From health scare to life-changing clarity and inspiration:
A chat with Lisa Michaud
In today’s episode I am chatting with Lisa Michaud, a coach, speaker and powerhouse of inspiration. Lisa shares her story of a serious health scare that gave her life-changing clarity. She found her truth, got super clear on what matters most, and made huge changes to her life. She changed her city, lifestyle, and began building her business. We talk about expectations we place on ourselves and the expectations of others, how to let go of them, and how to stay true to yourself and what you know to be true.
We talk about the importance of taking time for yourself to get connected to your own truth. Doing “the work” to get clarity can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be heavy or another item on your to-do list. Just a few minutes a day with your own thoughts to process things, little by little. We also get pretty passionate about the idea of taking care of yourself, and how it’s the foundational step before anything else.
Lisa shares her advice for mamas that have a dream sitting on the back burner, who are waiting for “one day”… either because they are scared, or feel like they don’t have capacity, or aren’t super clear on what or how important that dream actually is. We talk about finding your why and getting clear on the feeling you want to experience by going after your dream. When that why and feeling are crystal clear, you can find time, even five minutes a day, to bring that into your life today. It doesn’t have to be “one day” after all.
Don’t wait to chase your dreams. Lisa gives us all permission to go after our dreams right now, to start small, but the important thing is to start. This episode is packed with energy and inspiration!
Lisa Michaud is a recovering over-achieving, people-pleasing, perfectionist. Just kidding: she’s still all of those things. At the age of 27, she faced the reality she may only have one or two years left to live, and with that wake-up call, she decided to get out of her own way and make the most of the time she had left. While her health scare was just a scare and she’s healthy today, that was the wake-up call Lisa needed. She decided to stop putting her dreams on the back burner, to stop waiting until she was “ready” and start living life for herself, full on, today. The truth is, doing all that sounds much better on Instagram, than it does in real life, and what she discovered is that it’s a lot easier in theory than it is in practice. Lisa had to learn to get out of her own way, stop worrying about what others thought (especially her in-laws), stop trying to do #allthethings, and let go of her own expectations. Far from perfect, Lisa is still overcoming the need to achieve, be liked, and figuring out her own definition of self-worth. Her mission? To help other women like you stop waiting until you’re “ready,” “the right time”, or “one day.” She’s committed to helping women around the world uncover and get over their fears so they too can live the life they want to be living if they only had a year or two left to live. As a speaker, success coach, host of the Goalden Girls Podcast, real estate investor, wife and mama, on any given day, you’ll find Lisa chasing both toddlers and big dreams in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.