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Honestly Lisa

Welcome to Honestly Lisa The Poo Poo Plater of my life.

Honestly Lisa is an ever-evolving podcast.

So far there a few different podcasts in one.

Men Have Feelings Too- Interviews with groups of men mostly comedians looking for men's feelings.

Love Bites- Recreations of actual conversations from my love life. They are mini RomComs.

Honestly Lisa In search of Lisa- Interviews with everyone from my ex-husband to JP Sears to find myself.

Dear Bunny & Dick- A daily chat with my dead parents. 

Sep 14, 2016

Your Fans are Waiting - and a spoken word piece at the end--- WHOA!

How would you describe yourself? Motivational person who teaches people how to be their best self and love their best self- and their worst self

Let's take all this and make something out of it.

The best way to describe what i do, is the combination of real tactics and strategies to change your live, to develop your business- primarily through art. Tony Robbins is a huge inspiration. 

Identify who you are at the most raw, most honest, and put those pieces together as a mold and create the individual you see. 

at 6'8" can seem very intimidating, but he is a sweet heart.

The physical represetation of who he is, and the quest to find more transparency in his life.

Grew up in DC in "you've got drive throughs, we've got drive bys"

"I saw more of the artist in you" as he has gotten to know Lisa.

Sanyika hanging out with a friend in a barber shop with his friend who liked to record his thoughts, and the recorder falls out of his pocket and all the guys think they're cops!

There is this weird idea that we have to torture ourselves to create. You can still be an artist and be creative. 

"You don't have to be bound by the same chains of artistry and struggle. Those two things are mutually exclusive. You can still flourish and prosper." - Sanyika

[Tweet theme="basic-white"]"The demonization of money is the first way that artists have been held down." @sanyikastreet #honestlylisa[/Tweet]

[Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]"If you've played it small long enough, when it looks like things are getting bigger, it gets scary." #honestlylisa[/Tweet]

Fear of bouncing off negative attention, fear of not being able to handle the money (Are you listening universe? I can handle it!) 

Bouncing back and forth between high and low points. "At that low point, eitherI can choose to rise into the person I always imagine myself being, or i can just stay there and hide."

"Rising is scary" - Lisa

"Hiding is not a life satisfied" - Lisa

Listening to the heart lately, trusting things will be fine as they grow.

Everyone wanted Sanyika to fit into the mold, help them move.  "I am the pick up truck" because he's big and strong. But he organizes the truck--- not even do the heavy lifting!

Metaphor for what he does now! Wow!

[Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]"The way you organize and empower people to do good is by asking the powerful questions" @SanyikaStreet #honestlylisa[/Tweet]

It feels like an impossible task to be honest with yourself. 

"It's so easy to lie when you're 6'8" and 300lbs. Everyone thinks you're a celebrity."-Sanyika

"I never want to walk the red carpet because I feel so invisible." - Lisa

Sanyika realized that red carpets are for selling yourself or something, so he rarely walks one. 

"If you are caught up in a world where you are not being honest with yourself, then no one can help you- no one knows what your challenges are." - Sanyika

This process of revelation, vulnerability began with a video blog to tell his story. 

Lisa finds it easier to tell the truth on stage than real life.

How do you find that? Meditation? Therapy?

"We aren't really learning anything new about ourselves, it's more about a revelation process." - Sanyika

If you keep hiding, you're going to betray the people who instilled the confidence in you, and the people you could be helping. - Lisa/Sanyika

Fans - Real people, maybe even your family and friends for you to be inspirational for. Not even Beyonce status.

How do you not shit all over who you were, not that you're feeling better. 

"The greatest gift in that struggle is humility" - Sanyika

The inability to embrace people you don't agree with, when you're trying to teach the world to be more accepting.

Sanyika's Instagram for awesome videos every day

This has to resonate with me first, anything he wants to teach someone else.

"There's nothing more impactful than doing something every day." -Sanyika

Some mornings you don't want to do it, but every day you have a choice. It's a very simple equation. 

We have choices for more than whats for dinner. Even feelings, "I don't have to feel that way." 

"It's so real to me, so grounded in my reality and who I am" - Sanyika, on sharing videos every day

That reality guides him. It has to come from the right place.

"I am the happiest I've ever been on this planet, and that is the most powerful I can be" - Sanyika

I just want to absorb his happiness! I don't know what happiness is most of the time.

How shaving your boyfriend's back can bring intimacy - it's not the moments you think they are!

We are monkeys grooming each other, nothing more intimate. 

"It's not the award on the stage. It is the impact of great moments in your life aligning at the right time " -Sanyika

--Or the ability to see it! - Lisa


We are searching for the path, we want to know the way. 

Things we aspire to 1) Better quality of life, and 2) Better quality relationships

We are really not in this alone, we are sharing a human experience.

Incubating your own ideas feels like insanity. OR asking everyone else what to do. Where are you in this?

"We must pursue information with the curiosity of a 5 year old, and with the diligence to challenge everyone." -Sanyika

You have to do the work on your own, and then ask others when you hit a roadblock.

If you want to find the answers, you need to ask the questions and surround yourself with others who will ask you questions for you to answer!

Be wary of people who tell you what to do. No one can tell you what to do, when you want something in your heart. 

[Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]"As people we underestimate the importance of communities." @SanyikaStreet #honestlylisa #honestlylisapodcast[/Tweet]

Biggest punishment in society-- solitary confinement. "

We punish ourselves by trapping ourselves in our own ideas. The first thing you do is be honest!" - Sanyika

Make sure you watch Tony Robbin's documentary "I am Not Your Guru" - bust down your misperceptions, because he is amazing at helping people.

Communities are critical to advancing society, because we can't replicate our individual selves.

We have a gift, but there are other things we aren't good at, and we need help. 

How do I create a community, get people to help me with what I'm doing?

"You have to have a message that's greater than you" - Sanyika

You think that people gravitate toward you because you're the hero. But there is a journey that that hero embarks upon- They are searching for a mentor.

The mentor empowers the hero to be their best self. 

Follow the formula that relates to the client/customer/audience. It's never been about you.

Danielle LaPorte's Desrie Map - Figuring out what motivates your soul, and being honest and going through ups and downs with yourself. 

Dinner Dead or Alive: Tony Robbins

Being open to the possibilities of what your desires show to you. Not getting caught up in the original goal. 

What do I want to do? What are the actions I need to do to get there?


Love - Warmth

Confusion - Fear

planets - aligned

chinese food - amazing

shoes - big

stars - overrated

hats - don't fit on my head

tacos - on every corner in a taco truck

peace - always

motivation - nothing without action

roses - a reminder to stay grounded

dirt - the truth





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