Well & Wealthy Guest – Ramona Fellermeier
Ramona Fellermeier is the founder and facilitator of Millennial Community, an online space for young people in their 20s and early 30s who want to live a self-determined and authentic life. She also runs her own coaching practice, leads workshops and has just recently started a small jewellery business. German by passport, she’s been travelling for the last three years. Her passion is to help people create genuine connections, be vulnerable and live life on their own terms.
Let’s dive into this intimate interview where Ramona shares everything from growing up in Munich to living life on her own terms.
Over to Ramona Fellermeier
Where did you grow up and what was it like?
I grew up in a small town close to Munich, Germany. One of my favourite things about my childhood is the memory of many happy days spent outside in nature – my uncle & aunt have a farm and I spent so much of my childhood exploring and going on adventures with my two cousins. Good times!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
That’s a good question. I can’t really remember but what I do know is that I always loved travelling and was fascinated of the world we live in. One really vivid memory I still have is the world map that used to hang in my playroom (my dad, a passionate traveller himself, put it there) and that I’d study for hours until I knew every city and country on it.
Who is your business for?
Millennial Community is for people in their 20s and early 30s who want to experience true connection and support in an age of disconnection. Internet and social media often trigger a state of comparison, incompletion and overwhelm within us – with Millennial Community, I want to give young people an opportunity to share what really matters to them in a safe and supportive space and get support from their peers. It’s a great way to use my coaching skills and also learn from others; after all, we’re all in the same boat and deal with very similar challenges.
Have you had setbacks and how did you get through those?
Absolutely! I still have them on a regular basis…the way I see it is that no matter how difficult, we need to keep taking one step at a time. Failing is much better than not doing anything at all, because it holds a potential for growth and you always have the choice to see the opportunity that each setback brings.
What do you feel most proud of?
My honesty, my compassion and the fact that I am continuously choosing experiences and actions that bring me incredible growth, purpose, fulfilment and, ultimately, joy.
Who are 3 people that everybody should follow online?
- Brené Brown and Courage Works – because in my opinion, understanding shame and vulnerability (within yourself and other people) is the foundation of everything.
- Megan Tan and her podcast ‘Millennial’ – because she talks about the things that really matter in our 20s and early 30s in a very authentic and entertaining way.
- JP Sears – because he’s both super funny and very much on point.
What are your 3 best tips to ensure your body and mind stay healthy?
1. Put yourself into new situations and experiences on a regular basis.
2. Make choices that empower you – e.g. surround yourself with the right kind of people, move your body and set healthy boundaries.
3. Don’t take life all too seriously 😀
What does a normal day look like for you?
That’s a really difficult question – I’ve been travelling so much and my days look very different depending on where I am. I do have a morning routine I follow most days which consists of 10 sun salutations, a 10 minute meditation and setting an intention for the day. I also love to go out for a coffee or tea and get some work done online, go for a run and connect with amazing people.
Guilty pleasure: Everything sweet! I have a really sweet tooth.
Favourite app: Skype
Most grateful for: My healthy body and the wonderful people I have in my life.
Favourite personal development book: Actually, I have to turn this question into ‘Favourite personal development author’: Brené Brown!
Favourite quote: “We rise by lifting others.”
Best advice you ever received: “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.”
Two reasons you rock:
Because I walk my talk and am living my life on my own terms.
Want more Ramona?
Join us over at Millennial Community (http://millennial.community/)! We are a tightly knit group of like-minded, free-spirited millennials who support each other to live on our own terms and make a difference in our world. I run the space full-time, and offer video trainings, group calls and coaching office hours – if our view on life resonates with you, it would be lovely to have you on board!
Facebook group: Let’s Make A Difference
Special offer for the AnnaJohnsonHill.COMmunity
I have a free, interactive video training about Millennial Community’s September module “The Power of Change & New Beginnings” coming up. If you are in a state of change or making an important life decision, join us on September 24th 2016. All you need to do is to register here.