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

  • and a life that you love. And it’s Tuesday. I hope that youre watching this on a Tuesday

  • because that’s the day it is and it’s Q&A Tuesday. This question comes from Martina

  • and she writes:

  • Hi Marie, I just want you to know that I find you absolutely inspiring and fascinating.”

  • Thank you so much. “Here’s my Q. I’ve always wanted to lead an organized life, however,

  • reality is much more hectic and chaotic. I expect big things for myself and I have a

  • vision for my life and I push myself hard to achieve it. I’m not a perfectionist,

  • but I always wanna go further but my friends don't get my goals and ambitions and they

  • keep telling me to slow down. I feel like I should keep going but maybe I’m wrong

  • and I should listen to my friends and just let go a bit. What do you think? Thanks, Martina.”

  • Martina, this is an awesome question. I will tell you, there’s only two reasons that

  • people tell you to slow down. Reason number one is they don't have the ambition and the

  • drive that you have. Youve gotta get, girl, that this is a gift. Most people wish they

  • had that hunger to create. So if people are trying to tell you to slow down and you don't

  • want to do it, don't let anybody squash your dreams, don't let anybody keep you small.

  • I always think about that analogy of crabs being in a pot and one of the crabs is trying

  • to crawl out and the other one is trying to pull him down. That’s what it feels like

  • when people tell you to slow down and you really don't want to.

  • I mean, as a naturally driven and ambitious person myself, the worst thing you can tell

  • me is slow down. I’m not gonna slow down, it’s not who I am. I have a hunger to create,

  • to serve, to make a difference, and my biggest hope is that I go through my life and I am

  • sufficiently used up at the end of it. I’m not talking about getting sick or burning

  • myself out, I’m just talking about harnessing that natural ambition and drive that I already

  • have. So don't tell me to slow down, I’m not gonna do it. If you want to slow down,

  • great, youve gotta do you. But don't squash my dreams, don't try to make me go slower,

  • and for the love of all things holy, don't tell me to slow down.

  • Now for reason number two. People will tell you to slow down if youre a hot mess and

  • youre always overwhelmed and youre like crazy chaotic running around like a chicken

  • with your head cut off. Here’s the deal, if youre missing deadlines and youre

  • always dropping the ball people will tell you to slow down because youre inviting

  • it. Now, you can be driven and ambitious without seeming like a crazy person. So you can say,

  • You know what? I’ve got so much going on in my life and I’m so excited about it.”

  • Or you can say, “Oh my God, I have so much going on. I’m overwhelmed, I’m crazy busy,

  • I can’t keep up with anything,” and then of course people are gonna say, “You know

  • what? You need to slow that shizzle down.”

  • One last thing. I want you to pay attention to who is telling you to slow down. If it’s

  • someone who has an amazing life and theyre creating great results, it’s someone you

  • respect, and you really want to take a page outta their book, well, maybe theyre worth

  • listening to. And on the other hand, if the person telling you to slow down has a crappy

  • life, theyre not someone you admire or respect, don't listen to them. And I want

  • you to remember this tweetable.

  • When youre hungry for success, don't let anyone feed you crap about slowing down.

  • That was my A to your Q Martina, I really do hope it helps. And now I would love to

  • hear from you. If you consider yourself a hungry, driven, ambitious person, are there

  • things that people say to you that drive you absolutely bananas?

  • As always, the best discussions happen after the episode over at, so come

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  • Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams because the world needs that special

  • gift that only you have. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll catch you next time on MarieTV.

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