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  • What causes you to conflict with others.
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Image Beijing China Financial District with words Takeaway From Beijing China Thursday 15 August 2019 Coffeeshop Coaching

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Today’s takeaway from Free Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 15 August 2019 is:

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.” –Author Unknown

How do you make the changes that you have accomplished in yourself sustainable? How do you catch yourself when you fall back into your old pattern? Should your goal be to try and avoid it at all cost, or is it healthier to identify the pattern and apply the tools you’ve acquired to consciously work with what is currently present?

  • What is your internal reference point to create stability in limbo?
Image Beijing China Solana and Chaoyang Park with words Takeaway from Beijing China Tuesday 13 August 2019 Coffeeshop Coaching

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Today’s takeaway from Free Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Beijing, China – 13 August 2019 is:

“Breathe in peace. Breathe out stress. Repeat as often as necessary.” -Author Unknown

Some changes seem more significant than others. At times the pressure becomes so intense leading us to a breaking point or squeezes us into overwhelm. What can you do to release the tension before your breaking point? How can you lighten the pressure you feel? Gratitude changes your focus from fear to love and helps you open up to what you have rather than what you don’t have. Laughter can distress a stressful situation. What other ways can help you de-stress?

Image Beijing China Financial District with words Beijing China Thursday 15 August 2019 Coffeeshop Coaching

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Join me at Cafe Flat White Tayuan DRC, Beijing China for my next Coffeeshop Group Coaching Thursday 15 August! Its free! No need to sign up, just show up! 

  • 2x Thursday 15, August 2019 at 2:00pm and again at 6:00pm
    Café Flat White 6-2-12, Tayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound
    (Gate pass registration with a form of ID)
    No. 1 Xindong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100600
    北京市朝阳区新東路1号院塔园外交公寓6-2-12. 郵編100600

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 Flat White 北京市朝阳区新東路1号院塔园外交公寓6-2-12. 郵編100600

Image of Solana Shopping Center Beijing China with words Tuesday 13 August 2019 Coffeeshop Coaching

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Join me at Solana Starbucks Facing Chaoyang Park, Beijing China for my next Coffeeshop Group Coaching Tuesday 13 July! Its free! No need to sign up, just show up!

  • 1x Tuesday 13, August 2019 at 2:00pm
    Starbucks Coffee Shop at Solana Shopping Center by the Eros Water Fountain facing Chaoyang Park (not the Main Entrance Starbucks)
    No.6 Courtyard-11 Chaoyang Park Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125, China (North-western Lake Side of Chaoyang Park)
    (星巴克)北京市朝阳区朝阳公园路6号(朝阳公园西北岸边)

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

Solana Starbucks Courtyard-11 (星巴克)北京市朝阳区朝阳公园路6号(朝阳公园西北岸边)

Image of Giza Pyramids and Sphinx with words Coffeeshop Coaching Takeaway from Giza, Egypt Sunday 11 August 2019

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Today’s Coffeeshop Coaching takeaway from Giza, Egypt is:

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

Topic: How do your values measure up against the challenges of time?

Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, offers perspectives laced with myth, legend, and mysticism. With monumental pyramids (4,500-year-old burial tombs built for the kings) offering a panoramic perspective of prioritizing what in your life is valuable enough to have buried with you. The mythical human and lion hybrid guardian – the Sphinx, provides the iconic standpoint perspective of truth, integrity as protection. A Nile Cruise offers an enjoyable exploration of the biblical waters, and great parable perspectives to open up hidden pearls of wisdom from your current life script while floating above emotions. Mosque tower’s calls to prayers offer sublime desert experience perspectives and perspectives of self-discipline and striving for a greater good.

  • If you had your own magnificent pyramid burial tomb, what in your life is valuable enough to have buried with you and why?
  • The Sphinx half-lion, half-human represents what with your current dilemma?
  • What message do you read from a hieroglyphics perspective about your next step?
  • If your current challenge were a mythical legend, how would it read?
  • Which values does the Sphinx represent in your life?
  • What do you need to let go of to receive more?
  • At life’s end, what will be the words written in your life script?
Image of Niagara Falls Canada with words Coffeeshop Coaching Takeaway from Toronto, Ontario Canada Wednesday 31 July 2019

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Today’s Coffeeshop Coaching takeaway from Toronto, Ontario, Canada is:

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

Topic: Power of the water element – a Niagara Falls perspective!

Canada offers a breathtaking flow of water, power, and mist perspective. Niagara Falls features three towering water shows and over-the-edge views of the jaw-dropping power and beauty Mother Nature offers at this location. The perspective magically opens as you feel the mist on your face listening to the loud roar of the thundering water obeying the laws of gravity. A great perspective to help you flow through significant emotional challenges life mercilessly offers.

Canada’s global metropolis Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America. Winter, lasting from October to April, can be savagely cold with much wind and plenty of ice storms creating a “Great Chill” perspective. With weather that can change quickly, an “extra-layer” perspective provides a more cautious element in decision making. There is the land of snow and maple syrup perspective. A “gift of tongues” perspective to be taken with a hefty dose of Nova Scotia sea salt and maybe a little alcohol is to see how many languages you can hear and identify just walking one day in Toronto. With two official languages and people from nearly every nation on the planet, makes this city among the most diverse in the world. Foods perspectives are just as varied, smelling some kind of different food every 10 feet, starting with sweet and grainy fresh bread then merging into curry then diffusing into Chinese garlic sauce, then resurging probably back to bread. The farm-to-table cuisine perspective comes from restaurants that grow their own food to make signature mouth-watering dishes. Toronto, with teams in nearly every professional sport, takes its sports teams very serious, giving a nice rise to the Hockey perspective as a team or individual players. Raccoons would be the animal perspective here as these little guys are seen often cruising around town and hanging on street corners stealing baked goods. The loonie-1$ coins and toonie-2$ coins offer a “loonie-toonie currency perspective,” animating a helpful values perspective for any dilemma. The Couchsurfing perspective comes from a website that allows visitors to connect with locals who are willing to allow them to stay in a spare bedroom or on their couch for free.

  • In making a big decision, what would you consider an extra layer?
  • What resources are you not yet tapping into for better flow through emotional challenges and triggers you face?
  • What extremes in your personality can provide great benefit for your career, relationships, or goals?
  • How can you more fully exploit the vas variety of cultures that surround you and the opportunities that are created through these potential connections?
  • How can applying the animated “loonie-toonie currency perspective” lighten up your money issue topics?
Image of Idaho Falls with words Coffeeshop Coaching Takeaway from Idaho Falls, Idaho USA Sunday 28 July 2019

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Today’s Coffeeshop Coaching takeaway from Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA is:

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

Topic: Wild West Perspectives!

Idaho Falls; located along the luscious Snake River of Southern Idaho home to many farmers yet also harvesting electricity from water turbines within the powerful falls! The five miles of river walk scenery that surrounds this Snake River Greenbelt with changing colors throughout the years holds many memories for me as I was born not far from here like jogging, cycling, walking and even country swing dancing to the sound of bagpipes. There is a yearly duck race for charity. A beautiful Mormon Temple that for many is part of the Idaho Falls Skyline. A point of reference that a little further south is the Great Salt Lake, point of arrival of the great Mormon trek where Brigham Young announced: “This is The Place!” Allows you to look inside yourself and ask, What’s my trek and place? Not far west from Idaho Falls is Craters of the Moon, as the landscape reveals was etched from a time of much volcanic activity along with Hell’s Half Acre, a 5,000-year-old lava flow of hard-packed eroded earth, rock formations and ravines. To the east, you can see the Grand Teton Peaks marking the divide between Idaho and Wyoming near Jackson Hole. To the north leads you to the west entrance of over two million acres that comprise Yellowstone National Park, which unleashes a few great perspectives like the “Old Faithful Geyser; Let it blow!” perspective and the “nurturing Mother Nature,” perspective fostered in observing wolfs, elk, bison, and other Great Western wildlife. There is the Bear World perspective. A few potato perspectives can be found watching a movie under the stars at the Spud Drive-In located in Driggs or The Idaho Potato Museum perspective in Blackfoot near Idaho Falls. Idaho history is loaded in perspectives from original inhabitance, one-room schoolhouses, Lewis and Clark’s journey, and more can be found in the Museum of Idaho not far from the falls. There is a “Self-expression perspective,” catered to all creative and curious through the Art Museum accessible from the river walk. Near that is the Japanese Friendship Garden commemorating the city’s relationship with its sister city, Tokai-Mura. Both cities are about the same size, leaders in nuclear energy, and potato growing regions; providing a twin sister perspective. As the name offers its own perspective of The Sportsman Park; then the Russ Freeman Park along the river walk provides a Vietnam Memorial, golf, baseball fields, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, and abundant space – a myriad of perspectives to offer anyone needing a new looking glass to look at a repeated obstacle/challenge.

  • What feels untamed in your life? What are three benefits of taming it?
  • How can you express or define your current problem through painting or a poetry slam?
  • Which external factors, appearing to create insurmountable resistance for you, can you utilize as supportive energies?
  • What qualities of a pioneer on the Mormon Trail do you possess to enable you to cross the desert before you?
  • Which forces do you see as obstacles between you and your goal that you can flip into positive energy?
Image of San Diego California with words Coffeeshop Coaching Takeaway from San Diego California Tuesday 16 July 2019

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Today’s Coffeeshop Coaching takeaway from San Diego California is:

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

Topic: Challenges on new shores!

San Diego’s Point Loma, where the Portuguese discoverer Cabrillo landed as the first European on the American West Coast, is considered “where California began.” San Diego, California’s oldest city, known for its natural beauty, laid back persona, and rich history with mild temperatures and tons of sunshine all year gives plenty of relaxation and balance perspectives. From watching the surf and the seagulls at Ritzy La Jolla a seaside enclave, investigating tide pool sea creatures, or climbing to the top of a rocky cliff to walking barefoot in the sand along San Diego’s gorgeous beach perspectives. Watching the waves roll in from a bluff or on the sand relaxes both the mind and body and can be an enjoyable experience. Try using this relaxing perspective against a high-emotions moment to breath out of your head and down into your heart and allow the emotions like the waves roll on by. But wait! The San Diego Seal Tour uses a hydra-terra vehicle to go from street to water without any transformation. Now that’s a radical change perspective! How about a paddleboard yoga perspective? If a simple surf lesson or San Diego Bay harbor cruise is not exactly your thing, there is more than water perspectives. Balboa Park, the city’s definitive culture hub, is where casual, artistic and culturally hip collide. What perspective does that bring up for you? Maybe you prefer the ultra-trendy night clubs perspectives in the Gas Lamp with dancing, restaurants or people watching while sitting at a sidewalk table allowing the world to walk by. There are the Baja fish tacos and mouthwatering burritos perspective because of San Diego’s close proximity to Mexico. San Diego’s bright red trolley can get you out of the hustle and bustle, giving you an overview perspective of what this southern California city is all about. It can not only give you an outside view but also take you to the border edge where the USA meets Mexico. Where you are right now is not everything. Incentives to look for new perspectives are all over; open yourself up!

  • What’s at the border edge of your comfort zone?
  • Do you allow borders standing between you and the life you are striving for?
  • What do the new shores, you want to explore look like?
  • What, if your life felt the all-year-round pleasant San Diego climate?
  • Is “hardship free” what you are striving for?
  • Would you miss the challenge of a cold winter-storm-like challenge?
Image of Tijuana Mexico with words Coffeeshop Coaching Takeaway from Tijuana Mexico Monday 15 July 2019

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Today’s Coffeeshop Coaching takeaway from Tijuana Mexico is:

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

Topic: What do sombreros, zebras, and opera in the street have in common?

Mexico’s famous Baja Peninsula border town of Tijuana offers many great coaching perspectives! Depending on your timing, you can experience a mind-numbingly horrific border wait perspective or an easy-crossover perspective. Be creative! Tijuana is an art and design capital filled with amazing colors, styles, and architecture. Going-with-the-flow perspective could be an obvious one. Then there is a culture perspective like “Opera in the Street” that is a street fair combined with opera. There is the non-discriminating random-potholes perspective for tipsy and sober people alike and can be non-forgiving in causing discomfort. Gastro parks, “a must eat experience,” are a food truck park set up offering delicious Mexican breakfast, coffee, soups, seafood and more. They can test your decisive and indecisive abilities. A gastro park perspective lays the groundwork to the importance of tapping into multiple resources for significant decisions. Zebras (a donkey with black stripes painted on it) have been a tradition for 100 years in Tijuana, providing the strips, black-n-white balance, or carrying-a-load perspectives. There is a red light district where it’s also ok to buy and smoke weed with your after-hours beer offering a “relax, let go, and enjoy!” perspective. Food and drink perspectives come in the flavors of “Taco Alley,” street tacos or the famous “Caesar Salad,” invented by an Italian in Tijuana during Prohibition. Even better a craft beer stress relief perspective of straying from west coast styles and instead experimenting with new flavors and techniques in crafting beer—never know what you might discover! Beach perspectives range from sombreros-n-sunglasses to mouth-watering seafood or the peculiar perspective where the border wall ends into the ocean.

  • What are the potholes in your path? And what can they teach you?
  • If your current challenge were an Opera in the street, what is the storyline?
  • Zebras are a big part of the picture in Tijuana. What perspective can they bring to life?
  • What role does time play in your crossover – your current transition?
  • If your current decision were food, which food would it be?
  • How can you better go-with-the-flow or dance-in-this-moment?
Image of Taipei Taiwan with words Coffeeshop Coaching Takeaway from Taipei-Taiwan China Saturday 13 July 2019

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Today’s Coffeeshop Coaching takeaway from Taipei-Taiwan China is:

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

Topic: What is your WiFi Confucianist Mantra?

Taipei, a prosperous island metropolis made on modern wealth; producing and researching electronics is the forte; offering free public WiFi to visitors and residents alike. Connection and transparency offer great perspectives to analyze all your relationships. One of the worlds tallest skyscrapers, Taipei-101, provides a tall and robust perspective. Strong enough to withstand earthquakes and typhoons, yet accessible for an impressive bird’s eye view perspective at 1,667 feet (508 meters) can help to distance you from a situation. There’s a 19th Century Confucius Temple from the Qing Dynasty to offer you a Confucianist perspective. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dalongdon Baoan Temple with beautiful stone and wood carvings give a lions-and-dragons perspective.

  • How connected and transparent are you in your relationships?
  • What impressions can you get from 1,667 feet (508 meters) above your current issue?
  • How are you strong, tall, and accessible? And what does it mean to you?
  • What would the famous Chinese philosopher and teacher Confucius say about what you’re currently facing?
  • What are your lions and dragons? And what can they teach you?
  • “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” –Confucius. What is one more question you can ask yourself right now?
  • What is your WiFi Confucianist Mantra?