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I sometimes just want to feel human. Recently, I stayed in a “special hotel” in Munich. The mission of this seminar hotel is to support young “disadvantaged” adults. I was welcomed and my small requests were all adhered to. I noticed that all my small wishes came true. A glass of red wine here, a sausage salad there, extra coffee, TV and generally a cozy atmosphere. I almost felt like I was at home. I did not feel like I had to go out alone.

What I noticed was that happiness can boil down to simple wishes like an apple pie or meeting friends that you have not seen in a while. You sometimes just need to ask for them and express your wishes.

Often we feel that we do not deserve those little treats. We feel that we have to work harder to be able to afford them or we use them as an incentive to perform better.

Is this one of the ways you make yourself feel undeserving? Do you deny yourself chocolate, carbs or a glass of wine because you need to “earn” it first? Or would you love to spend a weekend away with your loved one but feel it could interfere with work or your routine? Do you sometimes feel like a robot on autopilot?

If you feel like this, it might be time to get out of Switzerland for a while. You probably also enjoy the productivity here and that everything runs like clockwork, but maybe we also need the other side of the world.

I enjoy going abroad because the little faults, the imperfections, the annoying traffic, the lack of structure inspire me. I feel like I’m a prisoner on home leave, someone who was let out of their straightjacket and just floats. I feel that I can get into a slack mode where I don’t check emails and where I don’t have to look immaculate. It’s the miracle of waking up without a plan, without an agenda and with the freedom to experiment. Tell me, when was the last time where you allowed yourself a day without a To-Do List, without an obligation, without a task to perform?

And if I told you that I might have the key to a life of inner freedom would you believe me? Would you believe that the key to a life of fulfillment is probably not in your next career step? Would you believe me when I say that the force is inside you already, you just have to unlock it? (Starwars Fans, the pun is intended)

I will offer a new coaching format to you in 2018. Join us for the eight-day RockMe! Retreat in November 2018 (probably from 2 – 9 November 2018) in Lindau (South Germany) where we will work on your personal key to a life of purpose. If you would like to be included on the potential attendee list or if you have questions please reply to this email. Please also share with your friends and colleagues who could profit from such as a retreat. Details will be shared with those who are interested.

Wishing you a week full of productive energy.

Kind regards
Angie Weinberger

PS: Do you know the 31 reasons why Switzerland is the happiest country?