Want to succeed big time? Listen to the little voice in your soul
Sometimes, you need a tiny voice to tell you how to get into the big league.
Call it your intuition, moral compass, core mantra or your inner self, this tiny voice was what guided top-notch life coach, philanthropist and online media legend Marie Forleo to leave a steady job at Wall Street and reboot her life as a struggling entrepreneur. Burdened with debt and living from paycheck to paycheck, Marie started building her business, waiting on tables and bartending on the side to make ends meet.
Her vision, authenticity and stamina won in the end. Described by Oprah Winfrey as a “thought leader” for the next generation, Marie Forleo runs an award-winning show and a Forbes Top 100 website, provides world-class training programs, and leverages her own experiences and interests (psychology, entrepreneurship, hip-hop, spirituality) to help others create value, find fulfillment, and make a difference.
YEL is fortunate to have one of the most successful women in business as the featured guest in our Monthly Millionaire video series. Join us as Marie Forleo shares how she found the inspiration to blaze her own trail, the importance of trusting your intuition, and what it really takes to become a game changer. Cut your learning curve in half by catching her tips and strategies on how to succeed and find meaning in your business and personal life.
In this episode you’ll learn ...
How to follow your inner voice. (2:15, 8:01, 31:44)
The multi-faceted approach to obliterating your fear of people. (13:14)
The importance of taking it slowly and being persistent. (26:20)
Why focusing on results matter. (5:21)
Tactics on how to build an online empire. (20:24)
How to lay the groundwork for genuinely providing value to others. (4:20)
How to hack growth by sharing success with others. (2:43, 32:50)
Why having an inner circle who share the same vision is critical to your success as an entrepreneur. (15:32)
How to retain and attract major clients. (27:48)
What Marie would change if she were to start out today. (17:05)
“A sign of a real game-changer, a sign of someone who’s going to find the highest levels of their own fulfillment and their own contribution is the willingness to listen to that voice within.“ — Marie Forleo (9:04)
"Listen to that desire within your soul that says I want to make a difference and start NOW. Start before you're ready.” — Marie Forleo (31:44)
"You need community support. We human beings are not built to be islands ... No one great ... does something solo." — Marie Forleo (14:21)
“If you’re talking to everybody, you're talking to nobody. If you're trying to reach everyone with your product or your service or your brand, you’re gonna be like vanilla ... bland, forgettable." — Marie Forleo (20:24)
"The biggest mistake people make is trying to be everywhere." — Marie Forleo on social media (26:01)
"What have we seen over the past five years? Platforms change every single day. The tactics change every single day. You know what doesn’t? Human psychology and the human heart." — Marie Forleo (28:24)
"Anytime you're trying to ride that middle line, you are on the road to mediocrity. Before long, your business will fail." — Marie Forleo (21:14)
“I knew in my bones and in my cells that I didn’t want my business to be successful just to make money ... What has always been true in my heart was I wanted to earn enough money so I can use it as a vehicle for healing.” — Marie Forleo (2:15)
"I would ... constantly do my best to stay humble, to know I always have more to learn, and try to over-deliver when it comes to value ... To give people ten times more than I was asking in terms of their time or their money investment." — Marie Forleo (17:05)
"I'm fine with being the turtle. I'm totally comfortable with being the slowest girl in the block, because what I have more than anything else is stamina. I will outlast." — Marie Forleo (27:07)
"More important than any working strategy, more important than any mindset to help yourself, find a way to contribute to others on a consistent basis and it will impact your entire life." — Marie Forleo (32:50)
What does the tiny inner voice in your soul say about your career, business, or personal life? Are you at the exact spot where the voice says you ought to be?