Mayi Carles

Artist & Founder of Life Is Messy Bootcamp

You know what your dream life looks like. You just need the tools to build it.

B-School Case Study

Mayi, how did you feel before joining Marie Forleo’s B-School?

Stuck, grumpy, busy, anxious and worried.

Why did you feel that way?

The resistance was killing me softly. Too many people were calling me "kuh-raz-eee" (to put it lightly). Even my family, who is mega-supportive was like, "You are going to put a PayPal button where?" I desperately needed a miracle, a Fairy Godmother, to make it work!

How did B-School help you change your business and life?

B-School gave me the know-why and the know-how to build a business and a life more suited for Mayi, a home where I can drink my daily shot of wheatgrass, have a backyard BBQ (and be hubby's sous chef), take jumping jack breaks, create big tsunamis of change in the world (the good kind) all without ever taking off my paint-stained Eeyore pajamas.

What are some big wins that you produced after B-School?

Thanks to B-School, I found Mayi minus the self-sabotage and compulsion to conform. Once the "what will they think?" script was gone, it's been uphill on steroids. I tripled my mailing list, quadrupled my piggy bank, helped angel invest in the beach house hubby and I had always dreamed of (B-Schoolers cordially invited), and partnered with the most amazing business side kick in the galaxy: April Bowles-Olin.

How do you feel now?

Pumped, happy, alive, confident and in love.

Describe your life after B-School.

I pinch myself frequently to see if I'm dreaming, though, lately it's been happening with less frequency. I think it's finally beginning to sink in: this is really happening. This is no fairy tale, this is my life.

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Our Grads in Their Own Words

For years grads told us how B-School changed their lives, not just their businesses. We decided to document and share their experiences through this collection of interviews and videos.