SoulCycle instructor, co-host of the Almost 30 Podcast, all around badass – to say I was intimidated to ask Lindsey to do this interview is an understatement. The truth is, I had no reason to be. She is one of the nicest, most down to earth humans I’ve ever met. In fact, she said yes to the interview before I could even get out a coherent explanation of what it’s about (the conversation was after one of her incredibly intense Soul classes – my mind and body were exhausted). The point is, this girl is the real deal. She’s definitely someone who’s inspired me inside of the SoulCycle studio and out.
What began as Lindsey and her co-host Krista Williams creating a larger discussion about the many (often unspoken) challenges of transitioning from your 20s to your 30s has evolved into
Now, without further ado, here’s my conversation with Lindsey…
Newtown, Pennsylvania (30 minutes north of Philadelphia)
Currently residing in:
West Los Angeles
The first thing I do when I wake up is:
I sit up tall in bed and do breathwork for 3-5 minutes. In the mouth, fill the belly, then chest, and exhale out the mouth. In the first minute or
Coffee or tea?
I love coffee. But I do my best to keep my consumption to a minimum. The caffeine has a tendency to cause anxiety and disconnects me from the present. Sounds so dramatic, but I notice it! So I’ve created a ritual with Four Sigmatic adaptogenic mushroom elixirs to replace coffee when I can:
Before sitting down to focus on work for the podcast: Lion’s Mane or Chaga
Before a workout: Cordyceps
Before bed: Hot Cacao Reishi
International: So many…but I’d love to travel all over Italy!
What I’m currently reading:
Earth is Hiring by Peta Kelly
A typical day in my week looks like:
What I love about what I do is that every day is different!
My favorite thing about myself:
I love my laugh. When it’s real, it has no boundaries!
My least favorite thing about myself:
My tendency to doubt most decisions I make.
I feel most vulnerable when:
I sit down and write.
I feel most confident when:
I am prepared.
I wish I were better at:
Articulating my thoughts, my heart-speak
Something about me that most people don’t know is:
I am an extroverted INTROVERT! I have to be an extrovert for various aspects of my jobs: SoulCycle Instructor, Almost 30 Podcast Host, Actress.
When I was younger, the thing I worried about the most was:
Am I making them proud? Dad, Mom, teachers, mentors, friends…
The advice I wish I could give my former self:
You have everything you need to do and love and create. All of it lives inside of you and you just need to do the work to tap into it! All of that energy you are spending to reach for “what you don’t have”, to impress those that you
The accomplishment I’m most proud of:
Co-founding the Almost 30 Podcast with Krista Williams. It is so much more than a podcast. It is a community, a movement.
For me, having self-worth means:
Saying yes to what I know is for me and no to what is not. Standing in my light so that others feel empowered to stand in theirs.
A person who inspires me is/my idol is:
Lady Gaga. She inspires me to own my talents, be myself whole-heartedly for the good of the people around you…She inspires me to find inspiration in community, in pain, in transition and more.
Has there ever been a time when you felt like an imposter?
Absolutely. I am currently working on believing that I deserve the abundance and the opportunities and the success that are coming in. Have I worked hard enough for this? Am I able to create space
How do you get through it?
I find that breathwork and moving meditation allows me to separate from my thoughts. Those thoughts simply aren’t true. I ask myself often, WHAT IS THE TRUTH, LINDS? I get really honest with myself. Every thought rooted in fear is rooted in untruth. So I just try to clean up my thoughts.
When do you doubt yourself the most?
When making big decisions for Almost 30 Podcast. When the team is depending on me to own a project/task, to be confident in my ideas and see them through. I want to make them proud.
How do you overcome the doubt?
I talk to myself. I talk myself out of the habit. Because at this point, it is a habit to doubt myself – I learned it as a child. So I often talk to my younger self as well.
What is (or was) your biggest insecurity?
My biggest insecurity used to be my unconventional path. I went to Boston College where most people hopped on career tracks that basically guaranteed their stability/success. I’ve never had a 9-5 job, I’ve never been guaranteed success. I went to Boston College and post-grad proceeded to bartend in NYC and pursue my acting career. Since then I have taken on many different jobs: Fit model for various brands, SoulCycle Instructor, and then in LA I founded the Almost 30 Podcast with Krista Williams. I am now owning my evolution – my unconventional, unpredictable path. It is exciting and inspiring to me now. The more random the better. I will connect the dots. I always do!
Talk about the biggest failure you’ve had. What did you learn from it?
Lately, recognizing experiences as failures hasn’t resonated with me. Because if I’m being honest, all of those “failures” turned out to be the breaking point that gave birth to positive change or the opportunity to walk closer to who I really am.
Do you have a mantra? If so, what is it?
My mantra right now is “I KNOW”. Because I do. My intuition is sharp, my sense of self is clear, and I am sensitive to what is for me and what is not. I KNOW. I don’t want to drown in my own doubt. I want to own my feelings and let them be my compass.
Is there anything else you think is important or that you wish people would know?
You are not alone 🙂 I mean that. Be brave enough to share your story, your dreams, your doubts
Check out this post for more on what the Know Your Worth series is all about.
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