Episode 109

Sandra Chuma

A reflection on my conversation with Lisa Nichols

March 8, 2020

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Episode Overview

We’ve had so much feedback on my interview with the incredible Lisa Nichols, in fact it’s probably the most we’ve ever had! But I completely understand why because it was such a phenomenal interview. Lisa shared so much wisdom and stories of inspiration from her personal experiences. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you’re missing out on something truly amazing! You can listen to Lisa’s interview on Episode 107 and Episode 108.

Lisa Nichols is one of the world’s most requested motivational speakers, so getting her to sit with me for an interview was no easy task. In this episode, I talk about the story behind this interview and how I got to make it happen. You will also get to see some behind-the-scene moments and see what it’s like when we prepare for an interview, and how we made the most of what we had in that special moment with Lisa.

I also wanted to give my reflection on some of the amazing things that Lisa said. The one that resonated with me the most was what she said about being obedient to your calling.

“I am obedient to my gift. I am obedient to my calling at whatever the cost. I don’t measure my obedience based on what it will cost me.” – Lisa Nichols

She said how so many of us have gifts. So many of us hear the calling of the work that we’re supposed to do, but the first thing that we look at is the cost. We look at how hard it’s going to be and how much inconvenience it is going to cost us. We worry about not gaining the support of friends and family. We all hear the calling. We all have the gifts that we could make use of, but very few of us are willing to live with the cost and inconvenience that is required for you to fully step into everything that you were meant to be.

Lisa’s grandmother used to tell her that “your conviction does not live on the same block as your convenience.” Your calling will require sacrifice one way or another. This is something Lisa understood well throughout her experience, making her the person that she is today — inspiring us all.

Lisa Nichols will be our keynote speaker in Woman On Fire Summit happening in Toronto.

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • The story of how I reached out to Lisa Nichols’ team for this interview and got turned down
  • How I did not let the “no” stop me, and did what it takes to pursue my goal to interview Lisa
  • How we did not allow some technical challenges to stop us, and made the most of what we had
  • Behind-the-scene moments preparing for the interview
  • My reflection of what it was like to interview Lisa Nichols
  • What Lisa said that resonated the most with me


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