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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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Image of mountain bikers lifting their bicycles over a fallen tree obstacle in their path.

Posted by & filed under Coaching, Uncategorized.

Today’s challenge, like almost every other day in life, entails facing what presents its self each moment throughout the day!

  1. Perhaps starting the day with nourishing one’s inner self, i.e., yoga, meditation or setting the day’s intention, can strengthen the ability to face outside influences of resistance without feeling defeated.
  2. Surrendering to what each moment has to offer can aid in achieving or even overachieving the day’s intention by challenging our mind to open and envision new ideas and ways of doing things. This expansive approach enables mastery of new skills, which strengthens confidence, flexibility, and trusting life to carry you to your next experience because you are not constrained to an exact plan.
  3. Keep moving forward throughout the day by asking, “What action can I take right now?” Then focus on doing only that next action. Before you know it, the day if over.
  4. Perhaps a gentle way of celebrating the day through closure could be looking back with gratitude and checking off of and even adding to your list of all the day’s accomplishments.
  5. Facing each moment as it comes offers unlimited opportunities to heal whatever arises, face your fears, grow and expand into a stronger version of yourself!

Go on… go ahead! Accept today’s challenge and make the most of your day!

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Today’s takeaway from Free Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Berlin, Germany – 16 March 2019 is:

What does surrendering into change mean for you?

“There is a big difference between giving up and letting go. Giving up means selling yourself short. It means allowing fear and struggle to limit your opportunities and keep you stuck. Letting go means freeing yourself from something that is no longer serving you. Giving up reduces your life. Letting go expands it. Giving up is imprisoning. Letting go is liberation. Giving up is self-defeat. Letting go is self-care.” –Author Daniell Koepke

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Join me in Berlin, Germany for my next Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! No need to sign up, just show up!

  • Berlin – 1x on Saturday 08:30am, 16 March 2019
    Einstein Kaffee, Budapesterstr. 38-50 10787 Berlin, Germany

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

Coffeeshop

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

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Today’s takeaway from Coffeeshop Group Coaching – Munich, Germany – 09 March 2019 is:

“You can’t change yesterday, but you can ruin today by worrying about tomorrow.” Author Unknown.

Life’s journey can be exciting at times, dangerous at times and often uncertain. Taking one action each day towards our dreams and highest desires can help alleviate worry and other intense emotions by helping us to focus on what we want rather than what we don’t want, and focus on what we are doing right now creating space for the next action to show it’s self. What action can you take right now? And now go do it!

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Join me in Germany for my next Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! No need to sign up, just show up!

  • Munich – 1x on Saturday 08:30am, 09 March 2019
    Café Münchner Freiheit, 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

Posted by & filed under Coffeeshop Coaching.

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

Join me in Germany for my next Coffeeshop Group Coaching! It’s free! No need to sign up, just show up!

  • Munich – 1x on Saturday 08:30am, 09 March 2019
    Café Münchner Freiheit, Münchner Freiheit 20, 80802 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Berlin – 1x on Saturday 08:30am, 16 March 2019
    Einstein Kaffee, Budapesterstr. 38-50 10787 Berlin, Germany

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
Whitewater rafting image with quote about self expansion through leaning into your fears.

Posted by & filed under Change, Leadership, Life Coaching, New Years, Self-Improvement.

Complete this sentence. If no body’s feelings would be hurt, money and time were not issues; I would absolutely want to… Travel abroad? Start my own business? Learn a new language? You could start today with language CDs, E-books, online classes, and even look up and bookmark tickets for your first trip.

It’s certainly easier to stick with what you know then taking action towards your dream even after looking within and discovering your authentic voice calling you to be what you were meant to be. Although your knees may go weak, you’ll always get butterflies or maybe a little queasy just before you leap; fear will no longer be your reason to quit. Leaning into your fears practices the difference between (False Emotions Appearing Real) and actual danger. It strengthens you against self-doubt. It stretches all your good life experiences to GREAT! It creates new life stories and habits that spiral you upwards to a GREATER YOU!

What’s the end of your sentence?
If no body’s feelings would be hurt, money and time were not issues; I would absolutely want to…
Yoga Headstand in Beijing China

Posted by & filed under Change, Perspectives, Stress Management.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on my head lately, turning my world entirely upside-down. I bought myself a yoga chair that allows me to distribute my entire body weight on my shoulders rather than my neck while standing on my head. It is supposed to help promote better circulation in the body and a few other healthy things. Artists sometimes use a state of upside-down to encourage creativity and writers to clear writer’s block.

What’s your experience when your world is completely turned upside-down?

Benefits from this King of Yoga pose…
https://www.peacefuldumpling.com/6-benefits-headstand-will-inspire
https://www.doyouyoga.com/10-awesome-health-benefits-of-headstand/
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5501/10-Reasons-to-Do-a-Headstand-Every-Day.html
A Clock, Tag Line "Time for Change," and Quote: We are the change we have been waiting for. by Barack Obama

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“It’s time for change” is certainly a big theme all around us. Even though it has shown up quite drastic at times this year, you can soften the impact of the changes you are trying to invoke by implementing them in smaller increments that are more manageable with longer lasting impact. Five minutes a day of something new can feel less overwhelming than one hour. A great article I recently read 15 Easy Ways To Relax Under 5 Minutes by Helen Sanders reminded me of this concept when I connected to not one, but every single way she suggests to de-stress. I realized that I not only believe in these relaxation methods but have used each one with great success! The key is simplicity—small increments and creatively choosing the one that works “right now” when you feel stressed.
Multi-National People holding signs of block letters that read "LANGUAGES"

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…. 千里之行﹐始于足下 [千里之行﹐始於足下] Qiānlǐ zhī xíng, shǐ yú zú xià
I’m beginning my first Mandarin Chinese language course in preparation to live the next 3-5 years in Beijing. It will be an intense 4-weeks in Bonn, Germany with 26hrs of Chinese each week– the Rhine River is sure to provide an excellent background for relaxing into this new language.

Learning a new language is an immense challenge, yet enriching on so many levels. Besides the intellectual challenge, I look forward to transforming my travel experiences in the country by being able to connect with new and interesting people and expand my vocabulary. Already it is helping me let down prejudices that I didn’t even know I had and becoming more open minded about a part of the world that is so unfamiliar to the small town American girl inside of me. This experience is certainly a big lesson for me in overcoming some of my greatest fears and insecurities.

Jumping into the fire—feeling out of control with language, culture, and physical location is also an intense way of developing great leadership skills. I’m curious to hear what you think about the connection between great leadership skills and learning a new language.