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coming back to life

I’m coming back to life.

No, actually – I came back to life all in one day – just like that.

Last week, after months of struggling, I finally had that magical moment of clarity with my coach about what I need to do.

Within hours I felt myself waking up, feeling like myself again, and flowing with passion about my purpose in life.

Do you know that feeling?

Here’s what happened…

In 2017 I created an offshoot of my business based on what I thought I was “supposed” to do.

The experts in my field told me I should. I was turning away from my passion.

I tried to talk myself into it saying it was a worthy cause combined with a brilliant business plan.

The experts know what they are talking about, right?!

What do I know?

Turns out, I know a lot. I know what is genuine for me. I know what feels like the right move for me in my life and my business. I know what my true genius and passion is. And when I stay true to that – everything works.

Are you doing what you’re “supposed” to be doing, but feeling bogged down, burned out and frustrated? Really think about it.

What’s it like to think about doing what you want instead?

Doing what feels right to you?

Doing what feels like your authentic self?

Ask yourself that, and feel the energy. Really, just feel it.

Isn’t that the kind of energy you want guiding you in life?

I do. 100%

I wondered why I wasn’t myself for so long. I was pushing through and gearing up, but the light inside was always flickering. It’s easy to fool myself because I still stay positive and smile and muster up the energy I need. But inside… it just wasn’t working.

In that moment last week – the light came back.

What can you do to get your light back? What do you really want to do to stay true to you, your desires and your genius? And what will it be like to live life from that energy?

Think about it. You deserve it.

-Molly Claire

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I usually have trash in my car…

Hey Mamas! It’s *Think it Thursday* and I usually have trash in my car…

Last week a new client came to me wondering, “how is everyone else doing it?”
(referring to motherhood and life.)
Do you ever wonder that too?

Everyone else seems to be holding it together.

A clean house.
A balanced meal on the table at night.
Homework help.
Staying in shape.
Happy kids.
Booming career.
How is everyone else doing this?

The truth is that everyone is doing great at some things, okay at others, and some things – they aren’t doing at all. And maybe that’s okay.

One of the things my friend Sherry loves about me is that every time she gets in my car I say, “don’t let any trash fall out.”
And we laugh.

Because it’s true – there’s trash in my car.

My kid’s granola bar wrappers, school papers, empty water bottles… they are everywhere most of the time. I’m not good at asking them to clear stuff out. Sometimes I’m rushing or scatter-brained. And sometimes I just don’t spend the energy worrying about it.

I used to feel embarrassed, but I don’t any more. I’m doing my best and that has to be enough.

I’m doing great at some things.
Getting by when it comes to others.
And some things, are just not happening in my life.

I can still choose to have my own back.
And so can you.

Notice what’s going great.
Do your best to improve.
Let some things go.

Love yourself no matter what.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!
xo
-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

 

 

Mompreneur Success is Inevitable

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It’s Saturday and I’m contemplating how I’m going to do what “seems” impossible.

Sometimes motherhood feels impossible.

Sometimes creating and maintaining a serious money-making business seems impossible.

With the combination of the two… I could be stuck in the land of impossible.

But I refuse.  It’s just too important to me.

I remember when passing my statistics class seemed impossible.  It’s funny to look back now as I mostly remember the time I spent tutoring a friend as we both worked towards an “A.”

I think back to my first pregnancy when I wondered if I would die just from exhaustion! I didn’t know how I would make it through each day, let alone those long months.  But here I am, alive and well with an amazing teenager.

I vividly remember being in the depths of emotional turmoil and indescribable fear as I moved forward with my divorce.  The feelings could have been paralyzing.  I had no idea what was to come, I only knew it was the right thing.  And I knew there was only one way to go… through it.

It’s so powerful to look back and realize that what “seemed” impossible was completely possible.  In fact, it was inevitable.

The same is true today – for me and for you.

And it all starts with a belief.

One of the most powerful beliefs I have is that I am meant to succeed.  I didn’t always believe that, but I believe it now 100%.  And I know that when I believe that it’s true – I will always make it true.

You see if I believe it’s true, all the fears and doubts are just a bit quieter.  My determination is stronger.  Inspiration becomes my driving force.  Any confusion becomes clear.

All of this allows me to do exactly what I need to in order to make my success a reality.  When I believe I will succeed, I will.

This is all available to you too, I promise.  In fact, I’ll let you borrow my belief in you for now while you work on your own.

I genuinely believe we were all designed and created to succeed. Overcoming doubt and fear is simply the way that we get there.  They don’t need to stop us.  They are only there to teach us.

What seems impossible to you?

What if you knew it was inevitable?  What if you received a letter from heaven above today assuring you that it would happen?  What would be different for you today?

Really think about it.

Most likely you’d take action.

The kind of action that is inspired and specific.  You’d no longer waste energy on the doubts.  You’d merely focus on how to make your dream a reality.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  – Nelson Mandela

Happy Saturday!

 

-Molly Claire

 

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The Lull: Productive and Fun

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For most of us the week between holidays is a lull between special days. There’s work to do, but we also want quality family time.

It’s in weeks like these that it’s difficult to be productive. We aren’t as focused as we could be. Sometimes we think, “why bother?” and put even less effort into trying to be focused.

I say this is the BEST time to be extremely focused.

As you start your week, decide ahead of time exactly what work or projects you will finish. Schedule them in and give yourself a very specific time frame to accomplish them.
Then, let the rest go…

Our tendency is to have this idea floating around in the back of our head that we “should” be doing more. I don’t believe it. I should be doing exactly what I said I would do. I’m going to do it within the time frame that I planned to do it. Then, I won’t think about it.

How can you make the lull productive and fun? You are the one who gets to decide how you will experience this week. I recommend making that decision on purpose, rather than by default.

-Molly Claire
Mompreneur, Life Redesign Coach