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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: 06 February 2022

  • 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 coaching’s 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.

Image of large blue 2022 in background with Happy Tiger New Year! And the quote, " Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee!" by Melody Taylor-Fliege

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2022 will be a year favoring action and courageous movement. Keywords for 2022: change, courage, E-motion, willpower, personal strength, reinvention.

The restlessness of the tiger’s influence this year provides another chance to pounce on our fears! Dare to step outside the same rigid routines, have fun, play with unconventional problem-solving methods to think about our life and our experience. In the Chinese zodiac, water is the element of this tiger year. Water symbolizes fluid, clear thinking, sincerity, and accuracy. So this is a year of uproar, commotion, restlessness, and bold new moves. Trust the inner compass to guide the path.

Use this Lunar New Year to gain new perspectives; zoom-in, zoom-out, just like breathing. First, seriously sit down and look at how you speak about your life experiences, how you are speaking about yourself, how you write and talk, and say your narrative. Then, zoom-out look at the larger perspective using your intellect to see from that eagle-eye perspective. Then zoom-in to track-down, stalking exactly which things you are going to change in your life, calculating precisely which actions you will take, and timing them for maximizing your ability to conquer your fears and overpower your inner
saboteur. As you discover who you are inside, you will be able to express who you are outside … in the real world more effectively.

So get to it! Here are a few questions to help you ROAR into this Yew Luner Year with more strength in action.

  • How can I be more honest with myself to face down and conquer my fears this year? And is there a way to do it differently?
  • Can I see the light of my strength through the darkness of my weakness?
  • What have I been avoiding, running from inside that wants to be heard and seen?
  • What has seemed intimidating and scary that has been blocking my vision?
  • How can I self-parent in the most loving and forth-coming way?
  • How can I take a step and show up into something that may feel less familiar and a little less comforting?

Create and use mantras or affirmations to support achieving your 2022 vision! Here is one to get you started:

  • I no longer need to evolve and learn through crisis. I am available now to evolve and learn through inspiration, beauty, creativity, originality, and a heart-focused path.

Posted by & filed under Change, Holidays, Life Balance, New Years.

A year that started with surprises and not all of them, how we wanted them. Many of us are in a situation where the outside information about the world we live in is overwhelming and seems to be taking all the energy needed to plan and enact the changes we wanted for our lives. Below are 6 tips to start our new year off the right way.

Tip 1: Don’t give too much power to the daily vaccine news.

Waiting patiently through lockdowns, travel restrictions, and disastrous economic news has made us very excited regarding upcoming vaccinations. No wonder media reports about delays in vaccinations are unsettling. Be careful with the consumption of media, always being aware that it is the bad news that sells. It is healthier to accept that the media have not anticipated everything right so far, and they won’t in this case either. Follow the situation, but for your own sake, watch your media diet.

Tip 2: Don’t give too much power to the daily news about political developments.

The same is true for your diet regarding media about the incredible developments in the political situation. Of course, keep yourself informed not to be surprised by developments, which can affect your life. There is, however, too much of a good thing, and it is important to choose the right dosage, which will keep you informed and sharp without causing you to lose your sleep over things that you can’t influence anyway.

Tip 3: Look up my previous Newsletters’ tips regarding the pandemic.

Many of them are just as valid in these farther progressed COVID times.

Tip 4: It’s a New Year; make plans for it!

With all of the unbelievable things I talked about above, let’s not forget that this is a new year. We may have even waited for this one a little more anxious than for previous ones. So, let’s utilize the energy and enthusiasm that comes at the beginning of a new year and do what you would do in a “normal” year, draft up where we want to get with our plans and how we arrive there.

Tip 5: Mindfully watching the intention under what you do.

Setting goals and working hard towards achieving them, hoping to get something positive back like validation, praise, or affirmation of our efforts. Mindfully notice if your real intent is to gain something positive or to avoid something negative. Noticing how our tasks affect us helps reveal our real purpose of any task. Maybe we start with positive intentions, but we find ourselves complaining about what we are doing after a long time or difficulty. Perhaps we never wanted to do the actual task but rather wanted outside validation of some sort. Noticing our true intention underneath what we do helps maintain integrity in all that we do. By noticing how your tasks affect you, you will find it easier to align your true intention with what excites and animates you.

Tip 6: Remember giving and receiving is at the center of all interactions.

The nature of most of our interactions and relationships is to both give and receive. Remembering this helps the value of what we do have a more significant impact. Although we may get a charge of real joy from doing something to make another person’s life a little bit easier, we also must rely on others to live. Remembering this helps add value to receiving in all our relationships. Reflect on the various people who had helped you when you needed it most, and imagine all you are doing now is an extension of what has been done for you. We are all connected.

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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 09 January 2022 is:

“Animals behave in set patterns, which is why we are able to hunt and kill them. Only man has the capacity to consciously alter his behavior, to improvise and overcome the weight of routine and habit.”

Robert Greene

In today’s coffee shop coaching, we addressed the recurring topic of handling our worries and stressors by finding balance. Making significant changes in the ways we address issues can make a big difference in how we feel about them. The new year gives us an occasion to change some of the ways we manage our daily challenges. Establishing patterns and introducing them into our daily routines can be helpful in coping with stressors and finding balance. However, patterns can also lead us to get stuck in routines. The path to finding balance, and in consequence peace, leads through awareness about our patterns and routines. Knowing what we are doing, the purpose behind our activity, and who we are doing it for is essential for utilizing patterns positively and creatively. Making conscious decisions about our patterns in the new year can be a very productive way of using the occasion of the new year.

  • What do you think?

 

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Today’s Takeaway from Free Virtual Coffeeshop Group Coaching – via ZOOM – 01 May 2022 is:

“Never hold yourself back from trying something new just because you’re afraid you won’t be good enough. You’ll never get the opportunity to do your best work if you’re not willing to first do your worst and then let yourself learn and grow.”

Lori Deschene

In today’s coffeeshop coaching, we addressed the challenge of being or feeling out of control in a particularly challenging situation or confronted by difficult people in our lives. Controlling other people’s behavior, which influences us, typically is not an option. Therefore, we need to find different ways to address the difficult situations we find ourselves in.

We can apply various tools and utilize assets, including people in our lives who can help us make a situation less difficult. A method of addressing a challenging situation in a more playful way and making it more bearable or less difficult to get through is to imagine the situation as a virtual reality game. This way, we can imagine the situation in a variety of different constellations, imagine the behaviors or attitudes of difficult people in our lives in various ways, and thereby practice a variety of ways to deal with the situation. We can also imagine ourselves in multiple constellations with different abilities and approaches. As a result, we can not only create conditions in which we come out on top and we aren’t suffering or victimized, but we can also learn and develop new strengths and abilities for navigating all life challenges.

Two questions from today’s coaching:

  • How do I live life on my own terms while serving others?
  • How do I break free from old limiting patterns/habits and let my light shine?

 

Image of a sand hourglass with quote by Melody Taylor-Fliege “Goals, resolutions, intentions, whatever you call them, we start each New Year with the hope of achieving more and reaching better results in health, happiness, and prosperity. But today, let this New Year radiate extraordinary success by aligning your mind with your heart and with what authentically drives you. Resolutions often begin with intuitive revelations, so seize this moment of newness, open up your heart-mind and listen. Then trust that your intuition is enhanced to steer you in a direction that can reveal solutions to long-standing problems with someone or something of yesteryear and take the step!“

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Goals, resolutions, intentions, whatever you call them, we start each New Year with the hope of achieving more and reaching better results in health, happiness, and prosperity. But today, let this New Year radiate extraordinary success by aligning your mind with your heart and with what authentically drives you. Resolutions often begin with intuitive revelations, so seize this moment of newness, open up your heart-mind and listen. Then trust that your intuition is enhanced to steer you in a direction that can reveal solutions to long-standing problems with someone or something of yesteryear and take the step!

Melody Taylor-Fliege
image of 4 cups of coffee cheers with words "Happy New Year," and quote by Melody Taylor-Fliege “Life is meant for awesome adventures, good friends, great coaches, and LOTS of coffee!”

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As we reflect on this past year and celebrate our accomplishments, joys, completions, let’s take a moment to be grateful and show thanks to all those who helped us along the way of another difficult COVID year. Who helped you in 2021?

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

Melody Taylor-Fliege

 

 

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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: 09 January 2022

  • 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 coaching’s 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.

Posted by & filed under #COVID19, Holidays.

One of the greatest gifts this part of the year offers is celebrating all that was in the past year and making way for new things in the new year. The COVID-19 pandemic, with so much death, has also created a pause and reset many structures in our lives.

Tip 1: Light at the end of the tunnel.

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel can make people restless and impatient about finally reaching the light. This can lead to picking up an increased pace forward, exhaustion, overextension of energies. Remind yourself, although it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is very close, the last chapter of this pandemic is not yet written, and no one knows exactly when we will be out of the tunnel. Enjoy the positive feeling of welcoming that there will be an end while at the same time accepting that we are still in the pandemic and not sure how long we will have to endure.

Tip 2: Treat yourself and others gentle.

For many of us, this has been a rough year. Slowing down this festive season, reaching out for companionship and even assistance to those who need it can help us preserve our sanity and health.

Tip 3: Accept the Offer of Alternatives.

COVID-19 deprived you of things you loved, your favorite sports activity, concerts, parties, and other activities that we usually utilize to add energy and spice to our lives. COVID-19 has taken away many of these activities, demanding social distancing, so instead of complaining about what you cannot change, look at the alternatives that open for yourself. There are many activities or even restful inactivity, which we have neglected over our 24/7 lifestyles. But also, for those who crave activity, you find plenty of inspiration on the internet in the form of work-out videos, do it yourself videos, but also meditation and relaxation, which your body and mind might be craving.

Tip 4: Giving and receiving this holiday season.

Giving out energy and gifts, especially this year, must balance receiving what nourishes us and helps us rejuvenate after the holidays. Even the social distancing twist of this holiday season does not mean stopping all tradition rather innovating, especially now. Spending time with loved ones or people that matter most during these festive times may need to be on the phone or online via your favorite platform. It’s just as important as healthy eating habits and plenty of rest during any holiday season. COVID-19 self-isolation offers the opportunity to indulge in what you love, get caught-up, organized, and create holiday connections like never before.

Image of a cup of coffee and cinnamon stick on a plate, also a mobile phone with zoom logo on the screen and the words Takeaway From Free Group Coaching Via-ZOOM Coffeeshop Coaching Virtual 05 December 2021

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

“The story you tell about yourself is ultimately who you become. Change your story and you change your destiny.” 

David Bayer

In today’s coffeeshop coaching, we addressed the challenge of finding our center in difficult situations and creating balance in accessing our strength without striving for unachievable perfection.

It is helpful to find out who we are in each challenging situation. Ask yourself, why is this situation happening to you? What can you learn from this situation? How can you develop approaches? How can you learn how to accept and forgive yourself? All of this in order to get through the situation stronger and be able to master the next challenges better. Simply being aware of ourselves within a certain situation can enable us to live with it, making it through and coming out stronger on the other side.

COVID has taught us how quickly things can change as the numbers rise yet again against another mutation. Change is almost always uncomfortable and sometimes quite painful, especially when it comes extremely fast. How can you be sure you are choosing change over avoidance or that you are not simply on a distracting tangent? It’s not always so evident in the day-to-day as when we look back and see where the smaller steps created something more extensive. Small steps, patience, and courage are required as we learn to observe our thoughts and feelings but not be ruled by them in the face of our fears and take actions that shape our lives in the direction we choose.

  • Who are you in the story you are writing?
  • Looking back years from now, who do you want to be in your own story?