Marie Forleo

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You’re about to watch an episode of my vlog series called Marie Unplugged. These videos are totally different than my award-winning show MarieTV. Vlogs by nature are raw and off the cuff. So wear headphones if kiddos are around because adult language is likely. Enjoy!

The feedback on our latest MarieTV episode with Brené Brown has been spectacular! If you haven’t had a chance to watch it (or share it) yet — please do. It’s soooo damn good.

But there’s more to this story.

Once Brené and I got our schedules locked, I figured I’d see if I could interview even more people in the great state of Texas. We took our show on the road!

Buc-ee’s, tacos & some of the *BEST* humans in the world! Let’s continue to #StandWithTexas Click To Tweet

As you’ll see, we had the honor of visiting prior to Harvey. The strong people of Texas still need our support. If you’d like to help those affected by Harvey, here are two resources to consider: one from NPR and one from the NYTimes.

In this episode of Unplugged, I’m taking you behind the scenes to see how our show comes to life. You’ll also meet a herd of goats, a fallen digital comrade (rest in peace) and 4 very special guests.

(To be ULTRA clear, everything I shoot in my vlog is organic. I don’t stage experiences or decide to do or say things just to have something to vlog about.)

It’s hard to express just how energizing this trip to Texas was. I learned valuable lessons — about tacos, Buc-ee’s, bat poo *AND* about the undeniable power of trusting that still, small voice inside.

Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to know:

  1. Have you ever said “Yes!” to something that would typically be a no? What was the result?
  2. Do you happen to have a favorite taco place in NYC?

Share as much detail as you can. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration, and your story may help someone else have a breakthrough.

Thank you SO very much for being here. Your comments and shares are everything to me!

With so much love,


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  1. That was a fun episode. I love that you were out in nature enjoying the animals. You even brought the power guano or bat poo to the public. Bat poo or Guano is amazing for gardens with its nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels. It helps plants grow healthy and strong. It is also the case for most herbivore poo. Always be cautious of putting any kind of poo directly on your plants or garden as they can also carry harmful bacteria. It is always best to compost the poo first and allow it to break down into a thick rich, dark soil mix usually called Black Gold. I love watching all the sights and sounds of your trip. Looks like a blast!
    Be well.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Thank you, Stephanie! And what amazing composting and gardening tips – thank you for those too.

  2. Super cool vlog Marie . . . your Unplugged vibe Rocks! It’s a treat to see behind-the-scenes on your adventures, as well as your fabulous interview with Brene! And there I was thinking that guano referred exclusively to penguin poop, so thank you for the bat lesson 🙂 A few years ago a small team of us said Yes! to a 6 month, 15,000 km road trip around South Africa in aid of conservation. It was a crazy, wild ride in some ways, with plenty of learning in the process, but also the stuff that memories are made of. As for a favorite taco place, NYC is on my bucket list. I think I feel another Yes! coming on 🙂 In the meantime, very special love and thoughts for all affected by Harvey, XO

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Wow, Naomi, your trip around South Africa sounds life-changing, and we’re so glad you said yes to it.

      Thank you for tuning in today, and for sending love to those affected by Harvey. XO

  3. beth

    So, I want to see a Buc-ee Beaver tee shirt on a future episode of Marie Unplugged.
    I laughed out loud at the I. Have. Never. Seen. A. Gas Station. SO! Big. Part. Darlin’, everything is bigger in Texas. But you should have come down and checked out Port Aransas and towns before Harvey. You would have loved it.

  4. Loved, loved, loved this episode! What a cool on-the-road team you have, Marie, very inspiring and energetic <3 I said yes to my third marriage, something I never wanted to do again, get married. We've been together 15 years now and I am so happy with what we've created, a life full of fun, love, laughter & adventure. Yes to yes! 🙂

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      BEAUTIFUL, Karin! Thank you for the heartwarming share, and congratulations to you two.

  5. So much fun, my family is from Texas, so we make a yearly trip to Texas driving from the piney woods of the east to the desert sands and oil wells (or now windfarms) of the west. It is a beautiful state and loved how you showed the beauty of it.

  6. Thrilling is this unplugged Marie vlog. I really love it. Thank you Marie & Team. Keep Shining!

  7. Mishan

    LOVE THIS! Thank you for bringing us along. It honestly inspires me so much when I see these little windows of reality behind the scenes. These vlogs are gems. On a side note, your makeup is awesome.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Mishan, we love hearing that. You’re so kind! Thank you for watching and enjoying these vlogs with us.

  8. Marjan

    Fun and inspiring as always. There is a “Mr. Ellie Pooh’s” Elephant Dung Paper organization in Sri Lanka. Their handcrafted products were made with a mixture of elephant dung and post-consumer paper.

  9. Really love your vlogs. It’s so nice to see the “behind the scenes” and I think it helps to stop the perpetuation of the idea that just because people are well-known that they aren’t real. 🙂
    I said yes to quitting my job as a lawyer and became a life coach. That was a big life-changing deal for me.
    No idea about taco places in NYC but besides Texas, San Diego has some mean Mexican food too. 🙂

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for your kind note, Sonia. We love sharing the real stuff with you too. 😉
      And good for you on taking that big leap!

  10. Capi

    Song title at end of video?
    “truth is I really don’t mind I’ve got my youth” @ 15:25
    Thanks, Capi

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Hi Capi! I just checked the credits at the end of the vlog, and it looks like the band is called Eventide, and the song is called “Land of Lights.” 🙂 Thank you for watching!

  11. Sandy

    Great Vlog series and you showing up as a human person who takes care of business but having fun. Continue those AMAZING Vlogs, as I will watching every time I get an email. I have not travel more than 5 hours from NYC. However, in November I am taking a trip to Fiji and girl that is a long flight. My first international trip to the South Pacific island. Super excited for a new beginning in my life. So glad to be part of an adventure that allows me to grow personally. As far as a Taco Place in NYC there is a place called Dos Toros Taqueria -
    They are all about sustainability and protecting their environment. Let me know how you like it. Thanks again for sharing your Vlog stories.

    • Chelsea - Team Forleo

      Sandy, THANK YOU for the recommendation! We’re so excited for your trip to Fiji too. The long flight will be worth it once you’re there. 😉

  12. So relaxing
    Just watching you, Marie, on this road trip
    Thanks for this : )

  13. Marie –
    So glad you loved Texas! There’s a lot more to see (but Austin and Houston are pretty great). Come to Dallas and see the park we built over a highway; meet great people and enjoy Big D! We would love to have your Marie TV vibe here :-).
    P.S. There are too many great taco places to count (but no guano, sorry!)

  14. I’m really enjoying Marie Unplugged, this episode in particular–I’m glad you decided to do a vlog!

  15. one of my favorite things you do here is give us the music deets at the end! i just downloaded 5 songs. Thank you for expanding my brain and mood. love ya girl.

  16. So much fun to watch! Love how real these vids are.
    Especially funny to see you “discover” such a large gas station oh and of course the wine tap, I need one of those! lol…
    Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

  17. Such fabulous fun Marie loved watching your trip to Houston thank you

  18. Thanks for the video. Small world: at minute 8:03 my visual map I recorded of his talk is frame on his wall. Yay! Great video. Love your show!

  19. Stephen Donahue

    What’s with the goats? It’s like some sign I can’t interpret. There is like news articles on goat yoga. I don’t want to do yoga with goats. Or yoga with any animals or birds or reptiles really. A TV bit on a blind goat on a rescue farm that escaped and was found days later down the road a bit. Is there some astrological sign of the goat? A Chinese Year of the Goat. I don’t know I just keep seeing goats. What does it mean?

  20. Marie-
    Im a native New Yorker who married a Houstonian 🙂 Texas & New York are home to some of my favorite people on the planet – you & Brene now among those favorites 🙂
    Loved seeing you enjoy this state rich in culture, natural beauty, good food & some of the “richest people” (in character) I have met!
    Glad you said yes & “y”all” looked like you had an amazing trip!

  21. Milena

    This Eric guy… I’m in love!

  22. Love that you were just you and allowed your personality to shine. Also to see Houston before the big flood was nice. The folks there are so great. Now I can see how their spunky attitude helped them respond positively in a crisis and wonderful that you keep asking for people to help. They still need help. My friend in Katy, TX was fortunate to not have house damage, but half of her neighborhood had about 2 feet of water for a couple of weeks. They did loose 1 car under water. People there didn’t much time to clean the sludge out before it turned to concrete. Some are just not healthy enough to do all that work. So people please help. I sent my friend a care package of food and staples so she didn’t have to work so hard to cook. They loved it. So even if you know someone, send them a care package as well. If they personally don’t need it, they will give it to people who do. That is the way they are there in TX. So giving!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Susan, thank you so much for giving us some insight on your friends’ experience down in Texas. We’re so grateful to have people like you in our community, and truly believe that all of our readers/viewers/listeners are some of the most compassionate people in the world.

      Your call to action is helpful, and we’re wishing your friends ease and peace in their recovery process. We truly do love Texas.

  23. Elena Shirley

    Pls do more Marie TV on the road!!! There’s a certain unguarded, creative, spontaneous nature of it that enhances an already fantastic conception that is Marie TV

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Elena, we’ll definitely be comin’ at you with more Unplugged episodes in the future! We’re glad to hear that you’re loving them alongside our MarieTV episodes as well.

  24. Lovin’ Marie Unplugged!

    Favorite NYC ?: Oso on 139th and Amsterdam.

  25. Suzy

    Thank you for your “yes” story! I’m currently working on my own! 😉 As for tacos, I’m a huge fan of Varrios 408 (412 Fifth Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn). It’s simple, good food. I highly recommend the Al Pastor!

  26. Nice to see you in Austin, my home city!

  27. Ceci

    I’m inpired by your talk with Brené B. … you both with Gabby B. has been a impact on healing the world (starting by me) by living my purpose. As well, I’m finding difficulties that I don’t know how to overcome, but the research and the journey has begun since last year . I’ll meet you girls every day and try to learn as much as I can.
    Thx soooo much.
    Loves, Cecilia.-

  28. Loved this!! Glad you made it before the hurricane…..Thank you for all the kind words about Texas and your support. You did have an amazing trip! LOVED your interview with Brene – 2 of my favorite ladies!!

  29. Love Marie TV! I identify with your taco plight. Here are two spots in the City that are very very solid:

    The taco truck in front of this (excellent) market is only open during the day from what I have observed, which is a bit sad as this stretch of Sunset Park is so charming at night.
    Tacos el Ranchero 4401 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

    There is a woman in front of the Chase bank that is both lovely and talented with her tacos. She is there noonish til she runs out.
    37-67 75th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

    Peace and Love,

  30. Bibi

    I loved this episode (is it called an episode?) of Unplugged. I loved them all, but this one made me realise something important. Seeing you work, and travel, and have fun, and be professional, and goofy, and relaxed, and productive, and enjoying your friends… all at the same time, it made me think “Of course, this is how it should be, because that is how life is!”. This is something I struggle with, I tend to compartmentalise experiences, and see most of them as tasks. If I am working, then I am working, if I’m travelling, then I’m focused on not missing my flight, or losing my luggage. If I’m out walking with my husband, I can’t simultaneously take photos of the beautiful city around me – for that, I need to go out specifically to take photos.
    But life doesn’t happen like that, does it? This often frustrates me, because even as I’m doing it (the compartmentalisation), I can feel it’s wrong, that I’m missing out, but I really struggle to change it. Thank you for reminding me that it’s the only way to live – by experiencing each and every moment for ALL that it can be, not what we’d planned for it to be. Thank you for being so beautifully real and for reminding us how to live!

  31. Marie!!!!!
    Can’t believe you were in the Austin ‘hood and we never got to see you! Glad you enjoyed ATX and the state. It’s pretty great! (Maybe not as great as the queso at Torchy’s…but close).
    Next time you go on the road, maybe you could arrange a Marie-devotee meet up. Then again…you may have too many fans. It’d sure be great to see you live on our turf.
    Thanks for the call-out for Houston. Lots of people still struggling across the state, so – as you said – every bit helps.
    Keep up the amazing work – and THANK YOU for bringing your all!

  32. Marie, I love your jeans!

  33. Angie Vergara

    Best tacos in Brooklyn are in Sunset Park, “Tacos El Bronco”. You won’t be disappointed with their al pastor!! Also, love the way your personality shines through these vlogs, I hope to meet you in person someday. 🙂
    Much Love,

  34. Taqueria is a must visit for best Mexican food in NYC and JC!

  35. Hi Marie and staff:
    Great episode, keep up the good work. As a Mexican, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tacos. In fact, just the other day I made a post in IG that says: “You can’t make everybody happy. You are not a Taco” ! (@truephotoholica) Truth! One day I will visit every spot in NYC (I hope!). Anyway, my favorite spot to date is: Taco Mix; located at 234 E. 116 st. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves). It’s a very simple place nothing fancy; but you can’t get more authentic than that. Also…a nicer place and atmosphere, Empellon tacos in St. Marks. Buen provecho y Salud!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Haha! Love that quote, Marta. 🙂 I’ve never known someone whose day couldn’t be made brighter with tacos. Thanks for the restaurant recommendation!

  36. I said Yes! to investing in my personal growth and my business. It has been the best money I have spent in several years! I realized that I was so scared and insecure about being an entreprener and coaching people through their blocks because I wasn’t perfect yet and I thought that I couldn’t offer anyone anything. Even though I was helping people on a daily basis! I was stuck and I knew I had to do something if I wanted to be financially independent and grow in how I can coach and help people. So I spent money on myself through programs targeted about business, and my money mindset, my copy writing, and how to launch online products. (The last one was because I realized that right now I want an online business).

    Doing those things has removed so many blocks and sabatoges and has increased my focus on what exactly it is I want for my life, business, and clients. Being aware of when I’m sabatoging because of insecurity has stopped the “run around in a circle, self doubt inner screaming spiral” and now I bust out EFT and tap on it to continue to move past that particular block. And sometimes the blocks manifest themselves in other ways and you’re like “hey how’d you get there. I thought I was done with that!” Which is now amusing instead of frustrating. It’s like telling your ex that “no, you really don’t want to get coffee and catch up but thanks anyway, k bye now.” Anyone that is struggling with self-doubt or insecurities or is just plain stuck, don’t be afraid to invest in yourself to move past those blocks. It could be the best money and time you’ve ever spent! Not to mention it will only help you in achieving your dreams and building the lifestyle you want. Don’t let the fear get you down!

  37. Luana khin

    Hi Marie,I’m luana khin.
    Sometimes I feel like I can’t do it anymore.I try hard but every one look
    down on me and they laugh at me.
    What should I do.I believe you can give
    me a great advice.
    Thank you Marie,
    You are my inspiration….

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Luana, we’re so sorry to hear that you’re going through a challenging time right now. Please know that we’re all sending you positive energy and hoping only the best for you.

      This MarieTV episode might help you gain some insight on how to move forward; we hope it helps, and we’re wishing you all the best:

  38. Hello,Such fabulous fun Marie loved watching your trip to Houston thank you

  39. Love this vlog so authentic and raw. You should def do more of those.

  40. Your all episodes have something special like this one. And I wanna say you thanks for all the efforts. Your knowledge about many things is really different and great…

  41. If you haven’t tried it yet, a killer taco place in NYC: Two Lizards (1st between 73rd&74th for a sit-down) or La Esquina (2nd&73rd for a quick bite) on the UES.

  42. Hey Marie,
    Glad you had a good time in Texas, we’re fond of this place too. Our Hooray For The Underdog! greeting cards, are carried at all the Buc-ee’s and we’re amazed at what a well-run and over the top great idea they have.
    Thanks for all you do!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      That’s so cool, Joe! Huge congratulations on having your greeting cards in beloved Buc-ee’s. All of us on Team Forleo are big animal lovers and we’re so grateful for your commitment to helping so many sweet dogs (and cats!) find their furever families. Thanks for being part of our bighearted, creative community!

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