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6 Strangers: Nine Weeks Later

It’s *Think it Thursday* and last week I had coaching calls with 6 strangers.

I had met these women before.

And I’d been working with them for 9 weeks.

But they were completely different than the women I had spoken with 3 months earlier.

In October they were unclear on where to start with priorities. They didn’t know how to begin to eliminate overwhelm. They knew they needed better self-care, but had no idea where to start.

We spent 9 week together and everything changed.

The calls I had with them last week – were incredible.

Every one of them had experienced improvement in their marriage.

They each understood exactly where their focus should be in the new year.

They felt more at peace with the direction of their life.

And the best part – they felt more confident in themselves and their ability to make their life what they really want it to be.

What’s better than that?

Not much.

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Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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It’s My Fault

We all do things as a parent we regret sometimes.

We yell.

We are too hard on our kids.

We don’t follow through on a consequence because we don’t want to deal with it.

I could go on and on, but I’m pretty sure you’re well aware of a million things you wish you wouldn’t have done.

And sometimes, perhaps often, we end up blaming ourselves for all of our kids bad behavior and problems. It’s as if we think that if we had parented perfectly, they would be doing perfectly, and everything would be perfect.

This is one lie, mixed with another lie, to make one big fat lie that keeps us beating ourselves up.

I think it’s so important to try to be a good parent, but just as important is to forgive ourselves for being human. We are learning right alongside our kids and making mistakes was always part of the plan of life. For all of us.

What would be different if you could move on from your parenting mistakes a little more easily? What if you could offer yourself a little grace and then pick up the pieces prepared to do better?

Can you imagine how much more powerful you’ll be (and how much better you’ll feel) if you can use each mistake as a learning opportunity, rather than a reason to beat yourself up?

I think you should do it. Let’s give it a try.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

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You Deserve the Best

You deserve to be treated with love and respect today.

Did you know that?

I know it.

And I deserve it too.

I wonder how you can treat yourself that way today?

Will you say something kind when you look in the mirror?

Will you take time for a walk around the block when you’re feeling stressed?

Will you remind yourself that you’re valuable, even though everyone in the house is taking you for granted?

I hope you do all of those things.

And more.

You deserve it.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

Scrambled or Over Easy?

How do you want to experience this holiday season?

This is the week that everyone is scrambling to get things done before the holidays.

If this is you, please consider stopping the scramble.

Scrambling your brain with panic, rush and pressure is just not worth it. It’s ineffective and miserable. It leaves us irritable and causes us to miss out on all the things we COULD be enjoying.

Is that how you want to experience this time of year?

Not me.

When we create a high level of stress for ourselves, we are never at our best. We are inefficient. We are so focused on our “to dos” that we miss the important things happening in our lives.

Before you try to fit more in to your day, rush to finish, or create unnecessary stress over a million little things…

Stop. Breathe. Assess.

Take a moment… so you don’t end up missing the little moments.

Here are a few key questions to guide you this week (and help you pare down your to do list):

1. What’s most important?
2. How can I better align with my priorities?
3. What can I let go of?

And most important:

4. How do I want to experience this week… and how can I create that?

I want to experience this week being fully present. I want to focus on relationships first. I want to look for the best in everyone. I want to minimize my stress and maximize efficiency.

What about you? How can you create what you want?

-Molly Claire
Life Redesign Coach, Mompreneur

Bad Days Don’t Reveal Your “True” Character. You are much better than that…

Have you ever heard that your “true” character will be revealed on your worst days, not on your best?

I have heard it many times…

and I couldn’t disagree more.

Think about how you behave when things get tough.  Do you always hold it together?  Are you emotionally mature? Are you kind, thoughtful and forgiving?

Not me.

I’m usually a mess.  Sometimes I get angry or judgmental.  Sometimes I curl up in the fetal position and cry like a baby.  Sometimes I eat a lot of chocolate.

If I believed that the way I behaved on my worst days was my true character… I wouldn’t like myself at all.  In fact, I might give up on improving all together.

Those days don’t reveal my true character.  They only reveal where I have work to do.

What if your true colors show when you apologize after losing your temper?

What if your character shines through in who you aspire to be and what you are working toward?

What if how you choose to spend your best days is a better indicator of your “true” character?

And the bad days are simply a reminder of where you still want to improve?

I believe it 100%.

If my true character is something that I’m proud of – it makes me want to align with it more fully.  If I can see what’s good in me, then I can be much more forgiving of the mistakes I make… which makes me more likely to forgive others.  If bad days are simply a reminder, then I can learn from them, rather than be consumed by them.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

Life Redesign Coach