Ex-journalist turned retired entrepreneur turned motivational coach and speaker Amanda Chen is an expert in curiosity and now living in Mexico. Last year she bought a one-way ticket and never looked back. She’s tried everything in order to reach success and live the dream, only to realize that the dream she was chasing was never really hers. Realizing she has spent her whole life learning how to work, this season is focused on learning how to live.
Each episode Amanda dives into what she calls the journey unravelled, in unlearning patterns, detaching from social concepts and generating pure self love. Join her as she questions why you do the things you do, why are you even thinking about doing anything in the first place, and how to find peace and just be.
Learning How To Play with Jeff Harry
Do you remember the last time you truly played, like as a kid at a playground?
If you feel guilty about having fun or doing literally anything that doesn’t bring you money or potential money, then this conversation is for you.
In today’s episode of Learning How to Live, we learn how to play with Jeff Harry, professional play expert who goes into the offices of some of the greatest places to work to teach us how to play. Yeah, thats a real job!
The biggest takeaway from this conversation is that it’s not our fault that we don't know how to play. We have been looking for happiness in all the wrong places, when we ourselves are already the most fun.
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Living in a Cabin in the Woods with Kelly Stefanski
Welcome back to another episode of the Miss Amanda Chen Show podcast. We are in Season 5 - Learning How To Live. And a lot of that learning is about making the choice to live. And maybe that involves taking the risk to move your life to a brand new city you have never been before.
In today’s episode, I sit down with my new friend Kelly Stefanski, who literally just packed up her life and moved to Oaxaca, without ever even visiting before coming here!
She shares her story about living in a cabin in the woods for a year after leaving a partnership that suffered through the pandemic, going through some deep self reflection, and now all of a sudden she is living in Oaxaca City and just adopted a dog. Tune in to celebrate the courage it takes to actually pack up and go.
Follow her journey here: https://www.instagram.com/imitatenature/
How Do You Give and Receive Love?
I feel like we can all understand some concept of love, but how do we put it in practice? This week I really focused on the act of receiving love, and in that receiving I was able to give even more. In this episode, I talk about my friends visiting me in Oaxaca City for the first time. This is a big moment for me because I spent so much time giving my love by going to other parts of Mexico to see friends rather than having them to come to me. I never gave myself the space to receive love until now. Tune in to hear what happened and hopefully this might shift your perspective on how you think of love, and how you might give or receive love to both yourself and others.
What does success look like to you?
Welcome back to another episode of the Miss Amanda Chen Show podcast. We are in Season 5 where I talk about Learning How to Live. And in learning how to live, the first thing is to reflect on how we’ve learned how to work, believing that working permits us to live. But we’re already alive, and yet we delay this blessing.
In this episode, I talk about redefining what success looks like and why I’ve changed the direction of this podcast to the style that it is today.
I used to think that success would be attributed by the amount of listens, the 100 hours of sound bites, or getting wild stories that would shock and amaze people. These are all external things that take the true power of success away from you.
Success for me now is just a realization of myself and who I am. That way no person or thing can take success away from me. I have the power to give it to myself and I have the power to withhold it from myself.
Make sure to subscribe and let me know if there is anything you would like me to talk about on the show. See you next Wednesday!
How Are You Showing Up Today?
Welcome to Season 5: Learning How To Live. In today’s episode I want to talk about authenticity and showing up for yourself. I was inspired by the quote, “We are constantly invited to be who we are.” by poet Henry David Thoreau.
Listen to my experience this week going on a virtual meditation retreat and learning how to stand up and speak up for myself when I enter an aggressive situation with my neighbour.
At the end of the day, who is one person in your life? Why give them so much power to dictate how you are going to feel in your own skin? As painful and unusual and awkward as it might feel to show up, do it for you. There is no one saving me out here. I just have to show up or I go to bed as someone I know I’m not. And that I can’t live with anymore.
Let me know what you thought of this episode and send me your stories on showing up for yourself, as yourself. Make sure to follow and subscribe and I will see you next Wednesday with another episode on Learning How To Live.
A Real Day in the Life
Welcome to the first episode of Season 5: Learning How to Live. Today I talk about what a real day in the life looks like, and I ask the question - what makes a good day over a bad day?
If you’ve been following my journey you know that I bought a one-way ticket to Mexico, sold everything I own and have been literally just living for the last six months. And that means living, not working. Of course, I will find random ways to make money here and there, but there is no plan. Im not working remotely. There is no safety net.
I’m writing about this because I felt like my day kind of sucked with moving all my things and feeling obviously really uneasy about my decision, which is a generally daily activity. Without focusing on whether something good or bad is happening to you, you can choose to make things happen for you instead. You are no longer the receiver of good or bad news, you are the active creator of good or bad things. How incredible is that?
The biggest learning is that I have the power to change my day, and with that in mind, no day is ever a good or a bad day. It's just another day and we keep on living.
I really appreciate the space Amanda creates with guests, giving them time to respond to questions that don’t have easy answers. I enjoy the transparency that comes from not knowing who the guest is.
Discussions for understanding
Amanda is a great host and loves that she is having these conversations and spaces like this for men so there can be more transparency on what men also go through. It’s all about finding understanding and her show does that well.
Necessary conversations for healing the divine masculine and feminine in us all