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Localization manager/translator and coach/intercultural consultant living in Berlin (Germany), passionate about diversity management and intercultural communication, self-awareness and coaching, SFBT and NVC, languages, cultures, body art, dancing, self-empowerment, and, last but not least, vegan gluten-free keto food and good movies. How about you?
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

One coaching question a day - #34. Laughing about what?

"One day, you are going to laugh about this", they say.
And more often than not, they are right.

It doesn't matter how terrible something can look right now.
Over time, we are usually able to laugh about funny and also not so funny situations and stories about our life. About ourselves. About the past.

[Gaining some emotional distance 
and practicing forgiveness and reframing
are the tools of the trade, in order to laugh...]

However, why waiting?
How about learning to see the funny side of things and situations right now?
What are you going to laugh about today?

PS. This one is for Wibke, that thought me how to laugh about the hard stuff.

Tags: Coaching questions, Self-care, Laughing, Dealing with difficult things with humor, Reframing Self-awareness
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

One coaching question a day - #33. Just for yourself

During coaching sessions and in day-by-day life, I often meet people very self-conscious about doing stuff for themselves, afraid of being perceived by others as "selfish" or heartless just because they take care of their needs and/or are aware of their wants.

As long as you are not just worried about yourself and yourself only more often than not, as long as you are not the kind of person that lives like they would be alone on this planet or, above all, as long as you are not used to letting the people around you down on a regular basis without caring and taking responsibility for your own actions and how they affect others, why should you be ashamed of taking care of yourself?

I think that most people, while worrying about their phantasmal egoistic attitude, forget something very important about being generous and able to share with others.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

One coaching question a day - #32. Changing what?

If changing stuff would be easy, people would do that all the time.
And some people actually do it. 
But how about the majority of us?

[Real change feels so difficult, sometimes.
And yet, it can make all the difference in the world]

How do the majority of us feel about changing something big in their life?