Alice Bacon: Creator of Your Six-Second Autopilot®.
“I’m Alice Bacon. A near-fatal car crash in 2014 altered my entire approach to life. It transformed how I related to people and events—the world, and my place in it. I left the corporate sector, casting new light on who I am and what is most important to me.
My recovery took three years—and stretched far beyond my physical healing. Early on, I spent months in a darkened room, as my senses were raw, overloaded and needed time to adjust. The accident sparked a transformation that involved every cell of mine—most importantly, my mind. I experienced everyone and everything through fresh eyes. I had to rediscover the simplest things, and that was a tremendous gift. I was handed a clean slate, free of my past conditioning. I used to play endless conversations in my head in a loop; this kept me caught in a stale pattern of thinking.
I had never stopped to genuinely notice a flower, or to drink in a glorious sunset. I was so busy ‘doing’, I had forgotten to ‘be.’ It was time to relearn what was important to me, and to value who I was. I came to realise that the meanings we attach to relationships and events is what decides our future. If we label someone (or something) ‘bad’, it directly colours how we see that person, and how we engage—if we engage at all. Family nicknames or labels are a prime example. If a sibling is seen as ‘the favourite’ or ‘the golden boy’, we perceive every conversation or action through that filter. We miss so much of what is happening in the moment because we have already decided to look at events in a set way.”
My insights are hard-won, but I see the accident as a gift—it transformed my life.
Of course, you don’t have to survive a major incident to gain all the insights that I reaped!
I will meet you where you are. Right now.
Not where you think you should be by now.
Or where society thinks you should be.
Then we build a bridge to where you want to be.
I invite you to spend a little time reflecting on your routine.
Consider the pace at which you live. We race through life, lurching from one appointment to the next. We feel chained to our adult responsibilities: Schedules, family obligations and mortgages. And it seems we are tugged in ever more directions.
We have all been told to ‘be present’. But what does that really mean, in its essence? When we are aware—truly aware—of our internal state, we are presented with a new perspective. We have the chance to take an internal audit. And here’s the beauty of it: it takes only six seconds to change our mind as to how we perceive a situation, and even more vitally—how we react to it.
Let’s stop that reactive state in its tracks. When you step back from reaction, and stay neutral, you’re open to seeing new ways of being, and behaving—no matter what happens. Neutrality doesn’t mean suppressing your opinions or being a doormat. It means managing that internal knee-jerk reaction that keeps us caught in old patterns.
Contact me to find out how to stop that reactive state in its tracks. Learn simple, powerful strategies to harness the power of Your Six-Second Autopilot®. These are the very same strategies I personally put into practise, that turned my life around.
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