4: How to Live in Abundance and Create an Empire with Lisa Messenger

LISA messenger

In episode 4 on #MerryBiz we chat with one of our biggest inspirations (when she said yes to the interview we actually squealed and jumped up and down #truestory).

She is the CEO and creative director of The Messenger group as well as founder and editor-in chief of The Collective magazine.

She’s authored and co-authored over a dozen books and The Messenger Group has custom published more than 400 books for companies and individuals.

She currently runs a multi-platform business with over 25 staff, delivers a monthly magazine and support products all while maintaining life balance!

If you haven’t guessed already… welcome to #MerryBiz… Lisa Messenger!

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Some questions we ask… 

  • Take us back 14 years to when your business journey began…
  • Why did you decide to start The Collective magazine? 
  • How did you secure the funding to start the magazine without getting investors on board?
  • How and why do you rely so much on your intuition to make business decisions? 
  • How has social media and your online presence impacted the success of The Collective magazine? 
  • Share your work/life balance strategy… how do you manage to get SO much done? 

“I wanted to form a media where we could get into the grit and real stuff… the pain, the hustle and what it takes to be successful.”

Beautiful shot from @collectivehub
Beautiful shot from @collectivehub

Some moments of AHA! in this episode…

  • Why vision and passion trumps… EVERYTHING.
  • Learn why an engaged, positive community is your best marketing tool. 
  • Understand how naivety or lack of knowledge can be your biggest strength. 
  • The importance of creating a solid brand before shaking shiz up. 

“100 per cent of the time, if I go with my gut… it’s right.”

Links to the extra stuff we talked about… 

The Collective Hub

Lisa’s books and more! (Money and Mindfulness, Daring and Disruptive and plenty more!)

Follow @collectivehub on Instagram

“Making money and doing good in the world don’t need to be mutually exclusive. In fact they can go hand in hand.”

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A very merry thank you to Drawing North for providing the podcast music of #MerryBiz. Yes, they are kinda epic. You gotta check them out! This is our favourite song

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