Tired of letting fear hold you back from living your dream life? This podcast episode is all about stepping outside of your comfort zone!

In this interview, Monica sits down with YouTuber and LA based stand-up comedian, Kristy Quinn. During this honest and raw conversation, Kristy explains how she abused alcohol as a means of coping with her anxiety, depression and OCD for many years while living in Chicago. She tells us about that moment when she woke up in the hospital after a night of drinking and what she did to take control of her life. Kristy describes leaving her corporate 9-5 job and what she did to help her quit her addiction and rewire her mind and body. During this episode, we talk about Kristy’s move across the country and how she overcame the fear of failure and judgment to pursue a lifelong dream in comedy. Now, she uses her platform as a comedian to bring awareness to alcoholism and mental health issues through her stand up sets. Kristy is now 5 years sober and living her best life in Los Angeles with her puppy and boyfriend. 

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 03:00 Kristy describes her dream life in California
  • 04:50 Why the 9-5 corporate job in Chicago didn’t work for her
  • 06:30 The rock bottom moment where Kristy decided things needed to change
  • 07:20 The Big 5 things Kristy implemented to change her life
  • 09:20 Kristy’s journey to stand-up comedy
  • 14:00 Kristy’s pre-show rituals to get in a positive headspace
  • 19:08 Recognize your own power to live your dream
  • 21:25 The moment she pulled the trigger to do standup
  • 23:30 Dealing with comparison and the pressure to live up to other peoples’ standards
  • 29:30 The 5 life pillars that Kristy focuses on to stay accountable and to stay sober
  • 31:00 How Kristy uses her past history to bring awareness to alcoholism and mental health
  • 34:00 Kristy’s book recommendations

Kristy’s Bio:

Kristy Quinn is originally from Chicago, IL. She is now based in Los Angeles, California where she works as a YouTuber and stand up comedian. She lives a simple sober life with her puppy and boyfriend taking on many little projects to help the well being of others. Kristy’s main goal in life is to spread mental health awareness and to lead others in the right direction as she battles many mental health issues herself.

Connect with Kristy

IG: @kristyquinncomedy

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@KristyQuinn1

Books mentioned during the interview:

1) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (amazon link here –> https://a.co/d/5tbW9Pp)

2) All Along You Were Blooming by Morgan Harper Nichols (Amazon link here–>https://a.co/d/jdwMWOX)

3) Devotions by Mary Oliver (Amazon link here –> https://a.co/d/6Fn75BT)

Connect with Monica

IG: @confidence.counsel

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