My Journey to Success
Or … ‘How I became a successful, internationally recognized psychic medium, with my own TV shows and sell-out shows and seminars all over the world.’
Imagine not knowing what you wanted to do with your life. You are in your twenties and your dad says, ‘What are you going to do with your life?’
Yes, that was me. I had no idea. Being a typical Gemini, I changed my mind like most people change their undies! I was always looking for the next job or the next place to be. I didn’t know what I wanted, but I did know that I loved helping people and that I wanted to make a difference. But when you are in your 20s, you don’t know what that looks like.
I would get random intuitive hits on things that wouldn’t make sense, and it threw me for six later when they would be right. It would be random, and I couldn’t control it, but it was normal as I’d been doing it since I was a child. You would’ve thought I’d get used to it, but here I am many years later and I’m STILL not used to it! When these hits would come, I couldn’t make sense of anything, and sometimes they went before I could consciously understand or even grasp the concept of what was happening. It was only when a friend of mine said: ‘You have a gift, you can use it. Let me help you,’ that I realised I should at least attempt to understand it.
My grandmother was a well-known psychic medium in the UK. One day, she sat me down, tapping her finger on the table – as she did when she wanted to get her point across – and said, ‘If I see my own death, I’m stopping.’
She had insisted that she needed to read for me.
‘You will continue with my work. You are going to be famous and will live in America.’
I think I almost laughed at her, because I could never imagine living in another country and not seeing my family as often as I did. But she was right… she was always right!
After this reading, life continued as normal and I would still have these hits on things that would happen, and, like many people, I never took them seriously. But the more I would share my ‘feelings’, the more they were correct. I started to get calls, asking for readings. ‘I don’t do readings,’ I used to say to myself when I hung up the phone, but obviously people wanted me to do them because they kept returning because everything I said to them always happened.
And then came the dead people. Yep, they were alive for me. Totally freaked me out sometimes. I remember my grandmother coming to me in a dream saying: ‘Lisa, you are pregnant.’ I didn’t believe her and then a few days later I was at some friends’ house and we were all having a good time when I suddenly blurted out, ‘Someone in this room is pregnant.’ Little did I think it was me! Eight months later the little bundle of joy called Charlie came into the world, and that was when I had to grow up and take life seriously.
Being a mother was the hardest but the most rewarding job I have ever done, but at that time, when Charlie was a baby, I still had no idea what to do with my life and everything that I did was just a ‘job’. There was no calling, no career and on top of it all when Charlie was nine months old, I became a single mum. Panic took over. I searched for the right job that would give me everything that I needed, and I still couldn’t find it. When I did lose my regular job, you can image the state I was in. I remember crying in the office as the boss told me that I didn’t have a job. I begged him to keep me on so that I could support my son, but with a stern face, he said that he couldn’t.
Driving home was hard and I had no idea what I was going to do. I’d been playing around with my so-called ‘readings’ but never really took them seriously, even though I had a waiting list of readings for months. This was actually one of life hardest lessons for me, especially when I was trying to be responsible. I didn’t know what was going to happen. I started to look again for work.
It was a friend of mine who said, ‘Why are you looking? You can do your readings.’ I must have looked confused because he went on to say, ‘People’s lives are important to them. They will invest and take the time off that they need to get their life together. You are a valuable commodity for some people.’ I’d never thought about it in that way, and he was right. This was coming from a skeptical financial advisor who didn’t believe what I did but saw the value and how it changed people’s lives. So, I stopped the search. I stopped looking for the perfect job, the perfect house and the perfect life, realising that I had everything that I needed at that moment and that it was all going to be okay!
Faith played an important part and I just surrendered to Spirit. It sounds easy, but it wasn’t. It was so hard trying to manage and juggle life, but in some way, I was starting to enjoy everything that I had worked hard for. It was quite amazing. It was at this moment that the life-changing call came. Someone wanted a reading, but not only that, they were famous! To me they were like any normal person, with the same life stuff that everyday people deal with. I decided to make an exception and take the two-hour train ride to London and give them a reading. It was the day before I turned 30.
Reading for them wasn’t very exciting. Sure, I was sitting in a beautiful home with an amazing person, but it was still just another reading where I was hoping to help someone make some life changes and decisions. I had no idea how that connection would change my life. We connected with each other via Messenger and I would help him. One day he called me and said, ‘Why don’t you come to LA. You would love LA and LA would love you.’ I spoke to my boyfriend at the time, and he said sure why not. Let’s take three months off and go and explore.
I would never have done anything like that if it weren’t for him. I’m quite a homebody. I like to live in my little world and I’m extremely private. But, I took the leap of faith and we packed our bags and headed for the big City of Angels!
It took a while to get established, finding an apartment and a school for Charlie. Even though it was temporary, I still had to keep a regular flow to our life – especially with a child. I was blessed to meet Merv Griffin, an established late-night chat show host whose best friend was Ronald Reagan, and who knew just about everyone. Such an adorable man, and I owe a lot of my life to him because he came in and ROCKED my world.
With his help we created Life Among the Dead. I remember the first day of shooting, I was so nervous. The crew were all seasoned professionals and lived life on a TV set, but for me this was new. On my first day, I forgot that I had a microphone on and when I went to the bathroom, I forgot to take it off and it fell down the toilet! I was so embarrassed, but as always, Rob was super sweet and said, ‘Hey it happens all the time.’ It was then that I relaxed and started to enjoy what I was doing. I made friends for life on that show, and I am grateful to everyone who worked on it.
It was hard to juggle working some 18-hour days and being a mum, but I did it. My career took off and I shot to fame, but my family and personal life went downhill. I had always tried to balance the two, but I was failing miserably. My family lived on the other side of the world and my marriage was crumbling. But, with a brave face, I continued to tour and be out in public. I struggled being away from Charlie and before I knew it, I found myself being a single mum again. Even though it was my choice, it was still hard.
I needed balance and it was because of that, I hard to learn the word ‘no’ and set boundaries. When you are only coming home to change suitcases, it’s hard. I maintained a strong relationship with Charlie, which was important for me, yet I battled with my own personal relationship, always seeking something or forcing the relationship I was in to be right. I should have listened to myself and let life take charge and surrender to Spirit’s plan, but I was tired. Tired of being on my own, tired of helping everyone but myself and tired of being judged.
I needed to change.
LA was and has been wonderful to me, but I needed to get out of the rat-race, come back to reality, find life and become a mother again and focus on what was important for me: my child and my work. It was so hard. I drove for three days straight, across the US and I cried most of the way. I had just left what had felt like home. Home, a word I hadn’t used in a very long time. I was sad to be leaving somewhere that had my heart.
Within three months, our whole house was packed into a truck to start the journey across country from LA to a little village in Western New York called Lily Dale. Charlie, my dad and my two dogs left 73-degree heat and arrived three days later to 20-degree cold and two feet of snow! I was as happy as I could be. It was truly amazing. I was so blessed to be away and back to reality. I was home.
No-one really knew the struggle that I went through to feel established in this tiny little hamlet. I felt like the odd person, even though it was a village full of mediums, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I HAD to be there. Over time, I met people and I started to socialise and life was back to being amazing. Naturally, there are always struggles but there is always the silver lining that comes.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would surrender to the Divine and allow Spirit to lead the way. Never did I ever think that I would be living in the country with three dogs and two teenage children and my boyfriend. But Spirit had a plan, and I just allowed them to be the conductor of my life. It’s certainly a juggling act, and I have to find balance, but I am blessed.
I have a career that I love.
I have Lily Dale, and it’s just beautiful.
I have a partner who grounds me and tells me to take off my ‘.com’ hat and be Lisa and join him on the sofa but ‘bring me a beer too’.
I have a (step) daughter who is dramatic and ALWAYS needs her hair straightening and makes me laugh as she practices her dance around the house.
I have an 18-year-old boy who ‘borrows’ the car at every given opportunity to go to MMA and get beaten up by kids bigger than him for pure enjoyment.
I have three crazy dogs that are always happy to see me.
I have a life that I could never have even imagined. I am happy. I am blessed, and I am loved.
We all have a story. It’s about how we navigate through and find balance, happiness and love. It’s about loving life and bringing love to your life.
Join me on the GOLD COAST in October and I’ll help you start your own JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
Join Lisa Williams as she offers four insightful and powerful presentations and one live demonstration during the YOUR JOURNEY TO SUCCESS CONFERENCE:
MASTERING YOUR GIFT
Being a Psychic or a Medium is wonderful, especially in a world that needs healing. However, because of the media, we now tend to get ‘lumped’ into categories of the ‘Ghost Whisperer’ or ‘I see dead people’ or even ‘haunted houses’. We see it all the time in the media. But don’t get caught in that trap; there is so much more about being a Psychic or Medium than what people know and believe.
You must find YOU and what you WANT to do. Understand your strengths and your challenges so that you can navigate through the opportunities that come to you. So, instead of being the ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’, you will specialise and become an expert in your chosen field. With some guidance and exercises that have been carefully crafted to help you think outside of the box, you will start to understand your REAL passion not what people expect you to do.
Standing up and owning who you are isn’t as easy as it sounds, and it’s something that even I found myself trapped in, especially when then world is not educated in what we do. I have made the mistakes and found my way out. Let me show you what TO DO and how to open the eye of all who seek and allow them to see the REAL YOU!
The many facets of a spiritual, psychic, medium, healing or inspirational teacher mean that there is enough variety for everyone and you don’t have to all do the same thing.
Before being known in the public eye as a medium, I had my own private practice in the UK as a Spiritual Counsellor, helping people find their pathway in this crazy world in which we live in. Over the years I have mentored and taught thousands of students and helped them find their niche with their gifts and how to open doors of opportunity and stay away from all that does not serve them.
During this workshop we will cover:
- Passion with a Purpose – Finding that passion and mastering your gift
- Who are you? Understanding what YOU want to do and going for it!
- You’re unique – How you are different from the rest
- The Master Plan – finding your plan and sticking to it
- What does the future hold? – How you can develop your chosen area and grow with it
- Mind Games – What happens when you change your mind and how to navigate through the change with grace and ease
- Strength in Numbers – Finding others who will support you while you step out of your box.
It’s time that you ROCKED who you are and became the expert in your field!
MASTER THE MESSAGE
Having a gift is one thing but being able to deliver a message without any doubt can take years to master, and believe me, there are still times I doubt myself. Someone once told me that I had an amazing skill and I was quite offended until it was explained. Mastering the skill of delivery is crucial in this society when everyone is trying to jump on the spiritual bandwagon.
I discovered my passion and love of teaching, and now I have taught thousands of psychics and mediums around the globe in varying aspects of the work. As well as having my own successful practice that I still continue to run, I understand what is needed to be a successful and respected medium. YOU are the BRAND, and it’s only you that will make you stand out in the crowd of many. So, step out of the comfort zone of what you can do and take the message so much farther than you ever have.
Become at one with spirit, be spirit and bring forward the message with love, confidence and compassion. The ego will push aside for you to bring through the very essence of what spirit is trying to share. You are the voice – but be the spirit!
The delivery of the message is essential in today’s society; you have someone’s life in the palm of your hand and with a simple phrase you can crush their world without even realising.
This workshop will cover:
- The Evidential Medium – How to get strong accurate evidence
- The Symbol – What do your symbols mean and how to strengthen the vision
- Music to my ears – Listening to the spirit and the language that they use
- Higher heights – Fine tune your abilities and go from strength to strength
- Out of the Box – It’s time to step out of the box and push yourself beyond
- Bridging the Gap – Bringing the two worlds together in harmony and love
- Your next best friend – Seeing spirit as a person and making them your friend
- Merging of Energy – Bringing through the true essence of the spirit
- The Ethical Medium – Understanding the importance of an ethical practice
- The Unfiltered Filter – How to get your message across without destroying a life.
Take your gift to the next level and bring the essence of spirit to life.
SPIRITUAL ROCK STAR!
In a world where everyone is trying to jump on the bandwagon and want to become an overnight success, there are some things that you need to be aware of in order to prepare yourself to be out there in the public eye.
Did you know that 80% of a company’s success is in the way that they market themselves?
Before coming out into the world of spirituality, my career was marketing, branding and advertising: it was my job to help companies. In this career, I was given a gift: not one of communicating with the other side, but the gift of being trained by one of the greatest late night chat show hosts in American TV, one who discovered many well-known celebrities such as Whitney Houston and Tom Cruise, and interviewed every president, head of state and A-list celebrity during his show which lasted 24 years.
My mentor’s knowledge and guidance were priceless, ranging from how to answer a question on TV and radio through to creating a personal brand and style that were truly your own.
I would like to share this gift with you and help you stand out in the crowd!
Having a message or product is great, but it will only get you so far. You need to have the skillset to bring yourself out, in front of everyone with confidence, grace and finesse. This is where I can help. By bringing my own knowledge of brand awareness and marketing together with what I have learnt from my mentors’ creative genius ideas, you will be able to adapt all of these ideas to YOUR business. I will share with you the ups and the downs and show you the most common mistakes that happen to help you to pave the right pathway forward which will allow you to shine like the start that you are!
In this workshop you will cover the following topics:
- Branding yourself and the importance of brand awareness
- Creating your own personal style
- Vibe with your tribe – finding the people who will be interested in you!
- Effective social media
- Importance of video and how it can be used to broaden your audience
- Clear speaking and how to project that message across the airwaves of radio
- Hosting your own YouTube channel or TV show
- Interviewing with ease: techniques to make you and your guest feel comfortable no matter what the situation
- Speaking with your actions not only your voice
- How to be the ROCK STAR!
Everyone has a message, but I will show you how to bring that message to the masses by shouting it from the rooftops and actually be heard.
Over the course of the weekend, Lisa will introduce participants to the concept of CHANNELED WRITING.
Channeled writing is a form of mediumship during which the channel receives insight and wisdom from their guides and ascended teachers, relaying their messages through the written word. Acting as a conduit of spiritual knowledge, the channel receives, records and shares the messages they receive from the spirit world through their writing, knowing they are intuitively tapping into an empathetic intelligence that transcends our human comprehension.
As an aid to help break writer’s block and a legitimate form of mediumship in its own right, participants will not only learn to how to channel the love and guidance of Spirit through the art of automatic writing, they will also learn to trust their ability to channel spirit so that self-doubt doesn’t come knocking ever again.
And on the Saturday night, join LISA WILLIAMS LIVE ON STAGE as she offers a enlightening TRANCE MEDIUMSHIP DEMONSTRATION for everyone in attendance. *Please note, this is offered as a separate event, with tickets available for purchase HERE