As a Gold Achiever, you value success above all else. You are talented and ambitious and want to be competent, productive, accomplished and dynamic. More importantly, you want to be good at what you do and to look good doing it. You see yourself as ambitious, competitive and industrious. Wanting to be first at everything, you keep trying until you reach your goal. Your high level of self-confidence, enthusiasm, and energy tends to have a positive effect on everyone around you. Always on the go and energised by starting new projects, you can achieve a great deal but are also at risk of over-stretching yourself. These traits mean that you are already good at your work, 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 the ways you avoid being visible so you can show up in the world.
The outer layers of your map show how your inborn personality traits have become conditioned and fear-driven ways of avoiding showing up in the world. The centre of your map points a specific quality that describes who you are beyond your fear-based conditioning. In the case of the Gold Achiever who you are beyond your conditioning is described as the quality of Excellence.
Learning to use your map enables you to heal and transform your patterns of closure and defence and re-connect you with the 'real' you at the centre of the map.
Please click on the image of your map to save it to your desktop.
Your journey to living your calling
As a Gold Achiever, you avoid being seen any time you feel as though you might fail. You avoid failure, worthlessness, being second best or appearing as though you cannot accomplish what is expected of you. This often means that you can confuse your image with who you are at your core. This chronic self-deception can lead to you living a life where the ends always justify the means but leaves you with an empty or superficial emotional existence. Always on the go and energised by starting new projects, you achieve a great deal but are also at risk of burning out. As soon as you reach one goal, you are on to the next. As a result, it is difficult for you to relax, to stop over-excelling and become one of the team. You want others to admire you and tell you that you have done a good job.
On the way to achieving your goals, you may repress or swallow your emotions, seeing them as speed bumps that slow you down. As you push harder and harder to complete tasks, you may even appear robot-like and ruthless because you have begun treating yourself like a machine. You have a tendency to be overly boastful and others can think of you as pretentious. Seeking status through approval, your attention targets performance and prestige.
In relation to showing up in the world, this means that you:
Use 'trying hard' as your main method of success.
Use messages and offers that can appear inauthentic.
Tend to jump from one project to the next.
Over 'push' to get things done.
Appear arrogant and a bit of a show-off.
Can be ruthless to get the results you want.
In your one to one work, this could mean that you often find yourself:
Overworking your clients.
Over promoting your own success to your clients.
Setting goals that are too high for your clients to achieve.
Keeping your emotions off-limits.
Seeking praise for your work as a coach.
Measuring clients' success in terms of outward appearances.
Becoming too action-orientated with clients.
Coming out of hiding means having a practice that enables you to recognise these patterns of behaving, thinking and feeling in the moment and transform them by connecting with your true self. Coming out of hiding is a moment to moment commitment.
How will using my map help?
By using your map as a practice you will naturally feel more:
Grounded - as you overcome your usual desire to work so hard on behalf of your clients.
Relaxed - as you learn to set more realistic outcomes for yourself and your clients.
Courageous - as you naturally speak the truth directly rather than resorting to manipulation.
Alive - as you develop a greater sense of authenticity.
Accepting - of clients who do not appreciate your efforts.
Compassion - for where your clients are in their journey.
Trusting - as you understand that you are enough and that you do not need to prove yourself by working so hard.
Present - as you learn to just 'be' in the moment rather than rushing to the next project or target.
Content - as you learn to celebrate the small achievements of your clients.
Connected - as you learn to share more of who you are with your clients.
Offerings for when you know us better!
"The My Map to Freedom Box set" is a book and full-scale copy of your map
This box set contains a copy of the book 'How to Live Unleashed and Alive' by Jane Douglas and a full-scale full-colour copy of your map!
"From Coach to Soul Centric Coach" is 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" is 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.
Your next step...
is to click the Facebook icon below and join us by liking and following our Facebook page. There you will find:
· Free learning events
· Free inspiration
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all intended to support you in coming out of hiding, showing up and being visible in the world so that you can get your message out and live your calling.
This is a developing resource and is where we would love your comments and discussion, questions and thoughts and where we will also be sharing offers that will help you as your journey progresses.
So, why not join the growing number of coaches, helping professionals, thought leaders and those who simply want to show up and do big work in the world who are using their maps every day.
All the resources on this page are free so you have nothing to lose and I would be honoured to serve you in your quest to come out of hiding!
with warmest wishes
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