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the secret to more energy

It’s *Think it Thursday* and I’m sharing with you the secret to more energy.

I’m teaching you something today that is my lifeline.

Some of you know I have chronic fatigue and it’s a constant challenge.

But this concept I’m telling you about, is a game changer.

Because we all get exhausted and worn out, especially as a mom.

My secret – energy management.

We hear a lot about time management, but the truth is that if you had more energy, you would make much better use of your time, right?

You can’t create more hours in the day, but you can create more energy.

There are certain things you do that energize you – maybe it’s alone time, maybe it’s social time.  Maybe it’s laughing or creating.  Take a minute to notice what energizes you.

There are other things that require more mental and emotional energy.  Leading kids in chores, balancing the budget, or sifting through your schedule for the week… stack these up and it could leave you spent, exhausted, with nothing left to give.

The key is to plan and manage your activities based on how they impact your energy.  The right combination is all the difference.

Think about this.  Time is finite.  There are 24 hour every day, period.

Energy is fluid.  You can manage your energy by building in plenty of activities that increase your energy, amongst those that drain it.

So today, here is your assignment:

List energizing and energy-depleting activities.  Plan them in to support you having sustained energy.  Revisit this idea often and just notice how you have the ability to manage your energy.

Magic.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

Xoxo

-Molly Claire

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Define yourself for success

It’s time for *Mindset Monday* and it’s all about defining yourself…

What thought defines you?
Let’s think about it.

Define is an action word.
If I’m working to define a muscle in my workout, I’m taking specific action to carve out that area.
There is nothing passive about defining.
Yet somehow when it comes to our own thoughts that define us, we just take what’s there.
We allow default thoughts to define us.
We look at past success or failure, and allow that to define us.  We allow it to determine what’s possible for us the next time around.
It doesn’t have to be that way.

Go ahead and think about it… what thought defines you?
I’m successful? I’m capable?  I make things happen?
Or is it more like
I can’t succeed as much as that person.
I’m not as smart as…
I’m not very organized.

Whatever thoughts define you, will always be true about you. 

It doesn’t matter what success I achieved last year or last month.  I’m going to define myself and my level of success based on where I’m going tomorrow.
The thoughts that are going to define me, will take me exactly where I want to go.

I’m a person who manages my time well.
I’m a person who proves what’s possible beyond my current state.
I’m a person who moves mountains, even though it requires me to feel extreme fear and doubt and reach far beyond what’s comfortable for me.

And when those thoughts define me, that’s exactly who I become. 

Choose your thoughts wisely.
Define yourself based on where you’re going.
Make those things true about you. 

Have a great week!

-Molly Claire

 

 

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Easier Than Ever

As you start your week, make a list of 5 things that come easily to you now that used to be hard.

It can be anything.

When I first started my business it was really hard for me to make changes to my website. There were so many things to figure out and it was all new. It seemed complicated and difficult.

Now, it’s no problem. I’ve learned how to do it without batting an eye. I got through the hard part and now it’s easy.

It’s useful to make this list and look at it to see how far you’ve come.

Because of course, you now have a list of 5 things that seem really hard to you. They might seem complicated or difficult. But the only reason they seem that way is that you haven’t done them yet.

One day the five things that are difficult today will be on your “this is easy list.”

The only thing between now and then is time and practice. That’s it.

Make the list.

Celebrate your success.

Remember that it’s possible.

Have a great week!

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A Deadline

What have you been putting off doing in your business?

You know, that one little thing that seems like a pain? Or too time consuming?

I want you to set a deadline. Today. Now, in fact.

When will you do it?

What’s the time frame you’ll allow for it?

And what will you finally be able to move forward with when you do it?

Set the deadline. Make it happen. Move forward with your goals.

Have a great week!

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Create Evidence

A lot of my clients are afraid they won’t follow through. In fact, this fear is one of the biggest reasons they don’t commit to their goals.

A fear. That they won’t follow through.

What’s funny is that they are fully in charge of whether or not they follow through.

It’s not dependent on anyone else. Just them.

And that’s true for you too.

We never have to fear or wonder if we’ll follow through, because we get to decide that.

One of my favorite tricks is to focus on creating evidence for myself. If I tell myself that I’ll get up 30 minutes earlier to plan my day, then every time I do I use it as evidence for myself.

I love to use the question, “How can I create evidence that I’ll follow through?”

This question will always move me toward taking action toward my commitment. And the more evidence I create, the more evidence I have.

And before you know it, I believe that I will follow through.

And I do.

Have a great week!