30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Protector – Who’s the boss? 💚 (13/30)

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Protector - Who's the boss? 💚 (13/30)

In this podcast episode, we add on the idea of the part of you that acts as your Protector.

"But, what if..  you become the boss of your own life - the Conscious Effective Olympian - by taking the time to get to know and train your Protector?"

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"But, what if..  you become the boss of your own life - the Conscious Effective Olympian - by taking the time to get to know and train your Protector?

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 181

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Protector - Who's the boss?

FULL TRANSCRIPT

[level-up music]

Your Protector: Who’s the boss the boss, anyway? is our topic for today (Day 13) in the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success. 

[level-up music]

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: 

00:42

Amazing human and beautiful soul, we are continuing to build our analogy with those building block concepts. What if the part of you that some call ego, you begin to think of as your protector? 

Let me first share where this analogy came from …. I was working through reading “The Power of Now.” I talk about that in our episode about presence, and in that book Eckhart Tolle mentions the ego quite a bit. No matter how many times I read it, the word wasn’t resonating with me, personally, as positively as I believe he was intending it. I always associated the word “ego” with negativity, even though I know in different contexts it has different meanings. Being a person focused on finding ways to love all the parts of myself, this wasn’t going to work for me. This put me on a journey to discover a way to think of the ego so that I loved it and cared for it as it is part of me. 

I tried different concepts and, finally, one resonated with me: the idea that this ego part of me was, actually, trying to do their best: it was overwhelmed, it’s untrained, and it’s working incredibly hard with barely any resources. I don’t know about you but I’ve been in job roles where I’ve felt that way and the way I show up is entirely different from the times when I feel confident in my role; I feel well trained;  I feel my boss has my back; and if I have a question, it’s okay because then, we can work it out together. 

I began to play with this concept, adjust it and eventually landed on the name of a Protector - a security guard of sorts but one that I simply need to train. I’ve been told by some clients and podcast listeners that the analogy works well for them too! So, here we are, years later and it still fits.

Now back to the analogy we’re building: although your Protector will be different from mine - let’s add yours to your mind’s house, yard and fence.  Imagine adding on a security space just outside of your fence. This may be as intimate or as large as you like - be it a person standing there with locks on the gate and you need their intervention or a full blown security building with tv monitors, and a really nice chair for your Protector. 

I’ll share a little bit about mine: I imagine mine in a hut just to the side of the fence. Now, they are trained enough that most of the time, they get to chill out. They’ve earned this chill out session: they get to drink  their coffee and watch all the monitors where they easily know which thing can pass on by my fence without me giving it a second thought. 

We’ve gone through some significant training to get to this point, too. 

If you’re starting to question where we are, pop back an episode or two and re-listen to the building of this analogy, or check the extra resources I have in the show notes!

If do you find this Protector concept resonates with you, spend some time getting to know your Protector, begin to consider what your incredible part of you would look like. 

Remember the idea here is that they take their job of protecting you super seriously. And absolutely everything that comes near the fence, currently, puts them on high alert. EVERYTHING. It's not their fault. They haven't been trained  - ever. They have been doing this job for decades and you haven’t paid any attention to them. They are under the false assumption, also, that they are the boss. 

They have no reason to think otherwise. All they know is if they don’t do their job well, bad things happen to you, and their job is to protect you. 

But, what if.. (you know how I like that) what if you become the boss of your own life - the Conscious Effective Olympian) by taking the time to get to know and train your Protector to handle thought deliveries to your specifications. Specifications, that honestly, you don’t know yet because you still need to declutter your house - that’s all good!

Your job right now is to appreciate and love your Protector part of you for doing the best they could, up until now. 

This challenge is a perfect example of a training resource that you can use to train your protector.  And this challenge is one huge introductory training program.

05:26

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Your journal prompt for today is …. How do you imagine your Protector and where they reside as they do their job?

[exit music - upbeat]

Thanks for listening today! For the opportunity to get to know you might have a Protector and don’t you dare forget that you are amazing! 

Chat next time!

[end]


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30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success

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30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Fence (Setting Boundaries) 💚 (12/30)

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Fence (Setting Boundaries) 💚 (12/30)

In this podcast episode, we continue building the analogy for our Conscious Effective Olympian living by adding a fence. 

"...consider if you will, that a lot of things in your life have no need to ever cross over inside of your fence."

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"...consider if you will, that a lot of things in your life have no need to ever cross over inside of your fence."

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 180

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Fence - Setting Boundaries

FULL TRANSCRIPT

[level-up music]

Setting Boundaries or Your Fence is our topic for today (Day 12) in the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success. 

[level-up music]

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

Hello, amazing human and beautiful soul, we are continuing our analogy today. If you recall, we began with the idea that your mind is like a house. In an upcoming episode, we’ll come back to those thought-box-deliveries. But, for now, I’d like you to imagine that there is a fence around a yard, outside of your house, and take in for a moment, or consider if you will, that a lot of things in your life have no need to ever cross over inside of your fence. And they certainly don’t belong in your house. 

These could be thought-box-deliveries that come from happenings in life, circumstances, situations, the past, or the future.

Beginning to catch your thought-box-deliveries that belong outside of your fence before you allow them even inside your house can impact your life tremendously. Diving into this analogy and making it work for you, might provide, over time,  a fun way for you to consider your own boundaries. 

While this is a super short concept, it is yet another building block for our Conscious Effective Olympian living: What if you consider that you can have that fence? 

We’ll continue this analogy tomorrow. 

02:06

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Your journal prompt for today is …. How do you imagine your house and your fence? I invite you, in your journal, to describe it in detail or maybe even draw a picture!

02:20

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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. 

[exit music - upbeat]

Thanks for listening today! Have fun imagining that fence and don’t you dare forget that you are amazing! 

Chat next time!

[end] 


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30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success

It's time to take control of your new reality and turn it into a positive experience. Do the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success and get started on your amazing new chapter in life! All are welcome - whether the empty nest is ahead or you've been in it for years and anywhere between. 

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Thoughts 💚 (11/30)

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Thoughts 💚 (11/30)

In this podcast episode, we begin building the Conscious Effective Olympian life primary analogy.

"Starting with our thoughts, the analogy I have for you is to think of your mind as a house. Imagine that the doorbell to that house rings every time a new thought shows up in your mind - And we have lots of thoughts."

 Looking for an episode transcript? You'll find it below! 

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  • 03:13 Journal Prompt

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

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For those who are freaking out about the empty nest years. It is time to make the rest of your life the best of your life!

Coach Christine,

Your Empty Nest Coach

"Starting with our thoughts, the analogy I have for you is to think of your mind as a house. Imagine that the doorbell to that house rings every time a new thought shows up in your mind - And we have lots of thoughts."

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 179

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Thoughts

FULL TRANSCRIPT

[level-up music]

Your Thoughts are our topic for today (Day 11) in the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success. 

[level-up music]

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: 

00:42

Amazing human and beautiful soul, this topic is one that I’ve already touched on throughout our first ten days, and you’ll find it threaded within all of my content, whether I explicitly point it out or not. 

The next handful of days (including today) is the meatiest portion of Challenge content. That doesn’t mean the episode is longer, it simply means you may need to chew some of these over a bit more in your mind before moving on. As with all of this challenge, you’ll find more on these topics in Season 1 of the podcast and in the Empty Nest Success online home.

The analogies I’m about to introduce, think of them as building blocks in your conscious effective olympian living.

Starting with our thoughts, the analogy I have for you is to think of your mind as a house. Imagine that the doorbell to that house rings every time a new thought shows up in your mind - And we have lots of thoughts. There are so many of these thought-box- deliveries that you can't keep up and out of frustration, you decide to provide your delivery person with a key to put the boxes wherever they can in your home. Yes, you’ve given up and - stay with me here for a moment - those thought-box-deliveries are everywhere: cluttered in the hall, in every room: floor to ceiling, on the stairs, blocking doors from closing, some doors from opening, and making it extremely difficult to move. 

There are so many of these thought-box-deliveries in your house that  it's difficult to find the ones you love, and you have a really well worn path to the same thought-box-deliveries you continue to open time, and time, and time, and time again. 

What if you have a choice? You can stay overwhelmed or begin inspecting the packages. Who sent these to you, anyway? 

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that I recommend looking for that thought-box delivery labeled: I am amazing. Meaning, you: you are amazing - and open that one up!  

For today, we’re going to introduce this first building-block of the analogy. Consider how cluttered your house might be. 

03:13

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Your journal prompt for today is … What are some thought-box-deliveries that you continue to open at the moment? 

 

[exit music - upbeat]

Thanks for listening today! Check those thought-box-deliveries, and don’t you dare forget that you are freaking amazing! 

Chat next time! 

[end]

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30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success

It's time to take control of your new reality and turn it into a positive experience. Do the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success and get started on your amazing new chapter in life! All are welcome - whether the empty nest is ahead or you've been in it for years and anywhere between. 

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Life’s Toolbox (part 2) & Taking Inventory 💚 (10/30)

The 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success: Your Life's Toolbox (part 2) & Taking Inventory (10/30)💚

In this podcast episode, we chat a bit more about your life's toolbox. 

"This 30-Day Challenge is a perfect example of a bottom of your toolbox item."

Looking for an episode transcript? You'll find it below! 

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

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For those who are freaking out about the empty nest years. It is time to make the rest of your life the best of your life!

Coach Christine,

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"This 30-Day Challenge is a perfect example of a bottom of your toolbox item."

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 178

Challenge: Your Life's Toolbox (part 2) & Taking Inventory (10/30)

FULL TRANSCRIPT

[level-up music]

Your Life’s Toolbox and Periodically taking inventory is our topic for today (Day 10) in the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success. 

[level-up music]

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: 

00:45

Hello, amazing human and beautiful soul! If you started at the beginning, you are now a third of the way through the challenge. Congratulations! While these episodes may be short in time, you showing up for yourself regularly (or even not so regularly - ha!), is a win - and you know I like to celebrate those. 

We began this challenge at the top of your toolbox and the idea of adding items to the top that are usually quick, reset type items, or things you enjoy doing. Also, with the idea that using them should become a conscious choice that you are gifting yourself with the time to use them or to do them. 

When diving into really discovering who we are and becoming the C.E.O or Conscious Effective Olympian of your life, we sometimes need to look a bit deeper, take a little more inspired action, or feel led to do something that requires a bit more of your resources. 

This 30-Day challenge is a perfect example of a bottom of your toolbox item. Joining a support group, or a club, learning a new skill or language, heading to therapy, journaling over time and reflecting on your entries are all other great examples, too - and this is only a teeny tiny sampling. 

The daily action of journaling, for me, is that top of the toolbox item, it's something that helps you to become present in the moment and consider things, but long term, over time, journaling and reflection, to me, that’s a bottom of the toolbox item. 

What you may find interesting is things that I personally have in the bottom of my toolbox or the top of my toolbox may also be in your toolbox but in different positions based on where you are in your journey. 

Let’s also have a brief chat about taking inventory of your toolbox. Who you are right now in this moment is different from who you will be tomorrow, the next day, and the next day, think about six months - a year out. The items in your toolbox may work for you forever, OR, they may run their course, being something you needed just for a certain amount of time, which allows you to declutter and with the new found space, look for new items for your toolbox. 

The reminder here is to continue your journey, and to consider new ways to develop who you are along the journey. Please, don't feel limited to things you hear from me or others. Trust your inner guidance - and that’s something that will become easier over time. 

I have more information about your toolbox beginning with Season 1, episode 88 of my podcast.

03:47

[level-up music]

Your journal prompt for today is …. Can you think of three new bottom of your toolbox items that you may want to attempt in the future?

03:58

[level-up music]

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. 

[exit music - upbeat]

Thanks for listening today! Check out that toolbox, and don’t you dare forget that you are amazing! 

Chat next time!

[end]


Your Empty Nest Coach Christine has her arms out wide and looking up to the sky while in nature, text leads to the online home for the 30-Day  Challenge to Empty Nest Success

30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success

It's time to take control of your new reality and turn it into a positive experience. Do the 30-Day Challenge to Empty Nest Success and get started on your amazing new chapter in life! All are welcome - whether the empty nest is ahead or you've been in it for years and anywhere between.