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You know what? I love coaching people live. In fact, it’s how this entire company got started nearly two decades ago.

That’s why I’m thrilled to share this new MarieTV live call-in show ? with you. On this episode, we tackle important questions from 6 brave and creative souls including:

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  • 16-year-old Hannah who wonders what it takes to succeed as a woman in tech.
  • Kristen, who’s been facing relentless discrimination and rejection as a transgender female.
  • Terry, who wonders if it’s possible to authentically delegate parts of her personal brand.
  • Plus, can you really build a successful business if you hate marketing?

This one is a must-see if you ever wish you could ignore the marketing aspect of your business and just be the “creative/ideas person.”

Remember: live Marie = raw Marie. If you have kids or sensitive ears nearby, wear headphones. Likewise, skip this one if you offend yourself with adult language ?

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  1. I really love this episode! So, interesting, Marie!
    You’re addressing issues that I see my clients facing nearly everyday. Keep on the great work! You’re both so cool!

  2. These were great answers Marie! It doesn’t matter how long someone has been in business, it is always good to hear words of advice that ground us – like visualizing our future, focusing on being the best we can, and loving & living from a higher place because we can’t control others!
    I closed a B&M shop I ran with my husband after 25 yrs, last April. Now divorced & reinventing the business as a digital product on my own! Your enthusiasm and ideas are so helpful no matter what stage we are in with our business – thank you Marie!
    Viki Lareau

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Thank you for sharing your words, Viki! Congratulations on reinventing your business- just think of all the knowledge and experience that will fuel your process and success. We’re so glad that you are here, feeding your ideas and heart. We’re cheering you on. xo

  3. Hi, l am businessman. My business is govt. Approved construction, transport carrying and General merchant

  4. This message is for Hannah (the 16 year-old female in tech). Hannah, I have tech company and I would be more than happy to share what I have learned from being a woman in tech. Reach out with any questions that you have!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Hi Ellen! What an awesome offer you’ve extended for Hannah. At the beginning of her segment we gave her Instagram profile which is @hannahwiser. You may want to check her out, and reach out there, as well. Thanks for sharing your generous and kind heart. xo

  5. Jenni

    Kristen’s question was exceptionally moving. Thank you for publishing it and modelling empathy and awareness – and thanks to Kristen for speaking up.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      We love Kristen’s heart and bravery, Jenni. Thanks for sharing in our awe of her.

  6. Great show y’all!
    I am in a very male dominated industry myself (music) and often have to go through being sexualized before I even get to share my talent. The “nothing proves how valuable you are more than your performance” is so true and this was super inspiring to watch. Thankyou!

    • Fiora

      OMG ME TOO, also in music. It’s such a challenge!

    • So true! A saxophonist here and I just ignore those losers that do not respect the performance and are only into a particular look…

    • Same thing goes with me too. Even I am in a male dominated business of construction.

  7. Great, Heather! Will do! Thanks and you bet. It is my mission in life to change the face of technology and I believe women are the route to do that! I am happy to support Hannah on her journey. From my experience, the more support, the better!

  8. GO HANNAH! So, exciting to hear young women getting out and making things happen! You go girl!

  9. whoa. I’m a graphic designer and your last caller stopped me in my tracks. It’s an issue that so many of us are having today: finding clients that really want to have quality, meaningful branding. And understanding the difference between hiring a branding expert vs. generated online logos, templates, etc. GREAT answer, Marie. Thank you!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      We hope that Marie’s advice and words help to inspire you in your business, Betsy. Thank YOU for watching and sharing your perspective with us. Keep creating magic.

  10. Thanks for your enthusiasm and belief! My most difficult hurdle is to BELIEVE I can do all this.

  11. Marie! You’re brilliant and beautifully spoken. You are a genuine example for us women who need a bit of drive and inspiration. Thank you so much for putting yourself out into the world as a catalyst for empowerment and change!

    The call that resonated with me the most currently in my life was the first one from La Shawn. I am in the midst of taking off on my own business but simultaneously need consistent income as a firm foundation. Although I’m resistant to go back to a particular position/job, I do feel the positive sides of it as it’ll help give me that momentum to connect with others AND give me the flexibility to do what I’m truly meant to do here on earth with faith and deliberation. I’m taking action NOW by filling my calendar with responsibilities that’ll invoke my higher purpose thus help the higher good. I’m excited! Blessings! (:

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Hi there, Tabitha! Thanks for watching and sharing your action-packed steps. You know we LOVE it when people gain inspiration and leap right into action. Clarity comes from engagement, not thought. The magic is in the doing 😉
      Keep up the great work and keep us posted on how you’re doing.

      • Thank you much, Heather. I really appreciate your insight – ‘the magic is in the doing’. Indeed, it absolutely is!

    • Tabitha I like that “I’m taking action NOW by filling my calendar with responsibilities that’ll invoke my higher purpose thus help the higher good.” Well said and a good one for me to follow at this point in my life.

      • Thank you so much, Donna! I just got chills/goosebumps as positive confirmation. 🙂

  12. You are fabulous!!! Your energy and commitment to each caller is inspiring.
    Thank you!

  13. Tess O'Brien

    Great episode! Where is your top from!? Gotta have it!

    • Hi Tess
      I have a very similar if not the same one in white from H&M.

      • Tess O'Brien

        Thank you Annette!

  14. So many great specific actions suggested! Really loved the special web page and response ideas for the graphic designer and the stepped pricing idea for Terri the wine/beer tours lady! As an artist myself, I was super eager to hear specific ideas for the artist for whom “marketing feels like walking in quicksand in the dark!” I yelled YES at my screen when I heard that analogy but all I remember hearing was an invitation to go to B-school to transform her attitude about marketing. Is there a specific suggestion for artists along those lines that might help us better see the possibilities when we’re feeling so stuck? Thank you so much!

  15. So helpful today. Thank you, thank you, thank you. “Nonviolent Communication” is next up on my reading list. So needed. Also, the 16 year old was so inspiring. She reminded me of the mojo I had when I was kicking ass in my youth. Life can make you curl up in your shell sometimes. I’ve been poking my head out and I so want that mojo back. Got great tools today to get there again.

  16. I was sooo moved by Kristen’s question and by your answers to her. Daryl Davis book reminds me of what Brené Brown said in your last interview with her about her latest book: when you get to know someone it becomes impossible to hate the person…

    I also meet a lot of uncomfortable reactions by people because I make art workshops with people with dementia, and people around me have a lot of taboo about dementia… It makes me always sad when I see people with dementia humiliated, being treated as if they’re fools or madmen…

    Keep up the good work. You and Kristen were very brave to ring up this question in the show. You show so much generosity to everybody. It’s wonderful! Continue to spread the love !

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Thank you for doing the life-changing work that you’re doing in the world, Barbara. You’re touching lives in such an incredible way and you should be so proud of how you’re making their world a better place to live in.

      We were so honored that Kristen was empowered to share her story and heart with us. Here’s to more love in the world. xo

  17. Kay

    Great advice period, but super exceptional advice with the the last person who you spoke to. It is so arduous out here and with everyone is popping up talking about health and health coaching and offering advice for free every second that does not help. Then you have the people that know they need your help, but won’t pay but want to keep trying to pick your brain for free. Thanks for offering a professional way; to say pay up or keep on walking, I am not talking to you any more.


  18. Wonderful advices…you are a gem! I love the outcomes you offered, I found a little bit of myself in almost every call, being an entrepreneur requires certain skills and trial in errors, because we totally get better with practice!
    Thanks Marie Forleo

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Thanks so much for the kind words! We’re so glad each of these inspiring stories resonated with you today. Like most good things, building a successful small business certainly takes time, but you’re so right that practice makes progress. Thanks for tuning in and keep up the amazing work!

  19. Yes! 11:05-12:09 was gold for me. I did B-School and Marie – I DID have an inner transformation with regards to marketing. I now enjoy doing constant research on how to best sell and market myself. As of this year my business is at a point where we need to hire an outside digital marketing agency and/or creative director and I am confident heading into these meetings. I have a good grip on what questions to ask, I know what I want to hear and I know how I want to feel. It has taken years to get here and it has required some intense project management and spiritual growth (that was a big surprise to me) but it all started with my first Marie book! and yes – you just need to dive in and try things. Thinking about it will feel like much thicker quicksand than actually doing it.

  20. As a marketer myself, I couldn’t love more this quote: “Marketing, when done right, is the ultimate vehicle for your creativity. It challenges you to think about connections, beauty, and emotions in fresh new ways that inspire people to pay attention to you, to care about your product, and most importantly, to buy it.” Great episode, Marie & Team!

  21. Smurf glasses!!!!

  22. Ajia C Parham

    I really enjoy Marie’s insightfulness and energy! I always watch and take away a piece of humble pie.
    I enjoyed hearing all the calls but one really resonated with me. The Hairstylist/Makeup artist/Relationship Coach…but you referred to her as multi-passionate, from the first time I heard Marie use that term, I thought I am going to use that! People try to put me in a narrow state of mind, and tell you/ask you to choose one and one only!
    As a small business owner, of a business that I am in the process of transitioning from a Cleaning company to a Recruiting and Staffing Company…it’s been hard. I drive Uber, I work part-time with Aunt who is a Financial Advisor, and strumming up Resume Writing clients. Ha ha it’s a lot, but I have to make everything work for the better.?

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Awesome, Aija! We’re so glad Marie’s work resonates so deeply with you. It absolutely sounds like you’re a multi-passionate entrepreneur– congratulations on the choices you’ve made to support your growing business. As Marie has shared, she also worked several day jobs while building her business, so she understands the unique obstacles many small business owners face when starting out, but by focusing on your purpose, you can make decisions that ultimately help you work toward your goals. We’re all cheering you on!

  23. Ajia C Parham

    I really enjoy Marie’s insightfulness and energy! I always watch and take away a piece of humble pie.
    I enjoyed hearing all the calls but one really resonated with me. The Hairstylist/Makeup artist/Relationship Coach…but Marie referred to her as multi-passionate, from the first time I heard Marie use that term, I thought I am going to use that! People try to put me in a narrow state of mind, and tell me/ask me to choose one and one only!
    As a small business owner, of a business that I am in the process of transitioning from a Cleaning company to a Recruiting and Staffing Company…it’s been a long road. I drive Uber, I work part-time with a Financial Advisor, and strum up Resume Writing clients. Ha ha it’s a lot, but I have to make everything work for the better.?

  24. Nathanja

    What a great episode. The biggest eye-opener for me: you have to understand marketing, so you can find the right persons to help you out. That does resonate with me. Thank you Marie, love your energy.

  25. Anjolee Williams

    Hi Marie!!

    I truly thank you for what you do! I no longer believe in coincidences and as I’m growing and learning about myself I realize that I struggle to assert myself authentically. I usually just say it’s ok (to the other person) and then get over it. When I do find the courage to speak I say the blunt (and sometimes hurtful) truth and damage relationships. I literally prayed last night for guidance on how to learn how to handle things differently, be honest and communicate what I need to. Then I watch this episode and see your suggestion for the book “Nonviolent Communication”… Wow! Now I know that this may not be the final answer (or entire answer) to this issue, but I think its a great place to start.

    Appreciate you!

  26. barbara

    OMG I have those same Smurf drinking glasses!!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Haha! That’s awesome. Cheers, Barbara!

  27. This was exactly what I needed and right on time. I resonated with the first 2 callers as I have been a hairstylist for 17+ years and now transitioning to a personal stylist/consultant …. I am very confident in the talents … but the marketing and trying to balance it all has been tough. Thanks for what you do.. looking forward to joining the Bschool!!!

  28. Marie…. your use of “guys”, “you guys”….you should loose it, it’s old hat, and to many, just offensive… the three young girls, with Hannah as their spokes person…. you kept calling them “you guys”…

    I have given many workshops, including to the military, to support the women in the organization, and they are so done with being called guys. They brought this to my attention. Even though you may think it’s a generic term, it’s not, and there is momentum out there to clean this up. You of all people, who support women, should loose that term unless you’re speaking to only guys… you, people, gals, y’all, peeps, whatever you like, but please stop using guys to refer to all people when the genders are mixed, and for certain when speaking to females. When you think about it, it’s kinda a put down, What would men think if you called them gals? “Hey gals”?

    Check into it, I’m not being fussy here, it’s a thing now, to stop calling women and girls, guys, you guys…

  29. Paul Mikoloski

    Did Marie introduce her co-host? I think I may have missed it.

  30. The thing that resonated most for me is the huge heart that is Team Forleo. Thank you for sharing all that love and wisdom! Rock on for everybody. We empower each other!!!

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Aw, thanks so much for your kind words, Michelle! We’re so grateful to have you in our bighearted community and for the opportunity to support you as you go after your dreams. Keep on rocking!

  31. Thank you Almost a year later. After starting B School starting to realize what the I want to do with what I do. Love you. The First question was for me too. I have actually gone out and got a jobjob as me and my friends call it. As I get it together with your help. Gotta use it all.
    Love and Light
    Christine and The Animals

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Business is a journey and we’re so glad we get to be a part of yours. These things take time and you and your business will change in ways you could have never imagined, but it’s so worth it. You’re doing great. 🙂

  32. Hi Marie
    I just loved Hannah’s enthusiasm and courage. I am a mother of two teenage daughters and have developed an app for relationships. I would love to offer my support and guidance to Hannah and her sisters. I have dealt with the opposite issue of being “old and female” in the tech arena. I have lots of wisdom to share!!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s AWESOME, Annette! Hannah’s Instagram handle was in the corner of the video at the beginning of her segment, but if you didn’t catch it, it’s @hannahwiser. That could be a great way to connect with her and her sisters! We love your kindness and generous spirit and know you’ll have a lot of wisdom to share. <3

  33. Victoria

    Great content as usual!! But I sort of couldn’t keep my eyes off of Zack 😉

  34. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and making it fun to listen to!
    At the beginning of the show, I was surprised to see Marie stick her finger in the smurf glass. I watched it again, and realized Marie was pointing to a book behind the glass…. LOL !

  35. Elloa

    I want to thank you Marie and Team Forleo for all the time, love and effort you put into making these episodes. I have to set specific time aside to watch (as I do with the interviews) but they’re always worth the time I invest. Your longevity inspires and impresses me.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you, Elloa! That’s so kind of you to say and we’re honored that you set aside time for the new episode every week. We appreciate you being a part of the MarieTV community. 🙂

  36. Interesting take on ‘transitioning’ from one activity to the other. I’ve heard this many times before, and I am grateful that you have been honest and admit that having money coming in IS a thing to consider. So many coaches, self-help gurus or websites/books just say: “Life will be great, you just have to follow your heart. Forget about the money.” Only that, well, in the real world, money is kind of necessary for things like food, a place to sleep at night, keeping healthy, etc. etc.
    I find myself stuck, too, in this perpetual loop: I want to leave the office job behind. So I embark on a training course. Once it was to get a HR qualification, then a trainer qualification, now the latest project was an Interior Design qualification with a few to becoming a freelancer as an Interior Stylist/Colour consultant. However, here is the dilemma: I need the office job to pay the bills. It’s a full time job. I need all the money it pays me and there isn’t an option to reduce my hours, work from home or anything. It’s 8.30-5.00 Monday to Friday, plus lunch time plus time to get to and from work.
    Whilst I – just about – manage to study and complete assignments on weekends or some evenings, I never get further than that. After the course is done, I find myself clueless as to what to do next, because as you say, you need to be DOING it to get confidence and feel secure in a different job/industry/skill set. And at that point, having only a few evenings and weekend hours available, isn’t enough. So the transition idea is great, but I guess a lot of other people must be in the same trap, where I cannot reduce my hours at the current job. Even if I could live on less money, my employer won’t offer part-time hours. (And on the money, I don’t drive, don’t use buses or trains, don’t buy clothes, don’t have a TV, don’t engage in any leisure activities which cost money, buy reduced price food and so on, limit myself to two hours heating allowed per day, use public libraries to keep warm on the weekend, etc. so not much scope for reducing the outgoings further.) I am incredibly lucky to have been with one employer (different jobs) for 12 years and I earn a very good wage for what I do. NO WAY I can get that wage for the same work elsewhere. I know because I looked and asked the ‘experts’. So, what to do? I have negotiated one month off work this July (something that would not even have been possible with different bosses for the past 11 years. It’s progress!) to do an internship with an interior design company. A month is not much time to get experience, but it’s closer than I’ve ever come to being able to DO the stuff I learned about in real life. Maybe I can make some contacts. Come August, though, and I am back at the office, I don’t know what I will do next to finally, finally escape the office job.
    Has anybody been on this journey? How did you ‘get out’?

  37. This is the first time I set aside the time to listen to the whole podcast and I was happy I did! I love the call with Hannah, as it totally hit home. I have worked in high tech for 20 years now and women in tech continues to be a challenging topic. I am thrilled to hear these young ladies making the move with such confidence. GIRLS ROCK!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Wasn’t it so great to hear someone at her age so energized and full of ideas, Stephanie?! It’s women like you who are paving the way for the Hannah’s of the world and we’re so grateful for it. Thank you so much for listening and sharing your words here on the blog.

  38. Tami rush

    I’ve been thinking of Abraham Hicks a lot lately and the topic of focus and just lost on what to focus on and today you reminded me that when I … focus on being the best you can be …. really good things happen and it covers all areas .. that little phrase was like an aha reminder moment for me and my theme this year … focus on being the best you can be ….. thank you I enjoy all of you at Marie forleo what a great team you are … thanks daily

  39. Wow I can overly resonate with Lashawn as I’ve been a hairstylist for 25 years and and now a self-taugh Accessory designer for women’s Neckwear for 3 years and also pursuing my Style Coaching business. I am following Elsa..I’m loving and admiring her work. I sold/downsized my salon of 13 years (working in a smaller space) and focusing more so on my design/style business. And as for the marketing i don’t love it but have had to learn it. And one day i will be a student of B School!! ???? Thanks Marie this almost brought tears to my eyes!! You and your team are awesome! ??

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      We think you’re awesome, Sharron. It does sound like LaShawn’s story and journey are similar to yours. Keep following your curiosity as you never know where it will lead. Elsa is a great example to follow and she’s a real and authentic woman. We’re super fans of her and her work.
      Enrollment for B-School is coming up and we also have our scholarship contest as a part of the launch. If it feels right for you, we’d love to have you throw your hat in the ring for a scholarship. If you’re on our email list, read them and watch our videos. You never know 😉

  40. sonja

    Love the painting in the back!!!!! Now I don’t have to keep trying to read the type that was there. . . ;p Always good advice and will pick up the Nonviolent Communication book.

  41. Hi, I Loved this Q&A very useful. I can’t find the book mentioned… the principles of nonviolent communication … do you have a link to it by any chance?

  42. Loved this! All questions were top-notch, and I learned (and relearned) from each of them. I especially loved having clients use team members in testimonials so that I don’t have to be everywhere at all times–and to increase pricing for my own personal services.

    P.S. Where is your shirt from. Looks so comfy and casual.

  43. Dear Marie
    Thank you for all your work, great value and fun contribution to help people find their special gift and navigate through the questions of their life. I like your content a lot and follow it since many years.
    I would like to comment on the question of Hannah who was asking how to succeed in a male dominated field. Although you almost always have such great answers to the questions, I felt you missed some important points in your answer and rather fed to the widely spread prejudice about how women can succeed in business. I was an excecutive for many years, the only female manager in a team of 36 people. I was doing exactly what you were recommending, working harder and longer than anyone and trying to be on top of things all the time. This led to a lot of anxiety and wore me out very much over time. Talking to other female executives in other fields I learnt that many, many, many women felt the same, crying in the car on their way home after work etc. So after a while I tried to figure out what the guys did differently than me to succeed. And this is what I found:

    – Men figure out what they love about the job and try to push these aspects in their work life rather than trying to stand out as the “model student” (because if you are that, you still get asked being the only woman in the room to write the protocol in a meeting while the guys get to swirl around their creative ideas). Getting to do what you love to do a lot of the time gives you more energy.
    – Men set very clear, strategic priorities instead of trying to be the best at everything. Trying to meticulously getting done everything that is asked of you is not always the best way. We need to find out what matters most to our superiors and push these points while also proceeding with projects that are close to our hearts.
    – Men create strategic alliances in a company, something women do much to little.
    – Women should not complain about being the woman and discuss discrimination immediately. Rather they should stay quiet, collect some examples etc. and if they add up, discuss the concrete situations with evidence etc. with their superiors.
    – Men are much more efficient in delegating. They do not feel bad to give their empoyees more work to do. As long as we give the employees a sense of being able to develop and also getting to take responsibility most employees are fine with working more.

    It is important also to know that women most of the time see their work much more critical than man and therefore sell their work with less enthusiasm. We need to work on our self-esteem in this regard, get more self-confident about our abilities.

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts with us, Nadine! We absolutely agree that Hannah’s question touched on an important and timely topic and we’re grateful that you’ve added your voice to the conversation.

      While this is an issue that affects many women across all ages and demographics, as this particular caller is only 16, Marie’s answer was tailored specifically to her current circumstances. Of course, we believe that being excellent at what we do is fundamental for anyone, regardless of gender and background, which is why Marie shared that tip in particular.

      This is something we all care deeply about as a team and we absolutely recognize the need for continuing this discussion. We hope your own experience will continue to inspire you to share your story. Thanks for being a part of our community!

  44. Ioana

    You’re great Marie!!! ? Had some question in my head that was putting me into difficulty(what carrer path to choose between my passions)but after this episode of Q&A it’s like I’ve been enlightned that “hey it’s ok to be multi-passionate, go along with your development path” thanks ? it was just what ineeded. Hugs from Romania

  45. What a wonderful episode to watch! Keep them coming! 🙂

    • Hailey - Team Forleo

      Awesome, Heather! Thanks so much for tuning in. We’ll look forward to share even more MarieTV goodness with you soon!

  46. Benson Modie

    Great show…..thank you Marie and the team!

  47. Don Haney

    I have a comment for Terry and anyone else that has a problem with delegating. I have been selling to businesses for 39 years. This has happened more times than I can count. I will come into the business and the person that I’ve been working with for years will say “Don, this is Jack/Jill. He/she is going to be helping me and I want him/her to learn how we do this.” I’ve learned over the years that it’s best to treat everyone the same because the clerk may be the buyer one day. So, I want them to think that I’m the one that was nice and friendly when he/she was just the clerk. But, sometimes, I’m actually thinking “Oh, crap. I really like working with this person.” Many times though after working with the new person, that person becomes one of my favorites also. And I’ll tell the older buyer that I really like the new one and the buyer will say “Isn’t he/she great?”
    If it’s handled right, you can explain that this new person is sitting in to learn from you. Then, before long everyone likes dealing with that person, too.
    Marie, this was great hearing the questions and how you immediately came up with great answers. I loved hearing from the 16-year-old also. I wish that I had been like that at 16!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Thanks so much for what you shared here from your own experience, Don – how important to keep in mind! So glad to hear you enjoyed this episode of the live call-in show. Don’t we all wish we were as ambitious as Hannah at age 16?!

  48. Hey girl, this was my first time watching and I really enjoyed the video advice. It’s always fun to watch live q&a’s. I liked that last question you answered. I got a new inspo to get fresh testimonials from past clients with a quick hello email. Plus I really like marketing so listening to that last one job my engines running! Thanks again!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Hey Lisette! We’re so happy to have you here and excited to hear that you found some good tidbits of wisdom from Marie’s answers to these Q’s. It’s wonderful that you love marketing and are feeling inspired to get some fresh client testimonials. Keep up the awesome work!

  49. KG

    Thanks for sharing this. Love your live interview shows with guests who share their personal experiences!!

  50. Wow…how do I keep this short. Since I discovered you Marie (through a youtube video of an interview with Glennon Doyle), I have watched most of your shows. Every show has spoken to me in one or more ways at a deeply transitional time of my life (mostly involving my career). So thankyou for what you do!!!
    In this show, I want to say how deeply moved I was by your caller, Kristen, the Transgender Woman and how impressed I was at your response. I watched Zach Bliss’s hand go straight to his heart and I, as a counselor of over 10 years, who works with LGBTQ, am finding myself increasingly drawn to advocating for this population. This would include work towards social change (whatever that might look like) as well as a counselor. So I had a powerful emotional response as well. I see people like Kristen, and all my LGBTQ clients I’ve worked with over the years, as some of our greatest teachers. In conclusion, I will be pursing my goal to doing more for this population both as a counselor and a writer. So I send my gratitude toward Maria, Zach, and especially Kristen.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Donna, thank you so much for what you’ve shared here. This means the world to us. We’re honored to hear that our show has helped support you through some transitional times in your life. How wonderful that you’ve worked with members of the LGBTQ community and are an advocate for their well-being. We’re so glad Kristen’s story resonated deeply with you and has inspired you towards supporting more of these amazing members of our global family through your work. You inspire us!

  51. Natalia

    I loved most the QA about the hairstylist who wanted to change career, cause I am going through the same. I finished college with a major that I hate everything about, and I want to change fields totally. And I am trying to find the way to start over.

  52. Learning to like marketing was one of the biggest hurdles I had to overcome. But once I did, everything flowed much easier for me.

  53. Hugs to Kristen! Sending love to her! <3 Thank you for your question and I'm holding a vision that the Transgender community is loved and accepted!

    • Hailey– Team Forleo

      That’s so kind of you, Deni! Thanks so much for being a light in our world.

  54. Great one! Thank you so much for sharing this episode with us. Please keep sharing!!!

  55. wow!
    Great post!
    Thanks for sharing marketing secret with us. 🙂

  56. Terri Shi

    I must say your answer to the question about ” marketing ” resonated with me the most.
    I have all the reasons in the world to say why I don’t like marketing, and how bad I would be if I had to do a marketing … and I am tired of hearing all the reasons in the world to say why that can be changed if only I am willing to try, to learn…
    Now I have your answer that says I can learn to find a right person to do the marketing for me!!
    Wow, that takes tones of weight off me just by knowing this possibility.
    Thank you always and ever since ?

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So glad it helped, Terri! We definitely encourage you to do what’s best for you and there are some great marketing professionals out there. We’ve got our fingers crossed you’ll find the perfect person to help soon. 🙂

  57. I also agree with Terri, this article seems to be perfect solution to all problems. All the info shows your all the research behind this writing. Thanks a lot for sharing this helpful stuff.

  58. As a fellow gd, I totally got the frustration of that question. It is so true though! i need to add that FAQ to my website redesign – which is in slow progress (sigh)

  59. Am I the only one who’s dying to know what that 16-year-old girl’s app is??

  60. Managing multiple interests is so tough and it seems that we all do it but it was nice to hear you talk about it.

  61. The shiny object syndrome is acuter than ever. It’s so hard to keep the focus these days so we easily end up diluting ourselves with non-important tasks. We have to change our mindset and understand that marketing is a marathon, not a sprint race.

  62. Another great episode! My fav? this time around was the woman from the winery. I too am my whole biz, but have grown to the point where I’ve hired 4 part-time helpers. Feel like I need one more person, like a personal/admin assistant/Gal Friday type. Hearing about the ideal employee avatar was super helpful!

  63. This is amazing. I see it all the time; creative people are so enthusiastic up until marketing comes to the agenda. Then they either outsource it if they are the lucky ones who can afford it, or they give up because they don’t know where to start. Let’s face it, some of the greatest artists remained undiscovered because they didn’t have a good starting point. Marketing is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. But the truth is, there is no success without it.


    Just watched this awesome video.
    I just love your format, the quality of your website, the quality of the videos and audios and the colours and designs. Will love to copy what you are doing. Imitation is the best compliment.
    Each and every question just resonated with what I needed to hear. I am a multi multi passionate creator-entrepreneur from stock brokering -to waste management- to quantum healing – custom making 100 natural skin and hair treatment products, teaching and coaching on environment and food safety, mentoring youngster in lifes challenges, dancing and just living life to the fullest who hates looking at my work as a business, hate having to deal with marketing , but need to make the money to keep doing what I am doing. Work 20 hour days 365 days of the year and hate it when its a holiday with nothing to do. Every question I felt was about me, and your answers were all I needed to hear. because I just don,t get it when every one tells me I should focus on one thing and make a huge success of it. I am the best at what I do, or I put in the best my 150%, I truly believe we are infinite beings and limited thinking of the business world just restricts our growth. Each one of us is capable of so much more and yet every one only sees you if you make money. So Thank you, love you and really bless you.

  65. Hey Marie, I am Joe Smith and we provide payroll services online at the best price.
    I will surely follow your given tips in the video. Though marketing is required in this competitive world i can say that your tips are really useful.

  66. I loved this episode. Such a funny way to give profesional marketing tips.

  67. Anna

    This was really motivating for me. Thanks for touching on this topic.

  68. Sheri Frailick

    As always, your talks are SO inspirational and full of the utmost wisdom and love!
    You really uplift me and help me in so many ways! I learn so much from you.
    I was going to call in but I got my answers already from watching all the other videos!

    • Jillian - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad that your questions were answered through the callers on the show! Isn’t it amazing how we can tend to all have the same fears, questions, concerns – and how powerful it can be to learn from the experience of others as well? We’re wishing you all the best!

  69. This episode motivated me so much, great work!

  70. This episode motivated me so much, great work!

  71. Cristi

    Off topic, perhaps, but please explain “if you offend yourself with adult language.” I love this! ?

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thanks for asking, Cristi! It’s a way of saying that if cursing or adult language bothers you, you may not enjoy this video. 🙂

  72. great work…keep the great things going on…

  73. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and making it fun to listen to!
    Lol did Marie stick her finger in the smurf glass?

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