176. How To Be Awesome Special Episode: Life Lessons at 40

In this podcast, Lindsay talks about the life lessons she’s learned in her first 40 years!

Here are some of the highlights:

-Everybody is the happiest when they get to do what they want to be doing.
When you get to do want to be doing you’ve won.  

-You’re going to be 90!!!
Right now it’s not too late, but one day it will be.
When you’re 120 and you’re not mobile- you can’t build that company you wanted, you can’t spend that time with your kid… it’s regret… and it paralyzing.

-The ONLY decision that needs to be made is what will you regret LEAST when you’re 90

-Don’t take NO for an answer.

-Doing the right thing is always the right thing.
It’s all about how you feel about yourself when you’re by yourself.

-Go to bed without crumbs.

-You only have so much bandwidth!!!  

-Learn what your body needs and make it a priority

-Be vulnerable with those you love

-Own your mistakes

-Dont let your mistakes define you

-EMBRACE hard things - it preps you for the world
We are strong!!  We are just being sold that we aren’t ENOUGH.  
You’re the best - go do shit!!

-Have good reactions - don’t lose your cool

-INHALE the good shit, exhale the bad shit

-Watch what you say about yourself

-Get in your 10s!!

-Stop complaining - nobody cares!!!  Stop dwelling - nobody cares!  
Own your shit!  We have a bigger chance than ever.

-Protect your headspace

-There are 2 acceptable outcomes (what Lindsay tells her kids)

-Speed is so much more important than perfection.
There is SO much opportunity - don't over think it and just MOVE!   There will never be a perfect time for most things.

-LOVE your body

-Carry an idea book - write it all down!!!

-What you listen to and who you listen to is what you become

-Eat like your life depends on it

-MOVE your body everyday

-Spend time with those who get it

-Forgive the ones you love who think differently than you

-A mistake repeated more than once is a decision
-Paulo Coelho

-Life changes.  You lose love.  You lose friends. You lose pieces of yourself that you would never image would be done.  And then.  Without even realizing it these pieces come back.  New love enters.  Better friends come along.  And a stronger, wiser you is staring back in the mirror.

-If you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in hearing your feedback.

-You don't get what you want, you only get what you must absolutely f*cking have.

-The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.

-Don't sell out what you want most for what you want right now.  Its self control and it sucks!!

-Don’t let others ruin your day.

-Stop saying this was a shit year!!! You’ll attract more of that.  Decide what you want, make a plan and follow through on it - every. single. day.

CHEERS to the next 40 years of lessons learned!