author coaching confidence podcast Season 3

Ep115: How to Stop Feeling Like Shit and Live a Kickass Life with guest Andrea Owen

Today Andrea Owen of Your Kickass Life joins me to talk about her second book, How to Stop Feeling Like Shit.  It comes out today (January 2, 2018), and I feel so lucky to have her joining us. Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choose 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.

In this episode, Andrea and I talk about people pleasing, perfecting, approving and performing, and our experience with both. What I love is that near the end of this interview, we talk about the myth of having to “be strong” as women, and how that can be both a habit and burden that is not necessarily serving us.

How to stop feeling like shit with guest Andrea Owen

We also talk about:
– Andrea studying with Brene Brown in 2014 and how that influenced her life and this book
– How to Stop Feeling Like Shit (her new book)
– how the armor we build up works, until it doesn’t, and what happens next
– what boundaries look like and how to set them
– the cycle of pleasing, perfecting, approving, performing
– how women (and all people) avoid shame, and why we do it
– the 14 common behaviors that we all do when things get hard in life, and why they aren’t serving us
– how feeling and acknowledging the pain in our lives opens us up to more joy
– Andrea’s earliest memories of joy
– how she will be “stepping up and stepping forward” this year
– Andrea’s thoughts on how to jumpstart your joy: make room for creativity

How to Stop Feeling Like Shit by Andrea Owen (on Amazon)
52 Ways to Live a KickAss Life by Andrea Owen (on Amazon) – her first book
Your Kickass Life – Andrea’s website
The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks (on Amazon)

How to Stop Feeling like Shit with Andrea Owen

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