Episode 3: Lisa Nichols – On Goals, Forgiveness, and the Permission to Fail

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Episode 003 Lisa Nichols – On Goals, Forgiveness, and the Permission to Fail

Transformational speaker, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, Lisa Nichols is on today’s podcast with Dr. Stephanie! From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences break through, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential. Dr. Stephanie and Lisa talk about goal setting, the process of forgiveness, overcoming fear, and the importance of community. They discuss the concept of cellular learning and the importance of never outliving your dreams. Finally, Lisa opens up with tremendous vulnerability about a story from her past.



00:58 – Introducing today’s guest, Lisa Nichols

03:59 – Lisa’s origin story

06:28 – Willing to have an unfamiliar life

07:32 – The courage to ask for help

11:24 – Lisa opens up about her weight loss

14:22 – Lisa’s light

15:45 – Dr. Stephanie and Lisa take a deep dive into the framework of goal setting

19:01 – Opening up to your goals emotionally and wholeheartedly

20:39 – Dr. Stephanie and Lisa break down common misconceptions about The Secret

24:40 – The inspiration to become a speaker trainer

25:45 – The importance of doing the work and investing in yourself

29:36 – Lisa’s thoughts on fear and overcoming it

31:35 – Birthing your vision

33:21 – Giovanni speaks to an interesting pattern he has observed from Archangel Academy speakers

34:44 – Why our life is like a car

36:50 – How the acquisition of information can help overcome fear

38:39 – The concept of cellular learning

41:08 – Lisa opens up about the process of trusting herself

45:04 – Failing forward

48:29 – The process of forgiveness

50:53 – Lisa shares a very personal and vulnerable story about forgiveness

58:25 – Lisa gives a taste of what she’ll be bringing to Archangel this October

1:02:27 – Where listeners can follow Dr. Stephanie and subscribe to her newsletter


“At the end of the day, I wanted to be love for me, and I wanted to have friends. And it wasn’t until I can love me enough – pour into Lisa enough, a firm Lisa enough – to say, ‘Hold on. I’m enough woman. I’m smart enough. I’m loving enough.’” (15:11)

“I feel like a vision helps you see what you wanna get. But the feeling, the feeling is the turbo boost. So, I don’t wanna just see it. I wanna feel it.” (17:23)

“You can’t take a sixty-four ounce dream and put it in a twenty-four ounce container called you. Sometimes your dreams are bigger than your capacity.” (26:15)

“I don’t do intellectual learning. I do DNA learning. I want it to be in my cells.” (38:39)

“Prayer is asking the universe for what you want. Meditation and stillness is being quiet long enough to hear the daggone answer.” (41:46)

“When you don’t give yourself permission to fail, you really haven’t given yourself permission to fly.” (47:08)

“When you don’t forgive you, you’ve only given yourself permission to win. And so, you are holding yourself hostage to an unrealistic expectation that sets yourself up to be disappointed with self repeatedly.” (49:53)


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Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today

No Matter What!: 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love

Unbreakable Spirit

Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts That Came Wrapped in Sandpaper

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