Christmas Abbott is an author, athlete, CrossFit gym owner, girl boss, former pit crew member, entrepreneur, branding/marketing expert, speaker, and model …but these titles DON’T define her. It’s her courage, spunk, guts, and her gumption that make her a relentless human. It is these qualities coupled with her heart, that will fuel her greatest title ever… Mom.
In this episode we talk about one of Christmas’ darkest years, how she is grateful for tragedy, the collateral beauty associated with it, what helps her recover emotionally, and her pregnancy. 2018 is serving to be a transformative year, as Christmas is using her vulnerability, struggle, fire, and heart to not only empower others, but to prepare for the best thing she will do with her life, and that is to be a mother.
I am honored to hear (and share) the news and super proud of her. I hope you enjoy this side of the one and only, Christmas Abbott.
“Stopped being impressed by things, and started being impressed by people that were happy. People that made other people feel good.” – Scott
4:00 Who are you? “Work in progress. A human who wants to leave a beautiful footprint.”
8:00 1996 Sister’s car accident when Christmas was 13 – Darkest years of life, as was 2017.
11:13 2017 A dark year. Learned what made of and the bigger picture
13:01 Near death experience – Mortar round in Iraq
Experience in Iraq as a female
14:10 Looks a strength or a weakness?
16:37 Health is Wealth – Broken Foot
2017 Broke up with finance – friend OD’d – Depression – Broken foot
19:15 Big Brother TV show – Human Experiment
23:10 What helped her recover emotionally. Service. Vulnerability. Struggle.
Vulnerability is Strength
“Saving lives saves lives.”
26:20 Connection and therapy through social media
27:07 Caterpillar or butterfly?
“Life is awesome, but first I’m going to make you strong.” -Scott
Whats hurting you? Word for this year is, “Transformative”.
31:00 Slice of life that “normal people” are protected from.
32:30 Nar-Anon – support group – community that understood demons
34:00 How to be honest with yourself.
38:20 How to figure of what your Why is.
38:53 Christmas is pregnant – Her greatest role is yet to come.
41:40 “I’m pregnant”
“This is the best thing I will do in my life.”
47:00 Slow Down Challenge – Pay Attention
51:46 Grateful for Tragedy – Collateral Beauty
56:00 Get Up Strong – Live and Love on Purpose – Empowering Kids
1:03:20 Loving your body during pregnancy
1:13:13 Living the life that you Love
1:14:50 Social Media as a journal
Links and References:
Beyonce – I Was Here
How to reach Christmas: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I hope your day gets better.”