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  • In this episode of MarieTV we do have some adult language.

  • So if you have little ones around, grab your headphones now.

  • Hey, it's Marie Forleo, and you are watching MarieTV, the place to be to create a business

  • and life you love.

  • This is Zach Bliss.

  • He works with us here on MarieTV.

  • Hello.

  • He zhooshes, makes everything really, really gorgeous.

  • I've been designing for you for how many years now?

  • Years.

  • Years.

  • And it's been a delight.

  • And he's a really dear friend.

  • Yeah.

  • So we have a lot of fun.

  • A lot of fun.

  • Anyway, this is the MarieTV call-in show where we actually call you guys and we get to answer

  • some questions live.

  • And I think it's gonna be a lot of fun.

  • So let's rock it.

  • Our first caller.

  • Hello, La Shawn speaking.

  • La Shawn!

  • Hello, La Shawn.

  • It's Marie Forleo, how are you?

  • I'm good.

  • How are you?

  • I'm so good.

  • So if you hear some people in the background, we have our MarieTV crew here and we are so

  • excited that you're on.

  • La Shawn, tell us your question and we'll do our best to help you out.

  • Okay, awesome.

  • Thank you so much.

  • I'm so excited to be talking to you.

  • Okay, so I have been a hairstylist and a makeup artist for 20 years.

  • And starting in 2010 I'm on the journey to transform the way I was dealing with life.

  • Since then it hasn't stopped and my goals and my life have changed.

  • I now want to transition from being a hairstylist to being solely a makeup artist and a relationship

  • coach.

  • And there's a part of me that feels that it's too much.

  • I fear that I won't have time to do both and will people take me seriously?

  • And lately I've been like going back and forth about it and feeling really stuck.

  • So, help me.

  • Yes.

  • I love it.

  • Well, as you know, I'm a multipassionate entrepreneur.

  • Many of the folks here in MarieTV land are, and so many folks in our audience are.

  • So I have some questions for you, La Shawn.

  • When you look at those two possibilities in terms of focusing on relationships and focusing

  • on being solely a makeup artist, if you look in your heart, which one to you feels more

  • expansive?

  • The one that you're just likeoh, my God.

  • This is a huge yes.”

  • Relationship coaching.

  • Woo!

  • Okay, good.

  • So the fear probably that's popping up, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is that

  • for so long, right, you've been in the beauty world and so you've got some level of comfort

  • there?

  • Yes.

  • Yes.

  • And so it seems to me just listening to you that, you know, focusing in on being a makeup

  • artist is a little safer, at least in your mind at this point.

  • Would that be accurate?

  • Yes.

  • With the financial stability part, yes.

  • Yes.

  • Okay, cool.

  • So I want to give you some possibilities.

  • You know, in terms of you feeling that that could be too much, that is possible.

  • But I'll tell you this.

  • There was a period in my particular career whereprobably about five to seven years

  • where I did multiple things.

  • So I was in the dance and fitness world, I was a Nike athlete, I was running my coaching

  • business and starting to understand how to build that from the ground up.

  • And so all of those things were happening simultaneously.

  • And what that did for me, even though I consciously knew that none of them would grow as big if,

  • you knowas they would if I would just focus on one, I just wasn't ready to.

  • So I want to offer this to you.

  • You know, rather than having to make a hard choice right now, what if you gave yourself

  • permission to go more fully into makeup so that you can have those finances coming in,

  • you can keep building that wealth, because I think for me, especially for woman, and

  • I always say this, taking care of the money is one of the most important things that we

  • can do for our long-term health, our happiness, our stability, our ability to contribute our

  • gifts to the world.

  • It's vital.

  • And at the same time you can start developing your comfort level, your skill, everything

  • that you need in terms of being a relationship coach.

  • But you don't have to go all in at once.

  • Does that make sense?

  • It totally does.

  • So you can dip your toe in the water, so to speak, and then perhaps in a year or two you

  • can reevaluate and say, “You know what?

  • Do I really still want to keep going with this relationship coach thing?”

  • And then you can start perhaps transitioning yourself, you know, from doing it 20% of the

  • time, 30% of the time, 40% of the time.

  • And you might reach a point where you get so confident in your skills and your ability

  • to bring in income and clients from that work that you're like, “Oh, I'm really ready

  • to make this transition.”

  • Mmm, okay.

  • Yes.

  • Thank you so much.

  • That totally makes sense.

  • Yeah.

  • This is a way to mitigate the risk, and it's also a way to help yourself build confidence

  • without pulling out the financial rug from underneath you.

  • Because from what you've shared and, again, I'd love to hear if you disagree with this,

  • it doesn't feel like to me that you're like, “Oh, I can't stand the beauty world anymore.

  • I'm just done with it.

  • I have to get out.

  • It's toxic.”

  • I took a look at your site, actually, and you've reallyyou've got so much great

  • energy around you that I think you still have more to contribute in that world.

  • Would you agree?

  • I totally agree.

  • I mean, I love doingdon't get me wrong, I love doing hair.

  • It's wonderful.

  • But I want to do – I want to focus only on makeup, because I want more freedom in

  • my life, and financial freedom as well.

  • Yes.

  • And although if I just do makeup, not relying on the hair will kind of hurt me financially,

  • but at the same time I do believe in going for my dream.

  • So I'm just going to go that route.

  • Yes.

  • So another assignment I would give to you is to take a look at your financial goals

  • really seriously and understand exactly where you are right now in terms of your net worth.

  • You know, we have some great MarieTVs that we'll put links to below.

  • If you haven't seen them, I would suggest to go back and watch them so you have a really

  • clear understanding of your financial picture right now.

  • And then you can use that to support yourself as you move into doing makeup.

  • Because I can hear, right, you might take a little hit on your money, at least initially,

  • but I hear confidence in you that you'll be able to build that up fairly quickly and

  • then build in the relationship stuff on the side.

  • I know you can do this.

  • And here's the best thing, La Shawn, you're gonna discover what's gonna be the best

  • route, how fast you should go, from executing.

  • You're not gonna come up with it in your mind.

  • You're gonna come up with it from actually doing it, and then you're gonna be able

  • to navigate as you go, and you're gonna feel like a rockstar doing it.

  • Yes.

  • Thank you so much.

  • I do want to say that I am a B-Schooler.

  • I'm so grateful to be speaking to you right now.

  • Thank you so much for taking my question.

  • Oh, absolutely.

  • And La Shawn, since you're a B-Schooler, girl, come back this next round and do it

  • again live.

  • Come on back.

  • You have it for free, so you can take all of these new ideas and this new focus and

  • we can help you supercharge it.

  • I will do that.

  • Most definitely.

  • Awesome.

  • Thank you so much for your question.

  • We're cheering you on, we love you, and thanks for calling in.

  • Thank you.

  • Have a wonderful day.

  • You too.

  • Bye-bye.

  • Bye, La Shawn.

  • Yay!

  • That's so interesting.

  • You know, sort of like getting rid of a business to pursue another one.

  • But you've done that a few times.

  • Yeah, but I thinkhere's the thing.

  • A lot of people see things in black and white.

  • And some people thrive best that way.

  • You know, they have to kind of burn all the bridges behind them.

  • That's the only way they're gonna be able to focus on this new thing coming up.

  • But there's many of us, and I'm one of these people, I like transitions.

  • I like to do things gradually.

  • I like to have a sense of financial security underneath me.

  • And sometimes that means, yeah, I'll work a little bit longer because I have more kind

  • of plates spinning in the air.

  • Yeah.

  • But it gives me so much more jet fuel to take off from.

  • Good morning.

  • Is this Mandy?

  • Yes, it is.

  • What's up, Mandy?

  • It's Marie Forleo and the whole MarieTV crew.

  • How you doing?

  • I'm great, Marie.

  • How are you?

  • I'm so good.

  • We're so excited to have you on the show.

  • So let us know your question, and we will do our best to help you out.

  • Oh, absolutely.

  • Well, I – first of all, thank you.

  • I've been following you for years.

  • I'm a huge fan.

  • Aw, thank you so much.

  • I'm an entrepreneur, an artist, and have been doing this for way over 20 years.

  • And I do okay, but truly I'm a real creative at heart, and that is my passion and that's

  • what I'm best at.

  • And what I struggle with is finding help with marketing.

  • I feel like marketing to me is like trudging through quicksand in the dark.

  • And I also know it's just not the best use of my time or my talent.

  • But I've struggled with how do I find the best marketing help?

  • It's a great question.

  • And Mandy, first of all, I want to congratulate you for doing what you've been doing for

  • 20 years.

  • As a creative, I just admire and appreciate that.

  • Every time I meet artists of any kind, folks who do the kind of work that you do, singers,

  • musicians, writers, I justyou're my people.

  • So I just want to acknowledge you for that.

  • Thank you.

  • And two, I also want to tell you, you are so not alone.

  • And especially when it comes to the marketing bit.

  • Right?

  • And feeling this sense of resistance.

  • Yeah.

  • What I'm laughing right here, and I see – I just want to let you know, because I

  • know you can't see us.

  • But I see Elsa in the back raising her hand, who is my stylist, I see Zack who's sitting

  • next to me right here, who's a designer goingthey're nodding their head and

  • raising their hands that, yes, the marketing piece is hard for them as well.

  • Yeah.

  • So here's what I want to share with you.

  • One, you want to ask yourself, are you happy with the level that your business is at right

  • now?

  • And I heard what you said about, you know, you said you're doing pretty good.

  • So I'm curious to hear if you feel like you want to see more growth in terms of your

  • financial revenue, in terms of your profit, in terms of your work getting out there in

  • the world.

  • Absolutely.

  • Okay.

  • Yes on all of those.

  • Okay, great.

  • That's awesome.

  • So that being said, what I think is gonna help you most is, first, not even finding

  • someone to help with the marketing.

  • We can get to that.

  • But I also truly believe in my heart that having a reframe around marketing itself,

  • right?

  • Because right nowand I loved your analogyyour metaphor.

  • You're like, “gosh, it's like trudging through quicksand.

  • And it just feels so arduous and it's not a good use of my time.”

  • I'd like to invite you to revisit that and to reconsider that as an artist, as a creative,

  • yes.

  • It might not be the best use of all of your time.

  • But if you can flip that mindset and start to embrace it.

  • So perhaps a little bit less like trudging through quicksand, and maybe actually it's

  • a little like walking on a beach.

  • Right?

  • So rather than sinking you're like, “you know what?

  • This could actually be kind of fun and I'm gonna see some beautiful things.

  • And this could actually invigorate me and help me reach some of those beautiful goals

  • that I have.”

  • Because one of the things that you