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Draw the line

I’m working with my group to help them draw a line between work and family time.

As an at-home business owner, this can be pretty hard to do.

Schedules need to be separate.
Priorities need to be separate.

Your brain needs to create separation in your focus.

Even though it may seem hard, it’s totally worth it.

It will start off being a tiny bit successful, but over time it can become a practice that comes easily to you.

Where do you need to draw a line of separation in your time?

How often are you focused on the task at hand and how often are you somewhere else in your mind?

What needs to happen today to make one small positive change?

Think about it.
Make it happen.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

1 year ago

This picture was taken a year ago. I took my kids to Florida on spring break because I was determined to give them amazing experiences, single mom or not.

I refused to believe I couldn’t afford it.
I refused to believe it would be too hard.
I refused to limit what was possible.

So, we loaded up the minivan, took a couple of extra kids along, and packed the cooler with snacks.

I look back now, and I’m so glad I did.

It seems like a lifetime ago and I’m glad we seized the moment.

Things are so different now… like we are almost different people.

In this transition phase of life, things change so rapidly, and personal growth is on hyper speed.

We live in a new state now. My business is twice as big as it was then. I’ve got my ideal business partner. My kids are older, wiser, and stronger than they were then. I’m engaged to an amazing man who I absolutely adore. I’m in love with my life and ecstatic about my future.

How can you seize the day and do something amazing?

What if this phase of life is an opportunity that’s meant to be magical?

What would you do?

Think about it.

Have a beautiful weekend, you deserve it!​

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Boss Mom

One of my former clients sent me her success story last week.

She had her second baby last year while growing her business. She set some goals that seemed big and scary…

And she met them.

She had plans in her brain about what she wanted to do…

And she did them.

She is creating her life, rather than being at the effect of it.

One of my favorite things about her is that she is clear on her priorities and what she really wants.

She hired me to help her make her life happen – the way she wanted it to.

Brilliant.

Are you true to your priorities? Do you create what you want? Are you willing to believe that more is possible for you?

I hope you’ll consider it.

Have an amazing day, one thought at a time!

-Molly

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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

Feeling pulled in a million directions? Let’s talk priorities.

priorities

It’s *Mindset Monday* – let’s talk priorities.
The ability to differentiate priorities is an essential skill to being effective.

My son has ADHD, which significantly challenges his ability to get ready on time.

The ADHD brain struggles to differentiate priorities.  When he’s running late for school his brain can’t tell what is a bigger priority – strumming on his guitar or putting his shoes on.  Both are calling his name with equal urgency.

Just because his brain is wired this way, doesn’t mean he can’t train himself to differentiate priorities.

The same goes for you.
We all do this to some degree, especially when we are charting new territory in our business.

If you feel yourself “pulled in a million directions,” this is a big clue that you need to better differentiate your priorities.

Here are three basic steps you can take.  Do this regularly to train your brain until this becomes automatic.

1. Awareness:  Take a look at when/where/how you struggle to differentiate priorities. When do you feel pulled in different directions?

2. Assess: If you could only do 1 thing, what would it be?  What would come next?  Force your brain to set an order to your priorities.  These decisions may take into account things like, what is most beneficial?  What is making me money?  What is making my life or my business easier?  What is essential to meeting my goals?

3. Action:  Put your priorities in to action by scheduling them. Put first things first.

Anytime you feel yourself spread thin or pulled in different directions, it’s time to prioritize. Go through this process again and again until it becomes natural to you.  It will give you clear direction, eliminate stress, and make you the most effective you can be.

Like this tip?  Share it with a friend, a mom, a business owner, or anyone else who believes in creating something amazing with their life.

Have a great week!

-Molly Claire

Mom. Entrepreneur. Life Change Agent.