30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Their Future – What’s Your Story? 💚 (8/30)

The 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Their Future - What's Your Story? (8/30)💚

In this podcast episode, I invite you to consider the different future-story-telling possibilities.

"I invite you to pay attention to the stories you are telling about the future - especially when it comes to stories about your child’s future."

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"I invite you to pay attention to the stories you are telling about the future - especially when it comes to stories about your child’s future."

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 176

Challenge: Their Future - What's Your Story? (8/30)

FULL TRANSCRIPT

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What’s your story about your child’s future? is our topic for today (Day 8) in the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success. 

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If this is your first time listening,  know we are diving into the challenge content. If you like what you hear, jump back to the episode titled “Getting Started with the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success” and then work your way through from the beginning - or visit EmptyNestSuccess.com to sign up for daily or weekly email delivery of this challenge that will lead you to companion videos, additional journal prompts, resources and more!

Here we go: 

00:43

Hi, amazing human and beautiful soul, I’d like you to consider, today, the storytelling that  you do about our child’s future (or your own future). 

Anytime we think, share, or talk about the future we are in imaginary-land.

Meaning, we are creating something (telling a story) that may or may not ever happen. How often are we telling stories that make us feel something other than really fantastic? 

Stop for a moment and take in that you have lived on this planet for decades figuring out things as you go. You rise to challenges, and sometimes you don’t, but you’re still here and you keep going. Trust in yourself that if the future plays out in an unexpected way that you’ll have all the resources you need in that moment - or, that the unexpected way could be a lovely surprise. 

Unless you are a time traveler,  (Do you have a tardis?) you aren’t in the future. 

You may not be surprised that I have an analogy for these future-story moments. Remember, these are moments when we are guessing what might happen in the future. 

Have you used Google earth? There’s that satellite view and then there’s an option to tap and get a street view style. There’s a little person you can drop onto a specific place in a singular moment and look around. 

Now, I imagine us (as we tell these future-story moments) it’s as if we have taken ourselves, and dropped us in this one particular moment that could possibly happen, but we have no resources to deal with because - it doesn’t exist now.

Meanwhile, you could have dropped yourself in all these other places - just like you can in Google street view - all these different ways that your future could eventually play out and that specific story moment may never, actually, happen. 

Yet, our mind will treat that story that we are telling as if it is true now. And the present moment? Well, that, we're currently missing.

I invite you to pay attention to the stories you are telling about the future - especially when it comes to stories about your child’s future. 

As I said in an earlier episode, there is a level of preparation that we all need about the future.

Try combining the what-if with it, and invite yourself to spend time in a future that, sure, while it can be practical but also why not make it exciting and fun? Right now, you deserve nothing less. 

I’ll talk about the present moment in the next episode. 

03:31

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Your journal prompt for today is ….What story do you tell about your child's future?

03:39

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As always, I provide content to make you think. My hope is that I am able to provide you with thoughts that positively impact your life. If you enjoyed this episode, I invite you to take a moment to follow this podcast - it is free after all - AND become this podcast's hero by sharing it with others! You’ll find links to additional resources, time markers and more in the show notes. 

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Thanks for listening today! What story will you tell about the future? And don’t you dare forget how amazing you are.

Chat next time!

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86: The CEO of Your Life When Others Toss Things Over Your Fence

86: The CEO of Your Life When Others Toss Things Over Your Fence

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
I’m so curious what you think of this episode – do you notice anything different? 😀 
 

Where you have the chance to level up is by making your protector aware of the herd of humans that darken your property.

Take a listen or read the full transcript below.
 
⇓⇓⇓ More goodies below, too! Scroll down ⇓, so you don’t miss anything! ⇓⇓⇓
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • What a “Herd” Can Do To Your Protector And What It Represents
  • The Importance of Noticing The “Herds” Outside of Your Fence
  • To Train Your Protector To See Your Herds

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Can you identify the thought-delivery throwing herds in your own life?
  2. How is your protector doing with the training? 

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

81: What to do When Your Child is Struggling

81: What to do When Your Child is Struggling

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
Though I recorded this well over a month ago, the topic may be needed today – or any day. 

What does your child need? 

They need to know that you love them and are there for them. They need to know that you will listen to them. They need you to be the best version of yourself that is possible for you.

Take a listen or read the full transcript below.
 
⇓⇓⇓ More goodies below, too! Scroll down ⇓, so you don’t miss anything! ⇓⇓⇓
 
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> Click here, and then choose your favorite podcast app – be sure to hit subscribe or follow, once you choose your favorite!
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This Episode is Brought To You By

💚 Send audio feedback to Coach Christine now: voicemail/text to 920-LIFEWIN (920-543-3946).

What You Will Learn in this Episode 

    • What Your Protector Will Want to Do When Your Child is Struggling
    • The First Thing to Do When Your Child is Struggling
    • The Importance of Watching Your Thought Deliveries & Training Your Protector
    • What Will Create or Deepen a Crack in a Relationship
    • And More!

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What is your go-to response when your child is struggling? 
  2. Who do you want to show up as when your child is struggling?

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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.

51: Podcaster I Am Thankful For (Carolyn Kiel’s interview with Nikhil Pampati of Jobscopia) Career Search

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
As it is Thanksgiving week here in the United States, and since this is a podcast episode, I thought it would be appropriate to share a podcaster I am thankful for.
 
Please note that, of course, I am incredibly thankful for my patient and supportive husband, my incredibly creative and kind-hearted daughter, my friends and extended family, my health, and all that comes with the privilege of being alive on this earth at this moment. 
 
Oh, and pumpkin pie – thankful for pumpkin pie! I WILL treat myself with some pumpkin pie. 
 
While this episode is a bit longer than my usual episode, it is an incredibly interesting listen. Carolyn was kind enough to share one of her episodes with me that I handpicked for you. Nikhil Pampati is a high school senior who has created a nonprofit that is incredibly needed and inspiring. I invite you to listen to this episode, maybe even take a listen in the car with your child(ren) and have some exciting discussions about it.
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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> Click here, and then choose your favorite podcast app – be sure to hit subscribe or follow, once you choose your favorite!
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This Episode is Brought To You By

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What You Will Learn in this Episode 

    • Why Christine is thankful for Carolyn Kiel
    • The amazingness that is the Beyond Six Seconds Podcast
    • Who Nikhil Pampati is and learn about Jobscopia

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Did you have the opportunity to explore a career you were interested in? 
  2. What is your favorite part of this episode? 

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Full Transcript

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