State of the Podcast August 2017

Hello, my fellow adultlings!

Wow it has been a long summer for me. Thank you to everyone who has been supportive of this summer hiatus I took. Between medical emergencies and a busy schedule, I needed some time to recalibrate and get myself back into gear. So here I am! I am ready to get up and running again!

I will be moving to a once a month schedule. This is going to make the content stronger and also keep me from stretching the idea to thin. I can tackle bigger topics for longer if I have some more time to prepare them. This will be beneficial to everyone, I promise!

I have missed you guys terribly and I cannot wait to just back into it! Please let me know if you have any ideas you would like me to cover! I am going to kick off me big return with a redo of one of my first topics: starting a workout routine.

So I will see you all in October and I look forward to teaching you all how to adult again! YAY!

026 CALL. YOUR. MOTHER.

Episode 26: Alert! Mother’s Day is coming up! At the very least remember to call your mom on Sunday to tell her you love her! Or celebrate the people in your life who are mothers. It is a versatile day!

Ideas for gifts: Amazon gift card, a fern, Lush bath bombs, manicures, free dinner, a visit from you, a planter full of herbs, new slippers, a Nintendo Switch, a card, hand made macaroni art, the ability to sleep in, etc.

Any questions or comments on today’s topic? Here is my contact info! I would love to hear from you!

Email: LearnToAdult@gmail.com
Twitter: @LearnToAdult
Facebook: facebook.com/learntoadultpodcast

Also check out the website www.learntoadult.com for the podcast, updates, and general awesomeness!

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025 Changing Careers (with Tim Sampson!)

Episode 25: This week I talk with one of my oldest friends, Tim Sampson, about changing careers. We talk a lot about his personal experience and how it can relate to you and your field. We had a blast chatting this week and hopefully you enjoy this as much as we did. On Friday I will have a bonus episode of some of our better riffs when we went rogue and went wildly off topic.

Any questions or comments on today’s topic? Here is my contact info! I would love to hear from you!

Email: LearnToAdult@gmail.com
Twitter: @LearnToAdult
Facebook: facebook.com/learntoadultpodcast

Also check out the website www.learntoadult.com for the podcast, updates, and general awesomeness!

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024 Emergency Preparedness

Episode 24: Disaster can strike at anytime and since you are an adult living on your own, you need to make sure you are prepared for the worst mother nature has to offer! Tyson and I sit down to discuss what you should have prepared so you are ready for anything. We discuss food, water, shelter, and a lot of pop culture references. There may be a quiz later.

Notable links:

Any questions or comments on today’s topic? Here is my contact info! I would love to hear from you!

Email: LearnToAdult@gmail.com
Twitter: @LearnToAdult
Facebook: facebook.com/learntoadultpodcast

Also check out the website www.learntoadult.com for the podcast, updates, and general awesomeness!

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023 Wear Sunscreen

Episode 23: One of my biggest things to preach to anyone who will listen is the value of sunscreen and protecting your skin. Since the weather is turning around and we are all heading outside, I thought I would throw a quick sermon on sunscreen! Oh joy!

Notable links:

  • Mary Schmich’s excellent article:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-schmich-sunscreen-column-column.html
  • “Everyone is Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz Luhrmann:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI
  • Information on sunscreen and UV rays: http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/sunscreen
  • Skincare Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/

Any questions or comments on today’s topic? Here is my contact info! I would love to hear from you!

Email: LearnToAdult@gmail.com
Twitter: @LearnToAdult
Facebook: facebook.com/learntoadultpodcast

Also check out the website www.learntoadult.com for the podcast, updates, and general awesomeness!

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022 Spring Cleaning!!

Episode 22: Back to the basics and I talk to you one on one in a short episode! This week is all about the wonders of spring cleaning! That wonderful time of year we all shine our chrome and polish the china. But where do you start and how to you do anything? Well, I give you a helpful list of ideas to start your spring cleaning journey.

Notable links:

  • Spring cleaning song from Rocko’s Modern Life!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjuF_wiOds0
  • The big list of things to clean! It’s long and extensive. (Challenge accepted!) http://idreamofclean.net/the-ultimate-spring-cleaning-checklist/
  • Disinfecting mop heads and sponges! http://lifehacker.com/5381364/disinfect-mops-and-sponges-to-flu-proof-your-home
  • Where to find a carpet cleaner: https://www.rugdoctor.com/rent-location
  • Dusting tips: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a24221/get-rid-of-dust/

Any questions or comments on today’s topic? Here is my contact info! I would love to hear from you!

Email: LearnToAdult@gmail.com
Twitter: @LearnToAdult
Facebook: facebook.com/learntoadultpodcast

Also check out the website www.learntoadult.com for the podcast, updates, and general awesomeness!

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Background music: Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

021 How to Network Part 2

Episode 21: This week Tyson and I continue our chat about the awesomeness of networking! What is networking? It is the social tool to help further your career/business! It is a great skill to have and unfortunately one you are either born being good at (like Tyson…) or need to practice forever (like me!). This week we talk about the social aspects of networking like how to speak, dress, and act during a networking conversation. Hint: Listen when people speak!!

Notable links:

  • Power Stances http://blog.ted.com/10-examples-of-how-power-posing-can-work-to-boost-your-confidence/
  • Business card holder! https://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Stainless-Steel-Business-Holder/dp/B00ND1ZB3Y/ref=sr_1_10?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1491274863&sr=1-10&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_three_browse-bin%3A6149892011

Any questions or comments on today’s topic? Here is my contact info! I would love to hear from you!

Email: LearnToAdult@gmail.com
Twitter: @LearnToAdult
Facebook: facebook.com/learntoadultpodcast

Also check out the website www.learntoadult.com for the podcast, updates, and general awesomeness!

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State of the Podcast March 2017

Hey everyone! Just dropping in to say hello and give you all an update on the podcast. Over the last month there has been some amazing growth and people reaching out to me to tell me about topics and how much they enjoy the show! I think one of my favorite recent tweets was this:

I love being on Twitter because the cruising the hashtag “#adulting” might be my favorite past time. It helps me think of new ideas for episodes! The one I found tonight will be episode 22s topic (episode 21 being the second part of our networking discussion):

So that’s the episode update for the beginning of next month! April 3rd will be How to Network Part 2 and April 10th will be Spring Cleaning! Email me or tweet at me if you have any questions about those topics, I will absolutely read them on the podcast. And speaking of Twitter I did have an idea for bonus episodes! Reading and responding to some of the #adulting tweets. Rapid fire advice, hooray!

Thank you everyone for following along on this awesome journey. Three solid months and still going strong. I look forward to what’s ahead!

Keep on #adulting!

020 How to Network Part 1

Episode 20: This week Tyson and I chat about the awesomeness of networking! What is networking? It is the social tool to help further your career/business! It is a great skill to have and unfortunately one you are either born being good at (like Tyson…) or need to practice forever (like me!). So this week we talk fundamentals and next week we will chat about how to present yourself!

Thanks for sticking with me! Episode 20!! YAY! Also This was done on my shiny new Zoom recorder. Still need to work on the audio but it sounds SO much better than the first talk Tyson and I had (Tire Episode)

Any questions or comments on today’s topic? Here is my contact info! I would love to hear from you!

Email: LearnToAdult@gmail.com
Twitter: @LearnToAdult
Facebook: facebook.com/learntoadultpodcast

Also check out the website www.learntoadult.com for the podcast, updates, and general awesomeness!

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019 Meal Prep

Episode 19: This week I chat with Remi about the wonders of meal prep! We talk about how to get started, tips for starting, and one weird tangent about Brussels sprouts!

Notable links mentioned in the podcast:

  • Reddit Meal Prep Sub: https://www.reddit.com/r/MealPrepSunday/
  • Jamie Oliver’s Smoothie Pancakes: https://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/jamie-oliver-blueberry-pancakes?utm_term=.qqyRLn7k5#.hdQ0RbmLy
  • PB&J Bites: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/pbj-bites

Any questions or comments on today’s topic? Here is my contact info! I would love to hear from you!

Email: LearnToAdult@gmail.com
Twitter: @LearnToAdult
Facebook: facebook.com/learntoadultpodcast

Also check out the website www.learntoadult.com for the podcast, updates, and general awesomeness!

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