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Today on my morning hike I found something really special.

 

I found the tale of a lizard.

 

There is something intriguing about this whole story with lizards dropping their tails when they are being under attack. Instead of protecting it or fighting, they just drop it.

 

Wow, what a reflex!

 

I’m sure the universe gave me this lesson today for a really good reason. With the pandemic preparing itself for a second wave, one starts wondering what to do to protect yourself? How do I need to fight back? What do I need to defend to survive?

 

Yet maybe that is not the question at all…

 

I share my reflections with you in the new video below:

 

 

P.S. Once you’ve had a chance to watch my new video, I’d love to hear from you.

What, like the lizard, though it is important to me, do I need to let go of?

What do I need to let go of  so I safeguard what really matters?”

Feel free to leave a comment on this blog and share your thoughts.

Abundance nowadays is a very popular word. Many of us are doing self research with regards to what that word actually means. As in what is abundance with regards to health? Love? Free time?

 

There is nothing wrong with the word abundance. Yet, there is something that triggers me with that word.

 

I share my reflections with you in the new video below.

 

 

P.S. Once you’ve had a chance to watch my new video, I’d love to hear from you. Where in your life can you come from an attitude of gratitude? Where is it you can already say “it is enough”. Or: “I’m grateful for what I have and I can relax into that”. Feel free to leave a comment on this blog and share your thoughts.

In my book AwarenessBuilder 101 there is a chapter where I speak about ‘negativations’.

I know it’s a non-existing word 🙂


I made it up to capture the essence of the negative self talk that many of us frequently do.

 

This is not serving us nor does it build us up.

 

As I was reflecting on it, I bumped into a song that is so beautiful and taking such a powerful stand against all those negativations that I decided to share it with you.

 

Curious to know what I’m talking about?

 

Watch below:

 

 

P.S. Once you’ve had a chance to watch it, I’d love to hear from you. What are the negativations that you want to get rid of? With which affirmation or affirmations do you want to replace it with? Feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts.

 

P.P.S. And by the way, listen to that song by India.Arie “I Am Light”. It is so worth it.

This week I celebrated my birthday. Thank you all for sending me those lovely birthday wishes from all over the world!

 

THANK YOU!

 

I turned 56 this week. This was, of course, another reason for my son for instance to rub in that I´m really getting old.

 

Others tried to flatter me with giving me a lower number than my actual years.

 

You know what they say about age. “Age is just a number”, maybe to put it in perspective?

 

Well, what is the perspective that you have on the number of years that you´ve been given?

 

I shot a new Tuesday video for you today with my reflections around this topic.

 

Watch it below:

 

 

P.S.Once you’ve had a chance to watch it, I’d love to hear from you. What is the impact that you want to create with the talents that you´ve been given? And as long as you have the privilege of being alive, how do you want to make every day a joyful day? Curious to hear your answers.

 

P.P.S. And if you want to celebrate an inspiring day filled with learning, development and in-person fun with me & inspiring coaching colleagues, please check my upcoming masterclasses for coaches in Munich and Zurich in September (very FEW places are still available!).

During one of my recent morning hikes I couldn’t stop thinking of what happened in Beirut. 

 

What a tragedy!

 

What I noticed is that the world jumped to help the Lebanese people, which is beautiful!

 

And I hope, and this is the call to all of us, that you are also helping in whatever way is possible for you. They need it.

 

In this whole stream of help offered to Lebanon, I also noticed that their neighbour Israel offered help. 

You may know or not, Lebanon and Israel are still officially at war, and they frequently quarrel, to say the least.

 

This made me wonder if the help Israel offered was accepted..?


Thoughts went everywhere, and then I started thinking about where I am maybe struggling to accept help when I’m in need?

 

I share my reflections with you in the new video below.

 

 

P.S. Once you’ve had a chance to watch my new video, I’d love to hear from you. Where are you struggling to accept help when you’re in need? Where are you too proud to either accept help or ask for help? Feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts.

 

15 years ago I was going through a challenging time with my health. And there was a physiotherapist I worked with who asked the same question over and over again each time I complained about something that was not going well with my body.

 

She said: “What is your body asking for? What does your body need?”

 

I hated those questions because each time it put responsibility for  my own health & wellbeing back in my own shoes.

 

As many of you know around Easter I got hospitalized with a seriously herniated disk. From the hospital I reached out to the physiotherapist to check if she could help.

 

Guess what she asked? 🙂

 

“Alex, what is your body asking for? What does your body need?”

 

Responsibility back on me. Again! 

 

And there’s so much truth in it. I’m convinced that what we put in our mouth, what we allow to sink in our heart, what we allow to stick to our brain, what we allow to feed our spirit with, it has an impact on our wellbeing.

 

So partly, maybe even for a big part we are responsible for the health that we are in.

 

I share my reflections with you in the new video below:

 

 

P.S. Once you’ve had a chance to watch my new video, I’d love to hear from you. What is it that you’re putting in your mouth or what you allow to land in your heart? How do you feed your spirit? What do you allow to stick to your brain? What of that is not serving your health? And where is it you can do a bit more? Or a bit less? Feel free to leave a comment on this blog and share your thoughts.

 

P.P.S. And if you body is asking for some in-person training & learning & shared human experiences and connections, please check my upcoming masterclasses for coaches in Munich and Zurich (FEW places are still available!).

 

With everything that’s going on in the world right now and all that you have on your plate (the work, worry and uncertainty), take a deep breath and believe me when I say…

 

You´re Not Meant To Do This Alone.

 

Do you know there is an ‘Army of Positive Change’ out there?

 

That is how I see the more than 10.000 Certified Co-Active Coaches, my colleagues! They are spread out over the whole world and well trained to support you in these challenging times.

 

When you feel like you don’t want 2020 to be a wasted year and you’re eager to create from the challenges, this might be the time to partner up with a Co-Active coach. Yes, partner up! They are not there to fix the ‘problem’ for you, yet to take you on a deep dive of exploration and discovery.

 

 

These are some of the colleagues that I fully trust they’ll be there for you! This diverse group is spread out over the world. Look ‘m up and see who might be a fit for you!

 

Alexandra Sønstegaard-Løvbugten (Norway)

Britta Gruenig Castelli (Switzerland)

Michael Mahy (UK)

Jimmy Lee (SGP)

Janice Chua (SGP)

Eva Eulenstein (world citizen)

Subin Hong (SGP)

Sudakshina Bhattacharya (India)

Stacey Back (Australia)

Mauro Nardocci (USA)

Anya Soto (Canada)

Mais Al Hasan (UAE)

Anastasia Mizitova (Russia)

 

Once you’ve had a chance to read this post, leave a comment below. And when you’re on this list, you know this list should be a lot longer! So, forward the favour and share this message whilst adding your own list of 10-15 trusted CPCC’s!

This morning I was reflecting on the conversation I had with a dear friend of mine about the word “Enough”. When we say “enough is enough”, what does that mean?

 

Does it mean “No, I don´t want it anymore!”?

 

Or does it mean “Yes, I want something from now on”?

 

And then that well known  “Am I enough” question that hunts us in the moments of doubt?

 

Watch below.

 

 

Once you’ve had a chance to watch my new video, leave a comment below and let me know. When does “it´s enough” mean NO to you? When does “it´s enough” mean YES to you? And also that “I´m enough?” question.

Have you ever heard the famous song by Edith Piaf “Non! Je ne regrette rien”? (No, I regret nothing)

 

I’m intrigued by this song.

 

How did she do it? 

 

How did she come to terms with the good, the bad, the ugly –  everything that happens in life? 

 

How did she bypass all the “should have done’s” and “shouldn’t have done’s” that all of us have? 

 

 And all the “I wish I did’s”?

 

Watch below:

 

 

 

Once you’ve had a chance to watch it, I’d love to hear from you. What would it take to live a life free from regrets?

 

Leave a comment below and let me know.