As a Red Challenger, you value strength above all else and have a take-charge, no-nonsense, can-do attitude. You have great pride in your ability to face, endure and overcome adversity, and you pass this on to your clients. Your assertive stance and imposing presence make you a ‘force of nature’ and your natural charisma means you are an inspiring role model for your clients. You have a lust for life and want to experience everything to the fullest and help your clients do the same. You believe that ‘too much of a good thing is almost enough’. You want to be open, honest, direct and straightforward and your clients appreciate this in you. These traits mean that you are already a good coach, but this journey is about you stepping up, being fully visible, and doing soul centric work with your clients and in the world.
Below is your map for the journey.
How does my map work?
Your map is a visual device that enables you to recognise and relax your unconscious and egoic ways of coping, defending and protecting yourself. When used as a practice it enables you to transform your egoic patterns setting you free to live your larger calling in the world.
The outer layers of your map show you first-hand your everyday patterns of defence and armoured ways of hiding, whilst the centre of your map shows you who you really are.
Your true self is, for the most part, blocked or buried under the overwhelm of modern-day life. Connecting with this aspect of who you are will enable you to be visible in the world and visible to your clients. At the core of the Red Challenger is the quality of Power.
Your journey to soul centric work
As a Red Challenger, you don your armour and hide any time you feel weak or out of control. Your journey to doing soul centric work is concerned with the ways you ensure you avoid being weak. Because you fear being powerless you set up a hard and intimidating exterior. You avoid being weak, vulnerable, controlled or manipulated. Secretly, you fear being caught off guard, harmed and/or humiliated. Being mistreated and at the mercy of injustice are among your deepest fears. You resist and defy anything that is imposed upon you. Fearing deprivation, you avoid ever having to go without what you deem essential to your survival. You do everything in your power to avoid being dependent on anyone or anything. Your vice is excess and going to extremes. Whatever you like, you want more of and whatever you do, you overdo at full speed. Quick to respond, you can overreact and come on too strong. You can be too much, too intense, and unwilling to self-limit. Seeing life as a battlefield or a contest of wills, you can become confrontational and have difficulty backing down or admitting defeat and, like a general surveying the battlefield, you are not interested in subtle nuance, but rather in the big picture. Your attention goes to issues of power. Who has it and most importantly, if it is being used fairly. You can be relentless in your search for truth, justice, power, and influence.
In terms of becoming visible in the world, you sabotage your efforts by:
Controlling everything and everyone!
Treating the world as a battlefield in which you must win.
Presenting a strong and dominating image.
Ignoring feedback and insisting you do things your way.
Going it alone, being overly independent and shutting others out.
Denying any weakness.
Never stopping to reflect and stampeding through obstacles that come your way.
In a coaching relationship, this could mean that you often find yourself:
Dropping into 'tell mode' and fixing client's problems for them.
Bulldozing clients into a course of action that might not be the most congruent for them.
Suggesting direct action in preference to thinking things through.
Becoming irritated by any weakness or resistance your clients might show.
Insisting your way is the right way.
Being unable to show your own vulnerability.
The journey to doing soul centric work means recognising and transforming these patterns of behaving, thinking and feeling so you can relax and find your inner power.
How can my map help?
By using your map to reconnect with the power at the core of who you are you will find that you naturally feel more:
Relaxed - as you overcome your usual desire to be quite so controlling of the people around you and in your coaching sessions.
Vulnerable - as you learn to 'show up' and share more of who you are with the world and your clients.
Peaceful- as you let go of the need to bend the will of the universe to meet your demands, and can soften the actions you request from your clients
Accepting - as you feel less angry and impatient when things do not go your way.
Balanced - as you relax the need to work so hard with and on behalf of your clients.
Alive - as you live more fully in the moment rather than moving on to the next big thing!
Graceful - as you learn to talk through your vulnerability and innate power.
Try it out...
Below is a short guide on how to use your map. Inside it contains a fuller description of who you are, a brief introduction on how to use the map in your daily life and a copy of your map. Once you have looked at the guide you might like to try the guided meditation. You will need your map open in front of you, so we suggest you keep the guide open on your laptop.
Download your free map & guide for the Red Challenger
Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...
If you are feeling called to this adventure then we have lots of opportunities for you to discover more and many ways you can join us.
The easiest way is to join us on Facebook. This is where all the chatter happens. It would be lovely to see you there. Other offerings include...
"The My Map to Freedom Box set" a book and full-scale copy of your map
This box set contains a copy of 'How to Live Unleashed and Alive' by Jane Douglas and a full-scale full-colour copy of your map!
"The Visible Coach' our bi-annual two-day workshop
This workshop has been designed specifically for experienced coaches or helping professionals who are being called to step out into the world and share who they are or are being called do deeper work with their clients but don't know how to do it. It will teach you how to use the map on your own journey to becoming a visible coach PLUS it will teach you the basics of how to use the map with your clients.
"The My Map Experience" a one to one coaching journey
This intensive face to face coaching experience has been designed for coaches and helping professionals who wish to take a deep dive into the work of becoming visible in the world and for 'seekers' who are looking for the next step on their spiritual journey.
Become a Certified My Map Practitioner
This programme equips you with all the skills and resources you need to deliver 'The My Map Experience' to your clients. This is for helping professionals who wish to make My Map to Freedom a substantial part of the work they do with their clients.