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How to Build a Business and Life You Love with Marie Forleo

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Interested in learning how to build a life and business around doing what you love? So am I. Let’s connect.

Some of us feel like we were just made to do something MORE with our lives.

Some of us know what that something is. But some don’t.

It took me a while (a few years actually) to figure out what my mission is in life.

And it took today’s guest on The School of Greatness, Marie Forleo, a few years as well.

But what is undeniable, as you will see when you listen to this episode, is that if you are focused, passionate, and determined, you CAN  do that something more.

No obstacle is too big and no problem is unsolvable.

I have been looking forward to interviewing my good friend Marie on the podcast for a long time. But she doesn’t grant a lot of interviews.

She is an incredibly focused and successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, thought leader and coach.

When we sat down in New York City last month to discuss her journey and her current business, B School, I wanted to ask her about the process of following her own passion to her incredible success today.

You will not be disappointed with the answers.

Marie Forleo shares her best nuggets of wisdom about business, relationships, finding your passion, and how to find joy along the way in this powerful Episode 139.

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“So much of success is your attitude that you bring to the table.”

Some questions I ask:

  • Did you ever think you would be where you are when you were starting out?
  • How does someone take the initial steps to figure out what they are passionate about?
  • How can people who are starting out on their journey dream big but also be realistic?
  • Why is it so important to master things we don’t really like to do along the way?
  • How can we start undoing bad habits that don’t serve us?
  • How do you stay grounded in the midst of so much going on?
  • What are 2 or 3 things that are key to running a successful business?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why she felt like a loser in her early twenties (even though she was driven, smart, and making money)
  • Why you can’t think your way into your passion

“Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.”

  • How instant gratification sets us up to be unhappy: you are always looking ahead to something in the future that will make you happy (but when you achieve it you aren’t satisfied)
    • Her philosophy of making “is-ness” your business – living in the present and loving it but also being excited about where you are going
    • That it took her about 7 years (from when she started) until she was full-time into her current business
    • How opportunities came to her because she engages in whatever she’s doing ex. she was a hip hop instructor at a gym then became a Nike Elite trainer
  • Why gratitude is such a transformational daily practice for everyone (especially when you’re feeling down)
  • Why she ALWAYS makes her to-do list for the next day each night

“Everything is figure-out-able.”

  • How she finds coaches – seek out an expert in whatever challenge or opportunity is right in front of you
  • That just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it was a failure
  • How finding clarity about what your successful business looks like is key
  • If you are struggling with comparing yourself to a peer in business, stop following them on social media
  • Plus much more…

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  • Check out Marie’s B-School! Enrollment opens on February 18th and BONUS: If you sign up through my link here (the picture above or the link at the beginning of this line), you will also get signed up for the School of Greatness Academy ($500 value)! This is a huge opportunity and an amazing deal. You must sign up through that link then send us your receipt at support@schoolofgreatness.com to get access.  We will cross check the B School applicants from our link and sign you up for School of Greatness Academy, starting March 1st!

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43 comments
Naomi Dinsmore
Naomi Dinsmore

Hi Lewis, 


It's my first visit. I can't wait listen to the podcast. I love Marie. 


Naomi

Rohan Chaubey
Rohan Chaubey

Lewis Howes I remember watching this one. Marie Forleo is beyond amazing. :)

rodrigorozelli
rodrigorozelli

Hi mr. Lewis, 


Great interview! Amazing and inspiring women is Marie Forleo. 


Thanks a lot your both work! 


Best regards, 


Rodrigo Rocha, 34

São Paulo, Brazil

Project Manager

br.linkedin.com/in/rodrigorozelli


Jen Mavros
Jen Mavros

FANTASTICAL! I love me some Marie Forleo (BSchool ROCKS!) and of course you da bomb Lewis. Thanks for the content. :) :) 

jt_inspiration
jt_inspiration

I continue to find myself so impressed by the work you're doing with this podcast.   It is getting more and more difficult for me to decide which episode is my favorite but this one joins the Eric Thomas & Tony Robbins interviews in contention.  Thank you for continuing to put out incredible value on the podcast!   I look forward to the day when I'll be a guest on The School of Greatness as well as when I get to sit down with you on the Arise Ventures Podcast!  

LizMadsen
LizMadsen

As expected, but still want to say it again... Such a great interview ! Thanks.

EdTroxellCreative
EdTroxellCreative

Such a great episode! I love that Marie mentioned it took roughly 7 years before fully transitioning over to her business. Everything takes time! We all want it to happen over night and a lot of the time it feels like it's suppose to otherwise we should give up. And of course we know that's not the case. 


Working your day job and slowly transitioning to your ideal job is great advice! It is all about your attitude!!! Always look on the bright side and be thankful for everything! It all leads to the next step.  #etc 

Jose Luis Arriaza
Jose Luis Arriaza

Great interview!! So inspiring! "Clarity comes with engagement" Oh yeah! 


I think it would be great if you include a mind map in the podcast notes with the best insights for each interview :)


Keep the great job you're doing.


Jose

iamjeffthornton
iamjeffthornton

@LewisHowes I thought this was a very good interview. Your great questions produced very insightful quality responses. Keep up the great work man!! 

Lana Sutic
Lana Sutic

Great interview, tons of useful insights, and heaps of inspiration! :)

JerryAdan_89
JerryAdan_89

She is a really inspiring woman, amazing interview.

TylerBasu
TylerBasu

This was by far one of the best interviews I have listened to. You are both world class individuals and entrepreneurs. So glad you got together to do this interview. Very helpful advice and very inspiring. Thank you!

LanaHoliday
LanaHoliday

As much as I enjoy your podcast and respect your achievements, today's episode was a dissapointment, didn't learn anything. Some of the statements made were misleading. Relationship advise was very negative. I will stay subscribed and see for couple more weeks, thank you 😣

LewisHowes
LewisHowes moderator

@LanaHoliday sorry you felt that way Lana, what did you enjoy from this episode and did you listen all the way through? 

LanaHoliday
LanaHoliday

She was positive and energetic and fitness oriented, yes I did listen to the end. Fortunately yoga and Chopra are not keys to success. I was very excited when I found you on Chalene's show, I just hope that future speakers will be the ones who speak the truth. We don't need false blind teachers trust me, thank you!

LanaHoliday
LanaHoliday

Dear Bernard, I prefer to take advise from people who know the absolute truth, I have been lead by confused money only driven leaders in the past, leads nowhere, years lost and a lot of grief. Blind can't not lead the blind. I am not judging I have been blind myself for 7 years. I hope you will find the Truth, have a wonderful time while searching 😄

BernardCharles
BernardCharles

@LanaHoliday Your statements are laced with judgement. Ego. And personally if yoga and Chopra helps lead someone to feel love and happiness SO BE IT. Why are you commenting like this? 

BernardCharles
BernardCharles

@LanaHoliday Thanks! I don't hope to find the truth, I am the truth. We are not separate from the Universe, we are the Universe. :D 

Vince Bavaro
Vince Bavaro

Awesome interview. Didnt realize 'til you said it that Marie doesnt do a lot of interviews so that made it even better. She opened my eyes to several things.

Lani Taylor
Lani Taylor

I am a Life Hacker & B-school Grad also...and love what you both share, so passionately! Thank you making the world a better place!

BernardCharles
BernardCharles

I am bringing my A-Game! This is a GREAT talk! 

OliviaCommune
OliviaCommune

@LewisHowes thank you for having @marieforleo on your show. 


I have to say that this episode could not come at a better moment in my life. I quit my job in the marketing corporate world to start my business as a life/business coach to entrepreneurs and hearing @marieforleo stories just reignited my vision of what I want to create and contribute in this world.


You are both very inspiring people. Thank you for shining your lights.

AnnaPugacova
AnnaPugacova

@marieforleo have a GREAT soul and mind! And A HUGE HEART! You care and You are kind! That is the real gold! 

I haven't met You but I can feel You and Your energy! Beautiful!


@LewisHowes great questions! 

Thank You <3 <3 <3 

Ravi Shukle
Ravi Shukle

Hey Lewis Howes, this had to be my favorite quote! :)

JeffreyAgostinelli
JeffreyAgostinelli

Great Show! I'm also a B-School Grad and this Podcast Rocks. I listened at the gym and it was a pretty funny sight. I kept taking my iphone armband off to make notes because there were so many good nuggets in here. Definitely make time for this one. 


And THANK YOU LEWIS. You are frickin rockin it with these podcasts dude. Much appreciated, keep up the great work. 


~ Jeff

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