From Wall Street to Digital Empire: Marie Forleo at 10X Growth Con
Who leaves a lucrative job on Wall Street to become one of the first online coaching influencers?
Well, Marie Forleo did just that and shared her rollercoaster ride to massive success with Elena Cardone at 10X Growth Con.
Today, Marie has an incredible empire that reaches from her popular YouTube channel, MarieTV, to her bestselling books, like “Everything is Figureoutable.” On top of all that, Oprah has named her a “Thought Leader for the Next Generation.”
Even so, she started out as “Rie” from New Jersey.
How Marie Forleo Told Her Story at 10X Growth Con
Marie Forleo came from a loving home with caring parents. Nevertheless, money was always a source of stress for their family.
This caused Marie to make a big promise at 8 years old…
She promised that one day she would become so rich that she could take care of everyone around her.
That driving force resulted in Marie landing a prestigious market trader position on Wall Street — right out of college.
Shortly after, there was a voice in her head that started gnawing at her.
This is not who you are…
This is not who you are meant to be…
At first, she tried to ignore it. Then one day, she had a panic attack on the trading floor.
Forleo told her superior she needed to step out for a cup of coffee, but that’s not where she went…
Sometimes You Have to Pray About It
Instead of grabbing some caffeine, Marie Forleo walked down the street and went into the first church she found. She prayed and considered everything she was feeling, which kept leading her to the same conclusion…
Despite racking up massive debt going to college, Marie knew she had to leave her new job.
Terrified, Marie called her father to tell him her decision. To her surprise, he comforted her and gave her this advice…
“I’m not worried about you putting a roof over your head. You have to find something you love, Once you find that, everything will fall into place.”
With that in mind, the future entrepreneur took stock of the two things that drove her:
- She was very creative and energetic.
- She loved money.
The next question was…
How could she make those two things work together?
An opportunity came along for Forleo to work for Mademoiselle magazine in an editorial role. This allowed her to be creative and take home a great paycheck.
However, she started hearing that voice again at a career crossroads…
Trading High Fashion for an Even Higher Risk
In 1999, before social media was a part of our everyday lives, Marie Forleo was looking into something called life coaching.
The bestselling author described her “heart and soul lighting up” the more she read about it. As much as she was drawn to coaching, an amazing promotion was presented to her…
An editor at the one and only Vogue magazine.
The logical choice was clear, but that little voice would not let her be.
She quit her job with the magazine agency and fully threw herself into building her brand.
In spite of the courage of her convictions, the world was not quite ready for her innovative ideas…
Marie Forleo: From Bartender to 10X Growth Con Superstar
While Forleo was building her online business, she did any part-time work she could find. Waitressing. Bartending. And everything in between.
She loved the life coaching concept, but she was having a hard time finding her niche…
Finally, one day a customer at her bar asked her, “What do you do outside of working here?”
Without realizing what she was saying, she replied, “I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur.”
From there on, Marie Forleo knew the approach and everything clicked into place….
Just like her father told her years before.
Higher Risk to Highest Rewards
At the end of the day, being bold and following her heart is what resulted in Marie Forleo becoming a giant with over 70 million views on YouTube…
Becoming an instant New York Times #1 bestselling author…
And, of course, Marie Forleo is now a 10X Growth Con favorite.
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