EP11: Roz Savage: From Corporate Life To 4-Time Guinness World Record Holder
It is not an understatement to say that today’s interview changed my soul! I was so moved by Roz Savage’s story and the more I dove into it the more captivated I became. Roz is the very first woman to row solo across the world’s biggest oceans. She holds 4 Guinness World Records for rowing. We spent over an hour to talk about what triggered her to leave her “perfect on paper life” and set out on a path to completely rewrite the course of her life.
When she set out on this path she didn’t know how to row, she ended her marriage and said goodbye to a regular income. She does acknowledge early on in our conversation that she is privileged to have chosen her adversity, knowing it wasn’t thrust upon her by a tragedy. But no matter which way the adversity comes to you, she is certain that the learning potential is equal to the struggle.
If you have that feeling that there must be “more” or are looking for the courage to make a change you know you should, this conversation is for you! You will be left thinking, as I was, can you change your life as dramatically as Roz did? The answer is yes! You can find your way out of the waiting room too!
I’d love to hear what you think of this conversation and how you see it translating to your own life. Be sure to comment below or connect with me on Instagram to tell me all about it.
More About Roz Savage
Roz Savage is the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian.
It was an unexpected career move for a former management consultant who doesn’t particularly enjoy exercise. She was inspired to brave the oceans when she realized two things: 1) we are all capable of much more than we tend to believe we are, and 2) we need to make some changes if we're going to live healthy lives on a thriving planet. So she used her voyages to expand her own limits and to promote sustainable living.
Listen to Episode 11 Below:
In This Episode, We Talk About
How her transformation began
She feels fortunate that she chose her adversity and loss and that it wasn’t thrust upon her through tragedy
The idea that losing everything you think is important can actually be completely liberating
Roz’s moment of impact - the moment that changed everything for her
The magic that happened when she started saying yes to her soul’s longing
Her environmental awakening that happened on a pilgrimage in Peru - she became on fire about this and desperate to do something
How she got started with rowing and how she got the idea to row across the Atlantic
Why she felt that the universe had her back during her expedition
Her preparation for the row across the Atlantic which was a 3 ½ month voyage
The scariest moments during her row across the Atlantic
Her technique for shifting her thoughts away from fear and negativity
How she felt when she was approaching the end of her journey - 103 days in the Atlantic
How she felt after she got off the boat and how she recovered
How she integrated her new self into her life after she got off the boat
Who Roz thinks she is now and what she is working on next
Why she thinks we need a new story about what it means to be a human on planet earth - a balance of the masculine and feminine
It took me 5 million oar strokes to get me across 3 oceans
And so much more!
Things We Mention In This Episode
Ted Talk: “Why I'm Rowing Across the Pacific” by Roz Savage
Book: Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned by Roz Savage
Website: The Sisters
Podcast Episode: Dear Life Podcast Episode 1 with Nicole Stott
Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey
Book: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
Workshop: Join Christina at The Omega Institute for Life Reentry After Loss
Book: Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen
Book: Where Did You Go? by Christina Rasmussen
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