Stop Fearing Rejection & Be The Real You | Marie Forleo on Impact Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Marie Forleo on Impact Theory, where she discusses the importance of being true to oneself and not fearing rejection.

The video features an interview with Marie Forleo, an eight-figure entrepreneur and personal development expert. She discusses the importance of being true to oneself and not trying to fit into conventional boxes or live up to other people's expectations. Forleo shares her own experience of feeling insecure when starting her business at 23 years old and how she found success by embracing her unique personality and quirks. She also highlights how not expressing the fullness of who one really is can lead to feelings of despair and depression.

  • Every moment is an opportunity to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves.
  • The goal of the show is to introduce people and ideas that will help execute on their dreams.
  • Marie Forleo is an eight-figure entrepreneur recognized by Inc Magazine for building one of the fastest-growing companies in America.
  • She is one of the biggest names in personal development with a socially conscious global empire that reaches millions of people across 195 countries.
  • When Marie Forleo started as a business person at 23 years old, she was insecure and felt like she didn't fit in.
  • If someone is miserable, upset, angry, or cranky, it is their responsibility because it's what they're doing up in their mind that's making them have that reaction.
  • Marie believes it's important to reconnect with the body and intuition.
  • Marie Forleo guides people to find their own answers by understanding the problem first.
  • Marie Forleo believes that the biggest obstacle to success is the fear of rejection.

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Introduction

  • Every moment is an opportunity to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves.
  • The goal of the show is to introduce people and ideas that will help execute on their dreams.
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Marie Forleo's Achievements

  • Marie Forleo is an eight-figure entrepreneur recognized by Inc Magazine for building one of the fastest-growing companies in America.
  • She is one of the biggest names in personal development with a socially conscious global empire that reaches millions of people across 195 countries.
  • She is an international best-selling author whose work has been translated into 16 languages.
  • Her award-winning show, MarieTV, has established her as one of the most credible and impactful content creators on the planet.
  • Through her educational platform, B-School, she is both disrupting education and helping to develop tens of thousands of the next wave of mission-driven entrepreneurs with over 30,000 graduates to date and countless successful businesses launched.
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Being True to Oneself

  • When Marie Forleo started as a business person at 23 years old, she was insecure and felt like she didn't fit in.
  • She was trying to live into an idea of who she thought a businesswoman should be, and it wasn't working.
  • It wasn't until she allowed herself to be the weird, wacky, energetic, and a little bit crazy person that she is that things started to work.
  • People tend to feel stuck and stifled when they're not expressing the fullness of who they really are.
  • They're trying to fit themselves into a conventional box, live up to other people's expectations, or be someone who they really aren't because they're afraid that the real them is going to get rejected.
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Responsibility and Solution

  • If someone is miserable, upset, angry, or cranky, it is their responsibility because it's what they're doing up in their mind that's making them have that reaction.
  • If someone is the problem, they are also the solution.
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Marie's Journey to Self-Acceptance

  • Marie struggled with fitting into traditional notions of success.
  • She was raised Catholic and used to work for the church.
  • She felt like she was cutting off a limb every time she tried to follow traditional advice.
  • She finally gave herself permission to do what she really wanted to do.
  • She took her first dance class at 25 and realized her body was saying yes.
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Tapping into the Wisdom of the Body

  • Marie gained clues about personal development at around 17.
  • She took a class on the seven spiritual laws of success in college.
  • She went through coach training and the world of dance and fitness.
  • She understood from an experiential level how much wisdom we have in our bodies.
  • She watched as people started losing touch with their intuition and inner voice.
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The Importance of Reconnecting with the Body

  • Marie believes it's important to reconnect with the body and intuition.
  • She thinks people are spending more and more time on their devices and living from the neck up.
  • She believes we are all born with innate wisdom that we need to access.
  • She thinks it's important to incorporate different modalities into how we figure out our lives.
  • She believes reconnecting with the body has become second nature to her.
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The Power of Being True to Yourself

  • Marie believes it's important to be true to yourself and not fear rejection.
  • She thinks it's important to throw out traditional notions of success if they don't fit.
  • She believes experimentation and moving the body can help us tap into our true selves.
  • She thinks it's important to own who you are and what you want.
  • She believes we all have the power to control our state and access our innate wisdom.
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Slowing Down and Tapping into Intuition

  • People move too fast and want instant answers, so step one is to slow down and breathe.
  • Many people are not practiced at feeling the physiological signals that come through their body.
  • Fear and intuition can be hard to decipher, so a simple test is to ask yourself how you feel about the opportunity you're considering.
  • When you imagine yourself saying yes or moving forward, do you feel yourself expand or contract?
  • Expansion feels like lightness, joy, excitement, and fun, while contraction feels like dread and despair.
  • This test helps people tap into their inborn wisdom that's already within them and working to guide them on their best path.
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Guiding Others to Find Their Own Answers

  • Marie Forleo guides people to find their own answers by understanding the problem first.
  • She helps people tap into their intuition by asking them how they feel in their body.
  • She points out when people's energy changes and helps them recognize where they're leaning emotionally.
  • She creates an open space for people to figure things out for themselves.
  • She uses exercises like the deathbed flashback to help people gain clarity.
  • She encourages people to find their own modalities that work for them.
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Using Exercise to Tap into Intuition

  • Exercise can be a way to get so into the movement and process that the thinking mind recedes to the background.
  • Find modalities that work for you and allow you to get lost in the rhythm.
  • For Marie, a great spin class where she can feel into every movement and get lost in the music opens up a channel in her like nothing else.
  • Exercise can help you hear the little voice in your mind and tap into your intuition.
  • When you hit a roadblock in your business, exercise can help you gain clarity and find a way forward.
  • Exercise can be a way to connect with your body and tap into your inborn wisdom.
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Trusting Yourself and Overcoming Fear of Rejection

  • Marie Forleo believes that the biggest obstacle to success is the fear of rejection.
  • She encourages people to be themselves and not worry about what others think.
  • She believes that when you're true to yourself, you attract the right people and opportunities.
  • She encourages people to take action and not wait for permission or validation from others.
  • She believes that rejection is not personal and that it's a necessary part of the growth process.
  • She encourages people to trust themselves and their intuition and to take risks even if they're afraid.
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Importance of Surrendering to Your Body

  • Exercise can help you work through problems and produce insights.
  • Subconscious and body work together to produce answers.
  • Have faith and trust in the process.
  • Don't force it.
  • Meditation is a different experience for everyone.
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Consciously Moving Between Masculine and Feminine Energy

  • Breathing into your heart can help you access different modalities.
  • Stay connected to your heart in both masculine and feminine modes.
  • Allow yourself to feel joy and trust in your feminine mode.
  • Being in your masculine mode can make you feel focused and driven.
  • Being conscious of which mode you're in can help you move between them.
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Challenging the Notion of Feminine Energy as Weak

  • Culturally, feminine energy has been seen as weak.
  • Many women feel the need to "man up" to run a business.
  • Being in touch with your feminine energy can produce incredible results.
  • There is no weakness in being in touch with your emotions and heart.
  • Refining your playfulness can help balance out your masculine energy.
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Striving for Success While Maintaining Balance

  • Being tough was necessary for success as an entrepreneur.
  • Refining playfulness is now necessary for balance.
  • Constantly asking yourself the death bed question can help you maintain perspective.
  • Don't make being in your masculine mode the only way you live.
  • Find a way to consciously move between modes.
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The Power of Feminine Energy

  • The mistaken notion that the feminine is weak is culturally ingrained.
  • The feminine is one of the most beautiful and powerful forces within all of us.
  • Understanding and embracing the power of the feminine can unlock one's most powerful, beautiful, and creative life.
  • Being in touch with one's feminine energy can help kick major ass in business and healing others.
  • Women who struggle with being in their feminine can benefit from understanding its power.
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The Integration of Joyful Playfulness

  • The joyful playfulness that one brings to their relationship can impact their business and creativity, and vice versa.
  • Bringing levity, emotional self, or vulnerability to a business setting can spark a breakthrough among the team.
  • Recognizing the interplay between different aspects of life is important.
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The Importance of Understanding Masculine and Feminine Energy in Relationships

  • Many couples separate or get divorced because they have never been taught about the tools to understand masculine and feminine energy in relationships.
  • Understanding the power of feminine energy can help avoid mistakes in relationships.
  • Traditionally, many women have a mistaken notion that the feminine is weak.
  • Roles in a relationship can be influenced by sexual energy and the balance of masculine and feminine energy.
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Personal Experience with Feminine Energy

  • Marie Forleo experienced a decline in sex drive and creativity when she was not in touch with her feminine energy.
  • It took her many years and experimentation with different modalities to understand the power of her feminine energy.
  • She believes that life can keep getting better, richer, sexier, and more exciting than ever before.
  • Understanding the power of feminine energy can unlock one's most powerful, beautiful, and creative life.
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How Men Can Support Women Staying in Their Feminine

  • Women want to feel seen and noticed.
  • Men can step into their masculine by noticing not only how she looks but what she's doing.
  • Men can pick out a detail that's something that women can come alive to.
  • Men need to listen to women and have her feel understood.
  • When a woman feels unsafe, she's going to close down.
  • Men can help a woman feel safe in every way.
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