We had the good fortune of connecting with Amber Liggon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amber, what do you want people to remember about you?
I want to be remembered for leaving every room better than I found it by for inspiring and uplifting the people around me. The energy we bring and how we present ourselves to the world sets the tone for our entire life. I want my legacy to remind people that you get what you give. You are in control of your destiny and how you experience life. It sounds scary at first, but we are capable of so much more than we think we are.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am most proud of my ability to connect with people and leave them feeling inspired and less alone. Each week I produce a podcast that requires me to be vulnerable and open. At first, it was a huge challenge because I felt so much shame about where I come from and the things I have experienced in life.
In 2017, I lost everything and was nearly homeless. After I hit my rock bottom, I realized I can use these experiences to connect to people and help guide them through life’s challenges. It was scary to be this open at first, but the pay off has bigger and better than I ever imagined.
What I want people to remember most is they are not alone. That someone somewhere has gone through what they are going through and they can use these stories as a template for survival. We are so much stronger together. On my podcast, Amber on Podcasts, I share stories and tools to help people live a better life. We all deserve to have as much peace, joy and love as possible and I want people to know they can look to me to help them achieve it.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We definitely have to go to lunch on the patio at HG Sply. Then, I would take them to one of my favorite museums, the DMA or the Modern Art Museum. followed by a walk in Klyde Warren Park. For dinner, I love celebrating at Nick & Sam’s steakhouse. The service is impeccable and it’s a great vibe.
The next day, we would could take a trip to White Rock Lake and then to Deep Ellum to walk around and enjoy all the shops and restaurants.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
James Altucher and his book ‘Choose Yourself’ helped me crawl out of my rock bottom and reinvent myself.
By listening to his stories of failure and loss, I felt less alone and realized that I am in charge of destiny. James taught me how to use my experiences as leverage to grow and inspire. I am forever grateful for his wisdom and vulnerability. His work inspires me to Choose Myself every day and I have never looked back.