Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.
She is the proud author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster). Her second book: How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness is due out January 2, 2018 (Seal Press/Hachette Books).
When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”.
Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:
Kelly introduces Andrea and some of the amazing things she’s accomplished.
Andrea was involved in Roller Derby and shares what caused her to retire.
You have to allow yourself to feel the feelings.
Remove the mechanism you’re using to numb out your feelings.
There is always something to be grateful for, and having a gratitude practice is what helped bring Andrea back to life.
We get so caught up in learning what our purpose is, instead of just valuing the amazing life and path we have.
None of us have it all together.
High achievers value themselves the most for their achievements. We discuss how we can learn where this comes from and move past it.
My Solo Episode: Protect Your Energy
It’s time to embrace failure.
You are worthy no matter what.
Listening and trusting your gut instincts and reactions to things.
Meditating and how it can do you good.
Andrea shares what her inner voice is asking of her.
In Andrea's Voice:
“You're allowed to fall, you're allowed to totally eat shit, but there comes a time where you feel what you feel and then it’s time to get back up and do it.”
“I didn't have time for feelings. They were a distraction, they were too painful, they were too overwhelming.”
“We don't die from feeling our feelings, and they don't go away if we numb them out.”
“Emotions are our bodies way of expelling and processing what needs to happen.”
“None of us have it completely figured out. If someone's trying to sell you that I think it's snake oil. I'm a big fan of knowing that my purpose is my path, and I think that everyone's purpose is their path.”
“One of the most courageous things we can do is embrace failure.”