaaaaamen!

  34. Thank you for this beautiful episode! It was just what I needed! You are right, we should celebrate every stage of life and not be afraid of starting something new at any age. I loved seeing these role models and I will be on the lookout for more mature women in business to celebrate their strength and determination and be inspired when I need a little push or reminder that I, also, can do it and succeed.

  35. Beverly Ash Gilbert

    My Mantra:
    The Older I Get
    The More Colorful I Become
    Every 5-10 years, I have drastically changed my career and each change has been more and more creative, colorful, satisfying! I’m 55 and can’t wait to see what my next chapter holds.

  36. Marylou

    Perfect episode for me at this time. Love all your episodes, and your enthusiasm. Turning 62 this month, and although I have full time job as a graphic designer, I would love to work for myself. I’m learning new design concepts, the ones I put down years ago, but are the ones that spark the passion. It’s the fear, and you know, I think it could be a little fear of success, but mostly it’s the not good enough mentality I need to shed. I get so far, and then stop. I have a difficult time honing in on a particular area as I enjoy so many forms of art, mostly digital. Seeing the ladies mentioned here inspires me.

  37. Okay this totally made me cry in that touched-my-soul kind of way. I just turned 59 and am always looking for women who can say “aging schmaging, life is awesome!” Marie, I took your B-School two years ago and I’ll admit I did have some self doubt because of my age. During that time, I caught myself saying “well I’m older” as an apology. What?! I thought ” oh Hell no, I am NOT going to be that person!” No more being small. My business is growing and so am I. Thanks for your continuous inspiration girl!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      YES, Anne! No more being small, and it’s awesome to hear your business is growing. We’re honored to have you in B-School with us! xo

  38. Mind blown! I love all your episodes Mare, but this one is hands down the most powerful and inspirational for me. I have been struggling lately and this was just what I needed to hear. Thank you!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much, Carol! We’re so glad to hear this is exactly what you needed. We’re delighted to have you tuning in with us!

  39. Miryam Heiliczer

    HI! Age really is NOT an issue, only attitude is! I am 68 next week and I started a business 2 years ago and I am only now starting to see the financial dividends. The first years are a learning curve and required some new business and personal development skill. That was not wasted time. I am going back to school part time and hopefully will be receiving Diplomate status by the time I hit 70. I intend to live many more productive years, G-D willing, and help other older women find their vision and fulfill their passion.
    Thanks for this great video, Marie!

    • Dee Draper

      Miryam – – Thank – you. Yes, the video was great, however your sharing is very inspiring to me.

      • Miryam Heiliczer

        Thank you, Dee. Let me know if you want to connect privately.

  40. Heaven Duvall-Cox

    Oh my gosh Marie!! Today is my 30th birthday and I can’t tell you how much this helped me. I’m a mom of 4 and love my life, but my dream is to be an actress (like A-list, red carpet, Oscar award-winning actress). I’ve been finding it extremely difficult to balance both and TBH, in the back of my head I keep hearing that biological time clock ticking away reminding me that my “prime” is almost over. I needed this video. I was bawling by the end of it. Thank you thank you thank you!!! So much love and gratitude to you and your team.

  41. Thanks for this episode, Marie. I am 60 (for 9 more days) and starting a new business. And in true synchronistic magic I have been wondering Lynn’s same question. I looked at many of the women I was learning from and they were all so young (relatively speaking)! I wondered where I could find some inspiration to satisfy my need for peers, age peers, that is. And you delivered (yet again!)! Thanks for being such an inspiration to old and young alike!

    • Dee Draper

      Nancy – – I could not have said it better – – just what I was thinking. Marie delivered – – “yet again. I turned 61 in March and a member of the B-School 2017 class that just ended, yet in the process of setting up my business and have moments that I feel I need to be moving faster. So today’s video was right on for me too.

  42. Ooooh! la! la! Can your show gets better than this? Love the message you put out weekly. I have friends who think they are too old to start anything new or change their careers. It’s only too late if you say so, no one can tell you otherwise. I just started a side project of my own and I hope to inspire others the way you do. Keep them messages coming because the world needs more of that.

    xoxo

  43. Jessica

    Hi Marie,
    I’ve been a dedicated fan of you and Marie TV for a while now. I love all your episodes but this one prompted me to leave a comment. All these woman have given me the inspiration (and possibly a little more confidence) in pursuing something within me.
    I have entrepreneurial goals and now I believe they can happen.
    Thank you for keeping us inspired!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Love it, Jessica! We’re delighted that this episode inspired you to leave a comment, and we’re cheering you on as you’re exploring those entreprenurial goals and dreams. You’ve so got this!

  44. Christine

    Thank you so much Marie!!

  45. Thank you so much for this inspiring, much-needed message! I’ve always loved to write and have a lifelong dream of being a novelist, a dream long ago abandoned in the pursuit of starting a family and the “real world” of mortgages, car payments, utilities, etc. Now that self-publishing has allowed more and more authors the opportunity to write for a living, my dream seems scarily attainable…but I’ve been holding myself back out of this fear of being too old to start, too old to devote years to honing my craft, to becoming the writer I long to be. After watching your video, I can see how ridiculous this idea is…at a mere 38 years old, I still have decades of life left to learn, love, and play. 🙂 Thank you, Marie!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      YES, Tammi! So much time to learn, love, and play. Keep us posted when your first novel is finished 🙂

  46. Kim

    So inspiring! Thanks for compiling these stories in one place. I will share them widely, with my clients and communities! Blessings to all who want to “go for it”! Yes, you can.
    xo

  47. Such wisdom from such a youngling! Thanks Marie for the kickstart. At 60 I started a blog, quite a feat for a techno challenged boomer. I am loving it and so are my readers. I think I have more passion for this little blog than I have just about anything I’ve done. I’m 65 now and plan to turn the blogs into a book, which is daunting. Any words of wisdom for me as I turn another page?
    Regards,
    Karen

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Absolutely, Karen! We did an amazing interview with writer, Cheryl Strayed a while back. She has incredible words of wisdom for anyone getting started on new creative ventures, especially artists, so definitely check that out for some amazing tips: https://www.marieforleo.com/2017/02/cheryl-strayed/

      I hope you enjoy that episode, and we’re cheering you on as you’re working on your book!

  48. Marie I love this!

    When I started B-School I thought that my ideal client was millennial women. After working with a woman my mom’s age, I quickly realized that I wanted to work with women in the mid-40’s and older because it’s never too late to rock your biz.

  49. Thank you, Marie! I can totally relate and love all those beautiful role models. I’m writing my first book and by the time it’s published I’ll be 46 or 47. I keep reminding myself the timing is perfect and I’m the perfect age to transition to a new career as author and speaker. With gratitude for you and those amazing women!

  50. Brilliant as always. I am now an artist of bright colourful paintings and installations inspired by nature, flowers and WWI commemoration. I began painting 8 years ago when it knocked on my head following a life of not getting art and anything I tried was truly dreadful. I am now 52 and have been professional for 4 years and now do some work internationally. I still laugh at the thought of me being an artist but absolutely love helping other become more creative through involvement in my installations and my confidence with creativity workshops. You are never too old…I try new things in art all the time and know that I always will….I just wish more people would not think they are too old…….

  51. LOVE this! I’m 49 and starting my own business. I feel like a spring-chicken after watching this video! So inspiring.

  52. I am in the homesteading industry, just getting started at 54. My inspiration is Marjory Wildcraft. She is also an amazing older woman following her dream. Love you Marie.

  53. Nancy Harris

    It’s never too later to make a change or start something new. In 2015, at 57, I shut down my very successful psychotherapy and life coaching business in Providence, RI, moved across country to Denver, CO, and started all over. I was told by therapists in Denver that it would be very hard to get a business going in this competitive town. I refused to believe it and listened to my heart all the way.

    Within 6 months I had a busy practice. Within one year, I bought a new place to live with a home office. A few months ago I was chosen as one of Denver’s “Top 20 Life Coaches” by expertise.com. I now work at home doing what I love and I help other women and men make similar changes. I wouldn’t be able to do this if I hadn’t done it myself. If you are thinking of making a change, listen to your heart. It will show you the way.

    • U go girl. Wonderful, never, ever give up or listen to the critics.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Wow, that’s so amazing, Nancy!

  54. Hi Marie,
    Loved this episode SO much! Thanks to Lynn for asking the amazing question – love to her as well as you. I have been running my own business for the last 16 years and love doing so. I know I want to start making adjustments to it in the next few years so have been thinking how I could do this.
    To take some of my business online seems like the obvious choice but I’ve been shying away from it, wondering if I will keep up with all the technology, and behind it I think there was an element of “am I too old” Will anyone want to listen to a 52 year old. I just burst out laughing when the first woman up on the screen was Louise Hay. I have loved her for the last 25 years!!!! What an amazing selection of beautiful vibrant strong women you chose!
    Have now got those thoughts of “Am I too old” showered them with love and sent them off on a long journey out of my DNA. I am fabulous at 52, have a stack more knowledge then I did at 26, need to get back to my B-School assignments and get planning my Online Business. Printed off the “Am I starting the Right Business” booklet as well just to get my focus sharpened up.

  55. Adored this episode. After seeing so many amazing women changing the world in their 60s and 70s I feel a little silly saying that I occasionally feel a bit ‘past it’ having started my coaching business at 33… largely because my 2 favourite mentors (Tony Robbins and Mastin Kipp) were both well underway in their 20s. That being said, it’s a lot harder to get hired as a coach in your 20s simply because people don’t view you as having much life experience, and coaching is often a ‘secondary’ career… something you move into once you’ve acquired a body of knowledge in a pre-cursor field. At least it was for me 🙂 Thanks for showing that age is truly just a number and the social construct of what women ‘can’ do in their ‘later’ years is utter BS 😉 Love your work Marie – keep it up!!xoxo

  56. Bravo! You just dispelled a HUGE myth. Thanks.

  57. Elyse

    Great episode! Yes we “women of a certain age” are way under represented in the media, in fashion – everywhere. I also was looking for inspiration and started a Facebook page “Aging with Attitude” and a Pinterest board “Stylistas of a Certain Age” There is nothing to sell in either spot – just lots of inspiration and fun. Thanks Marie. You are the best!

  58. Begoña

    I just want to mention Manuela Carmena

    She is a retired judge who setup a non-profit in 2010 and run for Major of Madrid in 2015. During the past too years she has been the Major and got the city debt down a 30%. She is now 73. I’m a fan and proud.

  59. Great video¡
    Lets get rid of all the excuses giving clear examples of how to do it¡
    Thanks for sharing Marie

  60. Iva

    This was beautiful and inspirig. I often feel I have “waisted my youth” and I’m oly 31. I admire ladies (and men) from Advanced Style.
    Thank you, this brought me to tears (of joy) , thank you!

    • Iva

      wasted I ment. funny

  61. Perfect post, perfect timing. I’ve been running my current business since 2013 and I have intentions of retiring (I’m currently 52). I haven’t quite cracked it yet, but I know that with time, success will come. I have only just reached middle age (I’m aiming at 105, healthy and active) so there’s lots of time to do lots of things.
    My idols are Iris Apfel, fashion icon at age 95 and several centenarian yoga teachers. If they can do it, so can I . 🙂

    • That should have said NO intentions of retiring. LOL.

  62. Beth

    Thanks Marie. Love these examples!

  63. Priscilla Patti

    Hi Marie,
    Thank you so much for this episode! I’m 56 years old and last year I took early retirement and left a well paying job at a state university, where I worked for over 20 years. I started my own business last March and I love it! I am completing lessons in your ‘Start the Right Business’ and it has been so helpful. I also bought ‘Rituals for Living Dreambook and Planner by Briana and Peter Borten. It has helped me to relax about getting things done. It was wonderful to learn more about all of these inspiring women. Thanks again!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Hooray for starting your own business, Priscilla! We’re so happy to hear you’re diving into Start The Right Business too and finding it helpful. Keep up the amazing work – we’re cheering you on!

  64. Loved this episode. I am 53 with so much I want to do yet so stuck in myself, being afraid to advance thinking no one would take me seriously or that I might not have what it takes. What I learned from this episode is just simply being fearless like the women you featured and by not allowing self-doubt to get in the way. I love learning from women like that. I started my own small business a few years ago and I go through ebbs and flows with it. Maybe it’s time to stop fearing and just doing!

  65. Marie,
    Thanks for today’s program. I’d like to share my inspiration – my sister Georgia.
    Georgia has Ph.D. in political science and has done so many AMAZING things in her life, especially in promoting women’s empowerment and equality. Her CV is a mile long.
    During a trip to Albania where she spoke on the value of women’s cottage industries, she had her ‘aha’ moment. She knew she needed to do more than just write or speak on the subjects. It was her turn to affect change. She was 52 when she came home and said “I know we can do this!” and we started planning our business. It took a couple years to get our business model right, and now, we have multiple businesses. One is in Botswana, where we have a factory which employs local talent, paying fair wages, purchasing raw materials (wild-harvested fruits) for fair prices and have invested some serious $$. The other is here in the US from where we offer the fairly and ethically sourced botanical oils for cosmetics.
    BTW – Georgia is now 62 and I’m 54 and we are living our dream!
    Thanks for allowing me to share this about my sister, how proud I am of what she has created, and that she’s brought me along for this adventure!
    Mary Jo

    • Dee Draper

      Wow !!! Thanks Mary Jo. Just awesome. This is one of the reason that I am going through in reading everyone’s comments. There is just a treasure of inspirational and phenomenal stories. I feel so honored to be able to experience these exchanges today.

  66. Hi–
    Here’s some inspiration to any of you feeling “too old.” I’m 71. I didn’t seriously start writing until I was 55. I struggled for 12 years to get published the traditional way, and at 67, I bit the bullet and self-published. (Had to learn a lot to do it, but I was determined!) I now have 26 books self-published on Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon. If this “old” person can do all that, so can YOU!

    • Dee Draper

      You are so right. Very inspirational. Thank you.

  67. I love this episode! I produce a podcast that features people over 70 talking about who they are and where they are, and Lynn, Lord willing, you have a lot more time to get down with your bad self. I’m traveling today to interview a woman who didn’t start acting until her 60s who has since associate produced a Broadway play!

    Some more inspo (Lynnspo?):
    Epsie Elmer, who overcame a lifelong stutter at age 50. What inspired her? She’d recently joined Mary Kay and wanted to make her living from that business. She’s now in her early 80s and about to hit a *major* 6-figure sales goal.

    Charlotte “Sharky” Reeder hadn’t been far outside Kentucky before beginning to travel the world at age 80. She’s been to South Africa, Australia, France, and even rafted rivers in the Pacific Northwest in the States. She’s 90 now and still works full-time by choice. Her attitude is everything.

    Grandma Gatewood told her kids she was going for a walk. She was 67 years old. That walk was thru-hiking the entire Appalachian
    Trail.

    These are just a few. Rooting for you, Lynn!

    • Thanks Lindsey! In 10 years I’ll be happy to be on your podcast!!

  68. Magali

    I know it’s fictional, but watching Grace and Frankie can be quite inspirational! If anything, Jane Fonda alone is an inspiration 🙂

    • Totally! I love the fact that there’s a show out there about divorced women in their 70s starting a vibrator business.

  69. I needed this so much. I turn 62 in September and I’ve been thinking that I am too old to do an online business. Thanks so much for this episode of Marie TV. I feel like I will be crushing it in my 60’s and 70’s. I needed this inspiration.

  70. What an inspiring video! Thank you for this encouraging shot of potential in the arm. I recently retired from a 20 year career in real estate to follow my passions. I have known since I was a little girl that I was born to be a singer/songwriter and yet soccer games, purchase contracts and IEP’s ended up filling my days and my energy. But last year, at age 54, I recorded my first album, ‘Naked & Undone,’ a collection of original songs about the wings you find when the rest is stripped away. I recorded it with my talented husband, and we call ourselves ‘Simple Souls.’ I also started a daily podcast/blog to encourage and inspire us to live in the moment and gracefully navigate each day with courage and wisdom. I created an alter-ego that expresses who I am, ‘Miss Sense and Simplicity,’ a simple girl with a scrap of common sense. Since retiring, I also wrote a book and went back to school. There are days that I wonder what will come of all this, but the fact remains that I am following what matters most to me, the things that make my heart beat strong. I’m grateful for this second chance to become what might have been, only I know more now than I did then. This video reminds me of what’s possible, so thank you for creating it. I love what you do!

  71. Bonnie

    I never leave comments, but HAD to today. I’m crying! This topic hits home for me! After being under-valued and downsized from a job I didn’t love, I struggled for 2 years. And, in my late 50s, I feared that was the end for me. Then the Universe opened up and said, ‘Whaddya want?’ Opportunities opened right and left and I’m now doing work that is the most satisfying work of my life. Over a lifetime of employment, I’ve amassed a lot of different skills and I’m using all of them in my current work. I love what I do and am happy to go to work every day! It is never too late for success and joy! Thank you, Marie! Love your work!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Bonnie, we’re honored to hear that this episode really hit home for you, and that you were inspired to leave a comment. It’s so true that it’s never too late for success and joy, and we’re so happy to hear that the Universe opened right up for you and offered you some amazing opportunities. Thanks so much for sharing!

  72. Justine

    In her 60s, my mum Ann Sheriff decided she wanted to learn the bagpipes, and now, in her 70s, she’s one of the best pipers in her marching band. I love to see her tiny, grey-haired self marching along with all the big brawny guys (who are way younger). Proof that age is all in your head. Go mum go!!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Your mom sounds amazing, Justine! I love bagpipes 🙂

  73. Thank you for all this wonderful, inspirational stories about amazing women.
    I even thought I am too old at the age of 8. Ridiculous! But it tells me that it IS a matter of thought and not a matter of facts. If you think, you are too old, then your actual age does not matter at all. It is always your believe that makes you old and uncapable.

    I needed this episode very much right now. And I am just 46!

    I would love to dance. I adore professional dancers for their body consciousness, their grace and beautiful movements.

  74. Thank you so much Marie for this episode!! I recently turned 61 and am in the midst of creating a business. I’m surrounded by young people all the time and I actually had the same question………….Where are all the women my age who are crushing it in biz and life? This is not only an inspiration for women my age but also for the younger women who follow us. I already knew about a couple of the women you mentioned but will certainly be researching the others and sharing this episode.

  75. Kate Cardwell

    Thanks Marie! I have been in the ” non-working” state for the past ten years and am ready to do something again! ….on my own with great input which I receive from you and others! Thank You! My go to for info and encouragement with ideas! Kate

  76. Perfect timing! I couldn’t agree more! I am 52 and am a fine artist (formerly commercial artist) who just got my first gallery representation yesterday!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      That’s incredible Monica; congratulations! We’re so glad this came at the perfect time for you. Have fun hanging your art on those shiny new gallery walls.

  77. lisbeth

    what if you are a more “mature” woman who no one believes your age for starters for many reasons…but who actually WAS an entrepreneur before it was a TREND…in your late 30’s, when few women were doing it…but 7 years later, went back to working in house for companies b/c you PREFERRED it..the community but above all the COLLABORATION..and the LEARNING that ensued from the EXCHANGE OF IDEAS…not all of us thrive in a singular framework, but can be entrepreneurial and collaborative simultaneously…if what you say is true….how does one become involved with a small company or at least PART of something vs an entrepreneur..why isn’t that value of experience around ALL sides of the table realized as so valuable…if AGE IS NOT AN ISSUE 🙂 THANK you as always for your entertaining and educating media.

  78. Arpit Kikani

    I am totally inspired to begin my MBA preparation at 32!!
    Thanks Marie.

  79. Tia Cronin

    Marie, I love you and all the inspiring, motivational work you do!! (Yep, I’m a groupie.) It seems like your messages–always delivered in such an entertaining and humor-filled way–are just what I need at that moment. Today’s “never too old” was exactly what I needed to see. I’m 52, multi-passionate, and on a break from three decades of corporate career, and struuuggggliiiiing with what to do next: dreaming big one day and thinking small the next. I was so inspired (and even somewhat ashamed by my limiting beliefs) when I watched story after story of these amazing, brace, fierce women unfold in your piece. Wow. Enough excuses already! Next on my to-do list is your StarttheRightBusiness.com program; cannot wait to do this. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Tia, we’re so glad that this episode totally resonated with you! We all come to revelations and moments of inspiration at different times, which is why I love that Marie highlighted that these badass women all began their careers/businesses/passions later on in life. Give yourself some grace and permission to have lived beautifully thus far. All this time has been fruitful to learn more and more about yourself, and gather all the experience, lessons, knowledge, and maturity that you’ll now get to take with you as you embark on your entrepreneurial adventures.

      We’d love to see you in Start the Right Business! If you have any questions about the program, you can always send us an email at supportATmarieforleoDOTcom. Rock on!

  80. Love it Marie.

  81. This this this this.
    Thank you.
    I’m wiping tears away in gratitude.

  82. Renee

    Thank you for this episode. It came at the perfect time. I’m 46 and have always wanted to be a sex therapist but went to school for something else and now thought I’m top old to go back and start from scratch. This video told me to go for it! Thank you. I’m submitting my application today and I’ll be back to learn how to run that business once I’ve completed my course. Thank you for those inspiring women.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Yes Renee! We’re so excited that you’re taking action towards your dream career today! Best of luck; you got this.

  83. Wow, this video and comment section warms my heart so very much! So many badass lady bosses out there that started in their ’50’s or later! How cool is that?

    I remember when I was in my late twenties and graduated from the Conservatory, another female musician said to me “Well, it’s about time for you to get your break, isn’t it? Before it’s too late?”

    Too late?? Um, no, never! I have many, MANY more years to make music, thank you very much! And also, we have this thing called the internet! We can create art, products, services…whatever it is, and build a community around it ourselves, online, no matter how old we are.

    It’s so important that as women we consciously redefine how we look at aging. Unfortunately “celebrating” aging is still far from the default. That’s why I’m so grateful that you shared this video today 🙂

    (And for anyone reading this, get in on Start The Right Business!! I’ve done it as part of B-School several years ago and always thought it should be a separate program as it was so good!)

    • Dee Draper

      Anja thank you. I also did StartTheRightBusiness in conjunction with my B-School and it was as powerful as B-School for me.

  84. Christine

    Oh my goodness! Today’s Marie Tv has convinced me there is such a thing as divine timing! Just yesterday at work, I was pondering the possibility that, all platitudes aside, is 47.5 years old really, honestly just too old to start my business and to (finally) actively pursue playwriting as my art? In the moment, I realized I had given up — the desire was still there, but my faith had left me. I finished out the day ambivalent — wanting to believe again, but afraid that the time I have left isn’t strong enough to support the weight of my dreams.

    I love, love, love “Q. and A. Tuesdays!” Sometimes, I wake up and go right to it, a weekly dose of inspiration, motivation, and hope. Today, I opened the message and discovered the topic, and I realized, in an instant, that yesterday’s musings had not been a detached, academic inquiry; they had been a prayer — not the question, “Is it too late for me?,” but a plea, “Please! Let it not be too late yet!”

    Then I woke up this morning, and you answered my prayer — in the most fantastic way imaginable. You saw my fear and you raised me reality — not with platitudes, but with real people — women of every age, getting it done. Like it ain’t nothing but a tuesday!

    . . .And on that note, back to b-school! THANK YOU.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      How serendipitous, Christine! We’re so glad that this came at the perfect time for you, and truly, as an aspiring playwright, this is such an incredible moment for you to embark on your passion. Think of all the life, experience, and richness you’ll be able to infuse into your characters, your stories, and your words.

      I’d also recommend you watch (or rewatch!) the interview that Marie did with Cheryl Strayed. There’s so much in there about what it means to be a writer, and as you’re leaning into this literary adventure, I think some of Cheryl’s words might be helpful:
      https://www.marieforleo.com/2017/02/cheryl-strayed/

      We’re wishing you the best!

      • Christine

        Yep! Just recently rewatched! LOVE her! And love Marie! Thanks, Team Forleo!

    • Dee Draper

      Christine – – thank you. What a great line/thought – – “the weight of my dreams”. That’s it, the best description of how I feel “the weight of my dreams” is soo strong and heavy that even at “my age” – – 61 yrs, that I must be in pursuit and will not be denied.

  85. Robin

    Hello, This was very encouraging.
    Here’s my shout out for an encouraging older woman:
    Many years ago while visiting an art museum with my husband, I came across a beautiful book in the museum gift shop. It was a gorgeous book of flowers created by a woman after she had been widowed at the age of 72. I (sadly) didn’t purchase the book at the time, but the memory of that woman has been a continual source of encouragement to me that I’m not. too. old.
    Til this morning I didn’t know the name of this woman but have tried searching for her book over the years. This morning I must have put in the right search words, because “eureka!” I found it! Her name is Mary Delany and according to a book synopsis on amazon, “Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum and referred to as the Flora Delanica…” and she didn’t begin until age 72! Pretty impressive!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Oh Robin, thank you so much for sharing Mary’s work with us! She is so talented, and such an impressive lady. Talent truly knows no age.

  86. Marie, this made me weep! I’m 58 and making a major shift from being a ghostwriter and book editor to launching my own ecommerce store, Blackcat-Whitecat Style … while finishing my first sci-fi fantasy novel this year about time-traveling cats. I go in and out of confidence, that sneaky inner critic that whispers, “You’re too old, you missed the boat. Maybe next Life.” Deepest sigh. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting for you to talk about women my age and beyond. I even felt like a fraud sometimes, an outsider, because I perceived that you only work with young women. You have reached through the dark clouds of doubt hanging over my head and renewed my faith — in me! Pure (Grateful) Heart, CJ (Author, Fairy Warrior, Mother of Cats)

  87. Thanks for this, Marie! I actually met Carol when she first launched Strap-Mate in 1992 in NYC. We were both on a local cable show called Something to Offer. So happy to see her included here. Also, inspired. I am starting a business this year called Wonderland Writing Workshops [via Teachable]. I am 57. I’ve never done anything like this, having worked as a college professor for the past 15 years. Everything in me says, “Go for it!” so I will be launching my first course soon. Grateful for this shot of much-needed inspiration!

  88. Looove this episode!!!
    Thank you for all the inspiration!!!
    I have started a new business at 48, and even though I am very brave, I keep thinking I don’t have much time (I’m 50).
    This post made me think YES, THERE IS TIME!!!
    So I will change my plans to a 10 year plan instead of a 5 year plan.
    This will help me not to feel so rushed to reach my goals!
    Thank you so much, Marie!
    Mwah 💋

  89. Steph

    Marie, I have been soaking up all of your videos about starting something new, especially with regards to creative pursuits. Thank you for finding these role models! Any Google search I tried only came back with people who already had a lifetime of experience in a similar or relevant field to the one they became famous for. I always found it disheartening (even back when I was 16!) hearing about people who “made it” when they were 10. Now, as a SAHM who’s had jobs but never a “career,” you give hope & actual guidance that I find so encouraging. I’m still working on clarifying my goals, and sometimes you say just the right thing to give me a kick. I’m putting “check out starttherightbusiness.com” into my calendar for tonight!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad you’re feeling inspired by these late-blooming ladies, Steph! And we’d love to welcome you to Start the Right Business. Your goals and dreams are valid and deserving of the time and space they need to blossom. If you have any questions about the program, you can always email us over at supportATmarieforleoDOTcom. We look forward to seeing what you create!

  90. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for speaking to my demographic! Sometimes it seems like everything I’m seeing out there is led by women and men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

    Yes, I am inspired by these younger people, AND sometimes I get caught up in the feeling that, at 66, it’s too late for me.

    I signed up for B School this year and haven’t gotten past Start The Right Business yet. Actually I got bogged down in this very topic: I’m to old to do something new.

    I’m officially going back to dust that STRB segment off and see what comes of it. I HAVE HOPE!!!

    There is a place for me and I do have gifts to share! Marie, your tag line speaks so strongly to me every episode, I feel like you’re aiming it directly at me.

    It’s time. I CAN DO THIS.

    Many thanks and so much love to you,

    Kay

    • This warms my heart Kay. Please keep going *and* allow yourself to have fun and enjoy the journey too. So glad you’re a #BSchoolerForLife ❤️

  91. Thank you Marie, I really needed this.

  92. I love this episode! It is inspiring and came just at the right time as I am at a transitionary time in my life where everything is changing. This is what I needed to get me over my fear hump and just let everyone who will listen that I just recently started a blog that will focus on single parents with children to discuss the fear of getting it all right, of being perfect and debunking all the negative myths of parenting after divorce, co-parenting, and blended families. I want to show the world that there is a positive way to live where co- parenting is centered on the kids happiness versus our own and then our own happiness will follow suit. This is a very personal to me as with many creative ideas, these are pages out of my own life and it is scary to have it shared with the world. And this episode gave me the courage to just do it, but it on facebook, let everyone know, and who knows where it could lead. Thanks Marie!!!!!!! xoxo

  93. Blithe

    AMEN! And huge Thank You for this episode. These women are inspirations as are so many others. I learn so much from people of any age, younger & older than me. But it’s really refreshing to see women celebrated for our accomplishments as we mature. That knowledge is definitely worth something!

  94. Thank you for that Marie. Although I am an artist and as an artist basically the norm is if you have managed to keep painting or what ever your medium is you don’t really get going until after 50. So I am looking forward to the the next part of my life, creating from B School . Louis Hay is one of my heroes.

    Love and Light
    Christine Kowal and The Animals

  95. Darlene Michele

    YAYYY! I loved this episode!!! I’m 51 and currently working to start a movement of beauty creators who are committed to creating more beauty in the world. My goal is to do my part to cause a tipping point of love in the world! The first phase of my dream (what I’m currently working on) is to start a membership community. I plan to use this community to cause a force of love and beauty that will take over the world! I have such a HUGE vision for where I can take this dream. It’s much bigger than me and I’m not sure how I’ll pull it all off, but these are the BEST kind of dreams!

    The first half of my life was filled with pain and heartache. This next half (Yes, I plan to reach 100 years old!) will be filled with love and joy as I figure out all the ways I can make the world more beautiful. I’M JUST GETTING STARTED!!!!

    Thank you, Marie, for another inspiring episode!
    Much love,
    Darlene Michele

  96. Elise

    God Bless You Marie!!
    I so needed this
    Your friend and admirer,
    Elise
    Aged 50

  97. I started painting in my mid-fifties and continued with gusto to the present. Am now 64 and loving it! I would say, best advice is to choose what you want, and stick with it. Focus is the key. love you, marie – you are always an inspiration! http://www.pamelagatens.com

  98. Éloïse

    Hi everybody !

    I’m not in my 50’s, i’m a 37 singer. I always thought that being a singer would be my only carrer but to three years ago i discovered a danish training for choir leaders in contemporary music. I never thought that I could become a choir leader (even if I sang in choirs my whole.life). All the CL I knew learned classical music and classical leadership. But when I discovered the danish way, it was a revelation. So I started my training at the royal academy of music in denmark and now I have two choirs and I start workshops next january in France. I also did my very first workshop in NYC where i’ m right now on vacation (almost). So yes never too late and also never impossible if it’s your dream. Just maybe the journey will ne different than you thought.

  99. OH EM GEEE I needed to hear this! Thankyouthankyouthankyou. Thank. You. I am a 59yo 2017 B-Schooler, not finished (nobehind) and struggling so much with overwhelm and discouragement as I look at those succeeding in my area (Interior Design), and feel like the 30 & 40 somethings have it all on point and I’m don’t have as much to offer. I know, I know, I drank the compareschlagger! I’ll keep going, but for now just thanks again for this video!

  100. Maureen

    Marie! Thank you so much for your work. I always love your show but this one was really special and inspiring. I love hearing this message about age that puts conventional thinking on its head. My grandmother used to say “every age has it’s joy.”

    No reason to devalue your dreams at any age.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Thanks so much for watching Maureen! I love your grandmother’s motto; both you and she are spot on. Keep going for your dreams; you deserve them.

  101. Thank you! I loved this inspiration. My turn.

  102. Stephanie

    This was very nice to see. I am 46 and starting a new career in Nutrition. I am taking prerequisite classes this fall to enter a masters in human nutrition. The thought had been in my mind for a while and I was inspired to go for it by a friend who is a doctor and in her 50’s got her functional medicine training and started a clinic. It is a bit scary at times to think about starting over but at the same time it is scary to stay where I am! Thanks for this inspiration!

  103. Thanks so much for this, Marie! I went through B-School in 2014 and have been slowly building my business (helping women over 50 lose weight and get in shape) since then. I’m now 58 and sometimes doubt my ability to reach my goals, even though my age is the VERY REASON I’m able to relate to my ideal customer avatar! So thank you so much for this much needed reminder :).

  104. Kathleen Scott

    My Mom! She’s 87 and began rockin’ it in the stock market when she was around 70. But that’s not all, she’s always run rental properties, doing much of the actual physical work of painting and remodeling herself. She still hikes and swims and enjoys her garden. Every time I think I’m too old to start an online business, I look at her. Of course, she had some amazing pioneer women in her background that kept her inspired too, most living to be at least 98.

  105. This is just what I needed to hear. So inspiring! I’m on a mission to become a master in salsa dancing from the amateur level to professional. Being a dancer is always something I’ve dreamed of, and now I’m doing what is necessary to make it happen. It’s definitely not easy, but worth it!
    I’m 37, and was feeling a little off my game recently, and this video just brought back some fire, so thank you. I just emailed this link to my mom, as she just retired and is starting her business at 60 :). Love ya Marie!

  106. Frieda Hanlon

    Hey, Marie – Thank you so much for what you do to move women forward in this world! I believe in the neverending possibilities of women to blossom, create, and move forward at any age. After doing corporate for 6 years out of college, I moved to Maine and opened a restaurant at age 28, followed by opening a vintage clothing store at 32. This evolved into a full-blown jewelry store which I still operate with my current husband today. After having done it for so long (I’m now 65), 3 years ago I took a health-coaching course online which opened my eyes to so many talents that had laid dormant. Even before this course, I had a humor column in the local newspaper, dabbled in a radio show, and since then I have become a successful selling artist, art teacher, and just published a book this year on accepting adversity-based change which leads to growth. There is no such thing as too old! Go out and ask questions, trust your instincts and talents, and believe wholeheartedly that most people out there are going to say “Yes, why not?” when you ask if you can do something you’ve never done. The universe is rooting for each and every one of us.

    • I so ❤️ your story Frieda! Thank you for sharing it here – you’re an inspiration 🙂

  107. Edyta

    Thank you Marie! This episode is amazing and so inspiring! Exactly, what I have been thinking about for such a long time. And yes, age doesn’t matter! Xxx

  108. Thank you Marie for this great show #nevertooold! Quick story . . . when I was in my mid30’s I joined a dance company & worried that I was too old to start a dancing career. I was humbled when at one of our first performances, there was an 80 yr old dancer who performed a solo dance for 20 minutes. She began the dance wearing a nude body-stocking and she was curled up in a ball on the stage. What unfolded during this mesmerizing dance of her life-story from womb to “now,” left me and the audience speechless. The next day, I asked her how long she had been dancing. 20 years she said. Joining a ballet, tap and jazz dance class at her local university when she was 60 years old, after her husband died, she decided to start what she had always dreamed about, but never had the time, running a household and a big family. I asked her what else she had in mind for the future . . . was there more dancing? She said, no, I’m looking into getting more acting gigs . . . She told me she played the part of Patch Adams mother in the movie with Robin Williams & she wanted to do more acting. For her there was nothing stopping her. I was definitely humbled and inspired, and changed my point of view that I was “too old” to start a dance career in my late 30’s!

    • ⚡️THIS ALL EFFIN’ DAY LONG!!!!!!!! ⚡️ Thank you so much for sharing this story Juna! 💗

    • Juna, I LOVE this story. Her life-story dance says it all: we have so much to offer and share other people. Each year, decade, experience, brings wisdom that is desperately needed and sought after….from birth to adolescence to young adulthood to midlife and parenting to our senior years. Was that her own choreographed dance? If not (or if it is), I’d love to see that performed everywhere. Beautiful.

  109. Thanks Marie for this inspiring and supportive show. I am 65 and after years of flailing around I got clear on my niche. I have Fibromyalgia and live a happy life free from chronic pain and suffering. I have turned my mess into my message.
    I am thrilled and honoured to offer hope and healing to women suffering from chronic pain who feel frustrated and helpless.
    I help women eliminate their chronic pain so they can finally experience the freedom to be in control of their health again- without medication!
    As a registered holistic nutritionist and qigong practitioner, I take each woman and provide her with guidance and a load of simple effective tools tailored for her; to help her find healing and relief. She is able to end her story of debilitating chronic pain and have days filled with energy and joy again.
    Thanks again Marie for your fabulous show!

  110. Angelika

    Dear Marie,
    thank you soooo much for this episode as I needed to hear and see that today – it is so encouraging. I’m 51.5 now and I’m working since many years in the Wellness industry and I know in my heart that it is “time to give back to the younger generation” what I have learned and sharing my experiences. So I’m now creating slowly but surely my online business – with all the amazing information I got from B-School this year (and I’m still digesting the course).
    Today with this episode I realized that as long as I keep going to follow and work on my dream it doesn’t matter if it takes longer to accomplish than I planned. (I’m very good in putting too much pressure on myself!!!!).
    With love
    Angelika

  111. Marie, you are always such an inspiration and I’m always giving you a shout out. Thank you so much for this latest piece because it NAILED where I’m at. At 56, I started a web design company and I just recently closed that to pursue my passion as an artist. I turned 64 on July 4th and I’m going strong! I NEEDED to hear that there are others starting late in life and you have now helped me realize that there may be a new Grandma Moses on the horizon. I will keep pursuing this dream of mine with vigor as I have always believed that it is my “Second Touch” from God and that is the place I was meant to be, even if it took me this long to get here. Again, thanks soooo much and big hugs and love to you!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Happy birthday Susi! We’re so excited to hear that you’re pursuing your artistic passion. You get to decide that this is the perfect moment for you to move forward, and that it was always supposed to take this long to get here. Rock on!

      • Thanks so much Jillian! “When I’m 64” became a reality song this year 😉 I am moving forward and always rockin’ 😉

  112. Wow, you almost made me cry! It’s touching and inspiring. I started my business in 38 – one year ago, and thought it was kind of late. Now, I have no doubt, it was the right time! Thank you!

  113. Dear Marie, I love this episode. It made me feel really happy to see women going for it with all their hearts no matter what age they are. It’s a reminder that we can do whatever we want and love regardless how old we are. I have started my own business this year at 50 years old. After being in an industry for 25 years that stopped being fun and creative for me a long time ago. I was tired of women in power cutting down other women instead of building them up. What kind of role model is that? It was a chore to get up in the morning and go to work ,but as a single mom of two boys I had to go and make a living. Fate stepped in and just like all things the Universe pushed me out to make that change that was in my heart. I joined B-School this year and have learned so much from you Marie. I and am in the middle of launching my own business called Sittin Pretty Beach Gear next week. I will be having a launch on facebook as well end of July. I don’t want to paint that this is an easy road, it is hard but I love it more and more each day even when things seem rocky financially and I am spending my savings instead of earning what I use to earn as a seasoned designer. I know that this is the right path for me. All things seemed to flow better and even with roadblocks answers do come. I am grateful for meeting wonderful women that also hear that voice inside and go for it. There are a lot of us! Thanks Marie, you are an inspiration! Your energy and powerful enthusiasm has helped me move forward everyday.
    Fondly, Jill

  114. Alison Thomas

    #Nevertooold Thank you Marie. This is just what I needed to hear today! I am 55 and about to start a new business in a completely different field. I’ve had so many signs and your video is just another one saying I am on the right path!

  115. Thanks Marie, I sooo needed this today!
    I´m 48 and just a few weeks away of finally launching my vegan/ gluten free bakery. I have stumbled into more challenges than even I expected but, I´m determined to make this work and today´s episode gave me just the right push, thanks again!!!

  116. This was just a great episode for me. I am 69, actually getting pension. Sometime I think wha are you still working. But I feel still too active to just sit on my butt. I have an Online-Shop for non-toxic printing material and I am working as a photographer. My advantage is that I am looking much younger. Surprisingly a female colleague recently judged me for 55. I think this happens because I am still so active and interested in so many things … and my partner is 10 years younger than me!

  117. This was the perfect message for me. I have a lot of unfulfilled goals that I have started taking action on in the last year, but as I see so many people online, already so successful in their 30’s, at 55 I sometimes have felt that I need to hurry, hurry to just catch-up. I just want to breathe and enjoy it all, without feeling that I’m late to the party. This video today helps with that tremendously.
    Thank you, Marie and the whole team, that make these videos so inspiring and fun to watch.

  118. Nina

    Thanks for this inspiring episode! Can you imagine, once I talked myself out of going to Design School, because I was “too old” at withering age of 23 🙂 xxxx

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Isn’t it so funny to think about perspective like that? ‘Young’ can mean anything you decide, and we hope that your creative, youthful spirit gets to go to Design School, or do anything else you want!

      • Nina

        Ah, thank you Jillian! Since then I have made it in art world without the help of the design school, now I am thinking about taking up acting at 44 🙂 which some said, indeed was “too old” but I don’t buy it anymore 🙂

  119. A wonderful program. I am now 72, and launched a life coach business 15 months ago. It has been a slow go for me and technology is a challenge. Some days I am ready to give up, but other days I am very determined, as all I really want to do is help people, especially women. Thanks for the “push” to keep at it. Hugs to all you wonderful ladies!!

    • Lynn Pitochelli

      Alice, Sending you strong energy and lots of applause for what you’re doing! Love, Lynn

  120. Beth Lauren

    Thank you so much Marie and your wonderful team! As usual you’re reading my mind and calming my self-doubt as I embark on a new chapter of my biz life starting next month.

  121. Thank you Marie, and thank you Lynn for posing that question and requesting help with finding older women entrepreneurs to be the inspirational role models.
    Whole day I have been wobbling with doubt about my business and my age. Hence this episode came at the right time, just what I needed today. Real gift.

    • Lynn Pitochelli

      Hi Gordana, I was thrilled when Marie answered my question! Sometimes we need to know that there are others like us out there — age is just a number!

  122. THANK YOU, MARIA! for answering my question on MarieTV.
    The women you highlighted are amazing.
    ….and now I am off to share my special gift with the world that only I have….

    Love ya!

    Lynn

  123. Thank you so much Marie!!! you are so brilliant! I am this person!!! I am 66 years old and have reinvented myself so many times I have lost count. At present I am writing an autobiography to help other women who are stuck at this age and just don’t know what to do. I recently did an article just on this subject as I want to to reach out to as many women as I can. Here is the link. http://nextactforwomen.com/travel-and-lifestyle/becoming-a-pilot/#more-9776 – I think it will inspire not only older ladies but young women who are also lost in their texting phones . 🙂 I think it would be so super cool if you had a show with a group of older women – maybe some who have made a success of aging and some who are struggling and would benefit from inspiration and camaraderie – to sit and have a kind of “round table” like King Arthur and his Knights and thrash out all the problems and set backs we have had to fight and still do! Let’s do it!!! Love you tons.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      What an awesome idea Juliette! Keep on doing your thing; your story is so inspiring, and I feel like you have so many more chapters and adventures ahead of you. We’re so glad you’re here!

      • Thank you so much Jillian!!! I will keep going. My dream is to be on the show!!!

  124. Amen to this! I wept as I watched this since it tapped into a powerful fear of mine. I’m 54.5. I have a successful nonprofit writing business that I began when I was 50 (so I should know better that yes, you CAN successfully start a new business after 50). But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve also been itching to launch another business that I’ve been dreaming about more for more than 30 years: an urban living blog. I already have more than 150 articles identified and the ideas keep coming, including how to monetize it.

    But that ugly fear keeps rearing its head: you’re too old, who wants to listen to you? you’re going to monetize a blog?! Yeah, right. You and 12 million other people.

    This morning I woke up in a funk. But then I happily saw your email and watched your episode. I am re-energized. Women (and men) over 45 who have successfully carved business or personal success out of long deferred dreams are often hidden…their successes cited as an anomaly rather than the norm. All the glory goes to the 30 year old, single, childless, responsibility-free Silicon Valley warriors. The rest of us are buried under family responsibilities, mortgages, and the constant media barrage of successful 17 year old YouTube stars. You haven’t made it by 35? Ha.

    So kudos to you! I’d love to see more of these stories. Thank you, thank you.

  125. Hi Marie: Thank you so much for this terrific episode! I am 60 years old, started my own business 27 years ago in communications support. After running my own successful small biz for a number of years I am now looking to career transition – thinking of working in the nonprofit sector or for a foundation — or perhaps to start my own. Although all the women you have featured on this segment are amazing, I am particularly interested to learn about Ruth Thompson and her “Hugs Cafe.” I am leaving later this month for S. America to see our daughter who is serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. She is also my inspiration in making a meaningful career-transition. Thanks again for this uplifting segment – and for all you do to help me break out of the feeling that I am not alone! Wishing you much continued success. xo ~ Kris

  126. Loved, loved, looooooved this episode! These women are such an inspiration! No excuses people!!! Ernestine Sheppard inspired me as I´m trying to get in shape and everyone is telling me that “our bodies are just not the same after 40”. In your face!
    I’ve been closely following Louise Hay after I read her book “The Power is Within You”. Actually, I learned about Marie through a Hay House Summit.
    As for the wonderful, powerful women that decided that is never too late, I have to tell you about my mum and aunt, who recently launched their flower decorations and suculent garden business, La Bodeguita de Las Flores, at age 61 and 59 each; with no previous business experience. They amaze me every day!

    • Caroline

      Love this Paula !!!

  127. My mum and I started a business together around 6 years ago and at that time, she was 54. She quit her corporate job to build that crazy dream with me ! All of her friends thought she was crazy, that if she could wait a few more years, she would be retired… She didn’t listen and now we have made that dream come true ! Honestly guys, follow your gut and don’t listen to people saying that you’re crazy and too old. Life is freaking too short !! #nevertooold

    • Hi Caroline, I just clicked on your business and this is exactly what I need and have been looking for forever!!! You have just won a new client!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      This is amazing Caroline! Your business looks beautiful, and what an unforgettable experience to go through with your bold mum!

  128. Hi Marie,
    I am turning 60 in a few months and have been working on my accent coaching business for a few years. Since my divorce have been REALLY doing it as a job, not just as a hobby, which means trying to build it up to actually make a living doing it. I took B School and it helped me tons, too, mainly NOT FEELING ALONE. I think that is the hardest part of running a business out of one’s home – feeling alone with it. Also, I’ve had some eye issues recently, which made me have to give up hormone replacement therapy. YUCK! Skin changes, depression, weight gain, etc., ensued. Plus, I broke my foot! ARGHHHH!!!! Anyway, this Getting Old Thing has really been bothering me, so your episode helped. Wondering if we could start a network/support group of ‘older women who are running their own businesses??’ How could we do this? Thanks so much, Marie, for being such a great part of my life!
    Catherine

  129. Thank you Marie! I thought I was the only “young” woman starting a business at the age 58! I am so excited to start a business after working in the corporate world. It is always great to have the inspiration of others who have navigated the roads of entrepreneurship before you. Thanks for sharing!
    Andrea Turner
    Founder
    AT YOUR SERVICE OFFICE ASSISTANT
    #nevertooold

  130. My dream is to start my Six figure business. Age is just a number and has no power over me Marie. I can feel it I’m my body that I can move mountains. Thanks for the thrilling episode with lots of insight.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Yes, Thomas. That feeling in your body is your gut, your intuition, your driving force. Listen closely and move boldly. You can absolutely move mountains.

  131. Love this! I started my business three years ago at the age of 44. Could not be more glad that I did, and I’m even contemplating new ventures/adventures! Because: a) life is short, b) you’re never too old–exactly the point you made with this episode. And I had the privilege to practice yoga beside Tao several years ago, and later hear her speak about her approach to life–ah-mazing.
    With gratitude!
    Rachel

  132. Thank you, Marie! Every week you produce just what we need to stay focused on along the way. I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur, owning a Landscaping Corporation, An Equestrian Farm (LLC), Wellness Coaching, Journey Into Healing Podcast, and an Artist. I am launching another business at the age of 51! I believe you can do anything you desire as long as you put your time into it and it brings you joy. I am a graduate of B-School and come back every year to refresh! Thank you for all you do!
    Still creating and growing at 51!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      You’re absolutely killin’ it Elizabeth! We’re so glad that you join us each year for B-School, and that you’re using your savvy business skills in so many ways. Wishing you all the best and so much fun with this new venture!

  133. Desiree

    Thanks Marie! This is the most gorgeous of posts. As a mid-40 something woman in the throes of a career transition this post just boosted my day. I declared this year to focus only on pursuing my dreams. Our prime is the current moment and it surely gets better – no matter what is going on in our lives. I just love that advice.

    More of this please. And Unplugged when you’re ready. 🙂

    Love you and Team Forleo.

    Love, Hugs and Smooches xxxx

  134. This was awesome! Something we all need to hear as we keep plugging along at any age.
    I am 62. While I have always made things and sold them, even as a teenager, I’ve had my current business for 28 years. I’m working on taking it in a slightly different direction now in addition to what I’ve been doing. There are times when I feel, what’s the point, i’m getting too old but really, if you stop wanting to do new things or stop doing anything, that’s when you get old.
    I’m going to keep going and learning new things!
    Thank you for this

  135. Hi Marie! I love this episode and I would like to have more of this…

    Thanks for your contribution.

  136. My sister, Diane Lacey, has been a role model for aspiring women, and African- American women for as long as I can remember. Most of your NY readers are not likely to remember John Lindsay, Mayor. Diane was a staffer for the Mayor at a time when few women of color were in professional roles. Years later she threw her hat in the political ring and was elected State Representative. She has been a Board Member of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation for over 2 decades, and most recently is the pastor of the Church of Gethsemane in Brooklyn. Each of these steps in her journey tested her resolve and determination, and she persevered to reach her goals.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Your sister sounds like a bold, brazen, and trailblazing woman. Thank you for sharing her story with us; we’re even more inspired!

  137. Dewi

    I LOVE this one, especially the tweetatble that said : “Woman’s worth does not decline with age”, My favorite role model is Barbra Streissand which I just found recently that age does not stop her craftsmanship whether it is in directing movie, political activist or her music. My dream? I want to be known storyteller.

  138. Thanks, Marie for your continued support. I am a 2016 B-schooler who is 76. I started a Life Coaching business last year when I retired from full-time work and just completed my first book, It’s Never Too Late to Bloom: Simple Ways to Transform Your Life (apropos, no?). The book title is also the name of my business. I’m a Late Bloomer myself, for example, I got my doctorate at 56 and when I was laid off when I was 64 I was hired and began another job and worked there until last 2016. I need the stimulation of continued learning, teaching and growing. I had my first radio interview last month to promote my book. I just can’t stop!

    • Barbara, to read of your Late Blooming is inspirational! I’m 67 and just now working on a new online resource/coaching for young opera singers to get some serious support about the business side of singing. Very niche, but one that I’ve been involved in for about 30 years. It’s time to give back and have fun doing so, too!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Congratulations on your book, Barbara! You’re just getting started, and we can’t wait to hear about even more of your adventures. You’re on a roll!

  139. This is so inspiring! Thank you. Love you, Marie.
    I’m 45 and at a cross roads, trying to find clarity and stepping forward and back into teaching dance and creating retreats when someone… aka my father told me I was too old to start that. Hahaha…I’m about to prove him wrong!!!

  140. paddy faller

    Love this thought-provoking stuff! Made me think that my wife, currently about to reach retirement age, currently working in school administration, should quit her job and do something school-related. You have given me much food for thought! Love you!

  141. Stephen

    I read an article today about an artist who I had never heard about before. Her beautiful abstract paintings illustrated the article. And the story itself was so amazing. Someone noticing her doodles on the scrap pieces of paper at her grocery checkout booth and taking her to the local art college to get enrolled. Many powerful statements in the story.
    https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/07/08/rita-letendre-against-the-dying-of-the-light.html

  142. Mara

    I started crying watching this lol which is a little embarrassing! Wow, all these women didn’t care about age, they just went for their dreams! and became a success! Really inspiring, and I’m only 30 years old, so now I see things in a different light from women who are older then me, but I certainly admire and I am inspired!

  143. Marie,
    Why have I not heard of these amazing women. Surely they are role models for our daughters, and even our sons. Thank you for this episode – it seems to me it would be wonderful if there was an inspirational website featuring these women and women and girls of all ages who are working toward their dreams. I am sixty (just stepped into the decade) and I have been an entrepreneur for about 5 years now.

    AMAZING !! Thank you.
    Lynda

  144. Newsha

    So inspiring as always. Thank you Marie! Love love loved the pole dancing lady and the yoga instructor. I think the course for “how to start the right business” is a great precursor to B-School. I took B-School in 2014 and as much as I found it useful, I did not have the clarity as to what I want to do exactly. My passion and education is all towards health, wellness and healthcare. I also have a corporate job (in healthcare) that I like and enjoy, but the voice inside of my head that I want to do something on my own has not stopped!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Newsha, that voice in your head is speaking some loud truths, and we’re cheering you on! Since you’re a B-Schooler for life, you do already have access to the newly designed Start the Right Business program. If you have any questions about how to access it, send us an email at bschoolATmarieforleoDOTcom, and we’ll guide you to the right place. We’d love to help you build something around your passion!

      • Newsha

        That is awesome! I had no idea. Thank you for letting me know Jillian. I’ll send an email.

  145. Rob

    That list of phenomenal women proves that there’s hope for the rest of us. Each episode of MarieTV never disappoints but I’m especially inspired and motivated after watching this one. That kick in the pants is good for everyone, no matter the age . . . or gender.

  146. In my late 50s, I have launched a small online magazine, which last summer funded my road trip (with my cat) from Idyllwild, California up into British Columbia and back to report on re-supply towns for Pacific Crest Trail. I did this on a shoestring, trading advertising for gas, meals and lodging all the way, sleeping in my car or in a tent, motel, lodge or streamside cabin in the woods. Times of San Diego ran this story about the trip, noting how remarkable it was for an older woman to do this alone. Upon my return to Idyllwild, a young male musician declared, “That’s the kind of road trip people do when they’re in college. But you totally rocked it.” I write this comment to inspire other older women to have adventures. This trip also resulted in my L. A. Times piece on traveling with a cat. My story is to become a children’s book and a memoir, about all the good people who helped us along the way. I hope my magazine inspires positive ways to deal with life. It caught the attention of Palm Springs Life, which now uses me to write features on people and events in the desert and up in Idyllwild, a mountain town above it. I plan to expand my magazine, which has global readership, to incorporate stories from around the world. Ultimately, as I grow, I would like to use a portion of the profits for humanitarian work.

  147. I don’t know why, but this episode brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, Marie, for the encouragement & hard work. You are truly inspirational. Sending love all the way from tiny Kuwait.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      You’re definitely not the only one who needed to reach for a hanky while watching this episode Hadeel. We’re honored that you’re joining us from Kuwait!

  148. Tis was so needed!! Great timing and sooooo inspirational! Being 40 ….i’m kicking off my dream this october: to organize 5-day experience trips to Rome combining academic learning and the most personal Rome your ever. But, it is so scary to start something new , as of it is my laat chance. Oftentimes feels as if i’m to old already, despite the convidence in my ability. So this episode is the perfect boost ! I’m not to old. Ever! Thanks so much for that Marie.

  149. Dagny Carlsson, “the world’s oldest blogger”, got started at 99(!). Still going strong at 104 now (I think), making public appearances and getting paid 🙂

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Holy smokes! Thanks for sharing Dagny with us; I’m sure she’s got a lot to write about.

  150. My mom proved to me it is never too late to go after your dreams. After a full career as an executive, she decided to go back to school for her Executive MBA at 58 years old! After “retirement” from the corporate world, she started her own business, which is now thriving. GO MOM! And all the women who want to go after their dreams at any age.

  151. My Mum started her Tai Chi business at 65 and is going strong at 71!
    My Dad worked until he was 80 and my grandfather learnt music, started teaching music and learnt how to paint in retirement! Love that inspiration! Age is an illusion!! Now I’m following my passion at 40 to write and be a life coach!!

  152. Thank you, Marie for this beautiful video. It has so much power and positive energy. I am in my mid 40s and currently building up my own business, though very slowly. These women are so inspiring and motivating. It really shows that you can do anything. Just go for your dreams…. and yes, have fun! Because you do what you love. Thanks!

  153. K.Lee

    Thanks for this. I have made several career changes in my 38 years. All have been good. But this hit home for me. I have been telling myself that I needed to just stay at my current job and give up on my writing. I realize that you should never give up on your dreams no matter how old you are. This message just reminds me to keep going. Thanks again.

  154. I loved this. Gave me tears of JOY xx

  155. Well, I was in tears about two seconds in, because I am contemplating going out on my own and I’m 43. But, my life keeps coming around to the same circumstances and opportunity (that’s a nice way of saying it) to have a “leap of faith.” The big dreams are no problem, it’s the little day-to-day (a.k.a. discipline) focus that makes me terrified. Thank you for the inspiration.

  156. Martha Haynes

    I want to thank you Marie! I never read your emails but somewhere in my life I started receiving your emails a few years back or couple of years ago to be exact anyhow today I opened up your link and read, then I subscribed to watch your tv show and I want to tell you how much I regret never reading them … I watched 2 episodes and just those two videos helped in a way as if God or Mother Theresa wanted me to know and not give up! I love you for your Devine message! As I sat here today giving up—–“I won’t stop giving to others”-” I won’t stop buildin”… prayers are answered in mysterious ways!!!!! I won’t stop being who God created me to be ! for a minute I felt like it was a curse to be nice in this world but people like you keep the world going round! 💋 You are an inspiration ! Ty.

  157. Hi Marie,
    I’m 45 year’s old, and had a perfume business which I had to close recently. Since I had some time off, I called a family friend named Diane Raleigh (who is still working as a psychologist), who I knew started a charity five years ago working with the Maasai Tribe in Tanzania. She was 75 year’s old when she started it. Since then the Olmoti Clinic (olmoticlinic.org) has brought water, electricity, a school, a medical clinic, and soon a surgical facility to the roughly 6k people that live in and around Olmoti. I just got back last night, after chasing Diane around for two weeks in Olmoti, which is on the slopes of Kiliminjaro, and it was nothing short of humbling. She has more energy then a tween, and we got more work done in two weeks then I’ve watched companies do in two months. The charity consists of her, and a few friends, that help on occasion, like me. It was an incredible reminder for me, that as you said, age is just a number. We all have the power to change our lives, and others people lives, at any time, and at any age.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      That must have been quite an incredible journey Katherine; thanks so much for sharing some of Diane’s story with us! We’re excited for this new phase in your life too. Who knows what other scents (or tastes) the Universe has in store for you now…

  158. Thanks for this post Marie! So inspiring. I started my new career in healing and coaching 5 years ago when I was 55. Prior to that, my career was in law, as a tax lawyer in a large law firm during the first phase of my previous career, and as a contract attorney with the state appellate court while being an involved mom in the second phase. My new career is truly a calling and it’s in alignment with what I am most passionate about. I am grateful for having been awake enough to see the path opening up for me and for having the courage to follow it at age 55. I agree with you, it’s never too late! ❤️

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s awesome, Belinda! We’re so happy for you that you listened to your heart and followed its calling. 🙂

  159. Nancy Gentry

    Thank you Marie! I’ve been waiting for this episode for years. I’m 49. Starting a business now and I have ALWAYS felt like i was too old…even at the age of 21 when I started modeling…I was considered old! It’s a curse and a hinderance. It’s taken me to almost 50 to finally not give a s**t! Your timing could not have been better.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We believe in you, Nancy! You’re never too old to do what you love. 🙂

  160. susan thornton

    Once again you nailed it Marie! Appreciate Lynn’s Q and your list of amazing woman. Has certainly gotten me thinking about what I want to do next and beyond. No limits!

  161. Awesome stuff Marie! I’m 65 and started my food and hospitality blog last year! I had 10 restaurants as owner/chef and now am working like crazy on a support/help system for chefs and hospitality staff in need around the world. I’m Australian, feeling younger every year and am going to make my old broken industry a better place for all.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Good job, Christine! You’re doing great! 🙂

  162. Carla Coulson is one of many inspirers for me. Carla started her life over again at age 35 – travelled to Italy, studied photography in a second language, fell in love, established herself as a lifestyle photographer and never, ever looked back.

  163. Adel

    Hi … You are amazing person in my life and I need to give you a big heart 💓 in (Periscope-app). Can we see you there please 😉

  164. As a woman who’s turning 51 this year and starting her own new business, I loved this video! I’ve spent over 25 years working as a full-time employee the field of marketing and advertising. After being laid off last year, for the third time, I decided I’d had enough of working for someone else. So I’m taking all the skills and experience I’ve built over my career and applying them to a new business of my own – something I’m totally passionate about that will help others! I never gave my age a thought when I decided to start my new adventure. Sure, it’s a little scary trying to create and build a business on my own but it’s also very exciting and I love all the new things that I’m learning. Age really is just a number – never let it define you!
    Thanks for all you do, Marie!

  165. Just today I met a friend for lunch and told her that I was thinking about going back to work after 14years being a stay at home mom. I would like to become a yoga instructor but asked her, ” am I too old?” . Then I came home and opened up your email. Thank you!!! It’s nice to know that we are not alone. Xo
    Marnie

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So glad this episode came at just the right time, Marnie! We’ll be sending love your way for your journey to become a yoga instructor. 🙂

  166. Angie

    Thanks Marie. This was so great to hear. I got divorced at 54 and I’ve been searching for something to do other than have a JOB (just over broke), haa haa I have both right now. Happy to say that I have found my calling, at age 57 I am now getting certified as a Health Coach. I am super excited about this new Journey. By January I will have a new career! Woo Hoo!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Angie! That’s so exciting! 🙂

  167. Thanks Marie. I’m a 58 years young (!) career coach, B-School alumnus of 2013 + passionate about this subject! After reading Lynda Gratton + Andrew Scott’s book ‘The 100 Year Life’ (who refer to 50 as the new career midpoint) I was inspired to create an ecourse for women 50+ who want make career moves on their terms, until they decide to glide to retirement. It’s important for women to feel empowered to continue to work + develop economic independence, so they can enjoy old age with confidence, choice + dignity.

  168. HI everyone – I think I may be the oldest participant here! But I am proof that as long as you have a dream and the passion to pursue it, it is NEVER too late! I have just turned 70, and am embarking on another exciting journey. I divorced at 40, moved to Brisbane as a single mother, and had to find a job. I had little skills as I had been full time mother and bookkeeper for my husband’s business. I started with an admin position at Qld Uni, finished my BA (Psychology), did other counseling courses including a qualification as an Emotional Release Counsellor and Masseur, worked on the counselling team at Kids Helpline and helped to start Parentline, worked in mission with the Christian Brothers and helped set up their Centre for Justice and Spirituality. After 6 years I left to start my real estate sales career – was very successful for 13 years. Then at the age of 59, I decided it was time to launch my real estate training company Real Estate Mastery, which was built on a basis of student focused mentoring – a great time in my life! I sold this company last year and am now taking a couple of months to “be”, to “reflect” and be clear about my next step which I am pretty sure will be in the healing world as a CREATRIX facilitator and Emotional Healing field. Yes I am 70, but my spirit is still firmly in the mid 50s – must have been a mistake on my birth certificate!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Terri! Congrats on having the courage to go for your dreams and not let anything stop you. 🙂

  169. Nadine

    AWESOME and inspiring video! Thanks Marie!

  170. Priya

    This video came at the right time. So much truth to it. I love the fact that “age is just a number”. Obviously, age doesn’t have to dictate our dreams and the perseverance to reach our goals.

  171. Diana Baumbauer

    Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be 60. I have been dabbling with the idea of moving away from the daily drudge to my own business and this episode couldn’t have been more timely. Thank you, thank you, thank you soooo much for the special gift only you can give.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Happy Birthday, Diana! I’m so glad this episode inspired you, especially today. 🙂

  172. Yes, yes, I have a role model that will amaze you: Phyllis Sues:

    “Phyllis Sues’ active lifestyle at 92 includes skydiving, jumping rope, playing tennis,
    practicing yoga, swinging on the trapeze and hiking.

    Phyllis exercises daily and dances the tango. Dancing inspired Phyllis to produce and compose six beautiful tangos and she released her CD, “Tango Insomnia” in 2009.”

    Born in 1923, after a fruitful career as a Broadway performer, she writes in her bio: “In 1970 I started designing a line of women’s high fashion sportswear. My company ran for 22 years under my own label. In 2003 the passion of my life gave birth to music – my instrument, the piano – my genre, jazz and tango. Now it’s 2013 and my activities include tango dancing, writing and performing music and vigorous daily exercise (yoga, tennis, jump rope, etc.)”

    Love, love, love Phyllis!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Phyllis sounds amazing! What a wonderful woman. 🙂

  173. Janet

    Thank you Marie I felt too old at 48 and kicked myself for not doing anything when I was younger. This is inspiring and motivating. Much love ❤️

  174. Valerie J Runyan

    Hi Marie-
    Loved your episode about it is never too late and age ain’t nothin but a number! I am 52 and I am embarking on my ambitions toward my writing, I have six books on Kindle and have a complete manuscript and I just nabbed my first Beta Reader (at my pain Dr. follow up appointment- she a medical assistant). I feel the freedom to pursue my writing because my children are adults and I am single and I no longer work I feel fabulous in my fifties and my future is so bright I gotta wear shades! Love your show and you are my inspiration-keep rockin girl!
    Valerie J Runyan

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Love it, Valerie! I had to put on shades just to read your comment––that’s how bright your future is. 🙂

  175. Amanda J Sloan

    sex, love and marriage!

  176. This is a great video – very inspiring.
    It made me think of an Aboriginal woman artist in Australia who did not start painting until almost 80. This is what Wikipedia says about her:
    Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910 – 3 September 1996) was an indigenous Australian artist from the Utopia community in the Northern Territory. She is one of the most prominent and successful artists in the history of contemporary indigenous Australian art.
    After she died at least one of her artworks sold for over $1,00,000 in 2007.
    Her work is stunning and inspired.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So cool! I bet she and Grandma Moses would’ve been friends if they’d met. 🙂

  177. Dee Draper

    Thanks Marie, as has been said, the universe heard my heart and answered through you yet again. I am a 2017 B-Schooler that also completed StartTheRightBusiness and although I have some split seconds that I feel I am not moving fast enough due to being a quasi care giver to an elderly mother (I did say elderly – – she is at 81 no way invalid), I am not deterred. I am 61 and had a friend 15 years ago tell me – – “Dee, don’t ever think you are too old to fulfill your dreams. She was 75 at the time. I never forgot it, although I have had times that I felt I wasn’t on track. I often remind myself and acknowledge that every experience is contributing to my journey – – to start my Life Coaching practice that will help others – – ask and answer the question – – “Whatever Happen to Fearless?”

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      You’re doing great, Dee! We agree with your friend––you’re never too old. I know that feeling of not moving fast enough can be discouraging when it creeps up, so I wanted to share some Marie wisdom on that too in hopes you’ll find it helpful: https://www.marieforleo.com/2015/10/feeling-behind-in-life/ We believe in you!

  178. I would like to be an Artist full-time, but I have not been able to keep steady work with a regular day job, which makes it difficult to fund my projects. After being laid off in February and losing my apartment, I’ve had quite a few dark moments. However, I’m still here, so I still have a chance to make this happen. But to be honest, I turned 39 years old last month and feel like a complete failure. Putting some time aside each day to work on an art piece has kept me sane. I have to keep praying and keep fighting no matter how I feel.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      I’m really sorry you’re going through a rough time, Eric. You’re not a failure at all––life has thrown you curve balls. I’m so glad you have your art because it sounds like it’s been really therapeutic and healing during this difficult time. We’ve got our fingers crossed things will get better soon.

      • Thanks so much. Since most of my Collection is Photographic Art, I’m beginning to pursue more Commercial work, as well. Happy Wednesday.

  179. I started my own business at 50 years old. It’s been 7 years now and I now have 10 people working for me regularly. I started with NOTHING and in less than 5 years was making 6 figures. I think that my years of work experience helped me build a successful business. I actually think it’s better to start when you’ve got the skills and know-how, which comes with age.
    JUST DO IT!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Congrats, Dina! That’s fantastic! 🙂

  180. Liz Charpleix

    I started a bookkeeping business at age 38, grew it into a full-time accounting and tax practice by age 44, and thought I’d keep it going until I fell off the perch from old age. However, with changes in the profession and the wider business world, at 56 decided to get out of it. Sold the business for enough to live on while I think about what’s next – and having been my own boss for so long, I knew it wouldn’t be working for someone else (even if there were no age-related barriers to employment).
    I assessed my abilities and interests, made a decision, started preparing and am hoping to have myself set up in another business within one more year.
    I hope that this one will keep me going until I fall off the perch, but if things change again before then, perhaps I’ll just sit down and go through the cycle again, in another direction.
    I love the kind of positive stories that I read here – there was quite some opposition to my decision amongst my peers when I decided to change course. I don’t even think it’s that adventurous of a decision; it’s just me doing what I need to do to keep up my self-respect, motivation for work, and personal growth.

  181. Love, love, love

    Thank you

  182. Love, love, love xxx
    Thank you

  183. Love! Love! Love! This episode of Marie TV! I am 64 and just beginning to start up my Art Business. I am good at what I do, have been selling and showing my work over the years while “working in the corporate world” and raising my children. This episode has been so inspiring because sometimes I do fall into the trap of feeling I am too old to start a new career. Well, NO MORE OF THAT! I am going for it! Thanks Marie for all you do!

  184. Monika

    Marie it was so inspiring! Thank you for this amazing episode! Your just open my mind a little bit more!!!
    Regards from Germany
    Monika

  185. Robin

    This was an awesome episode and it just solidifies all that I’m doing right now. For some time, I’ve been working on my businesses while working part time as a consultant. It has taught me a lot on so many levels and what is needed. I’ve just completed classes and certification in Wine Business Management and will complete merging this into a business soon. I have always dreamed of a business empire to provides jobs and helps others with getting in a business too. For fun right now, I’m learning golf. Oh by the way, I just turned 56! What a blessing and so proud of what has been accomplished and ready for more. Thank you Marie!

  186. Ghalia

    Hello!!
    Thank you so much for this video its very inspiring that I actually teared!
    My mom retired at 55 and started doing what she likes such as learn to crochet and sew. She loves it, although she didnt make a business of her own she still enjoys learning and having new skills.
    Im currently in the process of closing my business which is very sad but watching your videos really cheer me up !

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Hooray for your mom, Ghalia! I’m really sorry you’re closing your business. We’re sending so much love your way and are honored MarieTV is cheering you up. We can’t wait to see what life’s adventures have in store for you! 🙂

  187. Joan de Groot

    I just love this episode, Marie! I truly believe, that when women grow older, we can make up for youth in wisdom, humor, dedication, and serenity. Three years ago, I turned 60 and felt (oh, the drama!) that this was “the end”. I had somehow bought into the idea of retirement, false teeth, and support stockings. Little did I know. After 2 years of rollercoaster learning, crying, ridding myself of all my old beliefs that didn’t work for me anymore and cutting to the core, I pulled myself out of my depression and recovered from my health problems. Now, I’ll turn 63 in a few weeks, and I have started everything anew! I know I am on a path now which I will pursue for the rest of my life: to teach and to coach others overcome their self-imposed littleness and accepting who they in truth, really are: infinitely lovable and powerful! Women grow in beauty and love as they grow older, I see it happening all around me and I love it! Thank you for your wonderfully inspiring videos and teachings Marie! I love you!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is such a powerful perspective, Joan! And you’re so right––there are a lot of stereotypes about aging out there that many people feel pressured to accept them as the inevitable outcome of getting older, even when that’s not necessarily how it has to be. It’s wonderful that you started over with teaching and coaching and are feeling great! 🙂

  188. Ragnhild Eklund

    Thank you for this episode I better watch it every day from now on. I’m struggling with my fears that I don’t have the right amount of energy now turning 60. Although we have our rolemodel Dagny Carlsson here in Sweden who started blogging at the age of 100. She made the computer course att 99. She just celebrated her 105th birthday and is ofcourse a celebrity. She seems to be on television every week by now.
    xoxo

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We believe in you, Ragnhild! It’s so cool to hear Dagny is one of your role models––what an inspiration she is. 🙂

  189. Feroos

    Hey Marie,
    Thanks for this episode ! Being at crossroads myself in my 30’s and rethinking my path and goals, this is inspirational !

  190. Ninette Simpson

    Thank you for this Marie. I am 57 and re starting a business of Wellness and Jewellery. Love you and hope one day to meet you. That is for sure.
    Ninette Simpson
    South Australia

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Woohoo! Congrats on re-starting your business, Ninette! 🙂

  191. Really very interesting have gave me so much confidence. Thanks

  192. Patty Harter

    Marie, awesome all inspiring episode! Thank you for being one that speaks to and believe in those of us that have slipped into the older set. Very, hardly anyone, speaks to and about how we can continue to influence, encourage, prosper and more… like share the wisdom we have learned in our later years.
    I too am a B School grad and thank you everyday for that.
    At age 70 now I’m working on a new book sharing my story to help others that need encouragement along this winding trail we all experience in life. It can be done!
    Three years ago, at the age of 67, I had a massive heart attack, a family gift. I refused to allow myself to let this red light stop me from what I know I need to do, help others.
    Still working on that book and many more and I refuse to quit.

    Look forward to every day, it’s a gift. Leave the past behind. No matter what you’ve been through, put a smile on your face and heart and push forward, you’ll be thankful at the end of everyday.

    Go get em’
    Thanks Marie. You are so loved!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Congrats on writing your new book, Patty! I’m so glad you healed after your heart attack and that you’re continuing to share your gifts. We’re honored you’re a B-Schooler. 🙂

  193. liz

    Marie, You are as usual very motivating and inspiring and today’s episode backed up by more amazing women closer to my age really sets me wondering what the heck I had been doing with my life. However I still have no idea how to start again, this time to also support my family, and had in fact just gone back to near fulltime employment after hubby’s biz failure in our twightlight years -his business had been blantantly bulldozed by his partner when he had ill health the past 2 yrs, etc. So things are pretty lean and depressing and we have lots of mortgage commitments on supposed rental investments which unfortunately are all falling apart cos’ of age. Sigh..:( just like us.
    If you have bright ideas to suggest, please let me know.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      I’m really sorry your husband’s business didn’t work out, Liz. I know it’s pretty scary when you feel like you’re starting over from scratch, so I wanted to share this MarieTV episode on how to start over when things fall apart in hopes that it’s helpful: https://www.marieforleo.com/2013/05/feeling-lost/ I hope things get better soon!

  194. This episoden of Marie TV could not have come at a better time. I will be 50 in February and decided this summer to finally pursue my dream of becoming certified to serve as a holistic health coach. Almost every day I wonder how I will be successful starting so damn late in life. Feeling a ton more motivated and inspired this morning. Thank you for always knowing how to lift us, each snd every one of us. Xo

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      You can do it, Sharon! 🙂

  195. This episoden of Marie TV could not have come at a better time. I will be 50 in February and decided this summer to finally pursue my dream of becoming certified to serve as a holistic health coach. Almost every day I wonder how I will be successful starting so damn late in life. Feeling a ton more motivated and inspired this morning. Thank you for always knowing how to lift us, each and every one of us. Xo

  196. Linda Gray

    My favourite quote is: “You don’t stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing!” With that in mind, I’m just starting a business that’s tons of fun 🙂 Great episode Marie – Thank you

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s such a great quote, Linda! It’s an inspiring reminder to all of us, no matter how old we are. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  197. Love love love this Marie. I did BSchool in 2015 and built the Mutton Club online magazine and community out of that, to inspire women over 45 to live their very best lives. I was 49 at the time. I’m on the most incredible journey meeting older women who subscribe to the concept that we just keep getting better. Mutton Club is challenging stereotypes and changing perceptions. And I’m having a blast with it. For non Brits who don’t get the Mutton reference – there’s a British phrase Mutton Dressed As Lamb – it’s a mean, disparaging and ageist way to put a woman down who is thought to be trying too hard to look younger. Mutton Club is turning that negative connotation about older women on its head. With all the exciting things that midlife and beyond brings, we are proud to be Mutton! And no one is going to put us in a corner and expect us to keep quiet! Oh, and I met Tao Porchon-Lynch for the second time in London last Sunday – she is incredible. Thanks for all you do, Marie.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Love it, Rachel! You’re doing such beautiful, necessary work in the world and are inspiring more women than you know. 🙂

  198. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED today’s episode. I am 59 with two companies in Coaching and Consulting internationally. Have been successfully doing this for the past 10 years, and will soon relaunch my business online – and I am so excited. Life is only beginning!

    At 59, the only difference for me is to be a bit more acutely aware of my body’s energy and what I need to do to keep my energy on top (necessary for any age of life, but it helps to remember that our levels of energy may not be the same as at 20). Some of our bodily functions do change (for example certain energetic hormones) as we “keep coming into our prime” 🙂 and by keeping aware of what works for you to keep your energy at it’s best, it is smooth sailing to enjoy the excitement and fun to being creative, creating the plan and successfully working the plan at any phase! 🙂

    Thank you Marie and Lynn!

  199. Hi, Marie:
    Your enthusiasm and charisma influence me so, and this video helped me to realize that I’m not the only woman at age 69 who is immersing into a new career of self-publishing the stories that ruminate in my mind.
    I love what you do for all of us, young and seasoned women!
    Thank you,
    Frances

  200. Thank you, Marie and Lynn!!! I needed to hear tha today!

  201. Anna Rounseville

    Shout out for Lynn, two women who inspire me are Maryann Ehmann who I’ve known irl as an amazing speaker author and she has a business where she for a number of years would host an event at Coronado Bay in Cali. Yeah, I know. I joked with her that I don’t know how she scored an island for her event. lol. Another of my Inspirational women is Liana Chaouli. You can google her easily. Born in Germany, a Persian who early in life divined that if you look good you’ll feel good (her story about her Mom just brings tears to my eyes every time).

  202. Susan Santilena

    Mimi Kirk an amazing woman you should meet! Young On Raw Food. on Facebook Mimi Kirk
    She is one to definitely interview. 79 years old and younger than most 30 year olds

  203. Barbara

    It is awesome to see all those ladies doing things later in life. I am 65 and just restarting my massage business. I have been bombarded with conversations about how I should retire. But I thought this was the time to restart plans I’ve put off. So you helped me remember that I am still valuable as a working person. And I realize even this path may not be the final one.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Congrats on restarting your business, Barbara! Next time someone tells you that you should retire, tell them you’re not even close to being done yet. 🙂

  204. Carla

    Love it … I would add Sister Madonna Buder … 86 year old triathlete, completing several long distance races, Half Ironman and Ironman …

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      She’s super inspiring! And so cool that she’s a nun too. 🙂

  205. Oh my gosh, Marie! I so needed this episode. I turned 48 in May and have been feeling too old to build a business. Thank you!
    Though she’s never owned a business, my mom has inspired me my whole life – she’s an amazing, smart, funny, beautiful, loving, kind, generous woman. And did I mention giving? She’s 78 now and has been a Hospice bereavement counselor for 18 years!
    Aside from my awesome mama, I find inspiration in Vera Wang, who started her business at 48 and Judy Edwards, who founded Squatty Potty at 60 years old!
    Thanks again, Marie! This episode is AMAZING!

  206. This video and examples from these women succeeding at the a ripe age truly inspired me and encourage me to go for it and “Do It”!! Thank you Marie!! Regards, Giselle from Miami

  207. Thank you! I’m 51 and started a business a few years ago. It stalled for many reasons, but mostly because I bought into the lie that my age was a deterrent. This year I decided to trade in the lie for a greater truth. I am enough. And I needed this list of amazing women to pull me forward 😉

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Lisa! You are enough and I’m so glad you’re feeling inspired to go full speed ahead toward your dreams. It’s never too late.

  208. What a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing such inspirational women with us. I wish we had found each other before as I embarked on a blogging career at 65 and am proud to say, just 2 years later, that it is a rip-roaring success, spreading the positive ageing message far and wide with fashion, fitness & food! Suzi of Alternative Ageing.

  209. Dawn

    What an inspiring episode. I’m almost 45 and in the process of trying to learn ballet. You’re never too old to expand your horizons. Live with joy and curiosity. That’s my motto.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Love it, Dawn! Dance the night away. 🙂

  210. Diane

    Wow! So needed to hear this! I am 42 and going through a big transition where the choice is to go back to working full-time growing someone else’s business, or get your “guts” in order and finally go for your dream. For me personally, I tell myself “I kept trying to find myself, but I’ve been here all along.” So with that my advice for those making a change in their life is stop trying to find that confidence and leap right in, you’ll find it there. 🙂 Thank you, Marie, for all your wonderfulness!

  211. I’m sitting here holding back happy tears of admiration and inspiration (because I don’t want to cry at work!) at what these 10 women have done. At 32, weekly, I am pulling myself out of that dangerous age spiral, wondering how I’ll have enough time to fully manifest all that is brewing inside me! After watching this video, I have to be careful I don’t start kicking it back thinking I have too much time!
    A woman that I’d like to shout out is my mother. Although she still hasn’t figured out what she wants to be when she grows up, at 62, she hasn’t stopped herself from trying to achieve her goals because of her age. She actually “spits in the face” of anyone that tells her she can’t have what she wants because of her age.

  212. I really love this video and this question. So important not to get caught in the trap of it’s too late to do what I want.

  213. Fabulous episode! I’m in my early 50s and am growing my online business helping people connect with their angels for healing, growth and self development. Life is what you make it – and I’m with Dr Christiane Northrup who tells us that Goddesses Never Age 😉

  214. Kelly Childs

    I love this and my next feature on my blog is all about growing into our wisdom years. In our society, the culture strongly supports young and beautiful and us 50+ year olds get relegated to the back seat.
    These are our years to blossom and reveal our ‘real selves’ – the self that deeply knows our passions and we are afraid to reveal them and expose them any longer.
    With love and let’s celebrate this!
    Kelly Childs

  215. Julia

    When I started watching this video the other day I honestly thought Marie was going to mention my name as the person who wrote in because the day before I sent an email to her and her team about the “Start the Right Business” course – saying that I fear I am too old to start something new (I’m 54). Then BAM! this video shows up in my inbox and hits me right between the eyes. I too got teary watching it (for so many reasons).
    Thank you Marie, for doing what you do and for being there for all of us.
    I think this will prove to be the tipping point on my decision. 🙂

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We believe it’s never too late to follow your heart’s calling and do something you love. We’d be honored to see you in the course, Julia! 🙂

  216. I LOVE my age 68 going on 69 in a couple of months. b-School 2012 alum and 20 years in the herbal natural skin care business. But it was only this year that I found my niche and am now rocking a whole new aspect of my work with a growing Facebook group, on line classes, a book on the subject and a growing and devoted following. Kids are grown, husband passed away and now I’ve got the time and focus to do this. And the best part? My daughter is my techie and support partner. Life does not get better than this!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Love your spirit and enthusiasm, Susan! We’re honored you’re a B-Schooler. 🙂

    • Hi Susan! So fun to see you here! I had tea with Stephanie this week and she told me how well your business is doing – and how much your lovely daughter Olivia has helped. I was so inspired to hear how well you are doing! I miss our ‘Uptown’ conversations! xo ~Suzy

  217. Liz

    I needed this SO much! Thank you thank you! I spent a decade working in Hollywood, and it made me so aggravatingly self-conscious about aging. I’ve been working hard to get over it, but man did it do a number on me. I’m 37 and just starting my career over, and often find myself looking at all these dewy-faced teen and 20-something millionaire entrepreneurs, like W. T. F. Here I am learning everything from scratch and trying to gain momentum with a fledgling (accidental!) business, when I always thought by now I’d be a CEO in a cushy corner office. I love where I’m at right now, but struggle with feeling like I’m so late to the party. It’s unbelievably helpful and therapeutic to see success stories like these. And Cindy Joseph’s words are balm to a Botoxed soul.

  218. What a wonderful and inspirational episode! Thanks for sharing!

  219. After 37 years teaching special education & literacy, I’ve left to launch Bree’s Book Bus!
    A nonprofit whose mission is to give free books to children living in “book deserts”- those places where the library has closed & a book store never opened. I’m only on day 12, but have made lots of progress obtaining book donations. My next step is a web site. I joke that I can diagnose reading problems & teach a child to read, but WordPress is just beyond me!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s so fantastic, Gail! It’s unfortunate how many book deserts there are, even in the US, so it’s wonderful you’re passionate about helping the kids who live in them get great books for free. What a beautiful way to give back and make a difference! 🙂

      • Thank you, Mandy! It was sweet of you to take the time to comment. This is such a nice community here at Team Forleo!

  220. Wasn’t Julia Child 36 years old when she enrolled in cooking lessons? I always think of her (not sure why, because I’m not really into cooking, haha). Especially when I’m starting to think I’m getting to old to start my own business at almost 37. It’s that feeling of being late at the party, as Liz mentioned above… I have that too. And then I remember Julia and I figure: you’re really never too old to learn or start something new, right?
    But thank you for sharing this, it was exactly what I needed to hear! Here’s to all women young and old: yes, we can! 🙂

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      I think you’re right, Inge– and before she learned to cook, Julia Child worked as a copywriter and researcher during World War II, so she hadn’t been “really into” cooking either! It’s incredible to see what can happen when we simply allow ourselves to follow our curiosity, which is something we’re absolutely never too old to do. We’re glad this episode resonated so deeply with you this week. Huge congratulations on taking the next steps toward starting your own business– please do keep us posted on your progress and know that we’re all cheering you on!

  221. Barb

    I loved this episode and it has been what I have been waiting for…..I watch your episode each week and am so inspired and energized. You speak to all generations and empower all individuals.
    I retired after 36 years of teaching Special Education children and still had lots of energy and didn’t want to buy into the cultural portal of how we should age. It was a struggle for awhile what I wanted to do, but I went back to school and received my 200 Registered Yoga Teacher Training, I also took foudation training with the Yoga Kids Foundation course. I developed a community outreach program called Yoga N’ Books and am slowly reaching and empowering children through literacy and yoga. I’m not sure where the journey is taking me but through your weekly videos and inspiration, I am moving forward. So grateful!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      That’s beautiful, Barb, thanks so much for sharing! Congratulations on the awesome work you’re doing in your community through Yoga N’ Books. We’re honored that Marie’s work has inspired you along your creative journey, thanks so much for tuning in!

  222. Lori

    Hey Marie. Although I enjoy all of your episodes of MarieTV, I have to say this one really struck a cord. I have been feeling old and very much past my prime lately. Well if this wasn’t a great big kick in the pants to get myself back in the saddle and creating something new. Thank you for a great show!

  223. Michelle

    A few years ago when I was struggling with pushing through this self-limiting belief that I was perhaps “too old” to start my own business, I sat down and drew a round table of powerful women I admired on a page. This was to be my round table (Circle of Influence) that I would refer to, my imaginary board of advisors. This page is on my Vision Board. When I need advice, I refer to this group of older women for guidance and affirmation, that they too, at my age had doubts but kept moving ahead. That faulty belief has been erased from my mind. Now, I am just like any other female entrepreneur, regardless of age, striving to reach my dream of business success, no barriers in my way.

    Helen Klein (Ulta Marathon Runner – started at 55, still running in her 80s); Barbara Marx Hubbard (Futurist, 87, Author and Speaker); Esther Hicks, (70, travels world inspiring others to change their reality); Louise Hay, (90, started her business in her 50s); Ernestine Shepherd, (80, Bodybuilder – started at 56); Tao Porchon Lynch, (98, World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher); my GrandAunt Mary (who was an Irish Farmer until she was 100); Virginia Satir, departed, but the Mother of Family Therapy who inspires my work so much. Beside each name – I wrote what they have as a quality I admire – grit, determination, a visionary, a paradigm shifter, humble, spiritual, work with integrity, and above all defiant of age.

    • Julia

      Michelle –
      I love this idea of having an imaginary board of advisors. Brilliant idea. I may have to use that as inspiration.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Love this so much, Michelle! It sounds like you have an incredibly powerful and inspiring board of advisors– including your Grand Aunt Mary, wow! So glad that they’re offering you some guidance and inspiration as you continue working toward your dreams. Thanks for sharing!

  224. Thanks to this video as 48 I realize I have only just begun and have so much more to look forward to.

  225. I loved this episode, I’ve just turned 60 and last year took the plunge to work for myself again. I last ran my own business BC (before children). I work with individuals on their ‘Third Act’, this gift of time we have after family/career are complete or winding down – planning a life that fulfills us holistically, in spirit, mind and body. I went through my own transition and left my professional career in NGO’s to work with individuals – first obtaining a Master of Arts with a focus on change, and then launching my practice. I love the freedom it brings, as well as the shared joy when people realize that their dreams can become their reality!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      We’re thrilled that you enjoyed this week’s episode, Maeve! Congratulations on launching your practice– it sounds like you’re fulfilling your dream “Third Act” as well! Thanks so much for stopping by and for being part of our vibrant community.

  226. Confession time for this 36 year old who has felt that she’s starting too late (but not anymore after this episode and pouring over all these comments from amazing women of all ages).

    For the past 16 years I’ve harbored a silly fantasy of becoming a world class tennis player who wins Wimbledon when I’m in my 60s. I wanna be that older lady that “came out of nowhere” (as I envision my fans and match announcers to exclaim).

    No joke, this episode made me realize that if I really want to I could do that. Like really! Holy shit.

    Imagine how much we’ll get done now by throwing out this nonsense of “it being too late”?

  227. Yay Marie for this video and for this extremely important message!

    We currently live in a society where women are bombarded with the message that we should look like ageless nymphs, even to the point of shaving so that we appear to be pre-pubescent. Adult women are continually told through media and other messaging that we must be ever youthful and we’re subject to an expiration date. (How many actresses have you seen in the movies lately who are above the age of 50?)

    As a society, we’re living longer than we ever have, but women are told that in a very few short years, our usefulness, our ability to make important contributions, our beauty, attractiveness, our sex appeal is used up. What a load of crap!

    That’s why in the last year, at the ripe old age of (you didn’t think I was actually going to say did you?) I started a blog to encourage women to find what they really want to be/do/say at this point in their lives, and then go for it!

    I’m so excited for what’s ahead! One thing’s for sure…Our best days are certainly NOT behind us!

    All the Best!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Heck YES, Kimberly! We’re so glad Marie’s message resonated so deeply with your own work. Congratulations on launching your blog– we absolutely agree that the best is yet to come, so please do keep us posted on your progress and know that we’re all cheering you on!

  228. Beyond inspirational for me. Thank you for this really timely video Marie… Wow!!! What a remarkable list of women! Like seriously, WOW! I cannot believe what they’ve achieved so… old??!!! Crazeh. There is hope for me yet. :)).
    All my love,
    Kristin

  229. Anastasia

    Thanks to Teresa and everyone else too. I’m 62 and am studing with a vision of starting my own business. This video has come at a time when I’d began questioning myself.
    Thanks Marie. I will know go back to the copy cure and get on my bike.
    Love to all and the cosmos too.
    Anastasia

  230. I’m 57 and an author of the upcoming book Ruby Women Rising – bringing fierce love and compassion to a world aching for change.
    We’re all being called to be our Ruby selves -the Spiritual Warrior. Huge numbers of women are responding to their inner call, especially mature vibrant women who know the ache of long patience just waiting for our moment AND the moment is now!

  231. liz

    Thanks Marie! I’m 60, just starting up a business, and soo sick of articles about late starters who turn out to be in their 40s. Great to have some new role models – these ladies rock!

  232. oliver

    Adrianna Huffington inspires me with her verve for life and tenacity for improving and modifying her work output.

  233. One of my most favorite episodes ever. And I thought I was late starting a new career aged 50, lol!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad you enjoyed this episode, Sitara– it’s one of our new favorites, too! Congratulations and best wishes for this new chapter of your life. Thanks for tuning in!

  234. OMG! There were so many amazing women listed.

    As a Heal Your Life Workshop Leader and Coach, you made my heart sing by putting my favourite woman Louise Hay first!

    Thank you for another inspiring video.

  235. Bookmarked to rewatch and rewatch, especially when the naysayers come to punch out my lights.
    Thank you.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      You rock, Mary– we’re all right here whenever you need an extra boost!

  236. I cried watching this – I have felt so alone with my desire not to be thinking about retiring, but instead creating and growing. I launched my online business 4 weeks ago (2 years after taking B-School) I am 54. My role model is my dear friend Barbara Stanny (age 69) who inspires me daily! Karen McCall, founder of the Financial Recovery Institute heard about my business focus (coaching and courses for overwhelmed women), reached out and has become a mentor. She turned 74 yesterday. Both these women are still passionately involved in their businesses and growing them. So much appreciation to Lynn for asking the question and for you for creating this deeply inspirational video Bowing down with gratitude! ~Suzy

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      You’re awesome, Suzy! Huge congratulations on launching your new business and cultivating an incredible support system. We’re so honored to have you in our B-School community and can’t wait to see how your business and ideas continue to grow and evolve– we’re all cheering you on!

  237. Hi Marie –

    This is my favorite Marie TV Yet! My position as a product designer was relocated to a new office, hours from my present home in the mountains, a placed I had specifically moved to because of its natural beauty. I was 58 at the time, and decided to “go it alone” as a product designer and illustrator, and now, at age 60, I work from my studio in a neighboring picturesque town nearby. I now work with a licensing agent for my artwork, as well as provide clients worldwide with artwork for their products! I never stopped to think I was too old to make this happen. It just felt like the right thing. THANK YOU for highlighting how age doesn’t matter when it comes to following your dreams! XO Patti

  238. I am sooo in love with this episode! And the comments section is as inspiring as the video! Loving to read all the comments here! PS. Stunning hair, Marie! 😍

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Rosangela! We’re so glad you enjoyed this week’s episode– thanks for tuning in and contributing to the vibrant conversation here.

  239. This episode was so encouraging to me.
    I am a 37 year old mama who homeschools our four kiddos. This doesn’t leave me with a lot of margin or energy for extra endeavors.
    I recently started a blog and would love to put my health coaching skills to use, but I have not been able to meet the ideals in my head because I am not willing at this time to set aside my other priorities , homeschooling, my marriage, and health, and that is ok.
    This episode was a breath of fresh air because it reminded me as Joshua Rosenthal says, “life is a long time.” I don’t need to do it all now. I can living fully in this season while also slowly exploring and strengthening my skills and in the next season fully embrace blogging, health coaching, or whatever else might bring me life.
    What an inspiration to see all of these amazing women start pursuing their dreams later in life and totally rocking it!!
    Thank you,
    Julie

  240. it’s beautiful to see people with the courage to live there dreams

  241. Thank you Lynne and Thank you Marie for making it LIVE. Your video made me cry. I didn’t realise it would hit such an emotional chord until I watched. It’s a battle we confront daily with aging. Do we buy off on the mainstream western ideas that youth is better? NO Fricken Way!!!!! I’m in my mid 50’s and it seems like life is just getting more and more interesting and exciting. You helped balance the scales.
    With So Much love, Kelly

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Thanks so much for sharing, Kelly! We’re thrilled that this message resonated so deeply with you at the perfect moment. We’re grateful to have you in our vibrant community, keep on shining!

  242. TERRI COOPER

    I LOVE this video! I am just turned 70 and starting my next business by the end of the year – energy healing as a CREATRIX Facilitator!

  243. Love so much this video and your nice words , give me always big spirit.
    Thank you so much Marie…I admire you and you’re my inspirations

  244. This is the most inspiring episode I’ve watched. And here I was fretting about starting at 45 -ha! So encouraging 🙂

  245. musicmaker

    Wow……I have been depressed lately because I thought my dreams were no longer possible, but this episode has inspired me to make the effort to keep going at age 68!
    Many thanks!!!

  246. You are so pushing my buttons today – so glad you got that question.
    I am a 56-year old that launched a VA business a year ago and I struggle to know I did the right thing. I have great months, and there have been a couple of months where the ends didn’t even get close to meeting. Having one of those months right now.
    You keep mowin’ it and I’ll keep baggin’ it!
    Love you Marie!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Congratulations on the launch of your VA business, Kathy! You’re so not alone– many small (and big!) businesses have smoother seasons than others. As Marie often reminds us, it’s about “progress, not perfection”, so we’re glad this episode has inspired you and given you a much-needed boost to keep movin’. Thanks for tuning in this week!

  247. Dee

    I am in tears. I love this so so so much and I want to send the link to everyone I know. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad this message struck such a chord with you, Dee! We’d love to have you share it with anyone you know who might be inspired by these incredible women. Thanks so much for watching!

  248. Lesley

    Hi Marie
    Thank you soooo much for this video and knowledge!!! I am around this age and it is so encouraging to be reminded of so many gorgeous inspired and exuberant woman who threw away the number that is age. I am looking for a mentor too. I normally just watch the videos, but this time I had to comment (with tears in my eyes)…

    Thank you.

  249. Janne Aubrey

    Thanks, Marie. At 60, I’m starting over again. Good to be reminded that I’m not too old, it’s not too late.

  250. Dear Marie, my dream, passion, and purpose is to inspire, educate, and mentor women of faith to live a life of grace and balance without compromising their spiritual and moral belief system. And most importantly, encourage them the importance of self-care which creates authenticity, emotional health, physical vitality, and blissful joy. ❤️ Giselle from Miami

  251. What a superb post. Truly inspirational.

  252. I was 54 when I got my college degree, BFA in Studio Art Cum Laude. I was 62 when I set up a non-profit for my 64 year old business partner, after being told it was too much work, you don’t want to do that, but professionals in the field. At 65 I am managing a new bookstore/restaurant/B&B with the owners who are in their 70’s. My last name is “Young” and I promised my grandmother (who lived to be 94) I would live up to our last name.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Love this, Lynde!

  253. Marie B.

    Thank you for recognizing this and being so encouraging. I’m 36(still relatively young) and finished the chapter in my life of working for a corporate company to pursue being my own boss/mobile food vendor. The trailer I have is homemade from a prior owner who owned it since the 90s. So these last 3mo have been spent with me deconstructing and taking my time planning the reconstruction. There have been many snags and having people there for mental support has been a key factor in pushing forward. Everyday is different. Loved this video. I’m new to this and would like to catch up on all the past videos. Loved your unplugged version as well! Thank you Marie and team for being that ray of sunshine!

  254. Wow I love this, thank you, Marie for sharing! I’m a 47 year old disabled special needs Mama holistic mystic writer and I’m striving to promote and market my writing, but having much difficulty. I have my painful ups and downs, but not giving up. These older women are amazing and true groovy badasses. 🙂

  255. I would love to have all this encouragement in print form (hint, hint Marie-as if you need one more hat to wear)!
    I had a successful career which I enjoyed and then the Universe came and (literally) knocked me up side of my head to get me to slow down and dig deeper (an accident that left me with TBI (head injury) and having to go on disability). I am now 63 and beginning my own business as a Certified Master Spirit Life Coach which is taking longer than I hoped but, I know this is my calling and I am compelled to move forward in my efforts, even if it is at a snail’s pace. I don’t blog nearly as often as I should to get a following due to the insecurities of not regaining my brain’s executive functions as readily as I would like. However, I know in the Lord’s time it will all work out! We need a tribe of women of a certain age to help boyd each other up when our insecurities roar at our ability to reason! Where do I sign up?!?!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Go Eileen! Maybe you’ll be the one to start this awesome tribe of women 🙂

  256. Resi

    Hey Marie,
    This video was so inspiring. The message doesn’t always resinate wiht us, as society is so ‘youth centric.’ I am not unlike Carol Gardener so it was great to note her accomplishments.
    Although this is your job ( lol ; ), to those of us who are still trying, it means everything! ‘Much appreciated’. Thanks so much sharing <3

  257. Resi

    Sorry to come back – but life happens. 😀
    I was looking for some inofrmation to make sure that I got the spelling correct (re Olga), couldn’t find it & decided to post. BUT now I have it!!

    My last mother didn’t age well (dementia), and I had started a ‘reference collection’ of elderly persons during her illness ( elderly who DID age well).

    > Olga Kotelko passed away at 95. She tried track and field at 77 (!!) & competed well into her 80s and 90s (winning hundreds of medals, including 26 world records)
    > 81 year old Masako Wakamiya developed a game for the iphone (She learned how to use Apple’s ‘Swift’ coding platform to make the game)

    I did yoga up to last year & occasionally heard of various instructors of course.
    > Vivian Vieritz is 1 of the 3 yoga instructors (Ponchon Lynch was featured & Phyllis Sues in the replies). Hope I didnt duplicate info., just sharing what I have! Vieritz is over 90!
    (whatz up with yoga huh?!!!)

    > Lastly – Although Annette Larkins isn’t a business woman, she’s an inspiring 70 year old to read of. check her out.
    Thanks again Marie for such an encouraging & inspiring video (as usual! )

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Resi! Thank you so much for sharing these inspiring women 🙂

  258. Shona

    Shazam! Started a new chapter on my life journey 18 months ago at age 48. The big 50 is coming this fall and I can’t wait to celebrate all the wins ( along with a few tumbles) that I have been experiencing during this time. I sold my home, most of my possessions, quit my job and have been traveling all over the US with my co-pilot Zuni ( golden retrevier ) while attending Equine Osteopathy school. I’ve become a certified equine bodyworker and am following my dream! It’s a bit confusing and overwhelming at times but my soul knows it is RIGHT! I am also working to figure out how to branch this business that is “in person” to an online company too.
    Love your videos and inspiration!!

  259. This article is indeed inspiring and heart-warming. You could also look up the book, What Makes Olga Run, about a woman who began running and 65 and ran marathons well into her nineties.
    But it’s cruel to deny the persistence of ageism and sexism, and you shouldn’t feel guilty if you lack the genetic makeup for a runner or dancer, or if you’ve aged without looking “young,” or you just don’t wear the symbolic girl-power stilettos (and maybe you never did), or if you just get dismissed with, “At your age…”

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Cathy, thank you for taking a moment to comment and share your thoughts here. In this instance we replied to a question asking specifically for examples of women who started late in life in their field and became successful and focused on that specifically for this episode.

      That absolutely doesn’t mean that women don’t experience ageism and sexism, and we would never suggest that anyone should feel guilty for not looking or being a certain way.

      It’s definitely a complex conversation, and we so appreciate you being a part of it!

  260. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this episode Marie!
    I have always wanted to be an interior designer and at age 49, I went back to college to fulfill this dream! I am 53 now and still have another year to go before I get my interior design degree, but I am happy to say that I was hired for a designer position and started my new job just last week! I now drive to into work with a huge smile plastered on my face 🙂
    I also pursued my love of glass art. I have my own Etsy shop, was picked up by Houzz to sell my products under their label, and do the local juried fine art shows!
    I am loving life right now! You are NEVER to old to start living your dream! Go for it girls….you got this!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Kathy! Congratulations for starting your new job, and sending our best wishes for wrapping up your interior design degree soon. Thank you for sharing your story here, and keep going after your dream! xo

  261. Marie – thank you for shedding more light on women who are starting businesses later in life. It’s actually an ideal time to do something you love. I started my first biz at age 47 then my second one at age 58. I was in a car accident this year and had to close down my business. However you can bet your bootie that I will be creating something else to do with my next chapter. I turned 65 this year.

    Way to go Marie. I am one of your biggest fans. xo

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      I’m so sorry to hear you were in a car accident this year, Sherold – I hope you’re doing so much better now. It sounds like you have some amazing plans in the works for your next chapter, and know that we’re cheering you on all the way! 🙂

  262. I was SO pleased to hear you cover this topic Marie because it’s a subject that’s incredibly dear to my heart! (I run a business dedicated to helping women in their 50’s & beyond set up first-time businesses.)
    Ever increasing numbers of us in this dynamic age group are actively embracing our entrepreneurial spirit & seizing the opportunity to create an environment where we can put our hard-won experience to good use on our own terms.
    Success in our later years is often more about ‘making a difference’ than making a fortune – it’s about pursuing our dreams, sharing our gifts, talents and experience with the world AND making a good living whilst doing it.

    And you’re NEVER too old to do that!

  263. Absolutely brilliant post. I have shared it with a few amazing women I know who are caught on the what if and think that they can’t. So thank you for sharing this with us. INSPIRING

  264. Hi Marie & team,
    Great episode! A wonderful inspiration of mine who started her business in her 50’s is Mary from Mary’s Gone Crackers. I saw her speak and was amazed when I heard this fact….the company needs to keep building larger and larger production facilities because they have NEVER been able to keep up with demand! Incredible right?
    Thanks for all your work and encouragement Marie.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      I love Mary’s Gone Crackers! Thanks so much for sharing Mary’s story here; we’re so glad you enjoyed this episode.

  265. Laura Cain

    Love, love, love Marie and everything she does!! This one especially hit home as I am following a dream to start my own business in a different field than my previous corporate job at age 52. Including taking B-school this past spring – the best!!!
    #NeverTooOld

  266. Wow! So encouraging, Marie. And I agree! Started a business with my husband when I was 60 and he was 69. No plans to stop! (We are now 70 and 79!)

  267. Christine

    I am starting Masters program in Social Work this fall. I just turned 53 – is that possible? Which means I won’t really be starting my own practice until I am 60. I have had second thoughts as to whether this is a wise use of my time and money. Having seen this video I know that I have much to contribute for many years to come. Thanks Marie!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Christine, congratulations on your Masters program! I’m so glad that you’re deciding to move forward with this career change; think of all the beautiful experience you’ll be bringing to this next phase of your life. This is exciting!

  268. Thank you so much for this. I started my own business five years ago at the age of 55, transitioning from a day job, that I was working 55+ hours a week. With my children were grown, and my daughter moving to the other side of the country, I wanted the freedom to go and see her when I could. This year, as I was nearing the 60-year mark, I decided to change my business which had been successful but not giving me the fulfillment that I craved. Maybe it was turning 60, but I have dealt with fear, loss of income, and friends telling me I am too old. I know in my heart that I am on the right track. I needed to hear this! #nevertooold

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Elizabeth! Keep up the great work 🙂 ♥

  269. Sabine

    Hi, I’m Sabine from Germany an I like Greta Silver very much. She had become a model in the age of over 65. On her Facebook account she introduces us to Monika Fuchs, a lady who had started a restaurant in her living room at the age of 76. Have a look! (Greta Silver, Hamburg, Germany)

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Sabine, thank you so much for suggesting Greta and Monika’s stories!

  270. I’m deeply grateful that you brought some light to this subject Marie because, with your level of visibility you are empowering more conversations around aging and life renewal. Thank you!❤️

    I’m a mid-life entrepreneur (and B-school alum). When I first started my biz at 54, I really felt out of place and intimidated. I was often the ‘elder’ in online programs and FB groups with mostly 20-30 something tech-savvy hustlers.

    Then I realized, I had wisdom through decades of diverse life experiences and lessons you can only get with aging. As you stated in your video, ‘maturity.’ It’s one thing to read about it and talk about it but, that’s not the same as actually living it.

    I’ve had the fortune of learning marketing skills from very talented, mostly younger people and what I’m grateful for is we are finally bridging the gap between generations! We all have something to give and teach each other, whether you’re 20-something or 60-something.

    The era of peaking in your career by 55 is OVER! Women FINALLY have real support globally to forge their own freedom paths, work from home to raise their families AND make money using their natural talents and skills. 🎼 🎉Thank You, Internet!🎈🎉

    As a mom-preneur at 57, (I have a teen son starting his last year of high school) I’ve great respect for woman with the courage to renew their lives after 50 because, it’s not easy when you’re also going through “the change” and dealing with intense physiological challenges that most women experience.

    It’s beautiful to see so many other 50+ women are out there!
    Thank You, Marie!☀️ You’ve inspired me to step up and out of my comfort zone in a new way!
    Love + Best to all the 50+ women out there!
    Xx-T.😍

  271. Thanks for the encouragement and insight. I am over 60 and starting my financial coaching business.

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Awesome! Go Linda! ♥

  272. Deirdre

    So inspiring!! Thank you!!

  273. Yessss! Love that you highlight this type of thing. My sister-in-law and I are empowering women in their perimenopause/menopause journey; we’re both in our 50s! B-School alumni too! Thanks for being awesome Marie! 🙂

  274. Thank you for this Marie!! I’m 67 and a graduate of B-School, but got sidetracked by caregiving my mom. She passed away at the age of 96. S0, I have “miles to go before I sleep”. You and other young women entrepreneurs are my inspiration!! I will get there.
    Love you so much. Catherine

  275. Elena

    Hi, girls! No matter what ages! There is one woman who really inspires me all my life – my mother. He is so powerful and purposeful! She is almost 57 now and she has started her state career only since her 50. And you know what? She is the pre-minister of social protect in my republic now. She plans to do many good things for people in our republic and after her retirement even start some family business. So proud of her!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Beautiful, Elena! Thanks so much for sharing a bit about your mom with us– she sounds incredibly inspiring! Give her a big high-five from all of us and let her know we’re cheering you both on. Thanks for being a part of our vibrant community!

  276. I am 49 and have been struggling to find a traditional job. As it turns out, my age and experience seem to be the perfect fit for my own business. Thank you for this valuable perspective Marie, I needed the inspiration.

  277. I have to comment! I’m 54 and trying so hard to make it as a photographer mentor. It’s been fun and a hard road. I have been thinking about giving up thinking I’m too old get my new business out to the world for photographers to see. I haven’t made much money and some people close to me (I won’t say whom) say you do all this work and make no money. It’s been 2 years now…feeling old and a failure has been on my mind so much that when I watched this video I felt you were meant to talk to me Marie. You’re amazing! Thank you so much xoxo! I’m like many…you inspire me. No bullshitting here 🙂 I’ve saved this vid and will watch every time I feel I’m to old to make it in my life’s dream.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Lovely Janice, we’re so glad you shared your words with everyone. Your dream knows no age, it just knows that it’s meant to be YOURS. Keep it alive. Your eye for photography is unique because you’re the only one with it. Keep sharing it with the world. Sending you a big Team Forleo hug. xo

      • Thank you so much a Heather a Team Forleo is what I need 😊 Totally appreciate you all!

  278. KG

    Such an important topic!! Seems to me there’s so much collective attitude and pressure about the “right” age to do things in your life that many fall prey to. Breaking free of the collective mindset takes courage and fortitude. It’s easy to say age is just a number, but walking and talking it when you get into your 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond, well a whole other story each individual must face and come to terms with. Louise Hay is one of my favorite role models. She has so much elegance, grace and style.

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