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  • What causes you to conflict with others.
  • What values you base a majority of your decisions on.
  • Why you make the same mistakes over and over.
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Staying power is needed now more than ever! Yearning to look away or be complacent will no longer work! The Covid19, coronavirus, holding no prejudice against its prey, has plenty of persistence. Working together has never been so important; and also never so difficult. We all must participate together equally, shifting out of stillness into action and recognizing our individual part. Practicing equanimity, small things like washing our hands, not touching our faces, and social distancing, so when bigger, more drastic measures are called for we can do it easier without panic.

Tip 1: Starting small by training weak areas first

Building your endurance for maximum personal performance begins with taking inventory of the areas of your life and rating how strong and how weak you feel they are, then identifying the most vulnerable areas and start with them. Training sensitive areas by setting small goals for change and follow through is essential for long-term endurance.

Tip 2: The give-and-take balance

Giving out energy for the things you are striving for must be in balance with receiving in what nourishes us and helps us rejuvenate after stress. That does not mean stopping; especially now, self-isolation offers the opportunity to indulge in what you love, get caught-up, organized, or Spring Cleaning like never before! It’s that creative thing we do where we get lost and forget what was so stressful at work. Spending time with loved ones or people that matter most (during these hard times that may be on the phone or via Skype) is just as important as healthy eating habits and plenty of rest. Too much time in any single area can quickly throw off life balance, creating exhaustion and making endurance impossible.

Tip 3: Acceptance of “what is” can nurture endurance

Acceptance releases what is no longer necessary and helps us get past resistance to what is underneath our fears of what we seek. When we quit resisting and give up, we are playing the dual game of a winner and loser–nobody wins, rather everyone loses. When we surrender, we choose to accept and honor the part of us that is telling us to let go and rest to find balance. Resting is a place of stillness where we can listen for the next signal to take action. Many times this is mistaken for a message to stop and quit doing, which can indicate defeat and a giving up. If we hold onto until we give up, what we are holding onto is the last role we played before the defeat, some act of survival. Acceptance is breaking the illusion of the fear of what we want, and like in the eye of a storm, just listening in stillness in the middle of ‘the busy’ for what’s next to show its self. It is a little like awakening quickly from a place of meditation after receiving an answer to our next step.

Tip 4: Manage and build endurance with a Coach

Consider hiring a coach online. Coaching can be tremendously helpful when figuring out how to manage and even increase endurance. It can help you identify both strong and weak areas of your life, then help you implement strategies and offer you tools to strengthen your weaker areas as well as detect the tools you already possess but haven’t used enough to build up endurance. A coach helps you hold yourself accountable for what it is that you want to achieve, and when the going gets tough, you’re not alone. Having someone to report back to about each step can be enough sometimes to make you do that one more thing so you can tell your coach of your accomplishment or what you learned.

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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 05 September 2021 is:

“Our true reality is in our identity and unity with all life.”

Joseph Campbell

“Continue to be yourself because in the end that’s what people will remember about you.”

Uknown

In today’s group coffeeshop coaching, our shared experiences led us straight to the topic of identity. Whether it is forced inactivity, career changes based on choices or circumstances, it all makes us confront our identity. Our SELF is more than a chosen identity, like a profession, career, or other activity, which is always only one expression of our true self. Looking at the totality of our circumstances and embracing how we are expressing ourselves while opening to the fact how much more we truly are will help us to accept change, however scary or uncomfortable it might seem at the time.

  • What is on the other side of my fear?
  • How do I trust that what is before me will lead me to my next best step?
  • What truly happens when I trust the timing of things?

The intake questions for my zoom coffeeshop coachings are always intriguing to read as people from all over the world sign up for my 1st Sunday group coaching each month. The way I set up the intake questions allows the participants to create the topic each time. So I never really know what the next coffeeshop coaching will discover until it is happening. I love a great mystery! Don’t you?

From the multiple intake questions, I create a word cloud of participants’ important words. And to set the tone of the coaching, I also create an anonymous sheet listing the many topics, challenges, and questions to get the most out of this coaching for everyone. This is another part I love, because of the many images, emotions, and curiosities that get sparked when I bring the individual pieces together for the group. Coaching is not about fixing; it is about discovering together new possibilities, creating new tools to combat challenging situations, finding new ways to relieve stress, or whatever is weighing you down!

If you’ve never tried one of my zoom Coffeeshop Group Coachings, sign up today! What are you waiting for? They are free, do it now!

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Find answers, take actions, & get results – Coffeeshop Coaching!

Join me online via-ZOOM for my next Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! You help choose the topic and direct the group discussion by answering a few questions when you register. To register, click this link: 05 September 2021

  • Be prepared to share something you discover from the questions you answer when you register, and ask more questions to the group via chat during the ZOOM- Coffeeshop Coaching.
  • Think about what you would like to hold yourself accountable for, and your possible next step. A coaching journal is a great way to create accountability and track your success!
  • Open your mind and together let’s uncover new perspectives and valuable takeaway tools for your life!

Virtual Coffeeshop coaching is confidential while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being part of an online coaching group can provide, and can be done from the comfort of your home, no need to travel! We meet online via ZOOM over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever is appropriate for your time zone. Every participant and Coach Melody will join from their respective current global locations which gives the event a very international touch. Diversity is an added twist of value as each of the international participants contribute from their specific approaches adding a variety of new perspectives. Perspectives are valuable in the coaching process for clarity, opening up and leaning into what’s new in any change process. This gives a great latitude in creating tools for change. These group coachings usually last 90 minutes, and they are FREE!

If you are struggling with big changes in your life, need to make a decision, or just need to be heard, coffeeshop coaching can be the perfect platform for you. Coaching is a productive relationship enabling YOU to:

  • Creatively explore solutions
  • Prevent self-sabotage
  • Take actions that move YOU forward
  • Achieve YOUR goals
  • Attain clarity in what YOU want

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee!

Melody Taylor-Fliege

NOTE: If the link above does not work, copy and paste this link directly into your browser https://lifecoachingwithmelodyllc.as.me/coffeeshop-coaching-free-virtual-group or go directly to the booking page on my website and click on the Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching appointment. To sign up follow these steps: 1) click the registration link, 2) click the orange set time zone button, 3) choose date, see the time, and click continue, 4) answer a few questions, 5) click the orange complete appointment button, 6) then you will see a confirmation page and receive an email with the ZOOM link, meeting ID, and password to be used when you join the meeting on Sunday.

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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 01 August 2021 is:

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”

Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President

I enjoy the surprise each coffeeshop coaching holds. Every one of these free group coachings is unique and full of so many different ways of doing things and experiencing life. There is always lots of inspiration, growth, and newness. I would say today’s main focus was about pushing through the illusion of a block and feeling stuck. It’s interesting how quickly things can change with perspective and what a little space, fun, laughter, and lightness can do to a person or situation. I love witnessing people from many places globally meeting in these coachings with diverse topics, experiences, and ways of viewing life that directly help each other find new perspectives and next steps. Today was another great day in the coaching world, and I can’t wait to see you in the next group coffeeshop coaching!

“Hiring myself a coach is giving myself a gift to grow with, stretch with, change with. Coaching helps me to know myself better, see new directions, find new paths, uncover great treasures, like talents and abilities I didn’t even know I have and some that I forgot I have. I find patterns and a system in the many choices I’ve made. I learn and create new ways to distance myself from my emotions that temporarily block my view. My limitations become walls that move and adjust according to the perspectives I have in place – change my perspective, change my space. With coaching, I have learned to replace and transpose darkness into light, negative into positive, stuck into movement, stop into start and begin again with new hope, new passion, new fire. Coaching is a repeated gift that is new each time I do it. It’s one way I hold myself accountable and dare more than do by myself. Both live and virtual, coaching is connection, presence, and space where I can be witnessed, supported, and never alone. I’m grateful I found such a gift that I can give to myself and others alike. So next time you’re looking for that perfect gift, try gifting coaching!”

–Anonymous

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Find answers, take actions, & get results – Coffeeshop Coaching!

Join me online via-ZOOM for my next Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! You help choose the topic and direct the group discussion by answering a few questions when you register. To register, click this link: 01 August 2021

  • Be prepared to share something you discover from the questions you answer when you register, and ask more questions to the group via chat during the ZOOM- Coffeeshop Coaching.
  • Think about what you would like to hold yourself accountable for, and your possible next step. A coaching journal is a great way to create accountability and track your success!
  • Open your mind and together let’s uncover new perspectives and valuable takeaway tools for your life!

Virtual Coffeeshop coaching is confidential while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being part of an online coaching group can provide, and can be done from the comfort of your home, no need to travel! We meet online via ZOOM over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever is appropriate for your time zone. Every participant and Coach Melody will join from their respective current global locations which gives the event a very international touch. Diversity is an added twist of value as each of the international participants contribute from their specific approaches adding a variety of new perspectives. Perspectives are valuable in the coaching process for clarity, opening up and leaning into what’s new in any change process. This gives a great latitude in creating tools for change. These group coachings usually last 90 minutes, and they are FREE!

If you are struggling with big changes in your life, need to make a decision, or just need to be heard, coffeeshop coaching can be the perfect platform for you. Coaching is a productive relationship enabling YOU to:

  • Creatively explore solutions
  • Prevent self-sabotage
  • Take actions that move YOU forward
  • Achieve YOUR goals
  • Attain clarity in what YOU want

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee!

Melody Taylor-Fliege

NOTE: If the link above does not work, copy and paste this link directly into your browser https://lifecoachingwithmelodyllc.as.me/coffeeshop-coaching-free-virtual-group or go directly to the booking page on my website and click on the Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching appointment. To sign up follow these steps: 1) click the registration link, 2) click the orange set time zone button, 3) choose date, see the time, and click continue, 4) answer a few questions, 5) click the orange complete appointment button, 6) then you will see a confirmation page and receive an email with the ZOOM link, meeting ID, and password to be used when you join the meeting on Sunday.

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Today’s takeaway from Free Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Munich, Bavaria Germany – 24 July 2021 is:

It’s always a challenge crossing timezones, and which direction you also fly matters in body fatigue and personal experience. This live coffeeshop coaching for me included the USA, Mountain Time to Germany Central European Time -8hrs. It takes a higher level of awareness, listening, and presence as a coach.

Interestingly enough, the general topic of this live coffeeshop coaching centered around personal presence and what reaction consists of individually. So how does one step beyond reacting both personally and professionally?

When emotions get triggered from feeling unfairly criticized or hearing some bad news or something we don’t like hearing, these triggered emotions can inhibit our ability to pause before speaking. Reacting to a situation many times either escalates or causes regrets. We’ve all experienced versions of this. Pausing can help ensure that what one hears is the same as what the other person expresses.

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever effective as a rightly timed pause.”

Mark Twain

My Challenge to you:

  • The next time you find yourself reacting, try pausing and breathing deep into your whole body to center yourself. Then in that moment of pause, tap into the resourcefulness of your entire body. Feel the weight of your body and your feet on the floor. Feel the air on your skin and the blood flowing in your veins. Listen for a response to arise within you, rather than just going with the first reactive thing that pops into your head. Maybe you find in that moment of pause and connection a potential to move beyond reaction and into the more subtle and creative realm of response, that place that allows something new to happen.
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Join me at Café Münchner Freiheit – Schwabing, Munich, Bavaria, Germany for my next Coffeeshop Group Coachings 14:00 Friday 24 June 2021! It’s free! No need to sign up, just show up!

  • 1x Friday 24 June 2021 at 14:00 (2pm)
    Café Münchner Freiheit – Schwabing
    Münchner Freiheit 20, 80802 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee! – Melody Taylor-Fliege

Coffeeshop coaching is confidential, while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being lost in a crowded room can provide. We meet over a cup of coffee or tea, and although this isn’t corporate coaching, don’t be fooled into believing that the depth and amount of change to be achieved is any less. This style of coaching is just as committed as any other form of coaching just experienced in a more gentle and relaxed way of coaching support, encouragement and none-judgmental accountability. These group coachings usually last 60-90 minutes and they are FREE!

If you are struggling with big changes in your life, need to make a decision, or just need to be heard, coffeeshop coaching can be the perfect platform for you.

Coaching is a productive relationship enabling YOU to:

  • Creatively explore solutions
  • Prevent self-sabotage
  • Take actions that move YOU forward
  • Achieve YOUR goals
  • Attain clarity in what YOU want

Café Münchner Freiheit, Münchner Freiheit 20, 80802 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 04 July 2021 is:

“Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the sprint of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

FREEDOM – what part does balance play in freedom?

This 1st Sunday zoom group coffeeshop coaching falls on the American 4th of July Independence Day, which I celebrated yesterday with friends, family, and even my my oldest granddaughter riding her horse as Jr Queen of the Rodeo in the parade before the fireworks! My heart is full of gratitude to be able to be fully vaccinated, able to travel and see this in person – freed from the most difficult COVID lockdown restrictions into lighter-lesser restrictions that allow me to connect again with people important in my life, and awake with respect of what a virus can do.

Today’s group surfaced a lot of interaction around the common topic of balance.

  • What is balance?
  • How to find balance?
  • As balance is individual, what is your definition of balance?

I coached today’s group from Idaho Falls, Idaho USA. I love how the zoom groups unite participants from all over the world, freely sharing, opening up, and connecting in forward action that is authentic and unique. Everyone has their own topic and in the end walks away changed forever in an empowered sort of way. 

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Find answers, take actions, & get results – Coffeeshop Coaching!

Join me online via-ZOOM for my next Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! You help choose the topic and direct the group discussion by answering a few questions when you register. To register, click this link: 04 July 2021

  • Be prepared to share something you discover from the questions you answer when you register, and ask more questions to the group via chat during the ZOOM- Coffeeshop Coaching.
  • Think about what you would like to hold yourself accountable for, and your possible next step. A coaching journal is a great way to create accountability and track your success!
  • Open your mind and together let’s uncover new perspectives and valuable takeaway tools for your life!

Virtual Coffeeshop coaching is confidential while using a more relaxed and informal platform that being part of an online coaching group can provide, and can be done from the comfort of your home, no need to travel! We meet online via ZOOM over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever is appropriate for your time zone. Every participant and Coach Melody will join from their respective current global locations which gives the event a very international touch. Diversity is an added twist of value as each of the international participants contribute from their specific approaches adding a variety of new perspectives. Perspectives are valuable in the coaching process for clarity, opening up and leaning into what’s new in any change process. This gives a great latitude in creating tools for change. These group coachings usually last 90 minutes, and they are FREE!

If you are struggling with big changes in your life, need to make a decision, or just need to be heard, coffeeshop coaching can be the perfect platform for you. Coaching is a productive relationship enabling YOU to:

  • Creatively explore solutions
  • Prevent self-sabotage
  • Take actions that move YOU forward
  • Achieve YOUR goals
  • Attain clarity in what YOU want

Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee!

Melody Taylor-Fliege

NOTE: If the link above does not work, copy and paste this link directly into your browser https://lifecoachingwithmelodyllc.as.me/coffeeshop-coaching-free-virtual-group or go directly to the booking page on my website and click on the Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching appointment. To sign up follow these steps: 1) click the registration link, 2) click the orange set time zone button, 3) choose date, see the time, and click continue, 4) answer a few questions, 5) click the orange complete appointment button, 6) then you will see a confirmation page and receive an email with the ZOOM link, meeting ID, and password to be used when you join the meeting on Sunday.

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Today’s takeaway from Free Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Idaho Falls, ID USA – 02 July 2021 is:

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”

John Lennon
  • Connections new and old alike, how are your connections as we seem to be coming to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What’s changed?
  • What’s new?
  • What’s different?
  • What has opened up for you?

These were some of the questions that opened today’s live coffeeshop coaching near the beautiful falls in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA. 

Today at the Villa Coffeehouse, even a few interesting connections for me personally with passer-by people asking about coffeeshop coaching brought me to reconnect with my past of being a firefighter in the US Army National Guard, working at the nuclear facility in the desert outside of Idaho Falls, being pregnant with my girls. GREAT memories! GREAT connections!

Personal note: This is also the morning of my 35-year high school class reunion, and the anticipation of the many connections… an excellent way to start this day!