Marie Forleo’s B-School 2015 Scholarship Recipients

I was up until 2am last night, reviewing all of the incredible videos that came in for our 2015 B-School scholarship contest.

Here’s what I have to say. You blow me away! I was laughing, crying and cheering at my screen. The heart, creativity, sincerity, and love you expressed to the world in your entries is awe inspiring.

And, I also loved seeing the support and community that’s formed around the contest this year. Expressing genuine appreciation and encouragement for another’s dreams doesn’t cost a dime, yet it’s priceless in its impact.

We’ve watched close to 1,500 entries and have made our selections for this year. Before I get to the recipients, I want to share a few things. Most importantly:

Your dreams aren’t made, or broken, by anyone but you.

You have wisdom within you that you can never learn in any textbook, classroom or program. You are creative, and loved and divinely blessed with capabilities beyond what you can imagine.

Not receiving a scholarship to B-School, nor any other disappointment in life can’t stop you from continuing to expand the greatness you already have within, unless you let it.

Whether B-School becomes a part of your world or not, know how much of a winner you are right now, and how deeply I respect you.

I respect your courage. I respect your bravery. I respect you for being an action taker and for setting your fears and insecurity aside to express yourself — fully and authentically.

I respect your focus, determination and willingness to get it done. I respect you for figuring out technology, and for all the work that goes into to creating a “simple” 90 second video.

And if you let me, I’ll love to continue to support you — week after week for free via MarieTV.

We give our all to the show. We’re here to inspire you and provide encouragement, wisdom, strategies, tools to keep you moving powerfully ahead.

You are brave, creative and beautiful — inside and out. You were born with everything you need to answer the call of your soul. Don’t ever forget it.

And now, without further ado, here are the 54 recipients of a 2015 B-School Scholarship.

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If You Care Too Much What People Think, Watch This

Let’s get down to it. How much do you really care about what people think of you?

As social creatures it’s nearly impossible not to care — on some level — about what people think.

It’s a core human desire to be accepted, acknowledged and loved.

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But on the other hand, caring about what others think — especially about how you look, dress, talk, write, who you love, how you behave, decisions you make or what you do for a living — makes you a volunteer for a caged life of misery and mediocrity.

Lao Tzu said it best here:
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. – Lao Tzu

In today’s episode of MarieTV, we’re answering a question from a young woman in New Zealand who has big dreams, but is feeling crushed under the opinions and doubts of those around her.

If you ever feel like you may care a little too much about what people think of you, this one is for you.

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Marie Forleo’s B-School 2014 Scholarship Recipients

This has been the most epic B-School scholarship contests we’ve done yet.

Emotionally, it’s been really challenging. We’re big-hearted, sensitive folks and we care very deeply about what we do and who we serve. There’ve been lots of tears, smiles, heavy hearts, and laughter over the past week.

Most of all, there’s been an expanding well of shared love and respect. Thank you for being so brave, so creative and so passionate — and sharing who you are with us and the world.

Thank you for so wholeheartedly supporting each other, and being kind and incredible in our community.

We’ve watched close to 2,000 entries and have made our selections for this year. Before I get to the recipients, I want to share a few things. Most importantly:

Your dreams aren’t made, or broken, by anyone but you. You are enough. You have wisdom within you that you can never learn in any text book, classroom or program. You are creative, and loved and divinely blessed with capabilities beyond what you can imagine.

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Relationship Problems: Should you take business advice from your spouse?

Today I’m writing you from Italy about a topic that can get as firery as a good sugo all’arribbiata!

Riddle me this:

Have you ever taken — or totally resisted — business advice from your spouse/significant other?

For many of us, we resist way more than we take. So strange that it’s often the person we love the most that we hate to take advice from.

Well if you can relate to this struggle, watch as I share four simple, but powerful, questions to ask yourself to help relieve the tension.

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B-School 2013 Scholarship Winners Announced!

Since last week, we’ve been poring through nearly 600 scholarship entries videos for B-School. (That’s a record high for us!)

It’s been an absolute privilege, on behalf of myself and my team, to watch each and every video that has been submitted this year.

We’ve been laughing, crying, hootin’, hollerin’ and sending notes back and forth all week. Most of the time, though, we’ve just been in serious awe of you.

Who you are, your courage, your insight, your creativity and your willingness to go for it.

As you know, we believe in the power of B-School and sincerely hope you’ll join us for it.

But if, for whatever reason it’s not the right fit, know that we’re still cheering you on. We will continue to be here for you: providing education and inspiration each and every week, for free.

I’ll be honest, when I first announced this contest, I didn’t know what to expect. You’ll see that you’ve inspired me to award a lot more scholarships than any of us imagined.

Here are our 31 winners of a full B-School Scholarship for 2013.

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