031 Adversity and Abundance with Amberly Lago


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I hope you are ready for today's episode, because it is going to touch your soul. Joining me is Amberly Lago, a best-selling author, TEDx and keynote speaker, podcast host, and peak performance coach.

11 years ago, Amberly was a celebrity fitness trainer sponsored by Nike, living a great life when one day, coming back home on her motorcycle, a SUV truck hit her, flipping her life upside down. Amberly had 1% chance of saving her leg from amputation. After 34 surgeries and a medical bill of almost $3 million, she discovered that all that was just the first part of her journey.

In this episode, Amberly shares her incredible story of resilience, badassery, courage and love for life. We go through her extensive recovery journey, the different stages she went through, and the financial lessons she learned after the accident, finding herself and her husband forced to deal with a medical bill of almost $3 million.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

- How Amberlyćs life was before and after the accident

- How focusing on the 1% and the things she CAN do helped Amberly navigate her recovery in a better position

- One of the biggest financial lessons the accident taught Amberly and her husband

- Why having money conversations with our partners is so important, and how they can save us tons of money and headaches

Although dealing with more than 30 surgeries was hard, the most challenging part for Amberly started when she got home in a wheelchair and asked herself - what do I do now? She was the family's main breadwinner, her personal brand the business, and her body the tool. It took all her courage and resilience, but things started to get on track when she channeled all her energies on the things she could do and ignored all the rest.



- Amberly Lago's website: https://amberlylago.com/

- True Grit and Grace Podcast: https://amberlylago.com/podcast/

- Book: Amberly Lago - True Grit and Grace: Turning Tragedy into Triumph: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733809007

- Amberly Lago Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberlylagomotivation/

- Amberly Lago LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amberlylago/

- Affluent Entrepreneurs Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/affluenceblueprint

- My website https://melabraham.com/

- Book: Mel H. Abraham - The Entrepreneur's Solution: The Modern Millionaire's Path to More Profit, Fans and Freedom https://www.melabrahamtraining.com/TES-Book-Launch-1

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