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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Mar 15, 2021

Peter O Estevez is the Host of the Coming Clean Podcast, a show committed to connecting international thought leaders who help others to thrive in our ever-changing world. Sober for 18 years, Peter’s advocacy for addiction support has led to him writing his upcoming new book, From Lies to Riches - 13 Steps to a Healthy Life in Recovery. Born in Mexico City and living in the US since he was ten years old, Peter is now an irrepressible entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder of EGO Mergers & Acquisitions LLC and a partner of several companies, including BLUESKY Biofuels, developing relationships between America and Mexico for the Energy, Oil, and Gas industries.

In today’s episode, Peter joins me to discuss growth, giving back, and the importance of our contribution to the world and the legacy we leave. He reveals the personal struggles he had with his father and what he recognized in his own behavior when his son accused him of failing him. He describes his long journey with recovery and how being sober alone did not solve his problems, leading to revisiting the 12-Step Program, and at one point, a week in jail for contempt of court. Peter also shares his search for the answers to becoming a better person, the workshops he joined, and what he discovered about himself to make that transformation.

“Most of us are afraid of making change. We stay in the comfort zone, not because it's comfortable, but because it's known. It is easier to be complacent than to take action.” - Peter O Estevez


Today on Mastering Midlife:

  • How self-discovery came out of Peter’s recovery
  • How Peter stopped the cycle of parental neglect by forgiving the generations before him
  • Why going back to the 12-Step Program helped even when Peter was sober
  • How a Google search led Peter to a workshop with Michael Beckwith
  • Why you shouldn't confuse comfort for a safe or satisfying existence
  • How you can be the one to break a cycle of negative family behaviors


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