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Ep 23: Find Personal Growth by Sidetracking

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“It wasn’t part of my dream. It was part of other people’s dreams. So I was really unhappy with myself.”

— Andrea Strauss

Have you ever been worried that you’d be judged if you pursue another career or job that’s outside of your college major or original career path? How would you perceive someone who’s a photographer, doula, restaurant owner, William Sonoma employee, and celebrity chef?

Well, that’s Andrea Strauss. She’s filled all those shoes, sometimes simultaneously. On the surface, you may judge her for “not knowing who she is and that she’s just bouncing around job-to-job. Quite the contrary. She knows exactly who she is. Exactly what she wants. And is happy with herself.

Why? Because she doesn’t listen to anyone’s opinion about what her life should look like.

But this attitude did not come easily nor happen overnight.


  • How to listen more to your inner voice to decide what opportunities to pursue or leave on the table
  • how you know when you’ve made the wrong decision and why you have to pivot fast out of that negative mentality to get refocused on your true purpose and get to what really makes you happiest

Connect with Andrea:

Andrea’s Website

about helen ngo

Helen Ngo, CFP® is a financial empowerment coach dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs own their worth, flip their money scripts, and smash every ceiling on their way up. The Self-Made CEO®, founder, featured speaker, and host of the Live & Earn podcast has unlocked the key to financial freedom that most people get wrong.

Use this simple, uncomplicated planner I created to help you stay on top of your money and create predictability in your business.