140: Wednesday Wins, What I Wish My Parents Knew & More (The Daily Experiment) 💚

140: Wednesday Wins, What I Wish My Parents Knew & More (The Daily Experiment) 💚

Hello, my amazing friend!

Coach Christine,

Your Empty Nest Coach

"Thank you all for sharing your wins. Now my listener, I want you to take a couple of seconds here and think of a recent win of yours: small - or big, that you can celebrate. Do you have it? Now imagine that you look up into the sky (pretend you're outside on a clear day - if you aren’t) and you look up just in time to catch a small aircraft that has a sign behind it. That sign says, “I’m so proud of you - keep going - you are worth it.""

Take a listen or read the full transcript at the bottom of this post.

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Episode Topics & Their Minute Markers

  • 00:44 Quick Reminders
  • 01:03 Celebrating You and Your Wins
  • 03:28 Win Note from Coach Christine
  • 04:15 What I Wish My Parents Knew: How To Prepare for College
  • 05:16 My Question for You
  • 06:06 Bloopers

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  • Celebrating Your Wins:  @EmptyNestCoach on TikTok  | @EmptyNestCoach on Instagram
  • What I Wish My Parents Knew: Things to Do to Prepare for College

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    The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 140

    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 #140.  If you are new here, know that I tend to use terms I’ve used in prior episodes - should you feel a bit lost when this happens, I invite you to use my show notes for a list of earlier episodes to get caught up! High-level, I’m all about coaching you to become the CEO of Your Life and in my world, CEO 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…

    [short intro music]

    00:00:44

    Some quick reminders: You’ll find information to most of your questions, where I’ve been and more on my website: YourEmptyNestCoach.com. I love feedback on the episodes and if you enjoy this, don’t forget to follow this podcast in your favorite podcast player. SupaPass, who powers our online community, (that’s coming soon) is our fabulous episode sponsor. 

    00:01:03

    [computer game level up music (short)]  

    Celebrating You and Your Wins[sound] 

    My win? I’m back to eating healthier in a way that serves my body well, and that feels good. 

    As for your wins, I’m happy to share the last two weeks of wins from TikTok and Instagram! See my show notes to click through to view these wins and cheer everyone on. As always, please forgive any mispronunciations:

    Our Instagram family shared wins but only one gave me the okay to share here - and that is from our friend Katherine in New Zealand she’s the5kilotraveller, and she shared, “I gained more clarity around what’s important for me on this 5 kilo travel adventure. I need to stick to my guns that I’m into inspiring and encouraging and not fear based marketing.” 

    Side note from Coach Christine: YES, Please! We need more of this in the world.

    And for our TikTok family…

    Sunny day shared, “No school today so got extra sleep and had water and ate a meal.” and later they shared, “Have a day off from school so gonna take some time for myself. 

    Chelsea, “just committed to Grand Valley State University for college!”

    Mariadoor, “My fourth and youngest child just passed his driving test! I consider this my win as well as his because I survived teaching 4 kids how to drive.”

    I have one and we still haven’t gotten there so I’m super impressed. My listener, I tried something with that group of wins and responded to each one of them with a video on TikTik. It was super fun - it kind of had a Cameo feel - and they are all there for you to see if you want to check them out.

    Continuing with our TikTok wins:

    Kelsea shared, “ I just put my deposit in at college! I’ll be going to UVic in the fall!” 

    Pure. pixiedust - one of my favorite accounts to follow - shared, “I finally found a job I feel good at and I’m surrounded with accepting people. It rocks!”

    HIllary - our Life Organization friend shared, “I was promoted to director at work!”

    Jana’s win is, “I’m getting ready to put my college deposit down because I’m graduating a year early!!!!!” 

    Angelica “submitted her auditions”

    Jillian started a new job - and hasn’t worked in 5 years due to illness.

    Hola, “made it through the day.” 

    Avery was “invited to play in the soccer tournament with a new team.”

    00:03:28

    Thank you all for sharing your wins. Now my listener, I want you to take a couple of seconds here and think of a recent win of yours: small - or big, that you can celebrate. Do you have it? Now imagine that you look up into the sky (pretend you're outside on a clear day - if you aren’t) and you look up just in time to catch a small aircraft that has a sign behind it. That sign says, “I’m so proud of you - keep going - you are worth it.” 

    As a reminder, you can always share your win with us - and you may send it to me in my DMs on social media, use my google voice number, yes, that’s in my show notes, or pop in the comments of my wednesday win videos on TikTok or Instagram: just add the microphone emoji.

    00:06:38

    [computer game level up music (short)] 

    What I Wish My  Parents Knew

    This one is related to your child heading to college:

    My TikTok audience asked me how to best prepare for the college transition. I created a hotline video about this - to be honest, this could be an all-day seminar but I chose to focus on having them create a list of all the things that their parent does for them on a daily basis - things that parents won’t be able to do once college begins. You know things like food, laundry (mask washing), prescription refills, are you possibly your child’s alarm - if they are heading to campus, you won’t be there to do these things in the fall, that means it benefits your child now to take inventory of these things now - make an actual list - and then work on backing off on these items because to suddenly lose them all in the fall can be a bit of a shock with all the other changes in their life - and in your life. I’ll link my video in the show notes if you want to use it as a discussion starter for you as a family. Enjoy the transition, my amazing friend!

    00:05:17

    [happy music (short)] 

    My Question for You:

    What tip would you tell someone heading to college?

    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 enjoy this podcast please don’t forget to share it with others, it’s the best way to allow it to reach a wider audience. And of course, follow or subscribe in your favorite podcast app!

    I’ll be back tomorrow to share a reset exercise with you - I call these the GPS reset exercises. You also have 139 other episodes to catch up on or for you to relisten to when you are driving, maybe doing chores or taking a walk.

    Did you hear the news? My beautiful friend, you are amazing!

    Talk tomorrow!

    [end music]

    [blooper]

    139: Where’s Christine, Find the Funny & What’s in Your Toolbox (The Daily Experiment) 💚

    139: Where's Christine, Find the Funny & What's in Your Toolbox (The Daily Experiment) 💚

    Hello, my amazing friend!

    Coach Christine,

    Your Empty Nest Coach

    "I’m all about coaching you to become the CEO of Your Life and in my world, CEO stands for Conscious Effective Olympian. You’ll do this by leveling-up your life in small increments - those small wins add up to big changes."

    Take a listen or read the full transcript at the bottom of this post.

    ⇓⇓⇓ More goodies below, too! Scroll down ⇓, so you don't miss anything! ⇓⇓⇓

    @emptynestcoach 's podcast episode today: A TikTok heavy episode - toolbox, find the funny and where I've been

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    Episode Topics & Their Minute Markers

    • 00:43 Quick Reminders
    • 01:03 Where's Christine?
    • 02:40 What's in Your Life's Toolbox?
    • 03:55 Let's Find the Funny

    💚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 139

    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 #139.  If you are new here, know that I tend to use terms I’ve used in prior episodes - should you feel a bit lost when this happens, I invite you to use my show notes for a list of earlier episodes to get caught up! High-level, I’m all about coaching you to become the CEO of Your Life and in my world, CEO 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…

    [short intro music]

    00:00:43

    Some quick reminders: You’ll find the answers to all of your questions, where I’ve been and more on my website: YourEmptyNestCoach.com. I love feedback on the episodes and if you enjoy this, don’t forget to follow this podcast in your favorite podcast player. SupaPass, who powers our online community, (that’s coming soon) is our fabulous episode sponsor. 

    00:01:03

    [quirky music under segment]

    Christine? Christine? Christine where are you? 

    Deirdre Dolan Nesline and I are continuing our Friday morning Clubhouse declutter tips. Deirdre provides great tips for your weekend ahead, and I share a reset for your day. Periodically, we pop into Instagram live after and record an IGTV for you. 

    If you are in Clubhouse, I invite you to follow me and Deirdre there or on Instagram!

    I’m surprised, I don’t believe I mentioned this yet on my podcast but I was included in an article titled “The Real Moms of TikTok.” I am honored to be in an article with that title and have met some new friends through it. Of course, I’ll link it in my show notes!

    You won’t get to see this other one, but it is worth sharing. I was asked to judge some podcasts for the CASE, Circle of Excellence awards. CASE stands for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and high-level, I got to listen to some great Higher Ed(ucation) podcasts and chat with our judging team about what I think about them. If you ever have the opportunity to participate as a judge in something that you like  - is in an area of your interest, I highly recommend it. You are forced to approach it with a different lens and for me - I like what I learned. Bonus points for making new connections - which is always fun!

    Of course, you may check out my Media & Press page on my website YourEmptyNestCoach.com for a list of all of my guest appearances. 

    00:02:40

    What’s in your life’s toolbox? 

    As a reminder, these are things that bring you joy, or allow you to reset yourself in one way or another. Some are escapes that allow you the grace to have time until you’re able to process deeper or to allow your mind a bit of time to recalculate what’s next; other things - those that are at the bottom of your toolbox -  are tools and resources that allow you to do the deeper work - like this podcast, my workshops, or doing coaching work with me - or someone else. I’d love for you to share what works for you in your life’s toolbox for others to consider. Remember, these are always suggestions. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa - don’t be afraid to try new things!

    For me, this week, I have to say, yes, TikTok, it’s been in my toolbox all week. When I had moments of overload from all of the boxes and cleaning needed to be done. I would take five minutes - which - yeah - sometimes turned into 15 or 20 - but I would either watch videos or create videos and without fail, I came back to the task at hand feeling rejuvenated. I’m so thankful for that. 

    00:03:52

    [computer game level up music (short)] 

    00:03:55

    Let’s find the funny!

    [giggles from others] 

    Okay, don’t get mad at me, this is another TikTok video but it isn't actually the video that I’m talking about, it’s the audio - it is the sound from a video that Andrhea2.0 has with one of her videos - and I used it to show how vicious our cat Lego is - that is sarcasm again, in case you are wondering. I still laugh every time I hear that audio. 

    00:04:17

    I’ll be back tomorrow to share your wins and more, my empty nest friend. Talk tomorrow! 

    Oh, you didn’t think I forgot did you… you are amazing!

    [end music]