Impact & Leadership

Educate A Girl, Change The World with Marie Forleo & Tammy Tibbetts

June 23, 2015

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Every once in a while, you meet someone who is the epitome of eloquence.

Someone who inspires you with her gentle strength, loving heart and fierce determination to make this world a better place.

That woman is Tammy Tibbetts, founder of She’s The First. Tammy and I connected last year, when we sponsored nine amazing girls through Tammy’s organization in honor of Malala Day.

(Huge shout out to our STF scholars – Idda, Makesh, Maimuna, Rachel, Swastika, Mariamawit, Mary, Irma, and Elizabeth!)

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how Tammy went from selling prom dresses to launching a global organization that has sponsored over 1,254 years of girls’ education in low-income countries.

The goal is creating first-generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders.

Because as research has shown, when you educate a girl, you change more than just one life. You change the world.

While I adore this entire conversation, I really want you to listen for this…

The part about how we “get in our own way” and the power that comes from learning how not to do that.

After you’ve had a chance to watch, Tammy and I would love to hear from you.

What’s one specific thing you do to “get in your own way” and what action could you take right now to not do that anymore?

This isn’t about beating ourselves up. It’s about self-honesty.

And, having the courage to shine the light of awareness on behaviors and beliefs that no longer serve us so that we have a real shot at meaningful change.

Just imagine what might be possible for you if there was just one small habit, limiting belief or unconscious behavior that you could let go of?

Imagine the impact not getting in your way might have on your family, your community, and the world?

Remember to share as much detail as possible in your comment as thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may just be what someone else needs to have a breakthrough.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

And if you’re as passionate about girls’ education as I am, consider visiting She’s The First to sponsor a girl, or choose another way to take action and use your voice to stand up for a better, brighter world for all.

Because it’s one thing to dream about living more fully “someday”, but the real fun comes from taking action to make it happen, right now.

Thank you so very much for reading, watching and sharing. Your kindness and insight always warms my heart, and I’m so appreciative of your spirit and generosity.

P.S.  If today’s episode moves you, please share it with your friends, clients and colleagues — anyone who could use some encouragement as they build their dreams. Especially if their dreams include making a meaningful difference to others!

With all my love,

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