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What Metrics Are You Judging Your Success By?

Metrics

When I say the word “Metric” that will make most economists water at the mouth, it will make the rest of us “normal” people cringe.

Personally, I love me a good metric – when it relates to me or the work I’m doing.

HOWEVER, my blurb today on metrics has nothing really to do with numbers at all.

I think this topic is something so many people, including businesses, don’t take time to think about.

AND they need to.

WHY?

Because when you don’t think about the metrics you are judging YOUR success by you end up defaulting to the worlds metrics for success – which by the way – are just the metrics you have conjured up in your head of what and where the world think’s you “should” be, which again, is some HOOEY-BALOOEY thing your brain is stuck on because it hasn’t taken the time to PROPERLY set METRICS for your life.

Things, choices, decisions that YOU get to choose to judge YOUR success by.

No one else gets to judge your success.

We need to know what success looks like.

Why?

Because we NEED to feel proud of ourselves.

One of the core desired feelings I personally want, and I know most people want is to take pride in their work, their lives, what they’ve created.

I want to feel proud.

And guess what….

When you are judging yourself compared to the world and the things you haven’t accomplished yet, you will feel unsuccessful – which is a crappy emotion to bear and will only bear you more of that in your life…

crap.

It’s like going back to goal setting, but a little different – this is about setting up what success really looks like for you so when you hit it, you know you are there…

AND THEN…

you can make the choice to go on to bigger and better, while still feeling successful and not feeling like you are on the never ending hamster wheel never going anyplace at all.

You were meant to climb many mountains in this life.

You weren’t meant to stay on one mountain your whole life.

But this is why defining your success metrics are so important.

At some point on the mountain, bottom, middle or top, you need to look around and say “It is good.” (Yes, also known as ‘enjoying the journey not just the destination’.)

Like what God said when He created the world and looked around and said “It is good.”

Just like that.

You need to know what’s good.

Doesn’t mean it’s perfect.

It means you succeeded at something you set out to accomplish.

Okay, here’s the ideas list of possible metrics to judge your success by to get your juices flowing and determine what success means to you. (AND yes, I encourage you to journal on this, write it out, state it out on paper for your business, your company, for your family!)

  • Work From Anywhere – Lifestyle Metric
  • Work Whenever You Feel Like It – Lifestyle Metric
  • Work Maximum 10 or 20 Hours a week while making the money you want to make to cover what you want to do – Lifestyle Metric
  • Gross Revenue Goal – Business Metric
  • Net Profits Goal – Business Metric
  • Consistent Cash Flow Minimum Goal – Business Metric
  • Time to Spend With Kids/Family/Caregiving – Love Metric
  • 3-6 Months Travel or Vacation Per Year
  • Growing Your Client Base by a certain % per year
  • Getting rid of clients no longer serving you or your vision!
  • Growing Your Team By a certain % per year
  • Completing a Massive Dream Project
  • Making enough money so you can complete a massive dream project on the side
  • Changing/Impacting/Transforming One Life or a Million Lives This Year with your work
  • Having Your Home Paid Off or other dream project
  • Saving up for something CRAZY!
  • Having Enough Passive Income to Not Worry About Money
  • How Many Dogs & Cats You Can Care For
  • Being In Love – Relationship Metrics

I mean, these are literally a few off the top of my head – brain dump to be certain – but there are millions more and the best part….

YOU.

GET.

TO.

CREATE.

YOUR.

LIFE.

and DEFINE YOUR METRICS of SUCCESS!

I have clients who are insanely successful doing exactly what they want to be doing, and they ain’t millionaires – they just have enough passive income to live the life they want to live.

It’s beautiful to witness.

It always makes me tear up in happiness to witness these people.

They are successful.

YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL!

I think if we were to tune in and really see what it takes to be a success in our eyes only, the picture would look a lot different than what we think success should look like.

MEANING SUCCESS CAN LOOK LIKE MAKING $40,000 a year and NOT A $1,000,000 a year.

Side Note: THIS IS NOT A TALK ON WORTHINESS! You are worthy AND you are allowed to aim for success metrics. One is a deep knowing you are worthy and good as you are, the other is a choice, responsibility to utilize & share your God given gifts.

It’s interesting because what success is to one is not success to another.

And that’s wherein lies the problem as we discuss success metrics with the other humans, not having defined it for ourselves.

We get swayed.

We get PUSHED.

Too often.

Wanna know my success metrics?

Some of them are very steep mountains. (I have signed up for rock climbing I’m sure of it!)

They are all different mountain tops and will occur in different seasons of my life, as will yours.

Writing and publishing a book was definitely one of my dreams and thus a success metric for me.

That to me is the success metric.

Do I feel proud of what I’ve accomplished, what I’m creating?

HELL YES!

Now, am I any where I want to be yet?

That is a RESOUNDING NO!

But, I am still a success.

I’m very happy & proud of the body of work I’ve created.

My business has grown this year. – I would say by at least 30% or more. I don’t actually know the exact numbers off hand, but knowing it’s in the right direction is all I need to know to keep going and growing. (You can ask Pam what my numbers are, she knows and tells me and I smile and nod and just know there’s more work to be done, do I don’t really care about the numbers – in that sense, I just need to know I’m headed in the right direction at this point.)

Success Metrics.

Did I do the work? Did I do it the best I could? Did I love the best I could?

What are yours?

Live Your Legacy.

xx Lisa

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Chase The Energy

I believe that in life there are VERY few things that you should chase.

In fact, I would most times say the very act of chasing leads to not attaining the exact thing you are chasing.

The desperate act of chasing naturally pushes what you so desire away.

Anyone ever try losing weight only to gain weight?

Ya. Point in fact.

Which makes sense, because of course, law of attraction kicks into high gear and attracts to you more desperation and the chasing of the thing you so desire.

And hence you don’t get it because you are actually pushing it away by wanting it so badly.

Follow me here?

So, why then chase the energy?

Let me step back and ask you this –

Do you remember a time when you were so full of life, lit up, excited about something and it naturally made every part of your life naturally flow and you felt like nothing could take you down and it just felt like your life was on easy street – or you could’ve been the lead character in your favorite musical?

Yes, we all have times in our life when we have felt lit up about something.

That naturally attracted all the other things we wanted to us more easily.

It’s because you were in flow.

And I’m also not suggesting that one will always stay in this state of flow – however, that’s where chasing the energy comes into play.

If you were to actually hustle, or chase or go after one thing – it would be to create how you want to feel.

That’s all you are after anyways.

The feeling.

That’s all anyone really wants – it’s the feeling of a healthy fit body, the feeling of what it’s like to have lots of money, the feeling of being in love, etc.

We are all chasing feelings without actually chasing feelings because most of us still think it’s the weight loss, lover, money – all the stuff outside us that will make us feel good.

But it won’t.

It may help for a short period of time – but once again we humans get BORED!

Yup, we get bored.

Let’s be honest – accomplishing any goal is great for like a day – but that wears off and we are onto climbing our next mountain and back to feeling like we will never reach our goals – even if we’ve already climbed 10 mountains in the past year.

You got me here?

So, you actually want to manifest your life faster, climb that mountain faster, get to the goal faster?

You have to chase the energy.

What does that actually mean?

You actually only have one job.

I’ve mentioned this before, but now with a different spin.

You have to protect your HIGH VIBE at all costs.

You have to find what’s really REALLY going to light you up and do that thing.

And it may change.

It may change daily, weekly, monthly – whenever the thing changes, you need to change, otherwise you will get sucked into a “I’m Bored” or “I don’t know what I want to do” or “Life Sucks” energy field.

YUP!

I wrote the book on this one – I’m sure you can relate.

What jazzed you up a while ago no longer does.

You either need to find a way to breath new life into your projects, relationships, jobs, etc and find a way to get EXCITED about it again.

It’s all part of the programming – re-wiring the brain.

Tony Robbins is all about this if you ever study him and his work.

Physically moving is a great way to get the energy flowing and get out of your rut.

So is focusing on a project that will literally light you up.

That’s chasing the energy. (because, duh – you are chasing good energy not bad energy I’m guessing….)

That’s going for what it is you want and that is how the rest of your life falls into place.

Isn’t that also known as TRUSTING?

Trust in the flow.

Trust in the energy you are co-creating with God.

** LISTEN UP Y’ALL**

God didn’t create you to be boring.

If it’s boring you – then it’s sure to be boring to God!

God doesn’t want you to live a BORING LIFE!

So, get that energy moving, flowing, GOING!

Do what you need to do to get yourself out of your funk and get chase that energy.

You’ll find in seconds, if not minutes after focusing, playing your high vibe tunes, jumping around, dancing – whatever it is that you do – that you will bring the energy, the fun and all the things you are so desperately seeking into your life.

And then you will find you…

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Time To Show Up

Sometimes you will feel like you have absolutely nothing to say, nothing to give.

There are always 2 options when that happens – neither is right or wrong.

  • retreat

or

  • show up as is

You may have nothing to give at this moment.

You may be feeling like you are shell of a person.

You may be in a complete state of surrender.

You may be praying for a miracle or worse – to just be finished running the damn race…

You can’t make a wrong decision, because ultimately – you know everything is working for your highest good.

Let me assure you that whatever you are going through right now is all meant to be and perfect in it’s imperfectness.

Retreating has its purpose, however, my guess is it’s used more as a avoidance tool than it actually is used for proper rest and retreat.

Of this I am certain.

As for showing up when you’ve got nothing left, when you are at a crossroads, when your soul “feels” empty, when you’ve left it all in God’s hands, when you’ve really surrendered the outcome, when you are empty…

When you’ve ‘Let Go & Let God’

take over…

You sometimes come to the table feeling like you have nothing of value to share, feeling useless on this earth for the moment anyways, and you don’t know what your next steps should be….

You show up.

That’s when you show up.

You just show up.

You don’t need to be fake, or put on anything special.

This isn’t like PROM. This isn’t dress up.

This is when you get to be who you are – where you are – right now.

Come empty.

You see, God won’t use you if you are “full” of yourself.

God is looking for the open, the empty, the tired, the weak – SO HE CAN FILL YOU UP and work THROUGH YOU.

When you are at your emptiest, that’s when the Universe gets to work through you and, make no mistake, that fulfills you – on a whole new level.

He can use you as an instrument for the gifts you’ve been given.

He can materialize those gifts into sales, and money, and all the things that you are so desperately seeking.

He can make all those dreams come true.

But you have to stop holding on to the past.

Stop holding on to your dreams so tight that you are strangling them!

Wanting something so badly is a sure fire way to make sure it doesn’t happen.

Choking your plans, goals, and pushing so hard that you forget why you are doing all this work in the first place?

Money works the same way my friends.

BIG TIME – if you haven’t figured it out.

The more you want it, the more it will run from you.

The more desperate you are for it, the more it will want nothing to do with you.

And so it is with all things – desperation never leads to the right outcome – and if it does, I will bet you that it’s something you really thought you wanted until 5 minutes after you got it and realized it was nothing like what you wanted.

And that’s how she rolls….

So, how do we get what we want?

Show up.

Show up when you are empty.

Show up over the fear.

Show up to the sales calls, the work-out, the date, the hard conversations, the things that you just don’t want to do but know you should….

Show up.

Be open to the gifts the universe wants to so badly bestow on you – the ones you don’t even know you want yet.

Show up with an open heart.

(Oh, this is the biggest problem I see is most people show up with a closed heart to many things they don’t want to do or be at!)

Open heart will always equal a little bit of magic!

Why?

Cause, once again, the universe can’t use a closed heart.

So open yours….

  • to the money
  • to the love
  • to all the things

Show up, Open up.

That’s when you will surely….

Live Your Legacy!

xx L

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Ugly Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations

I have a new life motto. I wrote it. No seriously, I scoured the internet looking to see if this was already a quote – and it wasn’t – so you are welcome to coin me here…

“Progress is made by having hard conversations.”

Lisa Elle

Yup, you can retweet that and everything.

But seriously.

The hard conversations of life:

  • every relationship ever
  • are we on the same page conversations
  • sales conversations
  • asking for the sale
  • asking for money
  • telling someone hard new, bad news, sad news
  • diagnosis
  • firing someone
  • breaking up with someone
  • teaching
  • messaging
  • forgiveness
  • standing in your truth
  • standing up for yourself

You can create anything, but you have to share it – hard conversations – if it was easy, we’d all be millionaires many times over.

You can stay put in your life where you are right now and suck it up – but if you really want to go after the life of your dreams, that’s going to involve many a hard conversations.

Getting right down to it:

Is one hard conversation keeping you from peace, love, money, health, your dream relationship – RIGHT NOW?

I bet you, you are only ONE conversation away from making a dream come true or shifting your life in a radical way.

Maybe 2 or 3 or 4.

But I can guarantee you it’s probably less than 10 hard conversations you need to have with one or many people in order to get what you want to get.

(Okay, unless it’s sales, then you need to have about 100 hard conversations to get one BIG YES!)

But you get my point, it’s really just a few AWKWARD conversations to get you to where you desire to go anyways, why are you waiting?

Why are you waiting and procrastinating on having the hard conversations?

I can tell you why I procrastinate.

Easy.

I HATE conflict, confrontation at ALL COSTS.

Avoid like the plague.

And it’s hindered me in almost every area of my life.

I had a hard conversation yesterday.

A conversation I had been dreading for weeks, and guess what?

After I had it, I felt like a million pounds had been lifted off my chest.

So, there you go.

Not only will you possibly get what you want, even if you don’t get your desired outcome (which I didn’t for the record yesterday!) – you still get to FEEL good and be proud of yourself for having the hard conversations.

And nothing feels better than feeling proud of yourself.

I’m so glad I had a hard conversation yesterday.

I really do believe this – you are one hard conversation away.

Do this and you will….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Queens make plans and send them forth with providence knowing they will work out and don’t bash themselves up when they don’t.

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You were called to be an Unshakeable Money Queen in your own life.

It’s part of that heart beating deep in your chest that is terrified because they don’t even know where to start they are in such a money mess.

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I want to help crown you Queen over the financial domain of your life.

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What Does Surrender Look Like?

What Does Surrender Look Like

You 100% know when you are shutting out one part of your life.

You know when you are hiding or just putting something off that you need to address.

There’s something in all our lives that we are putting off.

Not facing.

The difference between successful people that “have it all” versus the rest is that they can lean into the discomfort better, faster and shift faster back into alignment, into flow, into God.

And first of all, I am a FIRM BELIEVER that everything your heart desires and having it all is 100% a possibility for you in this lifetime and divinely inspired.

There are actually people – humans – walking among us that pretty much “have it all” including that HAPPY SPARK for life.

I know when I’m in the zone 100%, when I am in flow with my life – and when I know I have it all.

One of my coaches always says, “When I say YES to Life, Life says Yes to Me!”

Or another way of saying that, is when you say YES to your higher power or the Holy Spirit in your life, answer the call – also known as your desires – and follow fully in that, the universe will be in full support of you – things will fall effortlessly in to place, day-in and day-out.

Sure bad things will happen – this isn’t some guarantee that life is going to be perfect, but there will be PEACE in your life.

Here’s the other thing –

You don’t get to live in the magic of life when you are 99% in alignment.

You will NEVER get to your destination if you are 99 degrees on track.

Being 99% in alignment, it’s no different than being 100% out of alignment.

1 degree off, is 100% off target.

Miss the mark.

Miss the final destination.

Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

It’s that simple.

So how do you get back on track?

Or better question, how do you fully surrender to the life you are called to?

What does surrender even look like?

For me, it’s literally throwing both hands up in the air, arms stretched out to the sky – vulnerable – setting my life FREE.

Or it’s singing.

Or it’s dancing.

For you, it may be something totally different.

But from a soul level, it’s coming to that place in your heart where you acknowledge you have no power except the power you are connected to, and then getting re-connected to that power.

It’s humility.

Humbled hearts.

It’s about getting to stand fully in the present, be present with the present.

That means all your worries are put aside.

Your worries only come from creating a future in your mind that is not desirable.

Put it aside.

Surrender it.

And that means the money, the health, the body, the mind, the relationships.

All the ego identifying aspects of our selves.

We have to come to a place where we abandon the self to allow – to receive the unknown.

And WE, the people, don’t like that.

It’s living in uncertainty that just freaks us out – I’m freaked out by it.

And then to choose that?!

Find a way to bring yourself back to that energy shift within over and over again until you come to a place where you fully get to create and then go beyond that and actually manifest the life you want.

This is too deep for me on a Tuesday morning.

But it’s always that next level reveal that keeps pushing us to learn, to grow, to LOVE more fully, to find that deep peace that surpasses understanding.

It available to you right now.

That’s probably the best news.

You don’t need anyone’s permission.

It’s waiting for you, always was, and always is and always will be.

It’s like the sci-fi movie where you get to step into the light, and then get whisked away.

It’s like that.

I mean, it’s really like that.

My payer is you discover it for yourself if you haven’t ever had it.

If you have, you resonate with this – you know exactly what I’m saying so in-eloquently.

But no matter where you are on your journey, it’s a choice, a decision to take that next step….

Live Your Legacy.

xx L

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Surrendering Control

I really want to tell you this.

I really want this to sink in.

For you.

For me.

This has been on my heart, blatantly said to me as well, and as a result left me completely in this place of ponder, wonder and –

TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL.

I rarely feel totally out of control.

Control and me go way back.

But the control switched in form years ago once I learned the secret to life:

switching the control from your external life (trying to control the things that happen outside of your control: other people’s thoughts, feelings and actions) to your internal life (taking responsibility for your thoughts, feelings & the actions you control, etc.)

And, I did good with it.

I mean, I did good on making the switch.

I’m queen self-control internally.

No seriously, I am.

To a fault though.

It’s good.

I have amazing habits.

My writing, working out, all the “deeds”, all the actions.

In business, relationships, writing, body….

I am good at and very conscious about my habits – they are all well researched deeds I do – like why I wake up at 4:30am (originally that took some convincing, but my life is much better for it!)

BUT THIS is about a shift away from controlling the external and the internal and giving the control completely away to God (or away from the self and trusting more fully God – more deeper, more fully, more completely – there’s always that next layer, next level of trusting.)

HOWEVER, part of the reason I do these deeds and take these actions is because maybe, just maybe I want to control the results!

Clearly the reason and motivation for doing anything is to obtain a specific result, but obviously life doesn’t work that way.

Sometimes, doing the deeds, the actions, the habits DON’T lead to the results you want, and I know why.

I had this major A-HA moment (I get them daily really – that’s what happens when you ask God to reveal Himself to you) where I realized, again, but with a slightly different twist – lime versus lemon stuff…

You can do ALL THE RIGHT THINGS AND STILL FAIL MISERABLY.

This has been my life.

Checking all the boxes especially this year (Day 239 of a perfect iWatch Ring Closing – for all my ring closer’s out there… I get you!)

Trying to do lots on my own – even with help of people and I have amazing support in my life, but still holding on to the results.

RESULTS are OUT OF YOUR CONTROL.

And I want to share this with you – things that have happened to me specifically in my lifetime, if not this year:

  • buying property, doing all the right things, due diligence and even having 20 – 50% equity in the property and it being a COMPLETE failure
  • buying investments, again same sue diligence, and then fraud or mismanagement – completely out of your control and the investment is worth nothing
  • working out, eating right – not losing a pound for over 8 months
  • doing all the “healthy” habits and STILL getting sick
  • having the perfect resume and not getting a job
  • doing all the education to think that will bring the confidence and it doesn’t (do you get that? You can go to Harvard and still struggle with confidence! Cause I have deep talks with people who struggle with confidence and went to Harvard! And I have a LOT of education and it still doesn’t bring confidence.)

TALK ABOUT FEELING LIKE THE BIGGEST LOSER.

I feel so often like I’m the biggest loser on the planet.

Failure really.

And I could go on and on… but that covers some of the bases, I mean I didn’t even open up the relationship can of worms.

We can’t control the HUMANS at all, despite handing out the instruction manual – our instruction manual, which clearly lays out how others should act around us and towards us – which always seems to be thrown out with the original packaging… hmmm, don’t worry, I’ll forward you a PDF copy to send out to all your people…

Summarized as follows:

  • Love me (they don’t)
  • Be nice (they don’t)
  • Communicate well (they don’t)
  • Hug often (they don’t)
  • Laugh easily (they don’t)
  • Say “I’m sorry” (they don’t)
  • Forgive easily (they don’t)

MAN – if everyone went by my instruction book for them the world would be a much better place. Right?!?!

Like, what is up with people that don’t like us?

What is up with people that don’t like me? HELLOOOOOO – I’m nice!

**completely baffled**

The thing is that THEY are allowed to choose whatever they want.

They can choose to hate you for the color of your skin, the color of your hair, your snorting laugh, your car, how much money you do or don’t have, your nail polish color, the stretch-marks on your stomach…

So, PEOPLE and RESULTS, out of our control.

We know this.

But where the big A-HA moment was for me is that I’m still letting all the external things affect my self-worth.

I’m like this in my brain – pleading with God:

“God, I’ve done everything right and it’s still sucking.”

EVEN WHEN YOU ARE DOING ALL THE ACTIONS.

It’s the shift from:

EXTERNAL CONTROL –> INTERNAL CONTROL –> GOD CONTROL

(Most people spend their life still trying to control all the things outside of them and never get to a place of full surrender. I will say that internal control, also known as self-control is so important.)

So, AND THIS IS IMPORTANT! – does this mean that I should stop taking all the actions and doing the deeds to get a desired result?

Should I stop full bore and say, “Well, hey, this didn’t work for me and now, I give up?”

No.

This is the time to surrender more fully.

This is the time to receive more fully.

This is the time to give more fully.

This is the time – when all the chips are down, all the bets are on the table, all the balls are with the other team, balls in the other court –

When you have done all you can do and you’ve got no other cards to play –

When you are SPENT –

When you have given it YOUR all –

To Let Go & Let God.

Be at peace.

I’m at peace today, here, in this moment.

And that’s the goal.

Be at peace.

You can’t get everything you ever wanted without it.

And keep returning to that place of peace when all the control is out of your hands and live in that wonder, the mystery, the joy of the possibilities that lie ahead – the magic about to unfold but you have no idea what that looks like – that is when you…

Live Your Legacy.

xx Lisa

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Figuring Out What You Want

Figuring Out What You Want

Here’s literally the hardest question you will have to answer in your life:

What do I want out of life?

Hardest.

Question.

Ever.

And it changes – the answer will constantly evolve –

But…

For today –

For this season of your life – what do you want?

AND

How do you get to the place where you have a good enough answer to that question?

I sat pondering this yesterday.

I know what I want, but then somedays – I have no clue.

I wake up with amnesia as to what I’m actually doing and why I’m doing it.

Figuring out your WHY will be something you do more than once – in fact – you have to do it everyday.

You have to resell yourself on your dreams every damn day.

This isn’t some one-time-at-a-Tony-Robbins-Event-I-figured-out-my-why-and-now-I’m-set-for-life thing.

This is a dynamic thing.

Not static.

Constantly evolving.

And constantly being created by you.

Created and re-created in your head a billion times before it manifests itself the way you visualized.

We know the how: praying, the mantras, the visualizations, the re-writing your goals a million times in a journal.

But what exactly is it we want?

Remember it’s really all feeling that we are chasing.

For me personally, feeling proud of accomplishing something big and showing others they too can step out and dream bigger dreams.

But I didn’t know that for years.

I had no clue for years what I really wanted.

I had to ask for what it was that I wanted.

Meaning, I asked God to help direct what it is that will make this life full of achievement AND fulfillment AND service to others.

I figure it out by my emotional guidance system – by feeling my way through it.

What feels good to me: do more of.

What feels bad to me: do less of.

Simple, right.

But we make it so complicated.

I mean, you can trick yourself into thinking something feels good to you, but you know the result will be total garbage, leaving you feeling bad – enter: too much of anything really… (drugs, sex, alcohol, George Clooney and my favorite – Chocolate)

The bigger issue is you can trick yourself into thinking the good or fun stuff is actually what you need to be doing – but maybe it isn’t.

Maybe even the good stuff isn’t your calling.

You need to listen to the pit of your stomach, your solar plexus, your heart, God – whatever that looks like for you.

You know you aren’t taking the proper time to listen when you feel lost and don’t know what you want.

This takes practice.

Delving into the world of what you desire is a skill.

Yeah, a skill.

Meaning, you don’t just accidentally fall into the life of your dreams!

It takes a little effort on our parts.

You need to exercise that muscle of seeking and knowing what you want.

This takes quiet time – stillness – all the time, everyday.

To tune in.

You get the downloads when your brain is quiet and open to receive what it is you are supposed to receive.

You don’t receive when you are go-go-go all the time and making busy just to be busy.

You receive when your mind is at ease and fully relaxed.

Figuring out what you want is all about the receiving what it is that you desire from soul – not from just your mind.

It’s when mind and soul and heart work together –

That’s your HELL YES!

That’s you wanting to…

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Get OUT of your FUNK

Get Out Of Your Funk

When you are miserable and depressed it’s usually because of a combination of 2 things:

  • You aren’t doing what you are called to be doing
  • You are only focused on yourself

So, really both of those is the same thing.

Let me explain.

When you are doing what you are called to be doing you are of service to others.

Being called to do your gifts is of service to others.

I don’t care if you are a painter, the most amazing wake-surfer, best video-gamer, top business man or you knit cute-adorable mittens for kittens –

What ever it is that you are called to do – Whatever it is that lights you up and makes you feel alive – is being of service to others and at the same time you are helping others you are not focused on yourself or your pity-party.

Do you get that?

You can’t be helping and serving in a true manner while being fully concerned with yourself.

Helping and True Selfishness can’t co-exist at the same time.

Doing what lights you up IS not selfish – just so we are clear.

Doing what you are called to do IS what will bring you JOY and get you outta your rut.

It’s the cure for depression.

Helping Yourself find the thing that lights you up that you can then share with the world IS THE CURE for all the STUFF you are going through.

Did you hear that? Did it resonate? Let me say it again.

DOING WHAT YOU ARE CALLED TO DO, THAT THING THAT LIGHTS YOU UP & SHARING IT IS THE CURE FOR DEPRESSION.

But you have to share it.

You have to share with the world, tell your story, show & tell what you created, sell your goods, help the people.

It’s no good hidden.

***CUE: This Little Light of Mine***

Sharing is caring – like they say, but even more than that, the more we share the more we are able to lift the depression, the stress, and inspire others.

Share your depression, if nothing else. Share that you don’t even know where your depression is coming from. Share that you are getting loads of help and it’s still not helping. Share. Share. Share.

Encouragement is not you standing there TELLING everyone how to be.

Encouragement is you standing there telling everyone your story – how you failed, how you succeeded, how you are working on this or that – that’s how you inspire and encourage the people around you.

You don’t tell them to do stuff.

No one likes to be told to do stuff.

You say, “Hey, look, I messed up. I suck. I’m sorry and here’s how I’m changing my life – here’s how I’m taking responsibility for this and turning my life around.”

THAT’S GOLD!

THAT’S ENCOURAGING!

THAT’S INSPIRING!

That stuff resonates so deeply within us and stirs the emotions within us.

You sharing your stuff. You sharing from the heart is the vulnerability.

That’s the stuff people are drawn too. (There’s a business marketing hint for free – you’re welcome.)

People resonate with people who are imperfect.

That’s how you step in your power – but admitting you are who you are in all your crappy glory.

When you aren’t doing the above, you are breaking agreements with yourself.

That leads to depression and it’s usually because you are so focused on you and how much integrity you lack with yourself.

90% of the time (if not 100%), you are blaming the outside world when it actually has nothing to do with the outside world, it is all due to the game you got going on in your head.

As I alluded to last week, this is why being able to self-coach yourself off a ledge is so important. This is why you need to learn how to shift out of the bad stuff faster so you can get to the place where you can be of service faster.

When you don’t self-coach, you are binging on all the bad feelings and thoughts – my life sucks, shame, guilt, fear, I suck – dining out on a whole BONANZA BUFFET of SHIT SANDWICHES – and STAYING there until your belt buckle is fully undone and pants have dropped to the floor.

And then it plays out in your physical life and you physically binge on Netflix, food, wine, all the binge-worthy things in efforts to make your bad feelings go away.

Self-medicating won’t do it.

I will even go as far as to say that western medicine won’t even solve this.

This problem, you guy, listen up…

This problem is that you are not LIVING YOUR PURPOSE and SHARING IT.

End of story.

Seriously.

Don’t beleive me, then try it.

If you aren’t ECSTATIC when you do the thing you are meant to do, maybe you aren’t doing the right thing.

FIND THE THING.

DO THE THING.

The thing that lights you up makes you the lighthouse.

Be the lighthouse.

All the other ships will be drawn to you.

Live YOUR life.

Live YOUR legacy.

Stop living for anything else but for the thing that lights you up and share like CRAZY.

You’ll feel better.

You’ll change lives.

You’ll make an impact.

You’ll help heal others.

You’ll maybe even make a BOAT load of money.

But most of all, you WILL…

Live Your Legacy!

xx L

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Ready To Do The Big Thing?

Ready To Do The Big Thing

There are always reasons for your struggles.

Always.

Even when it feels like the whole world is against you.

That God is against you.

Maybe the reasons won’t be revealed to you unless you ask them to be?

Maybe they never will and maybe the lessons are so obvious they hit you in the head like Donkey Kong.

I’ve learned this.

You can do everything right.

You can check off all the boxes.

You can eat the right diet.

You can run the marathon.

You can do all the due-diligence in the world on your investments.

You can marry the right person.

You can interview people till the cows come home.

You can put in all the right work.

You can even put in all the right energy.

AND THINGS WILL FAIL.

Your body.

Your health.

Your investments.

Your company.

Your real estate.

Your relationships.

PEOPLE are imperfect doing imperfect things in the world.

And we so badly want CERTAINTY.

We crave certainty.

We crave making sure things “work out” in the way we so desire them to work out.

But how can anything be certain in a world where imperfect people are running the show.

In fact, you can do all the right things and still get no results.

And there are a million lessons in there for you to learn.

One lesson is to ask for help.

You did everything right. You tried everything you can.

And you still aren’t getting the results.

Maybe God wants you to ask for help.

Maybe God is asking you to seek Him or your higher self.

Maybe the lesson is putting your pride away.

Maybe your lesson is to learn Gratitude or find miracles in your present moment.

Maybe your lesson is to engage in community by way of asking for help.

There’s a million different reasons things don’t go our way and the best news is that there is always a miracle hidden in that.

Maybe God kept you from an even worse disaster?

There’s always a miracle waiting to be revealed in everything we encounter.

That’s why Saint Paul wrote that trials build perseverance.

Here’s the BIG A-HA I got this week, in an even deeper way.

You will HAVE TO EAT SOME MAJOR SHIT if you are going after a BIG IMPOSSIBLE GOAL.

Aren’t those just the words of hope?!

I’m not saying to expect it to be hard, but don’t be surprised when insurmountable obstacle after insurmountable obstacles come at you when you are out to do the big thing.

To climb the mountain of the thing you want you HAVE TO:

  • go through the Valley
  • face the bears
  • climb through dark caves
  • face millions of tiny annoying bugs
  • forge the path
  • face the battle

You need to do this to get to the top of the mountain.

There is no Gondola.

You have to build the Gondola.

And we quit after the first valley.

There is a reason it is called the wilderness! There are no paths!

You have to step on the prickly thorns and scratch up your legs to find your way through.

I’m not saying it’s hard – I’m saying it MUST BE HARD for your to persevere.

Like, HARD!

Like, crying, tantrums, self-pity, ego crushing, FEELING all the FEELS – HARD!

If it were easy, everybody would have that thing you want and you would not persevere – literally you’d have the thing you wanted and be onto the next goal, something with more of a challenge #truestory!

Why are we all so scared of battles?

Learn how to get good at facing the battles and forging through them to the goal on the other side.

The whole reason for the ‘shit sandwich’ is to build your strength.

It’s to become a warrior in battle.

I know this is why I am where I am.

The more life throws at me, the more strong I get.

Warrior.

The more strong I get, the more I can keep climbing my mountain.

Get it?

If you are a leader (hint: you are) and your life is on easy street, you will never be able to make the impact you want to make – no one resonates with someone who never overcame anything and life was handed to them on a silver spoon!

If you are a leader and not doing the hard work, you aren’t leading.

The hard work can be fun. I’m not saying it’s all bad, I’m just saying that if you choose to climb the mountain of any goal or worthwhile endeavor, then it’s your responsibility to yourself not to quit when the first obstacle comes around.

And it will.

The trials are inevitable.

BUT SOOOO WORTH IT!

Are you willing to go eat more shit sandwiches to get what you really want?

Are you REALLY willing to go through the tough times to get what you want?

Are you really ready to lay down your life for your goals and the desires of your heart?

Are you really ready to turn off Netflix for them?

Are you really ready to sacrifice for them?

Are you really ready to do your life in a BIG WAY?

Are you really ready to…

Live Your Legacy?

xx L

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The Fastest Way To Miracles

The Fastest Way To Miracles

Yesterday I was confronted with life.

Head on.

This happens to us.

All the time.

Everyday.

Something comes out and bites you in the ass.

Your relationships. Your business. Your money. Your health.

Something that you never thought would happen to you.

But it did.

Now, how are you coping with that?

Do you have a set of self-coaching tools you can pull out and work through whatever life throws at you?

Besides breathing, deep conscious breathing (which literally takes the sting off most issues and relaxes your parasympathetic nervous system) the other thing I like to do is what Taylor Swift does, “Shake It Off!”

Literally shake my whole body and release the negative until I feel a shift.

I look like Elaine from Seinfeld dancing! YIKES!

Side note: So many of our dis-ease in the body is due to energy stuck because it had no place to go and moving & breathing it through your body helps dissipate those blocks – says all the research I’ve ever done on this, and I personally find this to be true for me.

So, yesterday I did this.

And then, I pulled out my next tool.

The one where you talk to your brain and get it to tell you why you are:

  • hysterical?
  • freaking out?
  • what’s the worst case scenario?
  • why are you fearing this?
  • does this really matter?

And the answer always comes up the same.

I have no control over what happens externally to me.

God is in control. The universe will have it’s way with me and then I always come back to that deep belief that everything is happening for my highest purpose.

And let me tell you, as you already know – when you are in the thick of it, it’s very hard to see that everything happens for your highest purpose.

IT’S THE HARDEST WORK YOU WILL DO.

Releasing.

Letting go.

Not holding on so tight.

Letting go and letting God take over.

And every time I do that, I get a miracle.

I can not begin to tell you how many times I’ve thought I was ruined.

Like life over, ruined.

Many times.

In all areas of my life.

You’ve been there too.

It’s really a dark and horrible place to be.

You were not called to live in pain, in darkness, in those horrible places – those are not from God, the universe.

If you are there right now, my dear friend, then you have to know that this is not why you were put here on the earth.

You were called to take that pain, that anger and transform it into something incredible and abundant – seriously – THAT is the miracle of life.

THAT IS WHAT A MIRACLE IS.

A shift in perception.

I think it’s not that this “bad” stuff won’t happen to you, it will – over and over and over again.

BAD STUFF WILL HAPPEN TO YOU DAILY.

I think the biggest gift and goal is self-awareness, identifying the pain/fear and moving through faster to get back to your “peace”.

When your “peace” is disturbed by the things out of your control you feel unsettled and all the feelings pour in to begin the massive downward spiral.

Feeling are great to help us identify what’s happening and what the thoughts are that are creating those feelings, but the real gift is how fast you can shift.

I’m going to be blunt with you.

What used to take me weeks, months, years to get over – now takes me minutes. (And that took me years to figure out – unfortunately for me, I wish I learned this at age 8!)

Part of the key in creating something that will blow your mind, something amazing in your life, is being able to shift speedily through the shit.

The longer you dwell on the “bad things” that are happening to you, the longer it will take for God to work through you, because when you are stuck, the Universe can’t work it’s magic.

You have to unstuck yourself.

The faster you can do this, the faster you can attract and manifest the life you want to live.

The faster you can see miracles appear in your life.

If you want to hold on to your pain, your grudge, your anger, your frustration – the longer it will take for miracles to work in your life.

It’s just the way it is.

I’m also not saying don’t feel you pain. FEEL IT! Feel it GOOD! Feel all the feels and be okay with the pain.

Pain and all the bad emotions do serve you, but not when they drag on.

You are allowed your moments of screaming.

But you also know staying there is what ultimately hurts you and no one else.

Next time life throws you some shit-pie, make sure you have a plan to work through it. Make the plan while you are in good-spirits.

Practice it.

Learn it.

Study it.

Being able to move swiftly through your anger, your pain, your frustration allows you to create peace for yourself and spread that over to others.

You have the power to create all the desires of your heart.

Which is the power to….

Live Your Legacy.

xx Lisa

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