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Attention Deficit Dreams Disorder

Attention Deficit Dreams Disorder

It is a dis-order.

Things are not in order.

Not that they need be, but it helps make life a little easier!

I’m talking about your DREAMS and your fickle relationship with them.

The issue I see when it comes to people who have big audacious dreams is that they never seem to stick with anything long enough to actually make progress or stay focused on the desired outcome long enough.

It’s easy to see in our world- considering 3-5 years now-a-days makes for a “lengthy” career in something.

But for those who really want to step it up a notch –

For those of you who want to really make an impact:

You’ll need to stick with something longer than 5 minutes.

5 days.

5 months.

5 years.

Okay, so I get “trying” things out.

I get trying everything on and seeing what fits.

I get that when you are a teenager or in your early 20’s – maybe….

But for the people that are here to make an impact, note this.

They are called to what they are doing.

You are called.

You were never meant to just hap-hazardly go through life.

You were given a purpose – and that doesn’t mean you need to earn money from it!

There really is no need for trying stuff on when you tune into your soul’s purpose work.

And this doesn’t mean because you stick with one thing you aren’t multi-passionate.

I am multi-passionate about MANY THINGS and study them on the side, the difference – you don’t go changing you main theme a million times.

Obviously, there is marketing magic in this.

There’s something you will get paid lots of money to do and that is to stick with something, become the best in your field.

And I get this message isn’t for everyone.

But this message is for the entrepreneur who keeps wondering why things never get lift off – it’s usually because you tried something for 2 seconds, determined it didn’t work and now want to quit.

(I feel this way about Insta and all social platforms and all digital and traditional advertising methods!)

The same goes for investors.

You entered the market at a bad time or good time or whatever – and now, 3-6 months later your portfolio is down 20%….

So, I guess quitting is the answer?!?!

No, we know that’s not how it is with investing and we all are taking the long-game (unless you are a day-trader!).

But this is what happens with business owners or marketing efforts for anything really.

Oh, it didn’t work and the clients/customers/jobs aren’t flocking to me as easily as I’d like, so I think it’s time I start a new gig, new career, new business.

And just like that we give up.

Now, there is only one REALLY good reason to give up.

That is if you were ignoring your gut from the beginning and knew this wasn’t for you from day one and now you are finally getting some sense and smacking yo’self upside the head.

(Obviously, if you are ill or have to move, etc – but this isn’t what I’m talking about here today.)

This is for the people who have 20 million things/side-businesses/jobs on the go and don’t take time to honour one of them.

If we know (from Tony Robbins!) that where attention goes energy flows what is happening when you are spreading yourself out so thin?!

Your energy is so scattered.

Scattered energy is so 90’s.

It doesn’t look good on anyone!

Plus, being “busy” doing nothing that moves the needle in your life only hurts you.

So you need to reign it in!

Pull that energy into alignment.

Do the one thing that will move your life forward.

(Read: The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan – EXCELLENT read!)

What’s the one thing you need to work on to accomplish your goals and tip over the first domino in your series of goals dominoes?

Do that thing.

Do only that thing for 90-days or until you accomplish the goal.

Okay – so as you know, I always am writing to myself when I write and this time is no different.

I still feel fragmented in my business.

Jack of all trades, master of none – right?!

Okay, so I am and have mastered a few things, but I still have LOTS more work to do in this area!

The good news is that I see it and I can move forward from here.

I’m guessing if we all did an energy audit we’d all find leaks that drain us.

And so here is the challenge, the call to arms.

AND it’s hard because we are more than ever in a society of instant gratification.

Can we choose one main thing – one main goal – and stick with it long enough to see it through without fragmenting our time and energy into a million different places?

Will we get rid of our ADDD and be able to focus on the ONE THING that will radically change our lives?

This is bold.

This is scary.

This does mean rocking the boat because none of your friends or family or peer group will be doing this… you will for the most part be a lone wolf in this!

TRUST ME.

If everyone did this, we’d have a LOT more millionaires.

So, that leads me to believe, no one is really doing this.

No one is really sticking with the one dream to see it through to the end.

You have to do 1% actions to get 1% results.

That is how you….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Mark My Words!

Mark My Words

It just came out one day when I was spewing off about my business and the goal that I have for this little company and taking it across Canada in a big and meaningful way.

I said, “Mark my words!”

I think my Grandma used to say that when they yelled at us kids when we were growing up.

It was a great threat to our well being! No one wanted the wrath of Grandma to come down on them – although it was always loving.

But when she said, “Mark my words!” – you knew that she meant business.

And declaring it was so powerful that you would never mess with her!

Question for you:

What in your life would you mark your words by?

In other words, what do you SO STRONGLY stand behind that you would etch those words into a rock and chisel away for days?!

I think there are 2 parts to “Marking Your Words”

  1. Intention
  2. Integrity in Communication

So we start with INTENTION.

That is your declaration.

That is what speaks life into life.

Words are so powerful – be careful with what you say – it’s been known more than once to come true! Good, Bad or Ugly!

But I feel we’ve mastered the idea of the intention.

What we haven’t mastered with the intention is the specificity.

We are definitely not specific enough.

“I want a million dollars” will never get you a million dollars.

The more specific we can be for our subconscious to really begin to see what we are trying to produce will work wonders for us.

This is what prayer and journaling are good for!

Let’s turn the table and talk about the other side of marking your words.

Integrity with your word and communication.

This is the area you will probably want to master if you have to live with yourself or even other humans. 🙂

Lack of communication or lack of keeping your word will cause conflict.

  • Conflict in your life.
  • Conflict in relations with others.
  • Conflict with your soul. (this is usually the worst one!)
  • Conflict with your job, your boss, your clients, etc.

Mark my words: The more you can be in INTEGRITY with your words the better your quality of life will be.

What’s Integrity?

Doing what you say you will do, doing it on TIME (yes! this is a thing!), and doing it to the best of your ability and not sloughing off.

Yes, our souls always know when we are half-assing it!

And yes, many times, that means having hard conversations or conversations we are scared to have or perceive to be hard.

And listen up People Pleasers!

This is where you end up becoming a “liar” to others and yourself when you don’t speak up and speak your truth and stand in integrity with yourself.

“No, I don’t want to do that.”
But instead go along with it because you don’t rock the boat of your life.

Been there.

Done that.

It doesn’t end well for anyone!

So this is where going back to BEING YOUR WORD or HAVING INTEGRITY WITH YOUR WORD is so important!

Now, isn’t it interesting that this also shows up with yo’ money ya’ll!!

Here’s a truth bomb!

Do you think most of your money problems stem from the fact that you never kept your word with yourself? You acted out of integrity?

Think on that.

As I always joke, we would ALL be skinny, rich & hot if we all just did what we said we were gonna do.

Eat healthy? Check.

Save money? Check.

Go above and beyond for a client? Check.

You see where this “not staying in alignment” with your word really throws you off course!

Mark my words.

Declare BIG THINGS for your life.

Do what you say you are going to do.

EVEN IN THE LITTLE THINGS!

Communicate well with yourself and others.

AND you will surely….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Money Mastery

Money Mastery by Lisa Elle

There’s something to be said about Mastery.

I think mastery is so easily passed upon in society today and isn’t it funny – when you think of people who’ve mastered something, they aren’t famous for a bunch of things – especially early on in their careers.

Usually, famous people are known for one thing.

That is the thing they have mastered.

For me, I want to master my business.

I want to be the best in my business.

I want to have the best customer service in my business.

Can you relate to something you want to master in your life?

When it comes to money, I think it’s important that we work on mastering a few key things with our money.

I’m sure we all having mastering spending down pat!

This is what mastering is to me:

Doing something to the best of your ability for the time you have invested in it.

Note how I wrote in ‘for the time you have invested in it’ because there is the element of time that is at play when we talk about mastery – although the element of time, be it long or short, is always up to you.

Here’s the other thing to consider:

The mark of mastery is only defined by yourself according to your desired outcome.

Meaning: you choose what you master, when you master it, and how you feel about it.

No one else needs to “tell you” if you’ve mastered something or not.

There is no judgement call to make here except your own.

Your level of mastery in any particular area is entirely up to you.

The problem is that we keep putting ourselves into the category of inadequacy.

The thing is this: who is the judge?

You keep outsourcing “the judge” of your life to the wrong people.

Your boss, your partner, your friends, society, your in-laws, your parents, family, co-workers, etc.

Stop outsourcing who “the judge” of your life is!

You are the judge, you are the jury.

You are the master.

And now I want to say

{insert deep evil voice and laugh now}

YOU ARE THE MASTER OF YOUR DESTINY- BAHAHAHAHAHA!

Here are some areas of money that may interest you to master:

  • mastering and growing your cash flow
  • mastering your investment knowledge
  • mastering knowing what your net worth is & growing it
  • mastering marketing and sales efforts to grow your revenue streams
  • mastering different types of income streams
  • mastering real estate and property cash flow

And I could go on and on, but here’s the thing – there’s probably one area of money that interests you and you may want to master.

Then choose that area and be a master of it.

Simple.

Do the thing that interests you the most.

Don’t do the thing that makes you want to claw your eyes out.

Where you have natural curiosity is usually the path you should follow.

So, when it comes to mastering your money, choose the thing that lights you up and you may just stick with it long enough to master it!

You probably won’t be a master in all areas of life – and why would you want to be?

Too much.

It’s too exhausting!

Get rid of the things that suck the energy right out of you, and this includes ridiculous money rituals that aren’t serving you!

For me, that was budgeting.

OMG – did she really just say that?!?!

Yes, I did.

I had to find my own way of doing things that filled me up and made me enjoy my money more.

I found my own way of budgeting.

I call it allocating – and it puts the FUN in my FUNds.

Okay, cheesy – I know.

I think you get what I’m putting down without me writing any more hilarious puns!

Find the “thing” you want to master.

Learn all you can about it.

Have fun with it.

Mastering your money is definitely one way to….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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The Art of Saying No

The Art of Saying No by Lisa Elle

I’ve never written about this before – mostly, because I suck at this!

There’s definitely an art to saying ‘NO’.

The problem is most people say ‘YES’ when they want to say ‘NO’ or they just don’t show up and hide and avoid the situation all together, when they should have just said ‘NO’ upfront and avoided the whole hiding/no show/avoiding thing.

You’ve met people like this.

Heck, if you are honest with yourself, you are this person.

I know I am.

I have not perfected the art of saying ‘NO’! (#2021goals?!?)

You won’t ever see me no show or hide, but you will see me say ‘YES’ to some things I really don’t want to do.

Here’s why I LOVED staying at home during COVID:

I didn’t have to say ‘NO’ to any events cause they were all cancelled! YIPEE!!

And because the pressure to go to all these work meetings, work events, networking, friend events or even family events were off the calendar, I was able to live the life I really wanted to live.

Seriously, for me, it was a dream-come-true-time and I was able to focus on what really mattered to me!

Fast forward 2-3 months, and now, with the return of the restaurant and some work meetings, I am now shrinking back to the old ‘YES’ person – partly because I do enjoy going out from time to time but also because I feel bad saying ‘NO’.

I do know what happens to the person who always says ‘NO’, they stop being invited to things.

AND hence the FOMO appears. (Deep down, we all want to be like and invited to things, even if we can’t go!)

Sure, I can say ‘NO’ once, but if I say it all the time, then surely I will be ostracized from society and hence the ‘YES’ comes in to play.

I’ve had to reflect what this default ‘NO’ time (aka. hanging out at home with no where to go) has done for me – and I DO LIKE IT!

I’ve had time to work on all my projects and move them forward.

I’ve had time to plan and come up with some marketing strategies.

I’ve had time to hire and train some people to help me grow this business.

I’ve had time to work out more.

I’ve had time to do more self-care.

I’ve had the time to grow my business.

I’ve had more time for my children!

And all because I didn’t have to say ‘YES’ to things I deep down wanted to say ‘NO’ to.

The Warren Buffet quote always gets to me….

“The difference between successful people and REALLY successful people is that REALLY successful people say ‘NO’ to almost anything.”

And I can’t help but agree with him.

I’m successful.

You are successful.

But to really get to be REALLY successful, I know I will have to start saying ‘NO’.

And here’s the other thing, MAMA’s have a hard time saying ‘NO’.

Well, maybe not all the time. I can say ‘NO’ to the constant barrage of children asking me to take them for ice cream, but when they are wanting to spend time with you, I can’t say ‘NO’.

ALL the people pleasers in the world have a hard time saying ‘NO’ to anything.

After all, most of us were raised to be ‘TEAM PLAYERS’ – and while that may be good for somethings, it actually keeps you stuck in the team and forced to use the teams goals as your own, even if they aren’t in alignment with your goals.

We were trained that the ‘TEAMS’ goals are more important than our own!

We were brought up (sometimes!) that our parent’s goals, our teacher’s goals, our school’s goals, our society’s goals – are more important than our own agenda.

You have to be a little MAD to step away from ‘group think’ and follow your true path in the world.

Really, at the end of the day, if you really want to follow your own passion and desires, 99% of the time you are going to be going against the grain.

And that’s okay.

I think if anything I’ve learned is that I really liked my life when I had “nothing scheduled” outside of my home or office for a few months.

(You should also know I am a true introvert and absolutely enjoy being alone – which most people find so interesting about me – but truth be told – I NEED – like absolutely NEED 3-6 hours a day ALONE – no people, no talk. Just me – reading, writing, running, walking, listening…. I need that to enjoy my life and recharge before I go before the peoples!)

And now here’s my challenge – as life, for the most part, is back to being in person, I will have to learn how to say ‘NO’.

I caught this glimpse of how great life was when I didn’t have to say ‘NO’ and my schedule was exactly the way I wanted it, that now I have to protect that time.

I also want make a point about how this affects your money.

When you say ‘YES’ to everything, you will be broke.

Saying ‘NO’ is actually a great skill required in growing your wealth.

Chew on that…

And so here’s my message to myself, and maybe to you too…

Become a fierce protector of your time.

It’s the most valuable ASSet you have.

Learn how to say ‘NO’ and you will probably find you really like your life!

And if you are like me, and you know your purpose and what you are creating in the world, it’s a non-negotiable to make sure you protect that body of work or art by protecting your time.

When you don’t protect your time, your art will suffer.

Saying ‘NO’ is really all about protecting your precious ASSet of time and trust me when I say….

That is how you….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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The Masculine and Feminine Sides of Money

The Masculine and Feminine Sides of Money

This is the balance you are so desperately trying to seek with your money!

For most of us there is a pull and a push around our money. 

The trick is to learn to dance in that money flow and acknowledge the masculine and feminine sides of money!

Let’s start with energy.

That’s where everything has its beginning anyways!

There are the 2 opposing forces.

The masculine and feminine – for lack of better words, but we can relate to this energy.

(You’ll have to note, this does not necessarily mean man or woman however, there are certain characteristics that tend to relate more to men or women in general terms.)

I want to explain what it means to allow the beautiful dance between these opposing energies to exist in harmony in your business or in your life.

The masculine energy is there to be supportive of the feminine energy.

Both energies are of equal importance, you will need to harvest the energies from both sides, albeit, at different times one will be more prevalent than the other.

There will be a pull.

A back and forth.

A dance.

A dance between the two worlds.

But this is how you grow.

This is how you build upon what was there.

This is how you create momentum.

It’s like dancing practice.

Soon, you know exactly what steps need to be taken and at the right time – so you can create your masterpiece – or in this case – accomplish all your desires.

Masculine energy is the support you need.

Masculine energy is the foundation.

The structure you need in place to build.

It’s the systems.

The masculine comes off as a strong energy.

But it’s needed to support the whimsical, wild, creative side of the feminine.

Feminine energy is the creative, the intuition – the FLOW side of business, life, money, when you feel in total alignment with what you are doing and you are making money (or deriving an income!) doing exactly what you are called to be doing.

Do you get what I’m putting down?

Without masculine support systems in place, feminine energy will not be able to support itself.

The feminine energy needs to find refuge in times of rest in the masculine.

The masculine is the protector.

The feminine is the artist, the creator, the divine intuition and the speaker to what is possible.

So what does that mean for your business?

What does that mean for your money?

If you want to really take your business, your money and your life to the next level, we need to incorporate both sides of this into your business.

You need to have the systems, structure and foundation in place first.

Then you can build in the sales, the creative, the expansion.

And it is a dance.

There are many times in business when your systems need to be checked and tweaked, and other times you can bask in the flow of everything working exactly as you imagined.

Usually, we have one energy side, either the masculine or feminine, that is really overpowering our business or life in one way or another.

So we have to figure out which energy is dominant in order to allow the other energy to come forth and balance out.

We need both to shine!

You will need both the masculine and feminine energies doing their roles in creating and manifestin your dreams into reality.

Just something to think about if you are “stuck” right now.

It’s usually because you need to invite the opposing energy into your life.

Maybe it means have more fun?

Maybe it means create more structure?

Being aware of the feminine and masculine sides of energy will surely help you create the life you want and the money you want!

This is just another piece of the puzzle you need to….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Money Boss

Money Boss Lisa Elle

What does it mean to be a Money Boss?

It means to be cool, confident and collected with your money.

Nothing fazes you.

You’ve got this.

You are the boss when it comes to your money.

Simple.

Getting there IS SIMPLE, but obviously not easy – otherwise we’d all be there!

In order to really step into our role as Money Boss in our lives and businesses we need to take it back the the beginning.

Let’s start with energy.

That’s where everything has its beginning anyways!

There are the 2 opposing forces.

The masculine and feminine – for lack of better words, but we can relate to this energy.

(You’ll have to note, this does not necessarily mean man or woman however, there are certain characteristics that tend to relate more to men or women in general terms.)

I want to explain what it is to be a Money Boss and from allowing the beautiful dance between these 2 energies to exist in harmony in your business or in your life.

The masculine energy is there to be supportive of the feminine energy.

Both energies are of equal importance, and to really be a Money Boss, you will need to harvest the energies from both sides, albeit, at different times one will be more prevalent than the other.

There will be a pull.

A back and forth.

A dance.

A dance between the two worlds.

But this is how you grow.

This is how you build upon what was there.

This is how you create momentum.

It’s like dancing practice.

Soon, you know exactly what steps need to be taken and at the right time – so you can create your masterpiece – or in this case – accomplish all your desires.

Masculine energy is the support you need.

Masculine energy is the foundation.

The structure you need in place to build.

It’s the systems.

The masculine comes off as a strong energy.

But it’s needed to support the whimsical, wild, creative side of the feminine.

Feminine energy is the creative, the intuition – the FLOW side of business when you feel in total alignment with what you are doing and you are making money doing exactly what you are called to be doing.

Do you get what I’m putting down?

Without masculine support systems in place, feminine energy will not be able to support itself.

The feminine energy needs to find refuge in times of rest in the masculine.

The masculine is the protector.

The feminine is the artist, the creator, the divine intuition and the speaker to what is possible.

So what does that mean for your business?

What does that mean for your money?

If you want to really take your business, your money and your life to the next level, we need to incorporate both sides of this into your business.

You need to have the systems, structure and foundation in place first.

Then you can build in the sales, the creative, the expansion.

And it is a dance.

There are many times in business when your systems need to be checked and tweaked, and other times you can bask in the flow of everything working exactly as you imagined.

But to get there we need to uncover 6 of our biggest money blocks holding us back from allowing this energy to really shine.

Usually, we have one energy side, either the masculine or feminine, that is really overpowering our business in one way or another.

So we have to figure out in our business which energy is dominant in order to allow the other energy to come forth and balance out.

Here are 6 of the biggest money blocks that network marketers block from generating the abundance that they desire and deserve:

  • lack of financial clarity (feminine)
  • lack of confidence to receive money (feminine)
  • lack of courage to declare what they truly desire (masculine)
  • lack of certainty in their own ability to growth their income every month (masculine)
  • lack of commitment to create their financial break through (masculine)
  • lack of flow, divine intuition in taking next steps (feminine)

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See The Money

See The Money

You aren’t seeing the money.

I mean really seeing money manifest in your life.

I think there are 2 main ways to do this:

One: Visualize the actual “thing/service” you are wanting to receive or experience in your life. (Like see the new kitchen reno or dream trip – in the exact way you wish it to appear in your life.

or

Two: Visualize the amount of money you want to see – the number, the actual bank notes/bills in your hands, the amount printed on your statement or cheque.

But the problem with most people is this:

They don’t know what they want.

END OF STORY.

Most people are walking zombies and don’t know what they really want.

They haven’t sat still for 5 minutes to really search their heart and know what it is they want.

I see this all the time, and like I ALWAYS say, this goes back to getting clarity around your money goals and what you want out of life.

Money is just here to SERVE YOU and help you pay for what YOU want out of life.

So, again, it’s not about the money, it’s about what you want.

If you don’t have any money, or the money you desire it’s only because of one thing.

THAT thing is THAT you aren’t clear.

There’s a reason my tag line is “Create Financial Clarity, Fund Your Dreams, Live Your Legacy!”

You can’t even get to the fund your dreams part if you aren’t clear on what you want.

AND TRUST ME when I say this is ALL THE WORK around money!

Allowing yourself to dream.

Allowing those dreams to be “allowed” in your world and shake up the status quo is the fear we most have.

Seriously, having no money is not really the big fear – sure it’s one end of the spectrum.

BUT the biggest fear for most is the fear of success – the fear of HAVING, BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR, MAKING, SPENDING, LOTS OF MONEY!

I kid you not.

It’s a fear because you won’t fit in (for the most part!) with your current tribe. AND THAT is what causes fear.

But besides the fear, it also causes us to not dream big.

AND when we don’t allow ourselves to dream big, we don’t allow for dreams to ever manifest.

Read that again.

Are you allowing yourself to SEE THE BIG MONEY?!

I already mentioned “we” collectively are over receiving the “baby money”.

What is ‘baby money’?

~b a b y m o n e y is the small amount of money you are settling for right now~

And regardless what that number is for your, you just know deep down in your soul that you are settling and not going out to get what is rightfully yours.

GO OUT AND GET YOUR FAIR SHARE OF MONEY!

That fair share, btw, is any amount you deem it to be!

You need to SEE THE BIG MONEY!

Do you see THE BIG MONEY?

I mean do you really see it in your mind every time you close your eyes?

AND here’s the thing….

There’s nothing WRONG with seeing the BIG MONEY!

Stop thinking that there is.

Don’t forget that money is just energy and it’s what you make of it.

I think money is so FRICKIN’ FUN and like living in a dream!

Why not create some good vibes around your money when you see it?

People judge me all the time and think I’m obsessed with money.

Knowing the tax code inside and out – it makes me good at my job.

And ya.

Let’s face it.

I’m obsessed with money.

AND I also do this for a living.

AND I also know I – ME – YOU – WE – CAN ONLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD WHEN WE CAN PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS!

Did you hear me?

You want to make change?

No offence, but no hashtag in the world is going to make and create real transformation in the world like money will.

Don’t forget that.

Don’t forget that money will make your life better and the lives of all those around you.

That’s seeing the money.

Don’t forget that’s how you….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Happy 5th Birthday!

Happy 5th Birthday Ellements Group!

The cosmic joke is that if you really want to be ‘spiritual’ or do all the self-growth/self-help work on yourself become SELF-EMPLOYED, start a business and find ways of making your own product, service, earning your money, etc.

That’s one GUARANTEED way for all of your personal shit to come right up in your face and smack you around a bit (or a lot!)

{Yes, this is a very real and candid blog and I’m sorry to use the word shit, but only #sorrytothefarmerswholiterallyhavetoshovelshiteveryday! Calling it like it is.}

You want to be enlightened?

You want to be the next best version of yourself?

Take the plunge into entrepreneurship.

It’s a guaranteed way to deflate your ego from the corporate world so fast your head will spin.

It will challenge you at every level of business.

Want a new level of success in your business = peel off an old layer of personal shit.

Rinse. Repeat. {Yes, you really do need to rinse after that!}

I often – OFTEN – in the last 5 years of business (and even in the last 20 years of being self-employed!) thought of going to get a ‘steddie eddie’ paycheque more than once – isn’t that the dream?

To be honest, I’m fabulous on a budget.

I was so good at managing my money at age 20 it got boring and realized I needed another challenge – like, oh, I don’t know – finding ways to blow all my money on a career/business that was related to money.

WOW! That girl had some balls!

Seriously – who the heck was I to be giving financial advice at age 20.

I barely see parts of that BRAZEN girl I once was who thought she could take over the world, although, I’m realizing more and more she’s still here and she’s still comes out to play – EVEN WHEN my common sense brain is SCREAMING NO!

MY “SMART” BRAIN:

  • Don’t hire another person!
  • Don’t spend that money – you’ll need it for next month’s payroll!
  • Don’t subscribe to yet another SAAS, system, or buy yet another iPhone, iPad, computer!
  • AND for GOD’S SAKE, stop buying fresh flowers for your office and fancy candles!

I think to be an entrepreneur you must have to go a little mad and definitely throw caution to the wind most of the time.

AND constantly do the things that scare the life out of you.

WOW! The internal struggle is SO in your face when you are an ENTREPRENEUR and anyone knows, this is the best self-growth and lessons you are going to get on the planet about anything.

Want to test your family, your marriage, your relationships?

Become an entrepreneur!

Want to watch all your savings trickle away?

Start a business with your own capital.

Want to cry 20 times a day and hide under your blankie?

Yup, you got it – go do commission sales work!

On the plus side, entrepreneurship has given me LOADS of compassion for humans and the hard work that goes into a business of any size.

Seriously, when did entrepreneurship become sexy?! This isn’t sexy at all – and also leaves you exhausted and no time for….

I also realize the stress of it is not for everyone, and I am jealous 99% of the time of people with the ‘steddie eddies’.

Most entrepreneurs – especially if you are just starting out – don’t have the luxury of consistent reliable cash flow – it’s usually paycheque to paycheque and living off savings from a past life or the equity in your home for quite a while.

(SIDE NOTE: I PRAISE entrepreneurs who put their capital at risk to create change in our world. That’s how it’s done and don’t let anyone shame you into thinking you are doing something stupid with your money – especially family! If that’s you – I applaud you and your BRAZENNESS & BALLS to put yourself and YOUR MONEY out there!)

There’s usually a hump in your business.

Or call it a mountain! (tomatoe, tomato)

The break-even point when you slowly feel the wheels arrive at the top of the hill and teeter there for a minute before you may actually get a little bit of downhill relief.

As much as I joke, I still feel I don’t know what that is – and quite honestly, wonder at what point I will feel that. (Maybe when I stop expanding my business, but then aren’t you just dying at that point?!)

I guess it depends on your goals.

If I wanted just a me, myself and I operation, I probably could be living the laptop lifestyle now in Bali (but I wouldn’t be, because well, you know…)

But for ya’ll that know me you know this was never the plan.

The plan is and always has been: GO BIG OR GO HOME!

(Also known as re-investing in your business over and over and over again….)

I feel like my soul is here to just say “what the hell” and throw caution to the wind and deep down – not give a shit what anyone thinks.

That BRAZEN GIRL is still coming out to play.

And yes, I still think ENTREPRENEURSHIP is the FUNNEST game around!

Hey, you can’t take the money with you, it’s never been yours to begin with, money is just energy, money is a renewable resource, money is in abundance, money in not finite – all the points that make me want to play the game because in ALL the ways that’s all it is anyways.

Life is always what you make it mean.

And I think that’s the whole point here as I celebrate my 5th Business Anniversary today. (From New York City to Cochrane, Alberta – Happy 5th Birthday Ellements Group & this blog #261!!)

I think the point is this.

I still come to play everyday.

I still love to come play everyday.

And I damn well know, on the deepest of levels, down in my soul, that I am…

100%…

Living My Legacy.

On the DAILY.

Showing up.

Showing up for the world.

And as I always say to you, beautiful….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Become Unavailable

Become Unavailable

Become unavailable for the things that don’t serve you.

Becoming unavailable is a step beyond setting boundaries with the external world or other people.

Becoming unavailable is 100% an “inner move” and will require a total energy shift for something to radically transform in an area of your life.

It has nothing to do with anyone else.

And you don’t have to go announcing what you’re becoming ‘unavailable’ for to the world, but you can if you want.

If you become unavailable for something then it will automatically change how you show up in the world – hence the no need to have to go announce it – it will really start to shine through you.

Okay, so what are we becoming unavailable for?

Write it out.

What are you sick and tired of in your life?

What are you unavailable for?

Journal on all the things that aren’t serving you such as:

  • ratty furniture
  • always being late for everything
  • not holding integrity with your schedule and what you said you were going to do
  • missing workouts
  • eating crap
  • putting up with a jerk boss
  • not having any money to do the things you want to do
  • not having a certain level of income
  • making “BABY MONEY”
  • not having a certain amount of money in your bank at all times
  • not having the right clients
  • drinking too much
  • smoking too much
  • not having any time available for yourself or self-care
  • skipping daily prayer, meditations, journaling
  • unhealthy relationships
  • people who you allow to walk all over you

Becoming unavailable for something is the best way to transform your life into the life that you want to live, the life you desire on the deepest of levels.

Me personally, I’m becoming unavailable for a few things.

Sometimes it takes me a while to identify things, but one thing is non-paid speaking engagements or engagements where you can’t sell from the stage.

This is not sitting in good alignment or use of time for our vision and mission as a company.

I decided, and then let my team know that we are no longer available for this.

We also raised some of our rates on certain services.

It’s funny how fast people take you more serious when you raise your rates and how you easily attract your ideal client!

I’m currently unavailable for eating bread and refined sugars by the boat load.

I’m also unavailable to not have at least 3 months of expenses in my business account at all times.

You will have little things and big things that you will have to become unavailable for.

Some things may come easy to you and some not.

But know this…

How you treat the little things is also important because it’s setting you up for practice on how you treat the BIG things when they pop up into your life.

If you can’t seem to keep $5 in your bank account, how will you keep a million?

Become unavailable for the things that don’t serve you and then that created space allows you to be available for the things that do elevate you to the next level and ultimately your desired life!

This is how you fully step into your birthright of living and abundant life.

It’s funny how becoming unavailable for things really allows you to live a more abundant life and setting boundaries actually sets you free.

FREE.

FREEDOM.

Set boundaries.

Become unavailable for things that don’t serve you.

This is how you….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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