Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
Hello wonderful Wisdo folks! I hope today’s session finds you healthy and well. I’m so honored to have you here. As those of you who have been here before know well, a lot of my coaching work centers around narrative. What stories are we living? What stories are we telling ourselves? Specifically for today: let’s look towards the future. This has been an incredibly hard year on all of us, but there will come a time when things are much easier. Change is inevitable, including positive change. So picture yourself on that day, when you look around and things have changed. When life feels less chaotic, and you’re striding towards your goals. What are you doing on that day? Where are you? Who are you with? What does the world around you look like, sound like? What is your “after” narrative?
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DrumHelper
20 Jan
Hello Michael. I see myself surrounded by "nice" people and loving myself and life .
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
That visualization is so important. What are those nice people like? How do they relate to you? What do you enjoy about them?
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Chestnut
20 Jan
Oh yes for sure in a future in my head I see myself with people that care about me, and I don’t feel pressured to do anything to prevent them from getting angry and always upset with me. Where I don’t need to please anyone and I can be myself without being judged
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
@brenda-a-1 meet Sofia b!
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
How about you Sofia?
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Chestnut
20 Jan
I see myself living in Asia, eating out with my close friends just having a good time and then walking around the city enjoying karaoke or going to see a movie all together
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DrumHelper
20 Jan
Welcome Sofia glad you've joined this group.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
Sofia what do you do?
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Chestnut
20 Jan
I currently work as an Italian and English teacher. In the meantime I’m studying Mandarin and taking a micro credential in International Relations to see if I would like to do that for my Masters
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
OK so these sound awesome and I’d love to hang with both in your happy places. But: what’s the point of this exercise? Anyone care to guess?
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
What has it stirred up for you?
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DrumHelper
20 Jan
To focus on the positive and achieve your desires one small step at a time
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Chestnut
20 Jan
I agree with you Brenda❤️
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
Too often we get stuck on an Autopilot of Acceptance. We have people and circumstances in our lives that take us away from these ideal situations.
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DrumHelper
20 Jan
I was released this morning from the hospital after a bad weekend and realized that Yes I have more than my share of "shit" but they're are people worse off than me and I should always be thankful for what I do have and that I do have the power to make myself better, in time
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
I’m so glad you’re out and on the mend.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
It’s important for us to be conscious observers of our own life, actions, circumstances. Always be asking: is this part of my best life?
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DrumHelper
20 Jan
And no it's not but working on it
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
The question doesn’t guarantee any success. But the conscious observation can push us to better behaviors partners jobs etc.
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Chestnut
20 Jan
What happens when we are conscious but struggle to overcome the autopilot. For example with relationships and my pleasing others. I know I do it but even if I say to myself I don’t want to do it as much anymore I still end up doing it
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
I get stuck in the Autopilot of Acceptance sometimes. I’m unhappy but I just keep going. It’s a common narrative for trauma survivors of all kinds. “I can deal with it.”
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
So this is my invitation to you this week: consider everything through the lens of what you just wrote about. Good people in our lives. Fun plans ahead (with woods and water or Asia or...).
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
Try to stay off Autopilot.
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DrumHelper
20 Jan
Will try, thanks for a very needed session😌
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
That helps to move our brains to Conscious Action. Plain fact here:
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Chestnut
20 Jan
So we need to try and catch ourselves when we are in autopilot and try turn it off?
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
We deserve these “after” narratives. Notice none of us said “I want to be a millionaire or whatever.”
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DrumHelper
20 Jan
Lol😂
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
By being conscious- we give ourselves another path. Will we always take it? Nope? Will things change overnight? Nope. But once we aware of the path we are walking we CAN change it.
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
Let’s all try this week to be conscious. See if we can stay out of the Autopilot.
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DrumHelper
20 Jan
👍
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Michael EldridgeAuthor
20 Jan
You guys are awesome. Thanks for joining me. Have a wonderful week.
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Chestnut
20 Jan
Thankyou so much for this session Michael!!! It was very inspiring! I will try catch that autopilot and turn it off. And use the lenses of those happy afters ❤️
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