You Have the Power

Hi there, and welcome back! Today, we’re going to talk about your power to choose your life. Do you believe me when I tell you that YOU GET TO CHOOSE THE LIFE YOU LEAD? Let’s get that established right here, right now. You are not the product of what has happened in the past, including what might be happening right now. No matter what the present moment looks like, you get to choose. Now, I’m not saying it will be easy, and it definitely may not always be comfortable, but it is always possible. And please don’t let any situation or any person make you think otherwise. While a lot of unexpected things happen to us in our lives, it doesn’t mean that we don’t get to navigate our life experiences.

You will have to become someone you may never have thought you’d have to become. You may have to do some things you never thought you’d have to do, or go some places you never thought you’d have to go, or pull some things outta you that you didn’t even know you had in you. But the truth is, you get to design your destiny. You are the author of your autobiography. You get to create your life story. You may not determine every character. Even if you’re not crazy about every person or situation, it doesn’t change the fact that no one gets to write your story but you. You must put yourself in the driver’s seat – don’t let anyone else decide your future!

So often, I meet people who don’t believe that their dreams are possible for them. They get so used to looking at other people’s lives through the windows of social media or television and they wonder, “What do I need to do to get this?” You need to remember that what you see is a very small part of the picture. People are not posting about all of the daily struggles and hard work they are putting in – they post the finished product, all shiny and perfect. When you see this, you can flip it around and ask yourself, “What did they have to do to get there? How many hours did they have to work? How many times did they fail?” We are humans, and I can promise you, none of these things happened by sheer luck. There is nothing you see that you can’t do yourself with the right mindset and belief in yourself – and the hard work.

I know it’s tempting to fall into the narrative that life should be easy. It can be easier than it is now, but you have to choose it. And then you have to choose your conviction. Choose conviction over convenience. That’s the game changer, the deciding factor. That’s what distinguishes people who are living the life they know they can live  from the people who know that they deserve a better life, but they don’t have the commitment to living their conviction over their convenience. The thing that I see that holds most people back isn’t their lack of knowledge. It isn’t their lack of money. It’s not the lack of opportunity. It is their mindset.

I know what you’re facing, because I was there. You know, for maybe 13 years, I felt like I was living one version of myself, meaning I was showing up as someone who was “nice.” She was assertive, she was kind, and she was goal-oriented – but she was just like about 15% of the woman I knew myself to be. The 15% that I was putting out there impressed people, or at least it got me by. Do you know what I mean? I was doing just enough to get by, but there was so much more I could have done. When people started paying me compliments and telling me what a wonderful job I was doing, I felt like I was doing better than a lot of people around me. That’s an easy trap to fall into – feeling like you’re doing better than the people around you – because it can keep you from trying harder. How many times have you thought, “Well, at least I’m doing better than that person over there?” You can do even better. You just need to choose it!

For me, knowing that I was doing better than people around me didn’t change the fact that I knew I could do more – I had more in my heart and soul that I could bring into the world. I had to be my own “hype woman,” because that was how I was going to reach that 100%. You need to do that for yourself – be your biggest cheerleader. Sometimes you may be the only one in the stands cheering for you, and that’s okay. You have to be willing to understand that even if you get knocked down, if you can look up, you can get up. You need to recognize that if you can walk, then you can turn your walk into a run. And if you can run, man, you can turn your run into a soar. But you also need to know that even if you’re crawling, you can turn your crawl into a walk first. Start from wherever you are right now.

You’ve got to be willing to give yourself your time. Look in the mirror daily and remind yourself who you are, who you’ve become. Pat yourself on the back for who you’ve been. And then remind yourself that abundance, happiness, joy, and living on purpose is your birthright. You get to be happy in your health. You get to be happy in your wealth, and in your finances. You get to be happy in your relationships, and you get to be happy in your spirituality. So, today I extend an invitation, as your sister, for you to stand up and call your future self into the present. Stand up and demand to yourself that you transform into the next best version of you. Don’t make it optional. Demand it of yourself.

I want to give you this powerful affirmation, which is just a series of statements. These affirmations turned my crawl into a walk, and my walk into a run. And you know the rest. I had to declare it to myself even when my life didn’t look like it at all; when my life did not match my statements. I had to keep making the statements boldly until my life reflected who I know myself to be. So, please say these words every day. Say them until you believe them:

I stand here in my greatness.
I own my light.
I own my brilliance.
I am enough.
I’m bold; I’m courageous.
I am perfect in my imperfection.
This is my time.
I am bright enough.
I am old enough. – or – I am young enough.
I’ve experienced enough.
I’m wise enough.
I understand who I am.
I embrace who I choose to become.
I’m unapologetic about my intentions.
Get ready. Here I come.

I want you to save these words. Print them out and put them somewhere so you can see them. I used to have statements all over my house. I still have them in places, but I had them on my bathroom mirror. I had them posted on my refrigerator. I had one on the back of my front door and the one on the back of my back door. It’s been over 22 years. I still know what it said: “The world is ready for my greatness and I’m ready for the world.” I still remember it because it spoke to me.

When fear creeps in, when doubt creeps in, when naysayers creep in, when haters throw, and the doubt sounds louder than the possibility, turn around and look at these statements. Read them and say, “Oh, I forgot who I was. Let me remind myself I am enough!” Say these words and then keep going.

This is a judgment free zone. This is a place where you come and you can bring all your genius, and we won’t put you down for that. Or you can bring all your curiosity questions and concerns, and we won’t put you down for that, either. We’re going to love you now, and we’re going to love the person you’re becoming. So, leave a comment below and let me know which of these affirmations really set you on fire. Or, what did you need to remember? What did you need to hear? What did you need to be reminded of?

I really love to hear from you. This is a dialogue; a courageous, grown folk conversation. If you haven’t already, please make sure that you subscribe to my channel. This is the place where we come to keep moving together. Click the bell notification to be notified when new episodes drop. And remember this, every single time that I say that I believe in you and that I love you. It’s not because it’s my closing statement, or that I’ve run outta words. It’s because I truly do. And if you haven’t heard anyone say it lately, I believe in you and I love you. I’ll see you in the next episode.

39 replies
  1. Shanthi Genga
    Shanthi Genga says:

    I am looking to talk or work with a support group. I have managed so far by myself, now I need to derive help and support from good strong people like you.
    Thank you..

    • bradford carmichael
      bradford carmichael says:

      I am great and I am powerful. I have been created for this. I am the light to shine bright in a dark eve world. It is my time I am bold I am courageous It is my time to finish the race I am brilliant. Get ready world here I come

  2. Alejandra Hernandez Ovalles
    Alejandra Hernandez Ovalles says:

    I needed to read this. I needed this reminder. What a great way to start my morning. “The world is ready for my greatness and I’m ready for the world.” Lisa never fails to tear me up. I will never forget Speak and Write to Make Millions. Possibility exists, you can take control of your life. You can make it happen.

  3. Seipati
    Seipati says:

    I needed to be reminded of the immense power within and that I continue write and rewrite my life script

    The world doesn’t need to wait anymore…..I am coming out to make my presence felt and leave it better

  4. Yolanda Harris
    Yolanda Harris says:

    I love lisa she has been inspiring me since 2016, I have listen and listen and listen I can’t tell you how many times to all of her inspiring videos, I have the confidence in myself because of Lisa’s and all the affirmations that she has given to me. Thanks Lisa and keep doing what you do.

  5. Ida Bradley
    Ida Bradley says:

    Thanks, Sister Lisa for your kind, gentle and couraging words. I hope you can help me with your statements you stated to me, that would rise my horizon up.That’s what I needed to hear from you, to look forward to my plan’s going back to college online to get my degree and I’m working two jobs.
    I want you to help me get there to be motivated, inspire, Eventhough, you got more experiences then I do, we both can be a team member to move forward in the business and be inspired to others as well.
    “Love you too” In prosperity, Sis. Lisa. Ida.

  6. Ann Shavlan
    Ann Shavlan says:

    Thanks for getting my day off to a great start with this inspiring video. I AM ENOUGH!!
    Thanks Lisa for all that you do to keep us inspired and motivated!

  7. Marie
    Marie says:

    I wanted to remind my self that I have what it takes. Thank you sister for believing in me. Good words of inspiration

  8. Lourdes Ruiz
    Lourdes Ruiz says:

    Lisa woman of God, where have been all this time, I new my God is faithful,
    Your You have the Power article is a letter to me, I have been waiting for this help a very long time. When you suggest to live your conviction over your convenience, I know what you talked about, I been there many times, and this time I’m willing to make that decision, for m and for many others that need help, the charity that is in my heart. But I’m raising up, and I know that this time I’m going to get, God used you through this letter to show me that I’m not alone, I have you and many more angels that I’m seeing lately that have come out in my rescue, I’m sure now that I’m getting ready and equipped to go out to rescue those that are waiting for me. There is so much I would like to tell you but this is enough for now, I’m going to finish with a God bless you

  9. Snow Lukka
    Snow Lukka says:

    I loooved this Lisa!
    The message on your back front door that you have had for 22 years is so spot on.
    I loved how you said that if I start doubting myself I should just remind myself I’m trippin’ and turn around to my note of truth;)
    Also it was truly powerful to hear about commitment to conviction over convenience.
    Thank YOU!!!

  10. Candida Rose Baptista
    Candida Rose Baptista says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you so much for this episode. I listened to it today as I got my walk in. Listening to you, no matter how or when, is always incredibly inspiring to me. How I knew that this message was especially for me is because at the end of your rendering of the affirmations, you mention the phrase “here I come”. As you know, I have a CD coming out very soon (within this next month), and I am boldly stating, as the title of the CD, “Here I AM!” You have reminded me that I am enough to do all that I am doing, and that I am enough to put out my CD about my journey and not be afraid to let people know that I am coming, actually, that I am already here.

    Thank you, my sister, for all that you do!

    Luv, ME

  11. Persia Mcleod
    Persia Mcleod says:


    I m.building presence as my.NonProfit which hopefully leaves Public well. I wanted to now about Marketing and Press for content of

  12. Sheryl Denise Farmbry
    Sheryl Denise Farmbry says:

    I’m going to use this everyday and post it everywhere and use this at my job and I will come back and repost and tell you how is help me give me 30 days thank you goddess

  13. Oliwatosin Adetayo
    Oliwatosin Adetayo says:

    Lisa, you are a God-sent to me this morning.
    I was going through my mail and your mail got me glued to my phone.
    I watched the video and also read the dialogue.
    Thank you for always reaching out to someone like me through this medium.
    I battle with self-doubt a lot. But now, after watching your video, I realised that I have to be my cheerleader, and chose the life I want to live.
    These words of affirmation will be in every corner of my house.
    I will believe in them until I achieve all I thought I would not be able to achieve.
    Lisa, be ready to host one of the successful women in Nigeria which will be me in the nearest future.
    I will repost this on my LinkedIn page this morning.

    Thank you.

  14. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    This really came at the right as I am preparing to present my thesis proposal tomorrow, 27 June 2023. I’m so encouraged knowing that I am enough. I am bold. I am courageous. I am bright enough. I will kill that presentation and my proposal will be approved! And so it is!

    Thank you Lisa, love you so much!

  15. Mansachikaur
    Mansachikaur says:

    First of all in total gratitude to you Lisa…. You always empower and uplift through your power of great intent to assist the masses….
    Grateful for you wonderful affirmations….
    Love your energy and vibes…..
    Your words just echo and create a ripple impact to enhance my life…
    I thank each and every one who are on this frequency of receiving and each soul here is a great teacher to me….
    Wishing you love bliss and peace♥️

  16. Le Trenda Patterson
    Le Trenda Patterson says:

    I have resonated with everything that you’ve said!
    I’m truly inspired by you! What stuck out with me, IT’S MY TIME!!!!!! I know God has blessed me with much to do, Just health and many life changing events deterred my journey. Thank you so much, everything has its timing and you sparked it!!! God bless you!!! You blessed me

  17. Anita Richards
    Anita Richards says:

    I enjoy your feel the affirmation the I have experience enough get ready here I come. I like you lisa because you are a very good example for me !

  18. Treasuree Kemp
    Treasuree Kemp says:

    I needed this video from Lisa today because I am in transition to a new opportunity that will lead to more open doors for where God is taking me. All of the affirmations are on time because I have been comfortable doing the same thing for years. It’s time for me to tap into the brilliance and light inside of me and to do the things I know I am capable of because they are ideas from God. Thank you, Lisa!

  19. Ver
    Ver says:

    Hi Lisa & Everyone

    I received the lessons and everything. I’m doing my homework now and watching the videos you all sent. It is very much appreciated. I did not see the comment or chat section before but will look to continue the conversation because I believe this connection is going to be very helpful.

    Sincerely ,


  20. Antoinette Phillips
    Antoinette Phillips says:

    I really appreciate this message and really needed. Being shy is not easy to overcome but I’m working on it with the help of God. Everything that I’ve read and heard from you help me. I thank you for all that you do. I too want to be an motivational speaker and I pray to meet you someday! You are amazing ❤️ your right enough is enough and my time is now! Thank you so much

  21. Yolanda Tremble
    Yolanda Tremble says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I needed to be reminded that “I Am Enough”! So often I have let others and even myself say that I’m not Enough. Today begins the day of my daily affirmations to myself. I will BECOME who God purposed me.

  22. Andrew Carthon
    Andrew Carthon says:

    I am choosen to great things in my life, in the lives of millions others, in my community,and on the world.

  23. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    Hello Lisa.
    I am so thrilled to meet such a wonderful person like you,the positivity and the way you express your love is magnetic.I am so glad to be part of this community,I can’t wait to let my light shine for that one person out there that needed it for him/her to find their way just like yours is helping me right now.
    All the affirmations are for me but the ones that got me most are;

    I’ve experienced enough.

    I am perfect in my imperfection.

    I embrace who I choose to become.

    I’m unapologetic about my intentions.

    Thank you Sis.

  24. Precious Russell
    Precious Russell says:

    This really motivated me just reading this did something for me because I am enough and I know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me each day. Thank u

  25. Cynthia
    Cynthia says:

    Thank you so much Lisa for your amazing contribution to the world. Whenever I watched and listened to any of your videos, it always inspired me immensely and I felt one step closer to sharing my own greatness. I really loved your affirmation ‘The world is ready for my greatness and I am ready for the world’. I am going to borrow that one along with ‘I am perfect in my imperfections’ and ‘It is my time’ as they really resonated with me.

    Thank you so much again for being such an inspiration. Really love you beautiful soul


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