Let Go of Your Own Personal Flaws | Lisa Carpenter | MTM051

You have to do the inner work, especially if you own a business and want to be a pleasant boss.

I have a fantastic guest for today’s Making The Maven Podcast. Her name is Lisa Carpenter and she is a nutritionist, coach, and helps women practice healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Lisa’s work and message is clear, helping women develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

In today’s show we talk about Lisa’s journey and how she ‘did it all wrong’ when she brought her business online. She really goes there and speaks on how she was having a hard time coming to terms with some of her flaws and why she decided to do the inner work, to not only help herself grow but to help her business grow as well. You have to listen in for more!

Key Insights & Aha Moments

*I have some surprises for you!

*Lisa is a nutritional ninja and she helps women make peace with food and their bodies.
*Lisa used to compete in figure and physique competitions.
*Two years ago Lisa moved her business online, but she had to make a hard choice to let go of her then-clients.
*When Lisa moved her business online, it was literally like starting a brand new business.
*Lisa had a lot of resistance from within herself when she started her online business.
*Four years ago Lisa found out her husband was an addict and that experience took her through a personal transformation.
*Putting your head down and fighting through will only get you so far, but personal development can help you break through that brick wall.
*We experience change when we’re faced with things we don’t want to hear or don’t want to look at.
*If you want to get to know yourself, start a business.
*If your why isn’t strong, you won’t be inspired to get up and work on your business every single day.
*Lisa had to grieve when her dream didn’t come through last year, when she didn’t hit certain goals.
*But you know what? She got back up and did it again and she started small to regain her confidence.
*When Lisa’s business was ‘on the ground’ it just felt so easy to her.
*There comes a point in time where we have to stop creating and we have to start taking action instead.
*Final piece of advice for those just getting started? You really, really have to love what you do.
*We tend to overestimate what we can do in a year and underestimate what we can do in three years.
*I love getting feedback on my podcast! Keep it up you guys and thank you!

Maven Moment

It was really transformational listening to Lisa’s story. She digs deep today. Lisa mentions something so important that I don’t want any of you to overlook and that’s doing the inner work. Lisa talks on how personal development helped her break through and helped her achieve new highs and new levels in her business. I couldn’t agree more. Inner work is so critical when starting a business because you really learn a lot about yourself and sometimes it’s not pretty. But as Lisa mentions, change happens when you’re faced with things you’re uncomfortable with.

Mentioned in This Episode

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7 Action Steps To Expand Your Business

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2 replies
  1. Jane Springer
    Jane Springer says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for the great podcasts! This one with Lisa Carpenter really resonated. I have been in the process of getting my business started for the past 3 years and have not gotten much traction, because of, I think being stymied with finding a target market that lights me up. So many I want to help! Listening to Lisa really has confirmed that I need to step back and reflect on my “why”, how much time I want to spend on this while still enjoying my role as wife, mom, step-mom and grandmother to twins, one on the autism spectrum and still do my voluteer work, which I love. Maybe having a FB group and maybe not. What would be meaningful for me and my “peeps”.

    I have overcome many things in my 63 years. CFS/fibromyalgia and celiac disease by living a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating; divorce (twice) with alcoholic husbands) and now have made a very happy and successful marriage, depression, anxiety, and body image issues. So much I can help women with! And I would love to incorporate my faith. What I have narrowed to right now does not encompass all that I want to do.

    Your podcasts are very inspirational, helpful and “doable” for any entrepeneur. Thanks so much – I listen to them on my morning walk and in my car. They are full of great nuggets. Keep ’em coming!!

    • Michelle
      Michelle says:

      Thank you Jane for writing in and providing your thoughts and feedback! Keep going! Get as clear as you can now and keep reworking your target audience as you go. It’s really not a one and done sort of exercise anyway! As you evolve so does your audience!

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