Who is Lisa Johnston?
“When I was young my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said “happy”. They told me I didn’t get the assignment and I told them they didn’t get life.” John Lennon
I spent the first half of my life looking for “happy”. I had moments of happiness as a daughter, a sister, a friend and when I became a wife, a mom, a businesswoman but I couldn’t sustain my happiness so my search continued. Then I turned 50. Did you know life begins at 50? It did for me and coincidentally so did “happy”. I discovered that I had “happy” all along and couldn’t see it. What changed? I learned that I was responsible for my life and the creation of it. I discovered that I can be whatever or whoever I choose to be and the possibilities are endless. All I need to do to be “happy” is to choose what I want to be, create it, and be it.
How simple is THAT??
It wasn’t as simple as it sounds and it didn’t become doable until I hired a coach to help me. I chose to invest in myself to become the businesswoman I knew I could be. This was one of the most valuable investments I have ever made. Together we uncovered lost strengths, hidden talents and uncharted skills that I acquired from a lifetime of experiences. These skills gave me the tools to support women who are on the same path of taking charge of their lives and wanting to live their lives powerfully and with joy. Whether it’s business related or personal we all deserve to be “happy” in our lives and YES we can have everything that’s important to us. I know because this is my life as I live it now. For most of my life I was unhappy, always thinking I needed to be somewhere else to be happy and I finally I got so fed up with being unhappy I decided enough was enough! I decided that I needed to make changes in my life to turn my frown right side up!
“There are two primary choices in life: accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Dr. Denis Waitley
My name is Lisa Johnston and I grew up on the Sunshine Coast of BC. As a child, I lived in an area with undisturbed forests and pristine ocean beaches and spent my days exploring both. The Sunshine Coast is an amazing place to grow up and after a brief stay away I have made it my home again. What I’m grateful for today is that I can still live in an area of undisturbed forests and pristine oceans beaches and I am able to spend parts of my day exploring both! My chosen career allows me to work from home and connect with women all over North America.
In my late 40’s I watched my children grow into lovely adults and I found myself standing at a crossroad. I am wondering, what do I want to do now that they don’t need me to take care of their every need? To be honest I felt a bit lost and overwhelmed with the possibilities. I was left wondering who am I? and what is my purpose in life? It was these daunting questions that started me on a quest for answers.
In 2011 I turned 50. I was painfully aware that “I’m not where I want to be” and asking the question will I ever get there? I am one of those people who, over the years, read countless self-help books, gone to self-improvement seminars & workshops and now I had the answers to my questions! Or did I? It’s been quite a journey and now I’m armed with life-changing tools! I also was aware that I wasn’t using these tools to make a difference in own my life. After years of frustrating effort of changing my habits only to find myself reverting back to old ways of being, I was resigned to “this is the way it is” and “I can’t change it”. What I have come to understand is knowing doesn’t make a difference as it is only part of the solution. What I found is the missing piece (peace) of the solution lies within my subconscious mind, among the layers of beliefs that govern my life. It is here that I am now focussed and continue working to identify my limiting beliefs and re-form them into empowering ones.
That’s just the start… every day, I am grateful for all the gifts I have in my life including people, places, and things, I use meditation and essential oils daily to support my efforts through my transitioning years. I am excited about all the possibilities that have opened up for me and my ability to choose where I want to be in my life. Today, I work from home, supporting a lifestyle I’ve always dreamed was possible and I enjoy my life with friends and family while doing it.
I live on the Sunshine Coast, BC and it is through technology that I am free to work with people all over North America. I have the honor of touching, moving and inspiring people to transform their lives. I am grateful for every opportunity I have to make a difference in the lives of my clients because they touch, move and inspire me to do even more. My view on life today is “this is it and it’s perfect!”
What’s your view?