EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a powerful tool for clearing the fears and limiting beliefs that, as heart-centred business owners, often hold us back and keep us hiding behind the computer, playing small.
On the journey to successful self-employment, we’re constantly being challenged to step outside the comfort zone and step up to the next level of visibility to create a successful business doing what we love. This can be stressful and scary at times.
Simply tapping on a series of acupressure points on the face and upper body whilst tuning in to some negative event, experience or emotion, has been shown to lower cortisol levels in the body, turn down the stress response and allow us to reach a more grounded and resourceful state.
EFT Tapping in action
Here’s Jo Bradshaw of http://www.minestronesoul.com tapping with me for stage fright before presenting her services to a room full of ideal clients. After working with me, Jo was able to show up as the absolute star that she is, and received many congratulations on her confident, relaxed presentation.
Tell-tale signs you have resistance to growing your business
If you’re experiencing any (or all) of these symptoms, you’ll know you have subconscious resistance to business success:
- You’re procrastinating, self-sabotaging, overwhelmed and frustrated
- You’re spinning your wheels, working really hard without seeing results
- You know what you need to do, but somehow can’t get yourself to do it
- You’re straining every muscle to move forward and not making progress (you may be travelling with the brakes on)
- Your stomach churns and your throat tightens when it looks like someone might actually want to work with you
- You choke on your price and offer discounts without being asked
- If you’re new to self-employment, you might be watching your funds dwindle, knowing you’ll have to go back to paid employment if things don’t change soon
- And … I bet you can add to this list
Here’s the problem …
Your Conscious Mind (this little Mouse) has a clear vision of your goal and believes it’s heading in that direction.
Your Subconscious Mind (the Elephant) is responsible for your safety and survival. It’s running 95% of daily behaviour on automatic pilot, and may have very solid evidence from past experience that it’s not safe for you to go for that particular goal.
If it doesn’t feel safe, it will not go there
Elephant will start streaming fearful, self-doubting messages to Mouse to pull it off track.
Mouse, for example, may suddenly find itself thinking “Yes, I really DO want to go there, but …”:
‘What if I get it wrong?’, ‘What if it doesn’t work?’, ‘Who am I to be doing this?’, ‘What if I don’t deliver?’, ‘They won’t like it’, ‘I’ll never be as good as they are’, ‘Who will pay me for this?’, ‘I don’t deserve it’, ‘They’ll think I’m a fraud’, ‘What if I don’t know enough yet?’, ‘I’m not good enough’, I’m not …… enough yet’ – fill in the blank with your own versions.
So instead of taking inspired action, you:
- Burn yourself out working 24/7 on the easy stuff and avoid at all costs the big, hairy, scary steps that would result in you being more high profile and getting more clients
- Intend to get the website up and running but never get around to completing (or even starting) the copy for it
- Find yourself in overwhelm again, spinning your wheels, unable to prioritise or see a task through to completion
Let’s get your Mouse and Elephant heading in the same direction!
EFT Tapping is the perfect way to clear these blocks. Imagine the relief when all parts of you are pulling together as a team.
- How much more easily will things flow?
- How much fun will you be having?
- How amazing will you feel when your mind is clear of resistance from the Elephant and you set about previously challenging tasks with ALL your energy and enthusiasm focused on completing them?
- And how much more energy will you have available for creative use?
When you operate from that powerful, congruent space, you become a magnet, effortlessly attracting all the people, resources and opportunities you need to finally begin realising your dreams – which after all is what brought you into self-employment in the first place.
After following the Tap Into Your Success programme, clients typically report feeling lighter, more motivated and excited to start taking step-by-step inspired actions towards success.
Clear the subconscious resistance that sucks your energy and keeps you playing small in your business and in your life and you’re free to move forward in a more powerful, focused way, get your gifts out there and make a bigger difference in the world doing what you love to do.
What to do next
If you feel like you keep hitting a brick wall, apply for a free half-hour ‘Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable’ Discovery Session to get all your questions answered.
In the session I’ll also walk you through a series of simple exercises to get clear on what your internal ‘stoppers’ are, so you can begin to transform them and start taking inspired action right away.
Or go here to see what people like you are saying about the benefits they’ve received.
EFT Tapping is an amazingly powerful tool for breaking through all the blocks that have been holding you back. Over the course of a few sessions you will learn how to use Tapping for yourself and will acquire a tool for life.
Think for a moment how many more clients a month you could be enrolling when you’re 100% able to show up in your business as your authentic self – and then decide whether you can afford not to find out more.
Marie Forleo is a fan
Along with Louise Hay, Kris Carr, Jack Canfield and a host of other stars in the personal development field, Marie Forleo of http://www.marieforleo.com is a big fan of EFT Tapping – and with good reason.
Watch this great episode of MarieTV featuring tapping expert Nick Ortner, who freely admits to being very sceptical when he first heard about tapping (as was Marie!).
In a hurry? Scroll in to 19 mins 10 secs to join in the 10-min tapping demo.
Still not sure if this is the right approach for you?
It’s true that this approach is not for everyone. And even if it’s right for you, this may not be the right time. Apply for a ‘Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable’ Discovery Session anyway and I’ll help you find out – it’s completely free and without obligation, so you having nothing to lose but your blocks.
Disclaimer: Whilst Tapping has produced remarkable clinical results, it must still be considered to be in the experimental stage and thus you must take complete responsibility for your use of them. Linda Anderson is not a licensed health professional and offers EFT Tapping in her own unique style as a personal development coach. Although Tapping has no side-effects it has been known to bring peace of mind, relaxation, a brighter outlook, better health, more energy and focus, added self-esteem, and to relieve stress, anxiety, chronic pain and a multitude of other ailments and issues.