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The Gutsy Girl’s Guide to Success

There are a few things I know about you already. You are a Gutsy Girl. You want to be Successful. You get all tingly at the phrase “Extraordinary on Your Own Terms”. You and I have a lot in common. If you’re shaking your head already, thinking, “Oh man, I wish I were gutsy” or “I’m about as far from successful as one could be right now” or “Extraordinary? Hah! I’ll settle for ordinary” – Stop it right now. Stop thinking yourself down and out.

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Happy Birthday Stratejoy.com!

It’s been one year since this website went live! One year since I quit my fulltime job to concentrate on birthing this baby. One year of working towards a goal that many in my life thought impractical, frivolous, unimportant. One year of working towards a goal that I know is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing.

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Opening the Money Chain

Last Friday I was wandering around downtown Seattle, looking for The Westin. Why? I was headed there to meet an old friend from high school for coffee. Why was I wandering? Since I have now lived in Seattle for on official 6 years, I figured I knew where The Westin was. Turns out I figured wrong.

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How to Be Free: A Beginner’s Guide

Letting go of expectations is hard. Giving up some of the control we exert over every part of our life takes practice. It’s a exercise in freedom. In flying wild. In accepting surprises and quirks and amazing gifts that land in our laps. So how do you be free? I’m no expert. But believe me when I say I’m practicing letting go every single day.

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Operation Celebrate Life

Hey lovely sugar pops. Molly here. Grab a cup of tea and hunker down for this long post! I want to try something a little different today, so hang in there. I want to try being completely transparent, instead of adopting my “I’ve got all my ducks in a row and am incredibly happy and pulled together and that’s why you should listen to what I have to say” blogging expert voice.

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Photo Recap: Creating a Meaningful Life List

So what did we do? We brunched, brainstormed, shared big dreams & then broke out the scissors & glue sticks. I was blown away by this crafty bunch… Even those who claimed to have no artistic ability ended up creating a fab vision board or scrapbook, in addition to their big list. Seriously, I was inspired!

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My Dream Day 10 Years in the Future

One of my favorite activities that we do in Lifestyle Design is to write little story called “A Day in the Life of Me”. Here’s the challenge I pose to my girls: What would your best life actually look like on a day-to-day basis 10 years in the future?

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How Travel Healed My Quarterlife Crisis

A trip around the world was my self-prescribed solution to my Quarterlife Crisis. It seemed like escape from my world, escape from my job, escape from the traditional path, was the only thing that would help me reconnect to myself. I spent the first 3 months of my trip decompressing and the last 7 months designing my life.

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Don’t Accomplish Anything Tomorrow

I’m posing a challenge to you, an experiment. In the spirit of “connecting with yourself” I’m asking you to give up planning & productivity for one day. To live free of the To Do list… Can you embrace spontaneity & listening to your desires for an entire day?

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8 Strategies to Improve Your Quality of Life

What makes up a well lived life? It’s an intensely personal question. But whatever your definition of “the good life” may be, it’s vital that you enjoy the day-to-day while on your journey. Are you ready for some inspiring & practical ways to rev up your capacity for joy, fulfillment & meaning? Ready for some tactics to improve the quality of your day-to-day life? Read on.

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