Inspirational Friday | Marie Forleo

Entrepreneur. TV Host. Dancer. Comedian.

The Queen of inspiration and business herself, Marie Forleo. When thinking of multi-entrepreneurs there’s only one person that really comes to mind. Find out why this leading lady is this weeks Inspirational Friday.

Like I mentioned above, there is only one person that comes to mind when the word multi-entrepreneur comes to mind, and that is Marie Forleo. There’s no putting her in a conventional box, as this multi-passionate entrepreneur is all around amazing. Marie has been such a beam of light not only business wise, but also personally. She has helped me find my passion and turn that passion into something so much more. Her weekly videos on MarieTV, have made me really think about the next steps in my life, and where I’d like to see myself in a certain period of time. I feel strongly that everyone has a purpose in life, its just digging deep and finding what that purpose is, is the hard part. Through her videos and her guidance, I feel I’m starting to see my purpose a lot clearer and growing into the person I envisioned myself to become.

Life Story

The owner and founder of MarieTV, B-School and Marie Forleo International has worked many different jobs in the different stages of her life. Growing up in New Jersey, Marie had to work just as hard as anyone else to get to where she is now, starting with a bartending job to be able to pay for her school tuition and her bills.

After graduating with a degree in business finance, Forleo made her way onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as a trading assistant. After hard work and a strong mentality required for the stock market, she left NYSE to work for Gourmet,  a food and wine magazine, and later on for Mademoiselle, a woman’s fashion magazine. Though grateful for her work she was never completely satisfied and got interested in a new concept at the time called life coaching. She took a three-year intensive training program to learn life and business coaching, working by day and studying by night. If this wasn’t enough for this leading lady, she quit her job as an editor at Mademoiselle to start her own coaching business and later became a dancer, choreographer and fitness professional. In 2005 she became one of the first Nike Elite Dance Athletes, and you can still find her dancing on four bestselling dance videos.

In an interview she shares a timeline of her life from the moment she quit her job and decided to start coaching till the successful woman she is today:

  • 2001: Quit my publishing job, started my coaching business
  • 2003: Kept coaching, but also became an MTV hip-hop choreographer/producer
  • 2005: Kept coaching, also became one of the world’s first Nike Elite Dance Athletes
  • 2006: Kept coaching, wrote and self-published my book Make Every Man Want You
  • 2006-2008: Created 4 top-selling fitness DVDs
  • 2007 – 2008: Created my first digital training programs, sold my book to McGraw-Hill (now in 11 languages)
  • 2009: Launched the first Rich Happy & Hot Mastermind, Virtual Coaching Program, and Live Event
  • 2010: Tony Robbins interview released; starting to experiment with video blogging, launched Rich Happy & Hot B-School (online business education & mentoring program)
  • 2011: Flew to South Africa with Richard Branson to work with Virgin Unite, partnered with Urban Zen for RHH Live, launched MarieTV.com
  • Today: We’ve built a multi-million dollar company, our team has grown to 10, we have a community of over 50k women entrepreneurs and the sky is the limit.

MarieTV

Now she continues to share her wisdom and help us reach our full potential as she answers our questions on her award winning online platform MarieTV. What really makes her stand out from other entrepreneurs is her laid back, bubbly personality. Her humour is absolutely contagious, and is portrayed perfectly in every video she creates. Her main goal is for you to create a business and life you love. Above is on of my favourite videos of hers, answering a question we all get forced upon at such a young age, What do I want to do with my life?. She helps men and women from all around the world, young and old, and I think the fact that her audience is so broad makes her so unique.

B-School

B-school is Forleo’s online 8 week training course available once a year. It’s designed to help you find your passion and create the business you want. She believes in making the world a better place with our contribution and that special gift every individual has to change the world.

Find Marie on her website here, her Youtube channel here, and her Facebook here.

This incredible woman has truly opened my eyes, and been such a Queen when it comes to entrepreneurship and being the best version of yourself. There’s no better way to end this post than with her amazing quote she ends all her videos with, 

“Stay on your game, and keep going for your dreams, because the world needs that special gift that only you have.” 
– Marie Forleo

Keep dreaming and believing! 

Love, Y x

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