Lisa Nichols, today, is without argument the picture of success. However, it was not very long ago, that Lisa herself would admit — if the opposite of success looked like any life predicament, it would be the one in which she found herself.
As a single mother, Lisa hit rock bottom — almost entirely broke, in caring for her infant son, she had to resort to using towels in lieu of pampers. In that life-changing moment, she made a promise to her son that she would never be that broke again. On destiny, Lisa says: “You are the designer of your destiny: you are the author of your story.” Lisa kept that promise – albeit not without much sacrifice.
On purpose, Lisa says: “The two most important days of your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.” There were changes she knew she would have to make – but motivation enabled her to break free from a past, so to break through the walls blocking her potential. Most of us have heard we should never leave our tribe behind in the pursuit of success – however, Lisa has found that to truly achieve success, that will not only benefit self but also our tribe, we inevitably must leave everything behind.
Lisa let go of bad influences, habits and thinking. She understood that if we are to do something we have never done, we must transform into something we have never been. In support of Lisa’s view, we have two choices: 1) We can choose to remain in our comfort zones, with our tribe, stagnant and loyal to the point of absurdity, or 2) We can choose to walk away, invest in ourselves, foster growth and then return strong enough to carry our tribe on the back of our success, so that they too might be successful.
Lisa clearly chose the latter and for that choice she has no regrets. On letting go, Lisa says: “Sometimes you have to be willing to let go of something old to grab onto something new. You have to be willing to let a part of you die that you used to be comfortable with in order for another part of you to be born.” Lisa’s commitment to leave everything behind to pursue something greater, is truly a source of inspiration for us all.
Author Bio: Toni Styles
Toni Styles, is a writer and blogger, living in Toronto, but born and raised in the Bahamas. She has edited several blogs over the years and had a weekly column featured in a leading Bahamian newspaper. She is currently working as an Outreach Associate with Powerful Outreach and as a writer for Toronto based fashion and art editorial, Novella Magazine.