310: Amberly Lago – Dream BIG… no matter what!

Amberly Lago - Dream BIG no matter what!

310: Amberly Lago – Dream BIG… no matter what!

Amberly Lago is our guest.  Amberly is a mindset coach and fitness expert.  Her story and her thoughts on resilience and transformation have been featured in her successful TEDx talk… the Today Show and in publications like Shape, Heath, and Keynote Speakers Magazine.

Her bestselling book is called “True Grit and Grace” and she’s got a wildly popular podcast by the same name.  Now… you might hear phrases like “True Grit and Grace,” and resilience… and wonder what’s made her an expert on these subjects.

Well… at the age of 38… Amberly was totally living the life she wanted… but a near-death motorcycle accident changed all of that. 

After 3 months in the hospital and 34 surgeries… she found ways to not only persevere but thrive! And… by the way… she loves teaching and helping others do the same. 

Since we’re going after launching 1 million dreams this year… no matter what the year throws at us… I wanted to have Amberly on to talk about ways to pursue dreams… and live your best life… no matter what!

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RELATED PREVIOUS DREAM THINK DO EPISODES: We’re talking about our BIG… AUDACIOUS… Dream of working together to launch 1 Million dreams… this year!  Here are two episodes to help:

PERMISSION TO DREAM: Here’s an episode to help you to get clear on some of your own dreams.  Plus, it will help you to give yourself permission to dream (again): mitchmatthews.com/309

THE YEAR TO LAUNCH 1 MILLION DREAMS:  This is the episode where I kick off the idea and invite YOU to be a part of it!  A million dreams… in one year?  It’s only possible if we do it together!  You in?  I hope so. mitchmatthews.com/306

We mentioned our mutual friend, Laura Gassner Otting during the interview, so I wanted to point you to my amazing interview with her as well.  It’s called, “Carve Your Own Path – How to Ignore the Naysayers and Create a Life You Love!mitchmatthews.com/laura-gassner-otting


Through her book, coaching methods, and workshops Amberly Lago has curated unique 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 (like her) living in chronic pain to live life to the fullest.

Amberly has most recently been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The Doctors, Hallmark, Good Morning Lalaland, contributed to magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Health, and Disability Magazine, and made the cover of Keynote Speakers Magazine.


  • 0:02 Welcome to 310!
  • 1:50 Meet Amberly
  • 4:05 Conversation starts
  • 4:50 When everything changed for Amberly
  • 7:40 When depression set in
  • 10:54 Acknowledging the facts while remaining hopeful 
  • 14:22 How prayer has played a role in Amberly’s journey
  • 18:51 The life-changing power of gratitude
  • 23:17 How to dream in any situation
  • 27:58 Wisdom nugget of the week
  • 31:16 Mitch’s biggest takeaways
  • 32:58 What to expect on the next episode



Wow.  What a conversation.  What did YOU think?  I want to hear from YOU!  Leave a comment below and let me know.  I have to say that I loved Amberly’s story and her wisdom… but one of the things that really stood out to me (and I didn’t know the story at all) was her recent trip to the hospital with her daughter Ruby. 

As you heard, they’d both been struck by a car while they were on their scooters.  Now, I can tell you… based on the situation… it would have been easy to be scared… or frustrated… or worried… or mad.  BUT Amberly and Ruby chose to be grateful and that changed things. 

It changed things for them and it created a ripple effect around them too.  So simple… but such an important reminder that we can find things to be grateful for in any situation… if we’re willing to look for them. 

And when we do… it helps to change our outlook and it starts to have a positive impact on you, your surroundings, and the circumstances.  So good!

Yeah… that was one thing that stood out to me.  How about YOU?  Comment and let me know.

Oh, and are you IN for the 1 million dreams?  You don’t have to know what the dreams are (BIG or small) that you want to go after.  It just starts with saying, “YES!”  I’m in on the journey. 

We’ll figure it out as we go.  Because… I can tell you right now… the only way this is going to work is if we go after it together!  And I can’t wait to DREAM TOGETHER with you!!!  More on that next week, but for now… just comment and say, “I’m IN!”  #letsdothis

1 Comment
  • kelli UNGS
    Posted at 10:38h, 04 February Reply

    thank you for great words of encouragement

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