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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.

  • If you write or create anything in the world, I’ll bet youve had this thought at least once:

  • Darn it, I was going to write about that, I was going to talk about that, I was going to make that.

  • This happens to all of us. We see a blog post or a movie or a book that comes out with the exact idea or topic that we wanted to express.

  • Or maybe youve heard about something or read about something a bunch of times

  • and you wanna write about it too, but you stop yourself because you feel like there’s no room for you.

  • It’s all been covered better and by more experienced and more famous and more articulate people.

  • Well, today I want to take a closer look at that paralyzing notion and show you why it is total garbage.

  • So a little story for you here, this is something that I do to Josh all the time and it drives him bonkers.

  • So Josh tells me about really good things over and over and over again and,

  • trust me, I know he’s smart and I take his advice often.

  • But for whatever reason, on some topics if I hear it from him it just doesn't sink in.

  • So, for example, back when we first met and I was still eating Spaghettios out of a can

  • he would say, “Hey, Marie. You know, we should really start juicing and taking these great vitamins and supplements,”

  • and I was like, “Yeah, whatever hippie dude. Just pass me that mac and cheese.”

  • Now, he’d wait a while and then he’d bring it up again.

  • He’d say, you know, “Hey, Marie. Well, what if we got a juicer?” And I’d be like,

  • Yeah, yeah. Whatever. I don't think so, too expensive.” So this goes on for a few years until I met my dear friend Kris Carr.

  • She’s the author of several New York Times bestselling books like Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Juice.

  • Cut to, “Hey, Josh. I met the most amazing woman.

  • You know what? We have got to start juicing and we should really start eating more salads

  • and taking these vitamins and supplements. You know what? We shouldve been doing this forever ago.”

  • Now, of course, Josh was like, facepalm, “Marie! I’ve been telling you about this for years. Why couldn’t you hear it from me?”

  • And that is exactly my point. No matter how many times an idea has been expressed or it’s been shared in the world,

  • sometimes it just takes that one person expressing it in their voice for it to actually get through,

  • and you are that person for somebody.

  • So don’t let this idea that it’s all been said or it’s all been done before take you out.

  • Do not let it stop you before you even begin.

  • Know this, you can make any topic or any idea fresh and your own by remixing it with your personality, your stories, and your voice.

  • It coming from you could be that tipping point that gets someone to say,

  • “I finally get it. That’s it. I am doing it.”

  • And if you want to make sure that you never let this idea stop you again, remember this tweetable.

  • It doesn't have to be brand new, it just has to come from you.

  • And if youre suffering from a debilitating case of it’s all been said before syndrome

  • and you want to learn how to express your own ideas in your own, unique way, in your voice,

  • youve got to go to right now. So just enter your name and email,

  • youll get some amazing, free writing tips and I will say, the full program is outstanding.

  • Now I would love to hear from you. Have you ever read or heard about something a gajillion times

  • but you never really got it until you heard about it from one special person?

  • Let me know your story in the comments below.

  • Now, as always, the best discussions happen after the episode over at,

  • so go there and leave a comment now.

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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.

Hey, it’s Marie Forleo and you are watching MarieTV, the place to be to create a business and a life that you love.

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