ARDL 311: Start With Why

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StartWithWhy.jpgAll too often we find ourselves doing things because the what makes sense, but we never stop to think about the why. That means our motivation often falters. 

But what if we started by considering why we do what we do? What if we prioritized what truly matters to us? Fitness and productivity experts often say you need to remember your why when you want to quit, but that means you need to know your why to start with. 

Today Kristi and Lindsey discuss how to drill backwards in an area of your life where maybe you’ve already chosen your what and figure out your why. 

References: 

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek’s TED Talk

The Golden Circle graphic and article explanation

Tauren Wells – Identity, Calling, Assignment Sermon

 

Kristi’s Instagram

Lindsey’s Instagram

 

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ARDL 310: Yes Lists

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yeslist.jpgMaking lofty goals and resolutions without mapping out a path to get there is a recipe for failure. One way to guide your path forward is to make a yes list. By default, anything not on the yes list is a no. 

How does that work? Why should you consider it? We discuss that in this episode. 

Sources mentioned in this episode: 

Annie F Downs

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst

Guided Journal by Emilly Freeman

 

Find us on Instagram at @LindseyPBrackett and @KristiAnnHunter.

ARDL 309: Merry Christmas with Santa and His Elf

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Merry Christmas! 

The big day is only a few days away and we manage to land a little chat with the Big Man himself and one of his elves. We get answers to questions like how does Santa do it in one night, when is the cut off for the nice list, and when does Santa get to celebrate Christmas? 

Enjoy this special episode as a gift from us to you!

ARDL 309: Merry Christmas with Santa and His Elf

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Merry Christmas! 

The big day is only a few days away and we manage to land a little chat with the Big Man himself and one of his elves. We get answers to questions like how does Santa do it in one night, when is the cut off for the nice list, and when does Santa get to celebrate Christmas? 

Enjoy this special episode as a gift from us to you!

ARDL 308: Expectations from Christmas Movies

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We love the magic of Christmas movies and the way we can suspend all reality to buy in to the idea that the holiday can be that perfect fix-everything moment. 

Reality is far different, though, and the true magic comes from breaking the patterns that cause us strife in the first place. 

Kristi and Lindsey discuss how the appeal of Christmas movies set up our expectations and how we can begin to make them something of a reality. 

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ARDL 307: What We‘re Loving – Fall 2021

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LovingFall2021.jpgAs we approach December, we know many of you are looking for ideas for Christmas presents for friends and family. We don’t know how inspirational this practical list will be, but here’s what we’re loving right now…. 

Mentioned in the episode: 

– Inexpensive ring light

Dr. Easy Elephant ear Wash Kit

– Caffeinated carbonated water (Bubbly, Aha)

– Bai and Bai Boost drinks

– Plastic bins and drawer organizers

Space saving flatware and knife organizers

– Facebook Mobile Business Suite

Home Chef (This link is Kristi’s affiliate link for $35 off, or use code KRISTIH206. You may find a better deal elsewhere and we’re okay with that!)

 

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ARDL 306: Good Listening

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Are you a good listener? What makes a good listener? How do we help each other learn to communicate better? 

 

Referenced in this episode: 

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ARDL 305: Failure

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What does it mean to fail? What would happen if we redefined failure? 

In this episode we mention: 

The Great British Bake-Off

(In the US, watch the show on Netflix)

– American Ninja Warrior

– Jon Acuff and goal setting

– Previous episode: Simplifying Suppertime with Kimberly Duffy

– Previous episode: Goals with Regina Jennings

– Previous episode: Beginnings

– Her Novel Collective and the It’s a Wonderful Christmas novella collection

 

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ARDL 304: Mental Health with Dr. Natalie Ford

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A huge welcome to our first Season 3 guest, Dr. Natalie Ford! 

Mental health is such an important part of our overall wellbeing but the way it’s been handled and viewed has changed a lot in the past thirty years. Join us as we discuss those changes, our own personal journeys, and resources you can use to improve your own mental health. 

Referenced in this episode: 

Amen Clinic

NAMI

TI Lowe, Under the Magnolias

Sleep (ARDL episode)

 

Find Dr. Natalie Ford: 

Website – tearstojoy.org

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

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