Becoming Future You

with Mel Jolly

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Stressing? Read this. joy less stress productivity Jun 13, 2021

Have you ever found yourself worrying about something you have absolutely zero control over? Like the weather? Or whether or not your chiropractor is pregnant?

That second one is me right now. I literally had a stress dream last night about it. If she’s pregnant, she’ll have to take a...

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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...

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Read this if you're struggling to let go joy less stress positive impact Jun 05, 2021

Have you ever hung on to something even though part of you knows you should let it go?

I’ve cried. I’ve laughed. I’ve yelled at the Universe. I’ve talked to my husband. I’ve floated in my pool.

I’ve had days where I felt like everything was terrible and like...

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Keep Future You Out of the Spiral joy less stress motivation positive impact May 22, 2021

Have you ever been in a spiral where one thing goes wrong and suddenly everything in your life is terrible?

For me, grief is a trippy place to be…

And I was fortunate to not have a visit from grief until I was 14 years old when my great grandma passed away at age 100. And by that point,...

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Love is Never Wasted joy positive impact May 15, 2021

I’ve tried to write this post more times than I can count over the last week and I still can’t come up with the right words. So I’m just going to go with short, simple honesty.

Our son has left our home.

He is safe and cared for.

Our hearts are broken.

The last 5 years as his...

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Going through a hard time? Read this. 💖 joy motivation positive impact Apr 27, 2021

Maybe it’s that I’m growing wiser as I age or just that I’ve gotten to intimately know more people through my coaching and my Unlock Your 5-Star Future course, but I’ve started to realize…

So many people are carrying burdens. So many people are going through...

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Are people questioning your dream? Read this. goals joy motivation Apr 10, 2021

I’m freshly returned from my week of vacation. Or rather, I’m still here after my week of staycation. I took the week off work but stayed home.

How was it? Some parts of it were great (like sitting on my deck) and some parts of it felt like a regular old week (like going to...

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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...

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Going through a tough time? Read this. joy less stress motivation productivity Mar 20, 2021

Bailey (dog) and I are starting Couch to 5k® again. Turns out if you totally let go of your running habit for 9 months, you lose a little ground.

I was talking to a friend this week about a challenge I’m facing and she said something that particularly resonated with me. She said:

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Feeling impatient with yourself? Read this. goals joy motivation productivity Mar 11, 2021

It was an intense week at the Jolly Zoo as I have been working furiously to meet a deadline.

This project is a big step for me, so when Past Mel made the choice to do it, she was making it with the viewpoint of knowing that it was going to be worth it in the long run.

However, when I had to...

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Read this if life has you on the struggle bus joy less stress motivation Feb 20, 2021

I was on the phone with my sister this week and I was telling her I was experiencing a new sleep challenge. She started laughing and said, “'Challenge.' What a YOU thing to say.”

You see, I decided 7 years ago I needed to stop thinking about all my “problems”…...

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Read this if you need a boost goals joy less stress motivation Feb 14, 2021

I just finished a big run with Bailey-boo (dog) and I have to be honest with you… I really didn’t want to do it. It’s been gray and raining here for what feels like forever and running, even on a nice day, is a lot of work. But, I did it for Future Mel. I knew short-term Future...

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