goal setting

It's August 1st. Get FIRED up!

August 1st is here!!  

You’re officially 7 months down, with 5 months to go in 2019. 

If you’re looking at the date wondering how (no, really, HOW) is it August 1st, you’re not the only one. 

Before you panic and either a) give up on your goals and hope for better luck in 2020 or b) cancel your vacation and use caffeine as a substitute for sleep, read this email, and watch this video to pump you up. 

Looking for some inspiration that doesn’t make you feel a) hopeless or b) exhausted? 

This is for you. 

Over the last few days, I’ve been listening to you, and hearing what you’re wondering. 

You still have goals and dreams. 

You still want to grow your business. 

You still want to get consistent about exercise. 

You still want to land your dream job. 

You still want to start your book/blog/art class/learning Italian.


If you’re being honest, you’re not sure if you have time to add ONE more thing to your already jammed to-do list.  

You are curious about whether you should pay for goal-setting and personal development. I mean, isn’t it on the internet, right now, for free?!  

You’re not sure if now is the right time. 

You’re still in summer mode… and maybe you haven’t even taken vacation yet.  Is this REALLY the right time to be signing up for something that will take you away from pools, patios parks and happy hours? 

Maybe you should just wait for the next time the doors open. 

You’ve seen the results from our Goalden Girls Community, and what’s possible for you. 

But you’ve got a few last questions.

And you want to know if this will work for you, and what’s involved. 

I want you to make the right decision for you. 

And to help you do that, if you’re thinking about joining Goalden Girls Community, here are a few stories from our Community members that will inspire you, whether you decide to join or not. 

Inspiring Story #1: “But Lisa, my dreams aren’t big. Will I even fit in with a group like this?”

Big or small, your dreams are your own. And whether you have big dreams or not, Goalden Girls Community is about honouring what’s in your heart and helping you achieve it. 

Like Laura. Who had quietly started her business but was afraid to really talk about it with anyone. She wasn’t sure what her family would think - what if she failed?  Who did she think she was to start a business? 

She was having fun, and even getting successful, but was terrified to share with her family and friends what she was up to. 

For two months she put it off. Procrastinated. Was afraid. Made excuses. 

Until she got inspired in Goalden Girls Community, set the intention, and got the accountability she needed. 

And finally, she went live on Facebook to talk about her business.  She was nervous, but soon, she got in a groove, and her video was a HIT! 

She was blown away by the support of her family and friends, and felt awesome being able to be open about what she was up to and share her exciting new business. 

Is doing a Facebook Live a “big dream”?  Maybe.  Or Maybe not.  It doesn’t matter. 

What matters is that you set the intention and get the accountability it takes to really, truly take action towards what you want. 

That’s the power of Goalden Girls Community. 

Inspiring Story #2:  “Goal-setting is supposed to be easy. I’m sure I can figure it out on my own.” 

Have you ever thought this before?

Yes, we all learned about SMART goals in high school. 

But let’s be honest. How well is that working for you?

If it worked, we’d all be millionaires with six-packs living on a beach in Mexico, am I right?!

Let me tell you about Danielle, who knew she didn’t love her job but wasn’t sure what was next. 

She started dabbling in personal development two years ago. 

For two years, she tried to figure it out. 

She read books. Watched videos. Journaled. And got frustrated. 

She thought there was something wrong with her.  Why couldn’t she figure it out?

Her inner critic was roaring and ready to go.  “You’re not smart enough.”  

“You can’t figure it out.” 

“What’s wrong with you?!”

After two years of being stuck, and frustrated, she decided to join Goalden Girls. 

Within one week, she had major breakthroughs.  In one month, she had a plan.  

In two months, she landed a new job that she LOVED and got her excited about going to work, just like she wanted.

Since then, she has gained confidence, clarity and is even closer to her dream career than ever before.

But if Danielle hadn’t decided that she needed some support, she would still be stuck. 

She would still be dreading her Mondays. She would still be frustrated, and blaming herself, thinking there was something wrong with her because she couldn’t set goals herself. 

Don’t get stuck in this trap:  no-one does it alone.  

There’s a reason most of the world’s most incredible CEOs, leaders, athletes, salespeople, non-profit executives, actors, and musicians have coaches. 

It’s because we all need support, outside perspective, and to learn from an expert. And as a coach, I teach YOU to become your own best expert.

In Goalden Girls Community, you get expertise, training, and support, each and every month, to move you closer to your goals and get you excited about what you’re working on.  

Don’t wait two years, or six months or two days.  

Don’t stay in a job you hate longer than you have to. 

Don’t dread Mondays.

Don’t let your inner critic take over and let you think there’s something wrong with you.

Join Goalden Girls and get inspired to take action on goal-setting strategies that REALLY work! 

Inspiring Story #3:  “I’m already overwhelmed with all the things.”

Ok, I tackled a lot of this yesterday and you can read about it here

But just to sum it up for you:

Goalden Girls Community is NOT about “more”.  It’s about the RIGHT things. It’s about FOCUS.

Inspiring Story #4:  “I’ll join next time.”

Look, I’d LOVE to have you, anytime, but this is why you should join now. 

First of all, the price will increase the next time registration opens (and why not start the savings now?!). 

More importantly: Why wait to get results until later? 

Meet Lucy. 

Lucy was still in the hospital after a traumatic surgery when the registration to Goalden Girls opened in May. 

Lucy knew she wouldn’t be able to participate actively for a short period of time in the beginning because she would be in recovery. 

She considered putting it off and waiting to join “at a better time”. 

But she decided to take advantage of the opportunity and join today. 

Lucy used the fact that she had just gone through a tough time, and was about to start a challenging recovery as the REASON to invest in Goalden Girls

She used the fact that there was no time she needed support, encouragement and tools more than right now and decided to jump in. 

What could have been an excuse became her reason for joining. 

Lucy decided to start the next chapter in her life feeling elevated, excited and empowered. 

In the last two months, she has gone from feeling alone, to feeling strong and confident. 

She was in a low place, and turned that into a high point in her life where she can succeed now. 

Her message to me this week was simple:  “I appreciate you and the group so so so much, and it’s already made SUCH a dramatic change in my attitude and energy.” 

*Cue the tears, right over here*

Your EXCUSE for why now isn’t the right time, is also your reason for why NOW is the PERFECT time. 

Why wait to feel more empowered?

Why wait to gain confidence?

What’s the price you put on feeling less overwhelmed… today? 

How amazing will it feel to look back in two months when registration opens again, and have already launched your side-hustle?

When registration opens again, you’ll be SO glad you didn’t wait because you’ll already be on the path to your success, no matter what your definition is. 

“But does it really work?”

Don’t just believe me.  Read the words of our Goalden Girls Community members here. 

Inspiring Story #5:   My budget is tight right now. I don’t think I can afford this.   And can’t I find this on the internet for free right now?

Yes, you 100% can.  And if you cannot pay your mortgage, and are truly struggling to get by, you should NOT invest in this program. 

If you are truly struggling to pay for food or rent, this program is not for you, right now.  

But in this video I recorded yesterday, at the 13-minute mark, I share the inspiring story of Vania, an incredible and inspiring powerhouse who was in that position and got herself out of it.

You start where you are, with what you have. 

But if you’ve ever thought “I can’t afford it” or “it’s too expensive”... but deep down you know you COULD find a way, watch the video from the beginning. 

I can relate, 100%.  

Yes, me, Success Coach and self-made millionaire:  I still get caught in telling myself “I can’t afford it” when the truth is, I absolutely can. 

Millionaire or not, 99% of you reading this CAN afford it. 

It’s $37/month - less than what you’re paying for your iPhone, less than your cell phone plan, your daily coffees, diapers, kids’ activities and just one happy hour a month. 

And it’s time to shift your mindset, your priorities, and find a way so you CAN afford it. 

Trying to do it alone is overwhelming.  

And yes, it’s all on the internet but if you’ve ever gotten lost and simply paralyzed because there is TOO much stuff on the internet, you’re not the only one. In fact, I wrote this for you yesterday and you can read about it here

Start by doing something different.

Join Goalden Girls Community for only $37/month before the price increases. 

I want you to make the best decision for you and I truly hope these stories inspire you to take action in your life today. 

If you’re ready, join Goalden Girls Community today before the doors close at midnight tonight PST. 

And if you still have questions, shoot me an email or message on Social Media and I’m happy to reply to you.  I will answer any and all questions so you make the right decision for YOU!

Thanks for reading. Thanks for letting me and our Goalden Girls inspire you.

Go turn those dreams into reality!



Why you shouldn't get cozy this fall

November is upon us and as the fall leaves change color, I’m feeling the transition into the autumn spirit. 


With colder weather settling in, the desire to get cozy has overcome me.  I’m finding myself wanting to be comfortable.  And cruise into the Christmas season and New Year. 


Can you relate?


Now, there are times when feeling cozy and comfortable are essential. We can’t always be grinding, hustling, and exhausting ourselves. 


There are times when the desire and need to be cozy, comfortable and nest are very real. They allow us to recharge, reassess and reconnect with ourselves. 


AND there are times when we decide to get cozy because we’re scared.


We’re afraid to take the leap.  It’s easier to just keep the status quo because it doesn’t rock any boats or make us uncomfortable.


Your truth might be either one


And only you know whether your desire to get cozy is essential and necessary… or whether it’s keeping you stuck and living in fear. 


Here’s my truth:


I’ve got some big goals to achieve. I have an impact to makeand I’m on a mission


But my goals are terrifying. It’s going to mean doing things I’ve never done before. It means doing things I don’t even know how to do.


It’s going to mean owning up to my full potential.


There’s a very real chance that I could fail. And I’m probably going to piss some people off.



For me, my desire to get cozy is because I’m afraid.




But I’m deciding to NOT stay stuck in my fear.




I’ve got (awesome) work to do. I want to make a difference. And I can’t Netflix + tea all day, every day if I want to make a difference.


How about you?



Have you also got something you want to do with the 55 days left in 2017?



Are you willing to step into the uncomfortable, face your fears, and go after what you want in your life?



If yes, this message is for you.



Last weekend, I spent 4 days in Silicon Valley, California with Brendon Burchard at his Experts Academy Conference. 


For those of you who have heard of Brendon, you know he’s phenomenal. And if you haven’t, he’s a New York Times bestselling authorcoach extraordinaire (works with people like Usher!), and one of Oprah’s Super Soul 100. (Soak that in… this guy brunches with Oprah! Talk about #highvibe!)


Needless to say, I’ve come back from the event feeling re-inspired and ignited in my purpose and work.


This weekend, my fears came to light – and so did my reason for getting over the fear.


Now, there are always conferences you can go to as well to get energized. And I recommend going to at least two a year. 


But the reality isnot all of us can go to conferences or masterminds as often as we want between schedules, flights, costs and other commitments. 


The good news? According to Brendon, there are two things that change your life:


1) Something new comes in


2) Something new comes from within



Option 1 is to get changed from something that comes into your life (and this could be positive or negative).  Most people wait for this. 


But Option 2 is better – something new coming from within yourself.


The truth is, you have everything you need within you.




No matter how big your fears. 


So here are some ideas and suggestions that might work for you to create change in your life and get over the fears that are holding you back.


Commit to trying at least two in the next week and see how it helps re-invigorate you:



1. Choose a quote the uplifts you and put it somewhere you’ll see it AND pay attention to it for the next 30 days.

Perhaps it’s a new screensaver on your phone you need, or quote to add to the bottom of your email signature

Maybe you can draw it on your mirror at home or even put it up in your office. Find somewhere you’ll see it and reconnect to each and every day.


2. Create a playlist of songs that uplift and motivate you. You can easily do this in iTunes or Spotify. 

No time? Borrow my November motivation playlist here. It’s a random mix of everyone from Katy Perry to India Arie to the Glee Cast– and I hope it gets you as pumped up as it does me!


3. Record a quick 1 or 2-minute mantra for the month.  Choose a few sentences that represent who you are and where you’re going.


Use statements that are powerful and are in the present tense, like “I’m putting healthy, nutritious food in my body”,  “I’m building an empire that impacts millions of people”, or “I’m an incredible, loving mother.”


Record yourself repeating your mantra 8 times and listen to it each morning for the next 30 days.


4. Write down your commitments to yourself for the next 30 days.


How did it feel to do this? Did it excite you?  If yes, great!


If not, that’s ok – it happens. BUT it means your commitments have turned into “should’s”, instead of “want to”. And you need to reconnect to your goals & to-do’s.

  • To reconnect to your commitments, explore what it’s going to take to reconnect to the emotion of why you’re doing the work you’re doing.
    • Take a walk and reconnect to your vision and your “why
    • Journal or mediate on these questions:
      • What makes me excited?
      • What impact do I want to have?
      • Who do I want to be?
      • How am I going to make the world a better place?
    • Review your vision board or a previous journal you’ve made to explore this topic


*This is important: Do and explore until it EXCITES you to write your commitments. If you aren’ emotionally engaged with what you want to do, it won’t get done.


5. Get support. You can’t do it all alone (and in fact, you’re less effective if you haven’t told anyone what you’re planning on doing). 



I’m not saying to rely on someone else for your success. But having someone to check in with, someone who’s also looking to get over their fears and step into their power is an incredible privilege.


Find a friend, coach, mentor, boss, or create an accountability groupCheck in daily or weekly to move forward on your goals and accelerate your progress faster than you thought possible! 


Also, if you’re looking for more support, I’ve recorded this video just for you with a special surprise.



Feeling fall-cozy isn’t always a bad thing. But it’s not always a good thing either. 



And getting over your fearsfacing them and living up to your true potential doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy time with family during the holidays, sip your pumpkin-spiced latte/beer, or catch up on your favourite Netflix shows


(Yup, all those things are just common fears dressed up in fancy “rational”, or even “gentle” excuses). 


Finding your courage means that when you do get cozy, and comfortable, it will recharge you. It will reconnect you. Because you are clear on who you arewhat you want in your life - and you’re going for it, despite the fear.



And like those leaves around us, you’re a-changin’ too, into a more powerful, beautiful, impactful and courageous version of yourself. 


If coziness is what you need this season, I wish you every ounce of it.


And if getting uncomfortable, reaching higher, and crushing your goals is what you need this season, I send you powerful “go get it” vibes! 


Lisa Michaud

Success Coach, Speaker, & HuffPost Contributor


PS. Just skimmin’? I get it, you’re busy (and probably overloaded with emails).


If you’re feeling the desire to get cozy this fall, it could be because it’s time for you to recharge and restore before the new year. 


OR, if you’re like methe desire to bundle up and get comfortable can be because you’re afraid. (I share what I’m afraid of above…)


If you just read this and thought “oh crap, you’ve got me”, there’s a few things you can do to push through the fear and get what you really want this year. 


One of the best ways to do this is to get support. You can’t do it all alone (and in fact, you’re less effective if you haven’t told anyone what you’re planning on doing). 



Don't rely on someone else for your success. But having someone to check in with, someone who’s also looking to get over their fears and step into their power is an incredible privilege.



Find a friend, coach, mentor, boss, or create an accountability groupCheck in daily or weekly to move forward on your goals and accelerate your progress faster than you thought possible! 


And, if you’re looking for more support, I’ve recorded this video just for you with a special surprise.


Whether you’re looking to get cozy, or break free and crush it for the next 60 days, I hope your fall is full of glorious walks in the changing leaves, time with family, and holiday cheer.