Meaningful Connections Career Strategy
Are you interested in making a change and don’t know the first step to take? Have you heard of Future Mapping or Whole Mind Mapping?
I call it Happy Soul Mapping because this is the only model that I’ve ever experienced that can help to manifest my desire by wanting someone else to be 120% happy.
As a Certified Future Mapper, I am one of the first practitioners, outside of Japan, to be trained on this new technique co-created by Masanori Kanda and Dr. Paul Scheele. I have been using and practicing this technique for the past two years and I have found that it helps me and my clients to clarity, create an action plan and manifest goals more quickly and with ease and enjoyment.
WHAT IS FUTURE MAPPING?
Future Mapping is a proven process used with hundreds of individuals, businesses, associations and government organizations over the past four years in Japan.
This process is a brand new, altruistic way to create and uncover the desired future manifest goals by tapping into the subconscious mind and create an action plan that makes both the client and others happy.
HOW IT WORKS:
Create desired goal: State what is wished for – what is the goal?
– I wish for a new job
– I wish for a new product
– I wish for a new process
– I wish for a new career
– I wish for a different point of view on any problem
– I wish to grow my business
– I wish for……. you fill in the blank
State desired timeline – 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 years, etc.
Make someone 120% Happy: client thinks of someone or something that they desire to make 120% happy. This is a very unique feature of this Future Mapping / Whole Mind Mapping model. It is an altruistic approach to manifesting what is desired. Through positive quantum energy it raises the level of energy for the person / thing that you desire to make happy. Next, the client thinks of the gift that want to receive when the person / thing is 120% happy.
The client shares the current state of the person / thing that they want to make happy.
Subconscious takes over: client then draws a wavy line on the six quadrant graph, with their non-dominant hand starting from top right to bottom left (see the blue line in the image above).
Next, the client makes up a story. The client creates a made-up story about the person / thing that they want to make happy. The story should be as imaginary and wild as possible using many colorful and descriptive details. I use the abbreviated Pixar story model to coach my clients with their stories:
- Once upon a time…
- Every day…
- One day…
- Because of that…
- Because of that…
This story actually represents the subconscious mind, thoughts and desires.
Next, the client circles trigger words that catch their attention; focusing on the words that are most interesting to them. The words are then moved above the wavy line. I interpret the story and connect it to reality by association. This process is the hardest part to teach. The process includes tapping into intuition and asking probing questions through reality and association. An action plan is created. It’s really amazing to see what is uncovered through the subconscious by moving the words to the conscious and unearthing and understanding the meaning.
The client then titles the Future Map – thinking in terms of a movie – what would the film be called if it was a mega hit or a three word bumper sticker.
7) BABY STEP:
The client then commits to one small step that they will take.
To create a three-set action plan, I use the Lifting Up™ Leadership Model which I co-created with my dear friends and business partners, Kathleen Crandall and Risё Kasmirski. This seven step process includes Mindfulness, Awareness, Vulnerability, Intention, Lovitude®, Transformation and Transcendence. In addition, I overlay the my adapted Law of Attraction process to create the clear plan to manifest the client’s desired outcome: Ask, Claim, Allow, Accept, Believe, Feel, Visualize, Act, and Thank.
I use Future Mapping with my online branding, LinkedIn coaching clients, and when teaching and training Career Counselors, Life and Executive Coaches, Facilitators, and Learning and Development professionals to help them help their clients create their desired future.
WHO DO YOU WANT TO MAKE 120% HAPPY?
Anne Pryor, MA., is a Certified Future Mapper, Online Visibility Strategist, Career Coach and LinkedIn Strategist. She is recognized as a Universal Connector, and she has trained more that 55,000 how to Look Good and Be Found Online and Make Meaningful Business Connections. Co-founder of Meaningful Connections she has studied quantum energy with Dr. Masaru Emoto, worked with Charles Schultz on the opening of Mall of America’s Knott’s Camp Snoopy and studied the work of Deepak Chopra and worked with Dr. Don Miguel Ruiz. She is the creator of Lovitude® a quantum energy jewelry line meaningful Love and Gratitude. Contact Anne Pryor at Anne@MeaningfulConnections.net.
How LinkedIn Helped My Client Find the Perfect New Job and Change Industries! Case Study by Anne Pryor
How do you know if you have the right skills for that new position? LinkedIn Skills and Groups helped my client change career paths and get a perfect job!
The big idea is that LinkedIn is creating an ‘economic grid’; gathering data to make it easy to help connect people with the right skills with the right job openings.
Let me share a quick story how my client used my strategic approach: Look Good, Be Found, Make Meaningful Connections, to change careers, secure new skills and get her idea job.
PROBLEM: My client wanted to transition from a pharmaceutical sales representative position to a project management position in healthcare.
APPROACH: Create a strategy to reach hiring managers, find out the issues that were having, find and be retrained on the right skills, showcase my client’s ability to solve the problem ; show the hiring manager that she could do it now, and the way the hiring manager wanted.
1) Search Project Managers in Healthcare. Check out their Skills. Make a list of those skills. Hold ‘advice sharing / informational interviews with those people.
2) Research Alumni (Network, Find Alumni)
3) Click on the Program and Project Management skill; see the companies where most of the Alumni with that job work. Put those companies on target list. Set up informational meetings.
4) Click the arrow on the top right and see what skills those employees hold.
Once my client saw the skills she needed, she asked her Dislocated Worker Counselor if there was funding to allow her to secure those skills and complete her PMP certification. Funding was approved. After completing her certification we launched our Group Marketing Communication strategy for her to Look Good.
5) She joined Groups where the hiring managers and recruiters were participating. She found connections to connect with and keywords to add to her profile, Summary, Interests, Projects and Current ‘placeholder’ position.
GROUP MARCOMM STRATEGY: We developed a series of targeted questions to uncover problems that these hiring managers were facing. One question she posted in a Group Discussion: “What 3 initiatives do you have to implement to comply with the new Affordable Healthcare Act by January 2014?”
6) Hiring managers began sharing their issues, problems and concerns. My client asked additional follow up questions. She then Replied Privately to some of the responders and held deeper dialog.
7) From the learnings, she edited her Summary and included Projects that she could assist with; based on the projects she learned needed help from the Discussions.
GREAT RESULT: My client is now working in a medical manufacturing company where the hiring manager found her in a Group. She is thrilled.
NEW: Recently, LinkedIn added a new feature to the Jobs area called Insights. For paid Job Seeker Members, when applying for a position on LinkedIn, the candidate can see how many people have applied for that job, where you would stack up, what skills are most important and what skills you have along with additional insights.
What do you desire? Anything is possible. Begin using LinkedIn strategically to get to that perfect job and make meaningful connections.
If you would like to learn more about how Anne Pryor, Kathleen Crandall or Rise Kasmirski please visit our website at www.meaningfulconnections.net.
Wishing you great success, my friends, Anne Pryor