We can blame our circumstances on our upbringing, on our partners, even on the government.
But the truth is, you’ve signed up for your life experience. Everything happening in your life is a direct response to your actions.
You have to let go of the belief systems that are holding you back.
They might have served you in the past, but they are keeping you where you are.
For this 5-Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Lisa Nichols where she shared how she developed an abundance mindset that took her from being a single mom on welfare to a millionaire entrepreneur.
Lisa Nichols is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, is the best-selling author of seven books, and is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Inc.
Changing the way we look at the world can be scary and painful. But it will make the difference between accomplishing your dreams or not.
It’s time to give blood, sweat, and tears.
Learn how to develop an abundance mindset no matter how uncomfortable it makes you in Episode 747.
Lewis: This is 5-Minute Friday!!
Welcome everyone to the episode thank you so much for joining me. We’ve got a great guest on today her name is Lisa Nichols and she’s one of the world’s most requested motivational speakers as well as a media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa has become a multiple time best-selling author and appeared on shows like Oprah, the today show with Steve Harvey.
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So what was the first [?]?
Lisa: That there’s a mindset that comes with abundance, that they think differently they don’t just do something different there’s not a hookup. First of all there is no such thing as a hookup, I am still waiting on mine and if you know where my phone number is. So there is no hookup like it’s not true, like you got 297 million chance to win the lotto and within 5 years people who win the lotto they are more in debt that they were before they win the lotto, so that ain’t even a hookup. So, I realized that I needed to change my mindset, I needed to learn something different and I need to know at a cellular level. All that stuff I just told you about my color, my gender I had to unlearn. People are, we’re information junkies because we got all access information and we’re learning all this stuff but we’re not implementing anything.
So, I realized that I had to at a cellular level first before I went to get any more information, I had to be willing to divorce and evict some of the belief systems that I already have, that they can take me as far as they can take me but now they’re holding me back. It’s almost like you wear a size 11 foot and you try to fit in back a size 7 shoe you pass that a long time ago and that’s going to be a very uncomfortable day. I was in discomfort, I was very uncomfortable with my thinking and so I start diving into books the first book I dove into was Steven Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and it disrupted me, it was like a double door opened up and then a wall opened up like I felt out of a club and really you are. Abundant thinkers thinks a certain way and they don’t go around trying to convert you like people like you like let’s go open up to everyone. Here’s what I know about the human spirit that the human spirit has the power of choice and most people don’t want to choose this kind of thinking because it’ll cost you something.
Lewis: What’s the cost?
Lisa: The cost is you got to get up early, you got to get up early that average guy. Your day what you’re doing with your day is some people do in a week, you got to be willing to do it. Well you’re willing to do your book to her to get on the New York Times? Some people say “I got to do all that?
Lewis: So why work?
Lisa: Okay great then have your life like you sign up for your life experience. When I realized that I was a culmination of all my decisions that’s like straight with no chaser, that’s like getting it with no cookies and milk. You’re a culmination of all your decisions and then when you up level your decisions and that’s even harder times like “God, why am I always single?” You’re a culmination of your decisions, you’re a culmination of your actions. So, I wanted to make better decisions because my son being wrapped in a towel, me being overweight, my son’s father in prison I couldn’t shake it I was a culmination. My life experience was a culmination of all my decisions and it was undoubtedly a hot mess. When I began to hunt I went to conferences and scare the [?] out of me this conferences, I’ve never been to conferences before, I went to entrepreneur conferences I was the only one of 4 woman at an 800 person conference and I was the only woman of color. I went to the same conference when I say do what other people want to do and you have what other people don’t have, I went to the same conference 42 times. I didn’t have even money to go to the conference, I start volunteering at the conference, I will be on stage teaching because they love the way I spoke. Then I get off and I help clean up because I have to pay my dues and be there, I was okay I ate my slice of pie every day because I was bankrupt.
Lewis: I want to be successful, I want to be healthy.
Lisa: But it’s not non-negotiable yet because the moment the rubber meets the road you feel a little a skin and it gets a little tender and a little blood may show up and you don’t want to give blood, you don’t want to give sweat and tears.
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