How was your month? How many Lightbulb Moments did you get to experience? I'd like to share my biggest one with you.
I've been a big believer for sometime now that we already know a lot of stuff that we are just not aware of. The concept of the Unconscious Incompetence module and knowing that we don't know what we don't know is an area I have built a lot of my training and coaching around.
If you aren't familiar with the Unconscious Incompetence module check out this link. It basically describes the process we go through when we are learning something for the first time. We move from being in a state of unawareness to awareness, which can be a bit scary, because suddenly we realize what we have been doing wrong, or missing out on. Once we become aware, we act consciously until we are able to easily and effortlessly take action, until ultimately we become unconsciously competent. Which means we do things without thinking about it. I like to equate it to driving a car. How often have you arrived at a place you regularly drive too and not remember actually driving there? That's your unconscious competence kicking in. Of course you have to learn to drive first!
All this being true, it stands to reason that we must be doing a lot of other stuff unconsciously. Meditation brings your attention to your breath, something we don't consciously think about doing. A gratitude journal brings more conscious joy into our life. So what would it be like if we become more conscious of everything we do? Well, first it would be totally overwhelming to be like that all the time, but what if... What if, we were able to tap into how our body heals and functions and how our mind reacts to external triggers, like pollen or animal fur? What if we could make a conscious decision about how we behave and function instead of believing we have no choice?
Some of you will know, I become an NLP Master Practitioner this year and have now become certified in the practice of Mental and Emotional Release (MER). During this learning I have been able to tap into resources I already had but were not using, because I hadn't brought them into my conscious thought. If you read my newsletter here, you will have seen that I removed my lifelong fear of spiders. Going back to release that fear and the subsequent work has reenforced the belief I always had. I already know what to do, I just needed some help seeing the answer. I needed a Lightbulb Moment!
Where would you like to be more consciously competently, at work, at home or in your relationships? Imagine having completely control over your whole life? Imagine the power of tapping into your unconscious mind?
That's what I now know I can do and I want to tell everyone about it. It feels like a secret that I need to share.
I will be offering MER sessions in the New Year, if you want to know more, let me know. I'd love to help, also check out the video below for an explanation from my Teacher.
Thanks for reading, I hope this has given you some things to think about and you have some of your own Lightbulb Moments.
I'd love to hear about them.
If you would like some help experiencing them, I'd love to help.
Please share this with anyone you know who loves experiencing Lightbulb Moments.
Enjoy the Ping!
What is MER? Hear from the guy who helped me.
Viki Johnston, a Brit who has recently moved to Southern California with her family, is a self-confessed learning junkie. Having flunked out of school at 17, she spent the next 30 (cough) years trying to figure out why learning stuff is so hard. She made it her mission to help others believe in their abilities and achieve more than they thought possible. Now through her coaching and business focused training she helps others to experience the "light bulb moment" and strive to greatness.