One day, when Molly was in the middle of her multi thousand mile journey around the US, and she was climbing a mountain starting at 3 in the morning, she realized she didn’t have to prove anything to anyone, just be comfortable with being with herself
In this episode Molly takes us through her journey from high powered marketing job working with celebrity chefs to her decision to leave that job and set out to find what made her truly excited. About her marketing job: “It was like dating someone without wanting to marry themâ€. Molly knew she eventually wanted to leave because she was building someone elseâ€™s vision and wanted to build her own instead.
Molly is such a great story teller and exciting personality, You are going to love this episode!
What you will learn in this episode:
-How you can leave a job that doesn’t fulfill your vision
-How she tried to fund he road trip by cooking food on her car engine (but learned that wasnâ€™t her passion)
-How important it is to have someone (her brother Johnny) who has your back and gives good advice along the way
-How Molly decided to start writing a book
-The story and lessons of climbing Mt. Washington: – starting at three am, Molly didn’t want to go, but gave herself permission to start and turn around if she needed to. She was hiking really fast only to realize it was to prove something to the other strangers and realized she didn’t need to. And when meeting a hiking buddy, she realized you never know when you are going to fortuitously meet just the right person
-How being in nature helps you think clearly and make better decisions
-What high school I went to in St. Louis (where Molly and I are both from)
-The interesting relationship of a swing dancing partnership – it has it’s unique ups and downs, as Molly trains for the US open swing dancing national championship.
-How writing a book is a laboratory for self insight, and has forced her to walk the walk
-The power of using journaling to process and archive ideas (it provides Molly with asnapshot of who she is in the moment)
Mentioned in this show:
Don’t Settle: Start Living a Life You LoveÂ – Molly’s first book
The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your LifeÂ – by Chris Guillebeau
One of Molly’s Favorite quotes: Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love:
â€œOur deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
Molly’s succesful Live Your Dance Kickstarter campaign
If you are interested in working with me as an athlete, seeÂ my coaching page