237 episodes

Host, Lindsay Dickhout, brings a wide variety of interesting topics to the table… from throwing parties, to living an awesome life, to being healthy & having fun ...if it’s awesome, we’re talking about it!

What started as a folder of life lessons to share with her kids one day, has now become a podcast! Learn from the experiences (and mistakes!) of this busy entrepreneur & mom. She’s sharing all the life hacks & tips she is learning on her journey to be AWESOME AT EVERYTHING!

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How To Be Awesome At Everything Podcast Lindsay Dickhout

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Host, Lindsay Dickhout, brings a wide variety of interesting topics to the table… from throwing parties, to living an awesome life, to being healthy & having fun ...if it’s awesome, we’re talking about it!

What started as a folder of life lessons to share with her kids one day, has now become a podcast! Learn from the experiences (and mistakes!) of this busy entrepreneur & mom. She’s sharing all the life hacks & tips she is learning on her journey to be AWESOME AT EVERYTHING!

Take our short survey: http://survey.libsyn.com/howtobeawesomeateverything

    237. How To Be Awesome At Accomplishing Month Goals In One Week

    237. How To Be Awesome At Accomplishing Month Goals In One Week

    If you would like to get more done and reach your goals faster, this podcast is for you!

    I’m obsessed with being efficient and maximizing time and getting things done in a week, that would normally take a month.

    We’re talking about strategies that will help you shift the way you do things.  So you spend less time “planning” to do something, and get right into actually doing it.

    In my years of running my company and also being present for my kids and family, I had to learn how to crunch every hour of the day and be as productive as possible.  It’s all about your ability to avoid distraction, simplify the process and execute.

    These concepts can be applied to all parts of business and in life too.  It’s about being very strategic with your productive hours and keeping the momentum going.

    We’re talking about how to master your time on the daily.




    STRATEGIES!

    -Learn, then execute!

    -Simplify! We make things too complicated!  

    -Do the hard things first.

    -Tackle the plan.

    -Don’t allow distractions.

    -Don’t allow yourself to take time “planning”



    -MOMENTUM- speed moves things forward.

    -Think of things by day instead of by week.

    -Don’t make things too complicated.
    -Decide and move, you can always pivot later.
    -Stop “planning” to do something and start doing it.

    -People say to me… I’ve been planning to build a website.
    Here’s the thing- with templates and programs now… you can learn what you need to know in one full day.  And build it in 2 more days. In 3 full days you have a complete website.

    -People take months or YEARS to build a website.
    I need a designer, I don’t have the money, I’m not good at tech… ALL invisible HURDLES.  They just slow you down.  That’s all they do!

    -Valuing your time is everything.  Is this worth my time?  How can I be more efficient with this?

    -The micro - the speed of activity

    -At the end of the year they have 40x the output.

    -It’s micro mastery of your time

    -Imagine that the default time to get things done is a week

    -But let’s say the new default is end of day. That’s the new norm.

    -Here’s what happens - you simplify the process!  You cut out the non-essential.

    -The project that would be two months, takes someone 2 days.  Because of mastering your time on the daily.

    -MACRO- big picture
    Ask yourself - Are all of the things I am doing acting in alignment with my goals?

    -One other thing!!  Get an assistant - I’m constantly having help to move the needle when someone else can do parts of a project.
    You can totally get a virtual assistant!  

    CHEERS to charging your goals and getting things done in a fraction of the time!

    • 32 min
    236. How To Take The Crazy Out Of Holiday Craziness

    236. How To Take The Crazy Out Of Holiday Craziness

    We are going into what’s usually the most packed month of the year for most of us.  With holiday parties and school performances and get togethers… it can feel non-stop! 

    So how do we do all the things… but also… be present in the moment and enjoy it? 
    Less craziness, more laughter and connection 
    Less racing around and more time to yourself before events 

    It’s all about planning ahead, eliminating what you don’t want to do or what’s not necessary and being organized. 

    The goal of today’s episode is to hit pause on life for a bit to think about what we can do now to be sure the holidays don’t just fly by. And we don’t spend the next month racing from one thing to another instead of soaking it all in. 

    More holiday awesomeness, less holiday craziness.


    The holidays are one the most stressing times for people!!  Harvard study shows 62% of people have elevated stress levels during this time. 


    TIPS! 

    -Only say yes or sign up for the things you really want to do 

    -Plan ahead of time!  To avoid the last minute mad dashes! 
    Being organized adn putting yourself in the shoes of you waking up the morning of an event is everything.
    DO you need outfits for everyone? 
    The craziness comes from thinking of these things JUST before you need it - then you race around to find it.

    -Same goes with gift giving!!  Support local stores but do it online and with organized lists. 
    Make your lists - and have a date to be DONE by.  Get some extras!! 

    -Accept that not all experiences will be what you thought.  That’s part of the process. Accept imperfection and don’t make that the goal.

    -Here’s the reason why… it’s SO easy to be so busy being busy and for what?  To not enjoy it?!

    -Prioritizing your health 
    Sleep enough
    Move your body
    Just splurge during holiday parties - not all month 
    Don’t overdo sugar or booze 

    -Keep your downtime!!  This is why we feel CRAZY because we have NO downtime!  Plan ahead and you will have it again!

    -Be clear about your number one priority this holiday season.  For me it is connection. 
    Overall and in the little moments. 
    Connection doesn’t always happen by accident. 
    Can plan for games or conversation games if you think it will prompt your crew to get more in the groove. 

    -Don’t get so caught up in the craziness that you forget to enjoy your people. 

    -Shake off what’s annoying. Don’t pick the battle.  Protect your headspace. 

    CHEERS to all the magic of the holiday season… MINUS the craziness!

    • 28 min
    235. How To Be Awesome At Walking Away From An Argument

    235. How To Be Awesome At Walking Away From An Argument

    How to be awesome at walking away from an argument.  
    This is something that requires major self control and deep clarity in a moment that you probably don't feel like not having either of those. 
     
    Here’s what I’m talking about. 
     
    When you are a heated back and forth with someone you love, I’ve learned that most of the time, the very best things you can do for a positive outcome, is to pause and give it some space.  There is a very low probability that you are going to come to a good resolution if you are both so heated and hashing it out.  Best thing ever - take a beat.  Walk away, change your physical state and know that some space is the best thing for the situation.  With time and space apart comes clarity. 
    So that is our, walk away and come back to it situation.
     
    Then there are the other situations that are just… completely walk away. It’s not worth it, walk away and let it go. 
    Someone cuts you off in a parking lot or tries to argue with you at your kids soccer game or leaves a super triggering comment on social media… none of it is worth your energy.  You can’t control what they say or do but you can control how you react to it and how you label it.  We are labeling it as not worth it, and we’re walking away.
     
    We’re talking arguments today.



    -Here’s the hack- when you are IN THAT MOMENT… tell yourself… WALK AWAY. 



    -My husband used to say- just give me space and I was like NO why drag this on… we can fix this now and go on and have a good day together!! 



    -Your body remembers stress!  You have to control your stress and head space!! 
    Once you stop arguing as much - it’s easier to keep it going. 



    -WHY IT WORKS
     
    Time to cool off
    Lose the ego
    See their point of view (or not)
    Have time to get back to the person you want to be 
    You have time to come back and show you care 



    -And then with strangers… you want to make a point - but often times -  you have to understand they won’t see your point and it’s not worth it!
     
    -Never text argue!! 
     
    -It’s about controlling your emotions so this thing doesn’t get worse 
     
    -If you’re a hot head, this will be super hard. 
     
    -Here’s the gold ready… you feel like you are LOSING when you walk away because you didnt make your point.. but you’re WINNING by ending it. 
     
    -Examples : Someone says something rude to you on the soccer field.  First, your kids are there so that’s enough to control ourselves … but also, not worth it.  You gain nothing! 
     
    -Rude text : NEVER reply right away.



    -The bottom line is that you can’t let the behavior of others steal your joy.  But if you do, it’s your choice.  
     
    -Focus on being the best and happiest that you can be – that’s where your energy should go. 
     
    CHEERS!  To walking away!! 

    • 18 min
    234. How To Be Awesome At Life With Do And Don't Do Lists

    234. How To Be Awesome At Life With Do And Don't Do Lists

    I’ve made my life a bit more awesome lately by making TO DO and DON’T DO lists.  
    It’s 10 things I want to be sure I do and 10 thing I want to be sure I don’t do and it makes me have overall happier and more fulfilling days.
     
    The goal of today’s podcast episode is to inspire you to make a TO DO and a DON’T DO list… that you put on your bathroom mirror and you do your best to follow it everyday.  
     
    It’s like the best practical way to do the things you know are best for you and avoid the things that waste time or make you feel crappy or anything else negative. 
     
    It’s a great way to keep your goals front and center each morning and keep your priorities straight.  First we’re going to make your list… then we’re going to make you stick to it.
     
    What do want more of?  What do you want less of?  What habits do you need to kick?  What habits do you want to start?
     
    It’s all on these 2 lists that give you laser clear direction for the day and help you stay aligned with what’s really important to you. 
     
    Here are some key points! 
     
    -It may change at first 
     
    -It may take you time to get it right 
     
    -Then once you master things it may not need to be there anymore
     
    -HOW to make your list 
    Write down what you want more of and what you want less of! 
     
    -Brain dump!  
     
    -Listen to your favorite people! 
     
    -Write down lessons learned from your own mistakes.



    Put it up, read it everyday as you brush your teeth. 
     
    Today I will…
    Today I won’t…. 
     
    CHEERS to your lists making your days more AWESOME!!

    • 30 min
    233. How To Be Awesome At Being A Girls Girl- Friday Podcast

    233. How To Be Awesome At Being A Girls Girl- Friday Podcast

    How To Be Awesome At Being A Girls Girl.  Let’s break down what this even is. A girls girl is a woman who has other women's backs. For the women in her close circle, it’s a do-anything for, always look out for and love with enthusiasm and without judgment thing.
     
    And for women not her in close circle, she gives them the benefit of the doubt and is willing to be extra kind or helpful or complimentary… not because of any other reason than us girls need to stick together. 
     
    And it’s not always easy.  Society can sort of pit girls against each other - like the whole
    Who wore it better thing.  It is literally us judging one woman against another in the same outfit.  Her hair, her make-up, her body composition.  Really??
    Whoever created that is certainly not a girls girl.
     
    Because a girls girl knows that we all have our strengths and our times to shine and another woman’s success or accomplishments or even luck, doesn’t affect ours. 
    By being a girls girl through and through you have deeper and more meaningful relationships with the women in your life and you just feel more comfortable in your skin because everything isn’t a competition.
     
    We’re on the same team girls!




    Here are a few other ways to be a girls girl
     
    -Go out of your way to compliment
     
    -Go out of your way to refer something to someone
     
    -If someone compliments your outfit, send them a link for it
     
    -If you’re in a group and someone is about to get shit on, stop the conversation
     
    -Be respectful around boyfriends and spouses - this is the fastest way to not be a girls girl!  To want all the guys attention or something along those lines!
     
    -Don't let boys come between you and another girl
     
    -Share with friends what you’re wearing - if they ask- so they feel comfortable
     
    -Will drop anything when a friend really needs you
     
    -Remember her bday and do a little something so special to her



    Let me tell you why it can be hard sometimes to be a girls girl
     
    -Sometimes you will be jealous of a stage of life someone is in
     
    -Sometimes you will wish you owned something that someone else has
     
    -Sometimes you will feel like not telling the brand of your new boots because then you won’t be the only ones with them.  Let me tell you something - it’s just STUFF
     
    -It’s hard to give someone the benefit of a doubt- but you have to.



    Here is how it all comes back to benefit you..
     
    -You’re more confident - in general and in where you are at
     
    -If you have kids, they see you being this way
     
    -Your friends will do anything for you
     
    -Good things come back around from strangers in ways you wouldn’t expect




    CHEERS!!  To being a girls girl always!!How To Be Awesome At Being A Girls Girl.  Let’s break down what this even is. A girls girl is a woman who has other women's backs. For the women in her close circle, it’s a do-anything for, always look out for and love with enthusiasm and without judgment thing.
     
    And for women not her in close circle, she gives them the benefit of the doubt and is willing to be extra kind or helpful or complimentary… not because of any other reason than us girls need to stick together. 
     
    And it’s not always easy.  Society can sort of pit girls against each other - like the whole
    Who wore it better thing.  It is literally us judging one woman against another in the same outfit.  Her hair, her make-up, her body composition.  Really??
    Whoever created that is certainly not a girls girl.
     
    Because a girls girl knows that we all have our strengths and our times to shine and another woman’s success or accomplishments or even luck, doesn’t affect ours. 
    By being a girls girl through and through you have deeper and more meaningful relationships with the women in your life and you just feel more comfortable in your skin because everything isn’t a competition.
     
    We’re on the same team girls!




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    • 29 min
    232. How To Be Awesome At Never Getting A Hangover

    232. How To Be Awesome At Never Getting A Hangover

    If you enjoy an icy cold glass of champagne or a refreshing mixed drink or a nice glass or wine or any booze…  but don’t want to feel like hell that night or the next day (or the next few days)… this podcast is for you!!
    I’ve entered a time in my life where I’ve figured out how to have FUN and not wake up with a hangover- or even that crappy feeling where you aren’t hungover but you’re just tired and slow and maybe have a stomach ache.
     This podcast is packed with ALL THE TIPS on how to have a great time and enjoy your champagne more mixed drinks or wine or whatever you like to drink… and feel great the next day.  We’re compromising zero of the fun… we’re just being smarter about it and having a game plan going into it.
     This is the zero hangover plan podcast episode! 
     What actually IS a hangover? 
    Alcohol is a diuretic.  It causes you to pee more so you lose a lot of fluid.  It also reduces the release of the hormone that balances your body’s fluids.  Dehydration causes fatigue and headaches and stomach aches. 
    Alcohol also causes an electrolyte imbalance 
    Alcohol increases inflammation throughout your body which causes you to feel bad too. And it makes you sleep terribly! 
     A hangover is a milder form of alcohol withdrawal. 
     Alcohol dulls the parts of your brain that control how your body works. 
     -How much alcohol does it take? 
    More than one drink an hour 
     -Does a hard of the dog work? 
    Yes and not!  
    It just increases the toxicity of the alcohol already in your body! 
     
     Here are our rules!! 
     -No shots, nothing too strong
     -Hydrate before and during 
     -Zero energy drinks 
     -Eat before you drink 
     -Decide ahead of time how much you are going to drink 
     -Don’t do the pouring thing where you have no idea how much you’ve drank! 
     -Take your supplements - just like you would to avoid getting a cold- and get sleep night before, exercise, how you feel going into it makes a difference. 
     -Really understand why you don’t like over drinking - you won’t remember the last part of the night anyway, etc! 
     -Stick to one kind of alcohol - I sort of believe this! 
     -I don’t really agree with ANY of the anti-hangover things on the market.  I think they are all mostly marketing and packed with bad ingredients. 
    Use THIS powder before and after for added electrolytes!!
     
    -What to do if you get one!
    Eat bland foods 
    Sleep
    Hydrate
    Aspirin 
    Learn your lesson and sleep it off
     
    No quick fix here - your body needs to recover 
     
    CHEERS to really enjoying all the yummy drinks and celebrations… without any of the not so awesome stuff that often comes with it!

    • 37 min

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