We Said Go Travel Writing Award & Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran


I loved meeting Barbara Corcoran. I even got to go sit next to her onstage! She has made lemonade out of lemons many times and turned $1000 into millions of dollars.

VIDEO: Barbara Corcoran & Ameritrade May 2016


Corcoran’s book, Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business,” is inspiring. At every turn or when things looked glum, she picked herself up, dusted herself off and figured out what to do next.

I hope you will share your story of finding freedom in my We Said Go Travel Writing Award. It closes on Independence Day July 4 and might be your way of shouting to the world that you are here and you are going to make it. I am claiming my freedom. I am divorced and I am going to figure out how to make my business successful just like Barbara Corcoran. I do not always know how it will work but I believe I am going to find a way. I appreciate everyone who has already supported me on my journey and look forward to whatever comes next.

lisa Barbara CorcoranHere are some of my favorite quotes from Barbara’s book:

“Opportunity does hide in the worst situations. Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.”

“I find that every big success happens after I think I’ve exhausted 100 percent of my options. For me, success happened only after I gave another 10 percent.”

to her mom: “All my life you never told me I couldn’t. You only told me I could.”

“Putting the extra effort into preparation results in extra rewards in the execution.”

“Good entrepreneurship is all about staying on the move. Every successful entrepreneur I work with expands before he’s ready. It’s the best formula I know for aggressive growth and the best way to become the market leader.”

“Being afraid to fail stops you from trying things in the first place. I learned after many failures that nobody’s watching and nobody gives a damn. If you want to build a successful business, you don’t have to get it right; you just have to get it going.”

“I look for the same three traits in every entrepreneur I choose to do business with: good character, lots of enthusiasm, and a genuine sense of thankfulness.”

Share your enthusiasm, your voice and your talent in my We Said Go Travel Writing Award!

Where do you want to go?

Maybe New York City like Barbara Corcoran? Italy like my recent trip? I am going next to the Dominican Republic.


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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