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The Mentor Teacher

Mentor Teacher

The Innate Potential Model has at its core 12 archetypal Personal Leadership types featured in the international best selling book Personal Leadership Style: How To Lead Your Life With Effortless Happiness, Confidence And Purpose

The key message and personal leadership lesson of the Mentor Teacher is ‘sharing and inspiring knowledge for everyone’ Mentor Teacher

Your key innate strengths are

  • An ability to effortlessly communicate knowledge, experience, skill and wisdom to others, even if this is something that you have not necessarily learned in a traditional setting like at school or university
  • You represent the nature of the divine in life and in yourself and are able to show others how to achieve the same
  • Have a natural gift for passing on wisdom and guiding and refining a students character in a way that brings out their best, supporting them to shine their brilliance in the world, authentically and completely
  • You are gifted with innate, ancient wisdom and you can see all parts of the journey and can guide others to take a path that’s right for them, based on their acquisition of knowledge, skill, experience and through trust of their own wisdom
  • You give of your knowledge freely and easily and compulsively
  • Often sought out to teach others, even if you don’t recognise yourself as a literal teacher.  Your role as teacher, guide and mentor may manifest as parental guidance, in business or the arts, or even by inspired instruction and demonstration of authenticity, the ethics and kindness
  • You instantly attract others who are seeking to learn their own valuable life lessons and often without even knowing it you are able to share something with them that enables them to learn the lesson they are ready to learn at the time and to uncover their own truths


The Queen Ruler

Queen Ruler

The Innate Potential Model has at its core 12 archetypal Personal Leadership types featured in the international best selling book Personal Leadership Style: How To Lead Your Life With Effortless Happiness, Confidence And Purpose

The key message and personal leadership lesson of the Queen Ruler is ‘ruler-ship with generous compassion’ Queen Ruler

Your key innate strengths are

  • Represent power and authority in women who rule anything – from a corporation to the home
  • You are associated with positive arrogance and a need to protect your personal and emotional power
  • You have incredible visionary powers, with an ability to see and create a community for others whereby you are the leader, the dominant focus and the decision maker
  • You are able to make decisions and take action to implement them with ease
  • It can be easy for you to be overly generous and willingly share the fortune you has amassed – whether that be time, money or other resources
  • You love the finer things in life and surrounds yourself with beauty which both inspires you and makes you feel beautiful, sophisticated, adored
  • When shown loyalty and you’ll be another’s greatest allie
  • You are persistent, devoted, insightful, resourceful, loyal and flexible
  • You have a unique gift for transforming your surroundings to an opulent experience for yourself and others, mirroring the beauty you admire and value so much.  This in turn can reflect the beauty in others


10 Empowering Reasons To Put Yourself First (Bonus Downloadable Wallchart Included)

I am always so inspired by the moment that someone I am meeting for the first time puts their hand up to say

“I’m not going to do this any more – I deserve more for me!”

and decides there and then that they are going to take back control and lead their lives – that’s personal leadership and that’s why I do what I do – for those moments

It makes me believe in the human spirit, in all things Creative Possibility and in myself and my commitment to lead by example

How often have you stopped to reflect on how much you are really giving to yourself that is loving, nurturing and freeing?

Over the past few weeks I have had some really interesting experiences with a number of clients and have seen a big shift in their self commitment.  This has left me feeling elated.  Why?  Just over a week ago I shared the above message on my Facebook page which possibly gives some insight

Today I want to expand on this further by sharing 10 empowering reason’s why I think you need to put yourself first and with that I hope to inspire you to put yourself first (and yes, as always I am committed to leading by example so I am doing my bit and taking my own advice!)

Right at the end of the list you’ll find a wall chart that you can download and print to keep as a reminder of why it’s important to put yourself first.  There’s a few extra spaces so you can add your own reason’s too because there is great inner power in self inspiration

10 Empowering Reasons To Put Yourself First

1. When you do others will too
2. You deserve the very best of everything and putting yourself first is an act of self belief
3. The world deserves the very best, bright, shining, loving version of you today and every day
4. Life is limitless when you put yourself first
5. You get to call the shots and be the leader of your journey
6. Life is what you make it and putting yourself first shows you that you are worth it
7. Choices and the actions that follow speak louder than words (what are you saying?)
8. Being a little selfish is actually healthy for you
9. Doing so shows others how to do the same (so they can benefit from all the positive abundance that comes with doing so too)
10. When you do show yourself unconditional love all that creates more abundance, joy, love and effortless success in your life

Download your free Put Myself First Creative Possibility Wall Chart

It’s written in the first person so if you dare to read it out loud, even really quietly, you are affirming more of you and that’s Creative Possibility in action and that’s limitless!



The Real You: Overcoming Identity Confusion Part 2

Ultimate Blog Challenge Post 3

Last month I shared some key insights into the state of identity confusion.  This included providing a bit of psychological background into the origins of this term as well as some benefits to getting clear on who you are.  Knowing your true self is about having a clear identity (you can read part 1 here)

I promised I’d be back with a second installment in this series as it’s something that I see as a big challenge for many people.   So here it is, part 2 of the Overcoming Identity Confusion series, The Real You

In this post I agreed to share with you key insights into how to create a powerful identity and I plan to do that by sharing 3 things that you are probably doing right now that are potentially leading to increased confusion, growing overwhelm, loss of confidence and a sense of not only “who am I” but “what on earth am I doing?”

3 Actions Destined To Keep You Hiding And Confused

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Visioning Life Resolutions

Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 2Visioning Life Resolutions

I have to be honest that as someone who works with people on their goals and achieving them (as effortlessly as possible of course), at this time of year there feels like an expectation that I should write something about goal setting, making new years resolutions, planning, intention setting, reflecting and so on and so on

The problem I have with that is that these activities are something I believe you should do regularly.  They are not just for the new year.  How can you expect to achieve what you want in life if you don’t regularly reflect, plan, take action and celebrate when you get the results you’ve worked for?  I don’t think you can.  Nothing happens by accident.  The outcomes you experience are a direct result of the effort you put in and the intention and planning around that.  It’s a wholistic process and experience in my opinion

Saying all that I noticed one very awesome term in a story I read on-line yesterday.  It was about making and visioning life resolutions, not just saving them for new year each year.  I loved how limitless that was and decided that my resolutions (the intentions I have and the committed action I’m going to take) are going to be life long, not just for the first few weeks of the coming year

My life resolutions are

1. To be a healthy person

2. To fill my days with colour and live

3. To make and sustain meaningful, purposeful, equal connections with dynamic, creative, inspiring people

4. To tell the people I love that I love them as much as possible

5. To release any limitations that are holding me back from living my own innate potential and realising the dreams I have for myself, my family, my clients, my community, my world

If you took 5 minutes right now to create 5 life resolutions what would they be?  Share yours below

2013: What Does It Mean To Me?

It’s the first day of the new year.  A time when people feel tired, a little worse for wear after celebrations the night before.  A time to reflect and to decide that things really are to be different this year.  Take a moment to think about your 2012 and all that happened in the past 12 months.  Use today and in fact the entire month of January to make conscious choices about how the next 12 months are going to be for you

I’m starting the year by participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge hosted by a dear friend Michelle Shaeffer (I had Michelle feature as a guest on last week’s podcast episode of my radio show – listen in here!) and her colleague Michele Scism – together they have been running 4 successful challenges each year teaching bloggers how to get their blogs to soar!

What does this mean?  It means I’ll be posting something every day for the coming month.  It’ll likely just be a short message on my reflections over the month as I take up my own challenge to make conscious choices about how the next 12 months are going to be for me in my life and business

Day 1: 2013 What Does It Mean To Me?Happy New Year

2013 is for me a fresh start.  I’ll be totally honest here, 2012 sucked for me in so many ways.  It also held some of the greatest opportunities for me to gain self understanding and on a professional level it was a successful year for me.  I achieved goals I didn’t really think I would, made and sustained some inspiring and powerful connections, worked with more and more committed, passionate, determined clients who saw abundant results in their own lives and businesses and so much more

That said I ended 2012 tired.  No, make that exhausted!

I am now excited about the prospects of the new year but wondering where to get the motivation, drive and determination I need to make it as successful as I know it has the potential to be.  So 2013 to me is all about self support.  It is about balancing my energy, taking time out when I know I need to, not when I fall in a heap.  It is about filling myself with nourishment – good food, plenty of activity, inspiring learning, saying yes to dynamite opportunities, connecting with people who speak my language and are willing to support me and receive my support in return.  It’s about loving and being loved.  It’s about colour and feeling fully alive each and every day.  It’s about things being effortless, easy, free and limitless

It’s going to be a great year.  I can just feel it!

What’s 2013 mean to you?  love you to share your thoughts below


Who Are You? Overcoming Identity Confusion Part 1

Who are you?  Is this a question that sends you into a flat spin, leaves you with a blank expression or fills your head with an overwhelming number of possibilities?

Knowing who you are is one of the most interesting journey’s you can take in life.  It has the potential to be filled with discovery and wonder, curiosity and amazement, purpose and potential and yet as a question “Who are you?” or more to the point “Who am I?” is referred to regularly as the one question that leaves a large majority of people feeling confused and challenged on a daily basis

Recently I’ve been working with a new set of clients and while their challenges have been varied, the primary root cause underlying their frustrations and limitations has been confusion.  Specifically self confusion which I see as potential identity crisis.  This topic has come up so often that I wanted to share with you a little about identity, identity confusion and how to overcome it over the course of December

First up let’s take a look at the first question to ask ourselves.  “What is identity?”

Identity is the underlying element of who we are.  It’s how we define ourselves – our sense of self.  It is also how others define us – and may, particularly in relation to business be described using words such as brand or branding, personal brand or reputation

It is also the sum of all of these things – who we are, our sense of self and how others define us

It is all of the different roles we play – partner, parent, business owner, friend, sibling, speaker, creator, marketing manager, author, student, and employer and so on

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Getting Ahead in Advance: Plan, Start!

I have to say that it’s certainly ramping up to the busy time of the year for many of us.  The clients I have been meeting with the past few weeks are feeling the challenge of trying to juggle increasing workloads, demands of customers and clients and then to add to that the demands on personal time as we approach the holiday season (5 weeks today until Christmas!)

A question I am often asked is “How do you get ahead of the game and stay sane at this time of year?”  or “How do I get through now and still feel motivated when it comes to the new year?”

Both are amazing questions and I want to answer them with my thoughts and some feedback about what I do to get ahead in advance

The key point to that last statement was ‘in advance’ – getting ahead is, for me, all about planning ahead and making the most Creative Possibility Planningof the time before the busyness hits in your business, life or job.  It’s not about trying to get by.  Getting by can leave you feeling incredible unmotivated as you’ll likely get over tired, over whelmed and feel very over worked.  That all leads to being ‘over it!’

Wouldn’t you rather sail into your busy season, whether it’s now or at another time of year, feeling excited, refreshed and raring to go?  I know I would

So what to do

My biggest piece of advice here is to plan!  and yes I mean plan ahead.  Don’t wait until you’re too over it to start planning.  Do it now.  Plan for how you’ll manage the coming weeks and how you’ll start the new year.  If you’re in business don’t wait until January to set your goals for next year.  Start now!  If you’ve got a personal goal you want to achieve don’t delay it any longer.  Start now!

In the coming weeks I’ll be hosting a couple of live training calls where I’ll walk you through some steps to help you get ahead in advance for the coming year.  I offered similar training sessions last year and they were very popular so be sure to check your in-box for details to sign up soon

If you’re looking for more inspiration to boost yourself and your effortless success why not check out my newly launched radio show Creative Possibility – The Limitless Life.  Episode 1 with Catrice Jackson as my guest is available for download as a podcast now

Until next time I wish you a limitless life filled with succulent effortless success

Shannon xx