Want to hear a little bit about how the LBD.Project started? One thing for sure is that it required a bit of bravery, even though it was born out of an average and mundane time.

This week this bit of my story was featured on author Kelly Johnson’s blog as part of her series, What Being Brave Looks Like (the other week I mentioned her new book and some ways you can be a firestarter by using your story here).

“Every once in awhile the mundane becomes interesting. It is when the interesting requires us to be brave and bravery is chosen over fear, a story is born. Currently, I am living one of those stories through the LBD.Project as I try to choose bravery in those “interesting” moments.”

Check out the rest of this story at Kelly’s blog here.

If perseverance is bravery too, when do we take a next step?

This post also has a lot to do with remember that our perseverance is a valid story, even if it is in your never-ending job, or in parenting. How do you distinguish when you need to recognize you are “doing something” brave simply by enduring, and when you need to step forward a little more? I can’t answer that for you, but maybe in my own story you might be able to see how I was able to recognize what bravery was.

“Although we might not always see the beauty of the stories we are living, there they are, hidden in our daily courageous choice to face the world again, to persevere, to believe in investing in things we might not see any fruit from for five, ten, or thirty years–sometimes not even until after death.”

Finish reading this post at:

What Being Brave Looks Like: The LBD.Project and Bravery in the Mundane

Wondering who Kelly Johnson is and what her book is all about? If so, you should check out this post about her book, Being Brave: What Being Brave, Investment and Storytelling Have In Common

40 Days to Being Brave


It’s time: LBD.Project 2018

Want to make a difference by doing something about human trafficking? If so, join us for #LBDProject2018 or download our 31 Human Trafficking Facts for 31 Days.

Hi! Let me introduce myself with my lovely cheesy fake smile. I’m Elisa Johnston and this is where I base online (in real life I’m usually in beautiful San Diego, CA).

I’m here to empower you,  an everyday, super busy, normal person who’s figuring out this adulting thing and who cares about stuff. I help you to be an influencer who makes a difference in the world. 

Stick around Average Advocate and together we will move past the overwhelm of life and the despair of global problems, find your purpose, and discover what your best role is to change the world is. 

I’m no magician. I just encourage and guide as I  write, coach, speak, consult and start-world-changing things to help us move forward.  

In case I sounded unapproachable, let me tell you a little bit about myself. Besides empowering this community, I spend most of my time attempting to live intentionally in my faith (I’m a Jesus person), in my home (the husband + raising my three kids + adult kid), in my relationships, and being creative and adventuring wherever and whenever I can. (Ya, I might live in beautiful San Diego, but I’m always itching to explore.)

Now it is your turn…  What’s your story? 

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