I’ve long thought that Marie Forleo is a pretty amazing woman. She’s worked with Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, she has a hilarious weekly TV show (that I highly recommend tuning into) …and most importantly she doesn’t claim to be perfect. She’s real, she makes mistakes, she’s human.
Now Marie is a pretty high profile woman, so I can imagine that when you saw that she is this week’s Fabulous Friday Female you might have thought “Oh yes, I can so see that…Marie’s awesome…” …and maybe even think that you don’t need to read the post because you already know all about her and why I would choose her. Well I’ll ask you to think again, because the reason I’ve chosen her this week is not for the reasons that you might think…
Yes, she’s an incredible woman who is doing amazing things in the world. You just need to take a look at her bio here to see how she’s changing the world and transforming lives:
Marie Forleo is a marketing and lifestyle expert who inspires countless individuals to live Rich, Happy & Hot™. She reaches over 90,000 readers in 188 countries worldwide with her weekly videos and newsletter, and leads dynamic training programs that teach individuals to succeed in business and life.
Marie was recently interviewed by Tony Robbins for his DVD program The New Money Masters and mentored young business owners at Richard Branson’s Center of Entrepreneurship in South Africa. Her bestselling book, Make Every Man Want You: How To Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself is published in 11 languages. Through Marie’s Change Your Life, Change The World® initiative, each for profit training program is tied to a non-profit partner who supports women, the environment and entrepreneurship. She’s been featured on Oprah Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Glamour Magazine, Self Magazine and The Rachel Ray Show.
With loving yet wisecracking advice, Marie inspires tens of thousands to take charge of their success and happiness by boosting their business skills, shedding BS excuses and injecting massive amounts of fun into each day.
Read more: http://www.marieforleo.com/about/
So, if this isn’t enough to make her this week’s Fabulous Friday Female…then what is?
Well the simple answer is of course this is enough to make her this week’s Fabulous Friday Female…but this week she put something out that was so powerful, that moved me so much, that I had no choice but to bump her up to the front of the line.
I could try and explain and put it into words…but I encourage you to simply watch this video…it says it all.
I began watching the film on PBS last night, and I’ll be honest, it was difficult to watch. A part of me didn’t want to see, acknowledge or accept that this is a reality of the world I live in.
…and then I realised that me not acknowledging it wouldn’t make it any less real for the women and girls who are living it…and that to do so would actually be perpetuating the problem.
As my friend Gary King says “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”.
Not only that but the women in this film show what real courage is all about…the least I could do was summon up enough of my own to honour them by watching it.
So I ignored my discomfort and watched, horrified at the reality that some women and girls experience as their day to day life…and yet inspired by the people who are doing everything they can to help and support them, against the odds, because it is the right thing to do. To see where some of these girls have come from, and how they are using their experience to help and inspire others is truly incredible.
I am sure that watching this film will do at least two things for you:
- It will make you so very grateful for the life that you get to live…and make most of the problems in your life seem to pale into insignificance.
- The injustice of the situations these women and girls find themselves in will resonate with you at a deep level and one thought is likely to come up in some way shape or form “Surely there must be more that can be done about this….”
…and the reason that Marie is this week’s Fabulous Friday Female is that she’s made it really easy for you…she’s given you 3 things you can do immediately to make a difference.
At the very least, please share this message in which ever way you are moved to do so.
Ignorance and apathy are the allies of the monsters who are perpetuating these conditions for these women…it is only through education and action that we can really make a difference and change their world.
…and I would like to ask for you to join me today in honouring, acknowledging and celebrating Marie for her work in transforming this world into a better place, especially for those who don’t feel that they have a voice of their own. …I hope she inspires you to do the same.
As you know, I would love to acknowledge, honour and celebrate the women who have inspired you as well. So if there is someone that you believe should feature as a Fabulous Friday Female, then send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with 3 simple details:
Who is your Fabulous Friday Female? (Her name and location in the world)
Why is she a Fabulous Friday Female to YOU? (How do you know her? What does she do? In what way is she inspiring?)
A photo or link to a picture of her online (if there is a reason that you would prefer not to include a photo, just let me know)
So help me to share with all of our lovely ladies the real women who inspire YOU.
…and remember, as always, to Stay Fabulous too!