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You might know Franchesca Ramsey from her MTV web series, Decoded. Or maybe you’re one of the thousands anxiously awaiting her new show on Comedy Central.

When a mutual friend connected us, I was so delighted to learn that Franchesa’s been a MarieTV viewer for years.

One of the countless things I love about Franchesca is that she’s the perfect example of a thriving multipassionate entrepreneur.

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She’s built a flourishing career combining beauty, comedy, activism and graphic design. Not everyone would think they’d be able to put those together, but they work in tandem beautifully.

We sat down to talk about her multipassionate career and how she found the courage to run with it. In this episode she shares:

If you want to use your many gifts to change the world, but still feel like you “have to choose just one,” this episode is for you.

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Once you’ve watched, I’d love to know:

Has there been an idea you’ve been harboring in your heart or something you’ve wanted to create but have been too afraid to try?

If you’ve got something you want to put out into the world, please tell us about in the comments below.

There’s undeniable magic is writing things down, especially in public. The simple act of declaring it in writing can often help you start seeing progress towards your dreams.

Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration, and your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

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Thank you so very much for adding your voice to the conversation. Your kindness, support and enthusiasm are genuine soul food.

All my love and appreciation,


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  1. Oh Yes, Marie! There’s this book I’ve been dreaming to write and yet I find it so tough to find time for it, not to mention that I’m not sure anyone would be interested! You see, back when I was a student and working full time, I learned quickly how to get super high marks (and ultimately graduate with distinction) although I was barely managing to write my essays! The whole time I thought I was lucky and I hacked my way through books and research, but then once I studied NLP, I realised that the strategies I was employing to get good marks while working less than my colleagues were just natural to me. So my book ideas is to show other students how to use the same strategies and tactics that were natural to me, to get better marks and study and write more efficiently. What do you think? – Thank you. Anca

    • Anca, write the book, “the world needs what only you have.”

      • Thanks Danielle, this is so encouraging! 🙂

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Sounds amazing, Anca! You’re dreaming about writing this book for a reason – because this is a natural gift you have and are meant to share with others. It’s clear that you’re a super hard worker and incredibly smart, which we know you can absolutely apply to writing your book and sharing it with the world. When it comes to making the time for your writing, I think you may find this episode of MarieTV helpful: Happy writing – you can SO do this!

      • Thanks Julia, I will definitely listen to it! Prioritising is so important in order to get things done, especially for people who juggle multiple projects at the same time!

    • Hi Anca!
      This is a sudden little writer’s hub right in the comments of Marie Forleo’s blog. 🙂 If you need some support on your book you should come and hang out with Barbara and I! We’re the two comments just below you. 🙂 Find us on Facebook, or you can get in touch through our websites by clicking the name. I think the Universe is sending you a very clear sign that it’s time to write what you’ve been longing to write.
      MUCH LOVE!

      • The Don

        I 100% agree but getting those words into a format that interests people is something that is quite hard to do.

      • The Don

        Straight back at you girl ONE LOVE THATS ALL THERE IS.

      • Thanks Emily! I’ve just clicked through to your & Barbara’s website! See you on Facebook 🙂

        • Love you Anca! I’ll keep an eye out to connect. We’ve got a group growing on Facebook. You’re not alone.

    • Oh wow! I want to read that. My studies will be complete within a couple of years tho, but do you think your book will be helpful for those who are done with studies and are working now instead?

      • I think my book would focus more on academic writing, and perhaps writing non-fiction. I found that my strengths were to go through huge amounts of research in a very short time (so somehow hacking the reading), organising my ideas and working on multiple streams of though at once (so basically writing bits of the intro, the contents and the conclusion at the same time) and writing my drafts in such a way that it’s good work even if it’s the first and last draft… I wrote most of my dissertation in less than 1 month, received distinction although I didn’t have time to review the paper nor show it to anyone before submitting it… I actually stopped writing 15 minutes before the deadline… I am darn proud if it! 🙂

        • wow! That’s amazing! Time is essential, but most of us feel like time is always running out. So your tips would be super duper helpful!
          Have you gone through Maria’s audiobook “How to Get Anything You Want?”, it might help you turn this goal into reality 🙂

          ps: What will you name your book?

    • Anca,
      That sounds like a fantastic book. I know I would love to read it! Please keep me on your mailing list so I know when it does come out. [email protected]
      Thank you and please start writing.

    • Hi Anca, I would have loved to have read that book when I was at school! So yeah do it! I just started publishing my own magazine Ownit magazine ( I was scared and now I am enjoying more then everything. Send me an email when you publish the book for my children and to feature in the magazine.

    • Amber


      Writing this book is much more about your own process than about whether anyone is interested to read it. You are going to learn so much — not just in your field of expertise — but about time management, believing in yourself, crafting compelling writing, following your dreams, working through difficulty and opposition, FINISHING. You want to consider your audience, but this book is about you, not them. Good luck!

    • This sounds like a great idea, Anca! Please do it!

    • Anca,
      That sounds really interesting to me! I’m not a student right now but I’m always trying to learn on my own. Please write your book!

    • Tammy Crowley

      Write the damn book! 😉

  2. I loved this episode!
    oh yessss there’s so much I’d like to create !!! But I’m afraid it will be affecting my daily job as an architect! Like, if this doesn’t work out I’ll make a fool of myself and this will be a nuisance to my reputation as an architect…
    I started this website timidly while doing Bschool, but I’m not really putting all my heart into it for the reasons written above… With the website I’d love to develope my business with creativity and drawing classes and develope my project doing art workshops for people with dementia… So much work to do… 🙂

    • Love your website! I need to bite the bullet and get a lightbox. It makes all the difference. We’re working on really similar stuff! Hope to see you in the Facebook group. 🙂

      • barbara

        Hi Emily !
        Thank you!
        I also loved that tagline “Stop Hating Start Studying! ”
        What’s your website? What’s your Facebookname?

        cheers !

      • Hi Emily,

        Oh great I found your website by clicking on your name !
        Just new discovery 🙂
        Love your website as well!


        • Hi Barbara,
          Total synchronicity! I’m so glad we coincidentally linked here on Marie’s page. I can’t wait to hear more about your book.
          Much love,

      • Angela Taylor

        Hello Barbara,
        I just viewed your website and it is highly creative and extremely beautiful!!! There is no way I would be afraid with your skills to venture out on my own. Your work and writing is absolutely a done deal! Move forward and do not think twice about it your work speaks for itself.

        • Dear Angela,
          Thank you so much for your encouraging words!!!! Can’t thank you enough! Also for your lovely email!!!
          Much love,


    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Barbara, we’re so glad you enjoyed this conversation! Your website and artwork is beautiful – I absolutely love your idea to do workshops for people with dementia. It’s completely natural to worry about how your creative projects and new ideas will affect your day job, you’re not at all alone in feeling that way! It’s so important to feed and listen to your creative desires, and we always find that it helps to ask ourselves “will I regret NOT doing this or trying this 10 years from now?”

      There are two episodes of MarieTV that I think you’ll find really helpful in working through your feelings of fear and resistance around this particular dream:

      We’re so honored to have you as a B-Schooler and can’t wait to see all you’ll do and create over the years! Cheering you on over here 🙂

      • Thank you so much Julia! Team Forleo is always a great support! Thank you so much ?

    • Tamera

      Barbara…love your site! You should go with it…like Franchesca said “what you’re doing now won’t even look the same in 5-10 years”. You could be kicking yourself for the time you lost out on.

      • Barbara

        Thank you so much ? Dear Tamara

    • Robin

      You could have fooled me. Reading your goals and seeing your artwork before taking in your comment made me think you have all the confidence in the world and the talent to back up your dreams. In other words, your website is engaging, informative, and gorgeous. Keep up the great work!

      • Ohhh Robin thank you so much! I get all emotional now with all these encouraging words! Thank you so much ! You really get me going now! :))

    • Your site is beautiful. I think you have a lot to offer so many people. Maybe take tiny chances each day until you get the spark to go bat sh*t crazy with it.

      • Thank you so much Stephanie! That’s a great suggestion! I’ll try to apply that!!!

    • Hi Barbara,

      I know what you’re talking about. I was soooo afraid of leaving behind a career in marketing to follow my heart and my passions that it kept me stuck and unfulfilled for way too long.

      Don’t get me wrong. I liked very much my job in marketing. I was on top of my game, very confident in my skills, which brought me lots of successes and satisfactions, but….something was missing. I wasn’t fulfilled. At a core level.

      I had similar thoughts….what will people think if I follow my heart’s desires and it doesn’t work? Will people judge me, try to change my mind, stop me, laugh at me etc.?

      I realized that in fact my ego was getting its value from my external successes. I was successful in my career so I was worthy of love. Whereas the unknown, the uncertainty of following what I felt true in my heart was scary. And I did it anyways.

      So, I’m curious:

      * What story are you telling yourself that keeps you from taking the next steps in building your business with heart?
      * How will your life look like in 3 – 5 years from now if you don’t develop your drawing projects and art workshops?
      * How will the world look like if you keep your most amazing gifts only for yourself and don’t share them with the people who are actually looking for what you have to offer?


  3. Hi Marie and Franchesca,
    Biggest Takeaway: Stop Hating Start Studying! Love it. That has served my life so well in writing, now I’ve got to apply it to business. It turns jealousy into admiration, because suddenly you have a realistic idea of what it takes to get to where you want to be. And when you reach your goal it’s so much more meaningful. Ciao ego.
    Much love,

  4. Speaking and sharing my story. I don’t feel like I know what the right questions are to ask or the problem I’m actually solving in the world. Because honestly, I just show up and things happen so naturally without science or formula. But I know in order to scale and get clear on something, I need to have a science down. I can’t do this by myself so I want to have a team or core people that want to help me bridge this colorful world with the not so colorful world. I’m in a weird place at the moment.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Your voice and story are so important, Bernard. Trust that what you feel called to share with the world, and what flows naturally from you is exactly what somebody else is needing. You said it perfectly – bridging your colorful world with the not so colorful one. We know it’s not always clear where your creative, multi-passionate path is heading, but keep being you and as Franchesca said, keep creating things that you feel need to be in the world, and the results of all your hard work and talents will become clear down the line. We believe in you!

      Just in case you need a reminder of why your work is important, be sure to re-watch this episode of MarieTV: XO

    • Hi Bernanrd,

      I’m wondering if the BELIEFS that you don’t know what the right questions are or the problem that you’re solving in the world, and that you need a team are actually stopping you from showing up, serving people more powerfully and bringing the change you want to see in the world.

      I’ve learned that clarity comes from taking action and not from thinking about it.
      Things are already happening for you naturally when you show up. THIS IS the formula. 90% of getting the job done is SHOWING UP.

      So, I’m curious:

      Where are you NOT showing up in your life and business?


  5. I’ve just finished a novel and I’m ready to self publish! It’s been a very hard thing to write and I’m trying to be fearless while putting it out there. My fear has halted things for me and enough is enough! I also am trying to sell a tv pilot I produced because I work as a stylist in the film industry. So many passions and yet I have a hard time narrowing in on one. I remember you said a long time ago that I didn’t have to choose and I’ve never forgotten that. I just need the courage and faith to keep it going. Thank you both!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wow, Rana – this is SO exciting! Huge congrats on finishing your novel – that’s an amazing accomplishment and we’re so proud of you. Keep on pursuing those many passions – it’s a beautiful thing 🙂 Here’s to keeping the faith and courageously putting yourself out there in spite of the fear – we’re wishing you all the best with your TV pilot!

    • Hi Rana,

      Novel? TV pilot? This is awesome! You’re already in action, creating from your soul. You’re in the sheer 12% of the world’s population that has the courage to go for what they want.

      What I’ve learned since I’ve started my business is that SUCCESS IS THE PLACE TO COME FROM, not to get to.

      Here’s a short exercise that you can do to connect with the SUCCESSFUL, COURAGEOUS YOU.

      * Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths in, and drop into your body.
      * Imagine that you have already achieved your goals and you gran vision (whatever that is for you).
      You’ve successfully published your novel. People get inspired and they’re loving it.
      You’re also producing TV pilots and people in the film industry are battling for you (You’re that good!) and so on!
      * Now feel how achieving all of this feels like in your body .
      * Answer these questions:
      – What are you SEEING?
      – What are you HEARING?
      – How do you FEEL inside?
      – Who are you with?
      * Open your eyes. Acknowledge that everything that you thought you’ll experience once you reach your goals, you’ve already experienced. Those feelings are already there. You’ve just felt them. You don’t need to do anything else to feel them. They’re already there.

      Now from this place go create your reality.

      Much love,

  6. This was an excellent interview!! Franchesca was so honest about her struggles and gave important tips of how we can overcome situations that usually make us afraid of the online world. Also, she made me feel “free” to love and do different things in my life, which is very important for me.
    Thank you, Marie and Franchesca for being such great inspirations!

  7. Thank you for this interview! I really appreciate Franchesca’s approach of “I just started creating things that needed to be in the world.”

    This is what I’ve only recently given myself permission to do, and it has been so freeing — as long as I can be okay with it not making sense (yet) for people from the outside looking in. I’m letting pieces form the way they want/need to and trusting that they’ll all come together at some point.

    It takes a lot of courage and can sometimes be really exhausting, so it’s nice to see people like Franchesca who can model what it looks like 10 steps down the road. Pressing on!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      YES, Shalon! This is beautiful. Keep courageously pressing on and following your unique path, it will absolutely come together! You’re right, trust is such a huge part of this process.

    • Hi Shalon,

      I feel you. It’s so easy to get lost in what other people want and need from us and it takes courage and an open heart to go for what we know deep inside that it’s our path. I celebrate you for doing this and I want to share a song with you that always inspires me to keep on going.

      Much love,

  8. I love the diversity of guests you have on your show. It is my hope and dream to sit with you someday on your show. Anyhow, I digress. In answering the question, I hope to publish my next book with a literary agent. My first book was Self-Published, and although I am grateful to have for it, I want a different route that extends my reach to impact others.

  9. I like this so much! I am an actress and it’s so encouraging to see artists on the show. I have a passion for acting, writing and coaching other actors… sometimes I feel that my coaching practise can stand in the way of me being an artist and booking roles, though I learn a lot about the skills of acting when I teach.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Awesome, Michelle! So glad you enjoyed this episode. It’s wonderful that you’re passionate about coaching other actors and you’re learning a lot through this process. As long as you prioritize the time you’re wanting to also audition for roles and write, then this is a beautiful use of your many passions!

    • Hi Michelle,

      It is said that you’re good at something when you can teach others how to do it.
      It sounds to me that this is what you’re doing with your coaching.

      I’m curious, how can you use this in booking roles (instead of standing in your way)?

      • Jillian - Team Forleo


        We see you shelling out all sorts of amazing advice, and offering people some different perspectives over here. Thank you! You’re a rock star, and we’re thrilled that you’re in our world!

  10. Dale Blagrove

    What a great interview. Best piece of information…”Stop hating, start studying.” Love the bedbug story!…Hahaha.

    w/ Gratitude ~ DAB

  11. Oh dear- and you’ve got the multipassionates here! Let the floodgates open! I create fashion design and illustration courses and content, and i’d love to get more clients while dialing down the social media time, for sure! I habe a second book to write that I keep putting off.. I’m a jazz and Brazilian samba/ bossa nova singer who would like to be more active again and to truly believe that i could be making more than 100 a gig doing what i love most. I also would like to teach more damce classses and teach prematal childbirth education. For me, art, birth and mom culture, Brazilian dance and music are all women’s freedom To express themselves , their spiritual selves, through their very physical bodies…. in a way that makes them feel joy amd spread it out i to the world.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      You have so many wonderful passions, Laura! We love that you’re spreading creativity, expression, and joy through fashion and dance. Your clear goals are fantastic and we have no doubt that you’ll be able to achieve them! In case you need a bit of support in dialing down the social media usage (we completely understand that!) check out this episode of MarieTV on that topic:

  12. Tessa Thulien

    Marie, I believe in magic and seredipitity. I am writing a book about Boxes! The Boxes we put ourselves in and let others put us in, the complexity of that with feeling safe…etc. I am a psychotherapist who is recently learning to love herself again after healing from RA and life long depression and having had several supernatural experiences and given supernatural gifts as well. I am not cis and I am not straight. I am loving magical human being with no boxes. I am free and I want the world to know they can be too. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      This is so beautiful, Tessa! We admire your desire to share your own healing with others. Can’t wait for your book to be out in the world! Happy writing 🙂 XOXO

    • The Don

      For too long I have been afraid of what people will think. I’M NOT CONFINED BY SOCIETES REGULATIONS. I’M OUT THERE Far out there and I would not want that any other way.Thanjs for making me finally realise that.I love you L.

  13. nadj

    hi! great energy, great women there! thank you! I wish to be as motivated as you are, I live in France and french people around seems to be so closed-minded, stucked in a “middle-age thinking” in many areas of life and especially about money, work and also women in art. you’re inspiring me and as the same time, I feel far away from your ability to do your stuff everyday, because I already had a life full of failures and deceptions in following my passions. when you’re young, it’s time to do things as you do, after 40 maybe you’re tired if things have not worked 😉 I wish to renew my life in a good way, but I don’t know how to continue: music, making videos, ice-cream, cooking, rock’n roll, punk ideas, paintings, healing, writing a book… well I have some ideas for sure! but it needs fuel and motivation to take a camera, and just beginning something alone…. and doing things alone is not the big fun, I’d rather share with some good “freaks” like me 🙂

    • Hi Nadj,

      I see lots of beliefs in your message about how French people are. I think it’s easy to fall into this trap (I live in Spain and I could say similar things about Spanish people) but I choose not to. I did that until I realized that these are just excuses to not take action in the direction of my dreams.

      I’ve learned that you don’t need the motivation (or the level of motivation you see in Franchesca) to start doing things. It’s the other way around. You take action and the motivation follows.
      I’d challenge you and say that it’s not the motivation piece that was missing before when you tried to follow your passions and it didn’t work. It might have been your beliefs.

      I’m wondering:
      Who do you have to BE in order to take action in areas that you’re passionate about (irrespective of which one you choose)? Think vision, mindset, skill set, and energy.


  14. Asha

    This video is for me in so many ways. A lot of times I feel so conflicted and then never make a decision on what I want to pursue. I have multiple passions, but don’t know where to start. It feels too overwhelming and difficult to even start.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hi Asha! We completely understand how overwhelming it can be to have so many passions and ideas and not know where to start. Remember, clarity comes from engagement and not thought, so simply starting somewhere (anywhere!) and pursuing something you’re most curious or passionate about right now is a great way to begin finding clarity about the right direction to follow. I have a feeling you’ll find this episode of MarieTV helpful, too:

      You can SO do this!

  15. Valerie Redmond

    Hi Marie. I LOVED this episode. With all the sad and negative news these days, I love hearing people who are boldly and passionately shining their light and making the world a better place. I only need to watch Marie TV to get a regular dose of that! Thank you. I’m a bit on the timid side, so this episode is what I needed to get fired up about my project today. In the next few weeks I am launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund my second illustrated children’s book. It is called ‘Harry and the Answer Feather’, and it’s about a boy who learns to trust his intuition and to see with his heart. In our noisy world, I truly believe one of the greatest gifts we can give children is to encourage them to trust their instincts and develop their intuition. My first book, ‘Emma and the African Wishing Bead’ is about the beauty we bring to the world when we follow our dreams. I was a teacher for many years, but now I give workshops in schools, using my books as inspiration. Half the profits of my book sales go to charities that provide opportunities for underprivileged kids. I love what I do and it’s my way of making the world more beautiful (as well as being the mom of two fabulous kids and running a small horse farm)! Best to you and your team, Marie 🙂

    • Ishena

      Wow, you should post the link to your kickstarter here. Those books sound lovely.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      You’re such an inspiration, Valerie! Your books and the work you’re doing in schools sound absolutely wonderful and we love hearing about the positive light you’re spreading in the world. We couldn’t agree more about the importance of this now more than ever, and the skills you’re teaching our children are a truly invaluable gift to our society as a whole. Thank you for all you do – keep up the amazing work! And thank you for all your kind words, that means so much 🙂

      • Valerie

        Thank you, Julia 🙂

    • Elizabeth Rainbolt

      I am so excited to hear about your books. I love how MarieTV brings so many diverse people together. I wish you much success with your Kickstarter campaign.

      • Valerie

        Thanks Elizabeth 🙂

  16. Loved this episode! It’s great to hear of humble beginnings and garbage bags. I have several projects in the pipeline and I’m not afraid to put them out into the world just always searching for ways to get them funded! I do believe there’s always a way. Thanks for Marie TV I get so much out of it! I purchased B School several years ago and shortly after wrote a book which derailed my digital pursuits, on Oct 23 I am finally launching my first digital program as of Nov 30 I no longer do in person training and have moved my business 100% online. Thank you!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      This is so exciting, Louise! We completely agree, everything is figureoutable and just love your attitude. Huge congrats on your book and we’re wishing you all the best with your program launch later this month! So proud to have you as a B-Schooler and happy to hear you’re enjoying MarieTV 🙂

  17. Susie

    Great stuff! Love seeing Franchesca on with you.

  18. What a great interview. I could identify with having multiple things running around in your head and people saying just settle for one. I believe that its never to late to go for it. Dancing to your music, defining what’s your success that’s important. At 65 I continue to dance.

  19. Yes!!! I definitely have a thing or two or three, that I’m unsure about how to put out there. I dipped my toe in with these things, and while I haven’t given up on them, I haven’t fully committed either.

    I started out blogging a long time ago and had a level of success I was comfortable with, but I let pressures from others deter me from my path. No one really knows my long-term goal, but it is a big one and my blog was just one tip of a very large iceberg. I quit blogging awhile ago and now I’m starting to put it back together and figure out how to expose the rest of my iceberg in a way that feels authentic and energizing for me.

    I’ve had so many people tell me to focus on one thing, but I literally cannot. I really needed this video today and I love Franchesca on everything I’ve seen her on! So excited for the new show!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hi Mera! So glad you this interview with Franchesca was just what you needed today. We know how tough it can be when others can’t see your big picture or understand your multiple passions. Committing to one thing can be tough when you feel pulled towards so many different things. In addition to all the amazing pointers Franchesca shared, you may also find this episode of MarieTV helpful when it comes to channeling your many passions:

      I love what you said about finding a way to share your larger purpose in a way that feels authentic and energizing for you – keep following those feelings!

  20. I loved this interview! I’ve never heard of Franchesca (I don’t really watch tv), but she’s dynamic! People often think it’s odd that I am passionate about creating better workplaces and better lives. I’ve been told multiple times that I should just focus on one area because it gets confusing that I work directly with organizations, and with individuals. HR is literally about tapping into the HUMAN resources you have within an organization. To me, it all makes sense, as they go hand-in-hand.

    My biggest take-way is to own what you’re passionate about, and make it work! Thanks for a stellar interview! 🙂

  21. Sofie Stephenson

    Thank you for this episode! Truly amazing work you both do <3
    I have this danish blog/Facebook page where about my journey out of self-hatred, insecurities, depression and fear of being me.
    At the moment I am finding it hard to find something to write about. It's like my mind is blocked.
    I've covered some big issues by now – and I feel like I have nothing new an exciting to share. It's hard to find inspiration these days I guess.
    But I hope some day to be able to inspire a lot of women to be their true self.

    Once again thank you for this episode.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hi Sofie! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed this episode with Franchesca. It’s beautiful that you’re sharing your journey of healing with others and you’re wanting to inspire women to be their true selves. This is such a gift, and it’s incredibly brave of you to share your story and experience so openly. I have a feeling that these episodes of MarieTV may help you to work through some of the writing blocks you’re running into right now:

      Keep on writing!

  22. Yes! Yes! YESSS!!!

    I love that she is succeeding at all that she loves. As an Architect, Illustrator, Artist, Wellness Author, Singer, and more…many people think my path is CRAAZY! But I love it. I love the fact that I’m always full of surprises! What really resonated with me in this episode was the preservation of space to be creative…blocking off time on a Friday to do what you need to do with no distractions. This is so important and something I don’t do. I’m starting next week to do this. So important, and I bet it will be transformative.

    The other thing…Social Media. I love Marie, that you say you don’t spend that much time on it. I don’t HAVE time for it, but I have to do it. For me, it becomes all business and very little personal. Yet, most people are reversed. I have to turn it off after I post about business because of the comparison issue. For awhile it took a toll on me and my outlook and it was so unhealthy.

    Thank you both for such a wonderful episode!!!

  23. Just discovered you Marie, and now Franchesca, too! What I find most amazingly awesome is how you both are so inspiring to so many – myself included. And I’m a recent retiree who is just now getting to spread my entrepreneurial wings. If you two young whippersnappers can do it than certainly I, in my elderly wisdom can, right? Haha! But seriously, much gratitude and many blessings to the both of you for being true to yourselves and allowing the rest of us, no matter what age, follow in your footsteps. Siobhan

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Siobhan! We’re so glad you’ve discovered Marie and Franchesca 🙂 Welcome. How exciting that you’re ready to spread your entrepreneurial wings! You can SO do this, with all the wisdom you’ve gathered over the years. We truly appreciate your kind, encouraging words, and can’t wait to see all you’ll create in the years to come! Can’t wait to share more inspiration with you soon.

  24. I’ve let so many of my goals fall to the side, but they never go away. They just keep coming up again and again because I know this is what I need to do. Multi-passionate? Very much so.

    I’m a writer/performing artist, nanny/doula, health coach/personal chef, family-friendly/village building, economic sustainability, spiritual freedom, cultural/diversity inclusive activist/advocate. I created a business plan years ago for a retreat/economic sustainability co-op/democratic school for all ages that would also be a place to incubate creative projects and new businesses. Basically a community-building hub (it takes a village to raise a family style).

    I had a whole plan as to how to get it off the ground and license/mentor leaders so this could be replicated in several different areas. It started with my blog which was successful by my standards, it was supposed to move on to a series of zines, then a book, podcast, videos and online and in-person training immersions, then traveling tribes.

    I have lived with and traveled with lots of people throughout my life and I learned so much about different ways of living, having great relationships and being more efficient and satisfied in life. I feel like it’s extremely important in (at least) American culture to learn to embrace diversity and different cultures, learn what it really means to be family-friendly (most things in American culture are NOT) and have great communication and communities.

    I let people tell me I needed to focus on one thing and I kept trying. This keeps coming up though. I stopped blogging, I started working on the other sides of the plan (while doing a lot of freelance and part-time gigs) but haven’t gotten anything off the ground yet.

    Now I’m starting my blog over again and starting to host events and parties to get people to see that living healthier, more communicative, community-oriented lives makes for better relationships, more creative opportunities and more sustainable, fulfilling lives.

    I love Franchesca and I so needed this episode!

  25. I loved this episode. In fact, it’s been quite a while since I’ve tuned in. Since I am paying attention though, this blessing is synchronicity in action!
    So, what is it the idea that I’ve been harboring in my heart that I’ve wanted to create?
    I would like to create a service for mature women to connect to their dreams and live their desired lives in Paris (and wherever my offer can be of service). There are so many ‘how to’s’ it seems to me, which speak to the 20 -30 something demographic, but very little to the woman who is 46 and older. I would like to create a space (virtual and actual) that connects women to themselves and one another, wherein they can find the epicentre of light within themselves and shine the way for others to find theirs. We are vital. We are vibrant. But, like everyone else, no matter what our age, we too need nurturing and sisterhood and someone who speaks our language (read: social media paralyses me). I would like to do so using my skills and passions in a way, place and time that is realistic and desirable to me, given that I am a devoted wife and mother, and do enjoy this fact very much. Thanks for providing the space to state this.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      What a wonderful idea, Michelle! We’re so glad you tuned in today and that this felt like the synchronicity you needed. You’re feeling called to support and serve women of this demographic for a reason – there have been several women in this age group comment on today’s episode about wanting to pursue their dreams at a later stage of life! Keep following those callings of your heart, we’re excited for what you’ll create 🙂

  26. GREAT interview beautiful sisters 🙂 These highlights by two creative powerful leading edge women ignites me to continue on my driven path as a creative voice. For me…more permission to include and converge, combine my passions and gifts. (Acting, coaching, healing – CST/biosonics/EFT…, sacred space organizing, marketing …). More permission to communicate truthfully and share. More permission to think outside the predictable and take a stand for myself and my audience. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all you do and for what’s to come. Oh, the bit about likes and “not so likes” it occurred to me that there are days when I’ve walked out of a yoga class just because it wasn’t resonating with me “that particular day”… Sometimes I think our refunds are exactly that… It’s just a frequency, in the moment. Marie…you operate at such a high, loving, generous, kind leadership frequency please don’t ever doubt the gifts you give the world for more then… well…Maybe five minutes 🙂
    Your fan and loving sister, PT❤️

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for these kind words, PT – we think you’re right on about the frequency idea! We’re wishing you all the best as you continue to converge your many amazing gifts and passions. So exciting! And YES – keep on thinking and expanding outside the predictable, you have so many incredible, unique things to create and share with the world.

  27. Stephanie

    What a great episode! YES there totally is a new project I’ve been itching to start but I can’t seem to find enough confidence to follow through. I want to start blogging about spirituality, mental health, law of attraction and how ALL of these things intertwine! But then I start questioning: Is blogging dead? Do I need to make videos? Do I have the skills to do both? Is the market for this too saturated or too new? While I am SO passionate about the blog I want to create, I can’t seem to silence these doubts long enough to actually get to work. Any advice is much appreciated friends 🙂

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hey Stephanie! That’s such an awesome idea and we love how passionate you are about creating this blog. That passion is the KEY to success and mental health is such an important topic. Remember, there is only ONE you and you have such unique gifts to share with others on these topics. When it comes to blogging vs. vlogging, we always suggest doing what you feel most comfortable with and inspired by. The quality of your content and its ability to truly help others is what’s really important and what will make you stand apart from the crowd. Also keep in mind that clarity comes from engagement, not thought, so as soon as you get started – those pesky feelings of self-doubt and confusion will begin to settle down!

      And just in case you need a reminder, be sure to watch this:

  28. Thank you so much for this interview. When I read “stop hating, start studying” , I was like “wut is that about?”. I love that quote now! Very true, Franchesca!
    For a long time I’ve been struggling about picking one thing when it comes to a career. I recently saw a TED talk on how it’s OK to want to do more than one thing. Then I thought ” why didn’t I think of that”. Now this interview. Thank you Franchesca for being a great role model. Not only is this is confirmation, it’s also motivating and encouraging.
    Now to start brainstorming!

  29. dea

    Dear Marie,

    Thank you so much for being YOU…

    Though I know that this was a generated email, it is however so in resonates to my heart.

    I am a mother of three with too many passion in life! I’d love to try everything and anything that vibes me. And most people think its crazy for not having the focus on something that I can monetize. There are times, I have to agree at some point that they are right.
    I love my kids and enjoy my time spending with them. Other times I feel so bad for missing my working life and the money.

    I don’t know…. Perhaps I just keep on doing what I do now… And never stop believing in myself that I can beat this..


    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hi Dea! We’re so glad this email and interview resonated with you deeply. It’s fantastic that you have many passions you’re wanting to explore, and being a great mom doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your own personal goals and life’s work. I think you may find this episode of MarieTV helpful when it comes to making time for your passions as a busy mom:

  30. Such an inspiring interview! I have created some lesson videos on how to sew and how to make hats. I have not gotten any customers yet also have an idea for a podcast that is up my alley to get my voice out there about my main passion…… creating costumes. I am trying to push myself to start a video podcast interviewing cosplayers year round on how they made their costumes (while both them and I are in costume). It would probably be fun, but I’ll be embarassed if it doesn’t work especially if it doesn’t get people interested in my products. An extra urge to be successful is from my mom saying I’m wasting my time, though sometimes her attitude makes me doubt myself.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hi Melissa! We’re so happy that you found this interview with Franchesca inspiring. How cool that you make costumes! It’s wonderful that you’re sharing this passion with others and absolutely – keep on following those creative ideas you’re having. We completely understand the fears you have around being embarrassed, and know that every single person who creates something or bravely puts themselves out there in some way feels these same worries. Try to remember why you’re doing this in the first place, and consider how you would feel if you didn’t go for it at all out of fear. You can SO do this – and even if it takes using the doubt of naysayers to fuel you forward – use that! We believe in you and all you have to share 🙂

  31. Thank you for such an amazing episode!!
    It was full of many nuggets of wisdom for a multi passionate person like myself! And also it’s a much under addressed topic as well meaning family, friends and society tell us to just pick one! So thank you again for addressing this!

    I am a Personal Stylist who absolutely adores helping women to see the authentic beauty within themselves and bringing it out into a style the world can see. I feel as women we have our own unique beauty which is far more interesting than any trend that there can possibly be. And here is where I get multiple passionate…..I am also a deeply spiritual being who is all about the evolution of our souls to being our authentic higher self which is often is about removing those labels that we place on ourselves that restrict us. I love to help women visit who they truly are, connect with it, love it and then feel free to express themselves fully through what we wear whilst celebrating their bodies!

    Spirit and Style are not obvious partners but I feel they are both tools to walking the path of being your authentic self! ?

    Oh, I also have a passion for vegan baking, and women being able to get good quality, affordable, interesting clothing. So not much! ?

    Thanks again Marie and your team for this episode and shining your beautiful light! ?

  32. Dear Marie,

    I have listened to a lot of your video’s and interviews, but I have never made a comment.. This interview with Francesca was so awesome and so extremely well timed that I feel the urge to connect. I have a online travel website about Paris. Having a writers/photography background the business part hasn’t been easy. I often feel I don’t deserve to make money and are now slowly coming out of this narrow mindset, thinking bigger and bigger.. my website is only in Dutch for the time being but I am ready to give my gift to the English speaking world as well.
    I am also a sensitive/intuitive as I would like to call myself and have worked really hard on my spiritual development during my years living abroad (mainly Ireland). Being from the Netherlands I never dared to do anything with this side passion. TODAY I wrote an email and took an action step for a side business. Then I spotted your email and watched it. : – )
    Thank you so much for doing what you do and connecting with all of us in such a special way. I totally adore you and am going to follow Francesca too! ; – )
    Much love, Béatrice.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Béatrice! Thank you SO much for your lovely comment, it’s wonderful to connect with you. We’re honored that you’ve been such a loyal fan of the show, and that this interview came at a great time. How exciting that you’re ready to take this leap and share your gifts with more people! Your Paris travel website sounds like such an incredible resource and we’re cheering you on as you pursue your side business. You can SO do this and we’re rooting for you over here – be sure to keep us posted on how it’s going!

      We love having you as an amazing part of our community and thank you for continuing to tune in 🙂

  33. Hey Marie,

    I just want to first tell you I love what you do and how you do! I am African and also have an Italian side hehe! ? I love that we can share something similar. But yes I have a multiple of passions. Some of the things I can do that God gave me a gift for and Some things I am just passionate about it. God has blessed me to do hair. So I can braid different styles and do dreads really well. My guy owns a barbershop called Change N Faces and I have been doing his hair for two years now. Also I have a Fashion Merchandising and Marketing degree. I went to school for Fashion because I was super passionate about fashion. I did fashion shows in Long Beach CA, and Miami FL. I loved fashion until I found out that I wasn’t getting paid for all the work I was doing in retail management. I was a hard worker but wasn’t getting paid the big bucks like I wanted. As I grew older I started reading books. I moved to Alaska with my ex husband to find my true self. The first book I read was “Six Figure Woman” I had so many hopes and dreams and that book actually opened my mind to all possibilities. So after that I moved to Minnesota where I started my own business called Smart Girl LLC. Smart Girl is all about empowering women and girls to succeed. How I got the concept is because I came from a struggling family. My mom was a single mom of 5 and raised the 3 older ones. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. As a young child I seen my mom struggle financially and in her health. We lived in a one bedroom apartment and could barely eat or pay the bills some days. I was always an entrepreneur since I was little. I used to clean the apartment managers place and wash her clothes to make money. Baby sit neighbors kids for money, do hair for money. All so I can pay for new clothes because my mom couldn’t afford it. I always wanted the best. So seeing my mom struggle because she didn’t have parents she was given away by her parent to a foster home. It made me really think about how many young women need guidance, love, support. I was that young women that wanted to save the world or at least try. I wanted better for my mom and my family. Our family had a case of alcoholism and cigarette smokers. I grew up in the atmosphere of it all. I knew my mom was looking for love in all the wrong places because she was a very unhappy women when I was little. I used to see my mom cry and I would tell her to leave the man she was with at the time. I told my mom to get away and we can be happy on our own. My mom finally did that after 7 years in a relationship. She is now 71 years old. She is a happier woman now and is happy I am doing the business I feel God is called me to do. I don’t have everything all together just yet but I am working on clarity. Fitting all my passions into one lightbulb. So for me here is my plan. I am in school right now to be a life and health coach. I finish with my certificate in March. And I plan to put that under my Smart Girl LLC business to consult with women of all ages. My VISION is to have a Smart Girl Empowerment center for women and girls in the Twin Cities. The Smart Girl Empowerment Center will have Programs for the younger girls, Events for women to network, and a resource center to apply for jobs or college. Also a gym area where we can host workout classes for anyone that wants to get into shape. I would also love to do Smart Girl Make Overs. Take a lady from before to after transformation. My goal is to help as many women as possible and soon to do Smart Girl videos consistently. I am a little afraid but I know I can do it. #SmartGirlChristina ?

  34. As a fellow Sagi myself, I too have been multi-passionate about many things. I have always loved radio, TV, Film in addition to marketing and business amongst being an adventurer. So, it has been on my heart to get back to TV after working as a journalist during college and briefly after college. So, I decided to take the plunge to launch a docu-series of real positive stories for leading women business owners while still running my marketing and communications agency. I must say I am scared as heck but it is quite thrilling to watch it come to life. Thank you for this interview and confirming some things.

  35. I’ve been dreaming of writing my own book about my experience with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and depression and how I pushed past them to be my very own business owner. I want to be able to share what I went through so people know that they’re not alone and that there is something they can do about their fatigue and pain. I keep using the excuse of “there’s not enough time” or something shiny jumps in my path to distract me. But it’s a dream that I refuse to let go of!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      That’s so awesome, Rachael. Your desire to help others feel less alone and empowered to overcome their struggle with fatigue and pain is a beautiful motivation for writing your book! We all struggle with “not having enough time” and being distracted sometimes, and I have a feeling you may find this episode of MarieTV on this topic helpful when it comes to prioritizing writing your book:

      We’re cheering you on!

  36. Ellyn

    Hi everyone!! I loved this episode and reading all the stories it has inspired! I’m sure there is but I do hope there’s someone on your team, or some special way that you stay in touch with those who you inspire so that they can share their journeys/successes with you. That would make a wonderful book (maybe I can help there).
    My idea I’ve been cultivating is a photography/storytelling project similar to humans of New York (my ultimate inspiration) where I find folks in San Francisco to interview, am a fly on the wall of their life for an hour, and then I jump to another person that they interact with. I’m hoping to make lots of these interconnected stories to get an upclose but complex snapshot of what life is like in this city for its people, and to show how connected and alike we all are. I think I’m going to call it “capillaries” but I have been lacking the courage to approach strangers and ask them to participate in my project.

  37. Oliver Felix Rojas

    1. Create prototypes of product ideas using Computer Aided Design (CAD) till the sales of one product idea take off

  38. Wow! This was beautiful! Just what I needed to hear, Marie! I am a multi-fasitied creator as well: Musician/Athlete/Writer/Dreamer/Survivor. One thing budding in my dreams right now is creating fashion forward wheelchairs. Wheelchair design hasn’t changed in a very long time, especially as fashion has changed, and now people with paralysis are on the run way at fashion week! They need new chairs!! Beautiful chairs! Made of gorgeous materials that flatter their bodies and make their gowns, suits, and whatever outfit, stand out! Instead the standard wheelchair makes people look frumpy, weak, and totally not sexy! I’ve been using a wheelchair for nearly 30 years. When I went to prom in high school I had to pick out a dress that fit my chair, not a dress that fit me. When I got married, it felt like my wheelchair was trying on the wedding dress, not me. I had to make sure it wasn’t too poofy so the material didn’t rub on the wheels. I’m use to making these kinds of adaptations and considerations. However, as I get older my patience for making these kinds of creative alterations is wearing thin. 😉 I want to see the next generations glide down the run way, not as a compromise for accessibility, but as a show stopping beauty for fashion! I want to see an adaptive actor glide down the red carpet in a gorgeous gown and a chic chair that excentuates their style and taste and beauty! I want people to see a handsome man in his chair cruising down the street on a hot date in his sleek chair.
    And why? Why all of this? What’s the point? Aside from being very fun, I want people to see us as alive and thriving, happy and well! Not just in films wanting to kill ourselves cause life with a disability is way too hard and life sucks! But because life is beautiful! And don’t forget about us! We’re sexy and brave and alive! And happy to be here living great lives!
    I have no idea how to even make this dream come true. Where to start or anything about it! All I know is it’s a big passion of mine and I’m willing to do the work.
    Thank you again for this incredible interview with Francesca! It was very inspiring!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      This is so beautiful, Lacey! Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your story with us. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed this interview and that it gave you an extra bit of inspiration and motivation to pursue your dreams. It’s clear you have a huge heart for serving others and we believe wholeheartedly in your ability to totally crush your goals– and we’re all cheering you on! Your message reminded me of another episode of MarieTV from our archives that may give you an extra bit of encouragement along the way:

  39. This video certainly resonated with me personally. Thank you for being open and honest. I have felt for many years that I don’t want to be pigeon-holed into one thought process and I feel the pressure to do just that. My vision and wild dreams are to unite my passion for selecting the right color for your space, living simple, and decluttering into a step by step workshop or program. Because I have personally experienced the positive results of doing so among other people I’ve helped as well. I need desperately to get my thoughts together in writing so my social media, website and workshops all in sync; up and running.

    My heart is to help people live joyfully in there home, workspace, healthcare, assisted living facility….or wherever you may find yourself. Who isn’t overwhelmed with too many selections in stores or too much stuff in your home? Who can relate when you walk into a store and you just leave because there are too many things to look at? Or if you do buy something are you truly satisfied with your purchase or did you just settle? Or did you leave with nothing at all because of indecision? What happened to living a Simple Life?! You first have to dig dip within yourself to achieve a simple life. Less is More~Mies Van Der Rohe

  40. Loved this. I’m multi-passionate and Franchesca reaffirmed the importance of taking chances and living your values. I’m a soon-to-be 60-year old African American man, and I don’t appear to be the demographic/avatar for Marie TV or B-School, but I’m a viewer of one and a graduate of the other. These have been a source of inspiration and support and allowed me to bypass the programming of my youth to create a hybrid career as a freelance writer and executive director of Children of Conservation, that supports wildlife sanctuaries and their surrounding communities in Africa. T

    The lessons I’ve learned here have helped me finally create my podcast “Older But Stronger,” and for my next act, I’m going to move past the fear of appearing too “Woo” and I’m going to break out my Reiki skills and the Tarot cards I’ve had for 20 years to help older people develop their intuition and courage to make the next act in their personal and professional lives, the best yet. Thank you! if you’ve read this far 🙂

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Hans! Not only did we read every word but your message totally made our day. We’re so grateful to have you in our vibrant B-School community and for the opportunity to support you through MarieTV as you take the next steps toward your dreams. It sounds like you’re already doing some amazing work within your community and organization and we can’t wait to hear how your ideas continue to grow and evolve. Bring on the “woo” and we’ll all be rooting for you!

  41. This really resonated with me! Thank you, Franchesca and Marie!

  42. Hi Marie,
    This episode so resonates with me cos I’m passionate about so many things and sometimes I beat myself up like I’m all over the place and unfocused but each time I try dropping one, I just can’t?. I’m a single mom, work 4 days a week as an accounts receivable specialist, a self taught cake designer( 2Cute Cakes on facebook) and a singer and recently released an album, training to be a speaker{crazy right?}. I love what I do so much and keep looking for ways to make positive difference in people’s lives.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Awesome, Nkem! It sounds like you’re truly what Marie calls a multi-passionate entrepreneur. Congratulations on your new album and pursuing your interest in cake design, all while working hard to support your family. It’s clear you’re passionate about giving back through your creative work and I’d love to share an episode from our MarieTV archives that may help spark some new ideas for you: Thanks for being a sweet spot in our world!

  43. Jackie Stroka

    So much inspiration and info on the nature of being entrepreneurially driven in the best sense of the word! Deep diving with you ladies of many talents and gifts. xox Jackie

  44. Elizabeth Rainbolt

    My nephew has been telling me for years – “Auntie Liz, you just need to be on the radio.” So I am going to put myself out there and audition for America’s Got Talent on February 3rd at 8 a.m. I could use all the love, prayers, and supportive thoughts people want to send my way.
    Thank you Marie for sharing your own unique talents and gifts. Keep going, because the world needs that special something that only YOU have!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Woohoo! That’s so awesome, Liz. We’ll all be cheering you on!

      • Elizabeth Rainbolt

        Thank you Hailey. Your kind words are greatly appreciated!

  45. Amy Perry

    I love how honest this video is and showing that it’s not all perfect and certainly not easy but can be very rewarding if you work toward it. I am a bit lost at how to start on any idea that I have…One thing I have been wanting to do since I had my son (1 year ago) is helping other pregnant women and new moms in some way. I love the idea of being a “pregnancy partner” helping women get through what should be the best, stress free time of their lives. I also struggle that I tell myself I am not an entrepreneur which holds me back from taking action on anything on my own. This was really inspiring however so thank you for sharing this type of content.

  46. Stacey

    This was a great episode! I have so many passions – plant-based cooking, spirituality, home décor/design, saving money, environmental issues, and others – that I have been struggling for years to start something as I cannot see the logical intersection, especially when I look for evidence of “demand”. Also, there are so many options for expressing these ideas (blog, video blogging, courses, or a book??) – and too few hours in the day with a full time job and family, that I have been at a stand still….but, most recently, I put it out to the universe to help me find my way. I can’t wait!!

  47. Oh WOW! I just read all the comments from SOOO many talented creatives out there! HOORAH for us! I’m a magician, just finishing my book about not giving up on my dream of performing and yes, totally a great fan and motivated by MarieTV! Let’s all do this!!!!!! Loved this episode!!!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Heck yes, Romany! Thanks so much for stopping by today– your awesome energy is contagious and we’re sending huge high-fives your way as you finish your book!

    • Elizabeth Rainbolt

      Romany, I just watched your video on your website and you are amazing! I really do hope I get the chance to see you perform live someday.

  48. mandana adam

    hi everyone,
    iam mandy adam , a new fan of marie tv:) iv just watched the talk with franchesca ramesy and i have to say iam very motivatedP) i have a goal and dream of my own , i have 2 actually the first one is to start my very own cabin crew training school and second is to open a tea house , everyone i kno thinks iam crazy and i never get encouragement , my plan is to start small as small as i can and i know deep down it will work. everyone says its silly and scatter brained and all thoughts no action kind of stuff. so iam still sitting on my ideas wondering when the right moment to hatch them will come by.
    i see myself as a successful goal achieving kind of person just not confident in the actual world to jump start my dreams .

  49. I have been a long time viewer of MarieTV, but this is my very first time commenting.

    This episode really resonated with me, especially the discussion on not letting other people’s opinions on what your dreams and goals are dissuade you, having faith in the 5 or 10 year goals you ultimately have in mind, and even using others doubts as fuel to motivate you to show them up rather than give up! I’ve been so concerned about what other people will think, that up until very recently I thought my dreams were just wishful thinking and too unrealistic to actually make happen.

    Maybe it’s the binging on MarieTV or that I’m getting closer to 40 and caring less about other people’s opinions, but I’ve finally taken a step toward creating my own blog, where I can both share book suggestions with others, and also hold myself accountable for reading more as my long term dream is to open my own independent bookstore. I’ve got a ways to go before I can make that a reality, but this blog is my way of putting my thoughts and opinions out there, and not caring if other will think they are good enough.

    Thank you to the Marie and whole MarieTV team for the inspiration to put myself out there and get started with something small, rather than nothing at all!

  50. I’ve always known that I have a tremendous amount of creative energy but I have despaired because I felt that none of it seemed to be in an area that could create an income. I had been constantly criticized for being scattered and for changing directions so many times. Then I had a major shift – 2 actually: #1 – I recalled the Bhagavad-gita’s message that we should do a thing for the love, instead of the “fruit” (money). I started creating my sculptural Love Birds for the joy of making them and I approached my Integrative Health Coaching as a way I can help women who are meant to find me. Recently I have started what I call Soul Trippin Dynamic Movement classes where I combine multiple rhythms and disciplines that are non impact and juicy. AND I have dipped back into giving the Ki Massage that I studied back in 1985 in Ireland.
    #2 I embraced that I can be like a hummingbird and drink from many flowers because I don’t have to choose one focus. I do create boundaries that I keep sacred (I don’t work evenings or Sundays), and I limit the number of appointments I have each week. My life is better than I could ever have imagined and I have boundless energy and joy. My income needs are not only met but allow me to be generous with the charities that matter to me.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Janice! It sounds like you’ve found peace and joy in being a multi-passionate creative and we value your commitment to giving back to others. Thanks for being a part of our vibrant, generous, and big-hearted community!

      • I so much appreciate what Marie and all of you do to bring inspiration to so many. If I had received this guidance earlier in my life I could have created bigger impact!

  51. Wow, this amazing interview COULD not have come at a better time for me!
    I have started a not-for-profit 21-day kindness “Small Act Big Impact Challenge” which I have soft-launched though classroom and whole-school assemblies in several schools (while on maternity leave from my job as a teacher). I have a blog, 26 dynamic you tube videos designed to guide teachers in creating supportive classroom environments, a website, and social media pages.
    The response from many colleagues, parents, students, and members of the community has been wonderful, and I have been finding the work so rewarding, but the social media piece can become so tricky.
    Remembering to stay focused on the work that inspires and drives me, versus the work that gets “likes” has been surprisingly difficult. Somehow, the drive to be accepted and signifant and quickly overshadow the creativity and inspiration.
    Consistently refocusing and reminding myself of my personal concept of “success” is what will keep my eyes on the long term prize and focused on what matters: having a positive affect on school cultures by encouraging students and teachers to do small, kind daily acts!!
    Thank you both for a timely and inspiring conversation:)

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Congrats on Small Act Big Impact, Morgane! It’s so exciting to hear you’re getting a great response from the community. Thank you for encouraging kindness––the world needs more of it. 🙂

  52. Yes!
    As an actor myself, I wanted to create my web-series for 7 years now – didn’t feel it was the ‘right time’.
    Is it now?
    Who knows?
    I trust that when the time is right, I will know 😉

  53. I have a YouTube channel called Study with Jess and it has a large following of young students, however I am really passionate about also being a life coach. I have a psychology degree and want to be sharing my life lessons and wisdom to help people live a happy and healthy life. I am thinking about starting a separate second YouTube channel where I can talk about wellbeing and calling it Wellbeing With Jess. I don’t think combining the two channels will work but I am unsure about starting a whole new channel for an older audience.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We definitely encourage you to follow your heart on this one. Starting separate channels for topics that can’t really be blended easily sounds like what many YouTubers do. Franchesca mentioned having her natural hair channel and her comedy/social justice channel separate. Whatever you decide, we’ll be rooting for you!

  54. Shekinah

    I share the creativity block (Anca, Julie and Barbara) over the last few months – have 2 or 3 books waiting to be written, a PhD in Natural Medicine which is on the home stretch to complete, my business Phenomenal Inc to get to a successful level … and keep my day job because it doesn’t look like the passion and creative ideas I have are going to turn into something that could allow me to leave the corporate world. I was rockin’ and rollin’ with it all in the 1st half of 2017 – then I kept coming up against road blocks and people saying I needed to slow down …. and inertia seems to have the upper hand.
    So here I write it down – time to regain the momentum. And get writing – PhD Research paper and my books, and … get back in business

  55. Heather

    Dear Franchesca & Marie –

    Congratulations to you both for taking charge and building fun businesses on your own that support the growth and education of others in such an entertaining way.

    I’ve been floundering. My mother recently passed away and I’ve been struggling to find my feet and focus again. I’m a Canadian writer, producer, director, videographer, photographer who has not been able to fully commit to any one project over the past several years as a part-time caregiver. While I was watching your video today, I found myself giggling. You’ve triggered the memory of a project I’d initiated years ago, but wasn’t able to fully commit to. Now, I can. I actually emailed someone while streaming this episode to get the ball rolling. I’ll be producing a fun series that I can do here at home in my spare time independently while I work on another project online (a feature script) with a friend in LA. Thank you for sharing your joy and your passion with all of us – you’ve lit a fire under my excited butt today! <3 xo

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Good job, Heather! It’s awesome that you immediately took inspired action toward your dreams. We’re really proud of you––both for diving in and for taking care of your mom when she needed you most. I know that wasn’t easy and your heart is hurting from her passing, so we’re thinking of you and sending lots of love your way.

  56. I’ve been dreaming about creating comedic videos and have some written but haven’t pulled the trigger on shooting them yet. This video inspires me to finish the drafts and shoot them. Stay tuned for “Sh*t Millennial Hipsters Say” and “Women Read Real Guys’ Tinder profiles!”

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Haha! That sounds awesome, Katie!

  57. I would love to create an art doll visual book that intwines all my creative passions – doll making, photography and drawings. The book would be a visual feast, retelling fairy tales with modern twists, recreating scenes from pop culture and social commentary.
    On a side note, I just got to say, this episode is a relief. So many people are programmed to say ‘Gee! I wouldn’t do that if I were you’. And so it comes as breath of fresh ‘teeth brushed and gargled’ air when someone like Franchesca comes along, and says I’m going to use what’s available to me.
    Thanks so much for making this content – Marie, Franchesca and Team Marie.

  58. Carly

    I’ve always wondered how my very different interests could come together and only last week I found a way. Now watching this interview I’m even more motivated to make it work!

    I love drawing and writing, I’m an engineer with loads of management experience, I love being an entrepreneur (and hate being a consultant), but I’m an extrovert. So how on earth am I going to put all that together? Watch this space, it’s going to happen!

  59. Bron

    Hi Marie,
    I love watching you, and what you spoke about in this interview, I often look at others and wish I had their life. I have had such a battle and still have a big battle in putting myself out there. I love portrait and landscape photography, I love painting, charcoal drawings and making tables with recycled wood. I have done all of the above and have tried to sell and market my work. But man it is so hard. And I do not have a marketing background or a support network around me. I am doing this on my own with very limited funds and find myself giving up many times in one day!! I just want to throw my hands in the air and go and get a job and give up! Watching you and reading books is the only thing that keeps me going. And I know I have to realise it wont happen overnight and as much as I want to have the results now everything takes time.

  60. Great interviee ladies! A few months ago I started my own blog website and began freelance writing. I have so many passions but am learning how to combine them. Writing & giving advice is what I live for! So, recently I’ve decided to fo into life coaching and promote it on my site while continuing my freelancing. I also am in the process of editing a short story fiction and have plans on a novel. I really love quotes & stationary productivity type of things so I want to eventually sell my own personal quotes on stationary supplies. I’ve been told I want too much but thats only confirmation that I need to keep going! I feel like I need to share alot with the world & nothing is impossible to do.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s the spirit! We love your positive outlook. You absolutely have gifts and talents to share with the world and we’re proud of you for putting yourself out there.

  61. Florence

    Hi Marie,
    My name is Florence I’ve actually been holding some dreams that I’ve been harboring and keeping inside me for a very long time. Even though I want to be a freelance graphic designer, I also have dreams of wanting to be a entrepreneur, fashion illustrator, manga artist, story writer and possibly a motivational speaker. These were dreams I’ve always had brooding inside me but was scared to make an attempt because of failure and negative influences all around causing the doubt to grow inside me. What can I do to pursue my dreams and not procrastinate and not let others to stop me from accomplishing me dreams. As I said before I want to do this but it’s so hard to make that first step.

    • Liz Betley

      Hi Florence. I know how you feel. It really helps to be around people who are positive and motivated. The fact that you’re commenting here is great.

      What really worked for me was deprogramming my limiting beliefs, being super aware of whenever I did or said something out of fear. And then I replaced the old beliefs with new ones, little by little.

      To give an example: fear of failure. I used to be terribly afraid of it. Then I realized what I thought was failure was really just a lesson disguised as a setback. Failure = progress. There’s always something to learn from it. When we’re operating from fear, we tend to think of it as so final, and as evidence of us not having what it takes. And that’s a big, fat lie.

      It might take a while depending on how deep the limited beliefs are rooted so one thing I had to keep in mind was to accept the current level I’m at and be understanding and patient with myself. It’s an emotional process and it does hurt. But one day I started waking up less unafraid and more excited. I don’t really procrastinate anymore.

      Finally, I think your passions are very interesting. It gives me so many ideas, like a graphic designer that works within the fashion industry and tells stories through their fashion-related art, and also motivates people to express themselves (fashion is one of the many ways people do that). The world needs more people who follow their dreams.

      Good luck.

      • Liz Betley

        Correction, I meant “less afraid”. =P

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s a really good question, Florence, and definitely something a lot of people struggle with. We’ve got a whole MarieTV playlist on how to focus and be more productive, which I hope you’ll find helpful for the procrastination: And there are episodes on the fear of criticism:
      and the fear of failure:

  62. Liz Betley

    This was awesome Marie. I also have a lot of interests and am multi-passionate (psychology, user interface design, programming, self-improvement, spirituality, writing, researching).

    What really helped me make sense of it all was developing a strong sense of self, taking a step back and going all meta with it, which naturally led me to identify the underlying patterns or emerging themes in those interests: solving complex problems creatively, merging the technical with the human, getting a feel for and knowing how things work under-the-hood, being the glue between things that are seemingly at odds (the logical and the intuitive, both of which I am equally great at). These are some of my biggest strengths.

    Years from now, I imagine I’ll be doing challenging work that involves a growing knowledge base about technology and user experience, working on tech-related projects by bridging gaps between different departments or people with different skills (I speak “all languages” so one of my goals is to make tech industry processes much better and human-oriented through synthesis, rather than separation and a focus on the tech side, which I think is short-sighted and harmful), creating unique solutions, blogging and/or writing a book, maybe consulting and speaking at conferences, and even working with Artificial Intelligence.

    I’ve already started. I’m working on my last project before I start applying for a new job, where I will learn more about the ins and outs of the industry, make connections, test and further refine my ideas, find like-minded people, and take steps towards self-employment and financial independence. It’s an exciting time to be alive for sure. =)

  63. Hello Marie 🙂
    I’m Taylor M Rivers, and this is actually my first time watching one of your videos (i’m sooo behind) lol! But I’m so grateful that someone on my FB shared this. I love Franchesca’s work and I’ve been wrestling with how to utilize my passions for fashion, intercultural communication, relationships and women’s empowerment! I moved to S. Korea late last year to teach English(well it’s a bit more complicated lol), and have been met with opportunities to model and work on creative fashion projects. Also since moving to S. Korea, I’ve begun making audio recordings of my personal stories and doing a bit of live streaming on a Korean app. I’ve never really been the type to actively record my life on social media. I’m a very private person, but I’m not shy about my passions. I do struggle with opportunity paralysis and feeling that if I’m not perfect then I should not step forward (which is cray lol but I acknowledge it). Thank you for your journey (I am now a fan). I will be going back into the YouTube archives to, as Franchesca said “do my research”, because you are someone I know I can learn from and who I aspire to be like 🙂 Both you and Franchesca are radiant and I’m grateful that in this day and age I have access to such inspiring people!! You are beautiful, you are loved. ~ Gratefully, Taylor M. Rivers

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      You rock, Taylor! I’m so glad you found MarieTV and enjoyed this episode. It’s awesome to hear you’re modeling and sharing your story––keep up the great work! We believe in you and are really happy that you’re taking steps toward your dreams. You got this. 🙂

  64. Loved this video! I have several interests, and I wish to incorporate at least some of them into my career.

    I’m a student of Biotechnology and English Literature, so I want to work in science communications. Writing and speaking about bio to a public audience, breaking down jargon and complex info into interesting and understandable info would be goals 🙂

    Currently I and two others are planning on making Bio workshops for kids… so I think this is will be a great way for me to work on fusing English skills (stories/ metaphors/ analogies/ etc) with Biology 😀

    I don’t know how to incorporate my others interests tho: Spanish language (learning) and fitness and health.

  65. I loved watching Marie and Franchesca talk about being a multipassionate entrepreneur – which is what I call myself, since hearing Marie coin the phrase! People think I am weird, crazy and will never make any money because I appear to be combining disparate interests and pursuits – marketing consulting, travel advice and an online skincare business. I feel they all work so well together so it was great to hear you provide the encouragement to keep going with my gut! I have a bucket list and in the past three years, I have ticked off so many things and am about to complete another one – publishing my first book! I am not earning a great living yet, but I am certainly LIVING! Thank you for believing in all of us!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      It’s so good to hear you’re trusting your inner wisdom and doing what you know is right for you. There will always be people who just don’t understand what you do or can’t imagine how it’d work, but that doesn’t change the fact that your dreams are valid. We’re big believers in multi-passionate entrepreneurship here and we’ve seen people combine all kinds of interests into successful businesses (which of course includes Marie!). It can be done. 🙂

  66. Oh my gosh, I have sent this video to my 15 year old daughter who recently started her own YouTube channel which is mainly about looking after her curly, mixed race hair – which I was soooo bad at doing. Franchesca, I KNOW this video will inspire her to keep going, despite some of the silly comments she’s already experiencing, and yes, I was even excited to hear you say you’re an only child. Man I feel so bad for her at times, but she really does create her own entertainment just like you did. Thank God for people like Franchesca Ramsey and Marie Forleo who encourage the best out of people. Loved this interview!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We’re thrilled you’re sharing this video with your daughter, Trish! Please tell her we’re really proud of her for following her heart and doing what she loves. Congrats to her on her YouTube channel and all the great things she’s doing! 🙂

  67. Wow! Love this episode. So much to truth in this video. I also create YouTube videos, something I started to do with much reluctance, as a way to promote my writing. For the first 10 or so, I probably didn’t breathe during the entire, short video, I was so nervous. Now, I practically need a timer to go off in order to shut me up. The point is that the reason why I started to do them at all was that I didn’t feel that my regular blogs were truly get across who I was, what I believed in and why I was passionate about writing and specifically, why my books were different. I don’t have a huge YouTube following, I don’t necessarily have a lot of likes and my videos aren’t edited but that’s fine. It’s been a tremendous confidence booster and besides, you never know who will stumble on one of my videos someday, so to me, that makes it worth it. I think it’s very important that we just follow our instincts even if there is no immediate payoff. In fact, I once had a lady turn up her nose when she found out that I was an indie writer and that I wasn’t making much money off my work. She told me that it was a waste of my time and put down my efforts. I immediately stopped talking to that person. It’s very important to surround yourself with people who encourage you, even if there is no immediate ‘pay off’ for your work and anyone who thinks otherwise, is quite short sited. Once again, another amazing episode – and oh, I’ve never had bed bugs in my place (thank God!) but I’ve also had to restart taping videos because I realized a baseball bat and step ladder were sitting in the corner of my room or my Muppet PJs were in view 😉 So, I’ve also crouched in the corner with a smile on my face, trying to hold the computer in the right way in order to look polished. Thanks again ladies!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      I’m really sorry to hear that person put you down, Michelle. It’s unfortunate when people lash out at others just because they have different passions in life. Reading your story reminded me of something similar Marie experienced at a conference. She talks more about what happened here and shares some perspective that I hope will inspire and encourage you too:

  68. I loved this episode. I have wanted to talk about growing older, being over 50 and this place where people feel we are old, and here I feel alive and in some ways just starting over again, better and wiser

  69. I’ve been waiting for more multipassionate material from Marie, haha.
    I’m a proud multipassionate who only recently figured out how to bring my passions together, and man was it hard and at times it seemed impossible.
    I love that Francesca talked about setting boundaries and I have been toying around with free time, though, especially for writing and editing my fantasy books – which have nothing to do with my business. So yeah, that was a nice reminder!!!
    As for the question… Have I been harboring an idea, but afraid to try it?
    I guess fear motivates me to try something… if it’s not exciting, then why would you do it? Plus being multipassionate kind of helps you anaesthesize yourself against the jitters of the new start, I still get the jitters, but they don’t stop me, ya know?
    Maybe the only thing I really want to do but have not managed yet is finish editing a novel (only been able to finish a first draft so far) and self-publish.
    Now THAT scares the hell out of me, but it’s my dream so… onwards???
    I think we should wall listen to Shakira’s Try Everything song now, it’s good for motivation and also if you take it literally good for multipassionates.
    Ha! Thanks, Marie, and team. Rebel on!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Fantastic, Violeta! Thanks so much for sharing. We’re so glad this message resonated with you and hope Franchesca’s story will continue to inspire you along your own creative journey. You’re so right– boundaries can be just as powerful for our “passion projects” so we hope you’re able to enjoy some quality time working on your novel. Keep on rockin’ and know we’re all cheering you on!

  70. Felicia Chavarria

    Hi! What a great episode. I really want to start a online business teaching and encouraging women to step into their leadership roles in their careers, their homes, and in the world. Women have so much to offer if they can move past the fear and embrace the greatness they have to share.

  71. I cannot thank you enough Marie for this conversation!
    I didn’t know Franchesca before but she is as inspiring as you, and you both inspire me as multipassionate entrepreneurs.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you ❤

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Whoop, Eleonora! Thanks so much for the kind words for Marie and we hope Franchesca’s work continues to be a source of inspiration for you. We’re grateful to have you in our vibrant, multi-passionate community!

  72. JION

    More of her, please!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Isn’t she great?! We’re so glad you enjoyed this episode, Jion. You can find more of Franchesca’s awesome work on her website and YouTube channel. Thanks for tuning in!

  73. I really love all your stuff Marie! This episode is my favorite right now. So much I hear is how I’ve been feeling. I feel scattered some days and then on other days I think yes this is how we do it. After giving myself to my family for the last 15 years, I decided it’s time to pursue my passion. I’ve been working hard and listening to your podcast on my drives into work. thanks for putting out such great content.

  74. noell belton

    I can definitely relate to this one! When i was in high school (many decades ago – lol) i was inspired to write poetry. Now, my daughter has become my new source of inspiration…. so far, i have written 2 books of poems for kids to enjoy! I am working on book #3! I have not published them yet, because i am waiting for my super-talented artist of a sister to bring my unique cover design to life. I also have always had a “passion” for event planning, but prefer to do it as a hobby. But i am sure my event planning skills will be invaluable while i explore my gift as a poet/writer.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      That’s so beautiful, Noell! We’re thrilled that you’ve found a renewed love for writing poetry– 2 books and another in the works is incredible. We hope the process of creating them has been just as enjoyable and inspiring for you as we’re sure they’ll be for your young audiences to read! Thanks for sharing.

  75. This is one of my FAVORITE episodes, and at such an ideal time in my life. I’ve recently stepped my game up in my business, which has resulted in new clients, speaking opportunities, facilitating opportunities, a workshop, and a new YouTube Channel.

    I’ve done everything from washing dishes, to wardrobe styling, to managing a boutique, to appearing on television, to coordinating and modelling in fashion shows, to living in Bali for 6 months and developing a colivng/coworking project. I ooze creativity, and I absolutely LOVE empowering the people around me to become the all-stars I know they all are. This interview really affirmed the fact that I am on the right track, and that you can have a multi-passionate and multi-purposeful life and career, and still thrive.

    Thank you both for who you are and what you do!

  76. What a great interview. So honest and open. Franchesca had so many mind blows in this episode. “You have to realize that where you’re at right now is not where you are going to be five or ten years from now” Yes, yes, yes!!! and… “No One else can tell you what success is because you’ve decided what it is for yourself” I love those!!! I also love the idea of using all your skills and talents because you never know how they will come together. So many things keep coming together for me so I just keep on exploring and learning what interests me. For example I danced professionally forever, then had a car accident that ended the dance career. The PT told me to pull weeds to strengthen the torn ligaments in my neck which lead me to become a Master Gardener and go back to school. I use all those skills together now. Who thought that would ever happen. The dance knowledge, the art knowledge, the gardening, biology and botany. It all just came together and continues to do so. P.S. as a Master Gardener we had to take in bug samples and ID them under the microscope. Bed bugs were one people brought in all the time. The secret to killing them for good or not getting them is steam cleaning the house weekly. They hate heat and steam kills them. Also, when you travel or go to the movies, theatres or bacially out in the world with lots of people, never let those clothes touch your bed or couch if you can, they like to ride in on things and love to hide in fabric. So my crazy journey may have shared info with somebody who has or doesn’t want to get bed bugs. Who knows. You just never know how one adventure may help your path or anothers. Thank you both for sharing your journies. I love Marie TV, such good people and such amazing info! Thank you as always.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Wow, Stephanie! Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. We’re so sorry to hear about your car accident but are so glad that your healing process introduced you to a new found passion for gardening (and preventing pesky bed bugs!). It’s clear you have a huge heart for serving others and we’re so grateful to have you in our world.

      • Stephanie

        Thank you Hailey. I love learning and sharing great info with others. P.S. I spelled journeys wrong, fast typing oops. lol

  77. Thank you, THANK YOU for talking about being multi-passionate and the value of exploring our own unique integration of what we are drawn to! I too have taken some heat about the “should focus on one thing.” Also, LOVED being validated for the ME Friday! Releasing all that guilt right now!! Great episode!

  78. This video was amazing and helpful!!!
    After being in the beauty industry for 25 years I have started (from my love of fashion) my own women’s line of accessories. Being that I am a Style Coach as well I’m working to come up with an interactive space for women to teach them how to take their wardrobe to the next level and find their own authentic style.

  79. Hi! I loved this episode! I have many passions, similarly to Marie and Francesca. I’ve been doing embroidery as a hobby for a year. I’ve been fantasizing about creating ten framed pieces to hang in a coffeeshop in my neighborhood.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Darcy! We hope this inspiring conversation will continue to spark some new ideas for you. 10 embroidery pieces is an amazing goal to work toward– I can see them now, hanging on that cafe wall!

    • Sarah

      Hi Darcy,
      This is super random, and I’m not sure if you’ll be interested at all, but I just learned this embroidery artist is hiring. She works with people around the US – not sure where you live but maybe you could reach out!

  80. I quit my legal career and launched a life coaching business and, yes, people thought I was crazy! But I didn’t really care. I knew I had a lot offer people and I’m so much more passionate about it than I was about practicing law. I’m human too though and now that running a coaching business is a full-time gig of course I have fears and doubts too. The hardest challenge has been reaching the right people so they actually learn about what I offer. Most people suggest I narrow my focus so I can reach a targeted niche, but I want to help so many different types of people. Marie & Team – Thanks for this interview and inspiration, as always! xo

  81. Benson Modie

    Great episode, I enjoyed it and thank you so much!

  82. First and foremost, I love Franchesca and (of course) I love Marie Forleo, so it’s awesome to see this collaboration. Such an inspiration! 2017 has truly been a blessing for me as I’ve been working on breaking through creative blocks as well as personal development. I recently launched my photography blog for women of color with natural hair, an idea that I originally had back in 2011. I’m betting on myself for once and giving things a try. The process has been a breathe of fresh air and I’m realizing how much I was self-sabotaging when I doubted my creative self. If you have an idea and it won’t leave you alone….just do it. No matter what happens, you will not regret what you gain from the process!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      “If you have an idea and it won’t leave you alone….just do it. No matter what happens, you will not regret what you gain from the process!” Wow, that’s some seriously juicy truth, Carla! We’re so glad you enjoyed this episode and we hope Franchesca’s story will continue to inspire your own creative journey. Huge congratulations on launching your new blog this year and busting through your own creative blocks. This is only the beginning and we’re all cheering you on!

  83. I really, REALLY, needed to watch this Episode! One thing I’ve alway struggled with is having so many passions but no idea how to reign them all in. My degree is in Health Sciences and Religion (what?!) and I’m a graphic and web designer now. It all seems to make no sense but at the same time it makes perfect sense. I recently started my own business, and one thing that I want to work on most is being clear about my passions and how they help people. I love being creative! I love helping others succeed and using creativity to do that. So, using graphic and web design allows me to be creative, while also allowing me to help businesses grow.

    One thing that I feel that I am so afraid of, is true success. I put limitations on myself because I often wonder if I can handle it all. I limit my short term income goals, because I’m afraid of too much. These limits need to be pushed to the side! I have to cross some boundaries and make myself comfortable with knowing that success is OK. That I can HANDLE the chaos (if it even is that). So thank you for this episode, because it’s allowing me to have faith and hope that I can push those boundaries and have confidence in myself.

  84. KG

    Appreciated Franchesca’s openness and honesty. Love her attitude of “just do it” and creating to meet the needs of your audience. Life gives us inspirations then we have to act upon them and stop second guessing ourselves. Second guessing and overthinking are the killers of beautiful dreams.

  85. Out of every interview Marie has done so far, Franchesca’s is the one that has resonated with me the most. I first heard about Franchesca when her “S*hit White Girls Say to Black Girls” video went viral, and it’s been interesting to see her career trajectory throughout the years. But her message and the focus of this video, I feel, will hit home for a lot of folks who are currently in the position of juggling many passions and hoping one will stand out the most. It’s more than OK to have multiple passions, and what I got out of Franchesca’s message is to find the commonality in your passions. Where is the alignment? How can one passion inform the others, and vice versa so that they aren’t siloed? And her advice on figuring out what success looks like for you is gold.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Heck yes, Nicole! I think you summed it up perfectly. We’re so glad Franchesca’s message resonated so deeply with you and we hope this inspiring conversation will continue to spark some new ideas along your own creative journey. Keep shining!

  86. I enjoyed listening to this episode. I live in Kenya, where creatives still struggle quite a bit to live off their art. I am myself struggling to decide if I should give up something that pays the bills to genuinely pursue what I know I want to do. What if it all just flunks! I try to get rid of the thought but some days it’s just following you like a cloud. Scheduling!! That’s my 2018 mission. I am terrible at that. Being a multipotentialite, I often find myself doing what my energy is driven towards at that time. I end up procrastinating; many started but incomplete tasks. For now I blog as a hobby but I wish to delve into being a content creator. Tips? 🙂

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Oooh, Katerina, you said it! Thanks so much for sharing and please know you’re so not alone. Prioritizing and productivity can be so tricky, especially for multi-passionate creatives. In addition, we often put so much pressure on our creative work, we stop ourselves before we even start. As a multi-passionate entrepreneur herself, and someone who worked several side jobs while building her own business, Marie understands the unique obstacles many creatives face when starting out. In fact, these are topics that come up often on MarieTV and I’d love to share some other awesome interviews that may provide some extra insight and inspiration for you: &

  87. Ravonna

    Oh, yes. I am a theatre artist, but as I get older, I find the roles coming my way do not reflect the kind of work I want to do, the stories I want to tell or the fierce, exciting, passionate woman that I am. I don’t understand why as a woman ages, her stories seem…less interesting to the world at large. I am so much more than a soccer mom, or a secretary, or a nurse standing behind a male doctor – and I have NO DOUBT that all those soccer moms, secretaries, and nurses out there are SO much more interesting than the scripts I’ve been reading are making them out to be. This is a huge generalization, of course, and I know there are really cool stories out there being told, but in my little realm, not so much. So, naturally, my mind has been turning to telling those stories on my own. Creating my own work, starting my own theatre company, working with the amazing women – and men, of course! – artists of all shapes and sizes and every age who have just incredible stories to tell. B-School has given me some incredible ideas!! I have ideas overflowing, but I’m interested in doing things that are pretty much experimental. As I’ve been gently reaching out some feelers to run an idea past someone I admire or think would be great to work with, see who might be interested in collaborating, the response has not been…encouraging. An idea is just an idea until you share it with someone else, I think, but when I get a ‘meh’ response, or no response at all, or the discouraging response that says – “You can’t do that because you have never done that.” I lose my nerve, end up thinking the idea is no good anyway, and lose the confidence to ask again. In order to do something you’ve never done, you’ve got to do something you may have been afraid to do. I have twenty five years of experience in my field, and I am embarrassed to ask for help, information, or feedback from those in my field who are doing the things I want to do for fear that I ‘should’ know this stuff already, or that I’m an idiot for daring to step out of a box I feel I’ve been put in. I’m in my own way!!

  88. DBC

    Thanks Marie for your motivational messages for so many of us and for also being a positive voice in this world. I am also multi-passionate and really needed to hear this message about combining passions, although that seems to be where I get stuck. I do believe (inspired by you) that you have “do” more than just think, making some adjustments along the way is normal; so those are the steps I taking at the moment. And also thinking about legacy…….

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Thanks so much for the kind words for Marie! We’re so glad this message resonated with you at the perfect moment. You’re so right– as Marie often reminds us, “insight without action is worthless”, so we hope this conversation will continue to inspire you as you take the next steps in your own journey.

  89. Nichelle

    Love Franchesca. She’s a major inspiration for me in a number of ways — personally and professionally. I am overwhelmed/confused about what to do to accomplish my goals. I love entertainment and would love to be on camera, but I don’t have on-camera experience or a reel! I love social justice/activism, much like Chesca, but my day job makes putting my face next to that a challenge. I like facts and debunking myths… This could all be wrapped up in a YouTube channel, maybe? I need to think through how to brand it so all those things “make sense” together.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      We totally understand that with so many options and avenues for you to take, it can definitely feel overwhelming. We’re always advocates of the ‘clarity comes from engagement, not thought’ concept, so the sooner you start taking action, the sooner you’ll see those connections between your different ideas, and figure out what works. We’re wishing you all the best!

  90. I have a book within me. I dont feel its researched enough yet. I want to interview ppl to add to the book. I also want to start a blog so that I can start working toward web based therapy in the next 7 years. I am licenced counselor, but a lot of stuff is getting in my way. “How much can I quote with out being sued?” “How do I get published?” I have taken baby steps, and am excited to be shifting from a high stress job that prohibited this goal to a low stress job where I can start writing.

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Baby steps are great! Any action at all is amazing, especially when you’re in a position of transition. We’re cheering you on!

  91. I absolutely ADORE Franchesca. She is my loc guru who I discovered via YouTube back in 2011 when I lived in the middle of nowhere and had to figure out how to maintain my own hair. Fastforward to two countries and because of her, I not only continue to look cute but I’m encouraged to be bold and free embracing my quirky and multifaceted self. I have so many interests and have had to develop so many skills or strengths and for the life of me, I still can’t choose just one thing. I am so grateful for her multi-talented and multi-passionate nature since she reminded me of me! So THANK YOU MARIE TV for featuring this amazing, talented, creative queen!!!

  92. Exciting and enlightening talk. I have always wanted to work with parents as a mentor, and I never did. Finally five years ago I started an online business as a VA, then I decided in 2016 that I would start a parenting blog because I knew that was my passion and I have had plenty of people say that I can’t make any money doing that. I still have my VA business, but I am in the process of transferring everything to my parenting blog. I am so happy “that I made that decision with my family” and stopped listening to other people tell me what is and isn’t correct.

  93. Sihinta

    And Mariaaaa…
    did you ever fuse your hip-hop dance passion into your career? if so, how?

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Hi Sihinta,

      Marie used to be a Nike Elite Dance Athlete and a dance fitness instructor for Crunch Gym in New York! If you try hard enough, you might even be able to find some of her hip hop dance videos online 🙂

  94. What an inspiring, beautiful and warm woman <3

  95. Woohoo, Saggy truth telling – fun and real.
    Refreshing and inspiring you two!
    Thx for the SM (as in Social Media) reality check, in an unmasking way!
    And for the insider biz talk.
    All the best for the rest of Saturn in Sag (until Dec 19) – Keep shooting your arrows from the Heart!

  96. cat

    Thank you for sharing this! As a multi-passionate artist (which sounds much better than a flaky artist), this resonates deeply. I like to think of people like us as “artists of life.” My own passions are like wildflowers sprouting up randomly and unexpectedly in the strangest places. But they are valid and beautiful simply for being, not for what they will or will not produce. Why would I choose between a calling for animal advocacy, writing, parenting, photography, painting, and, ultimately, independence? In addition to writing middle and high school curriculum, I have a vegan bath and body care line; I create children’s inspirational posters & coloring books; I have a vegan t-shirt line that supports animal sanctuaries; I have written and self-published a book on addressing the social emotional domain in the classroom, and I approach parenting as a sacred art. I haven’t perfected my approach with any of my endeavors, nor do I believe that “picking just one” would lead to perfection. For me, it would just lead to complacency. Leonardo da Vinci was an artist of life, a Renaissance rogue who didn’t choose painting over engineering or sculpting or astronomy or anatomy or music or botany or…the list goes on. He chose one in addition to the other, and he was a master of every medium. We don’t all need to become masters of our crafts, but we can’t become slaves to society’s lie to “just pick one.”

  97. Clara Rose

    I started dreaming about a shift in my business a few years ago, so I joined B-School and started the process of creating a digital program to work with clients who want to establish expertise, expand influence and grow their profits through the written word.

    While it has taken much longer then it should have, I am finally getting ready to launch my program – Brainstorm & Blueprint! This step by step workshop will help entrepreneurs and professionals to write and publish their book, from conception to publication and beyond.

    Thank you Marie for the great content that continues to encourage and educate us!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      Clara! We’re so excited for you and this incredible project. There’s no such thing as the ‘right time’ for your work to be finished, so you’re doing beautifully, and your workshop came out at the perfect time.

      We love hearing from our B-Schoolers, and we’re wishing you all the best with your launch 🙂

  98. Nisha

    I never quite made it. I did YouTube videos for ESL that didn’t work. I created my own website. I blogged a little. But, I felt too scattered and had constantly people telling me to choose one thing. I was doing all these things long before anyone else in this area. But you all persevered. I didn’t because I didn’t know why I was doing them. Acting, singing, comedy, environmental advocacy, writing. However, I deconstructed my life over the past year and I now have Tara Mohr, Marie Forleo, & Martha Beck in my life online or in book format. I know I have great ideas because I’ve seen not just a windmill in my childhood backyard (like I asked my dad to help me build but didn’t) but whole wind farms; and YouTube videos have made people’s careers. So, I’m on the right track. Now, I believe in myself when no one else does. And, slowly I find other entrepreneurial types who succeed with whom I can speak to… in person. Not that online and books aren’t great, it’s just nice to have the physical version too. Cheers to you all! And may we rock this Planet!

  99. Thank you Marie and Franchesca, taking half an hour out of a day I was feeling ‘meh’ to listen to the two of you has perked me up. I am going to share this interview across my ‘Hummingbird’/multipotentialite communities. We love the inspiration of people successfully intertwining their multiple passions on their terms and bringing something beautiful, impactful and thought-provoking into our world.

    I have a variety of seemingly disparate projects on the go at the moment – creating an online group coaching programme for those people who are struggling with having ever-changing and varied interests in a world that keeps telling them to ‘choose and settle down’; delivering my first certificate for coaches to use multiple braining integration techniques; submitting a proposal to do action learning group coaching with 32 leaders in a digital advertising agency; creating leadership development programmes for Phenomenal Women across the UK; and connecting with people globally to shift internal and external perspectives of what amazingness people who are ‘Hummingbirds’/multipotentialites offer to their workplaces, communities and families.

    As a solo fempretrenuer in the midst of peri-menopause I have had a few days this week when I have been spiraling down and this session between the two of you has switched my lights all back on! Thank you, I appreciate your realness.

  100. I’m a B-Schooler and have completed for what I’ve considered to be my “primary” business (mediated divorces). I have a secondary business (marriage & relationship education) that I studied for a few years ago with Robbins Madanes Training, and have tried to “add-on” to my primary business and it’s website, but with no success. I wish to grow my secondary business, but the on-line research I have done does not advise to market separately i.e.; company name, website, social media etc.

    I’d like to ask if Marie and Francesca, when they had their multi-passions, whether they marketing/promoted themselves in each passion separately? Thanks in advance for any guidance you may be able to provide.

  101. Looove this vid! Two beautiful women. Thank you Marie and Franchesca.

    Funny, I had this instinctual feeling a few weeks ago to start a blog about learning to ‘love my face’, rather than trying to change it. So I just woke up one day and spent the entire day setting it all up. It was quite funny now looking back. So I did it, I wrote my first post, did a graphic image for the website, got a domain name etc. It’s ready to go but I’m just so nervous to put it out there and I don’t know why. My career is in the spotlight as a performer, but this is so much more vulnerable and ‘me’. I’ve shared it with my husband and some close friends and their feedback was great, just so hesitant to release it to the world. I think another fear is that once I release it and start it then I’ll have to keep blogging and researching, so there’s a little bit of pressure in there. I feel it could help women to shift their focus onto loving how they look rather than aiming to change how they look – but I’m also not sure if the market is already saturated with topics like this.

    Any advice is very welcome!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Hi Michaela! Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your story with us. Congratulations on taking the first steps toward launching your blog! As Marie often reminds us, “one of the most underrated secrets to success is to start before you’re ready” so you’re already well on your way.

      It’s clear you have a huge heart for wanting to serve and inspire others, but it’s normal to feel nervous about putting your self “out there” in such a visible way. This is something so many creatives struggle with, especially during the creative process, but by focusing on your unique message and your audience, you can ultimately “shine the spotlight on them” instead of on yourself. I’d also love to share a few episodes of MarieTV that may give you an extra bit of a boost: & I hope that helps, Michaela! We’re all cheering you on.

      • Hey Hailey,

        Thank you so much for you reply! I will have a look at those two Marie episodes. Always inspiring. Thanks for cheering me on!!!

        All the best,

  102. Patty Sierra

    Thank you Marie and Franchesca, I loved this interview! It is so great to come over to this forum and hear about people fulfilling their passions. I am not always surrounded by people who feel the same and can be quite scary to give up the security of a “regular full-time job”. Thank you for always inspiring me Marie!!!

  103. Meleana

    Thank you for this interview! I must FINALLY be at a place to receive information, such as Franchesca’s! I recently had an a-ha moment, where I don’t HAVE to choose one. I love how she spoke about/measured success. I truly feel is perceptual. There’s many nuggets that struck a chord with me, which you noted throughout this interview. Thanks again!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Meleana! We’re so glad this message resonated with you at the perfect moment. We hope Franchesca’s inspiring story will continue to spark new ideas for you along your own creative journey.

  104. Paula Logan

    Great video…Franchesca is such a natural!
    Enjoyed both of you immensely.


  105. Hello all!

    I have been procrastinating for a few days on whether or not to write a comment, but here I am! At a time in my life where many things are transforming, I discovered Marie Forleo and it hit me like a ton of (awesome) bricks! I’ve been contemplating, for a few years now, about several different things I want to do such as writing a book, recording music (I have always wanted to sing, but thought I’m too old), beginning a coaching podcast or vlog, and getting myself back to creating art (sculptures, paintings and such).

    This particular episode just made me squeal with excitement! Finally, the thoughts in my head came out of someone else’s mouth! I have had people in my life who have encouraged me to do things, but discouraged me from doing them all, saying to pick one, and when I heard the term, “Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur,” it was like ding! ding! ding! THAT IS ME! Yippee!

    I just wanted to thank everyone at Team Forleo for coming into my life in complete divine timing. I am super stoked to get going on ALL of my pursuits now… And, hopefully, I can believe in myself enough to achieve the goals I set forth. Thanks so much and keep these amazing videos coming!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s so great to hear! We believe being multi-passionate is a gift and we’re so happy you found Marie. 🙂 There’s another episode of MarieTV to help multi-passionate folks accomplish their many goals, so I hope you’ll find this episode inspiring and encouraging too:

  106. Samantha

    I’ve been dreaming of creating a mentoring program for creative youth who want to explore their crafts through music, media, writing or graphic design and don’t have any outlets to pursue these things. Also with a basic emphasis on entrepreneurship and financial literacy so they can make smart decisions after high school. I think our youth have amazing messages to share and I want to share the ideas I’ve learned from Marie and other powerful thought leaders with them in the program. I’m unsure on where to begin as I have a full time job and have never started something like this. I volunteer currently for Big Brothers Big Sisters and want to meet more people In the non profit space who’d be interested in helping with my idea or creating something together. Any ideas on a starting point??

  107. Awesome interview!! I don’t know if I prefer the interviewer or the interviewee!
    I didn’t know Franchesca, and now I think I found my soulmate!! I’ve felt so ashamed for so long because I’ve attended so many courses, that I didn’t know how to describe me anymore, so I love this “multi passionate entrepreneur” description 😀
    I’m such a fan of Marie!! And I hate it so much that I’ve been postponing to watch her videos ’cause there’s always so much to do, right?? I also decided to take Fridays for myself, and right now I wrote down “watch Marie’s videos on Fridays”. They’re such an inspiration, I couldn’t find a better way to end the work week 🙂
    Lots of love from Barcelona & thanks for everything!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Hi Alicia! Happy Friday 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to watch. It sounds like you are finding some AMAZING shifts that work for you and your life. Keep it up and trust those instincts. You know exactly what you need, when you need it. Have a lovely weekend. xo

      • Thanks for your lovely words, Heather!!
        I’m definitely finding a lot of shifts in my life right now 🙂
        Have a great weekend!!

  108. Hi Marie,
    I’ve been an avid consumer of your content for a couple of years now. My real “dream” is to be a novelist/blogger, While I could do the whole starving artist life of bartending/serving at night and writing during the day, that’s not my jam. Long story short, I started a marketing business that focuses on working with medical practices called Rose Media Group in the beginning of 2017. My goal is one day have the business in a position where I can run it and delegate the dirty work so I have more time to work on my creative projects- editing the novel sitting on my google docs or working on my blog “Dear Saturday Night.” I struggle to delegate time to my creative projects because I’m conflicted with thoughts such as, “But they’re not making you money right now. Put it away.” I loved Franchesca’s idea of taking Fridays as a “me” day to work on personal projects. For some reason it really resonated with me… as though I can give myself permission to work on the projects that really fulfill and excite me. I’m going to try to implement this and see if I can make my two worlds grow simultaneously- even though my ‘dream’ projects and ‘business’ project are completely unparalleled.

    Thanks for all you do,

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Congratulations on the launch of your business, Jillian. That’s amazing and courageous. Making time for joy and play often begets the energy and space for creativity to flow even more. You’ve got this!

      • Jillian Libenson

        Thanks for the reply! Encouraging words are always appreciated.

  109. Carli

    Wow, so much inspiration here! What I love about this episode (just one of the many) is the refusal to pick just one thing. I dream of no longer doing my day job/current career path. It no longer aligns with my values. But I cannot pick just one thing to move in to. I have a vision of my life / career involving many elements – some of them are yet to be identified but this episode inspires me to keep listening to the ideas instead of dismissing them. Combined with the episode with Laitham Thomas that encourages us to create space to play so our creative ideas form and develop – I am feeling inspired. Thank you!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      It’s great to hear that the combination of this interview and Latham’s have been helpful for you, Carli. Your curiosity is always guiding you so enjoy the play and process of figuring out what works or doesn’t for you. No need to fit in any box, just be you!

  110. Thank you for this very inspiring interview. I love and admire both you Marie and Franchesca! I am a German/Nigerian in my late 30ies and I am currently working on building up my own business in a way that I can concentrate 100% on this one thing – althoug “one thing” are propably not the right worlds – I am a multipotentialist as well. I have a ton of things I love doing at that I am good at and I am not sure how to get them all together in one business. I am intersted in empowerment of women, identity, being a black German, intercultural communication, coaching, video editing, natural afro hair, beauty and fashion… I am really having a hard time finding a way to get all these things to work together. How can I help people and what exactly is it that the world needs out of my skills? Right now I am already conducting intercultural trainings but I feel this is not enough or not all I want to do.
    Watching your interview helps me to continue to believe and trust in myself. Things will work out as long as I believe in myself and keep on working hard.
    Thanks for the wonderfully inspiring work you do. I love watching your videos and reading your inspirational posts!

  111. Oh I love this so much Marie!! I am a personal branding and portrait photographer, a personal development/transformational coach, and a sociologist! I want to do so many things and eventually combine all of these into one empire as a teacher, creative, coach, and speaker/writer. For so long I felt like a failure because I didn’t want to do one thing, and couldn’t pick one, but now I feel like a super hero as a multi passionate entrepreneur. Thank you!!

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much, Amanda! Being multipassionate is definitely like being a super hero! 🙂

  112. Caroline

    This woman rocks!!! So inspiring!
    I particularly liked it when she pointed out how you never know how your multiple passions can some day make sense alltogether and support each other…

    Yep, I’ve been wanting to be a storyteller – oral storyteller – and never quite knew where to start from, with what audience, with which legitimacy? Etc. Etc.
    Francesca gave me an impulse to contact a french storyteller that I got to know on the radio and admired a lot… will I eventually contact her?… (she’s quite old and has no website or things of the kind, I might need to hand write to an editor where she once published a record of tales )…
    Rest of my comment was deleted by my tablet… should probably remain personal for the time being..;)

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Caroline, personal notes rock and most often are received with open arms. What’s better than sharing your thanks and appreciation for someone’s gifts?! Even if you don’t hear back, the act of writing creates a momentum of energy

      This interview was music to our multi-passionate friends’ ears and we hope that it inspired you and left you filled with great hope for your dreams.

  113. Ana

    Thank you for making me feel less crazy for having many interests and passions. Watching this interview was a great way to start a new week.

  114. Kate

    Hi Marie!!
    I want to run away and join the circus!

    Well, I want to choreograph dance and aerial circus art performances. I’ve been getting this nudge for over a year now and I have no idea why. Through all of my doubts (I’m way too old to start now, I’m not a dancer, there’s too much competition, I’m not flexible enough, etc), I can’t stop thinking about it and envisioning choreography for music. I am completely petrified that everyone will think I’m nuts, and that I’ll probably end up homeless.
    On top of that I want to have a form of self expression to connect with people-speaking, videos, writing. I don’t know exactly what my message is yet, but I DO know that I want to make a difference for people.

    This video has inspired to me pursue these things anyway and to go in with my whole heart… Even though I have no clue how all of this is going to turn out. Throughout my life I have been told to pick one thing to pursue. Just one. I’ve hated it, struggled, thought there was something wrong with me and started believing that what I wanted and dreamed about would never work.

    In my gut, I also want to teach online english as a second language classes, so I can make my own schedule and quit my job as a waitress.

    Just thinking about this scares the poop out of me and makes me want to cry.

    So this is my resolution to do it. To go for ALL of it, and believe that I can even when everyone (including myself) might be telling me I’m crazy, that I can’t, and that it doesn’t make sense.

    Marie, Franchesca, thank you so much for this video. Thank you so much for being powerful role models, for fighting for your dreams, and for sharing this with us. This is exactly what I needed 🙂

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Well, Kate, if it’s the circus you love the circus it shall be 😉
      If you’re nervous or scared as you walk towards your curiosities, that’s a good thing. It’s your intuition telling you that you’re shifting and that’s always a good thing. Follow the nudges, you never ever know where they may lead.
      Thanks for watching and sharing your heart with us. We’re sending you loads of love. xo

      • Kate

        Hi Heather!
        Thank you so much for your response- it was very heartwarming to read, and exactly the reassurance I needed. Nervous and scared is a good thing, and follow the nudges! Thanks for the love 🙂

  115. Hi Marie –
    I am a long time fan, and more so an avid advertiser of your messages. Ask all the girls I mentor – they hear so much about you and MarieTV.
    I am a super multipassion entrepreneur and I am unapologetic about it. As a matter of fact I have written a book, discussed all these great things we do as women and hyper achievers, but I cannot quit editing. It is a serious problem. I knock out hundreds of emails a day, write reports, business plans, etc without a single thought of judgement, yet I am terrified to actually release the book for some cra cra reason. Maybe it is the fear of “it will forever be public and in print” or the fear that it may very well be widely received and a part of my legacy, but either way I continue to send it back to the publisher for edits and can’t seem to give the final – yes! Do you have any suggestions for this Well-being motivating, basketball officiating, traveling, boutique owning, beauty salon owning, bakery owning, gal too afraid to publish the book??

  116. Amazing video full of valuable lessons that we can apply either to our life or business. Very important in every aspects going after what YOU really want, don´t compare yourself with others, thinking for yourself and don´t take thinks too personally.
    Thank you girls! ♥

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      We’re cheering you on as you go after what you really want Pamela; thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  117. Emily Simek

    I loved this interview. So much truth and humor from Franchesca!

  118. vanessa aranegui

    I love marietv! But with the whole multipassionate example here, all the passions seem related to me. What if they’re not?? I feel like my soul is constantly torn in 200 different directions all the time and I can never get my footing in any one thing… hoooooooow!!??
    Much love 🙂

  119. Wow! This was such a great interview. I’m an actress, writer and filmmaker and found this to be so very encouraging. I loved the quote “Stop Hating, Start Studying!”
    Something that has been on my heart to do is to be more transparent with my journey. I am pursuing my dream of being a FULL TIME actress while raising my family, battling MS, and not really having access to a huge market in the entertainment industry. So I’ve been making videos and blogging for about a decade. It started out just as a fun creative outlet but a few years ago I started working harder when I saw the potential of building your own tribe. Now I feel like it’s time to share my journey more honestly rather than the pretty inspirational videos I’ve been making. It’s really REALLY scary but I know that overcoming this fear is what I need to do. I love watching other people share their journey so why is it so hard for me? In 2012 I wrote and produced a one woman show about being a mom and going after my dreams. It became a featured show at an international festival. In 2014 I got to take the show to New York. I’ve always wanted to do a web series so I tried to produce a scripted show but it all fizzled out due to various reasons. But now I think it could be resurfaced as a vlog about my real life. It’s called Sweatpants & High Heels. I want to encourage other moms who are pursuing their dreams. I know that there are amazing ambitious moms out there like me who want to raise a happy and healthy family AND live out their personal dreams. My kids have been my biggest cheer leaders and that means the world to me. Now I’m nervous about sharing this…I want to hit that “post comment” button but it’s nerve racking…(deep breath)…okay…hear goes…

    • Caroline - Team Forleo

      Love this, Dija! We’re so glad you clicked “post comment,” and we’re cheering you on all the way! ♥

  120. I have been a FT musician for over 25 years and am now entering the online space. Just last year I launched a course on how to book gigs and did my second launch in February. I had so much skepticism from people around me. And yet it is working. I’m thinking of now offering a membership subscription to continue those that did the prelaunch and those that bought that course. This online world continues to open up new possibility to me that I didn’t now existed even a year ago. I really also want to do a course on teaching the voice to intermediate students, as I’ve also been a voice teacher through the years and have much passion for that. Connecting with people online and teaching them through my first couple of launches has been amazing. I know so much is now possible and I’m gonna do it. But I’m also amazed that even with telling others about it, how much they still think it’s weird. Even fellow musicians. They have no vision for it. But I’m full of vision and so I’m gonna move ahead with my heart. Thanks for this video and more inspiration to go ahead with the drive that is within me! I love that others have had similar experiences of people not understanding them!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      TARA! This is amazing and inspiring. Keep putting your work out into the world because it is working. YES! High five, woman! We’re cheering you on and high fiving you virtually.

  121. Priya

    I had been introduced to ND.. Very recently and the work she does sure resonates .
    I had wanted to write a book for the event industry here in India. But somewhere along the way never started
    I then got down to learning how to be a certified coach and am now one…amidst raising a one year old.
    Currently my mind wants to write and coach new mom’s and create a program they resonate with and help them..and test again I am too start..somewhere torn btw still wanting to write a book and perhaps get clarity on being a coach for new mom’s and of course finally doing something more to help them more..
    Here’s where I am..all in my head and still to start…

  122. Colleen

    I love all the value and fun you provide, but I have to tell you I couldn’t stop thinking, “I don’t want to be a pirate!” from Seinfeld the entire time. LOVE IT!! This episode gave me the motivation to get back into what I had been putting off in my business.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      HA! That made us laugh, Colleen. We get you 😉

  123. I wanna so more youtube but dont know exactly what to publish. I know i have amazing abilities and that everything is inside of me but im not sure what content i should have.

  124. Hello Marie,
    I love your passion, determination and Everything that you do. I have been following you quite some time now. I am multi-task individual, always have passion for whatever my hands find to do. Currently l am a Holistic Nutrition Health Coach, personal Chef, licensed Cosmetologist as background, student at Formula botanic School for skin care and soon become an author of cookbook. As you can see l am wearing a lot of hats but frank speaking, l love aI’ll of them. I put all my talent in one big umbrella : Wellness Within ( Mind, body and soul)
    My greatest dream is to come to your show one day. I will love to see you face to face. I love your Spirit.
    Thank you so much for your love for people to succeed and become the better version of themselves.?

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