What Does Not Kill You Will Make You Laugh

Amy Lyle on Failure and Keeping it Funny!

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As we officially approach the winter season – nothing breaks the ice more than a sassy woman with a wicked sense of humour on the Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald international radio/podcast show!

As I have often stated – the people who I consider to be the most relatable are the people who courageously unveil the mask…the people who can laugh at themselves both privately and publicly…the people who have zero qualms openly sharing their foibles, trials, and tribulations, and who voluntarily cast the spotlight on their own fragility.

Those who truly step into ascension within their own journey of self-awareness, self-mastery, self-actualization – those who choose to be consciously awake – oftentimes have little difficulty expressing this transparent truth about themselves. This is equally indicative of the majority of my weekly radio guests, who I have showcased over the past five years, however, it is not every person who can do so with wit, humour and rhythmic ping pong banter, and more cleverly so…without missing a beat! 

Amy Lyle not only cracks me up…she inspires me! I have much admiration for tenacious people who emphatically refuse to quit! Amy is an open book in recounting her experiences of doors being slammed shut on her face, and repeatedly not being taken seriously; especially during the times she wished she had. It takes a certain type of confidence to laugh your way through some of life’s most embarrassing moments. Walking tall with your head poised upward in spite of clothing tucked waist high in your pantyhose is a special kind of self-empowerment! 

Amy talks candidly on the importance of owning realness – no matter the personal pain or the public humiliation. Where most people might feel the inclination to submerge or deny their own similar stories – Amy has made it work for her in the most brilliantly strategic of ways! Getting ahead of the curve by laughing at yourself first…addressing the elephant in the room before anyone else can get a headstart in demeaning or undermining you…reminding others that EVERY person can in fact relate by using yourself as the primary subject of reference – has been – Amy’s SUPERPOWER! 
The tables have now turned. People are no longer laughing at Amy…they are laughing with her! BRAVO, AMY LYLE!!! Just another tangible, real life example, of someone, who is…#LivingFearlessly! No guts…no glory!


Amy…from the centre of my heart…I appreciate you! Amy…from the middle of my hurting ribs…I do not appreciate you!

On behalf of both Amy and myself, we wish to thank YOU! YOU the #ThriveGlobal reader for generously taking time out of your hectic schedule to kindly read this Feature Article. We also wish to express our whole-hearted gratitude to you for also tuning into our hilarious radio interview with one another via the enclosed podcast link! For any additional contact you may decide to initiate with both Amy and/or myself, we wish to offer you our sincerest of appreciation. Amy and I would be only too happy to connect with you, and to assist you in any which way you deem to be a good synergistic fit!

Uplifting You To Fear Less And To Live More! 

Be your own Hero. Be your own Shero. 
Be your own Leader. Be your own Best Friend! 
Love & Gratitude ~ Lisa
#Grateful #ThriveThursday #ThriveGlobal #LivingFearlessly 


Nothing is easy for Amy Lyle. After being rejected by a Hollywood attorney for representation (he said she was a nobody, knew nobody and had no money) he gave her a piece of advice that changed everything, “Write a book and get some press.” 

Amy wrote a book about what she knew best, Failures. 

The Book Of Failures, a funny memoir, has been a bestseller since its release in Humor and Entertainment on Amazon. The book sits amongst her favourite humor writers, Jenny Lawson, Trevor Noah, Samantha Irby, and Jenn Mann and her stand-up comedian idols Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kevin Hart, and Jim Gaffigan to name a few.

The book, which reveals some of her most mortifying moments, led to many incredible opportunities including indie film roles that landed Best Comedy and Best Supporting Actor accolades, a regular spot on Atlanta and Company and now, the opportunity to co-host her own show, called In the Burbs.   Amy talks about how allowing yourself to be vulnerable will draw people to you and how humor is the greatest equalizer.   

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