Becoming Future You:  DIY Coaching Program

Unlock Your 5-Star Future

Get unstuck for good and create a life and career you love.

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"I'm only a few weeks in and this course is already helping me to make better decisions about how to use my time." - Suzanne Stengl

Not making the progress you'd like?  

Have you been feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Like time is slipping through your fingers?

I know what you mean. The "new normal" is anything but and it might have destroyed all the beautiful planning and scheduling you did back in January. 

What would it be like if in 6 months you could look back and realize you were no longer just surviving, but thriving?

What would it look like to end the year strong? If you're not sure, keep reading.

"I'm having a huge win today and it's because of your class. Thank you, Mel! This never would have been my reality is you hadn't fixed my thinking and helped me reach for those stretch goals. I LOVE you, girl!"

Reagan Phillips
Author & Unlock Your 5-Star Future Graduate


Your future has not been canceled.

Imagine waking up each day and feeling excited about what’s ahead. Imagine going through your day and finding reason after to reason to feel grateful instead of disappointed.

It's time to get back on track. Reset, recharge, and reclaim your life.

If you're interested in taking control of your future, keep reading.


6 Reasons You Might Feel Stuck

(and how to fix it)

Babe, I hear you. Getting started can be the hardest part. You’ve come up with this big goal and you can see the path ahead and frankly it looks exhausting. You might feel like just taking a nap instead. Or maybe cleaning the bathroom. (That’s when you know it’s really bad.)

What you need:

You need a way to get your feet moving without the first step carrying the weight of the full journey. Try breaking things down into teeny tiny benchmarks you can reach to gain some momentum. Future You is waiting for you to reach her and all you have to do to get to her is take one step at a time.

It’s so easy to start the year motivated. It’s like motivation is in the air for the first 4 days of every new year. There’s extra people at the gym and everyone online is ready to do writing sprints with you! But a few weeks into January, your (and everyone else’s) motivation starts to fizzle and you find yourself skipping day after day until you’ve tomorrow’d yourself into another year with very little progress on your big goals.

What you need:

You need a way to work that doesn’t involve motivation. Sorry not sorry, but motivation will let you down every time. You’ve got to develop some healthy habits and a strong sense of why your goal even matters to you. That’s what will take you to the finish line of a marathon.

It’s like you’re feeling so motivated and you sit down to do the hard work and then…. Oh look a squirrel! You’ve got a million things to do and remember and you can’t get your brain to be quiet for just minute so you can think. And if it’s not your brain interrupting you, it’s your kids or spouse or co-workers or cat. Finding your focus is like chasing a mist. You can’t ever catch it.

What you need:

You’ve got to figure out what YOUR specific distractions are and then start dealing with them one at a time. Kid won’t stop interrupting you? Go somewhere the kid is not. Can’t stop doing chores around your house? Go sit in your car. Distracted by the internet? Find a way to ditch the internet. Focus is a muscle. You can build it up, but you also need to set yourself up to win.

It’s like you know you need to work on The Thing. You know it’s important. You even get started and maybe made it to the middle, but you can’t seem to actually finish your goal. What’s the deal??

What you need:

You need to figure out what the deal is. Maybe you’re afraid of what other people will think. Maybe you’re afraid of failure. Maybe you’re afraid The Thing you’ve been working on for years isn’t actually that good at all. I can promise you it's not that you're "lazy." That's just a lie you're using as an excuse. Something’s blocking you, boo, and you’ve got to figure out what it is.

You are not alone! I've talked to so many people who tell me they won't set a goal because they "prefer not to be disappointed" or because they know "their family needs to come first" or because they "never keep promises to themselves" anyway.

What you need:

You've got to stop putting yourself last on the list. You deserve all the desires of your heart. (Yes, really.) That includes your smallest goals and your biggest dreams, but none of them are going to happen if you don't make yourself a priority. You can live with intention and create a meaningful life, even without setting "big" goals.

Take Action

"Mel also gave practical advice about how to envision an optimistic future and offered effective strategies to work toward those goals. Mind you, this isn't quick and easy. It's deep work that I'll carry with me and refer to often. Highly recommend this class." -KD James, Author & Unlock Your 5-Star Future Graduate


Unlock Your 5-Star Future includes:

8 Weeks of Video Training

Downloadable Power Sheets

Downloadable Videos

Watch on the Go with the Course App

PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: Get support from your fellow classmates and answers from your instructor. 


Find Your Focus: Troubleshooting Library ($197 Value)


8-WEEK COURSE: Unlock Your 5-Star Future


Unlock Your 5-Star Future is for You

If You're Ready to...

1. Get Unstuck

Listen, we’ve all had that feeling. Like we’re just not living up to our potential. Like we're letting time pass us by. Like we just need to get our rear in gear, but we can’t seem to get any momentum. Don’t worry – we’ll figure out what’s going on with you and lay the foundations for permanent forward momentum.

2. Create a Real Plan

We don’t achieve any goal without working towards it. We’ll create an action plan for you and your specific goals. Yes, even during crazy times (especially then), we can create a plan.

3. Ignite Motivation & Willpower

We’ll unlock your secret source of motivation that you can use over the long term. (HINT: It’s not about gritting your teeth and powering through.) If you've been wishing to be MORE PRODUCTIVE, your wish is about to come true.

4. Find Your Focus

We'll uncover tools you can use to find your focus and overcome your specific distractions.


Find Your Focus: Troubleshooting Library

This library of lessons will provide actionable steps you can take to troubleshoot common struggles like Squirrel Brain, Procrastination, Getting Interrupted, Expectations of Others, and Burnout.

Library Features:

  • Watch at Your Own Pace
  • Downloadable Workbook
  • Lifetime Access
  • Start Watching Today

VALUE: $197

"Taking Mel’s class really helped me see where and how I spend my time. I felt like I worked all the time but wasn’t as productive as I wanted to be. Now, using her time tracking and schedule system, I’m writing a lot more pages, less distracted by social media and have more time off. The class [FIND TIME TO WRITE] was a game-changer. "

Kristan Higgins
NYT Bestselling Author

8-Week Course: Unlock Your 5-Star Future

Here's what you get when you join the program.

8 Weeks of Video Training

The videos will begin releasing as soon as you enroll and you'll be able to watch each week's release on your own schedule. I'll break down exactly the steps you need to take get unstuck and start taking on your biggest dreams.

Downloadable Worksheets

If you're going to show up for your life, you're going to have to do more than just watch the videos. The Power Sheets will guide you through exercises designed to unblock your mind and create a real action plan that will work for YOU.

Support for the Journey

We'll have a private Facebook group where I can answer your questions and you can get support from other members of the class. It's nice to ask, "Has anyone else every felt..." and realize you're not alone.

"I'm awesome and [Mel] has really helped me see that."

Meet Merry Farmer. Author, Class Graduate, and Big Dreamer!


"I'm sleeping better, I've lost over 24lbs... And I'm more productive when I'm working."

Meet Jeni Burns, Mom, Author, Class Graduate, and Total Rockstar!


"[Mel's class] has made my career."

Meet Reagan Phillips. USA Today Bestselling Author, Class Graduate, and Miss "I achieved all the goals I set in this class."


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Money Back Guarantee


I created this class because it's the one I needed years ago when I was stuck. I know it would've saved me several years of "figuring things out" and helped me start living my best life a lot sooner.

BOTTOM LINE: I made this course to help people. Give it a try. If the class isn't helping you, ask for your money back within 21 days of purchase and I'll give you a full refund.

Create Lasting Change

"I love working with Mel. She’s taught me life changing habits. She brightens my day and helps me put into place goals, tips and techniques to strengthen my craft. Worth every penny and more." - Shana Lindsey


Eight years ago, I was stuck in a pit of negativity and unfulfilled dreams. My mantra was, "I can’t believe this all there is." I was disheartened and frustrated. I had all but given up.

Then on December 31st, 2014, I DECIDED I just couldn't take it anymore.

I DECIDED I was going to become a positive person.

I DECIDED I was done messing around.

I had no idea what I was doing or how to make it happen, but I made that decision and never looked back. One by one, I added tools and strategies to my life and completely transformed into one of the most positive people I know.

Now my mantra is, "I can't believe this is my life and I'm so grateful for it."

Now the decision is yours.

Are you going to DECIDE to change your life? Or you will you choose to stay where you are?

Are you going to unlock your power and own your future? Or are you going to drift along wherever life takes you?

The choice is yours.


"I was super nervous to commit to the cost of the Five Star Life class, and I worried I would be sorry I’d spent the money. Boy am I glad I didn’t let those fears hold me hostage! For the first time in years, I feel hopeful about meeting my goals. Mel tailors her assistance to support the individual tendencies of her clients, which means I’m working with myself and my tendencies instead of against them. Finally! Thanks, Mel!"

Cidney Swanson
Author & Unlock Your 5-Star Future Graduate


Hi! I'm Mel. 

I'm a Coach, Speaker, and Assistant for NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors. I've been "keeping authors out of the loony bin since 2009." I started out helping authors by Doing The Things (newsletters, website updates, book launches, etc). Then I realized there was only one me and I couldn't be assistant to everyone. So I started teaching my skills to others and I discovered I LOVE teaching.

I believe every person has special skills and talents that make them uniquely awesome and I love helping people uncover those talents. It breaks my heart when I see someone with so much amazing talent drowning in insecurity and fear. I figure the more people I help unlock their awesomeness, the better the world will be. 

Before working as an author assistant, I was a Library Assistant in Young Adult Services where I specialized in outreach to teens at juvenile detention centers and group homes. I also have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance. 

What does this mean for you?

You don't scare me. You feel like your life is a hot mess? Bring it. I've got you.


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"Mel’s class was like an answer to a prayer I’d been praying on repeat for the last year."

Jeni Burns
Author & Unlock Your 5-Star Future Graduate (Photo credit: Lindsay Wynne Photography)

"Mel Jolly delivers practical, actionable tips that writers can use to improve the quality, delivery, and subscription level of their newsletters, and she does so in a way that is accessible to even the least tech-savvy of us. I highly recommend her as a warm, courteous, professional resource with up-to-date information for both authors and personal assistants."

Jamie Beck
WSJ & USA Today Bestselling Author

"Mel has the ability to identify problems and then provide manageable, step-by-step solutions for authors and entrepreneurs alike. If you feel stuck, without direction, or hopeless in your current situation, I encourage you to embark on this personalized journey with Mel."

Kim Rozzell
Owner of Author's Umbrella & Unlock Your 5-Star Future Graduate


This is not a “quick fix” program. This program is designed with the intention of giving you tools and strategies you can use to make positive changes in your life. Just like with anything in life, in order to get positive results, you must do some work and implement the strategies you learn. Please don’t enroll if you are looking for a magical answer to all your problems that will not require any effort on your part. We believe each person is meant to fulfill a special role in the universe. Our role is to help people like you rise above the daily fray and unlock your potential. Every person has untapped potential, but not every person is willing to do the work to unleash it. If you are not willing to do the work, please wait until you are ready. As stipulated by law, we cannot and do not make any guarantees about your ability to get results or earn money with our content, ideas, tools, and strategies. Your results are up to you and you are on your own journey. We are just here to act as your guides by providing actionable content and strategies. All products and services are for educational purposes only. Nothing on this page or within any of our products, services, or courses is a guarantee of results and we do not offer medical, legal, tax, or other professional advice. We have done our best to ensure that information provided in this course is accurate and valuable, but we cannot guarantee accuracy of information. It is your responsibility to seek competent advice from a professional who is familiar with your situation, including but not limited to a therapist, accountant, lawyer, or professional advisor. The full terms for this course are provided at checkout, but basically use common sense, consult a professional when needed, and know that your results are your responsibility. Thanks for being you and sharing your you-ness with the world. You’ve got this! © Author Rx, LLC


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