Lisa Nicole Bell on The Bizz Plan

I’m one of four folks featured in a new series called The Bizz Plan (currently on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel) which goes inside the minds of game changers to get their perspective on success and business. I shared my thoughts on entrepreneurship along with a few tips specifically for women in business. Watch:  

Success vs Significance

Lately I’ve been giving more thought to the difference between success and significance. There was a time when success was my top priority – I wanted to make a certain amount of money and have a certain amount of shoes, and buy a certain amount of nail polish because I felt that would somehow validate […]

Crystal + Lucy Awards honored my PSA!

Shortly after I began my career as an actress, I started to have this weird feeling that I wasn’t doing enough. It wasn’t that I wasn’t auditioning or working enough. It was that I felt the scope of my talents and skills wasn’t being fully employed. I decided early on that my goal was to […]

Risk and Regret

I was recently asked an interesting question by an aspiring producer/entrepreneur: “How do you deal with risk? I want to go after my dreams, but it just feels so risky.” My first instinct was to reduce the answer to just do it, but I hate when people give oversimplified answers. Here’s what I said (and […]

Remembering Maya

Instead of mourning Maya Angelou today, let’s celebrate her! Let’s be inspired by her courage, authenticity, and wisdom. Let’s allow that to challenge us to craft legacies that rival hers in their depth. Let’s be people who, like Maya, light the world with the unique gifts we’ve been given. She encouraged me and so many […]


Hey hey! Good news for Angelenos and those who need a super random excuse to come to LA: Saturday, May 31, I’ll be speaking on the intersection of entertainment, startups, and technology at The Future of Entrepreneurship in Santa Monica, CA. I’m really excited about this for several reasons: 1. I’m a woman of color […]

No Is Not a Four Letter Word

Psychology Today recently ran a great story about the word “no” and how difficult it is to say and hear it. I had long developed comfort with saying no, but I realized that saying no is not just about uttering the word; it’s about being comfortable with the thought processes and emotions behind it.   […]

What I Know For Sure

1. There is a force bigger than me who created me and is guiding me, protecting me, and ordering my steps.   2. Your intuition will never lead you wrong.   3. The people in your life create the wind beneath your wings or the drag on top of them. Choose wisely.   4. Rejection […]