Five Things To Do Today Episode 18: Linda Anderson’s Lalaslalaland

Linda Anderson is a Renaissance Woman. She’s a talented writer–specializing in Underdog Storytelling. She’s a feminist, a lover of cocktails, a chef, wife and mom…and even a kitchen renovation expert!

Linda is a Bob Seger fan…and she has not only been to the Tournament of Roses parade–she decorated a float! She’s a weekly Mezzalunatic and shares all of her great stories (including the parade float decorating story) on her website, Lalaslalaland.com

Her website and blog are truly a great place to spend some time. She tells well-written stories of her travels, her unique experiences and her underdog stories.

She lists her “superpowers” on the podcast, but I think her true superpower is discovering what’s fun about even the most mundane things.

Linda’s Five Things (plus bonus SIXTH Thing):

1. Make Something

2. Smile

3. Use an Old-School Planner

4. Find Your Superpower

5. Research Your Genealogy

6. Improvise

You can reach Linda on her website or via Twitter at @Lindalla.

Atomic Coffee: atomiccoffeefargo.com

Mezzaluna: dinemezzaluna.com

Franklin Planners: https://shop.franklinplanner.com/store/

Five Things To Do Today Episode 17: Author Patrick Kirby Shares His Five Things

Episode 17 features author Patrick Kirby discussing his new book, “Fundraise Awesomer”. Patrick shares five critical things to do for nonprofits, five life lessons for all of us and which of his three kids is his favorite.

Patrick Kirby Info:

Buy The Book: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=fundraise+awesomer&dc&ref=a9_asc_1

The DoGooders Conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/do-gooders-conference-tickets-59334955449

His Website:  DoGoodBetterConsulting.com

Twitter: @FundraisingDad  (Also on LinkedIn & Facebook)

Our Recording Location—Bully Brew: https://bullybrewcoffeehouse.com/

Erick Roder’s “My Office” with Patrick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLqZX0ej_Hg

Five Things To Do Today Episode 16: Five Things Why You Need Your Own Side Gig

45% of Americans now have their own side gig–making those with gigs almost as common as those who only have their career job.

Do you have yours? Here are Five Things why you should.

www.Fiverr.com

https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~0154f0128e3209d1a3/

LeeFromFargo.com

Here’s a great side gig podcast I follow: https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/

 

Five Things To Do Today Episode 15: Personal Development Advice from Life Coach Patrick Metzger

Ever wondered what a Life Coach might tell you?

Episode 15 features great advice from Life and Health Coach Patrick Metzger, who shares how to overcome obstacles that many busy parents face; the importance of visualization and the things you should start doing today to realize your potential.

Follow Us on Twitter: @FiveThingsToday

Patrick’s Website: www.patrick-metzger.com

Patrick’s Social Media: Keyword “PatrickMetzgerCoaching”

Contact Patrick: Patrick@Patrick-Metzger.com

Event CEO Event Planning Advice: https://www.fiverr.com/s2/c8e2b1fce2

Is your business or organization looking to start a podcast? Email us at: LeeFromFargo@gmail.com

Episode 15 was recorded at Bully Brew, which has a great space for podcasting and meetings: https://bullybrewcoffeehouse.com/

Five Things To Do Today Episode 14: Self Care & Health Check-In Advice from Flourish’s Andrew Scott

Are you REALLY taking care of yourself?

Episode 14 is about self-care, health check-ins and how to take an active role in your own health success. Flourish’s Andrew Scott is back sharing great info and his favorite health websites.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Website: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/

Follow Us on Twitter: @FiveThingsToday

Flourish Website: https://flourish.eco/

Flourish Social Media: @FlourishWellEco

Contact Andrew: Andrew@Flourish.eco

Event CEO Event Planning Advice: https://www.fiverr.com/s2/c8e2b1fce2

Is your business or organization looking to start a podcast? Email us at: LeeFromFargo@gmail.com

Episode 14 was recorded at Bully Brew, which has a great space for podcasting and meetings: https://bullybrewcoffeehouse.com/

Five Things To Do Today Episode 13: Stress Management Advice from Flourish’s Andrew Scott

STILL Stressed? Take 10 deep breaths and listen to Episode 13.

Learn how to beat that “tired but wired” feeling and which supplements might help, including Omega 3 Fish Oils and L-Theanine. Andrew Scott is back with more great advice!

Follow Us on Twitter: @FiveThingsToday

Flourish Website: https://flourish.eco/

Flourish Social Media: @FlourishWellEco

Event CEO Event Advice: https://www.fiverr.com/s2/c8e2b1fce2

Episode 13 was recorded at Bully Brew, which has a great space for podcasting and meetings: https://bullybrewcoffeehouse.com/

Five Things To Do Today Episode 12: How To Maintain Healthy Habits On A Tight Schedule with Flourish’s Andrew Scott

Do stand up desks really help?

Flourish.eco’s Andrew Scott is back with advice on burning more calories, taking more steps and how to maintain healthy habits on a tight schedule. Take a passeggiata today with Episode 12!

Follow Us on Twitter: @FiveThingsToday

Flourish Website: https://flourish.eco/

Flourish Social Media: @FlourishWellEco

Event CEO Event Advice: https://www.fiverr.com/s2/c8e2b1fce2

Episode 12 was recorded at Bully Brew, which has a great space for podcasting and meetings: https://bullybrewcoffeehouse.com/

 

Five Things To Do Today Episode 11: Better Sleep Advice From Health & Wellness Expert Andrew Scott

Is your bedroom keeping you awake?

Flourish’s Andrew Scott shares five simple things you should do to improve your sleep environment, get more Zzz’s and live a healthier life.

Follow Us on Twitter: @FiveThingsToday

Flourish Website: https://flourish.eco/

Social Media: @FlourishWellEco

Event CEO: https://www.fiverr.com/s2/c8e2b1fce2

Episode 11 was recorded at Bully Brew, which has a great space for podcasting and meetings: https://bullybrewcoffeehouse.com/

Five Incredibly Brave Opening Day Predictions

  1. The White Sox will win more games than the Cubs. 

The White Sox have quietly put together a really nice lineup—and now Eloy Jimenez joins them on Opening Day. Moncada, Anderson, Abreu and Sanchez are an exciting infield. Albeit the Sox rotation is still, frankly, bad—and this prediction might be putting a little too much faith in past-due prospect Lucas Giolito. But the Sox have a really nice Brewers-like bullpen that should hold that starting staff together. The Cubs now have an average pitching staff coupled with a great infield but a ho-hum outfield. This is the year the Sox start their run, and the year the Cubs end theirs.

2. Clayton Kershaw’s season ends by June 1.

Sad, but true: When the team excitedly announces you were able to throw a simulated game late in Spring Training, you’re not real close to returning. Kershaw is still just 31, has a contract paying him about $31M per year the next couple years—and those are both really good reasons to shut him down at the slightest hint of arm trouble, which doesn’t seem far away.

3. The Philadelphia Phillies win 2019 World Series

Too many people thought Bryce Harper had a bad year last year. In reality, he didn’t get many good pitches to hit. In a lineup with Hoskins hitting behind him they BOTH will be top MVP candidates. I also love what Andrew McCutchen brings to the team in terms of production and leadership. The Phillies rotation is Top 10, with a solid bullpen behind them. This was a really good team in 2019 that added exactly what they needed this offseason.

4. Ozzie Albies isn’t starting by September.

There are too many analytics pointing to Ozzie Albies struggling AGAIN this year. Again? Didn’t he have a breakout season last year? He had a breakout HALF. 20 homers by the All-Star Break and finished with 24—from a guy who almost never walks. For his career he has 30 homers in 856 at bats. Bad plate discipline catches up with young hitters, and turns them into Jurickson Profar. The speed will still be there but so might a .230 batting average and .290 on base percentage. Think Billy Hamilton with 15 steals. 

5. Byron Buxton finally figures it out but can’t stay healthy, Sano gets cut, Berrios has Tommy John and the Twins are a hot mess.

It’s another important year for the Twins. “Just wait until our prospects develop” has been the mantra for too many years in a row, and now—ironically—they look like an improved team without hometown hero Joe Mauer in the lineup. Even predicted by many to win their division. I think Buxton finally figures it out this year and has a great season—until he goes down with the inevitable leg injury. I am concerned about Berrios…he’s super-talented–the only young hope on the entire pitching staff–but hard-throwers who have big breaking balls seem to all end up having surgery these days? Miguel Sano I have little hope for…he seems too undisciplined off the field to be able to stay on it. Hoping he’s not the next David Ortiz (whom the Twins gave up on a year too early), Sano seems likely to be more trouble than he’s worth. If he’s still a Twin in October I’ll be surprised. But just wait ’til next year.

Five simple things you can do to make your life easier, happier or richer–all in less than fifteen minutes.