Allison Graham shares her challenges as a business owner after a botched surgery left her with permanent nerve damage and the joy of becoming a “resiliency ninja”.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going” became a mantra for Allison Graham after she had a botched surgery that caused relentless nerve pain. Several surgeries and hundreds of doctor’s appointments later, Allison had to find a different way to deal with emotional, mental and financial challenges.
Tired of wearing a mask to hide her struggle, Allison learned to stop hiding what was going on inside, adapt her business model and create a new kind of freedom.
Allison’s story is remarkable, filled with hard-earned practical wisdom that she shares in her new book Married My Mom, Birthed A Dog.
- How her post surgery life gave her permission to let go of what she thought she had to do and build the life she really wanted.
- Allison explains the Continuum of Challenges: the difference between stress, obstacles and adversity.
- The ramifications of treating stress as adversity and adversity as stress takes you away from your power.
- Do the emotional work. Life feels different when you’re operating from a place of joy.
- Be creative to figure out what works for you.
- Setting goals that are realistic in the face of rampant FOMO (fear of missing out).
- How to recognize what FOMO feels like in your body.
- Advice for big-hearted people who are seeking meaning and impact as you navigate the self help industry.
- Allison describes what it was like to let go and find forgiveness.
Mentioned in this episode:
Visit Allison Graham’s website
Allison Graham’s book – Married My Mom, Birthed A Dog
Gay Hendricks’ book – The Big Leap
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