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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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...

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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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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...

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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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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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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…...

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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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Feeling like you're not doing enough? joy less stress motivation productivity Feb 06, 2021

Last week I hosted my first Mondays with Mel and it was so much fun. This is my new weekly freebie to help you start the week with positivity. I go live on Zoom, teach a little (right now we’re talking about goals and dreams), and answer questions. And I’ll be doing it almost every...

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