Life Mapping – Average Advocate Coaching

Alice and Wonderland’s infamous Cheshire Cat once wisely declared, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Unfortunately, this is the way many of us live our lives. Going down any, or all roads open to us, leading us to who knows what end.

cheshire cat where are you going quote Life MApping

Here, at Average Advocate, we highly value living intentionally. Why? We believe we can be fully alive and make a difference in the world

Yes. Both. At the same time. Without burning out. (*SHOCKER*)

Be a leader without burning out Average Advocate Life Mapping

Why I Began Life Mapping

So how does one begin to live intentionally? There is no right method, but the system I use is dubbed Life Mapping.

In a nutshell, I was doing all the good things to change the world and burned-out, unintentionally hurting those around me and myself in the process. (Average Advocate has been here through all of this, like a patient friend)

I moved across across the country, took a year-off ministry, business, and all non-profit and do-gooder work to heal, re-calibrate my people-pleasing ways, and figure out how to do things differently.

And that is when I began Life Mapping. You can read more about my story here, but now, on to you.  

Elisa Johnston
(This picture is supposed to show how HAPPY I am that I’m living intentionally, but truthfully, I think the sun was just in my eyes)

What is Life Mapping?

Life Mapping is a form of life coaching (also known as life planning, but that term sounds too intimidating for my wanderlust soul). Life Mapping guides individuals through a series of exercises that rapidly help them chart the path they need to be on to get to where they want to go–even if they have no clue where that is when they start!

Life Mapping is a tool to help us focus on what is essential.

Life Mapping Compass
(Confession: this isn’t my hand nor Life Mapping compass. I think it is Jamie Street’s hand. Nice hand, Jamie.)

Here’s What You Should Know About Life Mapping:

Think: Compass. Map. GPS.

If you can figure out your destination point, you can re-calibrate over and over again to get there–even if you make 20,000,000 wrong turns. And, SURPRISE! The destination point isn’t what you do, but rather, what type of person you’ll be.

(Ya, let that sink in for a moment. Is it actually possible to structure your life around characteristic instead of achievements? I’ll answer that one for you: Yep.)

Life Mapping client make a difference in the world

Life Mapping is a comprehensive eight-step system:

  1. Your design
  2. Your themes
  3. Your priorities
  4. Your dreams
  5. Your reality
  6. Your goals
  7. Your schedule
  8. Your Story Worth Living
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Here are some expectations you should have for Life Mapping:

  • This is a living document (you can set perfection aside as it is never fully finished)
  • It takes an invested amount of time to create your initial Life Map
  • Each season you create new 90-day goals
  • If you stop using it, you can pick it up years later and easily get going again
  • (I myself am on my fourteenth edition)
  • It won’t solve all your problems, but it can really help!
  • You can rechart your Life Map as you and your circumstances change

Life Mapping is a full system to help you figure out your values, life themes, what direction to go in, and make a plan for how to get their in goals and scheduling.

Does Life Mapping Empower You To Change the World?

By now you should know that Average Advocate exists to empower ordinary people to change the world. But most of us get stuck before we get started, or we start strong and then fade fast. (After all, global problems just keep comin’ and life is already so overwhelming).

Solution? We flip the script. We start being who we are designed to be first. Uncovering vision, implementing order, and living who we are out behind closed-doors (in our hearts and homes) changes us. The result? We begin meaningfully making a difference in the world.

Life Mapping is for you if you…

  • Are sick of wasting time
  • Have dreams tucked away
  • Feel stuck or under a glass ceiling
  • Know you’ve become cynical or indifferent
  • Expect to have regrets at the end of your life
  • Don’t even know who your best-self is
  • Don’t have a clue what direction to go in
  • Don’t where you would like to make a difference in the world
  • Love all the things and say yes to everything good and great
  • Are overwhelmed
  • Are burning-out and downing
  • Are striving for that meaningful life

Life Mapping provides…

  • Commitment
  • Direction
  • Purpose
  • Meaning
  • Priorities
  • Honesty
  • Focus
  • Clarity
  • Systems
  • Goals
  • Time management
  • Essentialism
  • A schedule that empowers recovering people-pleasers
  • Boundaries
  • Confidence
  • Accountability
  • Empowerment to continue forward without a coach
  • An intentional life

How Do You Start Life Mapping?

You don’t need me or any other coach to begin Life Mapping! Just download the workbook and start! I hope everyone does this, with a coach or without!

(Please note: the free downloadable workbook on Average Advocate isn’t the most updated version, nor does it include the document template you can dump your finished Life Map in > Join a Life Mapping coaching group with Average Advocate for the updated version!)

Keisha Life Mapping at Average Advocate

But . . . Accountability & Coaching are Awesome!

People have more success Life Mapping with accountability and personal feedback. The workbook is just information. But it is Information + Imitation + Implementation = Innovation. Personal access to and coaching from someone who does Life Mapping greatly increases your odds of finishing your initial Life Map and using the system well so that it changes your life.

Life Mapping gives you tools for life long habits that empower you to live intentionally and make a difference in the world.

I really believe in this, which is why I am try to give this to you at the lowest value I can afford. But I’ve also discovered that those who are the most likely to finish their Life Map are those who’ve made an investment because they value it.

Right now, Average Advocate Coaching has two packages to help you begin Life Mapping over a period of six sessions: One-On-One Coaching and Virtual Life Mapping Coaching Groups.

***Fall 2019 is the first time virtual groups are being offered, and we are starting with an introductory price! Take advantage of it!***

Join here to be fully alive and make a difference by doing Life Mapping with Average Advocate Coaching

Life Mapping Groups:

Six Week Life Mapping Intensives: On Pause

Every-other Week Life Mapping: On Pause

Tell me if you are interested in a Virtual Group here.

Life Mapping groups include five group sessions and one individual session.

Cost: Life Mapping Groups are priced at $175

Are you interested in doing this Life Mapping special but there isn’t a time listed that works for you? Let me know–when there is interest, sometimes we can make it happen!

One-On-One Life Mapping

To schedule one-on-one Life Mapping, just head over to the appointment page and I will contact you as soon as you sign-up!

Life Mapping one-on-one costs $395 for the package. It includes 30-60 minute sessions, with an average of them being 45 minutes long.

Schedule time with me

A NOTE ON SCHEDULING: This calendar isn’t 100% accurate with your selected one-on-one meeting time, although I will do my best to meet you at your ideal time. Also, If you want to do in-person sessions instead of virtual one-on-one sessions, please note it will take more fanangling to meet-up.

Elisa JOhnston Life Mapping
Come hangout with me to do Life Mapping! You might be lucky enough to actually see me drink coffee from this very mug! (Talk about a great incentive! *WINK*)

Signing-Up For Virtual Life Mapping Groups

1.) Go to the Average Advocate Coaching appointments page here for one-on-one coaching or here for group coaching.

2.) After you sign-up, I will be in contact to make sure you have everything you need to start!

Life Mapping can literally be life-altering, and in the best way.

What does the Average Advocate Life Mapping Package included?

  • Six 45-minute coaching sessions (either every-other week or every week for intensives)
  • Instructions and initial hand-holding to learn how to Life Map for the rest of your life
  • The newest Life Mapping workbook and Purpose Roadmap workbooks and document template booklet in pdf form (or print)
  • Guidance to any other life-coaching worksheets, assignments, and projects you might need to help you move forward
  • Weekly connection (via email or text)
  • Introspective feedback and guidance to help you see your life themes and what motivates you
  • Accountability to help you meet your initial 90-day goals
  • Email or a short phone call with feedback of your first Life Map revision for your next set of 90-day goals

There is no need to get to the end of your life with regrets when there is so much hope for you now.

You were meant to make a difference

 Frequently Asked Questions

What if I miss a day?

  • You get access to a video of this content and will be able to touch-base with me briefly about what you missed over phone, text or email.

What if I am unhappy with Life Mapping?

  • I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase after the 2nd week, I will give you a full refund or a partial refund up to 30 days of your purchase.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi Average Advocate Coaching