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...

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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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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...

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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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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:

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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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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...

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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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