Create A Business & Life You Love With Marie Forleo


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Is it really possible to create a business and life you flat-out LOVE? Today’s guest, Marie Forleo says hell yes! And after intentionally creating a crazy-successful business and life of her own, it’s safe to say this is one woman who truly walks her talk.

I first discovered Marie back in 2011, when I did her online business program, B-School. It was a life-changing experience, and it gave me the courage (and tools) to follow my passion and create my own business. I have gone through B-School every year since — not only because I love it, but because it never fails to trigger a new wave of growth and abundance, both in my business and myself.

Marie’s incredible achievements have been recognised far and wide — Oprah named her a thought leader for the next generation, and Inc included her on their annual list of the 500 fastest growing companies. But I love her most for her heart-centred wisdom and her commitment to giving back — she’s been one of the most influential figures in my life, and I can’t wait for you to hear this intimate chat.

Whether you want to turn your passion into profit, or simply invite more love into your life, get ready for inspiration overload. You’re gonna love this one!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why ‘wealth’ is not a dirty word (3:32)
  • Her past struggle with money and wealth, and how she overcame her money-making blocks (4:53)
  • What her parents’ divorce taught her (05:01)
  • How she built her passion-driven multi-million dollar empire from scratch (10:24)
  • How Marie got to where she is today and how she got into life coaching (14:44)
  • How to find your passion in life (18:33)
  • How to move through limiting beliefs around money and abundance (24:56)
  • How to turn your passion into profit (26:30)
  • How she creates community and culture with a virtual team all over the world (27:51)
  • How to build and hire your own epic team (30:46)
  • Why giving back and being a ‘people based’ business will skyrocket your profits (so much gold here!) (39:17)
  • Marie’s tips on bringing real world connection into the online space (48:30)
  • How Marie juggles the dance between the masculine and feminine (51:20)
  • Why self-care is so important when you’re running a heart-centered business (56:17)
  • The daily routine and non-negotiables that allow her to be so successful (57:36)
  • How a supportive partner can help you shine (58:56)
  • What Marie is most recently grateful for (01:02:40)
  • Plus so much more!

Episode resources:

Marie Forleo’s B-School
Books by Neale Donald Walsch
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
Pencils of Promise (Non-profit organization)
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Thank you so much for listening to this episode. I’m so honored that you’re here and would be so grateful if you could take 2 minutes to leave me a 5-star review in iTunes or on your podcast app, that way we can inspire even more people together.

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    • February 16, 2017

      This was such an AMAZING episode! Thank you for bringing such inspiring and motivating people onto your podcast! Marie is so humble and down-to-earth, and so powerful and and hard working as well. Cannot wait to hear from more great people!

    • February 16, 2017

      This was my absolutely favourite episode so far. I have loved Marie for YEARS and am utterly uhbbbsessed with you so this was a dream combo!!!! Thank you! x

    • Tquinn
      February 16, 2017

      Hi Melissa, I really enjoyed this episode. This is the first podcast of yours I’ve heard. I couldn’t help but notice though that your questions and focus really remind me of things Tim Ferris asks/ and has said on his podcast. Coincidence? Or are you following his formatting? Just curious. Anyway, I just bought your book and have really enjoyed it so far. Best wishes to you in your endeavors.

      • February 17, 2017

        So glad you enjoyed this episode. No, I am not following his format but do love his work.

        Enjoy my book and let me know what you think.


    • Marta
      February 16, 2017

      W.O.W. you girls are such an Inspiration.
      Melissa you always mention quotes from Eckhart Tolle.
      I “woke up” to a compassionate and grateful way of living thanks to his book “the power of now” and somehow I feel so connected to your words.
      Now finding my way to live for my passion to help others and I have this intuition telling me to trust the universe, everything is going to come at the right moment. THANK YOU for sharing your feelings to the world.

    • Hellen
      February 17, 2017

      I absolutely ADORE both of you!! You and Marie are truly inspirational and so genuine!
      One day i wanna be like you 2!!!

      Thanks for this podcast Melissa!

    • Amy
      February 17, 2017

      I loved this episode! For the past 24 hours I’ve been thinking about trying to bring my a-game to my 9-5 and I’m finding it super hard! I’m on the cusp of giving it up and all I can think about is my new venture. I used to bring my passion to the party no matter what I was doing and I’ve realised I need to work on getting that back, so thank you xx

      • February 18, 2017

        Pleasure angel.

        Remember you have 2 choices… You can either ‘bring your passion to the party’ of jump ship. Which lights you up more?

        • Amy
          February 18, 2017

          I’m totally jumping ship! I had an amazing reiki appointment today which really cemented my decision. I’m just a bit excited!!

        • February 19, 2017

          WHOOO HOOOOOO How exciting honey. Well done for mastering your Mean Girl ;)

    • Romy
      February 18, 2017

      Melissa and Marie I listen to your podcasts and YouTube channels regularly for inspiration and this is by far my favourite of both of your works put together. I feel SO inspired and so much clarity after listening to this I’m going to listen to it again just to soak it all in!

      • February 18, 2017

        I am so glad Romy. What were your top 3 biggest ‘aha’ moments from the episode?

        • Romy
          February 18, 2017

          Although I find it hard to name just 3 I would have to say:

          -Showing up in your 9-5 if you’re unsure of what direction to go in. Made me feel so much better about not quitting my day job just yet.

          -Creating an avatar of your perfect employee as well as your perfect customer. This worked kind of backwards for me as I’ve never REALLY gotten super specific about my perfect customer but this section made me realise why I have some imperfect ones. I need to be crystal clear on what I want before I can attract it.

          -Starting out with generosity even before I can really afford it. I’ve always thought of this is in a monetary sense but I’ve never really thought about providing services to my current customers to show my appreciation.

        • February 18, 2017

          Love love love it Romy.

          You are amazing! Keep going beautiful.


    • Goddess LECKE
      February 18, 2017

      Loved this podcast gorgeous. So so much magic. Love to you loads + loads xxoo

    • Christina Hammel
      February 18, 2017

      What a phenomenal podcast. From the insights of Marie’s 17 years of personal pursuit to Melissa’s strategic questions…I loved every minute of this discussion. Thank you for the tips, insight and guidance!

    • Ida-Sofia
      February 19, 2017

      Hi Melissa!

      I’ve now listened all of your podcast episodes and they all have been amazing. I mean, I can’t describe with my English skills how life changing ALL of them have been for me.
      First I wasn’t so sure about all the topics but I didn’t let my mean girl tell me that they are not my kind of conversations. :)
      I’ve learned so much and I’m so curious to read more about your guests. Thank you for all of those links in the show notes!

      The only problem (positive kind of problem) is that I can’t wait a knew episode. What podcasts would you recommend so I could listen them more. I’m a newbie with podcasts so I would love to hear your favorites!

      I have to say this: I’ve listened your podcast only about one and half week and it’s already made major changes of growth in my mindsets.


      • February 19, 2017

        WOW one week, you’re amazing honey! Well done.

        I will post a new episode every Thursday so keep an eye out.

        I would go back and re-listen to them again if I was you, so that all the information really sinks in. Otherwise, you can check out these podcasts here.

        Enjoy angel.


    • Li
      February 22, 2017

      Hey Melissa,

      I love your podcasts – thanks a lot for creating the beautiful content.
      I would love to hear more on topics of fertility – if you could interview the Better Baby book author Lana Asprey (Dave Asprey’s of Bulletproof wife) that would be great!

      Lots of love x

    • Loli
      February 22, 2017

      Hi Melissa!
      I am so grateful that I discovered podcast, and it was because of you! I have listened to all your episodes and LOVED them all! I love how you take interviews to a deep and sensitive level.
      his episode have motivated me to join B-school, as I am currently trying to take my business to the next level, so I´ll let you know if I enroll!
      Thank you!!! You have inspired me to start meditating and It feels really good :) it changes my whole day

      • February 23, 2017

        So glad honey. What business are you in?

        • Loli
          February 23, 2017

          Im a Health Coach and have my own brand of natural and healthy bake mixes and snacks in my country, that is still at the early stages! ;)

        • February 24, 2017

          How exciting honey! Good luck with it!

    • Celene
      February 23, 2017

      I LOVED this episode. I was driving in my car listening to this today and afterwards I just had to laugh at myself because I just ended up shouting “YES YES YES” as I was driving! Hahah! Because I do this! I show up to my retail job (which is part time and supposed to work around my uni studies) and I try to give 110% to my customers, to my managers, to my coworkers and to myself everyday! And the way that I am received, like OMG! I feel so so loved and so so grateful that I get to work with all these amazing people in this amazing community-minded, giving environment. And I’m excited and inspired to go to work and to do things for work OUTSIDE of my paid hours every week! And I’ve only had this job since August; before then I was u employed and only enrolled in my uni course which I complained about every time I had the opportunity to and I also spent a large chunk of my time trying to overthink my way into discovering my life’s passion. And that doesn’t work! Instead, I was just drained and unmotivated and unhealthy all the freaking time. It’s only once I’ve gotten this part time job and given my A game to it that I’m excited for everything else; I’m more excited to go to uni! I’m more keen to exercise and be healthier and learn more about self care. Like all of this has come once I just allowed myself that little ounce of courage to put myself out there everyday at work and give 110%. So thankyou Melissa and Marie for just articulating and making sense of this crazy wonderful experience I’ve been having over the last 7 months!

      • February 24, 2017

        Pleasure angel, I am so proud of you and love that you yelled that in the car. I wish I saw it ;)

    • Claire
      February 23, 2017

      Hi Melissa and hi MA Team,

      Thank you so much for all the Podcasts. I love listening to them on my car ride to and from work.
      This one is one my favorites. Marie Forleo is so inspirational.

      I’m always playing with the idea of having my own business but then I’m struggling with the idea of being responsible for everything. (Very, very loud MG here!!)

      It really clicked when Marie Forleo spoke about that woman who realised that it is not her purpose to be an entrepreneur but being part of an entrepreneur team. Now, she is one of Danielle Laporte’s VPs. ___ I think my purpose is not to be an entrepreneur but to be the creative side of an entrepreneur team.

      Thank you Melissa and the MA team.
      You rock!

      • February 24, 2017

        Awesome realization Claire. Any ideas of what type of team you what to be part of?

    • Cheryl
      February 23, 2017

      Wow! I just love listening to you Melissa. You are such an inspirational person. Thank you for bringing Marie on this podcast and doing her BSchool. You must have been reading my mind…like an Angel on my shoulder :). I have been looking for guidance on building a business with my passion and this seems like the answer to my dreams! Thank you both so much… I will be contacting you for sure. :) :)

    • Zoe
      February 23, 2017

      I have purchased your business program in the past & still go and refresh myself every now and then. What will the difference be with your new business mastermind group? Will we be able to upgrade to the new one at all?

      • February 26, 2017

        Hey beautiful Zoe, the Mastermind is a whole separate add on program on top of the current Business Bootcamp. When you join Business Bootcamp Mastermind ($97 per month or 2 months free when you sign up for BSchool through any link on this page) you get access to Business Bootcamp Essentials (which you have already) + fortnightly mentoring calls (this is where the magic is), behind the scenes inner workings of my business (more magic :), and access to a new Private Facebook Group just for the Business Bootcamp Mastermind’ers (even more magic). It’s a much more hands on program where you get to work and interact with me, ask me questions, and dive deeper into building your dream business. Plus I will introduce you to the people who have taken my business to the next level. Let me know if you have any more questions!

    • Sam
      February 24, 2017

      Hi lovely, I am seriously considering B school this year and and I was hoping you could tell me a little bit more about the mastermind? Is it the same as your business boot camp?

      Thanks so much ❤

      • February 26, 2017

        Hey Sam,

        Business Bootcamp (was $197) has now become Business Bootcamp Essentials (still $197). When you join Business Bootcamp Mastermind ($97 per month or 2 months free when you sign up for BSchool through any link on this page) you get access to Business Bootcamp Essentials + fortnightly mentoring calls, behind the scenes inner workings of my business, and access to a new Private Facebook Group just for the Business Bootcamp Mastermind’ers. It’s a much more hands on program where you get to work with me, ask me questions, and dive deeper into building your dream business. Plus meet all the people who have taken my business to the next level. Does that answer your question beautiful! It’s going to be INCREDIBLE!

    • Angela Sanchez
      February 25, 2017

      Hey Melissa.
      I loved this podcast. I’ve followed both you and Marie for such a long time and it always itches at me about how incredible her b-school will be. I’m now apart of your group which I’m so excited about for the personal development side of myself I want to focus on. I’m making a point of listening to a goddess group or podcast a day!

    • Corinne
      February 26, 2017

      Thank you so much for speaking with Marie Forleo!! Loved it xx

    • Nicki
      March 1, 2017

      I absolutely Loved this podcast, she is so awesome and I am creating my own business at the moment and love all the authentic tips to share your business- beautiful- thanks Melissa xx

    • March 1, 2017

      5 stars Melissa.. I listened to 4 different podcasts today .. Love, love, love the amazing people you are interviewing I learnt so much and feel very lucky to have found you in my life.

    • Renee
      April 5, 2017

      Hey Mel,

      Thank you for sending Marie Forleo into my life! She is amazing! You want to be besties with her!

      Again, another timely podcast. Listening to Marie has led me to Gabrielle Bernstein, which led me to something else inspiring and instructive.

      I am surrendering to the universe and being open to her subtle messages and pushes in the right direction and I am receiving everything that I need :)

      But it all started with you. You make it so much easier to navigate these waters.

      Thank you so much! x x x

    • Stina
      April 7, 2017

      That was amazing and so relevant right now. I am just trying to find my way on making my passion my career..again.

      I failed once at it already, but like Samuel Beckett says “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

      So many A-ha and Yes moments on this podcast. Thank you beautiful xx

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