Generator strategy of Wait to Respond with Molly Mandelberg of Wild Hearts Rise Up
In this episode, I'm going to be speaking with Molly Mandelberg of Wild Heart's Rise Up all about the ins and outs and nuances of a human design generator's strategy of waiting to respond. So let's dive in.
Molly Mandelberg is the founder of Wild Hearts Rise Up, the creator of the Magnetic Influencer C
Collective and also the writer and illustrator of the Wild Hearts Rise Up oracle deck. She is the host of both the “Tactical Magic Podcast” and “Reveal the Game of Life” podcast and she's also a bestselling author. Needless to say, she is wildly prolific and creative on all levels. She is a writer and also works with other entrepreneurs to help them build their businesses. Let's get into it.
What has her journey been like leading up to the present moment?
She has been running her business for about one year, and she works with coaches and holistic practitioners who trade in wisdom and guidance, and she helps them to craft their deep work. She helps them tackle the technology necessary. Most of her clients are trying to shift from one-on-one services to a one-to-many model, and she helps them build courses and programs and set up and fill workshops. Grow their email list and market to their audience.
She also does that through the lens of looking at the inner limitations or blocks that are coming up. She used to be a hypnotherapist, but she had a deeply spiritual side to her, and, for a while, running her business by doing just the strategy and tactics was not feeling that fulfilling.
So she found a way to integrate those two and be on the energetic side of marketing at the same time, so there could be more traction, momentum, and things happening. Growing a business is a transformational journey, especially for those of us who are solopreneur or who are trading in wisdom and guidance.
What did she know about Human Design?
Molly first heard about human design many years ago, and she was very intrigued by it. She got her chart and she was sitting with a friend who was into it, and they started digging into one of those big human design books and just sort of reading about different channels and different gates and trying to understand it, and she quickly realized that it was a very deep rabbit hole that she wanted to go down, but it was not like a huge priority.
There's been a bunch of times in the last few years that she's known about human design where she gotten a reading from someone or she's dug into the book to try and understand a certain aspect of her chart. But it's still largely, she doesn't want to say, a mystery, but it's still something that she hasn't fully integrated.
What business question can human design help you answer?
One of the things that she found interesting about her chart as a generator was the concept that it's important to wait and respond. Molly is someone who likes to create, to make things happen. She published one book this year. She listens to podcasts and is a daily writer. She had over a dozen courses and programs of her own, not to mention all the ones she helped her clients create.
So she is like a maker of things. She also makes art and builds things sometimes, and the idea that she should wait to create or that she should wait to respond to let all these things come to life through me felt like kind of a barrier to her.
Molly came up with a question: What about being a generator? What about her design is really about responding? Or how does that response process work for her individually?
She is a 1/3 emotional generator, and so she was asking about really diving into the generator strategy of waiting to respond, which some people overlook. Some people think it's kind of basic, so they don't spend a lot of time contemplating it. I love diving into it with her because, yes, that is at the highest level. That's her generator strategy. Let's get into it.
She has a Format Channel - 3-60- that connects her Sacral Center to her Root Center and sets the energetic tone of her entire chart.
There are 3 format channels that connect the sacral center to the root center, and when someone has one of these channels defined, that sets the tone for the rest of the energy in her chart. There's different circuitry - one's on individual circuitry, one is on tribal circuitry and one on collective circuitry.
Molly has unique individual circuitry, which feels super aligned with how creative and prolific she is because that is very individual in terms of circuitry and basically what that channel means. As I said, it sets the tone for how your energy is, so this is very evolutionary energy and pulsating energy.
It's the balance of being patient when you feel the pulse to create or evolve or you see that opportunity to make a shift in how things are done in society. She can quickly act because it's that root center energy connected to her sacral energy.
This energy is right at the forefront like this is the forefront of the rest of her chart, and so it's really interesting because yes, she had this emotional authority that is her primary authority that is waiting for things through her emotional wave.
But she also just as strongly, if not more strongly, have this pulse to evolve, like when she senses an opportunity or sees something that needs to be done. Molly has that pulse to quickly jump into it and create what needs to be done to kind of push society or push herself forward, in whatever context.
Molly has the balance and she is going to feel clarity immediately, at the same time, she is going to feel she just doesn't know the answer right away and she needs to sit on this because she doesn't want to make decisions. It's sometimes hard for someone with emotional authority to realize this because they are feeling great about something at the moment. But that is not necessarily the right energy to be making solid and aligned decisions.
For anyone who has that emotional authority and their sacral center defined, but especially for Molly, because she has that format channel energy that she is almost going to have to lean into as it feels right to her because of that clarity or that peace of mind, instead of feeling this hesitation.
It means that she just need to wait it out a little bit, and that's fine, whereas when she feels it's crystal clear right away and she’s feeling very clear-headed about it, that's okay too.
That is especially important with sacral authority, but it also applies to emotional and sacral authority because both of these authorities are ones that Molly has. She might change her mind, and it's okay to change her mind. It's common with sacral authority.
As Molly is thinking about what to launch in October, it feels good, but it's important to keep checking in with herself because that could change, and that's very normal.
I think a lot of people, especially with this sacral authority, can't wait to get started, and maybe you even do get started, and you start taking it down this path, and you start taking action on it, and then the time comes when you're about to launch and the timing doesn't feel right, and it's good to do a check because sometimes like to your own work.
It's a block that's coming up that you need to potentially address, or it could be your gut telling you that, for some reason, it's just not aligned at this moment anymore.
The emotional and the sacral are evaluating each step of the way and not feeling shame or regret or guilt about maybe pulling the plug on something because it was a YES a day ago or a week ago and it's a NO now.
Another interesting thing I think about when looking at Molly's authorities is that she has a 1/3 profile, which is what I really want to focus on. She puts so many things forward, and she just really likes to jump into things and get excited, and she is so prolific, and to me, that's really representative of the 3 and her 1/3 profile, which is all about trial and error and experimentation.
The best way for her to like those 3-line profiles with that level of authority. She can navigate going forward or determine which projects to bring to fruition because she needs to do it and take action on it and try it to get really clear if it is something you want to see through to the end.
As I said there is a lot of trial and error and experimentation in her chart. She also has many different niches she’s trying to find out who it really was that she wanted to work with and how she wanted to work with them.
During that time, she became extremely proficient at creating email sequences and comprehending how technology connects to her website, how to create an online course, and how to put a sales page together. All of that experimentation turned out to be the thing that people needed her support with.
Nothing of that work was ever wasted because it was like a training ground for her for what she does now. She became very emotional when she kept changing her focus again and again. She was like, "Who am I? I don't know what I'm doing. " But it was all like, in the grander scheme of it, that was exactly what she needed to do to find the things she was supposed to be doing.
For people with an undefined G center, and I also have this also, is that we don't have a clear set direction or identity. Molly has this trial and error, which is like the 3 profile line in action.
Plus, she is literally trying this niche or this thing and learning this thing and, like you just said, you're like, "I have no idea what I'm doing," and that's very typical of the undefined G Center, where you rely a lot on your environment, both physically where you are and who you surround yourself with, to give you some of that direction.
But it's also always going to evolve, whereas, on the flip side, someone who has that defined you know, it's like they will have a very clear direction. They're the people that knew when they were in high school that they wanted to be a teacher and just always were on that path.
Whereas someone like her and me, we have to go through and try a lot of things. Let me try this identity on, and it's like, so that evolution is totally like, it's actually part of her journey even though it can be so frustrating, discouraging, and confusing all at the same time as you're going through it.
To her, having an undefined G-center makes perfect sense, as it's a big part of her journey and also a huge part of her life because she has been nomadic for 14 years. It's not that she can't decide where she wants to live. It's that she doesn't want to decide where she wants to live.
She was traveling all over the world and sort of doing nothing really important but focusing on who she wanted to be and how she wanted to evolve and interact with people.
She was also working on a novel, which was her main purpose back then before her business started. But now she still travels because it's exciting to her, and she gets to be whoever she wants to be at any moment, and that means, depending on "who I'm around, different parts of me come alive” which is exciting to her.
This undefined G Center is something that when you have it, is something that makes you feel less than because you see other people who just know their path and it makes you envious.
So, as I mentioned, Molly is a great example of living this in a very empowering way because, as she mentioned, in each of these environments, locations, and new people, they like to pull out and tease out different parts of her identity that either you know, it's like you take it or you live it and you leave it, or you know, it's like and that is exactly like living your design from this perspective.
I think even applying that to business, the fact that her business has kind of evolved and will continue to evolve like the people she works with, she might decide. Ultimately, she is speaking to the same audience, but she reaches them and connects with them in different ways.
I feel like this will be valuable to anyone listening to this. There's so much out there saying you have to pick a niche and stick to it or pick an offer and stick to it. Does anyone have an undefined G center like Molly and myself?
I think just knowing what's going to happen as someone with an undefined G-center makes the journey so much less stressful. It almost makes it more fun because it's, "Okay, how is this going to evolve?" and it almost adds some more surprise and delight to it rather than feeling like you're a failure because you can't just stick with one thing.
How do you actually see on your chart whether you have an undefined G center?
If you pull up your chart and you see that body graph, the G Center is right in the middle of that chart. It's the only one that is actually diamond-shaped, and right in the middle of her chart.
Molly has gate 1 unconsciously defined, which is the channel of creativity. So it's interesting because she finds her identity almost through how she creates in the world. After all, that's literally what she does and how she does it, and then she has gate 13, which is the gate of listening, but it's also about reflecting on past lives. Molly before starting her business was doing past life regression therapy.
Molly also has gate 10, which is the gate of self-love and that journey is about teasing out pieces or playing with pieces of your identity. Those are the anchors. You always almost see that through the lens of self-love, through the lens of creativity, through the lens of listening in past lives, like that kind of is like the anchor point and something that's constantly shifting, so fascinating.
Molly thinks that she is on the path whenever she digs into this human design stuff. She feels like there's so much self-awareness that can come from these silly little numbers on this weird-looking map of her.
How the Generator strategy of Wait to Respond works?
It doesn't always have to be something external. It can be from source and I think when it comes to deciding whether it's worth taking action on and taking that step into is, do you feel a true magnetic pull to it?
Take that pause to see if you feel that energy, that aliveness, like we talked about to create it? Or do you feel like that's something that you could do or you should do and have that moment to just reflect with yourself. I think is important and understanding that the things that you can respond to. It doesn't have to come from someone.
But it's important to just make sure that you feel that magnetism towards it. Like it almost pulls you towards it. You don't have to jump into things. Sometimes things can come to you 1, 2, or 3 times.
And the first time it peaks your attention, it could be from someone. It could be just the idea that comes through even stronger the second or third time and you know you need to take action on it.
You can run through your emotional authority and you'll feel it once, and you'll feel it again when you feel pulled, really pulled towards it. That's how you know how to decipher what is worth responding to or what gives you that alive energy versus what is like stale or stagnant type energy.
External noise distracts from what truly motivates, guides, and enriches your spirit. So, because she has this undefined throat and this gate 56, I would just say that when she takes that pause to feel, "I know if I'm responding to something that's pulling me or if I'm responding because I can or should ask myself,
Is this project a distraction? Am I responding to external noise or expectation? Or is this something that's going to enrich my spirit that's going to continue to bring that aliveness to me?
The defined gate is in her throat, but it is also her consciousness. Her conscious Earth placement is a huge one. It's in the gene key that's known as her evolution, which is the big challenge that she faces throughout her life and that she keeps coming back to over and over again in different ways, and so it is that beautiful journey of learning to set boundaries or, understanding what that noise is.
If it enriches her and lights up her spirit, making her feel alive then that is a journey. That's the challenge that she faces throughout her life. And it's also just so interesting that the only gate activated in her throat, which is a super creative channel or a gate.
The key for her is to find balance of having enough structure so that the magic can flow within the structure. It's not just creating a structure for the sake of structure. It's as if she is doing it in a way that facilitates what she knows, what keeps her going, or puts her on her path.
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