Success may be a long and tedious process, but it always starts with your first step. However, taking that first step is a daunting task and mustering the will to take that leap to success can be quite overwhelming. You will encounter speed bumps—from niggling self-doubts to bad habits to people who have reservations about you.
Not only individuals face such setbacks, teams also experience this lack of confidence to move initiatives boldly forward. They are stuck in a situation when there is poor communication, lack of energy and inability to resolve conflicts.
This is not the end of your dreams. There are proven methods to charge your life so that you can breakthrough your doubts, gather you inner energies and push you or your team on your journey to success. Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can supercharge your life so that you are experiencing your highest possible results in an instant. It is a set of insights and skills that help transform your mindset, language patterns and behavior so that you are maximizing your greatest gifts.
One of the tools in NLP utilized to empower you to walk through your fears is to firewalk! It might seem initially weird or absurd but for a lot of people across the globe, it works.
Brought over to the Philippines by Chief Transformation Rock Star and Ultimate Fascinator Cherry Pua-Africa, fire walking has been gaining a tremendous following in other countries for quite some time. The act is used as a metaphor to describe individuals who conquer their fears through the power of their minds.
“It disables self-doubt, limiting beliefs, fears, and even bad habits like procrastination and lethargy—and turns you into a person with a powerful psychology and winning physiology or state,” says Pua-Africa. “It is also a transformative team building tool… Team members are also pulled into a cohesive and committed team because they now share a common experience.”
By walking barefoot on a bed of red-hot (600°C) embers or stones, you fire up your spirit and unleash the inner fire within yourself. While the act itself is just a metaphor, it still instantly jumpstarts the process of personal reinvention involving the mind, the heart, the spirit, and the body.
Before the actual fire-walking activity, participants undergo a half-day workshop on goal setting and personal transformation called “Ignite the Fire In You” program. It targets individuals, businesses, and corporations—and helps them terminate old beliefs that hinder them from achieving their goals, and hulks up their inner fascination so that they can achieve the biggest versions of themselves.
People need not worry since the activity carried out in a controlled environment and with the supervision of fire-walking experts. Pua-Africa, herself, has walked more than 130 times on a bed of hot coals.
Pua-Africa points out that a participant must make his/her mind and body congruent with each other in order not to feel pain. “On some occasions when I didn’t max up my mind-over-matter state, I occasionally enjoyed hot spots or kisses, which are ‘blisters’ in fire lingo. I can measure the level of mind-body congruence with the results I get. Isn’t this also so true in life?” Pua-Africa says.
However, the transformation doesn’t stop there. An individual can sustain the momentum and move to the next level, which is the level of action. Pua-Africa also offers support through Fascination Advantage System and Skills-Based training programs.
For participants who want to go more extreme than fire walking, Pua-Africa allows them to walk on a fifty-pound bed of shattered glass, break an eight-inch brick, snap a cedar arrow, and bend an eight-foot rebar using only their necks. These activities are supported by strong conceptual frameworks built around NLP and Fascinate.
“A number of movers and shakers from all over the globe have joined the ranks of modern-day fire walkers like billionaire Oprah Winfrey, comedian Lenny Henry, and so many more,” Pua-Africa discloses.
These activities are done towards the goal of firing up an organization’s vision/mission and goals; building organizational effectiveness, leadership, and communication; and strengthening team work and collaboration. A number of proven effective NLP methods are also used by Pua-Africa in her “Ignite the Inner Fire in You”, Student Edition.
Professionals can sign up through their companies or in our 3-day Boot Camp that is happening in April 2015. Students can also join The Ignite the Fire in You Boot Camp from April 21-25. To fire up your team and yourself, contact Cherry Pua Africa at 0917.617.9774 or follow Cherry at Facebook (Coach Cherry Africa).
Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms.
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