Marie Forleo & Leila Janah: Fighting Global Poverty Through Technology

The violence, inequality and injustice that exists in our world right now can feel insurmountable.

One thing that always gives me strength and hope is recognizing that, amidst the pain and challenge of our times, there are legions of remarkable human beings who are actively working to create a better world.

Not only for themselves, or for a specific religious or political ideology, but for all of humanity.

There’s a psychological ripple effect that comes with the dignity of work. @leila_c Click To Tweet

Specifically, for the billions (yes, with a b) of overlooked, forgotten and often marginalized populations. Their important stories rarely make headlines or garner the support of international leaders.

But as my guest today wisely said, “You don’t have to accept the world for what it is, but you can mold it into what you think it could be.”

Each of us has the power to use our lives to lift others up. Leila Janah, founder of Sama Group, is a living demonstration of that. Listen in as we talk about the transformative impact of dignified work and how technology can be leveraged to make our world a more equitable and just place for all.

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Opportunities That Change Lives: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn Discuss ‘A Path Appears’

Have you ever met someone you deeply admired and felt so excited you could barely talk?

Yeah. That was me last week.

Thankfully, the person I admired said nine simple words that put me ease and gave me an insight I’ll never forget.

“You and me — we’re both in the lighting business.”

Translation? When you have a platform (no matter the size), you’re always shining a light. You light things you feel deserve focus and attention.

That’s both a privilege and a responsibility. And one I take very seriously.

One way of making a difference is to provide a ray of hope. @NickKristof @WuDunn Click To Tweet

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are Pulitzer Prize winning journalists and two extraordinary people I consider some of the best lighting pros in the world.

I could not be more honored to share our interview today, in celebration of their newly released book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities.

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5 Steps To Change Your Life And Make It Stick

Sometimes people say something that just really hits home.

That’s what I felt when my friend Todd and I first talked about the biology of change.

Where growth and confidence intersect, we get momentum. @todd_herman Click To Tweet

Meaning, what actually happens inside our bodies on a cellular level when we consciously work to form new positive habits.

He shared ideas from his work with athletes (from Olympians to passionate amateurs) that helped me better understand why some people successfully form new habits, and others seem to slip back into old patterns again and again.

It’s fascinating stuff.

If you’ve ever struggled to change your life — and make it stick, you’re going to love today’s episode.

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A Very Special MarieTV Holiday 2013

You know, everybody needs a little help sometimes.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill Click To Tweet

Mentors, smart friends and yes, even people we all look up to.

That’s why on this Christmas Eve, I’m honored to help one of the biggest global icons of all time.

(Side note:  yet another cool blessing of the Internet — you just never know who is a fan of your work!)

No matter what you celebrate, I think you’ll relate to the struggles this fan brings to MarieTV and to our solutions.

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My Q&A Tuesday With Richard Branson

It’s not everyday I get to share this kind of video with you.

As you know, Q&A Tuesday is quickly growing to be our favorite day of the week. You ask questions, I do my best to give you answers, and we all have some laughs along the way!

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