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If you have a dream, but you think it’s impossible, this post can change your life.

Perhaps you were born into poverty, and things like money, healthcare, and education were nearly impossible to come by. Or maybe cultural expectations hold you back — you’ve never seen anyone who looks like you achieving their dreams.

Countless people struggle to believe that they have the right to dream. So let’s get this out of the way…

Your dreams matter. You already have what it takes to achieve them.

Today’s MarieTV guest is Dr. Tererai Trent.

You have the power within. It's not your past that's going to define who you are, but it's what you believe about yourself; what is it that you expect from yourself. @TereraiTrent Click To Tweet

She’s an internationally recognized leader of social change whose mission is to bring education and opportunity to women around the world. This passion is rooted in her own story — born in Zimbabwe, Tererai had limited access to education, was married by 14, and had four children before her 18th birthday.

But Tererai had dreams: to get her GED and move to America to get her bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD.

After a life-changing conversation with a stranger, guidance from her mother, and years of crushing setbacks, Tererai has ticked off every single one of her impossible dreams and liberated a generation of women.

To be clear, Tererai Trent didn’t achieve those dreams overnight. It took nearly two decades of perseverance — through poverty, abuse, failure, and literally eating food out of a dumpster.

I was moved to tears during our conversation as we talked about her incredible book, “The Awakened Woman.”  Her story, heart, and relentless tenacity will help you unlock your passions and achieve your own dreams — however “impossible” they might seem.

Warning: Have some tissues handy, because there’s a special surprise at the end (shhh, no spoilers). Watch and discover:

  • Why you MUST unlock the hunger inside you.
  • The daily rituals that will give you the power to push through any challenge.
  • Where to find the counterintuitive secret to success.

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As mentioned: text MarieTV to 444999 to receive Tererai’s inspiring free video guide, which includes a 12-page downloadable worksheet with practical tools and teachings to help you unlock your dreams.

Now, Tererai and I would love to hear from you. Which part of our conversation resonated most and why? What can you do to turn that insight into action now?

Leave a comment below. Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Hundreds of thousands of incredible souls come here for insight and motivation. Your story may spark a breakthrough for someone else.

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Your dreams matter. They are achievable. You might not feel it yet, but you’re changing the world with every step you take.

Thanks for sharing your heart, voice, and perspective. Most of all, thanks for bravely pursuing your dreams.

Got a friend, client, or colleague who could use some encouragement? Is there a group of women in your life who would feel loved and supported by this message? Please share this post.

With enormous love ?,


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  1. Holy moly, Dr Tererai put me under a spell as soon as she started speaking. I have shivers running up and down my spine this whole episode. THANK YOU Marie and team Forleo for bringing her on the show! WOW. Now THIS….

    • Samantha

      My heart is full listening to this. I dream of creating jobs that mothers can do with their young children. I have a vision for it, and I believe that in time it could dramatically reduce 1st world poverty. I’m often scared by this dream, because who am I to think I could change national poverty? Or worse yet the voice that says “your not getting there fast enough.” Marie, what do you do when you have a dream so big it requires more money than you have and more knowledge and work than you can currently give it?

      • Mandy - Team Forleo

        Great question, Samantha! It can seem overwhelming at first, though things become more manageable when you start taking action. Marie recommends starting small––you can always grow and scale once you get your footing. Check out her tips in these episodes:

        • Lizeal

          I am so inspired by both Marie and Dr Tererai. I’m a South African young woman who is about to quit my full time job as a office manager for an Aupair company and start my own company from scratch. I have to say I’m scared for maybe not having a steady income for the next few months but I also know I have to do this for myself. I’m also currently busy writing the book I have dreamed of for so many years. What Dr Terrorai said about woman being to scared to have dreams or not even realising they can have dreams really touched me because your circumstances and people around you can really get in your head and I’m grateful for herself and Marie for what they doing. You both inspire me and I dream to one day sit on that couch with you both and join in these uplifting conversations.

      • Bethany Baker

        Samantha…I feel the SAME way! I would LOVE to hear about your dream. I’m just a mama of littles who dreams too. I have been looking around for a community of motivated mamas I can hear and share dreams with. Do you have this? Where do you go to talk about your dreams? Besides here, lol, of course.

        • Eva

          I love this vision, and I’d love to be part of the conversation/community around empowering mamas. I’m a mother, too, and dream of transforming postpartum care in the US.

          • Hi Eva! I live in Georgia where the maternal death rate is the worst! I have many friends working hard here to try to educate and improve things. I had two planned home births and great postpartum care and it was still hard! lol Have you heard of the Safe Motherhood Quit project?

      • Emily Nudge

        Small and simple starts it off and it grows and grows and grows….. all the love… for your wonderful idea!

      • Susie

        Samantha, I have little advice for you (Marie’s videos are better at that!) but I just wanted to say that your dream is beautiful, and so important!! Keep going, however small or sucky the first steps may feel 🙂

      • I also have a similar dream. Im very sad when I see a mother with their young children in the street asking for money.

    • Celia

      Hello Marie and Tererai, This video reminded me my BIG impossible Dreams that almost make me give up, with too much distructions happened to my Life…the journey was so mysterious that some people thought that I am crazy, & I was often misunderstood, I tried to fit in some community who can understand my journey, In the country where I live now but it seems hard because most of them are not awaken, I saw some online communities that I think will listen to my mysterious story. Dr. Tererai story inspired me to speak out in perfect time and hope. Thru Marie TV and other awakening people communities can be of big help to me too. Thank you for this inspiring video. I am following Marie TV long time ago I dream that one day I will be your guests and share my story. Love and Peace, Celia

      • Mandy - Team Forleo

        It’s challenging when you feel like you’re alone in what you’re doing, so we’ve got our fingers crossed that the online communities will be an inspiring, encouraging place. 🙂

      • T

        Hi, what do u mean awaken, can u explain please?

        • Dalila Garcia

          Hi T—
          Although I wasn’t the lovely lady who wrote the comment, I believe I can relate.

          Often people are so consumed with what’s going on at the surface level of their lives—what they’ll eat that day or what they’ll wear or how other people will think or speak of them, even what small things they’ll accomplish at the end of the day to satisfy the small hunger that the other spoke of.
          Being awakened in this context means to have an awareness or to know deep down that there are more important matters than what we see and feel Day to day. Awakened is the sense of the bigger picture. Awakened is satisfying your smaller good only to affect the greater good.
          For example, I’m going to make sure that I eat a hearty breakfast because today I’ve got to get to my bakery, sell my goods so I can pay my bills and then afterward, carry all that remains from my work to the homes where mom’s are not able to be there preparing a meal after school.
          I’m aware that I’m not the only one on my block hungry and tired today. There are elders and infants that don’t have the power I have to go and attain and feed themselves.

          Because I not only desire to see myself flourish, I desire to see the families in my neighborhood to flourish also, in that way I am awakened.

          This is just one small example. The women on this page are thinking big and bold and globally.

          Marie says start small…if you must. Naturally, good things grow!

    • Lulu I absolutely agree. I was mesmerized by her spirit and her voice. And I will take action on my dreams. I’m on Module 1 in B- School and it is even more important that my business is positioned to contribute and better my community.

      • Mandy - Team Forleo

        YAY, Bridgette! We’re proud of you for diving into B-School, taking action, and committing to bettering your community. That’s awesome!

    • RIGHT?! I’m so touched… tingles everywhere the whole time she spoke. And I lost it when Tererai started crying. So beautiful!!!!

      • Funny… suppose I could say “DR. TRENT” as easily as Tererai!!!! Yeah!

      • Absolutely beautiful and so moving, she’s an extraordinary woman. And thanks to you Marie and to the Forleo team for allowing these young girls to pursue their dreams and get an education. Top interview!

  2. I can’t even begin to describe what this episode did for me. Specially today, when I was just starting to feel like giving up on everything. What an amazing woman! What an inspiring story! It really helped me put things in perspective and realize how lucky I am, and what a mistake I was about to make. Thank you for introducing her into my life. I’m heading right now to buy her book and keep going, so that I can be the shoulder for someone else to step on. WOW… This was really something! Thank you!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So glad Dr. Tererai’s wisdom came at just the right time! Keep going––we believe in you.

  3. Wow. Amazing. This is one of the MOST transformative interviews I’ve ever seen. Thank you. I’ve realised now I must let go of all my lame excuses and show up EVERY DAY LIKE A PRO for my dream to start a business that adds value to the lives of others. In doing so hopefully my kids can stand on my shoulders and have the opportunity and inspiration to do the same .

  4. JoAnn

    This episode had me in tears! I needed this motivation to carry on and work on these batons. On behalf of the sisterhood, thank you Dr Tererai and Marie.

  5. Sharon T.

    Oh wow, What an angel. Many things moved me in this interview but the one thing that resonated was the tweetable above “You have the power within, it’s not your past that is going to define who you are, but it’s what you believe about yourself, it’s what you believe about your own expectations, what is it you expect from yourself.”

    This just struck a chord with me. I have had all the oportunities in life anyone could ask for, I’m too slow to pick up those opportunities and act. I can’t figure out why. It’s not laziness, it’s not apethy. I’ve just had the realisation that it’s me, I’m in my own way. It’s a belief in myself, or what others expect from me. I have to go now, I have a lot of catching up to do. Thank you Dr Tererai, and thank you Marie. ❤️❤️

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is such a great insight, Sharon, and we’re cheering you on. We can’t wait to see what you do! 🙂

  6. Mel

    What an amazing episode! You gotta have faith in the power of dreams and the universe. What resonated most was the fifth dream about helping your community and lifting others up. Just a random aside but yesterday at the moment I received a phone call to be offered a job after being out of work for a while, a rainbow appeared in the sky. At that very moment. That’s not a coincidence right 🙂 Love Dr Trent and love you Marie and the team. xx

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Beautiful, Mel! It sounds like the universe was trying to tell you something. 🙂

  7. Hi Marie and Tererai,

    Tears of recognition and sisterhood from a fellow visionary – and gratitude for yet another amazing loving leader who broke the cycle of outdated programming. Let the ripples continue. Thank you so much, Marie and Tererai, for sharing your beautiful hearts!!

    Treasured Tererai, you have turned the baton of poverty into a torch of prosperity for generations to come – through your determination, your belief, your incredible strength – and your unshakable perseverance, beyond all odds.

    I applaud and celebrate you both! ?? ??? ? ?

    I needed to hear that right now, because BIG DREAMS can take so much longer than you’d think when you first start out, and the mind (and others) are quick to try to convince you to ‘just drop it already and do something ‘real”. Well, dreams made real ARE ‘something real’.

    … and your dreams are always worth persevering, especially when they’re connected to the betterment of the world around you and your community. So, let’s keep listening to that wise voice within and loving encouragement from that sage voice through all.

    Always ask “How would LOVE decide?”
    “How would FEAR decide?”

    With so much love and appreciation!

    Big smiles,
    Tanya x

    PS. Marie, what a divine gesture of support to pay for the whole first year of those 7 trailblazer women wonders. They, too, are turning their batons of poverty into torches of prosperity. More shoulders for more people to stand on.

    This video should be served with tissue paper ?? ??? ? ?
    (I’m surprised that Tererai did manage without, I didn’t 😀 )

    Love you all!!

    • Claire

      Hi Tanya,
      thank you for your message, it is inspiring to me.
      The “drop it and do something real” is my stage now…
      But… “what would LOVE decide ?”
      Simple wonderful question.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Beautifully said as always, Tanya. <3

  8. Peace Eze

    She said she decided not to pass the baton of poverty to the next person . DECISION is so key

  9. Asta

    This is ineed a life-changing video if I ever saw one.
    I feel grounded, secure and sure that the present situation I am in is exactly where I am supposed to be and that my dreams are not only valid, they are my purpose in life.
    As an African woman, from a privilieged background living in Europe, this was a beautiful wakeup call to stop focusing so much on the negative and leverage the blessings and opportunities. Bless you all.

  10. Bearded Manny

    Your conversation with Dr Tererai is so powerful message especially to those who come from the same communities of indigenous populations and other communities deprived of opportunities to dream and pursue their dreams. Thanks so much for sharing, live your best as you become more potent agent for change. Live well your dreamed and realized blessedness!

  11. Sahar

    Eye opening episode.Definatley reminds olus of our blessings everyday. Everyone should hear this episode to take a life lesson . Greatful to have watched it .

  12. What an amazing woman. I am from a neighbouring country and have incredible admiration for our great African women who better themselves and others. We are only as strong as our community. Thank you Marie!
    Mama Tererai, you are the embodiment of Mama Africa!

  13. Marie- what an incredible episode and interview! She is such an inspiration!! I loved the idea of burying your dreams, like the umbilical cord, so that they grow. The aspect of reaching your goals and living to your fullest to then come back to your community and serve resonates so much with me! Thank you for this today!! Truly life changing! Proving that it can be done- whatever it is you want in life!

  14. Natasha Hawtrey-Woore

    Thank you Tererai and Marie,
    This episode moved me to tears. I’m in the midst of module 1 in B-School and considering a number of options for my business. The insight that our hunger for a more meaningful life is realised by asking ‘what breaks my heart?’ was so powerful. The answer to this question is just what I need to guide me to a path that will sustain my interest and ensure I leave nothing on the floor 🙂 Thank you too Tanya for your reminder to ask what love / fear would decide.
    I love love love being part of this community.
    Love to you all
    Natasha x0x0

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Awesome, Natasha! We’re thrilled you’re a B-Schooler and thinking about ways you can make a difference through your work. Right on!

  15. Jackie

    Wow watching this is very relieving and i know exactly how it is like not to be sure of education, healthcare; She is a hero, She inspires women; thank you so much Marie.

    I just cried and cried and cried.
    Thank you so very much for this.
    Just brilliant. Just next level.
    Big hearted business, in action.
    Bowditch xo

  17. Zoe

    Wow! Such beautiful words from an incredible woman.
    I will certainly be redefining the baton that I carry through my life.
    Love and thanks to you both x

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Zoe! 🙂

  18. Mafalda

    loved it, thank you so much! What stayed with me most was the idea of the small hunger/big hunger. We tend to go for imediate gratification, but really looking for the big hunger, what makes our heart sing, what is our deepest desire, and share it with the world, that it the real deal!

    • Could this be the same Mafalda who went to St Paul’s. I know it is a long shot, but….if Tererai met her inspiration years later you never know.

  19. I have buried so many dreams because I’ve had to focus on survival for nearly a decade now and in many ways my whole adult life. I have been so scared to dream again. I lost my faith. I lost my spark. I lost my desire. I lost myself. Ambivalence is terrifying to me. It is a overwhelming feeling of despair to be alive and not care enough to live beyond the tasks of day to day survival. I am weeping tears of joy and gratitude as I remember those forgotten dreams. Dreams of what I truly love and dreams of how I want to serve. Thank you Tererai. Thank you Marie. I have wanted to sign up for B-School for 10 years. I finally did it. I finally had the means and the faith and the desire to sign up. I know like I know like I know that this is where my real life can begin. This is where I can restore myself and my dreams and use that as fuel to do something about the things that break my heart in this world. I have such love and gratitude to both of you for living out your dreams and inspiring us to live out ours. I turn 50 in a month. FIFTY!!! Half of 100!!!!!
    I will be in my favorite place on earth (Big Sur, California) and I will mark this time as a great turning point so that my daughters can see what is possible for them. Big love and hugs to you both. XOXO

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yes yes YES! This is amazing, Kimberly. Your dreams matter and we believe wholeheartedly in your ability to achieve them.

    • Terri

      Big hugs and big bravo to you, Kimberly! I am right there with you — and I am 57! No regrets about the past, it took you from there to HERE and HERE is where you really Begin! I am so happy for you and what you will create and the difference you will make for others. Enjoy Big Sur — and Happy Birthday!

    • Lisa K.Maree

      You GO Kimberley!!! Long term survival is so tough ….just inch out tiny bit by tiny bit.
      50 is the Perfect time to Start this …your new life. Cheering for you! X

  20. OMG!!! How inspiring and touching was that?
    I am lost for words and full of tears. Tears of pride and really honoured to have seen this.
    Thank you for your inspiring words.
    Came at a perfect time with B-School.


  21. Jill

    This interview brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Marie! Tererai’s explanation of ‘hunger’ was inspirational. I’m buying her book tomorrow for myself and my two daughters. I’m in Australia, how can I access her free information you mentioned? Again, THANK YOU BOTH for all you do xx

    • Hi Jill,
      I’m Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak and I work with Dr. Trent at The Awakened Woman. You can access her free inspiring video guide and a 12-page downloadable worksheet with practical tools and teachings to help you unlock your dreams by texting to 444999.

      • Lavinia

        Hello, what are the options to gain access to the free inspiring video guide and 12-page downloadable worksheet with practical tools and teachings if you do NOT live in America and cannot send that SMS?
        Will it be made available on another platform for all the international people watching this like me from South Africa?
        And, goes without saying, but well done to you both, dear ladies.

        • Mandy - Team Forleo

          Hi Lavinia! Feel free to reach out to Dr. Tererai’s team via their contact form so they can help you out. 🙂

  22. Carla

    Her story touched me to my core. While listening during my drive into work, I couldn’t help but experience these flash moments of deja vu as I myself, was beginning to remember who I am. Too often I get confused by the chatterbox inside instead of standing with the faith and certainty that my desires are worthy, and even more, I already have all that I desire inside of me, just like Dr. Tererai. Thank you so much for his incredibly impactful video. I’m so grateful for her demonstration of wisdom, her love of self and her undying love of her community. I am honestly walking into this day now with a completely new sense of purpose.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Carla! Follow that purpose––it can lead you to all kinds of beautiful, difference-making places.

  23. Thank you Marie and Dr Tererai, this was the most moving interview, I was in tears right from the beginning. This empowerment, this strength, this perseverance it is so unique. What touched me most was that what you dream must serve a bigger purpose, that is what we are all here to do.
    … and the quote “Once we realize that we have the power to find that solution within us, we begin to hear the stirring in our own heart… ” was such a powerful one, as it is the listening to our hearts which we fail or taught not to do. Dr Tererai is an inspiration to humanity. Thank you for introducing and supporting her Marie, helping others follow their dream.
    Much Love!!!

  24. “What breaks your heart?” is the question that moved me deeply. It certainly created an awakening in me. I shared this immediately with my daughter. And will share with my community as well. Thank you Marie! I can’t wait to read the book.

  25. Feeling incredibly tired and overwhelmed and ready to give up I received this video in my e-mail. For sure, I don’t watch all of them (the inspired e-mails I receive), but with this one I felt I needed to open it as fast as possible. What an amazing inspiration, I cried (while sitting with my laptop in a coffee-place, haha!!) and felt touched right in my heart and soul. Somehow this moved me even more then when I saw her at Oprah. Every fiber in her and her story is so real, deep and powerful. What an incredible woman. Thank you so much for your story. The teaching that struck me the most was: ‘What breaks your heart’. I am a photographer and feel lost in what story I want to tell, or the story that I am here for to tell/ to serve. I feel now I am getting closer by answering this question. Thank you so so much!!!! One day I will enroll in B-school for sure! 🙂 All the love from Utrecht, The Netherlands, Lisa

    • Lisa

      ps: and the action I will take on this: I will review my photos / stories and answer that question. What breaks my heart, or what moves me? With that I will create something that fits with me, who I am, authentically.

      • Mandy - Team Forleo

        Love it, Lisa! We’re so glad Dr. Tererai’s wisdom spoke to you and that you’re feeling inspired to take action. You got this! 🙂

  26. Kim

    Wow!!! I have truly been inspired this morning. Two amazing women!

  27. Ali

    Dr. Tererai reminds me of the poem Invictus. Her unconquerable soul and drive. She is the master of her fate and now she is helping so many do the same.
    What stood out for me:
    The way to access your hunger for a more meaningful life, through what breaks your heart….in the moments of your brokenness. And by being more intentional, we have the power to find the solution within ourselves no matter what we are facing, and then you begin to hear the stirring in your heart – pointing you to something greater.
    Really needed this today – gave me hope and perspective!
    Thank you, Marie and Dr. Tererai

  28. Corina

    This interview really touched me on a soul level. I feel the truth in my heart. That was the most inspirational interview I have ever seen.
    Thank you for that. It’s life changing for me. Much much love !!

  29. I am in tears right now. This was such a moving interview. Inspiring and motivating. I’ve suffered from depression for a long time. Yesterday, I had one of the best days I have ever had. Nothing happened. In fact, something happened on Sunday that would have typically sent me into a downward spiral. But because of the positivity of women like Marie, Dr Teteria, and others, I have seen positivity. Where before I would have taken this incident and internalized it and beat myself up over it, I let go of it. I saw it as a positive. I saw it as the universe taking care of me. I’m working on myself spiritually and professionally for the first time in a very very long time. I had forgotten who I was. I allowed myself to become my circumstances. I didn’t allow myself to be an individual any more. But since watching Hillary Rushford, Darren Hardy (his webinar was a breakthrough for me) Marie Forleo, and many others, I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt my ideal self is inside me. And through my ideal self, I will manifest my own vision of the life I want and need. This video was a validation for me, that I am on the right path. Thank you for this interview. I’m going to go buy the book now.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is so good to hear, Stephanie! We hope the wisdom from these amazing sources continues to fuel and inspire you.

  30. Thembi Hlaisi

    Wow!! Thank you so much for such a touching and motivating story by Terrerai. It really has touched me when Terrerai mentioned that our dreams in life will have greater meaning when they are tied to the betterment of our community. It has been in my heart that my dream needs to change someones life in a greater way. Thank you for this show, I have more believe that everything in life is figure-able.

    Thank you thank you Marie.

    Xo xo

  31. Wow, as I wipe the tears from my face, I feel so humbled. I was in such a bad mood this morning and feeling sorry for myself. This amazing interview certainly shifted my vibration and has allowed me to see in a rather different light. My most potent take-away and inspiration from Tererai was the question of: “What breaks your heart” as a starting point to finding your true purpose and real meaning in life. Marie, you moved me through your gesture of supporting the first year of those girls! Thank you all! Love and light, Paula

  32. One of the most inspiring interviews i have ever heard. I am still in tears. If you have time to look at my website you will see that my fabric art is dedicated to the women of my country who have no voice. Thousands and thousands are burnt.. Bride Burning it,s called and those who are forced into child marriages live lives similar to Inspirational Doct Trent. I realise after listening to her interview that i should continue my work with more passion and continuity.
    As soon as I leave you i will go and rewrite my dreams and bury them. Like she did.
    Namaste to Maria and to Doct Trent and al the support staff behind the scenes.
    Thank you

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you for the important, necessary work you’re doing through your art. The world needs it and the women who are silenced deserve a voice. <3

  33. Lola

    This episode!!! I am still crying. I will come back and leave a more detailed comment. For now, thank you Marie, thank you Dr. Tererai Trent, thank you for sharing this very beautiful story.

  34. Thank you for sharing the impactful story of Dr. Tererai. What spoke to me most was the comment she made “ I have a moral obligation to allow the future ( young women and girls ) to stand on my shoulders” I have so much in me. Today I will continue my giant journey to the woman God has called me to be. It is my moral obligation.
    – Gia Singleton
    Solon, Ohio

    • Dalila Garcia

      That statement struck me also. I revisited my feelings about my mother and how imperfect she was yet had such strong shoulders for the theee of us. Fathers weren’t a part of this conversation but, I have to honor my dad too—he offered calm.

      Nonetheless, scrolling down to leave a comment. Yours was the first that related most to mine. And, your voice and words speak to me. So, here it is—I was moved by the “baton of poverty” and not in the literal sense. In the sense that, those whose shoulders we stand on have suffered something that we haven’t. As they support us, we also learn and sometimes adopt their fears or worries or expectations if we take their baton and run with it.

      While I’ve done that in the past, I now appreciate the lift and take a pass on the “baton of impoverished thought”.

      I don’t have to birth children to be fulfilled. I don’t have to reach a certain social stratum or drive a specific care to prove my success. I just have to believe in my God-given vision and not give up and fulfillment, meaning, eternal love will resonate with me.

      Thank you, Gia, for revisiting the point made about our predecessors.

  35. Eva

    Marie and Tererai you both are a blessing for our world. I want to thank you both for leading by example and sharing your love with us all. After listening to Tererais story I now know that there is no dream to big to achieve it. I can not thank you both enough! With love and great respect Eva Oskarsdottir ??

  36. What a wonderful and awesome story. Thank you so much for sharing it. You are both beacons of light.

    The biggest insight of many from beautiful Dr Tererai, which deeply resonated with my soul was this:

    “What breaks our heart?
    In our hunger, we find the power and solution…pointing us to something far greater”

    As a social campaigner, there were several things which broke my heart which we are gradually changing and improving.

    A burning new issue has recently presented itself, which is utterly heartbreaking, involves vulnerable and very precious children which I commit right here and now to tackle.

    It’ll be buried in the garden!
    Thank YOU

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you, Jan! When something breaks your heart it means that you have a unique, caring, compassionate ability to make a difference in that area. We appreciate the work you’re doing for the kids who need you most.

  37. Clara

    This is probably your most inspiring interview. Wonderful. Deep. And so freakin’ real.
    I just enrolled in a Master’s program. Because of this. Thank you, deeply, for this inspiration.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Fantastic, Clara! Congrats on your Master’s program! We can’t wait to see what your dreams have in store for you. 🙂

  38. You were soooo heart touching…… both, Marie and Tererai, you reflect what International Women’s Day means to me. …so accurate and inspiring… what specially touched me was how Tererai’s dreams were awakened and to meet this same woman many years later. How wonderful when we can be instruments for those in need to awaken hidden dreams and for them to rediscover their inner strength and start to live their full potential. You both remind me that this is what I love most about my work with (mainly) women suffering from medically unexplained symptoms. With so much gratitude and appreciation. Louise

  39. Jenn

    I am in awe of Dr. Tererai Trent and her story and her mission! What a beautiful podcast! Thank you!

  40. Yolanda Derby

    Wowwww….what a way to start a new day with such intentional purpose and direction!! I was watching and my 3 girls are getting ready for school and my gut began to stir…I WILL NOT pass the baton of struggle, passive acceptance of injustice, and disrespect!! I am 46+ have 6 classes left to complete my 2nd Master’s and 7 thereafter EdS in Education….I CAN change my community and family for generations to come!! Thank you Dr. Trent for your shoulders and thank you Marie Forleo for your platform that provides opportunity for mind blowing, life-altering (possibly life-saving) experiences….??????????

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      YES, Yolanda! We believe in you and the change you’re creating in your community and family. <3

  41. Ahsha Grace

    Wow! Beyond words.
    How important story is!!!
    Cried through most of this one.

  42. Sibahle

    I’m in tears, I’m in South Africa & as an African woman I quite get where Dr Trent is coming from. I can really relate to her and I also have Post Graduate Degree (Honours) in Plant Pathology?. There has been some progress over the years with access to education, but we are still dealing with patriarchy, women abuse, discrimination & marginalization of women in corporate places and so on, there’s still a long way to go. Currently feel stuck because I feel like there’s more that I need to do to contribute in this world but don’t know where to start. I’m so inspired right now and I’m going to get the book & keep searching and bring out of me the purpose I came here for & live it out

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      There’s so much you can do, Sibahle. We’re thrilled you’re feeling inspired and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

  43. In believe there is a reason I listened to this inspirational video at this partucular time in my life. I am experiencing a shift and it will lead me to higher heights that will benefit myself and others. Thank you so much for this beautiful message. Many blessings to you, your organization and all the lives you touch.

  44. gia

    Oh my goodness! Marie, thank you for this episode! What an amazing woman ! What an amazing interview!

  45. Patti

    Thank you for this beautiful interview. For the last few days I had reached the depths of despair and had given up on my big dream. I had no hope left. Her light and strength reignited my strength and my knowing. I will come back to this again and again to stay anchored in this energy and help others the way she helped me today.
    A big Thank you to both of you for the love you are spreading in the world.

  46. Edith

    Thank you Universe for bringing these two wonderful women together!!!

    Thank you Marie for your own wisdom and for sharing with us the one of those Life Teachers coming your path. I truly believe Women’s Education is key for a meaningful future for every living being on this Earth.
    That question “What breaks my heart?” is so freaking beautiful!!! I believe there’s a huge power hidden in our answer.
    Please if there’s a way to make little donations through your website for the education of these girls I would love to contribute.

    Love for Team Forleo!!!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for your kindness, Edith! There’s a donate page on Dr. Trent’s education website here: We appreciate you!

  47. I have never cried in one of your interviews, but I did today…..I have never been so deeply moved by 2 woman who have redefined their future and have overcome challenges we can’t even imagine.

    These words:
    “Once we realize we have that power to find the solution within us, we begin to hear the stirring in our own heart, pointing us to something greater than who we are”

    To both of you, Marie & Dr Tererai Trent, thank you thank you thank you!!!

  48. Elizabeth

    Such an inspiring and moving message. The journey of an amazing woman with passion and drive to create a life of her dreams, and then giving knowledge and bringing hope to other girls and women in her community and beyond. Her message is resounding. I was in tears. Thank you so much!

  49. Vanessa Remsburg

    Hello and thank you for sending this email on the very day in which I needed it the most! I just started B-School and we are on our 2nd day and just before I opened this email to hear this amazing story I had so many doubts, fears and uncertainties.
    The one thing that stirred within me was the very words of my mother whom had repeatedly told me throughout my life that I could do anything I set my mind too. I am extremely grateful that I believed in myself enough to go forward with B-School and give this a shot! I am not at all sure what may come of it but I know for certain that I will gain insight that I wouldn’t otherwise been exposed too.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Vanessa! We’re proud of you for putting yourself in a place of openness and inspiration, even though you’re not quite sure where it’ll lead. That’s the magic of finding your purpose and following your dreams––you may not always be able to see the path ahead, but you know it’ll lead somewhere great. We’re honored you’re a B-Schooler and are thrilled to support you on this journey.

  50. Holy hell. I can’t share this fast enough through my tears and nose blowing. Thank you.

  51. I typically do not watch videos that are over 5 minutes. I have been head over heels trying to grow my practice and most of my time is fully dedicated to those efforts. This video right here had me mesmerized from the get-go and in tears by the end.

    As the giving up feelings arise because of the many hardships of the journey, I will always have Dr. Trent’s story to rely on.

    #everythingisfigurateable #youhavethepowerwithin

  52. Wow, there aren’t enough words to describe the positive impact Tererai’s story had on me. The part of the conversation that resonated with me the most is when she described digging food out of the dumpster for her children. When she said, “who am I to complain”. This resonated with me because it was so humbling and reminded me how ungrateful and entitled I can be. Although I’m working to break my own family’s generation of poorness and poor mindset. The struggles I do face should not be an excuse to complain, be ungrateful, and forget how much I do have.

    Thank you as always for doing what you do. This is so inspiring and right on time.

  53. Diana Waller

    This is one of the most beautiful uplifting stories and testimonials I have heard ever. Thank you Marie for bringing this out to your tribe 😉

  54. Damn it! I had this playing on my laptop next to me while I was putting my on my makeup. Unfortunately I put my mascara on BEFORE Marie gave her the news. Crap.

    What mean the most to me was what her mother told her. “Your dreams in this life will have greater meaning when they are tied to the betterment of your community.” I have a dream and what has been holding me back is that it didn’t feel like it was important enough. It wasn’t big enough to contribute to the betterment of my community. When she said that I realized that it’s not my dream of publishing my children’s books, it’s what I do with that dream once they are published.

    It doesn’t matter that they are children’s books. Yes, I hope they make children and parents laugh, but what I do with their success is what matters.

    Thank you for that. <3

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      No dream is too small. It only takes a small pebble to send big ripples across a massive lake. 🙂

  55. Gema

    This episode is my favorite of all times!!! The part of changing the baton to pass forward, WOW!! What a wonderful inspirational story. This made my week.
    Thank you Team Forleo!

  56. The voice of Tererai vibrated straight into my heart. Here whole being is inspirational. The one thing that struck a core with me, was when she spoke about the Hunger. The hunger for a meaningful live. I agree, for me word hunger has a deeper meaning than passion. The question ‘What breaks my heart?’ came in like a comet. Thank you for sharing this valuable interview.

  57. Vicki Peel

    What a magical interview! It really made me realize how little I have always had standing in my way of achieving my dreams. My only obstacle is myself.

  58. Thank you. I was deeply touched by this. I cried off all of my makeup on my way to work:)

  59. Torera

    I am halfway through this episode and I haven’t been able to stop the tears from flowing !
    Thank you so much for introducing her to us! The moment she opened her mouth, I was enraptured!
    As a girl who grew up in Nigeria, I am inspired! So inspired and my most important lesson is tying your dreams to the betterment of your community.
    Thank you! Thank you Marie

  60. Lilian Pili

    Such humbled wisdom, I am so mesmerized and grateful for her dream. I am so grateful to have the Marie forleo tv. I dont take a lot of time surfing the internet, and by doing so dont stay connect a lot, however I rely on this show to put people like her infront of me to remind me to keep going.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We appreciate you tuning in, Lilian, and we’re honored to share Dr. Trent’s wisdom with you.

  61. Martha Unekwuojo Ogbole

    Great story!!!! Relentless woman. Sometimes i get a step forward towards my dream and something or a situation pulls me three step backwards. making me want to give up. But she? She kept on pushing forward.

  62. Leonoor Leus

    So touched by this story! I’ve been going through a difficult process of healing emotional burdens that have been in my family for generations and hearing about the power of being able to change the baton that we pass on, means the world. When we heal ourselves, we heal our mother, father, daughter, son and every other person in the world. Much love to both you extraordinary women.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Beautifully said, Leonoor! We’re sending lots of love your way as you’re on this journey and shifting the course of your family’s future for the better.

  63. I cried tears of relief heraing Dr. Terari speak of her dreams. She inspired me to use my B-School experience as a way to create the meaningful life I have been dreaming of for so long. That no amount of priviledge, education or relationship can give you that meaning that brings you true joy as when you can be independent of your circumstances and be the woman you envision for yourself and your future generations.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is so good to hear, Veronica! The things that give you meaning can have wonderful ripple effects in your community for generations to come, too. 🙂

  64. I have been a bit on the move for awhile with death of father and reforming Community plus educAting with Ingigenous Wisdom for 20 years now.
    And today’s drop in was over my breakfast here on my tour of S America.
    You asked us our feelings about this interview with Dr TereraiTrent. It was wonderfully insiteful for me to , reflect today on all u have done just living my life into the next moment, not looking for recognition or positions yet telling others all over what it means to be Ones true self, live authentic and trust we can do anything, which I learned in High School from the tv talks from Dr King.
    So today you recharged me with this talk. For being on my own I get a bit tired traveling and shemarinf on my own. so just before. I got on this MArie episode I had a request from a Guatemalanyoung Mother I know. Who Told me her goal was to go to school and learn English. This way she would know how to share and respond to me when I come to. Visit . So you have Inspired me much. Already I host a young woman there to go to school to continue English and now another wishes this. So I will also help her. I too was a very young mother. And having children when we are children can set a wall of impossibility. Why would I not, respond to help even with a small amount. SO because of this interview today I will reach out and assist with assistance once again to one who can achieve her goals. Truly what else could we leave behind and broaden the storyline of ones life but to see the next generations go beyond us.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for the work you’re doing in the world and for the way you’re supporting young women who want to get an education. We’re grateful for the ways you’re using your gifts for good.

  65. Orielan

    Thank you, thank you, thank you…my soul needed to hear that

  66. Daniela

    Beautiful! Inspiring and moving… Thank you Marie, thank you Tererai! I send you both much love.

  67. Bettina

    Incredibly inspiring!

  68. Ladies,
    I was truly honoured to be able to watch this unbelievable testimony of bravery and self-discovery!
    Sooo teary, even you, Marie, could not hold back your own tears!
    I can’t even begin to imagine how it must have felt to have this beautiful individual sitting there opposite you.
    I am humbled, I want to keep on doing everything I can for my own daughter!
    God bless you both.

  69. Ella Marie

    I decided to watch this on my lunch break at work, I’m of the belief anyone Oprah vouches for must be good & I just cried with you both. That really touched my heart, not only because you’ve touched the lives of others Marie but because of the sheer anguish but Joy from Tereais, that everything she’s gone through up to this point has all been worth it. Her fifth dream has come into form, through the wise words her mother said to her all those years ago, its truly beautiful. The whole talk moved me, but her particular poverty struggles with her children & partly conflicting with her trying to fulfilling her dreams was really relatable. Not that I was anywhere near that sort of poverty line Tererais was at, but I know what is like to have struggled with kids (who are teenage girls now) and wanting your dreams but on the verge of giving up. You are all such an inspiration to us all! If Tererais can do it then it gives hope to us all. Thank you Marie, Tererais and Oprah!!

  70. Leilani

    I don’t know what made me want to watch this ‘desperately’. Strangest thing. I haven’t been tuning in as much to Marie TV (sorry) or anything, but I opened this in my email and wham! Straight to phone, and OH MY GOD, what a blessing. Thank you!!. Tererai (sounds almost Polynesian), has the power of a wise traditional storyteller and more, I felt warm, I felt ‘mana’ just listening to her speak, so much love. Thank you both so much, truly a step forward for me.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad you checked out this episode, Leilani, and that Tererai’s wisdom spoke to your heart. 🙂

  71. Anne Brisson

    Oh my. No words. I’m stunned and moved and inspired and crying. All at the same time. 3 things that have struck me with her story: 1. What breaks your heart, 2. visualize yourself in where you want to be, and 3. Incorporate daily rituals that keep you grounded. I have achieved a lot myself through many many obstacles. I am 55 now, looking for my next adventure trying not to listen to the chatter that says women at my age are put out to pasture. It’s not how I feel. Instead of continuing with a Masters I’m starting over in a new direction and am enrolled in a Bachelors degree part time while I work full time in a job with a boss that thinks I’m old and useless. It can feel degrading if I believe it. I don’t. I’ve always worked through barriers. But this story has given me new energy. I am so grateful to have come across Marie Forleo and to have seen this video this morning. Thank you. Anne

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We’re so proud of you for not listening to negativity about age and not being afraid to try new things. Congrats on getting your new Bachelor’s!

  72. What a gift! Thank you for all you do and share wirh the world, Maria. Because the world definitely needs that special gift that only YOU have! I will share this gift with others..

  73. Allison Dasantos

    Dear Marie
    I want to thank you and Dr.Trent for sharing this inspiring story. It comes at a moment when I can use the reminder to keep on keeping on. Just today a dear friend and I were discussing how in the individuals’ lack of recognition of their own power, they relinquish it to others and their circumstances. Dr. Trent’s story is a validation of the power of recognizing individual power, that can positively shift not just self but also others. Thank you.

  74. Orsi

    I just finished this interview and the only thing I can do now is write here…because I am speechless…I listened to it at work – and I had to stop what I was doing, because the way Tererai was talking caught my attention so hard, I couldn’t pay attention to anything else. She is so humble and has such a powerful voice and story that besides the goosebumps I had all along, I needed tissues as well because of the tears… It touched my soul, my heart and I am so grateful for her and for you Marie for bringing such amazing people to the show.
    Thank you for all you hard work and what you are doing for the women, for all women! <3

  75. What resonated with me most was her perseverance. She failed and struggled and failed again and again but she never gave up her belief. Tererai is such an inspiration to not give up, to pick up and begin again until you reach your goals and then keep going! This interview was so moving, so insightful, so actionable. Her mother, in her wisdom, to raise Tererai out of her own wishes, to make her see herself as part of the larger whole was brilliant and unmistakenly a large part of why she could not give up. Wonderful.

  76. Wanda

    WOW what a powerful message! To hear Tererai story about her struggles as a young woman and wanting to break the cycle brought me back to my younger years of struggle. I SO needed this reminder of who I am and that I too have something to give to the world! I ordered Teresita book before the end of the video I knew I needed more of her inspiration in my life! I can’t wait to start reading it! Thank you so much Marie for this interview.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Wanda! We’re so glad you ordered her book and we hope you love it as much as we did. 🙂

  77. Monica Pierre

    I am so moved by Tererai acknowledging that we stand on the shoulders of giants and champions, but it is also our scared obligation to allow others to stand on our shoulders. This took my breath away. I never considered that before. Thank you, Marie.

  78. Rachel

    Dear Marie, Dear Dr. Tererai Trent,
    Even though I have not finished all the modules from years past, even though I can not support myself fully from my business and still need a side hustle. Even though I scraped together the funds to pay for B-school. Still having student loans hovering overhead for degrees that have never been completed this episode makes me feel like I am already successful. Your choice to pay for the 7 women’s first year of tuition is in a small way partially possible because I and many others signed up for B-school and that empowers me !!!
    Thank you for making me feel proud and part of such a beautiful legacy.
    Thank you for being brilliant and letting all of us shine with you.
    All my love, Rachel Bonnard

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yes, Rachel! You following your dreams and enrolling in B-School have a ripple effect on these 7 women following their dreams. We’re believers that when you’re following your heart and doing what you love, everyone wins. <3 We're honored you took the leap to join and we're so looking forward to seeing what you create.

  79. { The insight that struck my heart most profoundly is the ‘baton passing’… It has me thinking back to the stories of my Nona & Nono, grandmother & grandfather, who came over from Italy on a ship to the USA to start a new & better life. My grandmother was so far along in her pregnancy, with her first, that she almost gave birth on the ship. Listening to Dr. Tererai Trent is making me revisit the memories of my grandmother & see her & those memories through new & more appreciative eyes. And, in turn is making me think of my daughters future & how I am and will further shape her future so that her life & dreams take on a greater purpose for herself & the community she will be be a part of and helping to form. Thank you for this most important & beautiful interview, I am touched, awakened & checking myself! With much appreciation, ~ Marinella }

  80. What an inspiration she is!! Her spirit is infectious:) I feel honored to listen to
    her story!

  81. Judith Murray

    That was the most beautiful interview I have ever watched and it came at the perfect time for me. I’ve been on a downward spiral for the last week or so and this is exactly what I needed to hear to bring me out of it! Thank you so much to Marie, Team Forleo and Dr Trent for all the amazing work that you’re doing.

    My takeaways from this are: to tie my dreams to the betterment of my community and build something up to allow the next generation to stand on my shoulders and achieve even more than I can possibly imagine at this stage in time.

    Thank you again for this post. Tererai, you are a remarkable woman!
    Judith xx

    • Bethany Baker

      I too was deeply moved by it and felt the same. Love your takeaways and totally agree!

  82. Amazing. Truly amazing. Thank you. RS

  83. Oh my goodness – tears from the moment she began to speak. This has brought me deeply into a view of my upbringing – loving family, upper middle class, educated in fine convent.. Yet! As a fiery young girl, the continual impressions/words from my family, Mom in particular – “you cannot, men will not like if you…, women have a different place…, be still…, this will not work out. And finally, yes if you work at x company it’s a good move, if you dress like this it’s good, oops – you should not be pursuing higher education, entrepreneurship, etc”. Over the years I’ve realized this ‘way’ was all from a place of love, very unconsciously laid out as it had been in my Mom’s upbringing and prior generations. At 66, finalizing a doctorate in Metaphysical Counseling, it’s uncanny how my passion and dreams are still highly influenced by a deep philosophy of ‘not being workable’. I truly honour that I’m very fortunate to have the tools to notice and continually rewrite the story.

    I’d like to end this with the comment that I love the work of empowering women and wish for a global movement, touching all continents and each generation. I’ve begun to believe this ‘plight’ is deeply embedded in the woman’s Psyche. It does not only touch women raised abroad or in third world countries. We are in this together and so many women worldwide share the same conditioning, passed with the baton generation upon generation.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So true, Sharron. We’re so glad you’re opening to listening, learning more, and evaluating so you can better decide what baton you want to pass on to the generations to come. Thank you for being a part of this vital change.

    • Bethany Baker

      Sharron! I hear you. My mother did not understand me. She wanted me to be so different from what I was. She wanted me to be quiet, graceful, submissive, modest, all the things! She was a good mother but could have been so much more if she had really seen me.

  84. Cyrene Puccio

    This really connected deep with me!! To Declare your dreams, believe in your dreams, and write down your dreams is truly the vision I have for my business. Creating gems that will ground you and encourage you to move in the direction of your dreams! It’s the beauty and the simplicity. It’s the love. Xoxoxo

  85. What an amazing start to my day. Dr. Tererai is such an inspiration. The idea of searching for and listening to the hunger inside of me has profoundly “awakened” my spirit. Thank you for this wonderful interview.

  86. Naomi

    Wow this was so inspirational! I shed a few tears listening to it. I love listening to her journey and others like her because it helps me feel stronger. I have a burning desire to help mental health and poverty. I am a single mom and finances are always a struggle but that has never stopped my dreams. I work with special needs and mental illness and see so many of these youth turn homeless because they don’t have the resources or life skills to support themselves. Over 80% of homeless people have special needs or mental health. I want to help them and give them resources to turn to along with warm clothing so they don’t die through the winter months.
    I want my children to look up to me and believe in themselves as I become a helper in this world. I have so much to do. I always thought I was too old at age 40 but Listening to Maria videos have made me feel I can honestly do anything. In this short period of time I am so excited for my future and what I can do for others. My friends think I’m too busy but I don’t want to settle for average. I need to help, serve and become a better me.

  87. nicola

    This is an amazing episode, probably my favourite interview of all time. I’m so deeply moved by Dr Tererai and the immense light that flows from her spirit. I am, all at once, so humbled and inspired. Thank you for existing.

  88. Elle

    Thank you Marie for sharing with the 7 girls, I am so happy to know that in a small way being a B-schooler helped send these girls to school! ❤️

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yes! We love paying it forward. <3

  89. Pandora

    I’m so incredibly moved by her story. Abd her deep wisdom. 444999

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you, Pandora! Be sure to text MarieTV to 444999 on your phone to receive Tererai’s inspiring free video guide and workbook. 🙂

  90. Very inspiring, great work! Really helps to break down barriers to see others in there fighting the good fight, also puts “challenges” into perspective and eliminates ANY excuses as to why we should not put in our very best effort to fulfill our potential not only for ourselves but for others around us. Excellent interview.
    Much love.

  91. This was so moving! My take away was how determination is key and how success awaits anyone who has it. Fell in love with this woman.

  92. Wow! Tererai‘s story was both entrancing and so moving. I was inspired how her determination and consistently working towards her goals, led to them becoming a reality. Also, the serendipitous re-meeting with the lady who inspired her to follow her dreams was magic.

    This quote spoke to me: ‘Once we realise that we have the power to find that solution within us, we begin to hear the stirring in our own heart, pointing us to something greater than who we are.’

    Action I’m going to take: write down all the things I want to achieve this year and work on them. I find if I focus on the bigger picture, I get lost, which results in inaction.

    Thank you!

  93. Alison

    This episode had my heart full and my eyes wet with tears. Dreams ARE truly greater when they’re for the greater good. How truly beautiful to see two women who are fiercely dedicated to their visions come together to make the dreams of those 7 girls a reality.

    I’m so grateful to be apart of this incredible network & family.

    I can’t wait to join you, Marie and Tererai!

  94. Keri

    I’m so inspired and so grateful for all the gifts I’ve been given and even more motivated to take B-school as far as I can take it. Thank you for this episode. Dr. Trent has really helped me refocus on what’s important.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Keri! We’re honored you’re a B-Schooler and we can’t wait to see the difference you make. 🙂

  95. Pandora Pillsbury

    Phrases that tugged at my heart and are inspiring me to take action……”a great hunger”..which is a new perspective for me. “Wisdom whisperers”….a phrase that gave me goosebumps!… a call and a challenge. “Help someone’s ripple continue” created space in my heart and a fire in my belly. Dr. Trent thank you for sharing your story and for being on Marie TV…this is my introduction to you and your beautiful work.

  96. So incredibly inspiring! I had to share this episode with another who has big dreams!
    I love the vision of carrying a baton and think what baton do I choose to carry forward? I also am now thinking about whose shoulders am I standing on as I pursue my dream? I’ve never thought of this continuity of generations in this way before and it is powerful! Gives meaning to my dreams. I’m thinking of my Dad, his dreams never reached, but how my dreams may just be connected somehow. So much to ponder. I really think this episode is changing me even as I sit here…. I’m not crying, you’re crying…
    thank you Marie, thank you Tererai – Dr. Trent. I am definitely buying your book.

  97. I loved what Tererai’s mother said: “Your dreams in this life will have greater meaning when they are tied to the betterment of your community.” This illustrates the powerful spiritual principle of receiving and giving. I’m inspired by Tererai’s courage and her wisdom. Thank you Marie for supporting her community. I am moved to tears and will continue to do my best to be a beacon of light for the women who want to birth their children feeling empowered, respected and loved.

  98. That had me in tears from start to finish. What an inspiration!!! Thank you!

  99. Suzanne Cerrone

    Bestill my heart! Two very beautiful women, so inspiring, so giving, Just WOW.
    I am moved to tears by this episode. I will be taking to heart how what I do impacts and lifts up my community! Thank you both.

  100. Arelly

    Thank you so much for this amazing interview. It has moved me deeply, inspired me. It has always been difficult to pin point my big dreams, though I am starting to figure it out. But, paying attention to what “breaks my heart”… makes so much sense. To feel and clarify how I want to make the world better and what inside me I can give and what is the best way to utilize my talents and give… of course, if I listen to what gets me heart broken, what pains in humanity I want subside and help healing, then I know.

    Thank you so mucho Tererai and Marie
    You beautiful souls.

  101. Stacy

    I’ve been watching for years and this is my first comment. This story is incredible and inspiring and heart warming. I have so many things to say but what stuck out the most was remembering that I have dreams, that I need to write them down, visualize them, believe in them and myself, work hard and the universe really will conspire to send magic along the way and help me to reach those goals. I’m grateful for both of you for the love and work you bring to the world.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We’re so glad you enjoyed this episode and that you commented, Stacy! We appreciate having you in our MarieTV community and we love hearing your insights.

  102. I realized that as I went from survival mode to pursuing my dreams, I haven’t been aware of the gifts I can share now. I feel like my gifts don’t have much value because I’m still trying to figure it out. This interview has me considering that sharing myself could be the key to figuring it out.

  103. It is what I call empowerment, strength, a lift up
    And a big synchronicity from the Universe to me
    Thank for this episode, for the example and the light your put on this story and now time to get my hand on her book.

    I’m full of joy and inspiration.

    Thank x 1000

  104. This video made me cry! Also inspired me to help other women.

  105. I went through every emotion known to my soul. Her story intensifies my desires. I want to help others and remember her tenacity and joy in the midst of her circumstances. It is another example of how we can empower others. Amazing woman.

  106. Glenda

    Thank you. This morning, I did reflective writing exercise by the School of Awakening with Eckhart Tolle. One of the question was “ Are you seeking insight into a specific challenge you’re facing right now? “ As I answer this question with an openness this early morning, I received your email Marie Foleo, which caught my interest. Through you beautiful ladies: Marie and Dr. Tererai, came the message of the Universe. I tell you I cried with deep gratitude and assurance of the essence of love, it’s just a validation to know the Universe has my back and not only mine, but every living being in this Universe. Greatly thank you??

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      What beautiful synchronicity! We’re so glad this message came at just the right time, Glenda. It sounds like the Universe is speaking to you. 🙂

  107. Denise Arencibia

    Loved, loved her. So inspirational. Perfect example that notheing can stop determination.

  108. This story made my heart so sad and so happy at the same time! What a lovely, gracious, inspiring lady. So heartbreaking she had to overcome such suffering, but so uplifting that she was able to overcome such a difficult start to life and rise to such an amazing height. She is a shining star to women everywhere. So grateful I got to listen to her!

  109. Alma

    Oh God, this is precious. Yes to believe in your dreams, including the crazy big ones. Yes to going for your dreams feeling worthy. Yes to create platforms and opportunities for others. Thank you ??

  110. Melinda Holden

    So much so so much going through my spirit right now! A beckon of what strength, determination and the sheer will to make your dreams real – “great hunger” vs. passion “hunger for a meaningful life”, “you have to be more intentional.” YAAASS!!!!!!! My whole heart, body, and spirit LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!

  111. Marie, I am only 11 minutes into the video and tears are flowing with gratitude for you, for bringing hope and guidance to so many women. thank you for helping me find my way out of the darkness. I am still in the frickin years but the tail end and just a few days ago I had a breakthrough and I am taking steps on MY way. I am 52, and poverty has also been passed down. I have almost nothing except for some clothes and a few boxes of keepsakes. But the most important thing I have is a core belief in my dreams of opening a wildflower wellness retreat. bless you Marie. with love, Teresah

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Beautiful, Teresah! We believe in you and can’t wait to see it happen.

    • Lisa K.Maree

      Teresah, a wildflower wellness retreat sounds Wonderful! & just what so many in the world could do with right now. Consider it a Blessing you have little ….all the less to obstruct / hold you back.
      What you create for others will be your Treasure ….keep going!!! X

      • Thank you so much for your encouragement Lisa – blessings to you

  112. Kathy M

    Like others I have been watching for years but this is my first comment. I love Dr. Tererai’s story and the way she is helping other women to achieve their dreams. You all must be so happy to be a part of that! You both have encouraged me to do more. Thank you, thank you.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We’re thrilled you commented, Kathy! Feel free to do so anytime––we love hearing from you.

  113. Amy

    An incredible woman and interview Marie, thank you for bringing Dr. Tererai Trent’s wisdom to your community and viewers. She embodies the power of envisioning what we want, aligning it to what we care about and doing the work to realize our goals and vision. And most importantly, the impact we can have when our overarching vision is to empower and lift up others through achieving our goals “Your dreams in this life will have greater meaning when they are tied to the betterment of your community.” Wow! Inspired and humbled, thank you both!

  114. Maliya

    Loved your interview with Dr Trent. One thing my husband and I have been discussing recently is how women’s voices are being silenced on the radio. Have you noticed how many women singers’ voices are electronified? There’s barely anything to distinguish one from another. Hardly any male voices are electronified, so they’re all identifiable. Why are women being made to give up their identity like this? Do they not see it?

  115. Ellis Tomiyama

    Dear Marie and Dr. Teretis Trent,
    This interview is a Golden Inspiration ! I acknowledge Dr. Trent and her mother on their strength, compassion and wisdom. If one conversation, one book, one meeting can inspire women for a lifetime, imagine what is possible when we stand for something together.
    Thank you Marie.

    • Lisa K.Maree

      Seriously! Well said Ellis!!

  116. Kim

    Thank you so MUCH Marie and Dr. Tererai. This was such an inspiring interview with so many nuggets of inspiration and wisdom. I loved the fact that Dr. Tererai buried her dreams to grow in the ground and that she spent so much time envisioning her dreams even using her sense of smell in the process. I can’t vision my dream but I can try a dream board again. I feel this is a very necessary part of the process throughout our life to give ourselves the time to keep dreaming, keep envisioning and write it down or make a vision board, not once but many times because we grow and change. Maybe the first step is just saying yes I deserve to have a dream(s) and asking the universe to give us signs. Then we must be astute enough to notice the signs along our path and acknowledge them. Then take the steps toward them.

  117. Thank you Marie,
    Your work, your choice of people is always fantastic but this interview with Dr Trent has been so exceptional, so inspirational, I cried throughout! Thank you for the conversation, for the nuggets of wisdom! My favourite one was this: the real, the big hunger must be for the meaningfulness of life. In other words, what Dr Tererai’s Mom said about the 5th dream: fulfil your dreams for embetterment of the community you come from.
    Thank you, thank you!

  118. Jessica

    This is the most inspiring interview yet!!! I was left in tears, but my tears are of joy and of new found wisdom.
    It has inspired me to never stop believing and to pass this same message onto my children.
    Thank you Marie for sharing this message.


  119. Wow!!!!! The insight that struck my heart was when Dr. Tererai Trent spoke about the merging of daily ritual, indigenous wisdom, and research – oh my lord! And when Dr. Trent spoke about running into the woman who had asked her about her dreams years before? The Universe is powerful. This was holy conversation here. Holy. Thank you both so much for putting this out into the world. I do book reviews on my website and I will definitely be reviewing this one. <3

  120. This was amazing made me feel I have to keep being strong and determined! I am dsylexic that comes from a working-class family in the UK and struggled with in education and life because of my special brain. I got a degree and worked in my profession for 15 years. Now I am pursuing my own business that I do have doubts about and I am struggling and have thought to pull the plug many time but I keep on going. Many things have happened that have changed my life but I have always dreamed and made me feel stronger and keep at the dream and I hope at some point that like both you ladies that one day will have enough money to help other working class ladies with Dyslexia to achieve school and education because as much I struggled I love school and learning,

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us, Amanda! It’s awesome that you want to support other women with dyslexia with their education dreams. We’re cheering you on big time! <3

  121. I was so moved listening to Dr. Trent’s Story. I mean I was hanging on every word. I was simultaneously touched and inspired. I couldn’t stop listening. I walked into work in a busy hospital and I was STILL listening. I found myself standing at the elevator with a man who works in janitorial services and we started chatting. I took my headphones out. I was bursting at the seems and had to share Dr. Trent’s story – I couldn’t hold it in. By the time we arrived at my 5th floor, he and I had bonded over her dreams and her determination. He said, “that’s what’s up” and asked me where he could learn more about Dr. Trent. Dreams, determination, connection and love tie us together. I am going to plant some dreams of my own. Thank you Dr. Trent! Thank you Marie Forleo!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So cool! It’s wonderful to hear Dr. Trent’s story inspired this conversation. 🙂

  122. This is an AMAZING interview. Chills and goosebumps the whole time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of her visualizing and its making me remember what to do. ALSO – giving back to the community I came from.

    So much love Marie and Team.

  123. This message was so right on point. I have been struggling with figuring out a way to reach even bigger then just in person workshops that I have been doing with young women who have been sexually trafficked, young girls in need, and women getting out of prison. Thinking I have to have it all together or the right idea or so on and so forth. This inspired me to create a GoFundMe for college scholarships with my bestie who began Power Girls in Harlem. Every year they gift the girls some scholarship money and I’m feeling after this video the power of when you join forces with the people you already know there is room to do so much more. I’m going to set aside some time today to get this started. Thank you both so much!!
    PS This and beginning B school is giving me courage

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for the vital work you’re doing, Leora. It’s so needed.

  124. Jennifer

    I have to tell you, in the beginning I thought, can this be real? How could she achieve this without help? etc… In the end, I was so inspired, and wonder how in the world can I finish my education and achieve my dreams. According to Dr. Trent is, to not give up, remember your dreams and just keep moving forward. Her message reminded me to not give up.
    I’m writing my power life script, texting to receive her lessons, and sending gratitude to her and to you Marie, for delivering her to us today. Many thanks!
    Tinogona !

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Jennifer! We all have help getting to where we are––we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us and we lift up those who come after us. 🙂

  125. Thomas Schattovits

    Am I the only man moved to tears by this episode? Today I am meeting an important person to share and ask for help with a dream about making an old church building a community place for learning, sharing, healing and dancing. I ‘ve had many setbacks since first seeing the place 9 years ago. I sometimes curse the dream and want to hide, scared and in pain, I have inner voices that sneer and tell me how stupid my stubbornness is. And outer voices, acquaintances too.
    It keeps pointing me to the centre of my brokenness, my failed aspirations in business and relationships, and Tererai’s words resonate with me that today I will be bold. I am inspired to be on this path. Today of all days I needed to see this.

    • Lisa K.Maree

      Thomas, a ‘community place for learning, sharing, healing, dancing’! Turn OFF every voice that doesn’t uplift & enlighten you.
      You are clearly a survivor & determined to honour the ‘Solution’ that’s inside of You.
      Seriously! Good for You!

  126. Christina

    Amazing, amazing interview. I love Dr. Trent and her message. Everything works out once you believe and work hard towards your dreams.
    Also, I would love to sponsor a child in Africa–I watched a video sometime back and I remember a family did not have $10 for their child tuition. I would love if you could give a name of an organization to donate money.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Tererai has a fantastic organization and they accept donations. 🙂

      • Christina

        Thank you so much for sharing.

  127. Lisa

    Speechless. When the student is ready. Thank you Marie!

  128. Monica

    What a beautiful video and one that I needed to hear today.

    I feel like I have wasted so many years being afraid to pursue my passion. I have spent 5 years now making my passion my side hustle but I am tired and have been considering setting it down and walking away. I fear I am too old to give it a go, too timid to put in the work I need to blow it up to full time.

    Dr. Trent’s story is so motivating and hearing her say it took her 20 years to reach her dreams has me wondering if I still have time myself.
    Thank you for the glimmer of hope.

  129. Amy E

    The statement that grabbed me was when Marie asked, “How do you then tap into that hunger, which is within us?” And, Tererai said, “You ask yourself, ‘What breaks my heart?'” When she said that, I felt it squeeze in my heart, and also realized that what I have been seeking without being able to name it is, “what is my big hunger?”
    This, along with the idea of grounding through a combination of research, indigenous knowledge and ritual, and intention.

  130. Two beautiful women with great inspiration for a world that craves direction… thank you Marie and Dr. Tererai.

  131. Changing the future for my children has been on my mind this week, so this couldn’t have been more timely. I’m so inspired. I’m dreaming bigger. Thanks Dr. Trent and Marie!

  132. Drew Tewell

    Good stuff! Thanks.

  133. Isabelle Sauvage

    Wow, this video is absolutely amazing. I was so moved I cried half of the time and I stopped the video on most of the quotes because they all felt so profound. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I apologize because this comment will be very long, but I want you to measure the impact this had on me.
    I’ve had trouble bridging my dream to a higher purpose. I mean, I’m a writer of fantasy fiction and I want to be the next Neil Gaiman (or G.R.R Martin) – which, especially starting in France where the fantasy & SF genres are frowned upon, is quite a big dream. But it always feels a bit selfish to go after my heart’s love of writing fiction when there are so many needs for people, immediate needs, that are not satisfied.
    I had a breakthrough today when Dr Trent asked “What breaks your heart?” So many thing do ! But I realized that what truly breaks my heart the most, is meeting people who seem dead to the world, people who feel like robots to me. People whose life seems so routine or so difficult, that there is little to no place for imagination or even emotion. No place for dreams. But stories can make people *feel*.
    As I was crying in front of my computer I remembered that fifteen years ago or so, I was in a very dark place in my life, extremely depressed and thinking of suicide. In that moment, I stumbled upon a good-sized fantasy novel I proceeded to devour in the next 22 hours (forgot about sleep, read while eating). And as I finished, I had this revelation : “There’s no point in dying. There are still good books to read.” (I later had the privilege of meeting the author (Robin Hobb) and I was able to thank her for actually saving my life with this book. It might seem a bit extreme, but I meant it and still do)
    So yes, stories can move people, stories can inspire people, and a good novel, no matter the genre, can grab people by the guts and push them to *feel* whatever the author wants them to . And sometimes, parts of it stays with the reader forever. Your video helped me realize, if I can create this with my writing, my life on earth will be well spent…
    I truly cannot thank you enough for this.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yes, yes, YES! Spot on, Isabelle! Sci-fi and fantasy novels really can change people’s lives and we’re so glad this is a genre you’re passionate about.

      I also wanted to share this MarieTV episode about how art can change the world because I think you’ll really feel inspired by it. 🙂

  134. My favorite episode ever I never cried this hard and been this inspired. Thanks to both ladies for showing me the possibilities.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Oh Angela – we’re SO happy to hear this resonated deeply with you and you’re feeling inspired!

  135. Anne

    Oh my God what an inspiration. There is no excuse for us in this country to stay in poverty and complain that our past defines what we can achieve.

  136. Maria

    I am so moved by this beautiful and powerful woman..still tears coming down my face with ghost bumps all over me..Dr. Tererai Trent you are very inspiring and I love you. And thank you Marie for having this lovely and strong minded and powerful woman into your show. I love hearing all the inspiring and good story from all the strong and powerful women all over. I love you so much Marie and have been following you since lastyear. You are very inspiring and would never get tired of watching and following you.. You have so much talents and I’m learning a lot from you. Much love..
    Note: I’m still trying to climb that ladder to get to my dreams.. I know I will get it..and it doesn’t matter how long it will take me, I know in my heart for sure that I will achieve it.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Maria, we’re so happy you’re in our community and feeling inspired to keep going for your dreams! Keep going, we KNOW you have what it takes to get there – no matter what. XOXO

  137. Malory

    I am in tears. Thank you so much for blessing us with this interview. Dr. Trent is so inspiring and so beautiful and I am crying because of the generosity you two have provided.

    I have been juggling two different passions for a while now, one in health and wellness and one in language learning, but I have been feeling strongly as of recent, that I need to switch gears and focus on one of them. That one is language learning. I know without a shadow of a doubt that helping people around the world connect and communicate is how I will play my part in this grand mission of helping others achieve their dreams, and I am so grateful for the two of you for clarifying that for me.

    I love what Dr. Trent said when she was talking about people searching for hunger- “What breaks your heart?”

    For me, what breaks my heart is the communication so many people are having about other cultures, and the fear of globalization that comes with that.

    I am writing this now and forever, my dream and mission is to close that gap and fight for the human family.

    XX – Malory Weber

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      What a BEAUTIFUL and important mission, Malory – we’ll be cheering you on as you make the world a more human, connected, and compassionate place. So glad to hear this conversation with Tererai helped give you clarity 🙂 Thank you for being here!

  138. Instant weeping form inspiration kept going for the whole second half of this interview. Thank you thank you to these two queens!! (My insight is that women rock!!!)

  139. Gina

    What amazing and encouraging advice!

  140. Hilda Belmont

    I had heard about dreams and visualization many times before and I would always find a “but” that would justify why my story could not be the same.
    Four things strongly resonated with me from this interview:

    1. Gratefulness – I am so blessed just to be able to understand this story because I learned English, my mom and grandma would have loved to study but they also became moms very early in their lives (I was able to learn English because my English teacher in junior high got me a 50% scholarship and paid for the rest). Unlike my mom and grandma I dont have an alcoholic abusive husband and I have always had something to eat.

    2. Everyone´s right to dream – Even mine!!! I often tought “who am I to dream?” maybe I should just do what I have to do and stop aspiring for greater

    3. Resilience – I have often quit too soon on my dreams, after a couple of trials, Terereai´s continuing after failing is just incredible

    4. For a greater purpose – I think up to now I had been just selfish thinking about the things I wanted never thinking on how I could contribute to others; I have been an MF insider for a couple of weeks an this shift in mindset is what I am most grateful to Marie and Team Forleo “if you want to be a billionaire, think about how you could impact a million people”

    I wasn´t able to enrol in B-school this year but save my seat for 2020, instead of a business I am now thinking about a non profit to teach English for free

    THANK YOU Marie for being such a beautiful human being, for bulding this company, for your show but more importantly for the inspiration!!!
    THANK YOU Tererai Trent for sharing your story with the world, for being so brave, you have not only changed the baton for the women in your community but for me
    THANK YOU Team Forleo for the beautiful quotes you highlighted from this interview and all the behind the scenes work that you do

    Blessings from magic Mexico

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Thank YOU Hilda, for being in our community and all you’ve shared here – it truly means the world! We’re thrilled that you’re feeling filled up with gratitude and inspiration to keep going for your dreams. And we’d absolutely love to support you in B-School whenever the timing feels right for you!

  141. Nancy

    I made the mistake of listening to this in the car on my way to work- needless to say, I needed to redo my make-up. The take-away that resonated the most with me was her baton analogy. I’m working through B-School again with the intention of creating online courses for teachers who are close to, or are suffering from burn-out and who are looking for mental, physical, and spiritual relief from the overwhelming stress teachers face everyday. Her baton analogy inspired me to pass my own baton to the next generation of educators to keep up the good fight.

  142. Shannon Price

    I was mesmerized by Dr. Trent from the moment I heard her speak. It was like hearing my soul mother talking to me directly. I heard it as … you’ve got the dreams, now do the work! Less thinking, more doing. Start before you’re ready. Everything is figureoutable. I’m in Canads and can’t text to get the series. Is there a way to have them emailed? Thank you Marie.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Aww – we love this, Shannon! YES – Tererai is most definitely a soul mother for us all!

  143. Beatriz Velasquez

    Thank you for presenting someone who is a woman, from a developing country, a minority here, and who speaks with a beautiful accent! Although listening to white/American people 😉 could be inspiring, the question of “Is this also possible for me?” always comes to mind for “minorities”. To see someone I can relate to at so many levels, to identify with her struggles of culture, poverty, and a bad marriage, and to see her being successful is beyond inspiring! I have reached my first two goals: come to the US and have an UG degree. Now I’m off to write my other buried ones and to get her book!
    PS: We may not think much of it, but what a privilege it is to know English just to hear her and even to write this!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      GO Beatriz! You’re amazing. We’re so happy to hear Tererai’s story was truly relatable for you and you’re going to LOVE her book. Absolutely, the privileges we take most for granted are often the biggest ones. Thank you for being in our community and please keep us posted on how those dreams are going!

  144. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This interview was a blessing.

  145. Fawn Towne

    So beautiful! Dr. Tererai Trent is so inspiring, a beautiful light and gift. Marie and team Forleo – such a gift to help these girls/women achieve their dreams. Love this story! Thank you for sharing!

    There were so many pieces of her story that hit me (in a good way). I love her reference to passing along the baton, how she wrote down her dreams, as well as how she wanted to contribute back after achieving all her dreams. Love her! Love you and the work you do Marie!

  146. Rebecca

    This was beautiful and encouraging. As an American, I often forget how much we squander and waste our opportunities.

    What a great kick in the butt to keep moving forward with our special gifts to become the platform for others!
    God bless you!

  147. Marie shows again at 34:07 why she is a certified badass. Forget calm and kickass on lady…kickass on. Dr. Trent you are an inspiration and warrior. Your momma’s wisdom to make your dreams mean so much more by being of service to your community – speaks to me so much. And on a day when I am struggling to stay dedicated to my passion community projects while I am trying to grow my business and pay the bills…thank you for the reminder. Chills to the bones ladies. Thank you for making it a part of your mission to share your stories and connect people. It’s fuel I needed to get back to chasin my dreams like a cheetah chasin down dinner.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      YASSS, Carleen! We love that this helped to re-spark your hunger and motivation to keep going for your dreams. We know it isn’t easy, but they’re SO worth it. The world needs them brought to life through you. We know you can do this – we believe in you and are cheering you on over here on Team Forleo!

  148. Bonnie

    Thank-you to two beautiful women in this world. Dr Trent, what a gift you are to humanity. What possible excuse can so many of us have not to fulfill our dreams?

  149. Wonderfully inspiring!!Makes you want to redefine your goals. Am trying to support educators across the world by offering resources on working with one’s ‘self’.The response has been lukewarm so far …but Terrai’s story inspires me to try harder, visualizing the outcome with more clarity. Kudos to Marie and team for bringing Terrai to your show and sharing her insights with all of us 🙂

  150. Gladys

    I cried my way through this entire episode. I am deeply touched. I have shared this video with my friends and my children. I am runnnnnning to go buy The Awakened Woman for myself and for every woman I know. Thank you for sharing. I am changed for the better for having seen it. Omg….her mom, the CEO who taught her that she was allowed to have a dream, the fact that you can change your life and the lives of others because a stranger taught you that you are allowed!!!! Big WOW!!!! Xoxoxoxoxo thank you Marie

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Gladys – so thrilled to hear this was moving for you! You’re creating your own very positive ripple effect in the world, I can tell from everything you’ve shared here. Keep being your amazing self and sharing those gifts with the world!

  151. Wow, what a wonderful interview. The way she speaks, her peace, her love is all over her life and she iluminates every space she enters. Thank you Marie for brings us such and amazing women and story. I needed it so hard this day and it came at the right moment, I´ve been doubting about my dreams, questioning myself, hearing those negative voices that tells me Who am I to have this dream? Uff so much healing for me in this space. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  152. Annelie Ferreira

    Oh my God… I’ve never been so touched as by this guest. Bawling… Maybe because I come from Africa too, and am a woman too, and afraid of dreaming too big. THANK YOU, Marie, for showing us the spirit and heart and mind of this beautiful, beautiful woman,

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      You are SO welcome, Annelie! It means the world to know that Tererai’s story was deeply touching for you. We hope this inspiration will carry you forward towards pursuing your own dreams – you deserve them.

  153. Holy moly. I started tearing up in the beginning and ended in full on tears. I absolutely loved her analogy of letting someone stand on your shoulders. I cannot wait to have the opportunity to do that for someone else.
    My favorite episode yet. Probably ever.

  154. So many goosebumps during this episode. God bless Dr. Tererai!
    “You have the power within. It’s not your past that’s going to define who you are, but it’s what you believe about yourself, it’s what you believe about your own expectations!

  155. Kimberley

    I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Dr. Trent when she was here at Bastyr University. Her words still resonate in my ears. Such beautiful, powerful, meaningful words. She gave me a copy of her book and said, looking straight into my eyes and her hands squeezing my shoulders, “share this with your (16yr old) daughter.” I am so glad that you shared her message with your community, Marie. So grateful.

  156. Brooke

    I squealed when I saw this last night—I’ve loved Dr. Trent for years, and the two of you together were magical. Thank you for introducing your audience to her power. I was so pleasantly surprised by how she reacted to your gift—she has had so much success and done so much good, but she still let her gratitude spill over in her tears. Thank you, also, Marie, for letting her talk. I’m sure you had many more questions, but you let her speak for herself ❤️

  157. Diana

    I am so moved and incredibly inspired by Dr. Trent’s story. I have struggled for some time with defining my dreams and this nugget struck the biggest chord with me, “Your dreams in life will have greater meaning when they are tied to the betterment of your community.” Thank you Marie and Dr. Trent for showing us the beauty of what tenacity can produce! What an amazing episode.

  158. Hi, Marie and Dr. Tererai,
    I have dreamed and I achieved. And then I decided my dreams are just my wishes and it is selfish to have wishes. I have dimmed my achievements and stopped dreaming. I started doubting myself and pleasing others. No more!!!! Thank you for following your dreams and inspiring me for doing the same.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Lena, your dreams, and going for them are NEVER selfish. You being truly fulfilled and listening to the call of your soul is what you are here to do in this life! So glad that Tererai’s story has inspired you to keep believing in yourself and the importance of YOUR dreams. XOXO

  159. Sue Koch

    It’s interesting how the Universe works. I recently won her book in a raffle. I knew I’d win it before my name was even drawn. I loved and was so moved by reading her story. Her strength and courage is truly remarkable.

    And now to see her here is Just. So. Perfect!

    Thank you!

  160. She so touched my soul!!!! Thank you for sharing Marie!!! BTW I just enrolled in B-school and am beginning my dream!! It is just as you say it’s “Figureoutable!

    Love you all
    Mary Beth

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      WOOHOO Mary Beth! So proud of you for taking the leap to invest in your dreams. We’re honored to have you as a B-Schooler and support you in bringing them to life!

  161. Tnt

    O my, I was in tears at the end of this episode!

  162. Judith Sandala

    Such an inspiration! I am so grateful to hear the story of this beautiful soul. With persistent effort and faith the Universe does step in and orchestrate the people and circumstances you need at the appointed time. I was so filled with awe when Dr. Trent spoke of meeting in the hallway of her new job the exact person who inspired her to pursue her dreams many years ago in her home country. Those moments of synchronicity are not for nothing and the more we believe and go forward the more they show up. Her bigger dream of helping to lift the women and girls of her home country took the momentum of the dream way out of the ballpark and put it on a higher plain. I am entering B School in my 70’s to finally share my art and writing. It has been a long journey but I do not want to leave this planet with my “music still inside me”.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Judith, isn’t the Universe truly amazing in its plans for us? We’re so excited you’ve decided to join us in B-School and are committed to sharing your art with the world. Kudos to you for following the synchronicities and listening to that voice within – it’s an honor to have you in our community and we can’t wait to see all you’ll create!

  163. Sienna

    Thank you for always sharing such amazing conversations with such amazing human beings!
    Being told that your dreams are achievable if you work hard enough at them is something that we hear and see examples of for our whole lives here in the western world, and yet doubt still thrives in many of our minds. To hear Tererai Trent tell her story in her calm and beautiful way, is something different. To hear of the time and tenacity that it took for her to realize her dreams should leave no doubt that everything is indeed figureoutable.
    The part that I will ponder the most for now is her key to figuring out what your hunger is…this has been my block, I have passions and issues that I care about, but I struggle with allowing myself to have dreams, they are not written down and I think I am still coming to terms with the truth that I am allowed to have them. Hearing her say that the way to tap into the great hunger that will bring us a meaningful life is to “ask yourself what breaks my heart”, is very helpful, I felt the truth in that.
    Love, light and truth for everyone.
    Thank you.

  164. This is the best session ever. Wow so grounding in sacred wisdom. I love her story and inspirations.

  165. My Dear Marie & Dr Tereria,
    This video was the BEST fo many. For me to under stand what we Americans have in the palm of our hands, and don’t utilize and not use it, but to know what it takes for ones who would love to come to our country. We are the LAND of OPPORTUNITY, but also the BIGGEST QUITTERS. And YES I CRYED of joy.

    The word THANK YOU is a seed of its TRUE MEANING. God Bless and THANK YOU

  166. The moment that got me into shivers was when she said you need to follow what breaks your heart in the world – this is what I say all the time! I’m constantly guiding my clients to listen to that little nudge inside of them that happens each time their hearts break. When Tererai said this herself, I remembered how important my own message is. And how much I need to follow what breaks my heart.

    Also, adding that 5th dream…. that’s what brings it all together. That’s what makes her story so powerful. And that’s the lesson worth taking away from her story. Wow!

    • Ellie Navarro


  167. jg

    As per usual, Marie growing taller and stronger with masters… African indigenous wisdom can fix most of our worlds problems…we owe gratitude to our creator for planting seeds of kindness like both these super stars on this planet…
    Thank you Marie and Tererai

  168. This conversation gave me goosebumps. There were so many beautiful insights, but the one that resonated most was about tying your dream to your community. Big YES to this!

  169. Laska Pare

    I paused the video and took the time to write down “I am on a journey to redefine my life. I have what it takes to achieve my dreams in this life!” Thank you. I really needed to hear this today and will post it on my mirror!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Laska – we’re so glad you wrote this down! What a beautiful daily reminder to keep going for your dreams, no matter what. You can do this!

  170. Dieunie

    Wow, I watched this video and it touched me in the pit of my stomach. Thank you so much for bringing Dr. Tereria to your show Marie! I just started Bschool and her story reminded me of my dreams do matter, and I’m worth the investment. I’m getting her book. #8freackingyears

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      You are SO worth the investment, Dieunie. Your dreams matter. And we’re so honored to have you in B-School – let’s do this!!

  171. It’s easy to pass the batons of poverty or limited beliefs because we’ve done it for so long, but if we’re change makers and we’ve been given gifts and talents and possibilities to take living in a greater direction, its important to continually connect to our dreams through ritual and indigenous wisdom. Thanks to the both of you for this great inspiration!

  172. Took action while the video was playing to get involved with a good cause that is aligned with my business. I’ve been meaning to do it for years, but today I followed through because good begets good which begets good which begets good. I needed to add that last dream–the one to change the baton for others.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Beautiful, Jill! We love knowing that this nudged you towards doing what you already knew was right. Here’s to the positive ripple effect you’re creating!

  173. I cried with both of you because this episode was truly amazing! Thank you for sharing this story with us 🙂 Thank you for showing that women can be supportive and that together we can rule the world!

  174. WOW. What a story. So powerful!

  175. Carrie Allmon

    I am completely inspired! I’ve been looking for a female inspirational thought leader that resonated to my core. While there are so, so many (Marie being one of them, of course, and it’s no surprise to me that she brought this amazing woman and her story into my inbox and into my life), Tererai Trent’s power is feeding that spark of strength within myself.

    I just bought her book on Audible, “The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams.” She mentions how polygamy was part of her culture growing up. This speaks to me and reflects my own experience, as I feel silencing women was and still is very much a part of the Mormon church that I was raised in. Even though I am no longer a member, I feel it very much affects me as a grown woman today.

    I am about to dive deep into my own soul and find my hunger and feed it the nourishment it needs to thrive, so that I will make the difference I was born to make in this world.

    Thank you for bringing this fulfilling journey into my life!

  176. Camille Biaggi

    I love her! What an amazing woman. Her story is the most inspirational ever. I would love to have her video! Thank you Marie for having her on your program!

  177. This is incredible! Thanks to God for Dr. Trent’s life and her incredible story and program. One dream, one story, one girl at a time…releasing them from poverty. How inspiring and empowering. I would like to give a gift of one copy of “The Awakened Women” to each person enrolled in the Mother’s Advocacy Program in Atlanta. My life mission is to inspire, encourage, and empower women globally to dream and live beyond their current life to live beyond their wildest dreams. Thank you so much!

  178. Just wow. WOWOWOW Speechless

  179. Gina

    Question: I do not live in the USA so how could I get in touch for Tererai’s free video guide?

  180. Marion

    I love the part when she said “the universe has a way to honor our dreams.” That done something to my spirit.

  181. Jen

    Hi. Thanks to Marie and Tererai for sharing. An especially moving story. I want to be able to get those nuggets of wisdom but the text numbre 444999 isn’t working. Is there a different number I should be using?

  182. Aline

    This was so touching, it moved me to tears. Thank you both for this wonderful moment and for sharing this beautiful story ?.

  183. Carissa

    MarieTV is always inspiring. I always laugh and tear up. Because as a human: I want to connect, I want to create and want to impact.
    MarieTV always reminds me I am suppose too, and that feels good!

    I have bought guests books, signed up for B school… shared episodes, but never commented. This episode I want you too know: is the MOST powerful thing I have watched in ages.
    My home is the place where “the wall” every day is discussed, mostly the pushed as agenda by people who have never stepped foot in our desert. A Borderland of cultures, clashing, searching and contributing to The American Dream, but still not seen as truly American. My father was a white boy from the barrio, who as a Vietnam vet who was the first person able to afford college, in his family, on the GI bill.
    He consistently reminded me how hard BOTH my parents worked to break their cycles. My maternal grandmother was the first and only in her family to read Spanish, then English by colonization in Arizona. When my mother finished her undergrad and decided to get her CPA in El Paso, TX my grandmother warned, “No man will ever want a woman so smart, mija.” The battles fought even for our own communities are sometimes not understood by those closest to us.
    I cried non stop during this interview. The work, the struggle but mostly: the wave of support throughout it all. I know I stand on the shoulders of all of those before me. I love reading and learning … because of the value my parents put on it, I would be foolish to not see the direct benefit in my life for it.

    Your work is a well of inspiration to DO more. To do more in my community, all That can be made available to our community, so they can become unsilenced, and heard.

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
    Your light sparks so many others.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Carissa, thank you SO much for being a part of our world and for taking the time to share your incredible story with us here! We’re so glad to hear that this interview struck a deep chord with you and that you’re feeling more inspired than ever to make a difference in your community. We’ll be cheering you on every step of the way! XOXO

  184. Mariah

    Two amazing, powerful women! Bawled my eyes out when Marie said she would pay the tuition for those beautiful girls.

  185. Wow Marie and Team … God Bless Your Lives, Your Paths and All Your Endeavors…

    I cried multiple times during this..

    “What breaks your heart”

    “Hunger for a Meaningful Life”

    are a couple of phrases that shined through.

    Thank YOU All for YOU and All that YOU Do.

    Your Voice Matters.

  186. Andrea

    This was the most beautiful, inspiring interview and I can’t thank you enough. Bless you both (and the MF team)

  187. Woman! That was one of the most inspiring interviews ever! Her 5th dream was what did it for me. Wanting to be your best is one thing, but to be your best for the betterment of your community is what gives our lives meaning and purpose. Haven’t read the book yet, but I will!!!

  188. WOW…
    I watched this, this morning and what a beautiful interview to watch. So inspiring, I am definitely crying happy tears.
    Marie you are amazing ?

    PS I live in Australia and the text doesn’t work is there another way to receive the videos?

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Kendra, we’re so so happy to hear this interview with Tererai was touching for you!

  189. evelien losse

    I am greatfull that you shared this story. This reality check i needed big time. I am born in a western world and let the opportunities i have as a woman pas me by too often until now. It’s time i take my responsibility and start acting on my big dreams to be part of a positive change in my community and the world. I going to stop playing small. Thank you Ladies xxx. And yes, i absolutly am going to read this book.
    Love Evelien

  190. Bernadette Devine

    Inspirational. My grandmother had 17 children the other one had 14. Ireland was in the grip of real poverty. Women were silenced. The church was in power.
    My mother struggled to ensure her five children – me being one – had a chance.
    We got to the UK struggled in greater poverty for many years as we were immigrants.

    My mother had a dream for me, this story resonated. I am a therapist, coach and RTT practitioner, I change lives as part of my dream because my mother had the vision to change mine.
    Thanks Marie and Tererai changing the world for the better.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wow, Bernadette – what an incredible story and history your family has. Thank you for sharing it here and for being an incredible testament to the power of women’s vision to create positive change in the world. You inspire us!

  191. Thank you, thank you! Many times we used to think that we can’t change our lives without help. But I think help arrives you when you want truly change your life.
    Life bless you both of you!

  192. Bravossimo ! This is one of the most beautiful and meaningful conversation ever. Thank you Dr. Tererai Trent to be who you are. What a gift for the world to have someone like you. I will read your book. Great work Marie Forleo and team… I’m so proud and happy to be part of B-School 2019, hoping to follow the path of the 5th dream. I completely agree with the strategy : Dream+Intentional Goal+Research to achieve more than we think we can. Cheers.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      We’re so honored to have you in B-School and support you in creating your dreams, Sylvie! Thrilled that this conversation was inspiring for you as you pursue your own vision. Enjoy the book!

  193. Oh my!
    What moved me the most from this segment was waiting to receive notice of her exams, and how Tererai kept taking them. As I’ve hit roadblock and setback with the work of my Foundation, I continue, and now I feel energized that there are women around the globe, struggling as I am, yet all of us will overcome. There is strength in our numbers, our stories, and our dreams. Thank you, Marie!
    Feeling blessed and sending the blessings back out!

  194. Marie, Oh My God, that lady just touched my soul, my heart my core. I am humbled and inspired by her beauty, and I mean not only her natural beauty but her STRENGTH! Do you know when you told her you were paying for those six students first year college fees, my computer gave me two sets of your voices at the same time saying different things? Weird I know, but powerful, and I just KNOW this lady is protected? Guided? Watched over? i hope you understand, and know what? I know you do! God bless you all, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to this beautiful soul. XX

  195. What kind of baton do you want to pass to your daughters?
    Never have I heard an interview that spoke so closely to my heart. This intensely moving interview is EVERYTHING I live for, dream about, think about 24/7! It’s crammed with wisdom and power. As I prepare to relaunch my passion project I couldn’t have heard a more inspiring interview. I’m so grateful for this today. This has filled me all the way up with gratitude and I just had to share it!

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Bethany! We’re thrilled that this was perfect timing for you as you relaunch, and that it resonated so closely to your heart. Keep being your incredible self and sharing your gratitude, your hunger, and your hope with the world – you’re unstoppable!

  196. Taiana

    OMG, I’ve got so touched and emotional watching this amazing story. Often we rush so much, we want to reach fast results, we want to “get there” in two, three, five years.
    This woman passed through a 20 years battle and overcame so much stuff. Can’t tell how grateful I am to have the opportunity to watch this interview. I hope my story one day can also inspire women to keep going on their paths and empowering one another. We are much stronger together!

  197. What an amazing and inspiring woman. Thank you for sharing her story. One thing that she said that really stuck with me is, “What breaks your heart?” What a beautiful way to redefine your “Why”.
    Also, the reminder to come back to yourself, to ground yourself. So that when things become challenging you can stay rooted in what is most important to you. So moved by what she has and continues to accomplish. Thank you <3

  198. Cried and cried watching this today. Makes me so proud of every time my life has felt too hard. Love love love this.

  199. There were SO MANY aspects of this I felt called to comment on.
    “I knew I had the solutions in me.”
    I love the power of KNOWING we can aim for dreams and make change, and especially to break cycles.
    I know it’s not about the place or the grade but.. here Cambridge has a set stigma, and it truly is that ability to make your own definitions rather than worry about what this means to others.
    I love how her grandmother taught her visualisation; that law of attraction, in some ways.
    My business is all about not wanting the “wisdom seekers” to struggle with wellbeing like I did. Research + Daily rituals + Inner knowledge (for me, intuition, for her, indigenous knowledge) because I think we truly need all three.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us <3

  200. Alisa Brennan

    Oh my heart! I am overflowing with love for you both! May you be blessed ten fold for your courage, determination and faith to follow your dreams and to create a path for others. This is abundant life!!

  201. Angelika

    Thank you for this episode. So important and at the right time to hear this message for me. It was a pleasure to watch both of you wonderful souls.
    Everybody has to have their own dream. But to dream your dream bigger, give something back to others.

  202. agnieszka

    I am so moved… thank you

  203. OMG…such an inspirational story!
    I love what Tererai is doing with breaking the cycle of poverty.
    She is an angel…. and so are you Marie.
    Love, Gina XX

  204. Ronni

    This was so touching and inspiring – what a dear, sweet, remarkable woman! My dream to end domestic violence and child abuse feels so big when I stop to think about it that it scares me to death! But I’m in such a position of priveledge compared to where Dr. Trent began, it changes my perspective from “who am I?” to one of responsibility.

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      YES, Ronni! Who are you NOT to make this important contribution to the world when you hold the dream within you? We know you can do this, for the betterment of all. Thank you for watching today, and for doing the incredible work you do – it’s SO very needed.

  205. Oh I am in tears! How moving!! When Dr. Trent asked me “what breaks your heart”, I broke down! I am in B-school and working on clarity on a business to impact women of this world! What breaks my heart are those who suffer in addiction….I am a recovered alcoholic myself but my first addiction was food…or the fear of being obese like my mom. My business I run today is health, wellness and fitness….but I need to reach women’s hearts on a deeper level. On a bigger scale……I can see myself on a big stage empowering women to stop the self abuse and finally see the light they were born with. To stop hiding behind addiction and return to the amazing love within…..thank you Marie…..I truly feel spirit moving me in the right direction. This was amazing….xoxoxoxo

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Beautiful Jodi! We cannot WAIT to see all you’ll do and create – that vision is powerful, woman. So honored to be a part of your journey! xoxo

  206. Adriana Huguez

    This entire, whole-hearted episode almost made my heart explode.
    Thank you.
    Sending lots of blessings to
    Mrs. Tererei and Team Forleo.
    (I see that you ask for the website. As a matter of fact I am working on it right now. Stopped to watch this episode.) ?? Namaste.

  207. Mariapaula

    I’m speechless… I feel my heart filled of inspiration. Thank you so much. What resonates for me most was that question… what breaks my heart? Thank you so much, I’m in tears!

  208. And the tears flow.
    So much wisdom in this episode! I will come back to this over and over again.
    When things look hard, I’ll remember the big hunger.
    Thank you both for this xo

  209. Ishmael Kgosi Mahange

    I am literally in tears. this is amazing. Thank you Marie for getting Dr Trent

  210. this is the second time I’ve heard her tell her story and both times I spent 15 min afterward in a flurry of sharing it with all the women I could think of! She blows me away, I have chills, a not in my throat, tears in my eyes, and fire in my heart! Thank You Dr. Trent for sharing your story and mission with all of us and thank you Marie for propelling and expanding her mission!!!

  211. Rene

    Marie, we all know the breadth of uplifting gifts you bestow upon the ears and hearts of anyone that listens. But this gift of your platform to enable Tererai’s story to reach the ears and hearts of those that have for whatever reason been out of touch, is truly inspiring.
    I have nothing to add, nothing of note to contribute to others here, who all seem to be creating beautiful, meaningful lives as well, but like everyone else, I just felt compelled to say how moved I was by Tererai, her story, her truly inspiring life’s work, and your beautiful support of that too, especially for these 7 young women. This has resonated with me all day and will continue to I’m sure. It would be a dream indeed, if on international women’s day, the self proclaimed leaders of our world turned around and recognised what true leaders like you and Tererai are doing, then kept that in their hearts and practised it in their work.
    You really are an inspiration. Thank you for this and all your gifts. ?

    • Julia - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for being here, Rene. Your words truly mean the world to us. XOXO

  212. Lynn Sargent

    I’m crying. Thank you a thousand times Marie for changing these girls lives and for changing generations to come and their community. Being one of only 3 people to graduate from college, on both sides of my family, I can truly understand how these girls lives will be forever changed. Wow!

    Insight for me is: Women lifting women up!!

    I attended Lori Harder’s “The Bliss Project” in LA this past weekend and it’s all about living your authentic self, stop limiting yourself and forming a tribe with women so that we can all lift each other up. Great to see and hear examples of this in the work you do.

    Lynn from San Francisco

  213. Wow, wow, wow!! I am blown away by this interview – I cried like a baby!
    Tererai I love you -your wisdom and gentleness and your perseverance is amazing. I am a white South African woman who had both education and opportunity – I now live in Australia and I have self-published four books, but somehow I still feel insignificant and fearful of putting myself out there (my books are pretty much unknown) – I can’t seem to shake this lack of confidence and find my way, but this interview has helped me to recognise that we can do anything we dream of. Thank you for such wonderful encouragement – looking forward to reading your book Tererai. Well done team Forleo on your generosity to the young girls – love it!

  214. Pam

    Wow!!! What a powerful MarieTV episode. It’s one that I am going to keep coming back to watch over and over. Besides sending the text, I will be going out to get her book. Her determination, courage to pursue her dreams and tenacity when things were tough is truly inspiring. No excuses!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Pam! We hope you enjoy Tererai’s book as much as we did. 🙂

  215. Andrea Viola

    Omg as soon I heard her voice I just screamed: Tererai! I love her so much, she’s beyond inspiring, I should listen to her story over and over everytime I feel discouraged and ready to give up, what a WOMAN!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      So glad to hear that, Andrea! We’re thrilled you’re feeling inspired by Tererai’s wisdom. Keep going. 🙂

  216. Obu

    My passion also involves around educating women to uplift communities. In 2015, I had this big dream of educating 10,000 women by 2020. I know that 2020 is next year and along with my family, we probably have touched 10 lives so far. But it is still a start. Tererai has re-inspired my dream, and to realise time doesn’t matter. Thank you team Forleo for this episode! Love and gratitude..

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      You’re doing great, Obu! 10 lives touched is fantastic!

  217. Lori

    What a wonderful woman, this was such a moving interview that grounded me and had me feel every word she spoke. I can’t thank you enough for sharing this moment and for giving those young women an incredible start to their university degree. Both of you are creating a space for everyone including me to dig deep and find what is in our hearts and know without a doubt that any dream we have is achievable regardless of our current situations. Thank you again x

  218. Such a profoundly touching and moving interview, Marie and Tererai…
    No, we are not a product of our past, we are not defined by it and we can do absolutely anything even despite our past! Thank you for the shining lights you both are.
    And, oh wow, did I cry with, you, Tererai. Not only because this is such a huge act of great, heartfelt and by the way, absolutely necessary generosity, but also because these young woman, along with the two of you, are part of breaking a despicable cycle of disempowerment and great disrespect. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    And thank you also for the link to get the content for those of us unable to text due to being out of the U.S. I’ve grabbed it.

    Blessings and gratitude,

  219. Cherie Gwyn

    Wow!! I was moved to tears with this amazingly powerful conversation. As Terrerai was speaking her story I felt overwhelmed with appreciation for my own life and felt that her words have bridged a gap to my dreams and goals. I feel so inspired to move towards my dreams and goals and to never give up no matter how long it takes.

    Thank you…..much gratitude xoxo

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Wonderful, Cherie! Go for it––we’re cheering you on! 🙂

  220. I watched and listened with tears your interview with Dr Tererai Trent. I was also emotional with her to hear your support of her project. My take is that it is never too late for me to realise my dream of being a successful enrepreneur even though I am 62 years old. I will continue to read and research on my dream to make it thrive.
    Well done Marie for featuring this.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Right on, Solomon! We absolutely agree that you’re never too old to do what you love and make a difference. You can do it!

  221. Kristina Lukawska

    Thank you so much Tererai and Marie!! I’m crying while listening to Tererai. She is such a humble, sincere, benevolent woman. I’m so moved by the sincere and honest way she talks about her struggles. And I’m so impressed and empowered by her strength, her dedication and commitment to achieve her dreams. Thank you with all my heart!

  222. This is truly inspiring. There were numerous nuggets of wisdom pouring out of Dr. Tererai. One that resonated with me is grounding oneself which removes fear, despair and questioning self of should of could of. I will definitely read this book and purchase it as birthday gifts for women in my circle for the gift of believing and achieving one’s dream is paramount. I also like to comments above and I salute all of you working, growing and even being moved to re-start and move onward. I know I’m the product of my ancestors and what they worked/fought for and I also shared the same sentiment that it’s important to pay it forward to make another’s value of life better. Continued blessings for you all. Thank you Marie.

  223. Sharon

    WOW ! this is the most powerful interview I have seen ever I still have tears rolling. I am in awe of Dr Tererai & you Marie thank you so much. I have been sabotaging my Dream because of lack of belief in me & the negative talk to me in childhood. Yes I had lack of education & poverty but slowly over many, many years educated myself, bought up a family of 5 sons who are all amazing people with great careers & believe in themselves. I am a now a Natural Health Practitioner, however there is a Dream to workshop to young people & children to drop that baton & create a new life no matter what your past has been. No one believed in me & here I am without the baton.
    “Being the Best U ” I have just written this book gone to the publisher & after hearing this interview now paying the deposit to print & launch. I have been so scared the head chatter “who am I to be doing this ‘ – delete – I am doing this & I am going to sit down & start to develop a workshop today. Thank you sooooo much to You & the MFTV Team & Especially Dr Tererai Trent. Luv & Kindness from Australia x

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Amazing, Sharon! Congrats on your book! We’re so glad you’re sharing your wisdom with the world.

  224. Rachana

    Hey Marie
    I’m really touch, by story of Dr Terrain, and to your kindness of educating 7 girls, I, loved watching all your episodes, each episode is so inspiring to do something meaningful in life.
    I’m from India, and I found some women’s, in my surrounding, facing problem with English language, (as its not our mother tongue) they find difficulty in educating their kids, who study in English schools, after watching your episode , I’m planning to educate , these mothers with basic English, so that they could interact with their kids and with teachers during parents meeting.
    Love you
    Looking for more good content.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      This is fantastic, Rachana! Thank you so much for the important work you’re doing in your community. That’s a beautiful way to give back. 🙂

  225. Brittany Bliss

    Wow! What an inspiring and truly beautiful interview. My main takeaway was the simple yet profoundly powerful message that my dreams are more powerful when they are connected to the greater good. I too had shivers and ripples (and yes, tears!) more than once during this amazing video.

  226. Netilia Williams

    Wow! I am so moved by Dr Tererai’s story, so moving and encouraging What stood out with me the most. is her mother’s advice that her dream would have greater meaning, if it improves the life of others
    and importance in having your dream written down, Have confidence in ones self. and never giving up.
    Thank you, Dr Tererai Trent.
    Thank you Marie

  227. Beautiful and inspiring. Just what the doctor ordered

  228. rivers of tears and truth bombs pentrating my heart this is gold, this woamn touched me deeply thanks

  229. Kate Cross

    Dear Marie,
    Thank you for hosting this soul enlightening interview. I am a B-schooler and am working on starting my own business helping to improve women’s confidence in their English writing skills if it is their second language. As this interview makes clear, is all too evident that there are so many factors (language skills included) that can impede success and dreams…I am so inspired by Tererai’s work and just hope that helping women to feel more comfortable working in English will only further their abilities to reach for the stars and hopefully enter a larger commercial market where they can truly thrive!
    You are such an inspiration!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Excellent, Kate! This is a great way to support people in your community. 🙂

  230. Kim

    Thanks, Marie – I will never forget hearing Tererai’s story on Oprah some 20-something years ago and seeing her visit the place where she buried that dream list. It’s one of the most powerful stories of realizing a dream I’ve ever heard, given where she came from. God bless her, her family, Zimbabwe, and all women who dream of a better life…for themselves and others!

  231. There are so many take homes from this…gotta share more than one.
    1. I have a dream with a lot of similarities to yours (Marie) and hers… it’s huge, way bigger than me and most of the time it feels impossible and overwhelming, so I especially loved where she talked about going back to her list and marking off the first 3 items…those in and of themselves were HUGE for her… and the fact that she still had 2 fatties left helped me to get some perspective… I tend to focus on, or maybe I should say “get distracted by” my “#5” dream WAY too much…in a way that I allow it to rob me of simply doing the work of moving toward the completion of part one…, then 2, then 3… I try to grab at #5 or feel bad b/c I’m not there yet so starting (and appreciating) where I’m at and taking it one step at a time will be getting more of my attention.
    2. Her tenacity…getting the F and U and trying again anway, and not just ONCE!!
    3. The degree of “yin” in this conversation…was very powerful for me in so many ways. Witnessing such a deep degree of the feminine essence of nurturing and support in action and all the ripple effects… women are amaaaazing….just sayin’ Wow. And Thanks.

  232. Ivana

    My respects to both. This episode was one of the most powerful I’ve seen so far. I’m in tears of joy for so many reasons. I admire Dr. Terrari’s tenacity to achieve her dreams despite of all her hardships. I love her rawness and softness when telling her truth. I think that if as humans we dare to be honest about the difficult, unfun parts, then we will be able to make positive changes in a world that definitely needs of us for more balance. It’s risky to tell the truth and it feels vulnerable. For some people cannot hear it, but from personal experience I have been daring to use my voice in this way. Simple. Honest. Raw. My truth is not pretty to hear. But I know it may make a lot of people wonder. For example when I tell someone. oh I did not finish high school. And they go oh… wow and then that opens a conversation. .. that leads to a lot of good stuff.. How I become the woman that I’m proud of today has been with love and determination. As opposed to Dr Terrari’s I did not finish high school ..for many years I was ashamed. I was also ashamed of living with no visa for 5 years in this country. And when I tell that to people they go oh wow…. and how did you get by? Ok well… you have to use all your resources and dream and trust that you are doing the right thing. I worked hard, I raised children, I even worked in corporate with no high school degree.becasue I had a spark, something that made me unique, and I was also hungry to progresss. To offer my kids an education. I am a survivor of sexual abuse during several occasions during my fragile childhood. I came to understand after many years that I dealt with ADD probably due to trauma.
    The good news is that there is always a way to heal if you find the light within and the help out. I found it through my body and breath. And therapy. Also through trial and error I have surrounded myself with the finest people. And this is not measured by the car they drive, the clothes they wear or where they studied. There’s also a big component in healing. And it is to use our voice. As I think she said. When we can share, then we know that we are not alone. That there are thousand of Humans that have gone through painful situations and that transformation is possible through love and education, and we must do this for the sake of our children. I’m currently enrolled in B school and I’m sure I will be able to shape my story and my offering in a way that it’s cohesive and helpful to others. Thanks you again for this one.
    As of now I’m teaching yoga in a very “down to earth way”, letting my own voice lead. It’s honest work. And people like to relax in my classes knowing that it’s ok not to be anything else than what they are. That’s how I hold space. In the beautiful mess of being human.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for sharing your heart and your truth with us. You’re a survivor and we’re honored that you’re sharing your wisdom and gifts. We’re honored you’re a B-Schooler and that you’re a part of our community. You never know how many people your story will touch! 🙂

  233. WOW !! What an incredible, amazing, captivating, inspiring, strong spirited woman!! Dr. Tererai’s immense grace and authenticity touched me so deep ! Thank-you so much Marie Forleo for sharing Dr Tererai, her shining Soul and this truly powerful interview ! I’m buying her book right now. What an inspiration. Love and Blessings to all.

  234. Joyce Borneman

    Wow! This beautiful woman is the real deal. I don’t think I have ever cried so much during a MarieTV interview. Thank you so much for sharing Tererai’s story with us. I am going over to Amazon to get her book right now.

  235. Elia Ray

    Wow! Dr. Tererai is such a great example of what a leader should be! She made me cry and appreciate everything I have received without deserving it! We do not know what we have in this country! Thank you for this inspiring interview! I have been your follower for a long time, Marie, but this interview has been the best!
    Thanks from your # 1 fan!

  236. Starla

    Oh man, tears just kept running down my face during this story. Amazing the determination and will this Tereai embodies. I am inspired. I love the sacred burying of the umbilical chord to honor the ancestors and bring forward their wisdom. Thank you for sharing this. I needed a ‘boost’ to kick my butt. Love you, love her, love all of us. Big love!

  237. I am moved to tears. I wonder how Marie could hold back her tears. This was so touching.
    My insight: girls need help. The global silencing of girls and women needs our support. I’m in!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      It wasn’t easy! There were tissues a-plenty in the studio. 🙂

  238. Dear Marie I am planning in the next few weeks to start my running shoe business. What are some things thanks that I need to know if I’m starting on my business and trying to attract the big box customers I’ve spoken to you about my intentions before now I will be able to start A online business please reply back to this message as I greatly respect and appreciate your insight and your wisdom sincerely Roger

    • Toria

      Beautiful video. Thank you so much for sharing Tererai’s story with us all. So much wisdom in this video!! I would love to apply for the lessons, but I live in Australia. Is there a number I can use for overseas? I’m so buying the book! Blessings, Toria xo

      • Mandy - Team Forleo

        Great question, Toria! I’m not sure if there’s a special number, but if you reach out to Tererai’s team they can help you out. 🙂

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Hi Roger and congrats on your business! While we’re not able to offer individualized or one-on-one coaching, Marie does have some tips on getting more customers: Enjoy!

  239. Safena Winfield

    Amazing!! Whoa I don’t know where to start. Dream!!! I have permission thank you!!!!! ❤️

  240. Anne

    What an amazing woman. Every other woman should hear her story. It is such an inspiration and a great lesson to know that we can do whatever is in our heart. Sometimes we have so much more than she had and we let small setbacks distract us and allow us to make excuses for not achieving our desires. Her book is a ‘must read’ for me. Thank you Dr. Trent for your huge helping of motivation.

  241. How Ungrateful and selfish have I been to make excuses for the batons I have decided to carry. While it is true that It is not my fault for them being passed down to me, it is my fault for every day that I decide to wake up and pick it up again. Dr. Tererai Trent, Thank you for being a warrior of this life. I’m sorry for not doing my part for our community. Many batons are being put down.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      It’s never too late to make a change. We’re so glad you’re committing to putting those batons down.

  242. I was literally in tears. This episode was so emotional for me. I am at a lost for words. Just…thank you for sharing this experience.

  243. Kikue

    Terarai’s 5th dream made me realize what I have lacked in my dream. I would like to connect my dreams, somewhat, with a bigger picture like with children in my hometown. Thank you!!! Kikue, Sendai Japan

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That would be amazing, Kikue! There’s no limit to the good you can do in your community. 🙂

  244. Jayne

    I have no words either……..just beautiful!!

  245. Yugala

    So lovely to hear you and Dr. Tererai Trent. Thank you Mariye for all you do. Thank you Tererai, your exemple inspire me and tons of people, I’m sure. ? Hare Krishna! ❤

  246. WOW!! I am speechless. Moved to tears many times in this interview. This is the best interview I have seen from Marie by far! The biggest takeaway from this for me is the hunger, the big hunger for a meaningful life and the work that is created to do that which is essentially to make a difference to people’s lives. Dr Trent, you will inspire so many women to pursue their dreams, but probably the biggest will be the fact that they can actually have them and they no longer need to be silent for how they want to define their lives. For women all over the world, this is a very big thing, that realisation as usually it is the culture that defines women’s lives and not themselves. A huge hug to both Dr Trent and Marie. I am blown away xxx

  247. I’m sitting in a cafe crying! What a beautiful woman with a story tellers voice. Mesmerising! I feel so inspired! My ahha moment ‘ What breaks my heart’. Fantastic interview and so generous Marie! ???

  248. Janet Leslie

    aww I cant text to get the free lessons but good luck to all those who can xxx

  249. Elaine Dolan

    Dr. Tererai kept making the tears flow from my misty peepers. I soooooo love to see women helping other women and girls….because it’s time!

  250. Janet Leslie

    ohh and I have just bought the book too lol 🙂 thank you both for a great episode xxx 🙂

  251. First what’s NOT to love about this amazing soul-spirit-woman and all that was shared. Thank you we are honored to receive the blazing baton of illumination.
    Two things impressed my heart-mind and rose to the the surface a couple hours after the interview.
    One, the way her dreams were very specific, stated simply, with a want that was palpable in her telling and buried in the earth. This was/is a potent act of dreaming and co-creation with the earth, an act of faith, trust and belief that what’s planted will grow. In it’s own time. These things really happen. A whale swim up under me years ago, eye to eye, and then I spent several seasons swimming with them. A few years later I visited my mom and was in the garage cleaning and came across a 1 page story written 30 years earlier – at age 7, The Whales, that I had no recollection of writing. It told how much I loved whales. Her act of giving her dreams to the earth is so very visceral, seeing the earth dream through her dreams and extending into many lives, now and in the future is almost surreal yet it’s true. This dream that will continue to touch many, more than there’s no way yet of knowing speaks of the generative power of her dream. Thank you. Secondly, was after the interview when the two of you were dancing-the joy and laughter–this coupled with the interview as an embodiment of empowerment and joy, witnessing the dance together. The depth of her journey, struggles, triumphs, the magic along the way is of deep gravity that touched my soul bringing tears, as well as to many others I imagine. When it finished almost couldn’t move from the beauty – then this singing and playing wrapping it all up reminds me of a saying from the kalagari peoples , ‘from weeping to poetry to song’. Thank you so very much for this song of the earth, of hearts dancing dreams alive with exquisite tenderness, of life, of compassion and love. of DREAMing xoxo

    • ps yes, got the book too and sent the interview to everyone I know xoxoxo

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s so cool, Heather! It was like your younger self planted the seed for the later work you would do with whales. The universe has a way of making things come full circle. 🙂

  252. oh, i was so touched by what dr. tererai’s journey in life… teary eyed… as she was talking… i felt small compared to my dreams and hers. but also inspired!!! thanks marie!!!

  253. Hi Marie,
    Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring conversation with Tereira Trent. She is a beautiful soul. I started a charity to elevate the lives of women about three years ago. It’s taking some time to really get it off the ground. I needed this conversation. It has renewed my zeal and commitment to keep going.
    Keep up the good work!
    Thank you, thank you, ??
    Love & blessings,

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Love it, Mimi! We’re so glad you’re feeling inspired with your charitable organization. You’re doing important work. <3

  254. Amy

    Constant goosebumps!

  255. BonnieC

    Dear Dr. Tererai & Marie, Thanks so much for all the inspirational sharing. I couldn’t stop my tears but that is happy tears because I see hope. I see my hope and our dream is achievable. You mentioned the universe has a way to honor our dreams if only we believe and we come determined and work hard towards our own goals. I truly believe my desire is not strong enough, I didn’t work hard enough…. because I scared of failure. I did fail a couple of times and I only focused on my failure result but not the process. When you said you had sent your brown envelope to Cambridge and returned with “U” & “F”, if I were you I knew I would give it up. But I see your persistence and I learned from you how to keep it up – To written down with intention, then visualize the future that I desire. I want to be an entrepreneur but I don’t know what I want to be. But now I know what is my dream, my hunger deep inside of me. Thanks Dr. Tererai & Maire again. / Loves from a Hong Kong girl who relocated to Thailand

    P.S. “text MarieTV to 444999 ” sorry to ask how to make a text to receive info. as I am not living in US.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Thank you so much for your kind words about Dr. Trent’s work! We’d love for you to get her freebie and we’ve heard from a couple of folks outside the US that texting isn’t an option. If you’ll reach out to Tererai’s team they’ll be glad to help you out!

      • BonnieC – I think we can all relate! TY for sharing…and be sure to check out the THRIVE activity that is contained in the 12 page workbook. I think you’ll find it helpful in creating a new narrative…and a new “tape” that plays in your head. Can’t wait to see what you accomplish in this world.
        With gratitude!
        Academic & Development VP at The Awakened Woman

  256. The sheer power of innocence at work to hear Dr. Tererai sharing her journey is deeply moving. It is a powerful reminder that you can start with what seems like nothing and build it brick by brick inside your heart first- seeing your reality material before your eyes. The way YOU wish it to be, not what your culture or society tells you is possible.
    Thank you sincerely for the inspiration.

  257. yvan charest

    Wow! You made me drop some tears at the end. I have been asking for so long about my life and the struggles with myself to get an answer. I have been answering watching this interview of you Marie and Tererai. Both of you are a gift. I cannot complain anymore. My past will not define who I am anymore. The others peoples will not define what I have to think to get my goals achives . Nothing can old me back now, I can move on toward my dreams, my life. Because it is all inside of me. It is my gift.

  258. Love and Hope. Thank you both from the top to bottom of my business organic farmer forester gardener heart struggling to clarify dreams and keep focus on the tasks at hand. Wow?Changing the baton and passing on better practices and possibilities. Soul Inspired by this interview so very very much???‍????.

  259. Barchi

    I too have no words … this episode touched my heart deeply … thank you so much!

  260. Tears, tears… many tears! This was an incredibly powerful interview, Marie and Tererai. Wow. I am so very touched by the layers and layers of women’s wisdom that’s just unfolded for me to witness – but that has been unfolding for so many generations, and that Tererai had the heart (along with her mother and grandmother) to BELIEVE and stay steadfast on the path of CREATING a life she imagined.
    I think that pioneers and pilgrims like yourselves (Marie and Tererai) that forge ahead for BIG dreams….and move through the tunnels, despite the darkness….make it possible for SO MANY OTHERS to move through those areas so much more easily. You are, literally, moving mountains and it MOVES ME to tears of gratitude to behold the ripple effect. BIG LOVE to you both <3

  261. Tererai is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! Her determination, persistence and spirit are something beyond most people’s comprehension! I am delighted and moved to hear this story!!! Several things spoke to me…1. To define my life…not sure I have ever really done that. How do I do that? 2. She spoke of the daily rituals that ground us… these make a huge difference! Must define those for myself as well. 3. To ask ourselves… What breaks our heart. Well, Automatically for me I know that one is when people are not living according to their potential… their best life…that breaks my heart. Thank you for sharing this with us Marie! Such a beautiful and amazing woman!!!

  262. This is so beautiful and moving, thank you both so much! The question what breaks your heart was the reminder I needed, deepening the realization that supporting girls education is the key to our global well-being and empowerment. It breaks my heart to see human potential wasted when young women do not have the opportunities to allow their wisdom, the medicine of the world, to blossom. I’ve gotten through everything in my life by learning through it and everyone deserves the opportunity to grow. I’m eager to get on with my life’s work so I can do my part. It was so inspiring to see these girls will be supported in pursuing their studies. Blessings to all!

  263. The indigenous wisdom is something I crave.
    Coming from a place where elders are respected and desired to be around and their words are sought after.
    No surprise this episode moved me to tears..
    Thank you, Marie!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      There’s nothing quite like beautiful indigenous wisdom. We’re so glad you enjoyed what Tererai shared! <3

  264. Hasmukh S Modi

    So simple, so deep and so simple you’re plus is your guidance.

  265. Gladys

    Thank you for bringing such of wonderful speaker, Dr. Tererai is an amazing woman with such high determination, courage and endurance to sussed under such of hard road in her life. In one word admirable. What i learn from her today is that i need to right my dreams in paper, pin it in a visible place that remainder every day to keep working hard to achieve my dream or dreams.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yes! There’s power in writing things down, so we’re glad you’re committing to do that, Gladys. 🙂

  266. This was one of the most inspiring interviews I’ve ever watched in my life! Her story brought me to tears! It’s so amazing, motivating to see a woman succeed with all the odds. Her tenacity, power of vision, courage and determination have definetely inspired me to keep moving towards my dreams. Her words are full of wisdom! So much empowerment in this episode. Thank you so much for sharing this with the world.

  267. Guri

    Made me cry! Thank you for introducing me to this incredible woman!!

  268. Michelle

    One of the most inspiring interviews and stories I have watched. Truly shows me that regardless your circumstance or your obstacles in life, you can achieve anything. The part that struck me the most was when Tererai met the same woman so many years later that originally inspired her to even have a dream to follow and go after in the first place. So amazing how the universe pulls us in the right direction if we listen and work hard to achieve our goals! Makes me want to further my education so I can be a larger force in the world. And that’s what I am doing over at B-school! Thank you for this interview and for your donation to those 7 beautiful girls’ first year of college! Brought me to tears!

  269. Regina Mize

    I rarely comment on these videos, but Dr Trent’s story really resonated with me. While I was fortunate to be born to a middle class family where most of my needs were always met, I too experienced teenage pregnancy, an abusive marriage, and having to rely on public assistance to feed my child. Despite all of that, I never gave up the dream of getting an undergraduate and graduate education. There were so many stumbling blocks along the way, but in 2010 at the age of 41, I finally completed my undergraduate degree in history, and I just completed my master’s degree in archival studies and digital curation this past December at age 49 becoming the first person in my family to do so.

    I’m currently seeking employment but haven’t had any luck as of yet, but I feel so empowered knowing that I now have options available to me that would not have been otherwise. Dr. Trent’s story also has me rethinking about which direction to follow and I am now asking myself how I can use my education for not only the empowerment of myself and my own family, but that of my larger community as a whole. That one will definitely require some soul-searching, but I just wanted to thank Dr. Trent for being a beacon of inspiration and to Marie for sharing her story with all of us.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Congrats, Regina!! We’re super proud of you for getting your degrees and overcoming the hardships you faced. We’ve got our fingers crossed you’ll find the perfect job for you soon.

  270. Joe

    Thanks Marie and team for bringing this wonderful person into our lives and thanks Dr. Trent (Tererai) for being such a bright light in our world. Off to chasing my dreams. What an awesome way to start my day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  271. What an inspiration! I loved loved her description of daily rituals to ground us. I needed to hear that. As entrepreneurs we have so much on our plates everyday and often to just organize and prioritize what to do each and everyday can be daunting! I also love the spirit of the inherent wisdom that we poses! Trusting in that wisdom can be enough to propell us everyday. I came up with my own mantra a few years ago but now I was remained that I need to use it everyday! Thank you for your beautiful interview Marie! I love that you were such a graceful listener and held space for that beautiful soul that Dr. Tererai is.

  272. What a remarkable woman. Perfect timing to be inspired by Tererai (a name that seems to be grounded in the earth) on this New Moon. We can learn a great deal from all the adversity she’s faced. And THANK YOU Marie for supporting her mission in such a BIG way. xx

  273. Adeline

    Omg, this was one of the most profound shows yet.. and you’ve had many. I am so inspired by Dr Trent. I love the story about the women that came to her village to talk with the women about their dreams, particularly, the one who woman who saw that light shining within her and pushed her to burst out her dreams verbally which started the domino effect to the reality of her dreams and life. Sometimes there are so many dreams within us, however, often times we need that little push to help us to see beyond what is right in front of us. This was amazing Marie. I am truly inspired and blessed by this episode. Rest assure I will be buying this booked. Thank you?

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      It really is amazing what a difference can be made just by asking people what their dreams are and inspiring them to consider what those dreams might be. 🙂

  274. Dr Trent’s story was a very emotional video. I have been pursuing my dreams for over 40 years – inching my way. Now connected with you Marie, in living your dreams as well as Dr. Trent. My mother’s dreams of moving my sister and I out of small-town poverty and dreams of better things led me to eventually make a 6-figure income as a pharmacist with a MS degree in clinical pharmacy and administration. But my deep innate dreams had never come forth until I was married. Time management done in a new way, based on love, that resulted in shifts in cultures, peace and rest with healing and restoration. It is the next generation of time management for the world. Recently, I am finding myself back into needs and poverty again, due to two surgeries and infections, into big dreams that look impossible to do in my lifetime. The social media business, I am convinced, is the path to begin to make that happen. I am 70. Interesting.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      We’re sending so much love and healing wishes your way, Kay! We hope things get better soon and that your healing journey is a smooth one.

  275. Marie, this has got to be the best interview! I have been trying to work with someone in Zambia to raise money and children’s books to send his way. I hope your B school teaches communication skills.
    So I can make a difference in the lives of Zambia children and end child marriage in Africa. It’s an epidemic.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      It sure does! Stay tuned for the third module. It’s so exciting you’re raising money and sending books to kids in Zambia! We appreciate you and the important, necessary work you’re doing in the world.

  276. Jasmine

    I have no words, so beauitful are these spellbinding women. So many takeaways , what breaks my heart is how much I have as a women growing up in a western country & how much I take for granted!!!! Whenever that poor me or I can’t have or suceed at my dreams talk come’s up I’m slapping my self hard & watching this Ep of Marie TV on repeat! The action I have taken to ‘get over’ myself is join B-School 2019!

    Thank you so much for passing down your wisdom to us. Best part was the community strengthen sense.
    One question: how can non-USA residents receive Tererai’s inspiring free video guide?

    • Tererai

      Please try-
      Text to 444999 and receive Tererai’s inspiring FREE video guide includes a 12-page downloadable worksheet with practical tools and teachings to help you unlock your dreams.

      • I texted by sms but it does not deliver 🙁

        • Mandy - Team Forleo

          Hi Lisa! We’ve heard from a couple of folks outside the US that they had trouble texting, so if you’ll reach out to Tererai’s team they can make sure you’re all set. 🙂

  278. Elisa

    I don’t know about you, but I cried the whole episode!
    God bless all of us, women that are changing the world for the better!

    • maria york

      me too! had to go get extra supplies of tissues … 🙂

  279. Thank you a lot for this interview! It brought me to tears and reconected me even deeper with my dreams, passion and my life purpous. Thank you, thank you, thynk you! I am inspired to take new action steps. To make everything that I do more simple, clearer and exact. Grounded, useful. With love Stepanka

  280. Susan N

    This interview with Dr Terrari is going to change lives. It is so inspiring to see how determination, hope, humility and passion can help you achieve your dreams and help others too. This interview moved me.
    Marie, thank you so much for sharing this interview and all the videos you do. You ignite that spark in all of us!

  281. Nathalie

    Three times in a row I listened, three times in a row I cried from start to finish. What a beautiful interview, what a beautiful insight, what a heart shattering story.
    I am in pure fascination and inspiration, so much that I am struggling for words. Thank you for sharing this story with us it has changed my life permanently.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      You’re so welcome, Nathalie. We’re happy to be able to share Tererai’s wisdom with you and even happier that it spoke to you so deeply.

  282. Michelle

    So much beauty and wisdom in this episode. Soaking it all in. Thank you both so much.

  283. This is the Universe speaking to me and telling me exactly what I need to hear the most. It’s impossible to describe how powerfully moving this is.

  284. sonia mailet

    So very inspiring. Thank you so much.

  285. Thank you, Marie and Tererai, for an incredible, and inspiring interview. Having been born and raised in Northern Rhodesia and South Africa, and been on a journey from a very natural way of life and being raised by my white family and the Zulu Chief and his wives and extended family with whom we shared the land. Then having learned the western cultural ways became a Marine Engineer, a Teacher, an Entrepreneur Screen printer, a Captain and having lived in America for 15 years. While, all my life questioning everything in search of the truth and Natural-Wisdom of nature, life, and the universe. And realizing that our western way of life is rushing us towards the cliff of extinction; while plundering Africa and many countries around the world into poverty, and ecological collapse. It has become obvious to me that the ancient wisdom of nature; which is passed on by indigenous cultures is where the essential wisdom is that is essential to help save our world. What do you think about this Tererai. Do you still believe that the Doctorate is what defines you or was it the ancient indigenous wisdom which we need to pass on to our children that is more important for the survival of humanity? Making money in a capitalistic system happens at great expense to life, people, and nature. I have written a book in collaboration with my daughter titled: The Feminine Revolution which is available on Amazon; which highlights the importance of making natural wisdom the foundation of any education system; to ensure that humanity and nature not only survives but thrives. Tererai, your opinion would be greatly appreciated on this topic; thank you once again. Go well!

    • You are so right Denise, it’s not the PHD or the money, it’s about how our personal goals in this life and how our education is connected to the greater good. It’s about our UBUNTU and coming home to ourselves and appreciating the wisdom passed down from our ancestors. My book, The Awakened Woman spells it more clearly. Thank you for watching MARIETV and my interview. I appreciate very much—warmly, Tererai

  286. I am inspired to revisit my career and business goals and find a way to have social impact with the work that I do as a leadership coach and diversity professional. When Tererai said to look at that which breaks your heart, that is what to focus on, I finally got it. Also, I’ve been exploring my daily rituals recently and somewhat struggling to find time for them as a mother but, Tererai reminded us of their importance and that “coming home” to yourself. Lastly, this is all divine and perfect timing while I am taking B – School again, as an alumni.
    Lovely interview, Marie. Thank you for this one.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Dina! We’re so glad you’re committed to coming home to yourself and practicing the things that matter to you. And we’re honored you’re joining us for B-School again this year. 🙂

  287. The words that most resonated with me, were to write down the goals, visualize the goals, and nurture ritual as a grounding. I have avoided my dream of being an illustrator, painter, and art teacher for so many years because of doubt. I love sharing art with children and helping them understand the power of their hands, eyes, and hearts to create art as a stepping stone to creating anything they can visualize. I love being lost in the tough messy work of creation with all its ups and downs and blind alleys. If this woman can persist for so long, then I too have that power. Thank you sweet friends.

  288. OMG! what an amazing episode, what an inspiring talk, thank you for being there. and Marie and team Forleo thank you guys for this amazing work.
    Dr. Tererai Trent, pleasure to meet you.
    Can’t stop my tears and I am hugging you.

  289. I am completely choked up and moved. For so long I have been involved with helping my community, giving and giving. My husband always says I am wasting my time. That time is money, that time is precious. But the best time is one dedicated to others I think. Yes my podcast is beginning, yes I am so slow to get through books, yes I am a procrastinator, and yes, I still have lots to learn to be financially successful. But this gives me hope that I just did not just waste 17 years of my life.

  290. Alicia Jaime

    Thanks for this interview, it has been so inspiring! I have no words, it woke up my heart.

  291. Colleen Seiler

    My greatest challenge over many years in relation to living an authentic life, a life of dreams is to navigate and figure out amongst the “story” we have created around ourselves what the “true” dream is. Lovely Dr. Tererai Trent commented on a dream that “breaks your heart” A dream that has a bigger goal to impact your community, the world, and humanity at large. In saying that, it has always been a challenge for me to balance self love (personal dreams, self care, believing in myself to live the “impossible” and what makes me happy individually) versus responsibility to others (my child, a career working with children at risk, my elderly father and a universal responsibility to create a better world) I have usually chosen the latter, which I believe most women do…because we are love and it is in our nature to care for others before ourselves but in choosing the latter, I have often suffered illness and incredible burnout which has confused me of what my dream really is. It is lost and buried but not in the “good” way in which Dr. Tererai speaks of where it is being cultivated in the ground. I cannot decipher my dreams to put any true intention into it…and so I flounder and continue a cycle of indecision that is never any help through the hard times. I truly do not know what my most “heartfelt” dream is and this has been the greatest challenge in my life for over 20 years. It is not lack of belief, hard work, or the incredible heart to do something good, it is for the simple fact that I have no idea how to decipher my “true” dream and so the laser beam of intention is never activated. Please help. I know what I want my life to “look” like, but I have no idea how to get there. Thank you.

  292. What a captivating story by Dr. Tererai and amazing story on how to achieve the impossible dream. My true dream seems to continually change. 🙂 Fantastic interview and story and thank you for sharing it.

  293. Thanks for the amazing interview. That inpired me so much!
    I think the text to the 444999 doesn’t work outside the US, right? Tryed to text from my Brazilian number and I couldn’t.
    Thank you!!!

  294. David Mwangi

    Hi Marie,
    First I must apologize that I have been learning a lot from the videos you post without thanking you.
    The message and learning in this video are however so profound that I felt compelled to acknowledge receipt of the video and thank you for it. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
    I have never before felt so happy and privileged that I am in your circulation list.
    Keep up the good work of sharing such inspiring messages.

  295. I was much inspired by this episode and would like to see the video and workbook. Unfortunately the text number doesn’t work in the UK.

  296. OMG! I was so moved by this episode! There were so many rich nuggets, but the one that really struck me was “what breaks your heart?” This really speaks to the bigger goals, the bigger “why” that’s beyond our immediate dreams and needs. I’m excited to get Tererai’s book and share it far and wide with the women I know. And thank you, Team Forleo, for you genousity! I’m so honored to be part of this community of change makers with heart! Bless you all!

  297. Alexis Hanley

    Por Dios! I was literally bawling after watching Dr. Trent share from so deep within her heart & soul, and then having Marie offer to pay for all of those girls’ first year of college! What an incredible, sacred gift & example of what is possible when we create heart-centered businesses, and use our abundance to expand goodness in the world! Thank you Marie, Thank you Tererai, I LOVE watching women call each other Queens SO MUCH!! My goddess I am STILL in tears after all this! So I am roaring back over to Bschool now! LOVE to all the women of the WORLD! ALL the feelings!

  298. I am passing this link on to all the young girls in my family born and tribe chosen who are readying themselves to be shoulder-standers.
    This is a beacon of inspiration.
    Thank you Marie!
    Thank you Tererai!

  299. I am totally crying, I was so moved. Thank You… Thank You…Thank You for ALL and EVERYTHING! This was one of the best and most moving series on Marie’s show.
    Tererai is such a beautiful and inspirational lady, and such a great story-teller, I could listen to her all day. I love how she carries on her people’s traditional practices of “burying your dreams and desires” into the ground, like planting them like seeds into the ground, and watch them come forth and blossom like beautiful flowers in their own right season.
    Thank You Marie and Tererai !

  300. Did I know I was going to cry? Maybe. Was I surprised when I cried while watching this interview? Nope.

    The one thing that stuck out the most and forced me to exhale was the call-to-action on how to tap into that hunger from Dr. Tererai Trent of asking yourself “What breaks my heart?” That was the light bulb for me to continue on and follow my business goals and dreams because what breaks my heart are the people who have (metaphorically) lost their voice and constantly worry about people pleasing others.

    Thank you to Marie and Dr. Trent for coming together and letting us listen.

  301. Sandra de Foucault

    amazing interview! Thank you both! I have tears in my eyes. Just beautiful

  302. Lula

    This interview has reminded me that the work that I do as a coach and a teacher really is meaningful. That through my work, even though it is growing slowly, I am reshaping the world that I live it. I don’t need to achieve everything right now. I can focus my attention on my great hunger and build something incredible over the years. Such a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing!

  303. Tanya Winemiller

    What a beautiful and inspiring woman! I needed you and this fantastic person in my life so very much. Thank you for the kick in the butt that I’ve needed for many years. I have plans to finish my graduate program in Psychology and continue to PhD that I have made so many excuses to not complete. My excuses are MINISCULE compared to what Dr. Tererai faced in her life. I can think of no reason to keep what I can offer from the community any longer. I can be a massive force to help others. And I have no right to make one more single, lame justification for not giving myself more.

    I love you both for all you do.

    Thank you.

    • maria york

      you can do it Tanya! 🙂 cheering on you!

  304. I was in awe hearing Tererai Trent story! My dreams and aspirations were small now hearing her story and her accomplishments my dreams and aspirations are far greater than I imagined them! I know I have what it takes to make those dreams come true! The POWER is within me! I’m reading the book The Awakened Woman!!

  305. Wow!! What an exquisitely beautiful soul … I am speechless :))
    Thank you <3

  306. It was great just to sit and listen to someone say something truly important. To hear someone talk about their patience, resilience and determination to do something that matters. I am humbled and encouraged. Thank you Dr Trent and Marie.

  307. Erika

    WHOA, happy dance over here! ??
    I think ANYONE can resonate with this episode, especially me.
    I like Tererai, had a dream of getting a Master’s degree.
    When I made that choice, I was in my mid-twenties and I figured it was too late. I was also never the best at “doing” school (seriously, I barely graduated High School…) and I thought how would that be different now? I would also be the first of my siblings to pursue a college degree and overall, a big part of me thought I wouldn’t be able to accomplish this goal- WRONG.
    I jumped right into that vision, got out of a small, drug corrupted town and never looked back.
    I diligently worked hard everyday and I watched my life transform into the life I was meant to live, the life of MY dreams.
    I also worked and saved my money so I could travel the world whenever I got the chance (mainly during school breaks) and before applying for my Masters, I took a year off to continue to pursue my passion for traveling.
    The next goal was to move out to the west coast (Washington State) and I sure made that happen too.
    I got accepted into a Masters program at the University of Washington and finished almost two years ago.
    After enduring a pretty drastic negative life event not even two months after graduating (talk about going from feeling like you’re on top of the world to feeling more lost than ever), I made a promise to dedicate more energy to personal growth, development, and healing.
    Fast forward to today, I trusted my intuition and invested in B-School because I have no doubt that making money & changing the world for the better is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing- My papa always told me, “I know you want to change and help the world, but first you have to start with yourself,” and that has always stuck with me.
    You really can manifest anything you want, it just takes believing in yourself, patience, time and perseverance.
    Thank you Marie, Tererai, and Team Forleo for putting out such magical and life transforming content into the world- Here’s to dreams really coming true! ?

    • You got this…You go Girl!!! Let the Force be with you! 🙂

      • Erika

        YEAHHHH girl, thank you so much! Love it, may that force be with you too! ?

  308. Caorline

    How can we receive the free video and downloadable guide if we are out of the US please?

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Hi Caroline! I replied to your email just a little bit ago, so keep an eye out for that!

  309. Evelyne

    Hello Marie!
    I have just watched the episode with Dr Trent and I feel so inspired by her story!
    You see, I have a dream of my own. My dream is to make my suffering count. The physical, sexual and emotional abuse in childhood, the suicide attempts, the abandonment by those who should have loved and protected me. I survived it all and I am here. My dream is to use my voice to inspire and to help others heal. To let them know that there is hope. I truly believe that because I was given a huge test, I now have an equally big testimony. The problem is that I feel stuck. Like I am locked inside myself and cannot find the way to actualize my dream. I am going to buy Dr Trent’s book and hopefully find my way. Thank you for all that you do Marie. You give me hope. I love you.
    Evelyne (London UK.)

  310. hooooh boy! This one had my crying so many tears. Good tears! This was SO empowering. I am shook to my core. My soul is living for this interview right now. Thank you for this, both of you. My dreams just got 10x bigger.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Go after them, Naomi. You’ve got this. xo

  311. maria york

    Wow!! This episode made this cold, snowy Wednesday night here in Norway light up!! I do not know exactly how or why, but you both made me feel hopeful, inspired and full of awe for your amazing bravery and spirits. Thanks!! 🙂

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      What a beautiful visual of a lit up Norway all the way from New York, Maria. We love sharing this space with you in the world. Thank you for being here.

  312. AMAZING ~ I love her energy and her message. Her term ‘it is ACHIEVABLE’ is painted on my office wall. Thank you. The emotion and true connection was powerful to observe.

  313. A mentor of mine used to say, “Our communities make us beautiful”. I really took that away from listening to Dr. Trent, and am reminded that I need to connect my personal dreams with the greater hunger to unlock the solutions that I know live inside me. I found her prompt around asking “What breaks your heart” so powerful. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on learning about my own family’s history and ancestral legacy, and it’s helped connect me to this feeling of standing on the shoulders of giants. It also helps illuminate stuck dynamics or traumas that are crying out to be shifted altered for future generations. What an amazing episode, thank you!

  314. Tammy

    Oh my gosh, the patience, the tenacity, the perseverance she has is so inspirational! I had tears streaming down my face! I feel that so many women often bury their dreams, too, but not for the reasons she did. I believe most of us bury them because everyone elses ‘needs’ come first, and by the time we think of putting a dream into action, we’re exhausted! I’m so inspired now to bring my dreams to the forefront and begin the journey! Thank you so much!

  315. Lorrin

    CRYING with gratitude at your amazing gift to the 6 women!! <3 <3 <3

    • Lorrin

      the SEVEN women!

  316. Tererai! Wow! What an inspiration. This helps put my ‘issues’ around not bringing my dreams to fruition in check. I have many less hurdles to my dreams, so no excuses! I love her wisdom and all the nuggets that you plucked out and captured on the sides. Are those available anywhere? So much good stuff here! Meditating on the vision and feeling it happening are my biggest takeaways, and most importantly, to tie my dreams and visions to impacting humanity in a meaningful way – it’s not all about ME! Thank you so much, Marie! This one really hit home 🙂 And, thank you for sponsoring the 7 young women ~ I can’t wait to have the ability to give back and make a huge difference in other people’s lives. THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION AND SHOWING THE WAY!

  317. wow!!! what a woman she is — but both of you are incredible– and a great reminder of how important it is to keep giving!! thank you for the work you do – you are so important and your work has a massive impact.

  318. Wow, as many have said what an amazing interview and such generosity of spirit both from Dr. Trent and from Marie and her team. I have a dream to ensure support and care for all refugees and migrants escaping violence and war. I am part of a small team that runs the CoachActivism program; a pro-bono coaching initiative in response to the global refugee crisis where professional coaches from 10 countries are offering their services to support volunteers who work with refugees. The coaches offer their services pro-bono to help volunteers who work with refugees to better address their on-the-ground challenges, deal with overwhelm, increase their resilience, and more effectively organize and coordinate every day tasks. It is a small thing, however we hope to grow and provide this service to the ever growing number of people supporting individuals fleeing their Countries for whatever reason. There is a story behind my passion for this project, but that is for another day! Thank you for bringing this interview to us – such a powerful story and what a legacy….

  319. Thank you for providing us with such insightful wisdom in the beautifully bound package of this story.
    The daily rituals practice resonated with me. I have recently started doing a simple yoga practice each morning, and I can’t believe how I look forward to it and how it sets me up for the day.
    “When we become grounded no fear, no doubt, no “I could have done that, I could have…” disappear because we know we have what it takes to achieve our goals in life.”
    Daily rituals ground us.
    Okay, I lied. Every single message resonated with me. I just read over my notes and I just wanted to write all of it down here.
    My heart, my mind, and my soul are full. I know the solution is within me.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  320. Pam L

    “I received my brown envelope from Cambridge – U for ungraded & F for failed. Six months later, another brown envelope – U for ungraded & F for failed. Six more months later, another brown envelope – U for ungraded & F for failed”.
    What obstacle is in MY way that I cannot overcome? Isn’t everything Figureoutable? Do it for the good of humanity and there is no way you cannot achieve your purpose! Thank you Marie for all that you do and for always bringing us relevant content to help change the lives of humanity. XXX

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Everything IS figureoutable, Pam, and Dr. Trent is surely an example of that truth. Thank you for being here and sharing your beautiful words with us.

  321. Linda Darbyshire

    How to find my greatest hunger?
    Ask myself ‘What breaks my heart?’
    What a beautiful interview – thank you Marie and team and Dr Trent.

  322. My goodness me, where to begin. I am in floods of moving tears at the beauty of this discussion. I wrote SO much down, and feel so uplifted by the work that you are both doing in the world.
    What particularly struck was the handing of the baton – something I have considered, too in my attempts to shift the patterns which have flowed along my family so that the next generation can live without the addictions and limited beliefs. Told so eloquently and beautifully by Tererai.
    Thank you both. x

  323. Tanya

    All I can say is mind blown. I had big dreams when I was younger, but these dreams seem to fade away as I got older and life happened. I have felt stuck and really unsure of what my big dreams really were these days, and I have lost confidence in my capability of even achieving any goal or dream in my life. This message was so powerfully, and I had to think what truly makes my heart break that motivates me to create my own ripple in this world. This interview helped me rediscover my passion. Thank you so much.

  324. Judi Burnett

    As I listened to the interview I asked myself what is my dream?
    I am a 74 year old woman, an artist. I’ve had the pleasure to see my five children grow up, marry and have their children. They all are well and happy with the choices they have made. As an artist I have felt the joy of learning and enjoying creating art with various techniques and mediums. I’ve had recognition from peers and my community. I have been blessed with excellent health and the joy of a spiritual practice according to my own choosing. I am currently teaching Spanish to my neighbors in my senior complex. I asked to volunteer for this opportunity and management is backing me up on it. It is fun for all of us. Hey I know what. My dream is to expand my Spanish class and make art and sell it well. Is that too much to ask at 74?

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Judi, your words are such a gift to read. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. It’s never too much to ask if it’s the dream that’s on your heart. Go for it and know that we’re here cheering you on because we believe you CAN do it. xo

  325. Kathleen Helen Herriott

    A part that resonated with me most was when Tererai had déjà vu and got the job where she met the woman who asked her many years before, “What is your dream?” There is a divine power in the universe that puts us in the right place and at the the right time when we have whispered our heart’s desire to be there and prepare as if it is possible. The other part that I can relate to is her tenacity, that never give up work ethic. It took me 17 years to finish college at the level I could. And now, I may have an opportunity to apply all I have learned with my education and experience at what I consider a chance of a life time dream job in Agriculture and Natural Resources. So lastly, I have a great appreciation for Tererai’s major.

  326. Darn it Marie. I had literally just put my non-waterproof mascara on when you announced your generous gift to your guest, Tererai. ?

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      We hope it worked, Julie. There were tears over here too. xo

  327. I am speechless. To me this was the best interview so far (and I love all of them) – and definitely the most moving. I was crying almost throughout the whole conversation. I am a painter (and former B-Schooler), specializing in art that inspires people to go for their dreams and live their truth. The biggest insight I took away from this interview: my own dream to set my business into an even larger context – using my business in order to get HUGE on the empowerment of women who are less fortunate than us. I’ve already helped many women through my artwork and especially my Mantra Prints to change their life to the better – now it is time for me to get out and help those who are not able to afford my art. Make a change where it is needed most. THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH for sharing this, Marie and Tererai – your work is just incredible and the exponential repercussions of what you do are even more incredible. With so much LOVE, LIGHT and GRATITUDE to you from Vienna, Katharina

  328. So moving and so inspiring. What struck me is the time it took for Dr Trent to achieve her dreams. It reminds me of the meme we see “never give up on a dream because it will take a long time to achieve. The time will pass anyway”. What better way to spend our time than in pursuing our passions?

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Amazing perspective isn’t it, Helen? What a gift for all of us that were able to watch this conversation and witness Dr. Trent’s magic. Thank you for sharing your words and time with us.

  329. This is the most amazing story I have ever heard. Transformatory! Since I’ve heard it this morning I can’t stop thinking about the power of women and my power as a a mother of 2 daughters, my obligation to the pass on this empowerment to them. I can’t wait to read the book. My dream after watching: I’d love to translate dr. Trent’s books to my language and share them with women in my country. Thank you both, dr. Trent and Marie. With Love and Admiration, K

  330. Ula

    I’m in tears, can’t stop crying. I’m so moved, deeply touched and inspired! THANK YOU!!! I just love so, so, so very much this interview and these two AMAZING WOMEN and all the Forleo Team. YOU ARE THE BEST!!! xxx

  331. Benson Modie

    My goodness……..! What an inspiration…..! Thank you so much Marie for bringing Tererai to your show……it’s such a great episode this one.

  332. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us. I literally had to pull over my car & shed tears when you told Tererai that You & your team will pay for the girl’s first year tuition. I was so incredibly touched by this interview. So much gold in there in terms of inspiration. Tererai is an angel just like you Marie.♡♡♡ Thank you!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Thank you for being here and sharing your words with us, Eszter. We’re so glad that you loved it.

  333. Denitza Minev

    OMG…Amazing to watch both of you!!!
    What struck me the most is realizing how weak and comfortable we get in our comfort zone. Tererai found a way to feed her children with left over fruit and vegetables, and kept moving forward. It takes willingness to become uncomfortable in order to move forward towards our goals, but so often we simply prefer staying comfortable.
    How powerful is the realization!!!
    Thank you both!!!

  334. Wow, this touched my heart and my soul.

  335. Annika

    This video leaves me feeling humble. Her story is simply inspiring and so powerful! It leaves me asking, what have I done so far with all the gifts that I have in life, without even having to fight for it?
    This woman has overcome all her obstacles to rewrite her own story. Is my life to easy to give me enough drive to make real use of my gifts and be a servant to the world?
    I have just started B-School and I wish and hope that with this effort things will become more clear to me and give me at least just a tiny little bit of the enormous strengh that I see in Tererai.
    Thanks for inviting her to tell her story!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Well, Annika, you are doing great things right now with your gifts and there’s even more to come. You said yes to your dreams and B-School and that takes courage. Keep showing up and doing the work and you’ll bring magic to life too.

      • Annika

        Thank you so much, Heather. I will!

  336. The most moving and inspiring interview I have ever seen. What moved me to tears was the tenacity and years of undefeated trying untill Dr Trent succeeded in getting her education. Who would have lasted 2 years let alone 8 years of dissapointment to then study in a different country and culture altogether, while working and taking care of the family. What seems impossible Dr. Trent has proved otherwise, if you are willing to never give up! It was overwhelming to watch Marie offer the girls a scholarship each. What an example of love, generousity and sisterhood !

  337. Christine

    “Your dreams in life will have greater meaning when they are tied to the betterment of your community” – Tinogona – IT IS ACHEIVEBALE – no more words needed here.
    I would love the free lessons, but when you’re not American, can you get access without texting?

    • Zach

      Hi! The link for non US viewers seems to not be working anymore. Do you know how we can get te free lessons?
      Thanks so much for this episode, my favorite ever!

      • Caroline - Team Forleo

        Hi Zach! I’m seeing a 404 page for Tererai’s website too, so we’ll reach out to their team to see if the lessons are still available and follow up when we hear back!

  338. Ginny

    This interview was inspiring…really a call to action to remember my dreams and where am I today…I know from a career rise it has happened, recognition from my company – multiple awards…BUT there is the desire to empower women that has me involved in a women’s network that supports each other’s businesses through financing and education here in Canada. I am originally from the Philippines and I have a dream to help the women in poverty there – this interview is the catapult for the beginning of my journey to find out what network or organization there I can support in the Philippines.

  339. The inter-mothering, its power and potency, that was happening in this episode and that will continue on from here to so many others, is what touches my heart, especially. Thank you. Bless you, Marie and Tererai, and all who made this gifting possible.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      It’s pretty magical isn’t it, Rebecca? Thanks so much for watching and for being here with us. xo

      • ((((( <3 )))))

        (Yes! Magical. Thanks for the witness, Heather.)

  340. Such a great interview. My great hunger is to create a thriving film industry based on parity, diversity, inclusion, and fair wages, instead of the sexism, secret abuses, body shaming, and unpaid work that the current industry still thrives on.

    Which is why I have created my Patreon so that others who want to see more diverse representation on screen – and want to see more women hired as leaders in the film industry – can help support my work, which will help me make this a reality.

  341. OH. MY. GOODNESS. My fiance and I just watched this together and it has us both in tears. So inspiring, so raw and so empowering. Him and I have some big dreams together and this confirmed what our hearts have been calling us to. We all deserve the life we dream of. Thank you Marie, thank you Team Forleo and thank you Tererai for sharing this unbelievable message with all of us! You are changing lives every single day, with every single thing that you do and we are so grateful. I wrote in my journal a few months ago “When we all live our purpose, the world will be a better place”, and this reaffirms everything I know to be true. When we choose to live life from our hearts calling, we have the power to change the world. I. AM. SO. FIRED. UP. Let’s change the freaking world everybody!!!

  342. I could not stop crying at the end of the interview where Marie and team promised to pay tuition for the 7 girls. Thank you and God bless you for all the good you do.

  343. Donna

    I feel like I am in the presence of a Saint! The fifth dream moved me beyond measure. Use what you have to be of service for ALL THAT IS!

  344. I am an older woman, I often said that I did not have any dreams or deep desires, this lady ignited a little spark , I think that both of you are wonderful, warm, special, and thT 5eworld is a better,ace with women like you in it.

  345. A beautiful and wise woman. Nice interview and contribution Marie!
    Almost brought a tear to my eyes. Woman was made from Man according to the bible. Woman, Eve, to be a good companion for man, created the first sin. I cannot question what the Lord in his mighty wisdom and glory does.
    It is also sad to read in bible Woman to Man to Christ to Lord for married people. Though as married they should share each other equally.

  346. Jo

    What an inspiration! Gave me a good kick in the butt!
    These words resonated: “The universe has a way to honour our dreams if only we believe and we become determined and work hard towards our own goals.”
    Was well worth the listen – thank-you!

  347. Nice one. I feel renewed!

  348. Joan de Groot

    Dearest Marie and Tererai,
    This is the most amazing and moving interview EVER!
    I just sat here bawling all through the talk.
    I will most certainly get Tererai’s book, share her video and please let me know how I can support these girls and the work she does.
    I just love you Marie!

  349. Shaimaa

    May i ask the link of this video to translating it into Arabic language for free?!
    My why?!
    I want this message to spread to all over the world
    And especially for the women and girls in Saudi Arabia where i live now
    I want this as a gift send to all the women in women international day
    I waching it yesterday and I shared with my FB global sisterhood group
    I was in tears yesterday while i am watching this episode and I feel her energy and presence while she was with you Mary
    It feels like i am in the God presence
    She totally embracing and embody her unique version of God

  350. “You have the power within” That statement alone, along with the rest of that paragraph, speaks volumes to me. Ever since I was a little girl, Ive had a belief that I am meant for more. Having the childhood I had has inspired me to help others. My purpose and my passion is to impact lives of others. This video has given me the fuel, fire and hope to make my dreams to come true. Thank you!!!

  351. Damn Marie – I love your videos and articles and every bit of your work, but that announcement at the end…you made me cry!!

    This video is da bomb dot com, and Dr. Trent’s work is SO very important. I’m fired up to keep working on MY dreams, and I know I’m going to achieve it.

    I am SO proud to be among your tribe of supporters…thank you for all you do!

  352. Anushka

    Cant thank you enough for sharing her story. My dreams and so much similar to her. Even though I am in such a powerful position to achieve them, I always had doubts to pursue them. Its like somebody has shaken me up of my doubts.. More power to you Marie and your team.

  353. Neil Preece

    Dear Marie and Tererai,

    Thank you for such a powerful presentation. The core messages hit me in ways that I can truly identify with.

    It must be said, however, I probably couldn’t be further from Tererai on an identity level: I am a white male who grew up in middle class suburban South Africa. The necessities of life, education and culture where abundantly available to me (needless to say the overabundance of white privilege in apartheid South Africa was enormous). I had so much to be grateful for, but at whose expense?

    However, after many years travelling the world and enjoying myself in a (possibly) predictable manner. I now find myself living with my Brazilian wife in the simple rural community where she grew up in the North East of Brazil. I have swapped teaching maths for making art, but our real mission is to establish a foundation which will empower and inspire locals to pursue independent learning and fulfill their dreams.

    Every moment of your conversation offered powerful insights and inspirations, but if I could pick two they would be these:
    Our project has at it’s core the “Pay it Forward” principle and I think this is vital. The idea of creating ripples that eventually become unstoppable waves is what really drives social advancement. My house was built by a builder who had little chance to follow his dreams (he wanted to be an accordion player, but was herding cattle at twelve) – I have been working with his son, who is now studying engineering. What we believe is that he will shine a light and others will follow.

    However, what really struck home was the power of the question, “what are your dreams?”. This is something that I have frequently asked people here and it seems to me that their dreams have been buried deep. So deep that sometimes they have no idea what they are anymore and find my question perplexing. Or perhaps they won’t admit to them because they feel they are not allowed to.

    There is much work to be done, but this has been a truly inspiring and moving story, so O will do all in my power to honour it.

    Thank you so much and I will try to do the vision justice.

    Yours humbly,

  354. In such a profound way, am glad I came across such a determined daughter of Africa. She honestly reminds me of my grandmother. She has such a strong soul and candid aura; that seeks to bring change to society. That’s what I love about her story.

    She’s officially become an idol of mine. ??

  355. Leala

    Thank you Dr. Trent and Marie for sharing this inspirational message to believe in your dreams! I believe!

  356. Misti Billingsley

    Incredible! Growing up in poverty in rural Arkansas, I too was handed that dream-stealing baton. After almost 20 years, I threw it down and picked up a new baton and began to accomplish many “firsts” in my family. But now, I’m seeing those “firsts” were just helping me get my footing in life. Since this past birthday, I’ve felt such a stirring within to begin dreaming new dreams. Tererai’s fifth dream resonates so clearly with me. It’s time to give my community the baton that will give them the power to run a new race.

  357. Paloma

    Amazing interview. Everything in It is a takeaway, but daily rituals, no fears, sharing your dreams.. Really hit my heart. Tererai, you are fabulous and a Big inspiration for me from now on. Thank you Marie for your huge generosity in sharing .

  358. Listening to the way Tererai Trent is telling her story, makes me feel my dream again. Somehow I was lost in mind traffic. And the understanding that we stand on each others shoulders – generation after generation – gets me. I ´m a german woman with traumatized woman before me through 2 world wars and the Nazi regime. We live such a peaceful and liberated live now in this country, but our psyche and our souls bare wounds of several trauma inherited by those who came before us. I now this for myself and I yearn to help others opening up again to our hearts and love buried under fear of others, mistrusting our emotions and silencing our own voice. So I reconnect woman to their own singing voice and sing with them. That’s mine.

  359. Shanda

    Happy International Women’s Day! Thank you for re-sending this video. I needed to come back and watch the last ten minutes. I am so glad that you have introduced us to Tererai. I am very excited to get Tererai’s book for myself and my daughter. I loved the whole interview and particularly what Tererai shared about her mother’s message of moving towards your dreams with an intention of betterment for the community. At nineteen I was an unwed, under educated mother. I was eager to bust the stereotypes. I was eager to prove to those who thought I had ‘ruined’ my life in not giving my child up for adoption, that young single parents were not destined to be ‘welfare cases’.
    We did not always have a lot and my daughter was 25 before I finally got to take her to Disneyland, but she turns thirty this year and we have traveled many wonderful places together now. For my fiftieth birthday we are planning to walk the Camino de Santiago together.
    I have, through working hard (being hungry) had an impact in the community. Despite a very poor family medical history, which I chose not accept as a ‘sentence’ for my life, I am even approaching the one year anniversary of donating my kidney to someone (a husband and father of three) I met through Facebook. (Our story was shared on the news. Prior to this I have been in the news nationally (in Canada) as an Advocate for Organ and Tissue Donation. I have been on medical and community boards at a city, provincial and national level. My story will be part of another national campaign later this year. I have numerous thank you letters from people in the community who I have helped in various ways throughout many years.

    I don’t know if I could have done more, if I didn’t have ‘survive’ through the hard years, but I know I have accomplished what I have as an individual, mother and in my community because I was not willing to let anyone force me to ‘accept’ my circumstances as a limiting force in my life.
    The best thing of all? I have raised a beautiful, healthy, intelligent, and strong woman who knows that her potential is only limited by where she sets the bar.

  360. Through puffy, red eyes from crying, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to watch this beyond special episode on Marie TV. There are no words to convey how impactful this episode is for me. While I have suffered many hardships and traumatic experiences, Tererai reminds me why counting my blessings and practicing gratitude is necessary for living a meaningful life. Because someone always has it worse. Among many “aha” moments, Tererai made me realize I was going through the motion of counting blessings and being grateful. I now see those things in a deeper, richer sense because I am taking the time to acknowledge the overabundance I have in my life. Thank you Tererai for bringing me back to not only my sense of purpose, but why each day I work to serve others. Bless you!

  361. I have never been so moved and so wakened as I was watching this incredible woman, a woman who never knew that she would start a life changing opportunity to the young women in her country…BRAVO….I was even more touched by your generosity Ms Marie and for those 7 young ladies who now can no longer pass that baton of being uneducated….your heart is so giving…but the most important thing I took away was that I have had a passion OH YES and that was to make sure through my designs, that no child, woman, or individual should suffer any abuse…..especially our children, so now the LION in me has awakened and I am totally going after my passion to design and donate, help educate those who need me…

    Also I tried texting 444-999 for the free lesson on my phone it was rejected….

    Love you to the moon and beyond and oh yes I will be getting Dr. Tererai Trent book

    Love you


  362. Nancy Anderson

    Oh how I loved this episode! I’ve been struggling to put into words this connection I feel with African American women. I feel there is such wisdom they bring and now I understand that it goes way, way back to their ancestors who passed it on through stories. Africa is the cradle of civilization and there is such truth in Mother Africa. I’m so privileged to hear these great, universal ideas. I want to create a platform for women and men to reshape the batons handed to them, and to pass knowledge and hope to their children.

  363. Asha

    That was a super amazing!!! So raw and so real. I don’t have the words
    to describe what I witnessed in that interview. It was larger than life and
    beyond words.

  364. Joella

    I’m speechless and deeply touched. Thank you for delivering such a powerful message. ?

  365. Yup, best ever, Marie!!! I was so moved and inspired and the timing was perfect, thank you! Thank you for giving us the gift of you and all the people you know and are inspired by. Thank you!!!

  366. Jeannette Aquino

    Wonderful episode. A true testament of will and determination. I told my teenager, my neighbor, my sister and anybody who would listen. I found her passion and spirit to be truly inspirational.

  367. Only one word…POWERFUL! Thank you for this reminder for my soul. Mama Tererai is a gift.

  368. Watching this interview just gave a lot of chills and also brought me back memories of my challenges too, especially at first as a student and as life went on. Like what Dr Trent has shared, I too had experienced and I am a believer that the universe has a way to honor our dreams if we work hard and be determined and that I have been blessed with great people and opportunities. I was never alone, at certain points in my life I had believers mostly from a few friends and colleagues, I had big shoulders to stand on and the only way to pay them back is to pay it forward. I am just so glad that somehow I can say now that I am on the right track knowing that my dreams are not just for my own but also for others – for children, for other creatives like us.
    My husband and I are in the creative industry and we had been informally doing certain book projects together. This year, I was hoping to formalize everything and really start something bigger out of those projects. I had been confident about this as far as I and my partner are concerned but it is a journey less traveled so we can be surrounded by doubters and nonbelievers. Every now and then I try to get affirmation that what we are about to do is going to be worth it. Now, I have even more reason to really get our journey get to the next level.

  369. Thank you for this episode. I have been watching Marie TV for several years now and this episode hands down was the one that moved me the most. “What breaks your heart” that will stay for me forever. Thank you both for the work that you do on this planet

  370. Vesna

    I write from Serbia, a small state in the Balkans.
    In one video, two amazing women were able to donate the best part of himself to all women in the world and showed that some values are universal and timeless.
    Really impressive. Wise, sincere and touching. Thank you.


  371. What a powerful story of resilience!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us & I’ll add it was not a smart move on my part to watch this while trying to get ready & put on makeup. Hehe

    Man…. Every woman needs to hear this!!

  372. Alyson

    I had chill bumps through most of this interview, thank you both. I am ordering the book today!

  373. Amazing how Ms. Tererai reunited with the stranger who first encouraged her to dream. Goes to show that paths can cross not just once but twice to reiterate one’s destiny for hope and success.

  374. Dear Marie and team,

    Thank you so much for this incredible transmission !
    I would love to transfer it to my friends who are mostly speaking french (and only french). Do you plan to make some translation of this such potent discussion ?

    Thank you so much for your deep commitment to the world

  375. Wow. What a beautiful thing to wake up and watch! As I have been working B-school, I have struggled with getting clarity with my sacred dream and how to concretely give back. I love missional thinking, but my clarity beyond what I can do for my immediate family is still lacking. This video helped me to be more peaceful about continuing to pray and allow the answer to come in the right timing. Thank you, Marie & Tererai for being lovingly transparent in your interview <3

  376. WOW! The moment that totally humbled me and made me cry was when Dr Trent said she realized it had been 20, 2-0!! YEARS from the time she buried her dreams to the day she got her PhD. 20 YEARS! And I’m impatient that I’ve been working on my online course for 2 years, and just started DCA and B-School, and beating myself up for not QUITE finishing my List Building project in 6 weeks – GEEZ! She gives perseverance, endurance and faith a new meaning! Thank you both for making my dog walking on International Women’s Day a life changing 40 minutes!

  377. Lauren Silverio

    I was so incredibly moved and touched by this episode, more so than I ever thought I would be. My greatest Takeaway was the idea that your dreams will be most inspired, and rewarding, if they are tied into the betterment of the community that means so much to you. I have cystic fibrosis and more than anything I want to help inspire my community of people to keep fighting no matter how hard it seems. I have found that there are several incredible people to follow on social media, who for being CF patients are doing amazing things with their lives. However, a lot of them I find not as relatable because, while SO inspiring, they have lung functions that far surpass a lot of CF people. I really want to remind and inspire people that you can have a very struggling lung function, myself being in the 30% range and getting closer to transplant time. Yet, still fight and have a meaningful and beautiful life. Claire Wineland was a true inspiration at this, and she is missed greatly. I have this dream of being there for, and inspiring those around me, but I really don’t know where to start. I am having a hard time taking the first step, any advice would be great appreciated. Thank you Marie for all that you do and give. You are a true inspiration!

  378. Jen

    So much to ❤️ in this episode. Dr. Trent’s humility, authenticity, passion, dedication, and wisdom give me so much to aspire to. There are so many gems ? but the first one that shook me was, “Your dreams in this life will have greater meaning when they are tied to the betterment of your community.” Yes. This.
    I have dreams. I make vision boards. I want to make a difference in the world of education. ? I want to help teachers love their jobs and get out from the overwhelm of the job. I want to help students love school, love learning and be inspired to make a positive impact on our world. But, my vision boards show ME reaching my goals- to become an author, to spend more time with my family, to pay off debt, to ride horses, to speak to educators, to reduce our carbon footprint. While making an impact is huge for me, the dreams I write down are for ME, about ME, as if I am the center of the universe. Now I realize, my dreams are a part of the bigger picture, a global perspective. I get the opportunity to keep my grandmother’s dreams alive- to tweak the baton I’ve been handed and pass it off to my own daughter, as I stand strongly, so that she can stand on my shoulders.
    Why do I dream? Yes, to become better, to achieve, and most importantly now, to support all the other pioneers who can “stand on my shoulders” and carry the torch onward.
    Thank you for the wisdom. I am humbled. I am inspired. I am changed.
    “It’s not about the education. It’s not about the personal goals, neither is it about the personal financial goals, but it is about how our education and how our personal goals are connected to the greater good. That’s what makes humanity, that’s what makes who we are as people.” #dreamsmatter #greatergood #betheshoulders
    Much gratitude for this episode. Thank you Marie and Dr. Trent. ❤️
    Thank you for your shoulders.

  379. WOW…how inspiring. Thanks, Marie, just beautiful!

  380. What can I say?! It is International Women’s Day and I have watched this interview. Co-incidence or the universe signposting me? A whole host of emotions flowing through me. Need to re-align. Re-group. Stay still for a moment then… get my shit together. NO TIME FOR SELF PITY. Opportunity is knocking on my door and I need to be sifting through the bullshit and the genuine gems. Listening more to my inner voice and cutting out the external crap. Sometimes one just needs to be told in the most rawest of ways. Thank you Dr. Trent. Thank you Marie.

  381. Oh my oh my. I am so moved by this interview. What stood out for me is that our dreams have so much more momentum and mojo if they are fueled with the desire to give beyond what we want for ourselves, to elevate not only our own lives but the lives of others. So Beautiful on my sunny friday morning.

  382. Meredith Jordan

    Best show ever, Marie! A most compelling and inspiring woman who has pursued her dreams through so many hardships. Amazing!

    I’m a 72 year old mental health clinician (mostly retired) who has spent a lifetime following my dreams and am still not done yet. I’m so inspired to keep going!

  383. WOW!! I am crying tears of love, what a beautiful conversation with a beautiful soul. My Aha moment was when Tererai asked, “What breaks your heart?” This. This is the exact right question we should be asking ourselves in order to hone in on our dreams and our purpose. Thank you so much for sharing this. Shannon

  384. Kristy

    “What makes your heart break” That was it for me. I’ve often said that to myself when I hear of someone I want to reach out to but don’t have the confidence to. I WILL move forward.

  385. Luciana Johnson

    Simplicity and encouragement from the heart. Life showing us through Dr. Tererai’s life journey that the seeds of good and the power to change any circumstance in our lives comes from within based in the strength of our dreams and a solid focused mindset. All the Glory to God who give us all the opportunity to learn from that and be inspired to change our circumstances as well. No dream is impossible, if you are relentless enough to fight for and to live for it. Thank you Dr. Tererai and Marie Forleo for your life changing episode. Gratitude for giving us the voice and the courage to speak up!
    Warm Cheers,
    Luciana Johnson

  386. OMG! This episode just took the breath out of me. Thank you so much for bringing her to the show. She is such an inspiration and I had to share right away. And thank you for the inspiration you are to me. I love that we are sponsoring those girls for their first year of education. Since I am in B-School I feel I am apart of that sponsoring to. I adore you both <3

  387. What a great way to start the day, this day celebrating women. It inspired me to blog about this and share it with my readers in the hopes to help other women to make their dreams become a reality. That if you desire it and are persistent, you can achieve what is in your heart and mind. You can create, you can achieve, you can help others. We can stop the hate in the world and share our light for the higher good of all. Thank you so much!!!
    Love and Light,

  388. Tanya

    I am astounded and humbled in SO .any ways…she didn’t, ever, never give up!!!
    The greatest take-away for me was the focus and then return focus on Intentionality!! That is huge…being intentional with the dreams, intenional ti care for her children, being intentional to not lose sight….in 20 years!! Wow!! Thank you!!

  389. This episode is full of emotions… thank you so so much, still in tears ??

  390. EDouglas

    For me…what I needed to hear and was praying for is insight BACK TO THAT HUNGER that only comes from within. When I heard Dr. Trent talk about going to or thinking about, “What breaks my heart?” I thought — THAT’S IT. So glad that I read your email today, Marie. TIOGONA … It is achievable!!!♥♥♥

  391. Thank you Marie, for sharing Tererai with us! Happy International Women’s Day! Our team is making ripples every day!
    Empowering women, giving them a voice, believing in their dreams.

  392. I couldn’t stop watching this POWERFUL interview. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt such a powerful presence from a woman on camera in an interview. I felt like I was right there. And I cried more than once while watching. And what amazed me was how the ways she lives her life is the inspiration. Not her words. It’s her story. And it’s a story that makes me want to be a better human being. Thank you for sharing this.

  393. Christina

    Dear Marie & Team Forleo
    I am often moved to tears by your wonderful interviews and the incredibly inspiring people whose brilliance you share with us. But this one blew my heart open from the beginning to the end. And your generosity to support the girls through their first year in college was the most delectable icing on the cake. I have been sharing the interview and the message as much as I can. My daughter was immediately in the Awakened Woman website. Thank you. Your work is just so vital and important.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Thank YOU for being here and making this work possible, Christina. Dr. Trent is an extraordinary woman and we were so honored to be able to share her with our community. It was our pleasure to be able to help those amazing women. xo