Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 27: What Are You Making Grades Mean?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

So, I wonder if this episode is the one that gets my listeners worked up. These are thoughts that we don’t hear often, so I’m putting them out there. If you aren’t a fan of my approach – it is all good, differences are what makes this world interesting.

However, if you can barely stand to listen to my take on grades, I challenge you to take a look at your thoughts and be curious as to the why. Ask yourself, “Who would I be in the world, if for a moment, I tried on these new thoughts and could find myself in a space where I believe them?”

Let me know where you are and let’s chat about it.  If you are happy with who you show up in the world as with your thoughts on this topic, then you are all good!

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • To question what you are making a GPA/grades mean
  • To challenge your thinking about the 4.0
  • To think about who gets to walk across the stage at graduation
  • To question what you make grades mean in your life

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. How much does your child’s grade change your mood?
  2. How were your grades in school?

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 21: Let’s Talk About Your Excuses

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
This episode is a continuation of my last episode. We worked on finding  future you in episode 13, and in my previous episode we talked about, the “How?” Today, we cover those darn excuses that crop up in our lives. Let’s bury them once and for all!
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • The importance of identifying your excuses
  • What to do with your excuses
  • How to move past your excuses

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Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What is your go-to excuse? 
  2. Knowing your go-to excuse, are you ready to bury it forever?

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 20: You Found Future You – Now, for the “How?”

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
This episode is a continuation of my “finding future you” episode. I can’t begin to stress enough how important it is for you to spend time with yourself, getting to know future you, so that she is your gps through life. She’s all you need. She’ll cheer you on, guide you, recommend the when, the where and the how – you need to know her so well that she’s got your back all the time. AND remember she’s super supportive. She wouldn’t beat you up, she’s lovely, kind and can’t wait to see you get where she is already. So get to know her, my friend!
 
Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • To write your future result down
  • Who you need to spend a lot of time with in planning your future
  • Who to listen to when it comes to your future
  • A way to remember how to keep other people’s comments in perspective: are you a turtle? 

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you found the result you want in your life?  
  2. Are you ready to take action?

Episode Resources

Your Empty Nest Coach podcast review by Carolyn Kiel of Beyond6Seconds.
Thanks, Carolyn!

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 19: Let’s Talk about Extracurriculars

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
I am unbelievably excited to have Carolyn Allison Caplan AKA Admissions Mom as a guest on my episode, today. Honestly, I could have spoken with Carolyn for hours, but, alas, I had to return to work from my lunch break.  But, no worries, we already discussed having her back on the podcast. Yay! 
 
In this episode, we chat about those extracurricular activities that are so necessary for a college application. Carolyn’s viewpoint is one that I adore, and her heart for the students she assists is evident and infectious. Seriously, take a look at the karma this amazing lady has on Reddit! Good stuff!
 
Whether you have a kiddo heading off to college in the next few years or not, there are tremendous nuggets of wisdom in this conversation with Carolyn. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed chatting with her (look at that screenshot)! As always, thanks for listening!
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • How important extracurricular activities are in the college admission process.
  • Is there a magic number of extracurricular activities?
  • Is there such a thing as too many extracurricular activities? 
  • Should I, as a mother, be concerned about my child’s lack of participation in school activities?
  • The importance of leadership in your own life.
  • Carolyn’s Star Shaped Philosophy
  • Great Community extracurricular activity suggestions.
  • How awesome Houston’s weather is most of the year
  • And more!

Announcements

Episode Resources

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Did AdmissonsMom give you a new perspective on extracurriculars? 
  2. How do you feel about extracurriculars? 

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 18: How to Get Rid of Guilt

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Mom guilt. Why is this even a thing? What does it do other than to make mom miserable? Let’s work on removing guilt from our lives. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Who really makes you feel guilty.
  • How to get rid of your guilty feelings.

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have mom guilt?
  2. Is there something you want to do but you are afraid you’ll feel guilty about doing ?

Episode Resources

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.