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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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    • 5.0 • 201 Ratings

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!

    The Power of Resilience: Achieve Anything with Grit with Bedros Keuilian

    The Power of Resilience: Achieve Anything with Grit with Bedros Keuilian

    “Action alleviates anxiety."
    Bedros Keuilian has been one of my biggest inspirations and I have to admit I was fan-girling big time during this interview. He is a legend in the fitness industry and the author of one of my favorite books, "MAN UP." Growing up poor and being bullied as an overweight immigrant kid filled him with rage and he channeled this to become a man with something to prove to himself and the world. I am amazed he can be humble despite all his luminous accomplishments and was jumping for joy when he said yes to being on the show.  He is a sought after Keynote Speaker, Business Consultant, Founder of the Modern Day Knight Project, CEO and Founder of Fit Body Boot Camp and more than anything, he is one of the best humans I have ever, ever met.
    A true rags to riches story of a self made entrepreneur who escaped communism, came to the United States, ate out of dumpsters and built several multiple million dollar generating global brands and businesses, Bedros Keuilian is the mastermind behind many of the most successful brands, businesses, thought leaders and best-selling authors throughout multiple industries. Odds are you’ve seen his international franchise Fit Body Boot Camp in your town, or his coaching and consulting clients on hit TV shows featured on ABC, NBC, Spike TV, in popular magazines, & on top of the New York Times Bestseller list.
    In this episode, Bedros shares the details of how being an immigrant, healing from abuse, and owning his power and worth have transformed his life. I can't wait for you to be inspired by his story and wisdom.
     
    Here’s what you will learn:
    How Bedros’ father left communist Armenia to become American (3:21) Using your darkest times to fuel your passion and drive (8:33) How grit is built (10:29) Overcoming an anxiety attack(16:36) How to heal trauma  (22:41) Why writing a letter to your child-self helps you to heal (27:20) How Bedros managed things through the pandemic with his business (35:26) How to become a better leader (40:53) How to build your confidence (43:26) Screenshot your favorite part and post to your IG story and tag me @amberlylagomotivation and @bedroskeuilian so we can see and repost to our stories!
     


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    Unlock your highest potential and start living the life you deserve!
    Read the True Grit and Grace book here and learn how you can turn your tragedies into triumphs! 
    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!
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    • 51 min
    Stop Living on Autopilot with Antonio Neves

    Stop Living on Autopilot with Antonio Neves

    “Play to win instead of playing not to lose."
    Today's guest is the real deal. I couldn't stop reading his book, and I even woke up early on several days to read more of it. If you feel like you are ready for a big course correct, get ready for some tough love and powerful inspiration.
    Antonio Neves is the author of Stop Living on Autopilot, host of The Best Thing podcast, and an internationally recognized leadership speaker. He's a success coach, professional question asker and storyteller. He's an award-winning broadcast journalist. For over 10 years he worked as a correspondent, host and producer with top television networks in New York City. Antonio speaks about 40 times a year at top companies, conferences and events. He believes that the best thing to happen to you hasn’t happened yet.
    This conversation is an incredible insight into what we all deal with when it comes to getting stuck on auto-pilot, going through the motions, and living at less than our potential. I hope you take the time to re-set whatever you need to in your life after listening.
     
    Here’s what you will learn:
    How Antonio started turning his life around (3:41) How isolation can lead you to getting vigor back in your life (9:32) What the thirty day question is and how it works (16:17) How focusing on others’ success can stunt your growth (25:43) How shifting what our community is can help our network (32:58) Some of Antonio’s non-negotiables (41:21) Screenshot your favorite part and post to your IG story and tag me @amberlylagomotivation and @theantonioneves so we can see and repost to our stories!
     


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    Unlock your highest potential and start living the life you deserve!
    Read the True Grit and Grace book here and learn how you can turn your tragedies into triumphs! 
    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
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    Facebook @AmberlyLagoSpeaker

    • 49 min
    Dream Bigger and Do More with Mitch Matthews

    Dream Bigger and Do More with Mitch Matthews

    “Worry is a thief.”
    My good friend Mitch Mathews is on the show this week and I always love any time I get to talk with him!  He is the epitome of dreaming big, thinking big, and doing more! And he is on a mission to  He always inspires me with his faith and his positive energy.
    Mitch Matthews is an Entrepreneur, Success Coach and Podcaster. The name of his podcast is “DREAM THINK DO” and that’s his approach to life too! Whether it’s through his coaching, his podcasts or his speaking & training, Mitch helps fun, successful people to push through their fear to DREAM bigger, THINK better and DO more of what they were put on the planet to do! Mitch proudly lives a “highly-caffeinated” lifestyle in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and their two sons.  The Matthews have a wildly creative household and are very active in their church and community!
    This is an incredibly inspiring and helpful conversation with a master coach. There's no way after listening to Mitch that you won't believe in your ability to dream, think, and do more than you thought before.
     
    Here’s what you will learn:
    The epiphany Mitch received through prayer while climbing Granite Peak (8:21) What working at a bike shop taught him about entrepreneurship (15:15) The importance in prayer in decision making for Mitch (21:23) How holding people as a capable helps in coaching (25:29) Why rest is so important to your path (30:12) How your big dream gatherings can happen (35:39) Screenshot your favorite part and post to your IG story and tag me @amberlylagomotivation and @mitch.matthews so we can see and repost to our stories!
     


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    I am excited to share that registration for the True Grit and Grace Book Club is now OPEN!!!
    https://hiitide.com/crews/true-grit-and-grace
     

    Unlock your highest potential and start living the life you deserve!
    Read the True Grit and Grace book here and learn how you can turn your tragedies into triumphs! 
    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

    • 47 min
    True Transformation. From Prison to Motivational Speaker with Damon West

    True Transformation. From Prison to Motivational Speaker with Damon West

    “Spirituality is your conscious contact with God.”
    Damon West led his high school football team to championships as well as a starting position with the North Texas University football team.  He was adored by his community and the good fortune of being the son of one of the most respected sports reporters in the state.  Very few people are blessed with such extraordinary gifts and opportunities, and yet, fate and biochemistry had another plan for Damon.  In short, addiction doesn’t discriminate.  
    Whenever I talk to others in recover I am always inspired and uplifted by the daily choices they make to live in gratitude and be of service.  I loved this conversation with Damon about his story of redemption from meth addiction to what he has chosen to do with his life now and the positive impact he is making on the world.
    Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, nationally known keynote speaker and best-selling author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book and autobiography, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World, was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison.
    After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today.
    This is a powerful conversation about addiction, sobriety, redemption, spiritual transformation and more. No matter what you are dealing with currently, I know Damon's story of turning tragedy into triumph will resonate with you.
     
    Here’s what you will learn:
    Where Damon’s road started with addiction and prison time (3:29) What prison life was like for Damon (10:21) Understanding the prison of the mind (15:16) How to build grit and determination (23:31) How Damon became a “smuggler of hope” (29:24) Damon’s first experiences with recovery and how it changed him (36:42) How his faith in God works to provide with needs (42:18) The importance of reaching out while struggling with an addiction (49:37) Screenshot your favorite part and post to your IG story and tag me @amberlylagomotivation and @damonwest7 so we can see and repost to our stories!
     


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    I am excited to share that registration for the True Grit and Grace Book Club is now OPEN!!!
    https://hiitide.com/crews/true-grit-and-grace
     

    Unlock your highest potential and start living the life you deserve!
    Read the True Grit and Grace book here and learn how you can turn your tragedies into triumphs! 
    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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Overcoming Adversity, Finding Your Power and Building an Empire with Hala Taha

    Overcoming Adversity, Finding Your Power and Building an Empire with Hala Taha

    I know you are going to want to take notes on today's episode. I have a business and marketing powerhouse on the show today and her story of grit and grace is so powerful.
    Hala Taha is the host of Young and Profiting Podcast, frequently ranked as a #1 Education podcast across all apps. Hala is also the CEO of YAP Media, a full-service social media and podcast marketing agency for top podcasters, celebrities and CEOs projected to generate over $1M in revenue in its first year. She is well-known for her engaged following and influence on LinkedIn, and she landed the January 2021 cover of Podcast Magazine.
    She has 7 years of corporate marketing experience at HP and Disney Streaming Services. She started Young and Profiting Podcast and YAP Media as a side hustle, and now has several high profile clients and over 40 employees. Hala is an expert on networking, personal branding, LinkedIn marketing, side hustles, entrepreneurship and podcasting.




    In this episode, Hala shares how she has built multiple successful businesses and shows even as she has faced tragedy, failure, and rejection.
    Here’s what you will learn:
    How Hala built grit to reach her success (1:31) The story behind the success and struggle of Sorority of Hip Hop (8:21) What you can learn from rejection in order to create success (15:20) What Hala learned through losing her father to Covid (20:38) How to start and scale a podcast (30:44) What to do to grow your LinkedIn (36:20) All the apps that reward with organic growth (47:27) The importance of community in your active space (1:01:25) Screenshot your favorite part and post to your IG story and tag me @amberlylagomotivation and @yapwithhala so we can see and repost to our stories!
     


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    I am excited to share that registration for the True Grit and Grace Book Club is now OPEN!!!
    https://hiitide.com/crews/true-grit-and-grace
     

    Unlock your highest potential and start living the life you deserve!
    Read the True Grit and Grace book here and learn how you can turn your tragedies into triumphs! 
    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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Decluttering Limiting Beliefs with Samantha Joy

    Decluttering Limiting Beliefs with Samantha Joy

    "Fear is just that period of build up where we tell ourselves a story."
    I was introduced to today's guest by a mutual friend, Sterling Hawkins, and I will be forever grateful.  Samantha Joy is one of those people that feels like sunshine.  Since becoming friends with Samantha, we have hosted rooms on Clubhouse, held webinars and have had some deep conversations about how to design a life of happiness and purpose. I'm excited for you to hear her perspective on some of the most powerful topics such as imposter syndrome, mindset and overcoming fear.
    Samantha Joy is an Identity Coach and Founder of The Less Effect Method and is taking the personal development world by storm. She is the #1 bestselling author of "The Less Effect: Design Your Life for Happiness and Purpose."  Her coaching approach supports CEOs and Founders in shifting their identity to their most authentic self by clearing out aspects of their life rooted in an old story.  The result is enhanced mental clarity, an improved sense of self, and the ability to design an environment that attracts abundance and fulfillment. As a former Vice President and single mother, Samantha possesses the resilience and experience necessary to give her clients the real deal, challenging mainstream topics like mindset and imposter syndrome. She embodies her life's purpose by demonstrating that we are simply a product of our environment and with the tight tools, we can curate our surroundings to manifest all the we desire.




    In this episode, Samantha shares how she has built her confidence as a coach, speaker, and on social media, how to handle fear, and how to live with intention.
    Here’s what you will learn:
    How Samantha got started making change in peoples’ lives (1:21) How to tap into your most authentic self and design a life of happiness and purpose (7:32) How to face your fears (14:51) Why intention in communication is important (22:25) How to identify loss versus alignment and flow (27:31) How Samantha is using Clubhouse to expand her brand (31:08) How addiction play out in the current social media landscape (41:20) Screenshot your favorite part and post to your IG story and tag me @amberlylagomotivation and @samantha_joy__ so we can see and repost to our stories!
     


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    I am excited to share that registration for the True Grit and Grace Book Club is now OPEN!!!
    https://hiitide.com/crews/true-grit-and-grace
     

    Unlock your highest potential and start living the life you deserve!
    Read the True Grit and Grace book here and learn how you can turn your tragedies into triumphs! 
    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

    • 49 min

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