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do you like yourself?

It’s *Think it Thursday* and do you like yourself?

Last week my client Jenny was listing her accomplishments.

We started talking about things like graduating from college, getting awards, and winning medals.

Then we decided to shift gears to the invisible accomplishments. The ones that no one else can see, but that equal the real wins in her life.

We dove right in to the personal work she’s been doing since we started coaching.

And like magic, this came out of her mouth…

“I’ve actually learned to like myself again.”

Yes. Magic.

The awards and medals, couldn’t hold a candle to this.

When she hired me a few months ago, she was terrified to invest in herself. She was worried she wouldn’t follow through. She actually cried as she made the decision. She knew she needed to change, but was afraid to bet on herself.

And yet, she did it. She was afraid, and she did it anyway.

And here she is, just a few months later, with a totally different relationship with herself.

She’s more confident. Happier. More hopeful. More grounded.

Are you willing to bet on you in life?

Do you invest in you?

Do you like you?

If not, perhaps something needs to change.

And the only one who can really make that change – is you.

I say go for it.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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a plan

It’s your *Think it Thursday* and a plan.

How often do you plan your time?

Do you love to plan? Hate to plan? Fight against it? Feel restricted?

I can relate to all of these statements to be honest.

Planning and organizing my life is not something that comes naturally to me.
I crave order and systems, and yet I fight against it.

But, I’m doing it anyway.

As I’ve been planning more, here’s what I’ve found:

Planning never seems exciting, but I do it anyway. (and feel awesome afterward)

When I have a plan, I waste less time.
When I plan my “do nothing time,” I enjoy that time much more.

Planning makes my life easy.
Planning takes the weight of worry off my shoulders.

When I say, “I’m too busy to plan or be organized” – I’m wrong.

Planning is the remedy to busyness.

Click here for a complimentary start a plan mini session.

Let’s get you going.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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listen please

*Think it Thursday* and listen please

My 7-year old daughter is a girl who knows what she wants.
And she’s not afraid to say it.
(It’s amazing)

The other day she was telling me about a girl at school that’s really mean. I asked her if maybe that girl is unhappy and that’s why she’s mean. I was trying to get her to see the other girl’s point of view.

And THIS is what my daughter said.

“Mom, you’re always trying to mentor me. You ask me all of these questions and it turns into a session (lol, right?).”

“Mom, what I really want is for you to just listen to me.”

And I heard her loud and clear. There are times and ways that I can teach her, but sometimes I just need to listen. She wants to come to me and connect. She wants to say how she’s feeling or what her experience is, without me trying to change it.

I can do that. I can listen.

How about you? Do you listen?

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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it’s okay if you don’t like me

It’s *Think it Thursday* and it’s okay if you don’t like me –

My son didn’t want to go to school.

He was mad at me when I said that no fever means… he’s going to school.
He begged, and he pleaded. He tried to make me feel guilty.

I started to feel annoyed.
But I knew that the only reason I was feeling annoyed – was because of what I was thinking.

I was thinking that he shouldn’t beg and plead. I was thinking that it “shouldn’t be this hard.”
I was wanting him to like me and approve of my parenting (funny when I say it out loud, right?!)
I was arguing with reality.

Of course he would beg and plead – he’s 13 and he wants his way.
Of course parenting isn’t easy.

And of course, sometimes he just won’t like me. And maybe that’s okay.

I told him that I love him, and he’s going to school, and it’s okay if he doesn’t like me.
I will love him anyway.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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don’t blink

It’s *Think it Thursday* and don’t blink –

My friend Sarah is getting ready to send her triplets off to college soon. They have just 1 more year at home and then… they are off!

She’s feeling that pull to make the most of every day and every moment. And not just make the most of it, but to REALLY enjoy it.

I was telling her that I’m doing the same. I don’t always get to have my kids on holidays or at every important moment and it reminds me that when I do have them, I really want to appreciate it.

Even when my daughter is pulling at me…

Or my son wants to lay by me in bed when I’m exhausted…

Or when my teenager needs extra help with an audition (and I think the dishes need to be done instead…)

Being a mom is a lot of work, and I’m so glad I got the job.

I’m going to try to enjoy every moment.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire