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Tangible tools and inspirational stories of resilience to elevate your life and business. Hosted by Amberly Lago, a Bestselling Author, Health Coach, TEDx Speaker, and Fitness Expert whose goal is to empower you to live your best life. Amberly delves deep with the world’s brightest thought-leaders and elite performers to showcase heartfelt, true stories of struggles and success to inspire you to keep your eyes on the prize and forge ahead. Get ready to connect with your soul, bust through your fears, and go after your goals!

True Grit and Grace with Amberly Lago Amberly Lago

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Tangible tools and inspirational stories of resilience to elevate your life and business. Hosted by Amberly Lago, a Bestselling Author, Health Coach, TEDx Speaker, and Fitness Expert whose goal is to empower you to live your best life. Amberly delves deep with the world’s brightest thought-leaders and elite performers to showcase heartfelt, true stories of struggles and success to inspire you to keep your eyes on the prize and forge ahead. Get ready to connect with your soul, bust through your fears, and go after your goals!

    Breaking Free Through Hypnosis with Grace Smith

    Breaking Free Through Hypnosis with Grace Smith

    Whether your goal is to get out of pain, cut back on alcohol, lose some weight, reduce stress and anxiety, get better sleep or save money, I couldn't wait to bring you today's episode of True Grit and Grace with special guest Grace Smith to set you up for success for 2022!! "Hypnotherapy is simply meditation with a goal," says Grace. All you have to do is close your eyes and get free; free from what has been causing you pain for far too long. Freedom begins in the mind. Your beliefs, emotions, habits, values, protective reactions, imagination, intuition....these all reside here. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to bring you into a relaxed state where you can work on the goals that are most important to you.
    Grace Smith is on a Mission to Make Hypnosis Mainstream. As a pioneer in the Hypnotherapy field, her private clients include Fortune 500 CEOs, A-list celebrities, Olympic athletes and government officials. She is Founder of the world’s #1 provider of hypnosis education, products and services, Grace (GetGrace.com) and Grace Method Certification School (GetGrace.com/method), a world-class certification program.
    Driven by a mission to make hypnotherapy mainstream and to end needless suffering, Grace is the catalyst of many impactful organizations and initiatives. Grace is the author of Amazon #1 best-seller, “Close Your Eyes, Get Free: Use Self-Hypnosis to Reduce Stress, Quit Bad Habits, and Achieve Greater Relaxation and Focus.” She has six new topic-based books coming out with BenBella Books which began with “Close Your Eyes, Lose Weight” in April 2020. Grace has been featured on BBC News, Dr Oz, Forbes and The Doctors TV and is represented by CAA with a television show currently being shopped by networks.


     


    Here’s what you will learn:
    How to break free from bad habits (3:21) How to tap into a subconscious way of thinking (9:41) The difference between the subconscious and conscious mind (13:29) How leaders can overcome subconscious self-sabotage (17:31) How to pattern interrupt generational pain and model courage (24:18) How to reframe your thinking to empowerment (28:10) How to pivot attitudes around anxiety and gratefulness (33:29) How to create more joy (38:41) How to grow your business without social media (42:10) AND....you get a real treat today, because Grace leads us into a special hypnotherapy session to decrease your pain and promote wellness and recovery. So make sure to listen to the end of the show and share on social media YOUR amazing results! You can tag us at @amberlylagomotivation and @gracesmithtv so we can celebrate together!  


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    If you are ready to leave your mark by discovering your message and sharing it with the world, you've come to the right place!! Let's work together to build your influence, your impact, and your income! Join the tribe you have been waiting for to activate your highest potential and live the life you deserve!  Another Your Unstoppable Life Mastermind is starting soon!!! Early bird countdown starts now!  JOIN NOW and let us know you are ready for greatness!
    Read the "True Grit and Grace" book here and learn how you can turn tragedy into triumph! 
    Thank you for joining us on the True, Grit, & Grace Podcast! If you find value in today’s episode, don’t forget to share the show with your friends and tap that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode!
    You can also head over to amberlylago.com to join my newsletter and access free downloadable resources that can help you elevate your life, business, and relationships!
    Want to see the behind the scenes and keep the conversation going?  Head over to Instagram @amberlylagomotivation!
    Audible @True-Grit-and-Grace-Audiobook 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Gravitating People to You with Ken Joslin

    Gravitating People to You with Ken Joslin

    Today's episode of True Grit and Grace is with someone I am excited about every time I see his name come up on my phone. He is an incredible businessman, coach, speaker, friend, and family man, but he is also an amazing example of constantly growing no matter how much success he has achieved. He lives this idea, which he shared in the episode: “When you want something for people and not just from people, people gravitate towards you.” CEO of the Ken Joslin Team & the GROW STACK DRIVE brand, Ken is a former Pastor turned Coach as well as real estate professional. Ken Joslin is a driven leader who has closed over $250mm in real estate transactions. He has planted multiple churches, and mentored hundreds. He is passionate about helping business leaders Build Confidence, Gain Clarity & Create Community. More than that, Ken is a generous father and friend.
    After you listen, I bet you're going to be as excited about his upcoming event CREATE as I am! Get your ticket HERE!
     


    Here’s what you will learn:
    How to go from successful to booming (3:21) Why understanding limiting beliefs helps create clarity (6:59) Some of Ken’s affirmations that I use (10:31) The importance in learning from our trials (16:37) How you can build confidence, gain clarity, and create community (22:22) The difference between thermometers and thermostats (28:43) The importance of authenticity (35:29) What did you learn from this episode? Share on Instagram and tag us at @amberlylagomotivation and @kenjoslin so we can see!
     


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    The Hard Way eBook Mitch Matthews CREATE event  
    If you are ready to leave your mark by discovering your message and sharing it with the world, you've come to the right place!! Let's work together to build your influence, your impact, and your income! Join the tribe you have been waiting for to activate your highest potential and live the life you deserve!  Another Your Unstoppable Life Mastermind is starting soon!!! Early bird countdown starts now!  JOIN NOW and let us know you are ready for greatness!
    Read the "True Grit and Grace" book here and learn how you can turn tragedy into triumph! 
    Thank you for joining us on the True, Grit, & Grace Podcast! If you find value in today’s episode, don’t forget to share the show with your friends and tap that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode!
    You can also head over to amberlylago.com to join my newsletter and access free downloadable resources that can help you elevate your life, business, and relationships!
    Want to see the behind the scenes and keep the conversation going?  Head over to Instagram @amberlylagomotivation!
    Audible @True-Grit-and-Grace-Audiobook 
    Website @amberlylago.com
    Instagram @amberlylagomotivation
    Facebook @AmberlyLagoSpeaker

    • 50 min
    Attitude and Determination Win with Mel Abraham

    Attitude and Determination Win with Mel Abraham

    Today's episode of True Grit and Grace is going to be so powerful for you if you have been wanting to start or scale a business and are trying to understand how to go about it. My guest is one of the most respected financial and entrepreneurial experts in the industry and he also has an incredible story of resilience from a cancer diagnosis.  Mel Abraham is a CPA by education but an entrepreneur by exhilaration, and Author of the #1 Bestseller, The Entrepreneur's Solution: The Modern Millionaire's Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom. He’s the founder of Thoughtpreneur TM Academy & Business Breakthrough Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want.
    After finding a cancerous tumor in his bladder larger than a baseball in June 2019 and successfully conquering it within 18 months, Mel began to openly teach his The Affluence Blueprint TM because his cancer journey spotlighted the immediate and urgent need for entrepreneurs to find “financial liberation” and peace of mind. This is the very process and system he’s used to build his business and more importantly his wealth through business that allowed him to completely shut things down to focus on what’s important. Most entrepreneurs are building a financial house of cards and don’t even realize it...and traditional financial advice will not work for them.
    As a frequent guest on some of the top shows and podcasts and through his popular programs, blog and show he shares his thought leadership around financial liberation, affluence, building businesses of impact, and freedom. He’s been called an Affluence MentorTM and the “thought leader to thought leaders” and advised some of the top thought leaders of our time in their business, money matters, content creation, positioning and market influence.
    Mel is a committed advocate for the entrepreneurial way and provides real education to real entrepreneurs for creating a real life! After all, we are placed here to create a legacy beyond acquiring, achieving and accomplishing but by connecting at a meaningful level and impacting lives through our businesses, services and ideals each and every day.
    Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. He’s a globally recognized thought leader, business advisor, CPA and financial expert sharing stages with a long list of Fortune 500 Companies as well as beacons in the business and personal development industry, from Arianna Huffington and Chalene Johnson to Brendon Burchard and Tony Robbins. (So yeah! You can understand why I was jumping up and down when I got to share the stage with him for the Transform U Event a few months ago!)
    Mel is a Certified Public Accountant with over three decades of experience as a financial expert, valuation expert and business and success strategist. Mel is regularly sought after for consulting and valuation engagements around the country such as family limited partnerships, co-tenant interest valuations, operating businesses as well as various entities. These projects have ranged from small family owned businesses to large $1.7 billion companies.




     


    Here’s what you will learn:
    What it was like be diagnosed with cancer and how he beat it (3:02) How to manage the fear that stems from a major illness (9:41) Why attitude and determination is essential in overcoming adversity (15:29) How friends can help you to achieve your goals (21:41) How to understand your needs versus your wants (27:23) Why putting things in order will help with peace of mind (34:38) The importance of friction in shopping (44:28) How emotion ties to shopping and using credit (52:31) What did you learn from this episode? Share on Instagram and tag us at @amberlylagomotivation and @melabraham9 so we can see!
     


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Reprogramming Your Mind for Courage with Craig Siegel

    Reprogramming Your Mind for Courage with Craig Siegel

    Today's episode of True Grit and Grace is for everyone who has been struggling with finding the courage to be vulnerable, go after your dreams, and reinvent the story you tell yourself. My guest is someone who has had to do all of this in his own journey and he has powerful insight about how you can do the same. 
    Craig Siegel is a value-based Keynote Speaker, Performance Coach, Entrepreneur, Online brand exploder, Master Elevator, Host of the record-breaking podcast, The CLS Experience, and rising thought leader, as featured in Entrepreneur and endorsed by some of the world’s most well known celebrities, such as Rob Dyrdek, Ed Mylett, Bethany Hamilton, Suzanne Somers and NFL Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins.
    When the pandemic happened, Craig felt guided and left his lucrative and stable job on Wall Street and went all in with his passion and purpose to help people revamp their mindset and fulfill their potential. Craig’s unique combination of energy, motivation, inspiration, charisma and business has led to the meteoric rise of Cultivate Lasting Symphony (CLS), a contagious, never before seen explosion that has impacted millions of lives worldwide.
    Removing limiting beliefs is the key to success in all areas of life. Most people feel unworthy, Craig helps people release the negative beliefs they have cultivated over time and implement positive and constructive thoughts, which then create powerful and positive beliefs which change your behaviors and ultimately, create brand new results in your relationships, business, and all facets of life.




     


    Here’s what you will learn:
    Why Craig left Wall Street to become a coach (3:21) How he’s been able to reprogram his mind (6:20) Where Craig got his grit and passion (11:35) What he learned through his experience with a foot tumor (15:13) How to tap into the courage to be vulnerable (20:38) How finding trustworthy friends helps create a system for not burning out (25:17) What did you learn from this episode? Share on Instagram and tag us at @amberlylagomotivation and @craigsiegel_cls so we can see!
     


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    The CLS Experience with Craig Siegel on Apple Podcasts  
    If you are ready to leave your mark by discovering your message and sharing it with the world, you've come to the right place!! Let's work together to build your influence, your impact, and your income! Join the tribe you have been waiting for to activate your highest potential and live the life you deserve!  Another Your Unstoppable Life Mastermind is starting soon!!! Early bird countdown starts now!  JOIN NOW and let us know you are ready for greatness!
    Read the "True Grit and Grace" book here and learn how you can turn tragedy into triumph! 
    Thank you for joining us on the True, Grit, & Grace Podcast! If you find value in today’s episode, don’t forget to share the show with your friends and tap that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode!
    You can also head over to amberlylago.com to join my newsletter and access free downloadable resources that can help you elevate your life, business, and relationships!
    Want to see the behind the scenes and keep the conversation going?  Head over to Instagram @amberlylagomotivation!
    Audible @True-Grit-and-Grace-Audiobook 
    Website @amberlylago.com
    Instagram @amberlylagomotivation
    Facebook @AmberlyLagoSpeaker

    • 43 min
    Turning Frustration Into Inspiration with Jess Ekstrom

    Turning Frustration Into Inspiration with Jess Ekstrom

    Today's episode of True Grit and Grace is about a side of resilience that is easy for some people and really hard for others. I'm talking about optimism! It's a game changer when you learn how to harness it, and I'm so excited to bring you this conversation with the queen of optimism, Jess Ekstrom. As she told me in our interview, “Let the wonder be louder than the limits.”
    Jess Ekstrom is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. Her first brush with success was selling all of her toys on eBay when she was twelve. Since then, Jess has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Hallmark Channel, Inside Edition, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and People Magazine ran an exclusive on her when her book released. Jess is a regular guest on QVC. More importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over half a million headbands reaching every children’s hospital in the United States and in fifteen countries.
    Her book Chasing the Bright Side debuted as a #1 New Release on Amazon and Apple picked her audiobook as their Must-Listen of the month. Jess is also a professional speaker and founder of Mic Drop Workshop, an online course with the mission of empowering more women to share their message as a speaker. She is the Founder of Bright Pages, a guided online journal for the doers with daily prompts based on your goals.
    Some of her career highlights have been... Hosting proms at Children's Hospitals, being dubbed "The Ultimate Game Changer" by Women's Health Magazine, making the Under 30 Women to Watch list by Business Insider, being named a “top motivational speaker” by Forbes, and  donating over half a million headbands to every children's hospital in America and 15 countries. Jess and her husband, Jake, travel around the country in their Airstream with their dog, Ollie.




     


    Here’s what you will learn:
    Why Jess was inspired to found Headbands of Hope (4:24) How to find the optimism to do big projects (13:17) How sharing her uncle’s story helped her to live what she was teaching on turning frustration into inspiration(18:39) The importance of leaving the future open for possibility (26:55) How an internet journal can help you flesh out your thoughts (33:48) A great resource to help you get started with writing a book (39:48) What did you learn from this episode? Share on Instagram and tag us at @amberlylagomotivation and @jess_ekstrom so we can see!
     


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    Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story Bright Pages  
    If you are ready to leave your mark by discovering your message and sharing it with the world, you've come to the right place!! Let's work together to build your influence, your impact, and your income! Join the tribe you have been waiting for to activate your highest potential and live the life you deserve!  Another Your Unstoppable Life Mastermind is starting soon!!! Early bird countdown starts now!  JOIN NOW and let us know you are ready for greatness!
    Read the "True Grit and Grace" book here and learn how you can turn tragedy into triumph! 
    Thank you for joining us on the True, Grit, & Grace Podcast! If you find value in today’s episode, don’t forget to share the show with your friends and tap that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode!
    You can also head over to amberlylago.com to join my newsletter and access free downloadable resources that can help you elevate your life, business, and relationships!
    Want to see the behind the scenes and keep the conversation going?  Head over to Instagram @amberlylagomotivation!
    Audible @True-Grit-and-Grace-Audiobook 
    Website @amberlylago.com
    Instagram @amberlylagomotivation
    Facebook @AmberlyLagoSpeaker

    • 51 min
    Stop Overthinking and Finish Your Biggest Goals with Jon Acuff

    Stop Overthinking and Finish Your Biggest Goals with Jon Acuff

    Today's episode of True Grit and Grace covers a topic we all deal with: overthinking AND overanalyzing. I had the honor of having a conversation with one of the top experts on how to change the soundtrack in your mind and finish what you start. He says, "If you listen to any thought long enough it becomes a part of your personal playlist." The good news is we can change the script, rewrite the story and change the soundtrack in our heads. We can create a playlist that empowers us and allows us to show up fully, confidently and authentically. Our guest shows us how!
    Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his most recent, Soundtracks, The Surprising Solution To Overthinking.

    Published in more than a dozen languages, his work is both critically acclaimed and adored by readers. When he’s not writing, Acuff can be found on a stage, as one of INC’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers. He’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges and companies around the world including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia and Comedy Central. Known for his insights wrapped in humor, Acuff shared the stage with an American Icon when he opened up for Dolly Parton at the Ryman Auditorium.

    For over 20 years he’s also helped some of the biggest brands tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. His fresh perspective on life has given him the opportunity to write for Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review and Time Magazine.





     


    Here’s what you will learn:
    How humor helps convey your message in audiobooks and speaking engagements (3:27) The importance of writing down our reaction to retire our broken soundtracks (7:11) How to "turn the dial down" on broken soundtracks (10:39) The importance of positive affirmations in changing your mind patterns (18:21) How knowing the difference between arrogance and celebrating success is essential (27:39) What did you learn from this episode? Share on Instagram and tag us at @amberlylagomotivation and @jonacuff so we can see!
     


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    If you are ready to leave your mark by discovering your message and sharing it with the world, you've come to the right place!! Let's work together to build your influence, your impact, and your income! Join the tribe you have been waiting for to activate your highest potential and live the life you deserve!  Another Your Unstoppable Life Mastermind is starting soon!!! Early bird countdown starts now!  JOIN NOW and let us know you are ready for greatness!

    • 45 min

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