Ever stumbled across someone that has changed your world?
Lisa Messenger is a name I overheard at a styling workshop I attended a while back. Another student was talking about one of her books; Daring and Disruptive. So I popped it on my reading list for one day when I could actually find some me time. I started reading it while away on our annual summer holiday and it quite literally changed my life. Dramatic I know, but in all seriousness it changed my outlook for the coming year in such a way that it actually has altered my life!!
I completed my Interior Design Certificate back in March of 2008 after studying part time over three years with two small children. I knew then as I know now that making a career out of helping people style a happy home was absolutely what I wanted to do. But I couldn’t see a way to make it happen.
How do you feel about the word ‘entrepreneur’? I have always found it intimidating. To me it seems like a word attached to the wealthy and feels unreachable. Lisa Messenger’s book is subtitled “Unleashing the Entrepreneur’ so if I hadn’t heard the recommendation I would have never purchased it.
Lisa has written a compelling story about finding your purpose, being brave and making a difference. It’s not about making millions, more so about being the best and happiest version of yourself. Lisa Messenger has a way of making you believe that anything is possible. Daring and Disruptive has a powerful message written in a way that makes your dreams seem rational and achievable. So much so, that this year has seen me find the courage to quit my day job to launch my own business and whilst it is still in its early stages I am already happier and more fulfilled than I’ve ever been (also working harder than I ever have!!!)
So if you have ever dreamed of more and then rationally talked yourself out of it, can I recommend that you read this book? Lisa Messenger (gorgeous gal pictured below) has since released another best seller titled Life and Love which is just as awe inspiring as Daring and Disruptive.
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And if Lisa’s message gets you thinking but you need a little more convincing she is also founder and editor of a magazine creatively named Renegade Collective. Released monthly it features inspiring stories from around the world of game changers, rule breakers, thought leaders and style makers, most of which started out just like you and me………
Photo credit: Styled by me and shot by Lachi Rich
I drag the Collective around with me until it is dog eared, coffee stained and crumpled. Its like carrying a little of Lisa Messenger and her inspirational enthusiasm with me everywhere I go! Has anyone inspired you to make enormous change in your life? I need to know!!