167: The 30 Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success💚

167: The 30 Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success 💚

Hello, my amazing friend. 👋

I'm popping in from my PodPause to announce the #30DayChallenge to Empty Nest Success.

As always, I'm cheering you on! 🎉

Coach Christine,

Your Empty Nest Coach

"The challenge is filled with what I consider top tips from my four years of content creation!"

Listen now or read the full transcript at the bottom of this post.

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Episode Topics & Their Minute Markers

  • 00:00  Podcast intro
  • 01:23  Quick Reminders  & Special thanks
  • 02:27  My Wish For You Today - YOU create your goals
  • 02:47  New Things - The #30DayChallenge to Empty Nest Success 
  • 05:13  New Things - PodPausing continues
  • 05:39  Sign off
  • 06:24  Bloopers 😆

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 167

FULL TRANSCRIPT

00:00:00

Christine: Hi, I’m Coach Christine. This is my podcast, it’s the Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, and we’re on episode #167. Go ahead and t ap 30 seconds ahead if this isn't your first time listening and want to skip this introduction portion. In this podcast, I focus on helping parents who are freaking out about the empty nest ahead - I like to say we'll take you from freaking out to feeling freaking awesome. No worries, though, all are welcome here, as I’m all about coaching you to become the C.E.O. of Your Life and in my world, C.E.O. stands for Conscious Effective Olympian. You’ll do this by leveling-up

[level-up music]

your life in small increments - those small wins add up to big changes.

I appreciate that you pressed play on this episode today. Here we go…

[up beat music]

00:00:56

This podcast is my gift to you: a parent adjusting to the idea of an empty nest, or possibly a student who’s wondering how your parents are feeling about you heading out on your own. These podcast episodes will have a base of life coaching infused with reminders to cheer yourself on, and maybe with a dash of my alter ego, Sally - the hotline video operator, popping in from time to time. I’m here to remind you that you should be your own biggest fan.

00:1:23

Before we dive in, some quick reminders: Visit YourEmptyNestCoach.com or EmptyNestSuccess.com to find a ton of information, resources, and more that I have created for you. If you enjoy this podcast, don’t forget to follow it in your favorite podcast player - or register for a free account in the Empty Nest Success home. Those are the best ways to be notified when I release a new episode - which is helpful when I’m on a PodPause as I am now. A special thanks to our fabulous sponsor and my dear friends SupaPass. SupaPass powers the online home for all available resources that I have created for you. Register today to gain immediate access to complimentary content or purchase premium content.

If you would like to jump around in the episode, look for the time markers found in the show notes or within the show transcript.

Links, resources mentioned in this episode, and time markers (if you like to jump around) will be found in the show notes - on most podcast listening platforms, you’ll need to scroll up, tap i for information or tap see more to view those show notes.

00:02:27

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My Wish for You Today

My wish for you today is that you easily find beauty and joy as you embark on your day. Whether you discover it in nature, within your family or friends, through kindness of strangers, or maybe unexpected abundance makes an appearance.

00:02:47

[computer game level up music (short)]

New Things. New Things. New Things!

My current PodPause has been rewarding and rejuvenating. I’ve had time to work on content for the Empty Nest Success community and recently felt led to create a 30 Day Challenge, which is why I am popping into your feed today.

That’s right, the Challenge is my first new thing!

The #30DayChallenge to Empty Nest Success begins May 1st 2023. It’s designed to kick start your adventure of becoming the C.E.O. of Your Life!

This challenge will be delivered through daily videos that are 1 minute or less of your time. Videos will present a thought, an idea, or something you can begin to consider in your life. This challenge might be all you need or it you may find it leads you to dive in to even more of the content found in the Empty Nest Success online home. By the way, I created a guidebook to go along with the challenge. It contains a list of topics for each day, a thank you offer if you take an extra step, and printable worksheets - if you like that sort of thing.

Curious on how to participate? Well, you may do so by simply following along on the socials as I’ll be posting all of the videos to TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube shorts. That being said, it’s a great time to follow me on your favorite platform, if you haven’t done so already and you’ll find my profile @emptynestcoach in all the places. If you would like a little bit more in this challenge such as access to the guidebook, emails when a new video is posted and priority response on your video comments during the 30 days, then head over to EmptyNestSuccess.com and register for a complimentary account - no payment required.

The challenge is filled with what I consider top tips from my four years of content creation! If you are listening to this episode well after May of 2023, I invite you to visit EmptyNestSuccess.com to learn how to participate. Consider this - this moment right here - your official invitation to join us, and tell a friend - or two - or two hundred. 😉 Thanks!

00:05:13

MY Second New thing, isn’t really a new thing, just an update:

My podpause will continue after this episode. I do plan to be back regularly this summer, after the challenge is wrapped up and more content in the community has been updated. If you are looking for curated episodes or would like to search on a topic, visit EmptyNestSuccess.com and tap on Audio Content in the menu.

00:05:39

With that, I’m going to wrap this episode. I’d love to see you participate in the 30 Day Challenge if you’re feeling led to join in. As always, I provide content to make you think, my empty nest friend.

My HOPE is that I’m able to provide you with thoughts that positively impact your life. If you enjoyed this episode, please don’t forget to share it with others; it’s the best way to allow it to reach a wider audience and get it to the people who could use it.  A reminder to check out the episode show notes and check in on your relationship with yourself my empty nest friend. After all, YOU ARE AMAZING! Chat next time.

00:06:24

[bloopers]

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166: Empty Nest Success – When Emotions are Like Farts💚

166: Empty Nest Success – When Emotions are Like Farts💚

Hello, my amazing friend. 👋

I had a bit of fun with this one! 

As always, I'm cheering you on! 🎉

Coach Christine,

Your Empty Nest Coach

"Sometimes you’ll realize - oh, for sure - that emotion is what I need right now - other times you may find yourself feeling differently."

Listen now or read the full transcript at the bottom of this post.

🔽 More goodies are below, too! Please scroll down 🔽to see them all! 🔽 🔽 🔽 

This Episode is Brought To You By

Episode Topics & Their Minute Markers

  • 00:00  Podcast intro
  • 00:50  Quick Reminders  & Special thanks
  • 01:43   My Wish For You Today - YOU create your goals
  • 02:09  New Things - 2023 Pod Pause
  • 04:40  My Lessons Learned: When Emotions are Like Farts
  • 09:00  Two Questions For You
  • 09:18   Recap
  • 10:18    Bloopers 😆
  • 10:39   Still listening?  - C.E.O. Training Team Information & Offer

Episode Questions For You To Consider

  1. How do you handle your farts in life: real and emotional?
  2. Do you know you are amazing?

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

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 166

FULL TRANSCRIPT

00:00:00

Christine: Hi, I’m Coach Christine. This is my podcast, it’s the Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, and we’re on episode #166. If this isn't your first time listening and you want to skip the introduction portion feel free to tap forward a couple of times. In this podcast, I focus on helping parents who are freaking out about the empty nest ahead - I like to say: we'll take you from freaking out to feeling freaking awesome. No worries, though; all are welcome here, as I’m focused on coaching you to become the C.E.O. of Your Life, and in my world, C.E.O. stands for Conscious Effective Olympian. You’ll do this by leveling-up

[level-up music]

your life in small increments - those small wins add up to big changes.

I appreciate that you pressed play on this episode today. 

Here we go..

[up beat music]

00:00:50

This podcast is my gift to you: a parent adjusting to the idea of an empty nest, or possibly a student who’s wondering how your parents are feeling about you heading out on your own. These podcast episodes will have a base of life coaching infused with reminders to cheer yourself on, and maybe with a dash of my alter ego, Sally, the hotline video operator popping in from time to time. I’m here to remind you that you should be your own biggest fan.

00:01:18

Before we dive in - a special thanks to our fabulous sponsor and my dear friends SupaPass. SupaPass powers the online home for all available resources that I have created for you. Register today for a free account to unlock a sampling of those resources - head over to  EmptyNestSuccess.com - where you also may also support this podcast, join the C.E.O. Training Team, or purchase other premium content.

00:00:00

[computer game level up music (short)]

My Wish for You Today

My wish for you today is that YOU create your goals. And that you have no problem letting go of goals that don’t serve you. I also send wishes for you that your goals are inspiring. And the goals that you must do, you’re able to find inspiring thoughts about them. And, as a reminder, you aren’t your goals.

00:02:09

[computer game level up music (short)] 

New Things. New Things. New Things!

New Things in the New Year. If you’re listening to this episode at a different time, I wish you a happy new day. Each day has the gift of providing a tremendous new start for your life. I’m excited for you!

The biggest new thing for me, isn’t really a new thing. 

If you are so inclined, you can take a listen to the episode I released about this time last year - I had plans. I was going to take a podpause - where I pause releasing podcast episodes - and had plans for what I’d do with that time. 

And then it was 2022. I did buy a house and the house needed way more work than I was expecting. I had a lot less free time than I originally planned and well - it is life after all - things did not go as planned. But I did have a lot of fun figuring it all out. The one area that was neglected the most was - yes, this podcast - and all the things I planned to do around it. 

I’m ever so thankful for the C.E.O. Training Team members this year - The Training Team work has been incredibly fun to continue through all of my life changes.

I’m also super proud that we DID manage to migrate (ha ha ha) from the term of flock to the C.E.O. Training Team  - helping you to become the Conscious Effective Olympian of your life in a way that you learn to trust your own inner guidance  - that’s all very important to me.  

In relistening to episode 155 - where I shared about last year’s change - I had forgotten that so much of this setup was all new this year. Which means I’m taking the time to celebrate that win as we embark on year 2 of the C.E.O. Training Team offering! If you’d like to hear more about the beginnings of the C.E.O. Training Team, take a listen to that episode- you’ll find it in the show notes. 

I’m sharing this with you because, well, I have the same plans this year, as last year - After this episode, I’m taking podpause again. I’ll focus on the C.E.O. Training Team  - building up resources, curating content, the delivery of the Empty Nest Success app and some other surprises!

If you aren’t already following me on the socials, I invite you to join me now - you’ll find me on most platforms with the handle @emptynestcoach. If you’re looking for  a bit more, sign up for a free account in the Empty Nest Success community to stay in the know - receive weekly what if affirmations - and more!

[computer game level up music (short)]

00:04:40

My Lessons Learned

When Emotions are Like Farts

I couldn’t resist this title and this one came right from a C.E.O. Training Team Power Hour session! 

I’m kind of in love with this new analogy, too. 

One of the amazing humans in our group was sharing about losing patience with their emerging adult kiddo. And from what I understand - they really losing their patience. 

My listener, we don’t judge here, this is life - and I invite you to take a moment and imagine something that might cause you to lose your patience with your child - are they not helping around the house? Are they being disrespectful? Are they making a mess and expecting you to clean it up all the time - or is it way more serious? Take a moment to think about it and then imagine that straw-on-a-camel's-back moment when it becomes too much and you - for lack of better words - lose it - whatever that looks like for you. 

High-level, your emotions take over and they steamroll you, your Protector is on high-alert - all the alarms are going off in your mind - and your protector’s amazing job of protecting - allows your emotions to let loose.

It makes sense.

[dramatic music begins]

The emotions you have have been bottled up and get to a point where they need to escape - and this incredible human who started this whole conversation in our Power Hour said - you know, it has to come up - kind of like a fart. 

Oh my goodness, that made me smile. What an amazing analogy. 

And then we went a bit deeper with the analogy, and I mentioned that yeah, it is like fart but when we have the emotions and we don’t address them internally - it is as if we have to pass gas so bad while we are in a room full of people and we’re trying to figure out how to cover up this thing up. You know it’s going to happen and it ends up being those clear-the-room types of silent but deadly gas sessions. Oh my. 

[music ends]

And that is scenario 1 for your emotions: you feel all those emotions rising within you, you’re trying to hold it together, with sincere effort to find the right words but you don’t feel like they are working… and  - yeah, 

[dramatic music]

here it comes. 

[new music - more inspirational]

THEN there’s scenario 2. You feel the gas rumbling, you know it needs to be released. You excuse yourself from the room - knowing it will be really uncomfortable if you don’t - and, yeah, for this one you even head outside and have the glorious, abundant freedom to LET IT RIP. Ah, sweet relief. 

If this scenario were our emotions… imagine we can feel we are headed to a blow up of epic proportions. That is a good time to consider sharing something like “I’m experiencing some strong emotions here and I’m going to excuse myself for a bit allowing myself to come back when I’m sure these are warranted emotions for where we are.” And try to get some time to process the emotions in a way that serves you - this is a great time to use your C.E.O. Toolbox items. 

You can start by identifying the emotions & labeling them. Figure out what thoughts are driving those emotions - and ask yourself if those words are true - you can also process them out  in a way that works for you: journaling, walking, running, using boxing gloves and a punching bag - or a pillow - whatever works for you. 

Sometimes you’ll realize - oh, for sure - that emotion is what I need right now - other times you may find yourself feeling differently.

Allow yourself to explore your thoughts and emotions with love. You aren’t your thoughts and you aren’t your emotions, after all. You are so much more!

I’m cheering you on, friend. Now go let those farts out. 

00:09:00

Two Questions for You

Question 1: How do you handle your farts in life: emotional and real ones? 

 and Question 2: Do you know in your heart: you are amazing? 

[level-up music]

00:09:18 

This one’s a short episode, but it feels right for where we are. While I’ll be back with more episodes later in 2023, I’ll be adding content to the Empty Nest Success community weekly - and would love to see you there! 

As always, I provide content to make you think, my empty nest friend.

My HOPE is that I’m able to provide you with thoughts that positively impact your life.

If you enjoyed this episode, please don’t forget to share it with others; it’s the best way to allow it to reach a wider audience.  Also, don’t forget to follow this podcast - Your Empty Nest Coach - in your favorite podcast player - or register for your account in the Empty Nest Success home. 

As always, links and resources I mentioned in this episode, you’ll find in the show notes. 

Enjoy each and every day, my future empty nest friend. You deserve that, because after all, YOU ARE AMAZING!

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00:10:18

[bloopers with beeps & silly music]

00:10:39

Still Listening?

I love that you have made time [for YOU] today by listening to this episode. Should you be new here, know that there are over 160 other episodes waiting for your ears. If you aren’t new here, thank you for your continued support.  

Should you be curious about the C.E.O. Training Team, this offering is for those of you who are looking for a little bit more than the podcast. I have weekly resources for you, Monday sessions called Power Hours - where you can pop in for a reset in a group setting, and get a little group coaching if we have the time. Your membership includes four 15-minute private coaching sessions (with me) to get you started, and much much more. 

I have a special thank you just for listening to the end of this episode: I’ve created a coupon titled PodcastThankYou use this on check out to receive a generous $50 credit toward your new CEO Training Team membership. That code is PodcastThankYou no spaces, and each word is capitalized to start - you’ll find it in the show notes. 

Be sure to use that code soon as it’s only guaranteed for the first few months in 2023.

I’d love for you to join us!

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