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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.




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 9: Five Lists You Should Make Today

If you were a baseball player, what would be your walk up song? What five things do you love most about your partner? What five things define you? What five places do you want to see most?

Episode 9 is all about lists. Not the boring kind…the fun kind that make you think about what’s important to you and what defines you.

Share your own five things with us on Twitter @FiveThingsToday.

Five Things To Do Today: The One About Stress

Do you know the difference between stress and anxiety? Does just hearing the word “stress” stress you out?

Then Keep Calm and Listen On.



Five Things To Do Today: The One About Five Great Giving Hearts Day Charities

Did you know that not even one Habitat for Humanity home is given away?

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Five Great Giving Hearts Day Charities! Today we welcome some special guests to share their nonprofit missions and great stories. 

Kamp KACE’s Melissa Schmautz


Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s Pete Christopher


Project HART’s Chris Althoff


Fargo Public Schools Foundation


Jail Chaplain’s Gerri Leach


Giving Hearts Day is February 14th. Online giving is easy by visiting GivingHeartsDay.org or the links listed here to support these great causes. “Blessings!” 

Five Things To Do Today: The One About Giving Hearts Day

Giving Hearts Day is February 14th and the annual charity event’s Lead Strategist and Coach, Scott Holdman, is here to tell us “Five Things You Didn’t Know About Giving Hearts Day.” Whose idea was it? How big of an impact has it really made? What’s the day like for Scott and his team? Find out here.

Be part of it all by visiting GivingHeartsDay.org and by sharing on social media with the hashtag #countme.

My Hometown

There are very few moments I ever think quoting Jason Aldean isn’t literary suicide, but this is one of those moments. 

There ain’t a corner of this hallowed ground

That we ain’t laughed or cried on

It’s where we loved, lived, learned real life stuff

It’s everything we’re made of

This past week I’ve been continually reminded why I stayed here, and why I’m more proud than ever to call Fargo, “home.” 

It’s the way my hometown pulls together to support one of its own.  The way the local bank creates something called “Pay It Forward” to foster a spirit of giving. The way the folks at Anne Carlsen Center and the local detox do so much behind the scenes (with so little recognition). The way local businessmen rebuild downtown and the way a local foundation creates Giving Hearts Day and inspires hundreds to give millions to thousands in need. 

It’s the way my workplace learned yesterday we would be hosting the funeral for Officer Moszer. Doing so would be no small undertaking—it would be our 12th event day in a row, would require everyone coming in on a Sunday to cover the ice, build the stage, place over 1400 chairs, and clean every room. It would likely take most of the night. 

And not one person in the room thought twice about doing whatever it would take to exceed every expectation of the family and friends of one of our own. 

Proud of you all. Proud to be here. Proud to follow your example.