On October 5th 2013, I'll be presenting a Full Day Workshop in Central London to demonstrate the methods and techniques that I use in my personal success coaching and presented in the ground-breaking book, TEAM ME.
This One-day Workshop will give you 5 Simple Steps to:
Hi, I’m Pad - professional Success Coach and the author of the ground-breaking book, TEAM ME.
I want to invite you to explore this unique opportunity and learn how to make significant shifts in your life in just one day.
I will present you with a unique model that will give you practical understanding of your unique identity *and* demonstrate with numerous attendees (one of whom could be YOU) just how significantly things can change as a shift occurs at this core level.
The Team Me approach will enable you to truly understand who you are and help you rapidly assess your strengths and weaknesses. It will provide you the tools to bring about change at both your conscious and unconscious thinking.
“So, Take a Look at Your Life and Ask Yourself Seriously
Dr Claire Gaudry is a higher learning mentor and an expert ‘brain shifter’.
A recipient of the HEduBT, a European Doctorate in Biotechonology awarded to PhD graduates for excellence in international doctoral research, she has spent almost a decade in academic research, including over 4 years at Northwestern University in Chicago working with the best in the field of cellular adhesion.
Dissatisfied by the lack of practical impact her scientific work had for people and passionate about pushing the boundaries of potential, she decided to refuse an assistant professor position at an elite university to become a coach, trainer, trainer’s trainer, speaker and UK operations manager for a Korean international brain-based personal development company, overseeing the mentoring of 800 clients every month
James Lawson, Performance Coach NLP MPrac.
James spent 12 successful years writing & producing music, headlining tents at some of the largest music festivals globally. He released over 100 records, has been featured on over 50 compilation albums and has hit the Top 40 twice. Towards the end of this run of success, he found that keeping his creative edge became a challenge. This is something that he overcame by self-applying Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Having discovered this wonderful technology, a passion for coaching gradually took over.
WHO'S COMING? – ATTENDEES LIKE YOU!
- Are not completely content with your progress in life
- Are stuck with a personal or professional issue you'd love to resolve - but don't know where to begin
- Have ever felt you're *not enough* (we'll blow that out of the water in Session 4)
- Are involved in coaching, mentoring or counselling and therapy work – seeking to get the best out of others (did you see ICF Master Coaches' feedback on the videos?)
- Are managing teams within business organisations
- Sometimes feel distinctly ‘out of your depth’ (Session 6 will eradicate this )
- Are not able to effortlessly step up to any challenge that comes your way
And I must add that time and again I've found the connections you make in events like this prove to be beneficial for years to come - as it brings together people who are committed to stepping up in life - and you need people like that around you.
SO TELL ME - ARE YOU REALLY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE IN LIFE?
If you haven't received a promotion recently, there's a reason for that ...and it's not because of your boss, your colleagues or your peers.
Clearly something is missing. But the real solution is not what you think (or you would have found it by now).
Of course, you could choose to justify your current situation and claim it's just how it is.
So, I'm actually rather curious. Are you 'overcoming' – or merely living “a life of quiet desperation"? - as Henry Thoreau so aptly described it. If there’s even a hint of that going on with you, NOW is the time to secure your place and commit to stepping up into something a whole lot more meaningful.
“What if you discovered you had a
Highly Capable Team
just waiting to be called to the pitch!”
So book your place immediately. Places are limited and you can get the Early Bird discount if you book for 2 people before September 2nd
Are you one of those people who is all too willing and commit to investing in your home, your work, your projects or even your family, but haven’t realised what would happen if you INVESTED IN YOURSELF?
- FREE PRE-SESSION PDF and MP3 DOWNLOADS
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TAKE THE NEXT STEP
Grow in confidence and gain greater peace of mind
Advance your position by create new opportunities
Achieve greater recognition or even promotion at work (as Jen for proof of this)
Improve personal and professional relationships
Accelerate your performance
Increase your influence both professionally and socially
Obliterate procrastination – by providing motivation for more direct action
“When will your life become important
enough to invest in?"
The brilliant thing is that this one day course you will give you at least 6 hours of direct instruction, demonstration and personal discovery under my guidance – so you’re paying about six times less in cash and gaining 6 times more of time.
So the question is, would you prefer to simply get entry to the event, or seize the opportunity to gain direct access to Pad and the other event speakers by joining them all for a quality lunch.
This is very valuable information for anyone wanting to improve their performance, who is leading a team, raising children, or simply wanting to improve a relationship.
Join me to discover how your uniqueness holds the key to your success and achievement.
I look forward to meeting you there.
I’ve been asked many times why, when there are numerous archetypes that people have defined over the years, have I settled on only six... and why this specific six.
First I need to state that my primary intention is to improve performance and increase the effectiveness in my clients, so this orientation has played a major role in my selection of the archetypes I use.
Whilst I’ve gleaned a lot from a wide range of authors, I have learned much from Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette whose work centered around the four archetypes of: King, Warrior, Lover and Magician.
I fully acknowledge that I could sub-divide the 6 archetypes I use for my initial profiling but starting with something too complex is never a good idea, I believe, so I go with it as far as I can before any kind of subdivision is sought. When I do, I might introduce the Mother, the Innocent, the Shepherd, the Artisan and others, because I see that they all have some value.
It was only once I’d defined the six and started working with them that I began to realise there were 3 that were clearly the ‘left-brain’ types and 3 that were clearly the ‘right-brain’ types. After that I discovered that each had a clear opposite number in the alternate camp and identified exactly what forces caused an attraction between them.
I could add that the ‘Mystic’ is almost synonymous with the ‘Magician’ – though it depends upon whose definition you use.
So I need to clarify that what some people refer to as archetypes, I see merely as an aspect of a broader archetype. The Bully, for example, is simply a facet of an overheated (shadow) Warrior in the Team Me model. Equally, the Victim is the frozen shadow of the Warrior. Both of these are seen as sub-sets of the original, noble archetype - I do not see them as archetypes in their own right.
To label someone as one of these shadows immediately places them into a dangerous position of the individual identifying with that state and in a sense 'owning' their shadow state. Whilst some therapists seem to delight in stirring up an individual's darker sides, I simply use them as an indicator of the mature, positive, healthy archetypal role they've been given in life.
So, quickly back to Jung and Freud. These men did not define archetypes, they had been recognised at least since the time of Philo of Alexandria (10BC to 40AD) but they did make new distinctions as they saw common characteristics and patterns at an unconscious level.
I've learned much from many who have delved into the world of Archetypes and brought forth many valuable distinctions on their journeys, My commitment is to make this knowledge as accessible as possible, without diluting things too much, to the largest possible audience - so I'm sticking with the Team Me Six.
A Warrior in the Dragon's Den?
It's been a while since Rachel left the Dragon's Den team and has spent the last few years majoring on numerous philanthropic activities. Her mission now is to help people get free of a 'poverty mindset' and is wanting to make an impact on those caught in this way of thinking.
After meeting her in June, she wanted to discover more about what I did, and was particularly interested in understanding my work with Archetypes.
Listen in on our conversation as I seek to convey the message that's been on my heart for several years now and forms the basis of the TEAM ME concept.
If you haven't seen 10 Powerful Ways to get out of Stuck: PART 1, have a read of that first.
It’s interesting to note that some people are motivated much more by what bad stuff they must avoid in life, rather than what good things they could lay hold of.
So, this list is for you if you’re in that camp; if you need to hear about the things that could be getting in your way right now. Address these and you’ll find the success comes an awful lot easier.
6. Seek the perfect answer before taking action.
This approach is definitely going to keep you stuck! If you have been maintaining this frame of mind, and I’ve been guilty of way too much of it during my life, you may be justifying your lack of action with a very convincing argument that you could do it that much better if you just learn a bit more, get a better role model or attend another seminar.
You may not be stuck on detail, however, it may be that you haven’t completely defined your grand life purpose and think you must get that completely nailed down before you take another step.
These are just excuses. It’s time to admit you are procrastinating. And procrastinators always have very good reasons for their approach. But ‘to know and not do, is not yet to know.’ That means that if you haven’t taken action on what you already know, you don’t really even know what you think you know. Did you know that? Take action, learn from the doing and you may be surprised t what actually works.
7. Dive in with all you’ve got... without a sustainable plan.
Have you ever made a New Year resolution? How many of them lasted the year? Maybe some did; probably the majority of them didn’t! Why is that? Surely your intentions were good, positive and admirable. So, was it a lack of will-power?
Very, very often, it comes down to the fact that you didn’t have a plan of action that was sustainable. Taking time to plan ahead, for the good times and bad will help you plan what’s realistic and devise ways of countering those times when the natural motivation seems to have waned.
Blinkers are good for horses. They shield their eyes and stop them seeing stuff that could distract or frighten them – especially when they’re on the highway.
Focus is a good thing. There are far too many people whose vision is not clear enough and they move from one thing to another wondering if this latest thing is the answer to their dreams. Yet it is equally dangerous to be so focused one thing that you ignore some important advice, opportunities or warning signs coming from another direction.
Don’t blinker your vision too much. Allow yourself time to look at alternative ways of achieving things because if you only have one way to achieve your goal and that fails, you’ll assume it can’t be done.
9. Go at it like it’s a 100 meter sprint
The mindset of the marathon runner is far more suited for those who wish for long-term, sustainable success. Build up your personal and business fitness
Establish habits that keep you active, growing and balanced, for this is how life can be sustained.
‘Business at the speed of thought’ is fine, once you’ve established a system robust enough to deliver. It does not mean that you should think it and
“Ready shoot, aim.” Is another popular saying in modern business culture – and that may be exactly the right approach but *only* once you’ve assessed the potential risks, the downside you may be landed with if it all goes horribly wrong. And you do need to build into your plans that you will fail more often than succeed. That’s the only way to succeed without living under huge amounts of stress.
10. Try to do it all yourself.
Yes, it is essential that you take ultimate responsibility for your life, your choices and your behaviours. Once that’s clear, there are two specific things you really must do.
The first thing is to identify the areas that are required for you to succeed and build a team (or a better team) that is specifically composed of people who can take on the tasks that you are not so good at. Doing this will supercharge your progress and enable you to multiply your impact massively.
The second thing is that it is also essential that you find a coach who can help you tackle those areas that are not natural strengths. In fact, if you’re really smart – and committed to your personal success – you’ll also have a coach or mentor who is several steps ahead of you even in the areas where you are skilled, able and successful.
Take the first step – grab your own copy of TEAM ME to start your own voyage of self-discovery; gaining invaluable insights and changing forever the way you see your own potential.
“This is a wonderful book that shows you how to unlock your full potential for success and achievement.”
Brian Tracy – Author of over 80 best-selling books.
Now take the next step - do your own search to find a coach who is expertly suited to your situation
or APPLY now for one-on-one coaching with me, to see if my approach is what you need right now.
But whoever it is, for the sake of a world waiting for you to shine, get a coach!
Here are some absolutely key actions you can take immediately to bring about a big change in your situation.
5 Things to do...
1. Get absolutely clear on your goal.
Identify your most important goal – the one that will provide you with the greatest benefit, the biggest sense of fulfilment (or relief!) once you've achieved it.
Test it by ‘future pacing’. That is, imagine a time in the future when you've completely achieved that goal and see how it feels. In your imagination, really put yourself in to that position and ask yourself if it’s what you wanted and expected. How could it be better? Is there anything missing? Who is this good for? You, your family and/or friends, your community, nation, world? Are you actually ready for it? Is there any reason it couldn't be sustained once achieved? Once you have this clarity and its evidently something you can fully set your heart upon, take just a few minutes every single day to remind yourself of it in vivid detail. This will instruct both your conscious and unconscious mind that this is where you are heading.
2. Get clear on exactly what you believe about the goal you've set.
You may already know how important it is to get rapport with someone else before you attempt to persuade, encourage or input in any way into their lives. But now you should ask yourself, how good is your rapport with yourself?
If that sounds like a strange question, maybe I should ask another question; have you ever felt that there is some kind of conflict going on inside you? Until these inner struggles are resolved you will always, in some way, stay stuck – because you’ll be pulling yourself in two (maybe more!) directions at the same time.
I use a specific series of questions with my clients that helps them rapidly uncover these issues so that they can then choose what they want to ‘weed out’.
Uncover what you really, deeply believe about your goal, your situation and your capabilities. Then you’ll be able to align yourself towards your goals and achieve... well, practically anything!
Hardy S - Corporate Executive. London.
There are many different archetypes that various authors present in their methods and they all their values. I like to keep things simple and focus on just six: the Sovereign, the Warrior, the Sage, the Lover, the Mystic and the Jester.
If you’ve never actually profiled yourself to understand which are dominant in your life, head over the explanatory video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqyauKSZUHU and map your own, personal profile.
Without this understanding you won’t understand what’s driving you, why you want to tackle things a particular way (and why rubs certain people up the wrong way), what it takes to motivate yourself and what sort of people you need in your immediate team to maximise your unique set of strengths and weaknesses.
Whatever you set your mind to do, make sure that you’re aware of the feedback you could be receiving. Simply look at the results you’re getting. If the results indicate that you’re moving in the right direction towards your intended goals, great... keep doing what you’re doing. If they’re not, then this is a sign that you probably need to try something different.
If you’re too rigid you won’t want to do this, so ask yourself, if you were willing to try another approach, what would that be?
This is not a reason to knee-jerk the moment one person says something negative about what you’re doing, but a call to take seriously the need to have a system that measures your progress and a willingness to respond to the signals by flexing your approach.
5. Find a role model you can learn from.
You have a goal? Good. Chances are someone has already done the very thing you want to achieve – or at least something similar. So find such a person and get as close to them as it is possible to do so. Learn from them, hang around them, read their books, listen to them as often as you can. You will find that they achieved what they have because of a certain mindset, a certain set of beliefs that they used to direct their actions on an ongoing basis. They will have made mistakes too – so take a shortcut by finding out what *not* to do too.
Close contact with a role model is one of the fastest ways of gaining the mental attitude required to replicate their success and, adding this to your present learnings, can enable you to go even further than they ever did.
“This is a wonderful book that shows you how
to unlock your full potential for success and achievement.”
Brian Tracy – Author of over 80 other best-selling books
The Archetypes dominant in your life make you who you are.
The aim of an Archetype Profiling is simply to show you which archetypes are most dominant in your life. When these become apparent, all kinds of related issues can be understood and, very often, hidden in these issues, we will find the reason why you've become *stuck* at some point in your life.
When I play back what the profile has indicated, people sometimes simply acknowledge it; sometimes are completely amazed. But what happens next is the most important thing because with this profile to hand I can then easily predict what they value most in life, what motivates them, in what sort of situations they would find contentment and happiness, what types of people they admire (or loath), what their ideal career would involve. In many situations, it's not so much *what* they do, it's *how* they would do it.
Listen to Joy as she talks about the impact a short profiling session had on her own self awareness and note the comments I've added into the middle of the recording. These will give you a context that would not otherwise be apparent, and shows you why the session was so liberating for Joy herself.
How can I get an Archetype profile?
You can follow the method in Chapter 3 of Pad's book 'Team Me' (available from the Products page, on Amazon UK Amazon USor other online bookstores, as well as iTunes and Amazon as MP3s). This will give you a good indication of your present dominant and recessive archetypes, But in order to more adequately interpret the results, you might want to contact Pad and arrange a personal session by phone, Skype or face to face to gain a thorough understanding of who you were truly born to be.
Brian Tracy - Author of over 45 books and over 300 audio and video learning programs on personal and professional development.
My Top 10 Brian Tracy Quotes...
I've written a little about how much I've learned from Brian in my book 'Team Me'.
I'm one of thousands who have benefited from his insights, clear explanations, methods and encouragements over the past few years.
I thought I should share some of my favourite quotes
And then there's one more quote I'd like to share with you...
What did Brian Tracy think of TEAM ME?
"This is a wonderful book that shows you how to unlock your full potential for success and achievement."
Brian Tracy. Author, The Way To Wealth
The Shadow Side
During a private coaching session, I had introduced my client to the whole concept of Archetypes and led him through an exercise that helped him to connect with, and release, his ‘Sage’ in a very powerful way. The results were immediate and, he told me later, had made a huge difference in his relationship with his fiancée. As we rounded up he asked me a very good question, “Is it possible to have too much of one of these archetypes?”
What we’ve focussed on thus far have been the healthy, mature expressions of each archetype; emphasising the good things that each one is naturally able, and inclined, to contribute. We wouldn’t normally be concerned with anyone being ‘too mature’ or ‘too healthy’, but it is possible – in fact we should acknowledge that it is actually very common – for some of these archetypes to get out of balance – sometime chronically.
Something that Carl Jung recognised many years ago is that each of these archetypes also has a dark side; a characteristic set of negative behaviours that can cause real damage to both the individual and those within their circle of influence.
It is often said that someone’s greatest strength is also their greatest weakness and this phenomenon can be predicted very specifically for each archetype.
This dark side will often arise with the purpose of meeting our personal needs as rapidly as possible, often when we are stressed or fearful, and it will manifest itself in two broad ways; either as too much of an archetype’s traits, or too little of them.
If you can imagine each archetype being measured by its own thermometer, you can probably grasp the idea of there being a moderate zone of temperature that would represent the healthy, mature archetypal traits we’ve discussed thus far. But if the temperature rises above this zone, we’d say this character is now getting overheated; and, equally, if the temperature dropped too low, the same character would become frozen, inactive and stifled in its expression.
A similar metaphor we might use for this is found in the various states in which we can experience water: H20.
Water is, of course, vital for every kind of life. Yet it has to be at a moderate temperature for any living organism to benefit from it, because only then can we drink it or wash with it or even give it to our plants. However, if the very same water becomes too hot (or too energised, we could say) it can scald, hurt and even kill. Likewise, if it is frozen it can’t be absorbed, it can’t nourish us - we can’t even wash things with it. Turning to ice, it can block or burst our pipes, weigh down and break our power lines, paralyse our transportation, stifle our movements, immobilise our muscles, or even kill.
So the very same substance can sustain life within a certain range of temperature and can cause much damage when too far above or below this range.
In exactly the same way, each of our archetypes can provide great benefits to us if expressed within a moderate, balanced (healthy and mature) range of temperament – and can equally do great damage outside this range; either overheating or freezing.
The Balanced (or mature) zone contains all the positive qualities we’ve detailed so far. It should be our aim to remain in this place, where a healthy expression of our archetypes’ key traits is evident and everyone around us benefits.
The Overheated zone is where we launch into a predictable set of excessive expressions that invariably cause hurt and damage to ourselves and others.
The Frozen zone represents an evident lack of archetypal expression. Here the individual appears unable to access the abilities and strengths of a particular archetype, even when the situation is demanding it from them, and such a lack of appropriate response will render them quite ineffective.
What’s interesting is that each archetype displays very specific behaviours when it either overheats or freezes; when it operates with either too much, or too little energy.
Most people will find that their strongest traits, whilst mature and balanced much of the time, will on occasions flare up and overheat. This ‘untempered’ strength needs to be effectively managed if damage is to be limited.
An archetype may also dive into a ‘frozen’ state of inactivity – usually in response to stressful situations or a major failure after giving something their best shot. Even strong archetypes can lapse into this state when they’ve thrown everything they’ve got at a particular challenge and it is still not overcome. For under-developed or immature archetypes however it may take little more than a certain tone of voice or a certain look from someone to cause them to ‘freeze up’ this way.
Jung referred to these negative zones as ‘shadows’; giving us a sense that the very thing that can bring us the help we need - the positive, mature archetype - also carries with it a darker side that is always present and potentially very damaging.
Pad is a trusted adviser to business leaders across the globe. He is Director at Come Alive Success Coaching ltd. and the Author of TEAM ME - How to Play Your Best Game in Life, and TEAM GUY - Forging Men of Soul & Steel.
Pad works with high net worth individuals to help them connect to their unique identity, illuminate paths of opportunity and reignite their passion for life.
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