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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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a plan

It’s your *Think it Thursday* and a plan.

How often do you plan your time?

Do you love to plan? Hate to plan? Fight against it? Feel restricted?

I can relate to all of these statements to be honest.

Planning and organizing my life is not something that comes naturally to me.
I crave order and systems, and yet I fight against it.

But, I’m doing it anyway.

As I’ve been planning more, here’s what I’ve found:

Planning never seems exciting, but I do it anyway. (and feel awesome afterward)

When I have a plan, I waste less time.
When I plan my “do nothing time,” I enjoy that time much more.

Planning makes my life easy.
Planning takes the weight of worry off my shoulders.

When I say, “I’m too busy to plan or be organized” – I’m wrong.

Planning is the remedy to busyness.

Click here for a complimentary start a plan mini session.

Let’s get you going.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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3 years, 2 words, and 1 magical moment

It’s a very special *Love Note Friday* and 3 years, 2 words, and 1 magical moment.

Today is a BIG day for me –  and I can’t wait to tell you why.

Just over 3 years ago I was on the phone crying to my mortgage officer.

I mean really crying.  

I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to ever qualify for a home loan on my own.

I had been financially dependent for so many years.

I was terrified about how I was going to make it after my divorce.
I hated that feeling.  I hated that I felt so incapable of making enough money.

My lender didn’t believe my story at all.

He wasn’t worried, and he didn’t believe that I needed to be worried either.  He didn’t believe that I’d have any problem at all. And I remember what he said to me that day…

“Listen, you’re going to be just fine.  This is all temporary.  You’re pretty powerful and vibrant and you are going to pull yourself out of this.  I’m confident of that.”  

Powerful.
Vibrant.

2 words that shaped me from that day forward.

I’ll never forget the words he said and the way he said them.  He saw in me what I couldn’t see.  He believed I was going to succeed.  (I could tell he really believed it.)

And I decided to believe him.

Over that next year there were many times that I wrote the words, “You are powerful and vibrant” on my bathroom mirror.  I could hear in my mind the belief he had in me.  I trusted that he saw something that I couldn’t see.  I chose to believe it was true.

Today, at 10:30 a.m. I’m signing on a new home loan.  I’m the only one on the loan documents. I’ll be sitting across the table from Geoffrey who told me I was powerful and vibrant, and sign on the dotted line.

It’s one of those big milestones and I’m celebrating today.

What if you are powerful and vibrant too?
What if your fears and insecurities are nothing more than noise in your head?
What if you can borrow my belief in you, and choose to make it a reality?

I know that so much is possible for you.

Show me (and you) that it’s true.

Have an amazing weekend – you deserve it.

-Molly Claire

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you’re going to be okay

*Think it Thursday* and you’re going to be okay –

Today’s one of those days that I’m getting personal.

I’m speaking to those of you who feel you’re in a dark place, stuck, and wondering how you will make it through whatever challenge you are facing.

You may be feeling fear and worry that things won’t get better in your life.

I know just how you feel.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been redesigning my life and creating a new normal over the last few years as I’m navigating life as a single mom. I’ve been managing the ups and downs of chronic fatigue and trying to keep the faith that it will get better.

I’ve been forging ahead and yet – I’m sort of breathing a sigh of relief lately.  I feel that sense of, wow I made it through – and I’m still standing.  I’m still moving forward.

I remember feeling so much fear and experiencing deep sadness.
I remember so much uncertainty and wishing it would all just go away.

I’ve been putting one foot in front of the other and it wasn’t until recently that I had an appreciation for how much I’ve come through and what I’ve overcome.  Not because of me, but because of the possibilities that life allows us.

Within you is the ability to overcome every challenge in front of you.  Even when it’s not easy.

And believe me – it never feels easy. 

If you’re reading this and feeling that you can’t keep going– I understand.
If you’re wondering if you’ll make it through – I understand.
If you’re thinking the end of this challenge should be sooner rather than later – I totally understand.

And yet I promise you – you can handle this challenge in front of you.  

You are capable, and you are strong.  

You were designed to overcome this challenge.

Your faith, your strength, and your courage will come together as a force of nature.  You’ll do it.  I promise.

Sending you extra love today.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

Xoxo

– Molly Claire

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God has you covered

It’s your *Friday Love Note* because you deserve it –

My son’s church leader reached out to me this week to talk about the upcoming lesson…
It’s all about the “ideal” family.
Ugh. Sigh.

I know how painful this topic is for my clients. I know how painful it is for my kids.
I know how painful it was for me, for so many years.
I’m guessing… it might be painful for you too.

When you hear all about the “ideal” family, it’s easy to interpret your life as a sad state.
It’s easy to believe that happiness, true and ultimate happiness, is outside of the realm of possibilities for you.
You may feel inadequate, or think that your situation is inadequate to be able to provide you all the happiness you want.

I disagree.

I believe that God has you covered. No matter your situation or circumstance – God always makes up the difference. Your life doesn’t look like the white picket fence, but every blessing, every happiness, and every ounce of progress is possible for you.

No one has the “ideal.”
We don’t control the choices of others.
And it was never supposed to be that way.
Life is messy. People are human. Things are never picture perfect.

It doesn’t matter – God has you covered.

Have an amazing weekend- you deserve it.

-Molly Claire