Constantly pushing the boundaries of other people’s expectations and combining diverse concepts to create the best of both worlds, Marie Forleo is a force to reckon with.
In simple terms, she likes to be known as a business strategist and marketing maven, author and owner of Marie TV. But what if we were to tell you she’s actually so much more?
She’s worked in the bullpen of the New York Stock Exchange, in the well-heeled offices of Conde Nast publishing, has choreographed hip-hop on MTV and been one of the world’s first Nike Elite Dance Athletes. She penned an international bestseller and mentors young entrepreneurs in South Africa, on how to hustle creatively, something she was invited to do at the behest of Sir Richard Branson at his Centre for Entrepreneurship. Oprah Winfrey personally endorsed her and Marie appeared on Winfrey's long-running daytime TV talk show.
She started as a New Jersey native who used her passion, a laptop and a dream to lead a socially conscious digital empire
that earned a spot on the Inc. 500.
But what helped her make the transition? How did get from where she was to accomplishing all these cool things?
She tells audiences on her website (which is one of Forbes.com’s Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs), “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been insatiably curious about human potential. I wanted to know, what exactly is it that makes people genuinely happy, successful and creatively fulfilled? Why do some people struggle while others find a way to thrive
, often despite the most challenging circumstances?”
Not only did Marie find out what ‘it’ was, she channelled all her diverse passions: for writing, hip-hop, psychology, entrepreneurship, creativity, spirituality, fitness and philanthropy and built a life she loves. She’s now made it her mission to light the way for others
like her. That means people who are trying to fit into corporate jobs, others being forced to choose just one of their multi-talented interests or those who have an unusual combination of skills.
If you want to trade in the security of the 9 to 5 life, take heed and listen to what this self-professed Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur has to say. She can guide you on becoming the person you’re meant to be using your gifts to change the world.
Check out her inspiring videos on her award-winning online show, MarieTV, or scroll through the curriculum of her Business School for world-class online training programs, it won’t be a waste of your time. Much of her content is free, and she’s doing her share of giving back through charitable causes.
Marie is also humble and human, and admits to facing her own share of struggles. “I’m no sage from the stage and I don’t have all the answers. I make mistakes, have shitastic days and get mired in fear and self-doubt, just like the rest of humanity.”
Yet, she doesn’t let any of that stop her. So why should you?