Calling myself "self-made" is bullsh*t

In the last few weeks, I've had some exciting stuff happening. I've been interviewed for a few major publications, and asked to collaborate with some inspiring brands (I can't share them yet but I will as soon as I can). 

 

For these collaborations, I shared a bio that read as follows:  "Lisa Michaud is an International Success Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor.  As an entrepreneur, mother, and self-made millionaire by the time she turned 30, she knows about goal-setting and creating a success mindset."

 

Sounds pretty good, right?

 

But since then, I've been reflecting. 

 

Last week, I shared with you that lately, I've been struggling. The last two weeks have been very hard and I've been digging deep and saying "yes" to all the help (something that doesn't come easy to me). 

 

It has made me question - am I really self-made?

 

Is anyone self-made?

 

I want to clarify:  what I meant by "self-made", is this:  no-one gave me a million dollars. 

 

My parents are not rich. I worked hard. I made a lot of mistakes. My husband and I have made sacrifices and continue to, to create wealth and financial freedom. We take calculated risks, and are constantly learning more about money and ourselves, to be better and wealthier. 

 

So in that sense, I'm "self-made".  Sure. 

 

But in a way, it's really just bullsh*t", isn't it?! 

 

Self-made millionaire.  Self-made entrepreneur.  Self-made success.

 

It feels good to hear and say. And I know, that's my ego talking, because "self-made" is something our culture glorifies and applauds.

 

The truth is, I'm not self-made.



And I highly doubt anyone else is either.



I don't do it alone.



I can't do it alone.



Because we weren't mean to do it alone.



Start businesses.



Raise children.



Change the world.

 

We don't do any of these things alone. 

I'm a beautiful creation of all those who have come in my life before me.


I'm a product of all the teachers who have influenced and taught me.



I've been made through every book I've read, podcast I've listened to, and leadership conference I've attended.

 

I've been encouraged and inspired by fellow entrepreneurs who show me the way, and encourage me every step.

 

I've been shaped as a leader through great bosses, and crappy ones.


I've evolved in friendships, family and relationships - the long-term ones, and the short-term ones. The good and the bad.

 

The truth is, to truly achieve greatness, and the success we dream of, we cannot do it alone. 

 

To get to the next level in our life - whether that's personal growth, business success or financial freedom - we move and get there so much faster when we have others running beside us. 

 

I know this. I've experienced the power of a community of inspiring, ambitious women. And wow, we are truly more powerful and stronger when we are together. 

 

That's why I created the GOALden Girls Mastermind.

 

I see you. I see you trying to do it alone, and wondering why you can't. 

 

It's so easy in our culture to think it's your fault - that if you're not "self-made", if you can't figure it all out by yourself, there's something wrong with you. 

 

I know the feeling. I've been there. 

 

But I've learned that to truly expand, to go for my big-big-big dreams, I need help. I need support.

 

I need inspiration and motivation from those who inspire me, encourage me, teach me and show me how to expand. And if you want to achieve big things, you do too. 

 

GOALden Girls Mastermind is a 4-month, LIVE online program designed to take you from setting your big goals in 2019 to actually achieving them. With 16 weeks of live group calls, 12 modules to learn from, guest experts and an inspiring community of like-minded women, THIS program is all about what it really takes to be successful (whatever your definition is). 

 

In GOALden Girls, you're not doing it alone. You are surrounded by ambitious, driven women who are ready to make 2019 their BEST year yet. 

 

Ambitious, driven... and ready to make 2019 your best year ever. Does this sound like you?

There are three levels of the GOALden Girls Mastermind Membership, so you choose the level that works for what you need to be your best self in 2019. 

 

I believe in bold action and taking risks (see above about becoming a millionaire), and I want to help you take your own bold action to get you closer to achieving your goals.

 

From today until Sunday, December 23rd at 12 midnight PST, ALL levels of the Mastermind are $1,000 USD OFF (yup, that's a $1,000 USD discount). 

 

On top of that, each level has a special bonus. 

 

If you join at the GOALden Girls level, the next three women to sign up are going to also get a complimentary coaching session with me worth over $600 (I started with five spots and two are already gone so act fast). 

 

If you decide to go VIP, you receive an exclusive invite to a live, intimate event with me in Vancouver, BC and if you decide to go Platinum, you'll get three bonus one-on-one coaching calls (it ends up being over a year of support with me, which usually costs over $15,000 USD). 

 

I believe in you. I know you have big goals and big dreams. If you didn't, you wouldn't have read this far. 

 

Don't make yourself think you have to do it alone. Don't think that it always has to be hard, or slow, or that there's anything wrong with you because you thrive off learning and being around others. 

 

All that matters is that you go for your goals with this one life you have. And if you're ready to make 2019 your best year yet and achieve those goals, I would love if you joined GOALden Girls Mastermind so we can do it together!

 

Lisa Michaud

Success Coach & Self-Made Nothing.

 

PS. None of us do it alone. No matter what your goal is or what level of success you are going for, we need others to support and uplift us. 

 

That's why I created the GOALden Girls Mastermind

 

I believe we are stronger when we are together.  I believe we can achieve so much more when we do it together, and build off each other's success and inspiration. 

 

GOALden Girls is a 4-month, LIVE online program designed to take you from setting your big goals in 2019 to actually achieving them. With 16 weeks of live group calls, 12 modules to learn from, guest experts and an inspiring community of like-minded women, THIS program is all about what it really takes to be successful (whatever your definition is). 



From today until Sunday, December 23rd at 12 midnight PST, ALL levels of the Mastermind are $1,000 USD OFF (yup, that's a $1,000 USD discount).

 

And each level has a special bonus (but you have to act fast as the spots are filling up with driven, ambitious women like you!). 


See you in the Mastermind!