Fierce Love is the first step to an authentically joyful life.
Sometimes, you’ve got to cut your losses and move on. To leave outgrown friendships, demand more from your work, and realize you’re deserving of true love. You may need to recommit to your health, your dreams, your creativity, your own happiness.
All of this? It starts with Fierce Love.
THE FIERCE LOVE COURSE is a digital course for women who to want to cultivate a strong sense of self-worth, inner resilience, and delicious kindness.
Why? You want to activate your best self. Share your presence with the world in a big way.
Do your greatest work. PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE.
That said, this course isn’t about setting specific goals, figuring out your life’s work, or finding your voice.
This course is about Fierce Love.
This course is a 30-day program about the transformational power of adoring yourself. A call to action to start at the beginning — the very act of falling in love with YOU. Even when it feels hard, even when the light is barely shining, even if you’re not sure you can do it.
It’s vitally important, gorgeous one. All of the rest of it — juicy goals, doing amazing work, finding your voice, sharing your presence, putting yourself out there — starts with Fierce Love.
When you lack Fierce Love, you may be hesitant to listen to your intuition, scared of making a transformation, paralyzed in the face of chasing a dream. You may spend time giving to others, but you’ve forgotten what it’s like to give to yourself. When Fierce Love is absent, you may be letting self-doubt and a lack of confidence hold you back or hold you down. You’re most definitely getting in the way of your own gifts and brilliance.
And honey? The world is thirsty for your gifts.
Cultivating Fierce Love — a strong sense of self-worth, inner resilience, and delicious kindness without an agenda of improvement — is the springboard for “more” and “bigger” and “happy” and “fulfilled.”
Fierce Love is the vital building block to an authentically joyful world. It’s the secret ingredient to honoring yourself and the quiet whispers. It’s the puzzle piece that allows your best intentions and dreams to take form, to be realized.
Without Fierce Love, our efforts may get muddied up, lost in self-sabotage, stashed behind a dark cloud, or dwindle out slowly when we hit a steamin’ pile of adversity.
And you and I both know, nobody wants that!
I KNOW YOU HAVE BRILLIANCE TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD, but if you’re hiding in fear of putting yourself out there, it will never be seen.
I know that you have gifts to offer. I know you already have everything you need to activate your Amazing. I know that you can love yourself in this very moment: mistakes, quirks, fear and all. I know that you can emerge from that dark place. I know that Fierce Love is the start.
I know it. I want you to know it too.
I always tell my coaching clients that for the first year or two of Stratejoy, I burst into tears at least every three days because I was scared. And stuck. And doubting my abilities to create the community and business I was imagining.
I WAS STILL OUT THERE “DOING IT,” but it was a constant struggle in the face of my self-doubt and shaky sense of worthiness.
Half my “working on my business” time became “working on myself” time so I could really get on board with putting myself out there, over and over again. I was slowly learning strategies for dealing with my negative talk, taking action even when I was scared, and dealing with the unavoidable setbacks that happen when you’re chasing your dreams. I was slowly starting to commit myself to self-care by devoting time and energy to personal kindness and self-love.
*Lightbulb Moment* I needed a base of Fierce Love before I could truly be the best version of myself and do my greatest work in the world!
It wasn’t something that was emphasized in the books and blogs I’d read on Lifestyle Design, or Entrepreneurship, or Business. It definitely wasn’t something I was taught at Cornell! Instead, I heard messages of “fake it ‘til you make,” or “use your frustration as motivation,” or “keep pushing through the pain,” or “failure is not an option.”
There was no talk of self-love. Of acceptance and enoughness. Of pleasure and honoring. Of inner confidence and integrity.
I’ve grown (and am still growing!) into a gutsy and grateful woman, wife, and coach because I spend time building my self-love and confidence muscles on a daily basis.
I feel capable of “more” and “bigger” because I am intimately familiar with my Inner Critic and the lies she tells. I realize that my worth as a human being isn’t dependent upon my bank account, how many friends I have on Facebook, or which websites have praised my business. I have strategies for cultivating inner confidence that I practice through small trials and challenges. I have a strong, deep current of self-love in my gifts, my image, and my true self that sustains me.
I WANT THE SAME FOR YOU, LOVELY ONE.
To be offering this digital program to *YOU* thrills me to the core. I’ve been working with clients individually and in groups for the past 18 months on these very specific skills and discoveries, and making this course available to many more amazing women is a dream come true.
Thank you for being here in your own exploration of Fierce Love! I can’t wait for you to get started. I’m ready to witness the fireworks, shifts in the Universe, and wild dance parties that will undoubtedly happen because YOU ARE PRACTICING FIERCE LOVE.
THE FIERCE LOVE COURSE began light years before today. It was called into the world by requests from YOU.
These are the kinds of questions I would get in my inbox…
- “Molly, how did you find the courage to put yourself out there like you do? I have so much fear, and I adore and envy your fearlessness and ability to just *do* things. I’d love to hear more about the process you use for that kind of stuff.”
- “Could you share some strategies for listening to my *gut* or instincts? How do I be brave and make my own choices, without seeming self-absorbed?”
- “Molly, what steps can I take to get past the fears and caring about what people think of me?”
- “Why is my biggest fear putting myself out there? How did you get past that?”
- “Help! I think I’m waiting for Super Me to find her way up. I know I need to just *be* Super Me, but I’m not sure how to get there. I’m waiting for awesome but I need to create it.”
I sent out a survey and hundreds of fabulous (you know, talented/gorgeous/kind) women answered and said *THIS* was what they were struggling with the most…
Biggest Struggle: Wanting to do something “more” or “bigger.”
I saw a connection.
When we want to do something “more” or “bigger” but are held back by fear of putting ourselves out there, we are going to be trapped in a cycle of unfulfilled desire. When we care too much about what others might think of us, we’re not going to make the changes or take the risks that are necessary to put our brilliance out in the world or simply be comfortable in our own skin.
When we are waiting for a better, braver, more awesome version of our self to appear,
we’re going to hold ourselves back from FULLY LOVING OUR CURRENT SELF.
And that sucks. Seriously.
For the past 18 months, I’ve dedicated a big portion of my work to creating and teaching a self-discovery process to help women activate their Amazing and go after “more” or “bigger.” You asked for it. I’m delivering.
The real question is…
Are you ready to unleash yourself on the world, hot stuff?
THE FEAR OF PUTTING THE AUTHENTIC YOU OUT THERE can be combated with some very specific training around two concepts: Fierce Love and Inner Confidence.
The Fierce Love Course offers you the strategies, tools and guidance to cultivate a strong sense of self-worth, inner resilience, and delicious kindness towards yourself. Why? You want to activate your best self. Share your presence with the world in a big way. Do your greatest work. Put yourself out there.
This digital course is self-paced — you may start your adventure at any time. But if you register by the end of Sunday, February 26th, you’ll have the extra support and community of an invite only private forum to keep you on track, motivated, and accountability. Is this important? Only YOU know if you’d benefit from doing the course with a group of other lovely ladies!
Building A Strong Base: Fierce Love
- Week One: Fierce Love and Self Care Practices that Really Work for You.
- Week Two: Dealing with the Inner Critic and the rest of your Committee (yes, those crazy voices in your head!). Recognizing your Guide and accessing the answers you already have.
Turning Intentions to Action: Inner Confidence
- Week Three: 12 Rules for Inner Confidence to Own Your Amazing. Creating Supportive Systems for Success (and so you can stop relying so much on your willpower!).
- Week Four: Forward Movement through Love, Integrity, and Alignment.
THE FIERCE LOVE COURSE is made up of four essential components:
- Your 45 page Fierce Love Workbook, an inspirational action guide that will hold all of your questions, answers, activities and insights. You’ll have immediate download access to the Workbook.
- Four 90 minute video/audio sessions via a private web page, teaching that week’s concept and guiding you through all the questions and activities in your workbook.
- A Daily Challenge, Writing Prompt, and Weekly Exploration Activity to really deepen your understanding of each week’s lesson.
- A sequence of 8 supportive emails over 30 days to expand on each weekly theme, provide “Digging Deep” resources, and deliver the Course in manageable, bite-size chunks.
Your Fierce Love Workbook
The Fierce Love Workbook is a gorgeous 45-page guide ready to be filled out with your answers, brainstorms, artwork, personal explorations and notes. It’s what you will sit down with each week to complete your video/audio session. When you purchase this course, it will be instantly available for you to download and print out.
The Workbook will serve as your record of all the contemplation and insights from our month together. You’ll use it to explore each lesson in the Course, track your weekly challenges, and hold all the “aha” moments and clarity you’re gathering about practicing Fierce Love.
The day after you register, you’ll receive a link in your email to a private site that contains the first video/audio session. There will be one new video/audio session for each week of the course, for a total of four. The video/audio sessions are designed to be interactive guides to your Workbook — you’ll hear me explain each activity and writing assignment and give you time to complete it right then and there. The sessions are my chance to share my knowledge, support you through this process, and call you names like cupcake and sugar pop.
At the end of each video/audio session, I’ll go over a daily, writing and exploration challenge for you to complete in the next week. These range from a solo date, to artwork, to taking scary action, to creating your personal “Rules of Me.” These challenges give you the chance to practice what you’re learning out in the “real world.”
Within 24 hours of registration, you can expect your first Fierce Love Email! (Note: These emails will come to your PayPal email address, but you may update that address by the using the “update my profile” option on your first email.) Every few days for the next 30 days, you’ll be emailed a little inspirational love nugget from me: I’ll be checking in, sharing the links to the video/audio sessions, and providing additional resources in the form of suggested books, blog posts to read, or videos to watch. I find that delivering a course in bite-size chunks actually helps you DO THE COURSE.
Two Yummy Bonuses
I have two lovely downloads to send you as well! One is a beautifully designed version of the 12 Rules for Inner Confidence to print out, scribble on, frame and hang on your wall… The other is a compilation of the posts from The ABC’s of Self-Love Blog Crawl, with contributions from 25 gorgeous writers. The guide explores Self-Love in its many iterations, shares personal stories, and empowers you to practice Fierce Love in your own world. It’s a loving read and full of inspiration.
Contributors include Rebecca Bass-Ching, Dani at Positively Present, Ash Ambirge, Amy Kessel, Jenny Blake, Justine Musk, Randi Buckley, Sarah Peck, Hannah Marcotti, Erin at Well in L.A., Susan Hyatt, Alexia Vernon, Michelle Ward, Tiffany Moore, Rachel Cole, Tara Sophia Mohr, Julie Daley, Pam Slim, Amber Rae, Andrea Owen, Tanya Geisler, Tara Gentile, Kelly Diels, Sarah Von Bargen and Amanda at Kind Over Matter.
When you challenged us to do something in-line with owning our amazing, I challenged myself to apply for a regional leadership program. Well, I just found out that I have been accepted! I wanted to thank you because I’m not sure I would have applied if I wasn’t participating in the Course (instead, I would have told myself that I wouldn’t be accepted anyway or wasn’t successful or professional enough to participate). Additionally, the old me would of convinced myself that it was too expensive, or required me to take off too much time for work. Instead, I embraced the position knowing that it is a great opportunity and something that aligns with my long-term personal and professional goals!
You have truly changed the way I think about myself and my life. You are doing amazing work and I am proud to be a part of it.
Much Love! Jillian, 28, New Hampshire. Marketer, volunteer, & gardener wannabe.
ARE YOU READY TO COMMIT TO FIERCE LOVE? To love yourself from the inside out? Share your brilliance with the world? Have tools for dealing with your Inner Critic, listening to your Guide, and expressing your gifts with confidence? Take ownership of your actions? Move forward through love, not lack?
You’ll get all that and more. I’m ready if YOU are.
All is takes is your commitment to Fierce Love and an investment of $97 in yourself.
By taking this course, you will learn and integrate:
- Course corrections you need to make to honor self-care
- Ideas for expressing delicious kindness to yourself
- Ways of detoxing from comparison, judgement, and toxicity
- Tools for opening dialogue with your Inner Committee so their words can help you, instead of hold you back
- Simple ways to access and honor your Guide
- 12 Rules for owning and expressing Confidence in your gifts
- Supportive systems to make it easier to stick to your personal commitments
- How to move forward from a place of love and integrity, instead of force, depravity, or cornering yourself
- The utter joy that comes from starting to truly practice Self-Love
Not to be melodramatic, but participating in this Course was a magical extended moment of serendipity – exactly what I needed at a time when I was feeling paralyzed by the anxiety of self-doubt, self-criticism, and the fear of “doing it all wrong.” It was a dark place, but the lessons in Fierce Self Love, the exercises and supporting material – they poured warmth and sunshine into those dark corners and become deeply resonant talismans that I draw on, both consciously and unconsciously, to live life from a place of unconditional self-love.
Using the tools that Molly shares, I have been able to help close some of the distance between my public persona and my authentic self and get more comfortable sitting in the fire of my own presence, without judgement and without expectation. Through Molly’s guidance into Fierce Love, I have stopped wrestling my inner critic, I have learned to listen to the wisdom of my own soul, and have established rituals of self-care and love that allow me to celebrate who I am, as I am – so I can honour the gifts I’ve been given and live my right life, right now. Ashleigh, 25, Ontario, Canada. Forward-thinking firecracker who loves herself, just as she is.
FAQ QUESTIONS for those of you still wondering. I’m happy to tell you more, to set your mind at ease, to confirm the gut feeling that this course is for YOU.
WILL IT WORK?
If your inner chatter sounds something like this, “Will this work for me? Is it worth my time? My energy? What will my boyfriend/girlfriend/boss/parents think? Can I commit? Will it be too hard? Too easy?” — STOP. Breathe. This investment in Fierce Love is an incredible gift to give yourself, your relationships and your state of mind. Everyone in your world will benefit! I can’t promise you that I can change your life in 4 weeks, but I know that YOU can. Will it be scary? Perhaps. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
Again, feel free to contact me if you have questions, but trust your gut here sista’. If you feel a lack of self-love, fear of putting yourself out there, boatloads of doubt in your talents and gifts — it’s time to remedy that. You’re the only one who can do it.
IS THIS COURSE FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES?
Simple answer: Yes. Though the Stratejoy site is focused on joyful living for 20/30 something women, this course is appropriate for anyone who is feeling a lack of self-love and confidence in their world. I’ve coached all sizes, shapes, and ages of women — new mamas, empty-nesters, women reinventing themselves in their 50′s, college-aged ladies — and know this Fierce Love material is appropriate and useful at all stages of life. If you resonate with my spirit and offerings, we’re good to go, lovely.
I’m happily offering a money back return policy. If for some reason you’re disappointed in The Fierce Love Course, I’ll give you your money back. Why? Because I know that if you put in the work, you’ll get insane value from this course. I’ve spent enough time teaching this journey to know it’s effective, worthwhile and game-changing. Fierce Love is the base of so many juicy pieces of your world and this program teaches you how to access it and practice it on your terms.
If you don’t think the Course was worth your investment, just ask me for a refund and it will happen. I haven’t dedicated my life to empowering women just to squeeze a few bucks from you. I want to help you LOVE YOURSELF AND YOUR LIFE. Period.
CAN I GIVE THIS COURSE AS A GIFT?
Of course. Just get in contact with me and we’ll work it out. I’ll send you a gift payment link for $97 and ask for the name and email address of your lucky recipient. Easy breezy!
I JUST REGISTERED, BUT I CAN’T FIND THE INTRODUCTION EMAIL!
The emails are sent to your PayPal email address, so make sure you are checking that account. It should arrive shortly after completing the payment process. If you’d like to update your email address, simply scroll to the bottom of that first email and “update your profile.” Also, take a peek in your Junk Folder as well. All emails will arrive from my address — molly [@] stratejoy [.] com.
I BELIEVE IN THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF ADORING YOURSELF. It’s time to jump on this wagon, darling. We’re making magic over here!
p.s. I need to give a huge shout out to all of Team Stratejoy for their help in making this dream a reality. I couldn’t have done it without my launch team of Kahea and Michelle, the amazing graphic design of Morgan, affiliate support by Ashley, and of course, my incredible assistant and community manager, Katie. I’m also indebted to the generous and wise women who wrote for the ABC’s of Self-Love Blog Crawl for lending their words, web presence, and loving support to this Course.
p.p.s. If you’re one of those people who scroll to the bottom to find out how much this thing costs — it’s a $97 investment in yourself, beautiful!
Molly Mahar is the founder of Stratejoy, a positive corner of the Internet that provides thousands of women the tools, strategies and camaraderie to lead authentically joyful lives. She is a full-time life coach, facilitator, writer, fierce love advocate, and joy enthusiast. A dynamic speaker, Molly has lead workshops for lululemon, The US Army, Ladies who Launch, The Junior League, and CRAVE Business. She was just named to ProBlogger’s Top 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012 and was selected to speak at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference this March. Wahoo!
Molly helps women live life on their own terms, celebrate their worth, and change the world through individual fulfillment. Her work is delivered through several live and digital group programs, focused on creating YOUR joyful world. She works one-on-one with clients who are ready for soul-level personal alignment and big transitions.
Molly also laughs loudly, swims naked, and wears a lot of costumes. And she’s expecting a tiny boy person on June 2, which will her give her loads of opportunity to practice fierce lovin’.