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The Rules Are Made Up

The Rules Are Made Up

By Nina Hannert-Nimmo

The Rules Are Made Up is a podcast for curious overthinkers and perfectionists who want to explore the intersection of mental wellbeing, personal growth and everything else in our lives - because we're one whole human! Together we'll start to question and dismantle the rules and shoulds we live our lives by - because they're made up! So why not make our own?
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28 - seasonality
28 - seasonality
Let's chat about seasonality - what it means and why we can't always push, push, push. I also make an important announcement on this episode 🤓 ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
09:34
September 02, 2022
27 - What do you need? No really, what do you need?
27 - What do you need? No really, what do you need?
In this short and sweet episode I ask you a very simple yet powerful question: What do you need? I also explain why it's important that we ask ourselves this question (more often than we really do) ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
08:52
August 18, 2022
26 - Navigating comparison & other challenges with Lydia Barrington
26 - Navigating comparison & other challenges with Lydia Barrington
In this episode I'm joined once again by my friend (and all around badass) Lydia Barrington and we're chatting about entrepreneurship, our personal growth journeys and especially the topic of comparison. We share what we struggle with, tools we use to work through those challenges and how those relate to other contexts too - like starting out in the gym or pursuing any other kind of goal. You can listen to our previous episode here. Find Lydia and the Badass Collective on Instagram. Check out her website --- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
01:16:30
August 04, 2022
25 - Where the Wild Women Are with Rebecca Jenkins
25 - Where the Wild Women Are with Rebecca Jenkins
In this episode I'm joined by Rebecca Jenkins, founder of Where the Wild Women Are - a NZ based community for women to connect (virtually and in person). We talk about why we need community, what led her to start WTWWA and we end up in a few rabbit holes about abortion access and other important topics too.  ----- Check out Where The Wild Women Are Connect with WTWWA on Instagram Other links mentioned in this episode: Episode 3 - Labels ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
01:07:11
July 21, 2022
24 - DIY growth vs seeking support
24 - DIY growth vs seeking support
In this episode we're chatting about the benefits and drawbacks of going it alone on your growth journey vs working with a coach or mentor.  Links mentioned in this episode: Work with me 1:1 Grab one of my free workbooks Mindful Goalsetting Shut up the inner critic Check out my free mini-course Tune In (on building awareness) Check out the other resources compiled on the website ------ Come hang with me on Instagram! Get the transcript for this episode here
14:31
July 14, 2022
23 - when it's time to stop
23 - when it's time to stop
In this episode I share a bit more background as to why I decided to stop launching my group coaching program (after starting the launch). I also discuss why stopping can feel like the wrong thing to do, even though it's what we need to do for ourselves in that situation (if that is a choice available to us). ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
22:47
July 01, 2022
22 - self-enquiry
22 - self-enquiry
In this episode we're chatting about the concept of self-inquiry and why it can be beneficial to create your own practice around this.  I'm also inviting you to check out my 8 week group coaching experience The Inner Compass where we discuss ways to practice self-enquiry in a supportive environment. I also said I'd drop some additional resources in the shownotes, so here they are:  Mindful Productivity - Self-Check-Ins Entrepreneurial Outlaws - Cyclical Planning (includes journal prompts) ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
14:18
June 27, 2022
21 - Let's chat about core values
21 - Let's chat about core values
In this episode we're talking about core values - what they are, why I recommend you find yours (if you don't know them already) and how to do that. I'm also inviting you to check out my 8 week group coaching experience The Inner Compass where identifying your core values is one of THE first things we do. I truly believe they're vital for guiding our decision making (like a compass... get it? I'll show myself out...) and understanding where our actions may not have been aligned so we can start to make tweaks.  I mention James Clear's list of core values you can review to find yours ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
10:21
June 19, 2022
20 - perfectionism
20 - perfectionism
In this episode we're talking about one of my favourite things to talk about - perfectionism. What it is, how it can show up for you and what you can start to do about it.  I'm also inviting you to check out my 8 week group coaching experience The Inner Compass where we cover perfectionism (among so many other things!).  I also mention episode 5 - learning to accept good enough  ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
19:46
June 12, 2022
19 - WTF is self-discovery and why should I care
19 - WTF is self-discovery and why should I care
If you've heard this term thrown around (maybe thanks to me 😆 ), this episode will explain the concept a bit more along with what's involved. I also invite you to check out The Inner Compass - my 8 week group coaching experience which opens for enrolment on 22 June. ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
12:10
June 05, 2022
18 - Taking Mental Deloads
18 - Taking Mental Deloads
Most of us are familiar with deload weeks in workout programs - but what about deloads for our brains? That's we're chatting about in this episode 🤓 --- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
12:04
May 29, 2022
17 - Controlling your controllables
17 - Controlling your controllables
In this episode we talk about control, why our brains like it and how it helps us. I also share a tool I use with my clients (and myself) a lot to figure out what truly is a controllable - and what isn't. Have a peek at my 1:1 Coaching Packages - I have 3 openings at the moment! Email me or connect with me on LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook Find out more about other ways we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
20:50
May 22, 2022
16 - Doing too much?
16 - Doing too much?
In this episode I share what's been on my mind lately and how I'm managing my thoughts as to whether that's really true (for me). Check out my new free mini course Tune In - learn how to build (or improve) your self-awareness skills in less than 15 minutes. I also gave a shout out to my coach at Body Brain Alliance - check em out! ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
17:41
May 15, 2022
15 - It's OK to take a break sometimes
15 - It's OK to take a break sometimes
Join me in this episode as I talk about taking breaks, resting - and why that can feel so bloody hard for some of us!  ----- Check out my new free mini course Tune In - learn how to build (or improve) your self-awareness skills in less than 15 minutes. Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
15:07
May 07, 2022
14 - The Practice of Tuning In
14 - The Practice of Tuning In
In this episode we're chatting a bit more about the practice of Tuning In - aka building self-awareness and why it's an important practice and fundamental skill to develop as you navigate goals (and life in general). Check out my new free mini course Tune In - which teaches you how to start a practice of building awareness. If you grab it during the month of May, you go into the draw for a free coaching call with yours truly too! ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
12:05
May 01, 2022
13 - Managing your mental energy
13 - Managing your mental energy
Join me in this episode as I talk about the importance of managing your mental energy and a specific tool that may help you apply this in your life. This episode is 🌶  so headphones are advised if you have sensitive ears around :)  More on the concept of Spoon Theory mentioned in the episode. ------------ Come hang with me on Instagram! Check out my coaching packages Apply for 1:1 coaching Get the transcript for this episode here
18:24
April 24, 2022
12 - You can't do what everyone else is doing (and here's why)
12 - You can't do what everyone else is doing (and here's why)
In this episode I share why I think the "If I can do it, so can you" messaging is full of bullshit - and why! This is definitely one to grab your headphones for if you have sensitive ears around 🤣 --- Come hang with me on Instagram! Check out my coaching packages Apply for 1:1 coaching Get the transcript for this episode here
13:20
April 17, 2022
11 - Lowering the barrier
11 - Lowering the barrier
In this episode we're talking about lowering the barrier - what that means, examples of what it can look like and how this is part of you being less of a dick to yourself while going after your goals!  ------ Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Check out 1:1 and group coaching options Get the transcript for this episode here
13:30
April 10, 2022
10 - Data, tracking and the ups and downs of doing so
10 - Data, tracking and the ups and downs of doing so
Love data as much as me? Tracking things and gathering insights? Then this episode is for you - you'll hear about the benefits of tracking information as well as some of the pitfalls and what to be aware of. --- Come hang with me on Instagram! The IG post I reference in the episode Find out more about how we can work together on my website Book a Connection Chat with me Get the transcript for this episode here
12:47
April 03, 2022
09 - Becoming a Badass with Lydia Barrington
09 - Becoming a Badass with Lydia Barrington
In this episode I’m joined by my friend and former coach Lydia and we talk about our respective journeys and lessons we’ve learnt along the way. Lydia is a personal development coach who helps women achieve ownership of their lives aka - becoming a badass! In the episode, Lydia also shared some of her favourite journaling prompts: Morning: 3 things you’re grateful for 3 things that will make my day epic 3 intentions that will make me feel like a badass Evening: 3 things that made the day epic 3 things that I could have done better Connect with Lydia on Instagram Check out Lydia's website Sign up to Lydia's Golden Nuggies emails How to Fail Podcast with Brené Brown mentioned in this episode --- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
52:23
March 20, 2022
08 - Doing the Bare Ass Minimum
08 - Doing the Bare Ass Minimum
What does that mean? What can that look like? Let's find out in this short and sweet episode 🤓 --- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
08:18
March 13, 2022
07 - Actually questioning the rules
07 - Actually questioning the rules
In this episode I walk through what it looks like when we actually start questioning the rules and what you need to look out for when you start doing that too! ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
20:35
March 06, 2022
06 - Career choices and re-training later in life
06 - Career choices and re-training later in life
In this episode I challenge our thinking as it relates to career choices and retraining later on life - who says you have to work in a career that you decided on when you were 20? Exactly! (note: if you are one of those people who loves their career and stuck with it since university - amazing! Love that for you!) ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
17:21
February 20, 2022
05 - Learning to accept good enough
05 - Learning to accept good enough
Join me as I dig into perfectionism a little more today and discuss why we need to work on accepting good enough instead of chasing amazing all the time. I also share one of my favourite tools to do this and walk you through applying it in real-time 🤓  This one definitely contains some adult language so headphones are advised 😉 ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
20:10
February 13, 2022
04 - Finding flow and the way back to self with Vann Dizon
04 - Finding flow and the way back to self with Vann Dizon
In this episode I get to welcome the first ever guest to the pod!! Vann is an online coach who helps human beings reconnect their purpose with fitness & build a foundation for the long game. We chat about finding joy in movement again, how Vann helped me navigate my rehab journey and how my group program The Inner Compass helped him reconnect to himself and his business too.  Find Vann on Instagram How To Fail podcast episode mentioned in this episode ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
45:16
February 06, 2022
03 - Labels and why we should challenge those too...
03 - Labels and why we should challenge those too...
In this episode we chat about labels - what they are, where they show up and why we should question them. This article references the experiment I mentioned 🤓 ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
11:52
January 30, 2022
02 - Why we need to question the rules
02 - Why we need to question the rules
In this episode I dive deeper into what the rules are,  why I believe we need to challenge them more and how we can start to do that. ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website Get the transcript for this episode here
15:11
January 30, 2022
01 - Origin story & what to expect
01 - Origin story & what to expect
Woo - I'm excited for you to tune into this first episode! You'll hear my background and origin story so you can get to know me a bit more and I'll also be sharing what to expect from this podcast.  ----- Come hang with me on Instagram! Find out more about how we can work together on my website  Get the transcript for this episode here
18:47
January 30, 2022
Trailer
Trailer
Welcome to The Rules Are Made Up! A podcast for curious overthinkers and perfectionists to explore the rules and shoulds we live our lives by - and start to question them. I’m your host Nina Hannert-Nimmo but you can call me Neens - I’m a lifelong perfectionist turned personal growth junkie and mindset coach who got tired of my own BS along with all the confusing messaging in the health and wellness space. I decided to get curious and started to challenge my own thinking. Now I’m here to help you do the same - but with a large dose compassion instead of guilt-laden fuck-it spirals. Join me each episode as we explore the intersection of mental wellbeing, personal growth and the rest of our lives and discuss concepts like perfectionism and all-or-nothing thinking. We’ll start to dismantle some of the so-called rules we used to blindly follow and together, we’ll call bullshit on the messaging out there and figure out what we want our lives to look like - because as the name of this show suggests, the rules are made up.  So why not make our own? ------- To find out more about me and how we can work together, check out the links below: www.innerlevel.me Find and follow me on Instagram
01:13
January 17, 2022