“Shocking, Funny, Real”…
Yes, this is a great way to summarise this interview… The story of Marti is all of this, and it is sad, scary, terrifying, upsetting, and in the same time, Marti is one of the happiest person I have ever met…. A TRUE INSPIRATION… for you on LOA Radio Network!
Listen to it, listen the story… and then look at your life, and decide that you will never give into Fear again!
Fear is what stops us, it what sabotages us, is what makes us so miserable… so listen to Marti, and you will then have the courage to do so…
She is one of my favourite person I interviewed, because she is so real, and you know that behind this, there is pain, there is a lot of heavy story, but it does not stop Marti… She is a normal, down to earth lady, and she WILL INSPIRE YOU! Inspire you to look at your life, GIVE YOU HOPE and she is a living proof that the LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKS (even when you do not know about it)…
About Marti (http://martimacgibbon.com) (in her own words)
Marti MacGibbon’s life story is like a Hollywood thriller, Lifetime Movie and Romantic Comedy all rolled into one. Marti was one of the first women to work as a laborer in the Texas oilfield. She set off explosives with a seismic exploration company, then switched to surveying, staking oil wells. Her spontaneous sense of humor led to a career in standup comedy in the 1980s, where she shared the stage with comedy legends Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks.
After moving to California and landing a scheduled appearance on the Tonight Show, Marti became entangled in an abusive relationship, drug addiction, and desperation. She wound up trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by Japanese organized crime figures, but escaped with the help of a Hong Kong smuggler. The tragedy Marti experienced left her traumatized and homeless, but she used positive visualization, relentless resiliency and hard work to turn her life around.
She quit drugs, and embarked on a journey of laughter and healing. Restarting her professional standup comedy career, Marti toured the U.S., appearing in clubs and colleges, and her solo show, Men and Mayhem, earned critical acclaim from the L.A. Weekly. Marti obtained education in chemical dependency studies and now holds four professional certifications in addiction treatment. She is a Gorski-certified relapse prevention specialist, and has worked with special populations such as combat veterans and chronically homeless veterans.
Today, Marti is an inspirational speaker, a member of the National Speakers Association and author of the bestselling memoir, Never Give in to Fear, a gritty and humorous account of her journey through addiction that inspires recovering addicts, their families, and anyone who enjoys a gripping story of the triumph of the human spirit. Her articles have appeared in over 150 magazines, and she’s been interviewed in Entrepreneur, Investors Business Daily, on ABC-TV and CBS-TV, and numerous radio shows.