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Pro Wrestling Mini-Museum Igniting a Passion for Wrestling Fandom

The professional wrestling world has created a massive fandom worldwide for many decades. To others, it’s a source of readily-available entertainment. But to others, it’s a way of life. And such is the case with Michael Parker, who founded the Pro Wrestling Mini-Museum to ignite and kindle a passion for the performing art. 

Whether you’re a fan of the vintage clashes between Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Undertaker or the modern conflicts between Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley, one will understand the sense of excitement in pro wrestling. Jumping on that experience, Pro Wrestling Mini-Museum looks to breathe life into wrestling fandom. The virtual museum is one of the most extensive virtual collections of wrestling memorabilia from some of the most memorable moments and stars in the wrestling world. Currently, it stands as one of the most credible online wrestling museums globally in terms of information and accuracy. Legends, stars, and other fans continue to follow their archive until this day.

The inspiration for the website came from a place called the Pro Wrestling World Museum, which was found in Allenton, Pennsylvania. “It was a treasure trove of wrestling items and heaven for wrestling fans,” shares founder of the website Michael Parker. Another place that Parker frequented was a store called Adventure Land in New Jersey, where he would go for autograph signings. “They have their own display from guests they’ve had in the store,” he adds. 

In 2015, Michael started what he calls the “Wrestling Wall” in his own home. The wall contained his own personal collections of signed photos and other memorabilia related to the pro wrestling world. In January 2018, news broke out that the Pro Wrestling World in Pennsylvania would be closing its doors, leaving a sense of sadness for many pro wrestling fans. Dedicated to making the most of the nostalgia, Michael would fill out the museum’s request forms to buy some of the items from the museum that meant the most to him and add to his collection. 

A while after, he realized that he could bring the experience to life through the power of the internet. So Michael built the virtual Pro Wrestling Mini-Museum. Since he now had a sizable collection, he decided to take photos of his pieces, including signed photos, merchandise, authentic memorabilia, magazines, ring worn pieces, etc. Many of his pieces have never seen the light of day until the building of the site. 

Since starting his online collection, many have come to visit his site. Moreover, the Pro Wrestling Mini-Museum started to pick up traction and gain recognition from news channels. The online collection museum has appeared on many significant publications and news outlets, including NBC, New York Weekly, and Yahoo! to name a few. To this day, Michael continues to grow his collection and share insights on the sport. He hopes to keep the love for pro wrestling alive and build communities around the culture. 

To learn more about the Pro Wrestling Mini-Museum, visit the official website and Instagram profile.

The Coach Behind Novice Coaches: How Sofia Bernardi Built a Winning Mindset-Renewing Method

Coaches have played crucial roles in guiding people to reach their maximum potential. But coaches are not just born and developed overnight. Sometimes, it takes another seasoned coach to help one become the best coach they can be for others. That’s where Sofia Rose Bernardi comes in. Known as the coach for new coaches, the young entrepreneur helps her clients build themselves personally and professionally to slay in the game.

Sofia Rose Bernardi is a mindset and business coach dedicated to helping rising and aspiring coaches master their craft. As a certified Master NLP Practitioner, hypnotherapist, life coach, and speaker, she helps men and women across the globe build clarity in terms of mindset, create an aligned and profitable trajectory and strategy for growth, and grow a six-figure business in the industry through her renowned process called The Rising Coach Mastermind method.

After building her own company, Rising Ventures Pty Ltd, from the ground up, Sofia Bernardi has gained enough knowledge and expertise to know what makes the cut for a coaching company to stand out in today’s heavily cutthroat competition in the coaching landscape. In turn, clients trust her inputs and take confidence in her actions as she shows that she is genuine in uplifting their careers so they, too, can reach their goals.

Sofia Bernardi has made waves in the industry because of her notable program. The Rising Coach Mastermind method aims to create, build, and grow six-figure businesses within months. Like many of her clients, Sofia was once a beginning coach herself, trying to make her way into the industry, but did not know where to start. Through her program, the coach is able to make them understand that there is a process that can take away their fears of becoming a full-time coach or being effective in their dream job. 

“A little over four years ago, I decided to stop living from a place of fear and doubt, and more towards my biggest dreams,” shared Sofia Bernardi. “I went from walking dogs and cleaning houses to building a six-figure business in under 12 months. What changed? I called in support from those who walked before me and worked on my mindset and strategy to create a six-figure business.”

Fueled by her mantra, “Together we rise,” Sofia Bernardi aims to amplify that her works are geared to lift everyone around her. Besides her thriving coaching company, Sofia is also dedicated to helping women heal from their troubles and consciously create a life they’ll love through her program called Reset & Rise

In Reset & Rise, Sofia Bernardi helps women face their challenges to pave the way for forgiveness for themselves and others, release negative emotions, and remove limiting beliefs. The primary goal of the program is to renew women’s mindsets, which Sofia explained could be the biggest limiting factor of all. Once all this is achieved, Sofia then guides them to create a new life with a clear vision of a future they want for themselves, a blueprint of their intentions, and what actions they want to take to reach their goal. 

Because of her dedication to excellence, Sofia Bernardi was hailed as one of the Top 30 Coaches to Look Out For in 2021 by the New York City Journal. She has been trained under Tony Robbins Life Coaching and acquired the John Gottman’s Couples’ Therapy Certification.

To learn more about Sofia Bernardi, visit her website.