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Women are so good at putting others first.

You may have put your dreams on hold because they seemed unrealistic, or to raise kids, or to take a backseat to your partner's career...

You may even resent your family because of it!

True success means making yourself a priority, so you can be a better partner, mom, daughter, employee and friend. When you put yourself #1 you are a "Trophy".

Join Melissa McCloud, a coach with over 15 years of experience, so you can show up differently and win at LIFE!

Join the Trophies at www.TheTrophies.co and connect with Melissa at MelissaMcCloud.co

The Trophies Melissa McCloud

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Women are so good at putting others first.

You may have put your dreams on hold because they seemed unrealistic, or to raise kids, or to take a backseat to your partner's career...

You may even resent your family because of it!

True success means making yourself a priority, so you can be a better partner, mom, daughter, employee and friend. When you put yourself #1 you are a "Trophy".

Join Melissa McCloud, a coach with over 15 years of experience, so you can show up differently and win at LIFE!

Join the Trophies at www.TheTrophies.co and connect with Melissa at MelissaMcCloud.co

    32: Life in Quarantine in Sri Lanka

    32: Life in Quarantine in Sri Lanka

    Life under military curfew in Sri Lanka has been one of the most intense things I've ever experienced. This episode gives you a peek into what it's been like being in a developing country during COVID, where we weren't even allowed to leave our homes. 

    Now that I'm coming out of the experience, I can look back and share, "Wow, that was some sh*t!!!" 

    This episode is dedicated to all the parents who are wrapping up a school year... you rock! Thanks for listening :)

    Hugs,

    Melissa

    PS: All my 2020 goals went out the window and are being rewritten--rewrite yours too with a Passion Planner from www.YourPassionPlanner.com

    • 21 min
    31: Well That Sucked... 2020 Do-Over

    31: Well That Sucked... 2020 Do-Over

    At the end of each month, I sit down to assess how the month went, which is an exercise in my Passion Planner.

    But today as I reflected upon April, I was like, “Wow, that kinda blew!”

    While it's important to recognize what went well each month and decide what you may want to do differently going forth, it's also okay to completely toss out goals that just aren't working for you.

    Join me for a 2020 Do-Over, and consider participating in my live goal-setting sesh on Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 AM Pac/9:30 AM Eastern/7:00 PM India via Zoom. Sign up HERE https://www.melissamccloud.co/2020-do-over or email for deets: heygirl@melissamccloud.co

    As always, the real conversation happens over in The Trophies, my free life coaching group for women.  Join us at http://www.TheTrophies.co/

    Hugs,

    melissa

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    Today's episode is brought to you by the Passion Planner, which you can check out at http://www.YourPassionPlanner.com/

    Grab my free Supermom Survival Guide now with Quarantine Bonus! at https://www.MelissaMcCloud.co/

    • 11 min
    30: The Argument For Sleep

    30: The Argument For Sleep

    We’re all in a race for time (or, we were before we found ourselves stuck at home, perhaps…) and the disease of busy-ness and being overscheduled isn’t even relegated to the Western world anymore. (I should know, I live in South Asia!) 

    We are a slave to our overbooked schedules, our pursuit of success, other’s expectations, and our kids’ extracurriculars. We may do things because we think we should, then lose sleep over it, wake up early and/or stay up late in an attempt to accomplish them.

    The “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” philosophy costs us much more than, well, sleep! You’ve heard that we should aim for 8 hours of sleep. According to the CDC, the average American sleeps fewer than 7 hours a night, and almost half of us sleep fewer than six hours per night.

    In today's episode, I lay out the argument for sleep, which has been well-document and earnestly written about by Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post.

    As always, join us over in the The Trophies where the real conversation happens! https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheTrophies/

    Hugs,

    Melissa

    PS: Can you hear my family making a ruckus in the background? Geesh!


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    • 13 min
    29: Spouse Driving You Crazy? (Quarantine Survival)

    29: Spouse Driving You Crazy? (Quarantine Survival)

    Your spouse isn’t more annoying than you thought. You’re just around them a LOT more!
    It’s not often that I discuss the same topic in two consecutive pods, but desperate times call for desperate measures. 
    If you are homebound with your family and learning to adjust to the new routines of being all together in a confined space, then you understand that it ain't all rainbows and unicorns... 
    And let’s get real: not all of our marriages are gonna make it!
    Listen in as we discuss why you're partner is sending you over the edge (and how to deal)!
    My free class on communication with your partner under stress is at www.HusbandWebinar.com ... check it out, I know you have the time!
    Hugs,
    melissa
    As always, the real conversation happens over in The Trophies, my free life coaching group for women.  Join us at http://www.TheTrophies.co/
    Grab my free Supermom Survival Guide at https://www.MelissaMcCloud.co/

    • 10 min
    28: Love in the Time of Corona -- For Those Who Can't Stand Their Family Right Now

    28: Love in the Time of Corona -- For Those Who Can't Stand Their Family Right Now

    I recently saw a post that said, "Nine months from now, there will be a baby boom."  

    But with all the time spent with our loved ones right now, I predict another outcome over the next year: divorce.

    This week marks 14 days on home isolation, and I was about to lose my mind last week as we were just getting started.

    This episode is how to keep your sanity, and your family unit, intact!

    For those struggling with their spouses during this time, check out my free class on how to communicate during a crisis at www.HusbandWebinar.com

    As always, the real conversation happens over in The Trophies, my free life coaching group for women.  Join us at http://www.TheTrophies.co/

    Hugs,
    melissa

    • 7 min
    27: Controlling Stress Eating During COVID-19

    27: Controlling Stress Eating During COVID-19

    Anyone else dealing with emotional eating this month?

    Many of us are practicing social distancing and adapting to our newly-homebound lifestyle, and it’s easy to find ourselves wandering into the kitchen looking for something to eat to take our minds off the mayhem. 

    Since I cut my teeth as a coach in health coaching, I know the emotional-eating (and drinking!) space well and would love to share how I help clients navigate these episodes... 

    Check out this timely pod to know how to not get carried away in times of stress (and it doesn't involve willpower, PHEW)!

    As always, the real conversation happens over in The Trophies, my free life coaching group for women, at www.TheTrophies.co 

    Grab my free Supermom Survival Guide at https://www.MelissaMcCloud.co/

    Hugs,

    Melissa

    • 9 min

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13 Ratings

hapimel ,

She is so motivating!

If you need help getting focused or feel completely lost! Connect with Melissa in her Trophies group. She helps me set goals, reach them, holds me accountable and makes sure that I am well rounded. Go listen to any of her podcasts to check her out! Connect with her on her fb group.

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This woman is ahhhhmazing!! I met her many years ago through a friend. I attended her fit camp. (She was coaching while pregnant) I’ve watched her crush goal after goal. From moving around the world, competing in a bikini challenge, coaching fit camp, promoting her work from home Herbalife biz, publishing a book to help disaster survivors...the list goes on! If there’s anyone I want teaching me the ropes of a productive life, it’s this gal here!

Rowdy0621 ,

#NailedIt

I have known Melissa for a very long time through our yoga studio here in Houston. We became instant friends and soon after she became my health coach. I had a feeling she would be up to some pretty great things because she always had an awesome, positive attitude about everything!!
Fast forward to her creating this brand new initiative of her very own.. this tribe of strong women, no topic is ever off limits, a place for women to become better versions of themselves.
She coaches women from all over the world and is one freakin amazing human herself.

In my opinion, she has #nailedit!!

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