Becoming Future You

with Mel Jolly

Get there faster with my DIY Coaching Program
DIY Coaching... change your life on your own terms author tips focus goals joy less stress motivation positive impact productivity self-care Jun 12, 2021

When I talk about Unlock Your 5-Star Future, my DIY coaching program, you might find yourself thinking…

 

Mel, how can you possibly “do it yourself” with coaching? 

Great question! Here’s the deal…

A coach’s job is NOT to tell you what to do. A...

Continue Reading...
Want to be better at learning? Try this. focus goals productivity May 30, 2021

Things at the Jolly Zoo are moving along as we adjust to our new life. There are moments when I feel fine and moments when I don’t. I haven’t been surprised by the love and support shown to me by you and my coaching clients and students. I’m know I’m lucky to have such a...

Continue Reading...
Set Future You up for Sanity focus less stress motivation productivity May 09, 2021

Have you ever had a week go so far sideways, you can’t even remember where you started? When I sat down and looked at the plan I’d made last Sunday, I thought, “who wrote this?”

I like to do my planning on Sundays. I make my list of what needs to happen and then I make...

Continue Reading...
Busy? Overbooked? Still wanting to be productive? Read this? focus goals less stress productivity Apr 22, 2021

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you have so many errands to run it’s difficult to keep track of what you’re supposed to be doing when? That was this week… dentist, haircut, chiropractor, bank… etc, etc. It felt like I was hardly ever at my desk.

I’m not...

Continue Reading...
Do you keep getting distracted? Read this. author tips focus motivation productivity Apr 15, 2021

Have you ever popped on Facebook “real quick” while you thought about what to do next? Or how to solve a problem? Or what to write next?

How often has Future You been grateful that you did that?

As I was settling in to write this post for you, this was my thought process:

...

Continue Reading...
Read this if you're feeling burnt out focus goals joy less stress motivation productivity Apr 03, 2021

Have you ever imagined a version of Future You who has more energy or maybe better focus or perhaps exciting new ideas?

It’s that time of year in North Carolina when the flowers start to bloom, but the temp still dips below freezing at night. The days are getting longer, and I remain...

Continue Reading...
Want to be more productive? Change the way you run your day. focus goals less stress productivity Mar 26, 2021

Have you ever spent a morning or a day or a week in reactive mode and then found yourself upset with Past You for not getting certain things done?

I feel like I’ve been sprinting all week… lots of phone calls and appointments and driving people and animals to places…...

Continue Reading...
What if you were more intentional with what you put in your brain? focus goals motivation productivity Feb 27, 2021

I had a big light bulb moment last week… it was one of those things where I didn’t know what I didn’t know until I knew it. And the only reason I figured it out is because I randomly decided to listen to a random podcast episode. Double randomness.

And so now I’m...

Continue Reading...
Are you being too precious with your great idea? author tips focus goals joy less stress motivation positive impact productivity Jan 30, 2021

I have an exciting announcement this week. I’m introducing a new FREE resource…

Mondays with Mel

What are Mondays with Mel, you ask? Every Monday (with a few exceptions) I’ll be going LIVE on Zoom at 2pm Eastern to talk about goals, dreams, motivation, finding your focus,...

Continue Reading...
Life + Business... Ways to do it better author tips focus goals joy less stress motivation positive impact productivity Jan 23, 2021

 

I recently realized Past Mel has made a lot of freebies... like a lot of them. Some are for authors to help you do your newsletter better and to reach more readers. Some are for people who want to live (their version of) their best life. Some are to teach you to cultivate more...

Continue Reading...
Why bother dreaming big? focus goals motivation Jan 02, 2021

As I rolled over my spreadsheets for the year, I found my annual plans from 2015-present and I realized something important: I put “create course” on my list in 2015 (and 2016 and 2017 and 2018), but I didn’t officially accomplish that goal until 2019.

Now, I could feel bad...

Continue Reading...
Avoid New Year's Resolution Overwhelm focus goals joy Jan 01, 2021

Happy New Year! I’m just interrupting your regularly scheduled Mel programming to offer up a timely tip. With the rollover of a new year, I think we can either:

Get so overwhelmed with our bright, shiny, I-will-make-this-year-better-than-last-year-so-help-me-Dolly-Parton plans that we end...

Continue Reading...
1 2