Lindsey is an actress, singer, model and SoulCycle Instructor from eastern Pennsylvania. Before moving to LA, she went to college in Boston and lived in New York City. She now owns a studio in Santa Monica. Lindsey has a top 100 podcast called Almost 30 that has over 4 million downloads.
1. Consistently be yourself
Lindsey says that she could choose to do things that she is good at and it will be sure for her but it’s exciting for one to have a little fear especially if they are trying new paths. This fear is symbolic to her that the path is right. Earlier on in her life, Lindsey lived her life based on how people wanted her to live. She says that being your own self is not pretty or cute or well-spoken or having everything figured out. It has ups and downs, highs and lows. It is when you are high that you stay humble and trying new things and not being good at them. It is challenging yourself in the moment. The sticking power is when you make choices in the moment without having anyone tell you to turn up or push harder. Those are the moments you will always remember. Moments you chose to lean in instead of walking away from something that is hard.
2. Do what you love
Lindsey's parent's always told her to do what she loved no matter what. Even though at times it did not work out, she had the support of loved ones and friends to go for it. She has always made a lot mistakes and she makes it a practice to look back and connect the dots. One of her biggest leaps was jumping into the acting industry because she worked late as a bar tender and still went for auditions. She however learned how to see people, talk to people and value everyone in the service industry. Another leap was getting into soul cycle. Lindsey says that if you want it, you will make it work
3. Take time and appreciate yourself
It is important for everyone to take time and space to look back, connect the dots and appreciate themselves. Encourage themselves that if they did that, they can certainly do more. For example she has been able to multitask and juggle some projects and give love to all of them in the best way that she knows how yet instead of appreciating herself she focusses on what she has not accomplished. Our minds and souls need to be in alignment in order for the up leveling to happen especially when it comes to her podcast. This has helped her expand her container to take on more, to know that she is worth the success. One should know their worth enough to know that self-care, finding quiet, and nourishing their body with great nutritious food is just as important as one's business plan.
4. Listen to your body
The body is talking to us 24 hours a day seven days a week and if we get quiet enough to listen, it is enlightening. Lindsey now asks her body what it wants to do. She does not force herself to run if she does not want to run. She moves every day and is always in tune with what the body needs. Resting, stretching and hydration changes everything in a body. This is part of wellness and the way a body processes things has to be from a place of love and openness rather than bracing itself for impact.
Lindsey does a lot of things including SoulCycle and podcasting. Her brain wants to work on all of them all the time and that’s not possible. It has therefore been a beautiful challenge to compartmentalize and have her time when she is working on acting, the podcast, singing or any other activity. Being diligent to a certain activity and not thinking of doing something else when she is deep in a creative process has become a daily routine for her.
6. Differentiating yourself
When Lindsey moved to LA to do SoulCycle she was not the only blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl in town. She was not unique in that way and so she thought a lot of how she would differentiate herself. Being herself in LA was differentiating for her. Even when she meets people who are not themselves she still shows compassion for them.
7. What energizes you?
Drinking alcohol de-energizes Lindsey. After drinking, she usually wakes up filling blank, her brain is not firing as it should and her heart feels empty. This would put her out of commission for at least 24 hours. On the other hand, what energizes her is alone time. Watching TV, writing, singing and spending time alone improves her creative thought. Lindsey has been single for the last six years. This has become a sacred time for her and it has helped her up her creativity, her career and up-level herself and her body.
8. Sacredness of Singleness
Most of the time, Lindsey's mind is just running all the time with the question of where her "One" is. Yesterday she went to the beach alone and there was a point when she was sad and she ended up crying. She eventually realized that the time she has now is sacred because when she finds someone that she can share her life with, she will enjoy that time with them. Now, she is trying not to say the "One." Lindsey has so much to be grateful for and she can't wait to share her life with someone. She is aware that her man is doing the same thing and he's really working on himself and he's doing everything that he loves. She now knows that it is beautiful to be quiet and alone that you can hear all the things coming up. It's just enjoying the quiet.
9. Daily Routines and Rituals
Lindsey likes to slowly wake up. It doesn’t mean lounging in bed, it just means breathing. She doesn’t breathe often, she's always kind of just going from one thing to the other. She's played with some breath works recently and it's as simple as either laying on her back or just sitting up on the edge of her back breathing in the nose, filling up the belly first, chest and then exhaling out the mouth. This wakes Lindsey's mind up and it gets her firing. After her breath work, Lindsey then makes a little elixir for herself in the morning. She's like a little chemist. Then she goes outside where she encounters nature. She has beautiful trees that she can see off her balcony and birds. You know, just letting herself slowly integrate into the day.
Lindsey then does a mini meditation because it's hard for her to sit for 20 minutes, so her mini meditation goes for 5 to 10 minutes. She listens to music like Sacred Acoustics that really relaxes her because music really speaks to her. She has realized that she vibrates differently when she's had 5 minutes to just breathe and mind dump and be with herself. Then she finds herself ready whether to go.
Throughout the day Lindsey is committed to nourishing her body. Sometimes this means spending more on food than she would want to, but she is committed to spending more now so that she doesn’t have to pay for it later. Lindsey has also been trying to make time in her day outside of what she has to do, to do things that really fill her up. Today, for example, she has blocked off her calendar an hour to sit down and write a short film.
Fulfillment for Lindsey feels like presence. It feels like she can say with peace and confidence, "Here I am." Part of this too is a deep knowing that is fulfilling for her to have this deep connection to something so much bigger than her. This feeling of, "I know." Like every question that she has, she knows the answer. It's just about tuning in and the knowledge that she knows. Lindsey is not motivated by money a lot of the time. Sure, she wants a lot of money but she's not motivated by it. She knows that if she's able to be present and really soaking in the gifts of the moment and what she's been working for then this feels like fulfillment and the fact that it's impacting people, it's like fulfillment 2.0.