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If you’ve been wanting to start your own business, but haven’t done anything yet — what’s stopping you?

You dream about it. You come up with new ideas on your way to work everyday. Your friends have listened to you talk about launching your own thing for months, or even years now… but you have nothing to show for it.

You’re not alone.

Before you Google “how to start a business” again, make another pro/con list, or call your BFF to ask if you should take the leap and quit your day job, watch today’s MarieTV.

I answer a question from Ralitsa, an aspiring entrepreneur you can probably relate to. She asks:

You can know what’s important in your life by looking at how you’re spending your time. Click To Tweet

How can I build my self-confidence and get better at taking risks so that I finally start the business I keep dreaming about?

Sound familiar? 

If you’re waiting to feel 100% confident or free of fear and anxiety, you’ll never get started. More confidence is NOT your golden ticket to a successful business. In today’s episode, I’ll tell you what is.

You’ll learn:

  • The 2 essential ingredients that will turn your idea into a profitable business.
  • One critical choice that makes entrepreneurs 33% more likely to succeed.
  • How to stop making excuses and start making progress.
  • Why a business roadmap matters — and how to get one.

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DIVE DEEPER: Learn how to get unstuck so you can finally get started and have confidence in your business even when you don’t always believe in yourself.

Remember, you wouldn’t have the dream if you didn’t already have what it takes to make it happen.

Time to put your dreams into action.

In the comments below, let me know your answers to these two questions:

  1. What’s one action you can take this week to find a community, network, or peer group of entrepreneurs?
  2. What structure, education, or accountability do you need to support you in starting your business?

There’s no crystal ball in business, but there are timeless principles you can follow. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel and you don’t need to go it alone.

Whether it’s a book, program, course, or mentor, find a roadmap you can follow and surround yourself with other supportive entrepreneurs who are building their dreams, too.

Ready to bring your dream business to life? Join us for B-School, it opens today!

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  1. I’ve definitely struggled with confidence in places and I love that leaning on community and structure can help us step back from the “inside-our-head-busyness.” As well as the accountability/step-by-step structure to help you move without just being all caught up in your own stuff!
    That alignment piece is crucial!!! I’ve also found that it stops me from filling my time with “busy work” that doesn’t actually move us forward.

  2. Stell

    what it is the Ideal bussiness today ?? be in your computer all day ?? or part of that….

  3. Question for Marie Forleo Crew:
    I love you Marie; just want to ask, I took the class I’m guessing 4-5 years ago and paid to join. Does this qualify me to join in the B-school course now for free if I register for it?
    Thanks for your reply.
    Steve Turnwald

    • teamforleo

      Hello Steve,
      We absolutely want to assist you! And thank you for being a part of our community. Please email us at [email protected] and we will be more than happy to help you.

      – Antoinette

  4. Marie, I have followed you for a while, just love you and your energy. While listening to this today… I’m overwhelmed by the parallel to what you have said and organization I have been a part of for the last couple of years… it is EXACTLY meant for what you speak of here. To surround yourself with like minded people to establish a community with structure. (Like a mini-mastermind) It is called GoalFriends. Please check it out! The growth has been very organic to date. It’s a structured program for like-minded women to come together in small groups to inspire each other, collaborate, connect, and transform. This all started from a calling to give back to women and since then GoalFriends has created a Foundation where every workbook that is sold 100% goes to the GoalFriends Foundation to help Women and girls around the globe. GoalFriends . org. Would welcome any support or ideas for ways to reach more women. Thank you.

    • teamforleo

      Your community and foundation sound lovely, Stephanie! Keep doing the work your doing, it makes a difference in the world. -Sarah

  5. Thank for sharing your insight on how to start a business. I my self is trying to start a business but I’m afraid to gamble because of pandemic that’s happening right now. But watching your video really help to go for it. Thank you so much. 🙂

    • teamforleo

      YAY! So glad to hear that you enjoyed the show. Go for it! We are here cheering you on.

      – Antoinette

  6. Loved this article! It was very insightful and I can’t wait to read more of your content! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • teamforleo


      We are so glad you enjoyed the episode and being a part of our community.


  7. Thanks for your inspiring input, which really helps me keep up the motivation in these challenging times. As a solo entrepreneur this is really appreciated.

    • teamforleo

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for your sharing your feedback. Kudos to you for following your passion!


  8. Because of the Covid crisis I have had to start all over, your article has certainly given me inspiration, thanks!

    • teamforleo

      Yeah so wonderful to hear!


  9. It was a daunting prospect moving abroad and starting a business from scratch here in Spain, slowly it is getting easier.

  10. This topic is so great motivation for moving on with a business idea. Thank you! 🙂

  11. michelle

    I don’t have anything that I’m excited enough to start my own business. (I know that may sound like an excuse and maybe it is…) I am interested in a few things. I’m hesitant to call them passions because that seems like an extremely loaded word and none light a huge fire under me tush.
    I’m also hesitant to pay big bucks for classes because I already have a lot of student loan debt and all my degree is at the moment is an extremely expensive piece of paper. Help!!

  12. Great piece. It was smart and I can hardly wait to peruse a greater amount of your content! As an independent business person this is truly valued.

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  14. Determining what you want to do is the first step. You’ve still got a lot of homework to do, a lot of research in front of you. Stop worrying about stuff that doesn’t matter. Thank you for your rich insights about starting a business.

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