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From Necker to Newcastle - An Interview with Lisa Messenger

Alexandria Joy - Sunday, February 15, 2015
Like anything she's done in life - the way Lisa Messenger tackles books is counter-intuitive to the status quo. 

From a girl who confesses she did "veggie English" at school, the Founder and Editor of the magazine Renegade Collective (launched in March 2013), has now released two new books within six months - both heading to best seller lists, both on very different topics and both featuring her signature UQ (Uniqueness Quotient) contrarian approach. 

Late last year I had the opportunity to bring Lisa to Newcastle and interview her for a second time right after releasing one of those books Daring and Disruptive and following her trip to Sir Richard Branson's private Island Necker where she sketched the chapters and outline for her next book released this week Life and Love.

Just as she was in our first interview, Lisa was cool, casual and candid, open to sharing her ideas, insights and spill all the goss on what it was like spending time hanging out with Sir Richard in his lounge room in board shorts. 


This interview From Necker to Newcastle is the first in a series of interviews I will be conducting in 2015 with the 50 renegade and inspiring leaders I most want to interview. You can check out my top 50 list here. 


As part of our new series of 50 Leaders I want to interview 

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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WHY THREE HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Alexandria Joy - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One of my favourite strategies for helping leaders increase their capacity, forward thinking and commercial awareness is to encourage them to create and participate in masterminds both within and outside the organisation. 

Personally I have actively pursued and participated in several international masterminds for over a decade and attribute much of our success at UQ Power from the benefit of collaborating and connecting with other ambitious business owners and entrepreneurs who are playing a big game. 

I first became aware of the concept of masterminds about 15 years ago when I read classic leadership and success book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. 

While masterminds have become a big part of my strategic thinking, a recent discussion with a client at a large financial services organisation left me realising that many people are unfamiliar with the concept of a mastermind and how they can be of benefit.

If you've ever wondered about the benefits of creating or participating in a mastermind then this episode of UQTV will answer all your questions:  

Now I’d love to hear from you. 
Can you identify things in your life that could benefit from a group like this one?
Have you already participated in a mastermind and what were the key benefits and growth you gained from doing so. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Dream big!
Heidi Alexandra 
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THE BIG LIFE OF A CONSCIOUS RENEGADE: AN INTERVIEW WITH LISA MESSENGER

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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