I work with people who know that they’re supposed to be making a big contribution but for reasons they can’t quite pin down, they’re just not doing it. I help to light that inner spark that sets their revolution in motion.
So a few weeks ago, I met a man on Tinder.
If you don’t know what Tinder is, it’s a popular dating app.
I stayed away from it for a long time, because I heard
at first that it was only for random hookups…
and that’s just not my thing.
But then a few friends of mine met some awesome
people on Tinder and I decided to give it a try.
Let me tell you, it is addictive.
In fact, I’m quite convinced it is the most genius app
that has ever been invented. No matter where you
are, you can basically use location services on your
phone to find a date.
I mean that is pretty cool, isn’t it?
Taking matchmaking to a whole other level.
So a few weeks ago I “swiped right” for a man who
I found attractive. This means I approve of his profile.
If he swipes right for me too, that means he would like
to be matched with me too.
Lo and behold, he swiped right too, and we matched.
We quickly began to chat back and forth and became
fast friends. We each spoke at least three languages,
we found we had some things in common…
But he was a little slow to ask me out…
so by the time he asked to meet me, I had already left
to go from the city to the mountains, 6 hours away, for a month.
(Hey, you gotta be quick to catch me!)
“Okay, well I’ll just hop on a plane and come visit you then”.
“Well this will be a fun adventure”, I thought to myself,
“no man has ever flown across a country to come see me”
24 hours later he had booked his flight, his hotel room & rental car.
It was settled. I was getting excited and a little fluttery in anticipation.
nothing went the way I thought it would.
2 days later, he asked me if he could “bring a friend along”.
Um. that’s kind of lame.
Was he afraid of meeting me alone or something?
My ego wanted to go nuts and take offense.
But a little voice inside of me said “eh, just go with it”.
“Sure, sounds fun”, I said in response to him.
Then on the day of his arrival, we had made plans to have dinner.
An hour before dinner, he texts me to tell me he met this amazing
American tourist woman while he was white water rafting with his
friend and “can she come to dinner too?”.
Oh man, I felt my ego get prickly at that one.
“Wait, you were supposed to come meet me for dinner,
and suddenly you meet some random woman and want to
bring her to dinner with us? WTF?”, I thought to myself.
My inner queen was not happy.
And my attraction suddenly began to wane.
“This guy is not very smooth at all”, I thought.
“Either that or he is trying to “friendzone” me because he’s afraid.
Or because suddenly he’s really into this woman he just met.
And that’s not very attractive either…” I mused.
And yet I heard a voice in me say “hmm…what would happen
if you just went with this experience, just to see where it takes you?”
Even though he had planned to meet me at my hotel restaurant
for dinner, suddenly I found myself later that evening,
original dinner plans totally diverted, at a whole other restaurant
in town, an hour later, sitting at a table with Tinder man,
his friend and this lovely young American woman, who I had just
met 20 minutes ago, having a fabulous conversation.
This woman and I totally hit it off as friends, within 3 minutes of meeting,
so now I had a new friend I had never planned on making that night.
And the four of us, laughed, told jokes and discussed our
favorite movies over margaritas. And all in all, I had a great night.
A night I would not have had, had I gotten all angry, let
my ego direct the evening and stayed home pouting about
“what a jerk” this guy was being by totally changing up the plans.
(even though that was just one of the weirdest “dates” I have
ever gone on… in fact, I would not call that a date at all.)
Was it a match?
Turns out, I wasn’t really attracted to him.
He smokes like a chimney (dealbreaker for me)
and generally, I like a man who is more into me,
more attentive, and isn’t afraid to go on a date with me,
alone. (and not bring random women to our dinner date).
But I actually had a blast that night when I released
my expectations of what the night SHOULD look like
and just went with the flow of the evening.
And I ended up making a new friend.
Why am I telling you this story?
Well, think about it.
The world’s most successful entrepreneurs, visionaries
and thought leaders get to where they get because they are
willing to experiment, take risks and try new things…
Is there a “Tinder man” in your business that you keep
ignoring because you think things should be “this way”
and not “that way”?
Where in your business can you relax a little and surrender
more to the flow?
What would happen if you did surrender to the flow?
Would it really be all that bad?
What new thing might you discover?
What new experience might you have?
You don’t have to marry the “Tinder man” in your business.
You can try it out, see if you like it and if it doesn’t work,
send “him” love and keep on going.
But if you’re feeling stuck, feeling like you’re spinning your wheels…
starting to feel bored in your business or uninspired…
then perhaps its time you give a delightfully quirky,
chain-smoking French man a try, so to speak, when it comes
to your business…
You never know what you might discover.
And in the end, if you get nothing out of it,
you’ll know for sure what you don’t want to do
in your business.
But we only learn by sticking our necks out there,
opening up to new experiences and trying it out.
Not only did I make new friends by applying this philosophy,
but I also got much clearer on what I “do” want when it
comes to dating. And now I am even better at picking
the right guys for me on Tinder as a result.
Experimentation is the mother of innovation. Click to Tweet
In the comments below, I’d love to know what you plan
on experimenting with in your business (or life) this week.
I’m dying to know!
You know how sometimes your Soul just tells you
to do something and your mind is like “??!!!???”.
Yeah, that’s what happened to me last month when
I heard my Soul say–”spend the month of August living
in the middle of nowhere, immersed in nature.”
Well, I’m now in my third week of this experiment,
and even though I have had freezing cold showers,
power outages that require me to sleep in the pitch black,
no working washer and dryer, a couple of screaming fits
over a huge-ass beetle flying into my hair and
no grocery store within miles…
I have to say it’s been absolutely amazing and it has
inspired me to create so much content for you.
I’m practically busting at the seams with good stuff for you.
And I’m so excited to deliver it to you that I have to practically
force myself to not just give it all to you right now!
But finally I can tell you about ONE thing :-)
While I was here, the sights were so beautiful,
I got the inspiration to do a whole bunch of videos…
and I wanted to show you the first one!
And I have a very special invitation for you that I lay out
in the video (and you won’t believe what’s behind me
in the video, holy mama–just click on through to see!)
Eeeee!! I’m so excited for you to see it :-)
Go ahead and click here to see something jaw dropping.
Click here to listen to this as a performance piece.
When did you stop
waking up to the teasing
brambles of the sun?
When did you stop
enjoying the feeling of mud
between your toes?
When did you stop
playing with the elements,
Who told you it was impractical
to spend hours daydreaming in
a clear blue stream?
Who told you it was to be this
way or that?
Who told you your voice is
Who told you your song
is not to their liking,
and therefore to none?
Who proclaimed leisure
useless and empty of
passion or purpose?
Who told you it’s wrong
to want that and not this?
Who made evil out of your Desire?
Who said you cannot build castles
in the ground and
told you that all these obstacles
Look around you.
Everything is a dream.
It is a large collective dream made out of
all of the individual stories we are weaving
into it, as one large consciousness.
Our stories, what we give credence to,
what we give power to,
what we choose to believe as “real”
becomes a story that ultimately weaves
itself into that collective dream of All.
If you don’t like the stories of the collective dream,
if they make you suffer or feel
then change the story.
Choose to live the story of
love, enoughness, connection
oneness, unique truth,
devotion, purpose & impact.
All of the stories of the one, collective dream,
that humans have been creating and weaving into it
all of these years, the ones that are small,
that make you feel bad,
are just that.
someone’s story that they created and thus
lived and assumed as truth or fact
and then placed into the collective dream
that we are all creating and contributing to
second of the day.
All of the shoulds and the should nots…
are just that— a dream.
A piece of someone’s story.
Here is your choice:
What is the story you want to place into the collective dream of All?
What is the work of art you want to create from your life, lived?
The canvas is blank.
The dream is ready to be dreamed.
You are the artist and the creator.
What is the dream that you want to dream in the story of your life?
What is the story that you want to live
and then place into the collective?
One of fear, judgment, separation, repression,
self-hatred, and violence?
a dream that not only changes YOUR story,
but once placed into the collective dream of All,
begins to transform the dream of All to one of contraction
into one of Expansion?
Have you ever placed a drop of blue dye in water?
The droplet begins to merge with all of the molecules
and ribbons of blue begin to permeate the water until
the whole glass of water is now blue.
That is what it is like
when you change your story.
When you consciously choose to step out of
Nightmare and instead,
step into a dream of your own making,
where you feel good and expansive and IN love,
and connected to your
Let your heart fill your creation.
Let that creation be your dream.
Let that dream be the drop of blue
that permeates the entire collective dream of All
and CHANGE the collective nightmare of humanity…
into a Dream of Expansion.
Choose a different story.
And you will see all of humanity
change around you.
If you say you want to change the world,
this is how we start.
For every thought, feeling & story that you
unconsciously take on and live out
influences your actions,
influences the collective dream of All
and each action can contribute or not contribute
to the nightmare.
Choose kindness, compassion & love.
That is how we change the world.
That is how we change the world.
Here’s the deal.
I’ve never done this before.
And I wasn’t planning on doing this at all.
But after getting so many emails about it,
I’ve decided it and I’m super excited to share with you
that I’ve extended the application deadline for the
Rise Mastermind until Friday, August 8 at midnight EST.
Well after Monday’s deadline for application, we got
a ton of emails from people who still wanted the opportunity
to sign up. They’ve been hearing “around town” about the
amazing women in the mastermind and about how powerful
the Rise Mastermind has been for past participants who
are getting results like making 5 figures in the first 4 months
of their new business idea or getting products they created
picked up for national attention & distribution etc…
And it’s clear you are one motivated, committed bunch of badasses.
So I want to reward those of you who are really serious about
making your dreams, your purpose and your impact happen.
One of the things that I’ve noticed in working with over
4,000 entrepreneurs in the past several years is that the ones
that end up having amazing results, like my mastermind client,
Amy, who through the work she did in the mastermind, transitioned
out of her day job to a private practice that made $100,000
in her first year of business, is that they all have one thing in
common—wanna hear it?
They’re afraid, but they do it anyway.
So right now, you might have been on the fence about applying.
And your brain starts to come up with all sorts of questions like:
“Yeah, but how much does this cost?”
“I’m moving soon, and I have the money to invest for a massive return
on value in my life and business, but shouldn’t I be careful with my money
because of the move?”
“I’m too overwhelmed with the programs I’ve already bought, let me
finish those first and then I’ll do this next year”.
“I’ve been burned before by other coaches and programs, how do I
know that this isn’t history repeating itself?”
“Can I trust myself to do the work?”
“Who are the people in this mastermind? Will they truly benefit me?”
Before you know it your Soul which is a YES YES YES to signing up,
has been totally shushed and pushed down and your brain has taken over.
And your brain, unfortunately is also filled with limiting beliefs, fears and
excuses for why you shouldn’t move powerfully ahead in your business.
So who are you going to listen to you?
Your limiting beliefs, fears and excuses?
Or your Soul, which is the GPS to the life and business you were meant
to embody and lead with on this planet?
Thought leaders and change-makers take risks.
They are afraid, they have doubts, but they listen to their Souls and LEAP.
If you want to make impact with your work and become one of the most
sought-after thought leaders in your industry, you have to act like one.
People who flounder for years and never get anywhere always have
tons of reasons, excuses and “logical” explanations for why they should
just keep doing what they are doing and not invest in their businesses.
If you’ve been doing this–there’s no shame in this.
I used to do the same.
But my question for you is, are you really going to stand by again
in the sidelines, for another day, another month, another YEAR while
you stay stuck, frustrated, struggling and in fogginess about the very
thing you were put on this planet to do?
The very thing you are alive for?
We’re more than halfway through the year now.
By December you could have a thriving business that is aligned
deeply with your soul and your great work in the world.
You could be enjoying seeing your impact reach far and wide
and really start to see the difference your work is making in the world.
Or you could be exactly where you are right now and keep on doing
the same thing. And then January will come around and everything will
be the same. When you could have been out of this frustrating, fearful
place months ago had you joined the mastermind and gotten deep support
from your fellow Sisters and me, a master coach with laser-focused insight.
It’s time to wake up my love.
Step out of that slumber.
The world cannot afford to have you sleeping.
Life is short and every day is precious.
Do you really want to be just comfortable?
Or do you want to be alive, changing the world and helping others
with your great work, feeling deeply fulfilled and connected?
And I don’t know of a safer, more loving container of amazing women
to take your business and life to the next level in, than that of the
Rise Mastermind. This year’s women are BAD-ASS and are already
supporting each other in the forum, networking and making connections.
So listen–I’ve told my team member Michelle to stand by for the next
3 days to be there to answer all of your fears, doubts and questions
about the Rise Mastermind.
We want to help you.
And if there is something Michelle can’t answer I will personally
respond to you myself.
Because I can’t stand to watch you put yourself aside for one more
day. It’s time to Rise, my love.
Quit the BS excuses and come take my hand.
I’m waiting for you on the other side of this threshold, with a warm hug,
a group of smiling supportive women and one of the most powerful
containers for stepping into your power as the thought leader you
were mean to be, that exists.
I’ve just come back from a week long trip to see my newborn nephew,
Henry, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is so precious and I miss him already!
And I’m about to head off for a much needed month to live & work in nature
in the beautiful mountains of Panama (where I hold my mastermind retreats).
But before I hit the road I wanted to let you know that today is the
deadline to apply for my Rise Mastermind.
The response to the Rise Mastermind has been amazing.
Within 24 hours of announcing the program was open for applications,
we had a flood of applications come in, from some absolutely amazing entrepreneurs.
We have a group of incredible change-makers and thought leaders
in the program! Women who are really committed to changing the world
with their unique gifts, who are building businesses that are truly aligned
with their purpose and who really are here to take it to the next level
and rise to the top of their game.
Already they are supporting each other on the forum, networking
and getting to work. Are you the missing piece in our puzzle?
We have only a few spots left now in this intimate mastermind circle
of high-caliber women on a mission and I don’t want you to miss out.
And if you’ve been on the fence, then I’m talking to you right now.
Listen, love. You can keep doing what you’re doing.
You can keep buying the books that promise you “foolproof templates”
and keep purchasing the super popular programs that everyone else
but how has that served you?
If you’re like most of the people who have come to work with me,
you’ve been doing that for a while and here you are months or even
years later, and you’re still not making the impact you want to be
making… feeling frustrated because you know it’s time to really
be visible so that you can make that difference and rise to the top
of your game in your industry…
but you just can’t seem to find the blueprint or template that will
make that happen.
That’s the thing, love.
There is no template that you can buy that will show you how to
step into the role of powerful thought leader, that you were
meant to be in.
The most successful entrepreneurs and thought-leaders are that
way because they created their own template for themselves.
And that’s the work we are going to do in the mastermind.
We’re going to get really real, help you work on the inner game
that you need to have to make the impact you know you are
here to make and you’re going to get some solid advice on how
to grow your business in a way that is aligned with your Soul…
so that you can Rise as the thought leader & change-maker you
were born to be.
This is the work that has helped my clients do things like:
- Make $100,000 in their first year of business
- Have a $10,000 month in the first 4 months of business
- Be asked to speak at global peace summits
- Be published in major news publications & get tons of press
- Transition from a very successful business to a personal brand
- Give a speech to thousands of people that was met with a standing
ovation at a very popular entrepreneurial event.
If you’ve dreamed of impacting the world in this way.
If you’re ready to build a magnetic, thought leader brand that actually
makes a difference in the world and that you feel good standing behind
because it is 100% a reflection of YOU.
Then today is the last chance to apply.
Click here to apply now.
Here’s a recap of what you get in the program:
- Monthly 1:1 coaching with me in an intimate group setting
- World-Class Thought Leader Guest Mentors
- Your Own Private Mastermind Circle (hand selected by me)
- Private Forum For Networking & Continued Support
- VIP Access to Lisa’s IMPACT program (Value $997)
- Personalized Love Notes from Lisa
There are just a few spots left now and we start next week.
Take the plunge, get out of your head and follow your Soul.
Because your Soul is the GPS to the life and business that
you’ve always known you were meant for.
Apply here for the Rise Mastermind.
Application deadline is TONIGHT.