Lisa Cox: The Writer Who Says “No Excuses”!

How to Stay Grateful and Don’t Let ANYTHING Limit You

Podcast Episode 22  – Interview featuring inspiring blogger and author, Lisa Cox

Lisa’s Amazing Story

After my brain haemorrhaged at the airport one morning, I spent the next three weeks in a coma and two month on life support. Pneumonia, heart attacks and uncontrollable seizures took hold of my body as all of my organs shut down.

Technically, I died twice in hospital but was resuscitated (obviously!) to keep living out a life I loved. My family Lisa Cox Aussie Bloggers Podcastwas told they might have to turn off my life support but then my brain started to recharge and every single cell in my body regenerated.

So that was bad but then it got really crazy. I spent over a year in hospital, the first time and underwent over a dozen operations and procedures. This included, heart surgery, the amputation of one leg, all my remaining toes and nine fingertips. I’ve since returned to hospital for a total hip replacement and open heart surgery.

The permanent damage to my brain has affected my speech and memory, left me over 25% blind, epileptic and frequently fatigued.  Osteoarthritis has set up home in nearly every joint throughout my body as well.

I’m not a victim and I’m not sharing what happened as part of a “poor me” story of woe. But I understand what it’s like to start over, to start with really small goals and go from there. I understand what it’s like to feel different or know that the future seems overwhelming and exciting at the same time.

I’ve worked hard to continue living a life that I absolutely adore. My days are very different now but I still love each one and I want the same for you!

Since I hit restart, I’ve had many personal and professional achievements. Learning to write and speak again was just the beginning. I’ve started my own business, written two books, become a professional public Speaker, met and married an amazing man, returned to study, bought my own place and travelled overseas.

I’m on a mission to motivate your body and your mind into action. There are things we can control and things we can’t. Let’s focus on what you can control – today.

Live without fear of failure and live with genuine gratitude and enthusiasm for every day. Live with the knowledge that challenges are just choices waiting to happen. I know it can be done!

 

In this awe-inspiring episode, you learn:

  • How she structures her day
  • Why she began blogging
  • How you can develop gratitude in your life
  • Her very own blogging tips
  • About her books
  • Why you should listen to your readers
  • How to blog successfully
  • Who the influential people are in her life
  • Why you need to KISS
  • How to get her FREE e-book – Find Your Fearless

 

Subscribe and listen to this episode for free in iTunes today.

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Where You Can Read Lisa’s Blog:   

Here’s an article I wrote about writing and creativity – http://thatremindsmemag.com/2016/03/11/interview-lisa-cox/

This was just published on Mamamia recently: http://www.mamamia.com.au/how-to-stay-grateful/

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Carly Findlay: Blogging for Social Good and Illuminating the Public about Disability

Carly Findlay’s Frank Interview

Podcast Episode 17  – Interview featuring Social Good Blogger, Carly Findlay.

Carly Findlay Aussie Bloggers Podcast

Carly Findlay is a blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist. She challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance.

She’s written for many publications including The Guardian, Daily Life, The ABC, Mamamia, Frankie magazine and BlogHer. She’s used her blog to write about her skin condition, Ichthyosis, as well as promoted causes such as Love Your Sister and Donate Life.

Most recently, Carly was named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014. Carly received the 2010 and 2013 Yooralla Media Awards for Best Online Commentary for her body of disability focused writing. She also won the best personal blog category for Kidspot Voices of 2013, and the 2013 BUPA Health Activist award for Positive Life Change. She’s also been a finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

She organised Australia’s first Ichthyosis meet in 2015 – bringing together 75 people affected by the rare, severe skin condition Ichthyosis. 25 attendees had Ichthyosis. Friendships and support networks were formed.

In 2013 Carly was discriminated against by a taxi driver because of her skin. She wrote about this on her blog, took the case to the Human Rights Commission and made a complaint to the taxi company and the Victorian Taxi commission. One of the outcomes she wanted following her complaints was for improved disability training for taxi drivers. A video was made for the taxi company with Carly’s input, and disability-related complaints have since reduced. She is proud to have influenced the taxi industry and assisted passengers in this way.

She’s always interested in writing, speaking or consulting for your organisation. Contact Carly if you would (like we did), have her speak, write or consult for you.

How can you reach Carly? Send Carly an emailFacebook or Tweet her!

Want to hear more from Carly and how you too can grow your blog in a niche you are passionate about?

Head over to the Aussie Bloggers Podcast show and listen to our interview with the incredible Carly Findlay, Social Good Blogger Extraordinaire.

In this amazingly frank interview, Carly reveals things she’s never revealed before. She discusses:

  • Growing your readers and what it takes to get to 3 and a half million readers
  • Why she began blogging in the first place
  • How she went from blogger to freelancer
  • What it means to blog for social good
  • The opportunities you can get just through blogging
  • How to get involved in the blogging world
  • Working with brands and sponsors
  • How to fix things when it all goes wrong
  • The trials of living with a disability
  • Dealing with silent bullies

Subscribe and listen to this episode for free in iTunes today.

Blog / Website
http://www.carlyfindlay.com/
http://carlyfindlay.blogspot.com/

 

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