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Alexandria Joy - Monday, July 21, 2014
Sometimes people say something that just really hits home.

That’s exactly what happened when I first met this woman and she talked about the nature of her life as an entrepreneur. From sharing ideas from her work as the Founder and Editor of the magazine Renegade Collective (launched in March 2013), to the number of new business ideas she has each day and her deliberately contrarian approach to all that she does, talking to this lady was like hearing all the ideas in my head being spoken out loud, articulately and in public!

My guest is the legendary Lisa Messenger, Founder and Editor of the magazine Renegade Collective, and she’s here to help us redefine success on our own terms.

I read her magazine cover to cover each month and am constantly impressed, not only with the inspiring stories it contains but with the clearly alternative approach which it has to common mainstream gossip magazines.

Watch as Lisa and I talk about the importance of backing yourself and surrounding yourself with a support team, the challenges of our perfectionistic tendencies, and how we can make a difference in the world.

To find out where you can get your own copy of Renegade Collective in your country here

Now, Lisa and I would love to hear from you. Where are you thinking small in your business or life when you could back yourself and go big? 

Be as specific as possible in your comment, so others watching from around the world who come here to connect and be inspired can glean ideas from you too.

Thank you for reading, watching, and sharing in the comments below.
To your success, on your terms!
Heidi Alexandra 
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Adam Price commented on 22-Jul-2014 11:59 AM
I love how she thinks BIG and has learned so much from them and "Stuck It Out" ... WOW!

When we fail big, I guess we learn big and set ourselves up for that "turning point" that she talks about :-)

My BIG dream is to see professional level entertainment in every single aged care facility, every day around the world.

Big is scary, but if you can dream it, then the seed is planted.

LOVED this episode Heidi, thanks for inspiring us :-)
Heidi commented on 22-Jul-2014 12:05 PM
Wow what an inspiring dream you have Adam. Thanks for sharing and yes persistence and being bold certainly has its rewards as Lisa is proof of!
Trudy Scott commented on 26-Jul-2014 03:51 AM
Wow, 29 countries! Very impressive how BIG she thinks and acts. I also love that she admits that she has had massive failures.

This is brilliant: "Course correction is better than perfection"

I REALLY enjoyed Lisa's perspectives on the "let's meet for coffee" invites/chats - there has to be some kind of value exchange, either energetically or a monetary exchange.

Thanks Heidi for bringing this to us - she is new to me and I look forward to checking out her magazine - real stories, authentic, inspiration, positive.

BTW, I love this interview format! you're a great interviewer Heidi
Mira commented on 27-Jul-2014 01:30 PM
Wow, great interview. Very inspiring!
Heidi commented on 27-Jul-2014 07:32 PM
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Trudy - yes you definitely have to track down a copy of the Renegade Collective - they're available in Barnes and Nobles stores in the US. You will love the inspiration and stories.
I agree she has a great perspective about the coffee chats exchange approach - loved loved loved interviewing her - glad you like this format too!
Lisa Messenger Speaker commented on 27-Jul-2014 08:15 PM
Thanks so much Trudy, Adam and Mira for your gorgeous comments. Humbled xxx
Sue Painter commented on 28-Jul-2014 01:31 AM
Love her long-term and big vision. I'd love to know how she created financing for launching a print magazine in many countries, which takes pretty deep pockets these days. Maybe from her other businesses. But in any case, it is inspiring and very enjoyable to listen.
Trudy Scott commented on 28-Jul-2014 02:37 AM

I forgot to comment on the brief introvert discussion...I find it a bit sad when I hear someone say they "extrovert" when out and about and then go home to recover. I used to be like this - forcing myself, putting on a brave face and feeling pretty anxious in social settings. I discovered I have pyroluria and once I added a few key nutrients this is no longer the case. I really believe that introversion has a big biochemical component and is not purely a personality trait. You can read more here http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/anxious-introvert-because-of-low-zinc-and-vitamin-b6/

PS No luck at Barnes and Noble - the 2 in my area say they don't carry it. My sister lives in Townsville and I'll be seeing her next month in South Africa so will have her bring over a copy for me
Mitch Tublin commented on 28-Jul-2014 10:55 AM
Thank you both for bringing us this interview.
If I had to choose one word about what I love
it is the authentic nature of the discussion.
Open and Inspiring would be next!
Jessica commented on 29-Jul-2014 01:50 AM
I can't count how many times I nodded in agreement because "I've been there, felt that." It's an interview like this that reminds a solo-prenuer like myself, that while I'm in business alone, there are others out there sharing the journey with me.
Tiffany deSilva commented on 30-Jul-2014 05:38 AM
Thanks for sharing, Heidi. It's very refreshing to see someone doing something new in the magazine industry. I will have to check out my local Barnes and Noble to see if I can find this magazine.

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