159: Play The Wrong Note With Lisa Chu
Lisa Chu is an artist, community catalyst, and illuminator. She uses creativity and expressive arts to help us all remember our wholeness and health. She practices as a life coach, musician, sound healer, visual artist, and community cross-pollinator.
Lisa used to live life by the expectation of others thinking that if she lived a certain way, that was the definition of self confidence. When she found out that she did not have to life a certain way, that there are others to live the life you desire, that is when Lisa was able to live her true authentic self. Find out how playing the wrong note has inspired Lisa to live life on her terms.
Lisa Chu is an artist, community catalyst, and illuminator.
Lisa was born in a suburb of Chicago to Taiwanese-Chinese immigrants.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.…You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Definition of Self Confidence
The ever-growing capacity to trust my own experience in the present moment.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Lisa was taught to base her confidence on what she knew, how much education she had, or what job title she obtained.
The “AHA” Moment
A major wake-up moment for Lisa came in an improvisation workshop that she was not planning to fully engage in. She was planning to show up and just watch. But it turned out to be a life-changing experience. She was told the four most compassionate words a teacher had ever spoken to her: “Play the wrong note”. And ever since then (that was in 2009), she has lived the questions within those words. Those four words have pointed in the direction of a new philosophy for her life, which is her own experiment to live.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Lisa now lives in a community that feels like home to her, because she is showing up with her truth every day. She is growing “out loud” and sharing her newness with everyone. Life is much less predictable, but much more alive now.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Learn when you are called to learn. Ignore everything that doesn’t apply to you. Listen to your body. Discover your own rhythms. Pay attention to what you love. Allow your love to grow and expand and change you. Let things come to you. Go for things you think you can’t have. Play. Go outside. Breathe fresh air.
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