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On today’s show we’re joined by Gail Lowney Alofsin, Keynote Speaker, Author, University Professor, Humanitarian, and Sales & Marketing Executive.
Gail begins by talking about always having been a people person, even from a young age. Gail takes us back to when she was a student in a Catholic school, door knocking, trying to sell religious items, and highlighted that even those who said ‘no’ got a ‘thank you for opening the door’ note from her. Fondly remembering the connection she made with individuals so early on, it’s easy to see where her passion for working with people began.
Fast forward a few years, aged only 19, Gail’s father took her to volunteer on a medical mission in Haiti. Following the news that he only had a year to live, Gail’s father chose to travel to Haiti every three months, as a practising dentist outside Mother Theresa’s ‘Home for the Dying’. When asked by Mother Theresa to help the people of Jeremie in Haiti, he did just that, founding the Haitian Health Foundation, an outpatient clinic providing healthcare to 200,000 patients a year and where Gail still volunteers to this day.
As a true believer of ‘eat the frog for breakfast’, Gail explains why she thinks addressing the things you don’t look forward to, first thing every day, is so important for productivity. Her various personal and professional triumphs are a clear indication that this approach to life has really worked for her.
Sharing her tips for success and her infectious energy with us, this episode will reshape your mind set and make you look at life differently. Even in the face of pain and adversity, Gail’s constant drive and determination has seen her through the hard times, and into the life she now leads with so many achievements under her belt.