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Turning Scars into Superpowers with Amberly Lago

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. 

She is a leading expert in the transformation and health and wellness and has been a certified personal trainer, NSCA-CPT and health coach for 24 years. 

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’s a 2X bestselling author and speaks on stages with people like Lewis Howes, Ed Mylett, Glennon Doyle, Brendon Burchard, Trent Shelton, Mel Robbins and more. 

She offers hope and solutions for anyone feeling stuck or living in chronic pain and has been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, Hallmark Channel, TEDx, The Doctors, Good Morning Lalaland, and featured in magazines such as Health, Fit Pregnancy, Shape, and Disability Magazine. She is a true Texan through and through, living with her husband and two children and is out to change the world.

And today, she joins the She Sells Radio Podcast for an emotional and transformational conversation.


Show Notes:

[4:51] – Welcome to the show, Amberly! This episode is an emotional conversation about how hard overcoming physical scars can be.

[7:21] – All of us can relate, no matter how big or small the scar or pain is.

[9:48] – The journey to acceptance was incredibly challenging.

[10:59] – Amberly didn’t want anyone to know how much pain she was in and she didn’t want anyone to see her scars.

[12:43] – She was determined but realized that pushing through the pain was not going to get her anywhere.

[13:53] – Sometimes we need people to love us and believe in us until we can do it for ourselves.

[16:30] – The truth will set you free. It may kick your butt a little bit, but it will set you free.

[17:58] – Amberly’s scars remind her of her strength.

[19:52] – God doesn’t waste pain.

[21:49] – We can turn something terrible into something beautiful.

[22:54] – Healing comes from sharing from a scar and not from an open wound.

[24:09] – Resilience will ensure you rise up, but bad days will still happen. Even now, Amberly continues therapy and community groups.

[26:02] – If Amberly had begun posting and sharing content before she had done the healing work, the comments and negativity would have harmed her.

[28:03] – There will always be times when confidence can be knocked down. But the healing work is necessary to “snap out of it”. It’s okay. We’re human.

[30:59] – Amberly initially felt a lot of shame about alcoholism, but since she opened up, she has impacted others.

[32:18] – Amberly shares the experiences that made it impossible for her to cry.

[34:30] – We heal what we reveal.

[35:21] – If you think the price of winning is too high, just wait till you get the bill for regret.

[36:19] – Fear will always pop up. Sometimes you have to do things scared.

[38:21] – Think about the things you have already overcome that were so hard. Thinking back to those experiences will put your current fears into perspective.

[42:07] – Amberly describes some of the things she is doing now including speaking, hosting a podcast, and teaching through a mastermind.

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