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happy#199 – the chained elephant

simplicity of happiness · happy#199 – the chained elephant

During a coaching I was reminded of a metaphor I once heard and am going to tell you in this episode.
What does this metaphor mean for your life?
What can you do about it?

All the best, Floh

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happy#198 – things take time

simplicity of happiness · happy#198 – things take time

I kept myself busy while being locked down and build myself a little farm in the mountains. As so often I get inspired when doing something else. I had a lot of hatching eggs lately and they have been teaching me patience. Some of them hatched way earlier than expected and other took for ever and although there is basically a living bird inside the egg there is nothing you can do to release it. If you do it will most likely die.
Things take time and sometimes all you can do is wait for it, may it be an idea, a progress or a living being.
And then be there when it is time.

All the best, Floh

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happy#197 – bang for the buck

simplicity of happiness · happy#happy#197 – bang for the buck

With a lot of quiet time there is space to think. About life and what it means to us, to me.
What will happen when we don‘t put the money on the table and expect the most for it. Most people on earth being locked away gives plenty of room for other things. Such as nature, or reflexion.
So I ask myself, what if we take this time to not ask for the biggest bang for the buck, but ask ourself, what we can put on the table. What can we add to the equation to bring back the world into balance.
What is it that you want to do?

All the best, Floh

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happy#196 – crisis strategy

simplicity of happiness · happy#196 – crisis strategy

I struggle at the moment.
I trained myself over the last year to always look out for the positive. Every crisis has a chance to grow and still it feels awful to be in the middle of one. It is easy to loose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel.
One thing I learned to cope better with the frustrations is to be absolutely open and vulnerable. Communicate the struggles. By finding words there is often a process of also clarifying the situation. You lift it from your unconscious mind to you the conscious and you can tackle and handle what is really bothering/worrying you.
Let us stay positive and do the best out of now. 
In the end… what other choice do we have….

Stay safe my friend!

All the best, Floh

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happy#195 – corona/covid 19

simplicity of happiness · happy#195 – corona/covid 19

The current situation is affecting me as many others, but since we decide ourself how we deal with it, I am raising the question, what I/we could do with it.

What is it that I could do, to help you in this situation?
Shall I do a daily show? Shall I cover specific topics?
Let me know!

All the best, Floh

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happy#194 – always room to improve

simplicity of happiness · happy#194 – always room to improve

As we talked about growth… there is always room for it. You will not reach the end of growth, because you can also move on from the position you are at in the moment.
I had a 15min speed coaching session with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire. He became as financially successful as you you can be with a Podcast. 
Even for him there is room to improve, because becoming successful in one thing means missing out on something else. When you master it you might want to go for the next.

All the best, Floh

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happy#193 – what brought you here won’t get you there

simplicity of happiness · happy#193 – what brought you here won’t get you there

The beginning of this year has been in the name of change and growth. Mainly how to embrace struggle, failure and backsets into a learning possibility and the opportunity to grow.
A belief and mindset that helps you on that journey is the realization that what brought you here won‘t get you there.
When you reached a plateau and that is were you want to be, all you need to to is continue as before.
The moment you are unsatisfied with that, doing more of what you have done so far will only hold you back from future growth. What made you successful to this level is what is holding you back from the next.

All the best, Floh

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happy#192 – islands

simplicity of happiness · happy#192 – islands

As you know, I love the ocean. I love sailing and it makes a perfect metaphor for life.

It also is a decent tool for coaching, mainly because of the lack of distraction. You have a clear routine and in between a lot of time where you can’t do lot. You can’t go anywhere and even on the boat the options are limited. That might come close to the natural daily routine of our ancestors and gives you plenty of time to think.

Another important aspect is that nothing is moving fast. The fastest you‘ll see will be a passing bird or a jumping dolphin. That will slow you down and free your mind.

All the best, Floh

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happy#191 – achievements

simplicity of happiness · happy#191 – achievements

In the last episodes I talked about the up & down cycles of success (and happiness), the opportunities, and the possibility of growth. All of these need you to see and value your achievements. Often we are so busy being busy that we don‘t see our progress and achievements.

As an example I give an overview of my own achievements in a year that did not feel too successful while doing it. Yet I was laying a foundation for growths.

Looking back the last year (or five) what are your achievements. What were your struggles where you were able to learn important things for the future?

Let me know.

All the best, Floh

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happy#190 – growth

simplicity of happiness · happy#190 – growth

Growth happens at the edge of your comfort zone. When everything is running smooth in your life, it looks to the outside world as if you are improving at the moment. What is actually happening, is that you are putting the growth into practice that you achieved in your last downside.
The last year put me through a lot of ditches and it did not always feel great to go through them but I was able to learn a lot and already had the chance to get the first rewards.
What is it that you are learning at the moment?
Where do you grow?

All the best, Floh