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The Power of Your Word

The Power of Your Word by Lisa Elle, CFP

This is all we really have at the end of the day.

Words.

Our words.

Our words with others.

Our written word.

Our word with ourselves.

This is what brings all things into creation.

Language brings creation.

Our words are painting our present with stories of the past and dreams of the future.

Our words are building us up or tearing us down right now.

This is why words are the most important part of the human experience.

I know so often I am at fault of not using language (the voice, the grammar, the spelling, the words, the meaning) to the best of my ability.

When we slack off in this area, and carelessly choose our words and the message we are trying to send, we corrupt language.

And I’m not just talking about foul language here and there. I’m talking about spreading messages without integrity.

I guess, this is where you have to have discernment and stop outsourcing the very essence of your being and surrendering it to other people.

(You do this when you take one’s words at their word with out running it through your own personal truth filter!)

There is no such thing as fake news.

All the words spoken and written and said in the world are there for you to process and internalize for yourself and come up with your own conclusions.

ALL THE WORDS.

This is not new.

Fake news is not new.

The words spoken have always had to been discerned by you, your higher power that resides within you.

You ultimately are the filter for all the fake news, the words spoken and written out in the world.

There is no need to call the news or words fake – for fake they all must be until we give them power.

Words only mean something if you give meaning to them.

Internally. Your thoughts.

It’s your life.

Stop giving your power away and allowing others words in with no filter of your own.

When you are guided in spirit, you can literally not go wrong.

When you are guided by your integrity –

your word with yourself –

and

your words with others –

you are living your truth.

And here is where you must, you have to – now more than ever – tune into what you know deep down as truth – and follow that.

If all we have at the end of our days is our words, our promises that we kept or didn’t keep and the bearing of that ripple effect of our words out into the world – why then do we not take the time to speak with more intent? with more grace? with more love?

Its truth stings and its truth brings hope.

For if it not were for our words that we create and bring forth the wonders of the world and the miracles, then where would we be?

We are nothing without our words.

We are nothing without language.

What does this mean for your money?

You can speak life into it.

You can direct and intend and declare where you want your money to go and what you want it to accomplish.

You are the master, money is your servant.

Never forget that.

You speak the life into your health, your relationships, your money.

You create from a place of nothingness.

That’s why it’s creation.

It comes from your seed of thought and can not stay as a thought.

It must manifest itself through you and out into the world.

And sure you really never have to speak about it –

But when you speak, you speak power.

Never forget that the tongue is the greatest weapon on the planet.

Never forget that the tongue holds the greatest power of all –

Speaking Creation Into Life.

I am well reminded of this during this time.

These words are my gift to you and probably the most meaningful and most beautiful of words I will probably ever speak to you…

You have a blank slate.

There is no past right now.

There is no future right now.

You are here in this presence, this present.

You have a blank canvas.

You have the power to speak into creation exactly what your heart desires.

Go.

Do so.

Live Your Legacy.

xx Lisa

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Stand In Your Power

Your Power

People are desperate for assurance.

People are desperately seeking assurance for so many things in life.

(And not just because I happen to sell life insurance! 😉 )

And right now, it’s more clear than ever before.

People so desperately want assurance that life is going to be okay.

People want assurance that their people are not going to die and that everything will go in their favor.

That’s what is running rampant in the world and logic has been traded in for false assurance.

There is no assurance in life.

None.

Seriously.

You have one assurance that you will die one day, but as far as assurances go, that’s not the one we were hoping for! 🙂

We are hoping for the good life – whatever that looks like to us.

People want assurance so badly that they’ll do anything, they’ll follow anything, they will even throw their critical thinking skills away and just beg and plead with anyone that will listen so they can get their dear assurance that life – for even just a minute – will continue to go their way.

And here’s what happens when you do that….

The second you seek assurance from outside of you you give your power away.

Let’s say that again.

Seeking validation, assurance, from outside of you is when you give your power away.

Poof.

It’s gone.

You are powerless.

And you, being powerless is not a good thing.

I’m sure, intuitively, you already know that you being powerless is not a good thing.

First of all it sounds bad.

I don’t think anyone would want to hear, “Look at that powerless girl walking down the street, so sad.”

Funny thing though, we’ve all labeled power as “bad” – mostly from the power-hungry-crazy people we see in the media.

But power is not bad.

Having your power fully intact and “in force” is a good thing.

Being powerless means that you can not create change.

Being powerless means you can’t create anything really.

The only way one can create anything – including change or transformation is by standing in their own power.

Hear me say that again.

You can only create change by standing in your power.

Do you realize that the assurance you are so desperately seeking is taken away from you the second you turn to society, community, partner, friend, parent, child or otherwise – any human – to where you fully ask them to assure you – on whatever the topic is?

This also goes for your money, business, health, relationships – the works!

And when it comes to your money (income, savings, investments, expenses) are you asking for assurances with it from the outside world instead of really being able to create with it?

You lose your power when you hand over the reigns to someone else to do your critical thinking for you, or to answer questions you haven’t taken the time to answer for yourself or worse, when you don’t take the time to tune in and just follow along the path someone else beat down for you.

Getting stuck in the weeds sometimes is a good thing – that just means your beating down your own path.

And following your own path is good because that means, above all, that you are standing in your power.

Stop asking for the world to protect you.

Stop asking the people to assure you.

When you place your assurance in the people the people are sure to disappoint. I’m not saying that that makes people bad at all or that we shouldn’t seek comfort – I’m just saying stop demanding that the world, government, society, community, church, school, group, person come save you.

That’s not their job.

How horrible would it be if we actually had to take responsibility for everyone on the planet. What a horrible burden to bear!

Luckily for us, it’s not our business, yet we are still seeking that outside validation and assurance.

So we have to really check in with ourselves and make sure we aren’t giving our power away.

Usually it’s evident in one or two areas of our lives.

And we need to know and realize the consequences of standing in our power.

And there are consequences, hence why we don’t find it easy to actually do the deed and stand up tall for what we believe in.

So, what happens when you stand in your power?

(Spoiler Alert: It may not be pretty!)

Sometimes it will be fine.

But sometimes is won’t be fine.

Many times:

You will get flack.

You will get shit on.

You will cause waves.

You will be called names that won’t come from children’s books.

And it’s horrible for a minute.

But after that, it’s pure bliss.

You did it.

You followed your path.

You knew the truth and what was right for you.

You stuck to your guns.

You stand in your power and you rock nations.

You create impact – long after you are gone.

You are powerful.

YOU.

ARE.

POWERFUL.

Beyond.

You, above all,

always are

and always will….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

PS. If you want to stand in your financial power, you can get started right now with our 5-Day Financial Basecamp and learn how to create your unstoppable untouchable unapologetic financial base. It’s FREE in the Money Makeover Facebook group which you can access at financialbliss.ca!

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The Worst Day of Your Life

Warning: The content in this blog is hard to read, but well worth the read.

It’s the worst day of your life.

Your partner or your child just passed away.

Writing these words on this page stirs emotions, even thinking about this brings pain.

And here’s the question.

A serious question because now you are not only faced with grief, you are also faced with increased expenses and bills, perhaps the loss of a second income or a main income stream.

When faced with your worst case scenario, the question to ask yourself is this:

How much money do I need to feel OKAY to get through this, pay for everything, and grieve properly?

And what makes you feel OKAY financially and able to move forward?

What do you need to have COVERED to sleep at night and not be financially stressed out?

  • Your Mortgage and Debts Paid?
  • Final Expenses Paid/Funeral Costs?
  • Business Debt Paid?
  • Estate Tax Paid (Final Tax Return)?
  • Future Income Stream to Replace Loss of Income?
  • Future Education Needs for Children or Yourself?
  • Charity or Legacy Gifts to Share?

What about if your child passes away?

How much money will it take to grieve, pay for final expenses, maybe take time off work or pay for a family trip?

Ask your partner these questions as well to see how much insurance they would need on you.

It’s a hard conversation to have.

And yes, I’m telling you to adult and have this hard conversation at least ONCE.

I’m going to be on your case about this because I’ve personally delivered death benefits to MANY families in their hardest hour.

And also, because you will be grateful one day if this happens to you, and be grateful to the person who made you buy life insurance on your partner, parents, kids, grandkids.

Unfortunately.

The beautiful thing is this.

Spend 5 hours of your life completing a few simple things, such as your will and life insurance and then you can forget about it.

Then you can move forward with confidence knowing your family is taken care of and knowing you are taken care of.

Financial Support.

Don’t knock it.

Don’t say it’s only money.

It’s much more than that.

It’s a way to heal, a way to move forward, a way to show love.

That’s why you need life insurance on EVERY member of your family, regardless of age, regardless of net worth or income.

There’s something in leaving a loving legacy on your passing.

This is one way to do it.

This is how you….

Live Your Legacy.

xx Lisa

PS. If you or someone you know requires a quote or a review of their life insurance, please contact us at admin@ellementsgroup.com! We are FULL brokers of life insurance and are happy to help you out with this and see how this fits into your financial plan.

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It’s Not If….. It’s When

It's Not If It's When by Lisa Elle

It’s not if….. it’s when.

Here’s the dealio…

Less than ideal things are going to be happening in your lifetime.

And to help you better cope with the things that you knew all along were going to happen to you or to a loved one, you need to have a plan in place!

All the D’s that you know will happen at some point: death, disability, disease, divorce, discharged or dismissed.

And yes, it may seem depressing, but that’s not the point of this at all.

People have dealt with these things – aka. LIFE – very successfully and not even that – they have CONTINUED to prosper through the HARD TIMES! #shocking right?!

There are people that are not only resilient to the crap that life serves up – they often have found ways to THRIVE during the hard times.

YOU NEED TO BE ONE OF THESE PEOPLE!

Unstoppable.

Untouchable.

Unapologetic.

Especially with your MONEY!

Because – make no mistake – the hard times are inevitable.

Do you have a plan in place to help you weather that storm?

And yes, there are MANY plans that you can put in place TODAY to make sure when the time comes that you will be better equipt for the storm.

And NO, this is not about stuffing emotions and hiding them away. You will feel the pain in all that life throws your way.

But this IS about being able to not let one bad thing turn into a chain of bad things happening to you.

When someone passes away, when someone gets sick, when someone loses their job – that’s bad enough.

We don’t need to add on FINANCIAL STRESS over and above it.

There’s no reason that money EVER has to be the source of your stress.

Do I need to say that again?!

There’s no reason that money EVER has to be the source of your stress.

And yet it is – and it usually is because YOU (yes, Y-O-U) didn’t plan properly for yourself and your family.

This is not your partners problem.

This is your problem.

(If we all waited around for our partners to do everything for us many of us would be in BIG trouble!)

That’s why I’m saying this is your responsibility!

And I’m saying that with tons of LOVE – because I realize many of you do not have supportive partners in this or one of you in the relationship just doesn’t care at all.

So here’s the plan – the baby steps – that need to be taken to really give you a financial base to work with.

You can’t pass go or collect $200 until you get these basics completed.

Tough LOVE.

You would be well served to do whatever you can to make sure these financial basics are in place before you move on to investing money anywhere else!

Here is your FINANCIAL BASE CHECKLIST:

  • Make sure you have your Last Will & Testament in place and up-to-date. (For you and your partner!)
  • Own enough life insurance policies on your life (yes, Y-O-U – take responsibility for the life you currently fund and created!) that covers ALL your debts, promised income payments (salary to provide for children or cover monthly cash flow need for a certain time period) and any legacy you wish to leave behind. Make sure to have some on your partner as well!
  • Own enough critical illness insurance policy to cover you in case of Cancer, Heart Attack, Stroke, etc. that will get you through at least 2-3 years of not being able to work or help with additional medical expenses or treatments not covered. Also, make sure to have some on your partner.
  • Make sure you have disability insurance if you are working to cover your monthly income in case you can’t work due to an accident or illness.
  • Make sure you have proper extended health care plan to help cover costs of dental, prescriptions, eye health, etc. and if you have your own corporation make sure you have set up your HSA/PHSP. (Yes, every family needs this!)
  • Make sure you have 3-6 months of expenses saved in a high interest savings account.

Do these things BEFORE you even move on to investing! Before you even start saving for retirement.

Why?

Without these financial basics in place your retirement savings will be in jeopardy of a financial disaster striking you.

And if you don’t have retirement savings then you need these basics even more!

And here’s another thing!

You need to do these basics before you even consider paying off your debt!

WHAT?!?!?

Yes, you need your financial basics down pat before you even consider making a plan to get out of debt or build up your saving and net worth.

Why is this so dearly on my heart?

I have seen it so many times when clients and friends have been caught when life doesn’t go their way.

And – we all know – many times life doesn’t go our way.

And that’s okay.

But what’s not okay is not using the common-sense and brains we’ve been given to adequately prepare for the D’s that we will inevitably face.

So, make sure you’ve completed this check list!

Don’t go on to anything else until you’ve checked off this entire financial base checklist!

We are all dazzled by investing and saving and want to make money but many of us aren’t even protecting the main thing: our income earning power, covering our bases and protecting and creating our legacies.

Hey, no one will be thrilled when you leave your estate a huge mess!

Talk about adding stress to your family at a time when they should be mourning and remembering you in the best way possible, not in the way that causes disharmony in the family.

And who wants to be financially stressed out when they get a cancer diagnosis? Who wants to be financially stressed out when they lose their job?

Trust me.

Make this promise to yourself.

That you will create a beautiful financial base for you and your family.

A nest.

A safe place to land.

Comfort.

Love and peace.

Do this and you will surely….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

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Your Weak Becomes Strong

Your Weak Becomes Strong by Lisa Elle

The weakest area of your life is meant to become the strongest.

One of my coaches told me that.

Years ago, I wouldn’t never have believed this.

But now, I know its truth.

The area in your life where you are struggling most is most likely the area where you are meant to be a light to someone else.

It’s funny, in a not so ha-ha way, that what we struggle with the most is meant as the perfect guide to our purpose!

Seriously, the thing you are struggling with the most you are only struggling with because it’s something that fires you up and frustrates the bejeezers out of you.

Think about this:

The things that don’t bother you don’t bother you for a reason.

You don’t care about them as much! We can let them roll off our backs.

The things that bother you only bother you because you care so deeply about them.

And you are frustrated because you aren’t obtaining your goals or reaching them in a certain area.

But because you care so deeply about this area.

It’s the area you are so desperately seeking self-expression, expansion and fulfillment in.

And it’s your true hearts desire.

There are areas that you lightly care about, but even when the other areas that you lightly care about go to hell in a handbasket, you can shrug them off easier.

With your purpose area – the area that you were born for – that’s when EVERYTHING gets you down or you get easily irritated, or you flat out freak out.

USE this internal information to your benefit!

The area in your life that’s slapping you around is the area you were meant to shine in and here’s how you know:

1) Acknowledge Your Weakness.

Acknowledge the fact that deep down you want to OWN this ‘weak’ area of your life. You want to DOMINATE it!

This could be a relationship, your dream business, sales, weight loss, physical accomplishments, a financial milestone or a fear or a struggle.

Whatever it is, admit to yourself you want it and you want it bad.

So many people don’t do this or they believe their goal is not worthy.

YOUR GOALS, YOUR DESIRES – WHATEVER THEY MAY BE ARE WORTHY!

Even if you think they are silly!

2) Become STRONG in Your Weakness.

How?

Accomplish Your Thing and Then Shine Your Light to the world in your area, your purpose.

Once you accomplish your goals, it’s your JOB and your RESPONSIBILITY to share your secret to success with others!

That’s the shining your light part of this.

People are always wanting to move forward in a certain area of their life and they are always looking to find new ways to get help.

YOU ARE THE HELP.

YOU ARE THE HELP OTHERS ARE LOOKING FOR.

Even if it’s as simple as sharing your “Love Story” or your “Weight Loss Story” with someone to give them hope or creating a business/product or service to help them with their goal.

Plus, for anyone that’s ever read the Bible, this blog was practically stolen right from it! Isaiah 40:29, 2 Corinthians 12:9 etc, etc…..

There is so much truth here!

It’s time you explore it for yourself.

Are you ready to allow your weakness to become your greatest strength?

It’s daunting – no doubt about it.

There’s vulnerability in it.

But the benefits will out weigh all the pain.

I promise.

God promises.

But you have to allow to be broken open in your weakness so the strong within can rise.

You’ve done it so many times in your life already.

You already know this.

It’s no secret that you’ve made your weak become strong so many times throughout your life.

What’s waiting for you on the other side?

Living your EPIC LIFE!

Your weak will be made STRONG.

And that is how you….

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

PS. Want to start living your most epic MONEY life? Then you need to join us at financialbliss.ca!

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Broke Down Dreams

I was on a walk this morning when I realized I was walking along a broke down fence.

A farmer’s fence out in the middle of nowhere.

Okay, so really a few kms from my home, but still I will pretend it was the middle of nowhere as I do on my daily adventure walks.

Just me and the stillness of the earth – oh, and some country music blasting in my ears – to which I am certain there is a song out there called broke down fences, if not, there will be one soon by Luke Bryan or Blake Shelton…

Broke Down Fences – where dreams go to die.

Yup! Country music written all over that!

Yes, like broken fences, broken dishes, and broken hearts – broken dreams are really the worst of it.

The thing with broke down dreams is that they are much harder to repair than a broken fence.

How do we end up with broke down dreams to begin with?

We give up. We get angry. We get frustrated. We find blame.

It’s easy to blame.

It’s easy to blame the weather for the broken fence, or the moose. (I literally did see a moose on this adventure walk moments after I took this cover photo!)

It’s easy to blame the ex-boyfriend for the broken heart.

It’s easy to blame the kids for the broken dishes or the mechanic for the broke down car.

The thing with broke down dreams is that you are the only one to blame.

And that’s the hard part.

You were the one who let yourself down.

You were and are the one responsible for this whole SHEMOZZLE of a mess.

Here’s the deal.

You need to – – –

DELIVER ON YOUR DREAMS

and stop making excuses about why you aren’t there yet!

Own that shit.

I’d rather be with someone who owns the fact that they didn’t try hard enough or didn’t even try in the first place than hang out with someone who blatantly believes that their dreams, destiny, LIFE is fully out of their control.

So, yes, things will happen. Circumstances will happen to you.

But it’s what you do about it that counts.

Did your investment not go as planned?

Did you lose money?

Did your business or job not go as planned?

Did your relationship not go as planned?

So what?

Seriously.

So what?

And by the so what, I mean, what are you making it mean about you?

Are you making your “failure” mean that you are not worthy of getting back on top?

Because you are worthy of getting back on top.

Here’s a secret.

You are even worthy of holding this belief and actually believing it if you want to:

Life keeps getting better and better.

There is no need to believe otherwise.

Seriously, take that in for a minute.

Are you allowed to choose that life will get better?

Is that a thought you are allowed to choose and think?

Yes.

Yes, one million times, YES!

So, if you are allowed to choose what you think and then actually go and think it and think it on repeat and hold those thoughts – what might actually happen with your life?

Would it matter that you failed for a minute?

Does it mattered that something failed?

Are you choosing thoughts that it matters if something fails or that it makes it mean something about you – like you are not worthy, you are not smart, you are not pretty, you are not good enough?

You are enough.

And you have to do the work.

Both.

And the work regarding fixing your broke down dreams is this:

Dreams, to succeed, require the dreamer to renew and repair the dream on the daily. Every day, hour and minute.

You are required to reinforce and revive and basically keep that dream alive for as long as it takes.

AND….

Long it takes, my friend, long it sometimes take.

Not to mention, if you are trying to do something outside of your bubble of “normal” that you will be mocked for it – at least once… or tons.

That is the best thing that can happen to you.

It means you are getting closer to your dreams becoming a reality.

I remember many times I’ve cried over lost clients or haters – sometimes people who didn’t even know me!

This was years ago, but now I relish the people who disagree.

That means you are clear on your message.

You can look at it this way…

The more haters, the more clear you are on your dream!

You will attract what you need and repel the rest.

That’s how it goes.

But to do that, to accomplish the dream, you must first start with your broke down dreams and build them up again.

Brick by brick.

Over and over again.

And it will happen for you.

Your broke down dreams will become whole again.

Angles will rejoice and Blake Shelton may even sing for you – I don’t know!

But I do know this, you damn well will be on your way to living your best life, your dream life, the life you imagined.

Deliver on your dreams.

That is how you…

Live Your Legacy!

xx Lisa

PS. If you want to deliver on your dreams and fund your dreams, sign up at financialbliss.ca !

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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