What does it mean to find your purpose? Purpose, meaning, and change are even more a part of our lives now than they were when I first launched The Good Life Coach. 

In today’s episode, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova joins me for a deep conversation about life, including how she followed her purpose during uncertain times.  Lisa was my very first guest, and I’m so excited that she returned for this special second anniversary episode of the show.

Tapping into her background as a neuroscientist, Lisa has written five best-selling fiction books, including “Still Alice” (Julianne Moore won an Oscar in 2015 for her role in the film adaptation).  Since we recorded, Lisa revealed that Angelina Jolie and Christoph Waltz are slated to star in the film adaptation of her most recent novel, “Every Note Played.” 

Her latest work, and first nonfiction book, “Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting” is now available for pre-order.

From a TED Talk with over five million views to appearances on the Today Show, CNN, and NPR, Lisa’s spirited voice reaches many. All of the show notes can be found at thegoodlifecoach.com/104.


  1. How Lisa develops her characters, and why you should always record your spontaneous ideas
  2. How to approach life from a place of love rather than a place of fear
  3. Why curiosity is the bridge from fear to excitement
  4. How to listen to the truth that lies in your soul
  5. How to stay more rooted in the present instead of worrying about future outcomes
  6. What to do when you feel internal discord
  7. Why you should follow your inner knowing even when logic suggests otherwise
  8. Why change doesn’t come from a place of comfort
  9. Why you shouldn’t settle for “good enough” in life and ignore your calling
  10. Why you should continue journaling about who you are and what you want
  11. We find what we look for – how to do work that brings you closer to your dreams
  12. The meditation, manifesting, and journaling practices Lisa uses to tap into her intuition
  13. How voicing or writing down your dreams makes them realer


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