343: Transform Hardship, Unleash Your Superpower and Thrive with Amberly Lago
The Adult Chair
When we face challenges in life (and we all do), it can feel like the whole world is against us. Whether we blame ourselves or others for our problems, it’s natural to think of our struggles as weakness. But what if the challenges in our lives are actually a doorway to our strengths? What if they give us the opportunity to build resilience and uncover our superpower – the unique way we’re meant to make a difference in the world? Amberly Lago is living proof that our struggles can become our strengths. After building a career in dance and fitness, her life dramatically changed when she was hit by an SUV while riding her motorcycle. In an instant, she went from having a full, active life to undergoing 34 surgeries, spending six years in and out of the hospital, almost losing her leg and living in constant pain. She had every reason to be discouraged, to believe her life was over and to feel like a victim. But instead, she tapped into her “why” and chose to live a life of victory – and today, she is a wildly successful coach and motivational speaker who helps others find their superpowers in the midst of life’s difficult times. In this powerful and inspiring conversation, Amberly and I talk about falling and getting back up again, how to find your superpower and how to overcome blocks, fears and dead ends in life so you can thrive! Listen to discover: Amberly's powerful story of overcoming challenges and building her resilience Simple, powerful habits that can pull us out of negativity and depression The power of resilience How to find your superpower What to do when you feel stuck, blocked or at a dead end in life How to take the first step right now, even if you feel blocked or scared It’s so easy to hear an inspiring story like Amberly’s and think she must have special superpowers, but the truths of her experience are universal. We all face challenges, and we all get to choose whether we will let them overwhelm us or we will overcome them. We all run into fear, blocks and resistance, and we all get to choose to pursue our purpose anyway. You have everything you need within you to face whatever life throws your way, and I hope this episode inspires you to keep going and encourages you that the difficult moments of life can be turned into superpowers! "I think to really thrive and to tap into your superpower of resilience and thrive, sometimes it is so super simple of just getting back to basics." - Amberly Lago "Gratitude is alchemy." - Amberly Lago "I think that when we start asking ourselves the right questions – like 'Why?' 'What is your why?' 'What is your purpose?' – we can get through the hows." - Amberly Lago "I really, truly believe that the human spirit is powerful beyond measure." - Amberly Lago "Success is built on relationships, and proximity is power." - Amberly Lago "I don't rely on motivation. I rely on resilience." - Amberly Lago "When we read, we learn about the world, we learn about other people. But when we write, we learn about ourselves." - Amberly Lago "[When we journal] it's like we discover what's on the inside." - Michelle Chalfant "It's normal to feel scared. That means you're doing something really important." - Amberly Lago "So much of it is mental and emotional work...It takes practice." - Michelle Chalfant "I have learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself." - Amberly Lago "Everybody has resistance that pops up." - Michelle Chalfant "You don't quit on yourself." - Michelle Chalfant "If you can't say that you need help, reach out and see how you can be of service to somebody." - Amberly Lago LINKS & RESOURCES Amberly Lago Website https://amberlylago.com/ Amberly Lago Instagram https://www.instagram.com/amberlylagomotivation/ Free Download: How To Tap Into Your Superpower of Resilience and Thrive Text GRIT to 818-214-7378 "True Grit and Grace" (Amberly Lago book) https://www.amazon.com/True-Grit-Grace-Turning-Tragedy/dp/1683506235 Episode #202: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph with Amberly Lago https://theadultchair.com/podcasts/202/ 2023 Adult Chair® Coaching Certification - Doors Close December 16, 2022! https://theadultchair.com/certification Free 2023 Journaling Challenge - Starts in January! https://michellechalfant.com/journal/ MORE ADULT CHAIR The Adult Chair® Website https://theadultchair.com The Adult Chair® Membership https://theadultchair.com/membership/ The Adult Chair® Events https://theadultchair.com/events/ The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification https://theadultchair.com/certification STAY CONNECTED Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/ The Adult Chair® Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant
Ep 5: How Grit and Grace Saved My Life With Amberly Lago
Align the Good Life with Brooke Hemingway
In this episode, I'm interviewing one of my favorite people in the entire universe, Amberly Lago. She is a true inspiration and a story of grit and grace. Just like the name of her book and her podcast, you're going to be blown away by the wisdom, the experience, and the heart of this woman. At age 38, Amberly Lago’s life was turned upside down. Hit by a SUV while riding her motorcycle, 34 surgeries to save her leg from amputation and diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome dubbed “the suicide disease,” she knows about how to strengthen resilience because she has lived it. Amberly is a Peak Performance Coach, TEDx Speaker, Podcaster, and a leading expert in the field of resilience and transformation.Quotes from this episode:"I had this successful career and I kept trying to go back and build that and when I stopped trying to go back, because I don't think resilience is bouncing back, I think it's moving forward, choosing the courage to move forward, and reinvent yourself. And so I just want to share with everybody that you're never too late.""The thing that's probably the hardest for me is rest because I love the grit. And I will push myself and push myself and push myself. And I've had to learn the hard way that if we really want to be resilient, then we really sometimes have to strategically stop plan to refuel and recover and reboot our brain."You can find Amberly on her website, apply for her life-changing Mastermind True Grit and Grace, and listen to the amazing True Grit and Grace Podcast with Amberbly Lago.To join me in person and experience a life shifting, business accelerating event, save your seat at Align Limitless this January: aligneventslive.comAnd make sure you’re getting my weekly notes, a little Wednesday Wisdom, in your inbox, by subscribing to my emails.Need a little more regular coaching and guidance and someone to guide you through to where you want to be? Join The Good Life Coaching Community.
In today’s episode, our guest is Amberly Lago. She is a leading expert in resilience, transformation, and health wellness. She is the best-selling author of ‘True Gift and Grace’ and empowers people worldwide by sharing how she turned a tragedy into triumph. She is a former professional dancer and athlete, bringing a new perspective on what it takes to persevere. [4:10] Why should I listen to you? I love connecting with people. I love talking to strangers and anybody that I meet. It's my favorite part of my whole journey. And you should speak to me because I've been through so many different experiences, overcome many challenges, and could probably relate to one thing or another. [7:30] Can you share with us your journey? I was probably the healthiest place in my life mentally, spiritually, and physically in every way. I had a successful fitness career doing fitness videos and fitness modeling sponsored by Nike. I recorded a fitness video the day before and thought life was good. I'm married. I've got two kids that are healthy things. One day, I was coming home from work and driving down Ventura Boulevard, and an SUV shot out of a parking lot. It boned me, and I was thrown 30 feet sliding across the asphalt. When I stopped, I looked down at my leg, which was completely broken into pieces. And what's so crazy is, well, I immediately had pain. But I looked down and thought one of the first things I thought was, wow, this can't be good. I might have to train clients on crutches for a while. I had no idea how to adjust because it would completely change my life. So I rushed to the hospital. My organs started shutting down because I had lost so much blood. I was in so much pain that they couldn't control it, so they had to put me in an induced coma. And when I woke up from a coma, I learned you have a 1% chance of saving your leg. This is basically like a war wound. There's not much we can do for you. We're going to have to amputate. There was a 1% chance, and that was my glimmer of hope that I held on to that got me through 34 surgeries and months in the hospital. A lot of pain, and they saved my leg. But then I was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, which is a supposedly incurable nerve disease. I've tried every kind of treatment for it. That's one of the reasons we had, you know, $2.9 million worth of medical expenses. [11:30] What was the thing that made your mind go like, there's a shot, like when most people would get rid of it? Growing up as an athlete and a dancer helped me with my mindset. And so I was like, if I want something, I will have to work for it. I was never the best dancer. And so I knew I could be better if I took more dance classes. So I just knew that we get to define our future, and it's up to us if we want to be resilient or thrive in life. I was little when my stepfather sexually abused me. After my parents divorced, my mom remarried, so I learned at a young age that if I focus on the things that bring me joy, life tends to get better. If I focus on the results that I want instead of the ones that I don't, then I will do better in life. So I think that some of the challenges that I went through helped me. [14:20] Who are the people around you to help you climb out, or were you kind of solo on your own? I couldn't do it alone. I had an army of people that came to support me. First of all, my husband was my rock. He was doing everything except paying the bills. We learned a valuable lesson concerning our bank account. We had two separate bank accounts, and my bank account did not have we didn't have our names on each other's bank accounts. So, when I was in a coma, he couldn’t pay the bills because he couldn't access the report. So we learned to put each other in everything we own. We're both on the bank statements. During that time my clients showed up for me. I needed my clients more than they needed me, and they were there for me. They showed up for me in the hospital, bringing me food and flowers, and then I was still able to give them exercise. I was still being of service, and that helped me to be able to provide the nurses with exercise tips. When they learned, I was a trainer. They came to me for help on what they could do to work on their body. I was in service even though I was stuck in a hospital bed, Even though I didn't know if my legs would be amputated or if I would make it through surgery. They gave me a purpose and allowed me to keep pushing forward. [17:19] Can you walk us through the points where you felt it wouldn’t work out? Like I said earlier, I survived this horrific accident only to be diagnosed with a nerve disease. I had never done a drug in my life, and all of a sudden I'm being induced with ketamine to try to reboot my nervous system. I was doing Eastern Western medicine at one point. I was on 73 homeopathic pills and 11 different prescription medications. I was on oxygen. I was on every kind of pain pill you could imagine. I even had a spinal stimulator implanted in my back. Nothing was working. I felt I hated myself and hated a four-letter word and our family. I hated myself for what I had become. I felt worthless shame and drinking was helping me numb. I didn't want to live anymore, but I was just too afraid to die. I thought of starting a podcast and I didn't even own a computer. I accepted that I needed help. I went for my first meeting when I heard the word, “hope”. I cried for the first full year but little by little I dove into self-development. I started going to therapy. I worked on myself every single day and started to heal. I decided to write a book. I hand-wrote 90% of the book and bought a computer to type it. [23:30] Can you unpack the book, how it has gone into the world, and who it serves? I had no idea. Like I wanted to write a book to give some hope and inspiration to others struggling or feeling stuck or dealing with pain or shame. Whether they've been sexually abused or in a horrific accident or lost their careers or they've, you know, had a lien on their house, whatever it may be. I was like, there is a way through this. I had no idea about the journey. One day, my husband told me that I was pacing myself and I felt bad. I didn’t want to be resilient so I wrote down on this notepad all the different things that I do to be resilient and I wrote down Pacer. First I just wrote down the word pace and then I had to add the last letter. So Pacer stands for perspective, acceptance, community endurance, and rest. And so, perspective is something that I still have to do every day and every morning from the moment that I step. I took my first step when I woke up out of bed in pain. I didn’t know how to be grateful so I started a gratitude practice. [32:30 What are your thoughts around helping people develop like called muscle of discipline or endurance? I don't depend on motivation. I depend on my healthy habits. I think it is essential to focus on oneself. It's so important to build your confidence, keep promises to yourself and fulfill them. You build your endurance and confidence. I think that endurance can be really simple. It starts with setting your alarm in the morning, not pushing snooze, and getting up. It is setting a small attainable goal and accomplishing it. [36:50] At what point did you know that this is something you need to take to the world? I believe that I can provide more value than my words and story. I worked with people for 26 years in the fitness industry. I worked them through a process of workouts and coaching sessions. People started asking me questions about my growth and how I was able to move forward despite my challenges. I started responding to several messages as best as I could and I started paying attention to my audience, I decided to open a playbook and help other women do the same thing as me except for the mistakes that I've made and the money I've wasted along the way. [45:37] What promise did God make to the world when he created you? That I would always make people feel loved, welcome, and accepted. How to connect with Amberly Lago Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberlylagomotivation/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmberlyLagoSpeaker/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlylago/with_replies
In this week's episode of the H.E.A.L. Her Podcast (formerly known as the A Walk In My Stilettos Podcast), Amberly Lago shares how to strengthen resilience. Amberly Lago is a Peak Performance Coach, TEDx Speaker, Podcaster, and a leading expert in the field of resilience and transformation. She is the best-selling author of “True Grit and Grace” and the founder of “UNSTOPPABLE Life Mastermind.” Through her book, coaching methods, and masterminds, she has curated unique tools to teach others how to tap into their superpower of resilience and elevate their lives and businesses. She builds grit, inspires hope, fuels passion & uncovers your superpower of resilience. Amberly has most recently been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The Doctors, and Hallmark, and featured in magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Yahoo, Health Magazine, Keynote Speaker Magazine and Disability Magazine. We discussed: How therapy, writing and healing helped her process being abused by her stepfather as a child. Leaving a small town to follow her dreams and a month later having in an MC Hammer music video The impact of holding onto your vision for your life. How being an athlete and dancer strengthened her resilience. Stay connected with Amberly online: Website Instagram Twitter Facebook Stay connected with us online: A Walk In My Stilettos Legacy Leavers Media Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube LinkedIn Books Subscribe to our newsletter if you love the value and free stuff! Send feedback/questions to email@example.com Submit guest suggestions HERE
Amberly Lago, Speaker, Author, Serial Entrepreneur: Mastering Your Struggles | THC 278
The Hardcore Closer Podcast
After dealing with pain, adversity, and a brutal truth, Amberly Lago has been through three major accidents and 34 surgeries and didn’t let that stop her from helping others. Amberly is a personal trainer, speaker and a devoted mother and wife. Amberly is also a Best-Selling Author of her book “True Grit and Grace” and runs her podcast True Grit and Grace. Amberly addresses how she hasn’t let her adversity affect her much. She reminds herself how strong she is and what she needs to give to her clients. Amberly and Ryan discuss Amberly's trauma and what she did to overcome it. Amberly shares how she found speaking as a new outlet to help others and help those who also suffer from chronic pain. How to Connect: Instagram Website #RiseAbove How to Get Involved:This planet is based on an algorithm and with every positive action, there is an adverse reaction.Ryan Stewman rose and overcame a life of addiction, Imprisonment, divorce, and circumstances that would break the spirit of the average human being. He went on to create a powerful network of winners and champions of life and business creating a movement quickly changing lives one day at a time. The Hardcore Closer Podcast is brought to you by PhoneSites It’s the fastest, easiest way to build a dynamic landing page or website in minutes from your mobile or desktop. Get a Free Trial here—> PhoneSites Learn more at: www.JoinTheApex.com Follow Ryan’s killer sales blog at: HardCore Closer Check out this show and previous killer episodes of the Hardcore Closer Podcast in Apple Podcasts.
Amberly Lago’s life story is packed full of extreme challenge, adversity, pain, and sacrifice… but what the ACTION she decided to take when that adversity showed up- is nothing short of remarkable.Amberly is a best-selling author, speaker, podcast host, and health coach. She started her speaking career when her life path was altered when she was in a motorcycle accident and almost lost her left leg.Her astounding level of resilience and hope brings unmatched energy on stage and into her work. This episode gets very REAL as Amberly takes us through her journey and how connecting to HER Burn every day makes all the difference in the world.Find her at https://www.amberlylago.comThe Burn Podcast, ignited by Punch’d Energy.https://www.puchdenergy.com************************************Let’s work TOGETHER https://www.bennewmancoaching.comOrder my new book UNCOMMON LEADERSHIP: 11 Ways the Greatest Leaders Lead: www.bennewman.net/preorderConnect with me everywhere else:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/continuedfightFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Continuedfight/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ContinuedFight https://www.bennewmancoaching.com The Burn Podcast, ignited by Punch’d Energy. https://www.puchdenergy.com ****** Let’s work TOGETHER https://www.bennewmancoaching.com Order my new book UNCOMMON LEADERSHIP: 11 Ways the Greatest Leaders Lead Connect with me everywhere else: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/continuedfight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Continuedfight/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ContinuedFight https://www.bennewmancoaching.com
How to Find Purpose In Your Pain: Tragedy Into Triumph | Amberly Lago | Jess Marshall Podcast #63
Jess Marshall Podcast
Growth requires pain and overcoming hardships. But how do you find the purpose in your pain? In this episode, hear from Amberly Lago about how she found purpose in her pain and turned her tragedy into triumph. You'll learn how to find the strength to overcome anything life throws your way. This is a must-listen for anyone who is trying to find their way after a difficult time.
Pivoting When Your World Turns Upside Down with Amberly Lago
After an accident altered the course of her life, bestselling author and TED speaker Amberly Lago went into survival mode. She joins Erin this week to share how she channeled grit and grace to reinvent herself and pave a new path for her life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Amberly now regularly shares the stage with people like Ed Mylett, Trent Shelton, Bedros Keulian and more..but it wasn't always like that. As a personal trainer, wife, and mother, Amberly Lago was living the California dream until it turned into a nightmare in May 2010. As she rode her Harley down Ventura Boulevard that breezy, sunny day, Lago was hit by an SUV, throwing her thirty feet down a busy street and shattering her right leg. Months in the hospital and 34 surgeries, along with plates, pins, and sheer will eventually spared Lago’s leg and severed femoral artery, despite the initial recommendation to amputate. However, as a sexual abuse and divorce survivor, Lago determined to save not only her leg, but her career, her dreams, and her dignity. This Texas girl at heart dug deep to find the hope and faith needed to face her life’s greatest challenge. Amberly’s unwavering commitment to regain her active lifestyle of training clients transformed her tragedy into victory and she motivates her audiences to find resilience in their own difficulties. She is a fierce advocate for others who suffer from CRPS and proves that any challenge can be overcome by the support of others as well as a determination and belief in oneself. Join the Growth Now Community Today!
013: Amberly Lago | A Journey From Pain To Resilience
Go Big To Give Big
Welcome back to Go Big to Give Big podcast! Today we are joined by Amberly Lago, Amberly is a leading expert in the field of resilience, transformation, and health and wellness. She shares her passion for turning tragedies into triumphs at exclusive workshops, public events, corporate summits, and schools. She offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to teach others how to tap into their superpower of resilience and persevere through any of life’s challenges. She offers hope and solutions for anyone living in chronic pain and has been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, Hallmark Channel, TEDx, and Good Morning Lalaland. Join us today and Let’s hear Amberly's story on how she fight her battles, going big and giving bigger. Key Highlights: [00:00 - 08:22] Dance as an outlet for resilience: How one woman's passion has helped her through tough times Amberley Lago shares about her resilience and how it has helped her through some difficult challenges in her life.She talks about how sports has been a major outlet for her and how it has helped her to develop grit and resilience.Amberley also discusses her experience with abuse and how it has helped her to develop a strong sense of self. [08:23 - 16:37] Sports and Dance Amberly shares about she and her siblings were raised the same, but she found her niche in sports and dance.She shares a story about her little brother not having the same outlet as hers She finds running in tracks as a motivator to keep going. [16:38 - 24:30] Inspiring Story of a Woman Who Turned Her Trauma Into Success Stories of runners can be inspiring to those who are not runners.Gratitude is an important part of meditation and can help shift one's mindset.Amberly shares her story of how she was hit by a car while biking, which led to her daughter and her being taken to the hospital. She shares that during this time, she was grateful for all the good things in her life, including her fitness business.Amberly shares that after her motorcycle accident, she decided to start a fitness business and use her story as a way to inspire others. This business became [24:30 - 33:05] Fitness Girl Shares How She Built Her Success She was sponsored by Nike and did infomercials with Body by JakeAfter her successful business and fitness career, she decided to get back to training clients and found that she couldn't due to her injuriesShe then decided to become a life coach and started with small organizationsShe wrote a book and got a publisher who said they didn't do any marketing or branding for itShe used social media to share her book and message and got 10,000 followers in one year [33:06 - 41:13] Amberly Soares Donates Books to Hope So afterwards, I was contacted by a billionaire who wanted her to do his company's social media and branding.Amberly told him that she does not do that butI would help him in any way she could.She shares that billionaire asked her how she got engagement for real followers and she explained that she listens to her audience and responded to their comments.This led to her selling out books in minutes at every bookstore she went to.Her daughter won an award for being the most empathetic in her classroom, which inspired her to donate books to the heart American heart association." [41:14 - 49:58] Closing Segment Reach out to AmberlySee links below Final words Resources Mentioned: True Grit Grace Turning Tragedy into Triumph ISBN-10 : 1683506235 ISBN-13 : 978-1683506232 Tweetable Quotes: “Whether you're starting out or whether you're leveling up your business. Doesn't matter how old you are. If you think you're too young or too old, you can always reinvent yourself. You can go after the career, or the work, or that passion project that you have in mind. It just takes a lot of grit.” -Amberly Lago ________________________________________________ Connect with Amberly Lago through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Or visit https://amberlylago.com/ Connect With Us: Join Us : Facebook Group For more information you may visit: www,gobigtogivebig.com https://thereinvestors.ca Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands