Wednesday 28th May 2018
Today one of our colleagues went around asking everyone if they want to chip-in $5 for the lotto. I said no, and before they had a chance to respond I did say I am aware that if you win I am the only one who will still be working here.. Then that same colleague said they were covering my share so that I am in the draw. I was literally the only person who declined (thank you).
This got me thinking … What would you do if you won?
Statistically speaking the chances of winning Perth’s number one lotto game Saturday lotto is a 1 in 8,145,060. The Oz Lotto is even higher with a 1 in 45,379,620 chance.
SAY YOU DID WIN.. Just stay with me here, like what if you were that ONE in 45,379,620?
I have asked this question to my colleagues and fam-bam. I received mixed responses…
These are all attainable, some with planning, definitely an open mind and heart. The thing they don’t realise is they have 86400 seconds in the day, granted 27000 of those seconds is at work. ALL of them have 30 years AT LEAST ahead of them to make this happen.
Earlier this year I caught up with a girlfriend (Nell) who gifted me the most AMAZING book. Both of us are working toward full time coaching and with that we are all about personal development and continual growth. This gift was just what I needed. It got me thinking perhaps the community needs it too?
I was in the middle of writing my Dreams list, that’s when I decided to share with you this amazing resource.
Before we get into it. I’m putting it out there, I’m NOT a fan of the hype “New Year, New Me” BULLSHIT! Farrrrk NO! Every day, EVERY SINGLE DAY is a chance to start fresh, work towards a goal, seek help, MAKE THE CHANGE.
If you’re serious about making change or reaching a goal you WILL make the time, not wait for the end of the year, or Monday or next month or when the cows come home.
Now that’s out the way, let’s get started.
You need a pen and some paper.. GO!
Ok now you have that pen and paper I need you to set aside 15-30 mins uninterrupted.
Do you have 15 mins right now?
Action Item: Write down all of your dreams, big and small along with all the things in between. This list will change as you spend more time looking at it. There will be items you remove, others will inspire you and result in you adding more to the list! This is all part of the process, don’t resist. Allow your imagination to run wild!
Once that is done, we are going to my favourite prompting question.
“WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW YOU COULDN’T FAIL & MONEY / TIME WERE NOT AN ISSUE?”
Sit on this one for as long as you need, mull it over. Feel it, Taste it, What is it? How do you feel, are there any specific emotions you’re feeling? What are you seeing?
If you’re feeling confused or unsure of what you want, this too is totally normal! This just means it’s time for you to experience new things so you can get an idea of what you want.
MISSA’S DREAMS (extract from the list)
If you’re coming up with blocks and restrictions, journal it out. This is your ego coming into play. Your first line of defence against anything that isn’t “safe”.
The world IS yours. Clear those lack thoughts!
If you’re unable to clear that energy try using the following tools:
NEXT.. ok grab that pen and paper again!
Who inspires you? Is there someone who has been where you are now? Is it a social media account? An author? Perhaps there is someone who holds traits you wish to embrace in order to reach one of your dreams? Who are these people you want to meet?
Write a list of ALL of the people you want to meet. No matter how unlikely it seems, write their name down. There are no limits!
PEOPLE MISSA WANTS TO MEET:
Take a moment to reflect on your list, why do these people inspire you?
What is it that makes you want to meet them? What can you learn from them? How could you meet them? Don’t disregard the last question I met two of mine at a book launch.
I met Julia Gillard (Former Australian Prime Minister – first Female Deputy PM, PM and Leader of a major party in Australia) in Dymocks Hay Street with my mom back in 2014.
In 2016 I attended a breakfast with Jodi Picoult (American Author) at Parmelia Hilton Hotel in Perth.
Now you have done the lists, I want you to go back to your dream list. Is there something you can do today that will bring you closer to achieving one of these dreams?
I know LIFE GETS FULL! The week my other half is home from work I struggle to even keep our routine. There is always SOMETHING going on.
That’s life, being flexible will help, also setting aside specific time to work on your dreams will get you there.
It doesn’t have to be a huge commitment. This could be as simple as setting an alarm and repeating affirmations (positive mindset / manifestation), booking into a class or utilising the services of a coach, I find I’m more productive when I have something on that I know I’m committed too.
Let’s finish off with this manta…
“Less Screen time and More Dream Time”… Where will you start?
WTF Is Life Coaching?
What does a coach even do? Is that even a job? It sure is and I’m here to explain the basics to you. Let’s start off with the history of Life Coaching.
In the late 1980’s Life Coaching begun in America, it seemed to bridge the gap between psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The relationship between the coach and client, coach was to listen not lead. Very different to how we practice now days, it is common for a coach to ask leading questions and provide insight.
What Life Coaching Is:
What Life Coaching Is Not:
Coaching is 100% confidential and a judgement free zone creating a safe space for the client to explore freely.
Coaching covers a variety of specialties including:
The objective of Life Coaching is to assist clients in achieving their aspirations. Coaching enables the client to refine their learning methods, boost performance, and increase quality of life. This a client directed practice, with the client determining the focus of each session. Ideally the client will identify their current situation, and understand how to take action, however if there is a situation beyond the coaches skill set (medical, financial) referral will be provided or emergency services will be called upon.
Coaching uses many techniques including NLP and Hypnosis. The most important characteristic of a coach? Curiosity! Yep that’s it, perpetual discovery. To be constantly and consistently asking questions, wondering why things are a certain way, challenging established assumptions and thought patterns, and moving out of comfort zones.
If that sounds like something you are interested in, you can book in with me for a free intro session and try it out for yourself!
The sacred Women’s Circle is an empowering, inspiring and heart centered journey. Sitting in circle enables women from all walks of life to develop a strong connection to the divine, connection to each other and opens the doors to reconnect back to themselves.
These circles provide a safe space for women to talk, be heard and navigate through life’s challenges in a non-judgmental, supportive environment away from the distraction and responsibilities of their everyday life.
Women stepping out of their head and into their heart, sharing stories and wisdom in turn creating connection and aiding with inner transformation. While tuned into their deep inner knowing these women empower themselves as well each other to be raw, honest, vulnerable, allowing healing to take place, sharing each others highs, lows, celebrating life, and each other.
Women’s Circles are an ancient practice, historically women would gather during their moon time and look after each other while they heal, bleed, rest, restore and hold sacred space during rights of passage (commencing their cycle, giving birth and going though menopause). This was all celebrated for there is wisdom and growth in each cycle.
🎶 “You down with NLP (Yeah you know me)
Who’s down with NLP (Every last homie)
You down with NLP (Yeah you know me)
Who’s down with NLP (All the homies)” 🎶
Every time I hear NLP, O.P.P by Naughty by Nature pops into my head 🙈 NLP has a bit more depth to it than a 90’s hip-hop beat!
NLP – Neuro-linguistic programming
NEURO – Mind || Processing experiences via five senses; Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, Olfactory & Gustatory.
LINGUISTIC – Communication || Verbal & Non-verbal Communication codes, neutral representation and assigns meaning via images, sounds, emotions, tastes, smells, words & self talk.
PROGRAMMING – Discovery of programs within neurological systems that enables us to achieve specific desired outcomes.
NLP enables individuals to understand, analyse and utilise the language of the mind to achieve goals and objectives. NLP has many techniques. One of the more popular techniques is Verbal & Non-Verbal Anchoring. This technique allows the client to tap into certain emotional states. Pain vs. Pleasure is another technique used when a client is more willing to avoid pain before they try and experience pleasure.
The NLP model emphasises 5x success principles
Allow me to introduce myself… Hi I’m Missa!
I grew up on the coast north of Perth, rebellious, outspoken, on my path not willing to listen or take advise. Eventually I grew up, #WeAllHaveAJourney I am a mom to three gorgeous children, plus a cat (Lotus) and a dog (Tank) and we are among the many FIFO Families in Perth, Western Australia.
I have spent a portion of my adult life working in Senior Admin positions mostly Compliance and my favourite Facilities Management within the corporate, education and mining sectors. Currently I am on Maternity leave from my day job and really taking the time to enjoy my family, spending more time on my passions, the beach, coaching and energetic healing.
All I wanted to do growing up was “Work in an office within a high rise building”…
At the age of 17-18 navigating my drug addiction I would often go into the heart of Perth City and take photos of all the high rise buildings and their surrounds, the sculptures, enjoy a walk along the river imagining what exciting things the workers there would do to fill their day.
I would spend time looking up at Central Park and tell myself “…One day Missa, you are going to work there”
Fast forward three years kicking the addiction and sorting my shit out… I started my first day up on Level 17 of Central Park Building in a nutshell this role, I worked across two tenders with 24/7 access to 53 Tenancies and 13 Buildings within the Perth Metro area. Weekdays on the FM admin and weekends supervising contractors on relocations for our Projects Team. #TalkAboutManifestation.
In this role and the few after I wasn’t fulfilled. Chasing money still missing something. I lost my way a bit during the Central Park contract, My mum had been diagnosed with bowel cancer (all in the clear now), two people I knew died in unfortunate accidents, we lost the tender, I was rehired then our jobs with the new service provider was made redundant. I remember my desk was covered in post-it notes with inspiring quotes and sayings. During my time on this gig I attended my first motivational speaker – Pat Mesiti at the old Observation City Hotel in Scarborough.
“Back then I had no idea what a coach was…”
I would spend hours wandering through Dymocks Hay Street looking at their personal development, Surf Photography and Autobiography as well as business books. I’d be lying if I said I was ‘looking’ I invested lots of time and money in this store, I loved that it was a family owned franchise. The stand out thing for me even as a woman determined not to have children #BlogPostForAnotherDay was at a Wine and Cheese event, one evening after the new books were released and the authors had done their presentations, the boss made a joke about his daughters not being allowed to leave the store unless they were raising his grandchildren, one of them was about to go on maternity leave just as her sister had done before her. The laughter the genuine cheer, this was their life, they were surrounded by family and valued clients. Authentic and an incredible vibe.
Around four-ish years later after spending almost two years in a fast paced demanding compliance role I had my first child, still no idea or direction I was headed, I knew I wanted to get back into facilities. When my son was 4 weeks old I enrolled into a Diploma of Business and Project Management (while enrolled into Interior Design) so I could “back” my previous work experience. When my son was 18 months old I commenced the role I am still in today. Over the four and half years in this role, navigating some random lessons and crazy sh!t and I have finally come back to what makes me tick.
My son is the reason I went back to what I had interests in. He is a beautiful little soul, we didn’t exactly have the easiest birth, and I left his father when he was three months old. In this time on my own I have reconnected to myself. Reconnecting with myself begun when I really took the time to take note of what I had been through Pregnancy, Birth and acknowledging how incredible the human body is.
More to the point how incredible MY body is…
I don’t remember how it happened exactly but somehow in amongst all of the homewares I started buying crystals again and layed off the random books and swapped them out for oracle cards and metaphysical books. Even digging out the deck mom gifted me when I was 16, using them ALL the time. When my little man was eight months old I flew to Sydney for the weekend and climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the intention to ‘conquer’ my fear of heights. I dropped the interior design and successfully completed both diplomas in Business and Projects.
I knew I wanted to help people, I didn’t know how. #EmpathFeels
I was on this amazing, challenging journey, single mom, pushing my own boundaries, balancing my responsibilities, learning about myself in good and bad ways.