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Rich, Happy & Hot: An Interview With Marie Forleo

 

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About Today’s Guest, Marie Forleo:

My good friend Elizabeth Marshall sent me an email introducing me to today’s guest, Marie Forleo. Here is what she said:

Marie ForleoDavid – meet Marie, an engaging blogger/content creator and founder of the Rich, Happy and Hot brand. She’s not only witty, hilarious and sarcastic, but her journey as an entrepreneur is VERY interesting – one that would make for a great discussion on RISE :).

Interesting. I probed and found out more. A little probing revealed that Marie is best-selling author (Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!), speaker, online-entrepreneur, Nike Athlete and Master Trainer, fitness personality, and dancer/choreographer. Marie has defied conventional wisdom and achieved phenomenal success across multiple industries. She even has a term for it: multi-passionate.

I had to nab her for an interview, and here it is. Marie is sassy, smart and a great conversationalist with a fantastic story and lots of insight. Enjoy!

-David

PS: You know we always want to give some love to our guest’s projects and cool opportunities you might be interested in. Marie, along with another former RISE guest Laura Roeder, have teamed up to create a really interesting program called Rich, Happy & Hot B-School which you can sign up for now and begins in May.

Rich, Happy & Hot B-School is an 8-week live interactive training program for women entrepreneurs who want to leverage their online presence to make more money. It looks to be a great program whether you are a beginner just getting going or you are a little more seasoned but want to ramp up your game.

You can check it out right here to see if it is a fit (affiliate).

Connect With Marie (and tell her you saw her on RISE!):

On Her Website
On Twitter
Grab a Copy of Her Book, Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!
Check Out Rich, Happy & Hot B-School

This Episode Of The Rise To The Top Is Exclusively Sponsored By HubSpot:

HubSpotToday’s Rise to the Top episode is sponsored by HubSpot, whose newest eBook, “The Facebook Marketing Update – Spring 2011”, provides insights and details on how to market on Facebook (which is super important) by using the Open Graph, contests, Places, Deals, Connect and more. Get your free copy today of the Facebook Marketing Update at bit.ly/facebookspring2011.

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  • Linda Rihani

    Can I say I`m in LOVE with this girl?? I actually won a scholarship to her Selling Your Soul May 12th in NYC! I can`t wait. Awesome interview David!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Awesome, Linda. She rocks and tells it like it is.

    • Anonymous

      Linda, THANK you and I’m thrilled to meet you in person in May 🙂

  • Great interview with my girl Marie! Marie is on fire right now. Went to Rich, Hot & Happy in NY last year and it was the turning point in my life to move forward the “right way” toward my dream (hubster). Marie is the real thing and if you want to get your dreams moving forward sign up for any one of her programs!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Great to hear that Kristin 🙂

  • Marie is the real deal! She walks the walk and if you ever have the opportunity to sign up for any one of her brilliant programs, schools or seminars your life will rev toward your dreams coming true!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you so much Kristin! I really appreciate it 🙂

  • This lady, Marie, is awwwwe….some! I’ve shared her site with every person I can think of that would benefit from her message. Best interview on The Rise so far, in my honest opinion! Thanks for having her on.

    • David Siteman Garland

      That’s awesome Jerry! Thanks for the kind words. It is all Marie 🙂

  • Jen

    Marie Forleo is the real shiz. She’s literally changing the way women do business and I am addicted to her weekly newsletter. She’s creating a sexy army of mini-me’s who are changing the world.

    • David Siteman Garland

      She is the shiz. Well said 🙂

  • David,

    As always, excellent interview. I love how you feed off the energy of your guest, getting pumped as they describe their climb. Although that’s pretty easy when you’re dealing with someone like Marie.

    And Marie…your story is inspiring. So many people are on the brink of action, wanting to go but allowing the voices of fear to hold them back. Your story and message and energy shatter those whispers of doubt into a million pieces and give people the spark they need to stop waiting and jump in with both feet.

    Great job, you guys. I’ll continue to closely following your paths and share what I learn with my Coasp Community.

    • David Siteman Garland

      So glad you enjoyed it, Jason!

  • Anonymous

     I just signed up for B-school, I am really excited to learn more! 

    • David Siteman Garland

      Have fun! 

  • Jaclyn Vesci

    This is one of the best interviews ever.  Maybe because I love entrepreneurs, hip hop dancing, strong women, and honesty.  I never heard of Marie Forleo before listening to this and now she is one of my heroes.  Please do more chat sessions, and I will listen to all of them.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Jaclyn – Great to hear! Many more to come….

  • BigSean

    This is the MOST ANNOYING woman Ive ever heard speak in my entire fucking life.

    First she writes a book on relationships, as a fraud mind you, then decides she needs to find a new person, yet at the same time she complains about getting hit on? Fuck outta here… I smell a fraud…

  • Wow! I just discovered this site and have fallen madly in love! Gotta say how LUCKY and PROUD I am to call Marie one of my inspirations and coaches through her KILLER Rich Happy & Hot B-School Program. It is such an honor and a treat to work with one of my biggest S-heroes on growing my own Photography and Women’s Empowerment studio. Marie’s loving, engaged, holistic approach transforms not only women’s business but, more importantly, their place in this world! As a Socially Driven Art-Preneur myself, I am so grateful to her teachings. They’ve helped me take my “Art as Activism” mission far and wide … and I’ve only just begun. THANKS David and THANKS Marie! 

    Much love and Gratitude,
    Karen Christensen

    • David Siteman Garland

      Karen – Awesome! SO glad you found the site and Marie ROCKS.

      • THANKS David! You rock too! Suck an awesome resource you are!

        {P.S. I didn’t mean to accidentally comment twice.}

  • Wow! I just discovered this site and have fallen madly in love! Gotta say how LUCKY and PROUD I am to call Marie one of my inspirations and coaches through her KILLER Rich Happy & Hot B-School Program. It is such an honor and a treat to work with one of my biggest S-heroes on growing my own Photography and Women’s Empowerment studio. Marie’s loving, engaged, holistic approach transforms not only women’s business but, more importantly, their place in this world! As a Socially Driven Art-Preneur myself, I am so grateful to her teachings. They’ve helped me take my “Art as Activism” mission far and wide … and I’ve only just begun. THANKS David and THANKS Marie! Much love and Gratitude,Karen Christensen

  • That’s funny. “Such” not “suck.” 

  • What was the book she mentioned about living in the moment?  I can’t find that spot in the interview again.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Hmmm let me see if I can hunt it down….Also make sure to ask her on Twitter @marieforleo on there

  • AOCNetwork

    Bid @charitybuzz in the #ShineonSierraLeone auction! Get tkts for @marieforleo #rhhbschool  http://ow.ly/7XNXA 

  • I just watched this after some Rise To the Top surfing (like I do on Youtube) and David, I got to say, this is one of the most amazing interviews I have watched. Marie is hot, and she has it going. I’ll definitely be stalking her. Thx for no fluff as always. 

    • David Siteman Garland

      Gotta love that Marie Forleo. glad you loved it K!

  • Mariatcarter

    Great interview, but there was a HUGE piece of the puzzle missing! How did Marie become an internet marketing expert? Why should interested and impressionable entrepreneurs trust her advice, and PAY thousands of dollars for her B school program? It’s very concerning that this is glossed over in an in-depth 50min interview. Her path has included dance, life coaching, and magazine/publishing sales… and now she is a self proclaimed expert internet marketer that can literally teach women how to make millions? I’m sorry, but it just comes across as a scam if you don’t get into the detail of her career transition and her credentials in that area. Just like her “advice” book about making every man want you (written at 23) comes across as a marketing scam. As an entrepreneur and artist, there is enough bad business out there- lets try and not actively market and promote it. 

    • David Siteman Garland

       Maria – I think it sounds like you just don’t like her 🙂 I’m a friend of Marie’s and a big fan of all her work. We did discuss this more in the latest interview with her (this one is over a year old): https://therisetothetop.com/badass-blogger/uncensored-behind-the-scenes-interview-marie-forleo/

      • Marcy

        I really like this interview and the one that you link to, but I was also hoping to hear more details on her career transition from being a fitness instructor to teaching bschool. It would be fascinating to hear about how that occurred and how she built up her following.

    • Matt

      You should probably read her book before proclaiming that its a marketing scam.
      Perfect example, I am 23 and I have experienced more in my life than many 40 year olds. I am confident that I could write a self help book that would change people’s lives, in fact, its on my to do list.What is more, she said that her first book sucked and she felt like a fraud, but then she went and STUDIED like crazy to become an expert. Don’t get me wrong, but I respect the advice of someone who has actively studied in a field to become an expert in that thing, even if they are young, more than someone who is far older, but has NOT actively studied to become an expert.What is MORE, she got 8000 book sales, without ANY marketing, from word of mouth sales that were based purely on the force of how GOOD her second book was, which is clearly more than enough proof that it wasn’t a scam.  But on top of that, her book is now printed in 11 languages and is spreading like wildfire through several of them, most notably Brazil.Nao e facil vender muitas copias de um livro em Portugues. Eu posso falar de experiencia pessoal que a maioria dos brasileiros odeiam ler e eu nunca vi uma livraria no Brasil apesar de morar la por alguns anos e os unicos livros que ja vi pessoas lendo ai sao a Biblia e o Twilight. Entao, se vende la, deve ser muito bom!!Finally, just one thing she mentioned reading, the writings of Eckhart Tolle, which I have myself read AND put into practice are full of enough wisdom that that material alone, marketed specifically to women and combined with some other relationship advice would make for a very solid book.If you can’t say something nice…..go pet a bunny. Preferably Thumper as he might teach you something.

    •  Mariatcarter,

      I am a huge fan of Marie and she walks the freaking walk and talks the talk. I have taken Bschool and my revenue increased by 800% ($2000 grand to $30,000 grand a month using her strategies. Maybe her style isn’t yours but the woman knows what she is talking about.

      Tracy

 

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