"Addicted to comfort and caffeine; allergic to dairy and bullshit."
Lisa Linh is a LA-based lifestyle and travel blogger, digital marketing consultant, and photographer. After 12+ years in the corporate world, Lisa unexpectedly quit her last position as a menswear marketer in 2015 and took the dive into full entrepreneurship.
While By Lisa Linh started off as a personal styling blog in 2012, it has since grown into an inspirational go-to for travelers, entrepreneurs, and those who are in need of some motivation.
Over the last few years, Lisa has had the opportunity to develop personal brand relationships and has worked with Hyatt, Marriott, Target, Dyson, Coach and others, while also providing consulting services with corporate brands such as SUPRA Footwear.
With a background in e-commerce, PR and marketing, Lisa understands both sides of the industry and aims to be an inspiring influencer that encourages others to take that leap of faith to do what they're really passionate about.
// CATERED TO YOU
By Lisa Linh was created to give you the resources for your decisions - whether you're in need of a quick getaway or a refresh in inspiration, you'll find yourself motivated to tackle on life after leaving here today.
Every article published is based on real personal experiences and/or expert's advice within their given industry, so trust that you're always getting the uncensored truth (sometimes with profanity because I have a potty mouth that I'm not sorry about).
// ABOUT LISA LINH
First and foremost, I curse a lot and often have no filter so I apologize. Secondly, I have RBF 90% of the time and it's best not to talk to me until I've had my first cup of coffee. I can get pretty grouchy without caffeine.
When I was a teenager, my dream was to become a journalist or magazine editor because I love writing. I will always consider myself a writer above anything else and that's what I do best. I can pour my heart and soul into my writings without fear but ask me to speak in public and I'll curl up into a ball. Aside from writing, I am also a photographer and part-time social media consultant for a few selects brands.
While I do have a B.A., most of the things I've learned and can apply to my career was not taught in college. After 12+ years in the corporate world, I picked up a few skills that has allowed me to run my business - by myself. The goal is to have a full team, but for now I'm a one-woman show, which is fine because I'm a bit of a control freak anyways.
Aside from the blog, photography, and consulting, I also love binge watching FRIENDS (over and over again because it never gets old) and food dates with my closest friends. Well, eating in general always makes me happy.
// THE BACK STORY
Exhausted, mentally and physically, from another long day at work. I remember I was sitting in my car, getting ready to go to my nail appointment when I had this overwhelming feeling to cry. Before I knew it, tears were running down my face and no, it wasn't that time of month either. I didn’t know why I felt this way, I couldn’t explain where it came from, but all I knew was that this moment was long overdue.
It dawned on me that I was utterly unhappy and disappointed at myself – for settling. I was working a 9-to-5 that I didn't really care for and I was missing out on great opportunities to live the life I wanted because I had decided to choose the safe route. I realized then and there that I had to change or be miserable for the rest of my life. The next day, I turned in my two week’s notice – without a backup plan, without a savings account and without looking back.
Today, I wake up with a happy heart knowing I am doing what I love and am finally working towards my dreams, not someone else’s. From the day I quit to today, nothing in this journey has been easy and for that, I am thankful. Everything I've learned so far, the good and the bad, are necessary so that I can help you on your journey.