83 thoughts on “Personal Growth”

  • Great Q & A! Timing & receptivity is everything. I have shared things with my husband and kids. We always exchange ideas about philosophy, spirituality etc…though. Even if we disagree, it's all good. I've shared the idea of being present with Mom and also my 96 year old gramma when she was beating herself up over something she did in the past. She said "That's a good idea!" lol. I find it's better to wait for receptive people & moments & to not get offended if people disagree.

  • Alexandra Moisiuc says:

    Anyone living in London around here? Add me to your tweets @littlerougebox so we can all share the light. Gotta love Marie

  • This episode was too much for me! ๐Ÿ˜€ It got me at Smurphette, killed me at Meg Ryan, and then came the zombies! I mean I don't watch your video for the jokes, but sometimes it's too much ๐Ÿ™‚ I wonder how you managed to get through school with your unending stream of humor and creativity… Teachers get pissed at people like you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vitoria Castro says:

    A the beginning yes, but now I got it ! …lol Awesome advice as aways Marie!(Love "the light is bad!.." ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  • Do you subscribe to her weekly email? That way she tells you when she's looking for questions and gives you a direct link. Go to her website, link under her video.

  • I'm guilty of this… I hear people moaning about their stress and lack of success and I want to say "Look at this youtube channel, read this book, let's tap on it!" I have a pile of self help books next to my bed, I'm definitely one of those self-help zombies! Rowrrrr, grunt…

  • Michelle Compo says:

    Thanks, Marie, this was just what I needed. I've been growing a lot lately and have been wanting to share it with everyone too, but haven't gotten the best response from the grumpy people I've been trying to share my positive growth with. I've definitely been backing off my elated sharing since they kept trying to bum me out. Watching your Q & A Tuesday's really helps me stay motivated and keep a positive spirit!

  • My nature is to ask lots of questions and always look for better ways to do everything. I went through phases of sharing. At first I couldn't shut up about what I learned, which pissed a lot of people off. Then I got smarter and started to use gentle questions to draw people out, which they liked more. Now, I make them pay for my coaching, which actually gets the best responses.

  • Michele McGlone says:

    I signed up for the emails but I think all I got was the welcome email…. can anyone tell me when the last one came out?

  • Adelle Ramcharan says:

    I kind of went crazy trying to smack people over the head with my findings back in the day. Now I make youtube videos and let them find me if they want to. It's true that the personal development junkies make great likeminded and inspiring friends. Thanks for the vid!

  • Jennifer Bardall says:

    Important to remember, easy to forget: No one likes unsolicited advice, especially if it comes off as condescending (which of course it will if the person in question becomes defensive).

  • Lol… Marie u r funny! Personally I don't think we can help everyone, but that kinda feeling does exist once we start personal development. I think everybody is in different life path of their own. It took me a quite time to be the stage of my life in personal development today. We cross and inspire each other's life in one way or the other, so just be it, be who u r now, and u already an inspiration for others!

  • Just saw your interview on the Good Life Project and found your YT page! Awesome stuff – very inspiring!

  • also – great quality videos. some of the best ones on YT and it's awesome to see the progression over the past couple of years.

  • I almost lost a friend by constantly talking about the personal development when I first heard about it. This is embarrassing.

  • Thanks Marie! I definitely struggle with this and the last thing I want to do is push people away! Thank you for making this video!

  • Best example about the tweetable is when I tweeted it! By demonstrating watching your videos on twitter, it was easier to get my friends into it, than going directly to them and advising them to watch!

  • Manu ร‰voa says:

    I saw myself all over this episode (laugh). It must be a classic among everybody into personal development. At first, I thought the problem was me, or that I was doing something wrong, not communicating the message well or so, until I heard one day; โ€œjust be the light houseโ€, and today Marie just confirmed it to me. Thanks Marie!

  • Phoenix Rising says:

    exactly like MamaGena when she knew she was on the right path when people were saying she's not beautiful but looks just fabulous because of the way she behaves…

  • Great video Marie I only reminded someone of whom they use to be and they were very upset. I didn't even offer self help on anything they were jus sore about it. I find what u say is really true I was open minded when my friend tried to help me over come the hurdles in my life and I'm glad we enjoy self help chit chats. We strentghten each other

  • Bell Mirabilis says:


    Let me start to say that I love your videos and I just started to watch you today! This start was hilarious..

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. As 24 years old normal girl, I do find difficult to find "real girls" that really inspired me, apart from my mom and my grandmother! I am really learning with your videos…if uni was just like this I would be Einstein! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I don't think this video is working properly. It is stopping midstream around 1:56 min and no matter how many times i refresh this page, it isnt' solving the issue

  • Liz Antjas-Lesch says:

    Marie, I literally thought while watching this, "omg, I'm not alone." A lifer self-help junkie. Thank you for reassuring me, you are wonderful!

  • Simone Debovoar says:

    People learn by finding out by themselves, by experiencing life. When our parents or friends tried to teach us something we wouldn't listen to them neither.

  • Great video I find myself doing that with my best friend. She could use some self help because I see her potential. I have suggested to her she look up self sabotage if we are going to be business partners. All she does is say ok but I don't feel she will do it. Now I know practice what I preach to her.

  • The "follow by example" approach is popular among "wise" people, but it doesn't work. One also has to share, at least, information, ideas, advice, his services, etc.

  • Mike Whitehead says:

    Hi Marie, after listening to your whole answer I believe you have to be the product of the product and who will look at what you have.Right people right time, right place. Lov your video's

  • Melissa Dobson says:

    My husband and I have been working through this and have found that people we love comment on our energy and the way we look at life. Through gentle, loving guidance that is brought into our regular conversations, we've been receiving positive feedback. We both post uplifting messages from the great teachers on our Facebook walls and I write and post about my personal journey, practices, rituals and have received some beautiful, appreciative feedback. I truly believe in operating from "Be the change you wish to see in the world." When loved ones are ready to explore personal development on their own, they're likely to come to us for a place to begin.

  • This is what my mom always teaches me since I was a kid and I totally agree with this. Don't talk just do it, take action. If people want to know they will ask you.

  • Adrienne Lloren says:

    I've begun my personal development & self promotion challenge here on YouTube and a lot of what you talked about here really resonates with me! So glad I stumbled upon your channel!! I'm looking forward to learning a whole bunch from you ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

  • MyNameIsJoel says:

    oh I've definitely been guilty of this in the past! Great advice. Embody what you stand for and let your actions speak, that's the way to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Being Brilliant Every Day says:

    "Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice" Marie Forleo. Subscribed.

  • Emma Mary Robertson says:

    I was very guilty of this at the beginning of my journey through daily, self development as I do it now and everything changed for me when I shifted my focus and started to BE more of the change that I want to see in the world.
    It was a humbling time but one I am very grateful for as it laid a more solid foundation for the person I'm becoming as well as teaching more about empathy and social intelligence.
    Now I put that same energy, passion and focus into my business and into devouring more material to help me grow as a human being.

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