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About Lisa Houser

30 years of helping other feel and look beautiful. 13 years of salon & spa ownership, changing the way people see and live in the beauty industry. Living with passion and purpose.

Week 17 Sharing the love & knowledge

Last week our group works on Kindness, seeing it, sharing it, acknowledging it.  Wow, what an amazing week and it makes one wonder, why don’t we do this all the time? It is so easy to be kind, and it goes such a long way.

I decided as part of my kindness I would share some of the awesome affirmations that we have learned. My salon team already knows “Do It Now” the say it all day long, so this week I decide to write ” I am whole perfect powerful strong loving harmonious and happy” on our break room chalk board. I figure well at least they will see it, maybe think about it, maybe read it a few times, maybe that subby will do its thing and it will start working on their thoughts.

What happens??? This

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I almost wanted to cry, through out the week they added more, beautiful positive affirmations. The culture has been changing over the last few months, all the things they teased me about “being positive” are now rubbing off.

I can’t wait to see what happens next…..

Week 16 – Look at your self

This week has been interesting. There have been a few Ah-ha’s the past few days.

My year began with a few bumps, I asked my employees to do the end of year inventory. which of course needed to be complete and correct by year end. 2 people haphazardly miss count the items, they next person needs the day off and my manager comes down with the flu. Guess who goes in on Sunday to get the job done, the owner (ME). Now I could be mad that I will now spend my Sunday working, at the end of 6 hours at work I come home so relieved and happy, I tell I Jason I have finally figured out what the years inventory problem has been and I fixed about $3,000 in inventory. Not mad that I was there, not mad I had to do it, not mad they did it wrong, it was perfect, I figured out the problem, it all worked out, if all that stuff didn’t happen I would not have gotten it done. I cannot help but think that all this work the last 16 weeks has brought me to a place of peace and comfort in knowing that it was all exactly the way it was suppose to be.

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As I listen to others speak about situations in their life, I can’t help but refer to week 16 line 31. The evidence is clear, Natural Law! everything works in perfect harmony with your efforts in life. ” Why do things like this always happen to me?” ” I don’t know but things Like this always happen to people like you”  Why focus on the obstacles? Find the small nuggets in everything you do and revel in them. You are doing it, you are learning and growing every minute, every situation. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, you can make it the best or you can dwell on the crap.

” You better check yourself before you wreck yourself” ~ Ice Cube

Week 15

The more I listen to people the more interesting people become. The more I wonder about life. Why does this time of year cause so many to dreadful and sad. Why do they just want the year to end and say good ridden? They can wait for the new year to start over, and then come December they repeat the same thought and sayings.

At what point do you realize the the date isn’t going to change you? This is where part 14 #4 hits home, we get results in exact accordance with our understanding of the law and our ability to make the proper application. You have to apply the knowledge and change.

One of my favorite quotes seems appropriate this week:

“Be the change you wish to see” ~Gandhi

Week 14

The Holidays are over, the family is gone, the year is almost over and a new one about to begin.

Oh the Holidays. The hustle and bustle. Some people are so Happy and cheery and others have dread and grumpy. What makes the holidays bring out such emotion and anxiety?

All the reading and reflecting and no opinions make this Holiday season and interesting one. What is important? What do I want? Why are things important this time of year? Why does family get crazy?

As I kid you believe, you dream, you wish, you know without a shadow of doubt that if you tell Santa what you want somehow you are going to wake up Christmas morning and it will be there. You know your family will be there, there will be tons of food, laughter.

Then you are an adult and the things you looked forward to you now dread. There are family members you are just not as excited to see. Who will be the one to start the drama. What do you give, why do you give? You don’t even see these people all year.

Week 13

This week as I read I find such truth to the paragraph about the athlete. It holds so much truth in life. So many people feel like they are an expert just by reading an article or a book, without ever experiencing the subject. The real knowledge and growth comes from the practice and the life experiences. Most people would never expect to be a body builder by just reading about it so why would so many think they can run a business or tell others what to do with their life when they have never experienced it. In my industry I see it all the time, ” I watched a youtube video on doing my own color, so I know how to do hair” I had to go to school for 2 years and even then I didn’t fully understand all that it took for a few years later. But, yep you go ahead and color your own hair.

Definitely read and read a lot, research, do your homework, but put it to practice and practice some more. Live it breath it.

Flash back a few weeks to No opinions unless you are an expert. Interesting…

Week 12- Power of thought

Glad to be at week 12 and done with 11. I had a hard time getting focused on week 11. I  totally get ”Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them” , heck I know it is true, but the rest??? …eh. I could have been just fine with that one sentence for the whole week.

The power of thought, wow what a concept. It is amazing where your thought can take you. A split second blip in your mind can snow ball into days of thinking about a thing.  What amazes me is how easy and acceptable it is to think and share negative thoughts, share them on social media get others to agree with your thought and negativity. Then you think positively start seeing things different, and people don’t know how to act or think with that. It is so hard to get that ball rolling and growing. People want to know what kind of weird stuff are you in to? Oh that won’t last…

Just imagine what would happen if we could all tweak the power of our thought just a little. If you could be a little more open minded and focus your thoughts in a more positive way, what an amazing thing that could be, what an amazing day that would be, what an amazing world that would be. If only all you needed to do is to try to focus on changing your thoughts ….hmmmm.

If only there was a system, a book, a class that could help people with how they think…

How awesome to know that your thoughts of wanting more, your thoughts of change, brought you here right now on this insane journey of MKMMA. Your thoughts are changing your life right this second

What do you want to think about now?

Weeek 11

Here we are past the first trimester of MKMMA. We made it through the hardest part of this mysterious mastermind class. What is this, how does it work, what do you want? We have made it through the reading, writing, index cards, late nights, tears and happiness.

There has not been much to report except just going with the flow.

I love reading everyone’s blogs and and can relate to all of them in some way. I cannot wait to see where this class and my desire takes me in the next few weeks

Week 10 Is this Real Life??

I am in the Flow!

The last week has been an Incredible whirlwind. I am living my PPNs & DMP everyday and  I love it.

I meet 2 wonderful ladies who’s passion is to help teens and provide a safe great place to be after school. Jason & I  wanted to help and connect with these awesome kids. We went to the teen center we were excited and nervous about how they would take to us. It was great, we decided to bring supplies to help them make Aromatherapy Bath Soak so they can have a Christmas gift to give their Mom’s. They loved it and actually thanked us at the end. What a great feeling to ” Give a Gift” to 40 kids to ” Give a Gift” to someone else.

The next few days have been right out of my DMP. I have been named Top 200 salon in the Nation, Named Best Salon & Spa in Vancouver from a local magazine, and Business of the Week from the Chamber of Commerce. I threw a Holiday client Appreciation event, to thank everyone who has made this year amazing. We gave out tons of gifts and had a bunch of fellow business people beg to be part and give us prizes and gifts.

To top it off I took the “Liberty” to take today off to enjoy these amazing wins and of  course go network and give back at another Holiday fundraiser for the chamber. BTW I went knowing I would Win a raffle and Heck yeah… I did!

I am Blessed and Living my dream and purpose and I always keep my promises

PPN’s CHECK! DMP CHECK! In the Flow CHECK! CHECK! CHECK!

Week 9 Thankfull

Here we are at the last week of the session. It has been filled with high emotions, planning, reading, reading, reading, webinars. This Thanksgiving has been and interesting blend of peace and gratefulness mixed with complete talking of nonsense.

I have been listening to people more in depth and talking less.. who am I kidding I am not talking any less, I am speaking more selectively. Think before you speak has never meant more than now.

I also feel like my heart is just a little more open and at peace. I feel I have always had an open, giving and grateful heart but now it is a little different. I cannot quite put my finger on it but it has been amazing. I make my decisions a little easier and with love, even the difficult ones.

One thing is for sure, I am Thankful for this journey and the amazing things that have been happening in my life.

Week 8 – Let the music speak to me

Here we are 8 weeks into the journey of the rest of my life, my dreams, my goals.  This week started with me getting another year older, as I reach 48 with a smile I embrace the journey thus far.

Each morning as I drive to the salon I look for my shapes as I try to sing Do It Now and I can be what I will to be along with my favorite songs. I am an 80′s rock girl so it makes it pretty entertaining.  I have also made my recording of my DMP to 2 different songs. One is used in many motivational videos, very high energy. I was a little embarrassed at first having my husband help me, but got into it so I got over it. Now I am ready to record all of my writings so I can listen to them whenever I want.

Here is the background song I chose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCebJodm0lY

Another interesting thing my I noticed is how much nonsense people talk about, I mean it really has no meaning or value. Most people really spend most of their time talking about nothing or other people.

I wonder what would happen if everyone spent a week without opinions….