Molly Jane – The Secrets To Building A Global Mindfulness Biz
- 7 December 2020
- Posted by: GIANNA LUCAS
- Category: Podcasts
Have you ever been on a private jet? We sure haven’t, but this week’s guest of Power Up Life has and she says it’s amazing.
She had what some may call ‘the dream job’ – traveling the world, meeting celebs, and influencers, as a Social Media Manager for one of the world’s most iconic self-tanning brands, Bondi Sands.
Molly Jane has one huge story to tell. On paper, she’s lived a pretty glamorous life. But she’s been through A LOT and all of it has made her one resilient #bossbabe on a mission to help other women live a life that’s true to them.
One of Molly’s biggest achievements was in April 2019 when she launched Bloom, a Meditation and Sleep app alongside one of her besties Chloe Szep. Their app is helping thousands of women of all ages to be more mindful…but this is just one chapter in Molly’s story.
So in this ep, Molly and Gianna chat about her journey with mental health, which started back in high school, to her high-flying job at Bondi Sands, her self-help journey, how she launched her own app, her honest advice for youth and LOADS more.
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Have you ever been on a private jet? I sure haven’t but this week’s guest of Power Up Life has and she says it’s amazing. She had what some might call the dream job. Traveling the world, meeting celebs and influencers as a social media manager and more for one of the world’s most iconic self tanning brands, Bondi Sands. Molly Jane has one huge story to tell. On paper, she’s lived a pretty glamorous life. But she’s been through a lot and all of it has made her one resilient boss babe on a mission to help other women live a life that’s true to them.
One of Molly’s biggest achievements was back in April 2019 when she launched Bloom, a meditation and sleep app alongside one of her besties, Chloe Szep. The app is helping thousands of women of all ages, myself included, to be more mindful. But this is just one chapter in Molly’s story. So in this ep, Molly and I chat about her journey with mental health, which started back in high school, to her high flying job at Bondi Sands, her self help journey, how she launched her own app, her honest advice for youth and loads more. So let’s Power Up Life. She’s with me right now. Welcome to the show Molly.
Molly Jane: Hello. Thank you so much for having me. I am excited to be here.
Gianna Lucas: Now Molly, you are a breath of fresh air. I know no one can see you right now but you are just full of positivity and bubbliness. I absolutely love talking with you. And I know that there’s a huge story behind your success in 2020 that you’ve experienced. You’ve been so vulnerable and open about that in many interviews that you’ve done, whether it be print or podcast, you name it. Of course, the amazing app that you’ve created as well is just so awesome. It’s doing so much good in the community. So I personally love to ask, let’s go way back in time, back into, say, teenage Molly, what was life like for you in high school?
Molly Jane: High school was something that I wouldn’t want to go back to. However, I wouldn’t change it because I still believe that it did shape me into… Everything shapes you into the people that you turn out to be. High school for me was… I didn’t really have heaps and heaps of friends but I wasn’t… I was still popular, I guess you could say, but I didn’t hang out with the popular people because already then I knew that they weren’t my type of people.
I was so authentic to myself there that I just didn’t want to start hanging out with people just because I thought I should. I kept to myself, I had one or two friends. I did get bullied a lot from the older girls. That was difficult because I was never a mean person. I was never mean spirited. I was never mean to anybody, but I just think I was maybe an easy target.
Gianna Lucas: Why do you think you were an easy target?
Molly Jane: I don’t know… I’m not saying jealousy in a way where it’s like they were jealous because of this and that, but maybe they were just jealous of my spirit.
Gianna Lucas: Because you’re so positive.
Molly Jane: Yeah. I had this… I always just knew from a young age, there was going to be something more of me and I just never wanted to settle. Even in the school I was at or the town I grew up in, I don’t know whether just that aura was what they were a little bit jealous off. But I was wise enough to know that it had nothing to do with me and it was all to do with them. So that was high school. At high school I always I did get an eating disorder. I also… I had chronic fatigue for a little bit there.
In hindsight now I look back at that and I think that was just a really big bout of depression to be honest. You know when you’re sick and the doctors are like, let’s call it chronic fatigue because they can’t really put their finger on it. I just think my body was so depressed and-
Gianna Lucas: Flat lining. You just felt like you were your existing but you weren’t feeling energized by the world that you were in and the environment that you were in.
Molly Jane: Correct, and I think that would be a challenge for so many young men and women now at school. I knew this structured life at school, learning these things that I was meant to be learning, but in my gut it truly didn’t feel right. I knew there was so much more to what I was being shown in that moment. I think, as a result of that I also did maybe try and fit in with a couple of other people and change a little bit. I was really exploring who I was and I wasn’t really being fully myself. So as a result, I think I did get quite depressed. Then the eating disorder as well-
Gianna Lucas: Do you think because of the depression you just-
Molly Jane: I think looking back now, I say that it was one thing that I had control over during that time. I think I just feel things so differently. Well maybe we all do feel like this, but no one’s really talking about it and we’re starting to be more open about this and I think it’s so good now. But just going to high school that’s not a bad thing, you’re going through emotions and everything’s fine. But people who are empaths and spiritual they feel that just something’s not quite right and that actually truly does affect people really energetically. So maybe that did result in an eating disorder or… I’m not really sure. I don’t know. I did ballet as well. So that was probably part of it to.
Gianna Lucas: The idea of you had to be a certain size, right? Sort of, to be a ballet dancer traditionally.
Molly Jane: Yeah. I haven’t thought about this in ages because I truly am healed now.
Gianna Lucas: Which is wonderful.
Molly Jane: Yeah, it is wonderful and it is… I think looking back, I think it was a real true self worth issue. The core of everything was self worth. I didn’t value myself enough as a human to treat myself with the utmost respect. I also didn’t feel worthy of who I was in my body. I think maybe if we’re going to get to the… There was obviously a whole lot of other issues but I think the core of it was self worth and probably genetic in a way. But it’s all part of the game.
Gianna Lucas: It is.
Molly Jane: It is. It’s all part of it.
Gianna Lucas: And can I just say, even though you went through what you went through, which would have been very, very tough at the time, how wonderful it is that you’ve been able to, number one, heal yourself, get better, feel better in mind, body and spirit. And also now share your story with thousands and thousands of people. That’s a gift in itself. Number one, some people never get to share their story, maybe because they just haven’t come to terms with it or whatever. But you… I can see you’ve never seen yourself for at least these days, you don’t see yourself as a victim, you see yourself as a victor. Someone that’s been able to get through it.
And no doubt through your story, you’re going to change so many people’s lives. I mean, you are already but that’s just going to continue to grow with time. I totally genuinely understand where you’re coming from in a number of ways, because I also was diagnosed with chronic fatigue in (inaudible) 12 and if I really think about it, doing sort of a timeline backwards with my severe and chronic anxiety I had for several years in primary school. And then I worked in the media industry, I had a recording contract (inaudible) so I was in the media for a number of years and that was a different experience.
And then I think my body never had time to, I feel, really understand what I was going through. Even though I was a really positive person. Like you I’m a bit of an empath as well. I feel emotions and I sense other people’s emotions as well and I think that probably got the better of me. I always, to be honest felt, even though I had great friends around me that yes I did also have bullying and I experienced bullying. But I remember saying to my mom for a few years throughout my childhood, I always used to say, I feel different. I feel like I’m not like the others.
I remember my mom said to me, ” Just keep doing you.” This is the words I’ve never forgotten. Now I can actually say yes, it’s so true. My mom said, it will get to a point one day your friends will catch up with you. In the sense that one day you’ll be on the same page and you’ll be able to understand and respect each other where you’re at. You’re just ahead of the game in the way that you think because of your experiences and what you went through and that makes you unique, so don’t lose that. I feel in your story there’s a bit of that as well.
Molly Jane: Sure. I love that. I absolutely love that. And yeah, that’s a whole nother thing to dive into with healing and diseases and stuff like that. But it’s your body talking to you in a way. We just probably didn’t have the tools at that age to really comprehend what was going on. Yeah, body but it was trying to tell us something. It was trying to tell us that it wasn’t happy. So that was high school but then the story doesn’t end there.
Gianna Lucas: Chapter one’s done, chapter two.
Molly Jane: Well I don’t even know if (inaudible) . So then I married my high school sweetheart. So my high school sweetheart we got together when I was 17. He was 18.
Gianna Lucas: At the same school?
Molly Jane: At the same school, yeah.
Gianna Lucas: Because you grew up in Ballarat, right? In Victoria.
Molly Jane: I did, yep. You know where that is?
Gianna Lucas: Yes. I’m actually in Melbourne myself so that’s sort of near… Well, they say it’s near… What’s it called? Not the Hepburn springs. It’s 40 minutes-
Molly Jane: (inaudible) .
Gianna Lucas: (inaudible) that’s the one, yes.
Molly Jane: I know. It’s lovely. So my partner and I, high school sweethearts, same school, same town in Ballarat and we were together 14 years. So that was so lovely. That was kind of high school. I always just knew in my heart that when I finished high school, I would never see anyone again.
Gianna Lucas: Except for him for 14 years.
Molly Jane: Yeah except for him. Yeah, all my friends I just knew. I just knew they were just… I was occupying space with them during the time. I just knew I had other things to do. No judgments, no right or wrong, not me thinking I’m better or worse. It was just… I’ve always been wise enough to understand the cycles of life and knowing that people can come in for certain reasons.
Gianna Lucas: As you were saying, there’s a saying about that. People come into your life for a reason or a season? Something like that.
Molly Jane: Yeah, and I think it’s a good one as well.
Gianna Lucas: Yeah. I’ve forgotten it. Anyway.
Molly Jane: (inaudible) .
Gianna Lucas: So you’ve gone through a lot in your life and I guess of course, you created Bloom. But you didn’t do it on your own. Can you tell us how that all came about? Because before Bloom, there was also Bondi Sands, correct?
Molly Jane: Yes.
Gianna Lucas: which obviously, the massively famous global company.
Molly Jane: So then I went and lived in London for two years. That was awesome. Traveled the world, did all that. When I came back, I started working in solariums. There was a solarium around the time in Port Melbourne, in Melbourne. The owner of that solarium is the now owner of Bondi Sands and we became close. He basically was just like, ” Can you do a couple of posts for me on Facebook?” I was like, ” Okay.” I’m like, ” Can I start an Instagram?” He’s like, ” What’s Instagram?” That’s where we were at.
Anyways, cut the long story short, Bondi Sands grew into the biggest tanning brand on Instagram. I helped with those guys. I helped build that for six years. And I got to do some of the most epic stuff. I got flown around the world, private jets. It was so so fun. It was such a wonderful, wonderful time. I learned so so much and I’m forever grateful for it. During that time I crossed paths with my now business partner of Bloom, Chloe Szep.
She’s big on Instagram, I’m sure all the young gals listening know who Chloe (inaudible) . Our paths crossed a fair bit with Bondi sands because I would look after the influencers and all of that. Then I went through a major life change. I don’t really get too much into this story, but my marriage broke down.
Gianna Lucas: This was with your childhood sweet heart.
Molly Jane: Yeah, after 14 years our marriage… It was very unexpected and very… It was a very traumatic time for me.
Gianna Lucas: When was this if you don’t mind me asking?
Molly Jane: It was three years ago. Then for a whole year after that, we tried to make it work but it just couldn’t. There was a lot of damage done. So that was unfortunate. And then I learned so much in that relationship. When you grow up with someone from being a kid to an adult, I was so codependent on this human. I had to… My whole world was so uprooted. I had to leave my house, everything. Everything was so uprooted that I had to really relearn so many just coping strategies for life because he was my guide for 14 years from child to adulthood.
When that gets taken away, it was very difficult for me but learnt so much and have gone through the wringer and I’ve come out the other end with that. Whoever my next partner is going to be, look out. I am on top of my game.
Gianna Lucas: Good. And that is so awesome. I think I’m so… I know and I understand it was obviously a very traumatic time for you. But sometimes… In fact an old friend of mine actually said this, I’m talking like (inaudible) . He’s basically an uncle but not an uncle and he’s probably in his 80’s now. I remember growing up, he said to me, ” Gianna, there’s gain in pain.” I have never forgotten that and I’ll use that line with you as well. Because in that horrible suffering that you had, you’ve now grown out of it and you’ve gained so much, you’ve learned so much about yourself which probably you never would have learned if you were still in that marriage.
Molly Jane: No. And it’s also gone to another level. I don’t think I’ve actually spoke… I don’t know if I’ve spoke about this on a podcast before, but I can look back at what my partner did, the damage that was done. I don’t hate him. I still am friends with him because I believe in past lives and soulmates and things like that. I truly, truly believe that my partner and I, we were soulmates. Before we came to earth, we had a little discussion. We knew that this was going to happen.
We were going to do this and this was going to happen, and I had the opportunity to take this opportunity and really do the self work and grow from it to become an even more evolved soul. So I would learn the lessons that are meant to learn in this lifetime. So to me, that is, in a weird, weird way, not many people can understand this, that is the ultimate form of unconditional love if you look at it from that perspective. He chose to do that to help me grow in another lifetime.
So I can see it from that perspective. I believe it to my core. The trick is not to think that an ending is bad, but to respect and honor the 14 years and what was and have mad (badgerys) and don’t let people walk all over you. Still be a tough bitch but don’t… Sorry I said that.
Gianna Lucas: It’s all right.
Molly Jane: But just, things don’t have to be bad. Everything is okay if you look from a higher perspective.
Gianna Lucas: What a blessing. Some people I think in life will never learn that.
Molly Jane: Correct.
Gianna Lucas: They will just go through life with bitterness. Just hurting. To find the joy in the 14 years and just have those memories and just look forward, is incredible that you’ve been able to do that. If that’s something that if you’re listening right now, and that this is vibing with you, I hope that’s a lesson that you’re open to learning as well. Doesn’t matter if it’s a marriage or friendship or a partner of any kind. It’s the same thing. Sometimes that breakup, that separation can be really tough. But if you’re able to see what it was and the good in it, and how you’ve grown in that circumstance, then you’re going to be much better off in moving forward in life. So thank you so much for being vulnerable and sharing that. That’s really good.
Molly Jane: That’s okay. I’ve gone completely off topic, but-
Gianna Lucas: Side note.
Molly Jane: It’ll come back around. I was at Bondi Sands. That’s why I was seeing Chloe a little bit, but then my marriage broke down. From the self work that I did, I threw myself into the trenches. I didn’t get help from anyone which is probably bad, but I just like doing things on my own. Any self healing or self help thing that you could do, I taught myself how to do it. From reading astrology charts, to tarot cards… Everything, you name it. I just made the conscious effort to not drink, to not go out and distract myself. I just wanted to heal and be the best version of myself that I possibly could.
As a result of that, every cell in my being was different. I was just different from head to toe. So the way my life was, I just felt like it didn’t fit anymore because I was different. That came with Bondi Sands too. So I started to feel I was like, even though on paper this looks so good and people would do this-
Gianna Lucas: How many years were you there?
Molly Jane: Six years, and I was on the YouTube channel. I was known for Molly from Bondi Sands. People would just think that it was so cool.
Gianna Lucas: And glamorous.
Molly Jane: Yeah. And it was but I didn’t really care about that stuff. It was still fun but I just knew that I wasn’t meant to be there. From the work that I had done on myself, every cell in my being being different, I just… I felt like a square trying to fit into a circle puzzle shape. I just was like, this I’m done. So without really knowing what I was going to do, I just quit. I was like, I’m just going to follow my intuition here.
As a result, Chloe and I connected again. I was managing her for a little bit. I was helping her through some stuff, teaching her all that I know, all my wise wisdom. (inaudible) she was really into the holistic and the food and the healing side of things. We were just sharing ideas and we were vibing and we were like, “Are we soul sisters?”
Gianna Lucas: I think we are.
Molly Jane: I think we are. And then from that she’s like, ” I know an app guy. Let’s get this into an app.” I was like, we’re going to do a PDF and then… Everything that we know in our brains, all the contacts that we have met, all the people I deal with, everything that I know could be benefit to somebody else if they just were incorporating one or two of these things into their day to day life. I know it can make people better human beings so that’s how Bloom was born.
Gianna Lucas: How incredible that you didn’t do it alone, you had Chloe. I know you said earlier that before you used to do a lot of things on your own. So how… Was it hard for you to work with somebody else so closely on a project you had to… Not necessarily release power, but have trust in that other person that you’re all in this together and it’s going to be great?
Molly Jane: Yeah, when it comes to work, I’m happy to collaborate. That’s fun. When it comes to working on myself, I won’t ask for help, which is bad. I probably need to ask for help. Chloe and I, we just knew it was so aligned and it was so meant to be because nothing has been hard. I don’t… People hate when I say that. Because everyone’s about the grind and everything. But it just felt… We just have this motto, that if it’s not aligned, they’re not a part of it or we don’t do it. It’s as simple as that.
That is our guidance system that we have been put on this earth with. If we just can learn to trust that a little bit more, the way your life will end up, you just cannot even comprehend if you just follow that. So Chloe and I just kept following our intuition and we… It just all falls into place as we go.
Gianna Lucas: I know you said it wasn’t hard, you said it was easy, and I understand where you’re coming from. But I reckon you still had to… It’s not like you blinked and it was there. I don’t want to take away from the hard work. (inaudible)
Molly Jane: No, and you know what, when I say hard work… So maybe this is where… It doesn’t feel like work to me because I live and breathe this. I get up and do Kundalini yoga for two hours a day.
Gianna Lucas: Two hours like we did.
Molly Jane: Yeah.
Gianna Lucas: Wow.
Molly Jane: If I have time.
Gianna Lucas: That’s ideal.
Molly Jane: COVID- 19 I’ve had time. It pretty much has been two hours a day lately. But if not, it’ll be one minute. I don’t care, it’ll be something because I love Kundalini Yoga that much. So yeah. There still was a lot of work we had to do. We had to get all the filming content, huge amounts of work but it never felt like work to me.
Gianna Lucas: Because you’re living out your passion and your calling, right?
Molly Jane: Yeah. It felt easy. Yes, it was… Sometimes I had to do things that took time but this is my life so it’s fine.
Gianna Lucas: When you’re working on something that you love, it doesn’t feel like work. And there’s a saying there as well but I can’t remember. Just Google it, you’ll find it. I do feel that because even with Happow, it’s been a couple of years in the making to get to this point. And it’s not like we’ve been going full time for two years, goodness no. But it’s been brainstorming and branding and collaborating and all that sort of stuff.
And yes, we’ve had our peaks and troughs. It hasn’t been excellent from the get go but the one thing that we knew even when we had tough days, we still have tough days, but every time we come across one, we still feel at peace with that because we go, it’s just a bump in the road. We’ll get through it because we see the vision, we see where we’re going and all of that stuff seems so small in comparison to what is ahead and that’s what we honestly feel.
Molly Jane: Yeah, that’s amazing. You can even take that, people listening, that… I don’t know. Is the word analogy? I don’t even know. I can’t (inaudible) . Take what you’ve said and use that in day to day life as well. There is going to be bumps in the road. There truly truly is. No matter how much work you do on yourself, life doesn’t stop throwing little curve balls at you.
Gianna Lucas: No.
Molly Jane: Never ever stop. I was thinking last week, I was looking in the mirror, I’m like, ” Are we done?” Can I go back to being asleep? Because this is too… There is going to be bumps in the road. But that’s what Bloom is essentially. If you can do a couple of things a day for five minutes. That’s it. Just continuously doing that over a longer period of time. When those bumps pop up. You have the mental clarity to realize and remember, do you know what I know that this is just a bump and we can work through it and things will be okay. But it’s doing something every day that gets you into that clarity state and that grounded state that helps you remember.
Gianna Lucas: Amen sister.
Molly Jane: Amen.
Gianna Lucas: Yes, Queen. Anyway, I absolutely love that. Now, I want to ask you a question. If someone is listening right now and is going through a really shitty season, a crappy season, is feeling overwhelmed, stressed and is listening to this and going, ” He’s such a breath of fresh air Molly.” What would you say to them right now to help them, I guess get out of that state of mind where they feel like there’s no other way? They’re feeling helpless. They’re feeling like, what’s in store for me in my future? I feel so lost. What would you say to them right now?
Molly Jane: I would say that I have been there so many times. Even when I have direction of where I’m going, I still have days like that. So first and foremost, I want people to know and realize that even the people who feel like… That you might look at them and think that they have it all together and everything’s great. You’re not alone because I literally just went dark on social media for two weeks because I was like, Nah, I’m not talking to the world right now. I need to go inwards.
I had days where I’d cry for the whole day. So I want people to know that no matter how much it looks like people have it together, they still have days and it’s okay. So yep, knowing that, but then also setting yourself just small goals. I’m not talking like, I’m going to meditate for 15 minutes a day. Sometimes that’s too much. Sometimes you’re like, I can’t even sit for one minute. So if someone’s feeling so, so lost, I would start really listening to your body.
If you don’t feel like getting out of bed, don’t get out of bed. say if it gets to the second day and you don’t feel like getting out of bed or the third day, you don’t feel like getting out of bed, that’s when you have to start tapping into the resilience and trying to pull yourself out of it in some way. So if you’ve got to that point where you’re pulling yourself out of it, then I recommend just five minutes. Five, five, five minutes. Even if it’s just setting the timer for one minute and saying one affirmation for one whole minute, like I am worthy, or I am energetic, or whatever.
Just look in the mirror for one minute and say that. Or that’s one tool, or start doing Kundalini Yoga or normal yoga or just moving your body or just dancing for five minutes. Do something that’s going to get the energy moving in your body for five minutes. That alone will shift something. Listening to your body but then doing some sort of tool that’s going to get you out of your mind and into your body and just start repeating that every day and just see after seven days how you feel and you will slowly pull yourself out of it.
Gianna Lucas: Can I just say that was so amazing. It was. You didn’t even know that question was coming. It was thrown at you and you just… You got A plus. If we were grading it, I’d give you an A plus 100% score. I love that.
Molly Jane: I wasn’t great. I’m telling you, I do that too. I’m just saying what I do. When I had my down moment, the other week, I was like, ” All right, do I want to get out of bed today?” I laid in bed till one. Then I was like, ” Okay Molly, are you just being lazy now or do you really want to lay in bed?” When it got to about one o’clock, my other brain was like, you could probably get up and do something. Just something put the air pods in and I just danced. I know, because I understand energy, that by moving my body around, shaking it up, shaking out the anger and sadness or whatever, you do feel better afterwards.
It’s physiologically impossible to not feel better after that. So that’s what Bloom is. It’s just all the tools that I know work. So you get on or… You can learn it yourself as well. There’s things that you can do, a couple of tools a day that if you just repeat, you will be able to make yourself feel better in those down moments.
Gianna Lucas: And it is about routine and taking those small steps. You can look at the bigger picture, just take it one day at a time. It’ll make all the difference. Then you’ll eventually look back and go, ” Look how far I’ve come. It’s been a month, six weeks.”
Molly Jane: I agree, my version of rock bottom, I’ve shared a video on my Instagram if people want to look at it. That was at the Bloom talks event. I won’t get into it on here. But my version of rock bottom it was… I say my version of rock bottom because everybody has a different version of rock bottom. Your goldfish might die and that might be devastating to you and that’s fine. Everyone’s version of rock bottom is different. Mine was different and… It was just…
I remember I would write in my notes, ” Brush your teeth today.” That was one goal. If I could just tick that off, that was something. Then the next day it might have been try and eat twice today just because I was so sick from the anxiety that I couldn’t eat. Just small little things like that. Then, when you actually get out of that and look back, you’re like, wow. Then you actually do feel like a warrior, like a phoenix that rises from the ashes because you have got yourself out of this mess. It’s empowering and you can do it. Everybody can do it. They truly can. But also, I’m so bad to say this, don’t be afraid to talk to people as well.
Gianna Lucas: Yes, let people in.
Molly Jane: Let people in.
Gianna Lucas: Let them see what you’re going through. Let them hear it.
Molly Jane: Even if you don’t want them to see you, just give them a call.
Gianna Lucas: Yes. It’s so important because you’re not alone.
Molly Jane: You’re not Alone but I also know how hard it is. I’m always the one preaching… If I had friends who felt the same, I would want them to reach out to me. What has worked for me, say if I go MIA for a week and mom’s like, ” I know something’s wrong, tell me.” I’m like, No, No, I’m fine. She’s like, ” Molly you’ve said it on a million podcasts now I know…”
Gianna Lucas: Fine is not fine.
Molly Jane: Yeah, you’re not fine. And then I’m like, all right, cool. So I then give mum boundaries of how I want her to act. It might be like, no one ask me how I’m doing. Just try and share me funny things on the internet. I know that makes me feel better. So they’ll just-
Gianna Lucas: That’s so smart. It is so because you’re still creating that connection with them but it’s not the, ” How you going Molly?” It’s the, ” You know I’m here. That’s what I need right now. It’s my way of showing I love you. It’s your way of showing you love me and that you care for me.”
Molly Jane: Yeah. Don’t come in and tell me… Ask how I’m going or anything. Just maybe bring some food and give me a reassuring wink on the way out like Samantha in Sex in the City with Carol. That’s all you need only no one can see me.
Gianna Lucas: No. It was a great wink though. You do great winks. You did the whole mouth thing as well. It was all working very well.
Molly Jane: Maybe reaching out to a best friend and you can be like, you know what, I’m really down at the moment. I don’t need you to be up in my grill. But I’m just letting you know, just knowing that you’ve got some people there and they’re allowing you the space to feel what you need to feel. I feel like that’s a good way to go about it.
Gianna Lucas: What a good way to finish off this segment of the Power Up Live show. Up next, I’m going to ask you, what it is that you’re grateful for big and small?
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Carissa Shale: This week, we asked you what you’re looking forward to this summer and here’s what you had to say.
Speaker 7: This summer I’m looking forward to being in my bathing suite for the first time in forever and feeling the sand where most of my happiness comes from, the beach. It’s so relaxing and I actually adore the feeling when I play ukulele sitting down watching the sunset with a soft summer breeze. It’s my break from everything and the time or life just stops and I can be so chill.
Speaker 8: Seeing new places that we haven’t been and visiting our old favorites just because it’s something that just gives me such happiness.
Speaker 9: I am looking forward to the warm weather and the hot days in which I could swim in the pool and also having a break and being able to spend more time with family and friends.
Speaker 10: This summer I’m so excited to be able to see my friends, whether that be watching sunsets, having picnics, going on drives, just spending time outside. I can’t wait to hear what they’ve been up to.
Speaker 11: I’m looking forward to going to the beach, hiking, and I’m going skydiving in the summer which I am so excited about.
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Gianna Lucas: All right, Molly, something big that you are so grateful for because you couldn’t live without it.
Molly Jane: I was thinking about this the other day. I think I am so grateful for my willingness to grow in this lifetime and to do the work. I’m so grateful for that because, like I mentioned earlier that I believe in past lives and everything and I really want this to be my last life. I want to go be an angel. So I don’t want… I feel like I’m so grateful to myself that I am willing to look at a challenge head on and get the most out of myself from that. I’m really grateful that I have the ability and the resilience to do that.
Gianna Lucas: You’re certainly on your way. I mean, you’re already creating a legacy for yourself. You’re already changing so many lives. You’re definitely going to be an angel, that’s for sure.
Molly Jane: I hope so. I always say, I’m like for people who don’t know past life stuff, they think it’s so weird when I’m like, ” I’m not coming back. I am done.” It (inaudible) like what? I’m like no, I’m done.
Gianna Lucas: I love it. All right. Something small that you are grateful for. Now this can be trivial. It can be really special. It doesn’t matter what it is. There’s no right or no wrong. Something small.
Molly Jane: I’m grateful for the housewives on Bravo.
Gianna Lucas: Which housewives in particular?
Molly Jane: You know what, I was like I’m not going to discriminate. Housewives of Beverly Hills, Housewives of New York, Housewives of New Jersey, Housewives of OC are probably my favorites. The reason why-
Gianna Lucas: Housewives of Melbourne is it one as well? Housewives of Melbourne.
Molly Jane: Yeah but it’s probably not my favorite. I’m so grateful for them because sometimes… You’ve seen my brain. You’ve heard my brain here today. Sometimes at the end of the day, I just need to log off and by doing so, I do it by watching a trashy TV show.
Gianna Lucas: Yeah, love it.
Molly Jane: I can’t get enough of.
Gianna Lucas: I think it’s so good. It’s like me and a couple of shows on Netflix as well. And they are the best like Love Is Blind, Too Hot To Handle. There the best.
Molly Jane: Too Hot To Handle is so good.
Gianna Lucas: It is. Can I just say, strangely enough, when I watched the promo, just side note, I was thinking, oh my goodness, what is this? Then as I started watching it, I’m like, there’s actually a whole lot of life lessons in these TV show that we can all learn from.
Molly Jane: I know. I was actually shocked as well. And yeah, the spiritual lessons they got through… Yeah, I was like I’m all about this. Harry and Francesca are still together. It’s good for everyone.
Gianna Lucas: Exactly. It was a happy ending. Up next we’re going to do the challenge. I’m so excited about this one.
Carissa Shale: You’re listening to a Happow podcast.
Gianna Lucas: All right, Molly. It’s time for the challenge and we’re going to play with you right now. Rapid Fire. I’ve got Brendan. Hello Brendan, he’s coming in to adjudicate.
Brendan: Hello, guys.
Gianna Lucas: Okay, have you played rapid fire before Molly?
Molly Jane: No. Probably but not to this extent.
Gianna Lucas: Look, this is probably the most intense rapid fire you’re ever going to experience.
Molly Jane: I know.
Gianna Lucas: You’ve got 30 seconds and I’ve got 30 seconds too. You got to answer as many questions as you can that Brendan is going to throw at you in the 30 seconds. If you are stumped on a question, and you have no idea what to say. I’m so sorry you just have to stick with it. You’ve just got to um and uh until the 30 seconds is over. Does that that make sense?
Molly Jane: Yeah, so you just ask me first and then you?
Gianna Lucas: Yes. So Brandon’s going to give you or me 30 seconds first. You get to choose. Do you want to go first or do you want me to go first?
Molly Jane: You go first.
Gianna Lucas: Okay. Of course, Molly. Okay, now whoever answers the most amount of questions in 30 seconds wins. Yay.
Molly Jane: (inaudible) .
Gianna Lucas: All right.
Carissa Shale: So we got 30 seconds on the clock. Your time starts now. What is your favorite thing to do with family?
Gianna Lucas: Eat.
Carissa Shale: What is the most important rule, your most important rule?
Gianna Lucas: Mine? Respect and communicate in a way that’s really loving and kind.
Carissa Shale: If you had a million dollars what would you spend it on?
Gianna Lucas: Happow, to grow the business.
Carissa Shale: What is love?
Gianna Lucas: It’s strength. It’s when you appreciate someone for who they are unconditionally. Yeah, I think.
Carissa Shale: If your pet could talk what would it say?
Gianna Lucas: I’d want her say Happow. I’ve actually been trying to teach her to say it. She’s not doing a good job.
Carissa Shale: Times up.
Molly Jane: That was good.
Gianna Lucas: Thanks Molly. I was really nervous. I’m glad I answered all the questions. How many did I get Brendan?
Carissa Shale: Five on the board for you. That’s pretty good.
Gianna Lucas: That’s good. All right, Molly. You ready?
Molly Jane: My problem will be just saying one word.
Gianna Lucas: One word’s fine too. I think I did a one word. All right.
Carissa Shale: All right. Here we go Molly. 30 seconds on the clock and your time starts now. If you had superpowers, what would they be?
Molly Jane: To go invisible?
Carissa Shale: What’s the best thing about being a kid?
Molly Jane: Not having any attachments or expectations on yourself?
Carissa Shale: Who is someone in history you’d like to be friends with?
Molly Jane: In history, so dead or… Sorry.
Carissa Shale: Anyone.
Molly Jane: I want to be friends with Abraham Hicks.
Carissa Shale: What’s the best thing about being a kid? I said that one. Sorry. What makes you happy when your sad?
Molly Jane: Kundalini Yoga?
Gianna Lucas: Nice.
Carissa Shale: That’s good. Sorry I lost…. I doubled up on the question.
Gianna Lucas: Yeah. I reckon she should win regardless because you fucked up.
Carissa Shale: (inaudible) . Might have been potential sabotage.
Molly Jane: Really, I don’t know. Who knows. All right.
Carissa Shale: The winner? Do you want to know the winner? Drum roll, sound effect insert. Gianna.
Gianna Lucas: But I’m going to give it to Molly because Brendan did a terrible job at adjudicating. Yay.
Molly Jane: That was fun.
Gianna Lucas: Thank you so much. That was absolutely awesome. Now Molly, you did win. I’m going to give you the win. Because of that, I’m going to give you the opportunity to tell people how they can connect with you, how they can follow you and follow Bloom and be in the know with the happenings around town.
Molly Jane: Yeah, cool. So my Instagram name is Molly Jane. (inaudible) on there, you will see Bloom app. In my highlights there’s podcasts and lots of different things that we’re doing. Instagram’s really the best way to contact me at the moment but watch this space, you never know what’s going to happen.
Gianna Lucas: Awesome. Thank you so much for coming on the show. We look forward to chatting to you again and seeing what’s next for you and Bloom. Isn’t Molly amazing? She’s such a beautiful person with a huge heart. I really, really loved chatting with her about her life, the ups and downs and everything in between. She’s a true inspiration. Now, did you know that season one of Power Up Life is wrapping up on Monday the 21st of December. That means that there are only two more episodes to go for season one, just in time for the Christmas holidays, yay. So stay tuned for these in your favourite podcast app and on our website happow.com.
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