52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS-Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve

52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS-Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve

by Andrea Owen


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A much-needed kick in the ass for women everywhere!

Like many women, Andrea Owen always lived life on the sidelines, watching each day pass by without ever catching a glimpse of the happiness she yearned for—until the day she had enough. She realized that she had to take action and step out of the box she had created for herself if she really wanted the best life possible. And now, as a celebrated life coach, she shows thousands of women how to take the reins, create an actionable plan for their goals, and finally reach their full potential.

In this powerful book, Owen guides you through her acclaimed strategies for creating a more fulfilling life. Each goal-orientated lesson empowers you to take control of the barriers that keep you from achieving the love and success you desire. From breaking the unrewarding cycle of people pleasing to dealing with unsupportive friends, this book approaches the problems you face with a candid look at why you aren't satisfied—and how to fix it. Owen's life-changing wisdom helps you uncover your self-limiting beliefs as well as push you out of your comfort zone by zeroing in on the most difficult issues. Never one to sugarcoat the truth, she holds you accountable for your actions while offering expert advice for knocking down that cynical inner-voice and loving yourself wholeheartedly.

With 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life, you will shut off your internal auto-pilot; kick empty expectations to the curb; and live a bigger, gutsier life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440564772
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 11/29/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 147,009
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Andrea Owen, CPCC, has overcome an eating disorder, alcoholism, and divorce to emerge as a powerhouse in the life-coaching world. Since founding Your Kick-Ass Life in 2010, she’s coached more than 100 women one-on-one, reached more than 1.2 million readers through her blog, and taught workshops sponsored by Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. She is the author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life. You can visit her website at YourKickAssLife.com.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 7

2 Take Responsibility for Your Life and Your Choices 11

3 Cannonball Out of Your Comfort Zone 15

4 Ask Your Friends How You Can Support Them 21

5 Uncover Your Personal Values 25

6 Tell Five People about Your Secret Dream 29

7 Listen To Your Gut (Not Just the Stuff You Want to Hear) 33

8 Stop Apologizing and People Pleasing 37

9 Bad Relationships Are Great Life Lessons 41

10 Find the Fastest Way to Peace 45

11 Get Over Your Ex 49

12 Accept That You'll Have Regrets 55

13 Don't Take Other People's Piles of Shit 59

14 Take Inventory of Your Nonnegotiables 63

15 Shut Up and Listen 67

16 Have More Fun 71

17 Dump the Friends You've Outgrown 75

18 Pain = Wisdom 79

19 Find Your Passions 83

20 Loving Yourself Is the New Black 87

21 You Can't "Feel Fat" 91

22 Manage Your Inner Critic 95

23 For the Love of All That Is Holy: Stop Dieting! 99

24 Don't Be a Control Freak 103

25 Ditch the Drama Addiction 107

25 Stop Trying to Run Other People's Lives 111

26 Living Your Passions = Living a Kick-Ass Life 115

27 Let Go of Resentments 117

28 Be a Legend in Your Own Mind 121

29 Quit Bitching and Moaning 125

30 Forgive Yourself 129

31 Honor Your Soul's Uniqueness 133

32 Start Something! 137

33 Move Out of Victimhood 141

34 You Are Always Worthy of Love 145

35 Pursuing Perfection Is the Race to Nowhere 149

36 Take Responsibility for Your Dysfunctional Relationship 153

37 Don't Let Comparisons Destroy You 157

38 A C+ Day Can Change Your Life 161

39 Don't Define Yourself Through Others 165

40 Boldly Stand Up for What You Believe, Even If It's Unpopular 169

41 Never, Ever, Ever Apologize for Who You Are 173

42 Cut Yourself Some Slack Already 177

43 Warning: That Perfect Body Isn't Going to Bring You Jack Shit 181

44 You + Gratitude = Always Enough 185

45 Create a Tribe of Badasses 189

46 Closure Is Overrated 193

47 Life Balance Is a Crock of Shit 197

48 Fail More Often 201

49 Exercise Should Not Be Corporal Punishment 205

50 Find Some Kind of Spirituality 209

51 Own Up to What You Use to Numb Your Feelings 213

52 Know This Is Exactly Where You Are Supposed to Be 217

Index 221

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