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this is so much fun

It’s your *Think it Thursday* and this is so much fun!

Have I mentioned lately the importance of doing fun things in your life?

I used to think that was so frivolous.
I used to think, “Must be nice…. But I don’t have the time.”

The truth is- there is too little time in life NOT to have fun.

This week I started a new practice of writing down all the fun things I’ve built into my week and posting it by my bed. I see it every morning and every night. And every time I walk by.

My life is busy. 3 kids, my business, and all the craziness of life that creeps into the day.

But when I see that list, I get excited about all of those little things.

It might be a phone call you plan to have with a friend. Or picking up your favorite shampoo that’s on sale at Beauty Brands. Maybe it’s date night, or a walk, or choosing a paint color for your bedroom.

List everything you want to feel excited about.

Think about those things all through the week.

It’s magical.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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2 more lives

It’s *Think it Thursday* and 2 more lives…

This week 2 more women signed up to start coaching with me.
Do you know what this means?

It means they have made a decision that their life and happiness matters.

They are tired of feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.
They are tired of feeling like they aren’t doing enough.
They are fed up with being ineffective, stuck in a rut, and downright unhappy.

And so, they decided to bet on themselves.

It wasn’t easy for either of them.
It was hard for them to think about spending money on themselves and scary to fear that it wouldn’t really make a difference.
Can you relate?

They both said, “it’s not you, it’s me.”  “I’m just afraid I can’t make these changes.”
But both of them, decided to bet on themselves.

They chose to believe they could do it and that more was possible.
And of course, they can do it.
It’s not just possible, it’s happening.

How can you bet on yourself today? Maybe you’re ready for a call with me, and maybe you’re not.
Either way, take a minute to think about what needs to change and how you can make it happen.

How will you take a step toward eliminating overwhelm?
How will you feel more satisfied in your life and relationships?
How will you have more confidence in who you are as an amazing and vibrant woman?

Think about it.
Bet on yourself.
Make it happen. 

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

And YES – I do have a spot for you too.  Click here if you’re ready to have a conversation about it.

Xo
-Molly Claire

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the water is amazing

Woo hoo! It’s *Think it Thursday* and the water is amazing

I’m on vacation this week in Florida with my kids for Spring Break.
Wait, back up. I’m on a trip and my kids are on vacation 😉
(We all know how that goes, right?)

The water here is crazy bright blue! It’s gorgeous. The pictures are unbelievable.
I posted some pics on social media and sent some to friends too.
Everyone said, “Wow, enjoy that weather!”
“It looks perfect!”

In reality, when I took those pics it was in the 50s and windy.
We were freezing. I was wearing a sweatshirt and pants and the kid’s teeth were chattering.
But you’d never know it from the pictures.

It’s like when you see someone who seems to have it all together and you say, “How does she do it?”
Or you see a couple who looks happy and in love and you think, “Why isn’t my marriage like that?”
And you see a family laughing and perhaps you’re just wondering … “How do I keep my kids from fighting for 5 minutes?”

The picture is an illusion. And yet it’s real at the same time.
The beach was gorgeous. Breathtaking.
And freezing and slightly miserable too.

Your life is amazing and full of good.
And it’s full of frustration and heartache at the same time.

Enjoy what the picture has to offer and appreciate it.
And yet, don’t allow your brain believe that something is wrong with your life.
Your life is just as it should be.
Positive and negative and all of it.
That’s life. And it’s beautiful. Just like the water…

Have an amazing day, one thought at a time!

xo
-Molly Claire

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Mindset Monday: When you just don’t want to.

It’s time for *Mindset Monday* and sometimes, we just don’t want to.

We don’t want to work.
We don’t want to face our fears.
We don’t want to do… anything.

When you’re running a business and managing a family, the days of “I don’t want to.” will come.  Sometimes more often than we’d like to admit.

Lately there’s been so much on my plate and so much on my mind, that I’ve noticed my brain wanting to sink into the “I don’t want to” slump.  Thankfully, I know that “I don’t want to,” isn’t true at all.

Just because I don’t feel like something in the moment, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to do it in my life.

Of course I want to work.  I have an amazing business that helps people every single day.  It provides for my family and allows me the satisfaction of making a difference in the world.

Of course I want to face my fears.  If I don’t, I’ll simply stay stagnant and end up dissatisfied with life.  I won’t help anyone if I stay stuck.

And of course, I want to do the housework and take care of my family.  I’m building something amazing in our home.  It’s so worth every effort that I put in.

So just because I don’t feel like it, doesn’t mean I don’t want to.

I want to show up.
I want to do the work.

Even when it’s hard or inconvenient, I want to do it.

I’m all in.
How about you?

Have a great week!

-Molly Claire, Mompreneur

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Never feel overwhelmed again: The simple secret

Math is so easy.
It always works.

My mom used to tell me she loved math because 2+2, always equals 4.
There is no guessing game and even better, it’s the secret to eliminating the feeling of overwhelm.

Last week, Janet told me that her desk was such a mess.  Every time she thought “it’s such a mess,” she felt defeated.
And the more she thought about her desk, the more overwhelmed she became.
Her desk wasn’t really overwhelming; her desk was really just math.

1 desk.  3 piles of paper.  25 to do items.  4 books to sort and find a home for.  15 things to throw away.  You get the idea.

And each item required a certain amount of time.  5 minutes.  10 minutes.  1 hour.
When we quantified each item and gave it a time frame, the desk didn’t seem so bad. When we scheduled each task like an appointment, there was no need to feel overwhelmed, or wonder if it would get cleaned up.  It was already decided – as good as done.

How can you use math to your advantage?  What task seems to be overwhelming to you?
What’s the math involved and how can you schedule that math to make completion inevitable?

Do it.  You’ve got this.

*HEY!  By the way I’ve just opened enrollment for The Happy Mom Mindset 3 month Mastermind.  It’s a group for moms, just like you.

I’ll be helping you go from a stressed out, overwhelmed, and often dissatisfied mom to a woman who has confidence, calmness, clarity, and best of all that sparkle of joy in your life.

A few highlights include:

  • Confidence – in who you are and how you’re doing as a mom.  done.
  • Clarity instead of chaos – let’s put you back in charge of your days, and your time.
  • Carve out “you” again – we’ll separate the real you from the mom in you,  so you can feel like yourself again.

It’s going to be unbelievable.  Honestly.

Join the list to be the first to know so you don’t miss out on joining.

Have a great week!  xo

-Molly Claire

Best Selling Author, Life Redesign Coach for Moms and Mompreneurs