As a Yellow Enthusiast, you value happiness above all else. Outgoing and spontaneous, you love anything that is new, novel or unusual. Upbeat, positive and optimistic, you naturally cheer up and inspire your clients. Quick to laugh and make a joke, you easily entertain people. A ‘jack of all trades’ you often have diverse skills and interests. You are innovative, multi-talented, creative and at home in the world of things and experiences. You want to be fascinating, fascinated, optimistic and enthusiastic. More importantly, you want to be stimulated, creative, positive and excited. You seek excitement, new experiences, people and travel. If life gets you down, you escape your anxiety and boredom through variety and activity. These traits mean that you are great at what you do, but this journey is about you stepping up, being fully visible 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 Yellow Enthusiast who you are beyond your conditioning is described as the quality of Joy.
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 Yellow Enthusiast, you avoid being visible and don your mask any time you feel trapped. Your journey to becoming visible is concerned with the ways you ensure you avoid being trapped, especially in painful situations. The way you do this is by focusing on ways of avoiding pain and suffering and feeling trapped. This focus on avoidance tends to lead you to become easily distracted and fickle. Because you become quickly bored with your life and start to feel trapped or claustrophobic, you can become scattered in an attempt to divert from your current situation. A glutton for choice, you often appear extravagant when looking for ways to have your cake and eat it too. This extravagant nature can also show up as you look to the future and the next pleasurable experience, trip or even the next meal. This future orientation causes you to continually plan in order to escape from your inner anxieties and introspection. You enjoy flexibility because it gives you the option to change your mind at the last minute. Your attention goes to a positive future, with multiple options, but you can become paralyzed by options because you are afraid of missing out. Your vices are gluttony, overdoing and seeking stimulation until you collapse or become ill. If your dreams remain unmet, you can become jaded, selfish and/or greedy.
In terms of showing up in the world, you sabotage your efforts by:
Constantly chopping and changing your approach and message.
Seeking out new and exciting opportunities that distract you.
Looking forward rather than focussing on what is already here.
Running toward pleasurable experiencing.
Getting scattered and taking on too much.
Getting lost and overwhelmed.
Letting boredom guide your choices.
Never committing to one course of action.
In your one to one work, this could mean that you often find yourself:
Being overly optimistic about your client's path.
Unable to sit with feelings of unhappiness your client might have.
Suggesting distraction techniques with clients rather than doing the real work.
Chopping and changing your approach.
Avoiding the deeper issues that are emerging.
Being overly jolly.
Using humour to divert the client from going too deep.
Your journey to becoming visible is a moment to moment commitment to recognising and transforming these patterns of behaving, thinking and feeling and connecting with the true Joy at the centre of your being.
How will my map help?
When you have learnt to use your map as a practice you are naturally able to feel more:
Centred - as you let go of your usual desire to fill your days and the coaching space with ‘happy’ experiences.
Content - as you learn to allow empty space to inform your choices and enter into your coaching sessions.
Accepting - as you enjoy doing work and coaching around subjects that previously appeared boring or mundane.
Courageous - as you feel less fearful of painful situations you find yourself in and able to hold strong emotions that your clients might be feeling.
Focussed - as you find it natural to think clearly about your message and hold space for your clients rather than being quite so scattered and fickle.
Peaceful - as you work towards having more stillness in your life and your coaching practice.
Real - as you are no longer use humour as a technique to distract clients' attention away from deeper issues.
Alive - as you live more fully in the moment rather than escaping to an idealised future.
Gracious - as you let go of being quite so critical and selfish when things don’t go your way.
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
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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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