Taking the lead from my mom, I joined her this weekend at an event in Ottawa hosted by business coach Lisa Larter. Having read Lisa’s book, I thought I had an idea of what she was all about. But after hearing her speak live, I realized I had found a mentor who articulated her story, vision and purpose in a way that resonated with me and left me inspired to stay focused and committed to my work-life and blog-life. Here are the top 10 things I learned from Lisa’s event:
Be a go-giver: We’ve all been encouraged to be go-getters but Lisa encourages you to go-give. Being of service to your customers and community is the number one priority and key to success.
Don’t let the itty bitty shitt committee get to you: Our minds get cluttered with self-doubt and if we listen to it carefully, it can turn into self-sabotage. Shut down the negative thoughts and keep your mind open to the possibilities of being successful.
It’s all about your mindset: Now that you’ve ditched the IBSC, keep your mind focused on what is possible, not what isn’t.
A #sidehustle is possible: Balancing work and blogging isn’t easy; but knowing you’re not the only one making two full time jobs work, is powerful.
We overestimate what we can do in the short term and underestimate what we can do in the long term: Or as Meghan Markle says: “Don’t give it five minutes if you aren’t going to give it five years”.
Feel uncomfortable: It’s the only way you’re going to continue to grow.
Invest in yourself: Whether it’s reading, listening to podcasts, or hiring a life coach, an investment in yourself is never a waste of time or money.
Where you came from does not equal where you’re going: Just because you’ve faced hardship, rejection, or failure in the past, does not mean you can’t turn things around and start fresh today.
Heart to heart, belly to belly, eye to eye: Networking is all about making personal connections.
You can be a humble expert: Lisa Larter proves that you can still be humble and down-to-earth all while being successful and an expert in your field.
What helps you with your career path and growth? Please share the blog with someone you think would benefit from Lisa’s mindset!