FlipIt Online Workshop

Are you looking at the world through your own manufactured lens?

The way we see the world can affect how we experience the world. It also affects how we manage change. Changes we want to make, changes we need to make and changes happening to us. If the lens is negative, our view of life could lean towards unhappiness and discontent. If the lens is positive we are more likely to experience satisfaction, gratitude, happiness, confidence and pride.

FlipIt™ is a coaching framework for change. It is a 4 step process for resetting your lens and adopting a fresh way of 'seeing the world. It is a way to move from where you are now to where you want to be; to transition from a current state to a desired future state.

You can work through the steps in class, or 'FlipIt' yourself using the worksheet above, and post your questions and observations in the forum

Step 1: Choose your issue or challenge

Think about an issue or challenge that you are having in your life. It might be something new, or it could be a problem you have tried to solve a million times before. Ideally, it is an issue that you actively want to change and that you are prepared to change.

Prompts

  • Choose 2 cards that resonate with your issue or challenge
  • What are they saying to you?
  • Is one photo more relevant than the other?
  • Do the images represent your current issue or your future reality?

Step 2: Work out how you feel about it

Pinpoint exactly what feelings are occurring in relation to your problem. Sometimes we jump straight into fix-it mode and skip the step of expressing feelings and connecting them to the issue. When you don't allow time to feel your emotions or sit in your feelings, any changes you make are less likely to be sustainable. No matter what you do, or how 'positive' you are, the unacknowledged feelings will always force themselves through in some way or another to be heard.

Prompts

  • What is the actual feeling associated with your challenge? 'Sadness? Frustration? Something else?
  • Where is the feeling in your body?
  • How intense is this feeling on a scale of 1 – 10?

Step 3: Identify Your Current Perspective

At any given time, we are looking at our world through our own personal 'frame'. How that looks is dependent on the frame through which you view experiences in life. And our perceptions can vary. For example, a skydiver might look out of the aeroplane window and be filled with excitement and anticipation. They are looking through a 'frame' of trust, curiosity, courage, optimism etc. But, someone who doesn't like heights might look out that same window and be filled with dread. Their 'frame' is one of doubt, fear, trepidation, pessimism etc. The event is the same, but each person has their own experience or frame. Consider what “frame” or “perspective” you are using to view tour issue or challenge.

Prompts

  • Which of the cards do you most connect with? Which describes the perspective you are coming from with your challenge?
  • How do you feel about yourself when you come from this perspective?
  • How do you see the people in your world when you come from this perspective?
  • How do you feel about solving your problem when you come from this perspective?
  • What is the most likely outcome if you stay in this perspective?

Step 4: FlipIt for a Better Future

Trying on a new perspective is like trying on new shoes; you need to walk around in them for a bit and see how they feel.

The final and most exciting stage of the process is to 'FLIP’ your Power Tool Card. This is where you consider a new perspective and can make choices or decisions that will most likely create positive change in your life and/or the lives of those you care about.

Prompts

  • Turn your Power tools card over to show the empowering perspective.
  • How do you feel about yourself when you come from this perspective?
  • How do you see the people in your world when you come from this perspective?
  • How do you feel about solving your problem when you come from this perspective?
  • How does your problem change when you come from this perspective?
  • How would this new perspective shift your future behaviour?